Monday, April 30, 2007

Blog post on etsy trends. Thread on etsy trends. I love bell flower earrings! The thing with jewelry is that there are only so many ways to combine jewelry findings. Of course, many makers are also responding to larger trends. This sort of earring is getting popular. I saw them, so I decided to make my own version.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

New necklace up on my site

Friday, April 27, 2007

I've gotten 50 hearts on etsy! *happy* and posted a new item.
Etsy soap off: I'm a soap addict, and so I've sampled a few of the soaps on etsy.

Country Heart Samples: Great guest soaps- the fragrance stays on your skin. The clear ones last for a shorter time than the nonclear. Buying an actual bar of soap might be a better deal though. Price: 3.75

Lemon Poppy Seed from Daisycakes: Lots of lather, nice and scruby. Smells great but fragrance doesn't stay on skin. Good value, but the different soaps tend to sell out. Price: 2.75

Oatmeal, Milk and Honey Soap from Distilled Rose: Very large bar with nice scrubiness. Smells quite earthy in shower, and lends a subtle fragrance to the skin. Price: 3.75

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Daisycakes has become an etsy featured seller! She makes very good soap. Lemonpoppy seed was the soap I bought and it was great for exfoliating. It was limited though, so she doesn't have any anymore.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Etsy is back up if slow after an all day outage. Avenue beads has a nice glass 101 on annealing and an after party bead treasury.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Etsy bead party treasury! All items 10% off at participating stores! Free gifts for over $30~

Monday, April 16, 2007

Bead party treasury!! The bead party is on the 21st and you're all invited!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Mother's Day showcase spots are on sale.
Crafters of color corner:

Etsian ibec got press coverage in her local newspaper. I don't have a translation though.

I've been slow in setting this up, but I hope to have more information about crafters of color as I don't think that crafting is quite as white as people depict it as.
I have a kadoodle list.

Also, amazing pottery treasury. A front page contender?

Saturday, April 14, 2007

New etsy bead treasury- all earrings, all under $10! One of my earrings is featured.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Etsy email!

Dear Etsy Sellers,

This is a quick note to let you know that we've finalized the new DOs and DON'Ts of Etsy, which you can view by clicking the Help link in the main site header.

As we've grown and grown, the need for clearer rules has grown, too. We spent a lot of time sharing ideas and getting feedback from the community on our Forums, and the DOs and DON'Ts reflect this (we hope!). Our goal is to keep things growing nicely, encouraging community and kindness.

March set several records on Etsy: over 100,000 items sold in a single month, bringing the total items sold to well over half a million. That's a whole lot of crafting! On average over 1,000 new people a day join the community, which means more and more buyers.

Right now we're making some key changes and additions to the website. Our goal is to get things in shape for a flawless holiday season, and get us back on track adding the many many features everyone's been asking for (and we love to make for you).

Our goal is to grow big while staying small. We love the community we have and the site itself will always be something handmade. This month in the Etsy book club we're reading Ben & Jerry's Double Dip: How to Grow a Values-Led Business, which has many lessons to learn from.

Last but not least, if you're in town please come join us at Etsy Labs in Brooklyn on June 16th at 7pm, the night of the Renegade Craft Fair. We'll be having a party celebrating two years on the Web.

Our thanks to all the sellers who make Etsy what it is,
The Whole Etsy Crew

Rob, Chris, Haim, Jared, Matt, Adrian, Alex, Anda, Anna, Charles, Emily, Erin, Jay, Lauren, Lori, Mary, Mike, Sarah, Simon, Tim and Vanessa

Saturday, April 07, 2007

The Art Beads Scene monthly contest is going on. Just produce an item using art beads with the theme 'flight' and you can win hundreds of dollars worth of beads
Trailer for Handmade Nation. I'm inspired by this. I want to collect interviews with crafters of color now.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Thursday, April 05, 2007

The unofficial etsy news blog is up! Get the latest etsy news.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Sunday, April 01, 2007