The Etsy Market is a series of virtual shopping events that pop up across different cities around the world. Some events are run by groups of Etsy sellers, directly sharing their creativity with their community. Others are run by us, with the goal of celebrating incredible makers. Either way, you’re sure to have an incredible, inspiring time!
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Welcome to The Etsy Market: Vancouver Spring Edition The Spring Virtual Pop Up celebrates over 72 different BC makers and creatives Explore the talented vendors of our popular craft markets from the comfort and safety of your own home. And this time, every maker has fresh, fantastic ﬁnds that are perfect for this time of year. So, are you ready to see what’s blooming?
...and then again Shop
Amanda MacLeod Delta, BC Introduce yourself and your business Hello! My name is Amanda MacLeod and my business is '...and then again'. I give new life to vintage silverware by hand-stamping spoons, forks and knives with fun, sweet and inspirational phrases and quotes. How do you stay creative? I stay creative by staying curious about learning. I love to listen to podcasts and read books on creativity, and I really enjoy taking online classes to play with new mediums like painting and collage. Is this your full time gig? If not, what is your day job? Yes this is my full-time gig along with being a parent.
My Nutella Spoon Hand Stamped Spoon
Happy Plant Lady Hand Stamped Garden Spoon
You’re Doing Great Mama Hand Stamped Spoon
A Healthy Beginning Shop
Iona Bonamis Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business Hello! I’m Iona and founder of A Healthy Beginning. My mission is to offer natural, organic skincare that combines essential vitamins, botanicals, and minerals that heal and restore your skin—without harming our earth. To encourage Zero Waste, we also offer refunds when you bring back our clean empty containers! How do you stay creative? I love discovering new plants and natural botanicals and experimenting with them to create new and improved skincare products. Tell us about how your product is made. What is your favourite part? All of my products are lovingly handmade in small batches, with pure, 100% natural, and ethical ingredients. I have a home studio in Vancouver, where all of the products are made and packaged. My favourite part of the process is developing a new product and then eventually creating one that works well and is loved by my customers. It is very rewarding to see my creations appreciated. Sea Buckthorn Skintastic Oil
Day Spa Gift Box
Tinted Lip Balm
Shannon Stewart Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business Shannon Stewart, founder of Adornation Jewellery, is a goldsmith and jewellery designer living in East Vancouver. Her work focuses on organic textures achieved through traditional techniques and pairing these textures with precise, geometric shapes. Inspiration for Adornation Jewellery comes from the blending of the fine details in nature, and the slowness of traditional techniques. Shannon is drawn to simplicity and minimalism, which tends to show itself in all of her work. Adornation Jewellery has a line of modern, minimal jewellery for women and a growing all genders collection. Shannon also creates bespoke wedding and commitment jewellery for clients of all genders across Canada. Is your workshop / creative space neat & tidy or a beautiful mess?
Silver Stone Initial Necklaces
My studio is a beautiful mess but really well organized! What is your favorite thing about Spring? I love when the tulips and cherry blossoms start blooming!
Cedar Stacking Rings
Moon Rock Stud Earrings
Ava Lee West Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business
Pine Tree Hoodie
My name is Ava, and I'm a high school entrepreneur! I run Akonna, which offers a variety of embroidered apparel such as hoodies, crewnecks and shirts, along with other items such as totes and patches. Entrepreneurship is one of my greatest passions, and one of my favourite parts about running a small business are the real connections and relationships you get to build - from talking to customers all around the world, but also meeting other passionate business owners in Vancouver. One of my main goals is to inspire other youth and prove that younger entrepreneurs are just as capable as anyone else in running a successful business! I also donate 10% of all proceeds to the Vancouver General Hospital for cancer research. Tell us about how your product is made. What is your favourite part?
Upside Down Happy Face Hoodie
I first create the design either on paper or digitally, then I transfer it over to my embroidery digitizing software. Depending on the type of design, it can either be super quick or a very long process! From there, I transfer the file to my embroidery machine, hoop the product, and the machine handles the last mile! My favourite part is probably the initial design - there's so many different possibilities and it's exciting to see what it can turn out like in the end . Is your workshop / creative space neat & tidy or a beautiful mess? Extremely messy! I have my embroidery machine and stock all upstairs, but there's so many boxes! It's definitely better now than it was before though :)
Embroidered Pine T Shirt and Laurel Tote Bag
Amanda Weedmark Shop
Amanda Weedmark Burnaby, BC Introduce yourself and your business As a designer and digital illustrator, I love being able to help outdoor lovers, free spirits, and retro enthusiasts share their story with the world in a fun and funky way. I achieve this by offering stand-out designs on high quality paper goods & gifts. How do you stay creative? A change in scenery or escaping of the everyday, is so important to keeping my mind fresh. To do that, I like to spend time in nature, take my dog on an adventure, spend a long weekend away with friends, or take extended periods of time to travel to places I've never been before. Is your workshop / creative space neat & tidy or a beautiful mess?
Environmental Sticker Pack
Since my place is quite small, my inventory and working space fits where it can. My desk is in my living room which is next to the front door and near my kitchen so it's a bit of an "all-in-one" deal right now. Hopefully one day I can have a space that is strictly dedicated to my business, instead of having it strewn across my house.
Happy Camper Bumper Sticker
Sending You Good Vibes Card
Amoda Tea Shop
Tegan Woo Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business My Name is Tegan Woo and I am the Founder of Amoda Tea. Amoda believes in the healing power of plants and we create functional, delicious superfood and adaptogen latte & smoothie blends that can help elevate your body, mind and mood. We base our loose leaf teas on Traditional Chinese medicine and ancient principles to bring you tea blends are effective and delicious. How long have you been doing this for? We are closing in on 8 years of Amoda, not counting when it was just for fun out of my basement :) How do you stay creative? inspiration comes to me in many forms. The outdoors, volleyball and travel have always helped me focus but believe it or not sleep has always helped me find my creative flow. My brother and I also float new ideas between a lot of crazy ideas have come about that way!
Match Bliss: Cacao, Matcha, Reishi, Maca
Matcha Glow: Coconut Creamer, Matchca, Tremella
Amy Tom Art & Design Shop
Amy Tom Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business I make whimsical art about anthropomorphic animals and fantastical humans. My favourite art media is oil paint on canvas and wood panel along with ink and markers on paper. From my originals, I make prints, wood block art, magnets and buttons to share my art with the world. How long have you been doing this for? Since January 2014, so lucky 7 years! How do you stay creative? I love to read and from written literature, I visualize the writer's written words in pictures in my mind. A lot of my art is inspired by my favourite literary and pop culture characters. Being a lover of wildlife, I am never out of fantastic floral and fauna to draw inspiration from.
Orange & White Unicorn Cat Print
Calico Unicorn Cat Art on Wood Block
Orca Canvas Sew on Patch Sew on Denim Shirt
Riverdale Inspired Print
Baby Goat Patch Sew on Tote
Anja Jane Shop
Anja Sheriden Bowen Island, BC Introduce yourself and your business
BC Flora & Fauna
There is magic and a quiet sense of tranquility in Anja Jane’s work. The Vancouver-based artist has translated her deep connection to Mother Nature into intricate art prints and postcards featuring nature scenes from North America, from the lavish jungle of Hawaii to the enchanting British Columbia coastline or quaint tree-lined Montreal streets. In her nature scenes of luscious forests, vibrant flowers, whimsical creatures and sun-kissed mountains over turquoise waters, the folksy charm of her Norwegian and Polish heritage intertwines with the breathtaking landscape of the Pacific Northwest – now home for her. Being kind to the environment is an integral part to the business using her illustrations to inspire wonder in others. So they too will become passionate and protect this beautiful planet we all share. (Paperblanks) How do you stay creative? My spiritual practice keeps me present and in a space of gratitude and devotion tapping into the divine, a space where the creates flows. I spend most of my time in nature, hiking, kayaking, skiing or working in my garden. Mother nature gives us so much, she feeds me and my creative soul.
