Monday, August 30, 2010

Featured ETTEAM seller: HiGirls

Contributed by: Nifty Knits

Changeable neckwire

HiGirls is a new friend from Etsy ETTEAM who makes handbags and works in polymer clay.

Wine bottle stopper

Favourite place?

Our family's summer cottage in Maine. More specifically, on the front porch, gazing at the view with a g&t in my hand.

Favourite way to spend your time?

I love being inspired to create, getting an idea and hurling myself into creating! When inspired, I'll work until someone interrupts me, or I am driven to seek out food for survival!

Evening bag-handmade leafy balloon

Favourite item in your shop of all time?

Would have to be one of these bangles:


I'm realizing that maybe I have a thing for leaves....hmmmm...

Favourite shop that isn’t yours?

Oh my gosh, how could I answer that? There are so many fabulous shops and creative people I have met here...I love so many of my teammates shops from etteam and PCAGOE
(Nifty adds: HiGirls is too modest to tell us, but she's just won an award at PCAGOE)
jkollmann and MyMothersGarden are just two of many!

Planter by MyMothersGarden


I love their creativity, their amazing use of color and form.

What has been the most useful lesson you’ve learnt so far that you’d like to pass on to our readers?

Join any group you can or just participate once in a while in the forums and you will pick up so much useful information. I have learned so much from the extended online community here at etsy and so enjoyed making friends with folks all over the world.

Thanks HiGirls - you're right, we can (and do) learn so much from each other.

find HiGirls on facebook and in her HiGirls Etsy shop

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Favorite Fall/Autumn Colors

Curated by: MidnightCoiler

The colors of autumn leaves are many, so I chose to focus on three. Yellows and golds for cheery brightness and contrasting purple for its rich depth. I hope these lovely items capture the mood of crisp sunny days to come. These are just a few of the vibrant offerings for you from the artisans of the Etsy Treasury Team.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Back to School!

curated by: ZaftigDelights

Well it's time to start getting the kids ready for school.  Many start their school year as early as next week, and there is so much to buy and plan for!  Make your life easy by doing a little online shopping on Etsy, where there are fabulous handmade and vintage items that will be perfect for your youngsters!  Here a mini shopping guide of some fun items curated by searching "backtoschool" and "school" on Etsy.

Happy shopping!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

We have a Winner!!!

We would love to thank everyone who entered our giveaway for the beautiful "Sashimi Necklace" from Authentic Arts by Jenny Hoople.  We had 78 entries, and picked the 48th entry as the winner.  The 48th entry was submitted by Devin!

Congratulations Devin, and we will be in contact to get your shipping information from you so Jenny can send you your beautiful new necklace!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

It's time for a Giveway!!

Yes, it is time for a GIVEAWAY!

Our fabulous creator of this month's ETTEAM giveaway is Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts on Etsy.

From Jenny: "My good friend has told for years that I should sell some of the crafts that I am compelled to make. (I also knit, sew, paint, crochet, garden, etc. I'm always telling people that my hobby is picking up new hobbies!) I started making jewelry in July of 2009, and haven't been able to stop, so I decided to sell it! I choose knotted silk because I like its history, it's more romantic! I choose "natural" materials (stone, bone, wood, shell, silk) because even when altered by human hands and arranged and strung by them, the beauty of the processes that formed them breaks through and dazzles me.

Really, this jewelry is so wonderful because it's so much more meaningful than something that was mass-produced. Everything is designed and crafted by yours-truly from start to finish. An authentic life is a more meaningful one, and, for me, an authentic life is one that's handmade."

Giveaway item:

This colorful "Sashimi" necklace is an eye-catching combination of melon-red, lighter reddish-orange and turquoise, a perfect and unique accent for summer. 

* 18" long
* Made with red aventurine, melon-dyed quartz, apatite.
* Silver-plated lobster clasp.
* Hand-knotted on silk (to prevent bead loss in case of breakage, and prevent bead abrasion)

Round, bright salmon-dyed quartz and light red aventurine are separated by small, sparkly chips of cheery, turquoise apatite. Comes packaged in a cotton-lined jewelry box, perfect for gift-giving!

How to enter:

Mandatory Entry: You must be a ETTEAM Blog follower, and visit Authentic Arts by Jenny Hoople, then tell me your favorite item sold there.  (PLEASE - leave your email address or etsy shop, facebook, etc., in EACH entry so we can contact you if you win.)

Extra Entries (put each of these in a separate comment, please) :

*Follow Jenny Hoople on Twitter +1
* Tweet the following: "Fabulous jewelry #giveaway from @JennyHoople Authentic Arts on the #ETTEAM blog. Ends 8/13/2010."  +1
*"Like" Authentic Arts on Facebook  +1
*Make an Authentic Arts by Jenny Hoople purchase +5
*Blog about this giveaway and leave us a link to your blog +2
*Grab the ETTEAM blog button (leave us a link to your blog) +3

Giveaway starts 8/5/2010, and ends 8/13/2010 at midnight PDT.  Winner chosen by, and posted here on 8/14/2010.