If you are considering opening a shop on Etsy, I would strongly suggest that you visit the Etsy forum and read about Etsy's most recent disregard for shop owners before you make the leap of faith and open a shop.
Etsy and the "no Paypal access" test:
Etsy's new star review system:
The fluff piece written about Etsy CEO, Chad Dickerson (pay special attention to the comments section):
The Daily Dot- Why Etsy's Brave New Economy is Crumbling:
The Power of Words (How Etsy "suggests" that customers leave negative comments in reviews):
A blog post from a former Etsy seller who closed her shop and why: http://www.tarabradford.com/2013/09/adios-etsy.html
Etsy is currently having a promotion:
"Invite Friends, Get Free Listings!
For every friend that opens a shop on Etsy, we'll give you both 40 free listings."
This is the invitation link from Libellula Jewelry: Link Removed