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Adam Savage: “It Thrills Me to Surf Etsy”

Jan 15, 2013

by Karen Brown

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Adam Savage, along with his fellow movie-industry veteran Jamie Hyneman, hosts MythBusters, the Discovery Channel show that challenges urban myths in hilarious and often visceral ways. A self-described “high functioning hoarder,” Adam recently shared his love for all things Etsy in the “visual cacophony” of his home studio. This is an excerpt from his podcast, including a couple of his Etsy favorites. The full video is included at the end of this post.

Here’s what Adam had to say.

It thrills me to surf Etsy. Etsy is to me one of those communities that demonstrates that small scale manufacturing can work as a business model because you’ve got people who have viable production lines of small runs.

For example, I am holding a cane that I bought on Etsy. It has a beautiful octopus cane topper. I bought the cane and it had a resin top;  I loved the look of it, but it just needed some heft. So I wrote to the guy on Etsy who made this and I said, “I love this, but I want one in metal, what can we do?” He said, “Actually, I’m making some in stainless steel. I’ll run one for you.” I bought this beautiful piece of zebra wood that I turned and put the octopus on. So now I have this object, but more than that, I was able to communicate in this lovely, gracious way with the sculptor and the maker. This octopus cane is one of my favorite things.

There are always these things I look for, like, “Oh, I wonder what someone is doing with Hellboy.” Well, one of the things that Etsy is lousy with – lousy in the sense of there’s an enormous amount of them – is knitted Hellboy caps with the horn stubs knitted into the cap. Sometimes I look for mid-century modern, sometimes I look for old British naval stuff, whatever I might be interested in at the time. The site is really well laid out and communicating with the sellers is a cinch.

[On other sites] prop collecting is often a long term exercise in disappointment, because you buy something and it comes and you’re like, “Wow, the pictures looked so much better.” But pretty much I’ve always been really ecstatic with what I’ve gotten on Etsy and the service I’ve gotten from the sellers. Like I bought a present for my wife, a really big 19-inch diameter mortar and pestle. And the Etsy maker turns out to have a friend who is traveling to San Francisco. They’re going to hand-deliver it because they happen to be driving down here for a show!

I was very seriously a sculptor in my early twenties when I moved to San Francisco in the early ’90s, and Etsy strikes me as exactly what I would have been doing back then if it had existed. I’m still not sure what the web is really great for, but among the things that give me a harbinger of what it really could do are things like Twitter and Etsy – business models that no one ever considered until these models showed up. I can’t stress it enough, Etsy is one of my favorite things in my life.

Do you have a question for Adam? He wants to hear from you! He says, “I’ve gotten so much from Etsy over the years. If anyone in the Etsy community has any questions they would like me to answer, I will do my best to answer them in the next couple weeks.”

Leave your questions in the comments, and stay tuned for a follow up interview!

In the meantime, be sure to watch the complete video:

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  • blainedesign

    Karen Brown from blainedesign said 4 years ago Featured

    Hi everybody. If you have questions for Adam Savage, please leave them in the comments. We will be doing a follow-up in a couple weeks and publish his answers!

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  • uswatsons

    Sylvie Liv from SylvieLiv said 4 years ago

    As an Etsy seller, I also love how easy it is to communicate with customers! It is so rewarding to talk to a customer about what they'd like and then produce a product that is exactly what they want! :)

  • nat1489

    Natalie Jacob from EtymologyJewelry said 4 years ago

    Awesome!! Customer communication is definitely a key component of etsy, and I'm glad its so user friendly to both buyers and sellers.

  • nat1489

    Natalie Jacob from EtymologyJewelry said 4 years ago

    Awesome! Communication is such a key component with etsy, and I'm so happy its as user friendly as it is, to both buyers and sellers. :)

  • EdelweissPost

    Patrick from EdelweissPost said 4 years ago

    I don't know what is more awesome: Adam Savage being featured on Etsy, or that he turns out to be a big fan of our community! Mind = blown. I'm kind of star struck!

  • minouette

    Ele from minouette said 4 years ago

    So pleased to read this and listen to the podcast! Definitely think that entrepreneurship, creating art and scientific problem solving are all things which come from the same sort of creative part of my brain, so I'm not surprised how Etsy appeals to Adam

  • newhopebeading

    newhopebeading from newhopebeading said 4 years ago

    Omg my kids are the biggest fans.... they are jumping around because they see your picture on Etsy. Adam if you see this and say "hi Sam and Dan" in the comments you will make their year!!! Ok now I have to go back up and read the article if I can get them to stop jumping lol PS I am a fan too!!!!

  • FranceGallery

    France Gallery from FranceGallery said 4 years ago

    Etsy is a great place to find uncommon and high quality art and craft pieces! The octopus cane is a good example of this.

  • blainedesign

    Karen Brown from blainedesign said 4 years ago Featured

    Hi everybody. If you have questions for Adam Savage, please leave them in the comments. We will be doing a follow-up in a couple weeks and publish his answers!

  • newhopebeading

    newhopebeading from newhopebeading said 4 years ago

    So I got to read the article (now that my kids calmed down) ... how wonderful. It means so much to me to see you recognize Etsy artisans.... wow.... just wow It asks "Do you have any questions for Adam?" ... well other then "Can you say hi to my kids?" I can't think of one (I'm a bit verklempt lol) But if you ever want necklaces that say "I reject your reality....." I would be honored to make them custom for you. Of course my kids might faint dead away then because my daughter says she wants to "be a Mythbuster" when she grows up!

  • elkarbnav

    Gretchen Smith from GretchenSmithJewelry said 4 years ago

    It's so neat to see that famous folks are really just like us...looking for something unique and different all while having a respect for the workmanship that goes into the art. Thanks for sharing!

  • isewcute

    June from isewcute said 4 years ago

    I'm just so psyched to know that Adam surfs etsy! I love watching Mythbusters with my husband. It's one show we always agree on.

  • tinasway

    Christina Cassidy from tinaswaycrochet said 4 years ago

    I liked Adam Savage before now I think I'm in love...;)

  • AlisaDesign

    Alisa from AlisaDesign said 4 years ago

    Great post!

  • IlluminatedPerfume

    Roxana from IlluminatedPerfume said 4 years ago

    I {heart} Adam, he's brilliant!

  • gallerySATI

    Shelley Irish from gallerySATI said 4 years ago

    Thanks for this article :)

  • StainedGlassandPens

    Julie and Harvey from StainedGlassandPens said 4 years ago

    I love to watch Mythbusters. Am glad to see that popular people shop here also. Just shows you that etsy is a world wide shopping center

  • PaperThyme

    Arlene and Emily from PaperThyme said 4 years ago

    Wonderful post!

  • LivingVintage

    LivingVintage from LivingVintage said 4 years ago

    Great post!

  • vitamini

    Casey Starks from vitamini said 4 years ago

    I loved reading this! MythBusters is a favorite of mine and it's really cool to think that maybe Adam has browsed some of my listings... :)

  • gossamer531

    Gossamer Tearoom from TheGossamerTearoom said 4 years ago

    Wow! Very cool! I can't think of a question at the present time, but I do have to say how glad I am to read that people with avid senses of curiosity such as Adam are poking around the corners of Etsy to find items that fascinate them! Really love the phrase "high functioning hoarder"! I would suspect that many of us could be described the same way!

  • AngieG2012

    Team Jemma from JemmaBaby said 4 years ago

    Love this!

  • guext65

    JW Lin from JWPersonalShop said 4 years ago

    So cool.. Great job..

  • rorymosman

    Rory Mosman from FeatherKeeper said 4 years ago

    Like has been said, I love the communication between Etsy artisans. I have ordered from shops not associated with Etsy and have never felt as secure as I do here about voicing my opinion on a product, or of any concerns I might have. I ask myself why this is and I think Adam answers it well in that Etsy folks are gracious and lovely in the way they communicate. Thanks Adam and thanks Etsy.

  • gescate

    Gino Escate from Gygante said 4 years ago

    Cool!

  • PrettyGrittyThings

    Elizabeth from PrettyGrittyThings said 4 years ago

    I love that Adam highlights the interaction between Etsy shop owners and their clientele. There are a lot of places online where I could sell my art and vintage goods, but I stick with Etsy because there is a soulfulness to this community that you don't find many places. My favorite aspect of being here is the stories that I collect from my buyers. I'd like to know if Adam would ever have a shop out here, since he apparently 'gets it'.

  • RenataandJonathan

    Renata and Jonathan from RenataandJonathan said 4 years ago

    Awesome post !

  • BatesMercantileCo

    Pamela Bates from BatesMercantileCo said 4 years ago

    Awesome interview. I love that you saw something on etsy, had another idea for it and contaced the seller. I'm always open to that from my customers and really enjoy being able to design things that are custom. Fantastic that the seller was already working on metal octopus. I'd like to know........do you generally come on etsy with something in mind and search, or do you browse? If you browse, do you start at the home page? I'd just like to know more about customer habits when shopping on etsy. Thanks Adam for supporting independent artisans and crafters. best regards, Pam

  • AkimaBotanicals

    Akima Morgan from AkimaBotanicals said 4 years ago

    First Kat Von D now Adam Savage - Very, very cool! :D It's great to see the "big names" coming out to support Etsy, its sellers, and handmade culture in general.

  • EelmonkeyArt

    MB Rennie from EelmonkeyArt said 4 years ago

    Hi Adam. My husband and I are huge fans. Etsy is such an amazing market place and its so refreshing and exciting to hear such fantastic endorsements. I've been a dabbler in mixed media assemblage art for many years and will be opening an Etsy shop this year! My question: during the Podcast there is a fascinating large white assemblage piece on the wall in your office, what is it? Thanks and happy shopping!

  • hideandhair

    hideandhair from hideandhair said 4 years ago

    Great Article! I too love the communication aspect - customers have the best ideas! :) Pamela from BatesMercantile - I wonder that sometimes too. I've always been a seller on here and tend to stumble across my purchases as I go along. Curious to know if buyers do that same thing. Otherwise I'm not sure I have any great earth shattering Myth Buster quality questions for Adam. Thanks for the support! :)

  • LeSnootyFox

    Sarah Garcia from LeSnootyFox said 4 years ago

    Hey Adam! Sarah from San Antonio here - Was there a moment in life when you realized creating, being a maker, was part of who you are?

  • MyEverAfter

    Liz B. from GossamerandQuill said 4 years ago

    Wow! What an awesome recommendation from a really cool person! I love watching Mythbusters with my husband & it's so great to hear he's such a fan of Etsy (and likes Hellboy, SWEET!) I like to do the same thing, and search for random items, and I usually find a lot of really interesting items.

  • BigRockPaperCo

    Melissa Cyrenne from BigRockWeddingFavors said 4 years ago

    I heart science geeks who shop etsy :)

  • sandcanyonjewelry

    Jane Brown from SandCanyonJewelry said 4 years ago

    Very, very cool! My (adult) son and I are fans. Adam, thanks for shopping on Etsy!

  • fbstudiovt

    Laura Hale from FoundBeautyStudioArt said 4 years ago

    First, I admit, I'm majorly in love with Adam and etsy for putting this post together. Mythbusters (along with the now sadly defunct junkyard wars) was appointment viewing for me before DVR came along. Secondly, I'm so thrilled that he hit on one of the things that makes etsy great - the ability to connect one person, in this case the maker, with another person, in this case the customer. There are so many of us out there that relish connecting one on one with the people who are other makers and shoppers, and without etsy, I don't know that I'd every have found them. While there's a great deal of intentional community build through teams and the blog, there's a great deal of unintentional community that is built as well. I've met so many other artists by finding their shops on etsy and often I'll deliver local orders in person and get to meet my customers. It's a tremendous amount of fun!

  • sarahcolby2

    sarah colby from sarahssilver said 4 years ago

    I love Mythbusters, great to hear Mythbusters loves Etsy!!

  • MegansMenagerie

    Megan from MegansMenagerie said 4 years ago

    Love this! Great interview!!!

  • MastersCreations

    Pam Masters from MastersCreations said 4 years ago

    It's fantastic to hear that someone like Adam Savage loves surfing Etsy!! If more famous people stepped forward and said yes they shop Etsy, imagine how much more business the site would generate!! Thank you Adam Savage!!!! Mythbusters are a family favorite here, and has been for a very long time!

  • thelakemaiden

    Michelle from PerfumeHouse said 4 years ago

    I'm such a fan of Mythbusters and finding that Adam Savaged is featured here on Etsy was such a delight! I love how he loves to "surf" Etsy like the rest of us! I find Etsy to be not only a cozy home for my little shop but an active gallery of amazing handmade creations, art, culinary delights and vintage. I am an addicted surfer as well as a happy shopper of Etsy myself! Wonderful interview. :)

  • koozieq1

    KoozieQ from KoozieQ said 4 years ago

    The Etsy community is full of talented wonderful people, I'm so glad to be a part of it! You can find just about anything on Etsy and because there are so many willing to do custom orders, its a win win for everyone! Adam, thank you for the awesome interview!!

  • sewgracious

    Sew Gracious from SewGracious said 4 years ago

    Great article! Hoping more celebrities will endorse Etsy too. Thanks, Adam!

