Here’s to Etsy and the value of crafting

Oak Leaf Crafts

It’s been several weeks now since I’ve begun to understand the concept of Etsy. Sure I knew what it was as well as any other person knowledgeable of this sort of thing, but I must say it’s peaked my interest more than I first imagined.

For those of you that are hearing the word “Etsy” for the first time, quite simply it’s an online marketplace for all things handmade. Similar to Amazon.com where a user can create their own shop and list items for sale except these shop owners are only able to lists things they have actually made themselves. Browsing through random shops you can find anything from handmade jewelry to original paintings to knitted scarfs to stitched wallets and purses.

So why am I talking about Etsy?

My fiancée, being the amazing artist that she is, decided to set up a shop after one of her best friends convinced her to turn her crafts and artwork into something she could promote and sell, exposing herself to others artists and residents around the globe at the same time. Please visit her shop, Oak Leaf Crafts.

Since joining, I’ve seen a new spark in her eye. She’s motivated, she’s creative, she’s taken the hobby of crafting to a whole new level. Currently, there are lots of fun things in her digital shop – mainly jewelry made from clay, paint and glass – and she has a diverse inventory of other great things on the way.

Most importantly for me, she’s gained a profound attraction to technology and the web. Hearing anyone mention linking blog posts to content and the benefiting from SEO it’s truly exciting when it’s coming from someone who’s made no mention of such things before.

It seems as if Etsy, a modern day artist’s marketplace, is shining light on some of today’s most technological tools.

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6 Responses to “Here’s to Etsy and the value of crafting”
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