As a general rule, I think Etsy is the internet’s equivalent to a flea market. There’s the weird, creepy guy who is trying to sell you t-shirts with wolves on them. Wallets with wolves on them. A keychain with wolves on them. There are things with wolves and there is a lot of things and he is not shy about wanting you to buy them.
Then, there’s the discount crap that even China shuns – who in their right mind wants a Hello Kitty toilet seat? Let’s not forget about the knock-offs. And over here, there’s the overweight 40-year-old mom [trying to be 14] whose monthly subscription to What The Fuck Craft Shit Is This? has inspired her to bedazzle and bejewel every dollar store item from here to Vancouver.
However. In the midst of the ocean of junk, there’s weird little corners. They are filled with interesting things that are obviously not official, but you can tell that some level of skill was required and you don’t mind paying for it. Cheap games. The ability to bulk buy DVDs.
I have many loves in my life, and one of them is jewellery. It either has to be expensive, or unique, but I love it. Hence, the love of flea markets. Below is a thing of beauty. It’s so awesome that I saved this picture a while ago, then I went to get the link for this post and they no longer had it.