Monday, October 5, 2015

Be A Guest Writer For Hudson Valley Etsy's Blog!

We love blogging and sharing with you what is new with the team, but we are also looking for guest writers to contribute to our blog.  If you are based in the Hudson Valley with a small business or you provide a service in the Hudson Valley helping artist and small businesses, we would love to hear from you!

Maybe you're an Accountant in the Hudson Valley with some tax preparation tips for small businesses. Or you're a Wedding Photographer and would like to share how you scout locations in this beautiful part of New York state.  You can be a Farmer or Gardener - we love locally sourced food too!

We would also love to hear from charities in the Hudson Valley.  With the Holidays approaching, we know this time of the year puts people in the giving mood. We would love to help you spread the word for your cause.

Our goal is to not only support our local handmade makers, but the greater community that we live in.  If you are interested, please email us at and we'll get back to you!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Where To Find Hudson Valley Etsy This Weekend

Attention Lords and Ladies, don your regalia, 

summon your squires and handmaidens, 

get thee to Fort Tyron Park Medieval Festival this Sunday

 for frivolity, games, and feasting


Gold and White Wing Shaped Leather Masquerade Mask Leather Jester Renaissance Faire Mask
White and Gold Wing Shaped Leather Mask by Dara Gallery

Fort Tyron Park is the location of the beautiful Cloisters Museum, a place not to be missed. Whist wandering the festival, you definitely should not miss Hudson Valley Etsy's Dara of Dara Gallery, purveyor of handmade leather and paper mache masks extrodinaire, as well as accessories to compliment your attire.  

Please, scrolleth down for more information.

Brown Mulberry Paper Mache Flower Mask Renaissance Fair Masquerade Mask
Brown Mulberry Paper Mache Mask, by Dara Gallery

Celtic Cross Leather Hair Slide Golden Brown Vegetable Tanned Leather Hair Accessory
Leather Hair Slide Celtic Symbol by Dara Gallery

The Medieval Festival at Fort Tyron Park brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages. Performers, guests and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic medieval music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Meet Our New Members: The Summer Edition!

As the days start to lengthen and Summer starts to wane, we get new members!  Please join me in welcoming the newest members of the Hudson Valley Etsy team, they've got some great stuff that I'm sure you'll like.

Graceful Feather Watercolor in a Vintage Wood and Gold Frame by KatieGroveStudios

First off is KatieGroveStudios by none other then Katie Grove of Rosendale, NY,  Her artwork is full of feathers and a few other bird related items, such as nests.  Each is displayed is a gorgeous hand picked frame, all vintage or antique.  The feathers are so soft and lovely! She'll also paint a feather you have if you'd like - maybe you have one from a special trip of hike?  Welcome to the team!

Faceted Ruby Quartz, Dumortierite, Kyanite Sterling Silver Necklace by OmiSilver

OmiSilver is brought to us by Mary Rembach of Hudson, NY.  Her shop is full of some yummy jewelry often made with stones and silver, and some lovely linked pieces using silver and/or cooper rings.  Her work was recently at the Emmys! You just have to check out her work! Nice to meet you.

Rabbit Necklace, Sterling Silver by Hoshika

We wrap up this set with Hoshika of Marbletown, NY, but you don't have to have lost your marbles to enjoy this work! Her jewelry is reminiscent of hand cut silhouettes, and often features soft edges and sweet animals. Other pieces feature geometric designs, but retain a certain fluidity that I really like.  Glad to have you here!

Well that's all I've got for you now, but what a great group it is! I can't wait to see what new shops will find their way here to join us next season. And remember shop local! That way you support your neighbors and our community.


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

What's New In September

It's finally here! Our favorite time of the year.  Living in the Hudson Valley, we already know how extra beautiful it gets up here in the Fall.  Although it's going to be a wet one the next couple of days, cozy on up and check out what's new with our members shops. You can see a full list of all new items from the team here.  We have a lot to show you so make sure click the "Read more" link at the bottom.

Maple Leaves Felt Cup Sleeve from QuarterLifeLuck

Cinnamon Spice Soy Candles from Beau Tea Studio

Feather Charm Necklace From Pulp Sushi 
Fiber Art Scarf In Merino Wool from Elena Rosenberg

Harvest Moon Lunar Cycle Necklace from Incarnate Anew

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Join the Hudson Valley Etsy Team!

Are you an Etsy seller in the Hudson Valley looking to connect with other handmade businesses in the area?   The deadline to apply for the Fall is TOMORROW!   You can read more our team criteria and how to apply on our website and while you're there, don't forget to check out our gift guides!

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