  • opendoorstudio

    Martha Layton Smith from opendoorstudio said 4 years ago

    it is always fun to see who is browsing and shopping the Etsy community! I agree...it is the best place on the web! Thanks for a great write up and for believing in the artisans and sellers of Etsy.

  • ksewingbasket

    Kelly's Sewing Basket from ksewingbasket said 4 years ago

    Great video. It is nice to know Adam of Mythbusters has found Etsy. Go handmade!

  • longwinterfarm

    Amanda from LongWinterSoapCo said 4 years ago

    True story-- My 6 yr old was home from school today with a fever, and she binged on Mythbusters on the workroom couch for no less than 4 hours while I packed orders and made soap. And she rewound and replayed the golden idol cattle battery electrocution segment from the ancient battery episode no less than 10 times. Lost her sh*t every time. I think you'd be hard pressed to find an Etsy seller who isn't obsessed with the show (and the obsession seems to be hereditary) so I was super pleased to see Adam's smiling face!

  • AnnaKiper

    Anna from ParisDecorPrints said 4 years ago

    Awesome!

  • volkerwandering

    Jess from volkerwandering said 4 years ago

    I really enjoyed this article!

  • silver8leaf

    Tasha from storyleaf said 4 years ago

    I'm a fan and so happy to read this! I find the longer I'm on Etsy, the more I evolve and want to learn new things. Adam, have you sculpted, or dabbled in any other arts more recently?

  • LuttrellStudio

    Laurie Luttrell from LuttrellStudio said 4 years ago

    Nice! I'm thrilled to see you here, Adam! Our family has watched and loved countless episodes of MythBusters. I love hearing that Etsy has a spot in your heart, just like it does in mine! :-)

  • timelapse

    timelapse from timelapse said 4 years ago

    We are huge fans as well here at our house, and it is so gratifying to see someone like Adam involved with Etsy. What I would really like to know is....Adam, has there ever been any hairbrained idea that you really wanted to investigate but for some reason just couldn't? Why not, and do you think it will ever become a possibility? Thanks for making the day for a lot of us!!!!

  • newhopebeading

    newhopebeading from newhopebeading said 4 years ago

    @Amanda that is so funny...my kids lose it every time they see the goat fainting episode. We were visiting a farm recently when pumpkin picking and I had to remind both kids before we got out of the car not to try to make the goats faint (they had a little petting zoo there) Secretly I wanted to give the goats a little "boo" but the kids were watching tee hee Hope your daughter feels better :)

  • WingedWorld

    Vickie Moore from WingedWorld said 4 years ago

    Thanks so much, Adam, for being a supporter of the Etsy community and for making science fun! Everyone in my family loves MythBusters. In fact, the kids and I just got done watching an episode where you blew up a car. It has them excited to do their own experiments for an upcoming science fair.

  • ABlindCat

    ABlindCat from ABlindCat said 4 years ago

    How cool is that? Love the show, & have for quite some time. It's great to see that cool stars are into Etsy.

  • xZOUix

    Zoui from XZOUIX said 4 years ago

    nice interview :) and yeah, etsy is a special place. amen.

  • longwinterfarm

    Amanda from LongWinterSoapCo said 4 years ago

    HAHA Caroline, I love that episode!

  • quiettimejewelry

    Jenna Smith from QuietTimeJewelry said 4 years ago

    Most Etsians would agree that this is a great place to work, shop and communicate. Glad to know that more of the world knows it now too! Wonderful article ~ thank you :)

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  • AntoinettesWhims

    Antoinette from AntoinettesWhims said 4 years ago

    Oh we are huge fans in my household! As the mom of 3 boys though I can tell you the don't try this at home spiel doesn't work, there been one than a few recreations here. So cool to know you shop here at Etsy.

  • GreenStreetMosaics

    GreenStreetMosaics Constantino from GreenStreetMosaics said 4 years ago

    how fun. great article. thanks for supporting etsy and all the talented sellers in this community.

  • AlliCatCrafts

    Allison Lyndes from AlliCatCrafts said 4 years ago

    Question for Adam: You speak so warmly of the value and beauty of handmade goods, and I know you have a passion for detail and innovation (thinking specifically of the story of your Maltese Falcon prop replica). The advent of new technology, such as 3D printing, has opened amazing doors for artists, crafters, and makers to use math as a creative tool alongside their hands. What do you envision the role of technology in craft will be in the future, and will this change our perception of what 'handmade' means? Thanks for the great podcast, and for being an awesome role model for future generations in both science and creative arts!

  • jackandellapaper

    jessica bates from jackandellapaper said 4 years ago

    Great article...my kids are huge fans of Mythbusters. Very cool that Adam not only is strolling through Etsy from time to time, but considers it one of his favorite things. If you're ever in need of any paper goods, you'll have to visit my shop...my kids would be over the moon :)

  • artbycherylp

    Cheryl Panlilio from artbycherylp said 4 years ago

    Great article and very intriguing insight into a celebrity who appreciates etsy. I can't help but think Adam should create for etsy, too!

  • danpickedminerals

    Daniel Burke from DanPickedMinerals said 4 years ago

    Happy Hunting! Happy Busting!

  • happybdaytome

    happybdaytome from happybdaytome said 4 years ago

    WOW !!!Big Big Fan !!!!!!!!!

  • dragonhouseofyuen

    Annette from TheLeveretsNest said 4 years ago

    thanks for the article! I don't have a tv so I've never heard of Adam before :) though I do live on planet Earth (currently), and I totally love Adam's 1 level of retrievability tool boxes! what a dream because I love easy access to my tools and things of my trade. I love etsy too, and it's so amazing what you find on here, I am speechless with people's creativity and I drool endlessly over the gems to be found here. And I love the friendliness and I love selling on here. Etsy has made my current life choices possible and I so appreciate that! And so a question I have for Adam is - has anything particular on etsy inspired any of your projects or work, or ideas for future projects? because I can see that your own creativity level is enormous, and usually one idea evolve from another thank you so much :)

  • JulieMeyer

    Julie Meyer from JulieMeyer said 4 years ago

    My 9 year old loves to get in an episode of Myth Busters once or twice a week before school if he's got time. Fantastic show!

  • bigbadwolf8

    Kelly Wilburn said 4 years ago

    Fantastic post! Really shows how big and positive this community is!

  • FairyBubbles

    Amanda Michel from FairyBubbles said 4 years ago

    Would love to break in (as writer) to film...I took a break five years ago and got sidetracked with Etsy shop. Maybe one day:) So cool to see so many film people enjoying what Etsy has to offer.

  • samsstuff

    Shelley McElhiney from samsstuff said 4 years ago

    Well, first I love that Adam surfs Etsy & second I love that he finds it so easy to use. It's great feedback for Etsy & it's awesome to know that we really do get through to our customers through the Etsy search engines. Last (or third), Mythbusters is one of my favorite shows to watch, along with my husband & son. I guess it appeals to a geeky side that we all have (whether we admit it or not).

  • emwi

    Emily Wirt from emwi said 4 years ago

    Fun! Love the mythbusters picks. Thanks for sharing.

  • terrihvaught

    Terri H. Vaught from terrihvaught said 4 years ago

    Adam, Thanks for busting myths and for loving Etsy! We really are a great bunch of people aren't we!

  • terrihvaught

    Terri H. Vaught from terrihvaught said 4 years ago

    Allison: GREAT QUESTION!

  • PennyBirchWilliams

    Penny Birch-Williams from PennyBirchWilliams said 4 years ago

    So great to read such great feedback on Etsy's appeal to a discerning buyer...one we "know" from his amazing show. We're big fans in my family too! It feels great to know that Etsy is so valued for it's innovative business model, and for it's diverse and creative community. I am honored simply to be a part of this community as an artist and small businesswoman. Thank you Adam for being an advocate for Etsy.

  • lovelygifts

    Linda from lovelygifts said 4 years ago

    Great post! I love that Adam surfs Etsy too!

  • silverlily786

    Fatema from SilverLilyJewelry said 4 years ago

    WOW Dude Adam on Etsy!!!! Sorry not very coherent at the moment kinda babbling.O.k firstly it is so inspirational to see someone in the "Big League" recognizing,favoriting and appreciating the little guy on Etsy.Is there anything you could advise that is lacking?

  • Runningpuma24

    Felicia Plunkett from Runningpuma24 said 4 years ago

    just another reason we all love etsy-- anyone (and i mean ANYONE) can purchase something at any time. it's always fun to get someone that could be famous, or have your stuff purchased and used on a tv show or movie. so glad others are catching on to the greatness! also, love the show...keep up the amazing work (and come look at some of my stuff while you're at it please).

  • kadhivintageandmore

    Karen from kadhivintageandmore said 4 years ago

    Adam, Always look forward to Mythbusters. The whole crew is so down to earth, albeit seemingly border line crazy at times and no surprise that you find Etsy such a great place. I'm a relative necomer and totally agree with you the down home communication among the community is most refreshing.

  • MarvelousMissM

    MarvelousMissM from TulleCabaret said 4 years ago

    How awesome! I love Mythbusters and so excited to see that Adam hangs out at Etsy once in a while.

  • mvmayophotography

    Mary Mayo from MVMayoPhotography said 4 years ago

    WOW!

  • nastasja85

    Anastasiya from RomanticARTlife said 4 years ago

    Awesome Article! This guy is so COOL! Fill proud to know that people like him are also shopping on Etsy! :-))

  • PoleStar

    Jennifer Juniper from PoleStar said 4 years ago

    This is the most awesome thing ever! Excited to have you here, Adam!

  • MaryZoom

    Mary Ellen Coumerilh from MaryZoom said 4 years ago

    Adam - My 8-year-old grandson, John, wants to be like you when he grows up - He thinks Myth Busters is way cool. My question: How did you make the leap from sculpting to science? Are you ambi-brained? Thanks for sharing with us!

  • cmolchen

    Chrissy from howwelearnathome said 4 years ago

    so awesome!

  • vinylclockwork

    Scott from vinylclockwork said 4 years ago

    Awesome Post!!!

  • andiespecialtysweets

    Jason and Andie from andiespecialtysweets said 4 years ago

    Thank you for your awesome support, Adam! This is an amazing place, indeed. Here is our question for you. May we make you some candy? : )

  • Monalisaart

    Mona Lisa Seeker of Treasures from MonaLisaTreasures said 4 years ago

    Hi Adam !..Great Minds Run Together!!..Love your show!..Thanks for spreading the WORD about etsy ....by the way I love your cane ..very unique ....I make pieces out of 100 yr. old pecky cypress wood from the wetlands of cajun southern Louisiana.... I have to restock because of Christmas sales..but that is a good thing! .....Cheers!!...a fellow artist..........Mona Lisa

  • lapisbeach

    Lauren from lapisbeach said 4 years ago

    Adam- loved your article! It is so refreshing to hear a buyer say how cool it is to work with the artists! I adore my customers and tweaking designs to their vision is one of my favorite things about Etsy! Really fabulous octopus too- awesome!

  • VeronicaRStudio

    Veronica from VeronicaRussekJoyas said 4 years ago

    Like you, I also love to surf Etsy for treasures. I love the uniqueness of most items found on this site!

  • dcandrews

    dcandrews from dcandrews said 4 years ago

    Wow, that is so awesome! Go Myth Busters! Hey Adam and Jamie!

  • Krystyna81

    Kristina from Krystyna81 said 4 years ago

    The whole family loves your show. My husband I am often throw out "maybe you should ask the Mythbusters!" whenever we're dying to prove each other wrong. Toys for kids: what toys do you think support/inspire young minds with problem solving, creativity, innovation?

  • BrownBooks

    Leah Fitts from TheBlackSpruce said 4 years ago

    Thanks for this great podcast Adam! So glad to hear that you are an etsy fan!

  • auntjanecan

    Jane Priser from JanePriserArts said 4 years ago

    Way cool!

  • supah

    amy beth from supah said 4 years ago

    awesome!!!

  • WatchGal

    WatchGal from VintageWatchGal said 4 years ago

    Adam! Love your show! One of the best things about it is you show your "real" personalities, you Guys have a great dynamic and it shows! I have a question, is there something you wanted to do, (Blow Up), that you couldn't get away with? I am constantly stunned by the things you get away with trying! You are my favorite modern Mad Scientist!

  • WeeBindery

    WeeBindery from WeeBindery said 4 years ago

    Karma! We love you and you love us! I thoroughly enjoyed this post!

  • ChristineShmistine

    Christine from FineArtWithaTwist said 4 years ago

    I can't wait for the BREAKING BAD MYTHBUSTERS!

  • HuellaHuella

    Fabiola Friedman from HuellaHuella said 4 years ago

    Wonderful post! So excited for Etsy! :)

  • guziks

    Stephanie from Phylogeny said 4 years ago

    Hi Adam! First of all, thank you for supporting Etsy and being vocal about it, that's quite an honor for our entire community! I'm curious, as a fellow science-enthusiast, do you tend to gravitate toward more science and nature subjects on Etsy? Clearly your octopus cane would be a prime example of the amazing combination of science and art on Etsy! My shop is full of nature-inspired artwork, and I'm always wondering how best to capture the eye of the shoppers who share my love of the world. Happy experimenting to you and Jamie!

