Summer is winding down fast, and that means back to school shopping is in full force. Whether you’re a parent, teacher, or student, our gift guide of must-have school accessories and teacher gifts will help you hit the books.
Join us with the Dallas Opera in welcoming Puccini’s popular opera, La Bohème, as we present the Montmartre Artist Village opening weekend, March 15 -17. Before the show and during the first intermission, enjoy perusing a special bohemian market in the Winspear lobby with some of our favorite artists—Friday, March 15 and Sunday, March 17th only. If you’re interested in seeing the show, please take advantage of our special ticket offer for 20% off single ticket purchases with code ETSY20 on the Dallas Opera website. Scroll down for a full listing of opening weekend artists below. Hope to see you there!
There's more to back-to-school season than No. 2 pencils and late nights wrapping up new lesson plans. We put together a roundup of handmade gifts for students, teachers and parents gearing up for the new academic year.
Teacher Appreciation Day is May 8 and we have a roundup of handmade gifts teachers are sure to love from some of our favorite Dallas artists. We love these pieces and we know you will too.
Materials: .8mm Chinese knotting cord
Cut cord: 2 x 15” pieces, 2 x 3’ pieces, 1 x 16” piece
Step 2: Attached one of the 3’ pieces. Center under the 2 middle strands and tie with simple knot to attach. Fold the RIGHT cord over the Middle strands and under the LEFT cord. See below picture. Pull the LEFT cord under the RIGHT and MIDDLE strands and through the loop on the RIGHT side. See picture below.
Step 4: Repeat this pattern until desired length is reached. Keep in mind the clasp will take up about ½”. Leave all the tails of your working cord until you have completed both sides to make necessary adjustments. Step 5: Repeat all the steps on the other side of the connector. Clip tails of the working cord but make sure you leave the tails of the MIDDLE strands to attach the clasp. See picture with labels for clarification.
1. To make the sliding closure, shape the bracelet into a circle and overlap the middle strands. Use wire or scrap cord to temporarily tie the cords together at each end if needed. 2. Take the 16” cord piece and cent it under the strands. 3. Start tying square knots exactly the same way you did to make the bracelet. 4. Stop after about 1/2” of knotting. 5. Remove temporary binding cords. Step 7: Finishing. The 2 sets of middle strands are now the adjustable ties of the bracelet. Adjust to fit over the hand and wrist and tie each end into simple knots. Step 8: Fire. Clip and burn all excess cord ends to keep from fraying. See closure in picture below.
Enjoy, and show us what you make with the #etsydallastutorial hashtag on Instagram!
Location: Move Studio 17062 Preston Rd Suite 108, Dallas TX 75248
Participating Etsy Dallas Members:
Kathleen Care Jewelry
The Abundance Boutique also carries handmade items by several other Etsy Dallas members!
Location: Dallas Palms 2424 Marsh Ln, Dallas TX 75006
Participating Etsy Dallas Members:
Whipped Up Wonderful
Entry is free but please bring a toy to donate to Toys for Tots!
Or the Pigment Art Show -
Or if you'd like drive a bit, head to Austin for the Junior League of Austin's 2015 Christmas Affair -
Etsy Dallas is extremely proud of its members, and this summer, we decided to start a series of blog posts that highlights the various shops that make up our awesome team. We've interviewed some really wonderful makers - all of which you can see here.
This time around, we're showcasing Kathleen Care Jewelry - one of our longtime members.
ZOOMOS Pop-Up Shop for a one day only charity event.
We will have seven Etsy Dallas artists selling their handmade items and 20 percent of the proceeds will benefit Promise House. For more than 31 years, Promise House has focused on supporting homeless youth in the Dallas area by providing a safe shelter, counseling and outreach services.
The goal for this event is to raise enough money to buy some much needed items for Promise House and help spread some holiday cheer to the kids and teens they serve. And it just so happens that this event takes place on Small Business Saturday, so come shop for a cause with our Etsy Dallas team members and help support local businesses at the same time.
Join us for some wine and holiday treats while you shop. You can also get your photo taken with Santa on the popular you + me = love mural at ZOOMOS!
When: Noon to 6 p.m., November 29, 2014
Where: 504 N. Madison Ave. Dallas, TX 75208 (in Bishop Arts)
The Pig and the Peacock
Kathleen Care Jewelry
Scout & Lilly
The Crooked Hook
Off Avenue Studio
Karen makes all kinds of gorgeous chalkboards, pushpins, and pillows in her Etsy shop. We are so happy she shared some of her talent and creative skills with us on the show today and gave us all the details for her Framed Magnet Board.
- Frame- Sheet metal & tin snips (Home Depot or Loews)- Ruler & sharpie- Spray Paint- Decorative paper or fabric- Mod Podge & sponge brush- Foam core- Duck tape- Utility knife & cutting mat- Magnets
1. Remove glass, frame backing and spray paint the frame the color of choice - for best adhesion, lightly sand and prime first.2. Measure inside of frame from the back - this will be your sheet metal dimensions. If your frame has a glass insert, simply use it asan easy template to draw onto your sheet metal. Be careful - the sides will be SHARP!3. "Paint" a thin layer of Mod Podge on to your sheet metal insert and smooth out your decorative paper/fabric carefully removing any air bubbles. (Don't worry about the overage yet...)4. Let dry overnight.5. Cut off paper or fabric edges using your utility knife & a cutting mat to protect work surfaces.6. Carefully place your steel insert back into your frame.7. Cut layers of foam core board to fit, until the frame back is level to the frame.8. Seal all edges with your duck tape to complete!
- Spray Paint
- Cotton batting
- Straight Pins
- Pearl Pins
2. Remove glass, frame backing and spray paint the frame the color of choice
3. Adhere cotton batting to the card board back of your frame. I use either glue dots or double sided tape, cutting off any excess batting.
4. Tautly pull the fabric over your frame backing and secure with either duct tape or framing tape (some people even like to use a heavy duty stapler)
5. Put newly covered frame cardboard back in the frame without the glass.