5th Annual Crafts in Chelsea is June 1

EtsyNY and PS 11 partner to produce the wildly popular biannual Crafts in Chelsea.  June's event boasts over 60 vendors of handmade jewelry, clothing and accessories for adults and kids, art, paper goods, housewares, bath and body and more!  This family-friendly 100% handmade market benefits PS 11's vital arts programming.  From noon-3:00 there will be music and performances, including DJ KAMALA, Bob Marley Cover Band and Capoeira dancers.  For those who have attended this event in the past, we look forward to seeing you again!  If you've never been, come see what makes Crafts in Chelsea so special!

You can find a complete list of vendors at www.TwoFairLadies.com.

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The {NewNew} Returns to Chelsea!


This Saturday The {NewNew} returns to Chelsea. A critics' pick of Time Out New York, this fundraiser for PS 11 under the direction of Brooklyn Craft Central, will line both sides of West 21st Street with more than 80 vendors selling "all manner of artisanal wares and food."

As every year, The {NewNew} will be very well represented. You will find the sleek jewelry of Metalicious with her signature faceted sterling fake diamonds.

Teeny Tiny Faceted Sterling Square Fake Diamond Stud Earrings

d.s. lookkin's cheery crocheted accessories will brighten up the upcoming winter days.

Big Silly Fuchsia and Green Bow Tie Pin

Keep your kid warm with a monster hat by Ellis Design.

Children's Monster Hat

And conclude the day with a bag or wallet from LolaFalk.

Rust Red Shoulder Bag

Happy shopping!

Simone
groundsel.etsy.com
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Why We Love Craft Fairs

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Thank you for all your submissions to the Crafts in Chelsea Giveaway. The random number generator picked a winner: 
Janice of The Way The Cookie Crumbles is the lucky winner of this fall's Crafts in Chelsea giveaway. She loves craft fairs because "There's always something for everyone and you never know what you will find."
I had a wonderful time reading all your comments. Joanna really summarized it for most of you when she said:
What I love most about craft fairs is all the creative energy in the air, the festive atmosphere with so much visual eye candy around me. It is like heaven on earth! It is so fun to walk around and gaze at all the unique and inspiring works of art, whether large or small, and having the exposure to so many mixed medias all at one time in one place is the ultimate in an art culture experience. I love striking up conversations with the artists and gaining some insight to their point of view about the works of art they have created. It makes for a euphoric day!

I also love to purchase unique beautiful gifts for my family members and friends so they can enjoy beholding something they may not typically have the chance to ever own. The gift of art never disappoints!
And to all you vendors, the efforts and creative ideas you invest in your displays are truly appreciated as One and Doll stated:
I love how things are "marketed" at craft fairs-- how do you make earrings look cool, how to get people to look at your things...it's not just the creativity of the designs, its a step beyond that..
And in conclusion, MommyTrenches pulled it all together with this statement:
I love that craft fairs are basically etsy, but in person.
Thank you all for participating in this giveaway and for supporting handmade and thank you to all the vendors who contributed to the giveaway:

Clockwise from left to right 1. The Janice Headband from MollyMade, 2. Copper Bangles from Nemesis Jewelry, 3. Crystal Flower Earrings from Haru Creations, 4. Felt and Silver Ring from Digs by Diaz Studio, 5. Reversible Flannel and Polar Fleece Cloche from Ellis Design, 6. Pillow from Elements 4 Inspired Living, 7. I-Phone Case from D.S. Lookin, 8. Amigurumi Keychain with Trinket Box from AmiTown Creatures, 9. Pillowcase Tunic from BShorr Handmade Designs, 10. Silver Earrings from Irene C. Studio, 11. Magnet and Bookmark Set from LuCrafts, 12. Copper Lace Earrings from SdVDesigns, 13. Silver and Suede Tag Bracelet from Charms of Faith, 14. Set of Pinup Coasters from Cards in Stitches, 15. Pink Cupcake Amigurumi Bear from Amigurumi Kingdom       



Simone
groundsel.etsy.com
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Crafts in Chelsea Giveaway!

