Kari Chapin, author of The Handmade Marketplace, is visiting Etsy and bringing four of the book's crafty contributors with her. We're excited to host this panel with these successful artists and entrepreneurs to chat about the creative business of selling crafts locally, globally and online.
Not able to attend the live event? We'll be broadcasting the panel live in Etsy's online workshops, the Virtual Labs. You do not need an Eventbrite ticket to attend online.
Betsy Cross - betsyandiya.etsy.com
Betsy is from Portland, Oregon.
Portland, Oregon based Betsy is an oil and charcoal artist, a photographer, but she is mostly known for being an amazing jewelry designer. Betsy and I met each other a few years ago, and I’m not surprised by her current success. She is as gutsy and friendly and fresh as her designs.
Jennifer Judd-McGee - swallowfield.etsy.com
Jennifer is from Portland, Maine.
A mixed-media artist and illustrator living in Portland, Maine, Jennifer shows her work in galleries across the U.S. and in Canada and does freelance editorial work for magazines. She blogs at http://swallowfield.typepad.com. I adore Jen’s work. I first met her a few years ago at a craft show in Brooklyn and I’ve been a collector of her work ever since.
Liz Smith - madeinlowell.etsy.com
Liz is from Lowell, MA.
Liz runs her business, Made in Lowell, out of a studio in an old textile mill in Lowell, Massachusetts, where she creates felted and polymer clay accessories and jewelry for craft shows and her Etsy shop, madeinlowell.etsy.com. When I first discovered Etsy, I looked for people who were near by and I found Liz. I emailed her and we became fast friends. She is a seasoned professional and chock full of good advice.
Kim Werker - Kimwerker.com
Kim is from Vancouver, Canada.
Kim is the former editor of Interweave Crochet magazine, the founder of CrochetMe.com, and the author or co-author of six books, including Crocheted Gifts, Crochet Me, and Teach Yourself Visually Crocheting. I “met” Kim online, through Twitter. She is an excellent resource when it comes to the topics of crafting and technology.
Kari Chapin - chixon.etsy.com
Kari is from Northampton, MA.
Kari is the author of The Handmade Marketplace. She has spent the past 15 years in the professional world incorporating marketing, publicity, buyer, freelance writer, community relations and stylist as various job titles.
Etsy is the world's most vibrant handmade marketplace. Our mission is to enable people around the world to make a living making things, and to reconnect makers with buyers. Etsy is a community and a company and growing rapidly, with each month nearly 250,000 new members joined, 2 million new items listed, and approximately $22 million of goods sold in the marketplace.