A REAL fischverkäuferin :)

21 Jul

A reader pointed out a shop with a VERY interesting German woman who loves to talk trash about others to somehow make herself appear more high and mighty to herself I suppose, yet us readers just thinks she’s an ass.

Check out some of the great comments left by other readers:


She manages to insult everyone on Etsy along with her customers.


This profile was updated, it previously called all other photographers on Etsy “Ghetto walmart kids with crapy plastic cameras”

This is the “nice” version.

Here’s a quote from the end of the profile:
“I love to talk to people from other countries …(and I’m also travelling a lot around)
…just another hobby of mine 😉 ”


Her nicecraftworks profile isn’t much better…
Wow, that is pretty rich. Being a photographer myself, I don’t see what is so spectacular about her photography. It looks kind of bland. *shrugs*

Can you report people for having offensive profiles?
Omg, this is from her other profile. How ignorant!

“‘GERMAN’ beads don’t exist. I’d like to stop that stupid nonsense that gets distributed by numerous jewelry and supply sellers from USA who are claiming that their beads are ‘made in Western Germany’.
The fact is that there are no beads factories in Germany. And for sure never have existed here in West Germany where I’m living for all my life (and that is almost a half century).

ALL beads and findings which are available here in German stores are imported from Asia or from somewhere else in the world. Also the jewelry material that gets sold by the German supply companies Guetermann, Rayher, Farbenspiel etc. is imported from Asia. (They just buy it from Asia and re-sell it in Germany for super expensive prices. Not only one single bead of them was ever manufactured here in Germany! And btw …Guetermann now even lets produce its world famous sewing thread in India.) So far about globalization…

Further on: the words ‘made in Germany’ are protected by German law for products which are actually made in Germany and may not abused for any other purposes.

Same for German ‘VINTAGE’ beads:
the word ‘vintage’ doesn’t exist in Germany as well. It’s totally unknown here and all this strange hype about ‘German vintage’ beads is USA-made only (as well as the beads themselves!!!). These sellers use to tag their beads ‘German vintage’ just for making ‘precious’ beads out of them (even out of worthless plastic beads!) and sell them for expensive prices.
Due to this ‘vintage fashion style’ hype in the USA many people are making lots of profit on that with such false products. There actually has arisen a real ‘German Vintage bead’ mass distribution in USA. (You can see that if you search for ‘German Vintage Beads’ on the internet. Just try out by yourself! You’ll find US-sellers only, no German at all… even no Asian sellers, who distribute such false ‘vintage beads’!)”
I don’t see the artistry in her pictures either, and the things she says in the profile prove that she wouldn’t recognise fine art if it bit her in the nose…
Just going to point out one more thing about decentartworks…

Previous to her updated profile she also called out all the photograhers who digitally altered their photos, saying she’s only providing actual prints.

Looks like she changed her mind about what’s crap and what’s art.

“All my listed photos are also available as digitally altered photos (i.e. greyscale, aged, faded, blurry, watercolour, oilpainting, textured, digitally framed etc.) Just let me know what effect you want for which photograph of mine and I will make a customized picture especially for you … at no extra costs 🙂 ”
Good lord… that woman is unbalanced. WTF is this about???? How he hell does she know the percentage of sellers in Germany who are actually “other nationalities” temporarily living there?!! whatanutcase.

To your information:
About 50% of all Etsy stores located in Germany are US Army ‘based’ military shops! Other 30% of Etsy stores here in Germany are maintained by sellers of other nationalities who just temporarely live in Germany.
Only 20% are actually German shops.

So you should keep this in mind if you want to buy ‘typical German’ products here on Etsy. But I hope very much that this strange situation will change soon and that many more German sellers will sign up on Etsy in the future
…for representing OUR countries’ artisan products 🙂

I think that remark is sort of racist, as well. It’s not like she’s making traditional German cuckoo clocks. She’s making beaded jewelry, anyone from anywhere can make what she’s making. You don’t have to be German to know that skill.
traveled and lived in germany for a short time here, and never met anyone like this fischverkäuferin. wjw….i do understand her wanting to let people know about traditional crafts in Germany Post WW2.

when i was there my arts and crafts appreciation was extended towards the fine pilsner brewers exclusively. quite enjoyable craftsmanship in that department.

it wasnt hard to find this link, decentcraftartphotographer lady:

not sure how accurate it is but apparently there may be some beadmaking going on there
I just like how she trashes other photographers as ghetto.. goes on and on about how fine art her work is..and then charges $6.00 for it. What a joke.

