Holiday Handmade Cavalcade
Our 11th annual Holiday Handmade Cavalcade offers three joyful shopping experiences at exciting venues in Brooklyn and Manhattan. More than 50 makers from the tri-state area will be selling distinctive jewelry, natural bath and body products, unique clothing and accessories, useful and decorative home goods, original art, and more!
DIY CRAFT WORKSHOP: Learn Modern Calligraphy and Embossing - Make Your Own Holiday Gift Tag!
Learn the fundamentals of modern calligraphy, a free-form style that is all about personalizing your writing with Danielle Rothman of Rothbyrns Creative. You will be guided through practicing the basic strokes that make up all letters, learning a calligraphy alphabet, and using both faux and brush calligraphy to write beautifully.
No prior experience is required for this workshop!
Kids and adults ages 12+ plus are welcome.
Date and Time: Thur, November 15, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Location: Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue, Penthouse 1, New York, NY 10018
CRAFTS IN CHELSEA
MEET THE MAKER Workshop Series
Saskia de Vries, of SASKIA, will share how she went from selling at local markets and flea markets to running a successful business.
The agenda for the evening will be:
6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking + refreshments
7:00 - 7:30 PM Moderated Panel discussion with our guest maker, Saskia de Vries of SASKIA
7:30 - 8:00 PM Audience Q&A
8:00 - 8:30 PM Networking + refreshments
Date and Time: Wed, October 3, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Location: Pearl Studios, 519 8th Avenue, 12th Floor, Studio G, New York, NY 10018
FAST FORWARD TO FALL
NY Handmade Collective Pop-Up all summer long at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park!
The NY Handmade Collective is back for our eighth year as the exclusive merchandise vendors at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival at the Prospect Park Bandshell. Our shop will be open for every event during the summer, featuring a wide variety of handmade wares for sale from 17 of our team mates. You can meet them all working there as well! Click here for a line-up of all the events happening there this summer.
Product Photography Series Part 2: Photo Styling Tips & Tricks
In this hands-on workshop we will explore how to use photography to shape and sharpen your brand, and style your images to effectively leverage it.
How to find your brand's attributes
What makes your brand unique and memorable
Photo Styling to convey your brand's attributes, qualities, and uniqueness
Date and Time: Wed, May 30, 2018, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Location: Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue, Room 303, New York, NY 10018
Ready, Set, Summer - May 6, 2018
Advanced Photography Series: Part I, Lighting
We all know that sharp, well-lit images are necessary for your Etsy shop and your social media if you want to attract customers and increase your product sales. Join us for this informative session where JJ Ignotz, of JJ Ignotz Photography, will share her insights and experience on how to get the perfect lighting in your photographs.
Learn about when and how to use natural or artificial light, color temperature, photo studio lighting and accessories, and more. You will learn how to set up your own DIY light studio to shoot your products.
After the guest speaker presentation, there will be plenty of time for Q&A. Bring your cameras and your lighting questions!
Date and Time: Wed, April 25, 2018, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Location: Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue, Room TBD, New York, NY 10018
Etsy Shop Strategies for Successful Online Selling
Is Your Etsy Shop Set Up to Succeed?
Join us for this informative session where Etsy shop owners, Amy Madden of Sweet Olive Jewelry, and Ilaria Tarozzi of BODY STUFF will share their expertise on how to write effective product titles, product descriptions, selecting product tags, Etsy specific SEO strategies and best practices for shipping that will help improve your shop’s online presence and increase chances of customers finding you.
After the guest speaker panel presentation, we will break off into small groups and have a chance to put into practice what you learned. Gain valuable feedback about your shop presence from fellow shop owners. Our guest speakers will also be available to answer specific questions.
Date and Time: Wed, March 28, 2018, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Location: Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue, Room 1211, New York, NY 10018
Wifi will be available. Please bring your laptop or iPads.