Member Feature: WizardsCave

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Please join us in welcoming Milda and Gintaras of WizardsCave, our featured member!

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WizardsCave

Tell us about yourself.       

We are a couple that loves creating and exploring new things. Most of our inspiration comes from nature: Wild forests, beaches, rivers, ancient myths and magic. We love spending time and creating together.w1

When did you open your business and what make you decide to do so?

We opened our shop just half a year ago, in 2016 June. Opening a shop was a bit of a challenge for us, because we do not like to put value on our creations.  There were quite few little things made that needed new home, and we thought that someone in the world would enjoy having them. It gives us joy to know that our little creations travel all around and reaches  countries such Australia, New Zealand, Canada, America. Maybe one day we could visit all these beautiful countries, but for now, we send a little piece of our hearts with our creations.w2

Tell us a bit about your products.           

We use different techniques and materials to make our products. Most of our goods are collected from sandy beaches of Baltic sea, deep and dark forests in Lithuania, or recycled from other things to give them second life.

Items we make are unique and there will be no same item in the world, our shop is small and it is because we do not make huge amount of things. Each little piece first created in head, then drafted on paper and finally made by hands using lots of love and skills, such as pyrography, carving wood, engraving stone, leather working, flint knapping and more.w3

What inspires your work?           

We get inspired from many things, but mostly – nature and the magical world around us.w4

What are your future goals for the business this year? What is your dream for this business?         

Our future goals for new year is to find little bit more time for creating more unique items, also to set up our little work shop where we could keep our tools and create freely. The dream for our business is to keep making unique things that other people like and send them all around the world. We do not care about quantity, quality is our priority.w5

What makes your business stand out from businesses that sell similar products?

We never make same item again. All of them are unique and has a little touch of magic in them.w6

Tell us a bit about your work space. Do you have a separate studio?

For now we work in home, sometimes our creations born in the beach during holidays, or in the forest when we go for a walk, but in spring we are going to set up separate work space in the store house, where we could keep all our tools, materials and create comfortably.w7

What have you learned since opening your business that you wish you had known before hand?

We enjoyed learning new things during the process of shop creation and developing, so we can’t say that we wanted to know everything before we started.

We learned how amazing and good feeling overflows you when your little creation finds new home, and the person who bought it is happy.w8

Any advice for those thinking about selling on Etsy?

To put lots of heart in your work, and do not let others to stop you in any way.w9

When you’re not working, what do you like to do to unwind and have fun? Do you have any hobbies?

We love riding bikes, traveling, swimming, drawing, reading, creating and many more things that makes us happy.w10

What are your favorite quotes?

Imagination is more important than knowledge – Albert Einstein

The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them – Paulo Coelhow11

Where can people find out more about your business?  

Our Facebook account: wizardcave.

Our Instagram account: wizardcave.w12

  Is there anything else you’d like to share?         

Sending all our love!w13

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If you would like to be featured, please go to the CIJ Etsy Forum and fill out the questionnaire. Please note you must be a member of the CIJ Etsy team to be featured.

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Welcome New Members for October

Contributor post by Dawn from DeeDeeDeesigns
Please join us in welcoming our new members for October to our fantastic team! Visit their shop, fave some items, maybe even share some shops/items on your social media channels!!

My name is Rose Rombough. I believe I may have joined the team around the beginning of the month or the end of September but since I am still learning the ins and outs of Etsy and the various apps, I have been slow to participate. However, I am very enthusiastic to become an active participant.

Have a gift exchange on your gift list? This special Pan Holder is ideal!!

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White open basket potholder

We are couple that loves creating and exploring new things. Most of our inspiration comes from nature: Wild forests, beaches, rivers, ancient myths and magic. We use different techniques and materials to make our products. Most of our goods are collected from sandy beaches of Baltic sea, deep and dark forests in Lithuania, or recycled from other things to give them second life.
Items we make is unique and there will be no same item in the world, our shop is small and it is because we do not make huge amount of things. Each little piece first created in head, then drafted on paper and finally made by hands using lots of love and skills, such as pyrography, carving wood, engraving stone, leather working, flint knapping and more.

These three nalbinding needles are made from very special oak tree that has been hit by the lighting but still grows in biggest lake island in Lithuania called Astravos island. Oak is one of the sacred Baltic three.
Oak is associated with spells for protection, strength, success and stability, healing, fertility, health, money, potency, and good luck. Oak has been considered sacred by just about every culture that has encountered the tree, but it was held in particular esteem by the Indo-Europeans, Norse and Celts because of its size, longevity, and nutritious acorns.

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Wooden needles for nailbinding

Hello!
I’m new member to this team.
My name is Gülden Köylü. I joined in ETSY in 2012. I’m making handmade jewelry for women using all types of materials. I’ve been designing and producing handmade necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings using materials such as miyuki beads, handmade glass beads, leather, various fabrics, ribbons, semi-precious natural stones, gold and silver-plated metal, chains etc. I love and prefer Bohemian style for my designs. I’d love to show you one of my popular bracelets in Etsy as an example which is made of miyuki beads by peyote technique. An ideal boho style bracelet as a gift or for you.

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Tribal boho bracelet

DEMET from DEMET says

Hello everyone,
My name is Demet, I knit and crochet, I like working with yarns and fine threads, mostly make doilies, table covers, snow flakes small objects, also make wearable things with yarns.
Glad to be here !

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Crochet doily wild floral

Chaton Noir, is an accessory brand looking to express the love for animals in each and every one of their products.
Chaton was born out of my love for Mafalda, my cat.
Our designs come from here on and throughout the exploration of the pet universe, their mischief’s, gestures, games, elegance and all the feelings they generate in us.
All our pieces are carefully handcrafted, with the same love we profess to our little animals. Necklaces, bracelets, rings, purses and bags, all invite us to communicate that special bond.
Chaton Noir is therefore a different and delightful option in the accessories market, adapting and highlighting any look. It’s ideal for the laid back, audacious woman who is conscious of every detail and has her own style.

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Cat lovers long wallet and cosmetic bag

Welcome new members!