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:

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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: http://www.vale4business.com/v4bawards/new-business-award/

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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

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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...

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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; www.abingdonyfc.com

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: oxfordetsy@gmail.com]

 

 

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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!

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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: http://www.christinamadeit.com/blog/2017/9/8/etsy-educators-getting-your-creative-business-online

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.

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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!

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Our first meet up by Christina

This was actually our second meet up but we forgot to take any photos at our first meet up. We reserved a table at All Bar One in Oxford. We had about 14 Oxford Etsy Team members attend, at at various stages in their Etsy shop journey. We got to know each other, found out what everyone's skills were and we discussed tips on running our shops. We look forward to the next one! Come and join us if you are an you are based in Oxfordshier and have an Etsy shop (or are looking to set one up)

 All Bar One - Oxford Etsy Meet up

All Bar One - Oxford Etsy Meet up