Etsy.com: Your place to buy and sell all things handmade
I am addicted to etsy.com. People in the know understand my problem.
Etsy is an online hodgepodge of homemade goods. Buy and sell everything from custom screen printed handbags to handmade chocolate diamond rings. It's an online community that lets small artisans reach a larger audience.
Looking for a unique gift in a hurry? Turn to etsy.
If you use the shop local link, there is a good chance the seller will deliver them in person. That's what Candysart did for me last week: Two pairs of earrings, gift wrapped and delivered, with cards. All for under 30 bucks!!!
One of my favorite sellers is archaicdesigns. Based out of Duluth, MN, her jewelry is unique in that it combines real gemstones like rose quartz and citrine, in more glamorous design. (See photo, left.)
My wire-wrapped, faceted amythest earrings were $23 with shipping. They arrived two days later, in a gift bag and box. Plus, the artist sent a feel-good personal note.
Deal Diva Dalia confesses that she found her wedding jewelery -- a pearl pendant necklace and earrings, on Etsy for $42. (See photo, right.)
So here's the deal: Leave your metallic ballet flats at the door because you don't have to leave your couch for this Diva Deal find. Just log onto Etsy!
~ Guest Deal Diva Arielle Stevenson