Monday, June 30, 2008

Bonghivestiti Goes Live for the EPatrons!

Thanks to bonghivestiti, Etsy Patrons has a new Undiscovered Treasury! The screenshot at left is but a small sample of this wonderful treasury, so to view (and perhaps purchase?) these Undiscovered works see the full collection here:

We've also been blogged! In our first non-EP blog appearance, bonghivestiti has written about our efforts to bring fame to the Undiscovered, which can be found at her blog:
Stay tuned for more great treasuries from Etsy Patrons!

Friday, June 27, 2008

A Big Week for Etsy Patrons

It's been a big week for Etsy Patrons. We had a lot of success with our weekly "Make Someone's Day" thread, where we discovered dozens of new shops and celebrated their first sales. Phippsart, the originator of "Make Someone's Day", opened the thread up this week to shops with under five sales. So it was fun, and a little more challenging, to discover shops trying to get over the hump of their first few sales. Below are a few Undiscovered artists from "Make Someone's Day".

We started our team thread in the Teams section of Etsy, called Etsy Patrons - Let's Go Shop! It's located here: and it will be the forum home of Etsy Patrons, where we will discuss the purchases we've made, the great shops we've found, and our experiences as Patrons of Etsy.

We have a number of new members this week, as we introduce the idea of buyers as Team members... all of our new members this week are "buyers-only" and we look forward to their perspective on our mission of promoting Etsy artists.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Are You an Etsy Buyer in Search of a Team?

As an Etsy buyer, do you often feel like you're on the outside looking in? Last night in the forum, the subject of Etsy Teams came up. And I couldn't help but wonder... are there Teams that welcome buyers as well as sellers? The discussion that followed is here:

There are many different Etsy Teams (often called "Street Teams" because they were started with the idea of getting local Etsians together), the list is here:

Being on a Team can be great fun. It gives you the opportunity to connect with other Etsians who share your interests and join in common goals to promote your particular art, craft or location.

So if you're a "buyer-only", consider getting more involved and join a Team. Etsy Patrons encourages buyers to join (we are here: ), and if the discussion above is any indication, many other Teams would as well. Hopefully Etsy will soon mark the Teams on the Teams Profile page to indicate which accepts "buyers-only", but in the meantime if you see one that interests you, send a convo to the Team leader. Chances are, they'd love to have you!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Etsy Patrons has a New Banner!

Thanks to TheDaintyDragonfly, one of our members, Etsy Patrons has a new banner. The Dainty one selected the previously Undiscovered TallisTreasures to design the banner you see above, and Etsy Patrons was her very first... well, Patron! We are all thrilled and can't wait to see the new banner on our Team page soon. Thanks so much to TallisTreasures for an amazing banner and design experience!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

New Etsy Patrons Treasury is Live!

Check out Vintage Embellishment's new treasury for Etsy Patrons, "Undiscovered with a Golden Glow" at . It is truly front page material and destined for hotness!

This is just a taste of this amazing exhibit of Undiscovered Etsy talent, so click above to see the entire treasury before it expires on Wednesday at 5:53PM.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

EtsyPatrons Treasury Makes It to Hottest on Etsy!

Our "Fabulous & Undiscovered" treasury (see photo below) became the hottest treasury on etsy today! That really *is* fabulous because it means the maximum number of people were exposed to the work of these new etsians. And four of the artists had their day made by making a sale! The treasury is expiring but we're looking forward to many more successful EtsyPatrons treasuries in the future!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Make Someone's Day, Thursday June 19th

Our effort to "Make Someone's Day" is off to a good start! The thread, started by one of our members, is here:

The idea is to find a great etsy artist that has yet to make a sale and make their day by purchasing something, so feel free to come participate... it feels great. The etsy community has embraced the idea and numerous days have been made! We've supplemented the thread with a treasury titled Fabulous & Undiscovered, which is here (but will expire Saturday at 12:47pm):

Come help us Make Someone's Day!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Welcome to the EtsyPatrons Blog

We're an Etsy Team devoted to finding and promoting etsy shops, particularly new ones, and sharing etsy finds and purchases. We'll be blogging about our activities towards that end, along with fun and interesting new etsy shops, and treasuries we've created on etsy.

We have a strict policy against self-promotion, as well as against being compensated in any way for promotion, so you can be assured if you see something here it's because we really like it.

In case you don't know, etsy ( is a website of individual artists and craftsmen who create and sell handmade pieces. There are thousands of self-representing artists, where you can find anything from fine art to handmade brownies. So bookmark us and check back often to see what we've found!