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A podcast about making, creativity and why we do what we do as makers and creatives. Every Wednesday morning, we bring you discussions and guests from the world of making and creativity and we even discuss ways to help improve your making and creative business and build your brand.

We are your one-stop shop for all things making and creativity. Join us and find out why we do what we do!
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We had such a fun time talking to JZ and Daniel of Just Might DIY! The conversation went all kinds of places, and if these two don't inspire you nobody will. It was a great chat and we hope you enjoy it! JZ's Things of the Week: Epson Ecotank Printers (https://epson.com/ecotank-ink-tank-printers) and Hiipoo Sublimation Paper (Coming soon!) Daniel's Thing of the Week: Beekeeping (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beekeeping) Vincent's Thing of the Week: Milanote - Referral Link (https://www.milanote.com/refer/rcCKHXGM6GyZkmDMI6) Ethan's Thing of the Week: Keith Decent's Ice Cream Pop Rugs (https://www.instagram.com/p/CPrKztytzNa/  https://www.instagram.com/p/CPzF987t_2g/  https://www.instagram.com/p/CP1zkHxN28f/) Where to find JZ & Daniel: Website: https://justmightdiy.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOtOWR_s-QAs5gobEy5JhZg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/justmightdiy/ ---------------- Support the Show on Buy Me a Coffee:  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/becausewemake
It's episode 100! The century mark! And what better way to celebrate it than our good friend Dave Szweduik, without whom Because We Make would not exist? We talk about so much that it would be impossible to list it all here, but it's a great conversation as usual. Dave's Things of the Week Cricut Mug Press - The newest kitchen gadget! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh-e0kScJFQ) The Way I Heard It With Mike Rowe (https://mikerowe.com/podcast/) Vincent's Things of the Week Microsoft Edge (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge?r=1) Martina from Nerdforge Joins the Art Collab (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lw7mY_F0C6g) Ethan's Things of the Week Great Guitar Build off 2021 (3x3 Custom) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l32SItqavQk) Making Custom Shoe Artwork Mirrors (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpKV1YD-BmE) Where to find Dave Online Website: https://aicpod.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aicstories Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aicstories/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aicstories Support the show on Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/becausewemake
There are certain divine pleasures in this world, and one of them is Carvel Ice Cream Cake. If you've never had it, that's truly a tragedy because it is literally one of the best things on earth as Brooke, Michael, Ethan and Vincent will tell you in this episode. Oh yeah and there's some maker-type stuff in here too. Michael's Thing of the Week: Brooke's Birthday (5/25/21)! Happy Birthday Brooke! Brooke's Thing of the Week: Carvel Ice Cream Cake (https://www.carvel.com/cakes/ice-cream-party-cake) Ethan's Thing of the Week: 21 Grams Leather Goods (https://www.instagram.com/21grams_leathergoods/) Vincent's Thing of the Week: Tab & Taylor on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5c94-7T6soKxPJbjzoF_Zw) Where to find Brooke & Michael online: Website: http://makersworkshop.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyHewD42vrGTzoT7GzOzqTw Instagram: https://instagram.com/makersworkshopllc TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@makersworkshopllc? =============== Support the show on Buy Me a Coffee:  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/becausewemake
Allen Canterbury (aka AC Nailed It) joins us to talk about making, music, and motivation; the three M's of our space! It's a great conversation loaded with nuggets of wisdom that you won't want to miss! Allen's Thing of the Week: Moving Boxes and Justin Mabie (http://instagram.com/_callmemabie_) Ethan's Half Thing of the Week: Silhouette Mint (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZSQX63O) Vincent's Thing of the Week: Just Rolled In (https://www.youtube.com/c/justrolledin) Allen on Makers Figuring It Out: https://anchor.fm/makersfiguringitout/episodes/Ep-50-Allen---AC-Nailed-It-e100oaa The Workbenchcon Photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/B8PWPhXgHkQ/ Where to find Allen: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ACNailedIt Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/acnailedit/ Web: https://www.acnailedit.com/ ======== Support the show on Buy Me a Coffee:  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/becausewemake
It's been nearly 2 years since Kim & Garrett visited the show, and a lot has happened since then! Join us as we talk about what they've done since their last appearance and how they've started to turn their side hustle and content creation business into something so much bigger. Enjoy the episode! Kim & Garrett's Thing of the Week: Unicorn Spit: https://unicornspit.com/ Ethan's Thing of the Week: Mateo Mattia: https://www.instagram.com/mateomattia/ Vincent's Thing of the Week: Skech Art: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCie4NIPAH38aAP4BU7cnBAg Where to find Kim & Garrett Online: Website: https://www.kandgmakeit.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzOgdLi9p2UIdhukecTSygg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kandgmakeit/ ================================ Support the show on Buy Me a Coffee!! http://www.buymeacoffee.com/becausewemake
Jeff Stein (aka Aweirdguy) joins us to talk about the importance of not getting stuck at the starting line, doing cool stuff with a CNC, and even some retro video game talk.  Enjoy the episode! Jeff's Thing of the Week: 3-sided rotary CNC routing with the Shapeoko - Carving a Koi fish (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-reSew5u5Oc) Ethan's Things of the Week: Clubhouse (https://www.joinclubhouse.com/) and Hemlock and Hyde (https://hemlockandhyde.com/) Vincent's Thing of the Week: Crazy Cooking With Power Tools Challenge! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LC5trO-Idc) Where to find Jeff online:  Website: http://www.aweirdguy.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aweirdguy/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/aweirdguy ====== Support the show on Buy Me A Coffee: http://buymeacoffee.com/becausewemake
Episode 95: Amy makes that.

