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The Great Etsy Office Move of 2009: Pick Our Keychains

Sep 20, 2009

by Vanessa Bertozzi

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

UPDATE: The votes are in! Check out the top picks for keychains for the new Etsy office below. Thanks to everyone who voted! Stay tuned for our next vote, which will probably be coffee mugs and glasses…

[The following was originally posted on September 13, 2009.]

We just moved into our new office, and now we need keys to use the bathroom in the hall and to lock and unlock various doors around here.

We want everything at Etsy to be as handmade and vintage as possible, so we picked this collection of keychains. We want YOU to help us narrow down our selection.

Smooth Sailing Riveted Silver Beach Stone Key Ring
Smooth Sailing Riveted Silver Beach Stone Key Ring
Sold
Jemma the dachshund Leather Keychain ( Brown )
Jemma the dachshund Leather Keychain ( Brown )
Sold
Lil, Adopt an Alien Keychain, OOAK Creature Toy with Birth Certificate
Lil, Adopt an Alien Keychain, OOAK Creature Toy with Birth Certificate
Sold
Tweet Bird Keychain Yellow Felt Vintage Checkered Fabric Keyring
Tweet Bird Keychain Yellow Felt Vintage Checkered Fabric Keyring
Sold
The Simplicity Sachet Keychain
The Simplicity Sachet Keychain
Sold
Steampunk keychain 18
Steampunk keychain 18
Sold
Little Bird keyring
Little Bird keyring
Sold
Jack Russell Terrier  Key Chain
Jack Russell Terrier Key Chain
Sold
Faux Bois \/ Owl Love Key Chain
Faux Bois \/ Owl Love Key Chain
Sold
Vintage Wood Victoria Falls Hotel Zimbabwe Africa Keys Fob
Vintage Wood Victoria Falls Hotel Zimbabwe Africa Keys Fob
Sold

183 comments

  • laralewis

    laralewis said 8 years ago

    wow! i love that spoon keychain!

  • hellome

    hellome said 8 years ago

    Me too! Plus one for me. ☺

  • hellome

    hellome said 8 years ago

    But if that one isn't part of the contest, I vote for Jemma the dachsund. It's very similar to my keychain, only much much nicer!

  • riorita

    riorita said 8 years ago

    I love that spoon keychain! One thing I asm sure of - you cannot eat with it!

  • truLuxe

    truLuxe said 8 years ago

    Oh gosh... how to choose??? The spoon is super clever, but the sushi is so sassy... and the level... well, you never know when you might need a level. What if the toilet paper isn't straight? Better go with the level. You never know. ....psst.... congratulations on your new home!

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 8 years ago

    I love the spoon and the lucky paw keychains. So cool!!

  • vb01

    vb01 said 8 years ago

    gotta be the spoon...etsy creativity unlocks the door

  • SeptemberStars

    SeptemberStars said 8 years ago

    Spoon, yes! Definitely!

  • pinkytoeclothing

    pinkytoeclothing said 8 years ago

    Awesome, all of them! But the spoon totally rocks!

  • sewlola

    sewlola said 8 years ago

    my favorite is the spoon keychain!

  • BeadinBabe

    BeadinBabe said 8 years ago

    What awesome finds! I love all of these, the little hotdog cell phone chain rocks! :)

  • paisleybaby

    paisleybaby said 8 years ago

    I love key chains! That spoon is fantastic.

  • ParadiseBodyShop

    ParadiseBodyShop said 8 years ago

    I love how Etsy is letting Etsians help decide!

  • HAREandDRUM

    HAREandDRUM said 8 years ago

    Cute idea for a vote! Off to cast mine!

  • dahlhaus

    dahlhaus said 8 years ago

    The dachshund and the sushi key chains are both pretty great especially since they won't add a whole lot of weight... all the best on getting moved in!

  • seababejewelry

    seababejewelry said 8 years ago

    We like the spoon, super cool!

