Monday, September 29, 2008
It's official! We are an official Etsy Team!
METALSMITHS IN ACTION - TEAM MSIA!
So who are the Metalsmiths In Action?......
We are a group of Metalsmiths and/or Metalsmiths-in-training who are:
A) actively supporting, teaching, and promoting one another.
B) working to bring knowledge of the art of Metalsmithing to the general audience.
C) doing our best to give back to the community through our own charitable causes in a team store.
D) actively trying to lead people into this art form and to help them expand their knowledge of metalsmithing skills.
E) providing current information regarding materials, tools, supplies, exhibits, contests, schools, etc....
F) promoting one another through an outside team website featuring each of our shops.
G) promoting one another through a blog featuring a different metalsmith each week.
H) providing an opportunity to share with other metalsmiths without the strict regulation of a jury process.
This Etsy team is unique in that it will not be juried by our store content, but rather by our desire and interest in learning and sharing knowledge of metalsmithing. Anyone who has a sincere desire to learn and to produce metalsmithed goods are welcome to join. We only require that their work be somewhat related to metals in some format. Upon acceptance, please feel free to state on your store announcement page that you are a proud member of Metalsmiths In Action or MSIA.
Who can join?
We encourage and support any Etsy member who is already working as a metalsmith, or those who are working with metal on some level and have a desire to learn more of the trade, to apply to our team. We only ask that this is a serious intention and some of your work reflects this desire, and that you be ready and willing to pitch in for the team!
TO APPLY: Please contact Kelli at: KelliRene.etsy.com
Don't forget to get yourself signed up to the Team MSIA Flickr account and add your metal photos to the group FlickR pool:
You can also find us by searching for Team MSIA under 'groups'.
Let's show everyone what we're all about!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
It's time for The Spirited Autumn Event! From Monday, September 22nd (the Fall Equinox) until Monday, October 6, Members of Etsy's Earthpath Artisans Street Team are offering special promotions on selected items in their shops. This adorable witchy felted brooch, "Hint of Fall", "Golden Rod" crystal point and moukaite "Stealth Triple Goddess" necklace, Jack O Lantern runes, Witch Shadow Box and White Deerskin Medicine pouch are just SOME of the many terrific handmade pieces on sale until Monday, October 6th!
The Spirited Autumn Event (TSAE) focuses on Fall Themed and Magical items, just in time for Halloween! Search Etsy using the TSAE tag to find participating items. Save $$ on unique handcrafted items and have fun shopping!
Items include autumn colored jewelry, incense, pendulums, artwork and MORE.
To find all the currently listed TSAE specials, just go to Etsy, search for TSAE or CLICK HERE!