Etsy is an e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items and supplies, as well as unique factory-manufactured items. These items cover a wide range, including art, photography, clothing, jewelry, food, bath and beauty products, quilts, knick-knacks, and toys. Many sellers also sell craft supplies such as beads, wire and jewelry-making tools. All vintage items must be at least 20 years old. The site follows in the tradition of open craft fairs, giving sellers personal storefronts where they list their goods for a fee of US$0.20 per item.

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  • Photo by Kelly Puleio Timothy Daw spent 16 years tending bar and waiting tables in the elite San Francisco dining scene, so when he decided to host a holiday party in 2012, the pressure was on. He wanted to serve Manhattans, and his friends—who were all bartenders and servers themselves—had discerning tastes. Hoping to impress, Tim experimented with the laser machine at his local co-op space to ...

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  • Photo by Lumafina There’s a reason I’m jumping for joy this season, beyond the suddenly sunny weather: Big jewelry is back. For so long now, everyone has been all about subtle jewelry, the kind that’s minimalist and dainty and meant to be layered. But at last, bolder, brighter, chunkier statement pieces—and earrings in particular—are back in the spotlight right alongside them. I’m so ready for it...

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  • Photo by Alex Velázquez When Kisha Velazquez had her son, Adam, in 2013, she couldn’t wait to dress him up—but the boys’ clothing she found in typical stores didn’t exactly thrill her. “All the cute stuff was for baby girls,” she recalls. “The baby-boy section was a somewhat depressing array of sweatpants and trucker hats.” Kisha had a different vibe in mind: dapper, classy, and vintage. She also...

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  • Photo by Lorraine's Cottage Our fondness for florals won’t fade—and neither will these on-the-rise garden-inspired finds sourced from Etsy’s social media feeds. From glittering stained-glass bouquets to a delicate gold-petaled ring, each one takes the beauty of ephemeral botanicals and gives them substance and staying power. (Well, except for the dahlia sugar cookies. Those probably won’t last to...

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  • Photo by Bash Party Goods Chicago-based party goods designer Angela Wator is a firm believer in jump-starting creativity IRL. “I try to avoid using the internet as a source for inspiration, because it’s too easy to get caught up in the same images that everybody else is looking at,” she says. “For me, it’s really about getting outside my comfort zone and trying to expose myself to as many new env...

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  • Photo by Morgan & Owens Looking at a finished piece of pottery—perfectly solid, cool to the touch, sturdy and functional in your hands—it’s easy to forget all the hard work that went into bringing it to life. The hours spent mixing glazes, reclaiming ​buckets of clay scraps​, and waiting patiently (or not so patiently) for the kiln to finish firing. But for Baton Rouge-based ceramicist Osa Atoe, ...

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  • Photo by Four Eyes Ceramics Mom has always had a way of making you feel like you’re the center of her universe. She could be a pinch of sugar away from perfecting her meringue recipe or a paragraph away from finishing a riveting book, and she’ll gladly drop everything to be there when you need her. This Mother’s Day, say thank you for all that selfless support with a gift that celebrates her indi...

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  • Photo by Alexandra Reed for Zandra Beauty It’s a refrain we hear time and again when we chat with artists, makers, and vintage-goods curators in the Etsy community: that starting and running a business is one of the most creative endeavors out there. Whether they’re selling original knitting patterns or handmade natural beauty products, scouring the globe for irresistible office supplies or track...

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  • Photo by FreeFolding Ceramic Studio The first thing you might notice about Michal Keren Gelman’s elegant, functional ceramics are their surfaces: etched with delicate geometric patterns, softened with repeating indents and ribs, ridged with overlapping seams from the artist’s unique clay folding technique. “I’m a texture hunter! I play with it, I personalize it, I perforate it, I make different ...

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  • If you’re a regular reader of the Etsy Journal, you’ve probably perused our monthly Trend Guides (or come across the highlighted looks in the press or blogosphere). You’ve discovered the hottest home decor motifs, latest and greatest wedding fashions, up-and-coming accessory styles and more—all sourced and reported by Etsy’s very own in-house trend expert, Dayna Isom Johnson. And maybe at some p...

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  • Art, ideas, literature – there is nothing more inspiring. And when you merge those human, feel-good concepts with items made with care and love, you’re really on to a winner. Author, writer and presenter, Dawn O’Porter, knows a thing or two about this. Having written three novels now – Paper Aeroplanes, its follow-up Goose, and The Cows (now out in paperback) – she is  the kind of insatiable scrib...

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  • Photo by Freshly Fig The Etsy Trend Guide is a compilation of fresh trends our expert is noticing across Etsy and the accessories industry as a whole: what sellers are creating, what shoppers are loving, and what’s hot right now in the wider market. These trend predictions for 2018 are based, in part, on past top searches across categories on Etsy.com. This spring, as we all eagerly check (and re...

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  • Photo by picturing When in doubt, look to the stars. In our Shop Your Sign series we pair an original horoscope for the month’s rising sign—sourced from Etsy’s Instagram—with related (and fated) Etsy finds. As spring slowly but surely emerges, signs of new beginnings are everywhere you look. The outside world is brimming with anticipation for what’s to come—and no matter your astrological sign, y...

