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Why now is the best time to make a bookmark bracelet...Now where did I put that bookmark?

Why now is the best time to make a bookmark bracelet...Now where did I put that bookmark?by Jessica B. Hensley author of the Sketchwriterjess Blog and owner of the JBHensleySWJ shop.
If you haven't seen the first part of this series on how to make a Bookmark Bracelet, please read this post first to see how to make the bracelet. Why Your Elastic Bracelet Breaks and How to Prevent it From Happening Again
If you already have a bracelet ready made with a ring to allow charms to hang from, then read on. : ).



You’re about to read your favorite magazine andyou want to use something to hold the place in the magazine after you read the article.

Well you’ve got a bookmark sitting next to where your sitting but you don’t remember where you placed it, ah there it is....oopsie, dropped it. Now what?

What is the best way to keep your bookmark ready for you to use at any time?

Make a bookmark that is also a bracelet charm! Then it’s on the bracelet any time you need it.

Sound like what you go throug…

Why Your Elastic Bracelet Breaks and How to Prevent it From Happening Again

Why Your Elastic Bracelet Breaks and How to Prevent it From Happening Again by Jessica B. Hensley, Author of The Sketchwriterjess Blog and owner of the shop newsletter for her business JBHensleySWJ
You’ve Finished your bracelet, you’ve given them to friends and sold them to more friends and then one day, one of your friends writes to tell you that the elastic bracelet you made for her broke and beads flew everywhere, at her favorite restaurant!

Embarrassing for her and for you as a maker, it can be tough to get over the fear of this happening again and again.

Here are a few reasons this happens:

- The Knots Are not tied tight enough, the wrong knots are used, and there is no glue to hold them together.

- The elastic cord size is not correct and the beads are too heavy, so the bracelet breaks apart.

- One large knot is used to tie the bracelet ends together. This puts so much weight on the strand that with wear, the strand will rub against the beads too many times and it will break…

The 5 Step Solution Artists Know About Connecting With People That You May Not

The 5 Step Solution Artists Know About Connecting With People That You May Not by Jessica B. Hensley


Dear Friends,

Did you know that Artists make art for reasons other then to be famous and become rich? I know you don’t got all day.
To be brief...
Artists are a lot like you. They have to roll out of bed, get dressed, and eat, plus they’ve got places to go, and many put at least 30 hours into their business’ a week.

However, here is something you may not know about Artists who own their own business’ though; they develop good, strong connections not only with other artists, but with their friends from any profession.

Really?
Sometimes, artists are caught up in self doubt about their careers, so when they socialize with each other, they may have something in common even though they may not know each other.

Here is the 5 Step Solution to connecting with people like Artists Do:



Step 1: Share your work; tell your friends why you can’t finish it.

Step 2: Ask your …

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