And what is this about??

because when I joined Etsy one year ago I was totally shocked about all the many ‘trash photographers’ from USA who make (without exception) ugly junk photos of European countries (especially of Germany) and publish them here for sale. I still do not know the reasons for this very primitive behaviour that continues on and on, because we Europeans do not make such ugly photos of the USA and put them here for sale…
or should we do that also do in the future now?


52 Responses to “A REAL fischverkäuferin :)”

  1. Bedazzled Condom July 21, 2009 at 8:31 pm #

    After all that I was expecting something spectacular and amazing but alas, her work is trite and pedantic. It reminds me of travel postcards.

    Good luck to you, batshit-crazy German woman.

  2. twiddledumdee July 21, 2009 at 8:36 pm #

    You guys crack me up.

  3. Kirsi July 22, 2009 at 12:51 am #

    I wonder if she realises that the word ‘Germany’ doesn’t exist in the German language either – by her logic, this means that Germany doesn’t exist…

  4. Amy July 22, 2009 at 1:59 am #

    i don’t get this. it’s totally bizarre. She seems scarily nationalistic! I don’t know what she means by ‘ugly trash photographs of Europe’ but I find this odd as her photos just look cliche postcard pictures. really really odd.

    Dont get me started on her ranting and raving about beads! WTF??

  5. beernut July 22, 2009 at 3:32 am #

    Two words: personality disorder!

  6. Hmmm July 22, 2009 at 10:16 am #

    Welllll…..this is just crazy! 20 something sales in over a year, pretty much tells you how much people love her ranting!

  7. Gern Blanston July 22, 2009 at 10:37 am #

    Bedazzled Condom Says:

    Good luck to you, batshit-crazy German woman.

    That reminds of those Budlight commercials…

    This one’s for you, Mrs. Batshit Crazy Germany Photography lady….

  8. Bedazzled Condom July 22, 2009 at 11:02 am #


    I think we better replace the Bud with some HRT.

  9. Wolf July 22, 2009 at 12:09 pm #

    Oh wow…

    That is highly offensive all around.

  10. Gigi July 22, 2009 at 2:40 pm #

    Have any of y’all seen this shit?


    Was there a bug doing some vertical ass crawling of which I was unaware?

  11. Kirsi July 22, 2009 at 2:50 pm #

    Gigi Says:
    July 22, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Have any of y’all seen this shit?

    If I’ve understood it correctly, this blog was started by the “lady” who was reselling other peoples lampwork beads as her own last year and running an unauthorized bakery – she’s now lashing back on everybody she comes across. She started a thread (or two?) on the forums and got a couple of threads closed today/yesterday. http://closedthreads.blogspot.com/

  12. JK July 22, 2009 at 3:17 pm #

    Gigi, holy crap! Where did you find that??

    Looks like someone has either *way* too much time on their hands, a serious grudge or both. Is it really necessary to be so unbalancedly vindictive instead of just alerting authorities if one feels one must and moving on?

  13. twiddledumdee July 22, 2009 at 7:35 pm #

    What a miserable human being. I hope karma gives her what she deserves.

  14. Bedazzled Condom July 22, 2009 at 7:57 pm #

    That’s Ullja. She’s batshit crazy too.

    Google “Ullja” and “fraud” to read all about her special level of insanity.

  15. Brenda July 22, 2009 at 8:35 pm #

    So…Germany has NEVER had beads made there….ever?

    like even back before importing from other countries started, there were no German beads? Did they just not pretty up their stuff or ?

    Even though beads have been found in like…stone age cavedwellers firepits etc?

    just goes to show though that stupidity has no borders…

  16. twiddledumdee July 22, 2009 at 8:42 pm #

    Ironically, Ullja is also from Germany.

  17. Hmmm.. July 22, 2009 at 9:06 pm #

    I wish there was an archive of treasuries and their comments. This is the same chick who went bat-shit crazy because someone made a “Springtime in Germany” themed treasury that included her. she demanded to be removed from the treasury because she didn’t want her photos or “her” country to be associated with “celluloid American crap”

    I imagine that is where the little rant about false made in Germany beads came from.

    If I remember correctly, the treasury maker refused to take the photo out of the treasury and so the crazy lady took down the listing.

  18. oh joy! July 22, 2009 at 9:13 pm #

    if you read the link i put in the last post:

    beads were made in germany and still are possibly but very hard to find. if this article is accurate.


