Here we are again with Throwback Thursday and we are going back to the late 1970’s to early 1980’s to discuss polymer clay Raggedy Ann.
When I first started making ornaments, I was in my early 20’s and very naive about copyright issues. To be honest, I knew nothing about it until I decided to make some polymer clay Raggedy Ann and Andy ornaments and figurines to sell at a show.
I had my booth set up and things were going well when a leather crafter took me aside to talk to me about the polymer clay Raggedy Ann.
He kindly explained to me about copyrights and how he had been putting Harley-Davidson on some of his leather belts and wallets. Harley-Davidson ordered him to stop or they would sue him. Of course he stopped. I still have some of the Raggedy Anns but I never sold another and did not copy anything. I gave some as gifts to family members.
This was almost 40 years ago. No internet back then but the big companies hired people to scope out the shows and festivals. You are all creative people. Don’t copy other people’s work without their permission. Don’t think that changing one little thing makes it yours. It doesn’t.
Now that I have told you my polymer clay Raggedy Ann story, here are some pics.
I also want to remind you about Ornament Academy and the great deal we have for joining this month. Also, I always give permission to make and sell any ornament designs I have taught you. I won’t come after you with a cease and desist.
Keep on claying!
Till next next