art or sullen craft August 31, 2008 12:49 PM   Subscribe

Do you sell things you have made on Etsy?

If so, please link to your shop to satisfy those of us with dual Etsy and MetaFilter addictions.

Earlier discussion about mathowie and Etsy.
posted by paduasoy to MetaFilter-Related at 12:49 PM (36 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

Etsy is on the list of sites MeFites want added to the Social Explorer options. Any work towards updating the available sites would be appreciated. Now, we return you to your regularly scheduled MeTa thread:
posted by carsonb at 1:05 PM on August 31, 2008


Here's a list of online Shops by MeFites. It's not Etsy-specific and it's old enough (nearly a year) that some of the links might be dead, but hey, good times.
posted by carsonb at 1:08 PM on August 31, 2008


Yeah I suggested this thread so that we could update the Shops page in time for holidaytime this year. I'm not sure Etsy is really "social" (someone correct me if I'm wrong) enough to be on the Social Explorer, but it would be nice to have a list someplace of Etsy shops.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:12 PM on August 31, 2008


Considering the recent grumbling about the vibrator lady and seo spammery, the timing of this thread is almost comical.
posted by Dave Faris at 1:31 PM on August 31, 2008


Ooooh! Me! My Etsy Shop!

My birthday is coming up next week, the best gift in the world is if you BUY MY STUFF. Not that I'm, um, into self-promotion or anything...
posted by grapefruitmoon at 1:34 PM on August 31, 2008


grumbling about the vibrator lady

but, enough about my marriage
posted by found missing at 1:35 PM on August 31, 2008 [3 favorites]


I'm not sure Etsy is really "social" (someone correct me if I'm wrong) enough to be on the Social Explorer, but it would be nice to have a list someplace of Etsy shops.

I think it is. I mean, I don't think it's any less social than Flickr, which is at it's heart a photo site with a bunch of social networking apps nicely bolted on. Etsy is a selling venue with a lot of the same stuff attached. In addition to all of the messaging, forums, blogging and discussion features it has, Etsy also has self-organised but officially listed and supported "street teams" which bring real world people together based mostly on craft or location to work together in marketing efforts. There's also the demos and stuff at the Brooklyn HQ.

Regardless, I would LOVE an etsy icon in profiles.
posted by DarlingBri at 2:10 PM on August 31, 2008


I'd definitely be into having an Etsy icon in my profile.
posted by limeonaire at 2:23 PM on August 31, 2008


I've started making pacifier clips in my spare time.
posted by Ugh at 2:54 PM on August 31, 2008


"I'm not sure Etsy is really "social" (someone correct me if I'm wrong)"

You can fave items/shops you like, exchange messages with sellers and request custom items to be made for you. That's pretty social to me. And productive!
posted by saturnine at 3:35 PM on August 31, 2008


I didn't make it myself, but my business partner and I designed a luxury silk lingerie bag and got one of our favourite lingerie designers to make it for us, and we're selling them on Etsy. I think i mentioned them in the aforementioned shops thread, but the link has moved to an Etsy store now.
posted by ukdanae at 4:15 PM on August 31, 2008


I've got some photo prints up there, and then there's, um, a junk guitar class!
posted by moonmilk at 5:00 PM on August 31, 2008


I don't have an etsy shop, but anyone interested in sending me money can MeFi Mail me and I'll give them my address.
posted by DU at 5:14 PM on August 31, 2008


It isn't that easy DU. You have to offer something in return more than just your wit and snappy repartee.
posted by netbros at 5:55 PM on August 31, 2008


Don't try to change me, baby.
posted by DU at 6:24 PM on August 31, 2008


On behalf of my friends...

rupertandkrista.etsy.com

Wonderful custom pouches (she made mine out of an old t-shirt I never wore) and custom orders. She also made me damask pillowcases and coasters and I'm commissioning her to make me a custom duffel bag. The girl can sew!
posted by Alex930 at 6:31 PM on August 31, 2008


Puppet Underground!

It's technically my significant other's shop, but I feel close enough to production to feel proud of those little monsters.

(So maybe the photos aren't the highest quality. I know. sigh.)
posted by Ms. Saint at 7:36 PM on August 31, 2008


Pinkerton should totally be the MeFi mascot.
posted by Ugh at 7:39 PM on August 31, 2008


The monster blanket from my girlfriend's etsy store, I don't feel like logging out so she can log in

also my damn period key is broken
posted by jtron at 9:12 PM on August 31, 2008


My girlfriend's store. Felt sea creatures and pretty handbags.
posted by one_bean at 9:50 PM on August 31, 2008


purpleshiny.etsy.com

Still not sure what my "niche" is--so far it seems to be "wearable things inspired by being on the internet too much", so steampunk-looking stuff and things that go OM NOM NOM NOM.
posted by rivenwanderer at 9:53 PM on August 31, 2008


Space Kitten has two etsy shops: waywardshiftys and mustacheunderpants, for all your steampunk fashion needs.

Custom items by request. Enjoy!
posted by Space Kitty at 10:13 PM on August 31, 2008


I don't make things (rather, I don't sell the things I make), but I sell vintage clothes and the occasional weird thing.

badwhale.etsy.com
posted by ruby.aftermath at 10:15 PM on August 31, 2008


I don't have an etsy shop, but anyone interested in sending me money can MeFi Mail me and I'll give them my address.
posted by DU at 5:14 PM on August 31 [+] [!]


d. u. owen?
posted by the_bone at 10:57 PM on August 31, 2008


Is anyone adding these to the wiki?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:41 AM on September 1, 2008


This is a great idea, except that I just spent some money.
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed at 7:03 AM on September 1, 2008


My friend sells jewelry here.
posted by casaubon at 7:14 AM on September 1, 2008


Stitch Cleveland on Etsy. (My studio/shop, co-owned with two partners). Come visit Stitch Cleveland in person if you're ever in town, though! :)
posted by bitter-girl.com at 8:37 AM on September 1, 2008


I do all kinds of needlework (but mostly knitting and sewing), stained glass, and fine art, but don't sell what I make because I don't really produce enough. I make about sixty items a year, but need them for myself, my house, and as Christmas and birthday presents for my large family and my friends. However, Etsy is a good place to visit just for the ideas/inspiration and to buy stuff, and also I want to get my dad, a woodworker, to sell his work on there.
posted by orange swan at 9:25 AM on September 1, 2008


I bought some fantastic soaps from SoapyHollow, by our own Dejah420. It wasn't through Etsy, but they were super nice soaps.
posted by TochterAusElysium at 9:30 AM on September 1, 2008


Ohhh...some people here make really nice things.

I have an Etsy shop, too.
posted by Alison at 11:17 AM on September 1, 2008


I love that robot saucer!

if only I weren't broke.
posted by Ms. Saint at 11:25 AM on September 1, 2008


I sell jewelry at my etsy shop. And buttons with naked people.
posted by logic vs love at 7:36 PM on September 1, 2008


Not me, but a friend.
posted by Stylus Happenstance at 1:39 PM on September 2, 2008


Mrs. rikitikitavi sells wicked cool cloth napkins in her etsy shop, as well as some baby items such as bibs. It's pretty neat to not have to throw anything away after dinner.
posted by RikiTikiTavi at 3:20 PM on September 2, 2008


My girlfriend sells prints and paintings, our old studio mate sells tiny stuffed animals, and for any interested Western Mass mefites, I'll be with them both at the Etsy-sponsored Twist fair in Northampton this weekend.
posted by drumcorpse at 11:46 PM on September 2, 2008


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