Etsy Made in France – Bagnolet 2018

Snippets of a lovely day!

First, setting up everything. I enjoy this bustle, observing how people make do with the space they are given, sometimes great and sometimes not convenient at all, what idea they’ve had to decorate their stall and expose their products.

When we are ready, most of us offer help to the overwhelmed organisers. We covered the streets  with balloons and helpful arrows provided by Etsy to show the way from the subway to the event room. We’ve had to be a tad rebellious about it at some point.

Photo by Lauren Hiddèn (click!)

Then it’s all a matter of waiting, chatting with both clients and vendors, making a few sales and generally having a good time.

 

Then the day ended with a nice walk in Paris by dusk with friends.

 

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Made in France – Spring edition 2018

News!

Etsy sellers everywhere in France gather again on June 2nd and 3rd for a spring edition of the ‘Made in France’ fair!

You can find me in this one:

See you soon!

 

 

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Etsy Made in France – summary

Etsy Made in France is over!

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The creators’ market has been a nice success. Lots of people came and enjoyed the stunning location as much as we did.

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Photo credit: Magali C.

Éléphant Paname, where the event took place, was rented the day before, so we couldn’t set anything up on friday night. Thus I had to wake up at 5 am to come and help with decorations. It was a tad painful, but our captains had given so much of their time and energy for this that I owed them as much.

Fortunately, the members of our team get along very well. Sophie and Annick, our captains, work great together. Also, quite a few significant others came to help, which I find adorable.

The team “Petit Paris” was set on the ground floor. The market took up three floors in all. Our room was large (180 m²) and the ceiling is a light well: it’s a dome made of glass squares and LED lights.

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I had spent a lot of time trying to find a good look for my stand. I chose a natural style with lots of wood and some copper. It works quite well with my jewellery as it is mostly statement jewellery with some ethnic inspiration.

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We also had the chance to be able to hire a photographer, Magali C. Of course, her pictures are much nicer than mine (click on them to see her blog and more pictures)!

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Shop: Idée créative

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Shops: Linette Paris and Tedzukuri Atelier

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Shop: Wax etc.

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And my stand!

Upstairs, the style was utterly different: it’s more of the typical 19th century hôtel particulier with mouldings, large windows and floorboards. The “Bien des CHoses team did a great job building furniture to step into it.

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Shops: Chaleur urbaine and Beau fixe

To thank them for their tremendoux work, all the members of our team pitched in to offer our amazing captains Sophie and Annick pretty flowers. Annick had embroided for every one of us a badge with our names on it and they gave us a “Petit Paris” tote bag at the end of the week-end!

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In summary, it was a wonderful experience. Exhausting too, considering all the material to carry in the subway and the long hours of activity. But I can’t wait to do another!

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Etsy Made In France 2016

Shop news!

I will participate in Etsy Made In France this year, on November 26th and 27th in Paris. Check out the event on Facebook!

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Etsy Made in France is a large market for handmade products, organised by the Etsy teams, all volunteers, like me. With the help of Etsy France, we are in charge of the Parisian market; there will be others all around France.

The Paris event will be held at Elephant Paname, a gorgeous, former Parisian hôtel particulier now mostly used as a dance center. Around 40-50 Parisian Etsy sellers will be there to sell their handmade products and offer DIY workshops. An excellent occasion to do some early Christmas shopping and meet nice creative people (I know many of them, they are quite cool)!

I am currently working my arse off to be ready in time, which explains why I am a bit absent on social media these days. I will put up all the information on the blog and my Facebook page as it comes.

Share this event, invite your friends, come and see us!

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