Thursday, December 31, 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

After Christmas Sales!

Didn't get what you wanted this holiday season? Santa put you on the naughty list? Simply need more handmade goodies in your home? Have no fear! These rockin' EtsyNJ shops are having sales to help you get what you need to start the new year off right.

Happy Hound Creative: Custom Invitations and Stationary
http://www.etsy.com/shop/happyhoundcreative
Free Shipping on all items until January 1, 2010

Dragon's Den: Candles, Soaps, Lip Balms and more
http://www.etsy.com/shop/dragon06?section_id=5961415
Up to 40% off selected items. See sale section

Made By Melissa: Jewelry, Crochet scarves, toys, blankets and more!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/madebymelissa
FREE GIFT with every purchase, 10% off orders over $10 or more, FREE US SHIPPING on orders over $30 or more! Simply put Happy New Year in the notes to seller to receive your free gift and your discounts!

Jewels of Saraswati: Handmade jewelry and japa malas
http://www.etsy.com/shop/JewelsofSaraswati?section_id=6320308
See sale section for marked down items

New Hope Beading: Handcrafted Jewelry
http://www.etsy.com/shop/newhopebeading
FREE US SHIPPING until December 31, 2009

Jaydemia: Elegant & Timeless Handcrafted Costume Jewelry
http://www.etsy.com/shop/jaydemia
20% Off all items until January 5, 2010!

Green Sleeves Designs: Handcrafted Soaps and Knits
http://www.etsy.com/shop/greensleevesdesigns
GRAND OPENING! January 1, 2010!


NOTE: Each sale is hosted by individual shop, all details are shop specific and cannot be used on any other shop. See each shop for details, contact shop owners with any questions or concerns. You must pay each shop individually

Happy Shopping!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Spotlight - Laser Cut Engraving

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Spotlight - Hawk Leather

Monday, December 21, 2009

Member's Choice Gift Guide - Part 4

The EtsyNJ street team is like a big happy family! We support each other, share both happy events and frustrating events and most of all, we like to shop from each other!! From now until Christmas, EtsyNJ members will be sharing their gift guides! A member will share an item from another member's shop and tell us who on their gift list its absolutely perfect for!

Kitty from Heart of Nature says this about an adorable item from BeachChik Designs: "and if I can shop for the whole family, I'd love to have this cute turtle onesie for my baby girl (whenever she decides to join us!)".

Check out Heart of Nature for fine art nature photography and other nature inspired creations.

Caty from katylua is a dilettante found a great gift for her mom - "my mom has really gotten into knitting and felting purses and knitting/craft project bags. I bought her a few of PolkadotCreation's buttons to use as embellishments, and I think this one would make a fantastic stocking stuffer."

Visit katylua is a dilettante for knits, jewelry, buttons, hair blossoms and more!

Meridith of meribella.etsy.com, says this about The Enchanted Cupboard's Wooden fairy Doll Playset: "This is perfect for my little niece. I can just see her playing for hours with her Fairies and Imagination!! I can't wait for her birthday so I can add to her collection!!!!"

Take a peek at meribella.etsy.com for fine sterling silver pendants and jewelry.


Last but certainly not least, Tracy from the Tote Trove made a purchase that she is very excited about. Here's what she has to say: "This golf club cover by Tracey Knits is adorable and perfect for my golf-playing diehard Eagles fan father!"

Don't forget to visit the Tote Trove for totes, acessories, jewelry and more!

Special thanks to all the EtsyNJ members who participated in these blog posts over the last couple of weeks. Merry Christmas to everyone from the EtsyNJ street team!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Spotlight - Green Tea Leaf

Friday, December 18, 2009

Spotlight - D' Luxe Designs - Luxuriously Handcrafted Jewelry

Dear Santa - Part 4

Why should kids only get to write letters to Santa? Here at EtsyNJ, we realize that the elves are backed up, so we'd like to suggest that Santa visit Etsy.com and pick up a few things for the grown-ups!


Barbara of Capital City Crafts would love one of these beautiful photo calendars from blackbird72

Visit Capital City Crafts for unique sterling silver jewelry wich character

Tracy from the Tote Trove has this to say about Third Floor's Pretty as a Picture Necklace: "This necklace is so unique that it took me by suprise as I was surfing Etsy. I have so many things I could wear it with!"

Check out the Tote Trove for totes, accessories, jewelry and more!!

Happy Hound Creative sent a letter to Santa asking for this Soft Aqua Blue Sea Glass Necklace with Leaf from Creations By Robin.

Take a look at Happy Hound Creative for personalized greeting cards, note cards and invitations.

