by Tina Gasperson

Maybe it’s the economy, maybe it’s the environment, or maybe it’s just that people recognize the value and beauty of an item that has been lovingly handcrafted by an actual person and not a machine. Whatever the reasons, handmade is in. If you’ve always been a crafter looking for an audience, now is your time to shine. Your audience is waiting, on the Internet.

There have always been places to sell online, but you don’t want your hand-sewn doll clothes, hand-knitted scarves, or hand-carved jewelry boxes to get lost in the jungle of miscellaneous merchandise on places such as eBay and Craigslist. Instead, look for one of the sites set up specifically to cater to artists and crafters like you, and those who appreciate you.
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