Were you born and raised in the Vancouver area or do you come from afar? I was born 8000 km away! So pretty far. I grew up in Suffolk, England and just before I moved to Canada and was living in London. I moved to the Pacific Northwest as I wanted a life closer to wild nature and here I am living on Bowen Island surrounded by trees, water, eagles and whales.
Art Cards by Valerie Shop
Valerie Gilbert Coquitlam, BC Introduce yourself and your business Over the years I have dabbled in various crafts, in fact, I owned a chocolate shop/handcrafted gift store in Coquitlam for many years. While living in Australia, I wanted something to do with my hands that didn’t take a lot of room (that’s funny)! While holidaying back in Canada I found an iris folding kit and the rest is history. I returned to Canada in 2009 and started card making almost full time . I now create a number of my own designs, often from customer requests. I am able to import papers from around the world and enjoy creating unique, one-of-a-kind cards and framed art. How do you stay creative? There are always new paper designs and customer requests which can, at times, be challenging.
Tell us about how your product is made. What is your favourite part? I draw the design on a tri-fold card, cut it out with a straight edge knife. After cutting strips of paper (chiyogami and plain) place them most often in a circular design. Because there are so many papers - each card is unique
Elephants and Butterﬂies Card
Hearts and Cats Cards
Hummingbird and Rose
Chelsea Munchante Langley, BC Introduce yourself and your business Hi ! My name is Chelsea and I am the owner of Astrobaby. The arrival of my daughter has been the hardest, yet most amazing thing I've ever experienced. She pushes me to be the best I can be every day. My love for her has no bounds, and I wanted to work on something not only for myself, but for her too. How long have you been doing this for? We opened shop just over a year ago! Is this your full time gig? If not, what is your day job? Western Astrology Collection Aries Onesie
I am a designer by trade, working full time in web development, graphic design, print marketing, and social media.
Year of the Ox Onesie
Avondale Road Shop
Armileen Naypes Surrey, BC Introduce yourself and your business We are Armileen and Mike and we run Avondale Road! We combine our eye for detail and our experience with hand tools to create household goods that are functional and visually appealing. We initially started with macrame plant hangers, but in 2020 have expanded our product line to include plant stands and other home decor items. Tell us about how your product is made. What is your favourite part? All of our products are made by hand. We are intentional about being part of each step of the creative process, from designing the product, to producing it, and to packaging it. Our favourite part is having a vision and using a combination of our hands and our tools to bring them to life.
Copper and Wood Plant Stands
Is your workshop / creative space neat & tidy or a beautiful mess? Armileen's creative space is neat and tidy, with every material having a home. Mike's workshop is an organized mess where every material has a home, but only Mike knows where that is ;)
Circle Wood and Rope Plant Hanger
Oval Double Plant Stand
Beauty Secrets of Japan Shop
Mami Mizutani Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business My name is Mami, born and raised in Osaka Japan. Beauty secrets of Japan is a small soap making company that provide handmade soap and body care products with only finest Japanese ingredients. I am a third generation of family soap making business. Tell us about how your product is made. What is your favourite part? My products are handmade soap and body care and I use cold process method for my soap. My favorite part is mixing all of the Japanese ingredients and essential oil into blend of oils to make soap. What do you wish customers knew about you or your business?
Beauty Secrets of Japan Soaps
Since 2017, this is my full time job I love every process of making my products specially soap and bath bombs!
Japanese Ingredients Soap
Beauty Secrets of Japan
Green Tea Bath Bomb
Tsubaki Japanese Oil
Bean and Boo Company Shop
Grace Leung Burnaby, BC Introduce yourself and your business Hi, I'm Grace from Burnaby, BC. I'm a work-at-home mom of two. Our screen printed apparel has French/Franglais influence and is designed with parents and Minis in mind - with twinning options available. Our handmade accessories are all made in-house as well! How long have you been doing this for? Time flies! I started my Etsy shop in 2015. How do you stay creative?
Bean and Boo Cat Shirt
I read a lot of story books to my kids and get a lot of inspiration from drawings in books. My designs are inspired by the things my kids love. As they get older and their interests change, I realize my designs and styles have also changed. Is this your full time gig? If not, what is your day job? Yes, since 2017! I decided to quit my day job so I could spend more time with my kids.
Moi and Mini Moi Twinning Mom, Dad and Kid Set
Creme de la Creme Shirt
Pardon My French Fries
Becca McCreedy Designs Shop
Rebecca McCreedy Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business Hi! I'm Becca from Becca McCreedy Designs. I'm an engineer by day and a creative, small business owner on evenings and weekends. My business started out as a resolution to use less single-use plastic items and has grown to include a wide range of products including zero waste alternatives to single-use items, face masks (hopefully not for much longer!), digital art such as stickers and prints, and even custom portrait conversions of my customers' photos! I also do custom commissions of craft projects! Right now I'm working on a quilt made out of old college t-shirts for a friend Reusable Food Bags
How do you stay creative? I stay creative by switching it up a lot - I follow my instincts when something new piques my interest, so my craft room is regularly filled with about 3 in-progress pieces of different mediums. Right now I have a quilt, an embroidery hoop and a pile of art prints on my desk! Switching between different things helps keep my creativity active, even if its a little less focused. Is this your full time gig? If not, what is your day job?
Reusable Makeup Wipes
Custom Digital Print
I'm a mechanical engineer, working on software tools for a company that makes waterparks full time. I just recently qualified for my Professional Engineer designation, so I'm fully certified now! I run my business on the side and I love both my jobs so much.
Irina Bakumenko Kelowna, BC Introduce yourself and your business I open my ETSY store for my passion to art. The pictures here are original watercolor painting, prints and greeting cards of my paintings. My favourite subjects to paint are: * houses and cityscape *boats and water *my ginger cat Lars *flowers. I am customer-oriented and highly organized watercolour Artist with 5 years of related work experience at my company BeeblagoArt. Capable of communicating with clients regarding specifications for customized art pieces (Portrait of House and Cityscape). I am originally from Russia and attended several programs of Management and Marketing , receiving a B.A. in Sales Management in 1990 and an E.M.B.A. in 1996. How do you stay creative? Custom Watercolour House Portrait
My approach to watercolour painting is largely inspired by travels around the world and interest to architecture and historical buildings which you may find reflected in my art works. Is your workshop / creative space neat & tidy or a beautiful mess? My creative space is beautiful neat and tidy:-)) What is your favorite thing about Spring? My favourite thing about Spring is cherry and other trees blooming :-))My
Marmalade Cat Cafe Cityscape Watercolour Greeting Card
Mother’s Day Card
Have Faith Card
Beth and Olivia Handmade Shop
Annie Cheung Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business Hi, my name is Annie. I make body care products and jewellery, both inspired by my daughters and have eventually turned into a business. Were you born and raised in the Vancouver area or do you come from afar? I was born in Hong Kong and came to Vancouver when I was 4 years old. What do you wish customers knew about you or your business?
When I first entered the working world in the 90’s, I couldn’t hold down any job longer than 8 months. I thought there was something wrong with me. Later on, I learned that it’s a trait of someone who can only thrive by working for themselves and discovered that there were many others who were like me. Is your workshop / creative space neat & tidy or a beautiful mess? It’s a beautiful mess
Lavender Lemon Bath Bombs
Birch Street Studio Shop
Anne Fleet Surrey, BC Introduce yourself and your business Birch Street Studio is a collection of laser cut and hand painted wooden jewelry that you'll want to wear everyday. Made in beautiful British Columbia, our original designs reflect our west coast landscapes and wildlife, as well as our personal love of geometric lines and pops of colour. Is this your full time gig? If not, what is your day job? Yes! Were you born and raised in the Vancouver area or do you come from afar? I was born and raised in Langley, BC. Much of my inspiration comes from the 11 years I lived in Squamish BC, but I have now moved back to Langley.