  19. twiddledumdee July 22, 2009 at 9:35 pm #

    Some interesting information on German beads:


    “After WWII, glass workers from Jablonec and from other areas in Bohemia left their home country and settled, and set up their industries across the border in Germany, in the Fichtel Mountains. The group of glass workers from across the border – it is estimated that 200 to 300 Bohemian bead makers settled in villages such as Weidenberg, Bischofsgrün and Warmensteinach – formed what is believed to be the second largest settlement of Bohemian glass workers outside their home country, second only to Neu Gablonz. Gradually they took over the old indigenous glass huts, where they soon were to change working conditions and techniques to better suit their own needs, which required the production of glass canes for the manufacture of press-moulded beads of their own industries.”

    Another article regarding bead production in Germany after WWII:


    “The second period is much more complex and more international. The great demand for glass jewelry after World War II during the 1940’s – 1960’s led to an explosion of styles, colors, and forms of glass. The most bountiful producers of glass beads included Japan, West Germany, Italy, and Czechoslovakia.”

    And a documentary about bead makers in Germany:


    “From the late 1970s to the mid 1980s Shari Hopper visited glass beadmakers in Central Europe to learn their techniques and document how they made beads. Her inquiring mind took her to Lauschau, then in East Germany; Kaufbeuren, then in West Germany; and Jablonec, then in Czechoslovakia.”

    There’s a shitload of information about German beads out there.

  20. JK July 23, 2009 at 5:57 am #

    ‘Bedazzled Condom Says:
    July 22, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    That’s Ullja. She’s batshit crazy too.’

    Oh, *her*.

    I say we sic her on Vonlady to see who can out-fake each other. Steel cage deathmatch, anyone?

  21. GMA July 23, 2009 at 7:25 am #

    She is super fun, some of us have already had visits from the tax folks. Nothing like a little Comptroller in the morning. Simply showed them Ullja’s ranting, threats, the email about how she has a list of 131 Artfire sellers she was going to take down’ and the ‘blog’ to “enlighten your knowledge” where we three are being investigated. There is so much practical misinformation in regard to everything, my fav being how lampworkers will blow up your neighborhood.

    Turns out feds and State really don’t like malicious filings so she’s already in the DB as filing abusive complaints, given her background, that was one major nose she set out to spite her face with. CID is investigating, AF has closed her shop and she’s being hit with a slander charge as hey, guess what, ‘we three’ actually DO have all the things we are supposed to, just for starters.

    I’m still wondering what she has against goats…

  22. Bedazzled Condom July 23, 2009 at 8:08 am #

    Wow! Nice to see that she won’t be slipping past logical consequences this time. Please let us know what develops.

    “Steel cage deathmatch, anyone?”

    Hmmm, this is a toughie. I wouldn’t know who to bet on. Vonlady doesn’t have full use of her hands but I have a feeling she can outkick Ullja.

    I also wonder how much SCREAMING would be involved?

    I’m think I’m going to have to go with Ullja.

  23. Brenda July 23, 2009 at 8:23 am #

    Part of the problem is that the borders of ‘Germany’ has fluctuated wildly.
    My husbands German grandmother and her 2 sisters were all born in different countries….but were all born in the same house! :-0

  24. GMA July 23, 2009 at 8:33 am #

    Call me crazy, but I’m still waiting to her from Etsy why anyone who was banned can come and open two shops. Because, you know, they care so mcuh.

  25. GMA July 23, 2009 at 8:36 am #

    Oh, and according to her she’s graduated from Baylor, taught Pre Med students, become a Forensic Scientist, a master baker, lived in Europe for ‘almost a decade’ while operating a bakery in TX , and sold coffee from a trailer. ALL done by age 36. Oh, wait, she’s also a master Lamp work Artist who has been studying in Italy. So wow, taking pics for thirty years too?

  26. Bedazzled Condom July 23, 2009 at 9:50 am #

    Maybe she taught the pre-med students how to recognize the signs of serious mental illness.

    And wasn’t her mother involved too? I seem to remember such. Or was Ullja using her name or something?

    (I followed that fat thread on the bead board at the time of her last meltdown but so many batshit crazy sellers have entered the pool since then and I have a hard time remembering the finer batshit crazy details. I do remember it was a juicy and entertaining read.)

  27. Bedazzled Condom July 23, 2009 at 9:51 am #

    P.S. You’re crazy!

  28. imwithya July 23, 2009 at 11:34 am #

    Interrupting batshit crazy lady thread to bring you this special announcement:

    Reseller purse lady GTZ Designs finally has an empty shop! 😀

  29. SLady July 23, 2009 at 12:23 pm #

    PAR-TAY at my place celebrating GTZ’s disappearance!

