Essential Etsy Links Update

Sectioned- Laser-Engraved Brain Necklace by Morphologica

There have some interesting developments in terms of etsy tools recently, so I have put together an 'Essential Etsy Links Update' for easy reference. Some are new resources, some I've recently discovered!
  • Craftopolis - find out which treasuries you're in
  • CraftCult - see whether you've been featured on the front page or in the gift guides
  • Handmadeology- Timothy Adam's site with tutorials and tips for sellers
  • Found-Handmade- Also from Tim, showcasing items from Artfire and Etsy, with a link for sellers to submit their own items
  • TweetMeMe- a button so that people can easily retweet your blog to share with others (try it out at the bottom of this post!)
  • - a new site with marketing tips and info for sellers
  • TwitterFeed- most of you probably know about this one. It allows you to automatically list your etsy items on twitter as they are added to your store
  • Google Analytics for searches within etsy- this Storque update tells you how to change the settings within Google Analytics so that you can see the search terms used by people in the etsy search bar
  • Easy free newsletter service Bravenet- I thought this might be of interest too.!

As is probably evident from the name, showcases a wonderful collection of handmade pieces that are so cute you just want to squish them! Cuteable is a hugely popular blog featuring finds from etsy and other handmade sites, and is a colourful way to browse some of the cuteness out there :) There's also a link on the site to 'Share Your Cute' so that your own cute creations can be considered for the site.

Two of my favourite finds from Cuteable:

Sweetie Fox- Hand Illustrated Coin Purse by PocketCarnival

Brisa the Ballerina Amigurumi Doll Corchet Pattern by Owlishy


This isn’t specifically to etsy, but Instructables is such a fantastic site that could be really useful for etsy creators, so I wanted to share! It has a huge searchable collection of how-to articles (with pics and detailed info) for all kinds of different creations. It’s an amazing resource! You can also post your own ‘instructables’ and get involved in their online forum.

From the site:
Instructables is a web-based documentation platform where passionate people share what they do and how they do it, and learn from and collaborate with others. The seeds of Instructables germinated at the MIT Media Lab as the future founders of Squid Labs built places to share their projects and help others.