It's true. I have. I've heard of Etsy for awhile now but it's only been here recently that I've actually browsed the shops. Yes, it's all thanks to my recent fixation on all things artsy & crafty. And homemade! It's somewhat become an obsession actually ... it's all I think about. I go to bed at night thinking about all the things I want to do (or attempt to try)! It's bogging down my already overcrowded brain. I swear it's true - women NEVER turn off their thoughts. Never. Even when trying to sleep. But I digress...
Back to Etsy! You may have already read about the fantastic magnets that I bought from my co-worker who has an Etsy shop, 'Stuck Together Magnets'. This is what brought me to the wonderful world of Etsy. Let's just say I haven't looked back! Thanks also in part to other fellow bloggers who have Etsy shops, and of course, looking at their favorite Etsy shops, means I'm in serious trouble!
I made my second purchase today!
I bought this fabulous beaded (handmade) bracelet & earring set from The Pink Martini shop! Isn't it beautiful? And get this, only $16!!!
And, I was so pleasantly surprised to not only get an instant receipt, but also a personal "Thank You" from the seller herself - Within 10 minutes of my purchase! How's that for service? (the same applies from my initial purchase from 'Stuck Together Magnets'!) You don't get that at national chain stores, not even at brick & mortar mom & pop shops. I thought this was the coolest thing ever! Plus, most of what I've been browsing lately on Etsy is homemade, custom items - meaning, it's a one-of-a-kind item that someone actually took the time & energy to create. They put their thought, heart & soul into it. It wasn't mass created so everyone has the same thing everyone else has. I adore this!!!! Check out her shop! If you, like me, love funky jewelry, this is the shop!
I am certainly sold on shopping Etsy. Now & forever. Let's support these crafty, original artists & creators by shopping Etsy!
Now, I need some extra mooola ($$$) so I can shop, shop & shop some more! :-D