Reader Emails- Copy Cats??

5 May

http://creativedesignstudio.etsy.com

This seller on Etsy is claiming to be a web designer and they are selling wordpress themes etc, but the themes they are customizing and selling are not theirs! I have reported them a few times, but Etsy hasn’t done anything about it!

For example this listing….

http://www.etsy.com/listing/45580899/website-design-the-mothership-will-make

They are selling and using themes from Rockettheme.com, which is totally against rocket themes terms of use.

Also, the rest of their designs they show in their portfolio aren’t theirs. Not a single one is! Majority of the themes are ones you can find online for free and were created by well known people in the WordPress community.

In fact the design they use for their portfolio is completely stolen!
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I’d like to call out this shop ( http://www.etsy.com/shop/jennifoofoo ) for copying and basic lack of creativity. She’s obviously had her store open since 2007 but based on when her items were sold she rapidly changes designs with how popular another store gets. If you look at each shop they have something in common, high sales, and the last 2 are actually featured in magazines!

Each bad copy are from shops that have been publicly recognized.

Her version of a the Bunny: http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=6525831

The original: http://www.etsy.com/listing/17472558/unhappy-shte-bunny-purple-fleece

Then she switches gears and copies two shops at once:

Her one-eyed plush monster: http://www.etsy.com/listing/44904208/zombunny-finley

Original one-eyed plush shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtTales

Her version of a scrap doll: http://www.etsy.com/listing/44293389/bernice

The original: http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=24678643

She seems to be copying the last shop the most, check out the next to last image in http://www.etsy.com/listing/44293389/bernice and the second image in the original http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=24678643

The last 2 shops have specific copyright info listed as well. All three shops have a large fan base and yet she seems to think no one will notice published works being copied. So if your plush have just taken off, chances are your design will be the next one popping up in her Etsy shop! Thanks jennifoofoo for being so “creative”.

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199 Responses to “Reader Emails- Copy Cats??”

  1. WTFISAPDF May 5, 2010 at 10:51 am #

    Oh she’s not only creative… but messing with Spidercamp is something I wouldn’t wanna do.

    This seller is lame. And so obvious.

  2. wahwah May 5, 2010 at 11:26 am #

    Spidercamp should bite her.

  3. it stinks May 5, 2010 at 11:38 am #

    The first copycat shop seems to have the wrong address listed.
    It’s not creativedesignstudio – it’s creativedreamstudio.
    Here is the correct one:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/creativedreamstudio

  4. JohnCocktoasten May 5, 2010 at 12:08 pm #

    Has anyone contacted Spidercamp? She is such a lovely seller. Not only does her stuff ROCK, she is a super great person.

    God, I hope my Xanax kicks in soon.

  5. JohnCocktoasten May 5, 2010 at 1:41 pm #

    “Those who can, do. Those who can’t resell.” – The Cock

  6. kitten May 5, 2010 at 1:55 pm #

    Ok, I’m not seeing copying here and I feel bad for the called out seller jennifoofoo.

    These primitive type dolls have been around for years – AT LEAST since the early 90’s. They used to be all the rage when I was doing the craft show thing. I don’t think any of these sellers are the “original” creators of this type of doll – it was started at least a decade, if not more, before Etsy was ever thought of.

    It’s just a basic crude cloth doll or animal and people put their own spin on it. Embroidered words of shite or crap, also not original.

  7. ananemone May 5, 2010 at 2:45 pm #

    Yeah, I would be more outraged if she were copying something that is actually original in the first place, like jenmaestre’s pencil sculptures or something. I mean, obviously a close replica, etc., but whatever.

    also, is it just me or is her shop empty? what’s with that?

  8. Life During Wartime May 5, 2010 at 3:05 pm #

    “Those who can, do. Those who can’t resell.” – The Cock

    So true! That is why I sell vintage. That’s reselling.

  9. JohnCocktoasten May 5, 2010 at 3:07 pm #

    Good vintage sellers work just as hard as handmade. I didn’t mean to lump vintage in that snark. (I sell both, BTW.)

  10. woody May 5, 2010 at 5:07 pm #

    I have a trunk full of primitive bunnies, bears and dolls that were made 30-40 years ago when I was Brownie leader. I guess they could be vintage or handmade ( not by me, a sweatshop full of kids in military uniforms). The ones shown are slightly better made and have words embroidered on them that my kids would never have used, on pain of death. It blows me away that people buy the copies, let alone the copies of the copies of a project designed for kids that have never sewn before.
    If this is the level of complaint then can we get into mistagging. Search knit hats and see how many of them are knit or hats.

  11. Wendy May 5, 2010 at 5:59 pm #

    So I have a comment on the Jennifoofoo case…. yes she is technically copying a style but who isn’t out there in etsy land… heres another link just like jennifoofoo and junkerjane only this person is called artofme.

    https://etsycallout.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/reader-emails-copy-cats/#comments

    I did a search on etsy for creepy dolls and there are a bunch of people out there who make these so my question is who copied who? Honestly I don’t know who did but I can tell you if you go to the local craft store they have plenty of books showing you how to make these dolls and all other kinds of knitted items.

  12. it stinks May 5, 2010 at 6:25 pm #

    I’d have to agree with Wendy and Kitten and you other guys – none of these sellers have the originals. I’ve even seen cartoon characters on Nick and Cartoon Network that look similar to some of these creepy dolls.

    I don’t think you can say this one is copying that one – there is no way it could be proven. Maybe the called out seller bought a craft book at Michaels or watches Cartoon Network with her kid and thought, “hey that character is weird looking. I’ll bet I could make some weird looking characters and maybe I’ll just embroidery stuff on their bellies and blah blah blah”.

    And BTW, I’m not saying that she copied a particular cartoon character or anything.

  13. it stinks May 5, 2010 at 6:29 pm #

    Also, the person who called out jennifoofoo has an odd tone to the call out.
    I don’t agree with this statement:

    She’s obviously had her store open since 2007 but based on when her items were sold she rapidly changes designs with how popular another store gets.
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    The first 2 sales made by jennifoofoo was these weird little dolls. Then she sold some other unrelated stuff. Seems to me she was just testing the waters to see what sold better. The focus of my shop has changed over the past 3 years but I’ve never copied anyone.

  14. MadeByM**** May 6, 2010 at 5:39 am #

    Yeah, I think calling out on copying could be a slippery slope. It’s pretty tough to come up with new and original ideas anymore. Someone can be inspired by someone else’s stuff and put their own little tweak or spin on it…and unless someone has taken the time to get a copyright on it, there’s not much one can do to stop it (and even then, unless you’re willing to take the legal steps to stop it, you’re screwed). There’s no doubt in my mind, though, that people do watch “trends” and jump on the bandwagon, and I’m thinking this particular shop is probably doing just that.

  15. WTFISAPDF May 6, 2010 at 6:10 am #

    I think this is the most egregious example of copying someone else’s idea that there is on Etsy.

    This seller, http://www.etsy.com/shop/lilafrances, has had tremendous success with her personalized hangers.

    It didn’t take long for this seller,http://www.etsy.com/shop/aressa, to start copying lilafrances.

    At first, aressa was making identical hangers but changed the style a bit, as I think lilafrances has a patent pending.

    That is about the sleaziest, most blatant copying anyone could attempt. It’s so damn obvious.

  16. wahwah May 6, 2010 at 6:11 am #

    I have a weird little doll that I bought from a different seller proudly displayed on my mantel.

  17. WTFISAPDF May 6, 2010 at 6:12 am #

    Here’s the link to aressa again. Not sure why it didn’t come up right.

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

  18. not a copier May 6, 2010 at 6:28 am #

    As far as the wordpress copier selling things you can find for free elsewhere goes, I’m a knitter and crocheter and I’ve found that more often than not when someone is selling a pattern, (especially for intricate little things like flowers, lacy edging, etc…), it doesn’t take much to find the free site where they got it from on the internet. On at least 5 occasions I was doing a basic search for some of these types of patterns to use as embellishments and came across both the free site and the re-seller. Although more often than not the re-seller was at e-bay not etsy.
    So I guess my point is, if you see something you would like that’s not so much an original item as it is a classic item do a internet search first, you may find it for free.

  19. Etsy Person May 6, 2010 at 6:36 am #

    The weird little dolls have been around since the 80s or 90s. Many of the “handmade” things are not 100% original as the ideas came from somewhere. Its the interpretation of the idea is what makes it unique.

  20. Laura May 6, 2010 at 7:22 am #

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/dingding66

    Another mess selling brand new as vintage!

  21. wahwah May 6, 2010 at 7:39 am #

    This is disturbing.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/46328767/china-carved-copper-brass-cabinet

    All those items are also on ebay.

  22. Bedazzled VONdom May 6, 2010 at 7:46 am #

    “I think this is the most egregious example of copying someone else’s idea that there is on Etsy.

    This seller, http://www.etsy.com/shop/lilafrances, has had tremendous success with her personalized hangers.

    It didn’t take long for this seller,http://www.etsy.com/shop/aressa, to start copying lilafrances.”

    Lilafrances did not “invent” this craft. She may be the first to sell them on Etsy and Aressa may very well have seen those and copied them but the idea for these personalized hangers did not originate with lilafrances.

  23. jenn May 6, 2010 at 9:25 am #

    Looks like dingding is gonegone – their shop is empty. I wonder if they were contacted by etsy because of flagging or if they found this call out? Either way they appear to have pulled their listing.

    The link from comment 21 goes to an UhOh screen, yay!

  24. Etsy Person May 6, 2010 at 9:27 am #

    I have noticed a lot of things that appear here get gone quickly. All I can say is GOOD!

  25. Life During Wartime May 6, 2010 at 10:27 am #

    I didn’t get a chance to see dingding66’s items. But Etsy leaving the shop while taking out the inventory means they are considering coaching the seller. Maybe moving dingding66 to handmade? Now there’s a lovely thought…

    haibo686, tibetvintages, and chinesevintages are still open on Etsy with their newly manufactured ‘vintages’ that you can purchase on Ebay for about 5% of the Etsy price.

  26. GucciBooty May 8, 2010 at 5:09 am #

    I am never satisfied to see a shop emptied. If they are reselling, they need to be shut down. I don’t cheer until the fat lady sings.

    Ever search for gucci etc in handmade? Or vintage shoes in handmade? No wonder people can’t find what they are looking for. It’s all about that $.20 listing fee. We are all worth exactly twenty cents to EtsyCorp.

  27. Life During Wartime May 8, 2010 at 11:44 am #

    chinesevintages is gone, not just empty. They sold a lot of obviously not handmade shytte like faux antique clocks and watches, so they couldn’t be coached into moving from vintage to handmade or supplies. As of yesterday, tibetvintages and haibo686 were still open with all their items.

    I bookmarked chinesevintages in my resellers folder the day they opened, while they were loading their 100 items. It took Etsy 3 weeks to shut them down.

  28. Pam May 13, 2010 at 3:51 pm #

    Even though I am SURE that my dolls are original because I design them. I often worry that someone will copy them. I have never sold my patterns but it wouldn’t be hard to do. In the world of dolls there are copies galore. At times I think it might be good publicity because as they say, imitation is the greatest flattery, but I remember what it felt like to see one of my (yes copyrighted) dolls changed slightly and cast in resin… I felt violated. I STILL feel like a piece of me was taken and used to satisfy greed.
    And it always come back to that for me. “Greedbay” has loosed upon the world some very scary monsters that constantly try to infiltrate Etsy. I have to admit that those monsters understand the integrity and community of the artists on etsy, pretty much the same as we understand them.
    I recently experienced the monster mindset from a “friend” of over 40 years who is an apartment manager in Hollywood. He had evicted a 75 year old woman giving her just 3 days to vacate! He admitted that it was not legal, but that it worked to “get rid” of tenants paying low rents because they had been there many years. Like a vulture waiting for something to die he would jump on them the moment some hardship befell them and hand them his infamous 3 day eviction notice. Honest people never question, so it worked. The old woman had to leave some of her things stored there, and he claimed he tried but could not contact her to pick them up.
    Well he had asked me to give him a hand cleaning out the closet the stuff was in, and as we tossed out a lifetimes worth of family photos and personal things, he mentioned to me that she had been his friend!!!
    In shock I said, but, you evicted her and gave her only 3 days!
    And this man that I grew up with snapped back at me with the words:
    “Oh, well, that was BUSINESS.”

    And suddenly, I understood. I was there because he was trying to start up a side business and he needed a creative mind. I looked back over the years. I remember walking home from school and him writing down the poem I was making up as we walked, for a homework assignment he had.

    To the monsters, we are food.
    Like a mouse to a cat, maybe fun to play with, but really just food.
    We mice need to remember that.
    We also need to remember that in the end… Etsy… well for them it’s just business. The only reason they play so nice is because they don’t want to scare away the food.

