Kessler Craftsman

Happy Haunting!

Time to get your happy hauntings on! These Halloween picks from Etsy Dallas will add some frightening sweetness to your ghoulish festivities.
Friendly Monster Letterpress Print by Honeycomb Print Shop

Shave the Whales by Dowdy Studio

Vintage Plaid Wallet by moose + pine

Shea Butter Skull Soap by The Pig and the Peacock

Classic Monsters Silkscreen Print Set by Napkin Art Studios

Fused Art Glass Wine Stopper by Kessler Craftsman

Polyphonic Spree Record Release Poster by Napkin Art Studios

Candy Corn Art Glass Earrings by Kessler Craftsman

Artist profile: The Kessler Craftsman

Larry Pile, The Kessler Craftsman, has exercised a lot of different creative muscles to hit upon his niche in fused glass and woodworking.  He is a full-time artist with a straightforward approach to remaining self-supporting by producing quality work at reasonable prices. 

He recently took part in a Q&A session with Liz Day.

Liz: When did you start creating? 
Larry: I’ve been creative all my life. First musically. Then painting. Then photography. Then music again. Then furniture, stained glass and, of late, fused glass and sterling silver.

Liz: What brought you to glass and furniture making? 
Larry: I took a stained glass class so as to build windows for my 1926 Tudor home.  It blossomed from there. I needed frames for my stained glass pieces and so bought some small woodworking tools. Then I tried to make a piece of furniture. First a pair of crude Adirondack chairs, which I still have and still love, and then a fine Mission-style sofa table, which I sold for $600 at my very first art show of all time.

Liz: When did you start calling yourself an artist? 
Larry: Last week? Who knows? Calling oneself an artist takes courage and confidence; both of which have evolved over time.

Liz: Was it a defining moment? 
Larry: My defining moment was during an interview with a newspaper reporter, in advance of ArtFest, 2009 or 2010. She asked me about my evolving fused glass work and I realized at that very moment that I’d moved from stained-glass-style geometric pieces with defined shaped to a much more free-form, interpretive, evocative and courageous style – something that happened so slowly that even I didn’t see it!

Liz: What would you tell an artist starting out? 
Larry: Listen to your inner voice. Don’t underprice your work. Don’t think you can’t be an artist until you do it full time and make a living at it. I know very, very few artists who make their sole living (and without support from a spouse, etc) at art. It’s always been that way!

Liz: A discouraged artist? 
Larry: Get objective advice from people who will tell you the truth. Listen to that advice and heed it. If you thoroughly enjoy your work but it won’t sell, try to cease defining yourself by sales. Many successful, starving artists didn’t sell well during their lifetime. However you define yourself as an artist, YOU are responsible for pulling yourself out of discouragement. Don’t expect anyone else to do this for you. In fact, no one else can do this for you. This is true for all aspects of life.

Liz: What is your best marketing advice?
Larry: Simple: Market your work. Most folks love to create, but they don’t like to market. Figure out how you’re going to market and do it more than is comfortable. Stretch your boundaries in marketing. Be okay with “no thanks.” Ask gallery owners, shop owners, other successful Etsy sellers what works for selling from their perspective. And then try it. If your work is decent and fairly priced, if it is not selling, you’re not marketing it the right way. If you ever expect to sell to galleries, gift shops, etc, you have to price ALL of your work so that you can give wholesale (30-50 percent discounts) on your work. You can’t raise the price just for gift shop/galleries. Owners watch for that and will not work with you if you do this. This comes down to valuing and measuring your time, materials and, ultimately, your worth.

Daily Discoveries: accessorize with handmade

Spring has sprung! It's about time to pull out the skirts and bermuda shorts, so get ready to spruce up your outfits with these super tempting jewelry picks from our Etsy Dallas Spring Bash artists!

