jingle bash

Shop+Artist interview with Mod + Jo

The shop: Mod + Jo
The artist: Jordan Flynn

When Jordan created Mod + Jo, she wanted to provide unique and affordable accessories that women could buy for themselves and the other women in their lives. “I wanted to fill the gap between inexpensive mass-produced accessories we find at fast fashion shops and high-end designer accessories that make your wallet cringe,” Jordan said. 

Jordan has always been drawn to vintage or “mod” color combinations and modern style with a blend of what is current. That is part of what inspired her shop name. She incorporated that inspiration with "Jo," her childhood nickname. Her typical workday begins with coffee and emails. After taking care of the administrative end of things, she begins working on orders.

“I majored in merchandising at North Texas with a minor in business,” Jordan said. “I also worked at a high-end lifestyle store in Dallas. Having the hands-on experience working with a buyer and artisan pieces really helped push me into the direction of wanting to build something for myself.”

She grew Mod + Jo into what it is now while living abroad for a few years while her husband was on assignment for work. “I had the time to sit back and rebrand,” she said. “Without having the experience overseas through living and traveling, I don’t think Mod + Jo would be what it is today.” 

A big fan of the Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash, this will be Jordan’s first time as a vendor at the show. “I’m excited to meet our customers in person, help them style our pieces, and make new relationships,” she said. “I have always been a spectator and shopper at the Bash. It will be exciting now to be on the other side.” Mod + Jo will be introducing some new pieces during the Jingle Bash in addition to offering special discounts for shoppers. 

Stop by and say hello to Jordan at the 2017 Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash where you can shop the best handmade artists from near and far. We will be at Eddie Deen's Ranch 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, November 11, 2017. See y'all at the Bash!

2016 Jingle Bash: Photo Backdrop

It takes a lot of team and individual effort to make our shows a success! I'm sharing a post from my personal blog today to show you what goes into painting the one of a kind photo backdrop. We hire a professional photographer and create a scene so you can have a free keepsake from this time of year, and our event. When all the photos have been uploaded to our Flickr we will make an announcement, so you can download, print, and share freely!  Check it out!

Another show, and another challenge accepted! These 8x10 foot paintings have become quite an event in my house! I grow so much as an artist just by saying "yes" and going for it. I should broaden that statement to person instead.  

I put my husband's GoPro to good use on a time lapse this time too! Enjoy, I hope we see you tomorrow from 11-5 at Gilley's Dallas for the big show! 

Last Call for Jingle Bash Applications!

Applications are due by Saturday, September 10th, so hustle! Our hearts and best go into making this an amazing shopping experience for our community every year, so don't miss out! We want you! Apply here!

Smiling shoppers line up around the block early for bash bags and entry!

Smiling shoppers line up around the block early for bash bags and entry!

Happy sellers and artists from the 2016 Jingle Bash!

Happy sellers and artists from the 2016 Jingle Bash!

Festive lights and music, stocked booths, and family friendly shopping to kick off the holiday season!

Festive lights and music, stocked booths, and family friendly shopping to kick off the holiday season!

Call for Artists - Apply for Jingle Bash 2016

Applications are now open for one of the best DFW shows of the year, The Jingle Bash! Our juried show is a hugely popular single day event featuring a variety of talents in every handmade category. Last year, we had a record number of attendees, and local sponsors! The show will take place on November 19th at Southside Events Center at Gilley's Dallas, so mark your calendar, and be sure to apply before September 3rd!

Shop the Bash: Stocking Stuffers

Everyone loves to find that little something special in their stocking (unless you were on the naughty list) and with these fun, unique handmade items you'll be sure to surprise and delight everyone on your list!

You Rock Guitar Pick by Tesoro Jewelry


Leather Coffee Sleeve by Surly Bunny

Bunny Wildlife Bookmark by Shannon Valentine




Leather Luggage Tag by A Cheery Blossom


CandyCane Bath Bomb by Whipped Up Wonderful

All of these fabulous finds and more can be found at the Jingle Bash. Come out tomorrow to see what you can discover from over 100 handmade artisans. 








Beloved Bash Bags






One of our favorite things favorite things about the Jingle Bash is the beloved Bash Bags. Jingle Bash artists and other community members pack these handprinted reusable totes with handmade promotional items. The Bash Bags have developed quite a following over the years, and Jingle Bash enthusiasts know that to get one, you have to get there 
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This gives everyone a chance to hangout and make some new friends before the shopping fun begins, and you might even get to see the 100+ artists gather for group photos under the Jingle Bash banner. 



