Monday 5 October 2009


Hello Etsy Ireland!

My name is Rachel (aka balanced.) and I am originally from Northern California. I have been living in Dublin, Ireland for the last 4 years with my husband Joey and our baby Ginger, the cat.

I make mostly jewelry these days, but I've been into arts and crafts my entire life. I started beading about 10 years ago, then it was off and on for a little while. I signed up to Etsy in March 2008, but didn't start listing until December 2008. I had tried selling at another online venue, but didn't have much luck there so I put all my attention into my Etsy shop and it's the best decision I've ever made.
I only wish that I had known about it sooner!

The support from the community at Etsy and especially the Etsy Ireland team has been fantastic! I hope to make it to one of the team meet-ups soon and get to know you all a bit better.

You can find out more about me and what I get up to at my website and blog:

Thank you for reading and I look forward to learning more about each of you as well!

- Rach


  1. Rachel, your pieces are sooooo beautiful. I'm glad to hear you're doing so well with Etsy too, very encouraging!

  2. Hi Rachel! You must miss the CA weather! Glad Etsy is working out good for you :)

  3. Thank you ladies! :) I'm glad to be here.

    I do sometimes miss the Ca weather. I am actually going home for a visit in about a week, so I think I'll get all the sun I need then. :P

  4. Your shop is stuffed full of beautiful things - I want one of each Rachel! Tx ;)*

  5. Thank you Tanya! :) That is much appreciated.
    You can have one of each! :P