Check back here again later this week for more Dear Santa letters from EtsyNJ members. If your loved one is an EtsyNJ member, keep your eyes peeled!

Do you have an EtsyNJ item on your wishlist this year? If so, send a convo to Made By Melissa and including a link to your most wanted item, you could see it featured here!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Member's Choice GIft Guide Part 3

The EtsyNJ street team is like a big happy family! We support each other, share both happy events and frustrating events and most of all, we like to shop from each other!! From now until Christmas, EtsyNJ members will be sharing their gift guides! A member will share an item from another member's shop and tell us who on their gift list its absolutely perfect for!

Happy Hound Creative would love to buy this Purple Denim Scarf by The Spinning Hand for her sister:

Visit Happy Hound Creative for one of a kind personalized greeting cards and invitations!

The Tote Trove's boyfriend is a huge AC/DC fan and would adore this print by Brief Moments!

It's sold out! I wonder if Tracy did some shopping after sending in her picks!!
Be sure to check out The Tote Trove for Handpainted Totes and Colorful Accessories!


Made By Melissa thinks her sister would love this angie hobo tote by loveamarie!

Visit Made By Melissa for hand crafted jewelry and crochet scarves, blankets and amigurumi plush toys!

Check back later this week for another EtsyNJ Member's Choice Gift Guide!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Member's Choice Gift Guide - Part 2

The EtsyNJ street team is like a big happy family! We support each other, share both happy events and frustrating events and most of all, we like to shop from each other!! From now until Christmas, EtsyNJ members will be sharing their gift guides! A member will share an item from another member's shop and tell us who on their gift list its absolutely perfect for!

Kitty from Heart of Nature says this: I came across these buttons by Buttonanza that would be PERFECT for my Vegan hubby:

Check out Heart of Nature for fine art nature photography and other nature inspired creations.

Tracy from the Tote Trove loves browsing EtsyNJ shops! Here's another pick from her: "My boyfriend would adore these Superhero Magnets from What's Eating Yin, especially because I have so many girly ones up!"

Hop on over to the Tote Trove for totes, acessories, jewelry and more!!

Denise from Designs By Denise says this: I would give this fine art photograph by Briefmoments to my brother, who loves music and would appreciate the beauty in this photograph.

Visit Designs By Denise for handcrafted silver, gold and crystal jewelry.

Check back later next week for another EtsyNJ Member's Choice Gift Guide!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Dear Santa - Part 3

Why should kids only get to write letters to Santa? Here at EtsyNJ, we realize that the elves are backed up, so we'd like to suggest that Santa visit Etsy.com and pick up a few things for the grown-ups!

Kitty from Heart of Nature has been eyeing these Peace cards by SusanItkinBatik

Visit Heart of Nature for fine art nature photography and greeting cards

Tracy from the Tote Trove loves this print from Orange Slice Art, because it's graphic with lots of color.

Check out the Tote Trove for one of a kind hand painted totes and check out her blog for an awesome holiday giveaway!


Denise of Designs by Denise gets a kick out of the Angry Robot's I don't think we're in Kansas anymore button!

Looking for silver, gold and crystal jewelry for all occasions? Then visit Designs by Denise!

Check back here again later this week for more Dear Santa letters from EtsyNJ members. If your loved one is an EtsyNJ member, keep your eyes peeled!

Do you have an EtsyNJ item on your wishlist this year? If so, send a convo to Made By Melissa and including a link to your most wanted item, you could see it featured here!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Spotlight - Lofi Thriller Prod

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Dear Santa (Week 2)

Why should kids only get to write letters to Santa? Here at EtsyNJ, we realize that the elves are backed up, so we'd like to suggest that Santa visit Etsy.com and pick up a few things for the grown-ups!

Denise from Designs by Denise loves this Orange Dead Sea Salt Scrub by JenSan Candles.

Visit Designs by Denise for Silver, Gold and Crystal jewelry.

Tracy of the The Tote Trove would love to get a bangle bracelet from Kaylua's shop. Here's what she has to say about them: "I adore bangles, decoupage, and origami!"

Visit the Tote Trove for hand painted totes, accessories, jewelry, and more!


Kitty from Heart of Nature would LOVE this zen necklace from Lori Citsay:

Visit Heart of Nature for fine art nature photography and greeting cards.

Check back here again next week for more Dear Santa letters from EtsyNJ members. If your loved one is an EtsyNJ member, keep your eyes peeled!

Do you have an EtsyNJ item on your wishlist this year? If so, send a convo to Made By Melissa and including a link to your most wanted item, you could see it featured here!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Spotlight - Popalicious

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Member's Choice Gift Guide (Week 1)

The EtsyNJ street team is like a big happy family! We support each other, share both happy events and frustrating events and most of all, we like to shop from each other!! Every Tuesday from now until Christmas, EtsyNJ members will be sharing their gift guides! A member will share an item from another member's shop and tell us who on their gift list its absolutely perfect for!

