Handmade forever!!!

@Julie555 (2551)
December 5, 2016 4:54am CST
Few years ago I was part of one rather successful online business with my friends , which was selling unique handmade items with worldwide delivery.I was not only happy with pretty nice earnings, but i was extremely proud by the fact, that thank to our online project many gifted but unknown Russian artisans gained popularity and new customers from abroad. Unfortunately someone from our team decided to sell this project and i am not involved any more.Still now i have an idea to restore this business.Hope,it will work .I deeply respect people who can make something by hands. Dear friends, I am sure many of You are creative people here.Please share with us.What are You good at? Took the photo of one of those glass handmade creation, made by one gifted artisan from Russian province.
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@WorDazza (10106)
• Manchester, England
5 Dec 16
I love the glass. You should try to restore the business. I'm sure those sort of hand-crafted items would sell very well. I am absolutely useless with my hands. I'm better with my feet. I was a pretty good football player until age took over.
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@Julie555 (2551)
5 Dec 16
Thank You.I will do my best to restore this Football, that is also sort of creative thing.Still i think you underestimate yourself, as your writing style is unique.You definitely need to think about writing seriously.
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@WorDazza (10106)
• Manchester, England
5 Dec 16
@Julie555 Thank you. Although I'm assuming 'unique' is a compliment . I have got a couple of novels I'm working on. Still both at the planning stage at the moment. I'll have to make it my New Year's Resolution to spend more time writing.
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@Julie555 (2551)
5 Dec 16
@WorDazza I knew You are writerKeep it upI would be happy to become your reader
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Dec 16
I hope your project works for you. I used to do a lot of crochet work and often made up my own patterns. That's about the extent of my creativity. :)
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@Julie555 (2551)
5 Dec 16
Nice extent thoughCrochet work is not that easy and requires a lot of patience
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@Mycanvas (108)
• India
5 Dec 16
My mother is good in crochet works & knitting. She used to make table cloths by crochet sticks & knit warm & fluffy sweaters for us :))
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Dec 16
@Mycanvas Crochet sweaters are lovely and warm. I'm sure you would have liked wearing them.
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@1hopefulman (28403)
• Canada
5 Dec 16
That is a beautiful decorative piece of art. Some people are really gifted. All the best with your possible business. If I have any artistic talents that I can do with my hands, I still have to discover them.
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@Julie555 (2551)
8 Dec 16
Thank You very much for Your kind comment.I guess everyone of us have smth,it`s all about our desire and time to discover them.
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@topffer (34126)
• France
5 Dec 16
This glass is incredible. I think he used an unique mold to do it, and spent a lot of time on it. Selling quality products like this one is certainly a good niche. A friend opened a shop to sell artisan productions, but she did not found enough customers to make a living and closed 3 years later. I believe she would have had more chances with an online shop. Good luck for your project
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@Julie555 (2551)
5 Dec 16
Incredible indeed.Unfortunately such artisans struggling to get customers.They need support and good worldwide platform for promotion.True,online business has its drawbacks but visibility is great .The thing is to find investors,who would be interested in this seriously.Thank You,I wish to make it happen
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@topffer (34126)
• France
5 Dec 16
@Julie555 The advantage of an online shop is that you can do drop shipping if you have many contacts with artisans. I do not think that many would refuse a good/new possibility of outlet for their production. Indeed, it cannot work for unique productions like this glass, but I think that even a good glass maker like him offers also standard hand made glasses. Then you can have a large catalog of products online not needing for you to invest. The main problem is a problem of online visibility at start, like for any online shop.
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@Julie555 (2551)
5 Dec 16
@topffer Agree.I thought of partnership with similar online platforms from the start,then to create large website with similar products
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• United States
14 Dec 16
You used to sell handmade glass? I am sorry to hear one member decided to sell the project and then the member left you all hanging? Was the person your friend?
