Thursday, October 16, 2008

Lots of upcoming craft shows

Get your Holiday shopping started early! I will be participating in many craft shows in the next 3 months, come on by and check them out!!!

October 18th - Craftadelphia
11 am - 4 pm
@ Mew Gallery
906 Christian St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 625-2424

November 8th - Independent Craft Fair
11am - 6pm
@ 941 N. Front St
Philadelphia, PA

November 22nd - Craftadelphia
11am - 4pm
@ Mew Gallery
906 Christian St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 625-2424


December 6th - Independent Craft Fair
11am - 6pm
@ 941 N. Front St
Philadelphia, PA

December 21st - Traveling Wares
12pm - 6pm
@ Tattooed Mom's

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Craftadelphia + Design Philadelphia: Details

GO GREEN WITH UPCYCLED WORK AT CRAFTADELPHIA: A PART OF DESIGN PHILADELPHIA 2008 AND PARTICIPATING IN SWAP-O-RAMA-RAMA

Design Philadelphia will be host to over 90 events, with the theme of "Down to Earth", thru October 22, 2008. The Philly Etsy Team is a part of Design Philadelphia with CraftAdelphia at Mew Gallery on Saturday, October 18; from 11am-4pm featuring upcycled and green design work with a special reception! For more information on the Philly Etsy Team, please visit phillyetsy.blogspot.com to find out the latest projects and future events!



Check out the amazing wares created from everything that has been discarded or long forgotten, a definite trash to treasure event. Join the Philly Etsy team on Sunday at Swap-O-Rama-Rama (SORR) in a Design Philadelphia event!



October 18th Artists & Crafters at Mew Gallery showcasing upcycled art:

allisonostertag.etsy.com
photographs in handmade frames & upcycled cards

bijouxbyallison.etsy.com

Distinctive handcrafted gemstone and vintage jewelry
botodesigns.etsy.com

little world of Japanese inspired robots & a plant who is far away from home

Cbeauty.etsy.com

Art made using the beauty that can be found everywhere

eveningstargallery.etsy.com

Collagemaker creates mixed media pieces where nostalgia meets whimsy

flyingfoxdesign.etsy.com
upcycled mini books, notecards and plushies

misskoco.etsy.com

asian oddities, kinky crafts & upcycled wonders

nicolecarey.etsy.com

clothes, jewelry and more made from new/upcycled materials

RedRedOrange.etsy.com

Paper goods including cards, notebooks & fine art prints
sayhibeth.etsy.com
magnets made from old, recycled children's books and text books

tremundo.etsy.com

upcycled/hand-designed handbags & mini-journals
vivametal.etsy.com
sassy alternative to ancient chainmaille & classic wire technique jewelry


The Philly Etsy Team part of Swap-o-Rama-Rama on Sunday, October 19 from 12-5pm presented by The Philadelphia Sewing Collective at the Old Pine Community Center, 401 Lombard Street Philadelphia. SORR is a giant public clothing swap and series of DIY workshops. Philly Etsy is one of the participating groups and will have free giveaways! For more information www.sorrphilly.wordpress.com for more information.

Who is Philly Etsy? Etsy is an online resource for artists and crafters to share their talents and sell their wares. Over a 100 local artists/crafters belong to the Philly Etsy Team and have an etsy site. Members are from Philadelphia, surrounding counties, Southern NJ and Delaware. Supporting local art, crafts and part of the Design Philadelphia event being held in Philadelphia.

Upcoming Philly Etsy events include CraftAdelphia November 22nd and December 6th at Mew Gallery. Watch for exciting news, workshops and publications by the Philly Etsy Team!

Monday, September 29, 2008

This Saturday October 4th


I will be participating in the Independent Craft Fair @ the 941 Theater at 941 N Front St. Philadelphia, PA. This event is run by the same people who put on the Big Art Show, and they are always a lot of fun. Make sure you come by and get your holiday shopping started early!!!

I will also be participating in this show on Saturday November 8th and possibly Saturday December 6th.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I love Treasuries


I was included in another beautiful treasury! Green and purple is one of my favorite color combinations!!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Photoshop Tutorial Tonight!!!

There will be a Photoshop tutorial tonight at my house for members of the Philly Etsy Team. I know it's raining, but if you are brave enough to get a little damp come on by and learn some useful stuff! Snacks and drinks will be provided =)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Yet Again


I was lucky enough to be included in another amazing treasury. I guess this is my lucky week. You can view the treasury here:

http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=61167

It expires Wednesday August 6th and 12:56 pm

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Another Treasury!


I am lucky enough to have been included in another beautiful treasury. Check it out. It expires Sat August 2nd @ 11:13 pm

http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=59957

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

New Treasury


I was included in a beautiful new treasury today on Etsy.com - Check it out!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Craftadelphia



Come by the Mew for the Philadelphia Etsy Team Craft Show!!!! Enjoy food, live music, and of course, local crafts!!!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Not Your Grandma's Craft Show Pictures





Not Your Grandma's Craft Show in West Philadelphia may not have been very busy, but it was a lot of fun!! Here are some pictures:

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

This Saturday May 10th

Not Your Grandma's Craft show

Date: May 10th

Time: 1pm - 6pm

Location: Church of Divine Energy, corner of 48th and Woodland Avenue.



