bath and body

{Artist Spotlight} Our Interview with Jillian of Vintage Static

We love the minimalist geometric vibes Jillian brings to her products. Vintage Static’s handcrafted soaps, scrubs and bath products are made in small batches in Frisco. They smell amazing too.

Be sure to stop by their booth at the Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash, sponsored by Etsy, on November 10 at the Fashion Industry Gallery. We caught up with Jillian for a quick interview recently.

What makes the Bash special for you?

It was our very first event after starting our company and the Etsy Dallas community is absolutely incredible. We are thrilled to be to be chosen to return.

Is your shop offering anything new, special or different at the Bash?

Yes! We have candles, wax melts, wax warmers and solid lotion this year as well as our fave whipped soaps and scrubs.

What do you enjoy about working with your team?

My team is myself and my boyfriend, Matt. We have a blast making and creating and talking about the future together while celebrating the little wins.

What do you find the most challenging about your work?

Balance, balance, balance. And not buying every essential and fragrance oil on the planet.

Shop from over 100 artists offering unique handmade wares at the Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 10. From original art, home goods, and artisanal soaps to local jewelry designers, leather workers and so much more! Check out the event on Facebook here. And find out how to shop the Bash like a pro here. We’ll see y’all at the Bash! 

Sponsor spotlight: The Pig and the Peacock

If you’re counting down until the Spring Bash, join the club! Sabrina and Jenny of The Pig and the Peacock said they can’t wait to get the party started on May 7. We are excited to check out their new scents.

The Pig and the Peacock’s handmade, skin-loving bath and body products are locally sourced and vegan. If you haven’t discovered them yet, be sure to visit their booth at the Bash. 

Sabrina and Jenny joined us for a quick Q&A and a few hints on what to expect from The Pig and the Peacock on May 7 …

What are you most looking forward to for the 2017 Spring Bash?

We are looking forward to seeing familiar faces from previous shows, and getting to know new shoppers as they discover the bash.

Is your shop offering anything new/special/different at the Bash?

We have a few new scents in our most popular products like soaps, lotion bars, and candles. You’ll have to check out the booth to see if you can spot ’em!

What is your favorite part of prepping for the Spring Bash?

It’s really promoting the event, like making gift guides for our blog and IG posts. It gives us an opportunity to see all the amazing things that will be at the show and start our shopping lists!

What makes this event special for you?

The energy. From the shoppers to the vendors everyone is so upbeat that it really makes it a fun event to be a part of.

Shop Spotlight: Whipped Up Wonderful

Hullo, and welcome back to the official Etsy Dallas blog!

It's Monday, and you know what that means! Today, we're continuing with our weekly Shop Spotlight series with Whipped Up Wonderful. Alexis Strickland, owner and maker, makes unique and fun handmade soaps, bath bombs, and other skin care goodies.

Alexis Strickland, owner
What year did you open? 2010
What is your shop's motto? Creating spa-quality bath treats with a conscience.

Aphrodisiac Bath Bomb, with notes of grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, and green tomato leaf.  

What is your favorite item that you sell? Bath bombs of all colors and fragrances.

A custom gift box.

Fun fact about you: I'm a part-time art teacher and sweet tea enthusiast.
How did you get started? The short story? Boredom. Never leave me alone with a book on making your own soaps and bath products. Companies get founded, and things get messy!

Lavender Dreams Bath Bomb topped with organic lavender buds.

Anything else we should know? Each item is made with a genuine focus on ingredient sustainability and biodegradability. I use locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible and make a point of supporting other local businesses and charities.

Thanks, Alexis! I can only begin to imagine how amazing your studio smells with all of these goodies lurking about.

You can follow Whipped Up Wonderful on Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter.

Have a great week, everybody!