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Etsy Vancouver Summer 2015 Craft Party at West Elm – Paper Gems

Glittery Paper Gems at the Etsy Craft Party at West Elm

Glittery Paper Gems at the Etsy Craft Party at West Elm

After attending such an amazing Etsy Craft Party last year hosted by Emi of whiskersandlipstick, we were excited to join Etsy Vancouver for another Craft Party this year with Rachel of RachelRainbow at the beautiful West Elm Vancouver.

Momomints Mint Icecream Bear Keychain at the Etsy Vancouver Craft Party

Momomints Mint Icecream Bear Keychain at the Etsy Vancouver Craft Party

We love attending these events to meet new crafters and catch up with our fellow Etsy sellers. Most of the attendees aren’t even Etsy sellers, but those who just want to learn something new. Some attendees are artists but haven’t yet tried selling on Etsy before! With a good mix of individuals, it’s cool to share our experiences and answer questions to those unfamiliar with Etsy.

A tip to those who do sell on Etsy: always bring/wear one of your Etsy items. It’s a great conversation starter and a great way to share what you do on Etsy!

Etsy Vancouver Craft Party - Mini Cupcakes by Butter Baked Goods

Etsy Vancouver Craft Party – Mini Cupcakes by Butter Baked Goods

Upon getting started, we were greeted with amazing mini cupcakes by Butter Baked Goods, and an abundance of colourful and sparkly supplies.

Etsy Vancouver Craft Party Supplies - Glitter and Glue

Etsy Vancouver Craft Party Supplies – Glitter and Glue

Etsy Vancouver Craft Party Supplies - Strings and Coloured Paper

Etsy Vancouver Craft Party Supplies – Strings and Coloured Paper

The theme for this year’s Etsy Craft Party was “Paper Taking Shape”. Rachel, our host, decided to teach us all how to make paper gems! If you know Rachel, this craft project was very much “her”.

Etsy Vancouver Craft Party 2015 - Paper Gem Templates

Etsy Vancouver Craft Party 2015 – Paper Gem Templates

We were given templates to cut out and trace. Then with some careful patience, lots of cutting and glue we were able to assemble some colourful 3D gems.

Marissa decorating her paper gem at the Etsy Craft Party

Marissa decorating her paper gem at the Etsy Craft Party

These gems were then attached to a ring with some string to make a cute little mobile!

Etsy Craft Party 2015 - Paper Gem Mobile

Etsy Craft Party 2015 – Paper Gem Mobile

It was again such a successful and fun event! We look forward to seeing more of Etsy Vancouver events in the future in additional to the upcoming Etsy Vancouver Made in Canada Pop-up Market in September!

Etsy Vancouver Craft Party 2015 - Goodie Gift Bags

Etsy Vancouver Craft Party 2015 – Goodie Gift Bags