    I’ll be back after my hand surgery. If they ever get around to it here. Until then, keep on keepin’ on my fellow tasty morsels!
    (((hug))) Pam

  29. Pam October 4, 2010 at 2:34 pm #

    I just found wholesale688 on etsy. here is a paste of the description they have for their “vintage” items…..
    ★Desc ription You n mix any items from Our store together !! Top quality ; Competitive price ; Fast shipping;Combin order ;Drop shipping available; Best and Timely Service;100% Satisfaction ;Big discount for big order. ★Shipping You may use the airmail transportation project, requires the time is 15-25 days, The price is 《Shipping Cost: 5$ If shipped with another item 2$》.you may also use the EMS transportation project, requires the time is 5-8 days ,《Shipping Cost:25$ If shipped with another item 10$》 ★Return Policy We will give a full refund only if the item you receive is different from the description. A Refund will be given ter the item is receiv ba to the store. It must be return within 3 days of receipt and in the same condition it was sent in. You must contact us before shipping any items ba. We will not refund shipping costs and do not reimburse for shipping ba to us. How to do Drop shipping ? 1 You n take Our photos to show your ients freely from Our list 2Write details in the comment when do order 3Send us your ient`s shipping adress when do order (you also n write your ient`s shipping adress directly) 4 We ship out items by Express Mail Service(EMS) according to your demand, paage tra number. 5 It is easy and fast , top convenient for your business We offer big discount for big wholesale order !! ….
    Aside from the blatant resell, I notice that to return anything for a refund they require that the item be in their hands within 3 days, yet the fastest you can expect to recieve an order is 5 days!
    I put them in for Blatant reselling but I doubt it will do anything. This shop opened on 9/7/10… Perhaps Etsy needs to put the rules into ALL languages so that these types can’t claim that they don’t understand. I’m seriously considering only selling on the new Australian site that allows ONLY handmade. Etsy was a nice idea, but it looks like it’s going to follow ebay into the pit. So sad.

  30. Pam October 4, 2010 at 7:50 pm #

    Well I’m doing it. I am moving everything to the new place.
    My new name there is strangepuppy in honor of my sweet Maggie that passed away yesterday.
    Here is the link to the 1st listing if anyone is curious.
    http://www.madeit.com.au/detail.asp?id=147958
    I will leave the MyMimsies shop open until the listings expire, and then I’ll ask for it to be shut down.
    Thanks to the people here that honestly want to live without having to slaughter the innocent, you’ve shown me I am not alone.
    Pam
    mymimsies@gmail.com

  31. dostabeba December 1, 2010 at 11:35 am #

    Just discovered I have a copycat as well… Search pinwheel mobiles on Etsy. The copier’s listing descriptions are basically just mine, reworded with a couple of backhanded comments about my work tossed in the mix. One of her mobiles is even named the same as one that I have had in my shop for about 2 years.
    I did a little digging (not hard to do on the internet) and found that she and another seller had a similar issue on eBay. Her shop on there is now closed as she has probably had to find another venue to take advantage of people.
    Found her blog, and she claims the other woman took her ideas and goes on and on about how appalling it is when people replicate other artists… Then states that she will be selling things on Etsy that are “inspired” by other people (ahem, me) and that it is totally ethical to do that. Talk about crazy!

  32. beth August 15, 2011 at 11:21 am #

    Please add “buymycrap.etsy.com” to this list. Not only is she an absolute sore, but she has copied my ttv bangles, my process, everything. She should have been kicked off of Etsy ages ago for her attitude in the forums, and the fact that now, she’s even copied my molds. Etsy (HUGE surprise) hasn’t dine a thing. In addition, she uses copyrighted Harry Potter stuff. It’s sad. The only thing that keeps the husband and wife team going is their denial, crude behavior, and bullying.

  33. kitten August 25, 2011 at 5:48 pm #

    @ Beth…

    Going a bit overboard here, don’t you think?? Y..A..W..N

    Not a big fan of buymycrap, but if I were interested in buying a bracelet like this, this ridiculous “novel” would have me hitting the back button and running to your competitor.

    Sellers that feel they need to insult other sellers to market their items are tacky and insecure. If your product is superior, it will sell itself. There’s really no need to tear down other sellers to hoist your obnoxious ass on a pedestal.

    You don’t have a husband or a boyfriend and with your winning personality and all?? *shocking* :O

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    FROM SELLER BETHTASTIC’S LISTINGS – better get comfy and grab a caffenated beverage!
    ////////////////////////////
    +NEW COPYRIGHT INFORMATION for sellers and creators: These TTV Bangles are NOW COPYRIGHTED and TRADEMARKED by Beth Blafka. What does this mean? I worked with a lawyer to make certain my TTV design is not used for commercial purposes. If you want to make one for yourself, that is perfectly fine, but if it is sold in any capacity, that is Copyright Infringement, and thus, against the law.

    +Anything created after June 25th, 2011 that includes CLEAR, see-through, transparent, or translucent TTV (through the viewfinder photography), whether it is fake or not, or ANY photo with a black edge, that is stitched together, inside ANY resin bangle OR any MOLD of ANY size, using ANY brand of resin, is considered Copyright Infringement. I paid mightily for it, but it was worth it. My bangles were the first TTV bangles on the market. I can show you the documents if necessary, but finally, I put my put down and decided, these were my brainchild, and I needed to protect them.

    I would never however put a signature on your bangle, as I feel that compromises the design, as well as the prettiness of what you’re wearing. It’s Art. Plus, I include business cards with each order, so you can always hand them to a friend if you want. 🙂

    All of my photographs are original. I take them, I don’t borrow or use copyrighted images. from the photography, to the editing, everything is done by me. 🙂 Please read further!

    I love photographing with my Duaflex II camera. So much so that almost all of my photo necklaces have the tell-tale black border that defines viewfinder photography. I know that I raised to the price of these, but it takes SO much time from start to finish to get these compete and looking great. It’s essentially like wearing a piece of art.

    You are buying an original transparency bangle with my own pictures. Not only that, but your bangle is chunkier, more solid, and and made to last for a long time. Polyester resin, which is what I use, is very expensive, but I use it because it lasts much longer than other brands or types of resin, and it also doesn’t scratch nearly as easily. I also caste my pieces with a very expensive silicone mold. This allows this bangle to fit almost all hand and wrist sizes.

    Measures just over 2.6″ in diameter (on the inside), yet it bows in the middle, making it fit a bit more snugly for smaller hands and arms.

    Sure, there are other people making bangles similar to mine, but I prie myself on using the very best materials, and spending (literally) hours on just one piece. This is why it takes me longer. I don’t have a husband, or a boyfriend who can really help with the process, because it is so unique, and each bangle is a bit different from any other bangle.

    What I’m trying to say here, is that your bracelet is maded in my shop. I don’t outsource my ideas to China, and have them make my product. It’s made in Chicago, all of the supplies are purchased in the USA, so I think that’s kind of neat.
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    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz’s

  34. Pam August 27, 2011 at 7:31 pm #

    What a shame. Kitten, this beth…obviously can’t read or write or spell. Or type. I have decided to let people like this and Etsy have each other. Ebay has proven that people like this are greedy, backbiting, miserable wretches. It appears that Etsy is just another front for them to “attack the one that they perceive to be on top of the heap.” The bottom line is that as much as they scream that it is all about the “art…in the end, it’s still just about the money.

  35. resellerssuck August 28, 2011 at 2:50 pm #

    bethtastic actually is a reseller, in addition to selling items that she has handmade. i reported her to eco but for some reason eco never posted the call out.

    since beth’s post has come to my attention, i’ll go ahead and post the call out i sent in here.

    Etsy seller Bethtastic is reselling and misrepresenting items. She sells some items she has handmade, but also has reselling items mixed in, which she claims to be vintage or handmade.

    She has claimed that all of her vintage jewelry items are coming from her grandparents and aunt. She suspiciously has sold the same vintage rings multiple times, with the same exact images and descriptions, oddly in the same size.
    amber:
    http://www.etsy.com/transaction/40562108
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/63053617/vintage-silver-amber-3-stone-ring-size-8
    amethyst:
    http://www.etsy.com/transaction/32483539
    http://www.etsy.com/transaction/39660127
    http://www.etsy.com/transaction/41380674
    Guess what, you can get them on Ebay! Not at all vintage, they are brand new:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Gemstone-Sterling-Ring-Vintage-style-Amber-Amethyst-/220746916261?pt=Gemstone_Rings&var&hash=item7914520b49

    There is also another ring that she is claiming is vintage (and belonged to her grandmother) that another etsy seller has been selling multiples of, calling it handmade (it’s flat out reselling as well, hello other reseller!):
    Beth’s: http://www.etsy.com/listing/63053136/vintage-sarah-coventry-filigree-ring (notice that it’s obvious in the photos that it’s adjustable)
    Shlomitofir’s version: http://www.etsy.com/listing/49348279/clio-adjustable-filigree-ring-in-gold
    Previous sale of Shlomitofir’s version: http://www.etsy.com/listing/24458270/clio-adjustable-filigree-ring-in-gold
    If it actually was a Sarah Coventry ring, it would include the proper mark.
    http://www.collectorsindex.com/sarahc.htm

    She also likes to resell plastic ‘vintage’
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/66750577/rainbow-curvy-lucite-bracelets-bangles
    http://www.amazon.com/Plastic-Wavy-Bangle-Bracelets-Rainbow/dp/B003N54BHM

    I’m sure more of her ‘vintage’ items are reselling, if those of you who are better investigators than I am would like to do a little hunting. I’d love to see what else you can find.

    The pièce de résistance of her reselling is
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/69246578/35mm-pendant-and-necklace-unique-amber
    sold version: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/51990245
    To fully appreciate this reselling, you have to read her item description, where she goes on and on about how she put tons of time into it and made every little bit of it, including drilling holes in the back (she initally wanted to make it different but it ended up too difficult), and how clever she made the leather cord.
    Tons of vendors on dhgate are selling these for dirt cheap.
    http://www.dhgate.com/vintage-metal-camera-cord-fashion-necklace/p-ff808081302a3e4301302a8446e762f4.html
    http://www.dhgate.com/vintage-gold-mini-camera-long-pendant-necklace/p-ff8080812f58200b012f73092f787057.html
    Lots of other esty sellers are selling them as well:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/66090024/steampunk-magical-maxi-camera-necklace shows the lovely holes Beth goes on about having made.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/69296159/vdr001-vintage-camera-pendant-necklace
    even uses images from dhgate.

    We shall now move on to the topic of mistagging and mislabeling.

    She is calling (and tagging) numerous charms vintage which are not.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/37456094/little-eiffel-tower-france-brass
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58788786/taking-flight-vintage-brass-airplane
    (she has sold that item many times)
    come from
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/60173290/4-piece-set-of-antique-brass-travel

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/54496014/taking-flight-vintage-pewter-airplane
    comes from
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/65795590/4-pcsantique-silver-travel-theme-charm

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/55553995/little-silver-vintage-gun-pendant-and
    comes from
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/65100483/18pcs-oxidized-silver-tone-base-metal

    I’m sure there are more that I didn’t list here.

    You may have also noticed that she calls everything silver and gold, when it is often pewter or brass.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/66606357/giant-gold-petal-brooch-with-rhinestone

    In the past, Beth Blafka was called out in the comments of one of the posts on ECO
    https://etsycallout.wordpress.com/2011/05/21/stylemesweet/#comments
    for having stolen an image from an artist. She removed the listing that was linked to but she had already sold some of them. http://www.etsy.com/transaction/22835745
    She also ripped a Justin Bieber photo at one point
    http://www.etsy.com/transaction/39188299
    On that listing she claims that she uses other people’s images and tinkers with them.

  36. Mona August 28, 2011 at 3:43 pm #

    Even more of a shame Pam, is that Beth claims to be a “great teacher” and sadly really does subject children to her nonsese on a daily basis – Thank You Chicago Public School District :o/

    Bethtastic herself is reselling and misrepresenting items. She sells some items she has handmade, but also has reselling items mixed in, which she claims to be vintage or handmade.

    She has claimed that all of her vintage jewelry items are coming from her grandparents and aunt. She suspiciously has sold the same vintage rings multiple times, with the same exact images and descriptions, oddly in the same size.
    amber:
    http://www.etsy.com/transaction/40562108
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/63053617/vintage-silver-amber-3-stone-ring-size-8
    amethyst:
    http://www.etsy.com/transaction/32483539
    http://www.etsy.com/transaction/39660127
    http://www.etsy.com/transaction/41380674
    Guess what, you can get them on Ebay! Not at all vintage, they are brand new:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Gemstone-Sterling-Ring-Vintage-style-Amber-Amethyst-/220746916261?pt=Gemstone_Rings&var&hash=item7914520b49

    There is also another ring that she is claiming is vintage (and belonged to her grandmother) that another etsy seller has been selling multiples of, calling it handmade (it’s flat out reselling as well, hello other reseller!):
    Beth’s: http://www.etsy.com/listing/63053136/vintage-sarah-coventry-filigree-ring (notice that it’s obvious in the photos that it’s adjustable)
    Shlomitofir’s version: http://www.etsy.com/listing/49348279/clio-adjustable-filigree-ring-in-gold
    Previous sale of Shlomitofir’s version: http://www.etsy.com/listing/24458270/clio-adjustable-filigree-ring-in-gold
    If it actually was a Sarah Coventry ring, it would include the proper mark.
    http://www.collectorsindex.com/sarahc.htm

    She also likes to resell plastic ‘vintage’
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/66750577/rainbow-curvy-lucite-bracelets-bangles
    http://www.amazon.com/Plastic-Wavy-Bangle-Bracelets-Rainbow/dp/B003N54BHM

    I’m sure more of her ‘vintage’ items are reselling, if those of you who are better investigators than I am would like to do a little hunting. I’d love to see what else you can find.

