Monday, May 15, 2017

Get to Know Etsy Studio

by Cindy Lindgren
Tribal Fox cross stitch pattern by Hop Stitch Designs
 Attention all you DIY fans, Etsy has created a new market just for you "makers". It showcases projects and craft supplies and also shares crafts project ideas. For example, the piece above is a digital download available to print immediately-no waiting for it to be mailed. The pattern includes a color image for reference, symbol charts and DMC floss list you'll need to complete the project. HandmadeMN member Hop Stitch Designs offers this design and many more in her shop.
I learned a lot by just searching all the different offerings available.The Etsy Studio categories you can click on below are:

  • Home &Hobby- home improvement, food, floral, candle making and more
  • Jewelry & Beauty-hat making, hair crafts, soap making, face painting, and tattooing
  • Paper, Party & Kids- papercraft, party & gifting, kids' crafts
  • Sculpting & Forming- pottery, molding & casting, carving, mosaic making,glass art and more
  • Sewing & Fiber-besides the obvious, it includes shoemaking and upholstery
  • Visual Arts-dyeing, batik, printmaking, photography, painting, calligraphy and more
  • Projects- a variety of projects, time required and skill level for each.
Let me highlight a few of our local suppliers for you.

Beautiful handspun Shetland wool by Kaleidoscope Kitty
Says Teal cotton duck fabric, Anna Tere Designs

MiniMushrooms grouping of Riley Blake designs is one of many fabrics she offers.
Earth Grown Crayons offers her unique variety of Handmade crayons under the Paper, Party & Kids category.
Squirrel design just one of many offered by Earth Grown Crayons.

Maybe you are a jewelry maker looking for charms, beads or other materials for your next project.
Our Deeders Beads can help you out.
Gold plated charms in the shape of Conch Sea Shells
Jewelry making tools are available from our HandmadeMN member's shop Evies Tool Emporium.
Jewelry saw and blades for the budding jewelry maker.
The Paper, Party & Kids category also includes stamping, bookbinding, origami and more.
TC Witchcraft Factory hand carved this Running Puppy rubber stamp.
Crafterall offers high quality paper scraps leftover from her paper projects that may be perfect for
your next paper projects. 

The Projects section was really fun to explore. They show a project and all the steps to make one yourself. What's really easy is they round up all the materials from various Etsy shops so you can order all or part of what you need in one step. 
How to Make a Paper Flower Spring Wreath

It's worth your time to explore what's available online in the new Etsy Studio. 



Sharon Parker said...

Very nice overview of the new Etsy Studio and some Minnesota suppliers connected there!