Etsy Made Local 2019 – Seller Profiles – Week 1

This year we are bringing your more opportunities to buy handmade than ever with our Etsy Made Local – Birmingham New Street Winter Market.

We are creating a little haven of handmade just a few steps away from the bustling German Market. Starting on 3rd December 2019 and running until 22nd December we will be bringing a range of handmade crafts all created by local designer-makers.

Here is the line-up for Week 1 – Tuesday 3rd Dec – Sunday 8th Dec 2019*

*Some sellers will be returning over the next 2 weeks – this line-up is for their attendance on this week only. For other dates, please check the next 2 line-up posts.

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Blackbird Geranium

Attending Tuesday 3rd – Sunday 8th

What is your name and where is your Etsy shop based?

Hello, my name is Yu and my Etsy shop is based in a home studio in Birmingham.

What will you be bringing to sell at the Etsy Made Local event?

I’ll bring along my collection of handmade small items for everyday use, all using Liberty Art Fabric. Range from bags, to cushion covers, to notebooks, necklaces etc, I’d love to interpret the most beautiful traditional English fabric into practical daily items.

What is your favourite of your Etsy Made Local products?

I love what I’ve made but I have many favourite EML products from our fellow artists and makers!

What do you love most about buying handmade gifts from indy makers?

I even know the person who made the gift I bought and that’s amazing. It’s such a personal gift now, not just from a mass-production factory line. It’s always been made using the best material, the caring craftsmanship, and a devoted heart to craft.

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The Nine of Hearts Jewellery

Attending Tuesday 3rd – Friday 6th

What is your name and where is your Etsy shop based?

The Nine of Hearts Jewellery based in Birmingham

What will you be bringing to sell at the Etsy Made Local event?

Handcrafted solid silver biker and rustic gemstone jewellery.

What is your favourite of your Etsy Made Local products?

Sliced Skull ring

What do you love most about buying handmade gifts from indy makers?

Ending up with unique, quality products made by skilled craftspeople, and supporting the move away from a throwaway culture.

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Fait par Moi

Attending Tuesday 3rd – Sunday 8th

What is your name and where is your Etsy shop based?

FaitparMoiUK – based in Birmingham

What will you be bringing to sell at the Etsy Made Local event?

Lighting – lanterns, fairy lights, lamps and lampshades

What is your favourite of your Etsy Made Local products?

Gold crushed velvet tiffany shade

What do you love most about buying handmade gifts from indy makers?

The individuality of the products together with the passion and care that goes into making them.

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Cheeky Geeky

Attending Tuesday 3rd & Friday 6th – Sunday 8th

What is your name and where is your Etsy shop based?

My name is Dayz and I live in Birmingham

What will you be bringing to sell at the Etsy Made Local event?

I will be bringing retro and geeky Christmas decorations along with pins and earrings with a geeky theme. All of my earrings have sterling silver earring posts. I will also be bringing some tongue-in-cheek prints and period positive wooden pins.

What is your favourite of your Etsy Made Local products?

My favourite product will be my cassette tape decorations as shown on my Instagram account.

What do you love most about buying handmade gifts from indy makers?

Handmade gifts seem a lot more personal. They also seem more timeless and not likely to be a passing phase or fad. Something worth keeping for years ahead.

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Hobbz Designs

Attending Tuesday 3rd – Sunday 8th

What is your name and where is your Etsy shop based?

My name is Rachel and I am based in Birmingham

What will you be bringing to sell at the Etsy Made Local event?

Handmade character Christmas cards, knitted scarves, cushions and crocheted flower corsages, framed handmade silk paper pictures with embroidered flowers and British coastal birds and framed pen drawings and prints as well as a few other treasures.

What is your favourite of your Etsy Made Local products?

My Highland Cow card – It was what inspired me to start up my Etsy shop and it’s good at bringing smiles to people’s faces.

What do you love most about buying handmade gifts from indy makers?

Knowing that they are doing a happy dance because you have brought something that they designed and made. I love the range of creations and products that are not mass-produced and because of this the uniqueness and character that shines through.

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Alison Jackson Art Dolls

Attending Thursday 5th

What is your name and where is your Etsy shop based?

Alison Jackson, Kings Heath Birmingham

What will you be bringing to sell at the Etsy Made Local event?

Art Dolls, some cloth, some mixed media, but all whimsical and may be a little creepy.

What is your favourite of your Etsy Made Local products?

my new notebooks, hand covered with fabric and a picture of one of my dolls on the front.

What do you love most about buying handmade gifts from indy makers?

they are always made with love, and items you just can’t get from a high street store.

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Maya Croft Design

Attending Saturday 7th – Sunday 8th

What is your name and where is your Etsy shop based?

Liezl Croft

What will you be bringing to sell at the Etsy Made Local event?

Hand knitted Tea, Cafetiere and Mug Cosies as well as Coffee and Tea cosy Sets. Gorgeous Pom Pom Bookmarks, Garlands and Christmas decorations. Crocheted placemats, coasters, eco-friendly face scrubbies and face cloths. There will also be super soft infinity scarves, a variety of hats & headbands, fingerless gloves and hot water bottle covers. All of the above are handmade in fabulous colours from premium yarns.

