Selling your ideas (or another’s) FAQs

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Lion Brand

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I find it very helpful when a Vendor promotes their product by saying, “YES you CAN!”, especially when everyone is concerned about stepping on toes, copyright infringement, and the like.

Here’s what Lion Brand has to say about making and selling, using their patterns:

FAQ: Selling Items Made with LB Patterns | Lion Brand Notebook

It is also a good idea to ask the Vendor, before you start on a new creative venture. In most instances, you will get the go-ahead, with blessings on top. Most Business’s LOVE it when you promote them by way of links or mention.

The more exposure they receive, the more great ideas they can pass along to others. It has a ripple effect; someone promotes you, you reciprocate, and the word gets around and around.

We’ve been asked if we would allow Sellers to manufacture craft projects using our products and some ideas we put out there. Here is what we tell them: You can copyright an original idea, product or (in Celebrity World, phrase), but you cannot copyright an idea that is already born. You can always reproduce an idea, using your own interpretation and creativity, to make it ‘UNIQUELY YOU”.

Take for example, our Interchangeable Hair Stick Clip-Ons.

Tea for Two Interchangeable Hair stick Clip-on™

When you see the , that means, simply put, Trade Mark, and is exclusive of design. You can buy it, you can make one of your own, using different ideas, beads, etc, but you cannot use the name to profit from it. Make up a new name, insert your unique identity into it, and it can be yours!

It is said, it is a form of flattery to copy another person’s ideas, work, or image. By “image”, I mean how they appear, how they talk, act, sound, function. It is not flattering to blatantly copy someone, and then lay claim to the end result.

We hope this helps some of you who wonder if selling is a hard thing to get into or not. We are here to help, not hinder. Without you, our customers, we would not be here today, and that is the best gift we can receive, in return for all you who have shopped with us.

Ok, I’m getting all sappy and teary-eyed now, so I’ll stop and get back to packing your orders!🙂

Many Blessings to you and we hope to see you all real soon!

Oyeah, and HAPPY SPRING!

Mike and Sandra

Many Horses Jewerly Supply

New Items and Ideas, and a Pretty Neat Place : Lyzart Gallery

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When inspiration happens, it can be a beautiful thing!

We recently were commissioned to make a big selection of Interchangeable Hair Stick Clipons for Lizart Gallery of Glenview, IL.

While I was busy assembling the clip-ons, I was thinking of new designs for our ever-popular hair accessory. I wanted it to be something special, something that everyone would like. What better idea for a focal drop, than Teapots!

I came up with a couple of cute new Hair Stick Clip-ons to our growing collection of hair stick accessories. Take a look at these!

NEW!
Tea for Me, Tea For You, Tea for Two Clipon™

$6.99 each

What’s on your Hat Pins?

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What do you use to hold your beads and ornaments to your hat pins and barrette backs?

We’ve had a number of requests for a good craft adhesive to use for gluing metal and glass components to our  Good Hair Days® French made spring barrette backs.

We recently added a much sought-after craft glue that will do the trick: Beacon 527 multi-purpose craft adhesive.

Beacon 527 Craft Adhesive

This adhesive has been tested by ourselves, as well as hat pin crafters, and we conclude that this adhesive is by far, the best for overall performance, and longevity of hold. While other quick-dry cements are fine for instant results, they do not hold up over long periods of time, becoming brittle and resulting in epic failure to hold a project together.

Beacon 527 Multi-purpose craft adhesive, 2 ounce blister pack.
Dries crystal clear, fast drying and flexible. Super strong formula is waterproof. Great for use on china, ceramics, metal, tile, shells, gems, leather, paper, cork, glass, wood, cardboard & many more common materials.

  • All surfaces must be clean, dry and free from dust in order for glue to properly adhere.
  • Apply a thin layer of glue to one side of the material to be bonded and gently press both sides together to prevent oozing.
  • Glue dries in approximately 2 hours although maximum strength will be achieved in 24 hours.
  • Don’t use varnished or painted surfaces as a work area or place glued items on such a surface until at least 24 hours so that glue has an opportunity to cure.
  • Clean up with acetone while glue is still wet.
  • Always use in a well-ventilated area away from any sparks or flame. Keep out of reach of children.

Beacon 527 was reintroduced back in late 2010,  and you can find and purchase it here: http://www.manyhorses.com/store_adhesives.htm

After you’ve tried Beacon 527, you won’t go back to those other quick-drying cements!

Good Hair Days Grip-Tuth® Comb Video

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Thanks go to Rosemary of Good Hair Days, for finding this great video!

Please check out our store for a complete selection of Good Hair Days products!

Many Horses Jewelry Supply Newsletter Christmas in July

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COOL SUMMER DEAL TO TAKE THE HEAT OFF – CHRISTMAS IN JULY!

Now through the month of July, get $5 off your order over $49!
enter code: SUMMER5 at checkout.

Click the link http://www.manyhorses.com/store.htm or the store logo above to start shopping now!

HAITI RELIEF LINKS

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You can make a difference.

On Tuesday, January 12, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti near the capitol, affecting millions of people.

Here are a few ways you can support the recovery efforts and help victims rebuild their lives and communities:

You can make cash and in-kind donations on the following sites:

Doctors Without Borders
Red Cross, UNICEF (1-800-4UNICEF)
Direct Relief, Yele Haiti
Partners in Health

World Food Program, Mercy Corps (1-888-256-1900)
Save the Children
Lambi Fund
The International Rescue Committee
Care

The following organizations are accepting SMS text message donations in the US only (which will be added to your phone bill):

  • In your SMS text, type message “HAITI” and send to 90999 to donate $10 to Red Cross relief efforts
  • In your SMS text, type message “YELE” and send to 501501 to Donate $5 to Yele Haiti’s Earthquake Relief efforts

If you would like to donate more, please visit one of the above sites.

Our prayers go out to every single Soul who is affected by this tragedy.

Hinááh bee atiingóó éí naashá
On the Trail of Life, I walk in beauty
Nizhóní naashá
In Harmony I exist, I walk in beauty

Attention Ravelry Members : New Discount Code is Live!

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If you are a member of Ravelry.com, then we have a special treat for you!

Come visit our store, purchase any Shawl Pin from here or here and you are entitled to a Special Discount.

If you’re a first-time Visitor, come see all that Ravelry has to offer, and sign up today! Then look for me under People: ManyHorsesMane and drop me a line~ I’ll send you the code in a message. How easy is that!

See you in Ravelry, and Happy Knittin/Hookin!

Sandra

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