1) An online community of artist and crafters
2) A online community where one can buy and sell handmade goods, vintage items, and related supplies
3) An online collection of independent stores
4) An alternative to auction websites such as eBay
I am buying all my holiday gifts on Etsy this year so that I can get unique handmade gifts.
A popular website for one of a kind (OOAK) items that are often hand made or bought and modified. The name is based on the Finnish word "etsi", meaning search. You can find anything that can possibly be handmade like clothes, jewelry, and furniture to suit every style. It's a popular alternative to sites like eBay and Amazon.com.
I personally love it.
Someone made me a choker on Etsy