1. Anodized Aluminum Bracelet by Creative Input by Liz
2. Foxy Fox Pendant by Maggie May I
3. Ring by ElizaEpstein  
4. Fused Glass Bracelet by Kessler Craftsman  
5. Geometric Chevron Cuff by Susan Renee Designs  
6. Blossom Bracelet by Black Moth Studio
7. Brambling Vines Necklace by Jennie Claire  
8. Woodgrain Ring by f. is for frank  
9. Gears Necklace by Freeforged Jewelry  

(Discoveries by Emily of Fuzzy Muffins.)  

Weekend Guide: September 28 + 29 + 30

Indie Emporium

Date: Friday, Sept. 28th and Saturday, Sept. 29th
Time: Friday 7-11 pm , Saturday 12-10pm 
Location: Living Arts of Tulsa, 307 East Brady, Tulsa, OK
More Info:
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Pamplemousse1983

Fort Worth Music Fest

Date: Friday, Sept. 28th and Saturday, Sept. 29thTime: Friday 3pm-10pm, Saturday 1pm - 10pm 
Location: Will Rodgers Memorial Center, 3401 West Lancaster Avenue,  Fort WorthMore Info:
Participating Etsy Dallas Members: Dowdy StudioKessler Craftsman 

White Rock Paper Scissors

Date: Saturday, Sept. 29th & Sunday, Sept. 30th
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: 530 Northlake Dr., Dallas, TX 75218
More Info:
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: La Alicia

Daily Discovery: Sunshine Inspired Happiness

The 4th Annual Etsy Dallas Spring Bash is just a few weeks away! We're beyond excited to share a few of our members' products that have us in the mood for some springy sunshine. Be sure to join us on May 5th to see these sellers and many many more!

1. Small Bicycle Necklace, by Maggie May I 
2. Hand Carved Poster - Good Day, by Honeycomb Print Shop 
3. Cherry Dot Bloomers, by Three Yellow Starfish 
6. Hello Day - 8.5x11 print, by Dowdy Studio 
7. Handmade Shea Butter Soap - Lavendar Mint, by The Pig and the Peacock 
8. E is for Egg Alphabet Art Print, by Paperfingers 
9. Red Iridescent Dragonfly Pendant, by Kessler Craftsman 

This sunshine inspired happiness brought to you today by Christina from Paperfingers.

Weekend Guide: March 16 + 17 + 18

Artscape At The Arboretum 

Date: Friday, March 16th, Saturday, March 17th, and Sunday March 18th
Time: 9am- 5pm

Location: 8528 Garland Road, Dallas
More Info:  Dallas Arboretum Artscape website 
Participating Etsy Dallas Members: Kessler CraftsmanBoth Hands Studio

Deep Ellum Outdoor Market 
Date: Saturday, March 17th
Time: 11am-5pm
Location: 2820 Indiana Blvd, Dallas (behind Cafe Brazil)
More Info:  Deep Ellum Outdoor Market website
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Honeycomb Print Shop

Date: Sunday, March 18th
Time: noon - midnight
Location: Club Dada: 2720 Elm St. Dallas, TX
More Info:  Brofest website
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Dowdy Studio

Haute Hauntings

And if you didn't get enough of a kick from your sugar high and scary frights...

Cat Ears Dog Costume by DCimaginations,  The Debonair Lycanthrope by Chet Art,
 Shea Butter Skull Soap by The Pig and The Peacock,
Fused Glass Skull Bracelet by Kesseler Craftsman

Anne of Modest Ambition with her darling daughter in her handmade owl costume.

WHOooo can believe all the adorableness? 

Visual Recap from +Cool Art

It was a couple weeks ago, there was snow on the ground, it was quiet outside and a few of us Etsy Dallas artists decided to hold an intimate trunk show called All You Need is Love + Cool Art. Here's some pics of what happened.

A view from our front window the day before the + Cool Art show.

Outside Larry's house, where the show was. Luckily the snow melted a bit that day. You know Texas shuts down when it snows, so we're really excited that we were able to make it.

It was warm and cozy inside where we set up out handmade goodies all over Larry's house. Larry, the Kessler Craftsman, and Tefi took over the dining room.

A close up of Tefi's pretty fabric yo-yo necklaces.

This was our set up. We shared the living room with Cut Out and Collect. We blocked the TV with our ginormous display.

