Friday, March 27, 2009

what the heck is etsy?

by now you know that i have an etsy shop, brandeye, but what is etsy you may be wondering? well it is a website where you can buy and sell all sorts of wonderful things. the three main categories are handmade, vintage and supplies. within these categories is just about anything you can think of. vintage clothing, vintage housewares (my favorite), handmade jewelry and clothing and sweets and bath products and cards and knitted things and art and photography and... i could go on and on and on.

start at the etsy homepage and just browse around.
if you know what you are looking for, use the search box and scroll down to the correct category: handmade (with 2 different search options), supplies, vintage, all, sellers and materials. then enter the search term (i.e. silver jewelry, vintage milk glass, organic soap. and voila, items show up. the search takes some getting used to and could certainly be improved upon.

you can also look through gift guides, or categories, or even by location (find local sellers!). it's a pretty neat site, it just takes some browsing around to get used to. you can start here on the buyers page.

here are some items i love at the moment:

amethyst and sterling link bracelet, from stamp, located in brooklyn. i love the little bit of understated bling in the amethyst (my birthstone.)

this constellation wing back chair from spruce home, located in austin. their furniture is divine and exactly what i could create if i had the ability to upholster!

the science geek in me loves these organica note cards from LandMdesignworks, located in california.

and the clothing from sarahseven makes me want to dress up and hang out in a warehouse for no apparent reason.

what are your favorite etsy finds?

1 comment:

Tobi said...

Thanks for the shout-out Brandi! You've got some great finds on here. And I wanna dress up and hang out in that warehouse, too! ;)

Heather @ LandMdesignworks