Category Archives: Found on Etsy

Glittery Fallen Autumn Leaves

As you all know, we are big fans of glittery pumpkins. We love the autumny-ness of pumpkins to begin with, but then add glitter and it’s downright an obsession. While nothing will separate us from glittering up our favorite gourds every October, we wanted to see how other glitter crafters were approaching the alternative symbol of autumn – the fallen leaf.

A quick search on Etsy reveals that a favorite way to display a glittery autumn leaf is via pendant banner. Here are some of our favorites by Etsy crafters LittlePumpkinPapers and WhateversHandmades:

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Glittery autumn leaf pendant banners are a great way to add some seasonal décor to your Thanksgiving or holiday decorations. To create your own, start with a fine grit of real German glass glitter in orange, red, goldcopper and brown. Be sure to coat your leaf cut-outs with a tacky craft glue that dries clear and then get glittering!

How to Throw a Glittery Halloween Party

Not all Halloween decorations need to be ghoulish. Incorporating a pop of glittery sparkle on your Halloween décor adds a touch of sophistication that all your party guests will appreciate.

Irresistible Glitter Pumpkins

diy-glitter-pumpkins-mainEvery fall-themed party must start with a wide selection of glittered pumpkins, gourds, or squash. Make them the center of your holiday table, tuck them to the side of your doorstep, or arrange them on the hearth. A be-glittered real pumpkin will last through both Halloween and Thanksgiving, while a fake one will last for many seasons.

 

Surprises at Every Turnglitter bats

The best part of Halloween is the unexpected. To give your guests a surprise at every turn, consider hanging flying bats or even displaying these spooky witch legs crafted by fabsspiritcentral.

A coating of light reflecting black glitter brings your bats to life as they bob and fly in the breeze and stripes of red glitter give your witch’s stockings their characteristic evil look but with a touch of class.

Boo-tiful Decorations

Take the “boo” factor up a notch with scary décor for your table and walls. Black cats, ghost cupcake toppers, and even a witch’s caldron look all that more festive when accented with a touch of glitter.

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This sparkly pumpkin and bat welcome sign by 302WoodWorks lets your guests know they are in for a good time!

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Get your Halloween party started with any of these great glittery ideas or design your own glitter creation with real German glass glitter in orange, black, white or try our orange glitter and beads sampler set that gives you a selection of 6 colors and materials.

Why I Love ETSY & sewpeg91

Abonfter she retired as a school teacher, my mom made doll dress for Barbie and American Girl dolls for years. She was a one person business and sold thousands of dresses at craft shows, church events and even the 4th of July parade in her sleepy little town. She was the perfect person for Etsy,  a skilled craftperson, who loved what she was doing and loved (even more) seeing the happiness her doll dresses created.

But she missed the Etsy revolution by just a few years. Sure, we built her a store,  helped get her dresses listed, and she did make some sales, but the technology gap was just too large and now her health has forced her to retire from the doll dress business.  She misses it. There is something about making something with your own hands and seeing other humans connect with you, embracing what you have created and helping to fuel your need to keep creating.

AA-Peggy-3Today I came across a craftperson named Peggy on Etsy. I do not know her, never meet her, have no idea if she uses our glitter or products. The reason I write about her, is that her story is my mom’s story. Her story is the story of thousands of craft people who have a talent, who love to create and now have a world wide platform to share their results.

AA-Peggy-2For my mom it was doll dresses, for Peggy it is Glitter covered Ornaments with European flags, and traditional dolls.  Her profile, simply written, is the profile of thousands of “table top crafters”:

“My name is Peggy and I am the creator of everything you see here. Each item is individually crafted by me right here in my AA-Peggy-1home studio in ………”

This is why as a business, Meyer Imports is proud to support Etsy crafters, as a non-crafting klutz, I am proud to see when our little company helps spur the creativity of someone, somewhere in the world. However, as a son, I see the Peggys of this world as an extension of my own mother who just wanted to share her talents with others.  And make people smile.

Thanks Peggy.

Pretty little glitters, all in a row

ETSY-1I hopped over to our Etsy shop (Doris Dotz) this morning and a couple of things jumped out at me that I wanted to share.  We are at 5,800 sales, 2,500 admirers and 3,100 5 star ratings.

I guess I am kind of bragging, a little, but more than bragging I am just very proud of the this little shop and the number of customers that Etsy has brought our way who liked what we do and stayed around a bit. Continue reading Pretty little glitters, all in a row

Fairy Dust on ETSY. wow, lots of it!

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Sometimes I forget that a lot of people do not like the word Glitter (I do not know why!) and call this shiny, shiny stuff Fairy Dust (or Diamond Dust, or Sparkle Dust or ??) And as proof of this if you click here you will see thousands of items on ETSY under the Fairy Dust name.


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Some of this Fairy Dust is cheap Glitter and some of it is very fine German Glass Glitter (I guess it is best to know your Fairy Dust supplier to make sure you are getting the good stuff!)

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All of it seems to come in nice little vials. So, if you looking for the vials or the dust, we have your Fairy Dust needs covered!

So call it what you want, just make sure you have plenty of hand for your Halloween or Fairy Dusting needs!

Customer Spotlight: Inspiration Cottage & Pumpkin Spice Glitter

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We love our customers, and not just because they are customers! We love them because they bring something new to the business and to the industry by expanding it, blending it with their own products and creating something new!

Inspiration Cottage is a great example of this. Sure they sell German Glass Glitter, but what if you needed a pink with brown nagorie feather pad?

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 Or some nice Pumpkin Trim?

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On even some Little Duckie Ribbon

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You see, you can get the German Glitter from us, or you can find our Glitter all over Etsy being sold by partners that really bring some unique products to the market. So, you should go to Inspiration Cottage for the Glitter, but then stay for the Pumpkin Trim (or the little duckie ribbon). I mean, how could you not want the little duckie ribbon!