Pandora Beads- HappinessHome

20 Dec

How can the listings say “Handmade” and “Pandora” in the same sentence?!

http://www.pandoramoa.com/pandora-beads.php?s=google&t=panbeads2&gclid=CMnT9_Tv5Z4CFSIjagodARezig

http://www.etsy.com/shop/HappinessHome?section_id=6495743

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12 Responses to “Pandora Beads- HappinessHome”

  1. Life During Wartime December 20, 2009 at 1:36 pm #

    I think the beads are allowed on Etsy, but as supplies. They are not wearable jewelry as sold, so that is a supply — is that right? The seller needs to get them out of the handmade jewelry category.

  2. imwithya December 20, 2009 at 2:44 pm #

    Wow those are cheap. All they need to do is put them in supplies though.

    Hey has anyone that noticed that Svetlana1963 only has two items in her shop (charms on chains)??? Did Etsy finally make her remove her Chinese imported beaded jewelry? 🙂

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/svetlana1963

  3. Steff Metal December 20, 2009 at 2:47 pm #

    I’m not sure those are actual “Pandora”TM beads. There are lots of people around who make beads in the same style that fit on the Pandora chains but aren’t actually part of the “Pandora” company, if you know what I mean. I think some people think Pandora is the name of those style of beads / necklaces, rather than the name of the company.

    It could be a legitimate seller, if she’s making them herself to fit on the Pandora chains. Maybe she’s using the word “Pandora” to get in the searches for people looking for Pandora beads.

  4. anonymous December 20, 2009 at 2:58 pm #

    Pandora is just a style, it means it fits the pandora chain.
    You will also see the words Biagi and Troll used for this style of beads. They have a big hole to fit on a big rope chain, and usually the hole is lined with silver. There are lots of glass artists handmaking beads in this style.

  5. molly l December 21, 2009 at 2:03 am #

    No, Pandora is not just the name of this style of bead. It is the name of the company producing them – as it is also with Biagi and Troll.

    I know that Pandora have been cleaning up on Ebay and making sellers remove the Pandora name from the cheaper copies that ebayers are selling.

    The beads in this sellers shop are ok to sell, but should be in the supplies – commercial category. They should not be tagged “pandora” either, as they are only copies made to fit this style of bracelet.

  6. CMOM December 21, 2009 at 5:35 am #

    I don’t see a problem here other than several items are mis-tagged. She could be making these beads though…

  7. Freckleyredhead December 21, 2009 at 8:23 am #

    She’s not making those beads if she’s a “newbie” at jewelry making, as she says in her profile. They should be tagged as supplies.

  8. KR December 21, 2009 at 9:24 am #

    It is ironic that some styles become so successful, like Pandora, that the company name becomes an adjective instead of a proper noun. Sellers use someone’s company name to decribe a style of something they are selling!

    I know that Rachel Ashwell has tried to be vigilent about people not using the words Shabby Chic to describe an item they are selling. It is a copyrighted term. Of course people use it all the time and what can you do? These sellers are sort of victims of their own success.

    I agree that this seller should just change her tags to supplies instead of Jewelry. Pretty beads!

  9. JajieBo December 21, 2009 at 10:25 am #

    Wow, I never even knew that “Shabby Chic” was a copyrighted term! That’s interesting. Did Rachel Ashwell come up with the term, or did she just coryright it? Either way, pretty brilliant. :p

  10. GernBlantaclaus December 21, 2009 at 3:03 pm #

    Handbag reseller:

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/RMBhandbags

    Counterfeit seller too.

  11. Rachel January 2, 2010 at 9:32 am #

    I flagged this seller’s pandora listings. They aren’t handmade by the seller and should be posted under supplies.

  12. Jewellery Beads March 5, 2010 at 4:54 pm #

    Strands: Strands refers to the number of reinforcing stainless steel strands that are within the nylon coating of the flexible beading wire. (Strands does not refer to separate pieces of wire on the spool.) The more strands, the less likely the wire will fray or break over time and the greater the wire’s resistance to kinking and becoming misshapen. The greater the number of strands, the better the overall quality of the wire (and therefore the higher the cost). A 7-strand wire has 7 strands of stainless steel twisted within the nylon coating; a 21-strand wire has three 7-strand twists within the nylon; and a 49-strand wire has seven 7-strand twists within the nylon coating.

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