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Voter Favorites: The Loveliest Ladies’ Item!

Who is the loveliest of them all? The winner is kateszabone’s white sapphire 14K gold ring (or rings…they’re stackable!). Congratulations to kateszabone, a Canadian WAHM (work-at-home-mom) who quit her real estate day job and is Etsying full-time! Her jewelry is stunning, simple, and handmade with love. Wouldn’t this make a gorgeous engagement ring, people?  You…

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There’s No Place Like Here: Boudoir Queen

MP4 | YouTube | Vimeo | | Subscribe in iTunes (Music by Boolar, George McMurphy and his Orchestra, Etsy bumper by JuliaPott) There’s No Place Like Here…Welcome to our new video series, where creative types show us their unique spaces — infused with their aesthetic and filled with the treasures they collect. BoudoirQueen is a shop…

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One of Etsy’s Most Hearted: Luxedeluxe

For Valentine’s Day, we at Etsy’s blog thought we’d seek out the Etsy members who are the most beloved (or rather, be-hearted). We tracked six of out of the top 100 most-hearted members and sought them out for interviews. They were totally surprised and pleased to find out! The first in this series is Luxedeluxe….

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Gift Guides: Welcoming in The Season of Love

Tis the Season of Love, and how better to express your affections than with a lovingly handmade gift!  If you’re looking for a little inspiration, have a look through our new selection of love themed Gift Guides to get a head start finding that perfect something — whether you have romantic intentions or just want…

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Trends: Victorian Inspired

Ladylike accoutrement of a more civilized time have made their way to Etsy. With a mixture of antique lace, corseted silhouettes and mother of pearl buttons, the Victorian era has resurrected itself anew as a virtual font of inspiration. This collection of delicate accessories and clothing brings to mind grand balls, Gone With the Wind,…

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Holiday 2008: Our Favorite Sparkly Jewelry

Whether it’s a holiday gift or a glittery addition to a New Year’s Eve ensemble, jewelry lifts up the spirit and adds a little wearable art to our lives. This round of voting was really, really difficult. Etsy blog editors picked a pool of 60 jewelry pieces varying in style but all with a sparkle,…

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Handmade Portraits: Sunny Rising Leather

YouTube | MP4 | | Subscribe in iTunes (music by Allison Sattinger) Allison Sattinger, aka Sunny Rising Leather, has had the nickname “Sunny” ever since she was a kid. When you watch this video, you’ll quickly know why: Allison just glows with warmth and goodness. She learned to tool leather in 2004, and her…

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Trends: Fiber Jewelry

Jewelry comes in many forms. You may be familiar with the traditional compositions of silver and gold, but there’s a new trend on the scene that’s shaking up what you once thought about adornment: fiber jewelry. Whether it’s crochet, woven, embroidered or felted, jewelry made from alternative materials is on the rise, and it’s quite…

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Shop Live: BurdaStyle’s Picks

Alden from BurdaStyle popped by the Virtual Labs last night and shared her top fashion finds!   We had fun picking out Holiday outfits and getting some fashion tips from the community!   Did you miss it?  If so check out some of her picks for the fashionista below! If you were there, let us know what…

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Stylehog’s Red Carpet Jewelry Trends from Etsy Sellers!

Here at, we have been hunting all season for the ultimate statement necklace, one of this winter’s biggest fashion trends.  When we checked out Etsy’s pages, we were ecstatic to find not one, but a bevy of sellers who have mastered the statement necklace trend that was spotted on the runways of some of…

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Trends: Grey

Earl Grey. Grey Gardens. Gray’s Anatomy. Besides these many varied instances, grey (or gray, depending how you spell it) is quite the trend as of late. From clothing to accessories, grey captivates the imaginations of fashionistas the world over. Maybe it’s because it’s a midway point between black and white, or maybe just because of…

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Trends: Stacking Rings

When it comes to rings, why wear one when you can wear a few? Stacking rings can be worn individually for a demure, delicate look, or stacked together for a cumulative statement. Dress up your fingers and try out the many variations on the same theme! Jewelry Addicts Gift Guide | Trends | Jewelry Category…

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Recessionistas: Trends on a Budget

Times are tough these days. The recession is approaching full swing, and those of us that enjoy looking fashionable are left to look at the moths drifting out of our pocketbooks while contemplating the implications of each potential purchase. There’s a name for us fashion lovers in a pinch: the recessionista. When the money’s short,…

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These Boots Are Made For Walkin’

Boots make fashion more fun. While heels may make certain outfits infinitely better (who doesn’t love a nice boost in the back?), boots definitely make more of a statement about what your style claims to be. Whether it’s thigh high, cowboy, riding, ankle, oxford, leather or suede, let your boots do the talking this fall….

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Handmade Portraits: Bruce Metcalf with Bonus Audio Podcast

MP4 | Youtube | | Subscribe in iTunes (music by Lineland, photos by John White Wilson) Bruce Metcalf has dedicated almost forty years of his life to the creation and historiography of American Studio Craft. He makes his exquisite  jewelry with the utmost care and precision. On average most of the pieces take two…

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Resin Jewelry

Resin jewelry is some of the most colorful, beautiful, striking and modern stuff around. This collection of resin jewelry is but the tip of the iceberg. Take a peek around ye olde jewelry category and see what you can find!   Jewelry Addicts Gift Guide | Browse the Jewelry Category Search for Items Tagged “Resin…

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Amethyst Dreams

Amethyst jewelry was one of my obsessions as a child. I pined for an amethyst ring to wear around my finger and thought it was the prettiest birthstone anyone could ask for. (Lucky February girls!) I was recently reminded of my past fascination by the abundance of this purple hue on Etsy. This collection of…

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Process: Ziptie Rings by Metalnat

The studio of Natalia Gomensoro, aka Metalnat, walks the line of serene organization and cluttered potential. Natalia grew up in Uruguay and comes to jewelry with a background in design and architecture. She got started making jewelry in 1994 and studied with Latin American jewelers before moving to Brooklyn. In this edition of Process, we…

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News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere: October 2, 2008

Inspiration is all around us, all the time. What one might see as a pile of broken glass on the street, another envisions as a magnificent mosaic for their living room wall. A door might just be a door to some, but to others it’s the beginning of an inspiration board all about the power…

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Trends: Gothic Lolita

The Gothic Lolita trend has crossed over from Japan’s Harajuku district to America’s city streets, with many varied styles and subgenres resulting as variations on the theme. According to a recent New York Times article on Gothic Lolita culture, “Theirs is a world in which the childhood fantasy of Alice in Wonderland seems to collide…

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Trends: Blue, Navy Blue

I’ve got kind of a “thing” for the color navy blue. Like the classic song by Diane Renay, I’ve been thinking a lot about the color, sailors, ships (more on that later this week!) and all things marine. This collection of navy blue clothing salutes the origin of the color’s name, as well as all…