Thank you to the following Bash Bag sponsors:

Paper and Place-map keyrings
InYourBones-embroidered tea towels
Monica L. Knighton Illustration-necklaces and stickers
Ginably-cards and gift tags
Paddywick Lane-cards
Cahoots Handbags-pins and postcards
ChetArt-pins
Lemonglaze-Texas ornaments
Serious Creatures-cards
Land of the Thread-bracelets
Field Study-zipper pouches
April Hiler Designs-wood slice magnets
Shannon Valentine Art-Bookmarks
A Cheery Blossom-leather cord organizers
Tesoro Jewelry-bracelets
K8Made-fabric covered magnets
Pig and Peacock-Yeti soaps, christmas tree soaps, and lip balm

And a few surprises from: 
Oscar Healthcare
PediaQ
Cykochik

Looking to score your very own Bash Bag? See you early tomorrow morning! 



Sponsor Spotlight: Oscar Health Insurance

We are delighted to introduce you to 2015 Jingle Bash sponsor, Oscar Health Insurance. They have an exciting new way to think about maintaining a healthy lifestyle, accessing health care, and health insurance. Friends meet Oscar...

Howdy, we’re Oscar. Smart, simple health insurance for Texas.


Oscar insures people who don’t get insurance from their job or through Medicaid and Medicare. Our members come from all walks of life—young, old, healthy, or sick—and receive great care and earn rewards for staying active.



Oscar’s experience is like having a doctor in the family. We’re using technology to simplify the entire health insurance experience. You can use our app to talk to a doctor and get prescriptions without ever leaving home. Keep track of your health history with a timeline and earn rewards for staying active with a free Misfit step tracker.


Join the Oscar family, and find your perfect plan at HiOscar.com.


Now that we have made the introductions, we hope you will connect more with Oscar. 
Here are various ways to stay in touch:



Shop the Bash: Gifts for Tiny Humans

Toys, tee shirts and tepees! The gifts on this list will be sure to delight kids of all ages.

Taxidermy Baby Hippo Head by Nothing But A Pigeon


Ballet Giraffe Art Print 8x10 from Serious Creatures


Desert Birds Tunic by Freckled Chicken


Batman Deluxe Small Peg Set by Wooden Leg Named Smith




Bunny Plush Pillow and by Regal Cottage


Happy Star Plushie by These Things


HERO Kids Tee by Sweet Tees Shop

Handmade Teepees from Bonjour MaeMae


Girls Fall Dress Girls by Emmi Lee Designs

Find these delightful gifts for the littles and more at the Jingle Bash when more than 100 fabulous local makers will come together under one roof for your handmade shopping pleasure. See you Saturday! 




Sponsor Spotlight: Midnight Snack

We are so proud to tell you all that Midnight Snack, a longtime sponsor of Etsy Dallas, is again returning to support this year's Etsy Dallas JingleBash! Just looking at Christina's offerings is making me really, really hungry. If you haven't seen her items, you're about to understand!


Christina (most unfortunately!) will not be selling at this year's bash, as she will be roaming around, making sure everything is going smoothly. If you see her, make sure and say hello! She does a great deal for Etsy Dallas, and we sure do appreciate her!


You can follow her current adventures on Facebook. And make sure to come to the Southside Events Center at Gilley's Dallas on November 21st from 11 am to 6 pm for the Jingle Bash!

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We will be posting artist previews and other information on our blog, Facebook page, and Instagram account, so make sure you're following us for up-to-the-date information. We will be using the hashtags #etsydallas and #2015JingleBash for all event posts, so  follow along!

We can't wait to see you on November 21st!

Sponsor Spotlight: Regal Cottage

 

Hello, and welcome back to the Etsy Dallas Blog! We're so pleased and proud to welcome back our next Jingle Bash sponsor - Regal Cottage!


Regina Frydman, owner and designer, is the brainchild behind this super cute line of children's toys and gifts. However, Regal Cottage is truly a family affair. While Regina designs, illustrates, and sews all of her products, her husband loves woodworking and handles the bookkeeping, and their four kids are designated as the "in-house product review committee." And some Etsy Dallas members are also product testers – just ask Rori of MadeByRori!


