Thursday, May 10, 2012


May 10th many Etsy shops are going on vacation for the day to support Handmade. Here are some of the treasuries made to support this movement:


For more information on this protest click here.

I support handmade, do you?

xo ~ Mad

Friday, May 4, 2012

Nicole Hanna Jewelry: The Hands of Handcrafted and How I Was Expelled fr...

Hello friends,
This is directly related to my previous post on the Etsy community protest of re-sellers. Please read her blog post and proceed with caution....

xo ~ Mad

Nicole Hanna Jewelry: The Hands of Handcrafted and How I Was Expelled fr...:   They aren't attractive, but they're mine. Every scratch, every line, every crevice of age and abuse belongs to me. My hands are a ref...

Thursday, May 3, 2012

I Protest!

  Recently, MadScientistsDesigns' web host, Etsy, has been making some strange decisions regarding their own policies and rules by allowing re-sellers to remain open. This has led to a major protest by Etsy 's Handmade sellers. 

See Etsy's Marketplace Criteria here

To read more about the "official" protest click here.

One suggestion is to change your shop avatar to a picture of hands with the word "HANDMADE" added. This is what I have done. 

 The movement calls for an Etsy "blackout" on May 10th where shops go on vacation mode for 24 hrs and sellers boycott for the day. The poop really hit the fan over a particular Etsy Featured (Re)seller that was reported to Etsy and exposed on regretsy. See the regretsy article here.

What will YOU do to support Handmade?

xo ~ Mad