That's okay, because Cut Out and Collect blocked the fireplace. We joked about turning it on....but we're too nice for that. Plus we heart her handmade bags and like them better not on fire.

posted by Pamela/Dowdy Studio

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide: Sept 25-26

Fall on the Mound is the primary fundraiser for Trietsch’s Women’s Ministries, which donates to the Methodist Children’s Homes, provides scholarships for students, helps pay for church childcare services, and other missions voted on by the council. More than 100 artists, jewelers and craft vendors will display their handmade works for sale.

Date: Sept 25th
Time: 9AM - 4PM
Location: Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church in Flower Mound
More info: click here
Shop Etsy Dallas: silla soup, maggie may i

Join numerous fine artists, uptown galleries, restaurants and shops at All About Uptown

Date: Sept 25th
Time: noon – 10:30PM
Location: Fairmount St in Uptown, Dallas.
more info: click here
Shop Etsy Dallas: Kessler Craftsman

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide: Sept 11-12

A mix of Fine Art and Jazz. See Stanley Clark and other jazz greats amid 100 juried fine artists.

date: Fri & Sat, Sept 11-12
time: Fri 4:pm – 11pm; Sat 12pm – 11pm
location: Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth
more info: click here
Shop Etsy Dallas!

date: Sat, Sept 11
time: 9am - 4pm
location: South Side on Lamar
More info: click here
Shop Etsy Dallas!

Renegade Chicago
date: Fri & Sat, Sept 11-12
time: Fri 4:pm – 11pm; Sat 12pm – 11pm
location: Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth
more info: click here
Shop Etsy Dallas!

And our Austin friends

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide: June 4 - 5

Lee Harveys in Dallas is hosting a monthly urban flea market of eclectic art, antiques, vintage, kitsch, collectibles, handmade jewelery & wares, books, prints, furniture, toys, and odd finds.

Date: Saturday, June 5th
Time: 10am - 5pm
Location: Lee Harvey's, Dallas
More info: click here
Admission: FREE!!
Shop Etsy Dallas: Eye on the Sparrow & Signifying Not

The Historic Mansfield Arts Festival has expanded to two locations this year — the Friday evening concert will be at Steven's Garden & Grill and moves to Smith Street (one block east and parallel of Main Street) on Saturday. The festival on Saturday will feature local artists and craftsmen, live demonstrations, as well as recorded and live music throughout the day and into the night. And it's all just a short stroll over to Main Street where you can experience a whole new world of Historic Mansfield.

Date: Saturday, June 5th
Time: 10am – 6pm
Location: Smith Street in historic downtown Mansfield, TX.
More info: click here
Admission: FREE!
Shop Etsy Dallas: The Kessler Craftsman

A fun educational event hosted by the Prestonwood Polo Club. The mission is to educate the community on recycling programs, sustainable living, energy efficient products, gardening, and organic foods.

Prestonwood Polo & Country Club in Oak Point, Texas is an enclave of world class polo fields north of Dallas and west of Frisco in one of the fastest growing areas in the country. There’s no better way to spend a Saturday evening than relaxing with friends and family at a polo match! Enjoy the day tailgating or in a grandstand boxed seat or our party pavilion with a lovely view of gorgeous trees and lakes. Every event is child friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome, BYOB/picnic and enjoy the traditional champagne divot stomp.

Date: Saturday, June 5th
Time: 4-8pm
Location: Prestonwood Polo & Country Club in Oak Point, Texas
More info: click here
Admission: $10 buy online here
Shop Etsy Dallas: Silla Soup & Three Yellow Starfish

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide: April 23-25

Art lovers once again get a great opportunity to support local artists (and acquire some wonderful art in the process) during the Bath House Cultural Center's Spring Art Mart. The Art Mart has always been the place to find a special piece of art for yourself, family and friends: paintings, sculpture, photography, pottery, ceramics, jewelry, cards and other unique creations.

