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Latest featured artist!

I If you need buttons that a slightly different, look no further!


I'm a New Zealand trained ceramicist with my specialty being
sculpture, glazes and glaze techniques. I am now working from my small
studio in Kent, England. Each button is hand crafted by me and many of
the glazes are my own. Because these buttons have been glazed front
and back and fired to a high temperature, they are non porous, durable
and will never lose the brilliance of the colours.

I work full time as the PA to a high ranking Director at a County
Council, so spend week days wearing suits and heels.  I find it
impossible to not wear a handmade brooch, a woven or silk scarf or a
hat, always purchased from Etsy, so handmade is with me every day.  My
process for button making is long, so every night and every week end
is spent making, fettling, bisquing, glazing, firing buttons, buttons,
buttons.  I love my work,  I love the feel and smell of clay and my
greatest love of all is playing with glaze.

My aim is to en…

Thinking of christmas shopping? Here are some ideas..

I love to create things. Drawing, painting, and sewing are my relaxing outlets.

In my shop, I have handmade cards and accessories. I like having one of a kind or unique things, and therefore make one of a kind, and unique things. My sewn creations are sewn with a vintage sewing machine that was passed down to me.

I love to make purses from sweaters that are no longer needed or wanted. Upcycling gives them a whole new life! They're not always easy to work with. The sweater material stretches and pulls in unimaginable ways. I take extreme care, (and use a lot of pins) when making these bags.

My newer style of totes are super fun to make. I love the flexibility I'm allowed while designing the bags. The prices for these bags differ according to hardware used, hand stitched embellishments, and type of closure. A somewhat newer addition to my shop are leg warmers. These are fun ways to keep your legs warm...yes, they REALLY work! Now you can wear your favorite skirts an…

Dell Cove Spice Co

We're David and Patricia (I'm Patricia), and we are the folks behind Dell Cove Spice Co. We're based in the Midwest. We started the company about a year ago, when my employer closed down myoffice (because of the recession) and moved my job to Los Angeles. When David couldn't find work in L.A., we started up the spice company as a way to pursue our love of cooking and food, and to still do something together -- even though we were living 42 hours apart.

Now, we're reunited -- and still going strong! We work out of a commercial kitchen, where we rent out space, and have fun coming up with gourmet snacks and gift ideas for people on a budget.









Twitter: @dellcovespices Facebook: www.facebook.com/dellcovespices Etsy (where our main shop is): http://dellcovespices.etsy.com Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/dellcovespices/

Getting ready for the Holidays - more fabs shops!

My name is Helen and I am a mummy of 1, soon to be 2. I gave up work as a product developer of clothing to have my children and have a full schedule of entertainment for Baby K. We have a great time.

I love being a full time mum but I miss the buzz of the office, working under pressure and being responsible for mass production in the Far East. It was a creative job working with designers and factories and the Etsy shop is a way of keeping this part of my life going. I love making things, always have and a previous job was developing bags and accessories so this was a natural development of an interest for me. My training was in footwear design and technology so in terms of fashion I have done the rounds.

I like to design and work through problems, pattern cutting, fabric manipulation and have developed these skills further through my Etsy shop as well as come up with a ton more. Photography, selling myself, promotion, its been fun.

So Olganna is all about bags (and a smal…

GollyPopBoutique

My name is Tina and I am The Golly Pop Boutique. Aside from my beautiful family, I have several passions...music, crafting, and vintage / retro items. As long as I can remember I have been crafting various things. During high school, I worked in a local craft store and discovered a whole new world of crafty goodness. After college, I worked in the music business for 10 years. Now, years later I’ve been able to marry those passions by creating one-of-a-kind recycled record bowls. As an avid music collector, I often come across choice records that are no longer playable. By upcycling them into something new, the music has a chance to live on forever. Plus, the bowls are cool, functional, and make great gifts! And, since I hate to throw anything away, I’m thrilled to announce that I have just created my first run of upcycled record album sleeve journals! Just in case you’re wondering, my personal record collection currently consists of over 400 albums and keeps growing (yes…

Lilesadi

Who we are:
We are twin sisters, Sarah and Dinah share the same passion for design. Dinah designs and Sarah organizes. Because we are twins, it is not a big deal if we have a discussion. After 5 minutes we are already having a coffee together and chit chatting about this and that;)
The name Lilesadi arose during a dinner in Berlin and stands for our names, Dinah Lisa and Sarah Lena.

Dinah studied Textile Design in Florence in Italy and worked in several studios, among these Studio Nina Levett in Vienna.

Sarah worked for four years in an international internet business and she has learned a lot there. But she had more and more the feeling that she wanted to indulge herself more in art and design. Not work for others, but do something unique on her own.

