Shopping Local at Etsy Rain

This past weekend I went to Etsy Rain with a few friends. Etsy is a great website where you can buy handmade goods from all over the world. Etsy Rain is the Seattle contingent of crafters. They set up shop at the Seattle Center and that’s where we met.

Supporting local crafters is important to all of us. I have an Etsy shop. So does Sadie. Lynn does too. I’ll have to check and see if Stephanie does.

shopping pals

Left to right: Jean, Sadie, Lynn, Stephanie

I bought a neat pair of green coil earrings from Sue at Phoenix Beadwork. I’ll be sure to wear them in an outfit post this week. Here are a few beautiful necklaces from Sue’s booth.

Phoenix Beadwork

Then I bought a cool green ring from One-eyed Collie made of candy pieces set in resin. I’ll wear it with the earrings from Phoenix. Here’s a sampling of the other items at this booth.

One-Eyed Collie

I almost bought a green cowl scarf at the Scarf City booth but it was on the mannequin so I tried on a pink one instead. Surprisingly, the pink one looked great. I’m glad about that. otherwise I’d have a bag full of green things! Scarf City had other items too, like ponchos, leg warmers and hats.

Shawl City

I was lusting after a “ninja rider” t-shirt from the Retro Pop Namu booth, but when I talked to the shop owner, she said she’d be putting that logo on canvas messenger bags soon so I held out. I’ll be shopping online for that one!


I’ll post pictures of the tiny tam I bought from Alise’s Pieces. I have a tiny hat, and now I have a tam.

Etsy Rain was a great place to buy gifts. There are other craft fairs coming up too.


Hot tip from Elizabeth Space:

And from CraftyClementines:

  • December 17th Bizarre Bazaar at the Erikson Theater in Capitol Hill.

Do you know of others? Is your city hosting craft fairs for the holidays?


Filed under Art, Crafts, Fashion

12 responses to “Shopping Local at Etsy Rain

  1. Looks like an awesome show! Those pendants are especially interesting. I’ve never seen anything like them before.

  2. It was fun! The necklaces are made of candy set in resin – just like the ring I bought! I’d never seen anything like them either.

  3. I had really wanted to make it to the EtsyRain show, but wasn’t able to get there. Looks like you found quite a bit of fun things! You asked about other shows, so I’ll mention I’ll be vending at the I Heart Indie Holidays Show in Wallingford on the 10th. I’ve never been to this one before, so I can’t speak of its glory, but I hope it’s fun.

  4. check out the bizarre bazaar on capitol hill in a few weeks!

  5. Yay for etsyRAIN! Thanks so much for attending and super-mega thanks for your great post about the show! You scored some awesome cute stuff! 🙂

    • I had so much fun! Thanks for holding the event 🙂 Every booth was amazing. I wish I could have bought something from each one. All the vendors deserve kudos for their hospitality, creativity, and wonderful creations. I wish I could have put them all in this post. Thanks for retweeting my tweet too, btw!

  6. Thanks for the collection of upcoming events. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend the Etsy Rain Fair, but I hope I can make up for that during the next weeks. 🙂

    Cheers from the neighborhood, zill.y

  7. Maybe you could share your tips on shopping on Etsy as well. I go there and don’t even know where to start!

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