Handmade Valentine’s Day Giveaway, ends 2/6

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Valentine’s Day is a little less than a month away and to celebrate this charming day of amore I would like to gift away two “love-related” handmade beauties from my Etsy shop - 5 Loving You Greeting Cards crafted on recycled kraft stock and the Red Heart Wearable Art Choker Necklace crafted with recycled chipboard (winner chooses the color). reviews and giveaways etsy shop giveaway handmade

Save Handmade

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On Feb 10th all handmade items for children will have to be tested for lead, every single item. This will cost thousands and most handmade artists will not be able to afford this. Please sign this petition [link] And whenever you can please purchase your items from handmade artists until Feb 10th. I have started a trade list as well on Etsy [link] Thank you and lots of love Hyla Waldron Mom of 3 soon to be 4 Labels: Did You Know.

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Etsy Trashion Team Sale

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Earth Day Sale Event sponsored by the Etsy Trashion Team [link] , April 16th through the 22nd To promote environmental awareness and celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the Etsy Trashion Team is having a sale on Etsy for just one week: April 16 - 22. The Trashion Team is a group of artists that creates art, jewelry, fashion and objects for the home from materials that were leftover, discarded, or found, and sell them on Etsy.

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The Truth Behind That “Handmade” Label.

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When we purchase a handmade item, do we ever really know what we're getting? Arts & Culture Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Today Only Amazon ethical business etsy handcrafted handmade trends

Ditch Etsy for CIRQY, the Middle Eastern Alternative

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We love Etsy as much as anyone, but we also feel it is our duty to support local efforts to collate cool design , handmade arts and crafts. Granted, the quality of the design is not yet as good as Etsy, and it is possible to find Middle Eastern artists and designers on Etsy. But there are some neat creations available on CIRQY that are handmade, mostly, by local artisans – and that is worth a lot.

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Handmade Giveaway Hop – Recycled Paper Jewelry Box/Kraft Paper Christmas Cards

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Welcome to the Handmade & Eco-Friendly Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering , Easy Green Mom and Brittleby’s Corner through the Green Moms Network ! To help raise awareness about the importance of giving eco-friendly and handmade gifts, we’re offering giveaways to help you get started (or continue) with your holiday planning. We are excited to be a part of Green Moms Network Handmade/Eco-friendly Holidays Giveaway Hop.

Bergamot Rose Spa Box Giveaway – Ends 2/2/17

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Our first giveaway of the year is our Romantic Bergamot Rose Spa Box filled with handmade beauty items to make you look and feel beautifully relaxed. This spa box is available on our Etsy shop for $34.50, however, no purchase is required for this giveaway. giveaways etsy shop giveaway handmade valentine's day

Handmade Earthen Hookah Pipe Adds Class to Middle East Past Time

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Whereas most Hookah pipes are mass produced in factories, this gorgeous new interpretation is handmade in the Netherlands out of matte ceramic, granulated cork, which is one of the most sustainable materials on the planet given how quickly it is reproduced, earthenware, dolomite and other materials. “The stiffness of ceramics is used in an optimal way,” according to Studio Lorier, which advertises this and other ceramic goods on Etsy.

Handmade Hair Accessories Trend: Matching Themed Pins

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Recently, I lost my last few fave accessories (they always disappear eventually, a fact you just have to accept) and so I thought Etsy might be a good place to find some uncheesy new ones. Above) iluxo has a number of handmade-from-veggie-tanned-leather hair pieces , like the matching octopus and bubbles (and there are a bird and feather, and a skull and flower , both of which I also love). Creative Arts Fair Fashion Featured bobby pins Etsy hair accessories hairdo Handmade updo

Etsy “Local” Stores in Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Dubai

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Regional Etsy shops unite to form old-fashioned collaborative studios, online. Etsy, the online handmade and vintage shopping platform , has done amazing things to help people buy handmade, eco-friendly and local products. Artisans who are marketing their own products can easily set up online shops on the site, and on the buying end, Etsy has made it very easy to shop local by looking for products made and sold near you.

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Spotlight on Creativity: Saturday Etsy Series

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My etsy pick of the week is luniacstyle – a funky boutique where you can find accessories that make the outfit and make a statement. Bright colors, sparkling gems, and silky materials account for “one of a kind” accessories in her etsy shop. Have a look at her online etsy shop , follow her on twitter (luniacstyle) for upcoming deals and steals, and join her on facebook (luniacstyle)for the newest pieces available! Posted by: Becca / follow my Etsy sho p on Twitter.

