Dreamy Beads Hut

28 Oct

More resellers on a handmade site, just like this one… http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=8017626
who must purchase from…

http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/224077948/Lampwork_Glass_Pandora_Style_Beads_Single_Sterling_Silver_Core.html

OH and they list them as handmade by them in their studio in Turku and are shipped from CHINA!

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15 Responses to “Dreamy Beads Hut”

  1. Lori Anderson October 28, 2009 at 5:02 pm #

    A lampwork artist that makes their own beads can’t even cover raw materials for what they sell those mass produced beads for. The mass-produced beads aren’t cooled correctly in a kiln, either, so they break easily, and those sample pictures are 9 times out of 10 NOT the quality of what you get.

    Sigh.

  2. Lindsey October 29, 2009 at 3:18 am #

    I’m too chicken to flag as reseller when I’m not sure, but I flagged one listing for tagging the bead as bracelet.

    They actually say they ship from China OR Finland. That’s weird.

  3. Freckleyredhead October 29, 2009 at 4:47 am #

    Handmade lampwork beads for $2.99? now THAT’s a reseller! No question about it.

  4. minagraphy October 29, 2009 at 7:18 am #

    Something should really be done about this.
    It is totally unfair that some of the esty sellers put love and dedication into making something unique and original and others just shop and sell.
    I know thats a business too, but not for etsy!

  5. minagraphy October 29, 2009 at 7:20 am #

    515 sales since September 2009? So this is where all the buying power that etsy is supposed to bring to independent artists goes!!

  6. Violette Noble October 29, 2009 at 9:12 am #

    Greetings all!
    I just wanted to say that I think this site is somewhat counter productive.

    First of all you have NO IDEA if these people really are re-selling or not.

    Second of all, if they are then your responsibility is to flag it for etsy and let them take care of it. I know….sometimes they don’t do anything about it but WHO CARES THEN?!?!?!?

    Wouldn’t your time be better spent promoting your own shops and creating your new hand made designs rather than worrying so much about what others are doing? Like your mother probably told you (or should have) “You have enough to worry about just taking care of your business…don’t worry about what others are doing. ”

    There are ALWAYS going to be peope who break the rules WHEREVER you go so if you are going to get upset about that, you will be upset all the time.

    Besides the fact….like I said before…you have no way to prove that they really are re-sellers.

    No disrespect intended…..You guys have too much time on your hands.

    Sincerely,
    Violette Noble

    Noble Studios Ltd.

    http://www.noblestudiosltd.etsy.com

  7. JK October 29, 2009 at 1:29 pm #

    So. . .we shouldn’t care if other people break the rules, and if we do, that means we have ‘too much time on [our] hands’?

    Well, folks, give the lady a round of applause — here’s our plan to end all crime and violence in the world! All we have to do is stick to our own business and everyone else will play nicely! No need for cops, or courts, or lawyers — just MYOB and keep it shut.

  8. Nowhere Fast October 30, 2009 at 7:57 am #

    The cost of the glass, gas, oxygen (if using tanked oxygen), power for the kiln if there is one, the silver and all the attending tools is far more than three dollars per bead, not to mention the time spent on the bead, the expertise required, etc. etc.

    These are most likely being cranked out in a factory by underpaid “employees” who are probably not even being given adequate ventilation or protection while working with these materials.

    For anyone who wonders why this matters: There are numerous lampwork artists who are putting a great deal of work and effort into making unique and well-made glass big-hole beads (as these are called). They are losing sales because they cannot afford to hire slave labour to crank these out en masse. Get them off Etsy.

  9. Angel October 31, 2009 at 1:04 am #

    I love lampwork, I’ve grown to appreciate it over the past half a year as I’ve learned more about the crazy woman from Texas.

    The problem is that I’m utterly terrified to purchase anything lampwork from Etsy because I have no idea what is legit or not.

    And that is why this blog is necessary.

  10. Nowhere Fast October 31, 2009 at 5:22 pm #

    Angel, if you go to http://lampworketc.com you’ll see a huge community of lampworkers, and if they have Etsy shops or sites anywhere else they will usually have them in their sig lines. The Gallery section really showcases some awesome stuff.

    At least on there you’ll see the artists and you can talk to them, and you’ll know who’s legit.

    There’s another forum called http://torchbugs.com (I think) and quite a few lampworkers who aren’t on LE are on his site. More goodies to choose from.

  11. C.M. October 31, 2009 at 6:02 pm #

    This is an obvious reseller. Look at the accompanying website link. Same beads. They buy for 67 cents each, that’s how they can sell them on Etsy so cheap. It’s the same supplier the scoundrel Austin Hamilton (who flooded eBay with cheap imports and claimed they were handmade in ‘his’ Vancouver, Canada studio) used.

  12. Annie M October 31, 2009 at 6:35 pm #

    Another thought, Violette, If someone buys a poorly made bead that is misrepresented, and it breaks, looks like crud, isn’t at all a piece of quality, etc, then that person may become jaded by the concept of lampwork and are no longer interested in purchasing any pieces regardless of the seller.

    There is a point to supporting high industry standards of work.

  13. Angel November 1, 2009 at 10:12 pm #

    Thank you, Nowhere Fast 🙂 I was hoping someone would point me in the right direction!

  14. Michelle November 8, 2009 at 5:02 pm #

    I often wonder how anyone can make any money selling their beads for $2.29 a pop. 😦

  15. john March 3, 2011 at 4:41 am #

    Dreamybeadshut is not a handmade seller. I ordered on December 9, 2010 and their products arrived to me a month after the Christmas Holiday. Hao, supposedly in Turku, Finland, assured me that it would be 7-10 days from Finland to New York.
    Package comes in via Hong Kong Post via CHINA. No note, no invoice, just stuffed in a bag. Still in its barcoded plastic bags from the Chinese Manufacturer.
    Not handmade and not from Finland! I flagged them in ETSY…will see if anything happens.

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