    The pièce de résistance of her reselling is
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/69246578/35mm-pendant-and-necklace-unique-amber
    sold version: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/51990245
    To fully appreciate this reselling, you have to read her item description, where she goes on and on about how she put tons of time into it and made every little bit of it, including drilling holes in the back (she initally wanted to make it different but it ended up too difficult), and how clever she made the leather cord.
    Tons of vendors on dhgate are selling these for dirt cheap.
    http://www.dhgate.com/vintage-metal-camera-cord-fashion-necklace/p-ff808081302a3e4301302a8446e762f4.html
    http://www.dhgate.com/vintage-gold-mini-camera-long-pendant-necklace/p-ff8080812f58200b012f73092f787057.html
    Lots of other esty sellers are selling them as well:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/66090024/steampunk-magical-maxi-camera-necklace shows the lovely holes Beth goes on about having made.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/69296159/vdr001-vintage-camera-pendant-necklace
    even uses images from dhgate.

    We shall now move on to the topic of mistagging and mislabeling.

    She is calling (and tagging) numerous charms vintage which are not.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/37456094/little-eiffel-tower-france-brass
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58788786/taking-flight-vintage-brass-airplane
    (she has sold that item many times)
    come from
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/60173290/4-piece-set-of-antique-brass-travel

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/54496014/taking-flight-vintage-pewter-airplane
    comes from
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/65795590/4-pcsantique-silver-travel-theme-charm

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/55553995/little-silver-vintage-gun-pendant-and
    comes from
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/65100483/18pcs-oxidized-silver-tone-base-metal

    I’m sure there are more that I didn’t list here.

    You may have also noticed that she calls everything silver and gold, when it is often pewter or brass.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/66606357/giant-gold-petal-brooch-with-rhinestone

    In the past, Beth Blafka was called out in the comments of one of the posts on ECO
    https://etsycallout.wordpress.com/2011/05/21/stylemesweet/#comments
    for having stolen an image from an artist. She removed the listing that was linked to but she had already sold some of them. http://www.etsy.com/transaction/22835745
    She also ripped a Justin Bieber photo at one point
    http://www.etsy.com/transaction/39188299
    On that listing she claims that she uses other people’s images and tinkers with them.

    Perhaps if Ms. Tastic spent more time making sure her own shop was on the up & up, she’d have no time for spewing baseless hate. Has she ever ONCE offered tangible proof of her claims? Um, no. In fact as shown in her past forum tangents, her pattern is to squawk her victimization for all to hear until she’s asked to prove herself. Then, and only then, she’s wonderfully silent. In fact, I implore Ms. Tastic – double dog dare, if you will – to respond to what I’ve posted and prove me wrong. Maybe she’ll get the link to this thread in her inbox as a gently nudge to come back out and play, to finish what she started.

  37. beth August 28, 2011 at 8:06 pm #

    This is absurd and full of libel. Take it down. This is certainly from BuyMyCrap. Yes, my vintage jewelry ALL comes from my aunt, grandmothers, etc. I relisted some items after returns. This is a ridiculous post riddled with errors. By the way “Handmade” is define by altering a charm. This can be done by adding a jumpring, beads, chains, etc. Whoever wrote you this email, should be absolutely ashamed of themselves.

    I received this via some person on twitter called “truthtastic.”

    Go look at closed threads involving “BuyMyCrap” or christmas40. I have said nothing to either of them, because they have gone out of their way to smear my name. My feedback speaks for itself.

    Let me finally say, EVERYTHING I have listed as “Vintage” has been inspected by my local Antique dealer. As for the three stone rings, it was reported because one of these women who sent this ridiculous email to me, found a very ugly, similar ring on ebay. My ring came from AZ. It was reviewed by Etsy, and they apologized after I put both images next to one another–a cheap reproduction, and my late grandmother’s ring.

    As I said, I will file a libel lawsuit if you do not remove this post. My reputation on Etsy is both solid and I would NEVER sell anything that didn’t belong there. The person who wrote this email is obviously a bit unstable, and quite frankly, a copycat herseld. Look up “ttv bangles.” I began this trend, and someone copied me. I am a busy Art teacher who loves her job, her students, and her shop, which I have owned for over 5 years now.

    Look at my vintage items. They are all vintage. Look at my handmade photo necklaces. All my photos (unless borrowed legally from close flickr friends.” Whoever wrote this should be reprimanded. I am personally offended, and I will NOT be subjected to libelous crap from a crazy person. This should never have been posted. My repuation is important to me. Not to mention, I DO drill my own holes, and I send them out as wholesale orders. I have been selling and my handmade items to boutiques for years. Just because there might be some jealousy, does not mean it’s okay to allow someone to spout off absolute lies about myself, or my shop. It’s really just creepy and weird. And hey, if you would like to see the email of apology from Etsy, I would be happy to show it. But this article is filled with libel, and makes me very angry.

  38. beth August 28, 2011 at 8:17 pm #

    Oh, and by the way, please do NOT discuss my job here. That is NOT okay. You do not know me. I adore my job, my school, and by the way, if anyone from this site, or from Etsy calls my school, there is a plan in place because I have been stalked by them before. How disgusting is it that you would judge a person without even knowing them? I would never ever look up someone’s name and post it on the Internet. Please take my first and last name down, before I contact my lawyer. This post is so ridiculously childish. Just run your own shop. I honestly wonder why Mona (christmas40) doesn’t have anything better to do with her time. If you would like your convo posted here, I’d be happy to oblige, but this happened over a year ago!! Let it go. And REMOVE my first and last name. It isn’t listed as such on Etsy and it’s abusive to use someone’s full name without permission!

  39. Christian the Student. August 28, 2011 at 8:39 pm #

    hey dickheads! last time i checked, america is a free enterprise. so if a customer has an issue with a person’s product, they should take it up with that person, and if determined to be fraudulent, said person should take up said issue with their attorney. Not muckrake them on some online thread calling themselves a forum fuhrer. get. over. yourselves. I dont know if Bethtastic’s stuff is legit or not, so *I DO NOT MAKE CHARGES BECAUSE I DO NOT HAVE PROOF*. So if you window-licking scumfucks cant get it through your thick skulls that sometimes, you have to mind your own business, you are destined to spend your life as an online trinket dealer who spends their days in a masturbatory daydream, and their nights spent fiddling with trinkets. Give. It. Up. you knuckle-dragging cretins!

  40. beth August 28, 2011 at 9:08 pm #

    Again, please remove my full name. And if you could, Mona, refrain from commenting upon personal lives. I just broke up with my boyfriend of 6 years, I tore my rotator cuff, and I’m busy with two jobs. I simply pointed out that my bangles have been copied. You then, went onto my site and did some crazy research. All of it untrue. I sold my Sarah Coventry ring. The buyer was happy. I have duplicates of 2 rings only, the amethyst and the amber 3 stone rings. It comes from being a twin. My granmother bought my birthstone-amethyst, and Citrine for my mother. They wore they both together, all of the time, but when my grandmother died of breast cancer, my mom hung on to these rings for quite some time because she was attached to them. Why don’t you take your negativity elsewhere and stop supporting a crazy sociopath, in BMC. Let me ask you all a question: is it okay for an Etsy seller to contact another Etsy seller at work? At a school?

    My school considers both of you security threats. Just look up any thread made or posted by these two. Everytime I go into the forums and ask a banal question (one was about a simple way to put a logo on my bangle, Mona or BMC automatically think I’m taking about them. It’s weird.I finished lesson planning for the evening, and someone makes afake name on twitter, “truthtastic” and sends me here. What a childish thing to do. I am not a reseller. I finally had to make vintage sales final because BMC and Mona (christmas 40) on Etsy were sending people to my shop to buy things, just to …what? Make it tougher to sell. Clearly marked on nearly every ring is a maker’s mark. I think it’s quite childish to actually go through something that ha already been reviewed by Etsy. Shrug. If you knew me, if you knew anything about me, you wouldn’t be posting this nasty stuff. It isn’t my fault that people prefer my shop to another. And for the record “reselling” means reselling the same thing. I do not do that. Each bangle is handmade. You’ve chosen instead to use my real name (which you should have gotten permission from me to do). How would either one of you like it if I used your real names? You would continue to threaten and harrass me as you’ve done for the last year. And for anyone stumbling across this, please be aware that these two have been saying absurd things to me that I have ignored until now.

    I warn you, NEVER use my first or last name again, do NOT talk about my job. I’m open enough about my life. Stop trying to use this against me. I have happy customers, and a wonderful life. My “personality?” You know nothing of me.

    Creating a twitter acct to try to hurt me? That’s unstable. I’m done here. You will here from my customers soon. Now I need to go to sleep so that I can see my kiddies and teachearly in the morning, who I love, and care about.

  41. Mona August 28, 2011 at 9:44 pm #

    Nice guess Beth, but um….no. You act as though you’ve not gone to the forums and twitter slamming a ton of ppl. Keep track, and you might remember the way-wrong person who’s path you crossed.

    For a teacher, you should brush up on your geography. I’m in Texas and this christmas40 person’s profile says Indiana. Not even close but keep trying. Scream, cry, and tantrum all you’d like but YOU came to this vampire thread and gave it the sweet kiss of revival after 10 months of inactivity. You’re too predictable: rant, rave, and threaten when you’ve been called out, yet did not address the undeniable truths.

    “How disgusting is it that you would judge a person without even knowing them” I know sweetheart, it’s okay, hypocrisy is a bitter pill to swallow.

    Weird that you don’t care to have so much revealed, yet you weren’t so concerned about that back when your blog/diary & twitter were public. Screenshots are a wonderful thing.

  42. resellers are stupid August 28, 2011 at 9:50 pm #

    beth, you put your name in your listings, as someone else posted.

  43. beth August 28, 2011 at 10:06 pm #

    Actually, it’s “Beth.” That’s it. And my first and last name is listed as “beth tastic.”

    Mona, seriously. I have tons of followers on Etsy. 2700+ sales. I’m doing fine. Go away.

  44. Pam August 28, 2011 at 10:07 pm #

    “America is a free enterprise” ??? 0.o Really? And here I thought it was a country… Whomever that “students” teacher is, they ought to be lynched for crippling the minds of innocent children.

  45. resellers are stupid August 28, 2011 at 10:11 pm #

    your bangle listings have your full name in them, beth.

    you can see it in kitten’s comment as well, since she just cut and pasted from your listings.

  46. Sarah August 28, 2011 at 10:11 pm #

    Wow, I just happened upon this thread by chance and noticed the anger flying off the screen. I don’t know who you people are but as an M.D. I would venture to say that a couple of you seem to have some deep psychological issues that truly need professional help! (also, it’s very blatant that you all know each other and have a vendetta against this woman)The fact that Miss Beth whoever she is has not given the time of day to you to respond to this nonsense speaks highly of her charcater. In fact, I have to laugh ~ I went over to her items and was so intrigued by her bracelets that I’m going to order a few as gifts! You people really need to slow your rolls and take a deep breath! It’s amusing and scary all at the same time!

  47. Mona August 28, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Sarah, Beth DID reply…twice. To get a further look into HER character, do a search for her shop name in the forums and you’ll see EXACTLY what she’s made of.

  48. beth August 28, 2011 at 10:22 pm #

    Your cruelty is absolutely unsettling. Now, I will ask one more time, to leave me alone, please. Ranting and raving? I provided you with 3 instances in which you were incorrect. What is your obsession with me? You should learn how to speak to people. And yeah, you tracked down my blog. Why? Does it make you feel better to see people fail? I’m tenured. I’m a good teacher. I’m laughing this off now. It’s just dumb. Do you have like a voodoo doll or something? Haha. Whatever, do whatcha want, I’ll be sure to note that it was you who called my superintendent.. Note. I’ve done nothing to you. So keep the witch hunt going. Oh darn, there comes 3 more orders!

    Love you! And remove my full name. NOW.

  49. Mona August 28, 2011 at 10:26 pm #

    Oh golly…no fun but wrong again. I actually almost feel sorry that someone called your superintendant but again….can’t take credit for that one.

