The Wide World of Etsy, and the Missoula Women who are making $$ doing it!

Just how big is the artisan shopping and networking site, Pretty huge (170,000 shops on the site, last time I checked). You could really get lost sifting through hundreds of thousands of handmade items, but why do that when I've made you this nice list of Etsy shops owned by talented Missoula women?

Whew! When I decided to compile this list I had NO IDEA what I was getting myself into. There sure are a lot of you Missoula ladies making some fabulous items on etsy! Truly, all my future gift giving could be totally covered by this list of great shops.

My descriptions are brief, but descriptive. If I have represented your shop in this list and you'd like to contribute something to the description, (or if you'd like to be added to the list,) feel free to leave a comment with your url!

Salty and Sweet Has sold over 800 mobiles, you can follow her on her twitter account !

Eventyr Woodworking specializing in unique and fun jewelry organizers.

Clothes Parenthesis vintage clothing by Krisi Marcus, a Grad student at UM!

Re.dress beautiful up-cycled, vintage, recycled clothing and accessories.

Serendipity Beaded Creations Beaded jewelry galore by Olivia Sears, find her on facebook and twitter. Cool tip: She also can be heard on the Missoula NPR radio station Wed. Nights 12:30am-2am playing Filmtracks, and reading our weather Fridays 5am-7am! 

Gypsymoon Designs ~ One of my favorites! Link with her facebook and check out her blog!

Lady Pajama publishes a monthly zine and specializes in paper arts and collage.

Paula's Garden a tremendously popular etsy shop and for good reason... Lavender! Paula Scoggins, a UM undergrad is pursuing her Fine Arts degree while tending and crafting the crops of her 18 year-old lavender field.

Montana Pulp Works is a shop filled with beautiful paper garlands of all kinds. Also visit the facebook page.

Send Sunshine teeny, tiny felted animals that are amazingly life-like! By the incredibly talented Laurie Pace.

Elizavella's Enchantments here, Elizavella Collins sells high-quality clip art image. She has another shop too!

Sam's Crochet this 20-something makes hats, scarves, bags, and more! Also check out her blog.

Elle Art Designs enjoy planting inspiration from Elle! She has also has a Facebook.

Bonifide Blues Studio by Brenda Elvey. Fused glass pieces, bracelet fabrication, and sock banks!

Grant Creek Yarns by Heidi McBride

Avocado Designs lovely jewelry with excellent presentation!

Lune Luxe photography by Patia Stephens, check out her blog too!

Woolyfelt Creations by Jess Null all kinds of felted animals, pictures, and fantasy creatures. See her facebook

Smells Funky creative ceramic jewelry, bowls, and more!

Dig This Chickby Nici Holt Cline, appliquéd sweatshop free, organic apparel. See her facebook and website!

Unconventional Ida by Stella Latwinski, her two sites are full very cool pencil and ink drawings on cherry wood. I first met Stella at the MADE fair. She has a blog and a twitter account you can check out too!

Piper and Paisley very popular handmade hats which I happen to love.

Raven Ridge Fiber Arts Rickie van Berkum's hand-spun yarn and knit items!

Jaxons Jazz Jackie "Jaxon" Priess makes fun up-cycled hats and blogs right here

Elizabeth Claire Rose I met Elizabeth at the MADE fair this year. Her Etsy shop has intaglio prints + art cards, photography. Also visit her website!

IvolveS wraps and hair clips, I love the item photos! Very pretty.

And after you look through all those, please don't forget mine! It's Songbirds Branch, where I sell floral arrangements and stationery gifts.

Great ETSY resources:

How to Make Money Using Etsy: A Guide to the Online Marketplace for Crafts and Handmade Products

101 Ways to Market Your Online Jewelry Shop: Free and Cheap Ways to Market, Promote, Advertise

Etsy Success - How to Make a Full-Time Income Selling Jewelry, Crafts, and Other Handmade Products 

I would love for this to be a fully comprehensive list, I am always ready to add new listings! Do you have a Missoula etsy shop to share? Leave a comment and I'll make sure to add you. You can also see constantly updating lists of Missoula area etsians right here: Etsy Shop Local- Missoula

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Coming soon: a Missoulian's guide to getting started on Etsy!


  1. What a FANTASTIC endeavor. I'm thrilled to think of myself as one of the "very small" business Missoula women owners that is included in your etsy complilation.
    ellen brown
    "planting inspiration"

  2. this is a great blog and nice to see so many talented women in Missoula

  3. Love your blog! Etsy is a great place to start your online business.

    Thank you for so many informative links.


  4. Hey Neighbors! There are some fantastic artists in Missoula! I will be checking them all out!
    Etsy Rocks!

  5. Thanks for including me in your list. Long live missoula artists!!!

  6. Wow, thank you for the feature!

  7. Thank you Laura,
    You blog is really awesome. Love it. Thanks all of women that you refer. Salty and Sweet is good, just visit her Twitter.

    thanks again.

  8. You're welcome! Thank you for the feedback :) Keep on creating beautiful things! I'm looking forward to interviewing a few of you over the next few weeks!

  9. This is a great Blog - I would love to do an article for you! Thanks for mentioning me - my line is more commonly known as Jax Hats and can be found at many local stores in addition to ETSY. We are actually partners in a store called "Upcycled"
    on the Hip Strip next to the Peace Center.

  10. i know this article is old but so sad how different things are on Etsy now and alot of these shops are now closed. Etsy is definitely not what it use to be anymore :(


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