"Etsy Teams are groups of organized Etsy members who network, share skills, and promote their shops and Etsy together. A Team forms around a shared location, crafting medium, or another interest.
Etsy's 170+ teams make us not just a marketplace of individuals, but an interconnected and diverse artistic community.
Teams are Etsy’s biggest and most creative grassroots engine for support, networking and marketing – for each team member’s shop, for the Teams themselves, and for Etsy as a whole."
I made the decision to join Etsy Bead and Boomers first. I just recently joined PCAGOE (polymer clay artists guild of etsy). I'll post more on that tomorrow.
They have a core group who are quite active (as most groups do!), and it's a lot of fun joining in the weekly team chat on Tuesday night. They are currently trying to decide whether or not to shift from Google groups to a message board. I like the message board format, but many prefer Google. It will be interesting to see how that is resolved!
They have a message board, which doesn't have a huge amount of traffic. I think they have a forum thread.
They have a blog, a website, a gallery, and a flickr group.
Now for the newest beads. Wild and crazy kinda beads, eh?