Quick Links 9/4

4 Sep

Is reselling cheap dollar-tree crap. I know because I’ve seen some of the items he’s selling at dollar tree, and I own a few myself!

~I do not own the license to these images.
By purchasing you are paying for my time to gather & format these images for you to use in your crafting projects.
~Please do not sell, trade, or share these images.
Feel free to make things with them and sell them.

This chick? It’s from India and I have one? WTF?
here’s a link to her flick account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/plumprettysugarloungewear/3455531733/

This part isn’t her Etsy listings:
Each item contains a care label. We recommend following these instructions for your special piece. Each piece softens more and more with each wash. We may even recommend a first wash before wearing. Enjoy!

here is prettyplumsuagr’s stuff on another site http://www.burkedecor.com/Plum_Pretty_Sugar_s/4121.htm

And it states she is from LA while the items in her Etsy shop say from India, and she doesn’t have a location listed. UGH!!!


31 Responses to “Quick Links 9/4”

  1. e. September 4, 2009 at 3:33 pm #

    Plum Pretty Sugar claims in the materials section of some listings that the fabric is “cotton voile found during [their] travels in India,” so I think the claim in all/most listings is that fabric itself is from India, not necessarily the finished product.

    That’s not to say the items can’t be mass-produced, I really don’t know.

  2. Ambergris September 4, 2009 at 9:27 pm #

    Sometimes, I just see all this crap listed and worse – SELLING and wonder, whats the point? I guess the moral many people want crap, and Etsy wants the $.


  3. forum rubbernecker September 5, 2009 at 5:52 am #

    Sometimes, I just see all this crap listed and worse – SELLING and wonder, whats the point? I guess the moral many people want crap, and Etsy wants the $.


    I hear you

  4. Jennifer September 5, 2009 at 8:11 am #

    Aren’t those images in purplesplash’s shop just flair they stole from Facebook? Wow, people need to get some originality.

  5. Arnold Quimby September 5, 2009 at 3:52 pm #

    If I see another melted liquor bottle being sold as a cheese tray, and by someone that calls themselves ” Glassworks”, I’m gonna barf. It’s crap.

  6. Dee September 5, 2009 at 3:57 pm #

    Do you not like melted/fused glass Quimby? At least that person does something to create their items, and is not a plain reseller.

  7. PussDaddy September 5, 2009 at 4:04 pm #

    I like the melted bottles too, and regret that I didn’t buy one before leaving.


  8. Life During Wartime September 5, 2009 at 4:20 pm #

    I don’t get the melted bottle thing. Liquor bottles can be recycled, any I’ve ever emptied anyway. Sure, it’s handmade, but to me it just looks like…trash. Maybe it’s because I’ve been adult beverage legal for so many decades. I’m no longer thrilled just by the suggestion that someone purchased booze.

  9. Bedazzled Condom September 5, 2009 at 4:21 pm #

    Etsy may have to start making these frauds prove their items are hand made instead of Chinese imports made from slave labor.
    It would be better if the spics from Mexico made it.

  10. Bedazzled Condom September 5, 2009 at 4:35 pm #

    The original Bedazzled Condom would like all to know that I dhave never used the word “spic” and the above comment is from an imposter Bedazzled Condom.

    I guess being a bigot goes hand in hand with being a scumbag, huh, Deb?

    P.S. You’re still not invisible.

  11. Bedazzled Condom September 5, 2009 at 4:37 pm #

    P.P.S. This is a Disney no-no, Deb.


  12. PussDaddy September 5, 2009 at 4:56 pm #

    I hate bigots. I hate bigots just about worse than I hate anything. If I knew for sure that that Deb person made that spic comment I would plaster her name and shop all over my blog where hundreds of people daily can see it.


  13. CREATIVEY DESIGNER September 5, 2009 at 5:58 pm #

    dollar stores carry alot of the same items nationwide and these look like products in our local stores

  14. Ebay sucks! September 5, 2009 at 6:29 pm #

    Etsy will let the almighty $$$$ be what brings them down , or at the least keep them from becoming a major player on the internet.
    Before too long you will be able to buy cars,trucks and air planes here.

  15. BeautifulGems September 5, 2009 at 6:36 pm #

    Happy Labor Day Weekend to all the peeps.

  16. tweeter September 5, 2009 at 6:47 pm #

    Hubby has to work 😦

  17. getitdone September 6, 2009 at 5:21 pm #

    If the end product is handmade I can understand that.

  18. PussDaddy September 6, 2009 at 6:03 pm #

    Isn’t melting bottles and making them into a platter one way of recycling them? Or what am I missing here?


