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Etsy Love Stories: Metalicious and OneGarnetGirl

Jan 29, 2009

by metalicious

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We’re getting into the Season of Love spirit here on the Etsy blog, and we’re searching the community for Etsy love stories. The first story we’re sharing with you this year (and it’s so sweet!) chronicles the friendship of metalicous and onegarnetgirl.

Metalicious: This is a story about two jewelry nerds who became friendship-soulmates thanks to Etsy.

Last year I had been struggling to sell on Etsy for a few months. This past July I was getting pissed off that my stack rings weren’t selling so I did a search for stack rings to see what the heck WAS selling.

OneGarnetGirl’s rings came up and I fell in love with an emerald-cut iolite ring in her shop. I had to buy it. Some jewelers can be cautious of other jewelers buying their stuff, but I figured I’d convo her to see what she said. She said yes. AND she was really smart and made me laugh — a lot. It turns out we had lots of things in common in addition to our passion for making jewelry and our addiction to Etsy.

We convo’d back and forth a lot…but who really makes friends on the internet, anyway? Crazy people, ax murderers, people looking for romance. As a jaded New Yorker I thought you just didn’t make friends online.

I was wrong. Our convos led to phone calls, endlessly prattling on about kids and life while we each made jewelry in our separate corners of the world. In October Madelynn (that’s her real name and isn’t it fabulous?) came down from Massachusetts to New York when we finally met in person…and we both decided it would be hilarious if we went to visit the Etsy HQ during her visit. Not only was it fun, but we taught a virtual lab about polishing techniques. We were ridiculously nervous about it, but we got through it together. We even joined the JET team together.

Since then our families have met, our sons have a goofy love-hate relationship and we are growing our Etsy businesses separately…but together. I have learned so much from Mads and can’t thank her enough for her advice and support of my shop. You can see the difference in my sales since I met her. I don’t know what she gets from me, except that I tell her when her photos stink. Other than that I dunno. But I love her and cherish her friendship.

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[From left: onegarnetgirl and metalicious]

onegarnetgirl: Awww, isn’t she sweet? She really is, but she bites. And she’s right, sort of. We are super jewelry soulmates, but jewelry nerds we aren’t. We aren’t nerds.

Stephanie has had an impact on my life and my business in so many ways, but one in particular sticks out.
She corrects the horrendous grammar in my listings. Most memorable is the time I described a hammered texture as “rouching.” She quickly shot me a convo with the definition for rouching. That was DEFINITELY not the technique I used. It’s dirty, and it’s hilarious, so Google at your own risk. I meant “ruching.”

She’s become invaluable. She’s super funny, and she just gets me — and you all know how precious that is. We talk daily about how to make it through another day with a 3 year old, how good/bad we are as mothers and how to diversify our businesses. Very seldom do you meet someone who is in the same business that tells you how to improve your skills. Also rare is a friend that cares enough about you to be honest when your cool new idea falls flat. Stephanie is the first person to give you a boost, and the first to lend a hand when you need it.

She’s not a nerd, she’s a dork. She gives everyone nicknames, as do I. She is a nonsense talker. We can communicate in one word sentences. If I ask her to photograph my rear in a train station she does it, so I can see if it’s as big as I think. She does this because she knows the importance of having a panoramic view of a butt. No judgment there. We can talk about conversions between pennyweights and ounces, but only for a short period of time before my brain hurts. We lie to each other and laugh when the other says “you’re lying.”

Stephanie and I both love cheese. We like to use obscure phrases with each other. We laugh so hard when we’re together, we cry. We can talk about jewelry for hours on end. I can assure you, our husbands appreciate the fact we now have a different outlet for jewelry talk besides them. My husband probably was going to leave if he heard anything more about culets and bezels and flex shafts. She’s my friend for life, and it’s basically because she’s nosy and started asking me all kinds of personal questions. I’m so glad she did.

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138 comments

  • fernfiddlehead

    fernfiddlehead said 12 years ago

    aww that's a sweet friendship story.