  • CMonetRocks

    CMonetRocks from CMonetRocks said 4 years ago

    What a wonderful podcast! I really like this trend...first Kat, now Adam! My brother lives near the MythBusters test site, and goes over to watch (I know...JEALOUS!) I love to watch the show! Question for Adam: What do you see as the biggest weakness in (American) science education? Thank you!

  • MisfitMenagerie

    Stephanie Gunning from MisfitMenagerie said 4 years ago

    Hi Adam! Glad to hear you love etsy! So my question is...Is there anything you have searched for on etsy but weren't able to find? What kind of geekery items would you like to see more of on etsy?

  • UrbanArtSupply

    Cindy Liu from UrbanArtSupply said 4 years ago

    I love Adam! I love the show! I totally dig that he loves Etsy!

  • srebello

    Sandra Rebello from SparklingAccessories said 4 years ago

    Love the show so thrilled he shops Etsy.......

  • JoDeneMoneuseJewelry

    JoDene Moneuse from JoDeneMoneuseJewelry said 4 years ago

    I cannot tell you how many times this household is all lined up in front of the TV for this show! I am a bit star struck to know Adam follows us etsians! : ) My teenage son will somehow think I'm cooler now for sure....

  • Paquette07

    Amanda Paquette from MoltenPerspective said 4 years ago

    Very cool to see how far Etsy reaches. It must be amazing to get an order from a celebrity!

  • GracefullyGirly

    Kimberlee from GracefullyGirly said 4 years ago

    I had to do a double-take. Here's a real-live MythBuster here on Etsy! I just love the show. I offed to hand deliver something once - but the customer lives across the globe in Australia. Too bad they didn't go for the exorbitant "shipping" charge!

  • ambetancourt

    Anna Betancourt from AnnasRetroKitchen said 4 years ago

    Great to read this post. I'm a fan by way of my two grandchildren, who absolutely love the team. I keep reminding them, 'Don't try this at home', which usually follows with a very funny reenactment of what they have seen.

  • whittywire

    Pamela Whitlow from WhittyWireJewelry said 4 years ago

    What a great post and wonderful to know your support for the artists on Etsy. My husband and are fans of Mythbusters and haven't missed an episode. Great how you use your creative juices to prove or disprove urban myths. A great way to enjoy science.

  • honeystreasures

    Michael and Lisa from honeystreasures said 4 years ago

    A fun show to watch, we love it!

  • paramountvintage

    kristin from blackmoonsky said 4 years ago

    i love the octopus cane topper!!! good choice on asking for steel. ps. love you and your show :)

  • Xenotees

    Xenotees from Xenotees said 4 years ago

    So great!

  • StoliGal

    Liz from StoliGal said 4 years ago

    Fantastic interview! I'm posting the video on my FB fan page to share the love. StoliGal x

  • LucidGraphics

    Mike Johnson from LucidDecals said 4 years ago

    Wow, thank you so much for including me in your blog. I'm a huge fan of the show! Being a techie and a nerd at heart, I could probably watch it all day long...if only my fiancee would let me :\

  • klgCreationsVa

    Karen from klgCreationsVa said 4 years ago

    Fantastic, my whole family loves the show!!

  • DryadsGrove

    Jane Cadieux from DryadsGrove said 4 years ago

    We are all big fans in our family. We went to go see you guys when you came to LA Live! My boys love their "experts in dangerous" shirts. My question for you is, other than the specific things that you are looking for, what tends to catch your eye when you're surfing? Do you search through the category links or by keyword? Thanks! -Jane

  • StudioCherie

    Cherie Killilea from StudioCherie said 4 years ago

    Great job on the article, Karen, pulling the best bits and quotes from the video. Question for Adam: There is an Etsy seller's myth, that once your shop has 100 items for sale in it, something magical happens. Your views and sales will dramatically increase and you will be successful. How would you go about testing that myth?

  • VIFmike

    michael white from Vintagesteelandwood said 4 years ago

    Wow in that pic Adam looks like a young Colonel Sanders. It's so cool to see famous people touting Etsy. There is true greatness here in anything you look for.

  • SurvivorGeek

    Doug and Chelsey Luehr from SurvivorGeek said 4 years ago

    Adam, it's great to see you enjoy the creation of objects, not just the spectacular destruction of them ;)...Ever used any etsy purchases in your Myth Busting experiments?

  • taylorfentz1

    taylor fentz from MysticMuseJewelry said 4 years ago

    wow! Between my jimmy johns job and beauty school, I was feeling a bit overwhelmed at the thought of trying to continue me Etsy shop. But I must say, that inspired me to at least try. I love my craft and this community and I want to stay a part of it and eventually become much more involved! Thank you so much for sharing. LOVE Myth Busters. So cool to hear what Adam had to say! peace and positivity taylor

  • heartcard

    Brandais Markey from heartcard said 4 years ago

    Question! can i have your autograph?

  • ThoughtOfIt

    D. M. from ThoughtOfIt said 4 years ago

    Too cool to have Adam Savage on here, especially since he has such a high view of all of the hard-working people here on Etsy. Quite awesome!! The show really cracks me up :)

  • Winnnnnndy

    Wendy McNally from Winnnnnndy said 4 years ago

    Love what you do! You make us think, laugh and question everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DitzyStacey

    stacey from DitzyDarlings said 4 years ago

    I like that old dusty Antique item, I like to pick, I am a picker. Rusty gold gives me excitement. I am a an of the show as so is the whole family.... I tru to keep my store antique and dusty. I today use many antiques. take for example my kitchen and tool box has many. Some dateing as early as the 1800's. Whats your feel on rusty antique's?

  • Strange1

    Brandi Miller from DorkyDino said 4 years ago

    Adam, I'm a huge fan! In fact, I was watching Mythbusters the other day and thought, "I just want to hang out with the Mythbusters. They seem like such interesting people!" It's fantastic to find out that you're also an Etsy fan! Questions: Do you ever consider starting up sculpting again? What kind of sculptures did you like to make? If you did start up again, would you open an Etsy shop? I noticed you had some pictures hanging on your wall. Are these purchases from Etsy, as well? As a long time Etsy shopper, you may start to run into many similar types of products (like the Hellboy hats). What is it that makes something really stand out to you that encourages you to choose that seller? Do you have any suggestions for shop owners on Etsy? Any suggestions for shoppers on Etsy?

  • riverpebble

    River Pebble from riverpebble said 4 years ago

    I LOVE the show and really enjoyed this blog post. It's great to get this kind of positive feedback and insight from celebs and other well known folks.

  • couturebunny

    couturebunny said 4 years ago

    soooo awesome! that octopus cane is the bomb!!!!! amazing! CC

  • MandyBesek

    MandyBesek from MandyBesek said 4 years ago

    Question for Adam: Hey Adam, would you be up to using your scientific talents to create some custom tools for artisans on Etsy? I have been searching all over for someone to do some knitting tool modifications in order to create some unique knitwear. I've contacted custom metal shops before, but I'm looking for someone like you who is really passionate about the Etsy community. I have a feeling there may be other artisans that have some ideas for modifying their own tools, maybe beefing up a potters wheel or glass kiln. Say yes! You help me make the tools and I'll make something savage-worthy for you :)

  • noadi

    Sheryl Westleigh from Noadi said 4 years ago

    I don't really have a question, just wanted to say how big a fan of Adam I am. Not just of Mythbusters (though I do love the show) but of how passionate and enthusiastic he is about everything he does, it inspires me as a geeky creative person. Keep it up Adam! Also: I really want that cane.

  • nuevowoodcrafts

    Jesse Esquivel from NuevoWoodcrafts said 4 years ago

    Mythbusters, great show...You just learn so much cool things from watching. And cool article here on Etsy! Good stuff!

  • KoliopeeDesigns

    KoliopeeDesigns from KoliopeeDesigns said 4 years ago

    Adam Whats Up? This is such a cool opportunity to chat with one of my favorite Scientists/Artists! Thank You So Much for your appreciation of the amazing possibilities that being a fan/Shop Owner/Artisan of ETSY brings to all of those involved....Thankyou! Well that being said I am really a fan of the Art being related to the Science Thing. I am a science influenced Sculptural Metalsmith/Ceramicist and My whole family and I appreciate your work on your show immensely. I would love to know What Jamie also thinks of ETSY and if you have time I would love a shop comment or two! I think that you would love my Biodiversity Line of Jewelry that I am currently developing! Thankyou ETSY So Much for Having Adam as a Guest For Us to "Hang Out" With!

  • LibraryofAlexandria

    Library of Alexandria from LibraryofAlexandria said 4 years ago

    Your father was an artist. Is there any way artists can educate the general American public and help them value original works of fine art? It seems like a majority of people lack familiarity with painting and sculpture. I see a lot of people, artists I know and have met, who are doing original work that is affordable to the average person but people seem alienated by anything that is not tied into fan culture or mass culture. I keep running into a disconnect with trying to communicate to people the value of art and sell my work to people because they want a known commodity like manufactured goods or a collectible. Talking to Europeans and people from the UK about art is so much easier. I don't have to explain to them "This is not my hobby. This is what I do."

  • CarpathiaCrafts

    Gillian Wright said 4 years ago

    Great interview, my husband and I love Mythbusters and I am totally infatuated with Etsy! Adam is right there is nothing more enjoyable than spending time browsing through all the amazing things on Etsy and being in contact with such lovely creative people.

  • bhangtiez

    Jana from bhangtiez said 4 years ago

    I Love Mythbusters, & so do my kids! Fun to see Adam's "Etsy Finds" Thanks for sharing your ETSY story with us all......and for teaching me a bit about how fun Science can be......

  • ahusseyjr

    Alan Hussey Jr from AwesomeArtByAlan said 4 years ago

    Excellent article Adam! My question for you good sir: When you visit shops on Etsy, is the aesthetics of a shops home page important to you as a visiter and potential buyer? Presentation can defiantly make a difference in an actual store front environment, but what about a virtual store front? Odd question I know. However, i've wondered about this many times! Thanks!

  • kehArt

    kehArt from kehArt said 4 years ago

    I love Mythbusters! My question for Adam is: if you could switch careers and sell things on Etsy for a living, what would you make? Thank you!

  • KarenMCade

    Karen Cade from KarenCadeArtworks said 4 years ago

    My husband and I love your show. We have watched it for many years and love how you can blend science, stunts, and art together. Plus you get paid for having such fun! Keep up the good work.

  • hayleypearcey

    hayley from BabysGotCakeGifts said 4 years ago

    Wow! This has made my day. I asked my 7year old son if he could ask Adam a question what would it be and his reply was "I don't know but how cool would it be if they could blow up one of you bibs on mythbusters." So Adam if you are ever in need of a baby's bib to blow up, melt, or put on Buster please let me know and I would only be to happy to oblige. It would make my son's day.

  • AvolieGlass

    Demi and Dean from AvolieGlass said 4 years ago

    This is such a great article, and it's wonderful to see your appreciation of the unique finds in the Etsy community! Our question - when can we teach you to blow glass?

  • dozybint

    Dozy from MadeByDozy said 4 years ago

    I do believe Etsy just got a hint of it's cool back. Lots of people here saying how their children love the show and want to be like Adam when they grow up, just wanted to say, I'm *ahem* 30 something , and I want to be like Adam when I grow up too.

  • purpleandlime

    Rebecca from purpleandlime said 4 years ago

    love Mythbusters! great post : )

  • AlfredRedmond1

    Alfred Redmond from LogoWizard said 4 years ago

    I'm your biggest fan Adam, glad to know that you enjoy Etsy!

  • justinel1

    Justine L said 4 years ago

    I just found Etsy last August. I'm amazed at how much fun I've had with it, and how much I love it. I use it so much, my kid banned me from borrowing his iPad, so as of yesterday, I have my own! Yay! I don't know Mythbusters, yet. But Etsy has contributed so much to my life (& mostly to my wardrobe - serious vintage addiction flame being fanned by delightful Etsy breezes)., so we will now check out Mythbusters. I'm sure my 8 year old will love it. He is an Etsy fan too, and was thrilled to find Minecraft and poo stuff on Etsy - two of his favourite things. Why do we love Etsy so? There's a PhD in it for sure. I love it because it has opened the door to a massive range of vintage clothing for me, until now something completely inaccessible. That's allowed me to explore styles I've only seen in movies and thought about in books, and to be expressive in my dress in ways I haven't been able to do before. I LOVE the convos with Etsy shop keepers. A few I know I'd adore to meet, from all over the world. I love these intelligent Etsy articles too. SO MUCH FUN!

  • mattyhandmadecrafts

    Matejka Max from NattyMatty said 4 years ago

    Phenomenal!

  • LavenderField

    Victoria Letemendia Koupparis from LavenderField said 4 years ago

    "everybody's life is effectively a tile puzzle" -- i liked that :0)

  • Cornlet

    Cornlet from Cornlet said 4 years ago

    So great to hear Adam Savage loves Etsy, really raises the profile even more, which is fantastic!!! I couldn't believe it when I logged on this morning and saw this, 2 very different spheres of my life coming together, which was bit weird over morning coffee! I've not told my son yet, got to get the ear plugs in first! I have lots of questions but I guess what I'm most interested to know is when looking for gifts or new items for his home, how much does Adam shop on Etsy for unique items and is it his primary shopping site?