Episode 95: Amy makes that.

2021-04-2801:28:09

Amy makes that. What's "that?" Whatever, and that's what makes her awesome. Amy talks about her creative journey and the unexpected pivot she had to take that set her on the path that was perfect for her. Enjoy the episode! Amy's Thing of the Week: CF Fans by Creative Fabrica: https://fans.creativefabrica.com/creators/amy-makes-that/ Ethan's Things of the Week: Emmett from Deadrise Woodcrafts: https://www.instagram.com/deadrisewoodcrafts/ and Jimmy Diresta's Belt Loops: https://imakeny.com/products/diresta-die-cast-brass-belt-loop Vincent's Thing of the Week: Kreg Precision Miter Gauge System: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002QZ4RG Where to find Amy: Website: http://amymakesthat.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amymakesthat/ CF Fans: https://fans.creativefabrica.com/creators/amy-makes-that/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAyyszA3upoPRhfn0VEk6WA Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/amymakesthat/ Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@amymakesthat ===== Support the show on Buy Me A Coffee!  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/becausewemake
Tiff from Nightcarver Designs joins Vincent and special guest co-host Kit Clever (of Skilltree and Episode 84 fame) to talk about how she got started, the importance of art, and the interesting array of tools she uses to do her incredible pop art-inspired pieces. Enjoy the episode! Tiff's Things of the Week: Maker's Stoop (https://www.instagram.com/themakersstoop) and In The Shop on Clubhouse (https://www.joinclubhouse.com/club/in-the-shop) Kit's Thing of the Week: Wen Benchtop Bandsaw (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077QMBTLP/) Vincent's Thing of the Week: Steve McDonald Arts and Crafts (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2EHd4fvq9t8WrKPgqhoYIQ) Where to find Tiff online: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nightcarverdesigns/ Store: https://nightcarverdesigns.com/ Where to find Kit online: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsT424axBr4bMLoFqiP4l_g Website: https://www.skilltree.how/ ----- Support us on Buy Me a Coffee!  http://www.buymeacoffee.com/becausewemake
Steve Casino is an artist who uses somewhat traditional techniques in very untraditional ways to create amazing pieces that leap out at you (sometimes literally!). Vincent and Ethan chat with Steve about how he got started, how he loves pop culture, and how being a Florida man means always living an interesting life. Enjoy the episode! Steve's Thing of the Week: Florida Man! (On Reddit, or Find your Birthday here). Ethan's Thing of the Week: Ellipse GVS P100 Respirator (https://www.rockler.com/gvs-elipse-p100-half-mask-respirators) Vincent's Thing of the Week: Jeff (aka Aweirdguy) Where to find Steve online: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevecasino/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/advicecream Support the show on Buy Me a Coffee here.
Imagine a world of beautiful charming jewelry and motivationally-phrased accessories, but slightly different from anything you've seen before... Well Manifest that Sh*t and have a listen to Tana tell her story of how she got started with making some of the cutest cussiest stuff you've ever seen. Enjoy the episode! Tana's Thing of the Week: Classy Cassita's Plant Moisture Meter (https://www.classycasita.com/products/plant-moisture-meter) Ethan's Thing of the Week: Jeremy Meadows made Ethan a Barrel Lid Logo (Jeremy's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meadowswoodshop/) Vincent's Thing of the Week: Stuff Made Here's Chainsaw Carving Robot (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix68oRfI5Gw) Where to find Tana online: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pottymouthjewelry/ Web: https://pottymouthjewelry.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUWC7PJXO1UWAyS_i3tpwJA Support the show on Buy Me a Coffee: https://buymeacoffee.com/becausewemake
Episode 91: Emily Joyce