Regina makes all products in her home studio from eco-friendly base materials, such as vegan leather and organic fabrics. She’s made a bunch of new items this past season that are crazy adorable, so be sure to stop by her booth!


You can see more of Regina's work on her Facebook page, her blog, and her Instagram account. And on November 21st, swing by the Southside Events Center at Gilley's Dallas from 11 am to 6 pm to see her in person!

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We will be posting artist previews and other information on our blog, Facebook page, and Instagram account, so make sure you're following us for up-to-the-date information. We will be using the hashtags #etsydallas and #2015JingleBash for all event posts, so follow along!

Sponsor Spotlight: K8 Made

Get excited – the Jingle Bash is quickly approaching! We have some fantastic sponsors, and one of this year’s returning sponsors is K8 Made, who makes really gorgeous bags and accessories. I can’t wait to see what new things she brings!

I know that this Navy Nautical Tote will be a big hit:


And this floral clutch is so cute!


Follow Kate on Instagram and Twitter to see behind-the-scenes action and previews of products she will be selling at the Bash at Gilley's Dallas on November 21st from 11 am to 6 pm.

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We will be posting artist previews and other information on our blog, Facebook page, and Instagram account, so make sure you're following us for up-to-the-date information. We will be using the hashtags #etsydallas and #2015JingleBash for all event posts, so follow along!

Shop the Bash: Goregous Gifts Under $25

Here are just a few of the many amazing gifts you can find at the Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash, for $25 and under! Pick up one or two at the show, you never know when you will need a last minute gift, and a handmade item will be sure to impress!

Coffee Print by Paddy Wick Lane


 Small Cantaloupe Plate by Live Bree


 OM Breathe Necklace by Expressions Bracelets 


Mini Dog with Heart necklace-Vegan by C Robinson Design


Fern Necklace Bridesmaid Jewelry Natural by April Hiler Designs 



This Might Be Vodka Coffee Mug Funny by Sushi and Queso 


 Animal Bear Tote Bag Reusable Bag Environmentally by gin ably

The Answer is Always Tacos Wool Pennant Flag by Scout and Lilly 


Little Bird Ceramic Tray by Lemon Glaze 

Stainless Steel Desk Clock Eco friendly decorations by Hammer It Out 


DejaVino Wine Bottle Candle by The Pig and the Peacock 


Lavender Tub Truffle Box Cocoa Butter Bath by Whipped Up Wonderful 



Coffee Body Scrub by Lovely


At the Jingle Bash, you can find these and tons more unique gift ideas to make this a year to remember. See you there! 



Sponsor Spotlight: Freckled Chicken


Hold onto your hats, ladies and gents, because another returning sponsor for this year's Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash is Freckled Chicken! The bus will be back!



Holly Hester, designer and owner, started Freckled Chicken in 2006. With over 25 years in the apparel industry, Holly found her true inspiration when her daughter, Avalon, was born. Ever since, she's been producing wholesome, comfortable children's clothing and accessories. Her designs are made for girls aged 12 months to 12 years, and the designs are seriously great. Holly has been working on releasing a whole new line of clothing, and there are some really unique designs coming to this year’s Bash.


You can see more of Holly's designs and sneak peeks on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and her blog. But even better – come to the Southside Events Center at Gilley's Dallas on November 21st from 11 am to 6 pm, and make sure to bring a reusable tote to haul all of your handmade goods home!

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We will be posting artist previews and other information about this year's Bash on our blog, Facebook page, and Instagram account, so make sure you're following us for up-to-the-moment information. We will be using the hashtags #etsydallas and #2015JingleBash for all event posts, so follow along!

Sponsor Spotlight: InYourBones


As we gear up for this year's Jingle Bash, we are honored to continue showcasing this year's sponsors! 

This year, InYourBones is returning as both a vendor and a sponsor. Gabriela, owner and designer, takes enormous pride in producing one-of-a-kind (and most importantly, FUN) pieces. Her shop name is entirely inspired by her drive to create. When asked by a teacher why she does what she does, she once replied, "Well, when you're passionate about what you do, it's not just in your blood, it's in your bones." This passion drives her to make some truly fun products, and her success has spawned a whole other pursuit – supporting the Texas Husky Rescue. Many of her shows’ proceeds go directly to the rescue.



