With more than 7.2 million users in 150 countries, Etsy.com has revolutionized the way artisans sell their handmade wares, exposing their work to a worldwide web of customers. Hereâ€™s a look at four Sacramento-area artisans who sell the Etsy way.
|Artisan||Melanie M. Ross||Diana Jahns||Harry Tanovitz||Nancy Wong|
|ETSY Shop name||Art History Nerd||Â ArtPhotosDiana||outawak||Pegasusmaiden|
|Selling||Copper and silver jewelry using images from art, history and pop cultureÂ||Original paintings, drawings, digital images and photography||Ceramics, metal sculpture, furniture and prints||Hair accessories |
(aka cocktail fascinators)
|How much||$15â€“$30||Â $3â€“$600||$5â€“$295||$6â€“$52|
|Day job||Art history teacher||Â Full-time artist||Has an online business selling upgrades for old cars||Sells her fascinators at local boutiques (Krazy Maryâ€™s, Sugar Shack, Heart Clothing Boutique, Havoc)|
|Inspiration||â€œI use lots of Andy Warhol images.â€||â€œIâ€™m a big experimenter. I work in lots of different mediums.â€||â€œMy ceramics and metalwork are Craftsman-inspired.â€||â€œFeathers are my main niche.â€|