Sunday, November 28, 2010

How I met Etsy...

My brand new membership in the EGST (Etsy Greek Street Team) makes me think about how it all started... No, I didn't discover Etsy online, I didn't make an internet research, nor did I hear about it from a friend... I discovered it in a most unusual way: in a Greek magazine!!! When I'm in Greece I like buying the monthly magazine YOUNG: it's just one of many women's monthly magazines, but I love its colorful layout, the fashion sections, the variety in themes treated (not just the "usual" fashion and love!) and (I must admit) the lovely gadgets that come with the magazine! Such as colorful cell phone cases, purses, make-up, scarves... you name it! (For those of you who are not familiar with Greek magazines, you need to know that they have kind of a "challenge" about who's giving the most beautiful gifts with the magazine :)!)

Well, my knowledge of Greek is really basic and I can just read and understand a little here and there :) but nevertheless it's through Young that I got to know about Etsy! The magazine has a beautiful feature called "Nέοι δημιουργοί" (new creators) featuring young Greek artists and designers, which I really enjoy. But it is in the feature "Eco News" that I discovered Etsy! This section features jewelry made with recycled, upcycled and reclaimed materials - and most of the jewelry artists featured have a shop on... Etsy!
So... here you discovered my quite unusual Etsy-story :)! Which found its natural completion (so I believe) in my being welcomed by the Etsy Greek Street Team!!! Thank you again lovely koritsakia! Eiste koukles!

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