Become New Mexico True

This past month Annie of ASpinnerWeaver completed a live training session for the team on how to become New Mexico True. If you missed it that’s ok we have brought the training to you.

The New Mexico True Certified program is part of the New Mexico Department of Tourism.

It brings national attention to the quality, care and craftsmanship behind products that are uniquely New Mexican, while providing opportunity for small and large businesses to integrate the New Mexico True Certified mark on their packaging, fulfillment, and marketing materials.

The program is free.

Products can be in one of the following 3 categories:

  1. Made in New Mexico- products made in NM (does not require that all ingredients or components are made in NM).
  2. Born & Raised in New Mexico- Animals and livestock which produce food and fiber products. Dairy products, meat and wool.
  3. Grown in New Mexico- Plants and agricultural products, food products.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Company must be located in NM
  • Products must fit into one of the categories above
  • Must have a business name
  • New Mexico Tax ID #
  • Website where your product can be purchased. (either your own website, a platform like Etsy or from a retail outlet with a virtual store like Amazon).

BENEFITS:

  • Permission to integrate “New Mexico True Certified” mark on packaging and marketing materials
  • Business or product listing on NewMexico.org (Under the tab “Things to Do” and “True Certified Shopping”)
  • Consideration for inclusion in an upcoming issue of New Mexico Magazine and/or future episodes of New Mexico True Television
  • Retail opportunity through designated New Mexico True Certified e-commerce site
  • Referral to consumer retail merchandising consultant
  • Advertising, social media, and public relations support for the New Mexico True Certified program through the New Mexico Tourism Department
  • Listing in online “Gift Guides”
  • Additional promotional opportunities as they arise

 

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TO PREPARE FOR APPLYING:

Know which specific products you’d like to have certified New Mexico True.

Be able to present ideas on how you would use the New Mexico True Certified mark if approved (e.g., packaging, website, marketing materials, merchandising, point of sale, signage, press release or other public relations outreach/materials, trade show display, storefront, etc.). You will be required to provide mockups of how you will use the logo. For example, I printed the logo and made tags for my straps, attached them and photographed. I also did a screenshot of my website and Etsy shop banner, overlaid the logo on them and saved these as jpg. Files.

If you are applying for “Made in New Mexico” certification: Photos or other evidence/documentation (such as lease or contract manufacturer agreement) of New Mexico-based facilities for the production of your product(s). Acceptable formats for upload include .jpg, .png, and .pdf. Since I work from home and have no such written documents, they asked for a photo of my production area.

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If you are applying for “Born & Raised in New Mexico” or “Grown in New Mexico” certification: Source-verified third-party documentation from NMDA or qualified company such as Where Food Comes From, Inc. Must be in .pdf format for upload.

Have all of these things ready to go before you start the online application as you will not be able to save it and go back to it. It must be completed in one session.  I recommend pulling up the online application (or printing it even) answering all of the questions on paper and then returning to the online version to complete and submit.

NEXT STEPS:

Your application will be reviewed and you will be notified by email

If accepted, you will have to:

Create your listing on the NewMexico.com website

Print a simple affidavit form certifying that your product is made in NM, get it notarized and return it

Fill out a licensing agreement detailing the specific ways in which you will use the logo/brand and submit visual examples (mockups)

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To apply: www.newmexico.org/industry/work-together/true-certified/

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2015 Etsy Craft Party

Hello, party people!

Each year, the ETSY.com Community celebrates creativity together at Etsy’s annual Craft Party. The Etsy community will be celebrating together in towns and cities across the globe on June 5th and 6th, and you’re all invited! The 2015 party theme is:

 “Kaleidoscope: Paper Taking Shape”

This summer, indulge your creative side and join the worldwide Etsy craft party happening on Saturday, June 6th. At this free event, you can meet other local creative folks, de-stash your supplies, and take home new craft making treasures. We will offer up an opportunity to laugh with friends, snap colorful crafting pics, eat some cookies, and celebrate two of the best things in our handmade lives:  craft and community. 

FOOD, GAMES, CRAFTING,
…this is a FREE family-oriented community event

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 Here is the scoop…

Day/Time: Saturday June 6th, 2 PM to 5PM
Location:  Indie Chic, 10814 Cochititi St SE, Albuquerque, NM

What should you expect at this event?

  • Paper crafts galore
  • Delicious food and drinks
  • An origami folding station
  • Collaging
  • A photobooth for showing off your crafts
  • Tons of fun-filled craft surprises

What is the featured craft project?

We will be making paper weaving art using colored paper, photos, magazine pages, ribbon and fabric to create an awesome geometric effect. You can also opt to personalize your artwork by bringing two of your own 8.5 x 11 inch photos to use.

What is the cost? 

The registration is FREE; however, registration REQUIRED!  You can easily register for the party at: http://etsy.me/1F9wYA4

What can/can’t I bring to the event?
Partygoers will be asked to bring:

  1. A platter of finger-foods or some drinks to be shared
  2. Some treasures from your hobby or business (coupons/ freebies to add to the “loot bags”
  3. Your own craft embellishment-horde, tools (you should feel comfortable working here), although limited supplies will be provided
  4. Fold up/Camping chair so we can craft outside too
  5. OPTIONAL: Two of your own 8.5 x 11 inch photos to use.
  6. OPTIONAL: Children, but they should come with an adult to supervise.