  • YukiBunnie

    YukiBunnie said 8 years ago

    The spoon one is really neat! I like the dachshund one a lot too though - its a tie for me :)

  • VintageEye

    VintageEye said 8 years ago

    it's the wiener dog...hands down!

  • MinceCo

    MinceCo said 8 years ago

    don't think you can go past the spoon keychain.. customise that one for each purpose and your on an unbeatable winner in my opinion.

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 8 years ago

    that was fun, i luv voting....fun key chains...good luck!

  • WoodBeNice

    WoodBeNice said 8 years ago

    And the Belgian vote goes tooooooooooooo Dachshund by Leatherprince

  • lolashouse

    lolashouse said 8 years ago

    since these are for the bathroom, my votes would be for the ones that do not have a soft surface! so I would say the spoon for the gals and the level for the guys...

  • jenniferladd

    jenniferladd said 8 years ago

    They're all so cool! I'd go with the dachshund, if it were up to me.

  • zebracakes

    zebracakes said 8 years ago

    I LOVE cute keychains! I love the spoon keyhole one and leatherprince has some great ones as well!

  • beth108

    beth108 said 8 years ago

    I love the spoon cutout....boy is that clever. The hot dog comes in second.....

  • bronwyn7678

    bronwyn7678 said 8 years ago

    Yes.. Go with the spoon !!! Love It !!!

  • IcingOnTheCupcake

    IcingOnTheCupcake said 8 years ago

    Love the dachshund... but, there is an obvious choice to vote on for the bathroom keys ; )

  • poppyfox

    poppyfox said 8 years ago

    Aw I always end up favoriting a bunch of stuff from the blog posts <3

  • BabbidgePatch

    BabbidgePatch said 8 years ago

    Nice office location ~ I voted :)

  • blueskyclouds

    blueskyclouds said 8 years ago

    that was fun...I loved the sterling car...reminded me of the Monopoly game car....

  • yeahhello

    yeahhello said 8 years ago

    spoon, for sure!

  • vivikas

    vivikas said 8 years ago

    really nice picks! Voted!!

  • asundrynotion

    asundrynotion said 8 years ago

    The keyhole spoon sure is novel but I couldn't resist the hand carved Jack Russel terrier. Lots of work goes into hand carving plus it's adorable.

  • FrillyButts

    FrillyButts said 8 years ago

    How fun! Now I feel like I am apart of the move too.

  • nomadcraftsetc

    nomadcraftsetc said 8 years ago

    I love the naked fairy! Super cool! Plus you could never LOSE it! All the fairy dust would leave a trail!

  • metrostation

    metrostation said 8 years ago

    Love the spoon keychain!

  • Sonniesuellc

    Sonniesuellc said 8 years ago

    how could you ever lose your keys with these...so cute!

  • PoppysVintageGarden

    PoppysVintageGarden said 8 years ago

    Oh How FUN! I hope you are enjoying the new view;)

  • KreatedbyKelly

    KreatedbyKelly said 8 years ago

    I love the dachshund!!!

  • KreatedbyKelly

    KreatedbyKelly said 8 years ago

    Oh, but the spoon one is my hands down fave -- didn't realize that was an option *smiles*

  • corrnucopia

    corrnucopia said 8 years ago

    Definitely the Spoon ~ Enjoy the new digs!

  • beenie2847

    beenie2847 said 8 years ago

    def the spoons easy to sanitize.

  • PaperPetalCreations

    PaperPetalCreations said 8 years ago

    Really feel like part of the team when I'm helping pick out key chains for the office keys. Thanks for including all of us!

  • ME2Designs

    ME2Designs said 8 years ago

    So many awesome choices, but I'd opt for the spoon and sanitizer since it will be a communal keyring.

  • stubborndog

    stubborndog said 8 years ago

    oh - the little bird... happy moving!

  • mybirch

    mybirch said 8 years ago

    Spoon Key Chain FOR SURE! Its easy to wash too ;) Congrats on the move!

  • PonderandStitch

    PonderandStitch said 8 years ago

    Oh, definitely the spoon! Wonderful! If that is not in the running then I would pick the blackened brass level. :)

  • bytheway

    bytheway said 8 years ago

    Love the spoon! What a lot of other great choices, though, in the Voter!

