Thursday, November 15, 2007

Free Shipping at MadeByMelissa

This just in from MadeByMelissa:

In honor of me surviving another year, I am having a Happy Birthday sale. Simply put HAPPY BIRTHDAY MELISSA in the notes to seller form and I will give you free domestic shipping. Its that easy! Wish me a happy birthday, wait for a revised PayPal invoice and get free shipping on your entire order!

Valid until midnight Sunday 11/18. Wait for revised invoice before paying, I will not refund shipping costs if you pay before the invoice is sent. All items will be shipped USPS parcel post (7 day delivery). Offer valid to US residents only. If you live outside the US and would like to participate in my birthday celebration, please convo me and we can work out a reduced shipping rate.

Visit http://madebymelissa.etsy.com

Happy Shopping!!
~Melissa~

Monday, November 12, 2007

Featured Artist - The Spinning Hand

Who are you?
Kari Kaefer

What is your Etsy Shop Name/link? www.thespinninghand.etsy.com

What tag categories do you specialize in?
Knitting

Do you create for children or adults, women or men?
Mainly women and children…I am considering a men’s line for 2008!


What do you like about Etsy?
You can have a super-professional site for next to no $ put out; you can get loads of free advice from professional, friendly artisans; you can be inspired by others’ creations…what’s NOT to like??

Where do you find inspiration for your products?
Fashion magazines, catalogs, people-watching in Manhattan. While I don’t want to sound too mystical, I truly think the yarn itself will indicate what it is meant to become. A combination of where I am in my own knitting practice and where my interests lie will also affect what I’m producing.

The seasons, obviously, are a source of inspiration. In the summertime I will knit with cottons and microfiber – I made the nautical-inspired “Young Man About Town” in the summertime – and as autumn draws near I will move toward earthier tones and fuzzy yarns. For some reason, I cannot get enough of Rowan Big Wool, year-round. It is so satisfying to work with.




What do you love about your business?
Unlike some of my other pursuits – music and teaching among them – no one ever told me I ought to be a knitter. It is something that comes entirely from me. I sought out my great-aunt and asked her to teach me; I wanted to be just like Julia Roberts, and my goal was to make a super-long, gray scarf to wear when I moved to Manhattan. (I did it, too…from Red Heart acrylic, of course).

What is your favorite product right now?
The cashmere camisole. It’s just so sexy and sweet. And a normal-sized woman can wear it.


What makes you unique at Etsy?
I don’t see a lot of handknit items at my price point…mostly I see them costing hundreds of dollars because they are made from hand-dyed, handspun wool from knitter-owned animals. I’m not afraid to make something that takes a lot of time and wait for the right customer to find it. (That’s why I also have a day job!!)

What other street teams are you a member of?
I’m sticking with etsynj for now, because I don’t want to spread myself too thin. If space permits, someday I might like to join fast (fiber arts street team).

What are some other sites to find out more about you and what you love to create?
Etsy is it…I’m trying to keep it simple.

I perused Kari's shop, and I love this christening blanket:


And this scarf is sure to keep you warm all winter long:


Be sure to visit Kari's shop at http://thespinninghand.etsy.com and check out the rest of the EtsyNJ shops by searching EtsyNJ at Etsy.com or by clicking here.

Happy Shopping!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Featured Artist - Creations By Danielle

Who are you? Danielle of Creations By Danielle

What is your Etsy Shop Name/link? http://www.creationsbydanielle.etsy.com

What tag categories do you specialize in? Jewelry, Baby Items, Recycled Crafts, Crochet Items, Collage Work, Purses & Bags

Do you create for children or adults, women or men? Babies and women mostly

What do you like about Etsy? I enjoy the fact that it’s a forum for people who make stuff to get noticed and also network with each other.

Where do you find inspiration for your products? Friends’ suggestions, Craftster, magazines, current trends, music, nature and just playing around and creating.

What do you love about your business? I’m happy that I can post all my items for sale in one spot and everything is neatly organized and professional looking.

What is your favorite product right now? My recycled-paper bead jewelry for sure!


What makes you unique at Etsy? I have many crafts that I enjoy so I am not just selling one thing and my inventory rotates.

What are some other sites to find out more about you and what you love to create? http://www.myspace.com/creationsbydanielle

Danielle has added some great new things to her shop since she filled out this survey just a few short weeks ago! You definately need to check her shop frequently to see what else she has come up with!

She has Christmas ornaments like this one:


And greeting cards like this one:


To see everything Danielle has to offer click here to visit her shop.

Remember to search EtsyNJ or click here to see what our street team has available!

Happy Shopping!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Monday, November 5, 2007

Lollibomb Featured in the Storque Spotlight!

Congrats to Lollibomb for being featured in Etsy's Storque Spotlight! Read the article here: Etsy Success Stories: Lollibomb

Thursday, November 1, 2007