Latest News about Handmade at Amazon
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As promised, I am keeping up on Handmade at Amazon!
Well today I received an email encouraging me to apply to become a Handmade at Amazon Artisan.
“Handmade” is an invite only community so you have to complete an application. Right now, Handmade at Amazon is open to artisans who make Jewelry, Home products (Art, Baby Bedding, Bath, Bedding, Furniture, Home Décor, Kitchen & Dining, Lighting, Patio, Lawn & Garden, Storage & Organization), Party Supplies and Stationery.
The application is pretty straight forward and simple. It asks the normal questions such as your business name, city, state, website, etc. Then it gets into the nitty gritty asking questions such as:
- What type of products do you sell?
- How do you make them?
- Are they indeed handmade or hand-altered?
- How long have you been selling?
- Where do you sell?
- Do you sell at Craft Fairs?
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Originally posted on Kennedy-Robinson, PR:
If you are a fellow Etsian (Etsy seller), you’ve probably heard through the grapevine or better yet, received an email from Amazon directly about their new venture “Handmade at Amazon”.
The email states “We’re offering artisans like you a first peek at Handmade, a new marketplace for handcrafted goods.”
“Handmade at Amazon” is still in the very early stages, and I couldn’t find much about it besides the information in the actual email and a few other blog posts. The email didn’t provide many details about the launch date, selling guidelines or fees. The invite did include a link to a form on Amazon’s website that asks what you sell, with a bigger focus being put on Jewelry and Home and Kitchen, which are both huge Etsy selling categories.
Amazon is much bigger than Etsy as a marketplace. Amazon gets more traffic and is a household brand name. Etsy…
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Kelly Kozma’s mixed media show is currently on exhibit at Paradigm Gallery, located at 746 S. 4th Street, right down on Fabric Row. We are excited to check out the show but equally excited about the class Kelly is going to be leading!
FREE SUNDAY ART CLASS
Mixed Media Techniques with Kelly Kozma
Sunday June 7, 2015 • 12pm, 2pm, 4pm*
Make sure to reserve your spot on Ticketleap:
All supplies will be provided for you at the gallery. Sessions will start on the hour at 12:00pm, 2:00pm, and 4:00pm. Check out more of Kelly’s work and get some inspiration here: http://www.kellykozma.com/
All works made in this free art class will be exhibited in our annual Community Arts Project Exhibition this winter and will be sold for $20 each. 100% of funds will support future free art class programming.
Sunday, August 31, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Iron Factory, 118 Fontain St
3rd Floor / Philadelphia, PA 19122
Transportation: Just a few blocks from the Berks stop of the Market-Frankford line.
Do you have carving tools laying around, yet long for a set of good pastels? Or vice versa? This swap is made for you. Leave some stuff you don’t need, take some stuff you do.
Quality Items Please!
Suggested Donation $10
See FAQs below for guidelines on what to bring, how it works etc.
Art Supply SWAP FAQ
Why are we doing this?
This event is part of a world-wide return to swapping in lieu of trashing and buying.
Many artists admit to hoarding materials they never get around to using, while at the same time lacking funds for stuff they could use. Swapping opens new possibilities for artists to experiment and explore new mediums.
The event also serves as a mixer for area artists. Donation fee goes to pay for venue, to assist with the relocation of the unclaimed items, and to purchase promotional items for Handmade Philly. Please note, this event is exactly 2 hours long. Arrive early or on time!
How does it work?
This event is open to the public. If you have a table, or chairs, please bring them! If you have a table that you can bring, please email event organizer at email@example.com to coordinate details. Note, event is on the 3rd floor and unfortunately venue is not handicap accessible.
What kind of supplies can be brought in for swapping?
Lightly used paint tubes, blank or prepared canvasses, unwrinkled paper reams, stacks, pads, or large sheets/rolls, gently used tools (like brushes, drafting tools, carving sets, glue guns), bead collections in containers, soft, sealed clay, working sets of markers, books, unopened or barely used adhesives, fibre arts yarns, hooks, etc, collectionsof ephemera or unsusual trinkets for mixed media, easels, new/unopened sets of materials, Dremmel or similar tool, portfolios, drying press, vintage or antique art-making-related items, sets (“everthing you need to make one art quilt”), unopened blocks of clay
NOT desired: used coloring books, completed (or incomplete) artwork, untested
markers, unprotected blades or dysfunctional paper cutters, magazines, CDs, puzzles, half-used
watercolor sets, cans of house paint or other hazardous waste.
What happens to the leftovers?
Unclaimed items will be taken to Resource Exchange, or donated to Handmade Philly.
Mark Your Calendars – And Call for Vendors! CRAFT PHILA: Liberty Bell Fall Craft Show Celebrates American Handmade Wares
Philly tourists can bypass the made-in-China liberty bell magnets and other cheaply-made tchotchkes marketed as “souvenirs!” Here’s a new craft show that highlights true sustainability – handcrafted items made in the U.S.A. and sold at the steps of Philadelphia freedom!
CRAFT PHILA: Liberty Bell is holding its first Fall show on Saturday, September 13, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday, September 14, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Presented at the epicenter of American History, surrounded by iconic monuments and greenery, the outdoor juried art fair is staged adjacent to the Liberty Bell Pavilion and Independence Mall. The historic destination welcomes up to 15,000 tourists a weekend according to the National Park Service.
76 independent artists will offer signed goods in a broad range of prices. Expect to see handcrafted jewelry, accessories, and wearables along with decorative and functional wares in a spectrum of contemporary styles. Craft specialties include ceramics, wood, glass, metal, fiber & leather, mixed-media, upcycled & recycled, soaps and candles. Featured in the visual art category are photography, prints, and graphic art.
This is the second installation of CRAFT PHILA, which premiered in June 2014. The event was conceived as public arts tradition and an opportunity for local, regional and national artists to reach a global audience in a famous historic setting.
A few spots are still available so contact the organizers to submit your work!
CRAFT PHILA’s original show and sale was located on 6th Street between Market and Chestnut and now expands onto Chestnut Street between 6th and 7th. Events are free to attend and will be held rain or shine. For more information, visit www.craftphila.org.
The evening will include a trunk show featuring member Bonnie MacAllister’s works, and Handmade Philly members are invited to lead and participate in fiber demos including weaving and spinning. The public is invited to bring their current fiber projects (crochet, knit, woven, sewn squares of about 2 feet wide) that they are willing to contribute to decorate Ardmore and leave their creative mark in fiber. The event will culminate in live “yarn bombing.” All ages and skill levels are encouraged.
Friday, August 1
The Tasting Room
8 E. Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
MacAllister led similar community building fiber events last year in Germantown.
Read all about the event here.
Facebook event here
Cupcakes + Embroidery + West Elm + Etsy + Handmade Philly = Tons of Crafty Goodness!!
We had a wonderful time at West Elm, as we teamed up to host a workshop for this year’s Etsy Craft Party. This time around we focused on embroidering photos, and tons of people made it out to the event. Thanks everyone!!
If you were unable to make it out on Friday, or if that event just left you yearning for more, fear not! We are having another meet up this afternoon, from 4-6 pm!
Note: if we mislabeled your work, or missed crediting you by name, leave a comment and we will gladly correct the image.