Monday, June 4, 2012

It's Better Handmade

There are soooo many social sites on the web, some dedicated to handmade, some not, some just for fun, and some just for business.  Well, It's Better Handmade is dedicated to helping artists connect, for fun and business.  On the About Page, you can read the in-depth description of all this site has to offer, but I'll tell you just a few for now.  This site is run by Kimberly, who is very passionate about handmade.  Her whole family is very artistic...Kimberly herself started at a young age when she caught the crafting bug from her grandmother.  She describes herself as an artist with Crafters ADD, (and I thought I was the only one, lol) and this love of art has been passed on to her own sons.
I first met Kimberly, and her husband Andrew, when I discovered the Handmadeartists site via Facebook.  Despite overseeing the 2,300 members of the Handmadeartists forum, they recently decided to purchase and revive It's Better Handmade.  And believe me, it is not just a copy of Handmadeartists, (you can open a shop and sell on Handmadeartists for a small monthly fee),  It's Better Handmade is a great social site all it's own.
There is a section for Featured Artists.  The latest feature is about Tissy's Treasures.  It's a great in-depth interview where you get to meet the artists behind the work.  You can submit your own shop for an artist feature, and there is a gallery where you can upload pictures of your latest and favorite creations.  When you post on your profile, everyone on the site can enjoy your items and thoughts, with lots of interaction and support and tips shared.  Just recently RiverRockArts shared this Cute Grey Kitten Wall Hanging, and Artbysunfire just created this awesome Index Card Pocket Binder.   If you sell on Etsy, you can link up with the IBHteam, and on Artfire you can join the IBHguild.  And for even more exposure, check out the IBH Facebook Group, Facebook Page, Flickr, Linkedin, Pinterest, and Twitter.    If you would like to advertise...you won't find any other site more reasonable.
So, there are enough links here to keep you busy for awhile.  Now go and see for yourself this great place, It's Better Handmade.
Be blessed,
Debbi
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