Saturday, November 21, 2009

EtsyNJ Thanksgiving Sale

It's that time of year again where we are having a huge sale!
The EtsyNJ team is hosting a team wide sales event that begins on Wednesday, November 25 and ends on Monday, November 30. With over 50 shops participating, you are sure to find something you absolutely love. Search "EtsyNJ Thanksgiving Sale" at Be sure to put "EtsyNJ Thanksgiving" in the notes to seller at checkout.

Reminder: Check each shop description for more details. Sale ends Monday 11/30 at midnight, unless otherwise specified by the individual shop owner. You must pay each shop individually, contact shop owner with any questions.

To browse participating shops by sales promotion, click on the following links:

Free Shipping

10% - 20 % off entire purchase (not including shipping)

Free gift with every purchase

BOGO - Buy One Get One Half Off

Or, see below for the entire list of participating shops!

Free Shipping

AJK Artisry: http://ajkartistry.etsy.comHandmade Cards and Gifts (free shipping applies only to holiday cards)

Anne Sailer Design:
Handmade jewelry of metals & minerals; mixed media art

Bella Mental:

Black Bird�s Closet:
Crafty Supplies

Brief Moments Photography:
Fine Art Photographs and Pendants

Capital City Crafts:
Sterling silver jewelry with character!

Creations By Robin:
handmade authentic sea glass jewelry & decorations

India inspired art and jewelry. Selling for a cause.

Deirdre Ryan Photography:
Fine Art Prints

Inspired Jewelry, Accessories, Guitar Straps, and Pendants

Knit Accessories

Heather James Photography:
Photography and Prints

fabric covered button gifts and charm jewelry

Jewels of Saraswati:
Yoga Inspired Jewelry and Malas (Free Shipping to US & Canada)!

Kame Knits:
Knitted and crocheted baby sets, wraps, hats, scarves, blankets, custom items!

Contemporary handmade jewelry

Wearable Art � Hand forged silver Jewelry

MS. Jewelry Design:
Elegant Handmade Beaded Jewelry

Original Abbie:

Ponte Pretties:
hand crocheted hats and gifts

Seahorse Designs:
Fun Funky Wearable Art

Stefanie Silverman:
Original pastel and mixed media artwork, note cards

Susan Itkin Batik:
Hand-dyed clothing, home decor, wall art and cards

Susan's Treasures:
Handcrafted Textile Gifts for the family

The Devils In Details:
Handmade Fairy Ornaments

The Tote Trove:
Hand-painted totes, purse accessories, jewelry, and more!

all natural sleeping sets, comforters, mattress pads, pillows and sleep sacks

Free Gift With Purchase

Alathea Papergoods:
Scripture based stationery (and other papergoods)

Alonia Creations:
Accessories for women and children

Be Noticed Jewelry:
wire, glass and stamped metal jewelry

Infant headbands/girls hair accessories

Dragon's Den:
Handmade candles, soap, and lotion

Frosted Treats:
Handmade Clay Charms, Jewelry, and Accessories

Happy Hound Creative:
Custom Stationary

Handmade Housewares, Jewelry & Vintage Fabulousness

Lori Citsay Jewelry:
Handmade Sterling Silver Jewelry

Made By Melissa:
Handmade Jewelry and Crochet Accessories and Toys

Pipsqueak Soap Company:
Handmade Soap

The Angry Robot:
Pinback buttons, magnets and more

The Soy Girl:
Soy Candles

10 - 20% off entire purchase (not including shipping)

Alonia Creations:
Accessories for women and children

Swanky Handmade Baubles! (Wire & Bead Jewelry)

Beach Chik Designs:
Personalized gifts and home d�cor

Hand painted wooden toys and playsets

Bed Of Roses Boutique:
Hand Painted Glassware & More. Handcrafted Doggie Signs & Ornaments

Crochet Accessories

Deepshade Creations:
Handwoven Chainmaille Jewelry and Accessories

Designs By Denise:
Handmade jewelry for all occasions

Dribs n' Drabs:
Handmade Gifts and Stamping Supplies

JenSan Candles:
Handmade candles, organic soap, Dead Sea Bath Scrubs, Reed Diffusers and Crochet scented sachets

