|A past custom order for a tatted necklace - the buyer wanted purple thread with a turquoise stone|
When Etsy took Alchemy off the site, they said it was just temporary. Nothing further has been said about the progress of changing it and when it might come back, if at all.
Some sellers have created their own substitute by organizing teams that take custom requests. I'm not sure how successful this has been for buyers or sellers, but it's one option for custom ordering on Etsy. One advantage so far has been that some of these teams accept requests for vintage items or supplies. That's not really the same as requesting to have an item made. It's more like a matchmaking service.
|tatted necklace by Native and Pilgrim|
Buyers - are you looking to order custom made items?
Sellers - are you taking requests for custom made items? Let me know if you'd like me to add a linky list for shops taking custom orders.