Check her out on Facebook, Instagram, and her blog, and be sure to stop by her booth on November 21st! She'll be selling her wares from 11 am to 6 pm at the Southside Events Center at Gilley's Dallas.

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We will be posting artist previews and other information about the Jingle Bash on our blog, Facebook page, and Instagram account, so make sure you're following us for up-to-the-moment information. We will be using the hashtags #etsydallas and #2015JingleBash for all event posts, so follow along!


See you there!


Shop the Bash: Gifts for the Guys

The guys...finding unique, meaningful gifts for the guys can be a challenge, but not at the Jingle Bash. This year's Jingle Bash will have some truly exceptional finds for the men in your life. Get your lists out and let's do a little pre-shopping...


Leather journals from A Cheery Blossom  for him to record all his manly thoughts. They can even be personalized.

A bow tie lapel pin and a pocket square for the holiday parties from Land of the Thread.

This Dallas Skyline Art Poster Print with Sound Waves from Klyde Warren Park Park would be awesome for his office from Voice & Sound.

An artsy t-shirt for casual Fridays by Dowdy Studio.

A Dallas pennant for the man cave from Little Skunk Co.

A clock every science enthusiast can get excited about, but most definitely your chemistry major brother will LOVE this from mini-Fab.

Etched wine glasses, shot glasses or beer tumblers from Monster Dance Designs to add some extra fun to cocktail hour. 

I know you get excited at the Jingle Bash about all the things you want for yourself, but really don't forget the guys this time when you are there on November 21st. They will love you for it!

Announcing the 7th Annual Jingle Bash!

Yes friends, it's almost our favorite time of the year! The 7th Annual Jingle Bash will be here before you know it! 



This year, we will be back at Gilley's Dallas, but with the addition of an extra room. We have made more space for even more artists, crafters, and makers. We will have lots of your returning local favorites and new guest artists to meet too. We are absolutely thrilled about our lineup this year! You can check out the full lineup on our Artists page

Planning on attending? Helpful Jingle Bash tips: 
  • Get there early! Doors open at 11 am, and the first 50 attendees receive limited-edition Bash Bags stuffed with free goodies from sellers. 
  • Bring the kids! The Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash is a kid-friendly event! There will be make-and-take crafts for kids and grown-ups alike. There is a restaurant on-site as well for those post-shopping hungries. FYI: crowds can be a challenge to navigate with a stroller, so if you're worried, feel free to come later in the day when the crowds thin a little bit, and you'll be able to shop with ease. You can even eat at the restaurant when you're done!
  • Bring cash as well as cards. Many sellers accept credit cards nowadays, but sometimes it is easier (and quicker) to pay for your purchase with cash. There is an ATM at Gilley's, but if you'd like to avoid fees, you should probably withdraw cash from your bank's ATM. 
Over the next few weeks, we will give a preview of all the talented artisans that you will have the chance to meet at the Jingle Bash here on the blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Stay tuned and keep up to date with all the latest Bashy info with hashtags #etsydallas and #2015JingleBash.

Applications for Jingle Bash 2015 Now Open!

GET EXCITED, EVERYONE! We are now accepting applications for this year's annual Jingle Bash!

This year's Bash will again be at the South Side Event Center at Gilley's Dallas on November 21st from 11 am to 6 pm. It's a seriously great show with a LOT of traffic!


If you're an artist and you would like to be considered as a vendor, you can click this link to apply. We're accepting applications from August 9th - 30th. And please do apply! We're always looking for great makers to participate, and you don't have to be local to Dallas or an Etsy Dallas member. We love to hear from anyone and everyone!

Thanks so much, and good luck!


xo,
The Etsy Dallas Team

Save the Date for Jingle Bash 2015!


It's official! Save the date, everybody, for this year's annual Jingle Bash! Kick off your holiday shopping with us at Gilley's Dallas on November 21st from 11 am to 6 pm - it's going to be a blast!

(We know it's a little bit early to be thinking of the holiday season, but we're just SO EXCITED!)

If you're a maker, we're looking for YOU! Applications to show at the Bash will be available around mid-August, so keep an eye out for another blog post announcing the launch. Non-members are encouraged to apply for the show - we're always on the lookout for really great talent!


All the Best,
The Etsy Dallas Team