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The Good, The Bad and The Etsy
July 24, 2009 8:48 AM   Subscribe

The Good, The Bad and The Etsy. A blog highlighting the Good, the Bad, and the Etsy. [via mefi projects]
posted by Greg Nog (30 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is my favourite post from Jacquilynne's wonderful Etsy snark blog (brilliant concept, wish I'd thought of it). The post headline (heh! she said headline!) made me laugh for minutes on end.
posted by orange swan at 8:55 AM on July 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


Behold: The most awesome pendant in the history of ever.
posted by Captain Cardanthian! at 9:14 AM on July 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


That pillow is amazing. Stitching it probably took longer than just doing stretches until you could auto-fellate to your heart's content.
posted by Forktine at 9:17 AM on July 24, 2009


Behold: The most awesome pendant in the history of ever.

I respectfully disagree.
posted by exogenous at 9:35 AM on July 24, 2009 [3 favorites]


Also, this reminds me of my favorite weird-as-hell Etsy shop. Earrings made of prairie dog feet! Genuine gold-plated baby squirrel heart locket! A necklace made of a vampire bat's skull and wings! A parakeet's wing you can pin to your clothes! A raccoon's paw for you to wear around your neck (pair it with the raccoon's nose pin)! A vintage 1960's juvenile prosthetic arm! Muskrat mandible earrings! And lots and lots of human tooth jewelry.

Sadly, my favorite(?) piece, a pair of gold-plated bird's feet made into earrings, are sold out, but that shop is a treasure trove of nicely put-together, weird-as-shit accessories.
posted by Captain Cardanthian! at 10:15 AM on July 24, 2009 [5 favorites]


Everyone needs a Medusa's head tote bag. (Commissioned by an online friend.)
posted by pmbuko at 10:15 AM on July 24, 2009 [2 favorites]


Awesome site.
posted by DU at 10:19 AM on July 24, 2009


Great site, well done. I subscribed a few days ago, and I am glad someone posted it to the front page.
posted by arcticwoman at 10:26 AM on July 24, 2009


Thanks for the kind comments, everyone.

Captain Cardanthian, that's some weird-ass shit. I haven't run it across it before.
posted by jacquilynne at 10:31 AM on July 24, 2009


Love the site!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 11:11 AM on July 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


Mean, yet necessary.
posted by GuyZero at 11:39 AM on July 24, 2009


OH MY LORD. My grandmother made me a set of these when I was a kid. So awesome to be reminded of them now.
posted by Captain Cardanthian! at 12:00 PM on July 24, 2009


How do you find things to blog, jacquilynne? Are you randomly searching Etsy?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:25 PM on July 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


Ah, I was looking for a new bag. This will do quite nicely. It is both understated and tasteful!

On a more sincere note, I am now very grateful to this blog for introducing me to this seller and their elegant metal and acrylic jewelry. Some beautiful designs, and they're all ridiculously affordable. And their earrings are almost enough to make me consider piercing my ears.
posted by kosher_jenny at 12:26 PM on July 24, 2009 [2 favorites]


STOP SHOWING ME COOL STUFF ON ETSY

I DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY AND IT MAKES ME DEPRESSED

here, have a cockroach bowl.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:31 PM on July 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


How do you find things to blog, jacquilynne? Are you randomly searching Etsy?

I sit, mesmerized by the Recently Listed page, until something catches my attention. It might be marked by the sharp intake of breath that means WANT! or a sudden tension headache, but something will eventually jump out of the otherwise repetitive mix.

I screenshot them and tag them and write some snark around them and save them for later. Once I get a couple of things that work the same theme, I'll often do a search to find one more to complete the day's set. I sometimes pick up a few more things in those searches than I can use immediately, so I save those for later, as well.

There's honestly no shortage of material on Etsy, though. You could do almost anything on the site that trolled you through lots of listings and find this kind of stuff. It's everywhere.
posted by jacquilynne at 12:58 PM on July 24, 2009


Awesome.
posted by jenfullmoon at 1:37 PM on July 24, 2009


The "Amish in the front, rumspringa in the back" comment nearly had me snorting milk out my nose.

Some days, I carry my Coach purse. Some days I carry my skull backpack. You'd be surprised how many people stop me and comment that they love it. Yeah, I requested it. Yes, my taste is questionable some days.
posted by onhazier at 1:47 PM on July 24, 2009


@Greg Nog: Thanks! For whatever reason, I haven't poked over to Mefi Projects in... ever?
posted by tamarack at 2:30 PM on July 24, 2009


LOVE this blog. Needs a submit button so fans can send you links on their Etsy wanderings when they stumble across something that makes them think, "WTF Etsy?!?"

Like this. Or this. Or this. My God.
posted by jeanmari at 3:18 PM on July 24, 2009


This is SO awesome.
posted by Phire at 3:45 PM on July 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


I, too, have been gorging on Etsy lately.

Leading my personal WTF hit parade is this piece of somewhat NSFW jewelry couture.

Tying for the top of my I-must-have-this-exquisite-spendy-thing-or-I-will-just-die list are this and this.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 4:09 PM on July 24, 2009


this is great. i love handicraps.
posted by sexyrobot at 4:20 PM on July 24, 2009


The "Amish in the front, rumspringa in the back" comment nearly had me snorting milk out my nose.

I sent that one to a friend of mine who is a Mennonite. I'm sure she'll appreciate it even more than us!
posted by orange swan at 4:54 PM on July 24, 2009


The Pink Superhero: here, have a cockroach bowl.

Ha, I love that the cockroach bowl creator assures us it is "food safe."

(Great blog, jacquilynne!)
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 5:19 PM on July 24, 2009


"Well yes, it is twee"

Great site! Fun looking around.
posted by garnetgirl at 7:56 PM on July 24, 2009


Excellent - jacquilynne, that is a most entertaining blog, I'll be checking back often. I love unusual etsy finds and your commentary is great!

Here are a few etsy offerings have amused me recently: a pair of dueling penis hats; anatomy dresses from the same seller as one of palmcorder_yajna's links; a blood choker necklace and puppy pansies.
posted by madamjujujive at 11:14 AM on July 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Unfortunately, it looks like Jacquilynne is quitting the Etsy blog business.
posted by Four-Eyed Girl at 2:03 PM on August 10, 2009


Boo! Bring it back!
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 2:14 PM on August 10, 2009


Oh no, that's terrible that you've been getting nasty e-mails. (Death threats! WTF?) I am sorry you had to deal with this, jacquilynne.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 9:10 PM on August 10, 2009


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