Buyers flock to Etsy
IF IT is handmade or vintage you can buy or sell it on Etsy.
Tweed residents have now discovered the popular United States website sometimes referred to as the “eBay of handmade goods”.
South Tweed resident Rochelle Peron discovered Etsy after a spinal injury and cancer left her out of work.
“I work from home now and my crafts are all labours of love instead of profit,” Ms Peron said.
Sellers on the website list items in online shops where buyers can search by item or trade.
Ms Peron named her store, TimesMyOwn because she said, “my time is my own”.
The store features timber and wooden products such as handmade cards, tags, bookmarks and wall plaques for children’s rooms.
Other Etsy stores feature anything from knitted bags to photographs of personalised messages in the sand.
Tugun resident and regular seller and buyer, Katie Delima has purchased supplies for her own store from the site.
“I use Etsy to shop for pieces from all around the world,” Ms Delima said.