  • 4TheSparrowsNest

    4TheSparrowsNest said 8 years ago

    Keychains!! The forgotten, lost art. :o)

  • dragonhouseofyuen

    dragonhouseofyuen said 8 years ago

    that's so very nice! and so very fitting that you will buy your key chains from an etsy seller :) and thanks for letting everyone help! let's hope the key fits!! ....off to vote....

  • PipingHotPapers

    PipingHotPapers said 8 years ago

    The spoon is quite fun and unique! Pick that one!

  • wristielove

    wristielove said 8 years ago

    the sachel keychains are unlike anything i've ever seen. so original! thx vanessa & rockstarpoli.

  • themefragrance

    themefragrance said 8 years ago

    i love the spoon key chain! fresh caught fairy is inventive too. fun article :)

  • lorilooms

    lorilooms said 8 years ago

    Yep - Spoon Keychain - It seems more convienent for an office too ;)

  • pinkroselady

    pinkroselady said 8 years ago

    how perfect is this, the spoon keychain!

  • pinkroselady

    pinkroselady said 8 years ago

    spoon for sure!

  • pinkroselady

    pinkroselady said 8 years ago

    spoon, as if it's feeding the lock!

  • BlueRoseRetro

    BlueRoseRetro said 8 years ago

    I like the blackened brass working level...great for guys and gals. Looks olde world...sure to strike up a conversation when you are in line at the grocer or coffee shop.

  • kyoung02

    kyoung02 said 8 years ago

    I loveee the spoon one!

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 8 years ago

    Cute spoon keychains

  • LizEfting

    LizEfting said 8 years ago

    Don't forget to vote! I love the spoon with the key hole, so that's what I voted for...so much talent here on Etsy!

  • postcardlady

    postcardlady said 8 years ago

    I like the little bird one.

  • dbabcock

    dbabcock said 8 years ago

    My favorites are the dichronic one and the yellow one with the black bird.

  • IlluminatedPerfume

    IlluminatedPerfume said 8 years ago

    I really love that you are purchasing what you all need for the new headquarters from sellers!

  • IlluminatedPerfume

    IlluminatedPerfume said 8 years ago

    I'm back from voting. So, for Etsy I would consider something that is practical and durable (plastic or metal), something large even colorful so you can all see and find it and handmade compared to vintage. Having lived in NYC I can see how the whistle would be practical.

  • jhairston66

    jhairston66 said 8 years ago

    The spoon... I Give it 2 thumbs up ...

  • YellowViolet

    YellowViolet said 8 years ago

    Wow that was tough! So hard to pick just one.

  • allisonmooney

    allisonmooney said 8 years ago

    The sushi one would be perfect if it came attached to the chopsticks - that way you'd never forget that you have it in your pocket - bigger is better when it comes to shared keys!

  • etincellestudio

    etincellestudio said 8 years ago

    the spoon one is my favorite too!

  • SurrenderDorothy

    SurrenderDorothy said 8 years ago

    I like the hotdog!

  • LeelaBijou

    LeelaBijou said 8 years ago

    They are all so awesome! Can´t pick just one!

  • Artulia

    Artulia said 8 years ago

    it's a toss up between the spoon & the red dichroic glass

  • littleteethshop

    littleteethshop said 8 years ago

    Definitely the spoon keychain. Very unique.

  • GothicGlitter

    GothicGlitter said 8 years ago

    I love the spoon! ^_^ So unique.

  • PoorRobot

    PoorRobot said 8 years ago

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the spoon! Also the work level!

  • worksandfinds

    worksandfinds said 8 years ago

    Spoon is fantastic. And the hotdog - how cute.

  • lisaroy

    lisaroy said 8 years ago

    love the spoon and Jemma!

  • shizendesigns

    shizendesigns said 8 years ago

    Great idea!

  • sisterbutterfly

    sisterbutterfly said 8 years ago

    Love the fairy in a bottle!