Chevron Dangle Earrings
Mystic Sun Earrings
Geometric Triangle Studs
Gold Moth Earrings
Blueﬁsh Bohemian Shop
Anita Groundwater West Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business Bluefish Bohemian has allowed me to explore my creativity and passion for fashion and design while utilizing my business background. Growing up I explored alongside my mother many crafts and various artistic pursuits. Living a West Coast lifestyle has been a significant influence in the simple, sometimes rustic, and natural themes in the pieces I enjoy making the most. How do you stay creative?
Mixed Gemstones Wrap Bracelet
Creativity comes in waves - usually sparked by a growing obsession with a newly discovered material. Annual trips to the Tucson Gem Show in Arizona have produced some fruitful and unique stone finds. I never cease to be amazed at the beautiful stones and gems that Mother Nature creates! Is this your full time gig? If not, what is your day job? Bluefish Bohemian is a full time commitment, along with my family. The beauty of this 'gig' is that it can be very flexible! It is not unusual for me to be working away on projects late into the evening.
Gemstone Star Drop Earrings
Beach Vibe Starﬁsh Earrings
Long Beach Charm Boho Necklace
Boco Designs Shop
Samantha Nelson West Kelowna, BC Introduce yourself and your business Welcome to BoCo Design Studio! My name is Sam and I am the owner and creator behind BoCo Designs. I currently offer many different macramé items such as coasters, wall hangings, keychains and more! How long have you been doing this for? I opened my shop in October of 2020 but have been creating in some form for years! What is your favorite thing about Spring? There is something so beautiful and refreshing about Springtime. I love the change to warmer temperatures and the new blooms and colours!
Small Wall Hanging
Rainbow Wall Hangings
Bonne Boutique Studio Shop
Christine Loy Richmond, BC Introduce yourself and your business Bonne Boutique comprises of a mother and daughter team, Christine and Caitlyn, respectively. We have minimalist, fun-functional aesthetic stickers and stationery with a dash of whimsy that fits our opposite personalities. Is your workshop / creative space neat & tidy or a beautiful mess? Our workshop and creative space is neat and tidy but during our making session - It becomes a beautiful mess! Pastel Rainbow and Unicorns Stickers
What is your favorite thing about Spring? Our favorite thing about Spring is the beautiful blooms that colours our neighborhood. The temperature of not too hot nor cold is a bonus!
Japanese Food Stickers
Petite Icon Bubbles
C Yarn Hut Shop
Clara Leung Richmond, BC Introduce yourself and your business I’ m Clara, the creator behind C Yarn Hut. C Yarn Hut started with a passion of creating something unique with yarn. All of our products are of original design and are handcrafted in Vancouver BC. We knitted and crocheted an array of projects. We specialize in amigurumi and hand knitted accessories. Tell us about how your product is made. What is your favourite part? My favorite part is creating, from nothing to something. What do you wish customers knew about you or your business? Classy Bear Panda
Our Hut is filled with Yarn and love. Our creations are simple but they delight your home and make yourself happy.
Cabin + Cub Shop
Valerie Thai Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business I created Cabin + Cub Design in 2006 and focused more on graphic design and art direction at the time... I was also making hand burned wood burned items on the side. In 2012, I began experimenting with laser cutting and began making a line of laser cut wood fashion accessories... this eventually evolved into more products, such as stationery items and DIY kits. My work is inspired by wilderness, wildlife and classic Canadian symbols. Other influences include vintage graphics and illustrations, as well as children’s books. How do you stay creative?
Explore Bamboo Wall Banner
I draw inspiration from all around me - nature, music, books, pop culture. To stay creative, I also sketch and make collages when I have time. Is this your full time gig? If not, what is your day job? It is a part time gig for me. I currently am an Art Director at a national magazine and a Junior Art Director at a local ad agency that specializes in social causes. Also throw in mom in there too.
Bamboo Bunny Earrings
Bamboo Tiger Kitty Earrings
DIY Necklace Kits
Kasumi Kanaya Burnaby, BC Introduce yourself and your business We make jewelry and accessory made out of wire. Wire wrapping is unique and beautiful and of course we love how wire wrapping artists make jewelry. However we have a little different approach to make motifs with wire compare to basic wire wrapping techniques. Our technique is created by our designer Toshi. There is no learning books or methods to make our motifs. Creativity from his imagination. How do you stay creative? Loving nature is one of the way to stay creative. Also seeing creativity motivates brash up our design skill and new ideas. What is your favorite thing about Spring?
Gold Filled Shooting Star Earrings
Cherry Blossom Hunting for sure :)
Wind Earrings with Gemstones
Dreamcatcher Turquoise Necklace
Carla Simple Living Shop
Carla Chong North Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business My name is Carla! The beach and the ocean is what have inspired my own personal style. I have always loved the modern rustic look, there's just something about neutral colors with wooden accents that are so warm and inviting. My love of macramé began at a young age, eventually I just didn't have time to dedicate to my creativity when my family began to grow. Since my children have moved out, I've jumped right back and focused on bringing my love for the ultimate beach house into a small business - with my two trusty poodle side kicks at my feet! Baskets
How long have you been doing this for? I have my Etsy Shop since 2018 but I've been creative since I can remember, doing crochet, macrame, drawing and decorating my home. What do you wish customers knew about you or your business?
I wish my customers know my pieces are all unique in style and made with a lot of love and care! I do my best to answer every question my customers ask and explain the process from the production to shipping. I do custom orders too. What is your favorite thing about Spring? I love Spring, the flowers are my favorite! That's when I start decorating my balcony with flowers, ceramic pots (another passion of mine) with herbs, macrame plant hangers and make it cozy and pretty so we can enjoy our outside dinners in the Summer!
Chu Chu Shop
Serena Chu Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business Hello my name is Serena (aka Chu Chu) and I am the boss lady of Chu Chu Ceramics! I have a fine arts degree in mural painting and installation sculpture and am certified at Craft Council for fibre arts. At my studio I create contemporary black and white ceramics, hand sculpted resin jewellery and teach a variety of creative art classes. I love playing with different media and continually learning new and unique techniques. Teaching has become a lifeline into human interactions and sharing the passion and joy with others. .How do you stay creative? Geometric Tumbler and Cup
This year, lots of YouTube and Instagram . I'm usually not on Facebook but this year I've joined several groups with like-minded folk that share their works and asks questions if they need help. These type of forums are immensely supportive and from all over the world so you get to meet people outside of your own community that share the same passion. They are also highly eager to share their expertise as there is no fear of competition. Tell us about how your product is made. What is your favourite part?
Metamorphic Marble Tumblers
Geometric Mountain Bowl
I make my ceramics on the wheel, with moulds and by hand building. I like to experiment with different techniques like airbrushing, screen printing and borrowing techniques from other disciplines and try to incorporate it so it works with clay. My favourite part is freehand carving because it's so methodical and the worst is glaze days!
Cedar & Stones Shop
Michelle May Abbotsford, BC Introduce yourself and your business Michelle May, the artisan behind Cedar & Stones creates quality jewelry for the soul. Discovering the healing benefits of essential oils a few years ago I was drawn to jewelry made to aromatically diffuse the oils. It was difficult finding bracelets at that time so I decided to make my own designs. After reading about gemstones I learned about their healing and spiritual qualities. I am thankful for the benefits of essential oils. Talking about aromatherapy with others is a great passion that I enjoy, now I share my own handmade artisan and aromatherapy jewelry. How long have you been doing this for? I have been creating since the summer of 2017. How do you stay creative?
Beach Resin Pendant
Designing aromatherapy jewelry inspired me to expand my jewelry into art by creating artisan jewelry. I enjoy building new pieces of one of a kind layouts. I’m always thinking of innovative ideas with new materials and inspiration.
