FA: Henna La Plante

The Jeweler in the Woods by Henna La Plante, Henna’s Happy Hemp Jewelry – turning your hobby into a business after retirement while living off the grid. Have you ever wished you could learn a craft for fun and sell enough to support the hobby? I have always admired my grandmothers that could quilt, sew, crochet, and knit. About two years ago, I retired from 25 years working the corporate grind. My veteran husband and I decided we wanted to live in a tiny cabin in the ...

Why your own Website?

With so many platforms why would anyone consider setting up a website? There’s no right or wrong answer here but there is an answer – and it’s the one that makes the most sense to you! But I do want to share why having your own website may be a good thing!

FA: Fort Blenheim Candle Works

George and I met a few years ago, though I can’t tell you the years it’s been. And from personal experience of his Blenheim Candles – they are one of the best I’ve used. Like I am sad that I’ve burned them all. “Put off for one day, and ten days will pass.”   Korean Proverb TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF AND WHAT YOU DO I am a former engineer, or as I was once told a “recovering engineer” and I aspired to be a Physicist for much of my life. ...

What is GoImagine?

GoImagine is a fairly new online marketplace that launched in August 2020 but is definitely making its presence known! WHAT IS GOIMAGINE? Goimagine is an online marketplace for crafters to sell their handmade goods. Currently, it’s only available in the USA! What sets them apart is their philanthropic endeavor – donating their profits to children’s charity. In other words, the marketplace donates its profits to charity this does not apply to individual ...

FA: Krafty Max Originials

I am a lifetime beader.  I started beading and doing beaded macramé with my mom at about age 4!  My mother has photos of me giving away friendship bracelets in Kindergarten.  Although I love to crochet, knit, and scrapbook I have always come back to beads.  When my son was born about 6 years ago my hubby and I decided that I would stay home and take care of him.  I quickly found out that I was not a sit-at-home type of person.  The beads and creations just ...

What is Etsy?

I never walk around under the assumption that everyone knows what Etsy is. And it may surprise a person who has never heard of Etsy before that it is the world’s largest platform for selling and buying handmade and vintage items. WHAT CAN YOU SELL? You can sell anything on Etsy that is handmade and not mass-produced. Sellers can offer personalized and custom creations to add that personal touch. THE ETSY SUCCESS STORY Everything starts with just an idea and can grow beyond our wildest ...

Craft Trends for 2022

I have started a few businesses in my life and getting started to sell my art has perhaps always been the easiest! There are some craft trends to make and sell in 2022! There is no retail space to rent, people to hire, or adhere to certain business hours since quite everything can be done online these days! Your only limit is your imagination! SOME OF THE HOT AND IN-DEMAND HANDMADE CRAFTS FOR 2022 INCLUDE: Laser printed items Wood-burned items Crocheted items Personalized gift items 3D printed ...

Things you need to know before you start a business

Being a business owner is one of the best things I have done for myself and I love cheering people on who take the courage to become their own boss. There are some elements that I think would have been helpful to know in the beginning and I want to share a few things because as rewarding as it can be – it’s also challenging on many levels. YOU’LL NEED A CONSISTENT SCHEDULE I see it many times, new business owners posting about how they made one post, added one item to the shop ...

Be a contributor to the Magazine

Some years ago I started a magazine and absolutely loved it but let it go and I come to realize that the timing may have been wrong for it and perhaps even the name! When I had the idea for Rebel Handmade – promoting artisans worldwide I didn’t know a magazine would be part of it. But the more I thought about it, the more excited I got! Here’s the thing about the magazine – it will only be sent exclusively to those that sign up to receive it here – the ...

How Rebel Handmade Supports you and your business

I wanted to share with you how rebel handmade supports you – and perhaps a little background information is necessary! Since starting my own handmade business in 2005, I’ve increasingly found myself passionate about helping and supporting people like me. I once had a brick-and-mortar store and I won’t deny it, I do miss it and sometimes wonder if I would be willing it back and there’s a small part of me that yes I would. The challenge here though is finding the space and ...


Rebel Handmade is a Website that supports Handmade Artisans Worldwide! Every Week we offer new Featured Shops and Shout Outs, Challenges, and more! The goal is to help support Handmade Artisans and share their creations with the world! We Love to promote Handmade! In addition to promoting Handmade Artisans, we have added an Artist Directory to our site. 

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