  • timesandchimes

    timesandchimes said 12 years ago

    What a sweet story of friendship! I love how the internet, and Etsy, can bring people together across the miles! As far as "who makes friends on the internet"- I do! Some of my most valued friends were formed on LJ over the last five years, and I even met my fiance online! *gasp* I know! The internet is a bridge that allows people to find other people they are truly compatible with! Wherever were we without it?!?

  • sherrytruitt

    sherrytruitt said 12 years ago

    oh gee, that's so sweet.

  • GoldtoneDesigns

    GoldtoneDesigns said 12 years ago

    I loved reading this article! It renews my faith in finding great friends via the internet and of course, Etsy!

  • SteppingStones

    SteppingStones said 12 years ago

    So sweet! Joining a local Etsy team has allowed me to make some fantastic friendships! You gals have a great story!!

  • TheDoeAndTheMouse

    TheDoeAndTheMouse said 12 years ago

    Cute! Only a true friend would photograph your butt.

  • AnvilArtshop

    AnvilArtshop said 12 years ago

    Great friendship story, and now two new jewelry faves. Thanks, girls! :)

  • SASessories

    SASessories said 12 years ago

    what a wonderful story! i have to say in the few short months i've been here on etsy i've made lots of great new friends 2!

  • LittleLovables

    LittleLovables said 12 years ago

    awe, what a sweet story!

  • LaveMeSoapCo

    LaveMeSoapCo said 12 years ago

    how sweet♥

  • petalandpink

    petalandpink said 12 years ago

    what a sweet story!

  • strawberrykisses

    strawberrykisses said 12 years ago

    Hilarious reading!! Love it!

  • thelittlebrownwren

    thelittlebrownwren said 12 years ago

    Awesome and sweet story, thanks for sharing!!

  • laijen

    laijen said 12 years ago

    Precious story of new found friendship!

  • artisanlook

    artisanlook said 12 years ago

    great story!! thanks for including our valentines ring in this list.

  • dragonhouseofyuen

    dragonhouseofyuen said 12 years ago

    fantastic and funny story! how very sweet indeed and thank you ladies for sharing! I have met some wonderful people online thru etsy and I love reading these articles. thank you!

  • CatherinetteRings

    CatherinetteRings said 12 years ago

    Great story , i love your creations , your shop's rocks .

  • iomiss

    iomiss said 12 years ago

    wonderful story!!! :)

  • prettypennydesigns

    prettypennydesigns said 12 years ago

    Cute story and you both have such lovely stuff!

  • BeadsInTheBelfry

    BeadsInTheBelfry said 12 years ago

    aww! that is wonderful!

  • enhabiten

    enhabiten said 12 years ago

    Oh, this is awesome. I opened up my etsy shop at the same time as my most excellent friend "ericawalker" opened hers. I have been known to spit whatever it is I'm drinking (uh, wine) onto the keyboard over a particularly funny convo). It's awesome to have her company and support as I try to make my business grow. I also have made a few wonderful friends I convo with regularly. I LOVE, absolutely, Vivi over at "DearDodo". She is my Canadian/German soulmate. And no one cracks me up more than the totally irreverant Laurent over at "Lambert". And I still talk to Amy at "myhools" who was my very first and one of the most sweetest customers.

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar said 12 years ago

    Great story! I can't stop grinning. That is one of the best things about Etsy- meeting people that you would not have met otherwise and having so much in common with them.

  • 4TheSparrowsNest

    4TheSparrowsNest said 12 years ago

    This is so inspiring!! I have met some truly special people on Etsy...thanks so much for sharing this!! I love it when creative people, even though we are all in the market to sell, can be friends and not competitors. :)

  • jamieribisi

    jamieribisi said 12 years ago

    That's adorable!! It's exactly how I feel about my entire Maine Team!!! :)

  • alisonkelleydesigns

    alisonkelleydesigns said 12 years ago

    This is very sweet, I love it! It reminds me of my friend Janna that I met on Etsy too. After having a really bad day I posted a thread in the forum and she gave me some of the best support and encouragement, and she has since kept on encouraging me. Thank you Etsy for making it possible to meet such wonderful caring people here!

