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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirscrapalot View Post
    To keep the fun going...

    Old Oil Cans

    Old Posters of any kind, advertisements etc. Artsy folks collect odd things..what can I say.


    Old toys, tin, or really anything old pre 80s, an even some 80s, reckon this more for collectors then crafters..but I saw Pez! (hiding his pez collection from Jilly. Wife gets me some every year, I like the candy..the holders are just a by product that I save..lol)

    Old tools, woodworkers(they count as crafty right?) do like the older things, for some projects. A good hand drill, saw, etc.

    I'll think up more, but Jilly is doing awesome on her own! lol.

    An I second the sticky.



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    so what's the breakdown with Etsy. I've bought one thing from there, never really stopped and looked around. Fees?

    nevermind. I did some searching.


    Maybe I'll see if I can have my wife do this, while I take the eBay side of things. Her lab tech job has funny scheduling, so she doesn't really want a second part time job. I told her she can help me then
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    Tables to! Like nightstand ones, coffee etc. good for painting also, an other things.

    Full article at Scrap Metal Forum: http://www.scrapmetalforum.com/more-...#ixzz2x5uPXDO0
    My sister is part of a community Meetup group that had a Nightstand Auction. Each of them acquired a cruddy old nightstand, and then cleaned and painted them up, and sold them for charity. It was a nice event, and the various nightstands all came out charming. Not my style of decor, but sweet.

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    Pirate, can you share the fee structure you found on Etsy?

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    Etsy fee structure:
    Fees Policy - Etsy Help


    Etsy initial sell page:
    https://www.etsy.com/sell



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    LPs are records, but you might not be old enough to remember those...

    Speaking of old records, I have a Grateful Dead LP from 1975 that someone melted into a candy dish. I spent $2 for it at a thrift shop and keep my ponytail holders in it. So even the old scratched and unplayable ones have crafting value.
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    I will just say on actually selling on etsy, you best have a product that is very unique, an that comes from one I know with much experience dealing with them. According to her they were great before they got super big, not it's basically a snipe fest of who can make the cheapest product, an lots of similar things. For example, my wife does purses a lot. She won't touch etsy, to many people, an their prices are crazy low, or super high. I looked into it when she asked me, an basically said.."Make your own page, or get your stuff in stores, an other places to sell them."

    The lady who I mention above, is one who's opinion I trust when it comes to crafty things. She's very good with her work, an I have no reason to doubt her. She used to use them an now won't go near the site.

    YMMV, so don't go throwing mud at me. Just my opinion, an hers. Maybe we should start a new thread on etsy so we don't pollute the awesome sticky..? Just asking, put down your pitchforks an torches.

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    Im not sure if this was mentioned and its certainly not stuff that can be sold on Etsy but wood pallets and (believe it or not) broken up cement. I have sold old broken pieces of cement from a driveway before. Didnt bring much but it is possible.

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    Can do a lot of things with wood, craft wise. Good idea, same on wiring.

    Just cause it's for crafting doesn't mean you need to use etsy, it's just yet another tool in the arsenal. I prefer flea markets, craft forums, CL (Specially for things like wood, concrete, rocks, etc), ebay, yadda yadda yadda. Crafting folks look everywhere for material so I'm told by the artsy folks I know that do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurch View Post
    Im not sure if this was mentioned and its certainly not stuff that can be sold on Etsy but wood pallets and (believe it or not) broken up cement. I have sold old broken pieces of cement from a driveway before. Didnt bring much but it is possible.
    Yeah. People use the cement chunks as fill in raised beds and planters, for gardening stuff.

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    YMMV, so don't go throwing mud at me. Just my opinion, an hers. Maybe we should start a new thread on etsy so we don't pollute the awesome sticky..? Just asking, put down your pitchforks an torches.
    Should we just have this be a 'selling to crafters' thread, and make a different one for Etsy specific discussion?

    Oh, and what subject heading should an Etsy-Only thread go in?
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    oh I dunno, was just thinking about the list getting lost in a shuffle of various conversations on etsy. Etsy is kind of limited on what you can sell there. It's your thread an sticky, feel free to ignore me at will. An no idea where etsy specific would go, we got an ebay section but thats cause we have a lot of folks who use it, etc etc.

    I'll just hush on Etsy, an keep to adding items that can be sold to crafters, regardless to the where and how of it. Ha ha!

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    I personally have never heard of Etsy
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    It's like eBay Mech, but for crafting folks, an no auctions that I know of. Big online site for people to sell their crafted goods.

    By like ebay I mean a internet exchange, but with just but it now prices if I recall. My wife makes purses an such, she could go there open a little store an sell all her stuff there online, with them getting a cut. I think Lousy posted their fee's.

    It's a good source if you have unique items you craft from my understanding an research, but if you do something like my wife..it's flooded with thousands of people selling the same items for the most part. Purses, scarfs, clothing, etc. There are all kind of things there tho, from home crafter's, professionals, etc.

    Check'm out!

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    Pull tabs - believe it or not, people make some really pretty fashion purses out of these:
    Products | escamastudio

    Notice especially, that a 2 pound box of clean pop tops are selling for $15 on this site and are SOLD OUT.
    Pop Tops for Crochet and Craft | escamastudio

    Here's what is says:

    POP TOPS FOR CROCHET AND CRAFT
    Sold Out - $15.00

    Recycled aluminum pop tops for crochet and craft

    2 lb box, enough to make several craft projects

    Polished to a high shine, roughly sorted


    The site also has some craft how-to demos on using the tabs in crafts.

    Entire dresses made from pop tops -
    Pop Top Clothing Fashion Show | escamastudio

    This guy was on Project Runway, wearing a pop top necklace -
    Project Runway Photos

    Elsewhere, on some lousy other forum, some people said they get over a penny each for tabs on eBay, and on CL they sold 500 for 10 bucks, with 20 bucks for over 1000 tabs.

    One person said they were watching an eBay auction for 2,500 tabs, with the bid at $30.00.

    I'm running to pull my tabs, and start a new bucket. This is another excuse to drink some more beer!

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    More on aluminum tabs. How to make chain mail:
    Recycle Soda Pop Tabs Into Chain Mail

    Have to admit, that's cool.

    PS: i asked Mick if he thought if was worth making a separate Etsy thread.

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    Soda, beer, tea..all kinds of places to find them!

    Also...going to sound weird, but caprisun packages also can sell. Folks make purses, wallets, an other such items from them.

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    That's a new one..I can only imagine what their used for. Then again I've seen pictures from burning man, an those guys make all kinds of crazy stuff.

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