Dainty Morse Code Bracelets
DIY Mala Necklace Kit
Cliff Nietvelt Photography Shop
Cliff Nietvelt Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business I was born and raised in southern Ontario. My interest in the natural world began at an early age, when my family took trips to cottage country in central Ontario Canada. My interests prompted me to pursue a career as a wildlife biologist, and to develop a passion for photography. I now reside in East Vancouver, British Columbia, which provides me with access to many beautiful landscapes and a wide variety of wildlife to photograph. How long have you been doing this for? I have had my Etsy shop since 2014 and I have been doing art markets since 2016. Is this your full time gig? If not, what is your day job?
Trees and Smoke Pillow Cover
I am a full-time wildlife biologist with the Province. I specialize in ungulates and carnivores, in particular mountain goats and wolverines.
Spring Tulips Photograph Pillow Cover
Bull Bison and Aspen Trees Pillow Covers
Harbour Seal Photograph
Copper & Came Stained Glass Shop
Michelle Theobald Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business I am a glass artist in beautiful Vancouver, BC. I have recently become interested in experimenting with fused glass as well. Fusing glass is such a different beast and I often feel like a scientist as I journey to teach myself everything I can about the fantastic and fascinating art of glass. How do you stay creative? I stay creative by always pushing myself to learn new techniques and try new methods. Sometimes all it takes is switching up my colour pallet. Other times it's all about putting something in the kiln and hoping for the best not knowing what will come out! Tell us about how your product is made. What is your favourite part? Fused Glass Disc
Stained Glass Feathers
Making stained glass has many steps. Cutting, grinding, cleaning, wrapping in copper foil, soldering, cleaning, applying patina, cleaning and polishing. Cutting and polishing are my favourite steps!
Stained Glass Eye
Cottonwood Cards Shop
Kim Correia Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business I’m Kim Correia, owner and creator of Cottonwood Cards. I design and make all my products by hand in Vancouver. The layered paper and adornments on my cards create a raised, three-dimensional effect, and some cards feature hand stitched or hand painted elements, making each one unique! Tell us about how your product is made. What is your favourite part? I start by designing my products digitally, then I cut my cardstock with my Cricut machine. Finally, I assemble all my paper goods by hand and add in any extra elements. This last step is my favourite, I love making things with my hands!
Baby Elephant and Mama Card
What is your favorite thing about Spring? I love the longer days and watching my houseplants bloom with the change in season!
Balloon Bunch Card
Customizable Birthday Card for Gofer
Cove Essentials Shop
Heather Carrell North Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business Hello, my name is Heather and I am the founder and owner of Cove Essentials. Cove Essentials was created just over a year ago, and launched on Etsy in February 2020. My inspiration comes from health challenges that I have experienced in my life ( autoimmune diseases), the natural beauty and wonders of where I live. How long have you been doing this for?
Essential Oil Rollers Blends
I have been using essential oils personally for over 20 years, and I started making items for family and friends who encouraged me to start my own business... fast forward to today and Cove Essentials has been open for just over a year now. Tell us about how your product is made. What is your favourite part?
Bath Salt Soaks
Recharge Aromatherapy Blend
My products are made using natural / organic materials from small businesses like myself. I do my best to keep things as local as possible because I like to support the community that supports me as well. I am very picky about the essential oils that I use and have found a company that a friend actually referred me to almost 4 years ago that makes only pure, therapeutic grade essential oils. The quality of the actual product, greatly influences the smells in my products and I really like that these oils are chemical free, and filler free....just the good stuff! I also like mixing the essential oils....I feel like a chemist ;-)
Dancing Leaf Design Shop
Noriko Kobune Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business I'm a jewellery designer who turned beautiful materials into wearable works of art. Inspired by nature, I can often be found wandering through forest and beaches, picking up leaves, berries, shells and other natural treasures. That love of nature is reflected in my jewellery designs. What do you wish customers knew about you or your business? Each piece is designed in my studio here in Vancouver and all jewellery went through my hands multiple times to create one of a kind, detailed jewellery. Is your workshop / creative space neat & tidy or a beautiful mess?
Full Moon Necklace
Mostly, a beautiful mess.
Hand Dyed Lace Earrings
Silver Bird Ring
EastVan Bees Shop
Stephen Sandve Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business EastVan Bees is all about the bees. We work with hive host homeowners businesses and community gardens in various Vancouver neighborhoods to produce the most diverse multi-floral honey that can only come from here. We use all the products of the hive to make candles, balms, salve and tinctures. Our bees thrive in the urban environment as there is always plenty of food within the diversity of pollen and nectar to make happy healthy bees and that makes for happy healthy honey Tell us about how your product is made. What is your favourite part? Hand Dipped Taper Beeswax Candles
The bees do most of the work i just assist! What do you wish customers knew about you or your business? Sometimes beekeeping is a hot and sticky business
Real Queen Bee Pendant
Eiffel & Eyre Knits Shop
Paisley Mann Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business I'm Paisley, the maker beyond Eiffel & Eyre Knits. I'm inspired by classic knitwear and pretty floral patterns, and I love getting to create pieces that are timeless and vintage inspired. My shop’s name, referencing the Eiffel Tower and the nineteenth-century novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, comes from two timeless things that I love: the city of Paris and classic novels. Is this your full time gig? If not, what is your day job? I teach literature during the day, but in the evenings, you'll find me stitching bows or curled up on the couch with a cup of tea, a tv show, and a pair of knitting needles.
Bobble Stitch Bonnet in Dove
Fabric Bow in Summer Floral
Raw Silk Bow in Sand
Elena Markelova Arts Shop
Elena Markelova Maple Ridge, BC Introduce yourself and your business Hi, my name is Elena and I'm a watercolour artist. I've been painting as long as I can remember myself, and thanks to my mom my art has became my life. I sell my original paintings, art-prints, stationery and 100% Canadian Made sweatshirts with my artwork. I also do custom art and always open to creative collaborations. How long have you been doing this for? I opened my Etsy shop after a big move to Vancouver from the middle of Siberia in 2012. Over the years I've been juggling a full-time job and my art business for a few years and then in 2017 I decided to jump into my biz full time. Etsy helped me a lot with this important decision, because I knew I could rely on my average monthly sales and see a huge opportunity to grow my line and online presence. How do you stay creative? Nature is my favourite source of inspiration and creativity. If I need a boost, I go to the mountains! I'm lucky to live very close to two amazing spots Golden Ears Provincial Park and Grant Narrows Regional Park.
Elena with Sky Orca Series
Studio Gallery Wall
Libelle Dragonﬂy Watercolour Painting
Espersen & Son Heritage Company Shop Ryan Espersen Langley, BC Introduce yourself and your business Espersen & Son repurposes material cultural heritage from British Columbia and beyond into unique residential and commercial decor, designed by professional archaeologist Dr. Ryan Espersen. Each piece incorporates real, original material culture from the mid-17th early 20th centuries that would otherwise be discarded or destroyed. Each lamp can be customized with your choice of brick company and brick condition. Antiquate your surroundings with simple and creative designs. Is this your full time gig? If not, what is your day job? Development consultant and Caribbean archaeologist What do you wish customers knew about you or your business? All bricks used by ES Heritage company are authentic antiques that are either found as waste or are acquired before they are disposed. The Victorian, featuring a 7" yellow or green student shade
Zedneck table lamp with early 20th century brick
Barnacled brick table lamp recovered from tidewaters
Floral Neverland Shop
Olivia Wang Richmond, BC Introduce yourself and your business I am the Founder, Creator, and Designer of Floral Neverland. My name is Olivia Wang. While I was studying at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC, I fell in love with the campus gardens. The gorgeous flowers blooming in the summer around the castle made me feel like I was walking through a fairy tale. I want summer to stay. I want her to dance all year round. That is why I began to preserve real flowers and make exquisite accessories with them. My work let me capture a piece of that beauty and share it with everyone. How do you stay creative?
