Well Crafted

Browse the discussion boards at for a few minutes, and you'll quickly see that just because someone has opened a digital storefront doesn't mean they have a clue how to run it. Let alone run it well. The "Etsy Success" discussion group has some 1,574 pages of questions regarding the best ways to sell custom work, how to get social media followers, and the most cost-effective boxes for shipping, among a multitude of other things.

Instead of perusing those numerous Q&A sessions, Phoenicians who want to up their Etsy game can attend an hourlong panel on the matter when MADE art boutique hosts a trio of creatives well-versed in proper play. The Etsy Success Panel Discussion will feature Sebastien Millon, Cassandra Uhl, and Matt Hinrichs. In addition to taking questions, they'll talk about their experiences and the best practices for starting and running a solid Etsy shop.

Learn from the pros from 10 to 11 a.m. at 922 North Fifth Street. Admission is free. Participants may register by calling the store at 602-256-6233. More information is available at

Sun., July 28, 10-11 a.m., 2013
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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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