Friday , 6 August 2021


Handmadeology exists for the purpose of teaching artists how to successfully sell their handmade goods online, and to feature the newest handmade, vintage and supply items found around the web!


About the Editor: Timothy Adam

I am a self taught metal artist, and a certified Mig welder. I started designing modern metal furniture in 2004. I built my first piece in Baltimore with my sister-in-law who is a furniture designer. I found my passion in metal and kept on designing and building. I struggled for 4 years to make a name in local galleries in the Grand Rapids Michigan area. A friend of mine introduced me to Etsy in February of 2007, and it changed my business. I started creating a jewelry line and have not turned back. In November of 2007 I had to quit my full time job cause my passion was becoming a dream come true!

I am the author of -How to Make Money Using Etsy(Wiley Publishing), editor of, and marketing guru for the handmade scene.  He live in Canton Ohio with his wife, son (5  years), and Macy (18 months).


I love the handmade community and Etsy … Handmadeology is his way of giving back!

“Through the years, I’ve helped thousands of Etsy sellers master the art and science of building their business through social media.  The sustainable success of your business hinges on how you choose to use social media to multiply your business.” – Tim

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A little about me and my business!


  1. Really appreciate what you’re doing, Timothy.

  2. ditto here – just blogged about it! would LOVE to have you as a guest for a blog interview!!

  3. Great to see someone succeed at something they love to do. Always great advice. Thank you

  4. Thank you so much for ths valuable reaource! I can’t wait to discover everything on this site.

  5. I’m new to ETSY, am enjoying it-easier than I thought. And had we not had to cut off direct tv cause of costs – I might not have found you – which I found through an off-shoot of linkedin – a professional networking site. Sure like your solution-oriented attitude – I love creating (have 10,000 pcs of artwork – 2000 hand-drawn (old school) designs & more on computer as I explore Photoshop.
    You are SO appreciated esp. for us “old-schoolers” who learned how to type on a manual typewriter – you guys know what that is eh? Ever heard of “party-line phones”?

  6. Hi Tim,

    What can I say…. you and your Handmadeology is just plain amazing. I can’t stop reading! Everywhere I look I want to download stuff, sign up for things and write. How do you ever find the time for all this and your art I do not know.

    I used to be a personal coach for high creatives (artists) and think that I probably have lots of ways that I could contribute. Thank you for setting up such an inspiring space for all of us.

    Yarrow Summers

  7. Hello Timothy,
    You have got a great idea with Handmadeology
    Just now I discover it
    I want be in:)

  8. Thank you very much for creating Handmadeology. I read and learned a lot on this site. Many useful tips for Etsy shop owners. Many posts also inspire me of passion in craft and handmade artwork.


  9. I love everything you are doing to teach others and you make it easy to understand.

    Here are a few more of my sites

  10. Visiting for the first time to your handmadeology, but have been a shop owner on Etsy since 2010 and a website owner since 2009. Love doing what I do! I’m having more fun selling FlirtyDivatees than anyone my age usually has.

  11. I’m in Preble County, Ohio! :)

    Cool to meet a local!


  12. So great to see other artists from the Michigan area doing well!


  13. It is 5.55am here in the UK and I’m up early to check out a few more deails of Etsy. My son and I started making bandsaw boxes last Christmas and have started selling these a couple of months ago.

    We joined Etsy two days ago and are learning how to use the site, so I was up early to find out more. I asked an Etsy question on Google and came across this sie, which looks very interesting and I will be looking at it more closely, as it seems to say the right things.

    Just thought I would add this comment form ‘over the pond’ here in the UK and say a big HELLO!.

    Many thanks


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