I don’t know how well known Etsy is with the general public (non artists), but I just wanted to take a few minutes and brag on their website. It is sort of like Ebay but not really an auction site. Hard to describe, it just for art, hand crafted items, crafts, art & craft supplies, thrifted and revamped clothing and accessories, etc. Where else can get cute kids clothes, handmade toys, pet portraits, encaustic paintings, lampwork jewelry, THE most unique and weird items EVER, etc. I personally like jewelry and accessories that are different, one of a kind, or artist made. I like things cast or made from bugs, bones, etc. I don’t really like things that other people have, brand names or mass produced items. If you are into the finest selection of hand crafted items at a reasonable price, this is the place for you. You can bid on existing items or bid on a made to order item. For instance I can give someone my dogs specific measurements and they will hand knit a sweater for her. I got this necklace as a gift the other day. It makes me feel happy.
The whole layout of the site is not only user friendly, but very modern looking with lots of artsy appeal.
There is a section called “Alchemy” and where you (the buyer) can ask if anyone wants to make you something – and how much you are willing to pay. Artists will then bid on your request. I once saw a request for a Lynyrd Skynard maternity T-shirt.
Maybe this will be the place to finally try and sell some of my jewelry? The only way I knew about the site is because another artist I liked had a link from her website about a year or so ago – I was hooked after that.
Anyway, I troll for interesting goods on occasion. Because of the recent Hurricaine/Tropical Storm, Fay – I had more time on my hands than usual to piddle around on the computer all day. I know a few people who sell fairly well on this site. And when one door closes – another one opens……..
Just a thought.