Knits, Jewelry, Apparel, Top Secret Goodies

New Hope Beading:
Handcrafted jewelry

The Crochet Nanny:
Custom crochet for babies and photographers

theMayflower Fashions:

BOGO - Buy One Get One 50% Off

Miss Emma's Closet:
Miss Emma's closet is handmade for mommy and baby

Wreathmic Creations:
Handmade silk floral wreaths, arrangements and centerpieces

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Weekend Deals

The JET team is having a huge sale this weekend, September 25th through 27th. Shop til you drop this weekend with some great offers from the JET team on 
Etsy. Whether you're looking for something special for a birthday, 
would like to accessorize your outfit for the upcoming Halloween fun, 
or are already looking forward to the Christmas season - you'll find 
plenty of jewelry and accessories to choose from in the JET team 
JET team comprises of a large number of artisans who handcraft and 
present for sale their own creations directly to you. There are many 
styles of jewelry to choose from, and if, on an odd chance, you 
don't find exactly what you're looking for, you can always request a 
custom item. Supplies, clutches, bags, hair accessories, scarves, pins 
and many other items are also included in this promotion.
Shop local with us! Whether you're in US, Canada, UK, Australia, Asia, 
Brazil, or Europe - you'll find a shop close to you as our members are 
located all over the world!
I'm sure you are wondering how to find all the great items on sale. It's easy, just log in to and seacrh handmade items for the tag "jetsale". You'll be dazzled by what you find in the list!

Friday, August 07, 2009

500 Hearts

Any of your who are familiar with Etsy know about hearts. I was up to 496 hearts the other day and ran an announcement saying I'd give some earrings to my 500th heart.

the winner is Jean- a fellow jewelry maker. Here's what she has to say:

The way I started making jewelry is kind of funny. I bought a necklace at Walmart and I didn't really like it, so I took it apart and redid it, so I liked it better. Then, I wanted a matching bracelet and earrings and I did the same thing. Then I began to think that there had to be a cheaper and easier way to do this and my hobby/obsession was born.

Every summer, I sell at a very popular market and one of my friends there asked me if I'd ever heard of Etsy. "What's that?" I asked and she explained it to me. I began with just listing a few things and now I have three shops:,, and Each shop has it's own style and personality.

My current favorite materials are are flashy stones, like labradorite, moonstone, kyanite, and sunstone. I also love working with silver- hammering, oxidizing, texturing, buffing, twisting it, and just seeing what I can make it do.

This is my favorite item in your shop and a great photo too! The awesome specimen of Labradorite is perfectly accented by the hammered circle. jean you must have the magic touch because this pendant was just sold!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Ceramic Arts

My oldest friend from college days at the School for American Craftsmen is Jeff Glockson, an incredibly talented ceramic artist. We utilize many mass produced ceramic objects in our everyday lives. Fine art ceramic objects have a totally different life. I'm putting Jeff and his art in the spotlight, because the process of creation is very complex.
The ceramic artist must possess many skills. The scientist must experiment with the clay compositions, to find the right formula that will not only hold the form properly when wet and pliable, but it must also dry and endure firing in the kiln without cracking. Every artist has his own favorite formulas. Addionally, he must also develop glaze formulas that will work with the clay, fire properly with the correct colors. As much as one must work scientifically, there is still the element of the unknown . The clay might not dry properly, the kiln might not heat evenly, many factors cannot be precisely controlled, as much as one might try.
Jeff loves nature. He has magnificent gardens. It's quite logical that he would focus on making sculptures and objects to enhance a garden. Here is a preview of some of his new work.
For more information, please visit his website, JB Designs Gallery.

Birdhouse and sculpture designs copyright 2009 by Jeff Glockson

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Just plain fun shopping

There are several shops that will be selling Saturday July 11 at the OM Baby show who are just plain fun. They have wonderful creative , handmade products for many aspects of your life.

If you like decorations, be sure to check the creations from Pinkbuttercreme. Tami enjoys creating in a various media and you will find many charming items at her booth.
Be sure to visit the booth of one of our organizers, Beachchik. Kim has created not only really adorable clothing for little ones, but wonderful accents for your home.
While I'm mentioning organizers, Yin will have an assortment of her delicious popcorn and teas as well as some of her other fun creations. You can visit her shops for a preview whatseatingyin and yinvivo weddings and photography. My friend loved the curried popcorn!

