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Crafty Art Market 2

Crafty Art Market is here again!! This time, it is BIGGER and BETTER! I am excited and I am sure you are too! XD Come and meet all our talented Etsians and local handmade artists and see for yourself what they have to offer! Pencil down this date and bring all your friends and families for this fun-filled event and we will see you there! ;)

Here’s our final list of confirmed participants:

  1. LavenzOsy – Lavenz makes prints, postcard, bookmark, jeweleries, pocket mirror, bookplates etc.
  2. okinokiyo – Maizura makes kids sun hat and clothing
  3. kindersoaps – Michelle makes handmade, all-natural soap
  4. yeepiicloset & moodfashionstore – Chris makes accessories from jewelry to bags & Tasha makes clothes
  5. emikaz – Emi makes handcrafted jewelry
  6. kiiss – Kelly sells fabric and craft supplies. She creates some fabric rings, brooches and hair pins too
  7. BellaPosh – Ayesha makes handmade hair clips and clothing
  8. skyejuice – Alex make colorful jewelry and other handmade goods
  9. mimpimurni – Murni makes handmade jewelry and lip balms
  10. loveandcraft – Alice makes felt and fabric accessories. She will be selling some craft supplies too
  11. angelicquirk – Evelin creates lovely cards, gift tags, notebooks, bookmarks
  12. thezaiart & MynnQ – Zai offers acrylic painting while his partner & Mynn creates bags, accessories and paper craft
  13. blankcanvasdesigns – Joanne creates decals for walls, glass and smooth surfaces
  14. BagNCraft – Sally makes handbags, purses, keychain pouch & origami
  15. snazzynsuch – Tini offers craft supplies and kid clothes
  16. izreen – Izreen makes party related items. She will be selling some tags, homemade cookies and such
  17. nukilan, funkytiles & Rekhss – Both Nadiah & Rekha sells hand-painted ceramic tiles, cards and other paper goods
  18. HoneysHive – Honey makes paper quilled jewelry, magnets, hair clips, gift cards, and more
  19. SakaiCentric – Joey makes cultural influenced handmade notebooks & gifts
  20. LoveFateJewelry – Zurien makes handmade jewelry & accessories
  21. KalleoHandmadeSoaps – Christine makes cold-processed handmade soaps
  22. effbombs – Mei makes handmade statement badges
  23. TrinketTrove – Jessie sells handmade jewelry & display trees
  24. beadscraftz – Madeline makes polymer clay jewelry & accessories
  25. JainaBee – Pek Mun sells origami works such as Japanese Washi dolls, origami Washi jewelry & Washi supplies
  26. jpbeads – Jenny makes purse hooks, handmade jewelry & accessories
  27. CharmingBeadzsnorazah – Selina makes stitch markers & wine glass charms. Norazah sells embellishment for card making
  28. iitchillustrations & My Glass Cubicle – Dura creates illustrations, handmade accessories, clothes, tote bags & paper dolls
  29. LittleSyam & Lina footstool – Lina  makes silkscreen, tote bags, bookbindings, painting & handmade footstool
  30. Giffy – Amy sells craft supplies & handmade key chains, brooch & clay figure

Team Etsy Malaysia Crafty Art Market 2 is here!!!!

Good news!!! This is the market everyone is waiting for!!!! Our own Crafty Art Market is about to happen again. Wow, that is quick and exciting and the sign up dateline is close too (by end of this month, 31/Jan).

Venue: @ The Bee, Jaya One
Date: 19 February 2011
Time: 11am – 6pm

Requirements: Your products for sale on event day must be “handmade”/ supplies for “handmade” only. And of course, you have to be an Etsy team member!

Discussion Thread (more details and sign up instruction) : http://www.etsy.com/teams/5026/etsy-malaysia/discuss/6749185/
(this is a private thread, you have to join our team to view)

Or contact jpbeads to sign up for the market.

Supplies Bazaar

It’s the first ever bazaar selling nothing but awesome supplies organize by the Handmade Movement. You don’t need to go search high and low to search for supplies and material, now there’s a bazaar only for handmade and craft supplies. How great is that?

For supplies seller to want to participate in this bazaar, kindly contact Beii at lvbeii1604@gmail.com to register.
(super cool organizer Beii, she also organizer all sorts of interesting craft classes, I am joining the socks doll class)

Rental is just RM30 for the first early 15 vendors who sign up. And after the first that will be RM50. Hurry up :D

For more details : http://thehandmademovement.blogspot.com/

Choosing The Right Bazaar

Since I am on the editorial board for Bazaar & Market and Business Resources, I should share some tips on choosing the right bazaar/market to participate as vendor.

Nowadays, I see that there is a lot of new organizers trying to host bazaars and some with the tagline of handmade craft market. Are they really promoting the handmade scene or simply just earning the money from the small indie business owner? Even if they are experienced organizer, could they bring the ‘right’ crowd?

