Friday, February 6, 2009

Etsy Trading

"What can I get for 2 bars of soap and a washcloth?"

Ask that at your local store and all you'll get is funny looks. Ask that on Etsy and the possibilities are endless! (one more reason I love etsy)

Here are a few of the FABULOUS things I've gotten through Etsy trading:

Wine Stopper by DreaBunny: (custom made to match my kitchen...isn't she awesome?!)

Crackle Glass Purple Earrings by KSchaffter:

Fabric Covered Pocket Mirror by flirtbuttons: (Please note, flirtbuttons is not currently trading)

Pluck Bracelet by relishdress:

You might be wondering how you go about trading. There are a few ways you can do this. One way is to search the Etsy forums. There are numerous trading threads you can search through or add your name to.

Another way is to contact a shop owner directly. Read through the shop announcements, policies, and profile first. Some owners will state whether they are open to trades or not. Please be respectful and courteous when contacting shop owners. Not everyone likes to trade. Ask nicely and don't be offended or upset if they say no.

Some people do trades differently, but the most common way is to agree on an equal trade (example: a $5 item for a $5 item) and then purchase the items from each others shop but don't actually pay for it. Then send out your item! Oh, and don't forget to leave great feedback for your awesome new goodies!

I'm currently on the lookout for some cloth napkins, placemats, and a tablecloth to match my blue and purple kitchen. So...what can I get for 2 bars of soap and a washcloth? :)


DreaBunny said...

Thanks Angie!!

ritasmeeta said...

Yes, trading can be lots of fun! :)

I'm open to trade requests too... what can I get for a felt brooch? ;) heh!

TheClayMuse said...

Oh trading sounds like fun! With my birthday coming up maybe I can trade myself a nice present! (Which just reminds me to finish adding all my items to my shop!)