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Creativity Now Conference: The Round Up

On Saturday, May 17, I attended the 5th Annual Creativity Now Conference hosted by Tokion Magazine in New York. This conference touched upon art, film, comedy, curation, audience participation and so much more. Here’s the round up! Pop artist David Shrigley gave a presentation entitled "Who He Is and What He Wants," based upon the… Continue reading handmade and vintage goods

Bust Spring Fling Craftacular: Call For Vendors!

Hey sellers! BUST Magazine is calling for vendor applications for their first ever Spring Fling Craftacular, set to take place on Sunday, April 27, 2008 at The Warsaw in Brooklyn. After many popular and successful holiday Craftaculars, they are moving forward with a spring version. According to BUST: We are handpicking the most unique and… Continue reading handmade and vintage goods

Tech Updates: Poster Sketch Tool Back

*UPDATE!* The Poster Sketch tool is back, after a short period of downtime. Poster Sketch is the tool many members use to arrange items for Treasury Lists. It has been restored to a previous version, before the searching tools were added. The searching tools were particularly harmful to our database. They will eventually be rewritten… Continue reading handmade and vintage goods

Funny Forum Quotes: Valentine’s Edition (with tiddyinks!)

tiddyinks says: Chillionaire says: what about falling in love with Etsy? I think I’m pretty much married to this place now…. ———–“my hubby swears I am ! 🙂 The sex is definitely better with Etsy….jk” From our Etsy Romance thread in the Forums! Share your Etsy romantic stories today! Continue reading handmade and vintage goods

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: It’s Never Too Early for Love!

It’s never too early to start planning and shopping for Valentine’s Day! Whether it’s for a significant other, your darling baby, your boo (or pointed suggestions for yourself…), Etsy is the place for love. Here we’ve compiled a list to (ahem!) get you in the mood for lovin’. Feel free to check out our new… Continue reading handmade and vintage goods

Etsy in the Press: The Today Show!

We at Etsy came back to the office today to find a special treat waiting for us: a plug on NBC’s "The Today Show" over the weekend! The mention occurs in a story about buying American-made gifts for the holidays after many recalls of international imports, specifically toys. According to dreamalittle7 (in the forum thread… Continue reading handmade and vintage goods

Etsy in the Press: Columbus Alive

Etsy was recently featured on, highlighting the Tiny Canary Indie Design Market this weekend (November 17-18, 2007) in Columbus, Ohio. Etsians craftpaca and AnneHolman were quoted in the piece.  Holman said: "There’s so much value in knowing the person who grows your food, or makes your clothes or the products in your house," Holman… Continue reading handmade and vintage goods

Tech Updates: “Bead” Tags in Jewelry Changing to “Beaded”

Update! In the tagging saga that continues each day, we have some exciting news for anyone browsing the jewelry categories looking for something "beaded." We are in the process of changing "bead" (as in, subcategory of jewelry > bracelet > bead or jewelry > necklace > bead, for example) to "beaded." What this means is… Continue reading handmade and vintage goods

Tech Updates: Search Tips Galore

Notice anything different about the search on Etsy? Today we’ve instituted a new sidebar on each and every search page. This sidebar showcases helpful hints to searchers who may not know the ropes of the Etsy search engine.  For instance, it’s more accurate to search for more than one word in your search. Searching for… Continue reading handmade and vintage goods

Etsy at Maker Faire, Austin!

Maker Faire is here again! If you’re in or around the Austin, Texas area this weekend, come down to partake in the madness that is Maker Faire. Etsy’s Chillionaire and Adam will be holding down the Etsy fort, handing out awesome promos and informing all the makers and looky-loos about the wonder that is Etsy…. Continue reading