Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Kathi Palmer Michelle McCall Angela Kennington

Indie Crafters Selling Handmade Goods on Website

Sep 12, 2007 03:53 PM
(KHNL) - If you're looking to buy or even sell a handmade item, there's a website created just for what is called, Indie Crafters.

This site is a user driven online marketplace, with thousands of international homemade items. It's only two years in the making but experts are already saying it could be the next big thing on the net.

Move over Ebay, here comes something etsier.
Local crafters are going global on, a site to buy and sell all things handmade. But unlike Ebay, Etsy uses set prices rather than an auction-based system and everything must be handmade.

With thousands of sellers hailing from around the world, there's a whole list of unique things . From jewelry to blankets and artwork. And that's not all, there's even cupcakes on there.
In Hawaii alone, there are 55 sellers. Kathi Palmer is one of them. She's the creator of Isabella Smiles.

"I personally sell jewelry that I handmade myself," said Palmer. "I sell earrings and bracelets and necklaces."

Michelle McCall sells origami artwork and Angela Kennington sells baby items plus she's working on a line of hand bags.

But these local crafters say Etsy is more than just a place to sell and buy things, it's a community forum.

"Alot of sellers are supportive of each other," said McCall. "You can get a lot of input. It's an inspiration. They inspire you to do something you wouldn't normally do."

And what you wouldn't normally find at your local store, you'll find on Etsy.
"Why spend your money on stuff in Walmart that looks like everything else when you have something special that someone created with love, " said Kennington.

Anyone can set up a free account on Etsy. There are currently 200,000 members internationally and about 38,000 of those use Etsy as a marketplace to sell their handmade goods.


So... I feel like I need a new look. I found this fun (and free) website that allows you to "test" out new hairstyles, colors and makeup for a brand new you! What do you think of some of my new looks??

Please take a sec and vote for the one you like best... because I think its time to create a new me!!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Hawaii Etsy Team on KHNL News!

I am a part of a wonderful new Street Team on Esty, we are the Hawaii Etsy Street Team, hear us roar!

Kathi ( was able to gain interest from KHNL in regards to Etsy and more importantly the Hawaii sellers on Etsy! She, along with Angela ( and Michelle ( promoted Etsy, Hawaii Sellers and themselves, which I think is awesome for all of us!

For an inside take of the interview check out their blogs: