Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Twas the Night Before Craftmas

Craftmas is coming!

What is Craftmas? Craftmas is a season of events from the Rochester NY Etsy Street Team (RNEST). RNEST received a grant from the amazing folks at Etsy.com to host a series of FREE events for the community this December. Check out one, or all of them over the next couple of weeks. All are welcome to attend!

  • Craftmas: Etsy Style! First Friday Holiday Craft Sale
    (Friday, December 2nd, 5pm-9pm & Saturday, December 3rd, noon-4pm)
    A Handmade Holiday hits the Hungerford Building! Come shop from a selection of quality items made by local artists. Give the gift of handmade this holiday season!

  • Clothing Swap
    (Monday, December 5th, 7pm-9pm)
    It’s time to clean out that closet!
    Bring in your unwanted clothing and take home some new-to-you pieces for your wardrobe...all for free! RNEST artists will also be available to teach demos with techniques for altering and upcycling your clothes into fun, new items!
    *Any clothing left over at the end of the night will be donated. Nothing will go to waste!

  • Creative Play Session
    (Saturday, December 10th, 7pm-8:30pm)
    Creativity boosting activities and exercises to spark your artistic inspiration and get out of a rut. Come with an open mind and leave with ideas for new projects! (For ages teen and up)

  • Open Craft Night: Etsy Style!
    (Thursday, December 15th, 6pm-9pm)
    Demos: glass pendant soldering, knitting, bead weaving and MORE! Everyone is invited for a handmade, fun-filled evening of simple planned projects and unstructured time with RNEST artists. Bring your crafty works-in-progress, share our supplies, experiment with provided tools, and ask about tips and techniques. A small sampling of work will also be available for sale.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Giveaway! Get your Giveaway! (yes, that means FREE)

Hop on over to the RNEST blog, and you could win a Jackbear original. I created this cute little ACEO (Artist Card Edition/Original) that is the size of a poker card, and printed from two hand carved stamps. Click on the picture below to learn how to win!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Craftmas is coming !

Merry Craftmas everyone! That's right, mark your calendars, text your friends, post on your facebook, Craftmas is coming!

Craftmas is a month of great activities hosted by the Rochester NY Etsy Street Team (RNEST), and sponsored by ETSY!

Here are the details:

Stop on by the Facebook events and join us at the First Friday and Saturday Art and Craft Show or Open Craft Night.