Press Pink Cherry Blossom iPhone Case with Silver Foil
I love immersing myself in nature while unplugged from technology. Just look at the wonder that nature creates and take it all in. Tell us about how your product is made. What is your favourite part? I collect fresh flowers and press or dry them. Then I coat the flowers with resin to make phone cases, jewelry, and other accessories. That way the natural beauty of the flowers will be preserved forever. My favourite part is to see how well the flowers look in resin.
Dry Red Rose Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings
Press Pink Cherry Blossom Resin Bangle
Dry Yellow Rose Sterling Silver Earrings
G & T Designs Shop
Stephanie McRae Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business Hello, my name the Stephanie and I’m the creator, screen printer, sewer, and packager. In between doing all that,my other very important job is walking my 90lb 3 year old Labrador Angus through Pacific Spirit trails How long have you been doing this for? 8 years!! How do you stay creative? I have always been drawing, painting, sewing and was looking for something else to try. I started screen printing in 2013 and fell in love with the process. Staying creative is easy when you enjoy what you are doing.
Screen Printed Chair Lift Linen Tea Towel
Linen Heart Pillows
Pink Flamingo and Pineapple Cocktail Napkins
Linen Tea Towel
Linen Bread Bag
Hairbrained Schemes Designs Shop Cheryl Overton West Kelowna, BC Introduce yourself and your business I'm Cheryl, the "brains & brawn" behind Hairbrained Schemes. My stationery business started with a love for design, a husband who was "strongly encouraging" me to get a job after being a stay at home mom for a number of years and an unwillingness to work at a job where I couldn't wear my slippers and pajamas. My designs are a marriage of my love of typography, design and good old fashioned sarcastic wit. How do you stay creative?
Kids Superhero Affirmation Cards
I draw inspiration from many things - from nature, pop culture, the funny interesting people who are part of my village...and when I am not feeling creative I don't try to force it. I go for a hike, or work on the non-creative aspects of my business until something inspires me. What is your favorite thing about Spring? Spring is amazing! New growth, warm weather, more sunshine...it's hard to pick one thing!
Wet My Plants Card
New Growth Themed Affirmation Cards
Hogan Sweet Art Shop
Geralyn Hogan Abbotsford, BC Introduce yourself and your business I am a “whimsical” sculptor in that I create small pieces of art that aim to bring joy! I work mainly with polymer clay, resin and acrylic paint, however I am always exploring new mediums. Each piece is one of a kind, hand sculpted and painted and made with love and attention to the smallest details. How long have you been doing this for? Technically all my life as I hail from a family of artists! I studied art at UBC and Emily Carr but my art is always evolving. I have fairly recently started to sell and ship my art online (about 2.5 years). How do you stay creative? I stay creative by always challenging myself with new techniques and mediums! Saying to myself...”I wonder if this will work?”... often leads to something cool!
Whimsy Cat Figurines
House Hippo Ring or Trinket Dish
Octopus Desk Buddy
Hygge Life Shop
Kelly Goebel Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business My name is Kelly and I curate, create, and design for Hygge Life in Vancouver’s West End. We specialize in products crafted for your lifestyle and home décor that embody atmosphere and comfortability. Most importantly, we carry items that allow you to connect with who you are, by supporting unique artists and people like yourself. Whether a country cabin or a concrete jungle, we believe homes are sacred spaces, and our mission is helping you live it up — by hyggin' it out. How do you stay creative?
Bust of Lady and Sm Cora Pedestal Candle
By staying in touch with my makers roots, and always experimenting with new things! I follow all things fashion and lifestyle and am open to exploring any concept I come across. Tell us about how your product is made. What is your favourite part? My favourite part is making candles. All our candles are made from premium, eco friendly, non toxic materials, individually hand poured to each clients directives! I love seeing all the different and unique combos clients come up with. The more unique, the better.
Face Vase Candle
I’ll Know It When I See It Shop
Cassie Leung Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business We're Cassie + Christine, a two-woman show named I’ll Know It When I See It™, creating sweet + slightly snarky paper goods™ from Vancouver, BC, Canada. The year “Hollaback Girl” hit #1, we found ourselves heading back to design school as mature students (a.k.a. folks ditching practical degrees for a shot at something more fulfilling). Ever since, we’ve been two peas in the same creative pod. While we share a similar design aesthetic + a sarcastic perspective on life, what we don’t share are genes. People ask us all the time if we’re sisters. Hey, Asians don’t all look the same, you know. (We kid... sorta.)
Three Lined VHS Note
Our goods are made up of wit + snark, turning heads with bold + modern designs. From greeting cards to notebooks that level up your work from home game, our stationery has you covered. How long have you been doing this for? For over 10 years! How do you stay creative? By creating. The best way to keep the juices flowing is to not turn off the tap. Sometimes it can feel like a chore to design when the mood doesn't strike but that's when habit + practice step in to keep things moving.
Sweet and Snarky
Plants Greeting Card
Inspiration Soap Co. Shop
Summer Reese Langley, BC Introduce yourself and your business I'm Summer Reese, founder and creator of Inspiration Soap Co. I am all about bright, colourful and deliciously smelling products. I love making handmade soap, it is my passion. Adding bath bombs and other fun bath products to my line allows me to keep my creativity flowing and brings me so much happiness. How long have you been doing this or? 7 years Is this your full time gig? If not, what is your day job? It's full time in terms that I'm always working on it in some way. Whether that means updating my web presence, creating social media content or just daydreaming about my next creations. Outside of Inspiration Soap Co., I'm an Accounting Manager for Stardust Solar Technologies and a mommy of a very busy 23 month old toddler.
Fancy Flamingo Bath Bomb
Sweet Tooth Gift Box
Handmade Soap Bath Bomb Gift Set
Fontane Ma Richmond, BC Introduce yourself and your business Hi my name is Fontane. I love making things and love being unique since I was little. Mass production in the world couldn't satisfy me that's why I started my business. I started sewing with my dad's unwanted jeans into a small pouch with the back pocket. I remembered that I spent close to 6 hours to hand sew it. So the first sewing machine in my life was bought since that! I started my Instagram account and selling my creations. How do you stay creative? I always have an idea journal with me, have all the inspiration marked in it. I also love inspiring by the vintage products because they're more unique comparing to those modern companies. Shopping in a vintage store is made my favorite thing.
Matt navy leather × Japanese cat fabric change purse
Is this your full time gig? If not, what is your day job? I'm currently working as an industrial sewing machine operator in a factory. This could tell how much I love sewing. I learn new sewing skills everyday from the factory, wish that would be helpful with my business.
Stuffed Leather Patchwork Necklace
Matt Navy leather × Japanese cat fabric change purse
Kaju Creations Shop
Mariana Carneiro Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business My name is Mariana I am a designer from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, living in Vancouver since 2016. Before finding my love for jewelry, I experienced many ways to express myself visually. I've worked as a visual artist, painter, graphic designer & clothing designer. How do you stay creative? Disconnecting to the online world, reading, going for walks, caring for my plants. Tell us about how your product is made. What is your favourite part?
Chain Clay Earrings
I currently work with polymer clay, sterling silver and gold fill. I start drawing, then I play with the media to find the best way to bring the idea to a prototype. There are so many different steps to get to the final product. My favorite part of the process is sanding, it's so satisfying to see the smooth edges!
Triple Hoops Earrings
Sonia Wu New Westminster, BC Introduce yourself and your business Kawaiiboku is an art & accessories brand that celebrates Japanese culture-related and simple things in life. inspired by desserts, foods, nature, and animals, our goal is to spread a bit of joy and happiness through our merchandise and illustrations♡ Were you born and raised in the Vancouver area or do you come from afar? I am born in Taiwan and raise in three different countries such as Nigeria, China, Taiwan and Canada. Until I found Vancouver B.C became my forever home. Is this your full time gig? If not, what is your day job?
