Saturday Joe & I had the pleasure of attending the second Etsy Dallas trunk show. After a rocky start to the morning (ie: car accident), we arrived to find tons of terrific vendors displaying their fabulously funky designs. We caught up with previous Funky Finds including Patti Haskins, Designing Diva, Harrilu, & Tefi Designs. It's wonderful to see these designers regularly, giving us the opportunity get to know them & their work. We also met many new designers who are definitely Funky Finds!
Cindi Albright's Christian-based company, Rustique Art, features beautiful hand-crafted crosses. The vintage beaded crosses are stunning (pictured). Cindi is more than happy to create custom crosses to match any specific color scheme you request. Rustique Art also features barbed wire crosses, steel crosses, and more.
It was a pleasure visiting with the mother daughter team that is Moon's Harvest. This dynamic duo creates a wide array of bath & body products, including bubbly bars & dry oil mists. I will be reviewing many of their products later this week. Also, don't miss the fantastic one-of-a-kind hand-crafted jewelry designed by Erica Jean.
Susan Bradford of Sadie's Things creates beautiful antiqued brass jewelry. Using her own methods to speed up the aging process, Susan works in her "lab" to create a unique look. I was determined to treat my mom (and myself!) to some of Susan's earrings, but it was not easy choosing from all the gorgeous designs. (pictured)
We had a wonderful chat with two charismatic women who shared a booth. Mary's Madness features cool charm bracelets, vintage button jewelry & much more. This designer also has another Etsy shop, The Altered Black Sheep, showcasing unique pieces such as the silverware jewelry. Booth-mate Ellen Bennett of Ellen's Treasures is a delightful bundle of energy. She designs handbags (pictured), & children's items, such as burp cloths & bibs. I loved the Let's Meet for Coffee bag.
Christy Robinson was another jewelry designer I enjoyed visiting with. Christy actually has a studio located at the site where the trunk show was held. It was interesting to see the space where she designs & sells her designs on a regular basis. Christy strives to create unique jewelry that is hip & affordable. Her hand-stamped designs were among my favorites, as well as the rings.
We also met Cherry of Cherry's Creations & Tamara of TP Designs, both of which are participating in upcoming funky giveaways. Cherry designs jewelry which features recycled & repurposed elements. The wire wrapped pendants are exceptionally fabulous! Tamara is a talented photographer & artist whose work would be a great addition to any space. (pictured)
Good Scents Bath Company offers a variety of products designed to pamper you from head to toe. I purchased some of the Luscious Lips ultra moisturizing lip balm & I have to tell you this stuff rocks! Created using Shea Oil, Natural Vitamin E Oil, & Sun-bleached Beeswax this lip balm stays on forever. Good Scents now offers Luscious Lips Tints, as well. Check out the sale section for lots of great deals.
*GIVEAWAY: Please visit these vendors' sites. Link back to a designer or product you especially like & you will be entered to win a grab bag from the Etsy Dallas Trunk Show featuring coupons, samples, etc. Feel free to enter more than once. Contest ends Wednesday, February 13th at midnight CST. Winner announced on Valentine's Day!