Thursday, January 19, 2012

Get "My Etsy" on Your Facebook Page

Update: 3 Mar 2012:  Apparently Etsy is no longer providing the My Etsy app for your Facebook profile (or is it called "timeline" now?) or page.  I'll soon make a post about using Facebook and Etsy in the way that they connect now!

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This article I wrote is very helpful, but I've realized that some of you have found a hurdle that you can't jump!


"My Etsy" is an application that you can add to your Facebook Page and can be very nice - unless you can't get it to work!  I've found that some people have Secure Browsing enabled in their privacy settings, and that setting doesn't allow My Etsy to connect.  Here's how to navigate the maze of Facebook and get My Etsy onto your page! (click on any image to enlarge!)

Log into your Facebook account.
In the upper right hand corner there is a little arrow facing down (same place that gives you the menu with the Log Out option). Click on the arrow, click on Privacy Settings.

Scroll down to Apps and Websites and click on Edit Settings. In the Apps You Use section click on Edit Settings.


 

In the menu on the left, click on Security.

Check your Secure Browsing - if it's enabled My Etsy won't work. Click Edit.

You'll have to disable it (I think you can re-enable it after you've added My Etsy. It just doesn't want to add it while it's enabled!).  Un-check "Browse Facebook using secure connection (https) when possible" and click Save Changes.  It will now say that Secure browsing is disabled. 
  

From here, you can type in My Etsy in the search bar. The app will be a selection. Click it.
 

Click Add To My Page.
 

If you are an admin on multiple pages, you'll need to choose which one. Click Add My Etsy.
 

It will then take you to the Wall of your Page. Click on My Etsy in the menu on the left.
 

You will need to enter in your Etsy username.Click Submit.
 

Decide if you want to show your favorites or just your own shop.  I did just my own shop for my page.  Click Create My Etsy Tab.
 

It's ready to go!  To see it, click on the My Etsy tab in the menu on the left!

Any other questions or problems?  Mention them in the comments and I'll see what answers I can find!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Newest Bag

DSCN6845I’m always looking at handbags in the store, even though I never find what I want.  I just love bags, and so instead of wishing I had the “perfect” bag, I take all of the ideas I love and design my own!

Here’s the newest one I’ve crocheted.  It’s absolutely perfect!  I’m hoping to write a pattern for it, so keep posted.

Let me know what you think!

It was crocheted using two strands of nylon cord.  Then I did a square braid for the handles.  I lined the inside with a cute fabric I have had in my fabric stash.  The shoulder strap came from another bag but works great with this one!  I also wanted a bit of feminine flair, so I added a large rosette. Love it!

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