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Etsy: Made in Canada – Calgary’s sweet vendors of 2017

Good morning, lovely folks!

I have to say that I’m always looking forward to my ‘Etsy-Calgary-blog-post-writing-day’ because it’s so much fun to discover more about all those fantastic artisans that are part of this year’s Etsy: Made in Canada Day. I hope you have as much fun as I do.

Do you love baking? If you don’t love baking yet, you will definitely love it once you saw the colourful and fun baking and party accessories that Samantha of The Sparkling Pantry makes and curates. Colour hooray!

Simply Polished – and their products are just like their branding: clean, simple but elegant. And that’s what we want to put on our skins, right?

I already want to adopt a doggie so badly but now that I’ve seen the beautiful and colourful leashes that Shannon of North Range Dogs constructs, I want one even more! Maybe those pretty leashes will convice my landlord?

 

Natura Soy Lights make the loveliest fragranced candles. From tropical delights to ‘manly’ perfumes, there is something for everybody.

L Rempel Art the L stands for Lindsay and Lindsay stands for gorgeous textiles that start out as watercolour art work. While she’s inspired by landscapes and experiences, her art will inspire you, we guarantee.

Leanne of Keramikk Pottery is functional and elegant. Her neutral colour scheme is complimented by a modern design. I can totally see these in my kitchen!

Create That Charms is Bridget’s jewellery line. While there might be a lot of jewellery out there, her creations might be among the best. Why? Because sweets!!! Kawaii dessert neclaces anyone?

COCREATEco modern wooden shelves and pastel concrete dishes. This wife and husband duo creates everything together while taking inspiration from their architectural roots.

Amarin Collection are the super useful passport holders and little pouches designed and made by Paweena Amarin. Pastel colours and floral fabrics = perfection!

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Etsy: Made in Canada – Calgary’s sweet vendors of 2017

Hello, hello!

It’s a bit grey out today, so I thought I’d sweeten your day with the introduction of a few more of our vendors for this year’s Etsy: Made in Canada Day here in Calgary. We’ve got so many wonderful artists, artisan and designers this year and each of them makes a unique product. I wish someone would give me enough money to buy one item from all of them!

Heather of  Toute Petite Treasures collects and curates vintage kitchen accessories and other beautiful vintage treasures. Shopping with her feels like treasure hunting in grandma’s attic and who doesn’t love that?

Grace and Parker are stylish and modern teething accessories to make life a bit easier for the little ones when their teeth are coming in – and thus for their Mamas, too. Well, thank you, Christine!

Amanda Parker Design gorgeous jewellery and pretty accessories made from glass, polymer clay and recycled materials by the one and only Amanda Parker here in Calgary!

Treasured Peach – Mandy makes the most adorable felted flower headbands and home decor for, in her own words, a treasured childhood. Sweet!

Mynthia  creates ceramic dreams. She enjoys experimenting with new forms, glazes, clays and firing methods. And we enjoy her art.

Fairgoods Lauren and Shauna love fonts and Canada and seriously fun gifts. And I mean, who wants to go through life without a pretty patch that says ‘Sorry’ or a pin in the shape of ketchup chips, eh?

Twelve Paws make pretty bandanas and collars for doggies. They say that even your furry friends should be able to express their character through accessories and I couldn’t agree more!

Melissa Pedersen is a momma of three little boys but can be found in her studio working on her exquisite silver jewellery designs every day during nap time.

Stitch plus Stitch wood and cross stitch DIY kits? Yes, please! Jill is designing the most adorable little evening projects for us.

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Etsy: Made in Canada – Calgary’s sweet vendors of 2017

Etsy: Made in Canada – Calgary’s sweet vendors of 2017

OH, WOW! It’s this time of the year again where I’m introducing all of our lovely vendors for the Calgary 2017 edition of Etsy: Made in Canada to you. So much talent in our beautiful city!

Let’s start with YYC Beeswax : Lisa got over her fear of bees while making wonderful candles and lip balm from beeswax!

Whylime Designs’ Emily loves cats, chocolate ice-cream and staying up way too late. And when she stays up too late, she’s probably creating her sassy greeting cards.

Do you like Harry Potter? I sure do and Laura of  White Willow Wearables definitely does. And she loves knitting, so guess what – she’s knitting nerdy accessories for you now!

Stevie And Bean Papeterie design gorgeous stationery to inspire and amuse. We can’t get over how pretty it is!

Tim of My Balls Your Walls loves the flow of movement and creativity. I’m pretty sure you’d like his abstract spherical art balls on your walls.

I am so excited aboutLets Get Unravelled. They make yarn from t-shirts that otherwise would have ended up in landfills. Not only does it help our environment, it’s also really beautiful.

 

Knot And Burl Woodworks is Mike’s way of using his hands instead of a computer. He creates marvellous jewellery and pens from wood.

Brent of Khaos Theory Leather fashions super fun and quirky accessories from leather like a baseball hat with an engraved leather picture sewn onto it. Sweet!

Manly Man Manes are is Jennifer’s line of affordable skin care for men. Oh, I bet they all smell delisciously manly!

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Etsy: Made in Canada – Calgary 2017

Etsy: Made in Canada – Calgary
Friday, September 22nd (5:00pm – 9:00pm) & Saturday, September 23rd (10:00am – 5:00pm)

The Genesis Centre – Festival Gymnasium
#10 7555 Falconridge Blvd. NE
Calgary, AB T3J 0C9

TICKETS:

FRIDAY tickets will go on sale soon! Tickets cost $8.00 and must be purchased in advance. Limited quantity available.

