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VI Headliner FEATURED SPONSOR Glitter and Grunge

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Vintage Indie would like to welcome Glitter and Grunge as our featured sponsor for April. If you haven't had a chance to head over to their site, please do so soon. I think you will love the unique approach to how they showcase artists. They are a juried site, to bring you an eclectic mix of  all types of artists and mediums.

To find out more about Glitter and Grunge I'll be sharing a series of interview questions with the Glitter and Grunge team.


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(Photos to left, Missy Ballance of Mohair Circus)


Vintage Indie - What was the inspiration for the Glitter and Grunge site?


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- Selling on line can be a challenge today - especially if you are new to the web and don't have a reputation. It can be hard for people to find your work, but Glitter and Grunge offers artists and crafters the opportunity to be a part of an established site and therefore make the web just a little bit smaller. The inspiration was basically to build a place where indie crafters and designers could sell together, and then bank on each other's reputations.  So the idea was to gather a fabulous group of crafters, and have them featured together. Also, with links to each individual's sites, etsy shops, blogs, etc... it's great for networking!

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(Artwork Left, Exclusive Art Piece for Glitter and Grunge by,
Annie Bee's Folk Art by Annie Belcher)

Vintage Indie -  What makes your site different from the rest of the indie   artists type online stores?

Glitter and Grunge
- Glitter
and Grunge artists have to produce original works and not use patterns produced by others. We strive to provide a good variety of craft and ask each artist to create an exclusive piece for us each month. Because the exclusive pieces can only be found at Glitter and Grunge, customers are excited to see the new items each month. This keeps the creativity flowing for the crafters, and keeps the buyers interested and coming back!



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Vintage Indie
- I love how each artist has it's own "web page" within   Glitter and Grunge, can you explain a   little more about this concept?
Glitter and Grunge - With each artist having their own page, they are able to gain more exposure by listing their blogs, sites, flickr etc.  If a customer is visiting a page, and likes what she sees, she can click on the links below and learn more about the artist!  The artists all have to pay a little bit each month to keep the site up and running.  And with the costs of business these days being on the rise, you really have to be careful where you place your dollar.  With each artist having their own page with links, their dollar goes a little bit farther because their page acts as more than just a sale page for the four items they made that month!  And as a result... an indie business has a chance to blossom and bloom which is the core purpose of the group!  :)


I'll be back with more from Glitter and Grunge later in the month, with a special announcement!

Comments

Melissa

WoooHooo! Congratulations to all the very talented ladies from G+G!

Nutmeg

So nice to see G&G featured--and Annie's lovely painting as well! Beautiful site, gorgeous work!!

Missy

Thanks for the luv!!!

noodle and lou studio

Wonderful!!! So fun to see Annie's delightful painting featured:) xox...jenn

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