This morning I received an e-mail that included a succinct and easy to follow set of thoughts to consider if one is thinking about setting up their own Website. While it is specific for a jewelry site, it could easily translate into any artistic media. I have considered doing my own website from time to time….but then I have considered many things that I haven’t taken the time to actually do. I wanted to save this “road map” for future consideration and thought perhaps it may be helpful for our Team Mates who have or who are also pondering about this step in their on-line pressence. Jewelry Business: Setting Up Your Own Handmade-Jewelry Website
by Cathleen McCarthy
If you go it alone, you’ll need to have your site hosted. Many people opt for GoDaddy, the popular one-stop shop for buying and parking domains. But if you’re in it for the long haul, you’ll find a more user-friendly interface and better customer service with Blue Host or HostGator. I host The Jewelry Loupe through my husband, but I’m in the process of setting up my own hosting through HostGator. They’re pretty easy to reach by phone and don’t make me feel like an idiot when I ask dumb questions.
The New Fab Five Many of you may remember that Patrick and I attended The Gathering (world’s largest Pow Wow) in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2010. We met up with several of our Etsy friends at the Beaded Iris and El Pinto Restaurant . Here are a couple of photos from that memorable trip.
Left to Right: Joni Stinson, Brie Chavez, Juanita Berg, Carmen Sena-Todd, Theresa Geary
At El Pinto: Left to Right: Cloudburst (Juanita), Joni, Brie
Left to Right, Joni, Juanita, Brie, Brie’s daughter, StaceyThe Original Fab Five We were dubbed by members of the Native American Forum Team on Etsy as the Fab Five as a result of this meet up.
Caffeinated Drink from Cahokia, N. America’s First City
In the early days of our team, we selected a “site” for each new chat thread that was started. Our wise man and elder, Kicking Bear made the site determination. One of our sites was Cahokia Mounds. The purpose of site selection was to pay honor to historical and sacred sites of the Native American people, to learn more about the site and to possibly be inspired to create objects from those learnings.
Cahokia Mounds Museum in Collinsville, IL
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Just FYI… not a drink one wants to serve guests, but an interesting find.
By Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor
I have just received news that one of our digusdi has had a serious injury as a result of a fall.