Etsy is a great place to sell vintage and handmade items, and many collectors and creatives have found a way to make a living selling their wares on the site. However, users have the freedom to sell almost anything – and it can get weird. Here are 14 strange Etsy shops you likely didn’t know existed.
This shop gives off an Annabelle-from- “The Conjuring’” vibe – and for good reason: Apparently, Wisnequre06 is run by a medium. You may wonder who would willingly purchase a haunted porcelain doll from someone who can connect to dead people, but the site has several satisfied customers. The shop also offers psychic readings, of which a few reviewers claimed to be accurate. The dolls range from $39 to $147, and readings from $4 to $10.
If you’re smitten with kittens, you might be intrigued by this shop. PrittenPaws sells accessories that’ll make you feel like a feline, from fuzzy ears to collars and leashes. The concept is strange, but the shop has five stars and a decent number of sales. Prices range from $12 to $77.
Luna on the Moon
This London-based Etsy shop run by Kristy Fate isn’t strange so much as it is quirky. Thanks to Luna on the Moon, you can replace your boring handbags and take your style up a few (weird) notches. With glitter handbags in various shapes, from flying pigs to fried eggs, there’s something unique for everyone. Fate makes each product by hand, and the bags start at around $100. There are other accessories – like brooches, hair clips and keychains – available as well.
Wild Things, Inc.
Are you obsessed with all things creepy and crawly? Those with a passion for spiders, snakes, bugs and bones will love Wild Things, Inc., an Etsy shop that specializes in exotic animal parts and art. Whether you’re looking for holiday ornaments filled with snake skin or you want to make your own creations using things like tarantula and cockroach molts, turtle shells, and found animal bones, this shop has everything you could ever dream of – even if those of you with arachnophobia would consider it a nightmare. Items range from around $3 to $15.
If you’ve ever wanted to decorate with (or even wear) broken doll parts, this is the Etsy shop for you. Ramshackle Rascals sells handmade art and decor pieces using “old, forgotten dolls,” according to its Etsy page. The shop sells planters made out of doll heads, brooches featuring Barbie doll faces, a series of art pieces called “Pickled People in a Jar” – sculptures made from dolls and wax pickles inside mason jars, each featuring a short poem in the item description – and more. Shop prices range from around $15 to $75.
On the surface, this Etsy shop seems like a perfectly normal business idea. People use toothpicks all the time, so why not give them a little flavor? While it’s true that cinnamon, grape, wintergreen and even bacon toothpicks are intriguing, this shop offers some strange flavors. Under Flavored Toothpicks’ “Weird Unique Flavors” tab, you’ll find toothpicks that taste like fireworks, baby formula and more. Overall, there are more than 70 different toothpick flavors to choose from. They go for $5.95 and come in a small, sliding metal tin. [Looking to expand your sales beyond Etsy? Check out these alternative marketplace sites.]
Anna’s Uncanny Creatures
From faux-zombie parts to strange stuffed animals, Anna’s Uncanny Creatures has it all. The shop, which has been open since 2011, features eerie-looking, yet somehow endearing, teddy installment loans online Maine residents bears and stuffed animals with piercing acrylic eyes, faux fur and oddly human like mouths, complete with teeth, all handmade to order. Anna’s Uncanny Creatures also offers a custom message-in-a-bottle letter service and sells zombie finger keychains and bookmarks along with “bodily candles,” incredibly realistic vegan wax candles shaped like parts of human heads and faces. The teddy bears sell for around $55 each, while other prices vary.