These are the Crafters in your Neighborhood, First Salem Etsy Team Meeting

It was a fantastic night. Twenty some Etsians RSVPed to come to our first ever Salem Etsy Team Meeting. I was giddy with excitement to meet some of Salem’s finest and most talented Etsians. Cindy Ulshafter also showed up to cover the event. Thanks Cindy for coming.

Now, Let me show you some pictures of the stars….

Theresa and Alex of UptownAvenue make adorable buttons, coffee cozies and fabric covers for iPods and Kindles. They were so sweet to also give me a fabulous coffee cozy. I adore black and white and was thrilled with the craftsmanship and details. Thank you!

Cindy of CindyGassArt makes fabulous fused art pieces. From display glass, bowls, and trays, her pieces are functional and beautiful.

Duane of Djwubs is a former architect who likes to stay busy. He finds unclaimed wood and turns them into these exquisite clocks. For custom clocks with clean lines and a classic feel be sure to visit his shop!

Here’s Stephania from ThreeFatesKnitting who makes kettle dyed yarns and fibers. She has such fabulous colors that make me want to take up knitting. It was so fun to watch her knit (without looking) while at the meeting and I appreciated her can do attitude!

Sally from MoonLightSally and SallyRags makes fun rugs, reusable bags, and upcycled baskets. She has been selling products on Etsy since 2007 and has the sales to prove it!

Lori of YouNeedTheseBeads andPrettyKittysCloset sells beautiful and affordable jewelry and beads. She’s also has lots of vintage items that is hard to find so be sure to check her shops out!

Linnea of Glimma has been making jewelry for 15 years now. She specializes is glamorous upcycled jewelry and enjoys donating some of her proceeds to local charities.

Leyla of TooMuchOfAGoodThing likes to stay busy making lots of pretty things. Flower brooches, adorned journals and amazingly detailed crocheted pieces, her shop is such a feast for the eyes.

Laura of LauraBeachCreations, LiveOutLoudStyle was there sporting her fun stenciled bag. You may have seen her at Salem Saturday Market, but be sure to visit her shops as well for some fun 80’s inspired apparel and accessories as well as colorful pouches and jewelry at LauraBeachCreations.

Okay this is a crummy picture. Cheryl is the fabulous person who is sitting on the couch with her mouth open (this is very typical of Cheryl, and I’m sure I’m gonna get some sort of revenge posting of a picture from her later). Well, she is simply fabulous and I’m lucky enough to call her my friend! She’s the owner of Tinker’sShop and my top secret source for all that is old, cool, and vintage. She has tons of sales through Etsy and has an enormous heart. If you read my blog you may remember the many times I’ve written about her (look here and here). Anyhoo, she’s wonderful and her shop is full of treasures so be sure to check them out!

Joyce of Joyousworld makes stunning jewelry and shabby chic jewelry displays. Be sure to check out her shop of vintage inspired designs.

This funky photo is of Judy Skinner, Master Recycler. She brought fun glass bottles that she has collected and is a wonderful resource for crafters working with recycled materials. She also brought some fabulous calendars to share with us. Thanks Judy!

Look at this fabulous upcycled bag that Emily from PotentTotables made! Emily has a knack for putting together fun and funky upcycled material and turning them into cool bags.

Elaina of ElainaTurpin came to the Salem Etsy Team full of ideas and energy. She also brought the most ADORABLE owl tote with her to show off (loving the colors and design). Be sure to check out her other designs online!

Looking for cottage style accessories to decorate your home? Look no further! Visit ShabbyNChic where you’ll find lots of romantic pieces to fill your home.

Thanks to all the fabulous Etsians who made it to the meeting. I’m looking forward to hit the streets with Salem Etsy Team and feel so very lucky to have met such talented folks.

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December 28, 2010 at 11:34 pm

[…] the brand-spankin’-new Salem Etsy team was last night! Jessica of DIY Studio wrote about it here. I’m excited to get to know these ladies and introduce Salem to Etsy and handmade. And […]

leyla
December 29, 2010 at 12:21 am

Thanks for organizing the meeting! You have some great ideas and I’m excited to get started. šŸ™‚

Jessica Ramey
December 29, 2010 at 7:31 pm
– In reply to: leyla

Thanks for coming Leyla, it was great having you there!

TinkersShop
December 29, 2010 at 11:23 am

Thanks so much Jessica for organizing and hosting the event! What an amazing group of people. Thanks also for your comments (I think) and I am so glad to call you a friend, too!

Jessica Ramey
December 29, 2010 at 7:30 pm
– In reply to: TinkersShop

Did I forget to say how you also know tons of info about antiques and are an amazing business woman? Okay, I don’t want to be all mushy but yes, I’m very lucky to know you. And I’m excited to get to know the other Etsians better too. Thanks for the comment šŸ™‚

DancingMooney
December 29, 2010 at 11:51 am

So sorry I wasn’t able to make it Monday, looks like a great group! Will see you all soon!

ā™„ Janell
DancingMooney.etsy.com

Jessica Ramey
December 29, 2010 at 7:28 pm
– In reply to: DancingMooney

No problem Janell. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved. I’ll be in touch and thanks for the comment!

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