  • irinisklavounou

    irini from IrinisWorld said 4 years ago

    Now that was a very intelligent conversation between three proper gentlemen. I've never heard of mythbusters before but if those three sweeties are out there with that job then i can feel a whole lot better about the world. .... I understand that there are some serious myths that need busting over there in America but i would like to know if having dealt with those they might like to come over here and do a bit of busting. ...... Heck, i can point them in a dozen directions without even turning round.

  • PipingHotPapers

    Alice Johnson from PipingHotPapers said 4 years ago

    Ha! Now I can prove to my sons that Etsy and Mythbusters are both cool.

  • AutumnLeavesJewelry

    Carolyn S. Miller from AutumnLeavesJewelry said 4 years ago

    Thank you Adam Savage, Ilove watching you blow things up in the name of science! Looking forward to hearing more about your sculpture work too. Great points you made on sellers who are learning their craft vs. those who are excelling. How wonderful that you "get" the connection that is made between artist and buyer (who could also be an artist). You make canes look mighty cool man!

  • dinafragola

    Nathalie from DinaFragola said 4 years ago

    I kind of hope he is not planning on blowing up Etsy ;)

  • TimberLeafStudio

    Liz and John Brock from TimberLeafStudio said 4 years ago

    Adam, I think you mentioned that you turned your own walking stick from zebrawood. Do you do any other woodturning? If so, what kind of things do you like to turn? ---John

  • mirjamleskovek

    Mirjam from FloraBeauty said 4 years ago

    Lovely article! I like to watch his show, even if I live in Europe!

  • otterling

    otterling from otterling said 4 years ago

    Hi Adam. Thanks for being gracious enough to answer our questions. As a professional, you get to see all kinds of presentation of goods and services offered to you. When you're looking around on Etsy, what are the sorts of things that really stand out to you about a seller or their store?

  • victoriaenglishcharm

    victoriaenglishcharm from VictoriaEnglishCharm said 4 years ago

    I'm in the Uk, and we watch Mythbusters too, my kids love anything that involves blowing things up!! so nice to hear Adam talking about his affectionfor Etsy! great job!

  • copperandglass

    copperandglass from copperandglass said 4 years ago

    Hi Adam, Our whole family is fans of your show, (Engineers, cooks and metal artists!) My husband is a copper artist who's taught himself most of the techniques, (it was kind of a lost art when he started) and I am a glass artist. Now we combine the two medium in some pretty cool ways. Have you ever done any of that sort of chemistry/experimenting yourself?

  • Peggers

    Peggy Reichenbach from Peggers said 4 years ago

    Thank you Adam! Thrilled to hear that you love our community here at Etsy.

  • SomeKindOfPretty

    Catheryn Dallenbach from SomeKindOfPretty said 4 years ago

    I love that he is so involved in the Etsy community!! Its great to see some one in the public supporting Etsy! I have always been a fan of him and the show!! :-)

  • HandcraftedorVintage

    Nelleke from HandcraftedorVintage said 4 years ago

    I too love the communication aspect of selling on Etsy. It feels so good when you can create something special for a customer. Besides that, knowing that your item (s) contribute to the celebration of anniversaries makes me feel good. Ain't it great to know that somebody in Turkije is buying an item in the Netherlands to bring that gift with them when they visit a friend in Japan? I get exited because of those convo's :o)

  • CreativityHappens

    Barbara from CreativityHappens said 4 years ago

    I feel like I just met you one-on-one Andy!! This is proof that while packaging and shipping your items, the final presentation is so important when the buyer received your item! You just NEVER know who will see you product, whose home it will be in or who will receive it as a gift! If your SEO’s were great enough to get a buyer to your shop, your photos where intriguing enough to have them dig deeper into your item description, the purchase is bound to be next. Just imagine the delight when they (Andy) open your package! Make it count! Another myth BUSTED.. handmade ROCKS!! XOXO

  • CreativityHappens

    Barbara from CreativityHappens said 4 years ago

    grrrr **Adam not Andy (sorry, my kids name is Andy just automatically typed it) xoxo

  • ptoronen

    ptoronen said 4 years ago

    Oh, wow!! I'm like the biggest fan of the MythBusters, Jamie and Adam... And now I find out that Adam loves Etsy too, just like me!! This is just hilarious and so cool!! Totally made my day :D Go Adam!!!

  • pancakeandlulu

    Aimee Knerr from pancakeandlulu said 4 years ago

    fun! I will have to check this out.

  • designlab443

    Tracy from designlab443 said 4 years ago

    The whole family watches your show, it's nice to have a show we can all watch together and learn something at the same time! Great to hear your an etsy fan and supporter! Thank you!

  • WomenOfCloth

    Ting Blessington from WomenOfCloth said 4 years ago

    Love Mythbusters and that inspiring excerpt! Have never been disappointed in anything Etsy, buying, selling and communicating with diverse people who make and sell wonderful handmade creations! You are truly Inspirations One and All! Thank You and Bless You!

  • ZorroPlateado

    Carole from ZorroPlateado said 4 years ago

    Great post!

  • kristinasmiley

    Kristina Smiley from CreativeEndeavorsKS said 4 years ago

    Will definitely share this with my son who loves Mythbusters :) Thank you for sharing!

  • carley465

    CAT Tillinghast from CATTATTING said 4 years ago

    Interesting perspective on the Small business model. Love your finds.

  • ADifferentPlace

    Rebecca Robins from ADifferentPlace said 4 years ago

    SQUEEE!!! I am totally Geeking out here!!! I LOVES me some Adam and the Mythbusters!!! Hooray he is spying on MY world now!!

  • klb00e

    Mother Lark from MotherLark said 4 years ago

    Adam Savage is the best. Nicely done etsy

  • PattiTrostle

    Patti Trostle from PattiTrostle said 4 years ago

    This is a great place to sell and buy. With so many different kinds of sellers, it is an easy place to explore. Love your show!

  • QuirkMuseum

    Michael Quirk from QuirkMuseum said 4 years ago

    As a MythBusters fan, it is great to hear that Adam is a friend of Etsy. Last year I sold Mr. Savage a painting that had a personal connection for him. I hope he's enjoying it.

  • beachdaisy7

    Kim Cole from BeachDaisyJewelry said 4 years ago

    Great interview. If you ever give up your cool day job I am sure you would have a great following of people interested in your sculptures on Etsy! My teenage son is a big fan of Mythbusters and I have watched with him - most episodes more than once. He has expressed interest in the field of special effects and other science related jobs. It is great to have shows that keep him interested in learning and thinking.

  • rabbitdance

    Brandy Sinclair from JewelrybySinclair said 4 years ago

    Mythbusters FTW! ^_^ Made my morning to read this. For Adam: As an artist, do you ever surf Etsy for inspiration? I know I do. And if you don't (or only do so rarely) what else do you go for inspiration on-line? My personal favorites are museum websites, because a lot of them post as much of their collection on-line as they have photographed, including things that are out of rotation or have never been on display.

  • lettersofmarqueuk

    Lee Morrisroe from lettersofmarqueuk said 4 years ago

    I have sold some of my items to Adam and it's great to see him so enthusiastic about Etsy. Well done that man!

  • SudsNSuch

    Angie from SudsNSuch said 4 years ago

    My husband and I love Mythbusters! So cool to look on the FP and see an article about Adam!

  • AMarigoldLife

    Lynn from AMarigoldLife said 4 years ago

    I think this interview is so very inspiring! How cool is it that someone as busy and yet down to earth as Adam takes time out to give a shout out to us here at Etsy! Love this interview! With a 12 yr old son in our house you can bet we are just as much a fan of you on Mythbusters as you are of all of us here at ETSY. Thanks so much Adam for your support of our community here.....very much appreciated and cherished!!!! ~Lynn

  • Plastidermy

    Chris Evans from Plastidermy said 4 years ago

    Amazing! Love Adam Savage!

  • ikabags

    IKA PARIS from ikabags said 4 years ago

    Adam thanks so much !

  • hasincla

    hasincla from travelwanderings said 4 years ago

    What an unexpected feature! The more I get involved in the Etsy community, the more I realize that art and science are not so very far apart at all, and that you can be *both* and be successful! As en engineer, I'm hoping to unleash my creativity soon, and really jump into Etsy! Question for Adam: You're obviously inspired by both Science and Art, you've becoming quite successful at science, so you think you'll ever go back to art and start to seriously sculpt again? Are your interests sinusoidal and go back and forth? Thank you for your posting!

  • ohhsocrafty

    Joanie from ohhsocrafty said 4 years ago

    Nice to read something from the flip side of etsy! great story

  • jessicaNdesigns

    Jessica Numbers from jessicaNdesigns said 4 years ago

    Wow! I loved this video! It was so nice to hear his passion for Etsy and handmade!! I watch Mythbusters with my hubby and it was so neat seeing that world meshed with my handmade world! :) Thank you Adam for your support of handmade and the Etsy community!!

  • anotherghostquilts

    Nancy from anotherghostquilts said 4 years ago

    Nice piece. Here's my question, Adam: What motivated you to sculpt? How do you satisfy your need to create if you don't sculpt anymore? Thanks!

  • mpdi2003

    Mary & Peter Designs Inc from mpdi2003 said 4 years ago

    Thanks for this great interview and inspiration!! Greatly appreciate your time and support for our Etsy community!! Etsy is a great opening for those home based craftswomen like me! Helping to pursue my creativity and make an earning. The beauty of Etsy is , you have a personnel connect with your customer. You build a relationship with them with all those communication you have, while you are making the product. And the feedback from those customers is extremely rewarding and encouraging!

  • Ebrown2503

    Eleanore from FiberBeads said 4 years ago

    I really liked this podcast--to the point where you gave me chills to hear you speak about the internet and the infancy of it's various uses. It was so refreshing to hear you speak from the heart about something so dear to all of us! I honestly don't know what i love more; the complete freedom of the business side or the constant surprise of the creative process. Having both feels like a gift every day. If it were 20 years ago and you were joining Etsy, what would have been your first item for sale and how much would you charge? Second part: In these 20 years, what has changed and why are you not posting that first item today?

  • dancinghouse

    Gina Garvin from dancinghouse said 4 years ago

    I've wanted to write in for a long time and say how much our family loves Mythbusters. It's the only show the whole family (with a wide range in ages) can agree on. Even the 3 year old enjoys it - I love it when she 'explains' some of the science to me! My question is, what advice would you give kids interested in pursuing science and the arts? And do you think science and the arts can be combined into new fields of study and/or employment? Thanks again for a great show and the willingness to publicize other artisans!

  • modelarose

    Jan Masterson from modelarose said 4 years ago

    Mythbusters is a favorite at our house and particularly of my son, who wants to be an engineer. My question is: what do you enjoy most--making things, collecting things or blowing things up?

  • cdlwin

    cdlwin from cdlwin said 4 years ago

    No questions-- just thought it would be fun for you to know that Mythbusters has become my kids' (ages 7 and 10) favorite bedtime routine. We all sit down and pick an episode from Netflix to watch before they go to bed-- every single night! Thanks for making science, engineering and experiments interesting and entertaining for my kids!

  • LucidGraphics

    Mike Johnson from LucidDecals said 4 years ago

    Oh BTW, I have an idea for a myth to bust. Not sure if it has been done yet. It's the myth about being able to balance an egg on the small side during the vernal equinox. I did it in my physics class high school. My teacher said that if there was anyone that would be able to do it, it would be me lol. It took me a while, but she was right. I honestly forgot about it until recently, and just read up a little about the subject. It seems like there is no clear answer to whether it can be done on other days or if it's really true. Maybe you guys can figure it out :)

  • PetitPlat

    Stephanie Kilgast from PetitPlat said 4 years ago

    Ha fun! Etsy is really cool to find out treasures of various kinds. It awakes the collector in you ^^ And you did sculpt at some point in your life? Do you still have some artworks from that time to share with the world *hint hint : us* It's always incredible how seeing a celebrity on our working place (ie. Etsy) is somewhat overwhelming :) Oh and we watch mythbusters in Europe too ^^

  • midcenturymosaics

    Carol Lancour from midcenturymosaics said 4 years ago

    When I was in junior high my science teacher, Mr. Sheffer, told us a story about a guy drowning in an industrial vat of mayonnaise at a mayonnaise factory. He said it is impossible to swim in mayonnaise because of the viscosity. I always wanted to see that myth busted or not busted. Love Mythbusters and Etsy!

  • untamedrose

    Breanna from untamedrose said 4 years ago

    That is so cool that Adam checks out etsy! Love your work too!

  • isocide

    Ashley M. from Papyrusaurus said 4 years ago

    I love Adam and I love that he's such a big supporter of our community here at Etsy. from the opposite end of his experience, I adore working with my customers on special items and I'm always open for a challenge.

  • LostApostle

    LostApostle from LostApostle said 4 years ago

    Adam, I'd like to know if you like badass skull rings. Because if you do, I might know a guy...;) I'd also like to know if your eyeballs fly out if you sneeze with your eyes open.

  • PopandMoo

    Kim from PopandMoo said 4 years ago

    I LOVE Mythbusters! This is awesome that Adam loves Etsy!

  • jknippentestetsy

    Julia Knippen from TestShopJulia said 4 years ago

    This is awesome!