Treasured: November in New Mexico

November in New Mexico

Beautiful fall and winter items from talented New Mexican artists.

Rust Leopard Panel Dress Bombshell Pinup

$85.00
10x08mm Table Cut Olive Green Bicone Czech Glass Beads (15 pcs)

$8.10
Dots and Chevrons Peyote Cuff

$45.00
Frog Amigurumi Crochet Toy (15 inch-ish)

$34.00
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun with Lime and Raspberry Peyote Cuff (2263) - A Sand Fibers Creation

$45.00
Golden St Frances

$25.00
Sterling dill leaf earrings, replica of dill leaves in low-tarnish sterling

$30.00
Christmas Card Set #3: Christmas Tree Card, Merry Christmas, Xmas, Holiday Card Sets, Seasons Greetings, Notecard, Red, Little Bird de Papel

$24.00
Etched Southwest Gecko on Copper with Turquoise and Magnesite Heishi

$48.00
Amber Sea Urchin Necklace on 3 mm black satin cord, adjust. 14-27 inches

$28.00
Fiesta Flower Mug in Blue

$15.00
Aqua Loop-de-loop Ndebele Choker (2148) - An Original OOAK Sand Fibers Creation

$38.00

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Treasured: Rustic


‘RUSTIC’ by Grandabon

NEW MEXY ETSY TEAM TREASURYI think this may be my favorite treasury I’ve made…No, I’m sure of it. Thanks to the members of the NEW MEXY ETSY team for creating or collecting these amazing pieces that are just so darn cool!


Wabi Sabi Sage, Bronze and E…

$135.00

Christmas turquoise and cher…

$23.00

4 “The Cross” Sacr…

$48.00

Shabby Chic Accent Pillow

$20.00

Chevy Old Brown Blue and Rus…

$20.00

framed vintage gentleman

$25.00

Silver Antler Necklace. Elk …

$30.00

Sterling and Turquoise Ring …

$72.00

Dendritic Quartz Necklace

$168.00

Summer Abstract Peyote Cuff …

$73.00

The Herd

$25.00

Pecos Diamond Specimen Ring

$150.00

Embroidered Flower Locket

$35.00

Sterling Silver Sacred Heart…

$239.00

Red Eyed Day of the Dead Rin…

$130.00

Next station 50 miles 11×14 …

$44.00

Treasury tool supported by the dog house

Treasured: Golden Christmas on a Cyber Monday


‘Golden Christmas on a Cyber Monday’ by bluerachelle

Lovely pieces made in New Mexico and inspired by our warm colors.


Gold Polish Star

$6.00

handmade lampwork glass bead…

$24.00

Brass Chevron Necklace. Geom…

$32.00

St. Francis Cathedral, Santa…

$30.00

Cyber Monday Etsy Black Fri…

$20.00

bOhemiAn peAr eArRiNgs

$14.00

Scalloped Blooming Bead in T…

$88.00

Turquoise Curls Cuff

$47.00

bicycle necklace – sterling …

$42.00

Reserved for Sandra San Jose…

$10.00

Embroidered Personalized Ini…

$30.00

Retro Bicycle Cufflinks – Cy…

$19.55

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Treasured: New Mexico Variety Show


‘New Mexico Variety Show’ by BlueQuailCrafts

Those of us who live in the Land of Enchantment are an eclectic bunch, no doubt. Just look at the variety of art and artists we have. Find the perfect holiday gift in one of our many shops!


Freshwater Pearlies (6) Hand…

$15.00

Guitar Strap Handmade Woven …

$50.00

Southwestern Strands Necklac…

$210.00

Sanctuary, 7×14 acrylic pain…

$100.00

Fly Me to the Moon Retro Tag…

$4.00

Malachite and Diamonds Beadw…

$50.00

Grandma’s Treasures

$25.00

20% OFF, Painted, Fused Gla…

$21.00

Things Are Looking Up, acryl…

$80.00

Day of the Dead Roses and Su…

$20.00

Horizontal Tree Handpainted …

$4.00

Turquoise Blue Surreal Etchi…

$55.00

Green, Fused Glass Duet Ring…

$29.75

Chile Napkin Rings (Set of 4…

$20.00

Unisex Necklace of Rustic Se…

$56.00

24 Map Birds 1.5 inches flyi…

$1.50

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Treasured: New Mexy Etsy Halloween


‘New Mexy Etsy Halloween’ by BlueQuailCrafts

Spooky (and pretty) stuff from the Land of Enchantment!


Magic in the Trees acrylic p…

$125.00

handmade lampwork glass bead…

$9.00

We Are Not Alone Necklace

$18.00

Flaming zig zags peyote cuff

$45.00

Day of the Dead Guitar Playi…

$25.00

Samantha Witch Hat

$25.00

Skull Bead glass handmade la…

$13.00

Jar O’ Bones (61) Glass …

$103.70

Journal The Winter’s Tal…

$14.00

Witch and Pumpkins Tile Neck…

$12.00

Autumn Offset Squares Herrin…

$75.00

Pumpkin Patch Charm Bracelet

$20.00

Washday at Grandma’s

$25.00

Halloween snake skin earring…

$21.00

Halloween DIY Which Witch is…

$10.00

View From the Bottom, acryli…

$150.00

Treasury tool supported by the dog house