  30. GMA July 23, 2009 at 12:55 pm #

    Wait, call me slow (and crazy) but she’s saying on her shops she in Europe? Nu uh, she leaves in TX. Her whole blog is about her new bakery IN TX.

  31. twiddledumdee July 23, 2009 at 12:57 pm #

    Yay! It’s about freaking time!

  32. Kirsi July 23, 2009 at 1:04 pm #

    “Wait, call me slow (and crazy) but she’s saying on her shops she in Europe? Nu uh, she leaves in TX. Her whole blog is about her new bakery IN TX.”

    Hi Goat, I think you are confusing Ullja with the person the original post is about – as far as I can tell, they are not the same person 🙂 Almost as crazy maybe, but at least the German lady isn’t trying to use the IRS(?) to harrass people.

  33. GMA July 23, 2009 at 1:11 pm #

    Why do you think she isn’t?

  34. GMA July 23, 2009 at 1:13 pm #

    Oh, I see what you are saying. Damn I got allll excited.

  35. GMA July 23, 2009 at 1:17 pm #

    I’m reading her blog, her ‘fraud’ blog and the shops policies and if these are written by the same woman, then that’s even scarier. Same emphasis, same tone, same USE of all caps.

  36. Kirsi July 23, 2009 at 1:17 pm #

    Your day hasn’t been exciting enough..? ;D

  37. GMA July 23, 2009 at 1:20 pm #

    I’m avoiding laundry,lol. Oh well. I guess even malice has a doppelganger.

  38. Kirsi July 23, 2009 at 1:30 pm #

    I don’t find it too surprising that most of the people featured in this blog share some common traits. But my gut tells me these two nutters aren’t the same person 🙂

  39. GMA July 23, 2009 at 2:11 pm #

    I’m afraid to read on then,lol. Soon I’ll be swatting at imaginary Ullja’s.

  40. twiddledumdee July 23, 2009 at 3:29 pm #

    I came across this store today:


    She is selling all kinds of tacky non-handmade, non-vintage items. Such as this Sanrio change purse:


    And these barely used Adidas shoes:


    Or how about this China made marijuana ashtray?


  41. hiya Goaty! July 23, 2009 at 5:21 pm #

    Hey, maybe dumbass german photog is Ullja the fraud’s mother, Melek ? whaddya think?

    Anyone know anyone that’s purchased from this seller that you could ask what the seller’s name is?

    inquiring minds wanna know………………..

  42. SLady July 24, 2009 at 6:15 am #

    Off topic but . . .

    VONLADY’s SHOP IS EMPTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. Amy July 24, 2009 at 10:15 am #

    SLady – Oh my god! I honestly cant believe it!! i hope it stays empty.

    More handbags – they may be 100% italian but they are NOT 100% handmade. You can buy these bags everywhere.

  44. Bedazzled Condom July 24, 2009 at 12:39 pm #

    That last shop was opened by the real designer/maker of the handbags. (I’m sure she’s not doing all her own sewing though.)


  45. Bedazzled Condom July 24, 2009 at 12:40 pm #


  46. Amy July 24, 2009 at 2:13 pm #

    Bedazzaled – yeah ive seen that website. She may be the designer or owner of the brand but you can buy those bags on every high street – not handmade. in any way shape or form.

  47. Kirsi July 24, 2009 at 2:18 pm #

    “That last shop was opened by the real designer/maker of the handbags. (I’m sure she’s not doing all her own sewing though.)


    For some reason the main page is titled “Burberry Handbags”. It’s also quite convenient that her initials are “LV” 😀

  48. ashirley July 24, 2009 at 2:37 pm #

    holy crap, what an arse!

  49. oh joy! July 25, 2009 at 11:11 am #

    am thinking these characters (decentartladyfromeuropeorwhatever, ullja, and VONLADY) would make a great reality show cast. someone should get on that

  50. JK July 27, 2009 at 10:18 am #

    I’m telling you, oh joy!, steel cage deathmatch! Let them harpy-screech each other into oblivion — and while they’re at it, they can take a certain ‘pusspuss’ I noticed watching Ullja’s blog along with them for the bitterfest.

  51. oh joy! July 29, 2009 at 10:49 am #

    ooh yeah now you are talkin JK. we could probably throw in a few other antagonists, put them in a crappy prefab house with faux sponge stencil, country duck appliques, dial up internet and endless wine in a box. handcrafted steel cage out back.
    good times!

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