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 12 years ago

    Great story!! So sweet! I love the wonderful creations from both of your shops.

  • LaireMarie

    LaireMarie said 12 years ago

    so sweet... :)

  • TheCottageCheese

    TheCottageCheese said 12 years ago

    Such a sweet story! I have made lots of new friends through the forum, perfectly lovely people who lend moral support through illness, they provide many laughs, and really want to promote each other's shops. Thanks Etsy, for bringing so many of us together!

  • Karmacrochet

    Karmacrochet said 12 years ago

    Wonderful story! So sweet

  • voleurdebijoux

    voleurdebijoux said 12 years ago

    That is such a great story! There are so many wonderful and lovely peeps here on Etsy. I have met tons of great friends and they have been truly the surprise gift from this experience. Their support and love is beyond measure. :)

  • krize

    krize said 12 years ago

    beautiful story, and yes you can make friends online and feel much closer with them than with ones you have by your side.:)

  • IcingOnTheCupcake

    IcingOnTheCupcake said 12 years ago

    Great story, thank you for sharing it with us! I've added you both to my favorites...beautiful jewelry!

  • BijouxOdalisque

    BijouxOdalisque said 12 years ago

    This was a lovely article. I am very fond of both these artisans and own some BEAUTIFUL rings made for me by onegarnetgirl. I get stopped in the grocery store by strangers begging me to know where I got them! Amazing talent from both women!

  • stonz

    stonz said 12 years ago

    I love this so much! I have met the most wonderful people thru Etsy....I never expected that to be one of the benefits! But it is... Thanks for sharing your story!

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo said 12 years ago

    and I love them both! *wipes away a tear*

  • ShopClementine

    ShopClementine said 12 years ago

    Oh my god, that is the cutest friendship story ever!! :) And I love their work, as well--gorgeous.

  • sucree

    sucree said 12 years ago

    what a great story! thanks for sharing!

  • workingforpeanuts

    workingforpeanuts said 12 years ago

    I love it! I love the way each of you wrote about your friendship. You're both very funny!!!

  • sendinglovegallery

    sendinglovegallery said 12 years ago

    I know them both from Jetteam and they truly are just like you read in the article...funny, and sweet, and genuine... : )

  • BeeGracious

    BeeGracious said 12 years ago

    sweet story ~ thanks for sharing ~ love your jewelry! BeeGracious everyday!

  • peaseblossomstudio

    peaseblossomstudio said 12 years ago

    How cute! :-)

  • designsbycher

    designsbycher said 12 years ago

    Sweet, crazy story... such fun to be around these two talented artisans... I'm so glad they're on my Jet team, who else could I launch cheeseballs at? ;)

  • RanaMuck

    RanaMuck said 12 years ago

    A touching story! I'm happy you guys found each other! That and you mention you each love cheese which makes you both my favorite people in the world for the next hour! I'm a cheesehead. I drool at the mention of cheese.

  • zombuki

    zombuki said 12 years ago

    Aww! I loved reading this! Soooo sweet! <3 Cheers to you both!

  • ericawalker

    ericawalker said 12 years ago

    awww, i love this story! while reading it, i of course was thinking about my etsy bf. liane of the fabulous "enhabiten", has been with me every step of the way. she has been my support, encouragement, and entertainment, love her to pieces!!! my sister over at "kikihuston" has also now joined our ranks, yay! not to mention all of the other super cool and talented friends i've made here. cheers to you all. xo

  • michon

    michon said 12 years ago

    I "know" these lovely ladies through the jet team & love their humor in our team chat thread every day. great to hear their story!

  • malves1009

    malves1009 said 12 years ago

    Very nice story and I'm so glad I'm part of this great team with them they both do beautiful work on which I must say I admire and wish I had all the money in the world to buy what they make. Yay JETTEAM!!!

