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DIY Trunk Show, Chicago!

This Saturday in the windy city, head over to Pulaski Park to get a jump on your holiday shopping at the fourth annual DIY Trunk Show. Cinnamon Cooper and the Chicago Craft Mafia have assembled a stellar lineup with 96 of the finest indiecraft vendors the Midwest has to offer. This year’s theme boasts, they’re…

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Seller Help in the Virtual Labs: It’s time to think about gift wrapping!

Join us today, Wednesday, November 14th in the Virtual Labs, specifically the "marketing room" room, at 4pm Eastern sharp for the next online Labs workshop!!!  We will be talking all about simple and easy ways to make and use gift wrap for the products in your shop.  We’ve been busy in the Labs making and…

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Etsy Labs Shop Critique: Week 7

Each week the Etsy Labs critiques one or two brave sellers and gives them tips and tricks to enhance their shop. This week we’ll be holding our critique Friday at 1PM EDT in the shop setup room of the virtual labs.  Lolabear asked for help and we’re going to give it to her! If you’d…

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It’s Time For Stitch 2007!

I am wearing a Texas-sized smile because I am headin’ down south to Austin tomorrow to represent Etsy at The Stitch Fashion Show and Guerrilla Craft Bazaar. The event, now in its fifth year, is a celebration of independent design, artistry and creativity. I encourage all Etsians who are there to come by and give…

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Special Monday Crafting Night at Etsy Labs

On Mondays, the Labs has been opening up its doors and supplies coffers to anyone who wants to come by and make things.  This Monday, November 12th (Veterans Day, yes it’s true, we’re open), we’ll have special guests: admin from Instructables.com will be visiting from San Francisco and would like to meet some Etsians.  So…

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Seller Help in the Virtual Labs: Graphic Design tips and tricks for your Etsy shop!

***Update! If you want to make a banner with us today, here are the steps you should follow before the workshop:  Download and install GIMP (it’s free!).  Get a nice photo(s) ready to use in your banner.  Download a free font that you like from dafont.  (Install it if you know how — if not…

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Heard about the MOO Holiday Card Competition?

Attention, Etsians! Our pals over at MOO (the online printing company) are holding a Holiday Card Competition, and I, Matthew  Stinchcomb, have the pleasure of sitting on the esteemed panel of judges. (You scratch my back…) Show the world that Etsy artists are unequivocally better than everyone else and compete to win $8,000 in prizes…

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Etsy Teams Digest: What’s New for this Week?

The Etsy Teams have been ramping up for big holiday success, with lots of events, contests and challenges. The Etsy Teams are an amazing asset to Etsy because they’re constantly coming up with innovative ways to become involved in their communities, and creatively encourage people to shop the site and buy handmade. Marie from Marimello…

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Live at Etsy Labs: Indie Theater with Brawdville

The Etsy Labs will be opening its doors to indie theater troupe Brawdville this week.  They’ll be putting on a fun, smart, feminist show on our mini-stage. NYCers are welcome to come and sip some wine, listen to some music, and enjoy the show. All Etsians are invited to participate online, as we’ll be projecting…

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Online Live Critiques in the Virtual Labs: November 2nd

Tune in to the online critique on Friday, November 2nd, in the Virtual Labs, specifically in the Shop Setup Room!  We will be turning on the "critique-cam" at 1 PM Eastern time sharp for more shop critique goodness.  The lucky shops to take the hot seat this week will be: AlyBurd blackcatboutique You may be…

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Seller Help in the Virtual Labs: 10 minute marketing, promoting your shop on a shoestring!

Join us Wednesday, October 31st in the Virtual Labs, specifically the "marketing room" room at 3pm Eastern sharp for the next online Labs workshop!!!  We will be talking all about simple and easy ways to market and promote your Etsy shop!  We will give you some marketing tips you can do in 10 minutes and…

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Representillion with Majestica

Reptillion Overlords, represent!  We want to possess the feeble minds of New York City inhabitants to unearth their treasured marketing schemes!  We will take over their souls!  And maybe unwind with a few drinks at a bar on the LES.  Representillion! Majestica got all lean, green and mean at Etsy Labs this Wednesday when they…

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Costume Contest: Deadline Tonight, at the Witching Hour!

Get em in tonight 11:59pm (Eastern time)! For details on the Costume Contest, see here. For all Costume Contest-related posts, search for the tag costumecon on The Storque!  

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Online Workshop: How to promote yourself on Etsy

Littleputbooks will be holding an informal chat in the Online Labs. She’ll be talking about ways to  promote your shop, tips for making your shop look eye-catching, and otherwise answering follow-up questions to the class she held yesterday at Etsy Labs in Brooklyn. When: Saturday, October 27, 12:30pm Eastern time Where: Online Labs  

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Etsy Teams Digest: Etsy Teams Activities

The Etsy Teams have been busy, busy bees lately – contests, sales, promotions, events, charity fundraisers… There’s so much to keep up with!  We’re so excited that all the teams have just been buzzing with activity lately, and here’s a little taste of what’s going on. The Creative Glass Guild of Etsy (CGGE) is holding…

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Handmade Holiday Craft Fair in Brooklyn: submissions are being accepted now!

A couple weeks back, some nice folks from 3rd Ward came by the Etsy Labs and we sat down to talk about the DIY scene, our mutual efforts to support indie artists in Brooklyn (and beyond with the online community), and ideas for panel discussions we could broadcast via the Online Workshop.  We Etsy Admin…

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Online Live Critiques in the Virtual Labs: October 26th

Tune in to the online critique on Friday, October 26th, in the Virtual Labs, specifically in the Photo Lab room!  We will be turning on the "critique-cam" at 1 PM Eastern time sharp for more shop critique goodness.  The lucky shops to take the hot seat this week will be:  BooneBookes fiberstation Note:  We will be…

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Maker Faire, Austin: The Round-Up

Chillionaire and I made it home in one piece, a little bit dusty, but very excited about all the amazing creations we saw and fabulous folks we met at the Maker Faire in Austin.  It was such a pleasure to see everyone’s eyes light up as they turned the corner and saw the Etsy booth,…

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Etsy in Virginia: We Love the South

Well, we packed up the Labs and headed down to Richmond, VA this past weekend to represent Etsy at the Centerville Pumpkin Festival!  What an eventful day it was with so many familiar talented Etsy sellers, a pumpkin patch, hay maze, alpacas in their finest costumes, bounce house, fire truck tours, festival food, and some…

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Zoning out with Majestica

Do you know what a zone is?  Mixen Dixon lays it down for you in this short introductory video about the Majestica Collective, Etsy’s first participants in our Visiting Artists Program.  Over the course of the week Majestica will be teaching workshops on how to throw a foam party, make a sky guy, create your…

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