Caty of katylua is a dilettante loves this button from angryrobot and thinks its a great gift for her friend (and for herself too, hint, hint):

Be sure to check out katylua is a dilettante for knit scarves, flower hair accessories, silly buttons, jewelry and more!


Lori from Lori Citsay Jewelry has this to say about Happiknit's Incognito Chunky knit cowl: "I think the Incognito Chunky Knit Cowl in Orange would "WOW" my 21 year old daughter, Ali. It's versatile and the color is positively "juicy"."

Be sure to check out Lori Citsay Jewelry for gorgeous handmade sterling silver jewelry.

Happy Hound Creative's very own Kirby has a sweet little girl who would look even sweeter in this Crocheted Pale Pink Alpaca Hat from Susan's Treasures.

Be sure to visit Happy Hound Creative for handmade invitations, notecards and other stationary goodness.

Check back at this time next week for another EtsyNJ Member's Choice Gift Guide!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Featured Artist - Lori Citsay

Who are you?
My name is Lori Citsay. I am a wife, a mother and a retired school teacher --
turned jewelry artist. I was fortunate to be able to retire early and set about
expressing myself through different creative outlets, including building
furniture. When my inventory threatened to overrun the house, my family
suggested I scale things down. I tried jewelry making and soon I was beading
with a vengence! It was a natural progression for me to move on to sawing,
forging and soldering -- I am tool obsessed :)

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

What tag categories do you specialize in?
I make sterling silver jewelry, much of it from recycled/reclaimed silver. Some of my most popular pieces are my personalized items. I also started a line that I call “Beach Beans” in which I incorporate stones that I’ve collected from the beaches along the Jersey shore.


Do you create for children or adults, women or men?
Many of my pieces were originally created as gifts for specific people in my life.
My daughters, ages 27 and 21, are the most frequent recipients of my pieces so
the bulk of my jewelry is created for young women. There are a few items for
children and men that actually began as custom order requests, which I have
kept as permanent items in my shop.

I recently added some small sterling silver post earrings that are equally appropriate for women and girls. I guess the ones with the skull-and-crossbones could also appeal to boys and men :)



What do you like about Etsy?
I like the name recognition Etsy has and I like that it’s an international site. There’s certainly no shortage of people browsing the site at any given hour of the day!

Where do you find inspiration for your products?
Just about anywhere...the other day I was running errands and I found inspiration at Staples and Dick’s Sporting Goods!



What do you love about your business?
I love that I get to create stuff using tools and fire!

What is your favorite product right now?
Whatever new product I’m working on is always my favorite. Right now it’s the
charm holder necklaces I’m making that were inspired by my recent excursion to Saples and Dick’s.



What makes you unique at Etsy?
I have completed a 25-year career doing something that I was trained to do (teaching) and begun something new that I am learning how to do as I go along. At this stage of my life, I am making things that I love and I’m loving every minute of creating them. I don’t know if that makes me unique but it sure makes me look forward to getting up each morning.

What are some other sites to find out more about you and what you love to create?
I don’t have a blog and don’t ever intend to have one. I don’t have a Facebook fan page but I’m thinking about starting one. I do, however, have another shop at
1000 Markets. http://www.1000markets.com/users/loricitsayjewelry


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Spotlight - Baublettes by Beth

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Dear Santa (Week 1)

Why should kids only get to write letters to Santa? Here at EtsyNJ, we realize that the elves are backed up, so we'd like to suggest that Santa visit Etsy.com and pick up a few things for the grown-ups!

Tracy from The Tote Trove found the perfect scarf for herself in Seahorse Design's Shop - "This scarf is just my style: different and girly!"


Check out The Tote Trove for one of a kind hand painted bags!


Katylua's letter to Santa includes this little wish: "I love everything in CatRocks shop, a gift certificate would be a great way to go"


Need some handknit goodies this season? Check out Katylua's shop!

Made By Melissa's letter to Santa includes this custom necklace from LoriCitsay's shop. Melissa describes the necklace as "a simple, elegant and truly one of a kind necklace that I would wear every day."


Visit Made By Melissa's for beaded jewelry and crochet blankets, scarves and amigurimi.

Check back here again next week for more Dear Santa letters from EtsyNJ members. If your loved one is an EtsyNJ member, keep your eyes peeled!

Do you have an EtsyNJ item on your wishlist this year? If so, send a convo to Made By Melissa and including a link to your most wanted item, you could see it featured here!