This Fall's Crafts in Chelsea event is ramping up to be the biggest show yet! On October 16th, 130 artists and crafters will offer their unique handmade items to the public on 21st Street between 8th and 9th Avenue. To celebrate this day, 13 artisans have generously contributed to a deluxe giveaway. The lucky winner of the giveway will get:

Clockwise from left to right 1. The Janice Headband from MollyMade, 2. Copper Bangles from Nemesis Jewelry, 3. Crystal Flower Earrings from Haru Creations, 4. Felt and Silver Ring from Digs by Diaz Studio, 5. Reversible Flannel and Polar Fleece Cloche from Ellis Design, 6. Pillow from Elements 4 Inspired Living, 7. I-Phone Case from D.S. Lookin, 8. Amigurumi Keychain with Trinket Box from AmiTown Creatures, 9. Pillowcase Tunic from BShorr Handmade Designs, 10. Silver Earrings from Irene C. Studio, 11. Magnet and Bookmark Set from LuCrafts, 12. Copper Lace Earrings from SdVDesigns, 13. Silver and Suede Tag Bracelet from Charms of Faith, 14. Set of Pinup Coasters from Cards in Stitches, 15. Pink Cupcake Amigurumi Bear from Amigurumi Kingdom        

How To Enter the Giveaway

You have three chances to enter this giveaway by doing one or all of these things before 12 PM EST on Saturday, October 16th.

1. Leave a Comment
Follow this blog by clicking the follow button in the right column and leave a comment on this blog describing what you like about craft fairs;

and/or

2. Enter on Twitter
Follow The NewNew on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/TheNewNewNYand Tweet the following by 12 PM EST on Saturday October 16th:

RT @TheNewNewNY #CraftsinChelsea Giveaway

Leave a comment on this blog that you did this;

and/or

3. Enter on Facebook
Login to Facebook and go to the Crafts in Chelsea event page and "Write something". Leave a comment on this blog that you did this.

The winner will be announced on Monday October 18th on this blog. If the prize is not claimed within one week, it will go to the next runner up. So check back here next week.

Simone
groundsel.etsy.com
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Crafts in Chelsea sneak peek-a-BOO

I  really love Halloween.  When I was a kid and the teacher would ask our class what our favorite holiday was, all the other kids would ooh and ahh about Christmas leaving me, alone, to be the defender of the Great Pumpkin and the most awesome of holidays, Halloween.  So of course, as I was browsing the shops of the artists and craftspeople participating in Crafts In Chelsea III I was excited to see items to make you go EEK!
A Scary Plant by PurtyBird $150
Orange Monster by PurtyBird $23













Five creepy eyeball flowers crane forward in a menacing stare.  I wonder what makes this garden grow?  To find out you'll need to stop by PurtyBird.  Perhaps the Orange Monster will let you in on its gardening secrets if you ask nicely.

Ghost Stories by Myzoetrope $8
Boo Scare byKudulah $15




Last years event drew record numbers and helped to fund arts programs for PS11.  You do not want to miss this event, get out of your mason jar and join the fun along with Kudulah and Myzoetrope.  Grab a friend and say hi to the folks at ApertureAgog and RawToastDesign.  Shop over 100 of the best local New York area artists and craftspeople vending their own unique jewelry, pottery, clothing, fine art and other handmade goods.     
Robot Pirate by
RawToastDesign $15
Purple Creatures Photo by
ApertureAgog $30
This event is run in conjunction with PS 11's annual Fall Festival – an indoor event that includes food, arts and crafts, games and more for New York City children.
Stop by and say hi to me and some
of my friends when you're at the show
EllisDesign

Creatures & Circles --Last Crafts in Chelsea Giveaway


Today is the last giveaway in anticipation of tomorrow's Crafts in Chelsea when the {NewNew} will partner for a second time with Chelsea's PS 11 to close down 21 Street between 8th and 9th Avenues in Manhattan and host an ALL handmade ALL Etsy Street Fair!

