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Etsy Made Local Brighton screenprint hello dodo

Etsy Brighton Artists Studios behind the scenes tour Rock Cakes jewellery

Etsy Brighton Artists Studios behind the scenes tour iced tea

Etsy Brighton Artists Studios behind the scenes tour shelves

carrie and liv bloggers shooting cameras

Etsy Brighton Artists Studios behind the scenes designer makers

Etsy Brighton Artists Studios behind the scenes tourEtsy Brighton Artists Studios behind the scenes tour rock cakes jewellery painting

 

#EtsyBloggerSleepover

When I first started ShinyThoughts, this little spot on the internet liked to talk about craft, local artists in my area and independent products that interested me. Exhibitions make way for for holidays and artist studio tours for outfit posts. It’s strange to think how much my focus has changed now compared to life 6 years ago.

That’s why I was really exited to have the opportunity to revisit the world of making with Etsy on their trip to Brighton. The chance to take a look behind the scenes of some modern and fun independent brands took me right back to the birth of this blog! 

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Etsy Brighton Artists Studios behind the scenes tour Georgie St. Clair

Etsy Brighton Artists Studios behind the scenes tour georgiestclair workshop

Etsy Brighton Artists Studios behind the scenes Georgiestclair illustrations

Etsy Brighton Artists Studios behind the scenes tote bags

 

Lick Studios

It was just a short walk to Lick Yoghurt’s offices where some of Etsy Brighton’s best Sellers came to hang out and show us how they work. Once stepped into the arty space, I was super excited to spot one of my favourite Etsy sellers Rock Cakes, run by the lovely Sarah Meredith. She very kindly gifted me her cute mirrored ‘hello‘ necklace years ago so it was a big pleasure to watch her creating a bunch of equally adorable wooden brooches based on the British weather. Rain never looked so good.

Joining her were several others in the Brighton Etsy club including Toby, the student behind the pretty puurrrrdy I Like CATS (I really do.) There was Hello DODO with their adorable Brighton up your Day screen prints which they demo’ed in front of us with a portable stamper. After a couple of cocktails, we sat down to workshops with GeorgieStClair and the dudes at Designosaur.

A flower petal dress illustration, choker necklace and camera keyring later and it was time to tuck into some Lick and a chat with the Sellers. It was wonderful to see the time, effort and community spirit behind the famous marketplace for unique goods. Afterall, People Make Etsy ya’ know!

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Etsy Brighton Artists Studios behind the scenes tour plants

Etsy Brighton Artists Studios behind the scenes tour i like cats shop paintings

Etsy Brighton Artists Studios behind the scenes i like cats cat tattoo

Etsy Brighton Artists Studios behind the scenes tour brighton up your day hello dodo

Etsy Brighton Artists Studios behind the scenes tour designosaur

Etsy Brighton Artists Studios behind the scenes tour designosaur pliers

lick yoghurt colourful frozen yoghurt pots

Etsy Brighton Artists Studios behind the scenes tour jelly shoes

Thanks so much Etsy UK for the opportunity to come and meet some of your sellers!

Want to see where I stayed and what I wore? See my last Brighton post!

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  • Sam September 30, 2015 at 10:31 PM

    Lovely photos, so bight and happy! Loving the dinosaur jewellery. Looks like so much fun. =^-^=

    Sam | Momentarily Dreaming

  • Josie September 30, 2015 at 3:46 PM

    This looks so much fun and your photos are crazy gorgeous. I love a bit of craft myself, so this is an inspiring post!

    Josie x

    http://www.aprettypostit.blogspot.com

    • Lulu October 2, 2015 at 8:24 AM

      Thanks Josie! Glad you liked it! 🙂 X

  • Annabel September 30, 2015 at 9:46 AM

    I know I should be loving the products, but that little cat tattoo and those DREAMY dungarees may have captured my whole heart!
    I’ve been feeling a little out of love with Etsy lately, but you have definitely revived me 🙂
    Glad you had a lovely time!
    Abel x
    http://www.brain-food.co.uk

    • Lulu October 2, 2015 at 8:26 AM

      Haha I don’t blame you! I’m tempted to get one myself 😉

      That’s great to hear! I think there’s nothing like seeing what goes on behind the scenes to inspire you! X