The Bath House Art Mart benefits the Bath House Cultural Center's year-round visual and performing arts programs. Purchases benefit everyone: The lucky owner will take home one-of-a-kind artwork, while local artists and arts lovers will be able to continue enjoying the arts at the neighborhood cultural center on White Rock Lake.

Date: Friday - Sunday, April 23-25
Time: (F) 7-9pm Reception, (S) 12pm-7pm, (Su) 11am - 6pm
Location: Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX
Cost: Free!
Shop Etsy Dallas: The Kessler Craftsman
More info: click here

The Robert Muller School in Fairview, TX is holding its first annual Community Fair and Craft Market this Saturday.

The Fair will feature: fine art, handcrafts, baked goods, fresh produce and much more, with an emphasis on local businesses and family friendly, organic, sustainable products and services for our community! We will also have a kid’s fun area with arts and crafts, a bounce house, face painting, peace games, music, dancing and other activities.

Date: Saturday, April 24
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Robert Muller School, Fairview, Tx
Cost: Free!

Shop Etsy Dallas: eye on the sparrow designs
More info: click here

This is round two for the Dustbowl Arts Market, this time it's running alongside the Norman Music Festival so you can shop on your way to hear live music - includes the Dirty Projectors & Octopus Project.
Date: Sunday, April 25
Time: 11am - 5:30 pm
Location: Corner of Crawford & Gray, Downtown Norman, OK
Cost: all free, even the music!
Shop Etsy Dallas: Cut Out And Collect & eye on the sparrow designs
More info: click here and here

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide: March 20-21

Saturday & Sunday


95 artist outdoor craft festival amid 500,000 blooming bulbs at the Arboretum in Dallas.

Date: March 20 & 21

Location: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

More Info: click here

Cost of admission: Free with paid admission to the Arboretum ($10)

Participating Etsy Dallas members: Kessler Craftsman & Both Hands Studio

Thursday thru Saturday

SXSW Artists Market at Guero's

When SXSW happens in Austin - the whole city comes out to celebrate. If you are looking for some free music, great food, and local shopping - come by Guero's Taco Bar on South Congress for three days during March!

Date: March 18-20

Location: Guero's Taco Bar, South Congress, Austin

Cost of admission: Free

More Info: click here

Participating Etsy Dallas Members: Tara to the T

If you're in Austin for SXSW, be sure to stop by our Etsy Dallas friends, Etsy Austin, as they put on their own street art market on South Congress. Personally shop through over 25 handmade artists and find everything from jewelry, clothing, accessories, pottery and more. And if you miss it this Saturday, have no fear my friends, Etsy Austin holds the Art Market every 3rd Saturday of the month.

Date: March 20
Time 11am - 6pm
Location: 1600 block of South Congress, by Hello Cupcake! Austin
Cost of admission: Free
More Info: click here

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide: March4-7


The Kessler Craftsman Art Demo at Artisan’s Collective
This coming Thursday night come out to the Bishop Arts District to celebrate 1st Thursday. The Kessler Craftsman will be at Artisan’s Collective in the Bishop Arts District demonstrating his glass work and allowing folks to make a fused glass dragonfly pendant or a fused glass mosaic pendant for just $10 each! If you’ve hesitated to make the plunge and take a class by the Kessler Craftsman, this is your chance to get in on the action! While you're hanging out in the Bishop Arts District be sure to grab a tasty burger from Hunky's and stop by our friends at Make Studio to shop some modern arts and crafts.

Date: Thursday, March 4th
Location: Artisan's Collective, Bishop Arts District, Dallas
More info: Click here and here


2010 Guyer Choir Craft Show

Booths overflowing with unique handmade crafts, items for you, your family, and your home. Food and Entertainment. Bring the children for pictures with the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt.

Date: Saturday, March 6th

Time: 9am-4pm

Location: Guyer HS, Denton, TX

More Info: Click Here

Cost: FREE

Participating Etsy Dallas members: maggie may i

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide: Oct 24-25

Huffhines Art Trails
Huffhines Art Trails features close to 200 artists and craftsmen plus live stage entertainment and plenty of fun for the kids - scavenger hunt, pumpkin decorating, and hay bale maze.

