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The Year in Moving Pictures

Jan 3, 2011

by Tara Young

Most of us know firsthand the rich relationships that can be built on Etsy, through blog comments, treasuries, the Forums, convos, and the Virtual Labs, but there is no experience quite like shedding the avatar and meeting in person. Etsy’s video producers were fortunate enough to meet heaps of talented artists in 2010. Musician Catherine Thompson from Saskatchewan whittled flutes out of bone for us, and crochet superstar and ultra-perfectionist Yokoo let us in on her interior monologue. Yael Erel and Avner Ben Natan of Lightexture dazzled us with their luminous modern fixtures. Baba from the Hyland Park, California shop Pets With Fez showed us the ancient art of Persian rug weaving, and Orien MacDonald of Old School Tools took us back to the land and blacksmithed, old-school style.

We’ve also seen our team grow, the How-Tuesday video series returned to a monthly rhythm, and our guest filmmaker program flourished with pieces in production in South Africa, New Zealand and Germany. The coming year is going to be chock-full of compelling stories.

If you missed any of these highlights, we compiled a playlist from our Handmade Portraits, Process and There’s No Place Like Here video series to highlight some of the Etsy sellers who worked with us over the past year. See our free iTunes podcast for all of our videos.

Thanks for a great year! Post about your favorite Etsy video in the comments.

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  • iacua

    iacua said 8 years ago

    I missed all these highlights-thanks for the list!

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    TwinkleStarCrafts said 8 years ago

    Gorgeous! Thank you for the recap.

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 8 years ago

    i love the hand made portrait, really innovative

  • JudiPaintedit

    JudiPaintedit said 8 years ago

    Wow... Speechless ..........

  • mother8daughter

    mother8daughter said 8 years ago

    What a beautiful year it was!

  • simplyworn

    simplyworn said 8 years ago

    these are enjoyable....thanks!

  • BeatificBijoux

    BeatificBijoux said 8 years ago

    Oh, sweet! I love the how-to videos. They just add another layer to Etsy's awesomeness! Thanks for the compilation.

  • BeatificBijoux

    BeatificBijoux said 8 years ago

    My favorite is probably the handmade paper gift box tutorial...

  • overthemeadow

    overthemeadow said 8 years ago

    Wow...Awesome! What a great recap!

  • Asianexpressions

    Asianexpressions said 8 years ago


  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 8 years ago

    Love the videos. Keep 'em comin'.

  • Yokoo

    Yokoo said 8 years ago

    I'm so proud to be a part of such an amazing movement! Love you Etsy! Here's to another Great year!

  • sunkae

    sunkae said 8 years ago

    ***CoOl jOb!***

  • iWALLS

    iWALLS said 8 years ago

    Awesome! Wonderful Recap!

  • blueminster

    blueminster said 8 years ago


  • editionbw

    editionbw said 8 years ago

    I look forward to these beautiful inspirational moments... a terrific way to spend 5 minutes with a cup of coffee... Thanks!

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 8 years ago

    These were fantastic, especially Orien MacDonald's Old School Tools! Looking forward to all the new Etsy videos in 2011. Job well done!

  • KMalinka

    KMalinka said 8 years ago

    Great job!

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 8 years ago

    these were phenomenal. thank you for the great work... maybe one on an artisanal baker or cheesemaker or something food-related, too? :)

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 8 years ago

    Great idea! So cool =)

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 8 years ago

    Very cool! Can't wait to see what this new year has in store for all of us!

  • shop1848

    shop1848 said 8 years ago

    Wonderful job!!

  • daydreamjewels

    daydreamjewels said 8 years ago


  • purrpower

    purrpower said 8 years ago

    wow, how great, I will be busy for a while now watching...

  • paulajeansgarden

    paulajeansgarden said 8 years ago

    you know already but bravo! so well done and inspirational. love humans like these.

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 8 years ago

    Wonderful video Thank you for sharing and please keep going with sharing wonderful art works videos :)))

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 8 years ago

    :) Well done :)

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 8 years ago

    I love etsy videos! Its great to hear and see other sellers in their workshops :)

  • LittleGreenShoot

    LittleGreenShoot said 8 years ago

    I've loved watching these videos over the past year (^_^) sometimes,i think it's easy to forget there are real living, breathing, amazing people behind the products - I love the Handmade Portraits because they remind me of that =) Thankyou so much & really looking forward to all the new ones!

  • Earleyimages

    Earleyimages said 8 years ago

    Love this

  • SpiritedWoodland

    SpiritedWoodland said 8 years ago

    I never, ever miss an etsy video feature... I'm often awed and usually quite inspired by the time I've finished watching. Handmade Portraits totally rock!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 8 years ago

    Totally enjoy Handmade Portraits and There's No Place Like Home series as well....keep them going as they rock da house.

  • Ebrown2503

    Ebrown2503 said 8 years ago

    A great way to begin a new day! Thanks for the inspirations!

  • GarageInc

    GarageInc said 8 years ago

    WOW so cool...everybody have a excellent new year...

  • SweetlyFallen

    SweetlyFallen said 8 years ago

    Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

  • annbrooksstudio

    annbrooksstudio said 8 years ago

    I'm newly active on Etsy and keep finding new dimensions. This blog and Year in Moving Picture video portraits of Etsy artists - terrific! Great way to find some of the many talented people here. Thanks.

  • BiqueArt

    BiqueArt said 8 years ago

    Love the videos thanks Etsy! Yokoo is quite an inspiration especially

  • CreativeMandie

    CreativeMandie said 8 years ago

    to be able to create something where there once was nothing and be able to share it with the world is really beautiful, thanks for the inspiration xx

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 8 years ago

    Great job! loved the video!

  • tinyearsjewelry

    tinyearsjewelry said 8 years ago

    thanks for the review! great video. Casey @ tin years

  • seacucumbermama

    seacucumbermama said 8 years ago

    fabulous. thank-you.

  • bertazimdars

    bertazimdars said 8 years ago

    I think that one's life is their best making. It seems that you have made a splendid thing with your skills.

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