Posts Tagged ‘Etsy’

Vote For Your Favorite Vendor as the Craftiest Bastard

Washington City Paper and Etsy want you to vote for your favorite Crafty Bastard. All 2011 vendors are in the running for Craftiest Bastard 2011. Cast your vote now right here! The top three crafters will be awarded: Grand Prize Etsy prize package that includes a $200 Etsy shopping spree, a live shop make over […]

Crafty Bastards Picks on Etsy’s Homepage RIGHT NOW

Cruise on over to & check out the Crafty Bastards picks on the homepage.  Start the handmade shopping early and buy online now!  The Crafty Bastards picks will be featured on the homepage for about an hour, but you can still find them in the Crafty Bastards gift guide for a few more days. […]

Rob Walker Answers our Questions About Hello Kitty, Etsy & Buying In

From his “Consumed” column to his Murketing Blog, Rob Walker is a great storyteller and keen social commentator. Walker's New York Times Magazine article, Handmade 2.0, is legendary in indie craft circles. It was the first mainstream media article about the handmade revolution that really got it. In his fascinating new book, BUYING IN: The […]


The Crafty Bastards Discovery Series is in full swing! With our second workshop in the series under our belt, we're gearing up for the next one in August. The Crafty Bastards Discovery Series has crafting experts come to Whole Foods on P Street once a month, to talk to the Crafty community about ways to […]

Upcycled: Cigarette Lighter Ring

My favorite upcycled products are those that are made from actual trash picked up off the ground. That's why these rings from Metals And Thread made out of used cigarette lighters are just awesome. In the listing for this ring, they write: A sustainable and artistic approach was used to make these pop art jewelry […]