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And here I thought it was just going to be an on line thing, but no, an actual article in the Living section of the News and Observer! Excited!!!   Stylin': Handmade jewelry line offers a mix of contrasts BY JENNIFER BRINGLE Correspondent July 9, 2014  Liz Esser of Raleigh created Haden Designs to sell her ever-evolving line of handmade jewelry. HADEN DESIGNS Living in the diamond district in New York City, Liz Esser had a hard time resisting the temptation of her surroundings. But hers wasn’t an addiction to acquiring and wearing sparkly things; she was more interested in the abundance of materials available to make her own. “I was a fine arts major in college with concentrations in metals...

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I just came back from an amazing conference put on by Visual Art Exchange called IGNITE! It was a fun filled session with three panelists : Erick Kirks from LeapDog Marketing, Britt Freeman from Designbox and Mike Williams from  all discussing online marketing and social media.  A few key points I walked away with... Open up, show your experiences and process-personalize your website. This is something I struggle with.  More often than not I talk myself out of posting something because I think, who wants to know that?!?!  Well, I guess there is someone who does. So to you, I write this post. Second, no one is perfect and showing that is ok.  They called it failing forward.  Just start and...

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