19 June 2009

Whiling away the hours on Etsy

Etsy is one of those sites that can swallow hours of my life. I go there to look at one item, get distracted by another, and then another, and before I know it most of the day has passed. One of the great things about Etsy is the variety of ways in which you can search for items. Aside from the standard searches by category, seller or featured seller there are also options like 'Pounce' (find items available for purchase from shops that have just sold an item, and from undiscovered shops waiting for their first sale), Geolocator (Etsy sellers placed on a map of the world), Connections (find items by seeing who likes what and what they like) and my personal favourite 'Shop by Colour'.

Hovering your mouse over the grid of coloured dots brings up circles of colour, and clicking on one of those circles will show you items in that colour. And just to add to the fun, items you are not interested can be tossed away.

Obviously I decided to search for purple items, and here's what I came up with:

The Bubble Pendant, US$26.00 from manmadedesigns

The Love and Passion Triptych Earrings, US$65.00 from Foret

15g Toho Seed Beads in Aqua/Bubblegum, US$2.29 from Luigisbeads

The Two Tone Japanese Eggplants, US$15.00 from GoBuggy

The Skull Hairclips, US$2.75 from bittersweetboo

I'm sure there are more constructive ways I could be spending my time, but they're not half as much fun!

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