Shop Local Through ETSY on Shop Small Saturday Nov. 25

Support DFW artists and crafters in your neighborhood by buying nearby! Did you know ETSY has a shop local geographic feature?

You can start your search here


Or limit your ETSY search results by using the local items filter.

For a visual map of local events and brick & mortar sellers use https://www.etsy.com/local (note that using this requires that you be signed into your account)

You can also save shipping costs by picking up your purchases locally instead of having them shipped.

Note: You can find DFW memorabilia here: https://www.etsy.com/market/dallas_fort_worth


You can also identify local crafters through their membership in ETSY DALLAS and ETSY FORT WORTH.

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Handmade E-Commerce Photography & Marketing Workshop

Lindsey Miller Photo

Lindsey Miller Photo


Photograph Better, Sell More, & Spice Up Your Online Store

Etsy Dealers, Shopify Sellers, Instagramers, Facebookers, etc.


WHERE Creating In Cahoots – 1827 West Louisiana Street, McKinney, TX 75069 – View Map

Learn from two experts, Lindsey Miller, a professional product photographer & Alexis Clare, the #1 bath bomb seller on Etsy, for the price of one workshop. Gift yourself the knowledge & inspiration to take better photography of your products without buying a fancy camera. Walk out with beautiful images you can post, that day. This workshop is also geared towards gaining recurring clients, boosting sales, & marketing smart not hard.

Lindsey Miller Photo: 10 + years as a professional product photographer

Whipped Up Wonderful: Full time Etsy seller, nearly 10,000 sales

This will be extremely hands-on, bring you own products & your own camera for customized knowledge on your specific needs. We’ll be supplying the space, a few surprise props to share, equipment to try out, & of course, good grub!

BONUS: Tutorial for videography; both Etsy & Instagram offer video.

Submitted by Brian Pierce. Email: bpierce@seattime.co

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817 Arts Alliance – free Craft Party June 18




is hosting a fun afternoon of crafting! In addition to crafts, there will be music, swag, snacks and great company.
Please claim FREE ticket via Eventbrite so the organizers have plenty of snacks & craft supplies on hand!

WHEN: Saturday, June 18th, 2:30-5pm

WHERE: Sparks Studio of Creative Art, 509 W. Main St., Arlington, TX


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Build a Thriving Etsy Business free webinar Feb. 25



Gabriel from PrettyGrafik is hosting a free 30 minute webinar on
February 25th. Everyone who signs up will get an inside look at how
Gabriel & Sarah built one of the top 10 Etsy shops worldwide.

We typically get 300+ participants in each webinar, and this is going
to be an ultra-spectacular program.

Here is a link to the sign up page –

Maker Mentors is about gathering together people from all stages of the creative journey to provide practical support and real connections. We know that you’re good at being creative and dreaming up amazing and beautiful goals. This conference is about bringing you the practical advice you need to make those dreams a reality.

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Dallas Public Library sponsors free classes on Etsy


Free Classes: Turn Your Craft Passion into an Online Etsy Business!

In partnership with Etsy, a leader in e-commerce for creative entrepreneurs, the Dallas Public Library is offering a free classroom course to help craft makers like you establish an online business to sell your products to a wider market and earn extra income.

6 weeknight classes total (about 14 hours) beginning Sept. 8th. (Limited to Dallas residents.) All classes will be held at the Prairie Creek Branch Library at 9609 Lake June Rd, Dallas, TX 75217. For more information and to register, see http://dallaslibrary2.org/etsy/

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DFW Artisans’ Etsy Craft Party June 6

DFW Artisans logo2

817ArtsAlliance is hosting a DFW Artisans’ Etsy Craft Party

Join in a fun afternoon of crafting. In addition to crafts inspired by Etsy’s craft party theme, there will be music, a photographer, some swag and great company. You can pick up promotional literature from the event’s sponsors and see a display of some creations by the artisans that helped put together the craft party, along with their business cards. Good eats are available for purchase from our host.

Two colorful, free, make and take paper crafts will be available. Neither is very difficult. There will be volunteers on hand to give instructions and assistance as needed. While the paper weaving craft is fairly easy, it does take a bit of time to complete. Come early for the best selection of images to choose from. If your crafting interests run to something more like instant gratification, the second paper craft might be for you.

Thanks to Mavericks Bar and Grill in Downtown Arlington for hosting us and thanks to the rest of our business sponsors and artisans (shown below, click an image to go to their website) who have helped make this celebration of craft possible.

–from http://817artsalliance.blogspot.com/p/dfw-artisans-etsy-craft-party.html

WHEN: Saturday, June 6th, 2:30-5pm
WHERE: Mavericks Bar and Grill, 601 E. Main St., Arlington, TX
Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/1486668088285728/

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Etsy stock goes public on NASDEC


Etsy is well known to artists and crafters as an online resource for selling work. This 10-year old “online craft bazaar” company recently had a successful IPO opening on NASDEC.

Read more about it:

Etsy now worth over $3 billion. Stock jumps 88% after IPO

Etsy IPO Tests Pledge to Balance Social Mission and Profit

Click here for press releases on the Etsy website.

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