Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Every once in awhile you stumble upon a great opportunity to partner with someone that leads to the unexpected. About a year ago via the internet I met Dotty from Totally Tutorials. She has a wonderful blog site that features tutorials made by many talented, creative artists.
I discovered that she was looking for supply sellers to offer supplies in exchange for a tutorial. I jumped at the opportunity. One of the exchanges Evie's Tool Emporium participated in was with alteredbeauty. The supply that we gave in exchange was a wooden dapping block with punches. Ashley created a copper domed pendant tutorial that is not only a quick easy read, but also shows how a new tool can change the creative process!
If you are a supply seller or an artist please feel free to contact Dotty. She is wonderful to work with and I know your experience will be as positive as mine! A huge thank you to Ashley for her tutorial!
Monday, August 2, 2010
As supply sellers on Etsy each of our shops have stories of wonderful customers. We would like to take the time to recognize a few of them today!
These creative artists are wonderful customers of ESST member buttonalia. She is a New Zealand trained ceramicist with her specialty being sculpture, glazes and glaze techniques. She is now working from her small studio in Kent, England. Each button is hand crafted by her and many of the glazes are her 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.
The first customer of buttonalia's that we would like to recognize is Trizy62. She purchased two adorable spring buds in white decorated by ceramic buttons from buttonalia and created this fabulous necklace!
The second customer of buttonalia's that we would like to recognize is OnceUponaTimeBook. She adorned a talete book with a precious cream and blue/purple ceramic button from buttonalia.
The third customer of buttonalia's that we would like to recognize is ferrytailgifts. She created a teal ceramic button and vintage optical lens necklace with a beautifully pattered ceramic button from buttonalia.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
How did you come up with that name? The name is a scriptural reference to two sisters, one who knew how to sit and learn and love, while the other was "busy and anxious" - obviously, she was Martha! Since I long to be more like Mary, I need to run the shop with efficiency and attentiveness, but never at the cost of my priorities.
What sort of crafting supplies do you sell? Since the line of crafting supplies is still evolving and growing, inventory shifts. When I started the shop, I was making crepe paper party favor nut cups. As I began doing more paper crafts, I longed to create supplies that looked vintage, so began to experiment with any number of items, from ribbons to crepe paper ruffles to millinery flowers. Anything that could be incorporated into a craft became a science project! Since then, I have begun to add commercially available items such as Dupioni Silks, lace trims, and millinery flowers and leaves. On occasion I also come across vintage items that fit into the sensibility of the shop.
Favorite website(s) aside from Etsy? As a homeschooling Mom, I really don't have a huge amount of time to devote to exploring other sites. For now, my family is the top priority, and my business eats up most of the remaining time, either creating for the shop, listing, or doing research.
Do you craft yourself? If so, what do you like to make? Oh, I love to do so many things! From jewelry to sewing, knitting, crocheting, millinery, making cards, doing wedding flowers..... so many interests, but not enough time!
Please tell us one thing that nobody would know about you. I'm Canadian.
What is your favorite thing to make for dinner?I won't go with the stock answer ("reservations" - who has time to go eat out?!).... for now, it has to be something quick and cool, as the summers in Sunny Southern California with no central air quench the desire to turn on the stove!
What goals do you have for your shop over the next year?First, to become much more organized. I want a place where I can keep my inventory ready to go in an instant (unless it's a custom order, of course) .Second, to develop and add new items that appeal to the ever-growing, ever-changing needs of the seriously discriminating crafter.Third, to increase my sales without any negative impact upon my family. Perhaps that could have been #1, but if #1 and #2 are not in place, #3 just won't happen!
If you sell on other venues, where else can we find your items?Nowhere currently..... I love Etsy so much, I can't think of anywhere else I'd rather be!http://www.marynotmartha.etsy.com/
Friday, July 9, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
How did you come up with that name? My Etsy shop is named in honor of my wonderful husband. "Circle In The Sand" is a very favorite song of ours and Duckie (the avatar) was the very first gift that hubby ever gave me - and it is my nickname on Etsy. If you have ever purchased anything from me, you received it thanks to hubby, cos he does all my Post Office runs for me.
What sort of crafting supplies do you sell? When I first began selling online, I was just trying to destash from my own personal collection of craft supplies, so I have sold Buttons, sewing patterns, appliques, Buttons, needlpoint kits, Craft books, did I mention Buttons? I have an obsession with buttons - I love collecting them and I love selling them!! Favorite website(s) aside from Etsy? I can't really say I have a favorite. I don't have a lot of extra time to spend online, so mostly the sites that I look at are just other craft sites. I do get a kick out of some of the stuff on YouTube.
