Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

just announced!! :)

these are the special show-only discounts and incentives being offered at the Cleveland Handmade Last Minute Market on Dec 20th:
{ Free gift wrap/bag with purchase from The 4 Rs }

[Free fused-glass item ($12 value) with every $50 purchase from Katie Echle ]

{ Free zipper pouch for each bag purchased from London Purple }

[ All ceramic ornaments by Gina DeSantis are on sale ]

{ All items from Blue Orchid Bags are on sale }

[ 10% off all prints $20 or more from Colleen Fitzpatrick ]

{ 10% off all items from La Petite Libellule Handknits }

[ 10% off all items from Teresa Crompton ]

{ Special pricing on all items from Alamaison }

[ Special closeout sale items from Valerie Tyler ]

{ Photographic mandala calendars are only $15 from Playnature }

[ Free pair of resin earrings with $50 purchase from erika laine hansen ]

{ 10% off purchases over $50 from Lori Paximadis }

[ all proceeds from CBF Designs go to children's charities ]

{ a donation equaling 30% of sales made at the Last Minute Market by Smashing and Sweetness by Marthumpa will be made to the Help Foundation in Cleveland }

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

the rumors are true!

Cleveland Handmade will be enabling holiday shopping procrastination by offering a Last Minute Market! Saturday, December 20th from 5-9pm in Westlake.

(sign-up for vending is closed, but please be sure to stop by for fun times!)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

the cleveland handmade market was great!

super big thanks to all the people who stopped by Mojo's Coffee in Bay Village on Sunday for the first Cleveland Handmade Market! the weather was perfect and sunny and so was the great response we got from the friendly visitors.
thank you also to Mojo's for hosting us and to Nicki of Handmade for organizing this wonderful event!
more events to come...stay tuned :)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Great Trunk Show Tonight!

The Cleveland Team trunk show was great this evening.
Etsy gave us front page glory while we were meeting....
Thank you virtuallori
for hosting the show so beautifully!

Around the World Trunk Show Tonight

Visit Etsy's Virtual Labs for a virtual Trunk Show tonight at 7 pm Eastern.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Cleveland Handmade Trunk Show!!

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008 10am-4pm
Mojo's Coffee
600 Dover Center Road
Bay Village, Ohio 44140

printable PDF flyers and web badge codes are available here.

rsvp and invite people to the event on Facebook here
please help spread the word. we hope to see you there! :)

you can visit these shops for a preview of what you will see at the market:

Jill Slaby * Lake Erie Beach Glass * LaPetite Fleur * Virtual Lori

Lazy T Crochet * HandmadeGoods * Beautiful Era * Ramona

Petite Libellule * Stargazer Designs * Smashing * Leah Ana Designs

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A, O, Way to Go Ohio

Testing Danielle's clickable treasury blog... It works! Thanks daniellexo

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Chilly Blue

Thanks to Valerie Tyler for creating this lovely list, perfect for a chilly day in Northeast Ohio! Treasury expires 5 pm Friday, Oct. 31st. Stop and check it out!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

carrrrrrds! get your team carrrrds! :)

we still have team business cards available. they are great to have handy at shows or in your wallet if you meet someone who needs to know about our team. beautifully designed by our own sarakate, they make a handsome addition to any business card collection ;)

available in packs of 25 (if you'd like more or less, just contact smashingsupplyco) they are free, but we ask that you cover the shipping/packaging cost of $2. GO TEAM!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Challenge Voting!

The time has come to vote vote vote for The Orange and Black Challenge entries! Check out all the cool stuff our team members have created.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Call for Artists

I received this bulletin from the Cleveland Handmade Myspace page:

The Pop Shop Gallery is looking for artists for it's 4th annual "True Value Vintage" Show. This is our Christmas show themed for childhood memories. ( featuring- Video Games, Toys, stuffed animals, etc...Not Santa's and Snowmen!) Samples of your work should be sent to Send up to 10 jpegs.NEver heard of the pop shop? www. popshopgallery. com Artists who submit work should be in the cleveland area for drop off and pick up. The opening will be on Nov. 29th. Cut off for accepting artists will be Nov. 13th or when space is full.Space is limited! Can't wait to see what you all have!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Save the Date

I thought I would post this in case anyone wanted to go check out Gina Desantis' work:

Hello Everyone. I will be hosting an open studio event on Friday, Oct 17th from 6-9 in Lakewood, OH. I have a ceramics studio in the Lake Erie Building (Lake Erie Screw Factory). I will joined in my space by painter Anne Linsky and jewelry artist Ruth Sholtis-Furyes . My studio neighbors will be opening their spaces as well. Please stop by and join us. All the info including participating artists and driving directions can be found on my website . I hope to see you there. Forward any further questions to artzy_grl [!at]

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Autumn in Cleveland Treasury...