  50. Sarah August 28, 2011 at 10:44 pm #

    Ladies, I’m not interested in tracking down this womans previous comments. Just reading that someone called her superintendant tells me that there are some serious psycho/socialogical disturbances present here. Please get some professional help and leave this poor woman alone. I will never visit this page again as the hostility is toxic! Good luck!

  51. beth August 28, 2011 at 10:50 pm #

    Thank you Sarah. It’s really a situation that I though was resolved. And for the record, if you are not a teacher, you have no idea what it’s like. I will be changing my name. Is ut a possibilitic to tag just as “bethtastic?” Just to be a tad more anonymous? To say “I wasn’t responsible for “that one.” Shudder. Oh well. Tomorrow should be tough, considering I had to defend my shop. Many thanks for that. I just want my lasy name removed. That’s all.

  52. beth August 28, 2011 at 11:01 pm #

    Last thing I’ll say here. Crazy! 🙂 Sure hope that someone stmbled upon my shop through here and sees something you may like! Love to everyone.

    Beth (no last name) 🙂

  53. Mona August 29, 2011 at 12:40 am #

    Wow…you make for a great read when you go back and edit hours-old posts. Guess it keeps you from having to make new ones after you’ve declared yourself above the situation & gone over and over. It’s clear that you only have a desire to make new posts if you find that it will garner you a) a sale or b) a friend.

    Again, and not as though you’d listen/comprehend/absorb…I am not Buy My Crap or Christmas40. Still, you act as though your outbursts have made you no other enemies. You don’t get it, do you? “Refrain from commenting on personal lives…” You share a lot of dirty laundry for someone who wants to keep their lives so private, both here, and in your shop. You enjoy playing the victim and if that works for you, fantastic, but others see right through it.

    As I said before, YOU started this, YOU bumped the months-old thread, YOU stood on your pedestal with names to call. I only brought to light that people in such fragile glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

  54. Pam August 29, 2011 at 2:28 am #

    I wish I could “Admin” here for a moment, because I’m willing to bet that “Sarah” the “M.D.” and beth have the same IP number. And Look! They’ve made friends! How sweet, but then they appear to have much in common, writing style and horrible grammar not excluded.
    I’m also willing to bet that someone here is indeed in need of some medication “Doc”… Perhaps YOUR alter ego?
    It is very disturbing to think that this person may actually be telling the truth in saying that they are a teacher! Why don’t the school systems do a better job of screening and weeding out the crazies?

  55. RaeRenee August 29, 2011 at 3:42 am #

    I would like to ask Ms Blafka what her obsession is with BuyMyCrap. Every 5 minutes she seems to be on twitter, etsy or any other place she can think of talking about them, threatening them, ranting about them, asking others to harass them/harm them, libeling them. I have been following this off and on through various social media sites and have yet to see BuyMyCrap respond to anything since the 3 original call out posts, made by Ms Blafka on etsy some four months ago.

    Nothing.

    Nothing on their twitter, their FB page, in their shop announcements, nothing. So please explain to me, no, to all of us, who have read your drivel, how exactly they are “bullying” you. How exactly they are, “stalking” you. It seems very apparent to 100,000’s of people who have seen you act this way who is the bully (you) and who is the victim(buymycrap)

    Are you that delusional/paranoid that every time someone says something to you, or someone doesn’t like something they buy from you, or utters a word about you, they must be BuyMyCrap? You really have a serious mental health problems if you believe this; it’s delusional and unhealthy. You have plenty of people who dislike you from the way you behave, they way you talk about people/to people. You have called out some of your other customers before online.

    You ask to be left alone. You ask for privacy. Have you done that? Have you left BuyMyCrap alone? No, you have hounded them repeatedly, day after day after day after day on every online venue you can find, to the point of dragging up a year old post from this blog to do it again. That really is an obsession. You are so obsessed by them, and what they do, and their shop, and products you can’t help yourself. Obsessed. Only people who are obsessed go to these lengths to libel a business without the other party ever replying back, or ever saying a bad word about you even though you perpetually libel them, or ever fueling the fire. They have said nothing.

    Fellow members of this thread, am I wrong in thinking it is highly inappropriate for a teacher to act this way online? There has to be some sort of standard one is held to when teaching youth of today. It is not against the law to contact Ms Blafka’s school or school superintendent. If you have proof, screenshots, website URL’s of her unstable behavior, I would think it is a wise course of action.

    Ms Blafka, all one has to do is google your name which you freely provide in your listing, and find your name, school you work at, and all the things you have ever said about people, lots of people.

  56. RaeRenee August 29, 2011 at 4:10 am #

    “As I said, I will file a libel lawsuit if you do not remove this post.”

    I am shocked BuyMyCrap has not filed yet, I am sure they must have a folder full by now of things you have said about them.

    “My reputation on Etsy is both solid and I would NEVER sell anything that didn’t belong there. The person who wrote this email is obviously a bit unstable, and quite frankly, a copycat herseld. Look up “ttv bangles.” I began this trend, and someone copied me.”

    You can’t copyright a process. Why do you think everyone copies you?

    “I am a busy Art teacher who loves her job, her students, and her shop, which I have owned for over 5 years now.”

    So busy you take the time out of your busy day to make posts about another shop incessantly, as well as search out blog posts from 18 months ago to post in. Can we say, obsessed!

    “I am personally offended, and I will NOT be subjected to libelous crap from a crazy person. ”

    So, it is ok for you to libel someone else and post libelous things about them anywhere you please? Hello pot, meet kettle. BuyMyCrap hasn’t said a word about you anywhere, yet here you are libeling them, and then crying when someone else points out your flaws.

    “This should never have been posted. My repuation is important to me.”

    But you don’t care about spending 4 months day in day out on as witch hunt to ruin another shop.

    “Just because there might be some jealousy, does not mean it’s okay to allow someone to spout off absolute lies about myself, or my shop. It’s really just creepy and weird. And hey, if you would like to see the email of apology from Etsy, I would be happy to show it. But this article is filled with libel, and makes me very angry.”

    You are the creepy weird one. You need medical intervention. It seems like you tell huge lies.

    Beth Blafka, why is it alright in your world to lie about BuyMyCrap and slander them all the time and when anyone says anything to you, you start to cry foul or claim everyone is BuyMyCrap (I wish I were, I like their crap) You started it, now others you have wronged are chiming in.

    I suggest you issue a huge apology to BuyMyCrap and mean it then go away and never say another word about them ever, otherwise I urge them, if they are reading, I hope they are reading, to sue you for everything you have said and done, and there is plenty of it out there.

  57. Pam August 29, 2011 at 4:25 am #

    I decided to have a look for myself. I can see just in the paragraph below that I’ve copied and pasted, quite a few inconsistencies. Handmade is not an excuse for shoddy workmanship. What is “vintage quality”? Is this thing handmade or isn’t it? If the piece is so thick that skin color won’t change the photo colors, then why would the “little white bubbles” blend in? And if Windex can erase these flaws, then why are they even there?
    The whole thing strikes me as foolish, sophomoric, and well, ditzy. This person appears to be their own worst enemy, and not worth the time or the effort to engage in conversation.

    Quote from a Bethastic listing:
    “SUPER IMPORTANT+

    Because each bangle is handmade, and I cast using silicone molds, you may see a few “white dots” at the bottom of your bangle. I do my very best to get rid of them, but, again, it’s impossible to make every bangle super perfect–after all, it’s handmade! 🙂
    Just keep that in mind. SO much time goes into this process. The little white bubbles (if there are any, adds to the vintage quality of the bangle)–and when on your wrist, you can’t really see them, as they blend in with your skin color! So just keep that in mind before purchasing. There are flaws, but nothing windex can’t take care of).”

  58. T.McGee August 29, 2011 at 8:23 am #

    Beth, I am someone who has never been in contact with you, but I have read enough of your rantings to be alarmed for your students. I called your boss. And I don’t regret it.

    Your blog was public and full of extremely alarming comments. I grew concerned for your students when you pulled one of them into your twitter goal of destroying buymycrap- in all of that madness you recruited a child to defend you and take part in a disagreement between adults. That isn’t ok.

    When I discovered your blog, I read it and have to be honest, it was incredibly compelling. I quickly grew alarmed at your insomniac rantings and admissions that you were supposed to be taking medication for your mental illnesses but were not. You spoke about your fellow teachers, calling all of them bitches who were out to get you, you stated if they were going to make you evil you were going to BE evil. AND you spoke about your previous BOSS, attacking that person in a way that was truly alarming to me. If any teacher had posted some of the things you had, I would call their superintendent as well. And I would expect that they are disciplined, as I believe you were.

    Your writing was not cohesive or logical, but manic. In fact, you STILL seem unable to have a rational conversation here, connecting sentences in a way that reads personality disorder.

    I never would have READ your blog if you had not been attacking buymycrap for literally using the same materials as you. Your posts in Etsy forums and all over twitter had to be a nightmare for this store- most people watching could not believe that you were getting that worked up over a ttv bracelet. “Your” ttv style is an iphone ap for Gods sake. It does not actually belong to you and you need to get over it. Photos in resin is NOT an original idea. Birds on a wire is NOT a unique photo, and juuuuuust in case; no you really did not write the bible either.

    Accusing someone of stealing such a common idea, ranting and raving for months and months, going on and on attacking this shop over one similar idea and process…. IS insane. You’re an art teacher. When your students all sit down with paint and canvas do you attack them too? When they all draw a portrait, do you tell them their copying? The fact that you SHOULD be smarter (as a “TEACHER”) is what caused me to even take noticed of what’s clearly your delusional state. I don’t say that to attack you. I read your blog, I know you have been diagnosed with a mental disorder and I implore you to consider that this issue is something that is really all in your head.

    As someone that has been around bi-polar disorder and manic behavior, your blog was clearly one part manic and five parts BP. I stand behind my choice to expose your writing to your school and am going to tell you here and now that if you do not move on with your life, If you do not stop damaging another persons business with untrue libel, you need to expect that others are going to step in and turn a light on your illness and that you are inviting prosecution and are indeed breaking the law, because these digs are actually libel. You may not know anything about sharing artisic process or libel, but I’m sure at some point very soon, buymycrap is going to hire a lawyer to school you on it.

    You’ve been on an actual witch hunt and are trying to destroy another persons business- which is their JOB. How is this any different than someone calling your school in Chicago? Ms Blafka, any smart person can see the hypocrisy clearly.

    As has been pointed out here- Buymycrap has not contacted you and has asked repeatedly that you stop talking about her. This is a persons actual work and lively hood that you’re playing mean girl with.

    If the MD is your friend (although I believe it is actually you Beth), then I hope they tell you to get back on your meds, realize your actually having a manic episode regarding what you think this shop has done (which again, all witnesses present dispute and you are totally unable to post proof of), and stop acting like a victim. Back off. Do the right thing and let this issue go.

  59. beth August 29, 2011 at 8:36 am #

    This is a really sad display of humanity, or lack thereof. Please remove my Last name from this post. My last name is not listed anywhere in my shop. Thank you. Beth.

  60. beth August 29, 2011 at 8:38 am #

    For your info, I issued an apology. She refused it. It’s amazinf how misinformed all of you are. I’d be more than happy to share that screenshot.

  61. beth August 29, 2011 at 8:50 am #

    Sarah is one of my customers. If you don’t think I am just going to let this go without defending myself and sharing this with my many friends, you are sorely mistaken.mona, it’s time to step away from the computer. As for the rest of you, my descriptions are thorough and truthful. I will not issue Buy My Crap am apology. Already did. As for you Mona, you accused me of “ranting and raving.” That’s sort of ironic considering you last few posts. Believe what you want. I love my customers, my shop, and my job. Posting my descriptions? Sad. As I said, you need to step away from the computer. It seems like you are stalking every move I make, and that is a little weird. Create and stop whining about your friend’s shop and making silly assumptions. IP address? Really? I don’t even know how to do that, much less the time.

  62. beth August 29, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    As for my wavy bracelets they have the lucite tags still on them. From the 70s. And stop using my first and last name. I have been kind enough to not use yours. Respect goes a long way. And for the record, everyone makes typos. I work from 6am until 10pm. And I’m utilizing my lunch break to simply ask to be left alone. I gave my opinion. Do a search for “ttv bangles.” Gasp. Guess who shows up with me? At this point, the Etsy community has probably muted all of you. Deservedly. Go back to your jobs, as I will. If you’d like to see “Mona’s” personality, check out christmas40. There is something intrinsically wrong with you.

  63. T.McGee August 29, 2011 at 9:20 am #

    beth says:
    August 29, 2011 at 8:38 am #
    For your info, I issued an apology. She refused it. It’s amazinf how misinformed all of you are. I’d be more than happy to share that screenshot.

    ————————

    Are you saying your past apology still counts? Reeeeaaally.

    You cannot say “I’m sorry for slapping you” then SLAP someone again, expecting the first apology to be valid. Do you ever think about your own role in something?

