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Letter From the Editor: May 2013

Our Editor in Chief takes a moment to say hello and shares what to expect on the Etsy Blog this month.

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Real Weddings: Handmade and Handfast

Jo and Stu honored their shared love of art and music in a humanist ceremony that included planting an olive tree and reciting personal vows.

Teddy Gray’s Sweet Factory

A small British factory keeps candy-making a family affair, using traditional methods passed down through the generations.

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History Lesson: French Beaded Flowers

Stunning blooms crafted from glass beads and wire were popular in eras when fresh flowers were a scarce and seasonal luxury.

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Macramé on the Runway

A macramé artist goes from selling his wares at handmade markets to debuting his designs on the Paris catwalk — and decides he prefers the market.

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News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere: 4/19/13

After a long hiatus, we’re back with your weekly round-up of Internet awesomeness. Alcoholic Dippin’ Dots, anyone?

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Pack It Up

The sales are rolling in, so what’s next? Pack it perfect with handy tricks and tips from your fellow sellers.

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Daily Acts: How to Move the World Every Day

A new nonprofit counts and maps the cumulative community-boosting activities of its members, building momentum for meaningful change.

Message in a Bottle

This short film by Smith Journal profiles Ray Gascoigne, maker of magical ships in bottles.

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Kitchen Histories: The Velveeta Grilled Cheese

This fascinating slice of history may have you giving processed cheese a second chance at the dinner table.

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Out of the Blue: The Story of Indigo

Modern-day textile artists prize a centuries-old dye for its vibrant color and environmentally-friendly nature.

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Making It Custom

A growing number of Etsy sellers are dedicating their businesses to making anything (and everything) their customers can dream up.

Incredible Edible Todmorden

A small English town has embarked on an ambitious plan to achieve “food independence” — growing and raising everything it needs as a community.

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A Visit to The School of Life

An experimental school with a focus on philosophy opens an outpost in Melbourne, Australia.

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Saving the Date, Setting the Tone

Give guests a glimpse of your wedding style from the get-go with a save-the-date that’s uniquely you.