Party with Mochi Tote Bag
Cherry Blossom Enamel Pins
Crescent Moon Night Enamel Pin
Krafty by Nature Shop
Heather Ruczko Delta, BC Introduce yourself and your business Hi, My name is Heather and I am the maker behind Krafty by Nature. I offer custom gifts for all occasions including personalized tumblers, clothing, pillow covers and glassware. I love to help my customers come up with the perfect gift or even something for themselves. How do you stay creative? I love being outdoors, that is where I draw a lot of my inspiration from. Is your workshop / creative space neat & tidy or a beautiful mess? Class of 2021
I'd say that my workshop is a beautiful mess and I wouldn't have it any other way! It’s somewhere between clean and messy, and find that is what helps me stay creative. If it's too clean I lose my inspiration, too messy and I can't focus.
Happy Camper Tumblers
Customized Name Tumblers
La Lapin Baby Shop
Charlotte Hutchinson North Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business Hi my name is Charlotte Hutchinson , I was born and raised in England and moved to Vancouver in 2012. I created La Lapin baby a couple of years ago now and it has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. We proudly specialize in unique, individually handcrafted cloth dolls and animals, as well as baby accessories and kids home décor that we believe are filled with magic and enchantment inspired by forests, pixie dust and wild flowers. How long have you been doing this for? I have now been doing this for almost 2 years. How do you stay creative? Staying creative is very important to me. I get bored really quickly. I often take breaks from my sewing to paint or create work on other craft projects. I also love to hike in the forest and around nature for inspiration.
Lana Lepper Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business Hello! My name is Lana and I am the designer and maker behind LanaBetty. I make geometric contemporary jewelry with hand cut gemstones and 3d printed designs. I have a cute little studio in Gastown where I make my magic and it's just a dream. If you ever want to see it, take a look on Instagram! Say hello! How long have you been doing this for?
I've been running LanaBetty since 2009. I had just finished university, I had a laboratory job in a busy winery and I was feeling like I missed the fast pace of university, so I thought, why not start a small business and learn every facet from scratch? It's been a wild and bumpy ride and I feel so good running LanaBetty. What is your favorite thing about Spring? Hello S-U-N-S-H-I-N-E ☀I love how spring feels like renewal. It's a time to reset, to evaluate goals, and breathe deep. I just love spring.
Little 4mm Earrings
Pear Shaped Gemstone Necklaces
Lonely Mountain Embroidery Shop
Amara Charters New Westminster, BC Introduce yourself and your business Hello! My name is Amara and I am the sole person behind Lonely Mountain Embroidery. I create distinctive works of handmade embroidery hoop art to fit every budget. A mix of modern sass and vintage charm, there's something for everybody! I am always open to commissions and custom works that fit within my style and skills. Lonely Mountain Embroidery is a queer femme woman owned outfit. Tell us about how your product is made. What is your favourite part? I start off with ironed fabric and then use tracing or graphite paper to trace a pattern on. Once the fabric is in the hoop I get to stitching! Once I'm finished the fabric ends get trimmed and hot glued to the inside of the hoop, and a piece of felt is then glued to hide the "guts" of the stitches. My favourite part is definitely when I can start stitching!
Is your workshop / creative space neat & tidy or a beautiful mess? My tools and space are mostly organized and labelled. Sometimes things can get a little chaotic, but for the most part everything has a place.
LGBT + Identities
Scream Inside Your Heart
Frankenstein Inspired Hoop
Luli Designs Shop
Louisa Hrennikoff Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business My name is Louisa Hrennikoff and I am the owner and jewelry maker of Luli Designs. I started my business in 2005 and opened my etsy shop in 2007. My jewelry is inspired by the ocean, trees and beauty of the west coast are made with beadwork, wire wrapping, macrame and stamping techniques. Luli Designs necklaces, earrings, bracelets and hair ties are created to be wearable with a touch of whimsy. How do you stay creative? Taking photos and getting outside help to keep me creative as well as surrounding myself with my supplies and seeing which way my materials take me. Peach and Gold Beadwork Necklace and Earrings
Tell us about how your product is made. What is your favourite part?
Mini Triangular Beadwork Necklaces
Rectangular Geometric Beadwork Earrings
I have used various different jewelry techniques in my work over the 16 years of having my business. At the moment I am focused on beadwork as this technique ties in with my love of sewing and Fashion degree. Bead weaving is a process of using beading thread and a needle to weave beads together. There are so many colours of beads to choose from and the possibilities of shape, pattern and colour seem endless which I love.
Peach Pearl Stud Earrings
Luv the Grub Shop
Amara Charters New Westminster, BC Introduce yourself and your business Luv The Grub is a local Vancouver social business spreading love to people and the planet with delicious chutneys and spreads. We rescue produce seconds from being thrown into the landfill and turn them into gourmet fusion chutneys and spreads through a paid employment training program for newcomer refugees. How long have you been doing this for? We have been doing this for 4 years now. How do you stay creative? We are inspired by the different fruits and veggies that are just simply imperfect but taste just the same, and the fruits that are more likely to be thrown in the landfill, we try to innovate based on that.
Chutneys and Spreads
Chutneys and Spreads Set
Spiced Mango Chutney
Chai Apple Spread
Pear Walnut Chutney
Mint & Woolly Shop
Marissa Hun Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business Hi! My name is Marissa and I am the maker behind Mint & Woolly. I started Mint & Woolly as a place where I could express my creativity and share my creations. Creating cute handmade amigurumi dolls, whimsical stationery and stickers with a pastel aesthetic and happy vibe. How do you stay creative? I try and stay creative by taking breaks between projects and making time to learn something new like weaving, sewing or looking through an art book. Is your workshop / creative space neat & tidy or a beautiful mess?
Recycled Acrylic Elephant Keychain
I'd like to say it is neat & tidy...except during the Holiday season.
Shiba Innu Pin
Handmade Soft Brown Doll
Froggo Vinyl Sticker
Forest Strawberry Memo Pad
My Whimsy World Shop Tamara Strachan Delta, BC Introduce yourself and your business Ii am a disabled artist, cancer survivor, wife and rescue dog mama. I have always loved to make and create, everything from scrapbooks, cards, candles, jewelry and more. Recently, my journey led me to a whole new medium, as I began using clay for physical therapy. Working with the clay, I found a whimsical part of my creativity that I didn’t even know was there; My Whimsy World was born. First came Fairy Doors and then Whimsy Sanctuaries (a quiet space in a tree or rose bush where a fairy or unicorn could rest), with Teapot Fairy Homes, Condos, Unicorn Stables and so much more on the way. This magical, whimsical world is growing everyday and I am super excited to explore and share it with you. Pretty in Pink Whimsy Sanctuary
Tell us about how your product is made. What is your favourite part? I hand sculpt each item out of polymer clay, sometimes using glass as a base, as with the Whimsy Sanctuaries. I LOVE the actually sculpting, it’s almost meditative and I lose myself in the creativity of it. What do you wish customers knew about you or your business?
Red Maple Whimsy Sanctuary
Fantasy Fall Fox Whimsy Sanctuary
My Whimsy World is a true labour of love, with the intention of bringing a little more whimsy, wonder and kindness to the world.
Nancy Blokland West Kelowna, BC Introduce yourself and your business My name is Nancy and I am the one woman show behind NancyBloklandPottery. I make handmade functional pottery in small batches from my studio in West Kelowna BC. How do you stay creative? I stay creative by looking for inspiration in nature, and by keeping it fresh with new colours, glazes and shapes. The opportunities in clay are endless. Is this your full time gig? If not, what is your day job? I am a social worker by profession and work with poor and marginalized populations in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia.
