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Dinosaur on a Bicyc…

$18.00

Wild Fern Still Lif…

$25.00

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$50.00

25 Recycled Map cir…

$3.50

A Deep Feeling For …

$18.00

Gentle Crochet Neck…

$15.50

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$13.00

Felt Wrist Cuff – F…

$22.00

Vintage Green Potte…

$36.00

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$48.00

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$35.00

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$152.00

San Francisco

$120.00

Vintage Book Journa…

$18.00

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‘put a CAT on it ‘ by ellecools


Albert and Claude E…

$3.50

Print – Cat doll -…

$53.00

The Pussy-cat Who W…

$10.50

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$10.00

Kit Tea Cat Mug in …

$14.00

Black and White Pri…

$30.00

Take it Easy 5×7 FI…

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Vintage Lipstick Ki…

$15.00

Felt Necklace – Lio…

$29.00

Cat Art – Les Mews-…

$18.00

Crochet Black Chesh…

$17.50

Miss Priss – polaro…

$28.00

Cat in the water Do…

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Tabby Cat – Hand P…

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Tuxedo Kitten Cat E…

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Cat Silhouette Broo…

$13.00

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Vintage pig piggy b…

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302 CLOUD – Dog Art…

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$30.00

SALE – White Tank T…

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Take it Easy 5×7 FI…

$15.00

Anatomical Heart o…

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Little House 8×10 P…

$22.00

Lake Erie 9 – Lands…

$160.00

Monster Plush – The…

$69.00

Piss Off funny Bott…

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BOGO SALE Invitatio…

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Scream

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‘Collections and Sets’ by CandyBandits


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$20.00

Red Instant Collect…

$32.00

Vintage Books

$26.00

Israeli Surf Tumble…

$4.50

Little piggy instan…

$35.00

1/48 SCALE DOLLS HO…

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Some Of Each Please…

$16.00

6 Vintage Silverpla…

$18.00
Set of 3 Dainty Ros…

$6.00

Rainbow Set of 3 En…

$26.00

Felted Wool Dryer B…

$12.00

Vintage Instant Col…

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Four Plastic Horses…

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Vintage Western Sty…

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Dodge Dart. A fused…

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020 MINI COOPER – F…

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What a day – soft d…

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Aromatherapy Tea Li…

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Frosted Acrylic Can…

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Kraftig Number 2

$1000.00

No 5 Subway Train A…

$15.00

red truck ring

$5.00

ZZZZZ Zombie Slumbe…

$35.00

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$30.00

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‘Gifts for : The Retro Guy’ by ellecools


Seats n Torpedoes 1…

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Antique books II, P…

$25.00

vintage Johnny Cars…

$120.00

Vintage Truck color…

$25.00

Groovy 1960s polyes…

$64.00

Ceramic John Wayne …

$35.00

70s Brown Tooled Le…

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Michael’s Bike …

$600.00

Giant Coaster Table…

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Vintage industrial …

$12.00

1930s Royal Duotone…

$295.00

Silk Reefer Suit

$774.00

SALE Vintage Men…

$15.00

Vintage BALBOA CHIE…

$32.00

Vintage Wilson Leat…

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Mini Green and Red …

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Please Stay : Etsy Treasury

Please Stay : Etsy Treasury

I make a few treasuries – I always think they are amazing. I’m in a few treasuries. It’s always a real treat and I’m often truly impressed. But this etsy treasury from hrt2hand has me in awe, or emotional turmoil, or something. I just LOVE it! Is it the birds or playful run of the pig? The hand held suitcase perhaps. I can’t decide. It reminds me of something. I want to have it forever like a keepsake.

My latest Etsy treasury

For my latest treasury, I thought I’d peruse Etsy for men…there are men on Etsy right? But they are definitely in the minority..and I always think that the handcrafted world can always use just a bit more male energy. First I wanted to make a treasury of Etsy Men Sellers (which I will do soon), but got sidetracked when I started looking at their favorites. See, I found more male Etsy non-sellers and was so curious what they were up to, where they were hanging out on Etsy. So, here is the first Edition. Please check it out!

Men's Choice Treasury

getting serious

Hi!

I’ve finally decided to start a proper blog about my work, but I’ll have to digress a bit..maybe not all the way back to 1990-something when I made my first sale…or is that 1980-something?

Maybe I’ll start with Etsy, because that’s what’s made the biggest difference to my artisan career in the last little while. I joined Etsy in 2006, but I didn’t really get involved until this last Autumn.

What did Etsy do for me? Well, I’ve been a serious full-time working artisan for sometime…selling my jewellery on-line and locally, with websites and all, but Etsy forced me to look closely at the amazing work others are doing all over the world…and to see my work alongside it.

Usually, I look at others’ handi-work in small doses, and it never really gets easy. I might think “Oh, why didn’t I think of that?” way too much. But now that I’ve been on Etsy almost daily for about 3 months, I’m feeling stronger and almost immune to craft-envy.

There are a lot of talented artists with tight work and fantastic photos on Etsy….and I’ve been pushed to 1. improve my photographs, 2. improve my marketing skills, and, most importantly, 3. seriously evaluate my ‘work’ on a regular basis.

I’m a bit of a starter…I love to start things. The challenge is follow-through. Like, I wonder how many posts I’ll get onto this blog! So, to deal with such tendencies, I try to think in terms of ‘projects’. However, I can still have perhaps a tad too many projects on the go at one time! If you’ll look at my jewelry today, on my website, or on Etsy, you’ll see a lot of different styles going on. I don’t know if I’ll ever give that up…that’s what keeps it interesting…experimenting, problem solving new-techniques. But, being somewhat overwhelmed with all of the interesting and varied things that people are doing on Etsy, is helping me to gain some focus with my work. I’m happy to have enamelling and felt-work on the back burner for now. And I need to really prune the selection that I put on Etsy.

It’s kind of like when I walk past an amazing find left out on someone’s curb. That sweet old table-chair-fondue set-crutches-cat scratch pole-fill in the blank- might be a very useful items that do still have value, but they don’t have to end up in my home. Someone will find them. I am learning to keep on walking!