Monday, February 18, 2013

Getting to know Neck Art

What inspired you to start your business?
My mum started Neck Art in 2008 as it was something she could do in between work seasons. I followed in May 2012 when it was time to take it to the next level (online presence). I liked the idea of creating unique pieces of jewellery. 
What is your handmade business all about?
We make unique hand-crafted jewellery and gifts for just about everyone. We strive to create different pieces that you will struggle to find elsewhere. Everything is individually handmade with attention to details. 
What do you enjoy most about your business? 
Apart from creating it would be meeting new people at markets and online. I love to be able to talk and interact directly with customers. 
What is your favourite product to make?
It really depends on my mood! Sometimes I get in to the creative mind of beading and other times it's making pendants  

How did you learn your craft?
From my mum  
What handy hints do you have for people who are starting up a hand-made business?
Do all your background work first, (logo, store banner, fill in your policies, etc), make sure your product photos give justice to your creations. Find some good lighting (I prefer outside in the sun), try to limit shadows to a bare minimum and get clear shots. Don't rush things, even if it's takes you a few weeks to set up prior to opening. If you have a facebook page you can build some hype about your store and have an opening night when you are ready to. Oh and make sure your listings have all the information the potential customer needs, the less questions they have then the easier their decision to buy is  
What plans do you have for your business in the next year?
Continue to grow and get the Neck Art name 'out there'. 
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Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentines Giveaway

We are celebrating Valentines this week with a fabulous giveaway from Bridal Bling!

You can win yourself a personalised coat hanger, these are gorgeous and add the perfect touch to your wedding or make a great gift for someone who has everything!

go in the draw is simple! Just sign up to the hand-made newsletter before midnight (WA time) on the 17th Feb 2013! The winner will be contacted via email on the 18th feb! Don't worry.. if you already subscribe to our newsletter your already in the draw! Yippee!

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Heart Garland

 What you need

* Paint samples
* Scissors
* Needle with large eye / Chanille needle
* Twine
* Extra piece of cardboard to make a love heart template

What to do
1) Draw and cut out a love heart template on your extra piece of cardboard
2) Place your template on the back of a paint samples and trace. 
3) Cut out your love heart, do steps 3 and 4 for each of your colour samples
4) Thread your needle with Twine. 
5) From the back of the paint sample stitch a large straight stitch in your love heart and move this along the thread of Twine
6) Continue to add love hearts to your twine 
7) Knot each end, evenly space the hearts and hang