Etsy Dallas Trunk Show Recap (and giveaway!)

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!

27 comments:

Dallas Designing-Diva said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and supporting Etsy Dallas Street Team & glad you made it home safely! :)

the dreamer said...

Hi. I love this pendant from Christy's shop:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8851161

=)

Nina from the Philippines

Mark said...

Great items, looks like it was a really nice event.

I really like this item from TPDesign, I wish there was a huge version of this.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6980148

stacysews said...

I've been focused a lot on baby items lately (only 10 weeks to go before I deliver) so I was immediately drawn to Ellen's Treasures. I loved her ABC print blanket and her Aqua brown damask print purse (because I'm a bag fanatic too!!).

CC said...

I like this "Face Time Polish"
Found here http://www.goodscentsbath.com/Face-Time-Polish-pr-10.html
at Good Scent Bath Co. I like that you add a little extra exfoliation on those days you need it.
ConnieC

ikkinlala said...

I am intrigued by some of the lip balms at Good Scents (http://www.goodscentsbath.com/Luscious-Lips%E2%84%A2-Lip-Balm-pr-28.html), especially the huckleberry (we pick huckleberries every year, but I've never seen it as a flavour for a product like this anywhere before) and the lemon (just because I love lemon).

Janice said...

I love the Safari Spoon Necklace in Silverware jewellery at the Altered Black Sheep It's so unusual.
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8215914
So many fabulous things at the trunk show.

Cherry's Creations said...

Thanks for stopping by and all the love you've shown the Etsy Dallas Street Team. It was a pleasure to meet you!

TPDesign said...

Thanks so much for coming out and supporting us Jessica we all loved meeting you!

And anyone who is interested...all of my photography can be done in a custom size, bigger or smaller!

Stephanie/Tefi Designs said...

Thanks again, Jessica. You rock!

Ellen said...

Hi Jessica:
Thanks for visiting us yesterday and for featuring my booth in your blog.

Check out my blog/blogs when you get a chance. I've been working on it off and on today and visiting as many blogs as I can.

Thanks again for your support.

Ellen
www.ellens-treasures.blogspot.com

Susan said...

Hi Jessica!
Great to meet you on Saturday, and thanks so much for supporting Etsy Dallas! I appreciate the spot in your blog also. Hope to see you again soon.
Susan
Sadie's Things

Autumn said...

Thank you for spotlighting the amazing work of Cindi of Rustique Art. I love her dedication to making each cross unique and gorgeous! I have a couple and need more! Here is one that just caught my eye...and my breath

http://www.rustiqueart.com/images/4JC_on_candle.jpg

Autumn

rachnye said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9212481

I need wedding jewelry and this matches my colors! Yay!

rachnye said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8964443

Pretty much the same as the above comment except that this matches our nature theme too!

rachnye said...

http://www.goodscentsbath.com/Luscious-Lips%E2%84%A2-Lip-Balm-pr-28.html

....I also love lip balm...

Ricki said...

This bomb from Moon Harvest looks almost good enough to eat!
http://estore.websitepros.com/1291386/-strse-85/Bath-Bombs-Baths-Lushious/Detail.bok

tigerbee said...

Moons Harvest bath bombs were the "bomb"! Tried mine the next day in "Gypsy Rose" and I felt so pampered. Pink bathwater! Love it!

Ricki said...

I also love the bright labels on these travel candles from Good Scents:
http://www.goodscentsbath.com/Travel-Candle-pr-24.html

Katy said...

love the oils!
http://www.goodscentsbath.com/Fragrance-Oils-pr-25.html

paulo said...

I love this bag : http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7177705

angela said...

oops, I just post a comment with my husband´s login!

now it´s me, LOL! : http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7177705

angela said...

I just love everything here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6410651....when they do start to send intl, LOL!

angela said...

and I also love this banana lips., LOL: http://www.goodscentsbath.com/Luscious-Lips™-Lip-Balm-Sale-pr-41.html

Ricki said...

This purse from Ellen's Treasures is very chic!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7011708

cloud9design said...

I love the butterfly necklace from Moonharvest!!! :)

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http://cloud9designstudio.etsy.com

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