  • giftbird

    giftbird said 8 years ago

    I like the hotdog!

  • meraldesigns

    meraldesigns said 8 years ago

    i just love the spoon key chain, very original...

  • alexkeller

    alexkeller said 8 years ago

    so are we going to get to pick your desk accessories, too ? :)

  • That70sShoppe

    That70sShoppe said 8 years ago

    Great idea to let fellow etsians pick and supply your keychains. I voted!

  • simpledream2

    simpledream2 said 8 years ago

    I would vote for the spoon.

  • MagnetGames

    MagnetGames said 8 years ago

    all of your bathrooms have locks? oh man, that must be annoying. heh.

  • thedaydreamer

    thedaydreamer said 8 years ago

    The spoon wins hands down!

  • sweetsmilesbaby

    sweetsmilesbaby said 8 years ago

    I love the Victoria Falls Hotel one because it is 4.5 inches across. You need something nice and big and somehow humiliating when you have to ask to use the restroom.

  • CatherinetteRings

    CatherinetteRings said 8 years ago

    I picked the most steampunkish one !

  • evihan

    evihan said 8 years ago

    incredible collectionnnnn

  • raisinlike

    raisinlike said 8 years ago

    I am shocked! How could you leave my Etsy sales fairy keychains out of the competition?? http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10756804

  • GoTo

    GoTo said 8 years ago

    Don't forget to click the "go vote" button and make your vote official! I like the Recycled Skateboard Keychain--reminds me of the ramps that were built in the last office. I suppose the new neighbors won't be as fond skateboard ramps, with all the locked rooms and everything...

  • beachhouseblues

    beachhouseblues said 8 years ago

    Very cool choices!!

  • thebestvintage

    thebestvintage said 8 years ago

    I voted!!

  • agraywolfe

    agraywolfe said 8 years ago

    The level for the guys bathroom and the fairy for the girls bathroom....

  • LaveMeSoapCo

    LaveMeSoapCo said 8 years ago

    i think i like the hot dog...

  • cassidycay

    cassidycay said 8 years ago

    These are the coolest key chains ever! I voted!

  • HoneysuckleLane

    HoneysuckleLane said 8 years ago

    Great picks, but I love the spoon at the top!

  • BeadsBySam

    BeadsBySam said 8 years ago

    Voted! Lots of cool picks!! :)

  • kimmae86

    kimmae86 said 8 years ago

    Little Birdie is so cute!

  • HibouCards

    HibouCards said 8 years ago

    It's great that you would choose your "supplies" for your new offices from our great pool of talented people here on Etsy :) I voted. Great picks!

  • mailmien

    mailmien said 8 years ago

    Personally, I love the one I bought recently from Urban Bead: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vt_related_1&listing_id=30740047 Or this other one for the partying type with attached bottle opener: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_list_2&listing_id=25733042&ga_search_query=keychain&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_7315 I'm not too fond of the other choices you have picked -- I think there are a lot better choices out there (I recently went on a keychain jag and searched high and low for many good finds). See here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30805343 http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30804894 http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21012521 http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24672460

  • VixVintage

    VixVintage said 8 years ago

    Hard choice, I pick the spoon.

  • merrydaledolls

    merrydaledolls said 8 years ago

    Interesting choices. I love the working level.

  • Navare

    Navare said 8 years ago

    Definitely the spoon with the keyhole. I admire the sushi, too, but it wouldn't wear as well.

  • CavemanPottery

    CavemanPottery said 8 years ago

    We placed our vote! It inspired us to make a rooster keychain, just don't know how a pottery keychain would hold up!

  • norakaren

    norakaren said 8 years ago

    that keychain with the spoon is so incredibly cretive go for creative people in all areas,that makes etsy one of a kind!

  • EarthenTreasures

    EarthenTreasures said 8 years ago

    These keychains were sooooo fun! Tough to choose favorite again...

  • ChocolateMintCrafts

    ChocolateMintCrafts said 8 years ago

    Wow! Sooo many awesome keychains!! Thank you for including my blue diskette keychain in the poll!!