  • 3squares

    3squares said 12 years ago

    love your story. i attended the virtual seminar on polishing and it was great. also want to thank madelynn again for her generous follow-up advice on shot!

  • kunklebaby

    kunklebaby said 12 years ago

    That is so cute!! I have met tons of really awesome people thanks to Etsy. I never thought I'd be a person to make friends on the internet-I was wrong!!

  • cthings

    cthings said 12 years ago

    Wow that is great!! What a great way to support each other and you both design wonderful jewelry!!

  • DeNovoStyle

    DeNovoStyle said 12 years ago

    I love it! I was giggling and thinking of a friend of mine the whole time. Honesty and humor, what a great combo!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 12 years ago

    Great story~ internet friends are awesome~ met many of them in person.

  • stitchface

    stitchface said 12 years ago

    Thanks for making me smile :) What a great story...

  • SusanSchaffer

    SusanSchaffer said 12 years ago

    Oh my god, I love this story!!! I love the fact that although they are in the same market (and "competitors") they don't care and are sharing their love of jewelry together, that is really inspiring.

  • JensJewellery

    JensJewellery said 12 years ago

    great story... I want to meet my newest BFF... Well my USA BFF.... LOL... Go and have a look at gotmojo's store.http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6062391 I laugh every time I read one of her signs and I think I might secretly make the top part bigger so I can wear 1 or all of them as necklaces and depending on my mood just flip through them until the right one comes up! LOL Waves to Paula.!!! Jenni

  • salmonbarn

    salmonbarn said 12 years ago

    Thanks - that's a great story, love your jewelry too !

  • hollysej

    hollysej said 12 years ago

    What a sweet story! I've made some great friends and learned so much through others on the internet. May your friendship last forever!

  • juliaa

    juliaa said 12 years ago

    aw! great article. it's nice to hear your stories about each other!

  • DonnasDesignsSC

    DonnasDesignsSC said 12 years ago

    Great story! Two very talented women, and it's a perfect example of just how awesome Etsy is for bringing people together! Thanks for sharing and inspiring :-)

  • shecological

    shecological said 12 years ago

    It's nice to see the internet and technology connecting people instead of alienating them! Etsy is a great venue for creative people to mix in the modern world! I love figuring it all out and meeting like-minded people! Thanks etsy and the storque!

  • Studio618

    Studio618 said 12 years ago

    Wonderful story!

  • honeywould

    honeywould said 12 years ago

    I love, love, loved this story. It renewed my faith that I, too, will find a friend that shares my artistic and creative interests. After 18 years, my husbands eyes are starting to glaze over also and I can now only show him finished products. I'm no longer need my friends to be in awe of what I do. I just want them to understand how I do it. Thanks Garnetlicious Girls!

  • Ebrown2503

    Ebrown2503 said 12 years ago

    United we stand, divided we fall. Thanks for a great read!

  • ArtMadeByTammy

    ArtMadeByTammy said 12 years ago

    Awesome Article! Gorgeous Jewelry! Amazing Artist! Go JETs!

  • Legacy925

    Legacy925 said 12 years ago

    What a great story. You girls are a hoot. You remind me of me and my BFF Kathy. She keeps me grounded on this planet. Without her, I believe I would just fall off the edge. It is so great when someone "gets" you and you can share anything together. And to share the same passion! You hit the jackpot. I wish you both years of endless bliss - and may your wells never run dry. Thank you! >3

  • TheBearAffair

    TheBearAffair said 12 years ago

    That is a wonderful story. I can tell you that I have made so many true friends here on Etsy. I feel like I've grown up with them.. Ask a question and they are ever so willing to help and give an answer or opinion - a good, true, honest opinion which is what I am looking for. I am new and trying to set up my shop in the best way possible so I appreciate all of the honesty. thank goodness for Etsy. Cheers, Sally

  • BluCille

    BluCille said 12 years ago

    Cute little bowl.

