Thank you to Etsy and also to all the Crafters who made and submitted their projects as a part of the Etsy + Craft contest! We can’t tell you how excited and how much fun the team has had looking over all the fantastic entries. In the presence of such talent, we must admit it was a very hard decision for each of the CRAFT editors to pick the final 5 winners which today we are happy to announce.
Interactive Pendant by KathrynRiechert – Link.
“I chose the Interactive Pendant. I think it’s a beautiful necklace, with an antique as well as modern look. But more than that, it has a couple of built-in games you can play, which is unexpected and gives it the kind of dimension in a craft that I love.”
Carla Sinclair, Editor-in-Chief of CRAFT
Outta This World Cigar Box Purse by EmotionalBaggage – Link.
“I was amazed by both the number of entries and the creativity represented in every conceivable craft medium. It was so hard to choose! I ended up choosing the Outta This World Cigar Box Purse as my favorite because I loved the repurposing angle, the inclusion of aliens and 1950s kitsch, and, of course, the tiny CRAFT cover placed in the image. Using computer technology, recycling, clever imagery, and clever words will always win me over!”
Shawn Connally, Managing Editor of CRAFT
Crafts DO Grow on Trees by fellNward – Link.
“Let the creativity overfloweth! I was really floored by all the entries, but particularly drawn to Julia and Cara’s because it represents the melding of so many different media, all in homage to the greatest crafter of all — the big mama, Nature. I also really love the fact that these crafty ladies collaborate on their art. So crafty!”
Goli Mohammadi, Associate Managing Editor of CRAFT
Betty the Retro Robot Waitress Serving up CRAFT on a Platter by Artsy – Link.
“This entry conveys all that I love — 50’s, robots, vintage, tea cups, diners, and crafting. This a great retro and yet modern interpretation of what our CRAFT logo and cover represents.”
Natalie Zee, Associate Editor of CRAFT
Geisha Tote by enamor – Link.
“I love this interpretation of the CRAFT logo because it was so unexpected, and got me thinking about the long line of crafters that have gotten us to where we are now. Even though the geisha with her CRAFT scroll is really funny, it’s also a wonderful reminder of our history. The painting is absolutely beautiful, and it cracks me up to see that hot pink logo on a scroll!”
Arwen O’Reilly, Staff Editor of CRAFT
The winners here will be featured in the special Etsy ad for Vol. 1 of CRAFT! Congratulations winners and thank you to everyone who participated!