Upcoming Workshop: Take Pictures Like A Pro With Your Point and Shoot Camera by Elena of SimplyNu

Join Elena of SimplyNu and the Etsy New York team on Monday, May 19th, 2014 at the Etsy Labs in Dumbo, NY (Brooklyn) for a workshop on taking great photographers of your products using the manual settings of your point and shoot camera.

Attendees will learn how to make the most of your photos to tell your brand's story and explore the following topics:

  • How to use your camera manual settings, including: resolution, time exposures, crops, and macros.
  • Use of backgrounds and props to enhance your product.
  • How to best frame and crop your product to create a memorable image.

Workshop will start with a quick review of a few favorite Etsy shops and an exploration of what makes their photos interesting and unique.

Please bring your camera and 1 or 2 products to photograph, along with an item that you can use as a prop (for example, a piece of cloth or small stand.)

This workshop is free to all EtsyNY teamies.  All non-members who are interested in attending can purchase tickets ($5) on Eventbrite. Check in will occur at the door, so please have your tickets and ID available. The door will close at 6:30pm.

Hope to see you there! 

Craft Workshops at Summer Space

Come and get your craft on with the Etsy NY Street Team! This weekend and next our team members Alison and Elena will be leading craft demonstrations at our tent on Montague Street in Brooklyn between Henry and Hicks Streets, in front of the Super Cuts store.
Embroidered card by Koto Designs
On Sunday September 9th from 12 to 4 p.m. Alison of Koto Designs will demonstrate how to weave yarn to make God's Eye. This project is suitable for all ages.

Hand-Crocheted Wire Necklace by Simply Nu

Also this Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Elena of Simply Nu will show you how to crochet with wire. This project is suitable for ages 15 and up.

Summer Space is an initiative of the Montague Street Business Improvement District and is designed as a community event to invite visitors to play and relax. Click here for a full schedule of all events.

Stay tuned for our upcoming workshops on September 23rd!

April Printable: I Love U Card by SimplyNu

I Love U Card
This month''s free download features the I Love U card by Elena of SimplyNu. (Scroll down for the link to the download.) This is just one of the many different products the ubertalented Elena creates. In addition to stationery that highlights endangered animals, Elena also crochets very delicate wire shapes to fashion beautiful jewelry.

Bird's Nest Necklace

In her shop you will also find a line of slate tableware made from handcut Vermont slate,

Salvaged Slate Placemats

and organic soaps that she cast in her own original molds.

Daisy Castile Soap

Print out the I Love U Card here and perhaps browse SimplyNu for a little something to go with it.


Christmas in July Sale

While the weather outside is frightfully - hot, we can enjoy some festive summer savings with the NewNewNY's Christmas in July promtion. Search Etsy for CIJ and newnewteam and use the coupon code CIJ11 from July 14th to July 24th to find a wide range of handmade goodies that have storewide sales of 10% to 25% off from over 25 NewNewNY team members. These kind of deals make any handmade shopper melt.

After sending a joyful garden party why not send a personal thank you note full of summer green and happiness that will be 25% off.

Green Branches Folding Card by Fubabee

Bring some good fortune to your summer lovin with 15% off this sterling silver fortune cookie necklace.

Be squeaky clean after a long day at the beach with 20% off this refreshing castille soap.

Daisy Castile Handmade Soap by Simplynu

What is a picnic without Monster Blueberries by Takokids that are 15% off to liven up your table and the kids?

For a long bike ride through the boroughs represent with this Brooklyn Puppy dog tshirt for Women and Men that is 20% off.

So spread the summer cheer from July 14th to July 24th searching coupon code CIJ11 on Etsy for all the NewNewNY deals.