If you find yourself in need of some interesting creatures in your life and would like to win all the handcrafted items in today's giveaway, then tweet, facebook, and/or blog about Crafts in Chelsea and include a link to our event website http://thenewnewny.com/CIC_sp10.html. Don't forget to let us know about it in the comment section below. And here is the lineup of what you can win today:


A set of note cards depicting monsters as discovered and photographed by Aperture Agog


A set of bird tile coasters (4.25'' x 4.25'') and a bookmark by Dainty Creations


A whale of a bag by Charlie and Sarah

And to round it all out:


A circle of  amazonite cubes, adorned with dyed quartz, and a hand made resin pendant for your wrist by Rose McKay Designs, and


a delicate set of rhinestone circles for your ears by Haru Creations


The giveaway ends at 5 p.m. E.S.T. on May 8th. The winners of today's assortment will be randomly selected from the comments below and notified via email. For more details on how to enter this giveaway or to enter one of the previous giveaways for this week click one of these links:

Hope to see you in Chelsea!
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Bag of Bling - Crafts in Chelsea Giveaway Day 4

Seeking to upgrade your jewelry selection for the summer? Enter this giveaway with pretties from these talented jewelers who also will be available to help you pick a Mother's Day gift at Crafts in Chelsea. Find out more about these items or scroll down for instructions on how to enter the giveaway.


Irene of  Irene C Studio is offering up a pair of featherlight pendulum earrings. Fabricated from one continuous piece of wire, a circle swings on your ears like a pendulum. Made from sterling silver with a lightly hammered polished finish. 


Match the earrings to a sleek bird necklace with architectural lines created by Ingrid Montoya of MOA


To tuck your jewelry safely away before you rush out to the summer season opening in the Hamptons, you need a zippered travel pouch like this one by Sans Map who specializes in travel accessories made from reclaimed fabrics.


But wait there's more. A pretty ring from Elle F Bijoux to complete your ensemble and a surprise something from Sarustar.

To enter today's giveaway there are three different ways you can participate:

Facebook
Mention Crafts in Chelsea and link to our event page http://thenewnewny.com/CIC_sp10.html and/or

Twitter
Tweet about Crafts in Chelsea and include a link to our event page http://thenewnewny.com/CIC_sp10.html and the term #craftsinchelsea and/or

Your Blog
Write a blog post about Crafts in Chelsea and (you guessed it) include a link to our event page http://thenewnewny.com/CIC_sp10.html

Leave a comment on this blog with a link(s) to the ways in which you entered the giveaway so we can collect your info to include you in the drawing. The giveaway ends at 5 p.m. E.S.T. on May 8th. The winners of today's assortment will be randomly selected from the comments below and notified via email.

Tomorrow will be the final day of the 5-Day Crafts in Chelsea Giveaway Extravaganza with items from Rose McKay Designs, Dainty Creations, Haru Creations, Aperture Agog, and Charlie and Sarah.

And don't forget you can still enter Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 of our Giveaway Week!
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Giveaway: Spring Crafts in Chelsea - Day 3


Today we continue our week-long giveaway in anticipation of Saturday's Crafts in Chelsea with products made by these artisans:

A fine art Giclee print is of an original collage created on canvas by Ximi's Collage Art
Loella Medina's Miriam necklace featuring a gorgeous sparkly solitaire yellow Topaz briolette decorated by an ornate 24k vermeil bead cap. 
First Buds of Spring: Lavender fire polished crystals, with Czech leaves and tiny amethyst stones, set on leverback earwires carefully crafted by Libra Designs NYC
Cards in Stitches' hand-stitched pocket journal is made out of buttery soft genuine kidskin and suede leather with black stitching
 
A small candle holder that finds five white begonias suspended inside by La Bella Candela

To enter today's giveaway there are three different ways you can participate:

Facebook
Mention Crafts in Chelsea and link to our event page http://thenewnewny.com/CIC_sp10.html and/or

Twitter
Tweet about Crafts in Chelsea and include a link to our event page http://thenewnewny.com/CIC_sp10.html and the term #craftsinchelsea and/or

Your Blog
Write a blog post about Crafts in Chelsea and (you guessed it) include a link to our event page http://thenewnewny.com/CIC_sp10.html

Leave a comment with a link(s) to the ways in which you entered the giveaway so we can collect your info to include you in the drawing. The giveaway ends at 5 p.m. E.S.T. on May 8th. The winners of today's assortment will be randomly selected from the comments below and notified via email.

