Emptied out my Etsy store today and placed it on indefinite hiatus. It has been over six months since I had a sale there. For all of my reasons, including lack of sales - read ThePlaypen's review of Etsy HERE on CNET. I wholeheartedly agree with all of their points. It was dated June of 2010, but nothing's changed except for the worse there.
EDIT: Just so you know I gave this a fair trial, I've been selling on Etsy since August of 2006. I did all right for the first couple of years, then it all started coming apart - as soon as they killed the free-wheeling forums and standardized the rose colored glasses approach I should have decamped, but whether through inertia or blind loyalty I hung in there.
Giving The Craft Star a hard look. I can't stop making stuff, and I can't keep it all, so I need a sales venue that fits me. Until they launch and I have a chance to evaluate what they're offering, I might try Artfire - they have a free trial offer so I've got nothing to lose there but some time.
I made some bracelets last weekend. Six, actually. Maybe what I need isn't a new sales venue. Maybe what I need is an intervention.
Pics to follow soon.
The bracelet pics, as promised: