On Friday the 1st of December I attended the Etsy market at Birmingham’s Custard Factory.
Here I discovered a whole host of businesses who trade through Etsy online as well as some having their own websites. I was amazed by some of the items I saw and came home with a very happy niece who left with a selection of items.
Ideas Birmingham hosted the event at the Custard Factory. This was the 3rd event hosted by the group and was held on both the 1st and 2nd of December.
Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods.Within their markets, millions of people around the world connect, both online and offline, to make, sell and buy unique goods. They also offer a wide range of Seller Services and tools that help creative entrepreneurs start, manage and scale their businesses. Their mission is to Keep Commerce Human.
Below are some of the businesses I came across and information about them:
Makers of woodland crowns & rustic floral accessories.
I fell in love with the beautifully crafted crowns and found myself obsessed with a red one (which later came home with me) The crowns range from £25 and hair clips from £8
JNM Designs UK:
Unique Jewellery that is handcrafted by Judy, all pieces are unique and vary in sizes colour etc which means that you won’t be spotted out in the same jewellery as a friend.
Delve into the magic mirror to discover the mysterious world of Snowflake Designs.
Bespoke items made from gemstones, glass beads, Swarovski crystal or pearls. Website items have full descriptions which state what the jewellery is made from. All* metal components are either sterling silver, 14 carat gold-filled or 14 carat rose gold-filled precious metals and all comply to EU regulations regarding Nickel content.
Rachel Whitehead Jewellery:
Award-winning Birmingham based jewellery designer Rachel Whitehead is inspired by flowers, insects and the Great British summertime.
This jewellery is fun and flowery with some truly beautiful pieces.
Jenni offers amazing illustrations on all sorts of items, her work is astounding and something I could imagine in a storybook
Honey Pot Dolls:
Founded by Alison, Honey Pot Dolls are handmade rag dolls (although not your average one) Alison also creates clothing for the dolls.
Hannah Kyriakou Design:
Botanically inspired pieces, crafted by hand.
Beautiful cushions and canvases. I fell in love with the tartan range!
These are just some of the talented people trading through Etsy from Birmingham, why not have a look at the website and treat yourself or your loved ones to a unique gift.