Great items from our team!
Clicks and comments welcome!
Treasury expires Saturday, Oct 11 at 7:00pm

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

MySpace Mini's

I will be working on giving the MySpace page a new look for the fall. If you would like your etsy mini to be shown on the page please send a convo to LeahAnaDesigns. If you already have a mini on the myspace page it will remain there. If you ever want your mini taken down (not that that will ever happen of course!) but if you decide you don't want the free publicity for whatever reason convo me about that too.



Knit 'n Stitch - October 18th

Jodie (petitelibellule) has offered to host a Stitching get-together at her house on Saturday, October 18th. Anyone is welcome, bring a snack and some yarn (or not as she says she's got lots). If you need help with a particular project, knitting or crochet, bring it along, or contact Jodie or LazyT for ideas. Emphasis on double-pointed needle projects, otherwise create as desired!

Any questions, or to RSVP and get directions and time, contact Jodie at petitelibellule.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

chainmaille class with Amber-Leigh

Amber-Leigh (rainbowfrogs77) will be teaching an intermediate chainmaille jewelry making class at Pat Catan's in Parma on October 15 and 22, 2–3 pm. Call the store at 216-749-7447 for more information or to register.

Monday, September 8, 2008

First Team Challenge!


Show us your Halloween spirit by using the colors orange and black to make something spectacular. Your entry may be big or small, 2D, 3D whatever you choose. The only rules are that it must be mostly orange and black and available to sell on Etsy.

List your item in your Etsy shop and fill out this submission form by Friday Oct. 18.

One entry per person, and entrant must be a team member.

Voting will take place Oct. 19-25 at

The winner will be announced Oct. 26.

Good Luck!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Just got this in my e-mail box and thought some of you might be interested:

Call for Artists: GreenHouse Tavern
First Certified "green" restaurant in Ohio
The first certified "green" restaurant in Ohio, called the GreenHouse Tavern is looking for artwork made of recycled/reused material by local artists. They will be opening in the winter of 2008 on East 4th street, in downtown Cleveland.
For more information contact Everest Curley at

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Cleveland Etsy Party (Valerie's "house/deck" warming

Since we bought a new house with plenty of room on the deck/patio it's party time!

When: Friday August 22nd, 2008 6:30 p.m.
Where: Greenwood Village,Sagamore Hills (contact "valerietyler" on Etsy for specific details)

Meet new members, meet old members, socialize, eat, drink and be merry! (and watch for deer!)

I'll provide some food/drink--if you bring an appetizer/dessert and a bit to drink as well.
Significant others welcome.

cleveys at the bazaar bizarre/ingenuity fest!

one of my wishes is to someday have an entire cupboard full of handmade ceramic dishes and plates and serving platters and tea pots and sushi trays and and and you get it. i've made a little bit of progress by picking up some gorgeous mugs and a few other ceramic accoutrements from lakewood artist Gina DeSantis. her perfectly weighted and luxuriously functional pieces are such pretty compositions of texture and color, gorgeous and unfussily modern. sigh. love. :)

you can see her this weekend at the Bazaar Bizarre, part of Ingenuity Fest, a three day celebration of art and technology in Cleveland. she will be in the AllSignsGo area AND she will be offering some special deals (there is a print&bring coupon on her blog, hint hint!) pretty sweet!

the hours for the Bazaar Bizarre are a little shorter than the Ingenuity Fest's hours, so here they are: friday (7/25) from 4-9 pm, saturday (7/26) from noon-6pm and sunday (7/27) from noon-6pm.

there is an admission fee to the festival, $10 for one day or $15 for a weekend pass (young people under 12 are free.) BUT admission is FREE for everyone during "happy hour" on Friday (7/25) from 4-6pm! a perfect chance to run in and shop! or click here to get a coupon code for BOGO tickets

(i also heard that sara from small screen designs will be vending too, check her out, her prints and shirts are way rad!)

