Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Shopping Salem

Salem, Oregon that is!!  As of this moment in time there is 40,592 Etsy sale items tagged "CASTTeam".  Wow!  190 of these items are from 5 local shops here in Salem, Oregon, less than 1/2 of 1%.  Among us we cover a wide spectrum of handmade.




PicketFenceFabric
http://www.etsy.com/listing/93867940/batik-french-braid-table-runner-quilted
Chris Freeberg of PicketFenceFabric "dreams about fabric" and it shows in her quilted items.  Her beautiful choices are evidence enough.  Here are 2  samples of her work.





PicketFenceFabric
http://www.etsy.com/listing/94403262/baby-crib-toddler-quilt-modern-strip







Heidi of HeromasHands elaborate knitting skill is evident in everything she does.  This year she is participating in Scarves for the Special Olympics 2012; her goal is to donate 12.

HeromasHands
http://www.etsy.com/listing/80899051/free-shipping-soft-wool-eyelet


HeromasHands
http://www.etsy.com/listing/63733184/unisex-soft-wool-acrylic-neckwarmer-in 
HeromasHands
http://www.etsy.com/listing/64218157/mens-soft-warm-chain-link-sweater-small


























Jennifer Kistler of JKistlerStudios is a first rate metal jewelry artist. She is also a dressage enthusiast and her love of horses is evident in much of her work. Craftsmanship and attention to detail sets Jennifer apart in this competitive field:


JKistlerStudios
http://www.etsy.com/listing/91377371/red-heart-earrings-recycled-fine-silver


JKistlerStudios
http://www.etsy.com/listing/94834400/turquoise-silver-horse-necklace-cowgirl
JKistlerStudios
http://www.etsy.com/listing/65817492/forest-leaves-necklace-woodland-nature
























Rachel of RADexpressions is a Western Oregon University art student with emphasis in painting.  She fills out the color spectrum with buttons employed in earrings, magnets and embellishing bobby pins/hair slides.

RADexpressions
http://www.etsy.com/listing/89402769/magnets-yellow-green-olive-green-flower
RADexpressions
http://www.etsy.com/listing/78041013/earrings-orange-button-stud-post-spring

RADexpressions
http://www.etsy.com/listing/79374237/yellow-bobby-pins-hair-pins-hairslides
RADexpressions
http://www.etsy.com/listing/79375757/hair-pins-bobby-pins-light-blue-and











My shop, elsielight, shows what I love to do:  take beads of every material, size and color, and weave them into beautiful bracelets.  Here are two bridal bracelets I have made.
















Thank you for shopping with me in Salem Etsy CASTTeam shops.  We are part of online Etsy shops who belong to the Christian Artists Street Team.  http://www.etsy.com/teams/6326/christian-artists-street-team-cast



20 comments:

  1. Great idea for a post! It's fun seeing things that people make near you. Unfortunately, I live in a pretty small area, and it's lonely over here. :)

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  2. Very interesting search -- I went and searched my area -- and with the over 40,000 cast items - I don't think there are any from my area. The search came up with only 4 and I don't think they are members. You can go for miles here and not run into a Christian!

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  3. Love your idea for this post! Now I want to go search and find who is in my area! I know a few but there must be more! Love the items you featured too!

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  4. AWESOME ITEMS!
    I love getting to see new shops.

    Thank you!

    ♥♥♥
    Sue

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  5. Jennifer and Judy: sounds like you live in an area like where I grew up - small town eastern Washington state. I love visiting my sisters and brother who still live there. It is beautiful and so peaceful.

    I know only slightly two of the CASTTeam members I mention here. They are wonderful women. I'm looking forward to perhaps meeting the others someday.

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  6. Cool idea for a post, and you found wonderful, creative local items:)

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  7. This is a great idea for a post! CAST is the best team there is!

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  8. Cool to see some local businesses. I have made a promotion for Canberra on my blog too - what a coincidence!

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  9. Everyone already said it....great post idea!
    And it appears that there is a lot of talent in Salem, Oregon!

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  10. That is a great idea to feature all the wonderful local talent!

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  11. WOW! I am amazed that all these are in one area...is there something in the water up there? :) Beautiful items!

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  12. Wow Luella, I didn't know there were so many of us. Lovely items, epsecially those handwarmers. Blessings Niki x

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  13. Wow, is what I was going to say, too! Great post, thank you so much for including me!

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  14. LOL Luella, I'm afraid you have the wrong idea about where I live. It's a heavily populated urban area. Plenty of people not many Christians who are openly serving Him. It's really different here on the east coast of USA.

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  15. Thank you everyone for looking and saying all the kind things.

    Judy - I was in western Massachusetts last year - very rural. I did make a wrong conclusion - I thought maybe you said Boston for the same reason I say Spokane when someone asks me where I'm from - it's the only place in eastern Washington anyone seems to know about - a long ways from where I'm really from. I am sorry about that and thank you for the kind correction!

    My prayer is that your light will shine all the brighter!!

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  16. thanks for visiting me at my blog and sharing all these wonderful Etsy creations :) x

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  17. Such beautiful local offerings! I feel privileged to live near such great talent. =) Thanks for posting these beauties!

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