Wednesday, June 18, 2008

What on earth is Etsy?

I realized today, that I mentioned Etsy in previous posts, but didn't really explain it to someone who has never heard of it. In case you haven't it is a website that you should definitely check out! Etsy is an online networking and marketplace for all things handmade. It's a place to find clothing, toys, gifts, jewelry and pretty much anything that you could think of and more.

The site is populated with little shops that you can browse through. Search by keyword, theme, or type of merchandise you are looking for. It is free to sign up as a buyer, same idea as with ebay. The great news for sellers of crafty items is that there are no expensive listing fees like with ebay, and your items lists for 4 months at a time.

There are thousands of amazingly talented artists and crafts people selling their handmade items, that it's almost too good to be true. For a price conscious cnsumer like me, I'm happy to say that many things are not over priced either, and most artists are happy to make personalized items for you as well.

If you haven't already checked it out, hurry up!

Here are some of my favorites:

Beautiful ceramic animals:


Jewelry/ felting:

To see all my favorites visit here.

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