Blog — Tips & Tricks

A Short Description of #3DPrinting

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Ever wonder how 3d printing works? Curious about what we do at LanaBetty to design, prototype, print, and craft our jewelry? We have put together this thoughtful infographic describing at a high-level, what it takes to make #3Dprinting awesomeness. To see our jewelry live, come visit us at Got Craft? this weekend or online via etsy. The Details: - designed by @Lanabetty - copy by @EssayClub - printed by @jukeboxprint

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10 Tips to get Organized

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Whoa. If you didn't know already, it's April. APRIL! It has already been a very, very, very busy year. An exciting year. A fantastic year! Busy though. And now, it's time to get organized! With a very busy month ahead of me (Make It, Got Craft, and Crafty Affaire, 3 weekends in a row) it is key that I keep focused and my eyes on the prize. While searching for ways to keep sorted, I stumbled upon this adorable desktop wallpaper to help keep you organized. [caption id="attachment_2378" align="aligncenter" width="570"] Get Organized - It's April Already! Desktop Calendar by Nicole...

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love yourself and love your business

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[caption id="attachment_1220" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Cake Toppers by LBC Paper - lbcpaper.etsy.com"][/caption] Have you heard of Oh My?! If you haven't, your world is about to change. For me, it did. They are a community of creative entrepreneurs who are united by their (and my) love of handmade goodness and supporting small (and local) business. They do twitter chats and workshops and do their very best to inspire! As a weekly subscriber to oh my handmade; I was particularly moved by a post written by Isa Maria, titled "4 ways to put more heart into your business". Click here to read...

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Improve your Karma

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Time and time again, I hear stories from woeful bloggers who have had their posts and or images jacked by other would-be bloggers. The level of low it takes to rip of someones idea is a low I'm not sure I really understand. Sometimes it is intentional, but most times, it isn't. It is important, just like in school, to give credit to the original writers/picture takers/creators of the content you include in your posts. With that in mind, I found this fantastic link from Krista, over at KJ&Co (if you haven't heard of her, now you have and your...

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Turning a Craft into an Art

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Making earrings sounds like it would be easy, buy sweet materials, assemble them, et voila; sellable earrings ready for the world! It’s much easier said than done. I had to learn the specifics required to make earrings look better than OK, I had to make them look great. I had to learn an entire skill set... I suppose I had just assumed that if anyone could make earrings, I certainly could. Maybe that is a little self-assuming, but know this about me, I’m stubborn about many things; I pride myself on being good at creating/crafting with my hands and I...

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