Do you craft yourself? If so, what do you like to make? I have been doing some kind of craft as far back as I can remember. I started out when I was very young just doing simple needlepoint kits; my mom and Home Ec class taught me to sew; a Great Aunt taught me plastic canvas and a friend taught me how to paint, both on wooden shapes and on clothing. I keep coming back to plastic canvas as my favorite craft, tho I have a ton of needlepoint kits that I want to work my way thru.
Please tell us one thing that nobody would know about you. Hubby and I, together, have 5 children, 2 daughters-in-law, 2 sons-in-law, 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren with one on the way (at the last head count), and one very spoiled Rottweiler named Suggie.
What is your favorite thing to make for dinner? Leftovers!! No, I'm serious......we have a very weird schedule, we get up around 3:30 a.m. so hubby can get to work, so we are kinda tired after working all day. I try to make cook a big casserole or a crockpot full of something on the weekends, then we eat on that for several days. We also love to go to Cracker Barrel - we can both eat there and just stuff ourselves royally for $20.00 - not a bad deal!! Some of our favorite foods to cook at home are Steak, Spaghetti, Chicken Pot Pie, Taco Bake and Chili in the cooler months.
What goals do you have for your shop over the next year? I hope to be able to spend more time in my shop. I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer on April 13, 2010, so medical issues have taken up a lot of my recent time. (Ladies - are you up to date with your mammograms?) I do have lots of completed needlepoint projects that I'd like to get listed, and of course, I still have Buttons and 'destashing' to sell. I also got a new camera back at the first of the year that I want to become proficient with, so that my pictures will be awesome! And, there is always the elusive "business license" issue that I can't seem to take care of :)
If you sell on other venues, where else can we find your items? I actually started out on Ebay, long before I found Etsy. I do still sell a few items there, so occasionally you can purchase a needlepoint kit or appliques or buttons there. http://myworld.ebay.com/je122303
Or email me at email@example.com
Thank you for taking the time to read about me and I'm looking forward to you visiting my Etsy Shop!!
An extra special note ~ Duckie is a Great Support Manager for TeamESST!!
She keeps our team threads up-dated and fresh. Thanks Ducky:)
Friday, June 18, 2010
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Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
How did you come up with that name? I have 'treasures' that all beader's need to complete their creations, from start to finish. I picture a treasure chest opening in front of young and hopeful eyes and once the lid is pryed open there it is, full of treasures from a shipwrecked pirates ship. I imagine me just digging in, like in the movies! HAHA!
What sort of crafting supplies do you sell?
Sterling silver, copper,Gold filled, argentium findings,beads and more. I like things that are different if I can find them. I figure that all beader's have their own style and flare. I like to try to express that in some of my special findings as well as the necessary needs.
Do you craft yourself? If so, what do you like to make? I am a fellow beader myself. I like to make all kinds of jewelry that fits the mood of the moment. I also make very unique windchimes that are an actual art piece that does capture the wind as well, known as 'Recycled Wind'. They are 3D pieces that are hard to view with a flat picture as they can be turned to view all sides of this art piece. I've also painted and worked with metal years ago but no longer in the heat of the metal.
Please tell us one thing that nobody would know about you.
Gosh.. I'm an opened book to most that know me, or so I think I am. I did a painting for Walt Disney World in my college days. Not many know that
What is your favorite thing to make for dinner? Something spicy mostly. Cajun perhaps or something with lots of garlic and flavor.
What goals do you have for your shop over the next year? To be bigger and have 5 times the selection.
If you sell on other venues, where else can we find your items? I'm only an etsy girl. I attend shows for my jewelry and findings but online, etsy only.
Monday, May 31, 2010
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Monday, May 24, 2010
Threadsinthebed. Her unique and large destash novelty yarns are being listed as often as possible so check them out when you can. Please be sure to check out her large selection of yarn.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
gemaliciousbeads. At Gemalicious Beads you will find the most delicious, mouthwatering stones you could ask for at prices that are easy to swallow! Please be sure to check out their fancy selection of briolettes.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
The Etsy Supply Street Team is happy to promote beadtopiavintage. Beadtopiavintage has offered unique vintage beads and findings since 1986! If you want patina, uniqueness, one-of-a-kind, repurposing, glam, rock, fabulousness, this is the shop to browse in. Please be sure to check out her fabulous selection of vintage and new rhinestones.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The Etsy Supply Street Team is happy to promote KIMONOS. She loves mixing unusual materials and accessories to create soothing, inviting spaces. That's why she is offering feathers in her little shop on Etsy. They are so wonderful and natural. Let your imagination run wild. Please be sure to check out her lovely selection of dyed coque feathers.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Craftbusplus. Paper Crafter's Paradise offers great prices on the supplies you need! She specializes in selling mostly new and sometime like-new paper crafting supplies. From rubber stamps to dies to beautiful papers, you're sure to find something to add to your stash. Please be sure to check out her lovely selection of embellishments.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
The Etsy Supply Street Team is happy to promote PatternsandSuch. This Etsy shop has patterns for plastic canvas, knitting, crochet, sewing, crafts and more! Along with fabric and supplies for many of your crafting needs! Please be sure to check out her lovely selection of fabric.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
The Etsy Supply Street Team is happy to promote SuppliesbyAyca. Here is a hand-crochet flower shop which you can find a large collection of different frosty & shimmery looking flowers with rich color pallet options. Please be sure to check out her wide selection of wild flowers.