Episode 91: Emily Joyce

2021-03-3101:44:55

Artist, jewelry maker, and enamelist Emily Joyce joins us to talk about how she got into enameling, jewelry making, and metal work, what it was like transitioning from full-time teacher to self-employed artist, and finding joy and motivation in her work. Enjoy the episode! Emily's Thing of the Week: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Ann Lamott (https://www.amazon.com/Bird-Some-Instructions-Writing-Life/dp/0385480016) Vincent's Thing of the Week: Pony Jorgensen Frame Clamp (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00002244E) Ethan's Things of the Week: Justin Mabie's Chair Bit With April Wilkerson (https://www.instagram.com/p/CNBPCYupsAD/) Kat Liepins' Epic Skateboard Art (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6EeAqqjjd4) Jesse Uyeda's Cricut + Blacksmithing Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DJflEva3ik) Where to find Emily Joyce online: Website: https://www.emilyejoyce.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emilyjoyceofficial/ ===== Support the show on Buy Me a Coffee at buymeacoffee.com/becausewemake
Tamar Hannah of 3x3 Custom joins us this week to discuss how she got into woodworking, her tenaciousness and willingness to try new things, and her love of music, particularly guitar-making. Join us for a fun and wide-ranging chat with one of the best woodworkers on YouTube! Tamar's Thing of the Week: Drink Shakers: (For example) Ethan's Thing of the Week: Made by Marylou (She made her first leather wallet!) Vincent's Thing of the Week: The Bubbly Homemaker (She always cheers him up!) Where to find Tamar online: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC39z4_U8Kls0llAij3RRZAQ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/3x3custom/ Website: https://www.3x3custom.com/ Support the show on Buy Me a Coffee at buymeacoffee.com/becausewemake
AJ is a true craftsman and is known for his amazing wooden flags and also for being one third of the hosting team for the Sawdust Nation Podcast, one of the more entertaining shop-type podcasts on the internet. Join Ethan and Vincent as they talk about what he makes and how he got started making it! Where to find AJ Instagram: CraftedinNJ (@craftedinnj) Sawdust Nation Podcast: https://sawdustnation.buzzsprout.com/ AJ's Thing of the Week Orca Abrasives: https://emarkathome.com/discount/sawdustnation10?redirect=%2Fcollections%2Forca-abrasives Use Promo Code sawdustnation10 for 10% off. Ethan's Thing of the Week  Chris from Make Everything Workshop: (@makeeverythingshop) Vincent's Thing of the Week Dean Duplantis: (@dean_duplantis) Support us on Buy Me a Coffee Buymeacoffee.com/becausewemake
Kat Liepins is an amazingly talented artist from Chicago whose art straddles the line between street and pop art and doesn't shy away from being bold and colorful. We talk about her origins as an artist, the importance of being true to your artistic self, and even the tools we use to create. It's a great conversation with an artist who doesn't shy away from the term. Enjoy! Kat's Thing of the Week: Tipsy Elves (www.tipsyelves.com) Ethan's Thing of the Week: Wooden Strap Cutter (www.weaverleathersupply.com) Vincent's Thing of the Week: Tana Makes / Potty Mouth Jewelry (YouTube / Instagram) Where to find Kat online: Website: https://www.katliepinsart.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kat_liepins_art/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0hOcf9eBTiapD11P_kONVg Support us on Buy Me a Coffee: buymeacoffee.com/becausewemake
That's right! In this episode we finally reveal the winner of the Unwrap a Project challenge! You'll have to listen to find out who won, but suffice it to say it was a choice that we're not going to get a whole lot of flack over. Also: Ethan and Vincent are now tied in host challenges. Ethan won Enlighten Us, but Vincent had a comeback with Unwrap a Project. It's going to take another challenge to see who the ultimate winner is. Thanks for listening, writing reviews, and your continued support! Support us on Buy Me A Coffee: buymeacoffee.com/becausewemake
