Buy and Sell One-of-a-Kind Crafts with Etsy

February 5, 2012 at 11:00 am | Posted in Conventional Art, Craft Corner | Leave a comment

Hello, fellow artists! It’s the Imikimi Team here, and we’re so very excited to have you back! If you’ve been following some of our most recent posts, you’ll know that we happen to love crafting. And lately we’ve been doing our best to throw some crafting and scrap booking features into the mix. Today, we’re looking to follow that trend, to show you one of the hottest new sites around, Etsy.

Etsy’s purpose is to provide an online market where creators of all trades and skills can go to sell their goods. And also to create an environment where others can purchase their wares, creating an entire community. No matter the kind of object, it can surely be sold and bough here. Art, bags, jewelry, glass, furniture, quilts, paper goods, ceramics, books, clothing, you name it! All that and so much more can be found within the expanse that is Etsy.

Let’s take a quick stroll on over to the Etsy homepage. Immediately before you will be the site’s minimalist layout, along with featured, hand-picked items by Etsy’s users. Every category of item can be included in these preview images, giving you just a quick feel for the kinds of amazing crafts which can be found inside, all for sale. Supposing you’re looking for a particular type of item, you can narrow down your quest by perusing through the “Categories” section on the left. Every conceivable type of hand-made items can be found within these categories. For example, go ahead and click “Paper Goods.”

Just look at all the fantastic things which are now sprawled out before you! By default, these are displayed by the most recent items to have been made available, but that can easily be changed to sort by highest and lowest price. Again, inside on the left-hand side, several subcategories can be clicked to narrow down your search, such as “gift wrap,” “origami,” and “scrapbooking.”

If you happen to see something you like, go ahead and click on it. Doing so will take you to the item’s details page to learn more about it. There you can find such information as how it was made, what materials were used, where it can be shipped to, how much it costs, if alterations are able to be made, how many are available, etc. Perhaps you like the item and what to see what other things the seller has available… Go ahead and click the shop’s name, below the price (on the right-hand side). You’ll be taken to see all their other wares. Who knows, maybe you see something you like even more, something which you will want to make your own!

As always, we want to thank you so very much for taking the time to stop by the official blog of Imikimi. We’ve always got more and more features in the works, so please come by again soon! Thanks again!

Best Wishes,
The Imikimi Team

“To make pictures big is to make them more powerful.” — Robert Mapplethorpe

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