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I <3 Etsy's new ad.

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Giveaway! £100 Etsy gift card

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It’s nearly Christmas, which means you should probably start trawling Etsy for all those handmade presents you’re going to buy (supporting indy designer-makers, especially at this time of year, is A Very Good Thing).

To help make it a little easier (and to celebrate the launch of Etsy gift cards), Etsy have given me a £100 vouchers to be given away on Make And Do With Perri. Hurrah!

So, this week just leave a comment below and I’ll randomly choose someone to give the gift card to. Why not tell me what you’d buy?

To celebrate the giveaway I’ve started this Pinterest board where I’m collecting all this prints on Etsy I’d buy if I had a spare £100.

* A few T&Cs *

– You must live in the UK

– You must leave the comment before Friday 22 November 11.29pm

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Etsy: how to sell – an interactive guide

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I love this interactive guide – it has everything you need to set yourself up as an Etsy seller.

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Daft Punk get crafted

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Buy your own Daft Punk helmet from Etsy. It’s under 350 quid! (via GadgetReview.com)

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June 2, 2013 · 3:00 pm

Etsy do weddings.

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Some deets from the press release:

There will be inspiration for brides, grooms and wedding parties, so if you’re planning a wedding you’ll be able to find pieces that work for your personality and budget including dresses, groomswear, stationery and serveware. Throughout the day there will be rolling DIY workshops, hosted by Parapluie Events, where you’ll be able to have a go at making a selection of wedding decorations from colour themed pom-poms to bride and groom pegs. Tickets are £5 and can be bought now. The Etsy Weddings Event is taking place at The Gallery Soho in London.”

 

 

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Material World: meet the business experts

There were a hell of a lot of people interviewed for Material World (as you might have guessed from the last few posts). Here are the guys who offered their wisdom about making a bit of cash from your crafting.

Who? Lisa Stickley

Why? She built her textile design company from nothing to make it a household name, so she knows a few things about taking your craft business up a notch. No longer part of the Lisa Stickley brand (this post by Ellie Tenant explains more), she’s building a new company from scratch again, and we have every faith that she’ll boss it.

Where can I see more? Head over to her blog, to read more about her new ventures, Betty and Walter and Ada Rose.

Who? Georgina Blain

Why? She’s the head honcho of Etsy UK’s marketing, the world’s largest handmade marketplace. Nuff said really.

Where can I see more? Follow all the Etsy UK happenings on Twitter, @EtsyUK, or see Georgina’s profile on the site here.

Who? Carrie Tucker

Why? As the Head of Product at Not On The Highstreet, she knows a thing or two about what makes an uber successful online shop.

Where can I see more? When you’re feeling low on inspiration for present ideas, notonthehighstreet.com is always a cracking place to head.

Who? Victoria Woodcock

Why? As one of the head honchos of London’s Bust Craftacular fair in Bethnal Green, she’s seen exactly what makes some stalls sell out, and others sell nothing. Plus, as well as her ‘real job’ on the FT, she’s published some beautiful craft books.

Where can I see more? Making Stuff, Making Stuff for Kids and her latest book, State of Craft, can (and should) all be bought from her Amazon author page. Keep up to date with all things Bust here.

Who? Jennifer Pirtle

Why? The American magazine journalist left the States and founded The Make Lounge, the UK’s first contemporary craft workshop studio. With classes on everything from candle making to embroidery, she knows what combination of talent, skill, experience and grit is needed to make it as a craft tutor.

Where can I see more? TheMakeLounge.com has everything you need to know about the craft workshops, or if you’re in Islington, drop by the studio because it now has a beautiful little shop in the front.

 

Who? Lisa Lam

Why? She’s an uber craft blogger at U Handbag (aka she blogs about awesome stuff, and unlike most she ACTUALLY makes a bit of moolah from it). If you want to know anything about making your own bags, she’s the lady to go to.

Where can I see more? Whether you want to buy bag-making supplies or patterns, or take a look at her blog, U-Handbag.com is the place. Or, buy one of her bag books, The Bag Making Bible and A Bag For All Reasons.

Who? Louise Hall

Why? Co-founder of the Papered Parlour, Louise took the craft workshop format that has become so big, and made it her own. Alongside more traditional lessons, they do everything from photography to wallpaper-printing.

Where can I see more? Book classes, take up residence in their studio or organise your own party at ThePaperedParlour.co.uk.

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Etsy: what does handmade actually mean?

Interesting stuff over at Jezebel…

“The fact that a small portion of the stuff in the so-called “handmade marketplace” is not exactly handmade” … read more.

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