The Cost Of Things: Putting A Ring On It, Man-Style

Whereas women get to — and, sometimes, are expected to — wear all sorts of jewelry, wedding rings are one of the few ornaments men often feel comfortable wearing. Luckily, the options for men’s rings have broadened well beyond “14K gold band bought in haste from the corner store.”

Our Complicated Feelings About Etsy

“Etsy, with 2014 annual revenue of $196 million, would become one of the largest Certified B companies to go public.”

“If You Don’t Have Tchotchkes, I Don’t Trust You”: Celebrity Real Estate Wisdom

Etsy, Regretsy, Protesty

When small business owners become big business owners.

From Librarian to Small Business Owner: A Chat with The Written Nerd’s Emma McElfresh

In 2009, Emma McElfresh opened her first Etsy shop while working as a librarian for a private boarding school. McElfresh’s second shop, The Written Nerd, was born when she started to repurpose old library catalog cards into jewelry—which sold very quickly.

The Hustle of a Doll Maker: A Chat with Cinnamon Willis

Cinnamon, a former coworker of mine, started making dolls over two years ago. She works out of her Bronx one-bedroom at night, after coming home from her full-time graphic design job.