Sunday, December 27, 2009

Introducing my best friend...Alchemy!!

Hello Everyone!

I hope all of you had a fantabulous holiday!! Just 4 more days until 2010...that's just crazy I tell you...crazy!


I am 99% positive that anyone reading this either lives on Etsy or at least heard of it...if you have NOT heard of Etsy, then stop right here and type in and get your little butt over there! pronto!


everyone back and ready to move on?

So as I was saying I am a 100% positive that you all know about Etsy BUT did you all know about their feature called Alchemy?

If you have - Congrats!! If you have not - then this post is for you!

Alchemy could truly be your future best friend too. Its pretty amazing and is perfect for a bride to be.

Have you ever had this idea in your head but you had no way of making it, you have scoured the stores and surfed the net for something even similar and all you have come up with is a big goose egg?

Enter Alchemy!!!

Turn your ideas into reality with Alchemy!Buyers can post requests for handmade items, and sellers bid on the opportunity to make the goods. - Straight from the Etsy site itself

Just think of yourself as the head designer and Etsy is your wildly creative and talented staff that can make your ideas come to life ...Poof...there they are at your doorstep Not bad, huh?

All you have to do is click on to etsy, click custom, and fill out a bid request and I swear in a matter of hours you will start getting bids. Well depending on how area specific your request is - response might be a day...that is still outrageous!

Your ideas could be totally unique ideas....

Carpenter needed to make custom wood canopy for fish tank

painting of your cat

a plush stuffed sewn milk carton


Maybe you want something custom made...

rubber stamp, first Christmas ornament, or a cake topper.


May be you saw something and and want it recreated like:

Oxidized brass chain bracelet/ring combination, must be identical to the picture provided.

Custom adult women's shirt similar to picture

Crisp Tea Length Wedding Dress Reproduction

By the way, all the ideas above were straight off the alchemy request board ( I don't judge....) - even the ones without links ( they just didn't have pictures)

Do you have a certain fabric that matches your reception decor perfectly and you want bunting flags made out if it


you have the perfect centerpiece idea but have no idea how to go about it


you created a fab logo for your wedding and now you need stickers, rubber stamps, escort cards, etc....?

ALCHEMY is your answer! Seriously I can go on and on and I really shouldn't because I'm not sure if what I've typed so far makes since..its 4 in the morning ( don't ask..)

Oh wait!! can I can also put your price point on the request ...How cool is that???

I bet the wheels are turning now??

I just have to say this WAS NOT a sponsored post, I just truly love the Alchemy option on Etsy! I personally have used it 6 times.

I better be off... I really do need to sleep.

But I would love to hear if you have used alchemy in the past or since reading this post do you now have a request that you are going to post in Alchemy.

I want to hear all about it!!

Happy Designing!



  1. Wow! That is a fantastic idea! I love Etsy, but hadn’t heard about that option, so thanks for sharing.

  2. Great idea! Thanks for dropping by my blog. Glad to have you!

  3. awesome, i love etsy, but this is the first i'm hearing about alchemy. that can totally come in handy.

  4. I tried to use alchemy for a wedding shrug. NOT a terrif experience. But I'm a freakshow, so go figure.