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Crafts from Etsy.com

The Martha Stewart Show, February 2008

Twenty-seven-year-old Rob Kalin took a leap of faith in 2005 when he founded the website etsy.com, a Brooklyn-based online marketplace for all things handmade. In just three years, he has seen some remarkable results from his hard work and dedication: Since Etsy's launch, it has gained more than 750,000 members and currently has about 100,000 sellers from around the world that have opened up Etsy shops. On a given day, 15,000 items are sold and 20,000 new items are listed. Today, Rob stops by the studio with a sampling of some of Etsy's best-selling items.

Handspun Hand-Knit Cashmere Pussy Willows by Year of the Goat (Melissa Halvorson)

Plushee by Sweetestpea

Feltidermy by Girl Savage

Doll and Frame by Emily Martin (No. 1 Esty seller)

Smooth Talk Cowl by Fringe

Kanzashi Geisha-Inspired Headdress by Boring Sidney

Silk Hand-Screened Ties by toybreaker

Sterling Silver Ring with Amboyna Burl Inlay by robandlean (Rob and Leighanne Thompson)

Love-Letter Necklace by Kathryn Riechert

Scrabble Piece by Littleput Books

Camilla Rose Locket by Luxedeluxe

Petal Earrings in Silver Jewelry by Elizabeth Scott

Japanese Blossom Bag by Janine King Designs

Brown Handbag by Charm Design

Calendar and Stationery by ilee

Notes by Modern Printed Matter

Paper Tags by Every Jot and Tittle

Sock Monkey Soapsicle by LoveLeeSoaps

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