Monday, August 17, 2015

Shop Spotlight: Lawless Souls

 Hello, again, and welcome back to our weekly installment of our Shop Spotlight Series! This week, we're featuring another new member, Lawless Souls. Nickie Feddersen and Desiree Reid create fun and cute clothing for women featuring music lyrics.

Let's get started!

What year did you open your shop? 2014
What is your shop's motto? Live in the Lyrics

What is your favorite item that you sell? Women's vintage-inspired clothing that is inspired by music.
Fun fact about you: We met in college at Oklahoma State in 1996.

How did you get started? Lawless Souls was born out of a late-night phone conversation of us talking about how many unwearable concert tee shirts we own because they are all ill-fitting and ugly! We set out to create a way for women and girls to express themselves and still look amazing.

Anything else we should know? We both LOVE and are inspired by vintage items - be it clothing, jewelry, or furniture. We are inspired by the same "vintage" music!

Thanks, ladies! Your stuff is really, really great!

To learn more about Lawless Souls, you can check them out on their other sites: Web // Facebook // Twitter // Pinterest // Instagram


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Applications for Jingle Bash 2015 Now Open!

GET EXCITED, EVERYONE! We are now accepting applications for this year's annual Jingle Bash!

This year's Bash will again be at the South Side Event Center at Gilley's Dallas on November 21st from 11 am to 6 pm. It's a seriously great show with a LOT of traffic!

If you're an artist and you would like to be considered as a vendor, you can click this link to apply. We're accepting applications from August 9th - 30th. And please do apply! We're always looking for great makers to participate, and you don't have to be local to Dallas or an Etsy Dallas member. We love to hear from anyone and everyone!

Thanks so much, and good luck!

The Etsy Dallas Team

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Shop Spotlight: Unboxed Studio

Good afternoon, everyone! We here at Etsy Dallas hope your summer is going well (it's ending far too soon in our opinion)! But we're also looking forward to crunchy leaves, comfort food, and cooler weather (especially after this past week!). 

We're back with our weekly post in our Shop Spotlight Series. We're so happy to introduce you to Unboxed Studio, a jewelry line designed and created by Jennifer Latham. Jennifer creates unique jewelry for pop culture fans and beyond. 

Beaded Tassel Bracelet

What year did you open your shop? 2014
What is your shop's motto? Fan-inspired jewelry for the modern geek!

Gold Bangle with Wire Wrapped Silver Quartz Stone

I Would Walk Into Mordor Scrabble Tile Necklace

What is your favorite item that you sell? My miniature bottle necklaces.

Miniature Phone Box in a Bottle Necklace

Fun fact about you: I'm a HUGE Dr. Who fan!

Silver Bangle with Wire Wrapped Purple Stone

How did you get started? As a fan of a lot of pop culture, I found there was a huge void of modest and high-quality options out there for an affordable price.

Thanks so much, Jennifer! Your pieces are beautiful!

To find out more about Jennifer, you can also check out her Facebook page.


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

New Workshops from Etsy Dallas and Dallas Makerspace

The Etsy Dallas team has had such a blast partnering with Dallas Makerspace to teach the key principles of operating a successful Etsy shop. We've had lots of good feedback on the classes so far and have been encouraged to keep the knowledge flowing. 

Next up, we have Photography that Sells. Come learn how to improve your photography for online sales. And then,  Craft Show Like a Pro to learn everything you need to know for craft show success.

Saturday, August 8th

Saturday, August 22nd

Tickets are required for each of these classes. Be sure to click on the links above to purchase yours.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Shop Spotlight: Curious & Fanciful

Hello, everybody, and welcome to another installation of our Shop Spotlight series! This week we are featuring Curious & Fanciful, a truly unique shop with incredible hand-painted and letterpress designs.

What year did you open your shop? 2008
What is your shop's motto? Live Long and Prosper

One of Katrina's letterpress designs.

What is your favorite item that you sell? For my large shows, especially Jingle Bash, I make 4 or 5 glass shadow boxes to sell. They are very unique gifts. I reproduce my feather and butterfly paintings, cut them out, and shape them to look real. I then mount them in hand-crafted glass boxes to hang on the wall. People can't believe they are paper!

A butterfly in-process

The finished 3-D paper butterfly

Watercolor feathers

What is a fun fact about you? I can write with my toes!

Katrina spends much of her free time painting larger canvas pieces.

How did you get started? I grew up in a small town and never had the opportunity to be involved in art classes because my electives were filled up with band and journalism. When I moved to Denton to study interior design at UNT, I learned that I had quite a bit of catching up to do. I had always loved doodling, but never considered it my calling. Suddenly, I was immersed in fine arts classes studying drawing, design, and computers in art, model making, color theory, and print making. I even did some study abroad in the Czech Republic to learn about Mucha, Art Nouveau, and architecture. I also learned a lot about beer, and got engaged!

When I returned home, I decided to change my major to Art History, and began planning my wedding. I fell head over heels for letterpress wedding invitations and HAD to have them. Better yet, I had to make my own. Better yet, this is what I could do after college! One thing lead to another, and before I knew it, I had convinced my future husband and father to take a road trip to Kansas City to purchase a Chandler & Price letterpress made in 1897.

I graduated with a degree in Interdisciplinary Arts & Design Studies because I truly studied a little bit of everything to try and find my niche. What I found was that I am passionately curious about learning new art mediums. I am curious and fanciful, and my shop is all about different types of art and what you can do with a little bit of practice and courage.

Thanks so much, Katrina! What a wonderful insight into your life as an artist. We're so glad to have you along as a team member!

You can find out more about Curious & Fanciful on her social media sites: Twitter // Instagram // Web // Blog

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