Modern Ocean Inspired Cream and Sugar
Nesting Bowl Set of Three
Grey Wine Tumblers
Oh! The Post! Shop Laura Burnell Higgs West Kelowna, BC Introduce yourself and your business Hi! I'm Laura - stamp nerd extraordinaire & boss lady behind Oh! The Post! My childhood love of stamp collecting evolved into my handmade business, where I turn used & vintage postage stamps into wearable pieces of art! Each piece tells a story and has had a unique journey. Stamps are such a fun way to learn about history & geography and I love how my customers find such special ways to connect with pieces! Is this your full time gig? If not, what is your day job? American Postal Stamp Necklace
Hungarian Postal Stamp Earrings
Oh! The Post! has been my baby for close to 10 years. For the first few of those years, I worked full-time in corporate banking until I took the plunge in 2014 and left corporate life to pursue small business full time. It was a busy and amazing couple of years until I my husband & I had our daughter and since then I've juggled motherhood and small creative business life - but I wouldn't have it any other way! It's such a great balance and allowed me to stay home with my daughter while continuing to be creative and be a part of an incredible handmade community.
Tell us about how your product is made. What is your favourite part? My favourite part is the HUNT. The smell of musty old stamp books makes me weak in the knees and I can't wait to sort through pages & piles for the treasures I can turn into incredible pieces!
Israeli Postal Stamp Studs
Payal’s Little Delights Shop
Payal Bansal Burnaby, BC Introduce yourself and your business My name is Payal Bansal and I am a future art therapist! I am a South Asian business owner who makes quirky candles and handmade accessories. How do you stay creative? I have my bachelors in Fine Arts so I am used to being creative! I find indulging in all creative forms can bring about unexpected inspiration. Is this your full time gig? If not, what is your day job? This is my full time job at the moment and I am currently in the process of getting my second degree in Social Work and counselling.
Sailor Moon Candles
Periwinkle Designs Shop Lisa Seriosa Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business Lisa (Mompreneur) and Madison (Kidpreneur) from Periwinkle Designs are local makers from Vancouver, BC. This mom and daughter duo create eco-friendly, reusable products that includes beeswax food wraps and bags, unpaper towels, face pads, produce bags, napkins and masks. Lisa and Madison are very passionate about their products. With the support of their entire family they are excited to continue this journey together creating a positive impact on the environment one product at a time. What do you wish customers knew about you or your business? Beeswax Food Wraps and Bags
Periwinkle Designs did not start out as an eco-friendly product based business. t took trying different products and services over the years to come to where we are today. We are proud to say 100% of our products are designed, created and packaged in house by our family.We feel so blessed to have found a business we are passionate about and can do together. What do you wish customers knew about you or your business? Lisa’s full time jobs are being mama to her two kids Madison and Cole and working the business. While working on the business, Madison also keeps busy as grade 5 French Immersion student and competitive diver.
Cotton Face Pad
Le Petit Renard Shop Shop
Joanne Booth Kelowna, BC Introduce yourself and your business My name is Joanne and I’m the one sitting behind the sewing machine at Petit Renard Shop. I’m a mother of a lovely five-year-old boy; his battle with eczema from three months old motivated me to create comfortable pieces of children’s clothing and accessories using comfortable and sustainable fabrics. Tell us about how your product is made. What is your favourite part? In the beginning, most of my time was spent curating the right prints that I loved - and more importantly imagined you would love. Now that I have a better idea of what types of styles people seem to enjoy for their children, more time is spent cutting and sewing in my home.
Organic Cotton Toques
What do you wish customers knew about you or your business? I wish more parents were willing to dress their children how they (and their children) wish to be dressed. If your son loves butterflies, get him the butterfly t shirt! If your daughter can’t get enough camouflage print, embrace it. I hope parents choose to buy pieces from me accordingly as well.
Call of the Mountains Boy Headband
Peonies & Lemons Toque
Valley of the Sun Toque
Jamie Carlson Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business My Etsy Shop's name "Scandinazn" is a mashup of my mixed Scandinavian (Swedish) and Asian (Japanese) heritage. While studying fashion design, I developed a love for reclaimed materials, and discovered how versatile leather could be. Scandinazn is all about using second-hand materials to make colourful, beautiful accessories, paying tribute to our name through shape and pattern. Tell us about how your product is made. What is your favourite part? My products all start with reclaimed leather - I get those materials from second hand garments or scraps donated by leather workers in the community. From there, I cut and paint the leather, using a brand of acrylic paint formulated for sneakers. It's waterproof and flexible and both adds a lot of colour to the leather and strength when applied to the back side. The most satisfying part of the process is having all my colourful pieces cut-out, laid out in front of me, waiting to be assembled.
Half Moon Confetti Earrings
What do you wish customers knew about you or your business? In 2020, one of our listings (our Confetti Horseshoe Earrings) was nominated for an Etsy Design Award in the category of Jewelry! Sakura Pattern Balance/Kinkou Earrings
Layered Orb Earrings
Hand Specked Pieces
SCHMEAR Naturals Shop Jeffrey Ma Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business SCHMEAR reimagines skincare with clean, wholesome ingredients. Our food-based skincare products are packed with nutrients derived from fruits, vegetables, grains and botanicals. Everything we make is designed to nourish skin from the outside in—and our focus on natural self-care helps folks feel good from the inside out, too. Because we believe that real people with real skin needs deserve to feel really, really good. How long have you been doing this for?
Kale and Spirulina Clarifying Mask
We have been doing this since 2018 and started out making wholesome skincare products in our kitchen. All our products are still handmade with care. What do you wish customers knew about you or your business? We are about real skin, real people and real ingredients. With our little brand, we hope to challenge the standards of beauty and the unachievable perfect skin. We believe we deserve to feel good about the ingredients and products we use on our skin and that involves knowing the ingredients in our products!
Rosehip Sea Buckthorn Antioxidant Face Oil
Matcha Kelp Gentle Cleansing Powder
Hibiscus Rosehip Face Mask
Sore Legged Potter Shop
Chelsey Wilson Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business I believe that every pottery piece should invoke a special emotion. All ceramic mugs, bowls, plates and teapots (and other ceramic pieces) are one of a kind, hand made by me using techniques dated back to 17,000 years ago. These techniques consist of Pinch pot, Handbuilding, slab rolling, wheel thrown pieces and decorated with transfer papers, watercolour underglazes and hand dipped glazes. These pieces make for unique one of a kind gifts or pieces for your kitchen and home decor collections. How do you stay creative? Follow your heart. What do you wish customers knew about you or your business?
I do custom orders! If you can think of it, I can probably make it.
Hand Painted Mugs
Subject II Change Shop Amanda J Molinari Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business Subject II Change offers energetically bound jewellery to enhance your personal journey. I'm AJ Molinari, owner and designer of Subject II Change. When I created Subject II Change, I had no way of knowing that it would take me on such a wild and wonderful journey or that it would enable me to cross paths with so many beautiful souls. Being able to interact with every single one of my customers on a truly personal level, learn their stories, and collaborate to create reiki energy infused energetically bound jewellery that reflects their deepest needs and strongest desires is an absolute gift.
Larke-1980 Vintage Stardust Earrings
Were you born and raised in the Vancouver area or do you come from afar? I'm originally from Toronto, Ontario, but I had the chance to come and house sit in Vancouver and 8 years later I've never left! Tell us about how your product is made. What is your favourite part?
Chloe-Vintage Curb Link Bracelet
Emmaline- 1950’s-1970’s Eye Necklace
I love using different methods to create my pieces. From lost wax casting, soldering to basic assembly, I love mixing things up to make high end unique jewellery. Soldering is my favourite technique because I can see a direct result, but it also allows you change things up if you don't love the outcome. My favourite part is finally seeing my visions come to life, it's a very exciting and rewarding feeling.
Tamara Phillips Art Shop
Tamara Philips Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business Hello, I'm Tamara, a watercolour artist that loves nature, and time spent in it! How long have you been doing tihs for? Upon suggestions from friends, I opened my Etsy shop in 2012 and I've never regretted it! It's a wonderful way to share my passion and inspiration with like minded Earth lovers! Tell us about how your product is made. What is your favourite part? I love starting a new painting, and seeing which colours I intuitively reach for, and how they combine together.