  19. PussDaddy September 6, 2009 at 6:09 pm #

    Anywho, I don’t get the whole bottle controversy. Who says that making something out of one proves that the person bought liquor and drank it? Maybe they hauled it out of their alchoholic neighbors trash can. Also, ever hear of wine, and cheese? Where would you find wine? Maybe near your liquor cabinet? And where would you find your liquor cabinet? Maybe near your bar area? And maybe one of these things is used to cut up cheese on the counter of a bar area, thus the whole liquor theme would be relevant, dontha think? And I don’t even come from a whole family of deep thinkers to conjure that scenario up.


  20. Dee September 6, 2009 at 6:23 pm #

    hmm, wonders if I’m invisible.

  21. Dee September 6, 2009 at 7:29 pm #

    Handmade? http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19149145

    Anyone want to help me find this stuff wholesale somewhere, so I can report it?

  22. Kirsi September 7, 2009 at 12:37 am #

    Why do you think they aren’t made by the seller, Dee? Is it the price? They are very cheap, but they also look very cheap, so I don’t know…

  23. tailor'sgirl September 7, 2009 at 2:47 am #

    Dee Says:
    September 6, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Handmade? http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19149145

    Anyone want to help me find this stuff wholesale somewhere, so I can report it?

    One wonders if some here really care about etsy or are nothing more than a bunch of busy bodies.

  24. Gern Blanston September 7, 2009 at 4:49 am #

    I think the previous commenter was referring the the maker who calls himself/herself “glassworks”, indicating they are glass artists and not just bottle melters….correct me if I am wrong.

  25. sb September 7, 2009 at 9:30 am #

    Arnold Quimby Says:
    September 5, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    If I see another melted liquor bottle being sold as a cheese tray, and by someone that calls themselves ” Glassworks”, I’m gonna barf. It’s crap.


    Okay – it’s taken a few days for this to sink through my cranium, but now I’ve got to ask – Arnold Quimby, what is your problem? Your complaint has nothing to do with this site.

  26. Life During Wartime September 7, 2009 at 10:06 am #

    I’ve never disputed that msking cheese trays out of melted bottles isn’t a handmade craft, PD. These items I think are fine on Etsy, or any of the other handmade sites.

    But crafts obviously made from items I would put in my recycle bin just don’t turn me on. They have a weird post-apocalyptic culture feel to them, like we’ve lost the skills to make a gorgeous glass cheese tray and all we can do is re-work our trash. Which isn’t true (yet) because there are beautiful handmade glass items on Etsy.

    On the other hand, a lot of stuff made by hand in factory settings — stuff sold by resellers on Etsy — is appealing to me (good design matters), but I won’t buy these items on a handmade site. Any money I spend on Etsy will go to the artist or crafter who is selling their own work and following the rules.

    I can’t flag stuff on Etsy that I think is butt ugly, but I do flag stuff that looks like it shouldn’t be listed there.

  27. PussDaddy September 7, 2009 at 3:32 pm #

    Well, ok Wartime. Maybe you missed the war where panty hose were hard to get because they were being used by the war machine, and people saved wadded up balls of tin foil and donated it to the war machine, too, and probably cut up pictures out of magazines and glued it to a piece of foil and added some glitter if they had any and some tinsel resulting in some of the saddest Christmas ornaments anyone has probably ever seen, and stuff like that. Or any war where stuff was rationed so people tended to upcycle, recycle, and even had to bi-cycle or ti-cycle to go get it if they wanted it. I’m not trying to argue or make you mad or anything. Granted, some things are trash and should just be left there, like the person who asked on the forum if stuffing plushies with used underwear was ok, or the person who requested a necklace made out of the first poop her daughter nicely deposited in a toilet, stuff like that, should just be thrown away and flushed. But even I have to admit that a lot of the finished products on Etsy that aren’t made out of garbage should probably just be put there after the person makes them, and there are lots of blogs now that post some of these things. I think I would rather have a nice, sturdy, decorative, melted, glass bottle than a plushie full of used drawers, or a pendant full of crap, but that is just me.


  28. PussDaddy September 7, 2009 at 3:34 pm #

    Dee, I am not sure those earrings you posted are not handmade. I could buy those large sequins on eBay from a lady for 50 cents a bag not too long ago, and then all you need are some charms, and some ear wires, and you slap them together and that is what you end up with. As far as I know that counts as handmade. I don’t see that visually there is any proof that they are not handmade.


  29. Max September 7, 2009 at 5:31 pm #

    purplesplash shop has been open 1 month and 199 sales.

    The problem with Etsy is not just that so many sellers are illegally selling copyrighted items.

    The problem is that so many buyers/other sellers are buying those illegal pics.

    If the buyers were marginally ethical, those items wouldn’t sell. And the buyers of those items are other sellers.

  30. M September 8, 2009 at 12:58 pm #

    ^^^ Sooo true, Max!

  31. Alaina September 11, 2009 at 7:18 am #

    I just noticed that purplesplash tags their digital images with “handmade”

    they list them under supplies but “handmade” is the second tag.

    that’s a flaggable offense right?

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