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About Us: Bernadette a.k.a. bernsweeney

Bernadette Sweeney, a.k.a. bernsweeney, heads up Etsy’s Support Team. Before starting at Etsy in May 2009, Bernadette worked for companies such as Community Connect Inc. (now Interactive One) and 1-800-Flowers.com. She brings with her a wealth of professional experience and also her warmth and concern for our members. Please join us in officially welcoming Bernadette!…

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Handmade Code: Etsy Hacks

As part of our Handmade Code series, we’re bringing you news and how-to’s about the innovations emerging from the Etsy Developer Community. Located at developer.etsy.com, the Etsy Developer Community serves as a hub for third-party software developers who are making neat and helpful programs for Etsy shoppers and sellers. In this edition, Ian of EtsyHacks…

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Facts and Fancies: Borosilicate Glass with Firelily

I am Erin Davenport, a.k.a. Firelily, full-time borosilicate glass and jewelry artist. Today I will give you a look inside the magical world of borosilicate glass and some of the amazing boro artists found here on Etsy. I started as a jewelry maker and “boro” bead connoisseur. I couldn’t get enough of them. The colors,…

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Happy Father’s Day!

Best wishes to all the dads out there! Have a wonderful day with your families.

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Facts and Fancies: Dichroic Glass

Who doesn’t like sparkly, iridescent glass? Dichroic glass is a substance that elicits “oohs and ahhs” with its visual effects. In this installment of the Facts and Fancies series Dee Tilotta of willowglass gives us an inside view into how this very special glass is made. Fusing glass — in other words, getting it so…

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Old School Etsians: MadebyMilla

Camilla Stacey, a.k.a. MadebyMilla, is an Old School Etsian — one of the first shops on Etsy that is still active. She joined on June 18, 2005. Please introduce yourself and talk a bit about what you make.I’m Camilla Stacey, otherwise known as MadebyMilla. I am an artist and curator based by the seaside in…

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Old School Etsians: Christy Petterson

Christy Petterson, a.k.a. abardis, signed up for Etsy on June 19, 2005. She’s a beloved member of the community — both on Etsy and in her local city, Atlanta, where she founded ICE, Indie Craft Experience. Please introduce yourself and talk a bit about what you make.My name is Christy Petterson, and I’m an Atlanta…

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Facts and Fancies: Blown Glass with ProvidenceArtGlass

In this Facts and Fancies series, I’ll take you on a tour through Etsy’s Categories. As we visit these “planets” one by one, we’ll talk to sellers and experts and find some extraordinary items on Etsy. (We’ll also get some great insider tips along the way.) In this installment, glass artist Becca Zhukov, pictured at…

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How-Tuesday: Seedling Kit Favors from Project Wedding

Sow the seeds of love at your wedding! I’m happy to present this week’s How-Tuesday project: Project Wedding‘s Seedling Kit Favors. They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and Project Wedding proves the rule. As founders Joe and Margaret planned their own wedding and met with vendors, they often found that reality didn’t…

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A Handmade Moment: Watch the First Nine Submissions

There’s nothing like watching some videos on a Friday afternoon. And there’s nothing like a little friendly competition! We are starting to publish Handmade Moment contest submissions to Etsy.tv. Just click to www.etsy.tv and check ’em out. Great work, peaceofpi, bluedogrose, Mayware, twigstudionc, yaelfran and UntilItEnds. Way to go gettin’ em in early! You’re in…

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Handmade Code: ColorMatch from 26OliveStreet

As part of our Handmade Code series, we’re bringing you news and how-to’s about the innovations emerging from the Etsy Developer Community. Located at developer.etsy.com, the Etsy Developer Community serves as a hub for third-party software developers who are making neat and helpful programs for Etsy shoppers and sellers. In this edition, Staci and Alex…

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Vote! Which Cozie Do You Crave?

We asked our readers to nominate their favorite cozies — cozies of all kinds! Teapots, coffee cups, iPhones and iPods, water bottles, laptops…You have something you need all snuggly and protected? Chances are Etsy sellers have you covered.  Now it’s up to you to vote and help us find the top favorites! Next Monday we’ll…

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Etsy Pets: My Top 10 List for the Active Pet

Ok, whose dog is jumping up and down at the door? They want OUT! Here are my Top 10 cute and practical pet needs. I’ve included a little something for the indoor pet as well — you know, that indoor cat who would like to bring the outdoors in, or the turtle who yearns for…

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A Comic Con Survival Kit

Comics books geeks unite! In honor of the super fun and overwhelmingly inspiring Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MOCCA) Festival this weekend (June 6 and 7, 2009), I’ve put together your trusty comic con survival kit. Brush up on your early cartooning history before you go. Find more vintage comic books. 1886 Ephemera. Victorian…

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Your Dad is in Luck!

Hey Dad, you’re in luck! This year I know what to get you, with a little help from the Etsy community. They voted on a diverse collection of items nominated by their peers. We’ve got a winner: HendersonPipes with his Upright Freehand Pipe. This particular pipe sold (who is the lucky dad?), but there are…

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The Candidates & the Caregivers

UPDATE: Gingeroni1 let us know the latest on the Caregiver’s Bill:“After three long years of Introducing this Bill every year it is finally on the Governor’s desk for signature. It was a long journey. Here is a radio interview I just did Thursday about our upcoming ALS walk, as well as talking about the Spousal…

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A Flower by Any Other Seller Would Not Be as Sweet

When we asked our readers to vote on their favorite May flowers on Etsy, the blooms started popping up everywhere. But none are as beautiful as Handknitted Spring Daffodils by niftyknits. Congratulations on winning the vote! Thanks to everyone who voted. The top picks will be featured in the Gift Guides, and additionally, you’ll find…

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About Us: Danielle aka daniellexo

Danielle, a.k.a. daniellexo, a.k.a. preciouspups, has worn many different hats during her tenure as an Etsy Admin. This former full-time seller really shines when sharing business tips with sellers. You’ll often find her sharing info in the Virtual Labs (she also co-hosts Shop Live!), leading show and tell on Monday Craft Nights, collecting bits for…

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Which May Flowers Bloom the Brightest? Vote!

We asked our readers to nominate their favorite flower items in the comments of this post — and boy, did you ever! There were over 140 comments. We could not include all of the nominations, but you can see some of the overflow in the related items below. Amazing blossoms blooming everywhere! Now it’s time…

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About Us: Amy aka amydec

Amy DeCicco, a.k.a. amydec, joined the Etsy Admin in April of 2009. She comes to us via National Public Radio and brings her expertise as a librarian. Amy will be working on Etsy’s taxonomy, specifically the organization of the Etsy Categories and how they relate to tagging.Fun Facts: In college, Amy wanted to be a…

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Handmade Kids: Wooden Toys and Classic Looks

I love children’s items that withstand the test of time. A handmade quilt, a classic vintage storybook, sturdy wooden toy — these are a few of my favorite things. In fact, I have quite a few stored in my parents’ attic waiting to spring to life again once I have kids! In my opinion, kids…

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