Animal Bamboo Blocks
The Beautiful Project Shop Jeannettte Ordas Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business My name is Jeannette and welcome to The Beautiful Project, a one-woman stationery studio located out of my home in East Van. We need all the laughter and smiles we can get right now, and I'd like to think that my cards help to spread some cheer around with their playful illustrations, bold colour and a shit-ton of personality. How long have you been doing this for?
Happy Birthday Treat Yourself Card
I actually opened my etsy shop back in 2005 when etsy first started! But I didn't even have an idea on what to sell back then, I just knew that I wanted my own shop. So, after a false start trying to sell felt toys, I decided on selling greeting cards in 2007 and I've been growing and expanding ever since. I now sell to shops around North America and my etsy shop is still alive and well, thankfully! Were you born and raised in the Vancouver area or do you come from afar? I'm originally from London, Ontario but I moved to Vancouver over 20 years ago and made this place my home. I love it here!
Menopause or Anxiety Card
Coffee Love Birthday card
Andrew Murray Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business Stylish, Sustainable, Reusable Represent your neighbourhood with our stylish market bags. With plastic affecting our waterways and ecosystems we thought why not make a sophisticated market bag that will help reduce plastic consumption. We need to "rethink plastic." Were you born and raised in the Vancouver area or do you come from afar? Yes, I was born in Vancouver but my wife is from Medellin Colombia. What do you wish customers knew about you or your business?
Yaletown Market Bag
That with every bag sold we make a donation to water restoration, for the last two years we supported Mossom Creek Salmon Hatchery in Port Moody. The oceans are at a tipping point with plastic pollution and overfishing so we champion this organization for all the great work they have done for the last 40+ years with salmon and habitat restoration. Tell us about how your product is made. What is your favourite part? Our products are made from cotton and natural fibers, our favourite part is the finished product, seeing them on the streets of Vancouver.
Big Poppa Natural Tote
What is your favorite thing about Spring? The cherry blossoms and getting off of work and the still is still out.
Vancouver Market Tote
Trinket+Vine Shop Vanessa Obeng Surrey, BC Introduce yourself and your business Hello There! We are the creative duo known as Trinket+Vine, a Vancouver-based pin shop. Journey with us as we create pins inspired by a variety of things, from cute kawaii culture to superhero sci-fi. How do you stay creative? Most of our creative inspirations come from our love of movies, books and Disney. That's how we approached the concept of our first pin. We were inspired by combining a characters with one of our favourite Disney treats.
Thank You Health Care Heros Enamel Pin
Is this your full time gig? If not, what is your day job? When believe Trinket+Vine has the potential to be our full time occupation. Until then, we will both be in our everyday jobs as medical receptionist and clerks. .
Mouse Enamel Pin
Blue Whip Enamel Pin
Enamel ID Badge Reels
Twig & Barrel Shop
Katie Woycenko Richmond, BC Introduce yourself and your business Hello! My name is Katie Woycenko and I am the owner/designer/creator of Twig & Barrel Co. Twig & Barrel Co. is a Vancouver and Lower Mainland based company that began in June of 2017, following my wine themed garden wedding. I created wine barrel decor and tea light holders for my table centrepieces. From there, ideas flourished and continue to do so to this day! How do you stay creative? I stay creative by studying the distinct character each oak barrel reveals, and visualize what would make a unique, eye-catching focal piece for the home. The challenge of designing pieces that are rustic and chic, yet modern, also helps me stay creative.
Wine Barrel Stave Coat Rack
Tell us about how your product is made. What is your favourite part? All of our wine barrel products are carefully cut, sanded and stained while preserving the purple hue from wine, and details such as; markings created during the wine making process, indents and rust from the metal hoops, and more! My favourite part is the moment a barrel is dismantled and the, deep, dark aroma of aged wine fills the air!
Wine Barrel Stave Tealight Holder
Upcycled Barrel Hoop WIne Bottle Planter or Vase
Valerie Braacx Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business My name is Val and I'm the founder of Veespoke! I started this business when I was on mat leave with my first son. It started with the infinity scarf and expanded to triangle and blanket scarves. In 2020, I stepped into the world of mask making! How do you stay creative? I love experimenting with new fabrics and textures - most recently I started dyeing fabric (specifically tie dye). Is this your full time gig? If not, what is your day job? Funny enough, I decided to work on Veespoke (and Vancouver Etsy Co) full time as of March 2020!
Rainbow of Gauze Scarves
White and Grey Tie Dye Blanket Scarf
Rust Gauze Blanket Scarf
Black Gauze Black Scarf
Fringe Throw Blankets
Westcoast Leslie Shop Leslie Kuny Surrey, BC Introduce yourself and your business I'm Leslie and I am the creator and designer of West Coast Leslie Designs. WCLD is an ethically made, natural fibre based knitwear brand that aims to make women feel confident and look great with easy to wear accessories. Making women feel comfortable and confident is at the heart of what I do. I have a passion for styling women in accessories that are simple and stylish, that they can grab on their way out the door and look well put together. How long have you been doing this for?
Boho Fringe Scarf
I've been crocheting since I was a teenager, so that's a solid 20 years since I started. I grew up in small town Saskatchewan into a family who was resourceful and crafty and I learned to hand sew and crochet at a young age. It was just something that was a part of growing up. In 2011 I picked up my hook after a crochet hiatus and haven't put it down since. How do you stay creative? 'm pretty lucky that my whole life is creative. Whether I'm making a dance or a piece of clothing, a good portion of my day is spent creating. Creating, in one way or another, is essentially my full time job - some days I can't even believe it! Music really fuels my creativity, so there's always a jam playing either in my dance studio or my home studio!
Crescent Beach Cardigan
Cloud Velvet Scrunchie
Blue + Salmon Triangle Scarf
You + Me Shop
Patty Abbott Vancouver, BC Introduce yourself and your business Growing up in Revelstoke, BC I have always had a passion for creating. Wanting to know how things are created and trying new ideas. Candles have always been a love of mine but 7 years ago I was found out that a lot of the candles that I owned were made out of petroleum and used lead wicks. My partner was diagnosed with ALS and we eliminated all toxins from our home to help him deal with his illness. Since then I have been on the hunt for a clean burning candle. I did a lot of research with the different types of wax and choose a premium unique apricot and coconut blend. Tell us about how your product is made. What is your favourite part?
Enchanted Forest, Sierra and Amber & Smoke Glass Candles
We use a custom blend of apricot and coconut wax that is eco-friendly and clean burning, paired with lead-free wicks. All of our products are cruelty-free and vegan. Each candle is crafted by hand from start to finish in our studio in Vancouver, BC. The unique and delicate aroma of a You + Me Candle fills the room to help you create, relax and rejuvenate. What do you wish customers knew about you or your business? Candles bring instant happiness. I love watching people experience our candles for the first time. Watching their expressions as a scent brings back a special memory brings me joy. Knowing that they bring that candle home and it becomes part of new family memories make my heart full.
Amber & Smoke Candle
Essential Oil Blends
Essential Oil Foam Soap
Zator’s Wood Working Shop
Ed Zator Aldergrove, BC Introduce yourself and your business As a family team, we create works of art in collaboration with mother nature's beauty for your home or business that you can pass down from generation to generation. Tell us about how your product is made. What is your favourite part? Our favourite part of making our products is uncovering the beauty in each and every piece of solid wood we work with. No two pieces are the same and we love that! What do you wish customers knew about you or your business? That we are a family-owned and operated business from top to bottom; passing down 40+ years of carpentry experience from father to children.
Mid-Century Modern Inspired Red Oak Coffee Table
Live Edge Charcuterie Maple Board with Resin Tray
Live Edge Maple Bathtub Edge with Tablet Stand
Live Edge Maple Bookmark
Douglas Fir Step Stool