  • LaAlicia

    La Alicia from LaAlicia said 4 years ago

    mutual admiration society for sure! ;)

  • GabriellasTreasures

    Patricia Barsalona from GabriellasTreasures said 4 years ago

    Thanks Adam for your thumbs up! And thanks Etsy for the opportunity to sell here! I love it!

  • traceystreasures

    T.L Wilson from traceystreasures said 4 years ago

    Thanks so much Adam for your love of etsy and the artisans :) It's a shared love - as I and I'm sure many of us LOVE mythbusters! Awesome post!

  • FrillRide

    Sally Yon from FrillRide said 4 years ago

    Adam mentions that he would have loved for Etsy to have existed in the early 90s when he first came to SF and was showing his work in various venues. I would love to see what sort of things he was making then is there anywhere it is possible to do so? I would also like to thank him for Mythbusters. My daughter has grown up with it as part of her experience. Mythbusters definitely contributed to her well balanced, 'learning is fun' view of life.

  • northatlanticart

    Kimberly from northatlanticart said 4 years ago

    Hello Thanks so much for your post. I would just like to say that my nine and a half year old and eleven year old (along with my husband and I) LOVE you and your show. Thank you for making science fun. I also love Etsy and am very thankful for this opportunity.....I have met SO many wonderful people as well. Just wanted to say "hello". Thanks, kimberly

  • rounddaddy

    Matt O from TennesseeWoodShop said 4 years ago

    Do you like smoked spices? This is an amazing selection and tastes great http://www.etsy.com/shop/TinysSmokehouse

  • MarshaNealStudio

    Marsha (Neal) from MarshaNealStudio said 4 years ago

    Me too Adam! I don't go a day without Etsy in my life in some way. Some cool handmade thing I bought or things that were gifts from people on Etsy. I'm always amazed (not surprised) at how the internet connects everyone in this world. It's like magic! Very cool to see that you too have a fondness of Etsy handmade! Thank you for doing all the awesome things you do to help entertain and inspire the rest of us...

  • bluecrystallady

    crystallady from garteronly said 4 years ago

    It's great to hear about Etsy from Adam... Thanks...

  • inturquoisesky

    asu from THEFAIRYTHINGS said 4 years ago

    This is awesome... Thanks...

  • RemarkablySew

    RemarkablySew from RemarkablySew said 4 years ago

    Hearing Adam's comments gives me hope. I'm a rough/tough fire investigator and closet hand-dyed fabric artist. Started out dyeing fabric for my wife and mother-in-law and now I do it for myself and for the world. Ahhh...feels good to finally say it out loud. AJ

  • Goozeberryhill

    Mrs Goozeberry from Goozeberryhill said 4 years ago

    He is something of a hero over here on Goozeberry Hill, if I could ask him something it would have to be what would he have stamped on one of my spoons! Tried to rack my brains to come up with something in homage to the mighty Myth Busters for a long time but to have one straight from Adam would be awesome.

  • rconchoman1

    REDWOLF from REDWOLFimaginings said 4 years ago

    ETSY is a community of a dying breed. So FEW people have imagination or skill to create something original these days. Look at TV! MYTHBUSTERS seems to be one of the very few original shows on today. Hey, ADAM! Good job! Enjoy all of your findings. P.S. Wouldn't mind if ya looked at MY shop! LOL REDWOLFimaginings MAY THE GREAT SPIRIT BLESS US ALL

  • MaxStudios

    Tracie Max Sachs from MaxStudios said 4 years ago

    So when is Adam's Birthday? I'd like to make a custom surprise for him :-)

  • aromacandles

    Laura from aromacandles said 4 years ago

    Hi Adam! How amazing to hear that you are such a supporter of handmade... very cool. My husband and I are long time watchers... and any episode that has you blowing stuff up is our favorite! My question would be: What is your favorite episode?

  • Katiechui

    Katiechui from Katiechui said 4 years ago

    This was very interesting to read.I never knew Adam surfed around and bought stuff from Etsy and now I wondering if his T-shirts were made to order by someone from Etsy?

  • cynthiagosselin

    Cynthia Gosselin from HappyLambBath said 4 years ago

    Hi Adam! My husband and I absolutely love your show, and watch it quite a bit on Netflix and on TV. I was wondering aloud with my husband right now that there are alot of urban myths and legends here on Etsy, would you guys be willing to do a special handmade/Etsy edition of Mythbusters? I think this would be quite amazing and again I looove your show so much! I literally just squealed out in glee when I saw this interview.

  • RetroRevivalBoutique

    RetroRevivalBoutique from RetroRevivalBoutique said 4 years ago

    I'm totally fangirling right now! :D

  • Infinitiplus1

    Shari from Infinitiplus1 said 4 years ago

    I am loving how fast and popular Etsy has grown and its always awesome to see Adam from mythbusters!

  • jniebuur

    Josien from PinkMountains said 4 years ago

    Fantastic!! Got curious about the sculptures made by Adam in his twenties... :)

  • Lehns

    Valerie from Lehns said 4 years ago

    Thoroughly enjoyed this article and reading all the comments on this thread. Makes Etsy and the community feel that much more real! Thanks Adam for the support and the fact you do "get it"! Perhaps we have busted a myth ourselves that the internet is not real?

  • crownring

    crownring said 4 years ago

    Hello Adam! Just wanted to say I love Mythbusters and I get such a kick out of you and Jaime exploding things! LOL! The cement truck explosion is still one of the most awesome things I've ever seen on TV. What a way to make the little kid in all of us scream in total destructive glee!!! :D I also want to say I totally get what you said about the community and creative aspects of Etsy. I feel very blessed to have made some wonderful friendships with sellers here and I love being able to buy wonderful and unique things I wouldn't see anywhere else......and at an affordable price! Best wishes to you, Jaime, and the whole Mythbusters Family! cr :)

  • MitosisGlass

    MitosisGlass from MitosisGlass said 4 years ago

    How cool that Adam from Mythbusters shops here! *waves*

  • monsterkookies

    Kimberly Hart from monsterkookies said 4 years ago

    I just want to say 'hello' to Adam, really. I'm a big fan, probably like a million other people are... And I think it's awesome that he supports the Etsy community! That's fantastic!

  • phippsart

    Michael from ScatterbrainTees said 4 years ago

    Hi Adam! How can I send you a free shirt or two? (In the hopes, of course, that if you like them you'll let people know where you got them!) Thanks for years of enlightening entertainment!!!

  • HomeDecorbyDCBs

    Chris Tanck from DoorCountyDecor said 4 years ago

    Adam you love the handmade aspects of Etsy do you also love us Vintage sellers?

  • anitacosti

    Anita Costi from Gemnotic said 4 years ago

    I actually feel a little bit more proud to own an Etsy shop right now! :)

  • monsterkookies

    Kimberly Hart from monsterkookies said 4 years ago

    Also, I had no clue that Adam used to sculpt! That's so cool. I sculpt as well - from polymer clay. I started selling my sculptures on Etsy in my early twenties, too. Mostly weird stuff like anatomically correct human hearts and industrial inspired things... Personally, I would love to hear more about Adam's sculpting in his early twenties! :) If he would care to share, of course.

  • LordMockDesigns

    LordMockDesigns from LordMockDesigns said 4 years ago

    Great to see Adam here, Mythbusters is fantastic I’d give my left arm for a week with free run at M5

  • Sugarcookielady

    Susan from Sugarcookielady said 4 years ago

    Question for Adam: Let's pretend it is the early '90s and you are opening a shop to sell your wares onetsy. What would you be sculpting? Shop name?

  • RingMeACoin

    JOHN EDWARDS from RINGMEACOIN said 4 years ago

    Adam, Great show and very cool you liking Etsy.... Keep up the great work..

  • TwistedThreadAndHook

    Magdalena Marsh from TwistedThreadAndHook said 4 years ago

    My husband and I love the show! Always DVR it so we don't miss any episode :) Question: Have you considered showing off/incorporating some of the ETSY purchases on Mythbusters?

  • mymonsterhat

    Anne from mymonsterhat said 4 years ago

    That's a fantastic interview!

  • annetteglover

    Annette Glover said 4 years ago

    Howdy! It was a treat to read about your Etsy experiences and realize that we have something (besides the love of Mythbusters) in common. At first glance a person might not notice that the Etsy and Mythbusters have an appeal to similar spirits. For example, I consider myself a geek of learning, discovery, science, and humor. Mythbusters combines all of that and it happens that Etsy does too. I found the Geekery shopping category of Etsy and have been straining my husband's last nerve with all the quips, giggles, and doodads I find irresistible ever since! He is now a proud owner of the "Talk Nerdy to Me" mug by Periodically Inspired--and loves it! I am thinking about getting the pie plate with the pi symbol etched into the bottom for him too--he makes a mean apple pie! For my questions, I wonder: How did you discover Etsy? What made you come back for more? and When did you realize you were hooked? Also, do you have a favorite category? If you could make it better still, what would you do? Are there any other community shopping models you like? Lately, I have been on a "Serenity" kick. I sure wish that series wasn't cancelled. Maybe you can help me get another "fix"....Have you ever thought about busting any Firefly myths? There are a lot of space cowboy adventures I am certain would make for a great show. For example, did Jayne's gun, Vera, really need a space suit (for oxygen) to fire; it so then how did Vera operate for the second shot (after the hole in the suit was made with the first)? My husband and I send our best to you and yours. Oh, and thanks for Mythbusters. You an Jamie are the rock!

  • janscraftz

    Janice from Janscraftz said 4 years ago

    Great interview, the kids love Mythbusters :)

  • ashjewels

    Lejla H. from Ashjewels said 4 years ago

    Now how cool is this?? Thanks Adam!

  • breema

    Maria from oblissjewellery said 4 years ago

    My husband defines Etsy as ' the arty ebay'. Adam, I love everything you say in this interview. I was particularly thrilled to here your insight on the beginner maker and how Etsy can be so influential in the honing of their craft.

  • elisabethringewald

    Elisabeth Ringewald from MaineCoonCrafts said 4 years ago

    Love your show, watch it with my son, great conversation fuel. Where do you feel the indie movement is going, and where will it end up? Is mainstream America ready to go back to it's roots and toss in mass produced, out-sourced products?

  • GirlyForever

    Alexandriani from Alexandriani said 4 years ago

    Awesome interview! :)

  • melaniegracedesigns

    Melanie from melaniegracedesigns said 4 years ago

    Yay! It's mutual! LOve and love back :)

  • naturallymephotos

    Gina from ginasvintageshop said 4 years ago

    Hi Adam first and for most welcome. I'm glad you have found Etsy to be a fun place to find cool items. My questions : What drives you to find answers to an idea that is perceived to be the truth? and What was the strangest myth that you heard of that turned out to be the truth? Thank you Gina ginasvintageshop

  • gcolby1

    Gina from ColbyzCorner said 4 years ago

    Etsy has inspired me to improve my skills and look for more creative designs for my products. I had one customer who was so helpful when I first started my Etsy shop and she gave me advice for improving my business. Question: What do you search for on Etsy most often? Thank you Adam... I hope you'll visit my shop!

  • CattitudeJewelry

    CattitudeJewelry from CattitudeJewelry said 4 years ago

    Hi Adam. How did you get to where you are today. How did you promote your show. I have the hardest time trying to promote my business. I live in the middle of nowhere and that is how I like it, but it makes it hard to get your name out there. I love Etsy because I can sell to people I would never have access to otherwise. I have sold to people in 16 states, a lady in Norway. I recently sold to a lady from Newtown, CT., and I received the most amazing letter from her. It makes it all worth it but I would love to quit my day job.

  • kmclawson70

    kmclawson70 said 4 years ago

    Hello Adam! I am so happy that you love Etsy, I love it too! What is the strangest item on Etsy you have ever bought that you may have used on your show? Also have you bought anything on Etsy that you would use on Mythbusters to explain a myth? Inquiring minds what to know! Have a fabulous day and look forward to your answers soon! Kristin :)

  • KaransPotsAndGlass

    Karan from KaransPotsAndGlass said 4 years ago

    I LOVE that Adam likes Etsy! How fun to think we have a mutual fan following! ;-) But, I REALLY want to see a photo of that 19" diameter MORTAR and PESTLE!!! Wow! ;-) I make mini m&p's- and would love to see how one uses a huge one like that!

  • VintageNChic

    VintageNChic from VintageNChic said 4 years ago

    2 questions: - How did you first learn about Etsy? - Why is it important to you to share your experiences and view of Etsy? Thanks!

  • thevillagecrafter

    tammi from thevillagecrafter said 4 years ago

    ?? for Adam, why can't you have a shop on etsy? everyone here has started out small and the quit your day job posts are so inspiring! although i think of it as my planning for what i will do when i retire shop ( i hope etsy i still around then) thanks so much for speaking with etsy and making science fun for a new generation

  • DistortedEarth

    Brandy and Chad Kamenski from DistortedEarth said 4 years ago

    My husband and I are huge fans of Mythbusters! Thank you for supporting handmade!

  • CathodeBlue

    Chris Ferebee from CathodeBlue said 4 years ago

    Hey Adam, love the show. Cool to see you on Etsy! A quick, but very serious question : Will you ever blow up something from Etsy on one of your shows? Well, you know, Etsy sellers' stuff is so cool that it's bound to have higher explosive qualities than anything else. That's irrefutable science! haha!

