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Etsy Congratulates RISD Grads

In honor of this year’s graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design, Etsy presents two exciting opportunities for up-and-coming artists.

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I Heart Art: San Francisco

Let the brainstorming begin! We want your ideas for how Etsy can encourage community involvement with small creative business owners.

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I Heart Art: Upcoming Workshops

Learn about growing your arts business, running a craft fair and more with the I Heart Art workshop series, broadcast online.

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School of Visual Arts Meets Etsy

We regularly reach out to art schools to promote Etsy as a creative outlet. One such visit resulted in these animation shorts by SVA students.

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Meet Up With Etsy: April 2 in San Francisco

Come to the Etsy meet up at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art and see what makes the creative indie scene of this city so special!

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Tune in for Seller Workshops From I Heart Art: Portland

No need to fly to the Pacific Northwest to glean tips for your shop! Etsy’s Livestream is reporting straight from the mecca of indie entrepreneurship.

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How-To: Sell Local

Shopping locally is a great way to support your local economy and buy last-minute gifts. Learn how to be found with this helpful how-to.

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Creatively Connect, Minneapolis!

Come down to The Creative Connection in Minneapolis! Etsy will be there, along with crafty superstars and bloggers.

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OOAK Show 2010 Call for Artists

Etsy is partnering with the OOAK Show in Chicago to provide an exclusive deal for emerging artists. Apply for the Etsy Artist Pavilion!

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Announcing: Etsy Groups in Beta!

Excitement abounds as we prepare to launch Groups! This tool will enable community members to organize, interact and communicate on Etsy.

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Calling Etsy Crafters to the Pillowcase Challenge

Sarah Ely is 20 years old, loves horses, arcade games and rap music, and lives in Cleveland with her mom and dad. She recently learned how to sew. Her mother, Joyce, decided to start her off on a simple project and Sarah chose to make a present for her friend Kristen Kirton. Like Sarah, Kristen…

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Students From Stone to Store at Ringling College of Art and Design

Wouldn’t it be great to have a whole group of people dedicated to conceiving, designing, and marketing your work? This is exactly what happened for lucky Michael Decker, a.k.a. mikedecker. Rakefet Bachur, a marketing professor at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL, decided to bring Etsy into the classroom this past semester….

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Etsy Director of Community and Education

Etsy years are like dog years — I started working at Etsy in January of 2007, but that feels something like, oh, maybe nine years ago. So much has happened while I’ve been here! I must say, the thing I’m most proud of in my career is launching and running the Etsy Blog. It’s been…

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Homeschooling a Handmade Education: MayasIdeas

“Hi! I’m Maya, and I’m an Etsy seller,” said the tiniest, cutest little Etsy seller I’ve ever met. “That’s my mom,” she pointed to a calm woman. “But I’m the boss.” I met Maya and her mom, Deirdre, when I was on a panel at the Atlanta campus of Savannah College of Art and Design…

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Etsy at the Design Triennial: Why Design Now?

UPDATE: The Cooper-Hewitt National Design exhibit is now open. If you live in New York or you are visiting, you should definitely check it out. And if you’re not in the area, the Cooper-Hewitt has a great website. (Here’s the Etsy page, by the way!) The opening night was very exciting: It was great to…

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Admin Dads: Legacies of Creativity

As an homage to the coming Father’s Day, Etsy Admin collaborated on this post to reflect on the creativity passed down from generation to generation. I may not have grown up with a father tinkering in any garage, but the patriarchal blood in my line traces back to milliners in the Old Country. Embroidered heirlooms…

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Old School Etsians: ellainaboutique

In celebrating Etsy’s origins and its future, we continue the Old School Etsians series with this interview of Sue Bradbury, a.k.a. ellainaboutique, who joined Etsy June 26, 2005, just days after Etsy was launched — June 18 of that year! Please introduce yourself and talk a bit about what you make: My name is Sue Bradbury…

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Georgia Meet Up: Etsy at SCAD Style in Savannah and Atlanta

UPDATE: I had such a great time on the panel with Faythe and with Heather Ross, too! Here are some photos, including tours of the Atlanta and Savannah campuses. Hello, Georgia peaches! I will be visiting Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia, May 4 – 7, 2010. Along with Faythe Levine of Handmade Nation, I’ll be presenting…

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CPSIA: Amendment Needs Your Help

Etsy makers of children‘s items, along with the larger handmade movement, succeeded in getting the ear of Washington politicians and agencies by calling out for the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) to be amended. An amendment now hangs in the balance, and we urge you to call your representatives. Cecilia Leibovitz, a.k.a. paperdreams, sent…

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Label Maker: Don’t Orphan Your Micro-Brand

Picture this: I’m strutting my stuff down the street when someone stops to ask me, “Where did you get that fabulous shirt and bag and jewelry?” I exclaim, devoted Etsian that I am, “Oh, how nice of you to ask! I got everything on!” “Yes, but where can I get those particular pieces?” [Sound…

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Admin Moms: Legacies of Creativity

As an homage to the coming Mother’s Day, Etsy Admin collaborated on this post to reflect on the creativity passed down from generation to generation. Some of us work at Etsy screenprinting t-shirts while others repair glitches behind the scenes, however we were all drawn to this place because of its mission for making and…