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How-to Get Ready for a Big Show with the New New Team

Dear Sellers, Summer craft fair season is upon us!  I’ve been watching The New New street team organize their booth each week at Brooklyn Flea.  This weekend the New New leaves the Brooklyn Flea nest and heading for the Bust Spring Craftacular at the Warsaw.  If you’re in NYC, make sure you drop by and…

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Don’t Order Another 1,000 Business Cards!

Dear Sellers: I’ve been to about a thousand craft shows and met about a hundred thousand crafters.  Cleaning out my junk drawer this weekend, I had an epiphany after tossing out a huge pile of business cards: they just aren’t the most effective or fun way to promote yourself. (Though not a bad idea to…

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Fresh Shop: BridgetDavies

Pretty silk and velvet pillows adorned with charming embroidery class up any couch.

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Fresh Shop: LookaJewelry

Refined lines and just the right touch of preciousness set this jeweler’s work apart.

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This Handmade Colorful Home

Always wanted to add a bit of color to your home but don’t know where to start?  Punch up your decor with some colorfully crafted Etsy finds.  Check out our Color Theory articles here for more help. Yellow and Teal   1st Row (L to R):  ritagpatel,  robayre, catnapcottage 2nd Row (L to R):  cristinamcallister,  …

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Etsy Couples: Items That Would Love Each Other If They Could

A little bit of heart goes into each item on Etsy, we all know that.  But, what if these loved items could love each other?  What a wonderfully goofy, sappy, silly world that would be!    Crochet Cowgirl Hat + Brown Bucking Bunny Tee = True Crafty Cowgirl Love       Modern Felt Coasters …

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Housing Works says Thank You Etsy!

In December we buddied up with Housing Works to raise toys and financial assistance for people in need as as well as awareness about AIDS. We asked for your help in the Storque (here), and you really came through.  Etsy Admin and Housing Works thanks you for your kind hearts and generous donations!  We also…

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Etsy Love Challenge Update

Dear Lovebugs, The EtsyLoveChallenge is on a serious heart shaped roll! Check out the submissions so far! Here are a few of my personal faves… " For the love of…..immigrant rights!" ~ JunkPrints   "I have a love of summer…sand between my toes, warm sun on my skin, and watching my kids catch waves." ~smashgirl…

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Hot Trends: Capes and Extra Long Scarves

Support independent designers and stay on top of the latest trends on Etsy!  I constantly find Etsy sellers on the pulse of fashion, and even starting their own trends!  Check out these two hot trends and let me know if you find any others on Etsy to include in this column. Capes      …

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Hot Trends: Winged Necklaces and Knit Berets

You can support independent designers, stay on top of the latest trends and pay less for them on Etsy!  I constantly find Etsy artists with their fingers on the pulse of fashion, and even starting their own trends!  Check out these two hot trends and let me know if you find any others on Etsy…

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Fresh Shop: Berkley Illustration

Standout illustrations of formally dressed animals are turning heads and earning sales.

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Can I still get this by Christmas?

Shoppers — don’t fret! You still have plenty of time to shop on Etsy.  Have a look at these key U.S. mailing dates below: Dec. 15 Parcel Post, the most economical service Dec. 19 First-Class Mail Dec. 20 Priority Mail Dec. 22 Express Mail And remember these dates as well: Dec. 17 The busiest mailing…

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Etsy Cares: Let’s Give Some Craft Back to the Community

We’ve buddied up with Housing Works this December to raise toys and financial assistance for people in need as as well as awareness about AIDS. We’re asking for your help.  Housing Works is the largest grassroots AIDS service organization in the United States. They are also the nation’s largest minority-controlled AIDS service organization.  They help…

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The Art of Wrapping

Sometimes wrapping up a present is just as fun as opening one.  You crafty peeps know what I’m talking about.  Here are some Etsy-inspired ideas for wrapping this season, and, what-the-heck, all year round!  If you want to see some other ideas brought to you live, check out the Your Shop 101 workshop today (Wed….

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Costume Renegades!

We love all our sellers and were so sad we couldn’t include international entries in our costume contest ("due to dumb laws that we hate."). So we asked international sellers to tag their costumes "costumerenegades" so we could show the best to you! And here they are:                                   herflyinghorse             &             bunny                  …

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Handmade Wedding

We’re swooped up in love over here in the EtsyLabs.  Anda’s off to get married to Pete and we’re all mushy and dreamy over it.   Especially since we saw Anda put her wedding dress together with the help of Benny of Burda  (who used to share space with us).  Anda used a Burda pattern…

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Moving in: Etsy Style!

I recently moved to Brooklyn to work for Etsy.  Yeah. Excitement! I was excited to leave Detroit and get rid of all the furniture my Aunt gave me (think cream leather poofy couch).  We sold it all to fund our move from Michigan. I won’t go into the wearisome process of finding a place to…

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