Want to try out Etsy but you don't know where to begin? Have an Etsy shop that is not as profitable as you would like? Want to know more about how to get involved with fellow Seattle Etsy members on Etsy Rain? Want to know about other online services that might work for you?
EtsyRAIN.com's organizer, Seattle artist Marlo Miyashiro, is presenting an introduction to online sales venues such as Etsy.com, including information on the benefits of being a member of EtsyRAIN and will lead a discussion panel with 3 local entrepreneurs who have found success through Etsy.com and other e-commerce websites. Q&A following the panel discussion. Along with Marlo, will be these Etsy sellers who have found Etsy to be a profitable venture.
Marlo of I Make Cute Stuff (imakecutestuff.etsy.com) in addition to organizing EtsyRAIN, is also a teacher, mentor, arts business consultant and full-time artist that has been making and selling her work since 1993. Her line of hand-fabricated jewelry (MarloM.com) has sold in over 200 boutiques and galleries across the country is currently featured in Sundance Catalog. In her "spare time" she makes reusable shopping bags out of repurposed fabrics and sells them on Etsy (Tote2Go.etsy.com) and online at Tote2Go.com
Jonah of Maluhia Designs (maluhia.etsy.com) creates fantastic handbags and accessories using Japanese "Kawaii-style" fabrics in her Renton, WA studio. She has numerous wholesale accounts and also runs a successful supply shop on Etsy (aworldaway.etsy.com) where she offers her cute fabrics to other crafty people.
Cory of Sweet Petula (sweetpetula.etsy.com) has a very successful Etsy shop, wholesale business as well as a "brick and mortar" location in the Pioneer Square area of Seattle. She creates luxurious bath and body products and has been a featured seller on Etsy in 2009(http://www.etsy.com/f....
Chuck of Down to the Wire Designs (downtothewiredesigns.etsy.com) has been making and selling his hand fabricated jewelry for over 12 years. He has learned how to create a successful following on Etsy and was a featured seller in 2006 (http://www.etsy.com/f.... His work can be found at La Tienda, Crackerjack and Frank & Dunya in Seattle.
EtsyRAIN.com is a regional "street team" of over 500 Puget Sound based independent artists and craft makers who own and operate shops on Etsy.com - an e-commerce site that specializes in "all things handmade".
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