Friday, November 20, 2015

Who Supporting Small Business REALLY Helps

Around this time of year, there’s a lot of “shop small business” doing the rounds, but have you ever thought about what this really means?

Let’s take a look at it from our perspective, e:commerce.  We are ( a small business ourselves, and we are home to many other small businesses.  

The SMALL BUSINESS artisans creating the items for sale on The CraftStar are truly amazing people.  It takes a lot of courage to design something, make it, and then decide to sell it.  It’s a dog eat dog world out there and these creative small businesses aren’t just competing with other sellers on The CraftStar, they’re competing with every business site online!  Think about it - places like Urban Outfitters, Target, Macy’s … they’re all vying for those holiday dollars!!!  

These SMALL BUSINESSES focus on handmade items and crafting supplies … anything from a gorgeous unique pair of earrings, to hand fired chili bowl sets, to holiday decor - there’s not much you won’t find on The CraftStar.  We pride ourselves as being the only site of our kind who does not allow resellers - those who buy wholesale from overseas and then brand them with a 1000% mark-up as “handmade.”  We’ve had this policy from the beginning and we have never wavered from it … we want a fair playing field for all hand makers and quality items for our customers.

The majority of creative SMALL BUSINESS e:commerce sellers fall into one of these groups: those who lost their job through the economy and are using their hobbies as income streams, those who are unable to work a 9-5 job due to an illness, and again, have turned to their hobby as an income stream, and those that are retired who are trying to supplement their 401k’s.  The CraftStar is giving these fabulously creative people a new area to work in, and our sellers work really hard to ensure you get the best product possible.

So please, when you’re searching for that perfect something for someone, or a OOAK (one of a kind) piece that nobody else will have, please keep in mind SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS and stop by  Show our creative SMALL BUSINESS sellers support by making some purchases.  You may literally have put food on someone’s plate and you will most definitely have given someone the confidence to take the next step in their work - and that is a very special gift to give someone. 

Actually a special gift for two people; the one you’re gifting to, and the one you purchased from!

We can’t thank you enough for your support!  Here’s to a great holiday season and a fabulous new year!

The CraftStar Team

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The CraftStar Hot Shot Catalog: Week of November 16th

Gifts $20.00 and Under

Small Chenille Fabric Snow Angel Decoration 


Getting Personal

Personalized Business Card Holder - Rustic live edge wood - Unique office gift - Custom engraving included 

Handmade Jewelry Silver 5/8" Charm or Pendant Using YOUR Pet's Photo Dog Cat Rabbit Horse Bird Keepsake Memorial Personalized


100 Lightweight Aluminum 8mm 16 Gauge Red Jumprings Findings (739)

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The CraftStar Hot Shot Catalog: Week of November 2nd

Gifts $20.00 and Under:

Mixed Metal Black Silk Adjustable Bracelet

Knock On Wood:

Abstract Art Reclaimed Wood Christmas Tree 

Thanksgiving Sign Rustic Wooden Be Thankful Burlap Country Wall Hanging Wedding Housewarming, Hand Engraved Holiday, Country Chic Lucky Bee Designs

Get Cozy:

Stunning Crocheted Rose Red Gloves Fingerless

Infinity Scarf in Taupe and Cream 

Black and White Faux Fur Crochet Stole Shawl 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The CraftStar Hot Shot Catalog: Week of October 12th

Gifts $20.00 and Under:

Sea Lovers:

Silver Starfish and Blue Sea Glass Long Necklace

Seahorse Green and Blue - 34" Hand Painted Metal Wall Decor - Recycled Steel Drum from Haiti - M-600-GR-34

Cool Water Type Soap

Sand Dollar Blues

You’re a Doll!

Lucky Bee:

Ring Bearer Pillow Box Country Chic Rustic Hand Engraved Heart Personalized With This Ring Wood Box Wedding Decor Lucky Bee Designs 

Wedding Skull Cake Topper Personalized Mr Mrs Til Death Offbeat Graffiti Whimsical Rockabilly Lucky Bee Designs

Christmas Tree Ornament Hand Engraved Painted Gourd Saint Nicholas Santa Claus Holiday Gift

Table Ware:

Cake Dome Cover handmade Mosaic w Glass Pedestal Cake Stand

Set of 4 Napkin Rings Personalized for You

Special Wine Glass In A Bottle Candle Holder Hurricane Lamp Centerpiece


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The CraftStar Hot Shot Catalog: Week of October 5th

Gifts $20.00 and Under:

Timeless Swarovski Crystal 14k Gold Filled Earrings

Lapis, rainbow moonstone blue & white gemstone drop earrings,dangle earring,something blue,silver and blue,gemstone earrings,cute earrings

Three Olives Berry Candle Holder With Blue Candle Rocks Whisky Glass 


Handmade Halloween inspired candle holders-witch,ghost,Dracula and Frankenstein 

Fine Art Photography By Jerry Cowart:

From the Heart:


Rosy-Posy Mirage Beads, 10pc

Brass Mermaid Charms

20 Lovely Silver Ribbon Bow Connector Links