You can also still enter Monday's giveaway,




and Tuesday's giveaway




Come back tomorrow to discover some of the terrific items of Thursday's giveaway.
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Spring Crafts in Chelsea - Second Installment

Today's giveaway in anticipation of Crafts in Chelsea on May 8 (21st Street between 8-9 Avenues in Manhattan) is an eclectic assortment of handcrafted items. It includes:
A lumbar pillow in a Marimeko inspired print by Elements for Inspired Living
Owliday Inn's Marmalade Skies Necklace featuring Raku pottery beads
Modern and urban black onyx stone hoop earrings in sterling silver by Annaa Creation
A chic cloche hat in a dragon motif by Ellis Design
Lu Crafts's set of three Mother's Day inspired magnets (may not include the one shown here)

As with yesterday's giveaway, which you can still enter here, there are three different ways you can participate:

Facebook
Mention Crafts in Chelsea and link to our event page http://thenewnewny.com/CIC_sp10.html and/or

Twitter
Tweet about Crafts in Chelsea and include a link to our event page http://thenewnewny.com/CIC_sp10.html and the term #craftsinchelsea and/or

Your Blog
Write a blog post about Crafts in Chelsea and (you guessed it) include a link to our event page http://thenewnewny.com/CIC_sp10.html

Leave a comment with a link(s) to the ways in which you entered the giveaway so we can collect your info to include you in the drawing. The giveaway ends at 5 p.m. E.S.T. on May 8th. The winners of today's assortment will be randomly selected from the comments below and notified via email.

Don't forget to return tomorrow to enter the third round of our giveaways with items by Ximi's Collage Art, Cards in Stitches, Loella Medina, Libra Designs NYC, and LaBellaCandela.
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Spring Crafts in Chelsea Giveaway--Part 1

Crafts in Chelsea returns just in time for Mother's Day to 21st Street between 8-9 Avenues in Manhattan. To spread the news of this event across the tri-state area, The {NewNew}and the artisans of Crafts in Chelsea have joined forces to offer this amazing giveaway. Every day this week, we will offer a giveaway package containing an assortment of carefully crafted items created by artists you can meet at Crafts in Chelsea.

To kick off the week you can enter to win all of the following:
One Spinner created by designer Romi Hefetz of Romi Ceramics. This is one of Romi's signature pieces.
A Demi Semi ring by McFlashpants. Made out of a vintage silver plated dinner fork split down the middle and bent into a ring. Very rock and roll. It looks like you're wearing two floating rings. And finally,
a leather cuff and pendant by Teonova who specializes in gorgeous leather masks.

There are three different ways you can participate in this giveaway:

Facebook
Mention Crafts in Chelsea and link to our event page http://thenewnewny.com/CIC_sp10.html and/or

Twitter
Tweet about Crafts in Chelsea and include a link to our event page http://thenewnewny.com/CIC_sp10.html and the term #craftsinchelsea and/or

Your Blog
Write a blog post about Crafts in Chelsea and (you guessed it) include a link to our event page http://thenewnewny.com/CIC_sp10.html

Leave a comment with a link(s) to the ways in which you entered the giveaway so we can collect your info to include you in the drawing. The giveaway ends at 5 p.m. E.S.T. on May 8th. The winners of this assortment will be randomly selected from the comments below and notified via email.

I hope you will be able to join us in person at Crafts in Chelsea where you will find handmade delights of the finest handmade arts and crafts the New York Metro are has to offer; from elegant jewelry to unique upcycled handbags, to cutting edge fashions, artwork, and more!

Join us again for tomorrow's giveaway featuring items from Elements for Inspired Living, Owliday Inn, Annaa Creation, Lu Crafts, and Ellis Design.
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