Sunday, 31 May 2009


Hello everyone!

My name's Sara, and my shop is called jombolom.

I've been obsessed with paper for as long as I can remember, so it was perhaps inevitable that I would end up making cards one day! The materials that I use are sourced from all over the world - washi paper from Japan, watercolour paper from Italy, stamps from the USA, embellishments from Asia - and I'm constantly trying out ideas for new ranges of cards. Each card is one-of-a-kind, so you can be guaranteed a unique item - though it does make listing rather difficult!

I've also been working with some other Etsians - particularly those who carve custom stamps - and I'm always willing to consider other collaborations.

Anyway, feel free to have a browse around my shop - I hope you see something that you like.

Crafting workshops

Craft in the Bay (in Cardiff Bay) organises a regular programme of diverse craft workshops. I haven't attended any myself, but looking at the forthcoming workshops, I am tempted...

Etsy Treasuries

A tool for checking whether you're currently featured in an Etsy Treasury.

Some useful links

The Next Women: an online magazine for web-based entrepreneurs

Women in Rural Enterprise

The Prince's Initiative for Mature Enterprise

Enterprise HQ: providing meeting venues for local businesses


Well, since PinkieKinch has taken the plunge, I guess I should be brave and introduce myself too.

I'm Chloe and I make weird things.
I've had an Etsy shop since January 2009 and I'm rather enjoying it.

I enjoy crocheting, sewing, embroidery, drawing, gardening and PC games. Total geek? Yep.

The EtsyCymru team is buzzing with ideas, it's good to be part of a relatively local and extremely friendly team. I can't wait to see what happens next!


Saturday, 30 May 2009


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PinkieKinch & Praise Art

Hello Etsians and fellow crafters!

I'm Joanna and a happy member of Team Cymru.

I have lived away from my Welsh motherland for 15 years perhaps, but i've been back now for three years and am crafting with a gusto.

My two great passions are beading and printing, oh as well as my husband and my little dog.  So that's more than two passions!   As well as this I love interior design and would really love to do more with my garden.

I have a beading site on Etsy! Yeah for Etsy, as well as Folksy. PinkieKinch is my beading pen name. As well as this, I run a printing business KinchPrint, this is where Praise Art comes in, it's my specialist range of handprinted inspirational wares. So as you can imagine things can get a little complicated around here, that all adds to the fun though.

Since being on Etsy, I've met some lovely people and I'm sure they'll be joining us here on Team Cymru.   I am really looking forward to seeing how out little Team develops.

TTFN Joanna


Welcome to the Etsy Team Cymru - Wales blog! Here you will find information about the Welsh crafting community that uses Etsy as one of its shopfronts. To get to know us, read on...