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Our favorite local finds for Floral Design Day

It’s Floral Design Day and we have a roundup of some of our favorite handmade floral finds from makers right here in DFW. We are sure you will find something here that you love for yourself and your favorite people (and pets!)

La Rosa Loteria Tee by  bbchez

La Rosa Loteria Tee by bbchez

Glass flower garden stake by  CalisherGlass

Glass flower garden stake by CalisherGlass

Texas Sticker by  Designs by Andrea

Texas Sticker by Designs by Andrea

Rutilated Quartz Necklace by  Earrings by Eryn

Rutilated Quartz Necklace by Earrings by Eryn

Yoga meditation lotus flower keychain by  Expressions Bracelets

Yoga meditation lotus flower keychain by Expressions Bracelets

Baby Shower Printable by  Favors & Stuff Designs

Baby Shower Printable by Favors & Stuff Designs

Funny Wedding Card by  Kat French Design

Funny Wedding Card by Kat French Design

DIY Watercolor Kit by  Maya by Kiwi

DIY Watercolor Kit by Maya by Kiwi

Yellow rose of Texas wall art by  Martolana

Yellow rose of Texas wall art by Martolana

Calabrian Bergamot, Red Currant and Violet lotion bar by  The Pig and the Peacock

Calabrian Bergamot, Red Currant and Violet lotion bar by The Pig and the Peacock

Thinking of you notecard by  Tokodots

Thinking of you notecard by Tokodots

Brigette over the collar bandana by  Uptown Pet Wear

Brigette over the collar bandana by Uptown Pet Wear

Texas Bluebonnet Digital Art Print Wildflower by  Wandering Paper Co.

Texas Bluebonnet Digital Art Print Wildflower by Wandering Paper Co.

Sweet Texas Honeysuckle Perfume by  Whipped Up Wonderful

Sweet Texas Honeysuckle Perfume by Whipped Up Wonderful

Congrats greeting card by  Whiski Designs

Congrats greeting card by Whiski Designs

{Artist Spotlight} Our Interview with Stephanie of Untamed Arte

When Stephanie is creating pieces for Untamed Arte, her goal is to make something special and different. Each one-of-a-kind piece is just that – unique and eye-catching. Untamed Arte is all about trying new things and thinking outside the box. 

You’re going to want to explore all the pieces in the Untamed Arte booth at the Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash on November 10 at Fashion Industry Gallery in Dallas. We caught up with Stephanie recently for an interview.

Is your shop offering anything new, special or different at the 2018 Jingle Bash?

We are trying out new designs of our resin work. We are also offering 15 percent off. 

What is your favorite part of prepping for an upcoming show?

Gathering materials to make new inventory is the best feeling. Completing orders gives me such an adrenaline rush. 

What makes the Bash special for you?

Meeting our sales goal is always a great feeling but what matters is the feedback that we get. We want to feel like we’re creating a product that people enjoy and want to take home. 

Is there a story behind your shop’s name?

Untamed Arte came about from not knowing what to name the business. There isn’t one type medium or main style that we do. We really enjoy experimenting and pushing the limits. 

What is a typical day of work like for you?

A typical day consists of filling orders. Reviewing my planner. For every task I check off, I add 10 more. I do a lot of research on how I can improve my craft and what new materials I can use.

How would you describe your shop?

I would describe it as fun and colorful. And a place where you just want to hang out for a while and really look at all the texture and pigments used in each piece. 

Art has always been a passion for Stephanie. She knew it was what made her happy and that’s what pushed her to finally take it from a hobby to a business. She works with her family on Untamed Arte and she said she is excited about the atmosphere at the Jingle Bash. We are too!

 

Shop from over 100 artists offering unique handmade wares at the Etsy Dallas Jingle Bashfrom 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! 

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