Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Closet Professor on Etsy

The Closet Professor on Etsy

You may or may  not have noticed, but either way, I want to draw your attention to a new addition to my blog.    Above just under the banner, you will see a tab for an additional page on this blog titled "The Closet Professor on Etsy," and to the right just below the painting of "David and Me" by Steve Walker, you will see a smaller version of the above image that if clicked will take you to my new Etsy page. The Closet Professor now has a storefront on Etsy. Etsy's mission is to empower people to change the way the global economy works. They see a world in which very-very small businesses have much-much more sway in shaping the economy, local living economies are thriving everywhere, and people value authorship and provenance as much as price and convenience. They are bringing heart to commerce and making the world more fair, more sustainable, and more fun.

My Favorite Piece of Jewelry
The Gay Christian Pride Anklet
I decided to join Etsy as a way to sell some of the crafts that I make in my spare time.  Over the course of the summer, some of the other faculty at my school and I have gotten together for a weekly craft day.  At first, I merely sat there and socialized, but one of them convinced me to take some of their beads and fashion a necklace and earrings.  I realized that I had a bit of a knack for making jewelry, and it was quite an enjoyable experience. You will find gay themed and Christian themed jewelry at my Etsy Store as well as some women's jewelry that I also make.

When it comes closer to the Christmas season, I will be adding some Christmas wreaths that I have been making for the last several years but have only given them as gifts.  Now they will be for sale and will be shipped directly to you.  If there is something you like in my store but would like it personalized or custom made in some way, I will do my best to accommodate your wishes.

Private school teachers tend to make roughly half what public school teachers make, but we have more freedom in what we teach.  However, because of the low pay, it would be nice to make a little extra money, and making craft goods with my hands is something that I can do while also relaxing my mind from a long day of teaching.

Check out The Closet Professor on Etsy and let me know what you think.


Theaterdog said...

Hi Joe,
Tim from France...auburn grad?
This is off subject, but do you know the town pictured in your banner?
I looks a lot like the town of Saumur France where I live, or nearby.

I still enjoy the blog
If you have time, I am at

fan of casey said...

Joe: Good luck on your new venture. I'll take a look-see on Etsy.

Mike said...

Looking good... I think I'm going to have to get an anklet. I find anklets so sexy on guys.

Jay M. said...

I love it! I like the 20" Pride necklace, when I order one, I'll get it long enough to go around my neck!

This is a great idea, and I hope it's successful for you. One question...while making these things with your fellow faculty, what did they think of the gay themes?

Also, for Christmas, make some gay themed wreaths, and some tree ornaments! Round, beaded, brightly colored (like coasters) would be great to hang on my tree.

Peace <3

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confessionsofaboytoy said...

Congrats on the undertaking!
For a minute I thought this was your book!

Coop said...

Good luck, Joe! :)