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Monday, July 21, 2008

Cleveland Etsy Team is HOTTT

Just thought I'd share the "hot" treasury I created on Etsy that includes the red-hot items of several Cleveland Team members.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Support the Arts in Cleveland

MOCA posted this to the Cleveland Handmade Myspace page incase you are interested!

WHAT: Whole Foods Market will donate 5% of all net sales to MOCA for one day only.

WHY: To help support MOCA’s cutting edge programs; elevate our cultural discourse through emerging art; educate adults and youth; and develop new audiences.

WHERE: Whole Foods Market: 13998 Cedar Rd. in University Hts, OH. (This location only.)

WHEN: July 24, 2008 from 8am until 9pm

Friday, July 11, 2008

Connect to the Artist with this Original Jigsaw puzzle pendant

Glad to make my first post to the Cleveland etsy team :)
Thank you for having me.

One original jigsaw puzzle pendant painting that connects to the artists piece.

I wear mine everyday and look forward to someone wearing a piece of this puzzle that interlocks with mine.

My piece is circled in pink, yours is in blue.

Fine art prints are available of this painting too.
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see all the puzzle pendants

Wishing you a beautiful weekend

Rebecca Grantham.Com, email me at

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Modern Art Gifts Plein Air Cafe

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

with a clevey, by a clevey!

bloominglily's treasury, featuring copperfleafstudios, was picked for the etsy front page. go teamwork! and congrats! :)

Monday, July 7, 2008

happy birthday RAMONA!

sunday was Ramona's birthday! stop by her shop and say "hello!" :)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

free fabric-save it from the landfill! :)

"Carnegie Textile Company Closing WarehouseAll Fabrics in Storage offered to artists at NO COST
Background - Carnegie Textile Company is planning to exit the warehouse in July and dispose of the materials (in thegarbage/trash!). The company would like to offer the goods to thecommunity via ZeroLandfill. Due to the timeline and the inabilityto transfer and store such a large amount, ZeroLandfill felt itwould be easier to organize a visit to the warehouse and artistscould choose their own items and transport them directly.
When Katherine Dunlevey attended the June ZeroLandfill disbursement day, she was approached about possible interest in the treasure trove. She was able to make the arrangements as listed below.
Anyone is welcome to attend the event, but Katherine must be contacted (even up to the day of the event) so the names can be added to thesecurity check list. The warehouse has a large number bolts of fabric including scrim (about the weight of interfacing), gauze, and other types as well asboxed fabrics including a large selection of cut denims in many colors, prints, and styles (sample was 48"x48"). Many of the fabrics are industrial or institutional in grade.

Pickup - Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at 9:30 Warehouse located in East Cleveland at
1734 Ivanhoe Road.
Parking is available in their lot. Park near the docks.Please pass the word on to friends, and ask them to contact Katherine Dunlevey at 440 543-8138, 440 478-4051 (mobile), dunlevey [!at]
Bring box cutters and wear old clothes - the plastic bags containingthe fabrics are very dusty."

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Pop Shop Show

Rich from the Pop Shop in Lakewood is looking for contemporary artists in the cleveland area for its' aug 16th show. Please submit up to 10 jpgs to thepopshop [!at] or via myspace for consideration.

I Made it! Pittsburgh

I Made It! sent this to the Cleveland Handmade Myspace page:

Hosted By::I Made It! Market
When:Saturday Jun 28, 2008at 12-6pm
Where::19 Street between Sarah St. and Carey Way South Side Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania39 15203United States

Day of Fun in the South Side - we’ll be on 19th between Sarah St. and Carey Way
Join us for 40+ local vendors, food, music, entertainment and more. It’s a day-long celebration of Pgh 250 in the South Side.

So if you are interested take a road trip and check it out!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

member of the day!

LazyTcrochet is the member of the day on IndiePublic! Congrats! now go make sure you have her added as a friend! :)

Friday, May 30, 2008

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

clevey couple gets ENGAGED! :)

all the pets
Originally uploaded by RMerwarth
big big big congratulations to Rob and Erica, they got engaged!

yaaaay! :)

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Take time to wish these Cleveys a Happy Birthday!!

sajslaby - May 1st

HiAnnie - May 1st

smashing - May 5th

(And if I missed anyone, please let me know!!)

