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Texas Team takes over the Labs

The Etsy Texas Crafters are doing Brooklyn in a big way. They’re hosting the Last Fridays Trunk Show at Etsy Labs, and then heading down to the Brooklyn Indie Market on Smith Street on Saturday afternoon to sell their handmade Texas wares. Here’s what you need to know: Friday, September 28, 6-8PM, Etsy Labs Stop…

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Find Etsy at Crafty Bastards!

This Sunday, September 30th, Mary and Matt will be representing Etsy at Crafty Bastards located in Washington DC. Come say hello: Sunday, September 30th from 10am-5pm at the Marie Learning Center at 18th and Wyoming in the hip Adam’s Morgan neighborhood of Washington DC.  Etsy will be set up with an exclusive tutorial display (find…

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College Tour Wrap Up

Last Friday night, Michelle and I returned to Etsy, exhausted but unscathed (minus one flat tire), having completed the first-ever Etsy College Tour. We had a great time, and we hope you did, too! It was great to see so many fresh faces, eager to be schooled in the joys of Etsy. We taught them…

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Your Shop 101 in the Virtual Labs: Packaging

With the holiday buying rush soon approaching, we here in the Labs would really like to help you guys get your shops in gear to keep up with the pace and really wow your customers. With that in mind, we would like to stress the importance of packaging. Packaging is a great way to stand…

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October at Etsy. It’s Going to be One Crazy Month.

Get your costumes ready.  Start mixing up that fake blood and thinking about pumpkins and candy corn!  We have a fun and frightening filled month for you!  Each week will have a theme and we’re holding contests, featuring spooky sellers and writing delicious articles around that theme.  So what are they?  Here we go! Oct…

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Handmade Music Night Has Returned!

HANDMADE MUSIC NIGHT: Thursday, 9/27 at 8PM Handmade Music is an evening of original creations for music making, open to the creative minds of the New York area. It’s equal parts party, show-and-tell, performance, and science fair, open to whatever oddball software and hardware people want to bring, complete or not. Some come with projects,…

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How to Promote Your Shop – Portland

Trillium Artisans, a nonprofit organization in Portland, Oregon, USA, will be hosting a special workshop on Wednesday, September 26, for artisans in the community, including members of our group and of the PDX Etsy Street Team. Our guest speaker will be Ryan McAbery of Littleput Books.  This will be Ryan’s “dry run” for the class…

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Handmade Invasion: Bringing back the Gulf Coast

Organizing and promoting a craft show can be a pretty big affair.  Events can range from small trunk shows with ten vendors to huge fairs like Renegade that have hundreds of booths.  I’ve had some experience helping with various aspects of smaller shows – as one of the founding members of the New Orleans Craft…

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Urban Country Fair: Massachusetts!

This weekend, a few Etsy folks will be struttin’ their stuff at the Urban Country Fair in Somerville, Massachusetts. Look for exhibitors, crafters and artisans, Boston skillshare workshops, old time countrified musical entertainment and dancing country-style with Gays for Patsy. Come take in some country and find your fellow Etsians! I’ll be there, as well…

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Mymy’s Indie Craft Fair Guide

Looking for an awesome upcoming event to score some amazing handmade goodies from?  Kind of bored of selling at the same few events and curious how to find more? Taryn from MyMy puts together and updates a really incredible, adorable guide to Indie Markets all over the country at her website, http://mymy.us.  She also has…

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Strange Folk Festival: Indiecraft in the Midwest

The St Louis metro-area gets crafty this weekend, as the second-annual Strange Folk Festival is this Saturday, September 22 from 10am – 6pm. This one-day event is at Community Park in O’Fallon, Illinois — just a quick skip across the river from arch-tastic downtown St Louis, Missouri. One hundred vendors from around the nation will…

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Spins & Needles Night at Etsy Labs

Party-goers got down to the beat as they made pixelated crafts and stuffed toys at the Spins & Needles party on September 14th.  Created in 2005 by Melanie Yugo (crafter/designer) and Jason Pelletier (DJ), the event strives to create community in urban areas through teaching DIY crafts while shakin’ yer booty.  Currently Yugo and Pelletier…

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Etsy Labs and Create Digital Music Night: Revisited

Check out the hacked nintendos, CD-Rs and synths, a homemade keytar and more from the last Create Digital Music Night hosted by Make Magazine and Etsy. Also, make sure to look for our upcoming video on Brian Crabtree and Kelli Cain’s Monome, featured in the photo above. If all of this electo-geekery piques your interest,…

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Shop Critiques in the Virtual Labs

Thats right! Four admins from the Labs team (Daniellexo, HeyMichelle, Contrary and JulieInCharge) will be setting up a special workshop to help critique the shops of three lucky Etsy sellers.  The sellers’  shops to be critiqued were selected from this forum thread. We will be offering up advice to the following sellers: HerRoyalMajestyBags sofiamasri girlsavage …

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Texas Does New York

The Texas street team is coming out this month to sell their wares and teach us how to square dance! (Even though its more than probable that none of them actually know how to square dance.  But we here at the Labs are intent on square dancing this month!)  If you’re in the neighborhood come…

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Raining Success at the Bumbershoot Festival

Etsy recently travelled to Seattle to attend the smorgasbord of festivals:  Bumbershoot!  The festival, now in it’s 37th year, drew together over 200 live musical, theater and comedy acts as well as hundreds of rock poster artists and crafters for three days at Seattle Center.  Matt and Anda from Etsy were pleased to meet many…

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Muncie’s Rising Star: Myword

We did a local festival this weekend, the Washington Street Festival in Muncie, IN: The 31st Annual Old Washington Street Festival. There were three Etsy sellers from the IN Crowd there. Later we found out there were actually other Etsy sellers there from Muncie that didn’t know about the IN Crowd but they will be…

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See you at the Craft Council events this week!

This week in Manhattan, The American Craft Council will be hosting two sweet events…So be sure to stop in and get in on the scene! This Wednesday, September 19th, from 7pm-10pm: (The Art Directors Club: 106 West 29th Street, NYC)  American Craft magazine has undergone a serious reinvention and is ready to show off it’s…

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The College Tour Cometh

Good news, students! (…And alumni, staff and general passers-by.)  Etsy is coming to campus! That’s right, Michelle and yours truly will be embarking upon Etsy’s inaugural College Tour. We’re hitting the road in our trusty Etsy-wagon to educate the young minds of America about the virtues of a handmade lifestyle.  Also, we’ll be selling lots…

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Paper Night at EtsyLabs!

If you missed last Monday’s Craft Night, you missed out on the junkiest junk food and good old crafting fun. Don’t miss this Monday’s paper themed night! We’ll be doing Origami, Gocco, as well as anything else you’d like to try, whether its paper or paperless. Should I bring my Wii so we can play…

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