Date: Sat & Sun, Oct 24-25th
Time: 10-6, both days
Location: Huffhines Park, Richardson, TX
More info: click here
Participating Etsy Dallas Members: Bead Genie Creations & The Kessler Craftsman

Fall Bazaar
The bazaar is a great place to get started with your Christmas and holiday shopping. More thank 75 vendors will set-up throughout the building, selling handmade and commercially produced merchandise ranging from baby gifts, jewelry, aromatic candles, and home décor.

Date: Sat, Oct 24th
Time: 9-4pm
Location: First United Methodist Church, Allen, TX
Participating Etsy Dallas members: Pink Lemonade Bags
More info: click here

Posted by Pamela Michelle

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide: Oct 16-18

Preston Meadow Lutheran Church 6th Annual Craft Fair

Preston Meadow Lutheran Church in Plano will be having its 6th Annual Christmas Gift Fair. Be sure to stop by to participate in a huge raffle with all kinds of handmade goodies and other winnings.

Date: Fri & Sat, Oct 16 & 17

Time: 10am-5pm both days

Location: Preston Meadow Lutheran Church, Plano

Participating Etsy Dallas member: Pink Lemonade Bags

More info: click here

Edom Festival of the Arts

The quaint country community of Edom, Texas, serves as perfect contrast for the premiere art festival of East Texas. A downtown lined with shops of local artists hints that there is something unique in Edom and that is its love affair with art. Edom continues an almost forty-year history of hosting artists as many of the region’s finest artisans gather in a meadow just a stone’s throw from downtown for this annual event. A diverse array of art, live music, a free children’s art workshop and a wide assortment of food offer something for everyone.

Date: Sat & Sun, Oct 17 – 18

Time: Sat 10-6, Sun 11-4

Location: Edom, Texas (click for map)

Participating Etsy Dallas member: The Kessler Craftsman

More info: click here

Martin High School Fall Craft & Specialty Sale

The Martin Baseball Booster Club invites you to attend the 16th Annual Martin High School Fall Craft & Specialty Sale. $2.00 admission. Kids 12 & under and AISD employees admitted free!

Date: Sat & Sun, Oct 17 – 18

Time: Sat 9-5 , Sun 12 -5

Location: Martin High School, Arlington, TX

Participating Etsy Dallas member: artfull Expression

More info: click here

Malcolm's Back Alley Swap Meet

Experience this outdoor market where local artists and businesses showcase their one-of-a-kind wares every 3rd Sunday of the month.

Date: Sunday, Oct 18

Time: 12-4pm

Location: Deep Ellum

Participating Etsy Dallas member: Manhandeled

More info: click here

Mandi's Mini Beaded Ornament Class

mini beaded ornament class at Artful Bead ( in Carrollton, the class is $30 and ornaments are provided.

Date: Sunday, Oct 18

Time: 1-3 pm

Participating Etsy Dallas member: MandiBeads

More info: click here

Posted by: Pamela Michelle

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide: Sept 17 - 20

Grab a friend and let's get ready to have a handmade weekend. This week's events stretch all the way from Austin to Dallas, so let's start marking up that calendar!

Hovercraft Designer Trunk Show

Come by for an exciting night featuring incredible clothing and accessories by Etsy Dallas member and designer Tara Tonini. Check out her latest styles while sipping on a refreshing Sake2me cocktail and mingling to some retro tunes.

Date: Thurs, Sept 17th

Time: evening

Location: Hovercraft in Austin TX

Cost: FREE!

more info: click here

Enju trunk Show
Enju is designed by Julie McCullough Kim of Make Shop & Studio in Dallas, TX.
Her first line of handbags was developed in 2005 and clothing followed in 2007. She is a self-taught independent designer that works to promote independence in local production & responsible design. Enju will also be one of the many vendors showing at the Jingle Bash, November 21st.

Date: Fri, Sept 18th

Time: 6pm

Location: Parts and Labour, Austin, TX

Cost: FREE!

