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Two new markets among 1000 Markets!

NOTE (Nov 2010):
Unfortunately, the 1000 Markets venue has sold out and any of the related links in this post do not work any longer!

I would like to introduce you to two markets I have joined recently. Both are part of the 1000 Market venue.

Abstractions

Artistic expressions through fine art, sculpture, glass, photography and jewelry.

Leaf Abstract 1: Black GumAscent (Fallen Leaf)Flower Garden

Click on the images to see some of my favorites from this market.

The Northeast Market

Arts & Crafts of the Northeastern United States

Crochet Hook OrganizerSunset NecklaceSpat That Out!

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September 9, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

1st Annual Summer Carnival Event

NOTE (Nov 2010):
Unfortunately, the 1000 Markets venue has sold out and any of the related links in this post do not work any longer!

1000 Markets’ NY FESTIVAL is having a Summer Carnival Event!

Starting today and running through Friday, the artisans of this market have designed special items and some limited edition creations. In addition to these brand new items, there are daily raffle prizes. Simply go to the market blog and enter a comment to each raffle announcement and you will be entered for the drawing. The winners will be announced every night at 9 pm Eastern Standard time. Don’t miss out!

Check out some of the exciting new creations for this event:

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July 29, 2009 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NY Festival – New Market on 1000 Markets

NOTE (Nov 2010):
Unfortunately, the 1000 Markets venue has sold out and any of the related links in this post do not work any longer!

NY Festival Market

Welcome to the New York Market Square where artisans from 11 regions join together to showcase their talents with an inspired line-up of handmade products. A likeness to the top shopping destinations in New York City, the New York Festival Market boasts product collections rich with art, fashion, fragrances, gourmet, jewelry, paper and needlework. We invite you to browse the shops, meet the merchants and stop by the “We Love New York” forum to tell us what you think.

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June 21, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My very first Etsy treasury!

Yesterday I got very lucky and happened to look at the Etsy treasuries just about as the new open ones became available. So I made my very first Etsy treasury, ever! I think it came out nice! It’s going to expire tomorrow afternoon, so check it out soon (and that even rhymes)!

Colors of the Provence Treasury

June 13, 2009 Posted by | Etsy | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This Week’s Etsy Favorites

I picked a couple more really nice items from Etsy for you to enjoy!

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May 15, 2009 Posted by | Etsy | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This Week’s Etsy Favorites!

I found some more great items on Etsy for you to enjoy!

Art Nouveau by WearableByDesign

Adela Necklace by Jackiemello

Salt Bagel by 3squares

Spring Jay by Dahliahousestudios

April 20, 2009 Posted by | Etsy | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Happy Easter!

NOTE (Nov 2010):
Unfortunately, the 1000 Markets venue has sold out and any of the related links in this post do not work any longer!

Happy Easter everybody!!!

So here are my Easter picks, for you from 1000 Markets!!!

Easter Egg Cookies from Cakebox Cookies

Easter Egg Cookies from Cakebox Cookies

Some Bunny Loves You from ArtisticCreations

Some Bunny Loves You from ArtisticCreations

Holiday Easter Dog Dress from Twodogsandafox

Holiday Easter Dog Dress from Twodogsandafox

Bi-colored Easter Egg Crayons from Goose Hill Designs

Bi-colored Easter Egg Crayons from Goose Hill Designs

April 12, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My New 1000 Market Shop

NOTE (Nov 2010):
Unfortunately, the 1000 Markets venue has sold out and any of the related links in this post do not work any longer!

"Music In The Air" Fused Glass BroochI am so excited because I just got approved for a shop on the 1000 Market venue!

OK, very sorry but I’m going to have to let out some kind of happy sound. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!!!!

The site looks great and is very well organized.

I’m going to move all my cold worked jewelry, like the brooch on the left, over there and leave the rest on Etsy.

Please come and visit me at 1000 Markets!

April 11, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

So, what the hell is Etsy?

I feel I got a little ahead of myself, so I am now starting at the beginning where I should have started all along.

In my previous posts I have been babbling about Etsy a lot and it’s about time I clarify what that actually is.

Etsy is an online marketplace for buying and selling anything handmade. Artists and crafters each have a store front and are selling their handmade products directly to the public. Other than handmade items, you can also buy and sell crafting supplies and vintage items (defined as at least 20 years old) on Etsy. It launched in 2005 and has over 100,000 sellers from around the world.

In order to find things that match what you are looking for in all those different shops, Etsy has created different mechanisms by which you can browse products.

First, you can use search terms or keywords like in a browser. It is important to know that the search bar up top also has a drop down menu where you should define if you are searching for a product or for a seller name for example.

Then you can also shop by categories. Some examples are Art, Bath and BeautyChildren, Housewares, Jewelry (this one is very important!), Pets or Weddings.

Another way that is similar to the categories are the gift guides. Here you can find items that fit a certain theme like for example Mother’s Day Greetings and Flowers or Personalized Gifts. So in a way, they are more specific categories that contain not just one type of product, but everything that fits the theme.

If you click the ‘Buy’ tab on the top, you will get to a list of all the different mechanisms for finding products you may be looking for. For example, you can shop local, which will show you recently updated shops by location, or my favorite, shop by color. Click on one of the colored dots and when matching items pop up, you can throw them around, lol. It is so much fun when you are, like me, easily entertained.

One drawback for shoppers is that you have to create an account to buy stuff (I always hate it when they make me do that). The reason for it is logical, however. Etsy has a feedback system in place to attempt a certain amount of quality control, since you are buying from individuals and not companies. It is comparable to what e-bay has. The individual feedback can be checked in every Etsy shop.

Well, I think this is about all for my little Etsy review.

When I found the site, I was surprised how many innovative and nice items you can find there. It is definitely something worth checking out! So here is the link again.

Or check out this cute baby onesie with matching shoes and this perfect necklace for mother’s day!

April 8, 2009 Posted by | Etsy | , , , , , | Leave a comment