In the Spotlight: Oculto Steam Masks

Shay Lhea is the owner and product designer of Oculto Steam Masks, which features a wide array of luxury, wearable disguises which she considers ‘Alter Egos’. Her adventure began when she planned a trip to New Orleans for Mardis Gras and decided (on a whim) to make masks her herself and her best friend. Once … Read moreIn the Spotlight: Oculto Steam Masks

Accepting Submissions for the 2013 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Calling all designers, crafters, artists and indie shop owners! Valentine’s Day is five weeks away! Starting today till Tuesday, January 15, 2013 (end of day), we’ll be accepting submissions for our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide. If your product is handmade and can be purchased online, please feel free to send us the following information: Product … Read moreAccepting Submissions for the 2013 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

A Guide to Pinterest – Tips on How to Become Very Pinteresting – Part 2

This two-part series was written by our guest, Faith Marcus – the talented artisan behind Faith Marcus Designs. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter @FMdesigns and, of course, Pinterest! Thank you for sharing these tips with Craftsyble readers, Faith! Your Guide to Pinterest has inspired us to work on Craftsyble’s Pinterest boards. 🙂 If … Read moreA Guide to Pinterest – Tips on How to Become Very Pinteresting – Part 2

A Guide to Pinterest – Tips on How to Become Very Pinteresting – Part 1

This two-part series was written by our guest, Faith Marcus – the talented artisan behind Faith Marcus Designs. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter @FMdesigns and, of course, Pinterest! Thank you for sharing these tips with Craftsyble readers, Faith! Your Guide to Pinterest has inspired us to work on Craftsyble’s Pinterest boards. 🙂 *** … Read moreA Guide to Pinterest – Tips on How to Become Very Pinteresting – Part 1

In the Spotlight: Jen’s Backyard Creations of All Sorts

Jennifer Cook, a mother and wife, got the idea to start selling handmade goods from spending time in her backyard. About a year ago, her family decided to join the sustainable movement. She says, “We first started growing an organic vegetable garden, then composting and now we are raising chickens….it’s addictive.” Their family rides bikes … Read moreIn the Spotlight: Jen’s Backyard Creations of All Sorts

In the Spotlight: The Silver Buddha

Today I am pleased to feature one of our supporters, Jasmine McCartney. She has always been a creative person so two years ago she decided to open an online jewelry shop. Her shop specializes in hand stamped personalized necklaces that represent the person wearing it. It can be customized with the persons name or initials … Read moreIn the Spotlight: The Silver Buddha

Artisans Represented at the 2012 GBK Oscars Gift Lounge – Cake Pop Fusion

Cake Pop Fusion Cake Pop Fusion is a southern California based company specializing in custom cake pops, gifts, and treats. They ship all over the United States. Owners Pia and Kathleen Kayo began this venture in April 2011, combining Pia’s love of baking and Kathleen’s knack for creativity into a business that provides beautiful, whimsical, … Read moreArtisans Represented at the 2012 GBK Oscars Gift Lounge – Cake Pop Fusion

Artisans Represented at the 2012 GBK Oscars Gift Lounge – Release Me Creations

Release Me Creations Release Me Creations offers unique, whimsical, handmade jewelry and accessories. Maureen Kirchdoerfer, designer and sole proprietor, started Release Me Creations in 2009 as a way to help her deal with her father’s Cancer diagnosis. And out of something very sad came something very beautiful. Her creations are all unique, and always have … Read moreArtisans Represented at the 2012 GBK Oscars Gift Lounge – Release Me Creations

Artisans Represented at the 2012 GBK Oscars Gift Lounge – Afton Dufoe Photography

Afton Dufoe Photography Lindsey Afton Dufoe creates photos to express her belief in the need for magic in the world. She specializes in merging surrealism with self portraiture. The infinite potential of fantasy has fascinated her since childhood and never fades. Afton’s work is inspired by nature, adventure, fairy tales, and the unexplainable. She still … Read moreArtisans Represented at the 2012 GBK Oscars Gift Lounge – Afton Dufoe Photography

Artisans Represented at the 2012 GBK Oscars Gift Lounge – The Patchwork Ark

The Patchwork Ark Carolyn Robbins is the Proprietor and artist behind The Patchwork Ark; an online shop that offers handmade one of a kind miniature artist bears, dolls, miniatures and home décor items. Coming from a very artistically talented family, Carolyn has been involved in handwork from an early age.  She believes that her past … Read moreArtisans Represented at the 2012 GBK Oscars Gift Lounge – The Patchwork Ark