Dinah and Sarah as a designer with her organizational skills and marketing background and a strong affinity for design create a truly great team. As Dinah has a artist crisis Sarah pulls her up and when Sarah once again has too …

Featured Artisans for October-Part 2

My name is Missy Perez I have two crazy kiddos under the age of four who are just the light of my life. I am married to the most wonderfully supportive man, to my perfect missing puzzle piece. Sometimes I feel like he's the only one in the world who can deal with my version of crazy.
I studied a myriad of different subjects (english, art, illustration, chemistry, biology, business, culinary arts...) over 5 years of college culminating in a degree of nothingness and a mountain of debt. So a few months ago I saw my college career happily ending with my husbands graduation Yay! and realized I needed a new outlet. (I'm the type of person who ALWAYS takes on more than I can handle. I think it's the only way I can thrive. Crazy right?!) So I started doing jewelery because my good friend and neighbor was doing jewelery. She inspired me so much and gave me so much encouragement that I just kept at it and now here I am!
I am continually inspired my children, my own c…

More Featured Artists

McCloud Designs
Gathering ideas from nature, from music, from my surroundings and from my memories is what my designs are all about.  I love warm and cozy, but will sneak in a few cutesy, bright and sometimes geeky designs here and there.  One thing that distinguishes McCloud Designs is that I encourage my customers to use my designs as a natural reminder for their goals and aspirations.  For each item in my shop, I offer a few ideas for goals based on the color of the design or the property of the gemstones used.  I love creating custom reminders as well.   
                I am from Omaha, Nebraska and currently live just across the Missouri River in Council Bluffs.  My best friend, Javier, is also the man I happened to marry (lucky me!).  We met in College while both studying music.  I studied voice and Javier is a classical guitarist.  Music is a root that has grown deep in the seed of our lives and I think it often comes through in my work.  I sing to my designs to bring them to li…

October Feature

Got Milk Glass and More

http://www.etsy.com/shop/GotMilkGlassAndMore
http://gotmilkglassandmore.blogspot.com/
http://twitter.com/#!/GotMilkGlassAnd

We’ve always loved searching for that perfect piece of pottery or milk glass and our house is filled with the treasures we’ve found over the years. Any time we're traveling, the car seems to find an antique shop.

We’re hoping that the fruits of our years of searching can brighten your house as it has ours. We have a variety of interests and that’s what shows up in our shop. We’re still addicted to the search, so items will be added as we find them. 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Lipmeister


I have always loved vintage from when I was really young and have continued it though the years. I started hitting thrift stores when I wasn't working and figured if I had to shop, I would feel less guilty going the thrift route. I am in the entertainment business in Hollywood and I love what i do. I had some time at the beginning of the …

Featured Artisans for October

My name is Marie Young and I am a jewelry artist from Dover, TN.  Most of my work includes handsculpted and hand hammered pieces from recycled metals; copper, aluminum, brass, and sterling silver.  I have been working on my craft for 4 years now as a self taught metalsmith and strive to make all of my pieces feel organic and fluid. I also have begun to include some recycled plastics and found objects in my pieces which I think add a fun element to the hammered metals.  I have been featured in some shops around Nashville and currently am the featured local artist at the Customs House Museum's gift shop, Seasons, in Clarksville,TN. 
Please check out my shop. www.marieyoungdesigns.etsy.com
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Kouture Crochet My name is Karia and I am the co-owner of Kouture Crochet.  I have Dandy Walker Hydrocephalus, a congenital brain malformation. Even though this prevents me from driving or having a regular 9-5 job, I started this sho…

Just for men!!

I started my Etsy Career because ....I just cannot throw anything away! And so I recycle and having a shop on Etsy to sell my creations seemed like the perfect fit! My husband and I have been scout leaders since we got married (almost 12 years now) and so our joint hobby is camping and hanging out in the woods learning together with the kids here of the fauna and flora of Florida - but when I am home I craft. always. One day my mother-in-law gave me an old jewerly box. She said she would never do anything with the items in it. I opened that box and memories of yester-year flooded back and I did some on-line research and found out that because of sites like Etsy, with sellers promoting their vintage items and shows like Mad Men bringing the Style back in to the public's eye, it just felt right!
My father is retired Navy and I can remember so vividly when he was not at sea, he was home with us and watching TV. I was forever exposed to the world of the Rat Pack, Carol Bu…

A wonderful Artist i have come across...

Laurie Shanholtzer

I have been painting mainly with pastel for my career of 40 + years. I have taught pastel painting at the HuntingtonMuseum of Art, HuntingtonWV, Given numerous classes for teachers and students in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. I have given many workshops, as for example, a workshop in connection with the Armand Hamer Collection. I have mostly done commissioned pastel paintings. Lately I have been donating more of my time to landscapes, still life and figurative works.  I am a member of American Society of Portrait Artists, The New York Society of Portrait Artists.
& Tri State Arts Association
my main website shows a sampling of some of my portraits as examples and reproductions that are available:http://www.laurieportraits.net/
http://www.etsy.com/people/laurieshanholt

Little Shop of ellesee

I am currently a stay-at-home mom to a beautiful baby boy. In my spare time, when I'm not reading my son Dr. Seuss books, I enjoy curling up on the sofa and watching a good movie while eating my latest discovery -- vanilla bean ice cream! I have always loved to draw and paint, but, during my final year of university, I discovered photography, and instantly fell in love. I love all things simple, though my office would not agree, and reflect that in my art and my lifestyle.
My links are:
Etsy. http://littleshopofellesee.etsy.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/littleshopofellesee
Blog: http://littleshopofellesee.blogspot.com