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Tina Pietsch
  • Green Bay, WI
  • United States
  • fiber
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Cindy Welch Jan 28, 2015. 1 Reply

I just saw this in an industry newsletter here at corporate america day job and thought how perfect for AFI: "Every artist was first an amateur".......Ralph Waldo Emerson Continue

Facebook new Rules will Sting Entrepeneurs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ellen Gordon Jan 9, 2015. 9 Replies

interesting article on the Wall Street Journal website today:…Continue

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Amazon takes on Square

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melanie Rolfes Nov 5, 2014. 38 Replies

I just ran across an article on; Amazon is introducing Local Register, small businesses that sign up before october pay only 1.75% per swipe.  The reader will be credited $10 against…Continue

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Richard L. Sherer left a comment for Tina Pietsch
"I'm not taking on any new work"
Jan 24, 2017
Cindy Welch commented on Tina Pietsch's blog post Amazon new Handmade Marketplace
"I heard about Amazon HM when it was first being promoted through some groups  I am on.  Some in those groups applied and got in, and put their stuff on.  Some got accepted and after reading the fine print, decided not to.  I did…"
Jan 6, 2017
steve appel commented on Tina Pietsch's blog post Amazon new Handmade Marketplace
"i know this is two years old  but need opinions,  someone came up to me at tempe in fall and said she was part of handmade and told me to apply,  i did and was accepted but from reading that they can give my designs away without my…"
Jan 6, 2017
Tina Pietsch replied to Judy Christian's discussion Buying a second chip reader
"Agree it's more important to have a rechargeable battery pack to keep your phone or iPad charged......and it will also charge the chip reader if needed. We never leave home with our device by Halo! Actually hubby has one too :)"
Nov 27, 2016
Tina Pietsch replied to Carol Bloomgarden's discussion Indoor show... pipe and drape??? Can I hang mesh walls?
"If they are providing pipe and drape, that means they have at least provided back walls of typically hanging black drape. to be sure you could ask the event organizer. Ditto if they would allow you to hang your mesh walls on top of them, though you…"
Nov 1, 2016
Tina Pietsch replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Photography VS Jewelry etc.
"Jewelry is an emotional purchase made by women, almost the same as a great piece of clothing. You can wear your jewelry just about anywhere for others to see and admire....hanging wall art not so much. Thinking I read similar elsewhere before,…"
Nov 1, 2016
Tina Pietsch commented on Richard L. Sherer's blog post Estes Park Arts and Craft Show, September 2016, Estes Park, Colorado
"Richard I do enjoy reading about your Colorado shows and envy your success. We adore both Estes and Ft Collins, would love to get buy a condo in either town but prices have yet to slow down out there! Continued success with your leather goods. Some…"
Sep 9, 2016
Tina Pietsch replied to Robert Wallis's discussion Yet another scam
"The most popular to creep into my in box are "gift card" offers.........yea right like I buy from Amazon.......old school gal here, prefer to support my local shops. Mark them as spam and moved on.........oh and not to mention now the IRS…"
Sep 2, 2016
Tina Pietsch replied to Judy Christian's discussion Simple Square Question
"No, but appreciate the tip; will try that next time!"
Jul 20, 2016
Tina Pietsch replied to Judy Christian's discussion Simple Square Question
"Used my chip reader for the first time a few weeks ago; however one customer only had a swipe credit card. After using the old style swipe reader, I had to go through all the re-connect back to the chip reader. Do you know if I simply disable the…"
Jul 19, 2016
Tina Pietsch commented on John Leben's blog post Off To Florida for this Michigan Artist
"Your PVC weight holder looks impressive! Best of luck"
Jan 26, 2016
Tina Pietsch replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion Good Omen?
"Could be worse...had our first sub zero day here in Packer land...minus four when I left for work.....brrr. But people don't mind since our football team won to play yet one more time :)"
Jan 11, 2016
Tina Pietsch replied to B. David Kay's discussion Mundelein Art Fair in the group Midwest Art Fair Business
"Thanks for sharing. I am definitely considering....."
Jan 6, 2016
Tina Pietsch replied to B. David Kay's discussion Northern Illinois Art Shows in the group Midwest Art Fair Business
"Appears a group called Mundelein Community Connection, when I googled this town there was a Zapp link. On this community connection website there was nothing for 2016 posted yet. Lake County IL has affluent communities, so worth consideration."
Dec 16, 2015
Tina Pietsch replied to Joan Parker's discussion Koehler American Club Fall Show in the group Midwest Art Fair Business
"Are you referring to the jewelry and accessories show they use to hold in jan or February? I think it was a year or so ago I went to it just to view what was being sold and if my purses would sell there. The attendance looked fairly disappointing,…"
Dec 16, 2015
Tina Pietsch replied to Delpfine Welch's discussion Ideas for How One Short Weak Person Can Pull on the Light Dome Top
"Agree it's about pulling it over before raising the height. And to be honest there are usually enough people milling around to ask for a hand for a few minutes."
Dec 16, 2015

Profile Information

Your Medium
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Fyr Ball, Ephraim WI
What are the best things about art fairs
the other artists and customers who fall in love with your product
Best show ever and why
Fyr Ball, good crowd who spent $4
Worst show ever and why
Shanty Days Algoma WI; all locals (farmers), were not buying, at least not my products; had resale mixed in; will not return
Who referred you to Please be specific.
simply found on internet searches
What is one fun fact about yourself?
have lived in Wisconsin for over 30 years but still have some of my native Texas born accent

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Amazon new Handmade Marketplace

Posted on October 8, 2015 at 12:07pm 13 Comments

Amazon launched today a new strictly handmade marketplace, basically to compete with Etsy.
Personally, I'm not an amazon shopper, but have to admit this is interesting.

Just sharing :)

Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 10:28pm on February 4, 2014, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Tina.  I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

When you have a chance, please add a photo of yourself and stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us. We all look forward to your participation here. Also, visit the "member map" and add your location. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike. Let's make this a dynamic site!

Many topics have already been discussed here before you joined us. You might like to try a search of your topic before you post your question. Just put your topic, canopy tents, jurying fees, Ann Arbor Art Fair, etc, into the search bar at the top of the right side of the page. You might be surprised that someone has already asked your question.

We also ask that all new members take a few moments of their time to read the code of conduct. You will find it at There are a few guidelines that all members will need to follow because , as in any social community, we all need to work together.

Best wishes, Connie Mettler

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At 7:13am on May 14, 2014, Rod Melotte said…

Yea - more of a big party then an arts and craft fair. 

At 12:10am on January 24, 2017, Richard L. Sherer said…

I'm not taking on any new work

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