  • OceanGrrl

    OceanGrrl said 12 years ago

    awwwww i LOVE love

  • blnoopesup

    blnoopesup said 12 years ago

    presciousness

  • esmeraldadesigns

    esmeraldadesigns said 12 years ago

    Awww how sweet!

  • steel

    steel said 12 years ago

    That's GREAT! :)

  • picklehead

    picklehead said 12 years ago

    this is adorable! you guys made me smile :)

  • Lazyfish

    Lazyfish said 12 years ago

    I met a friend on Etsy,too!!!She's Giusypatch,an etsian from my same city.I found her searching for other sellers in my town,curious if there were any,and i found this supercute girl with my same interest...she's awesome!

  • smeeta

    smeeta said 12 years ago

    OK, I enjoyed reading that :) so sweet!

  • toosis

    toosis said 12 years ago

    Wow I love it. Congrats with your work.

  • metalicious

    metalicious said 12 years ago

    Thank you Etsy for being such a great place for so many people. It's really heartwarming to hear everyone's support and their own stories about friendships. And thank you to Madelynn for loving me no matter how much of a crazy dork I am.

  • AliBaliJewellery

    AliBaliJewellery said 12 years ago

    What a brilliant story! CuriousRabbit has just set up a new flickr group for UK sellers called EstyMeetsUK. The aim of the group is to facilitate people meeting up to discuss all things Etsy! The Edinburgh sellers had their first 'meet' last weekend. It was so great to prattle on about Etsy without people getting that 'glazed' expression which sometimes happens with non-crafty friends!

  • AutumnLeavesJewelry

    AutumnLeavesJewelry said 12 years ago

    That was a really touching and funny story about a budding friendship! When you can get your girlfriend to take a pic of your butt then you truly are best friends imo!!!

  • MadMaggieDesigns

    MadMaggieDesigns said 12 years ago

    I LOVE this story! It was really touching and funny! I too want my Etsy friend now! :)

  • LOOKAjewelry

    LOOKAjewelry said 12 years ago

    What a great story!! It fantastic to hear about a friendship like that.. reminds me of my best friend and I.. friends like that are priceless! yay!

  • Mizdragonfly

    Mizdragonfly said 12 years ago

    Great read, thanks for sharing your story :)

  • quenchmetalworks

    quenchmetalworks said 12 years ago

    Heartwarming! I want to give you both a huge huge! I keep saying that the best part of my Etsy experience (so far) are the connections and friendships! Bravo for yours!

  • KalliopeJewelry

    KalliopeJewelry said 12 years ago

    Sweetness! Both of you have awesome rings! Thanks for sharing this story :)

  • TheMoonlitStitch

    TheMoonlitStitch said 12 years ago

    Inspiring! So important to know there are people out there who "get" who you are and what you do! Very talented ladies!

  • DreadfulDesigns

    DreadfulDesigns said 12 years ago

    Aww. That's a very sweet story. Friends are wonderful, but extra super great when they share your crafty inclinations. We should all be so lucky ^__^

  • KnitKnit

    KnitKnit said 12 years ago

    Oh, I just LOVE your soulmate-friendship story! I've made the same kind of friend when I first moved to NYC, and it's been soooo wonderful. We're really funny when we get together. Friends like that don't come very often, and I am so happy to have her. Oh, and I had to Google "rouching" - hahahaha. It brings me back to my college days when I used to Urban Dictionary a lot of words ;) Thanks for sharing your story - beautiful work and a beautiful friendship!

  • onegarnetgirl

    onegarnetgirl said 12 years ago

    Thank you guys so much for all your wonderful comments! I love hearing about all the other stories of friendship too, keep 'em coming! Stephanie, I would love you even more if you would make me a batch of artichoke and spinach dip. Ahem.

  • treefp

    treefp said 12 years ago

    what a great story...see, you never know what you might find around the next corner...:)

  • VerreEncore

    VerreEncore said 12 years ago

    such a wonderful story of friendship :)

  • RoyalPrincess

    RoyalPrincess said 12 years ago

    Aah so sweet, Thanks to both of your for sharing this story !!

