AZ Craze Marketplace for Handmade Vintage Supplies
In 2015 I wrote an article about AZ Craze, they were a newer marketplace for listing handmade, vintage and craft supplies. Much like Etsy they keep their fees low. They offer two different plans, a flat $5/month or 5% commission on sales. Nice! One of the reasons Etsy became so big so fast, is their low fees which attracted sellers who were tired of paying big Ebay fees, etc.
Now this website was acquired by Etsy. WOW. This post has been updated.
Etsy is still where it’s at. NICE.
Previously they told me ” Az Craze started as an idea in the summer of 2010 after the founders got tired of paying high prices and fees to sell crafts and other products online. So we set out to create a company that would be able to offer a fair price to all sellers and that would not favor sellers that may be willing/able to pay more to be a “featured” seller.”
Their motto: “No matter how small, EVERY business matters & should get the opportunity to thrive”.
Find out more here AZCraze.com which is now Etsy.com.
Nice. Maybe I should start a marketplace and sell to Etsy?
Find out more:
Land of the Old Fashioned Toys? This Robot Card is $4 from Lemonhead Press on Etsy
Back in the retro era children were into tiny robots. Some were metal, and later plastic, most took batteries and really moved. Destroyed by overplay, should you find the robot in great condition he may be worth a mint. Remembering bygone eras always puts a smile on my face, and so when I found this adorable and cute handmade card from Etsy shop Lemonhead Press, I just thought it was great to feature in the blue section today!
The shop designer/owner/curator is Katie Gonzalez, who runs her shop from Homestead, FL and many more greeting card designs are available.
Lovely Lapis Jewelry by DoLoBo in lovely blue cabochon offset by the artisan’s wire wrapping skills. Two designs by Baltimore artist Donald Louis Booker who enjoys using ancient techniques dating back to Celtric times.
Top & Left: Wire wrapped cuff bracelet in sterling silver $45
Lower right: Viking Knit Bracelet sets off the center cabachon with a touch of gold filled wire. Part of the Droghenda Collection. .
Vintage Maxwell House Coffee Cups came from an Estate Sale says Owner RetroChalet
Today we’re answering a question from Jane Dickson of Missouri. She asks, “Where do Etsy Sellers get all their goodies?” Well Jane many creative artists on Etsy use upcycled goodies in their art. Speaking that they use vintage buttons, fabrics, old spools of thread, vintage paint brushes or easels, etc. Both the artists and the supply sellers are on the hunt for vintage goodies. Add the fact that vintage sellers are looking for a steal so they can resell antiques and collectibles on Etsy as well so here you go. All these vintage and retro treasures are found at flea markets, thrift stores, and the best of all, Estate Sales.
RetroChalet recently bought a huge lot of old medical labels, using them in their art and reselling in their Etsy shop for other crafters to use.
The best source to find estate sales is a website called EstateSale.Company . This newer site lists estate sales from all over the country — pulling interesting listings from Facebook, Twitter and the web. There’s also a featured page where the user can browse some photos from upcoming sales and decide if it’s a sale they wish to attend. Nothing like finding treasure you can make things with, resell as supplies for other crafters, or sell for vintage as well. Join the Etsy revolution, shop an EstateSale today!
$25.95 USD make this little bear a good buy, it’s eco friendly and built with love !
Little blue crochet teddy bear is so adorable at 19 cm tall made by two friends from Australia. Found on Etsy at Jubel Handmade! Stuffed with a bamboo blend they use eco friendly materials are offer handmade creations built to last. Currently you will find all kinds of cute critters but soon they will be making accessories in the near future…
Etsy shop Out of Time Designs features these gorgeous Freshwater Pearl earrings, $40
We’ve found some great jewelry in blue and had to share it with you. Above, we’ve selected the most gorgeous peacock pearl earrings which will dangle a full 2 1/2 inches from the ear. The hoops are silver with stamped designs on both sides and consist of absolutely divine freshwater pearls. The artist says they are one of a kind and she won’t be making any more of this type. Get them while you can, only $40 at Out of Time Designs.
Deep Blue Dangle Earrings, $30, Out of Time Designs on Etsy
These blue dangle earrings are accented with Crystal Drops in a pretty blue-purple. These Earrings feature a Aurora Borealis Finish and drop about 2″ from the ears. Simply lovely!
$30 Cobalt Bead Necklace at Out of Time Designs
This gorgeous necklace has a cobalt Blue Ceramic focal bead and antiqued brass filigree accents. It’s hung on a hand-crafted steel chain and size of chain can be special requested. If not, it comes on a standard 30″.
☆Check out more great designs here OUT OF TIME DESIGNS
This lapis handmade necklace is $50 at Crazy About Wire Etsy shop.
Lovely lapis necklace has been carefully wire wrapped by Etsy shop “Crazy About Wire”. It’s $50 and oh so lovely. Handmade by the shop owner. When asked about her craft, Joanne said that she used to make her own jewelry on which everyone commented on.
Lovely stones wrapped in a way they will be making a statement!
She then thought, why not sell it? Etsy is the best place for that. The shop is out of Chico, California. Visit it now CRAZY ABOUT WIRE.