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  • Photo by Amanda-Lee Seely In the Real Weddings series, we share stories of recently wed couples who used Etsy to source items for their celebration, and learn more about how they planned the day they said, “I do.” It was December 2013, and Stephanie Klemons was celebrating her first Christmas with Colleen Quinn, the woman who would later become her wife. The Long Island–based couple, who were int...

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  • Photo by Bonbi Forest Looking back, it seems written in the stars that UK-based artist and illustrator Lee May Foster-Wilson would grow up to do something creative. “I kind of pigeonholed myself quite early on at school,” she says, remembering how art heavily influenced her course selections. “I chose geography because I could color in the maps.” Post-primary school, Lee went all in on her passio...

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  • Quick, what color do you think of when you hold an avocado in your mind’s eye? The almost-black of its skin, the yellow-green ombré of its ripe flesh, the mahogany-hued pit at its center? Chances are, pink never enters the picture. But simmer a few avocado pits in water for an hour, and something unexpected happens: You create a deep red liquid that can be used to turn cotton towels, linens, t-s...

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  • Margaux and Walter Kent are the creative minds behind the Etsy Shop Peg & Awl. They are the definition of craftspeople and have explored everything from house wares made from reclaimed materials, to hand sewn bags with straps from World War II gun slings. www.etsy.com/shop/PegandAwl

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  • Malacia Anderson, also known as Lili, turned her Etsy shop into a full-time job and celebrated her 50th birthday, all in one year. This style maven creates made-to-order, African-inspired clothing with vintage flair. Check out her Etsy Shop, Lili's Creations: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LiLiCreations

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  • Photo by Studio Emma The Etsy Trend Guide is a compilation of fresh trends our expert is noticing across Etsy and the home industry as a whole: what sellers are creating, what shoppers are loving, and what’s hot right now in the wider market. These home decor trends are based, in part, on some of the top searches within the home decor category on Etsy.com over the past year. Whether you’re the ty...

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  • Photo by The Heirloom Shoppe In 2012, after her mother passed away and her father moved into a nursing home, Sue Templin found herself sorting through a house full of beautiful antiques that her parents had collected together over the years. She couldn’t keep everything herself, but she knew the carefully chosen items held an appeal that went far beyond mere sentimental value. In the hope of find...

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  • Photo by Pretty Wild Jewellery Quick: Can you name your birthstone? Whether you’re at a loss when it comes to your signature jewel, vaguely aware, or proudly rocking it every day, there’s something special about getting to know the precious stone that’s been traditionally associated—sometimes for centuries or millennia—with the month you came into the world. Explore birthstone jewelry And there’s...

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  • Photo by Pistils Nursery Pistils Nursery’s success story reads much like instructions for raising healthy plants: sink deep roots, spread out, and grow towards the light. Founder Mégan Twilegar—who has spent most of her life in the Portland, Oregon area—launched Pistils from the seed of an idea that germinated while she worked on a local farmstead after college. “Pistils was started by my sister...

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  • Photo by Aquarian Thoughts Every week on the Etsy Journal, we share a fresh in-depth story about one of the talented makers or creative collectives who fill our marketplace with its distinctive blend of delightful, unique goods. We discover how (and where, and when) they work, what inspires them, and what gives their products their own indelible one-of-a-kind stamp. And while each one of these in...

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  • Photo by Jennie Barst A passion for boho-chic embellishments runs deep in Nophar Haimovitz. It first surfaced in Israel, where she attended fashion school and specialized in embroidery. After graduating, she began selling her intricate, high-end accessories (as well as a separate fashion line) but soon realized she wanted to create more affordable, bohemian-inspired pieces that could be layered f...

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  • Photo by MagicTwirl When in doubt, look to the stars. In our Shop Your Sign series we pair an original horoscope for the month’s rising sign—sourced from Etsy’s Instagram—with related (and fated) Etsy finds. There’s something downright exhilarating about escaping into the zodiac. Maybe it’s the fun of plotting upcoming adventures with your destiny forecast in mind, or maybe it’s the uncannily sat...

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  • Photo by Roque Roque Anyone who’s been to Puerto Rico can attest to the island’s physical beauty and its energized, eclectic cultural scene, as well as to its current struggles: the economic stagnation of recent years, followed by the devastating one-two punch of hurricanes Maria and Irma in September. The impact of those storms was brutal; some areas remain without electricity or other services ...

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  • Photo by Madsen Modern Brandon Madsen grew up hanging out at his father’s furniture store, and recalls walking around the floor in his Sunday suit, hands clasped behind his back, hoping someone would mistake him for a salesman. But it wasn’t until years later—after attending business school, landing a job at a media company, and getting burned out by the frenetic pace—that furniture came full cir...

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  • The Etsy Trend Guide is a compilation of fresh trends our expert is noticing across Etsy and the wedding industry as a whole: what sellers are creating, what shoppers are loving, and what’s hot right now in the wider market. These trend predictions for 2018 are based, in part, on past top searches across categories on Etsy.com. In case you didn’t notice from your (suddenly diamond-filled) Instag...

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