  • CrofootDesigns

    Amy Crofoot from CrofootDesigns said 4 years ago

    So do you think a lot of celebrities shop on Etsy? Thank you for supporting us "little guys" LOL!

  • divinalocura

    Maril from DivinaLocura said 4 years ago

    haha so cool! it is nice to know you are rocking supporting the handmade life style!

  • hollysvintage

    Holly Marx-Proctor from hollysvintage said 4 years ago

    It is soooo awesome that Adam loves Etsy. My whole family are huge fans, my daughter has known the name Mythbusters since she was 2 and called you guys the Mizboosters. When we lived in the Bay area we used to try and find out where the Mythbusters warehouse was! It's great to have a show on TV that is interesting, funny and intelligent! Our question is: How in the world did you and Jamie get together and decide to start such a cool show and who's idea was it? We hope you guys can go on blowing things up for another 20 years! Thank you so much for supporting the home-based business market! Holly, Corey and Ivy

  • Ida92

    Ida92 said 4 years ago

    A question to Adam Savage =) What's the weirdest thing you have bought on Etsy?

  • dewdropdaisies

    Pam from dewdropdaisies said 4 years ago

    Awesome! It's so cool when I talk to ANYone who shops on Etsy! There are still so many who say, "What-sy?" Very impressed that Adam and his wife are fans. Almost as impressive as finding out that my son shopped for Christmas presents on Etsy this year. ;) I was one proud mama! LOL

  • pasin

    pasin from Pasin said 4 years ago

    Awesome post !

  • ArtThatMoves

    Christine Pensa from ArtThatMoves said 4 years ago

    Who doesn't love Mythbusters? But who knew Adam would love Etsy. BIG thanks for sharing this with the community. Wishing you a creative day!

  • winzydesign

    Kate Cannon from WinzyDesign said 4 years ago

    I love this! Adam is one of my heroes. I too am an industrial designer and prop designer and I have big dreams of someday doing special effects or prop design for films. I used to work in a prop shop at my university as a student. Right now, I sell handmade books on Etsy. I wondered if Adam could suggest a way to get into the line of work he does by showing craftsmanship through an Etsy shop. Or if Mythbusters is hiring any backstage crew/techies? :)

  • teeds

    Theresa Warren from WoollyFishWorx said 4 years ago

    OMG Terry (my man) loves mythbusters...Hi Adam from Australia!!

  • pixiespottery

    Dawn Bellinger from pixiespottery said 4 years ago

    Hi Adam, I am a full time Mother and have a 9-5 as well at a pharmaceutical company, but I love making functional pottery. I do a couple of craft shows and sell a few items a year on Etsy. Everyone I sell to loves my work, but I am really stuck on how to reach more people with my limited time and resources. What would you suggest? Thank you so much for your time!

  • mycrossstitchcentral

    Lauren Silvestro from mycrossstitchcentral said 4 years ago

    Hey Adam, love the show! So happy that you enjoy Etsy!

  • BethiefliesToo

    Bethie from BethieFliesToo said 4 years ago

    Yay! Love Myth Busters! It would be fun to see an Etsy Myth Busters Episode.

  • tasherajean

    Tashera Jean from tasherajean said 4 years ago

    Hi Adam, my name is Tashera and I am a steampunk jewelry designer from Washington! I was wondering what type of items do you collect? You obviously like Octopi (your amazing cane topper) but I'm sure you have many more fantastic collections at home! Please do tell!

  • SaouphieCrochet

    SaouphieCrochet from illumiknitiDesign said 4 years ago

    Myth Busters is one of my favourite shows! Great read :)

  • poorventrue

    Amy Chappell from BelovedVikingVinyl said 4 years ago

    My entire family loves watching your show Adam. I am a Vinyl artist (selling custom stickers for walls and cars, etc...) specializing in pagan sayings and images. Would you or your show like to see a vinyl made, if so what sorta vinyl would excite you? What's your favorite color? I'll make and list the art you request!

  • thehappywhiner

    The Happy Whiner from thehappywhiner said 4 years ago

    Wow. Cool!

  • drksoapcompany

    Dr K from drksoapcompany said 4 years ago

    Awesome! Rock on guys!!

  • monicaduranso

    Monica D from PrettyShinyThings4U said 4 years ago

    Hi Adam - What other exciting dreams did you have as a child (besides being a myth buster) and what career paths have you taken in your younger years that led you here? Were you a science 'geek' in school?

  • JackieDoremus

    Jaclyn Doremus from TheLandofCraft said 4 years ago

    Awesome to hear he is a fan of Etsy!

  • TohruYazaki

    Tohru Yazaki said 4 years ago

    I knew half his shirts came from Etsy! Hey Adam, what was one of your favorite items here on Etsy?

  • beverlybelanger

    Beverly Belanger from BeverlyBelanger said 4 years ago

    Hi Adam, Are you still sculpting now! I have painted for over 20 years and feel that it will always be a part of my life. My ETSY shop just opened this week, wish me luck!!

  • Cinnamons

    Maria Fiorille from Cinnamons said 4 years ago

    It's great that Etsy is getting the attention and publicity it deserves! Adam, what is the one thing you'd like to see on Etsy that you haven't come across yet?

  • GrandmaJeansAttic

    Jenny from GrandmaJeansAttic said 4 years ago

    So I'm off to share this article with the world! So many, when I mention "Etsy", respond with "E..what?" It is fantastic that you (Adam Savage) are promoting our little entrepreneur/DIY community! Mr. Savage, You ROCK!! :)

  • BlackForestCottage

    Donna and Darrell Knish from BlackForestCottage said 4 years ago

    I have to agree it is so much nicer talking directly to the artist. I managed to have some nice custom pieces made here on Etsy and it is nice to get to know them.

  • FrayedFuzzies

    Mary from FrayedFuzzies said 4 years ago

    Having been part of production teams where we have found great things for props and costume pieces for theatrical productions, I completely agree that Etsy is a treasure-trove for props hunters! Thank you for your support! On a side note.....I think you guys should revisit the "driving in heels" myth. Now I am sure the result will be similar, however, there is an art to walking/driving in heels that those who wear them on a regular basis have mastered. Having dressed many actors in drag, and seeing them walk for the first few days in their heels like you and Jamie did in that episode; there is no way you can drive in heels if you can barely walk in them! Try running it again with some ladies in heels....or queens :)

  • SkribblyKids

    Joanna Goldman from CuteCartoonPortraits said 4 years ago

    I love Adam and Mythbusters!

  • fyl929

    Frances Lovelace said 4 years ago

    Adam, I can't tell you what a huge fan my husband and I are of you and your show. And "I reject your reality and substitute my own" is a CLASSIC. I am going to get that on a long sleevd t-shirt soon. It is perfect. I love Etsy. I just discovered it a few weeks ago and it is addicting. I feel much hipper knowing that it is a favorite of yours also. Keep up the great work you do. We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE YOU!

  • designbylannette

    Lannette from DesignByLannette said 4 years ago

    There are so many comments, I'm ashamed to say I didn't read them all. I would really like to know who prints all of your Mythbusters t-shirts. Someone on Etsy, maybe?

  • jillywinkle

    jilly from itsretrodarling said 4 years ago

    Karen, thank you so much for this inspirational, fun and absorbing interview with Adam Savage. I was equally fascinated reading about you, as the interview with Adam & of course all comments. So nice to know people are on the planet and doing good. And I totally agree with Adam about etsy and twitter...both are essential for like minded souls. Etsy is a haven from heaven...jilly from Australia

  • SavageSeeds

    Savage Seeds from SavageSeeds said 4 years ago

    Yes! Adam Savage, We are HUGE fans of you and your show and not just because we share the same last name. You Rock!

  • sassycases

    sassycases from SassyCases said 4 years ago

    My family and I are big fans of the show!

  • mypetiteunicorn

    LA from BristleandTwitch said 4 years ago

    Oh, I am still chuckling after watching today's show involving gold body paint, electric fences and delicate body parts. Are you considering a "stand-up" routine? Oh wait, you already did! ROFL

  • perchshop

    Ali Thompson from PerchShop said 4 years ago

    adam--what would you say draws you in the most as you are browsing etsy. is it clear crisp photos, detailed descriptions, continuity...? also, if you are debating between two shops that are essentially offering the same product you are looking for, what is the deciding factor for choosing the shop to fulfill your order? thank you so much for allowing us to ask questions to a consumer!

  • ravenandrose

    ravenandrose said 4 years ago

    My five year old hopped into my lap while I was reading this and saw the cross-stitch pattern and said "It's Adam and Jamie!" :) Mythbusters is a staple in our house, we Love you guys!

  • ValintheValley

    Valérie from ValintheValley said 4 years ago

    Bonjour Hello Adam...cool interview and great finds...awesome t-shirt ! Question : What is the vintage find you cherish the most and why ? And the most unusual/strange one ? Merci ! Val

  • BenjaminBriarPipes

    benjamin from BenjaminBriarPipes said 4 years ago

    Wow Adam! I am glad to see that you enjoy etsy! It is a great website with great people who make great things. Ben.

  • JillJewelry

    Jill Sauber from JillJewelry said 4 years ago

    How cool is this!! Well, I side with Adam. Etsy is one of my favorite things. I love to browse for purchases and for ideas, and, of course, I sell. I would like to know, "Adam, what is your first stop on Etsy? In other words, what section do you find yourself lingering in the most?"

  • aressa

    aressa from OriginalBridalHanger said 4 years ago

    Wow! It is wonderful to hear that you like to surf on Etsy....I love your show! Etsy is a great place for the creative mind....I love it!

  • MiscKDesigns

    Karen and Jeff Kotlarz from MiscKDesigns said 4 years ago

    Cool! So Adam, what is your user name on here (if you care to share)?

  • EternitySquare01

    Bryana from MyDamagedPostcard said 4 years ago

    Adam, love your show. What got you interested in science, special effects filming, and mechanics? And what was the first thing you made/invented in your life?

  • leuckit

    Donna Provo Leuck from leuckit said 4 years ago

    I apologize if this question was already asked. I am way to attention deficit to read all the posts. My question is - do you use all of the different search options such as treasuries, shop local, colors, etc.. or, do you have an idea of what you want before coming to etsy and search for it by name?

  • Parachute425

    Terry from Parachute425 said 4 years ago

    So thrilled you are trilled with Etsy. What a great endorsement. Thanks for supporting handmade.

  • BglorifiedBoutique

    Cindy from BglorifiedBoutique said 4 years ago

    Adam , you have a lot of comments and I am not surprised at all! Myth busters has been a family favorite show to watch as a family since my kids were young ( they are both in college and we still have marathon myth buster sessions when they are home - we love science AND comedy AND seeing things blow up! You guys hit the trifecta with that show :) But I may even be more thrilled that you love Etsy as you do? I read how you love the communication aspect with the seller that Etsy so easily provides. It is one of my favorite things about Etsy as well. My buyers are sometimes amazed that I get back to them within minutes of a question - but customer relations is one of my favorite parts of owning my shop. My question: what are the hallmarks of great customer service ( on Etsy specifically) to you? Maybe some examples of what sellers have done best in your experience vs what others have done to disappoint or dissuade you from purchasing their product. Thanks! Cindy ( a long-time fan)

  • sorensic84

    Cathy Cisneros from SORENSIC84 said 4 years ago

    i Love this entire post! My family and I are big fans of the show!

  • BarkarooBakery

    Sara Woo from BarkarooBakery said 4 years ago

    Aloha Adam! Great to hear about your love for Etsy! I watch hours of Mythbusters while I am baking my pet treats and sewing cat toys! It really keeps me going! - Sara

  • redemptionart

    Connie Haskell from redemptionart said 4 years ago

    Thank you Adam, for your etsy love and support and for your feedback! Really made me think about the quality of my customer service, I know it can always use improvement. I love mythbusters....cynic that I am! LOL! Aloha from Hawaii!

  • SusanFaye

    Susan Faye from SusanFayePetProjects said 4 years ago

    Thank you Adam (and Jamie) for busting the myth that science geeks and techno-nerds aren't cool. Where do you stand on the myth that dogs are better pets than cats? (my kitty overlord insisted that I ask in hopes that you will bust that myth once and for all...). All the best, a fellow high-functioning hoarder...

  • nicilaskin

    Nici Laskin from NiciLaskin said 4 years ago

    love watching your show , it has a bit of McGyver in how you make new tools and how you design things , i love the power tools in your shop , lol i want some ,

  • Lillihandra

    Lillihandra said 4 years ago

    Hey Adam! Good to see you're on Etsy too. A few questions (I'll try to keep them relatively short): 1) What drew you to Etsy in the first place? 2) Have you ever considered setting up a shop for some of the stuff you've made over your time in Mythbusters that's just cluttering up space (if such stuff even exists)? 3) Do you believe there is a myth (or more than one) that cannot be tested with methods currently available (or available in the foreseeable future)? If so, which one(s)? 4) Do you have any advice for crafters and creators trying to perfect their trade beyond the usual urging to practice? 5) (This is the personal fangirl question, so if you choose not to answer I understand) Do you game at all? If so, which games do you like the most? Thanks again for being such an awesome individual and perpetuating the love of science and discovery (and fine hand-crafted items!) through your life and work.

  • FavreBijoux

    Mimi from FavreBijoux said 4 years ago

    Thanks for your endorsement and for supporting the makers! Would love to know what other celebs are buying and lurking here.

