Do you make handmade products for your friends & family? Have you ever considered teaching classes? Teaching can be a really fun way to finance your hobby & make extra money. Wouldn’t it feel awesome to get paid to share your passion with others? For crafters, artists, & makers who already own a business, teaching classes can be a rewarding way to increase profits, generate interest in your brand, & help establish you as an expert in your field. Why not capitalize on your knowledge… Read More!
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again… everybody loves Alice! And now, you have the opportunity to experience a class with the lovely Alice Duvernell, from the comfort of your own home. Her brand NEW Balms & Salves Study Session is a recorded video class where Alice covers over two and a half hours of balms & salves know-how, including going through her handouts, making a balm during the video, answering tons of valuable questions, and dropping nuggets of knowledge & wisdom all… Read More!
Nova Teachers Unite! Lori is busily packing & preparing as she gets on a plane to Vegas *tomorrow* to speak at her 5th HSCG Soap Conference! Kenna Cote is driving there from Arizona today. And Erin Pikor is also making her way there soon from San Diego… they’re all meeting up at the Annual Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetics Guild Conference from May 1-3. They will also see past Nova teachers Lela Barker and Marie Gale… and I’m sure many of our students. Will you be… Read More!
I was lucky to help Lori with testing different kinds of soap colorants. She was preparing for a presentation at the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild Annual Conference called “Coloring With Confidence”: a survey of over 70 different kinds of soap colorants: oxides, ultramarines, herbs, spices, lakes, dyes… It was a great presentation with loads of great information. Anyway, this all got me thinking that what would really help me is to know how much of my colorants to use to get the shade that I want.… Read More!
We know how much y’all love Alice, so we wanted to share with you a unique in-person upcoming class she’s teaching in Sonoma, CA on Sunday, April 9, 2017, from 10am-5pm called Scent of Emotions and Aromas for the Mind as part of a fundraiser for the Sonoma Herb Exchange. Here is her description: As you have no doubt observed, the sense of smell (olfactory perception) generates in each and every one of us powerful physiological responses, emotions and sparks off memories and inspirations. Because… Read More!
When 80% of human experience is filtered through the eyes, we understand that the choice of color is critical. With yesterday being the first day of Spring, it’s the perfect time to talk about the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year and making green soap. If you don’t already know, the Pantone Color Institute is the authority in creating a system that allows us to all talk about colors in the same way. They pick a “color of the year” every January that they expect… Read More!