More info: click here

Art With A Cause

Art With A Cause is an art show benefitting Contact Crisis hosted at Times Ten Cellars in Dallas. This show is open to the public with free admission and free parking, a silent auction and a cash wine bar and complimentary hors d'ouevres. The Kessler Craftsman will be showing his glass and metal works at the Art With A Cause event.

Date: Sat, Sept 19th

Time: 6PM to 11 PM

Location: Times Ten Cellars, Lakewood, TX

More info: click here

Party Like a Pirate: Island Party in the West End

Ahoy Matey! West End's 2009 Block Party Series continues with the 1st Annual Party Like a Pirate: Island Party in the West End. The FREE block party will feature Pirate performingimpromptu on the streets of West End, island and beach music, artists, including Pamela Michelle, Dowdy Studio and Enju, and great food. Everyone is invited to dress like a pirate and be a part of the show. The event benefits West End Charities (

Date: Sat, Sept 19th

Time: 11am-11pm

Location: West End’s Market Street (Ross Ave. to Munger)

Cost: FREE!

More info: click here

We Make Stuff

We Make, art, & fashion show presented by Electric Promotions will be bursting at the handmade seams. Stop by the Team Etsy Austin booth to get your own, “I make stuff” t-shirt & take part in the DIY fun with make n' take projects from the fabulous ladies at The WonderCraft. Continue with the making and screen your own shirt design with new screen shop, Under Pressure. Tara to the T will be there selling her amazing accessories along with other tallented artists and crafters. This is a do not miss event if you're in Austin, so do see their website for even more fun going on at We Make Stuff.

Date: Sat, Sept 19th

Time: 7pm-12am

Location: Scott Inn, Austin, TX

Cost: FREE!

More info: click here

Art Spirit Block Party Peace Festival

Music, art and peace combine this Sunday in a relaxing fun block party. The Kessler Craftsman and Mandi Beads from Etsy Dallas will be present selling their wares.

Date: Sun, Sept 20th

Time: 10am - 6pm

Location: Bishop Art District, Dallas

Cost: FREE!

More info: click here

Birdville High School PTSA Fall Craft Fair

artfull Expression will be selling her altered domino pendants (seen above) all weekend. Come out and support local artists and local students.

Date: Sat - Sun 19 - 20th
time: Sat 9-5 Sun 11-4
location: Birdville High School , 9100 Mid Cities Blvd, North Richland Hills
cost: Admission is $1 which will be donated to the senior class

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide: Aug 14-16

Hello weekend! I cannot wait for you to get here and grace Dallas with your presence. This weekend we get to enjoy the music and arts event that is Sons Stock and go shopping for indie discounts at Make Studio.

Sons Stock - Dallas
Sons Stock is a yearly event held at the historic Sons of Hermann Hall in Deep Ellum. Yes, this is the same venue the Jingle Bash will be held at later in the year (mark those calendars, *wink). Sons Stock 2009 celebrates the 40th anniversary of Woodstock and benefits the Sons Of Hermann Columbia Lodge # 66.

The Halls will be filled with music, food, drinks and amazing art. A great event to bring the whole family to. Artists and crafters will be on site selling their goods, including the artwork of Sons of Hermann Hall members, rare records, posters, signs, tie-dye goods, woodwork, pottery, paintings, prints, jewelry and much more. LinkA couple of our Etsy Dallas artists will be showcasing and selling their handmade goods during the event. Please stop by anytime before 9 and say hello to The Kessler Craftsman (above) and The Pig and the Peacock (below)Date: Saturday, August 15th
Location: Sons of Hermann Hall, Deep Ellum, 3414 Elm St. Dallas, TX
Time: 10AM - Midnight
Web address:
Cost: FREE!!!

Make Shop & Studio: End of Summer Sale - Oak Cliff
Make is offering 10% all their entire stock this Friday and Saturday. Get down to the Bishops Art District early and shop from Etsy Dallas members Tara to the T, the Texas Tarts, Superchica, Pamela Michelle, Dowdy Studio, LolaFalk, Tigerbee and Harrilu.