    Beth, I urge you to stop posting about others. STOP setting yourself up to be attacked. As someone already pointed out, you are your own worst enemy. You HAVE hurt the owner of buymycrap quite a bit. You HAVE accused her of lying about her own mother’s recent passing which to those of us that care for her- is enraging. You have exposed her real name and you have slandered her shop at every slight opportunity. You have reduced her to tears and your instability has TERRIFIED her. You need to own your own role.

    You rant at others for bringing up personal things when you yourself discuss your personal life. You slam others for doing the very things you are doing. You give people permission to attack you by attacking them first. Grow up. Seek out a better doctor.

    Doctor Sarah, posted “Wow, I just happened upon this thread by chance”….
    Then YOU posted:
    beth
    August 29, 2011 at 8:50 am #
    Sarah is one of my customers. If you don’t think I am just going to let this go without defending myself and sharing this with my many friends, you are sorely mistaken.”

    YOU just exposed your customer/friend to be a liar. With friends like you….. who needs enemies.

  64. Sarah August 29, 2011 at 10:31 am #

    Hey Chickies,

    How about we ALL stop this post right here right now! – enough is enough!

    THE END

  65. T.McGee August 29, 2011 at 10:54 am #

    He CHICKIE- I’m so sorry you’ve become mixed up in this- but so help me (and several others,) as long as Beth Blafka, a teacher at George Washington Middle School located in Lyons, Illinois, continues to lie about this shop on-line, many of us have made it our goal to spread the real facts, and truthfully and honestly respond so as to minimize the damage she’s doing to another business.

    If Beth is so hell bent on spreading slander, then those of us that know the truth will come and spread the truth. End of story.

    I suggest you give your friend some good advice (and take it yourself)… if you can’t stand the heat… stay out of the kitchen. So far, all the witnesses now involved have been very very nice. Beth is exposing herself to a TON of criticism and if she can’t take it, she should learn not to dish it.

    The end.

  66. Noelle August 29, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

    “Whooaaa….what the hell just happened? How did MY name get drug into this? Yes I *AM* christmas40 and I’m here now. I don’t appreciate your suggestion Beth that I am in anyway involved in any online attempt to libel you or destroy your business. I made the unfortunate error in replying in a thread in which Beth had started, I knew neither Beth nor BuyMyCrap (who I do know now and thoroughly enjoy the items I have purchased from her).http://www.etsy.com/teams/7718/site-help/discuss/7626963/ After I read the thread that is referenced above where Beth suggests that BuyMyCrap made up the death of her mother I sent Beth a convo letting her know that she had lost me as a customer. Below is a cut and paste of the convo:
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    christmas40

    May 22 2011 9:46am EDT

    Hello-

    I wanted to let you know that I had one of your TTV bangles in my shopping cart, it been on my favorites list for a very long time. I am a former photographer and am always appreciative of anything the has to do with photography, that being said, I cannot in good conscience buy from someone who would so distastefully post a thread such as this one:

    http://www.etsy.com/teams/7718/site-help/discuss/7626963/page/1

    You come off as jealous, mean spirited and downright cruel. To suggest that this other shop may or may not have truly lost her mother made me physically nauseous.

    I did not have a “do not buy from” list, until now, welcome to my newly formed list!

    I suggest that you move on, and perhaps seek medical advice regarding your very clearly deteriorating mental health.

    Good luck with that!

    Noelle Gongwer
    Inspired Jewelry Designs

    As you can see the date and time on this convo is dated May 23, 2011, the first contact with Beth, obviously not anything that has been going on for “over a year.” Should I have put the line about her mental health? No, I do indeed regret that and am issuing an apology to Beth right now for that remark. I do stand by the fact that she lost me as a customer because of her online rants.
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    She replied with this:

    bethtastic

    May 22 2011 9:06pm EDT

    Okay, enough hatemail. This is coming from Buy my Crap. Please leave me alone. I am a good human being, a successful teacher, and I don’t care if you buy from me or not. I am reporting this convo as abuse.

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    bethtastic

    May 22 2011 9:28pm EDT

    You have been reported to abuse@etsy.com.
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    christmas40

    May 23 2011 8:23am EDT

    Do not contact me again.
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    bethtastic

    May 23 2011 4:20pm EDT

    I reported you to abuse@etsy.com
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    christmas40

    May 23 2011 4:26pm EDT

    And I have reported you as well! Cheers!
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    bethtastic

    May 23 2011 4:29pm EDT

    For….what?

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    bethtastic

    May 23 2011 4:30pm EDT

    LET. IT. GO. I’m not closing my shop, I abide by the rules.
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    bethtastic

    May 23 2011 4:31pm EDT

    Just for the record, be sure to include your first convo:

    christmas40: “I suggest that you move on, and perhaps seek medical advice regarding your very clearly deteriorating mental health.”
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    christmas40

    May 23 2011 4:34pm EDT

    The very fact that you are contacting me AFTER I specifically told you not to is a direct violation of the “rules” you love to claim you follow.
    *************************************************************************************************************

    This is the extent of my direct conversations with Beth through Etsy. She posted yet another thread (I believe there were 3 total where she lays into BuyMyCrap about her copying her) http://www.etsy.com/teams/7718/site-help/discuss/7630188/page/1 . I replied in this thread with this:
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    christmas40 says

    You are on at 4:30 am? I think perhaps getting some sleep would help your situation, “maybe” help you see clearly. You have not made yourself any friends or done your shop any favors with your rants and ever increasingly odd convos to people.

    I truly hope you find some peace in this situation, being this obsessed and fixated on a single issue and shop is not normal. Why would you try to destroy your reputation as well as your shop? Of course I don’t expect you to answer as you are famous for posting and running……

    Oh, and thank you for leading me to the awesome shop that you were calling out, I bought 2 lovely items from her!

    Posted at 9:41 am May 23, 2011 EDT –
    *************************************************************************************************************
    At the end of June I lost a dear friend and his entire family in a plane crash. I saw Beth’s thread about logos on jewelry:

    http://www.etsy.com/teams/7722/business-topics/discuss/8597993/page/1/

    Knowing full well that Beth was taking yet another shot at MyBuyCrap since she has stated in her announcements that, “I would never however put a signature on your bangle, as I feel that compromises the design, as well as the prettiness of what you’re wearing. It’s Art. Plus, I include business cards with each order, so you can always hand them to a friend if you want. 🙂 ” , I came unglued as I was already very emotional, I replied with this:
    *************************************************************************************************************

    christmas40 says

    Ok, seriously Beth. I wasn’t going to comment on this or any of your threads for that matter, but I am tired of you and your crap!

    I had a very dear friend and his ENTIRE family die in a plane crash last night! I am sorry if your little war both on here and on twitter seems just a “tad” ridiculous!

    Move on already! Sell your stuff, let her sell hers and stay away from each other.

    You might want to also look around at your life and be very grateful that you HAVE ONE!

    Posted at 11:16 am Jun 25, 2011 EDT
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    Should I have replied to her thread? Probably not, especially considering the emotional state that I was in. Beth stating that she never replied in the threads that I was in was a simple fact that they were all closed down before she had a chance to reply.

    The fact that Beth has now come onto a PUBLIC site and libeled me and my shop claiming that I am sending people to her shop to buy things, smearing her name all over the internet, calling her school and all of the other various things she has claimed that I have done/am doing is basically doing to me what she claims is being done to her. I am a mother of 4 children, ages 21 down to 2 years, I run my shop and take care of my family, why would I EVER give Beth anymore of my precious time by tracking her down and contacting her school? That’s ludicrous, why would I do that? What would be the benefit for me? According to her theory I became SO enraged with her discussions about BuyMyCrap copying her (who I didn’t know before the original thread was posted) that I then went on a crusade (that she claims has gone on for over a year) to destroy her reputation, shut down her shop and get her fired from her job! Really? Does that sound like something that a rational person (of which I believe I am) would do to a totally random person that I personally have no beef with? IF I were going to put that much effort and time into anything it would be to clean up my house, not to avenge the good name of a person (BuyMyCrap) who, at the time, was a complete stranger to me.

    I have provided all communication that I have had with Beth through convos as well as the Etsy forums, I would love to see ONE shred of evidence of her claims that I am doing all these heinous things to her and her shop. I am pretty sure that Beth will be unable to provide such evidence. That being said, my sister in law is an attorney, I may have her take a look at what Beth has said about my shop, which is obviously me and my personal name, and have her help me decide whether a libel suit against Beth is warranted in this case.

    Since Beth is DEMANDING that her name be removed from this thread, I will do the same. Beth I DEMAND that you remove my name from this thread or I will have my attorney contact your attorney. I am pretty sure I can find your attorney listed under the name: “Kuttin & Pastin, Attorney’s at Law”

  67. beth August 29, 2011 at 12:49 pm #

    Well, ya baited me. Just sold $350 in 2 days! Later,horrific, “sophomoronric” humans. If indeed you can be considered humans. Have fun storming the castle! And, scene.

  68. T.McGee August 29, 2011 at 12:49 pm #

    Why is this comment still waiting moderation? I think it’s important that this is all said.

    T.McGee
    August 29, 2011 at 8:23 am #
    Beth, I am someone who has never been in contact with you, but I have read enough of your rantings to be alarmed for your students. I called your boss. And I don’t regret it.

    Your blog was public and full of extremely alarming comments. I grew concerned for your students when you pulled one of them into your twitter goal of destroying buymycrap- in all of that madness you recruited a child to defend you and take part in a disagreement between adults. That isn’t ok.

    When I discovered your blog, I read it and have to be honest, it was incredibly compelling. I quickly grew alarmed at your insomniac rantings and admissions that you were supposed to be taking medication for your mental illnesses but were not. You spoke about your fellow teachers, calling all of them bitches who were out to get you, you stated if they were going to make you evil you were going to BE evil. AND you spoke about your previous BOSS, attacking that person in a way that was truly alarming to me. If any teacher had posted some of the things you had, I would call their superintendent as well. And I would expect that they are disciplined, as I believe you were.

    Your writing was not cohesive or logical, but manic. In fact, you STILL seem unable to have a rational conversation here, connecting sentences in a way that reads personality disorder.

    I never would have READ your blog if you had not been attacking buymycrap for literally using the same materials as you. Your posts in Etsy forums and all over twitter had to be a nightmare for this store- most people watching could not believe that you were getting that worked up over a ttv bracelet. “Your” ttv style is an iphone ap for Gods sake. It does not actually belong to you and you need to get over it. Photos in resin is NOT an original idea. Birds on a wire is NOT a unique photo, and juuuuuust in case; no you really did not write the bible either.

    Accusing someone of stealing such a common idea, ranting and raving for months and months, going on and on attacking this shop over one similar idea and process…. IS insane. You’re an art teacher. When your students all sit down with paint and canvas do you attack them too? When they all draw a portrait, do you tell them their copying? The fact that you SHOULD be smarter (as a “TEACHER”) is what caused me to even take noticed of what’s clearly your delusional state. I don’t say that to attack you. I read your blog, I know you have been diagnosed with a mental disorder and I implore you to consider that this issue is something that is really all in your head.

    As someone that has been around bi-polar disorder and manic behavior, your blog was clearly one part manic and five parts BP. I stand behind my choice to expose your writing to your school and am going to tell you here and now that if you do not move on with your life, If you do not stop damaging another persons business with untrue libel, you need to expect that others are going to step in and turn a light on your illness and that you are inviting prosecution and are indeed breaking the law, because these digs are actually libel. You may not know anything about sharing artisic process or libel, but I’m sure at some point very soon, buymycrap is going to hire a lawyer to school you on it.

    You’ve been on an actual witch hunt and are trying to destroy another persons business- which is their JOB. How is this any different than someone calling your school in Chicago? Ms Blafka, any smart person can see the hypocrisy clearly.

    As has been pointed out here- Buymycrap has not contacted you and has asked repeatedly that you stop talking about her. This is a persons actual work and lively hood that you’re playing mean girl with.

    If the MD is your friend (although I believe it is actually you Beth), then I hope they tell you to get back on your meds, realize your actually having a manic episode regarding what you think this shop has done (which again, all witnesses present dispute and you are totally unable to post proof of), and stop acting like a victim. Back off. Do the right thing and let this issue go.

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

  69. beth August 29, 2011 at 12:54 pm #

    You just crossed a line. A legal one.

  70. T.McGee August 29, 2011 at 1:14 pm #

    Posting lies is called slander. Posting truth is called freedom of speech. If you want to toss money at a lawyer then that makes you a fool. So, there is that.

    If you choose to post any further lies having to do with buymycrap or the owners of this store in ANY manner again, we’ll all be there to expose you. Again. I suggest you take a cue from your pal Sarah. walk.away Beth. You’re in over your head here. Sure, maybe it’s your illness that is not allowing you clarity, but you are the only one actively and purposefully breaking ANY laws. I am not a doctor, and I’ve taken no oath to protect your privacy. All I did was share what you yourself have shared publicly, many many times.

