Etsy Made Local 2019 – Seller Profiles – Week 3

Are you having guests over for Christmas that you didn’t plan for? If you need to buy last minute gifts but are looking for something really unique drop by and visit the last week of our Winter Market. Or simply visit for a bit of self-gifting, take the opportunity to buy handmade in this beautiful setting and maybe have breakfast or lunch while you’re there.

Have a browse of the designer-makers that are taking part in the final week below. Remember if you don’t make it to the market you can buy from all of our sellers by vising their Etsy shops.

Here is the line-up for Week 3 – Monday 16th Dec – Sunday 22nd Dec 2019

*This line-up is for their attendance on this week only. Some sellers will be have taken part in other line-ups. For more info check the previous 2 line-up posts.

Do also check back to this post in case of changes.

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The Nine of Hearts Jewellery

Attending Monday 16th – Sunday 22nd

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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Firefly Handmade Creations

Attending Saturday 21st

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

Laura Lowe and my Etsy shop is based in Birmingham

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

Home Fragrance

What is your favourite of your Etsy Made Local products?

My favourite products are my room sprays!

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

The love and effort that goes into the gifts are amazing!

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Sloka Richmond Design

Attending Monday 16th – Sunday 22nd

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

Sloka Richmond Design and we are based in Birmingham, West Midlands

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

We will be bringing lights, lamps and tables, all hand made from British woods.

What is your favourite of your Etsy Made Local products?

I love our floor lights. Due to the uniqueness of the wood each product has its own character and charm, and with our taller floor lights you really get a feel for the grain, shape and distinct nature of the wood.

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

For me the whole reason to buy from an indy maker is to buy a product that is not simply made. You are buying something that is the outcome from hours of trial and error driven from the love for creating this product. You are buying a part of the maker themselves and this can be shown in each product.

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Blackbird Geranium

Attending Monday 16th – Sunday 22nd

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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CraftyBun Studio

Attending Saturday 21st

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

CraftyBun Studio

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

Prints, cards, accessories, homewares

What is your favourite of your Etsy Made Local products?

My cat prints: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/521055265/snoozing-tabby-cat-signed-unframed?ref=shop_home_active_23

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

Supporting fellow makers and avoiding feeding money to the big chain shops. You always buy something unique and special

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Cheeky Geeky

Attending Monday 16, Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd

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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Birmingham Stationery Co.

Attending Monday 16th – Sunday 22nd

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

Birmingham Stationery Co. based in the Jewellery Quarter

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

Contemporary notebooks, sketchbooks, bookmarks and other stationery items.

What is your favourite of your Etsy Made Local products?

Our extra long sketchbooks as they are an artist favourite.

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

The thought and care that goes into handmade items.

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Maya Croft Design

Attending Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd

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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Katherine Tromans Illustration

Attending Saturday 21st

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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Paper Ink Alchemy

Attending Monday 16th – Sunday 22nd

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

Lottie – Worcestershire

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

Papercut art work, baubles and sculptures. And some papercut jewellery

What is your favourite of your Etsy Made Local products?

My little paper sculpture domes

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

That they are unique and made with love

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Willis Designs

Attending Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd

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

Willis Designs based in Lye

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

Messenger bags made from recycled suit jackets and plastic waste. I also have some recycled material footstools and embroidered bags

What is your favourite of your Etsy Made Local products?

Suit jacket bags – that’s my speciality!

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

The amazing range of choice, the skill of the makers and the fact I am supporting independent makers

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Jones Jewells

Attending Saturday 21st

Jones Jewellery
Jones Jewellery

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

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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Fait par Moi

Attending Sunday 22nd

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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Mountain Man Draws

Attending Sunday 22nd

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

Connor Hattamsworth (MountainManDraws), based in Coventry

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

Prints (A3/A4/A5), cards, postcards, calendars

What is your favourite of your Etsy Made Local products?

Calendar, alphabet prints, dinosaur series

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

Handmade gifts just have something special about them: I love buying from indie makers at markets (especially when they’re buying from me too!), and people love receiving them that little bit more knowing that somebody has made it themselves.

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Soulless Earth

Attending Friday 20th

Nannas Room illustration by Soulless Earth

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

Abdullah El-Alaoui / Birmingham.

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

Original Artwork and prints.

What is your favourite of your Etsy Made Local products?

Nannas Room Illustration.

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

Showing independents support and getting unique products out of it.

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Elaine Farmer Mosaics

Attending Sunday 22nd

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

Elaine Farmer Mosaics – Birmingham.

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 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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