Crafters, today is the day. Etsy's sister site that focuses on craft projects and supplies, Etsy Studio, is now live and ready to stoke your creativity.
The Brooklyn-based online marketplace announced Etsy Studio back in February, and we've been eagerly awaiting the launch ever since. The twelve-year-old site has always been a go-to resource for people searching for supplies to make their own projects, but a common complaint was that these supplies weren't easy to find or sort through.
Etsy Studio addresses that: it's "a global market dedicated to craft supplies that seamlessly combines inspiration and shopping in one place," said CEO Chad Dickerson during the February announcement. True to his word, the site has millions of products available and visitors can "shop original DIY projects and tutorials alongside all of the supplies they need to bring those creative projects to life."
We've already done a little poking around, and rounded up some projects and supplies we think you'll enjoy. Check them out:
The projects are clearly marked and searchable by skill level, and also the time needed. There are step-by-step photos, followed by the shoppable product lists, as well as other recommended or related project suggestions.
If you already have your own project in mind, you can of course just shop for supplies. You can browse by project type, like Home + Hobby or Visual Arts, each of which is broken down into the various types of projects and supplies one would need for each, whether it be canning, knitting, or hand lettering.
"It's one of the most natural things we've ever done," Dickerson told TechCrunch. "We saw a market that was really lacking in joy and inspiration, and we feel like we're really uniquely qualified to bring that."
It does actually feel joyous: scrolling through the projects and having lists of what you need that you can just add to your cart take away the frustration of having to do the searching yourself and possibly getting the wrong supplies. Even just flipping through the products is fun—who can deny the joy-making qualities of rainbow yarn, holographic glitter, or party-ready balloons?