Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Jingle Bash...Get Bucks!

We Bash artists are getting really excited as the much-anticipated Jingle Bash nears. We're so excited that some of us have to occasionally put down our scissors, paint brushes, pliers, and hooks to do a little happy dance. Lemme tell ya, we love to happy dance.In fact, we're so thrilled about the Jingle Bash that we want to offer you a chance to join us in our collective happy dancing by offering a chance to win some awesome prizes in the form of Bash Bucks. Yep, Bash Bucks are like gift certificates you'll pick up the day of the Jingle Bash - and you can spend them at ANY participating artisit's booth during the Bash. You can't go wrong.You can win by commenting on the Etsy Dallas blog post or tweeting the Jingle Bash.MORE INFO ON THE CONTEST HERE [Reposted from the Etsy Dallas blog.]

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Craft Meets Cool at the ‘09 Jingle Bash

Saturday, November 21st, 1-7pm

These days, buying locally handmade goods is the new cool, and the Jingle Bash is here to make sure you stay cool all season long.
Make your way to the Sons of Hermann Hall on November 21, and shop from over 50 hand-picked artists, designers and crafters selling their modern handmade goods.
On hand will be recycled vintage jewelry (Sadie's Things), vintage-inspired d├ęcor (Laura Davis Design Lab), screenprinted tees (Harrilu and Dowdy Studio), modern handbags (Banana Showcase and Cut Out and Collect), vinyl record jewelry (Texas Tarts), hip crocheted winter-wear (KarmaCrochet), felted necklaces (Tefi Designs), and soap in the shape of dentures (Soapopotamos). (No, I'm not joking.)
When you’re done shopping, belly up to the bar for a beer, great home cooked food, and a game of pool. Or grab your brewski and head back out for a second round of shopping.
Artist booths will fill the Hall upstairs in the ballroom and downstairs in the bowling alley and board room. Enjoy live music and DJ tunes throughout the Hall to keep you rockin’ and shoppin’ all day long.
Cross everyone off your gift list this year at the 2nd Annual Jingle Bash and make it a handmade holiday!
When: Saturday, November 21stTime: 1pm-7pm
Where: Sons of Hermann Hall, 3414 Elm St.
Parking: lot and street/meter

Sunday, September 27, 2009

WE ARE "Best of" Dallas!

Thank you Dallas!
Holy cow holy cow!! Our Bash shows were just voted as Dallas' "Best One-Stop Shop" in the coveted and uber popular Dallas Observer's Best Of annual issue. It's on stands today!!This is a huge. mega. deal. Here's the write-up:

Sure—the online boutique community for crafters, jewelry designers, knitters, tailors, bookbinders, vintage sellers and collectors of everything—is a surefire way to kill an afternoon and build up a wish list, but an Etsy Dallas event is even better. Prices are great, the craftsmanship is fantastic, it feels good to support local crafters and you'll still cover everyone on any gift list you might have for the next two years. But the downside is you'll also empty your bank account with little to no effort without some preventive measures. We have a friend keep us from purchasing on the first lap through the show. We spend only cash (even if a booth takes cards). And we buy no more than we can carry on our own person. It's hard, but, well, you gotta leave something for the rest of the shoppers to look at. On the other hand, screw everyone else, retail therapy rocks! The Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash takes place November 21 at Sons of Hermann Hall. Sharp elbows stimulate the economy, people. In case you're wondering, What the heck is the Bash?, let me fill you in. The Bash is the premier arts and crafts event in Dallas that we started back in 2008. The Bash is put on by Tefi Designs and Pamela Michelle, with support from the Etsy Dallas leadership team: Larry, Carrie, Cheyne, Alicia, Mandi, Dylan, and Randi.This year's 2nd Annual Jingle Bash will take place at the historic (and somewhat David-Lynchian) Sons of Hermann Hall, November 21st (that's a Saturday) from 1am-7pm. More deets here.

reposted from Tefi Designs' blog

Saturday, August 29, 2009

This is a Statement Necklace

JUST listed this piece...It took me quite a while to decide how to use this incredible vintage brooch. I wanted to really do it justice. my shop.

This past week has been a bit challenging for me. My kids started back to school, which brings a deluge of paperwork, shopping, and revamped sleep/wake hours! In addition, I started working part-time. It's a temporary position; I am really just helping out a friend, but man! It makes me really feel for working moms! And most especially working SINGLE moms. Although I am not a single mom, my husband travels alot so I feel like one.

ANYWAY, all this to say I have not been able to create much :(

However, here are the latest designs. I hope to have more up in the shop later this weekend.
A Brass Bow...

Marcasite Flower, repurposed brooch necklace

Saturday, August 15, 2009

FREE SHIPPING this weekend, Aug. 15 - 16

YESSSSSSSSSS!!!! Free shipping in my Etsy shop through midnight Sunday. Any purchases will ship free; I will refund your Paypal account the shipping charges.

Also, check out the NEWness....more like this to come...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sneak Peek, vintage brooch recycled

Just had to post a little sneak peek at something I am working on...Reusing a gorgeous vintage rhinestone brooch.