Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday Etsy Meanderings

Good Morning!

Today is Craft Party Day at Etsy.

To celebrate their 6th anniversary, they have encouraged sellers to organize craft parties with other sellers in their area. Get to know other sellers, eat some yummy goodies and learn a new craft!
So fun!
In celebration of the celebration, I thought that I would feature 'crafters'.

In art school there is always the debate: what is craft and what is art?
I think that craft is in the practice: Everyday you sketch, sew, shape metal or wood, and then your personality comes through and there is the art. Some people do this more easily than others. 

Here are some crafters who have honed their craft into art and some supplies to help with your journey towards your inner artist.

Waterfall Brooch - $750    SusanThornton
Flip It Original Drawing - $25    jodidoodles 
Carved Bear Sculpture (1970) - $54   VintageStarrBeads
Flight of Fancy - $26   YuliyaArt
Large Turquoise Pendant Necklace - $42   AnnalisJewelry
1 LB of Italian Lambskin Leather Remnants - $20    santosleather

Vintage Bohemian Fabric - $18   backhomeagain
200pc 2.5mm Antique Copper Spacer Beads - $2.15   JewelryElements
6 Rainbow Moonstone Onion Briolettes - $9.99   believesjewelry
Green Topaz Briolettes & Citrine Rondelles - $4.99   believesjewelry

Be Present Every Day print 8.5x11 - $20   groundwork
Little Person Keychain - $12.50  Annalela
Owl Bookmark - $5   bumblebooHandmades
Possibilities print - $45   promopocket

As you can see, ANYTHING can be your medium. You just need to work it as these artists have!!

I hope that you can get together with some crafters in your area, party it up! Learn a new craft and further your artistic journey!

Have a great day!!


Yuliya said...

Dear Tracey,

Thank you very much for this feature!
You collected gorgeous items here, I found lots of new favorites!

My Best Wishes,

backhomeagain said...

Great food for thought. Thanks for including Back Home Again in the discussion!


ckl said...

That is such a great idea! I need to find the time to have a craft day with the ladies. :)Thanks!

Amanda Boyd said...

thank you! Great mix!

Susan said...

Thanks for the posting. I have found some new favorites...thanks again!