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Jayne says: "happy earth day!"

like a sweet awareness spreading pixie, our own Jayne Pierce (you may know her as "ZJayne") is all over the internets with great wisdom and resources for all us to help do our part.

her shop has everything you need to (quite stylishly!) carry groceries, cover golf clubs and decorate your home and your self responsibly.
the Etsy news source, The Storque, has quoted Jayne saying "More and more we are seeing smart, fun, creative, artsy creations for everything! Handmade items extending the life of a product makes a difference a little at a time."
her work was on the front page of etsy, two mornings in a row! (thanks for the screenshots Nicki!)
AND she is sharing a promotion with us (only good today!) for 200 free sustainable business cards from

i'm pretty sure the earth says "thanks jayne!" :)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

show season starts.....NOW ;)

ready for all the super summer shows where you can see your favorite cleveland makers-of-awesome? get set because this weekend is just the start :)

here's to the beginning of a great season, see you all there!


Spring Boutique

April 11, 2008 7–9 p.m. and April 12, 2008 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Rocky River Memorial Hall 21012 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River

ClevelandHandmade Artists: erinw440 sajslaby petitelibellule minimeg Lori Paximadis

2008 Spring Craft Show for Relay for Life

April 12, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Regula Conference CenterNEOUCOM Campus, Route 44, Rootstown
ClevelandHandmade Artist: lazytcrochet

Lazy Mama Trunk Show

April 12, 2008 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Birds of a Feather 36840 Detroit Rd., Avon
ClevelandHandmade Artist: Lazy Mama Designs

please click any picture for artist information :)
best of luck everyone!

Monday, April 7, 2008

happy birthday :)

strawberrylemonade on april 3rd and lazytcrochet on april 6th
they both told me that they want sales and hearts, hee hee ;)

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008

yay z!

yay z!
Originally uploaded by kathy smash!
congrats Zjayne for having your golf club head covers featured in the Environmentally Friendly Gift Guide on Etsy!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Friday! open gallery in Rocky River

this Friday, March 28th at 7pm will be the second Gallery Night at Papercuts & Gluesticks, a new gallery in rocky river. Kari, the owner, says all are welcome to attend, so that means you! she promises new art on the walls and drinks and hors d'oeuvres on the tables and on the house ;)

the gallery is located at 20119 Lake Road in Rocky River (next to Wild Flour Bakery) and you can call 440.799.4344 with any questions.

i'm super excited to see this gallery in person, it looks great in the pictures i stole from kari's blog, no? ;) and there are very cool classes there to sign up for AND every sunday at noon beginning March 30th is the Art Swap and Collaboration meet up where EVERYONE is welcome to come and make and trade art, more info here.
there have been artists from Etsy featured in the gallery which is very cool and Kari also said that she wants to have space available for artists to meet. so, this could be a possible future meeting place for our team, how sweet is that? let's stop by and welcome her to the neighborhood ;)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

hurry! it's Tommy's TIME! :)

join us Saturday, March 29th at 3pm at Tommy's, 1824 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 216-321-7757

we will have a late lunch/early dinner and celebrate the relaunch of Cleveland Handmade!

you don't need to be a current member, and you aren't obligated to join by coming, but you can meet some other local Cleveland craftsy artsy people and enjoy great company as we discuss ideas and brainstorm about team events for the coming year.

PLEASE RSVP HERE! post a comment by 11:58pm on Wednesday, March 26th to let us know you are coming.

please bring cash so we don't have to drive the wait staff too crazy with separate checks ;) Tommy's has lots of menu options for all kinds of diets, check it out here and get directions here.

hope to see you there!! :)

Monday, March 24, 2008

Show Cleveland some Love!

Keep up the good work! Treasuries are a great way to get team exposure. Don't forget to click each item on the list. Everyone that clicks 12 times and makes a comment helps to make the list popular (and, possibly will help make the front page of Etsy).
Thanks minimeg and LakeErieBeachGlass!
(Someone will have to teach me better photo-editing skills!)

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Cleveland's got the blues

...and lots of snow! Thanks Ohiocrochetlady for making a ClevelandHandmade treasury!

Monday, March 17, 2008

double look

yay! nothin' better than TWO cleveys on the front page :) congrats thestarcraft and supastarr

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

she's a lumberjack and she's ok

yes! go on cover girl! go give hiannie some snapps ;)