Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. the surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.)
I have a wedding to go to – yes, another one – and my hair just now is at a particularly awkward in-between length. I have decided to wear it up, but I need some kind of adornment. Etsy to the rescue! I did find what I wanted, but on my way to The Right Things, I came across a large number of Wrong Things which inspired this week’s uncomfortable exploration of the bowels of Etsy.
As with all other categories of Etsy merch, hair accessories are a veritable treasure trove of the weird, wacky, wonderful, and what were they thinking. I really enjoyed this week’s search, but there’s such a wide variety of terrible things, it really makes me wonder. Who is buying this stuff? From the underwhelming to the overwhelming to the just enough, Etsy’s got it all!
For more Etsy fun, check out all my weekly Etsomnia™ posts.