Insider tip: become friends with @MakeStudio on Twitter to find out how to save an extra 5% while shopping this weekend.

Date: Friday and Saturday, August 14 - 15th
Location: Make Studio, 313 N. Bishop Ave Dallas, TX
Time: 12pm-8pm
Web address:
Save: 10%

written by: Pamela Michelle

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide: June 19-21

Hey Hey! It's Weekend time again! Check out all the fun stuff to do in Dallas this weekend. If your fun meter isn't at max capacity after the weekend, swing on down to San Antonio on Tuesday for even more handmade excitement!

Best of Texas' What Not to Wear viewing party - Dallas
If you're in the Dallas area, swing on by Best of Texas' What Not to Wear viewing party starring local maven Amanda Warr who recently got a fashion redux on the hit television show. The fun is happening at Jack's Backyard, a swell new dive in Oak Cliff.

Come out and support, Attitudes and Attire, a very worthy cause that provides stylish clothing and job interview training for low-income women searching for viable employment. There will be a huge raffle starting at 7:45pm benefiting this cause.

Items for auction by fellow Etsy Dallas-ites include a pair of earring by f. is for frank and a set of notecards by design roots, and a Juicy Fruit necklace from Tefi Designs.

Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Location: Jack’s Backyard, 2303 Pittman Dallas, 75208
Web site:
Cost: FREE!! Please RSVP online (above)

Creative Circle – Oak Cliff
Ever get that itch to get a little crafty and socialize at the same time? Come down and visit Etsy Dallas member, Larry, the Kessler Craftsman, in his studio, stay a while, enjoy good conversation, meet new friends, snack on good foods and get your built up artsy out.

laid back and casual studio welcomes anyone with any skill level or medium. He also welcome’s you to bring whatever you’d like to eat or drink or share. He’s been hosting Creative Circles in his home studio since March in 2008, and is always willing to teach or learn something new.

If you ask, he might even show you some of his glass mosaic lamps or handmade furniture.

Date: Friday, June 19th (also eveyr 1st and 3rd Friday of each month)
Time: 7pm
Location: 1027 N. Windomere, Dallas (Home of the first Etsy Dallas Beer-B-Q)
Cost: FREE

LolaFolk Summer Sale - Online
The Lolafalk brand was born out of a love of bright colors, shiny fabrics and the initial need to develop a line of handbags that satisfied its originator’s insatiable desire for all things subtly eclectic and understatedly quirky. All Lolafalk handbags and accessories are cut and sewn by hand, and every last detail is accounted for – from the carefully crafted design of each item, to each item’s description, to the overall attitude and style of the brand.

And now till June 30th, you can get Lolafalk ‘s designer Urban Lola Totes at 15% off!

15% off all Urban Lola Totes through June 30.
(Discount will be applied at time of purchase).

Date: Thru June 30th
Discount: 15% off! Woo!

Tefi Designs Trunk Show - Dallas
Stop by Move Studio to shop Tefi Designs in person (and why not take a yoga class while you're at it?). Stephanie will be showcasing her signature pieces, including: Ming Pottery
Shards, gemstone jewelry, and Nuts & Seeds (Colombian rainforest creations made with real nuts and seeds). 10% off your total purchase at this trunk show only!

Date: Saturday, June 20
Time: 9am-1pm
Location: Move Studio, 17062 Preston Road in north Dallas
Cost: FREE
Web site:

Alamo City Etsy's 1st Haute Pink Bazaar – San Antonio
Down in San Antonio, our friends at Alamo City Etsy are putting their first trunk show. Alamo City Etsy's 1st Haute Pink Bazaar will be held Tuesday, June 23rd and boy are they excited! Come out to meet the Alamo City Street Team, mingle with other Alamo City natives and support the Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation.

The event will feature the work of over a dozen artists and artisans, music, wine, hors d’ oeuvres and fun. You can even bid on an autographed Audrey Hephburn Photograph in a silent auction to benefit the Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation.

Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 7pm - 11pm
Location: 707 S. St. Mary's, San Antonio
Cost: FREE

Posted by Pamela Michelle