Author: Stephanie Hintz

Keeping Track of Keepsakes – How do I determine the worth of priceless heirlooms?

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I have a lot of collectibles in my home—many were made by artisans. The thing is, I have no idea how much I paid for any of these creations. I never saved any receipts and many were bought for cash at local art fairs. How do I go about estimating value for insurance purposes and for estate purposes?

—Darlene, via e-mail

I have a very nice, wide selection of artist-made jewelry. How do I catalog these pieces, wear them, and have my family (who will inherit them) know which pieces go with which description? I have been putting pieces in plastic bags, labeling the bag, wearing the piece, but not necessarily remembering to place it back in the original bag. Need help and advice.

—Joan, via e-mail

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Turning Possibilities Into Gold

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The revolution continues as Wholesalecrafts.com™ and the American Craft and Retail Expo (ACRE) shows continue to push limits while breaking new ground in the Art and Craft world. Owner Nancy Vince and her staff’s innovative programs benefit both their artists and buyers. These efforts ultimately touch the lives of the American consumer bringing amazing handcrafted art into their homes.

 

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The Glass Guru – Bandhu Dunham’s name is synonymous with artistic heights and perceptive insights

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Shakespeare might have pondered, “What’s in a name?” For Bandhu Dunham, there is insight, significance, and liberation. Born Scott Dunham in Dayton, Ohio, in 1959, Dunham received the new name of “Bandhu” from his spiritual teacher, Lee Lozowick. “My name reflects a long commitment to my meditation practice and other spiritual disciplines that I pursue in connection with that relationship.”

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