  71. ThisIsUnbelievable August 29, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

    I can’t believe this is going on. I remember seeing the forum threads that started this whole mess. For someone who wants to be left alone and is claiming to be stalked, Bethtastic sure is putting herself out there all over the internet starting trouble. Who’s stalking who? You revived an old Call Out thread just to stick it to BuyMyCrap again? Really?

    I peek at your shop once in a while Beth, just to see what kind of craziness you’re up to. You’re quite entertaining, if nothing else. Although I would hate to be the person on the other side of your crazy. Anyone who has followed this from the beginning can see how obsessed you are, how you can’t stop talking about BuyMyCrap and how you just can’t seem to LET. IT. GO.

    I’ve seen a lot of ridiculous “You copied me!” threads in the Etsy forums, but this takes the cake. You’ve been all over the internet crying foul for months now. You DID NOT invent clear resin or molds or TTV photography and you WERE NOT the first to use these things to make photo bangle bracelets! How exactly did BuyMyCrap steal your molds and your process? Snuck into your house in the middle of the night? Get a grip.

    If you want people to leave YOU alone, then try leaving OTHERS alone. Take your own advice and go create, sell and be happy. This is ridiculous. Someone please get this girl some help.

  72. beth August 29, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

    Um. You said wehere I worked. PRIVATE information. You do not work there or have any association with my school. I have NO idea what you are saying re: mental problems? You’re not a doctor. You certainly aren’t mine. This has now become a matter of personal repuation.Posting such ridiculous things, lies, in addition to a person’s place of work is filed under Internet Bullying. I will be sending notice to my local Police. This has gone far beyond “copycat” stuff, and now is resulting in stalking. I’m sicked by it. Please rwfrain from posting anything else here. I say this bwecause it’s both inappropriate and against the law. You have stalked me, harassed me, and spewed lies. If you continue posting personal information I will press charges.

  73. Pam August 29, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    What a study in contradictions this Blafka is! If you google her name, somehow the first hit is her Etsy shop! Impressive for someone who claims to be ignorant about her IP address. If you go on to read her profile where she interviews herself, she claims that she likes to share her personal information.
    The fact that she says she teaches “art” puts to rest worries about the literacy of the young people she is charged with educating. While it would be best to have educated and stable individuals teaching in any school, I would have to assume that there are economic issues that weigh heavily on the choice the school board has to make. I can say with conviction that if my own children were placed in one of her classes, and I was aware of her attitude, and her penchant for attacking people online, I would personally make it my business to petition the school board to take action to protect the children.
    Having taken the time to examine her things and also the offerings at BuyMyCrap, I have to say that were I going to buy resin accessories, I would have to choose the latter for the workmanship, and obviously better quality.

  74. resellers are stupid August 29, 2011 at 2:49 pm #

    she used to teach reading.

  75. Pam August 29, 2011 at 2:56 pm #

    The blind leading the blind…

  76. jade August 29, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

    Beth, when you were doing all of the calling out in the Etsy forums a few months ago, I was curious to see if you had any other online stores, and stumbled upon your blog. Where you were VERY open about your mental illness, working your etsy store, and your teaching position at the school. None of this is a big surprise to anyone. Once you post something online, it is there FOREVER. Maybe if you were a little less open to the web about your extremely personal issues in the first place, you wouldn’t be experiencing the problems you are right now.

    Also, I just want to say I am SHOCKED that you have been reselling. That pisses me off more than knowing you’re crazy. Ripping people off is so low. I have no respect for you.

  77. Mona August 29, 2011 at 5:06 pm #

    Yeah, I knew you’d pissed ppl off Beth but given the recent posts here, I’ll admit that even I’m surprised at the backlash you’ve created for yourself.

    In all sincerity Beth, the best thing you can do for yourself is quietly move on. Admit your hand in this – even if only to yourself – that you DID start this. You DID revive a months-old thread and I’m giving you credit that there’s some shred of humility in you to admit that you wish you’d simply kept to yourself back on August 15th.

    See Beth? Just keep quiet and it will all go away. Your claims would gather you sympathy if you had proof, but you’ve offered none. You get comfortable playing the role of victim but it’s clear that you’re you’re a victim of your own circumstances. All you had to do was NOT POST. See that.

    You started this. Wherever it is now, you started it. Can it stop? Yes, quit your campaign of hate, and it will. Prove that you understand simple terms: stop looking for the fight, and you will no longer have to duck for cover.

  78. Mona August 29, 2011 at 6:22 pm #

    Is that an ‘icky logo’ I see? Thought you weren’t a fan of those beth?

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/77774006/stages-of-the-moon-translucent-resin

  79. Mona August 29, 2011 at 6:23 pm #

    See, a classic case of you criticizing someone else’s work/technique without provocation. THEN you have the nerve to do it yourself? Judging is bad enough but um, doesn’t that also make YOU the copycat?

    Just sayin’.

  80. T.McGee August 29, 2011 at 6:39 pm #

    What everyone else said.

    I don’t know if you’ve bothered to google yourself but the PRIVATE info I am posting is the third search result. I don’t even have to click the link to see your school and city. Maybe you should try to sue google too? {Insert chuckling here}

    Many of us have screen shots of stuff you openly admit, IE proof from your own mouth, of your past issues (both with others and with your mental health). Our screen shots Include those blog posts of yours, where you’re making public all of the things you claim you’re going to sue me for making public.

    In case you think me insensitive, I can completely understand why you might hide/delete a public blog so full of self incriminating statements like those that were repeated here. I have no desire to harass or bully ANYONE, but you’ve been warned, asked, begged and pleaded with and you can’t stop doing the same thing to buymycrap. Even when you have moments of regret and apologize- you STILL come out months later, and slander her. It’s insane.

    Everyone on your case right now would have no reason to continue to engage or expose your “private” life if you simply stated here that you were done posting about others, specifically buymycrap. Retreat. Fold. Apologize that you posted about her again here and agree to be done posting about her in the future. Or you can continue to provoke the anger and scrutiny you see here. I have a feeling that any number of us, could at any time, make these past blog posts of yours re-appear.

    You’re not the only one who can make threats. Mine however, are not empty. Here’s a very VERY mild entry from a few months back-

    snip………
    2011-04-02 / 5:36am
    “I wish someone would hand be 5k and say: Here’s for putting up with all the shitty shit you’ve been through. Instead doctors hand me pills. Tell me to have fun. Get better. and see a therapissed. Oh well. Ten days till I get paid again. I wish the shop was duing better. I wish my customers sucked less”
    … end snip

    How about it beth- can we be done now? Are YOU done now? You can waive that white flag at any time….

  81. T.McGee August 29, 2011 at 6:43 pm #

    And in case you have not noticed, you’re flagged. Any and every post about buymycrap will be sent to at least one of us and THAT is what prompts us to expose your lies.

    If you really want to be done with all this, be done. It’s totally up to you.

  82. Mona August 29, 2011 at 6:48 pm #

    Okay I found it for you Beth…don’t sue yourself but:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/62712662/ttv-viewfinder-clear-hand-cast-resin

    Second paragraph down….

    “+NEW COPYRIGHT INFORMATION for sellers and creators: These TTV Bangles are NOW COPYRIGHTED and TRADEMARKED by Beth Blafka. What does this mean? I worked with a lawyer to make certain my TTV design is not used for commercial purposes. If you want to make one for yourself, that is perfectly fine, but if it is sold in any capacity, that is Copyright Infringement, and thus, against the law.”

    This is in your sold items so up forever for all to see. Just sayin’.

  83. Mona August 29, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

    Okay, yeah…see…here’s the perfectly public, totally your own doing trail. Ready? Follow along.

    This listing sold listing shows your real name:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/62712662/ttv-viewfinder-clear-hand-cast-resin

    This Google search of said name shows your teacher rating right on top:
    http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sugexp=gsih&cp=9&gs_id=r&xhr=t&q=beth+blafka+teacher&pf=p&sclient=psy&site=&source=hp&pbx=1&oq=beth+blaf&aq=0&aqi=g1&aql=f&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=cf799297008d2d18&biw=1538&bih=759

    And when you click on that rating link, it shows that you work at George Washington Middle School.

    Easy-peasy, lemon squeezy. I’d send you the bill but we’ll just call this one a freebie.

    You’re welcome.

  84. Mona August 29, 2011 at 7:27 pm #

    Geeze…’nother freebie for you that I almost forgot about:

    ***From Beth Blafka’s/bethtastics shop***
    “I use a polyresin, which is THE best resin you can use, as it holds up in the sun, and will never become a giant pile of goo. Other resins (those that use acetate)use a small bit of hardener with resin, …thus, you never know if the mix is correct. By using a 1:1 ratio, your piece will not age, turn colors, or worst of all, melt. I have been doing this for 6 years now. It’s like buying a coach purse, or a knock off. One is an investment, the other is where you store all of your crap. ”

    1:1 ratio resin is epoxy resin, it is NOT polyester resin by any stretch of the imagination. You have therefor lied to your customers by telling them you use polyester resin when in fact you use epoxy. No polyester resin has a 1:1 ratio mix, it uses a catalyst which is added drop by drop.

    Lied to them, called them liars, saing they suck…..sheesh…does not make for good business so yes, relish in the sales you’ve got.

  85. Morgan August 30, 2011 at 6:52 am #

    Wow, that went South really fast.

  86. Pam August 30, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

    Yes it did Morgan.
    To explain, there is a very sweet woman who along with her children have been attacked and terrified by all of this. A woman whose talent borders on genius,( IMHO) and whose work has been criticized, copied, and slandered with innuendos and worse.
    Miss beth came here and opened this can of worms. Personally, I am flabbergasted that this obviously mentally unstable person is being allowed near school children. I did not seek out this thread but rather find the updates in my inbox. If she persists, I will be here to lend my support whenever needed.

  87. resellers are stupid August 30, 2011 at 3:42 pm #

    beth has harassed many people, including me. calling names, making threats. without any reason in the world to do so. i still do not know why she chose to target me out of all the options of other people who also did nothing to garner her attention.

    it is obvious with just a little bit of digging, that i am far from alone in being targeted this way.

    when it is done publicly, after a certain point people feel a need to stand up for the victims.

  88. Morgan August 30, 2011 at 3:45 pm #

    No, no Pam…that was all clear. I looked into both sides and read the thread here. What I’m surprised at is that Miss Beth took it to this level. She hasn’t posted again though, so lets hope she finally got the message to back off.

  89. Noelle August 30, 2011 at 4:01 pm #

    “Whooaaa….what the hell just happened? How did MY name get drug into this? Yes I *AM* christmas40 and I’m here now. I don’t appreciate your suggestion Beth that I am in anyway involved in any online attempt to libel you or destroy your business. I made the unfortunate error in replying in a thread in which Beth had started, I knew neither Beth nor BuyMyCrap (who I do know now and thoroughly enjoy the items I have purchased from her).After I read the thread that is referenced above where Beth suggests that BuyMyCrap made up the death of her mother I sent Beth a convo letting her know that she had lost me as a customer. Below is a cut and paste of the convo:
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    christmas40

    May 22 2011 9:46am EDT

    Hello-

    I wanted to let you know that I had one of your TTV bangles in my shopping cart, it been on my favorites list for a very long time. I am a former photographer and am always appreciative of anything the has to do with photography, that being said, I cannot in good conscience buy from someone who would so distastefully post a thread such as this one:

    http://www.etsy.com/teams/7718/site-help/discuss/7626963/page/1

    You come off as jealous, mean spirited and downright cruel. To suggest that this other shop may or may not have truly lost her mother made me physically nauseous.

    I did not have a “do not buy from” list, until now, welcome to my newly formed list!

    I suggest that you move on, and perhaps seek medical advice regarding your very clearly deteriorating mental health.

    Good luck with that!

    Noelle
    Inspired Jewelry Designs

    As you can see the date and time on this convo is dated May 23, 2011, the first contact with Beth, obviously not anything that has been going on for “over a year.” Should I have put the line about her mental health? No, I do indeed regret that and am issuing an apology to Beth right now for that remark. I do stand by the fact that she lost me as a customer because of her online rants.
    **************************************************************************************************

    This is the extent of my direct conversations with Beth through Etsy.

    The fact that Beth has now come onto a PUBLIC site and libeled me and my shop claiming that I am sending people to her shop to buy things, smearing her name all over the internet, calling her school and all of the other various things she has claimed that I have done/am doing is basically doing to me what she claims is being done to her. I am a mother of 4 children, ages 21 down to 2 years, I run my shop and take care of my family, why would I EVER give Beth anymore of my precious time by tracking her down and contacting her school? That’s ludicrous, why would I do that? What would be the benefit for me? According to her theory I became SO enraged with her discussions about BuyMyCrap copying her (who I didn’t know before the original thread was posted) that I then went on a crusade (that she claims has gone on for over a year) to destroy her reputation, shut down her shop and get her fired from her job! Really? Does that sound like something that a rational person (of which I believe I am) would do to a totally random person that I personally have no beef with? IF I were going to put that much effort and time into anything it would be to clean up my house, not to avenge the good name of a person (BuyMyCrap) who, at the time, was a complete stranger to me.

