okay, so if you only found out about etsy recently, then may have never heard about alchemy. when I first joined etsy, alchemy was going strong, but when etsy cam out with their newest version of the site, alchemy got lost in the shuffle. well it’s back and better than ever. alchemy allows people to request specific handmade items from etsy sellers. once a request has been posted, etsy sellers place bids to make the item. it is a great way for you to get exactly what you want. so if you;ve always wanted a fuzzy orange sweater and can’t find it anywhere else, just hop on alchemy and I bet you can find someone that will make it for you.