  • IndigoRain

    IndigoRain said 12 years ago

    that's what it's all about.

  • Rose442

    Rose442 said 12 years ago

    You never know who your going to meet on etsy and become friends,Great story.

  • WearableByDesign

    WearableByDesign said 12 years ago

    What a fun read!! Thanks for sharing that you two!

  • beyondtherockz

    beyondtherockz said 12 years ago

    I'm still smiling from reading this!

  • gooseontheloose

    gooseontheloose said 12 years ago

    How sweet:) I've met some lovely people on Etsy some buyers some sellers. I hope to find true friendship especially with another creative person! Best to you both - I love and have hearted your shops - 40th birthday coming up... sending hints to my husband.

  • tadalyn2006

    tadalyn2006 said 12 years ago

    Oh my goodness, I want to be your friend too. You guys are so funny. What an inspiring story. Keep up the good work. Love to hear love stories...

  • olivebrown

    olivebrown said 12 years ago

    LOVE it...great story! so far, everyone i've been in contact with through etsy has been great!

  • Thinkoutsidethebox

    Thinkoutsidethebox said 12 years ago

    SIGH::: I am SO in love with their love! Their love of their craft, their love of their friendship, their love of their dovetailing interests, and overall, just their love of one another! Real friends..yes real ones, you know, the ones who will actually tell you if there's a booger hanging out of your nose, are very hard to come by, as it being able to laugh at one's self and each other. I have such a wonderful envy of these two gals but at the same time am so grateful for them as they do represent all of the goodness there really is in the world..even the world wide web..and etsy in particular. I too have been blessed with some very solid and supportive friendships that I would otherwise not have had if it weren't for etsy! Thanks so much for sharing..it made my day!

  • vistahsoap

    vistahsoap said 12 years ago

    I love - love stories! A perfect story for valentines inspiration. I can't wait to read more!

  • beadsme

    beadsme said 12 years ago

    Great article.

  • signsofmylife

    signsofmylife said 12 years ago

    aw - so sweet to read this article! i haven't formed any strong internet friendship's as of yet as these two have, but i have met some really nice folks that have either made purchases from my shop or that i have made purchases from that live far away i other wise would not have been given the opportunity to meet! so thankful for etsy...alway a pleasure to meet friendly people!

  • mydesertstudio

    mydesertstudio said 12 years ago

    Sometimes people are destined to meet. How wonderful that Etsy brought you together!

  • TheBrassHussy

    TheBrassHussy said 12 years ago

    great story, and your virtual lab show was awesome! I loved reading about your online friendship and it showed during your lab presentation.

  • compassionmalas

    compassionmalas said 12 years ago

    That is so sweet.

  • beadid

    beadid said 12 years ago

    I love this story! Just another reason that Etsy rocks!

  • FreshlySkweezed

    FreshlySkweezed said 12 years ago

    Now that's a great story!

  • mulberrymoose

    mulberrymoose said 12 years ago

    Sweet story. I have met some very wonderful and talented people through Etsy.

  • LANYARDLADY

    LANYARDLADY said 12 years ago

    they are so lucky.

  • theRasilisk

    theRasilisk said 12 years ago

    That is a great story. I need friends like that. You know, to take pictures of my butt.

  • DoraArtDesignStudio

    DoraArtDesignStudio said 12 years ago

    That's lovely. I should be so lucky!

  • rachelmaydesigns

    rachelmaydesigns said 12 years ago

    That's so nice to read. A wonderful friendship. Rachel May

  • pandawithcookie

    pandawithcookie said 12 years ago

    Now I too want etsy friends.

  • cravejewelrydesign

    cravejewelrydesign said 12 years ago

    That's a great story :) Nothing beats an awesome friend.

  • persimmonsgal

    persimmonsgal said 12 years ago

    what a great story. Gotta love Etsy.