    I have all communication that I have had with Beth through convos as well as the Etsy forums, I would love to see ONE shred of evidence of her claims that I am doing all these heinous things to her and her shop. I am pretty sure that Beth will be unable to provide such evidence. That being said, my sister in law is an attorney, I may have her take a look at what Beth has said about my shop, which is obviously me and my personal name, and have her help me decide whether a libel suit against Beth is warranted in this case.

    Since Beth is DEMANDING that her name be removed from this thread, I will do the same. Beth I DEMAND that you remove my name from this thread or I will have my attorney contact your attorney. I am pretty sure I can find your attorney listed under the name: “Kuttin & Paystin, Attorney’s at Law”

  90. PussDaddy August 30, 2011 at 4:10 pm #

    Well let’s see, which one do I want to buy from first? How about none of you.

  91. Noelle August 30, 2011 at 4:10 pm #

    Pissed that my posts trying to defend myself are not showing. I did not start this, I did not ask for this. I have no pity for BETH BLAFKA right now – she asked for it and she got it but it wasn’t from ME.

  92. Noelle August 30, 2011 at 4:18 pm #

    Please forgive this post if my others finally show up later, but I’m tired of seemingly sitting on my hands while some nut-job slanders me over and over, dragging me into her diluted and pitiful life.

  93. Mona August 30, 2011 at 4:26 pm #

    resellers are stupid said:

    beth has harassed many people, including me. calling names, making threats. without any reason in the world to do so. i still do not know why she chose to target me out of all the options of other people who also did nothing to garner her attention.

    it is obvious with just a little bit of digging, that i am far from alone in being targeted this way.

    when it is done publicly, after a certain point people feel a need to stand up for the victims.

    ********
    When you start a war you should expect an army, especially when you’ve created so many enemies. Nothing will bring all those enemies together like stirring the pot.

  94. Pam August 31, 2011 at 1:34 am #

    No worries Morgan, I didn’t know if you knew what was going on. Until just a moment ago I hadn’t seen the crazy forum thread. I’m still confused as to who Miss beth thought the OP was! Clearly she typed it, I recognize her broken English.
    Another thing that I’ve noticed throughout all of it, is this one person “pissing contest” {for want of a better phrase}, as in: I have more sales/feedback/friends/etc therefore I am better and that means that I am always right and you are all guilty of whatever I say you are! This attitude goes hand in hand with ” Self improvement is having enough money to buy whatever I want.” It’s both sad and frightening at the same time.

    The really good thing that came of all of this is that, although I was extremely put off the forums by this kind of horror story… I have found here an exceptional group of women with integrity, and strength, and wisdom. I believe that the reason I procrastinate in filling my shop and going gung ho to market myself is my fear of being attacked as our friend was. I think I may be getting over that… I have a whole big drawer full of things that just need photographing and listing. I think I can do that now. Thank you all.

  95. Mona August 31, 2011 at 8:44 am #

    Very, very good points, Pam.

    I have to say that I also noticed Ms. Blafka’s quick comment to dismiss the issue of being a reseller, was that she’d relisted returned items for sale. Sooo….you resold the same item THAT many times? Did you report those returns to Etsy as failed sales, therefore accurately representing to total overall sales? Either Beth Blafk’s a reseller who fails to admit it (even to herself), she’s selling returned items and not disclosing the canceled sales, OR making purchases from herself to fluff her numbers….or all of the above. Likely the latter.

    What a fabulous convenience that she’s here the night of the 28th – screaming victim for a fight that she brought on – and with impeccable timing:

    *A student (who has thankfully never been back) is recruited to defend her with profanities and language that higher of self ignorance than anything else.

    *Some MD (who is likely a character of Beth herself) chimes in playing dumb but only turns out to look so.

    *Beth gets 3 sales in the middle of the night, as though the attention she’s creating for herself is doing her favors.

    It’s all suspect, it’s all transparent, & it’s all quite sad. Let’s just hope that the silence of the beast is a sign of retreat and SOME sort of self reasoning. Should the beast rear it’s ugly head again, though – wherever the venue – let it be clear that if you’re gonna knuckle up, you’d better be ready for the fight.

  96. T.McGee August 31, 2011 at 9:25 am #

    Right on Pam and Mona! Pam I’m very happy you found a silver lining in all this chaos. We have all clearly been pushed far enough and are done dancing around this crazy broad.

    She clearly uses insanity to back up her lies. She accuses/harasses/attacks people on the weakest of “evidence” saying crap like “look who shows up in the same searches with me”… THAT’S her justification for accusing people of copying?

    Resin is sold everywhere. “Her” processes are also called the manufacturers instructions and the originality of her style is as original as a paint-by-numbers kitty cat poster. I found this same ttv bracelet (from another victim of Beth’s I am sure) on a suppliers site. Also a great place to “steal” beth’s super duper top secret formula. You and your closest friends can buy it for less than $20. This woman is tripping. She thinks she invented sliced bread and she.will.NOT.shut.up to save her own reputation.

    I also agree that she has a shell account and is buying from herself. How else can she explain THAT many returns of one-of-a-kind antiques? She has no ads, no sales blogs, and no viral marketing. With less than 200 twitter followers. Her numbers do not add up and it’s all highly suspect. I guess we can thank her for calling SO much attention to herself. We discovered a total con woman.

    I’ve just decided that if this woman posts one more solitary word about any shop that is not her own, I’m starting our own call out thread and I’m not holding back. So far, we’ve been very nice. A lot of our restraint comes from the fact that we all KNOW she was diagnosed with issues, but bipolar and manic disorders are not free passes to terrify people.

    You don’t get to stick your finger down our throats and not expect to get a little vomit on you. Right?

  97. jade August 31, 2011 at 10:40 am #

    Amen.

  98. Mia September 10, 2011 at 5:35 pm #

    Ok, all of you need to stop picking on random people online. You don’t even know Bethtastic. And if you did you would love her. You are just too scared to say any of this in person.
    Everything she does is 100% original. She takes the pictures herself, makes her jewelry herself, and does it amazingly. She even taught me how to teach pictures on a TTV camera.
    All of you are just too jealous of what she does. You guys really need to back off. She is an amzing art teacher, friend, and person. So, it’s enough already. (:

  99. Pam September 11, 2011 at 2:47 pm #

    Sheeeee’s baaaaaack…

  100. Mona September 13, 2011 at 8:48 am #

    Hello there, Mia…welcome to the conversation.

    Nobody is “picking on random people online”, but rather calling a grown woman to task when she fails to act like one. She stopped her nonsense replies here, so people stopped posting. She removed SOME of her damning comments from her shop, so the Tweets lightened up. Beth herself has more control than she thinks, trust me.

    Nobody is in control of what happens to Beth Blafka, but the one and only Beth Blafka. Period. If you’re such the fantastic friend that you feel you are to her, invest time in seeing the whole picture & getting her to take responsibility for her actions. Enlightening her with anything other than the rough truth is only doing her a disservice, and THAT does NOT a good friend make.

  101. T.McGee September 13, 2011 at 9:07 am #

    Mia, how old are you?

    Do you understand that ANY adult who manipulates middle schoolers into defending them in a verbal war THEY started is NOT actually a friend to you?

    A responsible adult, a good teacher, no less, would NEVER allow the young children she is responsible for to participate in an on-line tit for tat.

    I fear for her job, if she continues to manipulate her students into joining a fight she clearly started.

    One thing is certain, there is a very large group of talented and gifted artists that have been bullied by Beth for nearly 6 months now. They’ve had enough and are standing up to her- is it fun? NO. Is it fair? Yes.

    If you can’t handle being bullied- DON’T BE A BULLY. As soon as Beth has removed EVERY trace of Beth the Bully from her shop and has disengaged, this little tit for tat will be over.

    We’re only armed with Beth’s own words. For someone that hates to be so exposed, she sure did expose a lot of herself. Perhaps THAT’S the lesson you can take away here. Don’t expose your entire life on line, then try to push people around. They tend to push back. And Beth has given us LOTS to push with.

    You’re best to stay out of it and find a new mentor to look up to. Beth may be gifted, but she’s also mentally unstable. Do we need to post more snippets of her own on-line blog to prove it to you? Because we certainly can. Your defense of Beth is surly only going to expose her more.

    You should probably go do your homework instead.

  102. T.McGee September 13, 2011 at 9:20 am #

    Dear Beth,

    We’ve all noticed the changes in your shop- and are pleased that you finally seem to be editing out the text where you verbally step all over others in order to prop yourself up. You’re doing good so far, but please, do keep editing, you’ve missed a few things.

    If you keep cleaning up your act, we may not have to post that call out thread after all. But I’d advise you to do a better job of shielding your students from the messes you make. J. Billingsly would not approve.

  103. Mona September 13, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

    On the contrary Mia, I am not at ALL “too scared” to say things publicly to Ms. Blafka. I would happily sit down with her, Principal Billingsly, Ms. Eichhammer, Mr. Letsos, Superintendent Warner, Police Chief Harley Schinker, & yourself if you’d like – IF you can get excused out of class to attend.

    I’d be sure to come fully prepared with printed documentation of everything Beth has ever said online about her Principal, fellow teachers, her ex Principal, students, members of Etsy, flickr and other web boards. I’d also have my laptop on hand to demonstrate her online rantings with screen catured images, should she attempt the blissfully-ignorant route she so often travels. I’d also be sure to include her Tweets where she attempts to conspire to harm others, as well as posts where she’s clearly dragged student/minor children into her sick madness – complete with adolescent ” 🙂 ” symbols.

    This thread was quiet until you came along…Beth can thank you (or herself) for putting this all back out there.

  104. Pam September 14, 2011 at 2:26 pm #

    I get the impression that Miss beth really REALLY wants to have the last word, even if it is under another name and is posted ten days after the final comment.

    It all makes me want to go rig up a cardboard jig and take pictures through the viewfinder of an obsolete camera.

  105. Mona September 14, 2011 at 8:39 pm #

    This is Mia actually….looks as though in TRUE BETH FORM she’s recruited another underage student to defend her crazy.

    https://twitter.com/#!/miamiamia4547

    Seeing as how her trash-talking bangle listings are back in her shop crying foul about being copied & her detest of “icky logo’s”…I’m guess that is not ALL Beth Blafka wants.

    What she wants…and begs for…she will get.

  106. Dean September 15, 2011 at 10:04 am #

    You know, I’m not familiar with the issues going on here and THAT, is none of my business. However, when you people take a mental illness that this person may or may not be suffering from and throw it around and try to make this individual look worse because of it……that’s when I take offence, big time! It’s people like you that give mental illness a stigma. GROW UP!

  107. kitten September 15, 2011 at 10:09 am #

    Mona / T. McGee – now you’re stalking her students?? This bizarre obsession with this seller is beyond creepy. Buymycrap has some bs in their profile aimed at Beth so they’re far from innocent.

    Posting all of Beth’s information regarding her employer, boss, co-workers and medical history was wrong on so many levels and now stalking her students and linking their
    Twitter page here…. Beth, you need to report this to the police. Seriously, you have one or more unstable individuals who seem hell bent on destroying you. That they are now going after your students, you need to tell someone in authority…now.

  108. Pam September 15, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

    @ Dean, Mental illness is NEVER an excuse to abuse innocent people, there are medications to control such behavior. And school children are apparently at risk. Any parent would and SHOULD be concerned about the safety and welfare of the students that she is influencing daily. It is “bethtastic” that is giving mental illness the bad name.
    @ kitten once again it needs to be said that if one wishes to remain “private” then one should abstain from publishing personal information on the world wide web thereby making said information public. I have read and re-read the profile that you refer to and can find not a single phrase or word that I would consider “bs” or negative towards “bethtastic”. The “Bizarre obsession” is coming from the other direction. This topic had been exhausted, and sat quiet for ten days when it was reopened and once again beaten like the dead horse that it is. Fair warnings had been given, and were apparently ignored.
    @Mona… DO IT. Please. There are far too many alternate personalities just in this thread, (and that might explain the names starting with lower case letters). Feel free to email me if you need my help in any way.

  109. Mona September 15, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

    Oh kitty…how much you don’t know.

    I did NOT stalk anyone’s student. Beth herself is getting her students to post on Twitter & this thread on her behalf. THAT is what I was referring to.

    Perhaps you should befriend them also, get together study-group style and…do your homework.

  110. kitten September 15, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

    Oh Mona, I don’t need to know about Beth or Mia or Principal Billingsly, Ms. Eichhammer, Mr. Letsos, Superintendent Warner or Police Chief Harley Schinker. (NOR DO ANY OF YOU BORED LOSERS)

    I know what you put here – you found this child Mia and posted their Twitter – so yes, you did stalk this student (and apparently others).