Looking forward to meeting many of you and shopping on Saturday!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Plenty of Images at OM Baby

If you love photographic art, you will have plenty of items to please your eye at the OM Baby craft show on July 11th in Pt. Pleasant, New Jersey. Of course each artist has a unique style and point of view, so there is a of variety of images from which to choose
BriefMoments has wonderful images ready for framing and as affordable, beautiful jewelry. You will find music, vintage and inspirational themes. Of course, there are some nature photographs as well. Since the show is at the Jersey Shore, I'm sharing this from the shop of Maribeth Corona-Evans.

Heart of Nature features beautiful color images by Kitty Wilkin. She has prints ready for framing as well as numerous cards available. Here's just one sample of her unique vision.

See you there!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Reclaim, Repurpose Creative!

Two of the shops participating in the OM Baby show specialize in reclaiming and repurposing items, creating unique one of a kind objects quite different from the original materials.

Kecia says of her shops:
Lemoncholy's Studio ( and practices the 4 R's: recycle, reclaim, reinvent and then re imagined. i am a mixed media and jewelry artist and i like to take vintage castaway items and turn them into modern, exciting edgy pieces. All my jewelry pieces are one of a kind, never to be duplicated using such items as a vintage sterling silver teething ring to an old German porcelain doll. You'll see lots of texture and opposing elements such as rust and rhinestones. I feel my pieces all have a story to tell with their humble history.
Claire Baker has a wide variety of products in her shops. She is eco-friendly in her repurposed products- from cardboard wallets to plarn totes, as well are beautiful sewn market bags. You can see her creations at Copabanas on Etsy and at 1000 Markets

These are just two of the fabulous creaive shops that will be participating in the OM Baby show on July 11! Don't miss this great opprotunity to shop.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Get Ready to Shop!

Save the date! Saturday July 11th is the second OM Baby Etsy NJ craft fair in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. The will be lots of great handmade items, both indoors and out. Plan a day out and enjoy the shore and some shopping.
More to come about the shops participating... you can find more information on faceboook too!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Treasures of New Jersey

A few weeks ago, I finally was able to visit the NJ Maritime History Museum.
I bet you are wondering what connection the Museum has to cool gifts.... it's very simple! The museum itself is a treasure, and a gift to anyone who makes the time to visit. But in addition- the gift shop is almost exclusively handmade in New Jersey products!
I hope that if you are visiting the Jersey shore , you will make some time to visit and of course take home some treasures hand made here in the Garden State!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Favorites Blooms

I love when the roses first appear. Mine started blooming this week.
Here are a few rose finds from my teams EtsyNJ and the JETs.
Sincerelybeaded features this pink rose necklace, one of several floral designs in the shop.

A beautiful rose cameo necklace from coco's greenhouse

Love blue? How about a blue rose from ArtmadebyTammy?

Searching for beautiful handmade items is easy! Be sure to use the terms "etsynj" or "jetteam" in addition to your desires to find many, many beautiful creations !

Monday, April 27, 2009

Mother's Day Treasure hunt

The JET team on etsy is having a Mother's day treasure hunt from Thursday April 30 through Sunday May 3.
There will be FREE jewelry to be won! And sales galore!~
Here are just a few samples from the great shops that will be participating. 
Above is  the Midnight Whisper necklace, from Beads Me, just super jewelry creations from the other side of the world- Australia ! You'll find a great variety of creative designs at this shop, all at excellent prices.

Wordplay pendant necklace, from Marcie Jane Designs.  A newcomer to the Jet team, with many vibrant ideas and beautiful creations.
And talk about some great prices!  These adventurine earrings with sterling silverfrom Jewelry Creations by Kendraare offered at a terrific price. Please visit her shop to see for yourself!  I know they are beautifully crafted and you will get wonderful service as well.
I'll try to give you some more sneak peeks at the Mother's Day hunt... stay tuned for fun shopping.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

New creations

I've been busy. There is nothing I would rather do than make jewelry. Sterling silver and I have a good relationship. It doesn't talk back, and we can both be a bit stubborn!
I've been making rings. Each one is different. Express your moods with your jewelry!
Visit my Etsy shop to see them all.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

