Some of the links on this site point to the Web sites of companies with which I have an affiliate relationship. I currently have affiliate relationships on this site with the following companies:
- ClickBank (certain ebooks)
- Dick Blick Art Supplies
- Delphi Glass
With affiliate links, I receive a small percentage of the sales price if you decide to make a purchase on the site linked to. The affiliate money generated by this site each quarter helps to offset its hosting costs.
Artbeads.com Blogging Partnership
I'm also a member of Artbeads.com's blogger program, where I occasionally receive some of their products for free to review or use in a design to share with my readers. Under my contract with them, I agree to be honest in my posts--and I always am.
Book and Product Reviews
From time to time I review books (by other authors) and jewelry making or beading products. Sometimes, a book or product is provided to me for free to review. Whether or not I provide affiliate links, or whether the book or product was provided to me free of charge, I am honest in my reviews. Occasionally, however, I may decline to review something if I think it's truly terrible. When I find minor faults, my policy is to point them out in my review.
I am the author of the books Teach Yourself Visually Jewelry Making & Beading, Teach Yourself Visually Beadwork, Beading Visual Quick Tips, Wire Jewelry Quick Tips, Teach Yourself Visually More Jewelry Making, Visual Project Guide: Earrings (2012), and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Selling Your Crafts. I or a publisher may occasionally send free copies of these books to bloggers and other writers who may wish to review them. Those reviewers are never asked or required to provide positive reviews. Additionally, I do not pay for customer reviews of my books on Amazon.com or other book selling sites.