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How-Tuesday: Raspberry Jello Cosmo

At this year’s holiday party, serve up an undulating glass of fruity flavor.

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Handmade Portraits: Ole Man’s Rub

For Joe Threat, barbecue is a family tradition; creating the ultimate rub is a lifelong quest.

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Alabama Chanin: A Cottage Industry Success Story

What began as a simple clothing line now empowers local economies across the South.

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Process: Farm Tables With David Ellison

Rather than turn his nose up at boards with rusty old bolts, David Ellison highlights these markings as part of the history in his furniture.

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Process: Sweet Peas with Kim Westad

Like a phoenix from ashes, Kim concedes that if she can make something once — even if it fails — she can always make it better a second time.

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Handmade Portraits: tUnE-yArDs

In this Etsy exclusive, Merrill Garbus, better known as tUnE-yArDs, talks about life in the loop.

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Urban Cheesecraft

With kits of citric acid and rennet tablets, Claudia Lucero proves cheese-making can be simple, local, and accessible to all.

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Lacemaking in Lefkara, Cyprus

Women in this quaint village have been embroidering lace since the 15th century. Now their regional handicraft faces the realities of globalization.

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How-Tuesday: Kid-Friendly Bird Mobile

We team up with crafty dad Joel Henriques for the perfect Mother’s Day project: a sweet memento that will complement her modern home.

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Butch Anthony’s Museum of Wonder

Wend your way through this perpetually-evolving Alabama compound, where artifacts, oddities, and folk art take root.

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Make Your Own Hot Sauce

Satiate the need for heat with a jar of your own liquid spice. The recipe’s secret ingredient is sure to tickle the tip of your guests’ jaded tongues.

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Process: Marionettes With Geahk Burchill

Witness master puppet maker Geahk Burchill breathe life into Asenath, the Appalachian witch.

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Process: Bone Flutes with Catherine Thompson

What’s been lost from antiquity? Watch as this musician transforms a deer’s leg bone into a traditional flute on the prairies of Saskatchewan. 

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Process: Upholstery With Spruce Home

MP4 | YouTube | Vimeo | Blip.tv | Subscribe in iTunes (Animation by Julia Pott; Music by Eric Beug featuring Dan Bindschedler) At the end of the quiet wooded street I grew up on, there once stood an upholsterer’s workshop called Brownie’s Upholstery. The workshop was a landmark for me well into my twenties. When…

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Vintage Furniture With AustinModern

Austin Connoisseur recently produced a short video featuring Elle Green, a.k.a. Austin Modern, at her Austin, TX brick and mortar of the same name. Be sure to check out the video and see what Austin Modern is all about. If you’re in the area, will you swing by and buy that egg pod chair for…

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Creative Outreach: Glassblowing for Teens

When I was just a wee art nerd, my high school art teacher Debbie Munson urged me to volunteer for the Hilltop Artists glassblowing program at Jason Lee Middle School in Tacoma, the same program seen in the video above. In exchange for helping out with the younger kids in the program, I was able…

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There’s No Place Like Here: Communal Living with Nikki Silva

Friend Etsy on Youtube & Blip.tv | Subscribe to Etsy’s iTunes Podcast | MP4 Verson Like all our videos, feel free to re-post and embed the video on your blog! (music by Forrest Lewinger, animation by JuliaPott) While traveling to help promote Etsy as a sponsor of the Bay Area Maker Faire, I was fortunate…

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There’s No Place Like Here: Edna W. Lawrence Nature Lab at the Rhode Island School of Design

Friend Etsy on Youtube or Blip.tv | Subscribe to Etsy’s iTunes Podcast | MP4 (Music by Boolar, The Give, animation by JuliaPott) Walking into RISD’s Edna W. Lawrence Nature Lab is an awe-inspiring experience. From the images that I had seen online, I was somewhat prepared for what to expect when I went to shoot…

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How-Tuesday: Nightlife Necklace with Diana Eng

Light up the darkness (in style!) with this LED jewelry project from Diana Eng’s new book, “Fashion Geek.”

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Process: Handmade Soap with BeyondThePicketFence

  Friend Etsy on Youtube & Blip.tv | Subscribe to Etsy’s iTunes Podcast | MP4 Verson (music by Lineland) Gwen Neucall of BeyondThePicketFence is not just a soaper, she’s her own scientist and R&D lab. One might go as far as to call her a bathmatician. Well, I would anyway, after visiting Middletown, New York,…

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Process: Vintage Lace Wedding Shrugs with Holly Stalder

YouTube | MP4 | blip.tv | Subscribe in iTunes (Music by Eric Beug. Animation by JuliaPott) Holly Stalder is a prolific clothing designer working out of a cozy studio in Portland, Oregon. Her delicate and feminine clothing and accessories have gained wide acclaim in the blogosphere and in magazines such as SOMA, ELLE, Lucky, and…

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