Ethan and Vincent are flying solo this week and spend some time talking about logos and branding, the upcoming plans for the Unwrap a Project livestream, some cool things of the week, and some potential coolness for our YouTube videos. Enjoy the episode! Ethan's Thing of the Week: BuckleGuy Rivet Setting System: https://www.buckleguy.com/copper-brass-rivets/ Vincent's Thing of the Week: Pixio PX160 Monitor: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08GYD728Z/ Support us on Buy Me A Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/becausewemake
It was our absolute pleasure to have one of our longest-running and most devoted listeners and supporters come on to talk to us about his backstory, why he loves woodworking, and a bunch of other fun stuff. It was a great conversation with a great guy, so tune in and enjoy! Rory's Thing of the Week: John Malecki's Renovation Before the Baby Series:  (Start Here):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A8HJluJBHc Vincent's Thing of the Week: MIRROR - THE WORLD’S MIRRORIEST MIRROR CHROME PAINT: https://www.culturehustleusa.com/collections/potions/products/mirror Ethan's Thing of the Week: Leather Stampmaker: https://www.instagram.com/leatherstampmaker/ Where to find Rory: TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@rllwoodworks?lang=en Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rllwoodworks/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZPYrKnk2SI15mAx4ZtaBUw Support us on Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/becausewemake
Kit Clever from Skilltree joins us to talk about the incredible variety of projects he's done, his philosophy on learning new things, and so on. He's one of those guys whose brain you could pick for hours and not get bored. Definitely a fun listen and we hope you enjoy it! Kit's Things of the Week The Spiffing Brit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ej0Kijd4_4Q Magic: The Gathering Arena: https://magic.wizards.com/en/mtgarena-welcome Ethan's Thing of the Week Rowan & Wych: https://www.instagram.com/rowanandwych/ Vincent's Things of the Week Restoring an $850 Pimp My Ride Minivan (Part 1): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GX79IILLDlE The Order (Netflix): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8295472/ Find Kit online: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsT424axBr4bMLoFqiP4l_g Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kitcl3ver/
Welcome to Episode 83! Anne Bracker from Graphic Design How-To joins us to talk about her process, how she's turned graphic design into a great freelance income, and advice for approaching software you're unfamiliar with, etc. It's a great conversation, and if you're interested in the stuff we talked about you'll definitely want to check out her channel! Anne on YouTube (Graphic Design How-To): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPw8OhTFjtWfEQxwZrJocOQ Anne's Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SVGCutFile Anne's Thing of the Week: Apple iPad: https://www.apple.com/ipad/ Apple Pencil: https://www.apple.com/apple-pencil/ Procreate: https://procreate.art/ Ethan's Thing of the Week: Buckleguy (http://www.buckleguy.com) Vincent's Thing of the Week: Made By Marylou:  Goodnight Stands Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beZ3cRrrs4g Goodnight Stands Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5OGDJjNG9g Support the podcast by donating here: http://www.buymeacoffee.com/becausewemake
Welcome to episode 82! This week we had the privilege of talking to Leanne and Nick from Hemlock and Hyde! We talk all about how they got started doing leather accessories and bags as well as a big scoop on what's next for them! It's a wide-ranging conversation with two awesome friends of ours that you won't want to miss, particularly the part about how their path down the road of being a company making amazing leather goods wasn't the first plan. Check it out! Nick's Thing of the Week: Graph Paper (https://rhodiapads.com/) Leanne's Thing of the Week: Palosanto Edge Bevelers (https://palosanto-factory.com/collections/edge-beveler) Vincent's Thing of the Week: 3x3 Customs Milling Rough Lumber Without a Jointer Using a Few Simple Jigs (https://youtu.be/AWOB-WIDkOs) Ethan's Thing of the Week: Popular Woodworking with Katie Freeman (https://www.popularwoodworking.com/) Support the Show Here: http://buymeacoffee.com/becausewemake
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