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About Us: Sarah aka SarahSays

Sep 17, 2008

by Sarah Feingold handmade and vintage goods

Sarah Feingold aka SarahSays is Etsy’s in-house attorney with real panache for the legal side of being an artist; in fact, she wrote a book on the subject called Copyright for Artists: Quick and Easy Copyright Protection. She works hard to ensure that Etsy is always shaking the hand at the end of the long arm of the law, rather than trying to outrun it. In addition to providing legal counsel for Etsy as a company, Sarah works extra-hard to provide ethical, practical, and understandable legal information for the Etsy community through her many articles and her concise words in the forums. Be sure to check out the articles that she has written for guidance in legalese, and remember she’s only one lawyer – she can’t give everyone a private consultation, but she’s around to make Etsy a better place for you.


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Fun Facts about Sarah:

  • Sarah had the setting made for her engagement ring made by Etsy Seller Beyond the Rockz, and had the stone set right here at the Etsy Labs. See for yourself in the video.
  • She and her fiancé are going to Ninja training to become Ninjas.
  • She is credited with keeping the most candy at her desk, due to her healthy obsession with candy: peeps and M&Ms being among her top picks.
  • Unfortunately, her dentist informed her at a recent visit that her candy habit was responsible for seven cavities.
    • Using her ruthless powers of persuasion (being a lawyer and all) she had the dentist down to two cavities with the option of parole by the time she left his office.
  • Sarah’s office ,which was once referred to as “The Cabana,” is now commonly called the “Lawyer Hole,” thanks to Kelly, and is marked by its tiny door – which is used to keep tall engineers like George away from the candy supply.
  • Her parents were disappointed when she decided to go to Law School, because they wanted her to go to Art School. To appease them, she did both.
  • Sarah once made news headlines while a passenger on a cruise ship. A rogue wave rolled the Crown Princess at sea while on its way back to New York after a western Caribbean tour. She spoke to a Florida local news station via cellphone from the ship after the incident after which they reported this article. There was also this Forum Thread.

A young, awkward Sarah: 

Baby Sarah:


Etsy has had quite a growth spurt in the past year, and we have the awkward pictures to prove it. We’ve been posting a series of About Us pieces to help you get to know the Etsy admin (and since many of us work remotely, for the admin to get to know each other!). You’ve seen the admin badge, and maybe you’re a bit curious about the person behind it! For more on Etsy’s mission and about the company, please see our About page (the link is in the little blue footer of every Etsy page).

Some favorite shops below…

Little Yard Ring
Little Yard Ring
Stripe Me Delighted \/ by Replicca \/ size Small
Stripe Me Delighted \/ by Replicca \/ size Small
What's growing up... Pendant- sterling silver
What's growing up... Pendant- sterling silver
pressed flower lupin in purple on cowl neck dress
pressed flower lupin in purple on cowl neck dress
Beauty Cultivated -golden
Beauty Cultivated -golden
Your Official Etsy T-Shirt UNISEX
Your Official Etsy T-Shirt UNISEX
Initial pendant ,,, copper enamel necklace
Initial pendant ,,, copper enamel necklace


  • weirdwolf Admin

    weirdwolf said 11 years ago

    Sarah your such a cutie! I love those overalls in your baby picture. Aww..

  • anda Admin

    anda said 11 years ago

    Sarah's desk is my *favorite* desk. Candy break!

  • juliebcreative

    juliebcreative said 11 years ago

    hey! i grew up in rochester too! roch cha cha

  • mermaidclaire

    mermaidclaire said 11 years ago

    Sarah, you are the BEST lawyer ever! I'm still so amazed by the cruise ship incident. And she's a fan of LOST! Wonder if it's related...

  • replicca

    replicca said 11 years ago

    Sarah is so wonderful and her articles always helpful. Yay for the geniuses behind Etsy!!

  • adam Admin

    adam said 11 years ago

    you are my favorite lawyer at etsy. snark.

  • dogties

    dogties said 11 years ago

    You Rock!

  • Slowshirts

    Slowshirts said 11 years ago

    Sarah, just be careful of local new station interviews about natural phenomenons, They can take on a life of their own!

  • ErinHaldrup

    ErinHaldrup said 11 years ago

    Sarah = funtimes + learning experiences !

  • kokobee

    kokobee said 11 years ago

    i love these 'about us' features! sarah, those overalls in your kiddie photo are so sweet! baby flare!

  • OhPauleez

    OhPauleez said 11 years ago

    Sarah! I wanted to study to be a Ninja too! I went to go to my first class, and they had shut down the dojo! Thanks for making lawyers see so fun and friendly

  • BigSkyDreamer

    BigSkyDreamer said 11 years ago

    Thanks Sarah. Will buy your book. bj

  • stangeca

    stangeca said 11 years ago

    Can someone tell me how I can get information on one of your sellers. I placed an order on january 7th, they recieved the paypal payment but I have heard nothing from this person and I just got a autoreply on her personal email that she is very sick. I would like a refund of my money if I am not getting my product. I am not sure if this is the right forum, but the site is confusing and there is a lot of information regarding your customers, the sellers but not thier customers, the buyer. I would assume I am part of the community. If the seller is legit, ok, but if you have had other complaints, I would like to be made aware and would like to know how to go about getting a refund. Thanks,

  • krishan001

    krishan001 said 11 years ago

    hi... how are you an artist and new here........pls. be in touch.

  • HighDesertRose

    HighDesertRose said 10 years ago

    Sarah, I think my 3rd grade photo looked a lot like yours. Just a quick hello and thanks for sharing a bit about yourself with the community and to says thanks for all that you do here.

  • WoodPigeon

    WoodPigeon said 10 years ago

    I wish my parents wanted me to go to art school! lol Its more like they want me to go to law school ; )

  • miracle999

    miracle999 said 9 years ago

    Sarah, you and your fiance' want to be a ninjas? Let me know, I am 100% Asian. I knew karate, and Judo, and Kung Fu, too. I am miracle999.

  • CreationsByLava

    CreationsByLava said 8 years ago

    Hi, You have a wonderful picture and a page too with all the art work etc. Its a great site. Something I have been looking out for. Could you kindly let me know the phone number where I could contact to learn about the detailed procedure to start selling my handmade artwork? Kindly email me on or you could reach me on 848-260-0562. Thanks so much, Vaishali

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