Guest post: Gearysworld by Christina

I am not sure what I would call my art. I am self taught and throw everything at a drawing or painting to get the final effect. But this I means I will paint in acrylics, inks and watercolours to get the final outcome. I also use pen work to add detail. I think you will agree my final outcome is very vibrant colours.


I have done my best to promote on social media and researched photos, I’m not sure they are completely perfect photos but I don’t think they will put people off buying.


I am very new to Etsy, but I have a passion for drawing and painting and I hope this reflects in my work and people will want to hang it on there walls.


In recent years a lot has changed, I have been made redundant twice, one job I had been in for many years. So I decided to take some time out this year and concentrate on promoting my art, I don’t expect this to be easy!


I have had a collaboration by Wonderfunders published. This was a world war one graphic novel anthology that was my brain child. 32 people from around the world came together to produce this book. All proceeds are going to the charity War Child. The book is called Memorial The Great War Centenary, I did approximately 30 pages for this. It is available from Drivethrucomics and  Indy planet.


I Have been drawing since as far back as I can remember. I was influenced by the Sci-fi and fantasy films of the 70’s and 80’s. This is where I still get most of my inspiration from. I am hoping to transport this world of imagination into my etsy shop.



Coming from the Cotswolds I love observing the abundant wildlife around here, so I love painting animals which I also want to put into the shop. So these are two brands and I hope this does not confuse the buyer. You can be sure though that you will get some well thought out images that I hope you enjoy them for years. I do try to, in the bigger paintings hide things that you will keep discovering.

Christopher A Geary

You can find Christopher’s Etsy shop here: 

Pop Up Shop up until Christmas! by Christina

We are very excited that we are going to have our Oxford Etsy pop up shop in the Didcot Orchard Centre until Friday 21st December. And from throughout October, November & December we will be open 7 days a week. The new opening hours are:

Monday 10am- 5pm

Tuesday 10am-5pm

Wednesday 10am-5pm

Thursday 10am-5pm

Friday 10am-5pm

Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 11am-4pm

The shop is located in the new expansion of the Orchard Centre in Didcot - Unit 47/49, Orchard Street, Didcot, OX11 7LG.


Finalists for New Business Awards by Christina

New Business of the Year Finalists!

We are very pleased to announced that the Oxford Etsy Team was nominated for the Vale 4 Business: New Business of the Year award and were chosen as FINALISTS on March 9th at an event at the Crown & Thistle. We are up against three other local businesses in the Catergorgy:


Childrey Stores

EMFcomp Ltd

Oxford Etsy

Tap Social

This is a huge achievement for us even to have just been listed as finalists. The winners will be announced on May the 18th at the Williams F1 conference Centre, wish us luck!

You can find out more information about the Vale 4 Business award here:


Abingdon Young Farmers build the furniture for our shop by Christina

We put a call out for help on the Thursday, on the Sunday we had 10 volunteers from Abingodn Young Farmers turn up with power tools and materials ready to build us some furniture for the shop. Everything was created from pallets and scrap wood donated by the young farmers.

Building a book case


Attempting to prevent any spliters from the table

And the finished results before they head to the shop to be filled with wonderful handmade items...


If you are looking to join a social club and are aged between 10- 16 (juniors) or 16-27 (seniors) we strongly recommend the Abingdon Young Farmers Club - you dont have to be a farmer to be in Young Farmers. For more details visit;

Pop-up Shop coming to Abingdon! by Christina

Something exciting is coming to Abingdon!! From Saturday 4th November - Sunday 17th December Bury Street will have it’s very own, first ever, Oxford Etsy Team pop-up shop! We are soooo excited, follow our progress as we attempt to create an entire shop in just 18 days [for enquiries email:]



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Making a Ring by Christina

The Abingdon members of the Oxford Etsy Team came along to the Abingdon Silver Groups open evening where they each learnt to make a silver ring. They all managed to produce some really impressive pieces.

Measureing the silver

Measureing the silver

Cutting the wire

Cutting the wire

Ready to solder

Ready to solder

Using the blow torch to solder the join

Using the blow torch to solder the join

Safety first!

Safety first!


And the finished results

If you would like to learn how to make a ring get in touch with the Abingdon Silver Group via Facebook & they can arrange a session for you.

Etsy Workshop by Christina

Christina Made It is hosting an Etsy workshop for new Etsy sellers. Etsy Educators: Getting your Creative Business Online'. You can find out more about the workshop here:

Join the Facebook event

Saturday 7th October 2017
Thomas Reade School, Abingdon, OX14 3RR
10am-4pm (lunch is included)
£45 per person

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Christina was invited up to the Etsy HQ in London and was selected by EtsyUK to be an Etsy Educator. She got to meet the lovely ladies who all have their own very sucessful Etsy shops.


Mini Abingdon Meet Up by Christina

We have started to encourage members to connect with other Oxford Esty Team members in their towns and villages. This is Helen, Christina & Shany who make up 3 of the 6 Oxford Etsy members from Abingdon. Until Oxford Etsy was set up they had no idea anyone else near them had their own Etsy shop. Now they have regular meets, teaching each other their different crafts. We are gradually creating a craft community!