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CBC Article: Eskasoni woman stitching together community of entrepreneurs

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CBC Article:  Eskasoni woman stitching together community of entrepreneurs

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/eskasoni-mariah-battiste-beading-business-entrepreneurship-1.6381848 *Copied and pasted from link*  Written by Maisyn Sock · CBC News · Posted: Mar 11, 2022 5:25 PM AT | Last Updated: March 11 A Cape Breton beadwork artist went from making her own jewellery and crafts to building a global business—and now she's encouraging others to do the same.  Mariah Battiste of Eskasoni, N.S., is the owner of Sundaylace Creations & Bling, an online shop that sells beading supplies to customers across Canada and around the world.  Battiste was taught the art of beading about 10 years ago, and then became a teacher herself.  As she prepared beading kits for...

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Visual Sizing of Gems

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Visual Sizing of Gems

  https://sundaylacecreations.com/collections/25-mm   https://sundaylacecreations.com/collections/19mm-20mm https://sundaylacecreations.com/collections/16mm-18mm   https://sundaylacecreations.com/collections/12mm https://sundaylacecreations.com/collections/10mm  https://sundaylacecreations.com/collections/8mm   https://sundaylacecreations.com/collections/ss20-ss40-mini-rivoli-gems  

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5 Ways to Talk about Money & Payment for Bead Artisans

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5 Ways to Talk about Money & Payment for Bead Artisans

#1: Create a one-pager, link, or website that speaks to the beadwork prices that you can send to people at the beginning of a conversation. Once you settle on a price, be consistent.  Stand confidently by your prices by providing evidence with listing pricing. #2: Ensure you bring up pricing at the earliest point in the conversation.  If you bring it up early it's less awkward and doesn't waste your time. Here are some scripts to adapt for your conversations. Be clear on prices, shipping, sizes, backing type (post/earring hook/lever backs), weight, and any other details that the customer may need...

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What kind of thread should I use? Blog Post

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What kind of thread should I use? Blog Post

    Here is a quick graph of the types of beading styes, with the types of beads that work best with that style and which threads we recommend!

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Thread Ted Talk.... The pros and cons of each type of beading thread!

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Thread Ted Talk.... The pros and cons of each type of beading thread!
Let's Talk Thread!!!
Sundaylace Creations tries to do an informative blog once a month... this month we focus on Thread: What is your favourite thread, and why?

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