I'm Marlo Miyashiro (a.k.a. IMakeCuteStuff) a jeweler by trade, crafter of sewn things, teacher of photography techniques, and mentor / arts business consultant for emerging artists.
I've been in the retail and wholesale craft industries for a long time (over 20 years!) Focusing first on selling my studio jewelry line to over 200 shops and galleries all over the country and abroad, then on organizing the Seattle Etsy team, and finally on my current project, The Handmade Showroom.
From my experience as an arts business consultant, I have taught at conferences all over the West coast, including Craftcation Conference in Ventura, CA and have a couple of Etsy classes available on CreativeLive's online craft business education channel as well.
If you are struggling with figuring out your Next Best Step for your business or need some solid advice on improving your product photography, check out my services.
I have served the creative community of Seattle as the organizer of the Seattle Etsy sellers team, Seattle Handmade (formerly known as etsyRAIN) since 2007, and am now the proud co-owner of The Handmade Showroom in downtown Seattle, WA – a 2400 sq. ft. retail storefront established in 2015 that features the work from 100+ artists living in and around the Pacific Northwest region of the US.
About Marlo M.
the handmade showroom
The Handmade Showroom began as a 1200 sq. ft. pop-up storefront in the Summer of 2015 showcasing 35 artists from in and around the Seattle area. Since then, we have grown to a 2400 sq. ft. permanent retail storefront featuring more than 100 artists from all over the Pacific Northwest region of the US.
Exciting things are in the works for The Handmade Showroom in 2018! Keep up with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages as well as our website at TheHandmadeShowroom.com