  • nycbird

    nycbird said 8 years ago

    Sushi, sushi, sushi!

  • patspottery

    patspottery said 8 years ago

    I voted:>)

  • xmastreeskirts4u

    xmastreeskirts4u said 8 years ago

    This key chain really caught my attention. Very unique.

  • 2TrickPony

    2TrickPony said 8 years ago

    we better choose before they have to go to the bathroom again.

  • TwilightVisions

    TwilightVisions said 8 years ago

    Spoon!!

  • 23rdstreetvintage

    23rdstreetvintage said 8 years ago

    I love the spoon though Id love to hear people shout HAVE YOU SEEN MY WIENER?? WHERE ARE THE WIENERS???!!!

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 8 years ago

    spoon gets my vote for coolness and durability.

  • DalkullanJewelry

    DalkullanJewelry said 8 years ago

    The sushi keychain is so cute and unique!

  • thelaughingmoonnyc

    thelaughingmoonnyc said 8 years ago

    Spoon!

  • urbanheirlooms

    urbanheirlooms said 8 years ago

    Spoon for me! Timeless, cool, whimsical, conversation piece.

  • billyandwinston

    billyandwinston said 8 years ago

    Love the dachshund keyring! Super cute!

  • recycledwares

    recycledwares said 8 years ago

    oh my, I can't believe the votes that one of those chains has....it was one of my favs too.

  • JulieWebb

    JulieWebb said 8 years ago

    Wow, that was harder than thought it would be! I voted for the beach stone because it seems like it would be nice to hold in your hand, perhaps inspire some calming thoughts on the way down the hall... but the recycled skateboard and the photo of the Brooklyn Bridge would have gotten my vote too if I'd been allowed to choose three! :) Have fun decorating your new space!

  • KarensRopeWork

    KarensRopeWork said 8 years ago

    Love the spoon!

  • blabell

    blabell said 8 years ago

    the SPOON ROCKS!!!!

  • steinschmuckdesign

    steinschmuckdesign said 8 years ago

    I wish you all, that you feel really comfty at your new Office:)

  • madetogether

    madetogether said 8 years ago

    i love the spoon, but The Curious Keyring came in a solid second!

  • Fishstikks

    Fishstikks said 8 years ago

    I voted! There were some really truly fun choices!

  • Vickinator

    Vickinator said 8 years ago

    I voted for the spoon! :)

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 8 years ago

    i love the whistle keychain! can't wait to see which one gets picked!

  • OwlandMouse

    OwlandMouse said 8 years ago

    I was just thinking today how I need a new key chain!

  • StudioCherie

    StudioCherie said 8 years ago

    I seriously think you should get my pattern and make your own! On the other hand, there are a lot of great choices in the voter, and I voted for a one-of-a-kind.

  • BirdlandCreations

    BirdlandCreations said 8 years ago

    I love the dachsund

  • amyhatch

    amyhatch said 8 years ago

    definitely the sushi keychain...adorable!

  • VintageBookStore

    VintageBookStore said 8 years ago

    so many cool keychains!

  • stonz

    stonz said 8 years ago

    SO excited to find my beach stone key ring in this vote!!! Yahoo!!!! Congrats on the new offices Etsy folks!

  • Isobel9

    Isobel9 said 8 years ago

    Hands down, the SpoonerZ keychain!!! PERFECT!

  • pandawithcookie

    pandawithcookie said 8 years ago

    How excellent of you to support etsy sellers. I am off to vote!

  • WickedDarling

    WickedDarling said 8 years ago

    Loved them all! Hard to choose! I like the zombie duck...would make it easy for me to find my keys! :)

  • helenaemmans

    helenaemmans said 8 years ago

    Whistle keychain is very cool.

  • MeowBarkArt

    MeowBarkArt said 8 years ago

    I'm going to vote for the dog... which shouldn't come as a shock to anyone. :)

  • MeghanT

    MeghanT said 8 years ago

    How cute! I love that freshly caught fairly keychain. I think this seller should do a genie in a bottle also. Great stuff!