Monday, May 10, 2010
The Etsy Supply Street Team is happy to promote ArtfulMosaicSupplies. Artful Mosaic Supplies offers mosaic products created for the mosaic artist by an artist. Check out her shop for great MDF bases, grout, china tiles, ceramic tiles and more!
Please be sure to check out her wide selection of mosaic tiles and tessarae.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
The Etsy Supply Street Team is happy to promote leslietsy. Welcome to Findings, where in addition to fabulous findings, they have working watch faces, stunning stones, beautiful beads, and remarkable recyclables.
Please be sure to check out their wide selection of sterling and stones.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
The Etsy Supply Street Team is happy to promote beadbrats. East of OZ is happy to offer you an unusually fine selection of unusual vintage beads. They have been in business since 1989 and their Etsy shop continues to grow! They can assure you that all of their items will be correctly labeled and if it's vintage, it's genuinely vintage. They are always available to answer your questions and welcome your convos. Please be sure to check out their wide selection of vintage flower beads.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
The Etsy Supply Street Team is happy to promote doodlesmosaictiles. She features unique mosaics, hand painted mosaic tiles, embellishments and hand cut tiles for all of your mosaic creations and craft projects. Please be sure to check out her wide selection of hand painted tiles and gems.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
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Friday, April 30, 2010
The Etsy Supply Street Team is happy to promote buttonjars. She has always loved button jars and the odd collection of intriguing buttons that spill out of them. Please be sure to check out her wide selection of focal buttons.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
The Etsy Supply Street Team is happy to promote PreciousSupplies. Here you will find precious metal jewelry supplies, semi-precious beads for all your jewelry creations and beading needs. Please be sure to check out their wide selection of precious metal charms.
Monday, April 26, 2010
The Etsy Supply Street Team is happy to promote moutainshadowdesign. Mountain Shadow Design specializes in Czech Glass Beads, Vintage, Lucite and a large variety of Brass Stampings and Bead Caps. Please be sure to check out their wide selection of brass beads, charms and caps.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
The Etsy Supply Street Team is happy to promote suhafuha. Suhafuha shares her passion for unique one of a kind laces & trims. Her hand dyed appliques & laces would add a touch of class to any project. The color combination & the right amount of embellishments make her appliques stand out. She is totally inspired by the Victorian era & try to incorporate those colors & feel into the projects. Black is her favorite color and she also offers balck dyed venise. They are suitable for special projects. Feel free to browse her solid dyed venise selection!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
The Etsy Supply Street Team is happy to promote CarDonCreativeDesign. CarDonCreativeDesign is a mother, daughter business that started in April, 2005. They found Etsy in April of 2007 and now spend their time searching high and low for fabulous items for you to use in your awesome creations. Please be sure to check out their wide selection of gems, corals, pearls and shells.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The Etsy Supply Street Team is happy to promote evarose1900. Evarose1900 carries beads that are NOS (New Old Stock), which means that they are unused and uncirculated. They have spent decades in dusty old warehouses waiting for her to find them so that you could use them to create your art. Most of her beads are from the 1940’s to the 1960’s. Have fun looking at her section of vintage lucite and plastic beads!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
The Etsy Supply Street Team is happy to promote JemmDee. JemmDee carries a unique selection of mosaic tiles cut from vintage and modern china as well as found objects for your creating. She cuts and paints tiles, designs MDF mosaic forms, and stained glass forms for your special projects. She has a delightful selection of garden and fruit tiles!
Friday, April 16, 2010
The Etsy Supply Street Team is happy to promote NKPbeads. NKPbeads hand forms her ceramic beads from all types of clays: porcelain, earthenware, and stoneware in her Fort Worth home studio. Look at all these beautiful focal beads!
Thursday, April 15, 2010
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010
The Etsy Supply Street Team is happy to promote LeCotillon. LeCotillon has hundreds of supplies for you to choose from. LeCotillon has a wonderful supply of TierraCast Pewter charms! Be sure to check them out!
Monday, April 12, 2010
The Etsy Supply Street Team is happy to promote EviesToolEmporium. Evie's Tool Emporium is a tool shop full of metal stamping sets, jewelry pliers, hammers, vises, bench tools, jewelry tools, craft tools and hobby tools. One of their top selling items is the Metal Stamping Set - 1.5 mm 36 Piece Letters And Numbers. Please check out this tool shop full of fun tools to create your art!