24 Feb

I was emailed about these flip flop keychains and she said “I was in a chat when she was asked about these. She said her friend made them, and she had no idea how. Hilarious.”


Looks like a lot of dreamcapture’s items are questionable, with stolen images and more.

ECO is fairly amused that again in her categories of her shop she has “JEWERLERY”. *snort*

In this great “jewer” category there is this-
“These beautiful 19mm Silver Wire Spacer Beads will look great hanging from your ears. It’s just a ball of wire you might say. Well, I saw them differently.” SAW them differently?! You are supposed to be making them honey!

And as always a pixelated photo- http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37863231


28 Responses to “DreamCapture”

  1. JustMe February 24, 2010 at 9:59 am #

    This is on the front page right now. You can tell it’s not vintage by just looking at it. But it even says in the description….
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39902522&ref=fp_feat_6 Crimeny.

  2. Life During Wartime February 24, 2010 at 11:24 am #

    And to make it even worse (if possible), the clock above is listed in a handmade category,

    dreamcapture is a huge WTF. Why would someone purchase shop graphics from someone who doesn’t bother to proofread her own shop? I can make my own mistakes, thankyouverymuch.

  3. MadeByM**** February 24, 2010 at 11:30 am #

    It’s a “real” housewife of Orange County! LOL!

  4. notvintage February 24, 2010 at 12:07 pm #

    ‘vintage style”

    Etsy might as well have a robot in place of the so-called Content Team: lazy, stupid, and ignorant.
    Flagged as if it matters

  5. woodsmoke February 24, 2010 at 12:27 pm #

    In fairness to PaulaDias, English is not her first language so its possible that she made an honest mistake, BUT Etsy should be catching these things and helping the vendors to do it right. If its on the FP it should have been caught, simple.
    DreamCatcher is amazing and not in a good way. I hope her detash section clears out the clutter in her brain as well.

  6. ohmeohmy February 24, 2010 at 1:52 pm #

    Maybe I am missing something here, but I only find two items which are not handmade. The india earrings and the flip flop keychains.

  7. notvintage February 24, 2010 at 3:00 pm #

    Just lump in it with the el cheapo profits for Etsy: $.20 at a time. Cheaper even than Dollar Tree, that’s Etsy.

  8. jcjohn February 24, 2010 at 3:19 pm #

    the clock linked to…..408 views…..sometimes I think we should just throw in the towel and join ’em. They are the only ones getting their products seen.

  9. susan February 24, 2010 at 3:59 pm #

    Aha! I knew I recognized this username. DreamCapture consistently posts Alchemy requests wanting to TRADE for designs for her shop (banner, avatar, etc.):


    Please flag this and any future trading requests you see from DreamCapture – she’s been posting the same request every few days (incredibly, no one seems to be jumping at the chance to trade for the qaulity merchandise in her shop).

    As a side note, she calls herself a graphic designer in her profile: “I would love to make custom items for you and your shop and/or website. I can make custom banners, key chains, avatars, logos, and business cards.”

    ….Yet she’s looking for someone else to make those very same items for her shop? Sounds like she knows her “design skills” are crap.

  10. WTFISAPDF February 24, 2010 at 4:00 pm #

    Don’t cha just love how Etsy moves so fast to get this shit removed?

    Ohhhh, so makes me want to take a chance and shop there.

  11. me February 24, 2010 at 6:36 pm #

    omg! this is on the clock listing:

    “Please note the clock is not old. It’s an antique style.
    I brought it from France about 4 years ago.”
    that’s not vintage, not handmade, not anything!

  12. notvintage February 24, 2010 at 6:57 pm #

    Is that the same seller that puts mood rings in every vintage showcase?

  13. flagflag February 24, 2010 at 9:00 pm #

    WOW! DreamCapture charges $2 to “ship” an email to you if you buy one of her PIFs. this is hilarious!

  14. PussDaddy February 25, 2010 at 1:53 am #

    At least a lot of this stuff gets taken down when it is showcased here.

  15. Marky Green February 25, 2010 at 2:34 am #

    Totally confused by DreamCapture’s “Buckeye Candy Ball”:


    Description says:

    “…peanut butter candy!

    $.20 for the etsy listing
    $.34 for the paypal transaction
    $.54 earrings!”

    Earrings? I’m meant to wear peanut butter candy as *earrings*?

  16. Kirsi February 25, 2010 at 5:12 am #

    Her listings just make no sense at all (just look at this one: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40670218). She’s also selling custom banners and the like…

  17. JajieBo February 25, 2010 at 9:04 am #

    Those “pif” recipes can be found for free ALL over the web. So can the pictures that she’s using for the listings:

    hamburger cookies

  18. leenie February 25, 2010 at 10:01 am #

    “Detash” LOL What an idiot.