JET Spring Fling Sale

It's time for another great sale from the Jewelry on Etsy team. Everyone is having different offers in their shop.
You can visit the JET team page and browse through all the participating shops.
It's hard to choose, because the JET team has dozens of great shops.
Here are just afew of the selections that will be ON SALE:

Just shop! You will great designs by wonderful artists!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Spring Fever in New Jersey

Etsy NJ shops are having a Spring Fever sale! Lots of shops.. lots of great discounts! You can see all the shops and their sales here.
I'm highlighting just several of the really interesting shops that make handmade items in New Jersey. Who says we don't make things here anymore????
From beebdesigns, a very unique baby gift!
The Dragon's Den has really cool soaps, lotions and candles. I bought several for Christmas presents last year.
Who wouldn't love these cute turtle soaps?

Liesl's Made has really cool sewn and fabric creations. WE all get too many plastic shopping bags... and we try to reuse them. These bag holders are just great and very pretty too!

Shop local! Shop handmade. Keep your money close to home!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Shop Local!

Ok, so I have to do some more shameless self promotion. In addition to my virtual jewelry shops , Capital City Craft Studio does have a tiny footprint in downtown Trenton. We're tucked in at the Classics Bookstore at 117 Warren Street. I can't think of a better place to shop. In addition to used books, many rare and unusual titles, you can find titles by local authors. And now, when we are all trying to save pennies, you can find books a great prices, plus you can even trade in your gently read titles for store credit. What could be better?
Right now, Capital City Craft Studio is featuring some of our products designed for children... dinnerware, picture frames and these really cool dolls, handmade in New Jersey. Why not stop by and take a look?

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Valentine's Day Trunk Show by the JETs

The Jewelry on Etsy Team will be hosting their first Trunk Show on Thursday, February 5, at 12:00 noon EST in the Etsy Virtual Labs. Come join us in The Gallery. Twenty of the JET members will showcase a wide variety of fine handcrafted jewelry, from beaded creations to metal work. Be the first to answer a trivia question and win one of the many door prizes we'll be giving away! Below is a sampling of just a few of the JET creations that you'll see at the show. Come find out what special Valentine sales our JETs are offering. Hope to see you there.
One of the shops that will be featured is Emotionaloasis , one of the team leaders who keeps us on our toes! Here is just one of her fabulous heart creations.

The Jet team members all have varied skills, styles and talents.  I had the pleasure to meet several of them recently, one of whom is Silvercanyons. If you are looking for a personalized gift, this is the shop to visit! There are many custom stamped sterling silver designs available, all at very affordable prices! Here is just one of the custom items available.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

New Jersey Love

Valentine's day is coming up quickly!
I decided to look through all my EtsyNJ team shops and show you some great picks for your Valentine!

If you are really on a budget, here's a lovely bracelet from madebymelissa.  Melissa is one of our leaders who spends lots of time helping the team. Be sure to look through her shop for lots of very affordable creations!

Of course we all need to buy Valentine's cards, check out this one from thepapercrown1.  Another great paper artist on out team is AJKArtistry.  She makes simply fabulous cards, but I think this is one of my favorites.

AbbieRoad has some wonderful artwork. This print is great for a guy or gal, or a loveless friend who could use a present just because they are great! Abbie is anoth of our team leaders and gives us all a lot of her love!

For more great finds from New Jersey go to etsy and use the term "etsynj team" to search!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Economic recovery

Times are tough. I've got afew ideas to help you get through and help with the recovery at the same time!
BUY HANDMADE- I've talked about this before. When you buy from an artist you keep the money here as well as support a real person. There are great places to find handmade goods like ETSY.COM  and ARTFIRE.COM.
EAT LOCALLY- Similar to above.  While the chain restaurants hire your neighbors, your money gets shipped off to the corporate HQ which is where? Eat at your corner diners and pubs.  The money will stay in your community.
SHOP CONSIGNMENT SHOPS- Similar to the above.  Your money stays in your community, often going to help a good cause.  You'll also save a bundle buying gently used goods.
PARK YOUR CAR- Walk, bike, take public transportation. Sure gas prices have dropped, but you can be certain they will rise again.  Plus, you'll be helping save the planet.
BUY YOUR LOCAL NEWSPAPER- Local newspapers are all under assault from economic forces.  Do you need your local news? Probably! Think of the advertising you rely upon, news on local issues, and don't forget the comics!