Saturday, January 17, 2009

Hooray to them Handmades!

Making jewelry is something that came out naturally to me. It relaxes me and I zone out when I am in the process of doing anything creative. When I realized that I made more than enough jewelry that I can wear. I knew I needed to do something about it. It just seems awfully wrong to wear all of them by myself.

My friend Ivy encouraged me to create a blog for the stuff that make which I did. It's fun to share ideas and projects with people.

So I finally set up my Etsy shop (on the advice of some friends.) I didn't know about Etsy before. First, I never thought of selling stuff that I make. Please please check out the shop at to see more of my stuff. I also linked this blog to the shop as you see at the let side of this page. Simply click it and it will bring you there. Second, I never tried selling.

For people who are not so familiar with Etsy yet, let me a give you a little background about what Etsy is. Etsy users are all over the world. Right now, they are mostly more popular in North America but it continues to gain more attention all over the world. Etsy is an online marketplace for buying and selling all things handmade. (Yay! I'm a huge fan of handmades! I am home!)

Etsy Mission - To enable people make a living making things, and to reconnect makers and buyers.
Etsy Vision - To build a new economy and present a better choice. Buy, Sell and Live Handmade.

I am loving Etsy! You can find the most interesting and awesomely fun stuff that you cannot find anywhere else in the world. When I give gifts, I always try to find the most unique and creative things that I can find. Etsy is definitely a place to find these - jewelry, art, clothes, accessories, art materials, graphic designers, vintage items, pottery, toys. You can find everything you need or want with there over 100,000 Etsy sellers all over the world.

More than that, I am loving the whole idea of bringing the directly connecting the sellers and buyers. I think their concept, Buy, Sell and Live Handmade is very simple yet amazingly ingenuous.

In the Philippines though, we have the multiply(.com) where by the way, I made a Hotbeads site too. It is not however fully developed. I didn't realize that as simple as these site may seem. It is still a lot of work.
Although, multiply is not necessarily all handmade but there are definitely many sellers who does their own stuff. Multiply is perfect in finding good stuff from local sellers especially in Manila.