  • junghwa

    Amy Stewart from junghwa said 4 years ago

    I absolutely LOVE Myth Busters! Thank you for bringing on the laughter. And thank you for supporting small businesses!

  • Attractive1

    Elena Fom from Attractive1 said 4 years ago

    Thanks!

  • sarabethwright00

    Sara Wright said 4 years ago

    Adam, I just want to say thank you. I have Lupus and I often have to get treatments that make me very sick. There have been many nights that I have been sick as a dog and your show makes me smile! So thank you so much for helping make my sick days/nights better! XOXOXOXO

  • elleestpetite

    Donna Thai from PetiteCuisine said 4 years ago

    May I just say: that octopus cane topper looks amazing!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    Victoria Baker from LittleWrenPottery said 4 years ago

    I love mythbusters its a great show! I'm not surprised that it has so many fans here. But the real question is if I pull a face in the wind for long enough will it stay that way?

  • HelloKnitty

    HelloKnitty from HelloKnitty said 4 years ago

    As a member and seller since 2005 I would like to know what Adam thinks of the proliferation of resellers allowed here and also has Adam ever seen "Regretsy"?

  • rosaleendhu

    rosaleendhu from rosaleendhu said 4 years ago

    Thanks for saying such awesome things about the site, Adam! How often do things from etsy end up on the show? I'm mostly wondering about some of the awesome shirts I've seen you guys wear, but I guess that's because they'd be obvious. Thanks!

  • cottonbirddesigns

    Angela Cotton from CottonBirdDesigns said 4 years ago

    Great article!

  • Asherz8

    Ashley Harrison from CraftyAshDesigns said 4 years ago

    Communication is an important thing in general..a necessary life skill. Here on etsy.com it is really prevelant as far as my experience goes, both as a seller and a buyer..which is wonderful! Hey Adam, visit my etsy.com shop! *Either enter CraftyAshDesigns into the search box or go put www.etsy.com/shop/craftyashdesigns in web box Cheers! -Ashley

  • FlowerMoundEscape

    Melinda from FlowerMoundEscape said 4 years ago

    My question may have been asked before, but when are you going to open your own little etsy shop? And are you going to cash in on the fact that you are famous beyond belief? Or do it quietly and let your sculptures speak for themselves?

  • girlindustries

    Katy from girlindustries said 4 years ago

    I love Mythbusters! My question for Adam is: which preconception or misconception about the world of handmade would he like to challenge?

  • ElectronicGirl

    ElectronicGirl from ElectronicGirl said 4 years ago

    no question....just had to comment love Adam and Jamie. and Mythbusters is the shiznits! Rock on Science!

  • gracearchives

    Leslie from GraceArchives said 4 years ago

    Love them! So glad they love us too:)

  • LauraMoradiDesigns

    Laura Moradi from BronzeAgeJewelry said 4 years ago

    First, what an excellent article! I love MythBusters, and watch it whenever I can. So, my question: How would you suggest we better integrate the arts with the sciences? Because, as Adam & Jaimie so clearly show, creativity and practical problem solving are not mutually exclusive.

  • PackagedToPerfection

    Kathi Viehman from PackagedToPerfection said 4 years ago

    I'm thrilled to be part of the Etsy community and it's go great to be recognized by fellow artists-at-heart, like Adam. Thanks for supporting us and giving us more credibility! It's so refreshing to know that others appreciate what we're doing. I'd be happy to create a custom-designed gift box for you so you can give your wife another great find from Etsy! I could probably manage a Hellboy theme is you're interested! Thanks for supporting Etsy!!!!

  • Iammie

    iammie from iammie said 4 years ago

    Nice picks!

  • doodlebirdie

    Patricia from DoodleBirdie said 4 years ago

    Awesome article and interview! Thanks!!

  • VintageJewelryEtc

    Laura Bobey from VintageJewelryEtc said 4 years ago

    yeah for Adam....what a talent!

  • Bethlesvintage

    Beth Chown Lesley McMann from Bethlesvintage said 4 years ago

    Love the article, love myth busters. Question: Adam, how about the great vintage on Etsy?? Have you browsed that????

  • PeregrineStudios

    Christian Griffin from PeregrineStudios said 4 years ago

    Damn, this is why I love Adam Savage. I mean, I love the Mythbusters, all of them, but Adam is hands-down my favorite, because he's so down-to-earth while simultaneously being so far out - it's great to see a 'celebrity' being just a normal joe.

  • livin2pick4u

    Dave from livin2pick4u said 4 years ago

    Adam - I know you're really good at blowing things up for a living. How bout creating something and posting for sale here on ETSY. If nothing else, it would be a nice PR move.

  • peggysuetoo

    Peggy Sue from peggysuetoo said 4 years ago

    Etsy is incredible! You can browse through handmade where the seller's love is written all over its sleeve or through the vintage/antiques where there is a mysterious history. A tip of the hat to you, Etsy! My Question: Adam, what would be your most ideal shop, if you haven't come across it yet?

  • FarRidgeCeramics

    Libet Henze from FarRidgeCeramics said 4 years ago

    Adam, I agree with you that communication between maker and buyer is one of the most wonderful aspects of Etsy.. I have had many good ideas come through working with my tile clients as we develop the tiles for their kitchens or baths. Since ceramic tiles are a long term commitment, it is great fun to create an installation that will bring joy to my tile customers for many years to come.

  • tracinicole

    Traci from tracinicole said 4 years ago

    Adam thank you so much for your show. My boys ages 6 and 9 love your show. As a mom I love how much they learn on your show. We have had a lot of conversations about trajectory, chemical reaction, safety.....and, a lot of fun predicting what will happen. My science loving boys get to see you do crazy things that they can only dream of doing. Have you ever thought about doing a Mythbusters for kids?

  • SheppardHillDesigns

    David and Celeste from SheppardHillDesigns said 4 years ago

    Hi Adam ~ we love Mythbusters and we're happy to know that you frequent Etsy!

  • dgwa

    dgwa from dgwa said 4 years ago

    Adam- Thanks for including Kari on the show. I'm pleased to see you chose a woman who is so comfortable being beautiful and brainy. My family would like to include a stop by the Mythbusters workshop when we visit the west coast. However, I've read on-line that no tours are offered. Are there any plans to allow visitors in the future? With so much competition today for our attention, how can Etsy do a better job corporately at drawing more shoppers to our site? Thanks for giving my family smart TV. I appreciate it, Gail

  • NikNakNook

    Susan M from NikNakNook said 4 years ago

    Question for Adam - You were a working sculptor in the early 90s, and would have utilized Etsy to promote your work - how about selling now? Many of us would be interested to see and purchase your work. Even a collaboration with an etsy artisan would be a great thing. How about it?? Thanks again for Mythbusters and your passion for art, science and all.

  • littlebearcharms

    Nicole Harper from littlebearcharms said 4 years ago

    Hi Adam, I am an etsy seller from Canada. I want to say thank you from up north for my science and technology driven husband Jason and our two daughters. Katie is turning 6 next month and Emma is 9. We all love your show but the girls are especially fond of "Duct Tape Island" I think we must have watched that episode at least thirty times. My eldest daughter is into science big time and she loves that you make science cool. Emma sometimes is given a hard time by kids for being into science and math and I think she is grateful to know that there is definitely a place for her curiosity in this wonderful world. A BIG thank you to Kari too for being beautiful, artistic, funny and smart! Katie loves it when things explode (well, who doesn't?). Okay here's a question. A mythbusters for kids may be a lot to ask but what about an episode fueled by youngsters? Questions from kids or surrounding kids. I know our kids would love it!

  • StayArtisan

    J.K. Ramirez from HudsonBlueArtisans said 4 years ago

    Love Mythbusters,and the Maltese Falcon in TED. Thanks.

  • kgpaintings

    Kirsten Gilmore from PaintingsByKEGilmore said 4 years ago

    Adam - Thank you for your entertaining, intelligent show and for your support of etsy. As a painter who also does custom artwork, my question is this: Do you prefer art that is a collaboration between maker and buyer (like what happened with your cane) or a readymade product?

  • SpareTimeWoodDesigns

    RICH and JACKIE from SpareTimeWoodDesigns said 4 years ago

    Hi Adam, Have you ever found yourself disappointed while searching for a specific item on Etsy? Are there any trends you would like to see Etsy Sellers focus on? Thank You! Thank You!

  • Lisarachel

    Lisa Rachel Horlander from ArtfulSoles said 4 years ago

    Hi Adam! I happened to be watching Mythbusters right now as I came across this interview with you...odd timing but welcomed. I was wondering if you have ever started your own shop on etsy(Im not sure if someone has asked this, Ive not read threw the comments yet) and if so what would you put in it? I know you have art skill and personally would LOVE to see some of the things you have created yourself, outside of work;) Thank you for your time! Lisa (and Asher and Ben who are in the background talking about how we must live in the twilight zone that Im sending you a message and we are watching you on tv)

  • FreshRetroGallery

    Elizabeth Knaus from FreshRetroGallery said 4 years ago

    What types of props do you look for? Do you browse for prop inspiration or search to fulfill it?

  • staats25

    Drew from DrewsCollectibles said 4 years ago

    Adam, I am waiting for you to buy something from me... Tick Tock...

  • smellyrhino

    smellyrhino from smellyrhino said 4 years ago

    Thanks Adam for supporting makers and handmade artisans! Between my husband and I, there are three ideal jobs in the world: 1) Myth Buster (we both agree this is number one!) 2) Scuba shack owner on a beach somewhere that also sells hot dogs and beer. (this one is really any job that lets you live stress free) 3) Maker (That's us. I'm an artist and he's an engineer by day and woodworker, sculptor and maker of electronic things by night). Thanks Adam for keeping us inspired and making my husband think that he has a kindred spirit out there, Rebecca Salcedo (Smellyrhino)

  • A2SeaPhotography

    Micki Findlay from SingingPhotographer said 4 years ago

    Adam, I am tickled pink to find this article - not just because I am an Etsyian but because my hubby and I get such a huge kick out of you on Mythbusters! I am always inspired when I watch you because of your obvious passion for what you do, your courage for doing things you would never catch me trying, and the fact that you haven't lost your sense of childlike wonder. I have no questions for you but I thank you for drawing me in to watch a show I wouldn't have normally been drawn to (to be honest). You are a fun person and I wish you all the very best life has to offer. Oh and thank you for supporting our beloved Etsy! Micki of A2SeaCreations and A2SeaPhotography

  • HoneyBeeHolistics

    Melissa from HoneyBeeHolistics said 4 years ago

    Wow! Thanks so much for taking the time! Love the cane topper too!! It would be awesome for some Etsy Item features on the show!

  • rebeccascreations

    Rebecca Dufilie from rebeccascreations said 4 years ago

    hmmm.....'interesting'

  • rebeccascreations

    Rebecca Dufilie from rebeccascreations said 4 years ago

    hmmm.....'interesting'....never seen Myth Busters...

  • rebeccascreations

    Rebecca Dufilie from rebeccascreations said 4 years ago

    I forgot to ask...someone told me that my prices for my dragonflies were too low...what do you think? thanks Sometimes for me it is difficult to set the right price. So what do you think?

  • partsbync

    Amy D from PartsbyNC said 4 years ago

    Don't really have any questions at the moment, I'm probably to much in aww to think. I have been a fan of Mythbusters ever since I saw the JATO rocket car...

  • TrashAndTrinkets

    Gypsy Trading Company from TrashAndTrinkets said 4 years ago

    There are a lot of Etsy myths around... any plans to "bust" some?

  • fhepner

    Fadra from 3DandelionSeeds said 4 years ago

    So there I was, minding my own business checking my twitter and perusing Etsy's profile while my son was watching Myth Busters on Netflix. Low and behold, I see that Adam is a huge Etsy fan, posted right there on Etsy's page! Super weird and amazing :D Yay for science and art! (And crazy awesome coincidences ;)

  • TwoPackRats

    TwoPackRats from TwoPackRats said 4 years ago

    I think it's so coll that you are an Etsy fan. I am one of your BIG fans!

  • shesacrafty1

    Jenny from shesacrafty1 said 4 years ago

    It was so cool to read about some one I admire loving Etsy!!! It is also great to hear from a customer what they love about the site. Question for Adam: What is your favorite myth? Are there any that you were really surprised by the findings? Big fan of the show! Keep up the awesome work!!!!

  • royroadfishcompany

    John from royroadfishcompany said 4 years ago

    Hi Adam... do you know about any myths involving "hummingbirds" ??? Thx for being part of Etsy....

  • JonEicher

    Jon Eicher from JonEicher said 4 years ago

    Hi Adam: I like your show but have to say that your article at www.blog.makezine.com/.../making-hard-shell-molds-with-adam-savage/ is the best tutorial in print about how to make a professional rubber and hard shell mold. I recommend it to everyone who wants to learn mold making. It is extremely rare to find this level of detailed instruction in mold making in print. To have it so concisely presented was very generous.

  • MlleCreamy

    Mimi Cracra from shifoumi said 4 years ago

    Been a fan of Mythbusters for years despite living in france (thank god we have the chance to get discovery channel on the cable!), your entertaining laugh, your knowledge and endless curiosity is priceless and no one can compare to you and this show, keep it up!!