Here are some of the rule of thumbs that I applied when comes to selecting the bazaar to join (some expensive experience learnt from past events) :

  • Location Location and Location
    Sounds like property investment but yes, location is important. This is the first thing that I consider because I paid an expensive lesson to learn this. I joined my first bazaar that was held at a small quiet mall in Ampang. Two huge mistakes here. First, the mall was so quiet, it looked more like an abandon building and second, driving to Ampang from PJ took me 1 hour++. I only manage to sell one hairpin. My friend didn’t make any sales. No, we didn’t get any refund because the organizer was not even there!
    Recently I joined the bazaar in Subang Parade (Subang Jaya). Superb location! But I’d chosen the wrong spot, a very hidden spot in the corner. But that didn’t matter a lot, because the main location (the mall) was good enough. A lot of my blog and fanspage followers turned up, we chatted, they bought some stuff, look and feel my fabrics and some purposely came for COD. Some couldn’t find my hidden spot, so they have to call me up. Because of the location, I have participate in the Subang Parade bazaar several times. So, hot spot IS VERY important.
  • Organizer’s Website
    I’ve seen some of the new bazaar organizers that emerge with really lousy blog layout. No introduction about who’s in the group, no follower, no fanspage, no nothing but a poster of the coming event asking vendor to sign up.  If they are so lazy upon setting up for their own blog, I doubt that they will be any good in promoting and marketing the event.
    To bring crowds to the bazaar, the organizer must have really strong network, with thousands of followers in their fanspage (or the Google Friend Connect thing), lots of interaction going on in the blog chat box, or fanspage, and most importantly they do reply to email and sms.
  • Organizer’s Past Event
    Most of the experienced organizers will share the pictures of past events in their gallery, fanspage, Facebook, or in the blog itself. Checking out the pictures will give you an idea what sort of crowds they could bring you.
    I’m always sceptical in joining newbie organizer’s event unless the rental is cheaper than the usual rate (see the point below).
  • Rental Guideline
    Rental Limit in KL is around RM50 to RM90.
    Hot spot shopping mall like Tropicana Mall and Subang Jaya is charging RM75/booth.
    Handmade-themed market are usually charging RM50/booth.
    Popular vintage market organizer are charging RM70-90. More expensive because vintage market likes to held the event at odd places (like clubs, hall, gallery) and they need to spend a lot on marketing.
    I do not have the rental for weekly bazaars (bazaar that needs you to join every week, a package fee) but I have a feeling that they are very or the most expensive because they are usually at hot spot mall and by reputable organizers (usually the mall management itself).

Think of joining the bazaar as a marketing tool to advertise your business. The effort might not translate to sales straight away on the bazaar day itself but the potential customers might check out your online shop and purchase from you when the time is right. Even if the day itself the sales is not so good, but make sure you did give out all your name cards. Online business depends a lot on (the right)TRAFFIC, that’s why my rule of thumb 1 to 3 is all about traffic. :)

Art & Life Market

Art & Life Market is calling for vendors.

They are looking for Handmade Vendors with

  • creative, unique or special items for sale
  • talent in handmade crafts (eg: painting, creative cuisine, soaps…)
  • young entrepreneurship ambition
  • We are providing you a platform to let your items be exposed, at a minimal rate of RM 70/day only, at the heart of Bukit Bintang – Fahrenheit 88!
  • Vendors are encouraged to join the market’s promotion.

Blog : http://www.artnlifemarket.blogspot.com/

Facebook: Art n Life Market
Date : 22-23, 29-30 Jan and 11-13, 18-20, 25-28 Feb
Venue : Fahrenheit 88

Contact :
Nicole (017-277 3273) or Ze Yong (012-2687 229)

Email : artnlifemarket@hotmail.com

Chic Pop Street Market 6

This street market date might be a bit too near but last week I checked with them, they are still accepting new vendor application. So you guys can still try to apply if you can make it.

Saturday: 22nd January 2011: 12pm – 6pm
Chic POP Street Market 6 @ Jaya One, Jalan Universiti, Section 14, Petaling Jaya (MY)

Save the date for our sixth Chic POP Street Market, happening next month! Mark your calendars for the first shopping date of the year with us and be sure to keep checking the site for more details!

Kaka Art Market

【Kaka Handemade Art Market】 Handmade, Painting, Photograghy, Pottery, Performing Art, Music, Arts Exchange… all under one roof.

Venue : Shaw Parade, Ground Floor, Changkat Thambi Dollah, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Time : 11am-7pm

Market on 1st Sunday of every month
2/1/2011, 6/3/2011, 3/4/2011

一月份主题:新 年快乐
January Theme:Happy Chinese New Year
(Theme colour : Red)

三 月份主题:简约生活(慈善日)
March Theme:Simple Life (Charity Day)
(Theme colour : Grey)

April Theme:Animal Kingdom
(Theme colour : Wild)

摊位报名方式 Registration:
请寄来您的姓名、3张作品照片、部落格和联络电话,我 们将发送详情和报名表格给您。
Kindly send them your name, three (3) photographs of your creation, blog address and contact number. They will proceed on sending you the registration form upon receiving your email.

欲询问详 情及报名,请电邮至:
For enquiry and registration, please email to :