  • Carneen

    Carneen said 12 years ago

    Happiness is where you find it, and Etsy has a lot of great finds :)

  • dillondesigns

    dillondesigns said 12 years ago

    This is so sweet--and I can attest that OneGarnetGirl is super-lucky, because Metallicious is amazing. :o)

  • karinec

    karinec said 12 years ago

    a beautiful story !!! What a pleasure to read different history on etsy !

  • psheredano

    psheredano said 12 years ago

    A friend can be found anywhere, as this story proves. I love the way the two of yu are honest in a fun but caring way with each other. Life's too short not to take chances, and we are all here at Etsy taking our chances aren't we? Congratulations on the success of your friendship! Hope there are many more as a result of our love for Etsy.

  • theaxx

    theaxx said 12 years ago

    Aw. I actually said 'aw' out loud. hehehe Loved the outright denial of nerd-dom. I hereby proudly declare myself a craft nerd!!!

  • whitemetal

    whitemetal said 12 years ago

    love it :) your story gave me goosebumps!!

  • metalicious

    metalicious said 12 years ago

    Wow, thank you so much! There is a lot of love right here in the comments, Etsy is the best. And I would take pictures of your butts, too, if you asked me to. Maybe that will be my new Etsy shop: MetalSnapsYerBum.etsy.com.

  • BelladonnasJoy

    BelladonnasJoy said 12 years ago

    To Madelynn and Stephanie: I am so happy for you both! "Kindred spirits" ... sisters, found each other on etsy, that is the best etsy success! I am new to etsy so I have alot to look forward to. I can appreciate how my husband might be relieved as well. In the meantine, keep entertaining each other and us too! Thanks so much for the blog and the beautiful smiling loving pictures.

  • DaydreamGlass

    DaydreamGlass said 12 years ago

    I love to hear stories like this. Thank you!

  • nfall2rt

    nfall2rt said 12 years ago

    That's wonderful because being an artist, especially one who sells work online can be a very lonely business. But it's great that etsians are so friendly and reach out to fill that void through fellowship with one another:)

  • dayslonggone

    dayslonggone said 12 years ago

    What a great story! Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

  • cherbie

    cherbie said 12 years ago

    aww lovely story!!!

  • Isette

    Isette said 12 years ago

    Lovely to read :)

  • Lunatiger

    Lunatiger said 12 years ago

    such a cute story, I love reading about these kinds of things.

  • wrapitup

    wrapitup said 12 years ago

    TOO MUCH!!! Thanks for sharing. (pass the tissue) No but seriously this is truely a most precious story.

  • LoveLeeSoaps

    LoveLeeSoaps said 12 years ago

    Great story!

  • Candies64

    Candies64 said 12 years ago

    What a great story! So glad I didn't miss this one :D I have recently become friends with another etsian, Kathi of gingeroni1.etsy.com and our friendship has grown to weekly phone calls. She's been awesome in helping me revive my etsy shop! We even send each other goodies through the mail, fun! Thanks Kathi♥

  • moonstr

    moonstr said 12 years ago

    aaawa this is such a good story:D

  • artsgallery

    artsgallery said 12 years ago

    Great story, thank you and wish the best, Art

  • chubbycheeksweaters

    chubbycheeksweaters said 12 years ago

    What an inspiration! Wow!

  • JohnCassin

    JohnCassin said 10 years ago

    Maddy this is a nice story, thanks so much for helping me with my new site and for being there when I needed you.

  • TinaXu01

    TinaXu01 said 10 years ago

    love your jewellery! do u have a e-mail address?

  • sianykitty

    Siany from sianykitty said 9 years ago

    Wow! What a love story!

  • jhollywooddesigns

    Jen Hollywood-Showell from jhollywooddesigns said 6 years ago

    LOVE this! Great post! I have the exact same awesome connection and friendship with another jeweler on Etsy too - Stacy of BelViaggio Designs. The funny thing is we went to high school together, but weren't friends then. Now we joke we are 'sistas from another mother', because we have so much in common it's downright absurd. :) Haha, now nobody needs to be snappin' pics of my bum, but thank you kindly for the offer! lol

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