  19. Life During Wartime February 25, 2010 at 10:19 am #

    It is possible that the glass bead necklace is one of those from the Czech Republic that can be found in the jewelry department of big box discount stores. I used to buy the multi-strand ones myself for supplies if the bead color or finish was unusual — you get more than a hank of seed beads for a buck or two,

    I think her listings are confusing because she really has very little for sale, but she’s trying to fit into Etsy somewhere. I don’t know which is worse: her listings about nothing or members of the community purchasing them?

  20. ArizonaArtTile February 27, 2010 at 8:02 pm #

    Okay, I’m sorry. I looked at everything this person has for sale and even the items that have sold. Except for the flip-flop keychain, I don’t really see anything here that is a serious threat to any existing Etsy store. If you want to roast her for the keychain, be my guest. That being said, I don’t think this is the big bank robber you’re all looking for. There must be much bigger and more heinous crimes out there than what this person was tagged for.

  21. Life During Wartime February 28, 2010 at 3:33 am #

    ArizonaArtTile, it looks like you are here to stir the pot without reading the OP and the other comments.

    I see that DreamCapture has done a lot of clean-up work on her shop since ECO posted the call-out. Stuff like correcting sloppy spelling mistakes, ending the fee avoidance on the PIFs (someone mentioned she was charging shipping for emailing a recipe file – I mean, WTF?), and removing the flipflops.

    This shows that this blog is effective because some sellers seem to care more about the impression given to potential buyers by being called out here than what shoppers might think if they visit a carelessly thrown together shop. Hey, whatever works.

  22. notvintage February 28, 2010 at 5:22 am #

    Tile: if you think that these things do not affect your shop, your standards are too low.

  23. notvintage February 28, 2010 at 5:28 am #

    Tile, you sound like a cop. A real one, with all the traditional equipment.
    The little ‘crimes’ don’t matter as long as there is a boogie man out there to defeat? Remember the adage about sweating the small stuff, and how EVERYTHING is the small stuff?
    Unless, of course, there is a Professor Moriarity out there somewhere.
    Stop taking it so personally; there isn’t anything for you to defend. You have your shop, you sell what you sell, and are entitled to your opinion just like everyone else. Perhaps this blog is counterproductive to your efforts, which are most likely selling your shit.

  24. ArizonaArtTile February 28, 2010 at 7:07 am #

    First, Life During Wartime,

    If you disagree with one of my posts, that’s fine. That’s how different points are made and then considered by everyone. Just tell everyone why you disagree with the post and let it go at that.
    Saying that “I am here to stir the pot,” is, in fact, stirring the pot yourself and yes, I did read the OP and the other comments before commenting myself. In any case, I respect what you said. I’ll try harder if you will.

    Next, notvintage,

    I didn’t say these things did not affect my shop. They affect everyone’s shop, of course. At the risk of sounding like a cop, what I was pointing out is she is a relatively minor offender in the big scheme of things. There are much bigger fish to fry out there and nailing them would get Etsy’s attention much faster than constantly bombarding them with these little annoying sellers, guilty though they may be.

    I find myself in the dubious position of defending or at least supporting the efforts put forth here on Etsy Callout. I just disagree with the way you are going about it.

  25. notvintage February 28, 2010 at 10:57 am #

    If you are in a dubious position, you put yourself right there.
    Admit that there is testosterone involved and, YES, you are a pot-stirrer who is trying hard not to sound like a bull in a china shop. (but, you are a bull)

    Personally, I am going to declare here that I will no longer waste my time responding to your posts. Guys like you don’t listen to anyone else but themselves.

  26. ArizonaArtTile February 28, 2010 at 11:37 am #


    The dubious position I was referring to was the fact that I came here originally to defend myself against an unfair attack by ECO. I then found that the basic principles of the site were worth supporting.

    I don’t know why I cause such obvious anger in you, but as far as I know, I’ve never said anything negative about you nor have I gone out of my way to insult you in this or any other blog or forum.

    But, getting back to the subject of this thread, if you really want to get Etsy’s attention and effect change, then you might do better by concentrating on the more high profile and blatant violators out there and then doing a good job documenting their violations in such a way that it would be hard for even Etsy to ignore.

    Anyway, that’s all I was trying to say before I was overcome by a wave of testosterone.

  27. notvintage March 5, 2010 at 1:51 pm #

    Last word.

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