The 50 Shades of Grey Etsy Marketplace

The 50 Shades of Grey Etsy Marketplace
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The 50 Shades of Grey Etsy Marketplace

Seattle-based perfumer Julie Wray named this scent after Anastasia, the heroine of Fifty Shades of Grey. Combining the innocent scent of vanilla with "naughty" hints of amber, musk, and patchouli, Wray tries to capture the delicate balance of sweetness and danger that lies at the heart of the series.

Photo: Julie Merriman Wray

McMakin Designs' Etsy store is filled with hand-stamped pendants sporting warm, friendly mottoes. For this Fifty Shades offering, however, Kelley McMakin evoked one of the darker, more dangerous settings of the series: Christian Grey's "Red Room of Pain."

Photo: Kelley McMakin

Jennifer Ray has been designing and selling rock 'n' roll-themed jewelry in her Etsy store since 2009. When Fifty Shades of Grey came out, she quickly realized that the book's mature material fit perfectly into her offerings. "I had already made several pieces of jewelry that could be labeled Fifty Shades-inspired," she notes. "Since the book was becoming so popular, it only made sense to move more in that direction." This pair of handcuff earrings hints at the bondage themes that fill the series.

Photo: Jennifer Ray

Handcuffs, tie, key and cat o' nine tails: Theresa Malaspina's Fifty Shades of Grey key chain features many of the most identifiable elements from the series. After reading the first book, Malaspina made a necklace that evoked some of the series' elements. She has since branched out, and now offers over a dozen Fifty Shades items.

Photo: Theresa Malaspina

At AJ Sweet Soap, Denise Mancuso's Etsy Store, surprisingly-shaped soaps are the order of the day. For this Fifty Shades-themed offering, she evokes Christian Grey's iconic necktie.

Photo: Denise Mancuso

In her Etsy store, Simply Sarah Crafts, Sarah Thorowgood offers a variety of movie, TV, and book-themed mirror, magnets, bottle openers and pins. For this Fifty Shades-themed item, she pairs one of Christian Grey's signature line with a pair of open handcuffs and a simple grey background.

Photo: Sarah Thorowgood

A simple, moody image of a carnival mask, MaryStClare's Fifty Shades pendant is based on the second book in the series. Mary Dovenbarger, owner of the shop, dove into the books shortly after they came out: "I read all three books in one week and was completely obsessed," she recalls. She soon started making Fifty Shades pendants; today, items inspired by the books account for 71% of her business.

Photo: Mary Dovenbarger

Jay Silvia's Fifty Shades-inspired bookmark manages to evoke Christian Grey's sexual dominance, even as it offers a handy tool for actually reading the books. While the bookmarks haven't been among his best-selling items, Silvia notes that they have driven a lot of traffic to his website.

Photo: Jay Silvia