|Stained Glass • Fusing • Mosaics • Jewelry Supplies|
Your hobby is more than fun; it can also be a great career. Whether you are interested in selling just a few of your projects or starting your own business, Delphi is here help you succeed. We offer excellent books that show you how to sell your craftwork and all the tools and supplies you need for your own art studio! Delphi also offers professional serives to any size company. Many Delphi customers have started successful businesses and are now doing what they love full time. Get inspried by reading some of their stories below.
|Rex Allen - Stained Glass|
|Rex Allen of Whitehall, MI got started in stained glass after convincing his wife, Pat, that he could make the stained glass panels for their new family room instead of buying them. His wife didn't forget, and months later she bought him his first stained glass book. Rex has now been selling his art for thirty years. In 1996, he taught his wife stained glass, and today they own and operate the successful business Allen Stained Glass. Rex's favorite part about being in business? "Watching a customer walk away with that gleam in their eye as though they have found that special item they have been looking for, for years."|
Bryn McCubbins - Fusing
|After discovering fused glass 3 years ago Bryn was hooked. She now sells her pieces through shows, shops, galleries and by custom order. This summer Bryn will appear on HGTV's "That's Clever". Bryn turned her love for glass into a business and so can you!|
Q&A with Wendy Hunt - Glass Jewelry
|How did you get started creating glass jewelry?
Glass art is an incredible passion I began pursuing about five years ago. I started kiln forming after my husband got me a kiln from Delphi.
When did you begin your own business?
The interest in my work grew rapidly so I applied to juried art shows. My husband and I currently show in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan. The jewelry is also available in galleries and stores across the nation and in various countries.
What are the benefi ts of starting a business?
Even though this is not my full time profession I love the creative expression and enjoy the financial benefi ts of owning a successful small business. Thank you Delphi for the supplies and expertise in gettingstarted on my second career!
Renee Leone - Mosaics
|Renee Leone of Perry, MI discovered mosaics while working on an urban garden design. She immediately loved the creative potential, colors, textures and process of mosaics. During the building of her house, Renee designed and installed several architectural mosaics. The foyer floor was her first big project and she hasn't stopped since. She now has a custom mosaic business, Mosaic Muse LLC, and her mosaics are featured in local art galleries. Renee taught herself mosaics and you can too!|
Nancy Peterson - Flameworking
|Nancy Peterson from Ann Arbor, MI, began making glass beads as a hobby 7 years ago to add custom beads to her handmade jewelry. When she retired from her career as a wetland biologist, she opened her own jewelry business. Congratulations on your success Nancy! Treat yourself to a job you love. Ask about our services for selling your art.|
Shari Burke - Kiln Formed Art
|Shari Burke of Ft. Dodge, IA opened Studio Fusion in 2008 on a whim. Shari liked fusing, but wasn't sure how to turn that passion into a business. When placing her first order with Delphi, she admits it was hard because of the initial investment amount. However, that investment paid off and Shari has been overwhelmed with the amount of business she's received. Between teaching classes, selling her art at shows and supplying several gift shops with handmade glass art, Shari has turned her whim into a success story.
"I can honestly say that I love it ï¿½ it's so relaxing for me to work in my studio after a long day at my real job. For a side job, it's becoming very lucrative for me, so that's another plus," says Shari.