CHAIN TWENTY’S NINE BEST INSTAGRAM PICTURES OF 2016

It certainly has been way too long since the last time I wrote a blogpost, but what better way to celebrate my comeback than with 2016’s nine best Instagram pictures? I’m totally stealing Jess’s idea here, so in return I’m telling you to all go check out her ah-mazing work. Gahh! <3 That being said, those of you following around on IG know what my life has been all about (master thesis + graduating) and why I haven’t been posting earlier (too depressed due to all the changes in my life), but here I am, feeling better than everrr. And this post is going to celebrate 2016 and the beginning of 2017 — because for me, the new year has only started now.

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WHY SIMPLE KNITTING PATTERNS ARE WORTH SELLING

To be honest, I didn’t get it myself at first: why on earth would someone sell super simple knitting patterns? Patterns that are so easy that you can make out the stitches used when looking at a picture of the finished piece? Who the hell would want to buy them? And where did you get the brutality to charge money for it? Well, I guess that was my old, little, ignorant me, because I totally get it now. And since I’m planning on selling simple knitting patterns myself, I’m gonna explain it to all of you in need of enlightenment. :’-D

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PLANNING YOUR BUSINESS START-UP + FREE MONTHLY PLANNER PRINTABLE

Okay, so you officially decided to start your own business. Woah! Congratulations on that. It might have been a frightening decision. And in case you’re still in doubt, you might wanna read this post about when to start an online business. Ready to rumble? Here’s the first I thing I did: planning! [Insert dancing banana emoji — DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THAT HAPPY FELLA?] Today I’ll share with you the ways in which you could start planning your business start-up. Oh, and did I mention my planner comes right your way in the form a free printable? Hurray!

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5 REASONS TO PURSUE A CAREER IN HANDMADE DESIGN

In retrospect, selling something I made or designed myself has been on my mind since I was little. I remember waking my parents during the Weekend at six a.m. to make drawings. Yes, lovely, I know. I remember braiding friends bracelets at school a few years later, selling them for marbles. I remember receiving my best high school grades for Visual Arts. And I finally remember going to art school, and enrolling in an Art History bachelors program afterwards. And even though I’m now writing a research masters thesis in Ancient History, I continue longing for making. Why is that? What do I (and others) love about making so much? Here are five reasons why I pursue a career in handmade design! #relatablealarm

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WHEN TO START AN ONLINE BUSINESS

Hello you, reader of my very first ever Chain Twenty blogpost [insert confetti emoji]! I’m happy to have you around, because starting an online business from scratch basically revolves around letting the world (you!) know how awesome your new business is — or is gonna be, in my case. The fact that you already found me, gives me all the heart eyes <3. Now if you haven’t stopped reading after this sentimental welcome, let’s talk business. I know there are many of you out there wanting to start an online business, so here are the signs telling you to take the plunge!

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