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Timo Handmade Finds Modern Uses for Vintage Fabrics

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Made mostly from used and vintage scraps of fabric, Timo Handmade’s new creations have a warm, old-world feel. Israeli designer Timor Cohen, the brain and creator behind Timo Handmade, is no exception, and uses her collection of fabric scraps and knick knacks to create one-of-a-kind dolls, fabric books, blankets and handbags and rid the planet of a little more waste. Check out more of TIMO’s creations at Timo Handmade. Images via: Timo Handmade.

Spotlight on Creativity: Saturday Etsy Series

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If you are going to be doing any holiday entertaining in the upcoming months, my etsy pick of the week, hopejohnson , would be a perfect shop to browse for some unique colorful ceramic dishes for your table. Everything is handmade in her home and ready to ship to yours. Hope’s etsy profile says “functional pottery is a passion of mine, and I want my pieces to be used and enjoyed in the daily lives of my customers and friends&#.

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Our New Family Tradition-Handmade Advent Calendar

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I made this using vintage wooden spools I bought from Etsy sellers and the spool holder I found at JoAnns Fabric for $3! Isn't it fantastic!?! I got the idea from Just Something I Made. I absolutely love this! I cant wait until the kids see it! I made a master list so I know what is written under each label so I can hide the candy before they open it! I realized tonight that I did not have any green paint, so I used a green washable marker and it worked just fine!

Yiuco Marketplace for Handmade Upcycled, Recycled, or Reused Products

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Yiuco may be the Middle East’s greener Etsy. Etsy, the global online store , has enjoyed great success due to the fact that it enables individuals to buy handmade, unique items from other individuals around the world with the click of a mouse. It has even spurred what some people are calling the “Handmade Revolution&# by encouraging people to buy handmade (as opposed to energy-guzzling machine-made) products.

Spotlight on Creativity: Saturday Etsy Series

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My favorite find in 2009 was without a doubt Etsy – the online shopping mecca for anything and everything handmade. I have been making handmade cards for about 10 years and have always relied on friends and family to support my hobby. My good friend/co-worker Ashley turned me on to Etsy last year and I finally took the plunge and opened my store, designsbybeccashop , for business in June 2009.

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Amazon To Challenge Everyone’s Favorite Art Retail Website.

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Amazon's own artisan-crafted merchandise, sold via sellers much like those on Etsy, will differ in that Amazon's wares will be in search engines alongside mass-produced items, something Etsy prides itself on not doing. Arts & Culture Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Today Only Amazon art artist business news etsy handmade online merchandise

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Summertime Knits: Try Some of These Sustainably Stylin’ Hemp, Organic Cotton and Handmade Lovelies

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This one from Etsy seller Erica Hogenbirk is made from beach stones and neutral yarn. These handmade knit shorts are just totally unexpected and fun. Via Robot Recenze on Etsy. Or how about these handknit bangles from Knits by Vara on Etsy – work the summer neon trend in your own way! This beautiful cotton knit shrug by Micaela Gregg is a perfect summer layer. Available at Beklina.

Prix-Prix

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I worked in sustainable architecture before starting my accessories company, and I wanted to carry over eco-friendly practices into my handmade designs. How long have you had your shop on Etsy? I've had my shop on Etsy since August 2007, so for about a year and a half. Do you have any advice for fellow Etsy shop owners? Labels: Etsy Seller, interview.

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Jesse Danger

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How long have you had your shop on Etsy? Both in a sense, I still work a full time job at a local jewelry store, But I take my Etsy Shop very seriously, as I would love to be doing this full time. Do you have any advice for fellow Etsy shop owners? The biggest thing I have learned this year on Etsy is that I need to be more efficient. Labels: Etsy Seller. Name: Jesse Danger Shop Name: Jesse Danger Shop Link: [link] Location: Burlington, Vermont.

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Gaia Conceptions

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My family and friends Edible landscapes Great Sustainable design How long have you had your shop on Etsy? Then right around the same time I graduated I put my clothing on Etsy. Now my Etsy shop is a full time job. If it weren’t for Etsy I would most likely be in Grad school for sculpture right now. Do you have any advice for fellow Etsy shop owners? Tags: woman stumble clothes independent handmade etsy seller eco organic gair conceptions

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Broad Street

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How long have you had your shop on Etsy? Do you have any advice for fellow Etsy shop owners? NEXT POST Labels: etsy seller interview. Tags: beautiful etsy fancy broad street vintage luxury jewelry gifts independent handmade seller Name: Sara Bradstreet Shop Name: Broad Street Shop Link: www.broadstreet.etsy.com Blog: www.broadsinthestreets. blogspot.com Location: Chicago Ships To: Everywhere What materials do you use for your ECO friendly products?