  • butikonline83

    Hendri . from butikonline83 said 4 years ago

    I like your article..thanks

  • FreshFromtheFlame

    FreshFromtheFlame from FreshFromtheFlame said 4 years ago

    Thank you for acknowledging Etsy. It really is a great community and we are here to welcome people into our creative world. You mentioned that your wife introduced you to Etsy. I was wondering how your wife learned of Etsy and what she must have purchased initially to become a fan. Thanks again for the shout out to us Etsy folks!

  • LindseyBollhoefer

    Lindsey Bollhoefer from OfUseAndPureWhimsy said 4 years ago

    Nice! Love this.

  • cncfreelance

    Lynette Callahan from LynsLens said 4 years ago

    I agree with a lot of the other shop owners here that it is amazing to see Mr. Savage loves Etsy as much as we all do. (I think even I am a little starstruck.) I think I was smiling the entire time I was reading the interview and watching the video. :) I have been a huge Mythbusters fan since the show started, keep up the great work! *hugs*

  • seaglassin

    Anne Marie Johnson from seaglassin said 4 years ago

    My husband and I love to watch Mythbusters and I was so surprised to see you on Etsy, Adam. When I told my husband I was writing to you, WOW, did his eyes POP. Have you ever heard of sea glass? I'd love to see you do a Mythbusters on genuine sea glass as opposed to artificial??? Some people think artificial (tumbled in a machine) sea glass is just as nice as genuine sea glass, while others like to see the historical value and the patina that is on genuine sea glass which is naturally tumbled by the sea. Any thoughts on this Adam?

  • benconservato

    Emma Kidd from benconservato said 4 years ago

    Adam rocks the rooster (as I like to say), inspiring and always makes you want to get out there & make / experiment. I've heard him talking up Etsy on tested.com a few times & wondered how long it would take to filter back. Keep inspiring Mr Savage!

  • OceansideCastle

    Laura from OceansideCastle said 4 years ago

    Down right awesome to know you are an Etsy fan and shopper Adam! I'm a big fan of Mythbusters! Your show is so entertaining for all ages. Bravo for fostering creative thinking, inspiring a love of science and innovative problem solving in such a fun format. Duck tape rules! I'm not surprised to learn you are also an accomplished artist/sculptor. Here's my question....Are there any myths about vintage? ie: Do the techniques used to verify the material or age of an item really work(the use of 409 to test Bakelite comes to mind)? I'd love to see the Mythbusters explore the myth / adage 'They don't make 'em like they used to.' Does that antique butter churn make better tasting butter than the current manufacturing process? An old versus new Mythbusters! :>) Keep up the great work.

  • WanderingJeweler

    Kerry from WanderingJeweler said 4 years ago

    HI Adam, love your show! I've been watching it since your early days when the explosions were smaller :) I love when you guys blow things up. Your show is really well done and I look forward to every new episode. I love that you guys go to great lengths to find out what it would take to make the myth work. Great job!

  • greensenz

    greensenz said 4 years ago

    Hi Adam, greetings from snowy Denmark! Will for sure come to see San Fransisco. Maybe I'll look up the Mythbusters :-) Question: What should I see/experience when I get to SF? Tell me some of your favorite things :-) That's a VERY awesome octopus cane! Etsy sure is one of the best things in my life too :-)

  • rosiejaq

    jacqui tatnall from rosiejaq said 4 years ago

    Hi Adam, hubby and I love Mythbusters when we see it over here in the UK. Your octopus cane is really beautiful. Thanks for promoting the ETSY community - handmade is definately the best! and ETSY is doing a grand job.

  • Lissies

    Anne Lise Hestness from LissieDesign said 4 years ago

    I absolutely love Muthbusters! And the mixture of giggly stuff and exsitement i your shows! An all the explosions. I love Etsy too. So this was a winning combination! Keep ut the good work! A question to Adam Savage: Do you ever search for stuff to use in the show? Oor is it only personal stuff you are searching for here at Etsy?

  • michellemach

    Michelle Mach from michellemach said 4 years ago

    What a great idea! I loved the podcast you did on shopping on Etsy, especially the idea of having a box of cards for all occasions. Here are my questions: * Have you ever searched Etsy and not found what you're looking for? What unusual items are we *not* making? * If you find two similar items, how do you decide which one to buy? What's the deciding factor--price, photos, length of time shop's been in business, other? Also, it would be fun to have a post where you share gift ideas for your Mythbusters coworkers. Thanks!

  • BirdsNestTreasures

    Christine Silbaugh from BackBayPottery said 4 years ago

    Hey Adam, do you prefer to drink from a glass or mug?

  • eyespotdesigns

    Alison from eyespotdesigns said 4 years ago

    Hi from a big fan in Ontario! Adam, thanks so much for this great interview and sharing some of your favourite things about Etsy and favourite items you've found. Do you think the other Mythbusters would also be willing to browse Etsy and talk about some of their favourite finds? Alison

  • JKistlerStudios

    Jennifer Kistler from JKistlerStudios said 4 years ago

    My husband, boys, and I love watching Mythbusters. We think your job must be a blast (no pun intended!). So cool that you like Etsy, Adam!

  • lilinspirations

    Sandra from CoutureWeddingHankie said 4 years ago

    Wow!!! What a wonderful opportunity for Etsy and Etsy designers / sellers.

  • BeInkedDesigns

    Belinda Euans from BeInkedDesigns said 4 years ago

    My question to Adam is: How did you discover Etsy and what was the first thing you bought and why? Sorry, that was three in one.

  • BeInkedDesigns

    Belinda Euans from BeInkedDesigns said 4 years ago

    Oh...Oh...Oh..I have a great question! Since Myth Buster's is doing a series of Zombie episodes, how about proving if it is possible for a ZOMBIE to bite through a human skull?

  • ColieRaeDesigns

    Nicole Erica Rae from ColieRaeDesigns said 4 years ago

    So great to see so much love from all types of people for Etsy and our community! Starting a shop is difficult but it's worth it when you read blogs like this. The appreciation for us and all of the Etsy stores/sellers is something that does not go unnoticed. Thanks Adam! My question for you is; What is a deal breaker for you when it comes to items on Etsy? Is there any reason you might turn away from a certain product and decide to go with a similar product from a different shop instead?

  • cdelahiguera

    Cassandra de la Higuera from FigTreeJewellery said 4 years ago

    I just wonder what your favorite myth was to bust, or not, as the case may be. We loved the MacGyver special :)

  • rosalynvintage

    Rosalyn Martz from rosalynvintage said 4 years ago

    How cool is that! I like watching mythbuster and is always amazed of the dedication you and your team does in busting myths... This is an inspiring interview and great to know you are an Etsy-er too :) I love that episode where you and Jamie showed the best way to prevent virus from spreading when you sneeze. Great visuals :) Oh and also, the James Bond's Tuxedo Suit episode :) You guys are just amazing! My question is, how much percent of mythbusting is for fun and how much percent is for educating the people and how much percent is hardwork? Thank you :)

  • AudreyKerchnerPhotog

    Aud Kerchner from AudreyKerchnerstudio said 4 years ago

    two of my favorite things come together - mythbusters and etsy... life is good.

  • beadcomber

    Tina Holden from Beadcomber said 4 years ago

    Fantastic!! Can't say 'nothing on TV when Mythbusters (and Adam) are ON!' lol Octopi are creatures I used to sculpt for vessels and this article reminded me to change my focus a little bit back to 'marine based' things. Question to Adam: Are there any specific myths that you would like to solve that you feel are solvable? If so, what is one of them? (sorry, those are two questions) Thanks, Tina from Tofino, Vancouver Island

  • BuyMeLove

    Karyn and Chelsea from BuyMeLove said 4 years ago

    I am so utterly excited that one of my favorite people to watch has been impacted so positively by the community that's made such a difference in my own life! I'm also very inspired by that octopus cane, sir, and now I want something similar (as I occasionally rely on a cane.) Recently, I saw a Kat Von D home tour video, focusing on all of her favorite handmade possessions, which were mainly etsy purchases, and now this! Etsy should quote Adam on the home page, or create a testimonials page. Question to Adam: You said you were a serious sculptor at one time, and that you could see yourself having been a part of etsy if it had existed at the time. What would have been your shop name, and what type of sculpture would you have sold?

  • StuffByKim

    Kim from StuffByKim said 4 years ago

    I am a huge fan! And that is saying alot since I only watch about 3 hours of shows a week. I know I am only one small pea in the big pot of etsy soup but knowing how Adam feels about etsy makes me feel so good. Thank you! I feel the same way. I spend hours each week convoing with customers to figure out exactly what they are looking for in colors and such, so that I can do my part to make there big day perfect.

  • cherylge3

    Cheryl Gaudiana-Erskine from Spidertown said 4 years ago

    Thank you Adam for such encouraging words. I'm new to etsy as a seller, not a buyer. I'm still trying to figure out the "magic" tags for what I sell. You seem to be an eclectic shopper. If your not looking for something specific, what is your criteria for searching?

  • BettysBeautyInBeads

    Betty Puckett from BettysBeautyInBeads said 4 years ago

    We so enjoy watching Adam and crew on Myth Busters. With Etsy being so diverse, it's neat to see what others find interesting on Etsy, which leads me to find even more cool stuff! Adam is right, Etsy has such an awesome community of entrepreneurs and creative minds who not only come to buy and sell, but who actively share in support, leadership, and encouragement of one another... It's definitely an excellent place for the entrepreneur and those who support that spirit. And seriously, what a fantastic place to shop! I LOVE Etsy, and my Etsy family. Betty Puckett Betty's Beauty In Beads Cumming, Georgia, USA

  • domsdecor

    Domino from DesignsByDomino said 4 years ago

    It is so nice as an artist to be appreciated by so many people and to be recognized. I am always telling people about my shop on Etsy and explaining to them that by purchasing off Etsy is the same as supporting a mom and pop business because that is what we all are. I love that I can create the PERFECT gift for someone special, the only down side is not getting to see their happy faces when they open it! Thank you Adam and all out there like you for giving us here on Etsy the credit we all deserve. It isn't always easy being so creative on a daily basis, so reading your article was inspirational :)

  • Serenities

    Marcia Calcaterra from Serenities said 4 years ago

    Adam, thank you for your kind words. I guess that, in a way, we antiques' and vintage sellers are busting myths too~~~those that try to convincel us that old , broken antiques are useless. A rusty, old broken gate may not operate as intended, but it could be transfixed into something exciting: a fireplace screen, a piece of wall art, or perhaps a garden stake for vines. . We are always reinventing, reusing, and loving what's left of it. Marci of Serenities

  • whateverworks

    Andrea Nichole Still from WhateverWorks said 4 years ago

    Hi Adam! I love Mythbusters! You lucky folks get to blow things up for a living. In some ways, I am just as lucky, because I get to create things. My question is totally un-Etsy related, but here it is: Do those flimsy paper toilet-seat covers actually protect us from anything? Is there a way you could test it on Mythbusters? I know it doesn't involve explosives, but I am so terribly curious!

  • resetreality

    Dr. Lee from resetreality said 4 years ago

    what a pleasant surprise... I always knew I liked the Mythbusters :P

  • karavakishop

    Adriana from Karavakishop said 4 years ago

    We love you Adam!!!

  • BrooklynLoveDesigns

    Megan C from AlaskaBagCompany said 4 years ago

    Huge fan! Glad to hear you browse on etsy :)

  • DroxDesigns

    Josh Gray from DroxDesigns said 4 years ago

    As the last one to comment (so far, haha), I feeI must employ a shameless product plug. You may know, Amethyst is the birthstone of February; the very word 'amethyst' means 'not intoxicated'. If this is an issue for you, then you can either trust in the Greeks and drink wine from goblets made from pure amethyst crystal (how incredible would that be) AND hope that it keeps you from getting too intoxicated (but more likely, everyone else in the room will be enlightened) ... OR you can buy one of my wine stoppers and I will guarantee it will keep you from being intoxicated (if used properly). Now whether or not my stoppers work on the intoxicating waters of Aquarius is a matter of debate ... and that sounds more like a job for the Myth Buster team. Cheers!

  • Zeenawackcrafts

    Patty K. from Zeenawackcrafts said 4 years ago

    Hey Adam, so nice to see you involved with Etsy. Love your show and regularly watch it. You keep me laughing, you silly guy. Love it if you'd visit my shop and contact me threw my shop. Over 350 items in "zeenawack crafts" shop.

  • artstraw

    Atabek Yuldashev from OrientalSouvenirs said 4 years ago

    Soon, perhaps in one month, I will do a portrait of straw Mythbusters and will set in my store. Maybe I'll give Adam Savage, if he likes it. It will be a unique portrait Mythbusters :)

  • exitera

    Hristo Hvoynev from ExiArtsConceptWorlds said 4 years ago

    WOW! It thrills me that Adam Savage is thrilled surfing Etsy!:)) I love Discovery Channel and MythBusters!!! And I love Etsy!!!!!!!!!! Happy spring!

  • Shirin8912

    Shirin Yuldasheva from DoddiShoes said 3 years ago

    MythBusters - MythBusters-portrait made ​​of straw https://www.etsy.com/listing/182057383/souvenir-new-mythbusters-straw-art?ref=shop_home_active_1

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