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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Nine Bay Area Artisans Who Make Etsy Worthwhile

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click to enlarge HEATHERED
  • Heathered

Heathered

Heathered is not only created here, it also features lots of San Francisco-inspired goodies. How much more local-friendly could you get? The wallets and passport cases are all crafted from old maps, diagrams, and other detritus, giving you something besides your phone to look at while you're one the bus.

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DRYWELL
  • Drywell

Drywell

Drywell specializes in "quality meat art," which sounds much more disgusting than it actually is. The illustrations include butchery diagrams overlaid with city maps and cuts of meat accompanied by innuendo-laced captions.

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click to enlarge BLACK LICORICE BOUTIQUE
  • Black Licorice Boutique

Black Licorice Boutique

Although most of the handmade clothing on Etsy looks more like a craft project than couture, Black Licorice Boutique is an exception. The vintage-inspired dresses are well made and surprisingly cheap. Best of all, the boutique boasts an amazing five-day handling time on custom dress orders.

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