What could be more fun than
starting a home-based fashion business? If you have an eye for style and a head
for money, a home-based fashion business can be your ticket to entrepreneurial
happiness. Are you unsure about what type of fashion business to start? Here
are three ideas that have been successful for other people and don’t involve a
lot of overhead.
Sell Handmade Jewelry
This isn’t a difficult market to
get in to, but it is a competitive one. It’s not hard to learn to make
necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, but it’s to find a niche that sets you
apart from the mass produced jewelry that’s already available. For example, you
could focus on making necklaces and bracelets for petite people with small arms
and necks. There’s a market for this since many small people with tiny bones
have a hard time finding jewelry that fits. To learn how to make sellable
handmade jewelry, take a class at a local bead store or get an instructional
video online. Once you learn the technique, you can make a simple pair of
earrings in under five minutes.
Have a Home Jewelry Party
After you learn how to make
handmade jewelry, market it by throwing a house jewelry party. Invite all your
fashion conscious friends so they can buy unique jewelry designed by you. If
you don’t want to make jewelry, register with a home jewelry party plan or find
a wholesale source for sale. This home-based fashion business that will truly
grow when you recruit others to have jewelry for you.
Have a Designer Wallet Party
This is another home-based fashion
business based on a party theme. Instead of selling jewelry, instead sell the
latest designer wallets through house parties. Don’t stop with design wallets –
offer designer wallets and …
Have you noticed your eyes are
squinting lately when you are trying to read something? Is your vision not as
good as it used to be? Do you consider the fact that the lighting you are using
or that is available to you has a strong effect on how you look and how you are
able to see? Stage managers of Broadway productions know that lighting is one
of the most powerful tools to set the mood and create emotions in the audience.
Lighting is one of the things we normally take completely for granted, yet it
is a very powerful force and can be harnessed for our betterment by those that
take the time to give this issue attention.
The next time you walk into a
room, pay attention to the lighting. Is it harsh fluorescent that makes
everyone look a bit ghostly? Or is it soft incandescent that gives everyone a
bit of warm glow?
You can see the effects of the use
of lighting in very fine restaurants. The best examples have subdued lighting
as the background atmosphere and directional lighting to highlight items of
interest or to allow you to be able to read the menu and view your guest. The
best restaurants use a combination of both, atmospheric and directional lighting,
and even have sophisticated computer operated systems that adjust the lighting
ever so slightly over the course of the day and the evening. Lousy restaurants
may suddenly have a lighting shift in the middle of a meal especially as the
meal proceeds if you entered the restaurant around dusk. That is not the idea.
You want to have lighting around you that supports you, allows you to be able
to do what you need to do, and makes you look really good.
There are …
Choosing the right furniture for
your home can often be a difficult task, understanding the different styles and
how they can work with your existing style can help you find furnishings that
will meet your needs and enhance the look of your home. The first thing you need
to know is what your current furniture style is, are you traditional or trendy?
Do you prefer the warmth of a country home, or do you like the feel and
function of modern furniture? Let’s look at each of these furniture styles in
greater detail, this will ensure you are prepared to find the right look for
Traditional furniture is one of
the most popular styles of furniture. It is often sold as a group which
includes a matching sofa, chair and loveseat along with coffee and end tables,
this allows you to create a cohesive still that is easy to maintain.
Traditional furniture is most often casual and functional; the mood is one of
comfort and convenience rather than high fashion.
Looking for something a little
more daring? Each season several new furniture trends are introduced, they can
include everything from bold patterns and fabric to international styles such a
French romance, Asian or African styles. Trendy looks can provide a new and
exciting look to your house, but they are best introduced in pieces rather than
groups. As trends change it is much easier to add individual pieces than
redecorate entire rooms.
One trend that has had staying
power is the country look, this style incorporates the comfort and casual
nature of traditional fashion, but also brings the warmth of a cozy country
cabin. Country furniture incorporates a lot of natural Wood, in the form of
tables and accent pieces along with textiles that are neutral in pattern …
I love the African vistas as numerous and varied as they
are. From the Granite Kopies or hills of the interior to the undulating
grasslands of the Savannah with the wind rippling the long tawny grass. These
are two landscapes that remind me of home and are very dear to my heart. But
there are other fabulous landscapes in ‘My Africa’ ranging from the arid hills
and valleys of the Karoo, to the beautiful majestic Drakensberg Mountains.
The Karoo is a semi desert in the heartlands of South
Africa, strewn with Sizzle Aloes (think aloe vera on steroids) and crazy big
birds that don’t fly and spend a lot of their time with their heads in the sand
called Ostriches. Ostriches do this to keep cool in the desert heat.
The Drakensburg Mountain Range has a multitude of Flora
and Fauna. Sub tropical forests cling to the mountain sides and valley floors,
and here the giant trees are entwined in vines climbing to reach the sun.
Exotic brightly colored wild flowers and ferns carpet the ground which is home
to many animals. It is also home to the African Forest Elephants, once known as
the Pygmy Elephants and now considered to be a species of its own. Africa’s
array of colors are an artists dream come true. The palette is almost complete!
In my later life I have come around to embracing the
colors of the Savannah with her richness in golds, reds and browns. The
wonderful coloring of the wild beasts that roam through her grasslands, with
their black and white stripes, spots and dusky greys and tawny yellows are
never far from my thoughts. These I call my Safari Colors, and these are the
colors that are now so very popular with that African Safari Feel in decor, …
A perfect home or an office is the one that has great
quality furniture which truly compliments your taste and style of living.
Search for best furniture brand begins at home. There are a lot of websites on
the internet that list out best furniture brands and also the range of products
they have. So it becomes very easy for any desired customer to make their
choice for a furniture brand from plethora of reviews on the internet.
When it comes to making a choice for the most trusted,
modern and elegant furniture brands then there is only one brand that comes to
mind – these Designs. Alphaville Design is a very popular brand of
architecturally-influenced modern classic furniture. One of the award winning
designs brand, Alphaville designs reflect elegance and makes a perfect choice
to add that extra style to your beautiful home and office.
Alphaville design has developed some loyal customer bank
which includes leading retailers, contract firms, offices and hospitality
groups. Creating a stylish aura around your place, These designs has a lot of
trendy and latest designs. Over the years, it has grown by consistently
exceeding customer expectations which has made Alphaville design the most
popular furniture brand. It has exclusive collections that reflect cool
confidence through clean lines and contemporary sophistication.
These Designs have a large customer base and it works with
in-house and international designers, architects and engineers to create an
environment of utmost comfort and style. Every product from alphaville design
reflects contemporary sophistication. The collection has inspired super classy
interior designs from living environments and work spaces to common areas.
Some of the most popular designs are dining bar chairs,
office chairs and living chairs etc. Products from Alphaville design can easily
be chosen from various internet websites running special offers on …