Artisan Whimsy is the brainchild of Melinda Orr, with the goal of 'bringing the handmade beading/jewelry community together in a place where newbie or skilled artisans could share and learn'. The free online magazine definitely lives up to it's vision.
The content of these online magazines is more fluid than the mainstream publications we all already know and love. A single issue may combine artist interviews (such as the one featuring yours truly, starting on page 78 in case you're curious), sneak peaks into artists' studios, lots of gorgeous eye candy for inspiration, and a variety of short tips and tutorials, including tips and techniques for beading, wirework, manipulating photos, improving one's blog and running a craft-based business. They can even include embedded video tutorials.
|Interested in writing an article? Consider submitting your idea!|
In parting, I'll also add a shout out to Creative Spark, another free glossi edited by Hope Smitherman and produced by ZnetShows. Especially if you have a love for crystals or sea glass.
Do you have a favorite online beading magazine? I'd love to hear.