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Judith Ann Cottage Designs

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I just recently opened my shop on Etsy as I have had my own internet shop for at least 8 years or so. NEXT POST Labels: Etsy seller interview. Tags: home decor kids blankets pillows interview quilts handmade etsy seller clothing eco organic Judith Ann Weakland Judith Ann Cottage Designs [link] [link] Pittsburgh, Pa. Shipping is U.S.

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Happy Fathers Day

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My husband will be getting a handmade journal and the Wildcraft game. Hyla By Etsy seller seadog By Etsy seller postgatejewelers By Etsy artist TomBanwell By Etsy artist keeperofthestones By Etsy artist samonberryart By Etsy seller faerywhere By Etsy seller Vermorlian By Etsy seller WyndsongDesigns By Etsy artist mygardengoddess By Etsy artist LoriBarattaArtworks NEXT POST Labels: Holidays, Life with my kids

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

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I have none but to stay home with my sick kids :( I did find some wonderful green handmade items to share with you today! By Etsy seller uncorked By Etsy seller iWunder By Etsy seller GreenWorks By Etsy seller TurtleMommy By Etsy seller nikkilee911 By Etsy seller SewnNatural By Etsy seller 1byliz By Etsy seller ME2Designs By Etsy seller Sweet3leafprints By Etsy artist babaialainnThe original "Go Green" day!

Time for Chimes

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Here are some excellent finds from Etsy that are handmade! By Etsy seller SabrinaLeaf By Etsy seller studiomusings By Etsy seller GoldenLightCeramics By Etsy seller gardenjewels By Etsy seller ChrisDodsworthDesign By Etsy seller reCycles By Etsy seller jensblends By Etsy seller CagedBirdSingsWell it is that time of year, the time for cleaning and decorating the back yard/porch/balcony.

Hairdo Perfection: Accessories for Summer Updos (Get That Hair Off Your Neck!)

Eco Chic

a handmade, one-of-a-kind KadyBloom fascinator is your ticket. Health Is Beauty beklina eco Etsy Hair hair accessories hairdo Handmade made in france updo I have had exactly one short haircut my entire life; when I was 9 years old I chopped it all off and had a cute bob for the summer. And I was miserable.

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Under the Root: Playful, Sexy Eco-Lingerie

Eco Chic

What could be more enticing than saucy recycled and vintage handmade lingerie inspired by Vaudeville, Parisian Can-Can, burlesque and cabaret? Check out the full selection at the Under the Root Etsy store. Tags: Fashion Shopping eco fashion Etsy Handmade lingerie Under the Root creates stunning sustainable lingerie sets and accessories from light, airy fabrics like jersey knit and cotton voile.

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ARTE for Artisans of the Emirates – A Middle East Craftsperson’s Extravaganza

Green Prophet

Ads for ARTE advise, “Take the pledge; Buy handmade in the UAE!” Passers-by can find loads of handmade crafts , from pottery to clothing to kitchenware, in the stalls. And the marketing people who made that ad announcement weren’t kidding – handmade in the UAE is the number one criterion for any item on display. P.S. ARTE also sells some items on Etsy here ! :: ARTE Facebook page.

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Rosh Hashanah 5772 Green Gift Guide for 2011

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They would much rather receive something that is handmade, homemade, or touched solely by human hands (and not a machine). It is a little easier now with the advent of the online handmade shopping site Etsy , which serves as a platform for crafters and artisans to easily sell their handmade goods. With Etsy you can either shop local, supporting nearby artists and reducing the carbon emissions associated with transporting goods, or from anywhere around the world.

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Night Lights

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By Etsy Artist Night Light Art What kind of light can you purchase that is eco friendly and safe to use in your children's rooms? There are a couple of handmade options for you as well! By Etsy seller GeekGear By Etsy Seller from MarzLEDs are the bulb to choose. LEDs do not burn out, they are bright, and they do not get hot. Not to mention, they use significantly less energy than any other bulb on the market. on Amazon.com. Photo is linked.

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5 Green Valentine Ideas For Your Eco-Girlfriend

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3: ETSY. She may not be so skilled in the DIY or arts department, but that doesn’t mean you can’t melt her heart with a carefully-selected piece from Etsy. Everything is handmade and supports every day people who have infused their creations with love and patience. Lifestyle & Culture books Chocolates Cut flowers DIY Etsy Valentine Gifts

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7 Beautiful Spring Quilts For Warmer Temps (but Still Cozy Nights)

Eco Chic

If you are feeling like it’s time for a spring bed change-up, check out these lovely handmade, organic, vintage and otherwise sustainable blankets and quilts. How bohemian-romantic is this handmade cotton blanket colored with natural plant dyes? Available on Etsy from Rose James for $108. This modern style handmade quilt features, “…Joel Dewberry fabric circles appliquéd onto a cream background which is quilted with a meandering pattern.”

