Thursday, November 10, 2011

Donating to Harvesters

This year for the holidays, members of KCEtsy, have come together to donate to Harvesters. Did you know that Harvesters can turn a $1 donation into 5 meals? 37% of the members of households served by Harvesters are children under 18 years old!

Each of these teams listed below are donating part or all of their proceeds to Harvesters! That’s amazing! Please stop by and take a look at these shops!

TangoPony is donating all her proceeds on Black Friday!

ButternutSquash is donating 5% of all her sale from Thanksgiving to Christmas!

KarenKayDotMe is donating $1 per order from Thanksgiving to Christmas!

Amathia is donating 10% of her proceeds from Thanksgiving to Christmas!

SouthHouseBoutique is donating $2.50 per stocking sold this season and during Thanksgiving weekend, $5 per stocking!

SilverTrove will be donating 5% from Thanksgiving to Christmas

DumbKidDesigns will be donating 10% of profits from Thanksgiving to Christmas

FabTabulous will be donating 10% from Thanksgiving to Christmas

CuriouslySappy will be donating 10% from Thanksgiving to Christmas!

TinyStitches will be donating $1 for every pillowcase sold from thanksgiving to Christmas!

NichernDesigns will be donating 5% of her profits from Thanksgiving to Christmas!

Newelry Jewelry will be donating 5% of her proceeds from Thanksgiving to Christmas!

rfoy57 will be donating 5% of her sales from December 1 - December 20!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Artist Spotlight - Tobias Jewelry

She's been a KCETSYTEAM member since 2009. Her jewelry is amazing, original and affordable. She makes a wide variety of pieces, yet each has her personal and unique style. Check out her shop!

Why and how did you start creating?
Throughout my childhood years I was always drawing, coloring, and creating different things. I have quite the Crayola selection and it’s still growing! When I started jewelry it was my junior year of High School. In my art class we had the option to do a jewelry project, since I was in an advanced class. So I thought I would take a shot at it. The only materials we had for creating jewelry pieces was the clay that was baked in a toaster oven. I made some beads and strung them on fishing line. Then I went to Hobby Lobby and purchased some things. Needless to say, it wasn’t that pretty. I then created a few pieces for my prom dress. They weren’t bad-but still not great.
When I was a freshman at KU, my initial degree was Graphic Design. Then I moved to Interior Design and I was set on that. I would always draw up floor plans when rearranging my room as a kid. But I mostly wanted to become an Interior Designer because my brother was an Architect and I thought it would be awesome to work with him.
 I then took a beginning Metals class and fell in love. I thought I would be able to handle both majors. After a semester of metals classes I realized Interiors wasn’t for me so I dropped being a double major and stuck with Metals. I graduated from the University of Kansas in May of 2009 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Metal Smithing and Jewelry! After I graduated  I was working on building my studio. I was already selling a few things. I was accepted to place my work in the Lawrence Art Center Gallery shop, which sold one of my pieces created during my Mechanism class at KU.
 I have been solid with my business since June 2010.