Etsy Shop Spotlight – Saniki Creations

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Please welcome another fellow Artisan Group {and a fellow CANADIAN!!  Yay!} to taradara! Penny has some real intricate creations and some great advice as well!!! What do you make/sell?  I specialize in Chainmaille Jewelry (bracelets, earrings, necklaces/pendants, rings), chainmaille charms for accessories (cellphone/bag/zipper pulls), and chainmaille home decor (suncatchers/ wine charms/ornaments)  I do have a few one of a kind beaded jewelry items, but am phasing them out by mid year to concentrate on chainmailling. When did you start doing your craft?   Mid 2008 would be the beginning of my adventure. My daughters love jewelry, but being young (ages 8yrs, 5yrs, and a newborn) … [Read more...]

Etsy Shop Spotlight – So ME by Mollee V

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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

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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 – Saressa Designs

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What do you make/sell on Etsy? I design wire wrapped gemstone jewelry using Sterling Silver, 14K Gold Filled, 14K Rose Gold Filled and Brass. Though I mainly focus on precious/semiprecious gemstones, I also incorporate some Swarovski Crystal and glass from time to time as well as a few unique or vintage pieces. Most of my designs are simple, clean and versatile making them great for everyday wear. I love what I do and I adore each and every customer that passes through my shop. When did you start doing your craft? I have been a DIY-er my entire life, and that included making my own jewelry or modifying jewelry that I received growing up. I started wire wrapping specifically … [Read more...]

Etsy Shop Spotlight – Sari Blue

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{discount code below} Sari Blue is one my fellow Golden Globe Gift Bag Contributors!!! What do you make/sell on Etsy? I am the designer and founder of SariBlue. The SariBlue Collection is made of gorgeous handcrafted Turkish glass beads. These beads come directly from artisans who have learned the craft of these historic beads through generations. The SariBlue team travels to Turkey to work directly with craftsmen for their collection. The beads are then tied together in a unique and modern way for our original designs. The collection is fun, colorful, very unique, adding a great conversation piece to any wardrobe; the pieces also add an ancient element of protection to your life by … [Read more...]

Etsy Shop Spotlight – Charmed Design

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What do you make/sell on Etsy? I create wrap bracelets using silk ribbon, satin cord, and leather. All of my designs use charms and stones that have symbolic meanings.  When did you start doing your craft? A little over two years ago, I unexpectedly became quite ill and in fact, came very close to dying.  Though the illness caused me to lose my job, home, and life, as I knew it, surviving such a near death experience has made me feel blessed and believe that I am indeed – CHARMED. Hence my name, charmed design. While ill, I began to make bracelets as a sort of ‘therapy,’ a way to stay positive and be constructive. After a while, I had a pile of pretty bracelets and decided … [Read more...]

Etsy Shop Spotlight – Oakhill Designs

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 Etsy Shop Spotlight Oakhill Designs    When did you start doing your craft? I actually started with mommy bracelets about 4 years ago and then switched to stamping about 2 years ago with my mom's urging to make her a necklace! she has been the recipient of many designs! Who inspired you? I didn't really have any inspiration...just the subtle pushes from my mom, who is incredibly crafty herself. Where do you create?  What surroundings get your creative juices flowing? I have a great north facing, celery green room in my home where I create! It used to be my daughter's bedroom and when she moved downstairs, I snagged it! :) The super large window allows me to still see what is … [Read more...]

Etsy Shop Spotlight – Camilee Designs

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Camilee Designs   Cami has some phenomenal jewelry in her Etsy store!!!  When did you start doing your craft? I started making jewelry in 2000.  I was living in downtown Portland, OR working as a telecommunications analyst for a big bank.  At the time I felt overwhelmed by job and I was looking for creative outlets.  I’ve always been crafty, but something felt different to me about making jewelry.  I wanted to know all about it and be great at it all at once. Who inspired you? As a gift, my husband, then boyfriend, bought me a Swarovski crystal necklace and earring set from Nordstrom.  One day while shopping I spotted the necklace and peeked at the price tag and was shocked … [Read more...]