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Handmade with Love: 10 Sites to Check out Some Handmade Goods

Handmade goods are special in a world full of mass produced stuff. Here are 6 sites that offer products and/or have events that have handmade merchandise for sale. Holding something crafted with love is priceless.

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Etsy

Etsy

Esty is the big dog in the online craft selling world. It’s famous for the wide range of products from greeting cards to vintage toys. Etsy also offers sellers a comprehensive blog of "how-to" which is helpful. You can also read maker stories and participate in crafting on the blogs. The layout of the site is elegant and easy to use. You’ll be browsing for hours.

Buy Olympia

Buy Olympia comes straight out of hip and happy Portland, Oregon. So obviously it’s going to be cool. The well known Nikki McClure sells here and so does Crimethinc the anarchist collective. I guarantee this site will have you art lusting in no time.

Bust Craftacular

The Bust Craftacular is the perfect anti-mall to find handmade treasures. You have to physically attend to browse because this is a craft fair. Actually, it’s the ultimate craft fair with about 250 vendors. They even have special craft fairs for the fashionista crowd. Amazing!

Not Mass Produced

Not Mass Produced stands by its title with a jury that maintains handmade quality. It’s out of the UK and a bit smaller than some of the other sites but it is worth a look anyway. You’ll likely find something unique here.

Crafty Magpie

Like “Not Mass Produced”, Crafty Magpie is also out of the UK. It’s a very charming site and is easy to sift through. It’s kind of like walking through the British countryside and stopping inside a small shop to look around. There are just so many cozy handmade feelings here.

Maker Faire

The Maker Faire is more than just crafting. It’s a place to come and experience some tech stuff, inventions, crafts, and everything else made big and small. They publish MAKE magazine along with the festival. Its wonderful D.I.Y. attitude will leave no maker left uninspired.

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Folksy

Folksy

Folksy is easy to browse with its beautiful photographs and easy to navigate webpage. Just think of it as another Etsy.

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Aftcra

Aftcra

Aftcra stands by its handmade merch and only sells items made by American hands. There are no listing fees for sellers, and you can buy locally if you wish.

Bonanza

Bonanza is the place to find everything. You could spend days on this site just searching through all the lovely handmade stuff.

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Zibbet

Zibbet

Zibbet is small but has major potential. The best thing about handmade sites is that the items are all so unique, you might as well spend some time on a whole bunch of different sites. Never the same thing twice!!