Paper Polar Bears- from Metal Jewelry to Planner Stickers
In 2013 I started out selling metal stamped jewelry through my Fiverr shop, fiverr.com/tonjesorum when I was doing a year of community college in California. I really loved how I could personalize jewelry, and it seemed like my customers also did.
Later, this year I got real into pretty planning. I started designing and printing out my own stickers for my planner, and I wanted to share them. I started with my printable shop, as I had no way of cutting the stickers. I got very excited about the idea of selling physical stickers, and I ordered a cutting machine to try out this business!
I still have my printable sticker shop open (StampedMyHeartDigita), but I also opened a new shop for my physical stickers, PaperPolarBears. Thought the name was suiting, since everyone I talked to in California thought we had lots of polar bears where I came from when they found out I was Norwegian!
I am still in the beginning phase of this project that I am very excited about. It includes everything I love; photoshop designing, making something of my own, and shipping out orders to customers that´s waiting for my products to arrive. I love getting packages in the mail myself. It is probably my next to favorite thing, right after making things by myself.
I hope there will be a lot more to add to this story, and I have many plans for the future if this goes my way! (I really like the idea of starting a subscription/monthly surprise box!! :O)
ETSY shop: www.PaperPolarBears.etsy.com
Between nature and human made
Everything started a bit by chance. I always loved it to create stuff myself a bit because I like to use my hands to do stuff and a bit because I always looked for the personalized accessory. Sometimes I saw great stuff around but I often thought that something was missing. Maybe a little detail, maybe the color wasn’t quite right. So I taught myself to sew, to work with wood and other materials to make my own stuff. And then I made some for my friends and family until I decided to start visiting fairs and to open a little shop online.
Birch and Bike is a small batch affair, it’s still at its very beginning and there is still a lot I have to learn along the way. It’s a young project, it’s a one person adventure and slowness is kind of central in the whole process. I want to be able to control the process, to create things exactly like I want them to be, without any compromise.
ETSY shop: www.birtchandbike.etsy.com
Practical, modern and stylish
Hi, I’m Tale, and welcome to my shop!
My first proper craft project was a bedspread put together by over 100 individually knitted squares. While I knitted many of these myself, I also made my family and friends knit me squares whenever I could. The result was a big, homey and original bedspread filled with memories and love. I still have it and use it, 18 years later!
And this is what homemade items should be; durable, filled with history and above all else, made with love.
And that is what you can find at FindingNorth – modern accessories made with love and built on tradition. I want to create items that are not only stylish, but also practical and useful.
ETSY shop: www.findingnorth.etsy.com
Handmade beard care Fit for Vikings by a Viking
Over a decade I have been working with digital products like websites and apps, but lately I have been craving to make some more lasting and tangible products. So where to start? Well I have been spotting a beard for a long time, a decade or more. In the last few years I have been using a variety of beard care products, oils, balms, waxes and soaps. Some good and some not so good.
I am not gonna say that my products are better than the rest. I use 100% natural ingredients. The ingredients I use are some very expensive and therefor my products might be in the high price range for their category. All I ask for you before choosing an beard care product, from me or some other producer, is to investigate a bit the ingredients, Is the product using cheap oils like grapeseed or castor oils? Or if they use something like jojoba or Argan oils? And research a bit what different oils bring to the table.
Fit for Vikings started around the kitchen table, it is a family operation with great help from the wife and my son. Most important is that we have fun with this, we enjoy it and we love to interact and hear from our customers. So if you have questions or feedback then get in touch
The Viking in charge
ETSY shop: www.FitForVikings.etsy.com
HandmadeNorway combines my passion for sewing, beautiful fabric, pattern and colour. Whatever item you choose, you can be sure that you will receive one of a kind design using unique fabric that you will not easily spot elsewhere, be it modern, Scandinavian or beautifully sourced European vintage fabric. New items and designs are added regularly, so do keep checking back.
All my products are handmade and stored in my smoke free and pet free Norwegian home studio.
If you wish to have an item especially made for you, do not hesitate to contact me by sending me a message. Custom orders, feedback, questions and comments are all welcome!
Thank you for supporting handmade 🙂
ETSY shop: www.HandmadeNorway.etsy.com
Some old, some new, some selfmade and some I have got
I am a Norwegian living in the town Drammen with my husband, close to the capital Oslo. My two grown-up daughters are about to leave for university.
I have had plenty of hobbies, most of them of the creative kind. My first sewing machine
was given to me when I was twelve years old, on the condition that I repaired my brothers’ jeans. I have always loved knitting, and the last few months I have started making jewellery, a hobby I also enjoyed as a teenager.
I have always taken good care of all my belongings and what I have inherited, but I appreciate that others will want to buy and use the shoes, scarfs, hats and other things that I no longer have any use of.
In additon to this Etsy shop I run a shop on a Norwegian website and spend much of my time constantly improving and updating both shops with new and…
ETSY shop: www.selfmadeandvintage.etsy.com
Tablet woven belts/bands for reenactment.
I started weaving when I had a job at a museum of archaeology. Little by little I became better at it, and I decided to start my own little shop and a Facebook page. Selling my creations works as great inspiration for me, as I see my viking reenactor friends and others wearing what I have woven.
If you see something you like, but would like it in different colours, material or length, let me know, and I can make something personalised just for you!
Be sure to check out my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Liljekonvallweaving as this is the place where my work first shows up while I’m working on it or when it’s finished. There you can also find pictures from over the years of things I have made, and you can use it as inspiration, be it for a future order from me, or your own tablet weaving.
ETSY shop: www.Liljekonvallweaving.etsy.com
We used to work together making props for a few Tv shows, and became good friends (maybe even more so when we learned that Anja’s great-grandmother used to work for Sigrids great-great-grandmother..)
Longing to be creative outside work as well, already spending a lot of time together, (and with a love for accessories and online shopping) we started Everyday Glory in 2008!
The name “Everyday Glory” is actually the name of a Rush song, and Anja is a big fan.
For the time being Sigrid works long hours making TV on different locations, so Anja tends to the shop. We still hook up ever so often to enjoy Sigrids homemade dinners (Yum!!)
And check out our Epla store (Norwegian) where we also combine shipping, and where we currently stock most of our bracelets: epla.no/shops/everydayglory
ETSY shop: www.everydayglory.etsy.com