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@Julie555 (2551)
14 Dec 16
Thanks for commenting.Actually it was a platform where we used to sell handmade items,not only glass,but wooden and metal made also,close to luxury objects.We were partners, I thought friends as well, but unfortunately as it often happens he was lured by temporary benefit and sold project to interested person abroad.Majority of team members agreed with him,but later regretted.Me and two more people were against this idea,though our opinion was ignored
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• United States
14 Dec 16
@Julie555 Aw I am sorry to hear. I hope you and the other people can make this happen again. Does the platform still exist?
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@Julie555 (2551)
14 Dec 16
@infatuatedbby I am not sure, cannot find it.Might be they replaced their business. Thank You.I will definitely try to restore this
• Philippines
10 Dec 16
Hi Julia, how are you doing? This post is great!
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@Julie555 (2551)
12 Dec 16
Thank You,dear! I am fineChristmas is coming soon
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• Philippines
12 Dec 16
@Julie555 Yaaas! I am sure you will have a merry merry Christmas!
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@Julie555 (2551)
13 Dec 16
@annastasiaaaaaa Thank you! Same to You!!!
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@amandajay (18072)
• North Shore, New Zealand
9 Dec 16
Wow this is awesome... I love glass works. I have shared my creation previously. You can check. Hhehe
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@Julie555 (2551)
9 Dec 16
Will check definitely
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@amandajay (18072)
• North Shore, New Zealand
9 Dec 16
@Julie555 thanks..
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@just4him (116853)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec 16
I'm sorry someone sold your successful business and hope you can get it started again. The photo of the handmade piece is beautiful.
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@Julie555 (2551)
9 Dec 16
Thank You.Your comment is very encouraging for me
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@just4him (116853)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Dec 16
@Julie555 You're welcome.
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@TRBRocks420 (77441)
• Banks, Oregon
5 Dec 16
That is very cool and, good luck my friend. I am good at writing, cooking and, really a jack of all trades.
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@Julie555 (2551)
5 Dec 16
Thank YouI see ,and you are nice MyLotter as well
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@TRBRocks420 (77441)
• Banks, Oregon
5 Dec 16
@Julie555 You're welcome
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@Hate2Iron (7859)
• Canada
5 Dec 16
That glass piece... is awesome!!
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@Julie555 (2551)
8 Dec 16
True.
@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
5 Dec 16
Handmade stuffs are always very popular because they are unique. My mom is good at cross stitch and something like that. I like painting but I don't think it is good enough to sell my paintings Last time when I travelled to Moscow, I bought a little painting about a cat. I am a cat lover and this painting suits me.
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@Julie555 (2551)
8 Dec 16
Nice.Anyway You can work on improving Your technique.
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@LadyDuck (157088)
• Switzerland
5 Dec 16
This glass creation is really beautiful. I also admire those who can create something with their hands. Good luck for your project.
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@Julie555 (2551)
8 Dec 16
Thank You very much.I will try
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@Mycanvas (108)
• India
5 Dec 16
I am not an artist but love art & crafts a lot. However I feel proud in skills of food-art as I normally receive words of appreciation & warm thanks from friends & relatives after dinner/potluck parties :)) Good to see you rekindled your interest in creative business.
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@Julie555 (2551)
5 Dec 16
Thank You for Your comment.Cooking is also an art.Not everyone enjoys it
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@stbrians (15072)
• Kakamega, Kenya
5 Dec 16
I am good at making homemade yoghurt
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@Julie555 (2551)
5 Dec 16
That is niceFamily members must be happy
@SIMPLYD (79630)
• Philippines
12 Dec 16
That is a very beautiful handcrafted glass piece .
@Ladera (345)
• United States
10 Dec 16
I have an artisan friend too and she makes very very good hand made goodies. Can we photos of your works as well?
@jstory07 (67012)
• Roseburg, Oregon
8 Dec 16
I think being handmade you will be able to sell a lot and bring back the business.