Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'etsy'

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Dart Board Cabinet Build #2: Lights, camera, and more lights!

09-28-2015 06:47 PM by Mike | 0 comments »

In Part 3, the LED lights are added to the cabinet. The main board is finished off with lacquer, and you get to see me solder some stuff together! Also, there was a small incident with my zero-clearance table saw insert… Remember to like and subscribe! View on YouTube

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Just created an Etsy store for my woodwork

09-09-2014 12:07 AM by Patrick Garrett | 3 comments »

I figured it’s time to start my blog on Lumberjocks, and what better way than to announce that I’ve started an Etsy store for my woodwork (so far just cutting boards, but more to follow) and my wife’s mosaics! If you want to take a look, it’s here: Regards,Patrick

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What is it about Etsy?

12-04-2011 05:48 PM by miles125 | 15 comments »

I probably visit the Etsy website twice a year and for good reason. As a craftsman, there’s something that repels me about it. Almost like i’m witnessing the devaluation and slow painful death of people who create things with their hands in real time. Don’t get me wrong. It’s a beautiful site and there’s some amazing work displayed there. The problem is how ridiculously inexpensive the things are. And it gets worse every time i visit the site. I’m wonde...

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Sold first piece on ETSY

11-27-2011 09:38 PM by joey bealis | 4 comments »

Well I just wanted to put out there that I sold my first bowl on etsy yesterday. Here is a link to my shop. I was excited because I didn’t know the person. Here is a pic of the bowl sold.

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Online R Us #5: Promoting With Etsy and Others

05-29-2011 01:48 AM by closetguy | 3 comments »

Etsy has a lot of its own promotion capability right on their site. 1. Showcase – This is where you purchase a spot and it is shown at the top of the page under the appropriate category. It shows on the page as a “sponsored” item.2. Treasury – This a member-curated list of 16 items that a member creates based on their interests. It does not contain their shop items. It also rotates and will show up at least once on the main Etsy page.3. Etsy Picks – This is items that the Etsy ...

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Online R Us #2: Take the Plunge With Etsy

04-09-2011 03:59 AM by closetguy | 4 comments »

There are many different sites to sell on and I’ve tried a few. None have ever provided the exposure and sales that I get from Etsy. There is Artfile, Handmadecatalog, Shophandmade, and Dawanda (European online crafts), to mention a few of the hundreds that are out there. They all perform the same function, but none have anywhere near the traffic that Etsy receives. All you need to sell on Etsy is a PayPal account and an Etsy account. It’s that simple. If you only have a personal PayP...

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Handmade Portraits #5: Handmade Portraits: Jason Tennant

08-20-2010 09:30 PM by Etsy | 5 comments »

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see Nature at all. But, to the eyes of the man of imagination, Nature is imagination itself.” — William Blake, Letter to the Reverend John Trusler, August 23, 1799 Jason Tennant is grounded. He is rooted in his place with strength and dignity, not so distinct from the trees surrounding him. Before ...

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craft / handmade #3: Sold on Etsy

08-28-2009 06:03 AM by scottb | 13 comments »

I stuck my toe in the Etsy waters some months back… just to see what would come of it. It seemed a better idea to partner with my 30 projects in 30 days ventures than posting in albums on facebook. I imagined that just having a presence could always leads to possibility… And this month feels like a small, but significant milestone was reached. 3 sales. Yes I know that doesn’t sound like much, but these three sales were to complete strangers. Not even friends of friends. O...

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craft / handmade #1: I (also) took the handmade pledge

03-01-2009 03:14 AM by scottb | 8 comments »

Thanks for the information and inspiration from Lumberjock extraordinaire, Mark Decou, I also took the handmade pledge. Read Marks post on the subject, its a good read. (go ahead, I’ll wait.) ... Ok, I took the handmade pledge, and opened up my own Etsy store. So in addition to all the projects and posting I’ve been doing at LJ, I’m going to focus some more energies back on the blog that got me (invited!) here. (Did I say thanks recently Martin?). I also have ...

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Selling Your Crafts & Art on the Internet: My new Strategy with Crosslinked Lumberjocks &

01-17-2009 02:22 AM by Mark A. DeCou | 30 comments »

There is an ongoing debate about whether Lumberjocks should be the focus of a marketing plan by professional woodworkers. There are quite a few professionals on this site now, all of us trying to make a living. I define “professional” as someone that makes all, or most of their income from their woodworking and craft work. Selling something once in a while from your hobby work really has nothing in common with “having” to sell something every day to buy food and s...

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