Etsy Shop Spotlight – The Crimson Poppy

I'm so proud to introduce to you a fellow Artisan Group member and gifter to the stars, Jenny from The Crimson Poppy!  Her handcrafted paper flowers are so colorful and vibrant that they look so believably REAL!!!!  I hope you enjoy her story and advice.  Be sure to READ her advice because she has a GREAT nugget there about pricing! What do you make/sell? Exquisite hand-crafted paper flowers Who/what inspires you?  The people that order from me are my inspiration: I get to hear their love stories and special memories. It's that connection with my customers, and knowing that I am helping to make some event in their lives special, that is inspiring. Where do you create? Almost … [Read more...]

Etsy Shop Spotlight – Ideology

What do you make/sell on Etsy?  I sell handmade jewelry, including necklaces, earrings, and bracelets, using charms, gemstones, Czech glass beads, and other elements, in addition to a variety of metals featured in my designs.   When did you start doing your craft?  I first created jewelry when I was a child, but I started creating the style of jewelry featured in my shop in August of 2011 (although my shop actually first opened in October 2010, I didn't focus on it - with this style of jewelry - until this past summer).   Who/what inspires you?  My family and loved ones inspire me, and some of the motifs found in my jewelry are symbols of their favorite things. My love of … [Read more...]

Etsy Shop Spotlight – Current Works of Glass

 Please welcome Jennifer from Current Works of Glass!  She's from Canada, eh!!! And she makes beautiful glass jewelry! When did you start doing your craft? I started in the early nineties when my children were babies. It was a challenge as broken glass isn't a good mix with small children!  Who inspired you? My parents inspired me to follow my passion and to look deeply, not superficially in life. The Canadian author, Margaret Lawrence, inspired me to create my interpretation of my world through art. Where do you create?  What surroundings get your creative juices flowing? I am lucky enough to live on a small river that runs close to Ottawa, Canada's capital city. I am surrounded by … [Read more...]

Etsy Shop Spotlight – So ME by Mollee V

I'm so delighted to share another fellow Artisan Group member, Mollee. She does not have an Etsy shop {you'll read why below}, but she has some AMAZING advice and wonderful answers!!! What do you make/sell? I create handmade accessories-ranging from bracelets, necklaces, to even hair accessories! I recently this past year began my own t-shirt line too. I create designs on Illustrator and have a local screen printing company, screen my designs onto merchandise. It's been a big hit! I began selling my products on Etsy, but then switched to BigCartel. My accessories are handmade but my t-shirt line can't be sold on Etsy, b/c they weren't a specific "handmade" product. When did you … [Read more...]

Etsy Shop Spotlight – Hearts of Stone

Pin It I'm proud to share Heart of Stone with you today.  They are a part of The Artisan Group with me and just gifted in the Oscar Swag Bags this past weekend!!! What do you sell on Etsy? I make and sell handmade gemstone jewelry that features heart carved semi-precious and natural stones. The line includes earrings, necklaces, coordinating necklace sets and solo heart chokers.   When did you start selling your craft? I started creating and selling full-time in November 2009, but began the process of learning how to make jewelry about 10 years ago. It was a hobby that grew! And I wanted to do something other than sewing all of the time (professional seamstress). Who/What … [Read more...]

Etsy Shop Spotlight – A Precious Memory

  What do you make/sell on Etsy? The main item I make is miniature shoes made from paper. They can be used as decorations, gift boxes, party favors, etc. I also make a few other paper goods but I am totally addicted to making my little shoes!   When did you start doing your craft? I started making my little shoes around June 2010. My oldest son had just passed away from cancer and I really needed something to keep my hands and mind busy. I have always loved shoes to the extreme and when a friend suggested I should try making them, I was hooked. I love trying to make something completely different from what someone else has. Who/What inspires you? My main inspiration is my son … [Read more...]

Etsy Shop Spotlight – Genevieve And Lucy

So, we have another fellow Artisan Group member who has an online shop other than Etsy. Lisa sells on Artfire, another online handmade industry website.  She has beautiful products, check em out.... What do you make/sell on Artfire? I design and sell personalized invitations and stationery.   When did you start doing your craft? I opened my shop in March of last year. But, I’ve been a Graphic Designer for over 15 years. Designing invitations and stationery are my favorite things to design. Who/what inspires you? Weddings, Babies, indie craft, beautiful packaging & vintage anything Where do you create? I have a little nook in my bedroom where I have my computer set up. I will … [Read more...]