  • GarageInc

    GarageInc said 8 years ago

    i like that spoon...

  • RedBracelet

    RedBracelet said 8 years ago

    GREAT Collection ... Ok I voted!!!!

  • RedBracelet

    RedBracelet said 8 years ago

    Makes me think - why wont I add A KEYCHAINS TO MY SHOP COLLECTION???

  • AlilGranola

    AlilGranola said 8 years ago

    the spoon, for sure :)

  • rainbowwrangler

    rainbowwrangler said 8 years ago

    paw or spoon.

  • luckycharm4me

    luckycharm4me said 8 years ago

    I am sad, I am left out.... I have the best keyring/chain around. A four leaf clover good luck charm. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22215162

  • Tina669

    Tina669 said 8 years ago

    Really cute stuff!

  • compassionmalas

    compassionmalas said 8 years ago

    How cute! And I just broke my keychain.

  • grocgroc

    grocgroc said 8 years ago

    Diskette and dog, how cute!

  • darbit

    darbit said 8 years ago

    I like little bird. Birds come & go, from all round the world; migrate, are social at gatherings. And so wonderful in creating nests, and they do recycle,but still use new materials, but completely Handmade! Or in their case; wing & beak-made!

  • magickalrealism

    magickalrealism said 8 years ago

    I favor the steampunk keychain - I think it will be the easiest find when it drops to the bottom of someone's purse!

  • MyMoms

    MyMoms said 8 years ago

    Definitely different and unique. Thanks for sharing!

  • 1AEON

    1AEON said 8 years ago

    nice ones!!! love the alligator on too!!

  • MyGrandmasAttic

    MyGrandmasAttic said 8 years ago

    How fun! I love that you guys picked from here. You guys are so awesome!

  • GreenTease

    GreenTease said 8 years ago

    OMG I love the freshly caught fairy. Just super!

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 8 years ago

    Great choices! Congratulations to the winner!

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 8 years ago

    Cute pics. Congrats all.

  • stonz

    stonz said 8 years ago

    Excited to get second place! Thanks for voting everyone!!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 8 years ago

    We've been gone so much lately missed Etsy and voting in this contest. Congrats to the spoon designer and everyone involved. It's an honor to be selected by your peers and Etsy Admin as well.

  • RoyalPrincess

    RoyalPrincess said 8 years ago

    Awesome ideas

  • theferngate

    theferngate said 8 years ago

    SOOOO cute!!! CONGRATS on your new digs Etsy!

  • LadyLuLus

    LadyLuLus said 8 years ago

    Those are all so CUTE ♥ Great picks!

  • recycledwares

    recycledwares said 8 years ago

    Yeah!! my favorite made it to the finals :)

  • DalkullanJewelry

    DalkullanJewelry said 8 years ago

    Such cute pics!

  • AutumnLeavesJewelry

    AutumnLeavesJewelry said 8 years ago

    Congrats to the winner!!! Omgosh that pee poo keychain is hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Morado

    Morado said 8 years ago

    I'm off to vote!! http://twitter.com/MoradoShop http://www.facebook.com/MoradoShop

  • poppyfox

    poppyfox said 8 years ago

    The spoon is my favorite!

  • PAINTINGSBYSAM

    PAINTINGSBYSAM said 8 years ago

    they're all great.

  • Amievoltaire

    Amievoltaire said 8 years ago

    Excellent! Love the curious keychain.

  • PurseParts

    PurseParts said 8 years ago

    I love the little alien, and he comes with a birth certificate! How cute!

  • SissysArt

    SissysArt said 8 years ago

    That spoon is soooooooooo cool!

  • lampdesign

    lampdesign said 8 years ago

    great picks

  • dahlilafound

    dahlilafound said 8 years ago

    The little dachshund for the men's room; the little pink alien for the womens. :-) I love the spoon keychain too. dahlila

  • 31homeart

    31homeart said 8 years ago

    My fav is tweet bird :) Sweet!

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