Wednesday, April 30, 2008


CITYCRAFT MARKET, originally uploaded by hairycarrot.

The Etsy Pittsburgh Street Team held the first CITYCRAFT MARKET on April 26th. It was hosted by the wonderful Jesse of the Creative Treehouse in Belleview, PA. It was a really nice time. There was wonderful music by Hand Drawn Mountains. They played two sets for us.
We offered demos of Upcycled Beads, with Tamara, a Wire Wrap Demonstration, a Polymer Clay Demonstration, Upcycled Shrinky Dinks, and the incredibly popular Needle felting taught by Meg.
Our future plans include shows based on product theme and shows in various locations. There is a lot of Steel-town waiting to experience the handmade revolution that is etsy. Buy Local - Buy Handmade.

Saturday, April 26, 2008


Out first CITYCRAFT MARKET is tomorrow, from noon to 5.
Be sure to see us there. Support local. Buy handmade.

Saturday, April 26th

@ the Creative TreeHouse
517 Lincoln Ave. 2nd Floor
Bellevue, PA 15202

Hand crafted goods and art will be available from local crafters and artists who sell their items through a virtual storefront at Etsy. Featured items will include wood and paper sculpture, metalwork, jewelry, fiber and fabric arts and crafts, letterpress printed work as well as home and personal accessories created from found, recycled and vintage objects. Demonstrations will be held throughout the day and local band Hand Drawn Mountains will provide music.

12:30...Upcycled bead demonstration

01:00...Music by Hand Drawn Mountains

01:30...Wire wrap demonstration

02:30...Polymer clay demonstration

03:00...Music by Hand Drawn Mountains

03:30...Upcycled shrinky dink 03:30...demonstration

04:30...Needle felting demonstration

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Find Us w/ Team Tags

So far our team has been tagging items with "Pittsburgh", but in light of new Etsy Teams decisions, we will update as follows:
use 'pittsburgh team' - that is pittsburgh{space}team from now on, so old searches for just 'pittsburgh' will still work. its up to you if you want to change your old tags or not.
-Lz (our inimitable leader)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Congrats 19 Moons

Check out Pittsburgh Street Team member 19 Moons in a Storque Article!
If you aren't familiar with her work, Niffer creates incredible jewelry from upcycled telephone and typwriter keys. In their natural environment, these stamped pieces of metal and plastic seem mundane. 19 Moons revitalizes them into incredibly appealing accents, giving everyone an opportunity for historical reference.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

phipps march 08-97

phipps march 08-97, originally uploaded by hairycarrot.

This chandelier is really fitting in the desert room. The height is perfect and the shape and color complement the plants.

This show was a popular group activity for the street team, and luckily the Conservatory has purchased this piece. Be sure to check it out, among others.