Tulsa Craft Mafia

Become an Etsy seller!
August 30, 2010, 11:50 pm
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Hello, crafty people!  This is Holly, and I’ve got a bit of news that might interest you.  Many craft-savvy folks already know about Etsy.com, but for anyone who doesn’t, Etsy is an online marketplace where consumers all over the world have access to handmade items, craft supplies, and vintage goodies.

If you wanted to set up a shop on etsy, would you know where to start?  I do!  That’s why I’ll be teaching a class at Tulsa Community College called Etsy: Entrepreneur Resource.  It’s not just for beginners though, I am designing the class so that ANYONE who’s interested in learning the tips and tricks to having an etsy shop will benefit.

The class will take place on Tuesday, September 28th and Thursday, September 30th from 5:30 til 9:25 pm.  And in case you’re worried that you might end up sitting through a total of 8 hours worth of powerpoint presentations, let me ease your mind right now by saying that’s not the way I roll.  I recently graduated with a degree in education, and I’ll be putting it to good use for this class.  You can expect to participate in discussions, hands-on activities, an Etsy scavenger hunt, and step-by-step instructions for building, maintaining, and promoting your shop.  Most importantly, this class will be FUN!  So click right here and scroll to page 10 if you’d like more information on how to enroll. See you in September!!

-Holly (

Want to win a handmade prize from one of our members?
May 25, 2010, 1:45 pm
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Hello!  This is Holly, and I wanted to let fans of the Tulsa Craft Mafia know about a giveaway I’m doing on my blog right now.  Let me give you a little bit of background info.  I LOVE gardening, and this passion has combined with my crafting pursuits to form an all new hobby- terrariums!  I’ve been making terrariums of all shapes and sizes, using everything from pickle jars to vintage glass containers.

I’ve been making these for a while now, but only recently have I run out of room to store them in my home (they’re EVERYWHERE!). So now I suppose I’ll just have to part with some of my beloved terrariums. If you’d like to buy one, you can visit the Tulsa Craft Mafia at Alliday on June 26th, where I will be selling these little ecosystems in our booth. But one lucky reader won’t have to worry about buying a terrarium, because I’m GIVING one away! And it’s not just any terrarium, it’s a baby!

These itty bitty terrariums contain real living moss and require very little care. The glass jars measure just 1 inch in length, and they are complete with a cork stopper and a loop so that you can hang them from a chain or cord and wear them!

How would you like to have one of these little guys delivered to your doorstep? To claim your chance to win, head on over to this blog post and enter! It’s easy!

-Holly (www.Hollyrocks.etsy.com)

Re-purposed clip-on rings
February 10, 2009, 11:05 pm
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Hey everybody!! This is Holly from Hollyrocks.etsy.com, and I’ve got a sweet little Valentine’s Day tutorial for you. Here you will find out how to breathe new life into old clip-on earrings by making them into fantastic rings.

Materials needed: an old pair of clip-on earrings, a blank ring base, glue
Time to complete: 5-10 minutes

1.) Find a pair of clip-on earrings. You may find these at thrift stores, garage sales, estate sales, or in your grandma’s jewelry box (but please ask before taking them).  These are the ones I used:


2.) Remove the clip-on attachment from the back of the earring. This is easiest on earrings which have been attached using an adhesive, soldered clip-ons present more of a challenge. You may need to use a razor blade to make sure there is no residue left from the old adhesive.

3.) Place the earring flat-side-up on a solid work surface. Apply a pea-sized drop of industrial strength glue such as e-6000.

4.) Firmly press the flat portion of the ring base onto the drop of glue. Hold it in place until the glue is tacky enough to keep the ring base in place.


5.) Let cure for at least 24 hours.

6.) Place ring on finger, behold how sparkly and eco-friendly you are in your new ring!