Tag Archives: Etsy

Meet the Maker – Josef and Grace of Blue&Grae

Chloe Tate

  This week in our ongoing Meet the Maker series, we’re getting to know Josef and Grace, the craftsmen behind boutique brand Blue&Grae. Josef and Grace live and work together in the suburb of Teneriffe in Brisbane Australia, and are in the midst of transitioning from working at their day jobs to full time artisans. We’re excited to share their story with…

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Meet the Makers – Jennifer + Melissa of The Vintage Honey Shop

Chloe Tate

  This week in our ongoing Meet the Maker series, we’re getting to know best friends and sisters-in-law Jennifer and Melissa of Nashville, TN, co-founders of The Vintage Honey Shop, a brand founded on stylish, functional teething and nursing jewelry for parents + babies. Welcome, Jen + Mel!   LBC: What inspired you to take your…

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The Problem with Selling on Handmade at Amazon

Lela Barker

NOTE: This article was originally published in 2016. The information presented was accurate at that time, but both Etsy and Amazon fee structures have changed over time.  What hasn’t changed during that timeframe? My opinion that artisan and luxury brands are best served by avoiding Amazon. I’ve published an addendum to this post in 2020,…

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Meet the Maker – Scott and Margi Higdon of Ms. Betty’s Original

Chloe Tate

  This week in our ongoing Meet the Maker series, we’re getting to know Scott and Margi Higdon of Ms. Betty’s Original, a line of bad-ass soy candles that the couple manufactures our of their Woodbridge, Virginia workshop. Welcome, Scott!   LBC: What inspired you to take your leap as an entrepreneur? Scott and Margi: This…

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Meet the Maker – Abbey Hambright of abbeychristine

Chloe Tate

  This week in our ongoing Meet the Maker series, we’re getting to know Abbey Hambright, the Chicago-based artist behind abbeychristine. Welcome, Abbey!   LBC: What inspired you to take your leap as an entrepreneur? Abbey: I’ve been a maker forever, and around 2004 I realize that I was making more than I could gift or…

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