Get your handmade products to the next level

Ever wonder how to take your handcrafted products to the next level? Want to move beyond selling your products to family and friends? Apply to The Artisan Group® for a chance to add terrific opportunities to your small business formula for success!

getting your handcrafted products to the next level
Apply today for a chance to get your handmade products in the hands of a celebrity!

Taking it to the next level

The Artisan Group is always on the lookout for really top-notch, best-of-the-best seasoned artisans who handcraft their products to join in on our celebrity gifting and TV show stylist opportunities.

Here’s additional criteria that is considered when reviewing an applicant of The Artisan Group:

  1. High-quality, handcrafted products created by YOU (No factory-made goods)
  2. Fantastic product photography
  3. Impressive branding and online presence
  4. Unique products
  5. Established, seasoned sellers with at least 25 actual products for sale online (not supplies)
  6. Products that could be easily gifted (size-wise) in our celebrity gift bags
  7. You must be at least 18 years old

At this time The Artisan Group is not accepting any additional artisans who create children’s toys, apparel, or accessories. One-of-a-kind (OOAK) products are not the best fit for celebrity giftings, or TV product placements.

Products that are always a big hit at the celebrity events we participate in include handcrafted…

  • Jewelry
  • Bath/spa products
  • Candles
  • Small clutches, wristlets, and sewn makeup cases
  • Matted fine art photography
  • Stationery sets
  • Small bound journals
  • Trendy adult hair accessories
  • Cosmetics (eye shadows, nail polishes, etc.)
  • Pet accessories (toys, trendy collars and leashes)

APPLY to The Artisan Group and be sure you mention my shoppe name, Bead Lovers Korner, in the “How did you hear about TAG?” field on the application!

Good Luck!! Leave a comment and let me know if you plan to apply 🙂

Collage Art a Personal Statement

Collage Art
Time is of the essence

Collage Art may not be popular with everyone, but when you realize the thought put into each piece it really becomes a personal masterpiece!

Collage Art

Every day people speak about issues concerning the world, write blogs about politics or campaign for human rights, animal rights and more.

Today I am featuring an artisan who makes a statement through unique Collage Art that is made from recycled materials.

Matthew Hoffman of Material Whirl Collage creates Unique Collage Art that sometimes touches on serious issues or is an expression of personal thoughts and feelings.

Six times as much

Each collage is made entirely from recycled paper and cardboard from a variety of items including magazines, discarded advertising, and dry packaging materials. Wrinkles, creases, odd cuts, and ragged edges add to the unique appeal of this process.

Scandal

Matthew’s Collage Art is signed and dated, and is suitable for framing or affixing to a blank note card. Great to give as a unique gift or use for personal mail as a note.

All of Matthew’s art is one of a kind or custom and is constantly changing. See his newest creations by visiting Material Whirl Collage on Etsy.