Hi everyone! This month I wanted to put the spotlight on a little place called Etsy. This is a great time to check out some amazing handmade arts and crafts online. Come away from your wood stoves and fireplaces, ignore that six feet of snow outside your door and if you haven’t already you must check out Etsy.com. It’s a great resource for artists and crafters of every kind to show and sell online in a fun community environment while buyers can see products from all over the world in one easy site. Every artist has their own store, you can shop locally by state or use the Geolocator to see the recently listed items from all over the globe. With fun functions like searching by color you’ll be able to find any item to match anything!
Brooklyn-based Etsy was conceived in 2005 by Rob Kalin, a painter, carpenter and photographer who was unimpressed with the current selection of online e-commerce and auction sites. Most of these websites were filled with overstock electronics and broken appliances. Interested in showcasing handcrafters and artists, Rob set out to unleash his vision on the web. Three months later Etsy was launched attracting 650,000 registered users, 60,000 of whom are individual artists selling more than 950,000 of their handmade creations.
I have been constantly updating and tending my little space on Etsy and wanted to share with you this great resource. You can find me at NovationGlass.etsy.com. And if you sign up for an account make sure to add me to your favorites so you can easily find the shop again.
A few of the items in the Etsy shop
Upcoming Show Schedule
Spring is right around the corner and I'm already getting ready to head out to shows. My updated show schedule has been added to novationglass.com. I'll be venturing out a little further from home this year so hopefully everyone can stop in and see me at some shows. My first stop will be Somerset, New Jersey at the Garden State Exhibit Center. We will be there March 7th, 8th and 9th. With over 300 Fine Artists & Craft Designers you don't want to miss this one. You can find a printable discount coupon here and detailed directions here.
We will also be at the following places this spring.
March 28, 29, 30 - Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
Connecticut Expo Center, Hartford, CT - Directions
250 Fine Artists & Craft Designers Fri & Sat 10-6 / Sun 10-5
April 4, 5, 6 - Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
Montgomery County Fairgrounds Gaithersburg, MD - Directions
400 Fine Artists & Craft Designers Fri & Sat 10-6 / Sun 10-5
April 12 - Vermont Women's Expo
Sheraton Inn, Burlington, VT - Map