Metal Stamping Class!

Join Brandi from The Red Heart Method for our next workshop as she teaches you how to make your own personalized, hand-stamped metal jewelry. The cost of the class is $30 and the cost includes supplies and refreshments. The class will be approximately three hours long and at the end of the evening you will be able to take home your own necklace (choice of silver or copper). Also, please note in this class we will be learning how to stamp on round metal discs, not the hearts as pictured.

May 11th 2pm SIGN UP HERE!!

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April Taxidermy

April 13 & 14 2013

April’s Taxidermy classes will be on how to mount a head! There will be a choice of rat, rabbit, or guinea pig and lots of different shaped plaques and stains. As always your fee includes everything you need to make and finish a piece to take home with you. 

Please sign up HERE!




Salty is hosting a series of taxidermy workshops and for those concerned about the source of the animals please read this post from the instructor.

For those of you interesting in taking a class we are now reserving spots for the March class because February is sold out. Please click HERE to sign up.


tart at salty!

we love adorable, cutesy, girly things, and if there are birds/owls, feathers, and hearts involved, even better.  so it woulda been stupid to not feature brand new vendor tart this month.  locally made cuteness, available now at sns.  awesome gift ideas, for tiny girls to big girls.

also locally crafted, ruby alabama cupcake stands would make a perfect hostess gift for whoever is cooking your thanksgiving dinner.  pick one of these babies up, throw some lily’s chocolate truffles on them, and head to the dining room table.

ruby alabama cupcake stand lrg- $10, sm- $8; tart hair clips- $6; tart greeting cards- $4.50; tart deco framed prints- $20

tart deco framed prints- $20; tart large prints- $18

tart trinket/jewelry box- $22

tart shadowbox light- $50

‘do what you love.’ we do!

salty not sweet’s new window is a tribute to our ohio city artisan neighborhood:  fresh blooms from the just-opened urban orchid dangle from candra’s vintage mason jars, framing a feature of the salty girls’ crafts- candra‘s lettepressed works and melissa‘s soaps & body products, crafted inside the shop.  a tshirt from chicago-based megan lee design‘s proclaims ‘do what you love,’ which is exactly what we do.

a huge thanks to brandon and everyone from the urban orchid for their support of salty not sweet, and stay tuned for news on partnership projects beginning this fall/winter!!

new toony jewelry pieces at salty!

barbara baughman’s toony jewelry has been at salty not sweet since our start on the east side last year, and as she gains local popularity, she maintains a loyal relationship with salty, where she continues to be one of our staple vendors.  toony pieces are uniquely crafted with reclaimed vintage finds.  her jewelry is well-made, and and attainably priced.

shop salty for toony jewelry necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, priced $5-$30

barbara can also be found hawking her wares and various salty not sweet goods at the open air in market square show on saturdays in august.


As much as we have love for the Waterloo Arts District, we just aren’t getting the kind of traffic we need to survive. So Salty not Sweet is officially moving to W25th to be neighbors with lots of newcomers to the street. We can’t tell all the secrets since it hasn’t been released to the press just yet, but I can tell you one new neighbor, Dim and Den Sum announced they are also moving to the street! Stay tuned to the Plain Dealer for all the official details and businesses moving in. All I know is that we’re very excited and have huge hopes for our new neighborhood.

Salty will remain on Waterloo until Jan 1st 2011. Watch for news of our grand reopening because it will be a MAJOR BLOWOUT not to be missed.