SATURDAY is open to the general public. Admission is $5.00 at the door per person (cash only). Children 12 and under are free.

VENDOR INFO:

Vendor applications open on May 1st, 2017 and close on May 31st, 2017. A full list of vendors will be available soon after.

More details inlcuding volunteer opportunities will be coming soon!

Etsy: Made in Canada is a national grassroots initiative celebrating the crafters, collectors and artisans in local communities across Canada. Etsy artisans will sell their handmade wares and vintage goods to local buyers at these markets, each of which will represent the spirit of the local community.

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Own It – Branding Workshop with Lace Brick Design

Branding can be an elusive unicorn. Own It is a workshop that will allow you to create and implement a strong brand. We will work our way through individually-based exercises as we hone in on branding your business for success. Concentrating on consistency and positioning, Own It attendees will grow capacity to engage their community in brand recognition and loyalty. Walk away feeling inspired and equipped with skills to establish and evolve your unique brand.

Find out more and get your ticket over on Eventbrite!

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Wholesale for Your Etsy Items

In this workshop, we’ll explore the fundamentals of wholesaling your handmade products to retailers with Nicole Bracey, a long-time Etsy seller and store-front owner. Covering the basics of brand identity, regulations, packagaing and shipping, you’ll also learn the ins and outs of linesheets, order forms, and invoices.

You’ll also learn how to determine your wholesale & retail prices, the “golden rule” of wholesale pricing, setting minimum order quantities, and when to start charging GST.

Find out more and get your ticket over on Eventbrite!

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Market Tips for Etsy Sellers

Bringing your Etsy shop from an online store front to a real-world market can be tricky business, but we’re here to help you navigate the ins and outs of getting in touch with your local customer base.

Join Jillian Logee for tips on how to apply for markets, tips on finding the right markets for your business, stocking your table or booth, how to build an effective display, and much more. Jillian is a professional photographer with 10 years of experience in the market scene. From her early days at local art markets to now being the co-organizer of one of the biggest markets in Calgary, Jillian has seen both sides of the market-life coin.

Tickets available over on Eventbrite.

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Work it Wednesday!

Are you needing a little more help setting up your Etsy shop? Drop by for Work it Wednesday with the Team Etsy Calgary leaders and work alongside your peers to get your shop up-and-running or even just give it a tune up.

This drop-in session will give you an opportunity to ask questions, get tips, all while enjoying the fabulous atmosphere of Rosso Coffee Roasters. We’re here to help!

The tickets to this event are free, but please show your support for Rosso Coffee Roasters by purchasing a drink or a snack. Since space is limited, please only grab a ticket if you are sure you will be able to attend. If you’ve bought a ticket and can no longer make it, please send us an email at etsycalgary@gmail.com so we can open up your ticket to someone else.

Let’s get those shops polished! Grab your ticket over on Eventbrite.

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One-Stop Christmas Shop Vendor List

We’ve written our list and checked it twice! We are extremely excited about the vendor lineup for the One-Stop Christmas Shop at Golden Acre Garden Sentre. There are 34 outstanding handmade and vintage sellers offering a little something for everyone, letting you finish off your Christmas shopping quickly and easily!

Want do to some pre-shopping? Check out our complete list of vendors here. Be sure to click through to their Etsy Shops, since many of our vendors do offer custom orders. You can pre-order your items and pick them up at the market on November 27th.

While you’re there, be sure to check out the beautiful ornaments and holiday décor from Golden Acre Garden Sentre. It’s one of the best collections of holiday and Christmas décor we’ve ever seen. They’ll also have their live tree lot open, so be sure to at least head in and breathe in the wonderful smell of Christmas trees.

We can’t wait to see you there!

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Etsy: Made in Canada – Vendor Features

Etsy: Made in Canada – Vendor Features

This is the last of our vendor introduction posts and we will learn about the letters T, V, W, X and one lonely G that somehow slipped through the cracks before…

The Witches Mark will have their market debut with us this weekend & we’re so excited about that. Steph makes magical talismans to help us through life.

And what else is important to get through life healthy? Yes, lovely teas by Grounded Tea.

Well, while we’re talking about coziness, have a look at This Darn’d Yarn‘s trendy and cute creations. Britney crochets shark sleeping bags and tiny cacti, sweet!

Suzanne of Tinged joins us with a fun mix of jewellery and the loveliest drawings of animals. Really, her style is unique and I highly recommend you to check her out.

Tribes + Society stands for beautiful jewellery. And we all know that you can never have to much of that.

Another brilliant local jeweler is Trish Flanagan who specializes in silver. Oh, the gorgeousness.

Is there anything sweeter than baby shoes? No, I didn’t think so. Have a look at the creations of Vi and Jax -seriously, I just want to eat them up.

Wee Thing Mee is Kat. And Kat likes to make adorable babrons and crocheted animals. In the cutest colours.

Some people’s baby’s are their pets, so that’s where WLC Studio comes in. WLC stands for Wanderlust Creatures and they make pet tags from all kinds of up-cycled things.

Reem of Xed Creative Design doesn’t play by the rules and we love her for it. Her pottery designs are influenced by her North African roots and wonderfully adorned and colourful.

Thank you everybody who followed me through the whole alphabet of our vendors. It’s been fun introducing all these amazingly creative people and I am so excited that our market is finally happening this weekend. It’s going to be a good one.

Hopefully, I’ll see many of you in person!

Leonie (Maple And Oak Designs)

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