Know your art
You can make a good amount of money with art by selling hand crafted bookends. It is important to find retail outlets and artists that sell bookends and become familiar with this particular craft. A bookend art business can be very profitable for artists who enjoy sculpture. Studying and utilizing this area of art is essential to making money with bookends. One best way to develop your art and crafts business is to make a few bookends and see how they turn out.
Bookends are available in various designs. This is one of the most creative aspects of the process when making money with art and crafts. The design of bookends that you choose to sell will be completely based on your own concepts. You can make basic designs or more detailed bookends. If you have trouble coming up with a design, think about your favorite hobbies or attractions. If you like animals, it may be a good idea to make animal themed bookends. The possibilities are endless.
The materials needed to create your bookends will depend on the type of style that you are looking for. If you work with ceramics and similar materials, you may want to create bookends with a marble-like surface. The proper tools to use are determined by that. Even when you work in clay, it is important to make sure that the end result has some weight. The bookends do not have to be extremely heavy.
Just remember to produce enough weight to withstand large books. You can use your practice bookends to determine what the best amount of weight should be for each bookend. Remember to make your bookends in pairs. They do not have to be identical depending on your design. However, each pair should have similarities in its design and structure.
One of the most difficult parts of an art business that artists encounter is sales. This area can make or break someone if he or she is trying to make a living off of artwork. Fortunately, bookends can be sold in a variety of places. There are hundreds of books published daily. You can sell bookends online through personal website or online merchants like Etsy, Ebay and Amazon.
You can also make money with your art by selling bookends at book fairs and author events. One way to sell in retail is by partnering with local independent bookstores and on college campuses. You can determine the price for each set of bookends. Average retail prices for bookends are from $30-$100. There is enough room to decide on what to charge for each set of bookends.