What is your favourite of your Etsy Made Local products?

The Eco-friendly reusable Face Scrubbies and Face Cloths!

What do you love most about buying handmade gifts from indy makers?

The individual care that goes into every item and the fact that you are supporting someone’s dream.

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Phillip Brewer Designs

Attending Saturday 7th – Sunday 8th

What is your name and where is your Etsy shop based?

Phillip Brewer Designs, Based in Birmingham (Billesley)

What will you be bringing to sell at the Etsy Made Local event?

Oil burners, incense holders, glasses holders and ornaments which have been made from excess plaster of paris in other moulds to minimise waste.

What is your favourite of your Etsy Made Local products?

My double hand oil burner, it’s one of my best sellers so I think it’s other people’s favourite too!

What do you love most about buying handmade gifts from indy makers?

They’re so different. You can buy some really individual pieces that you just can’t find anywhere else. Indy makers pour their heart and soul into their products, and it shows in the finished design.

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Turning by design

Attending Friday 6th – Saturday 7th

What is your name and where is your Etsy shop based?

Turning by Design, Sutton Coldfield

What will you be bringing to sell at the Etsy Made Local event?

Handmade turned items in wood – pens, bowls, vases.

What is your favourite of your Etsy Made Local products?

Fountain pens

What do you love most about buying handmade gifts from indy makers?

Bespoke, quirky

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Elaine Farmer Mosaics

Attending Saturday 7th – Sunday 8th

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What is your name and where is your Etsy shop based?

Elaine Farmer Mosaics

What will you be bringing to sell at the Etsy Made Local event?

Mosaic decorations, mirror frames, picture frames and jewellery.

What is your favourite of your Etsy Made Local products?

What a difficult choice. I have a few large mosaic wall pieces that I am very attached to, simply because of the time they took to make but I do equally love my little hearts. I like all of my work..that’s why I make it.

What do you love most about buying handmade gifts from indy makers?

I buy handmade as I love to buy unique and interesting pieces. Handmade items are special, they are usually one off’s and show the makers personality. Giving handmade gifts is far more rewarding and shows more thought and care.

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Winding The Bobbin Up

Attending Friday 6th

What is your name and where is your Etsy shop based?

Winding The Bobbin Up, based in rural North Warwickshire

What will you be bringing to sell at the Etsy Made Local event?

I will be showcasing examples of my personal family portraits created using both watercolour and digital media with the opportunity to order your own just in time for Christmas. I will also be bringing my own range of prints as well as my Christmas Range which includes letter to Santa Kits, Cards and Badges. My stall will also be stocked with my Read Wrap Recycle Newspaper, a newspaper which is intended as an eco friendly gift wrap for the festive season.

What is your favourite of your Etsy Made Local products?

My favourite has to be my Portraits, its wonderful to be able to create entirely bespoke items for each and every one of my customers.

What do you love most about buying handmade gifts from indy makers?

Not only am I supporting someone’s dream, the products are always made with such care you know you are receiving something super special, and this is what makes them such wonderful gifts.

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Thunder Bolts Light Tins

Attending Saturday 7th

What is your name and where is your Etsy shop based?

Tina Jinks. Based in Dudley, West Midlands

What will you be bringing to sell at the Etsy Made Local event?

Upcycled lamps made from recycled tins

What is your favourite of your Etsy Made Local products?

All of them

What do you love most about buying handmade gifts from indy makers?

Originality

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Katherine Tromans Illustration

Attending Saturday 7th – Sunday 8th

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What is your name and where is your Etsy shop based?

Katherine Tromans, Birmingham

What will you be bringing to sell at the Etsy Made Local event?

Illustrated Maps in A2/A3, A3/A4 Prints, Greeting Cards, Stickers, Tote Bags Live Illustrated portraits

What is your favourite of your Etsy Made Local products?

Illustrated maps

What do you love most about buying handmade gifts from indy makers?

That they are unique and are crafted with care

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Jones Jewellery

Attending Saturday 7th

What is your name and where is your Etsy shop based?

JonesJewells

What will you be bringing to sell at the Etsy Made Local event?

Hand enamelled Jewellery

What is your favourite of your Etsy Made Local products?

Cakes

What do you love most about buying handmade gifts from indy makers?

Everything

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Sarah Greening Glass

Attending Tuesday 3rd – Wednesday 5th

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What is your name and where is your Etsy shop based?

Sarah Greening Glass, Worcester

What will you be bringing to sell at the Etsy Made Local event?

Kiln-fused glass jewellery and some small glass Christmas decorations

What is your favourite of your Etsy Made Local products?

Bubbles jewellery

What do you love most about buying handmade gifts from indy makers?

I know how happy it makes them inside!

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Eve Boho Style

Attending Sunday 8th 

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What is your name and where is your Etsy shop based?

Eve /Birmingham

What will you be bringing to sell at the Etsy Made Local event?

Macrame jewellery

What is your favourite of your Etsy Made Local products?

Jewellery

What do you love most about buying handmade gifts from indy makers?

Unique and individual each

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