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Passion Lilie’s Fair-Trade Print Fabulousness: How I Wear Eco Fashion

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Rose Quartz Necklace: From Chrysalism on Etsy , my new go-to for crystals, which I much prefer to jewels… Arrowhead Ring: I found this beauty at my favorite shop in Berkeley, Foxglove. It’s by Zoe & Sage , and is handmade in L.A. Fair Fashion arrowhead block printing cotton crystals eco fashion elephant ethical ethical fashion Fair Trade guatamalan scarf Handmade ikat made in india pants passion lillie plant dyes ring rose quartz tote bag

Patch Hawaii

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50th State Aloha Hawaii Vintage Souvenir Travel Patch From Aa Etsy Vintage Souvenir Travel Patches Aloha Hawaii. Last One Hawaii Vintage Travel Patch Etsy Klassieke Reizen. Souvenir Patch Hawaii On Etsy A Global Handmade And Vintage Marketplace Patches Travel Patches Pin And Patches.

Natural Mosquito Repellent - Lemon Balm

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Check out these lemon balm handmade all natural products from Etsy. This is a very informative read, I came across it on Stumbleupon. I highly recommend clicking HERE and enjoying the read! HERE are a few more uses on lemon balm. Click on each picture to see more information. Lemon Chiffon Soap and Candle Gift Set Buggy Be Gone Balm in a Tube Eco-Friendly Lemon Balm Herbs in a Box

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Support Your Local Shops and Artists This Holiday Season

Green Life Smart Life

I have also decided that this year I am going to give handmade gifts (don’t laugh – I make really cute stuff!), buy gifts at local shops or support my fellow etsy sellers. On etsy I have one particular shop that I want to support for a couple of reasons – the store owner is local (East Greenwich) and her products are beautiful. Tagged: Etsy, holiday gifts, homemade gifts, local shopping, shop local.

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Paws Of Hawaii

Conservation Hawaii

Free Shipping My Toys Paws Off Handmade And Hand Painted Etsy Hand Painted Wood Wood Toys Wood Toy Box. Puppy Paws Key Rings Set Of 2 Dog Lover Gift Puppy Paws Etsy Dog Lover Gifts Puppy Paws Dog Lovers. Tehani stayed with Mela at Sunshine Dogs Hawaii.

Night Lights

Green Earth Journey

By Etsy seller suantova Need ideas for stocking stuffers? There are a couple of handmade options for you as well! By Etsy seller GeekGear By Etsy seller pagepottery Labels: Did you know. How about night lights? Now what kind of night can you purchase that is eco friendly and same to use in your children's rooms? LEDs are the bulb to choose. LED do not burn out, the are bright, and they do not get hot.

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8 Ways to Green Up your Wardrobe

Hug a Tree with Me

4: Support ethical handmade : Etsy is the probably the best place to snag adorable handmade clothing made from ethical fabrics. Supporting handmade will ensure continual success to the artisan while also helping to protect the environment. From the moment we enter the world to the moment we leave it, we are cuddled by some form of clothing.

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Eco Tip - Magnets

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Photo is linked to Etsy listing. Photo is linked to Etsy listing. If this does not sound like something you want to do or maybe you do not have time to do, there are plenty of handmade options on Etsy. I do not know anyone that does not have magnets on the fridge. Even I am guilty of having a picture of each child and my husband on the fridge.

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Revival Ink

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How long have you had your shop on Etsy? Do you have any advice for fellow Etsy shop owners? I think the best way to do well on Etsy is to list a lot of items in your shop. I love Etsy, and shop other handmade artists whenever I can. NEXT POST Labels: Etsy seller interviewName: Tara Smith Shop Name: Revival Ink Shop Link: [link] Location: Seattle Ships To: Everywhere What materials do you use for your ECO friendly products?

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C R A F T Y : the fiber rescue project

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For me, crafting is far more interesting and significant when using handmade, unique materials rather than supplies from a big box store. How long have you had your shop on Etsy? Do you have any advice for fellow Etsy shop owners? Name: Molly Bachelor Shop Name: C R A F T Y : the fiber rescue project Shop Link: www.craftyyarn.etsy.com Location: Encinitas, California Ships To: everywhere What materials do you use for your ECO friendly products?

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