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Featured Seller: matteart

“The first thing I can specifically remember working on was in kindergarten. Everyone had to do a posterboard painting”

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Featured Seller: ashleyg

“I had very modest goals . “Wouldn’t it be AWESOME to sell like 20 prints?” Then “wouldn’t it be AWESOME to pay our rent from Etsy?”.”

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Ever Wonder How to Stencil?

In case you missed Anda‘s live Stencil How-to in Workshop, you can check out this video. She walks you through all the steps and gives many a helpful pointer. It’s a demo complete with hot pink spray paint! The Labs did this how-to in conjunction with a theme they’re working along for a couple weeks:…

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Featured Seller: Experimetal

“I am finally in the head space I have been trying to unconsciously reach for my entire life, I am able to make “what I want, whenever I want”!”

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Featured Seller: Evod

“I seek to do something more expressive. I like to reflect my unique definition of style through the originality of my designs.”

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Featured Seller: CubistLiterature

“I have a mind that exists somewhere between Bratmobile and Pierre Schaeffer.”

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Featured Seller: daisycakessoap

“I envision learning more about social entrepreneurship and blending social work and soap making.”

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Virginia Tech: MacheteConfetti Organizes Donations

Johnna aka MacheteConfetti, an Etsy seller and a student at Virginia Tech, contacted customer support. She told us about her efforts to organize donations to the families of Virginia Tech victims. MacheteConfetti had been on campus — two buildings away — when the shootings happened. She lost friends in the tragedy. “I have to say…

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Featured Seller: desirapesta

“Most of my pieces of sculptural in nature, but very organic and comfortable.”

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Featured Seller: shantyfolk

“I just try not to think about selling while I’m MAKING.”

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Featured Seller: staceyrebecca

“My Ideas come from the silly part of being 8 years old.”

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Featured Seller: skullknocker

“my brother and I would make bows & arrows from the trees in our apple orchard.”

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Featured Seller: jenmaestre

“I love making the pencil jewelry, it is a fun alternative to the sculptures, some of which take a month or more to construct.”

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Featured Seller: mylittlestore

“There’s also bits and pieces of napkins or receipts with notes and sketches taped to my book. So many projects, so little time… *sigh*”

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Featured Seller: obsoleteworld

“I come from a family of creative minds, so as kids we were all quite content to sit around with a few sheets of paper and some pencils”

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Featured Seller: WAWAYA

“In Chinese WaWa means BaBy. Ya means House in Japanese. So the name of WAWAYA is my stuffy baby’s house”

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Featured Seller: seaurchin

“I love the textures and repeat patterns of sea creatures, microbes and pollen grains. I love moss, lichen, and geological erosion.”

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Etsy How-To: Make a Pinback Button

Anda walks us through making pinback buttons. Brought to you by the good people of the Etsy Labs.      

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Featured Seller: tiinateaspoon

“There’s something magical about the whole process of capturing light and memories into a solid form, and I use a variety of vintage and odd cameras”

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Featured Seller: Spazspun

“Learn your craft. Learn it to the point where you can let your instincts take over. Learn all the rules and then break them with abandon!”

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Featured Seller: AvenueBeads

“I’ve dabbled in everything from freelance graphic design, oil painting to carpentry. Basically if it involved creating something I tried it “

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