Frequently Asked Questions
How does Etsy SK jury for sales?
We jury based on a few criteria:
- Originality - Show us you are one-of-a-kind (avoid trademarked items)
- All handmade items must be handmade by YOU
- Great attitude
- Social Media presence
- Your shop should have an About page, Policies and items
- Variety is key, does your work fit within the sale and suit our type of sale. Over saturation in mediums (like jewellery) is inevitable so show us what makes you stand out.
- Presentation and professionalism - how do you promote your work
- Our application must be filled out properly and completely - please provide proper links wherever possible
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Erin ~ Team Captain
I have been working with glass since 1999.
I began studying glass blowing with Mark Chapman in Palm Springs, California, While working with Mark I began playing around with a torch and started making glass beads. When I had my children I focused solely on making glass beads and pendants. My pieces of wearable art glass have been sold through galleries throughout Canada and into the USA.
Since both my parents were professional fine crafts people, I grew up at craft shows (slept under the table at my first one when I was 2 months old) and was exposed to many, many different mediums and styles of art and craft. I knew since very early that the arts and making were my calling in life. When it comes down to it, I need to create.
Elaine ~ Team Leader
I've been a craft fiend my whole life but have been working with beads and polymer clay steadily for the last 18 years. Field and Fable is where I have curated a nice collection of handmade items by local artists. It is also my studio and classroom.
Polymer clay offered me the chance to create beads that were like the pictures I once doodled everywhere. Little flowers, quirky faces, birds and castles and monsters. And, because I'm a little obsessive, I made far more beads than I had any hope of using in five lifetimes. I have beads scattered in shops around the globe.
I joined Etsy early on in the game and it was one of the better decisions I've made. I've had the chance to meet great people, sell more of my work online than I thought possible, and I've found some of the neatest treasures. I am looking forward to more Etsy adventures.
Susie ~ Team Leader
I believe in using natural fibres and I am a big supporter of the wool industry. I am a handspinner, knitter, designer and wool judge. I specialize in handspun yarn and wool and design using the benefits of the particular fibre I am working with.
I am a professional member of the Sask Craft Council and belong to the Regina Weavers and Spinners Guild and the Saskatchewan Weaver and Spinners Guild. I've knit items for Sask Fashion Week in 2013 and 2015 for fashion designers Riley Lawson and Dean Renwick respectively. I have my work in yarn shops across the prairies as well as the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba.
I have co-created a movement called All Things Wool where I am working with a wool producer to promote the value of wool in the prairies. I also teach fibre arts classes in Regina and at fibre festivals.