Art- Crafts - Jewelry -Music - Food

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Philly Team Treasury

Check out the newly posted Philly Etsy team treasury, picked by me =)

http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=40662

Monday, April 21, 2008

Newly posted items

I posted a couple new items to my Etsy shop, check them out - Cbeauty.etsy.com


Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Interview

The Philly Etsy Team recently conducted interviews of our members. Here is mine:

[Interview conducted by Sarah Greiner.]

What is your name, and where are you from?

My name is Mary and I live in Philadelphia with my boyfriend and 2 dogs. I grew up right outside of West Philadelphia. I moved into the city about 2 years ago.

What is your day job, i.e. what do you do when you are not creating beautiful work to sell on Etsy?

I am currently looking for a job. I am a psychology student and am currently applying to graduate programs.

Your Etsy Store is called CBeauty, does that have any significance?

I named my shop Cbeauty because I want to remind people to take the time to look around and see the beauty that is all around us.

I noticed in your profile that you say you have never taken classes in jewelry making or design. How did you learn to create your jewelry?

I started off making hemp jewelry. Then I was at an art show with my parents and one of the dealers was selling strands of pearls. I decided to buy a couple of strand to mess around with. I used the internet and written resources to teach myself to make jewelry. It took a lot of practice and trial and error, but now I can make professional quality jewelry.

Your Etsy store has two very different types of products; jewelry and stencil work. Do you prefer creating one of them to the other?

I get into moods. Sometimes for a few weeks I will purely work on paintings and stencil work. Then I will get an idea for a piece of jewelry and I will work mostly on that for a little while. I really enjoy creating both kinds of art, along with many other arts and crafts items.

Do you do any other craft or fine art that we have not yet seen in your store?


I do a little bit of everything, but mostly what you see. I have experimented with fabric, scrap booking, sketching, photography, candle making, mixed media and dream catcher making. I am always looking to learn new art techniques and constantly trying to incorporate different elements to all of my art.

When did you become involved with Etsy and how did you hear about it?


I opened my Etsy shop in September. I found out about Etsy when I was set up at The Big Art Show in University City. I had been sitting there all day without a sale and someone who was looking at my art said to me, “You should sell your stuff on Etsy.” I looked into what Etsy was as soon as I got home and decided to try it.

How long have you been a Philly Etsy Team member?


I have been involved with the Philly Etsy Team for about 3 months.

Have you ever had the chance to sell your work at a craft fair or table? If so, did you like the experience? If not, would you like to?

I have sold at a few craft fairs. I haven’t sold much at any of the shows I have set up at but I do want to continue to try. Hopefully my luck with sales will turn around soon!

What sorts of things inspire you?


I am inspired by everything, but especially by nature, loved ones, and other art / artists.

What artists do you admire?


I have many artists I admire. It almost seems unfair to just pick a few, but if I had to name some I definitely have to include Warhol, Howard Finster, and Keith Haring. I also greatly admire the unknown yet incredible street artists, who give their art to the world on a regular basis even though it is constantly covered, torn down, and destroyed. The street artists that I admire the most are Stikman, Bob Will Reign, Space Invader, D*face, Banksy, Blek le Rat, and Swoon to name a few. If you want to know more about street art you can check out a couple sites dedicated to the art form – woostercollective.com and streetsy.com.

Where do you find the supplies that you use in your pieces?


A lot of the supplies I use are things I find, have laying around, or have been given to me. I also buy a lot of supplies at Home Depot, AC Moore, and Pearl Art Supplies. I get my jewelry supplies mostly online, and I get my high quality pearls at buyers' marts and craft fairs.

What do you think about the handmade revolution?


I think buying handmade is a great idea. It can, of course, be difficult and expensive at times, but I think it is very important to support independent artists and crafters as much as possible.

If you could be an animal what would you be?

Hhhhhmmm… That’s a tough one. I guess if I would be any animal I would want to be a phoenix. I know that is a mythical creature and that might be cheating, but that’s what I would want to be. =)

What is your favorite book, movie or music?

Favorite book = I love psychological non-fiction. One of my favorites is When Rabbit Howls by Trudy Chase.

Movie = I like dark comedies and drama mostly. I love movies like Nightmare Before Christmas, Fight Club, and Momento.

Music = I mostly listen to heavy metal and industrial, but I enjoy many different types of music. My favorite would have to be Don McClosky (he is an amazing local singer song writer, you should definitely check him out!), NIN, StainD, Slipknot, and G Love.

If you could tell people one thing about yourself that nobody knew, what would it be?

I am an emotional person. I put a little piece of myself into everything I make. It might sound cliché but I truly make art because I love it. I just wish others loved it enough to buy some of it.

Cbeauty's etsy shop: Cbeauty.etsy.com

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

New Etsy Profile Information

I just updates / added a bunch of information about myself and my shop on my etsy account. Check it out =)

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Some of my art and crafts

Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade
Cbeauty.etsy.com

First Blog

I am new to this whole blogging thing. I will try to keep up to date with it as I learn all the ins and out and interesting things I can do with it!!

Check out my etsy shop, Cbeauty.etsy.com