Polyvore for Crafters

Craft & Design

Like many kids, I loved playing with paper dolls–and over the last week or so I’ve been indulging in a similar sort of fun with the site Polyvore. What’s Polyvore, you ask?

Polyvore is a unique, easy-to-use web-based application for mixing and matching products from any online store. Items are pulled together into a visual set of products that can be shared with anyone. Each product within the set is then linked back to the online store where it is available for purchase.

Crafters have been getting in on the fun by using Polyvore’s “Clip to Polyvore” tool to upload their own items users can then play with (see the Monica Burnett Hats and Naughty Secretary Club groups, for example), and I love the idea of handmade goods by independent designers being included in the over 1 million products featured on Polyvore. It’s an interesting from a marketing standpoint, sure, but playing with Polyvore is also just plain fun.
Here’s a set I made called “Crafternoon”, which features some personal faves like Mohop Shoes (featured in our latest issue, which also appears in the set), a boygirlparty notepad, and some pins by Happy Owl Glassworks. To see the full list of set credits, click here.

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Jenny Ryan

Jenny Ryan is an artist, crafter, and maker of things. She lives in Los Angeles with a pack of various animals (including her husband) and writes about her adventures in creating at Exit Through the Thrift Shop.

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