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  • Green Crafter Profile: Sea Find Designs

    Tracy Prince of Sea Find Designs transforms pieces of found sea glass into beautiful jewelry and jewelry supplies. She and her family make daily trips to the beach near their Rhode Island home to hunt down bits of glass shaped by the ocean’s currents. Tracy calls Sea Find Designs “a family affair,” since the whole […] More

  • Cute Handmade Organic Summer Dresses

    Have you been thinking more about crafting with organics this season? A few of the talented folks over at etsy sure have, and are now offering some fresh hot handmade organic sun-dresses. Here are some new organic handmade highlights on etsy: This “driftwood dress” is simple yet stunning for a day by the sea: More

  • Eco Packaging Handmade For You: Tags

    One of the simplest ways to embellish your products is to add a beautiful hang tag. You can have professionally printed hang tags made with your logo, but they always seem so sterile and lifeless. Instead consider buying handmade creative hang tags for a unique addition to each product. They also make a great place […] More

  • Eco Packaging Handmade For You: Tapes and Ribbons

    One simple way to make your customers feel special when they open their purchase is to tie it up or tape it up in style.  In the first part of this series I showed you a variety of handmade eco packaging envelopes, but your special product packaging doesn’t have to end there.  Seal up your […] More

  • Eco Packaging Handmade For You: Envelopes

    One of the most prominent tips for Etsy sellers and others in the craft and handmade communities is to make your packaging special.  Your customer should feel special when opening their purchase.  Many crafts people excel in this area, the rest of us lack the time or inspiration to make beautiful, handmade packaging.  This week […] More

  • Re-Construct DIY Ottoman

    Recently Becky shared Re–Construct: Eco-Friendly Crafts Made Easy here on Crafting a Green World and when the Re-Construct project designer wrote in sharing this amazing diy ottoman for the project I was also thrilled. More

  • Will the Economic Downturn Negatively Affect Indie Craft Fairs?

    My first craft fair of the season was this weekend, and it suuuuuuucked. Well, partly sucked. Most of the stuff that I really like about craft fairs was still there–checking out the other vendors, gossiping with customers, my daughter drawing with permanent markers on brown paper bags at my feet. There was really only one […] More

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