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.
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!
Upon getting started, we were greeted with amazing mini cupcakes by Butter Baked Goods, and an abundance of colourful and sparkly supplies.
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”.
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.
These gems were then attached to a ring with some string to make a cute little 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!