Monday, March 9, 2009

An Etsy Bit Too Strange

Etsy.com is a great place to find wonderful handmade, original, custom, unique products. Everything from soaps to jewelry to clothing and more. And most of it is adorable, well-crafted, and beautiful. But every once in a while I run into something that I just think, "Huh?" about. So here's a list of some of the more out-there things I've come across on Etsy lately:


Check out these lovely eyelash extentions. For when Mardi Gras just isn't soon enough.


I’m all for saving the environment. But these flannel, reusable panty liners go just a bit too far for my taste. Plus, they might not work out so well with light colored pants.



I’m not sure which is more troubling. That these are turkey feather earrings, or that they’re called “moths" and look like moths. Frankly, I’m not sure I want to wear either.



Um, yikes! This lovable stuffed troll would give my kids nightmares for weeks. Ok, me. It would give ME nightmares for weeks. Probably years!



They're actually trying to pass this off as jewelry?? For reals? My husband made something better than this wooden charm in woodshop. In first grade! (They do have woodshop in first grade, right?)




Does this really count as handmade goods? Finding pieces of wood on the shore that look like a duck and, I quote, “THE OTHER SOME TYPE OF ANIMAL I'M NOT QUITE SURE WHAT LOOKS KIND OF SAD THOUGH.” I think this person should spend less time collecting drift wood and more time working on their writing skills.




I am not sure which would be uglier: This paper plate holder, or the paper plates that go in it. I think rather than splurge on this toilet-shaped holder, I'd just save up for real plates.



Healing and Fertility Honeysuckle Magic Wand? Oh, phew. I thought they were selling me a bunch of rocks and sticks and crap from their back yard.


I don't mean to scare you off etsy. Most of the stuff on there really is unique and wonderful. But it just goes to show you that Wal-Mart doesn't have a corner-on-the-market on cheap, useless junk.

12 comments:

jennie w. said...

I think that troll is kind of cool!

Tiffany said...

Gimme those eyelash thingies!

SO said...

Those are strange. And the driftwood looks like a rooster and she does need to work on her writing skills. Fertility wand? really?

Tanja said...

The troll gives me nightmares now!

veronica said...

Reusable panty liners cross a line for me. Yes, yes they do.

rychelle said...

that wooden charm is niiiiice.


despite the occasional crap, i love etsy too!

Melissa said...

Okay, I think I totally saw someone at the Wal-mart wearing those exact earrings on Saturday! No joke! I think she was loading her cart with the chocolate crosses....

Kristina P. said...

I don't know what you're talking about! That stuffed troll doll is exactly what I need!

tiburon said...

Those all scare me. More than a little bit.

A LOT!

Shawn said...

Pantiliners? Hmmm?

That troll looks like the creatures on my son's Spore game---really STRANGE!

And I think that I need a few eyelash extensions---so wispy!

Chelsea said...

I love crazy Etsy finds! Have you seen all the vagina purses??

André said...

Do you think they'd buy my junk wholesale so they can pass it on to their retail customers?