May 1, 2012
TV Crafts : The Etsy Show!
Posted by Jim Noonan
Last week's Etsy show was a great success! We had an audience full of Etsy sellers and guests from all walks of life within the Etsy world. For those of you who may not know, Etsy.com is a wonderful e-commerce website that features over 15 million users (800,000 of whom are sellers) and is the place to go for handmade and vintage items available from makers and artisans all over the world. Crafts galore, tons of fashion, delicious sweets, antiques and furniture, invitations and stationery of all kinds...Etsy has it all and much, much more!
In the TV Crafts Department, we were very excited to host two excellent makers who are both very successful Etsy sellers themselves:
Artist Tracy Melton showed Martha how to make this gorgeous tree ring art.
And Jessica Partain shared her techniques for making these citrus slice charms from polymer clay.
As our audience of fabulous sellers was leaving at the end of the show, each was asked to pose for a photo with a chosen item from their Etsy shop. Below is a small gallery of our favorites! (Copy and paste the URL in each caption to visit that Etsy shop). Visit the full gallery for information on all of our sellers in the audience, their items and their shops.
1 Jenny Kokkinelis's French-inspired mini "Martha" banner - http://www.etsy.com/shop/5dollarfrenchmarket
2 Brandi Harper wearing handmade cabled mittens from an original pattern - http://www.etsy.com/shop/purlbknit
3 David Cramer with his twisty wall-mountable octopus tentacle w/ porthole - http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtAkimbo
4 Farrah Sit holding a porcelain and leather hanging planter with brass screw detail - http://www.etsy.com/shop/farrahsit
5 Lorrie Veasey holding an enormous handmade ceramic teacup featuring Lionel Richie - http://www.etsy.com/shop/LennyMud
6 Tielor Mcbride holding a rugged tall roll-top sack in waxed twill and leather - http://www.etsy.com/shop/TM1985
7 Amy Stringer Mowat holding a custom-made state-shaped cutting board - http://www.etsy.com/shop/Aheirloom
8 Walter and Margaux Kent holding a small chalkboard tablet and a canvas tote - http://www.etsy.com/shop/PegandAwl
9 Cindy Steiler holding hand-embroidered diorama with figures inside - http://www.etsy.com/shop/MarysGranddaughter
10 Michelle Cavigliano with her quirky, colorful animal illustrations - http://www.etsy.com/shop/MyZoetrope
Do you have a fabulous item you want to sell? Have you always dreamt of opening an Etsy shop? Why not do it today! Check out the Etsy Seller Handbook for everything you need to know to get started.
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