[UPDATE : Plaincraft is no longer available.] 
Have you ever wondered, deep down, if your jewelry designs were really, really good? Your friends and family may gush over your creations but perhaps the one way to know for sure if your jewelry has broadbased appeal is if you got a whole bunch of total strangers to judge your jewelry purely on its merits. A fabulous design doesn't necessarily mean it's going to be wildly popular.

Plaincraft is a new website where you can get crowdsourced ratings on handmade creations. Just upload your design (with your online shop link) and viewers can rate it on a scale of 1-20. Everyday, the top 10 are displayed on their front page. Below are my favourites from yesterday's top 10.

As they said on Plaincraft's Twitter - "No frills, no fees, it's free!" It's an easy way to get exposure for your work. Yep, free advertising. You got to like that.

Exotic Paisley Necklace by JoslinJewels
Sheridan Joslin is a fantastic wire work artisan from Bainbridge Island, WA. I didn't know until after I stumbled on Plaincraft that she reads my blog too!

The Vision Chain Maille Earrings by IkowDesigns
Chris from North Carolina is a passionate jewelry artisan who fell in love with chain maille and it shows.

Nouveau Blue by JoslinJewels

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