Friday, August 31, 2007

Craft Show Workshop October 2

We've scheduled our very first team workshop for Tuesday, October 2, 7:00–8:30 p.m. on the topic of craft shows for beginners. The workshop content will be geared toward those who have done no or only a few shows before, but we welcome participation from veterans, too. Intended topics include
  • How to choose shows.
  • How to apply.
  • How to make interesting and eye-catching displays.
  • What to bring.
  • Craft show etiquette.
  • Marketing.
  • Dealing with customers.
  • Dos and don'ts.
in addition to whatever other topics you might suggest.

The location will be the Fairview Park branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 21225 Lorain Rd., just west of W. 210 St. (The link has a further link to a map.)

To officially sign up for this workshop, e-mail Lori Paximadis (virtuallori) with your name, e-mail, and Etsy seller name.

we need galler-ees!

doing the clevey treasury made me want to see more of everyone's work, all together in one place. and i think anyone who stopped by the blog might like to see that too, 'specially if they felt like shoppin' :)
if you are on the cleveland team, convo smashing with the title or link to the two items in your etsy shop that you would like featured. then i can post them here. each item picture will link back to your shop.
if you are not on the team, you should be! :) you choose your level of participation and you get the promo power of the whole team :) convo virtuallori to be added.
not sure if you are officially a member? check here

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

who loves shopping?

If you like beads, September is a good month for you.

The Avon Lake Bead Warehouse, off Rte. 83 on Pin Oak Parkway (look for the "bead show" signs), will be open 9/14-17. It is open typically one weekend per month. They specialize in semiprecious stones, but also have mother-of-pearl, a nice selection of chunky vintage glass, and odds and ends. Their silver prices are a little high, in my opinion, but they do have some very nice stuff, and they had some pretty copper beads last time I was there, too. (No website.)

Tuesday 9/18 from noon until 4 p.m. is the Rings & Things Wholesale Bead Tour in Willoughby. Visit their website for more info and to register for an admission card: You must have an admission card to get in, and remember to bring your tax ID.

Then, 9/21-23 is the Gem Street USA show at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds. See their website for more info and a coupon for $1 off admission:

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

etsian duet has posted a great guide for anyone new to chatrooms on etsy.
and she said it was ok to post it here, how cool is she? :)

Sunday, August 26, 2007

hey Pat Catan's Shoppers :)

at Pat Catan's last night they gave me a flier about a class action lawsuit.
the suit involves credit card/debit card expiration dates and/or numbers being printed on receipts before March 22, 2007.
luckily, no Pat Catan's shoppers reported any monetary damages because of this :)

if you used a credit or debit card at a Pat Catan's store before March 22, 2007 you should check out this link (it's a pdf) to see the dates affected by store since they vary by location. there is a voucher you can send in if you would like to be part of the "class"

the class includes: "All persons who received electronically printed receipts from Pat Catan’s Craft Center at the point of sale or transaction,
in a transaction occurring after the date shown below for each listed store and before March 22, 2007, wherein the receipt displayed (1) more than the last five digits of the person’s credit card or debit card number, and/or (2) the expiration date of the person’s credit card number. " quoted from
click the picture above or here to go to Pat Catan's main website-chock full of great info on events at their store, local craft fairs and product info, love you Catan's! :)

Saturday, August 25, 2007

flee to the cleve treasury :)

i couldn't get everyone in, but, that doesn't mean i don't love ya just the same!
the treasury is expired now, but, we can still enjoy it's clevey beauty! :)

Friday, August 24, 2007

Workshop suggestion: Craft Shows

Would anyone be interested in a workshop on how to do craft shows, aimed at those who have little or no experience in doing shows? Topics could include:
  • How to choose shows.
  • How to apply.
  • How to make interesting and eye-catching displays.
  • What to bring.
  • Craft show etiquette.
  • Marketing.
  • Dealing with customers.
  • Dos and don'ts.
  • Whatever other topics you might suggest.
If you think you might be interested in such a workshop, let us know in the comments. If we get enough interest, we'll put this together for sometime this fall.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

HiAnnie Announces a Moving Sale!

I will be moving September 1st and would greatly benefit from decreasing my inventory AND increasing my cash stash. Thus, a moving sale: until 8/31 take 15% off your total order (does not include shipping). I will also be throwing freebies from my unlisted stock in with every order. Write MOVE15 in notes to seller and hold payment for a revised invoice. Thanks so much! <3
click here to visit the HiAnnie shop
(want to announce something of your own? contact smashing or virtuallori :)

Friday, August 17, 2007

Summer Clearance Sale at Garden Gate Designs

Rosemary of Garden Gates Designs has just announced that all items are now 50% off. Yep! Take half off the listing price! Wow!

these little carnelian beauties are now $10

and this delicious necklace and matching earrings are now $20

come and see all of her gorgeous, unique jewelry by clicking here.

act fast, this sale will be over soon, just like summer :)

(do you have something you'd like to announce here? contact smashing or virtuallori :)

Saturday, August 11, 2007

proposed museum of art meet-up Friday, August 18th

let's meet up at the Cleveland Museum of Art on Friday, August 18th for some live Salsa music by Sammy DeLeon.

click here for more info on the Museum's Summer in the Courtyard special events

Live music 5:30–8:30 pm, Courtyard opens at 5:00 No cover charge
Enjoy live music in the outdoor courtyard, along with casual dining and cool drinks.
Beer, wine, and spirits - Cash bar - Valet Parking Available

who's ready for dance lessons from Ramona and Copper?! :)
leave a comment here if you plan on going :)

Friday, August 10, 2007

new fieldtrips blog :)

hi hi!

here's a place we can list fieldtrips we'd like to take. please send me your suggestions and check out blog so far :)
this will be a place to keep track of non-specific outing proposals-you know, like "hey, who wants to try this thai place?" (hint hint ;)

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

special promotions

hi all!

for a limited time, smashing is celebrating 100 hearts with free shipping and special priveleges for those who join the mailing list (see shop for details)
what are your special promotions? add them here :)

Coventry Street Fair meetup

Join other Etsy sellers in checking out the Coventry Street Fair on Thursday, August 9, at 6:30 p.m. We'll meet at the playground next to the library at Coventry and Euclid Heights Blvd. Leave a comment here if you think you'll be joining us so we know to look for you.


Welcome to the new Etsy Cleveland Street Team blog!

This is where we'll keep track of gatherings, group shows, individual shows, and other items of interest to Cleveland-area Etsy members.

If you want to be added as an author so you can post here, contact Lori (

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Sept 4 Beachwood Library

who wants to go see reneesuich in the show at the Beachwood Library?? i do! let's get out there and show her some cleveland etsy love! :)
Cleveland Museum of Art Staff Invitational Art Show
the opening is Tuesday, September 04, 2007 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM, free to the public.
(added bonus:the rumor going around is that my favorite restaurant Tommy's is doing the food)
post a comment here if you think you'd like to go so we can look for you :)
(let's also see if we can buy reneesuich and hiannie a drink afterward to celebrate shows and moving to cleveland!)