Etsy Made Local 2019 – Featured Stallholders Q&A with Frank Ideas.

This series of Q&A is all about shining the light on our 6 large feature stalls that we have in the upcoming Christmas market: Etsy Made Local – Saturday 23rd November – Sydney Town Hall. 

‘Feature’ stalls are new to our market this year, they are stalls that are larger in size and life than usual and you won’t miss them! There are 6 artists and designers that will be running featured stalls on the day and we’ll be chatting to each of them on the lead up to the market here on the blog.

First up is Rowan Shaw, the contemporary jewellery designer behind the unique and daring brand Frank ideas. – ‘Designed for individuals who love looking effortlessly fabulous’ 

She uses colour, form and texture to explore her ideas in exciting ways and focuses on the individual who has a rebellious streak and dares to be different.  A real gem to be part of our Sydney community!

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Who Made my Jewellery? Meet Teresa of AU REVOIR LES FILLES

I studied Fashion Design in Paris, and love all things French…. croissants, Diptyque, that Parisian je ne sais quoi chic. I worked in the Australian fashion industry for over 10 years, designing for iconic brands like Manning Cartell, Sass & Bide and Charlie Brown. My childhood was filled with books and film, and I grew up being inspired by the vintage beauty of jewellery pieces passed through my family. I launched my jewellery label AU REVOIR LES FILLES so that I can share my love of heirlooms and design with the world.

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Who Made my Ceramics? Meet Melissa of Derum Ceramic Design Studio

The best thing about running my own business is the creative freedom to create what I want, when I want… I get a huge self of accomplishment from reaching milestones that I’ve set myself, and celebrating them. – Lissy

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Etsy Made Local Markets Sydney 2019!

Our annual Christmas market in 2019 featured 75 amazing local designers and creators at the iconic Town Hall. Thank you to everyone who attended and help make the event a huge success!

These markets were a chance for Sydney-siders to celebrate all things handmade and meet local crafters, collectors, artisans and designers from

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The perfect gift for your nieces & nephews!

*Fact: we all know aunties & uncles give the best gifts ( *research based on the reactions from a couple of super awesome little informants I know).

Some of us were born into this role, but many of us have been given this title by some very special and close little humans in our life whom we adore beyond words.

Which brings me to this reoccurring problem… WHAT GIFT DO I BUY?!?!!

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Who Made my Jewellery? Meet Lauren of Ayana Jewellery

Hi, I’m Lauren, owner, designer and maker of Ayana Jewellery. Originally from New Zealand, I now live and work in my home studio in Pyrmont, Sydney with my husband (marketing & design guru) Vincent and my trusty studio assistants, “Mia” and “Miles” the cats!

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Flatlay Tips for Product Photography

Flatlay is a great way to showcase products you are selling and wow your Instagram followers. Not only does it tell a story, it can also create ambiance for your brand. It can be shot almost anywhere, from arranging the items on your work station to displaying your products on a wooden floor or concrete.

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Winter 2019 – Ready to wear Trends

Are you wondering what is making waves this fall season in the biggest fashion capitals of the world? Well we got you! In this post we explore the hottest trends to hit the runway from the biggest fashion designers on the globe. Continue reading “Winter 2019 – Ready to wear Trends”

Who Made my Jewellery? Meet Claire of Wryght Designs

My favourite things include spreadsheets, cats, tea and my bright blue 1984 Kombi van. I’m originally from Yorkshire, but have lived in Sydney since 2009. I’m an accountant by day but jewellery keeps the creative half of my brain happy. Like many creative entrepreneurs I learned my skills as part of a hobby project. Then passion took over and I’ve been transforming ideas into metal shapes ever since.

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Shopping With A Conscience – Supporting Sustainable Makers

It was World Environment Day and World Ocean Day last week and we thought it would be a good chance to share a few ideas for buying an ethical, local and environmentally friendly purchase whether it is for a gift or for you and your family. Every choice we make contributes to a better future for us all.

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