    Befriend them? Why would an adult go seeking out a child they don’t know, which is what you are doing. Creepy! If it were my child, I’d be searching YOU out, you sick fuck.

    You Mona, T. McGee and Pam are terrorizing this woman and basically threatening to destroy her. Why the fuck would her boss want to sit down with you? You’d probably be the one they lead out in handcuffs.

    @Pam – perhaps you need to read again (unless she changed it) – it was there last night. It’s kind of ironic. Buymycrap used to be such an obnoxious bully on the forums. Beth is not the first seller to have issues with this shop. Perhaps you all need to do a little searching on BMC for a bit of back history. Maybe this is karma, gone bad.

    So Beth puts personal information on the web. That’s her choice. That does not give you and your gang of goons the right to blackmail her. So she does have depression, mental issues, SO F’ING WHAT?? It’s a disease, like cancer.

    Regarding the resin bracelets….
    @Beth – you did not invent this process, get over it, let it go!
    @BMC – you did not invent this process, get over it, let it go!

    I do agree with Beth on one thing, the logo IS icky, I’d lose that.

  111. jade September 15, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    kitten, I don’t think that’s very appropriate language to be using around children.

  112. Mona September 15, 2011 at 3:19 pm #

    Oh kitty, kitty, kitty….

    I did not find this child, Mia; she tweeted ME back on Sept 10th, putting herself in this – likely at Beth’s urging. Mia herself said she personally knows Beth & used that platform to defend her here. Again, do your homework.

    Perhaps her boss and all others listed would be intrigued to find that even months after Beth herself was contacted & warned by the police to cease and desist, SHE revived this thread with her baseless claims. Her antics continue and include the minor children she associates wiht. See? She does not stop, and she only got what came out the door when she knocked on it.

    You don’t want any of this kitty….move on.

  113. Mona September 15, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    Yet MORE homework needing to be done by little kitty….

    Beth does call the logo ‘icky’….then copied it. See again? Bitch about the ‘icky logo’ then become the bitch that copies it. Soooooo, who’s the copycat now?

    Again kitty, read up before you reply.

  114. Dean September 15, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

    Pam,
    Drop the drama – School children are apparently at risk?? How is that?? Have you seen this individuals medical records recently doctor?? Big of you to make the diagnosis! Would you really like to get some public feedback on all of this? You are all guilty of being callous bullies – maybe one of our many organizations should come into this forum and really teach you how to be an adult, and respect the lives of others! I’m not even convinced this woman has a mental illness problem and even if I accompanied her to her last doctors visit and was told that she did, that doesn’t make her a dangerous offender or unstable around children! I truly cannot believe how hate filled you all are! This is a list of some of the many wonderful groups that I and and thousands of others, SUPPORT!http://psychcentral.com/resources/Mental_Health/Anti-Stigma/
    Cease and desit, and govern yourselves accordingly – please….

  115. jade September 15, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    Except she **obviously** IS a dangerous offender and is **obviously** unstable around children. What responsible adult tells their middle schoolers to go online and defend their teacher in this ridiculous rant that she caused. Maybe you need to take a bit of Mona’s advice and do your homework. I don’t understand how you didn’t read any of the parts where this Beth person was contacted by the POLICE to stop doing what she was doing, yet continued to attack BMC… over and over and over again via Etsy convo, twitter, and other means.

    Maybe it would be best if you would just leave this conversation. I don’t think it needs more people who don’t even know what they’re talking about stirring up this mess again.

  116. jade September 15, 2011 at 4:29 pm #

    I mean… she unprofessionally ASKED her students in MIDDLE school, to come to her aid on an online adult forum and protect her. How is that professional? How does that not scream “lunatic!” If I found out my middle school children were in an adult forum defending their math teacher or english teacher or ANY teacher they have, I would call the school and DEMAND and explanation and have my children transferred out of that class.

    How is plastering all over the internet that her boyfriend is selling her xanax OK for a public school teacher?

    Seriously Dean… are you even an adult? How old ARE you? Do YOU have children? Think about it.

  117. beth September 15, 2011 at 5:17 pm #

    First. I don’t care what you think of my shop I am proud of it.. Dean, I do appreciate the cease fire. My twitter is closed. I’m not certain why Mona, and any of you continue to post here. Oh, and I do not buy from myself.

    To Christmas40: my sincerest apologies for bringing your name up. I was under the assumption that you were “Mona.” As for Mona. You have now written over 200 tweets under the name “truthtastic,”. It is illegal to stalk a teacher at a school that you have no association with. You have spewed lies regarding, my personality, and even worse, you have mentioned my co-workers and comrades.

    I find that very frightening. Stop. The slander has gone too far, and the instability on your part, obsessing over me, is disturbing. . Why don’t you try to focus upon something more positive? You can continue to have this weird fascination, or, maybe you can move on. Perhaps that’s what all of you should do, rather than to postulate as to who I am. It still amazes me that a few strangers would be so passionate about hatred.

    But again, to Christmas40: I’m very sorry. As I said, I thought you were someone else. Now, for the legal matter in all of this. If you are not part of a school’s system then you have no business commenting, or even (and I would hate to believe that this would be true), contacting my place of work. That’s stalking. If you want to keep calling me names, go right ahead. I will be keeping track of it. Or, you could. Focus on something that doesn’t involve berating me, stalking and harassing me, and move on to something positive. That’s all I will say here. Have fun responding to my typos! Haha. I’m one tuckered out little lady.

  118. RaeRenee September 15, 2011 at 5:51 pm #

    This thread got revived again? You have to love email notifications!

    Beth, for someone who claims she wants a ceasefire, why do your listings still contain nastiness directed to the other shop?Why does your shop announcement still contain nastiness to the other shop? Why are you still twittering nastiness about the other shop? Yes, yes, lots of people can still see your twitter even though you have it private, I mean, this is the internet, you never know who you are adding and think is your friend. Remember, if you put it on the internet, anyone can see it, and it is no longer private information when itt is posted to the world wide web. Just because you want it to be private doesn’t make it so. As soon as you hit enter, anyone can see it and anyone can cache it.

    I really don’t believe it is acceptable in any school system in the USA for a teacher to engage a student in this kind of activity. It does not matter that anyone is not in that school system, as Americans, everyone has a right to voice concern, even if you are clear across the other side of the USA. IF someone can produce screen shot evidence/proof of a teacher not acting professionally and not keeping within the confines of their job, they can be reported and information can be sent to the superintendent of schools.

    Public schools are just that, public. When you publish your own name on the internet, and publish the school you work for, you are making that information accessible to anyone who has a computer. Public schools are just that, public.

    Mona, the middle schooler sought you out on twitter and contacted you, at Beths request? Wow. What did she say?

    It is shocking to learn that BuyMyCrap had to call the Police because of the things Beth Blafka has done to them. It must have been pretty bad if the police contacted Beth Blafka about it. They don’t contact people without reason! I have yet to see anything posted by BuyMyCrap anywhere online with regards to Beth Blafka, but have seen plenty of things Beth Blafka has said. I even searched their profile for the supposed “bs” and see nothing.

    I hope BuyMyCrap is OK. Does anyone keep in contact with them/talk to them? I am sure this is really unpleasant to have to go through, seems like Beth Blafka has been doing this for months now, and it seems not just to them either. Google is amazing!

    As a side note, I am sorry Dean, but mental illness is not an excuse/hall pass to attack others. I have every empathy for people who suffer from mental health conditions, and wish them nothing but love light and the help they need, but people should not hide behind it and use it as a shield to say and do despicable acts. This just negates everything that is done these days to remove the stigma attached to mental illness. It is people like Beth Blafka who put us light years behind, because they use their illness as a way to hurt others and then say “oh but I am ill!” No, it doesn’t work that way!

    As for the “icky logo” comment pointed out by Mona, I had to go look. Sure enough, right there on the moon bangle is the logo, bethtastic, written exactly how BuyMyCrap does there’s! That really is too precious!

    Beth, stop with the little Miss Innocent act, in order for people to believe you want a cease fire, that would require you to do some house keeping and clean up your shop announcements and your listings which blatantly are malicious and evil. It would also require you to admit all the things you did/continue to do to BuyMyCrap, own it, apologize for it, then never mention them again in any capacity.

    Some how, after reading tweets, board messages, forums, flickr and everything else that is online searchable, I don’t think you are capable of doing so.

  119. kitten September 15, 2011 at 6:14 pm #

    Mona said:

    I did not find this child, Mia; she tweeted ME back on Sept 10th,
    ______________________________________

    She tweeted you BACK? After you sought out this CHILD and contacted her?

    I’m sure there’s a technical word for people like you other than creepy.

    @Beth. After reading the hatred from Mona et al. here, I see why you are frightened.

    Here’s a bit of unsolicited advice…
    I think BMC is horrid, so that’s not why I’m telling you this.
    Remove all that nasty unprofessional information from your bangle listings. It really shines an unflattering light on you and takes away from the bracelets which should be the focal point of the description.

    Customers DO NOT CARE about what disagreements you are having with other sellers. Believe me, you are losing business with all that text in your listings whether you know it or not.

    If you are frightened by these bullies, then your listings are kind of like poking a stick at a hornet’s nest and not expecting to get stung. They’ve shown here they’re extremely unstable and are dead set on destroying you, why keep egging them on?

  120. RaeRenee September 15, 2011 at 6:23 pm #

    Kitten, I am unsure why you are not reading Mona’s words the same way I am, but, I think you are putting your own spin on them in an attempt to make it seem to be something it is not. Sad.

    It very clearly says, “back on Sept 10th,” as in, on that date, as in, back on Sept 10th. It really is not rocket science. Please try hard to keep up with the dialogue here. I know it is difficult for you, being most of your vocabulary is filthy words which clearly show your lack of education.

    Thank you for your time in reading this, if it was too hard, let me know and I will dumb it down a little more for you!

  121. kitten September 15, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

    @RaeRenee, just saw your post after I posted.

    Oh don’t worry about BMC, this isn’t their first time at this rodeo. (meaning they’re no strangers to controversy) Since homework seems to be the popular word of the day, you may want to do some on BMC.

    And yes, the bs is still there…subtle and unless you knew of this drama you would just think it’s a rather odd thing to say in your profile.

    You do sound pretty clueless on mental illnesses.

  122. T.McGee September 15, 2011 at 6:36 pm #

    So…. who here read Beth’s self-released on-line biography and open diary before a visit from the cops and a disciplinary action from her school caused her to delete it?

    Because I did. And I sure as hell don’t regret contacting her school after, or telling this crazy ass bully to BACK off of my friends.

    I’m a mother. And I’m glad I did it. And I’d do it again. Sometimes, the only way to back down a bully is to be one.

    Beth, your poor tired dear, are we done now? Are YOU done now? Say the word. Wave that white flag and be decently QUIET… after removing all references to BMC in your shop…. of course.

  123. kitten September 15, 2011 at 6:38 pm #

    @RaeRenee,

    I see reading comprehension isn’t your strong suit. Pity.

  124. RaeRenee September 15, 2011 at 6:43 pm #

    I googled BuyMyCrap I see they had an issue with FashionCandy 2+ years ago, so you must be FashionCandy. Not too hard to figure out.

    In my “homework” I see that you, FashionCandy, started something in the forums, which was calling out, and really juvenile and petty, and I see that BuyMyCrap answered the calling out in a professional manner, and, seemed to be very well supported by the etsy community in those threads.

    I can only surmise you must still be bitter to keep bringing up BuyMyCrap. Maybe you and bethtastic can join together and make a club!

    Apart from that, through “homework,’ I see that BuyMyCrap is very well respected and liked and have a lot of friends on etsy. Sorry, you are so bitter over something you obviously started.

    Perhaps you need to let go of your issues too. Must be awful to be so bitter and twisted.

    From a buyers perspective, I prefer BuyMyCrap’s approach of not saying anything and letting others show who they really are, and what they obviously are, jealous. It really is very ugly and unbecoming. Why don’t you have an etsy store anymore, FashionCandy?

    Anyway, back to bethtastic, you have to go have your pity party all by yourself. Sorry.

  125. Mona September 15, 2011 at 7:49 pm #

    Oh kitty, please think outside your foggy box. Let me talk to you like you’re two, since your demeanor lends to such an assumption: A few days back, on September 10th, Mia @mentioned Mona (Me) on Twitter. Still with me? Because I can s-l-o-w-i-t-d-o-w-n more if you’d like, but to continue….

    This was not in reply to anything that I had initiated, as I’d never heard of her before that moment. She contacted ME….first…., said her adolescent piece, then left. When I posted that she’d contacted me ‘back’ on September 10th, it wasn’t a reply – it meant a few days back. Keep up.

    Reading something out of context & making sick assumptions makes YOU the creepy one. Lighten up a little….

    @Beth
    You wouldn’t have had to apologize to Chrismas40 if you would just listen when you’re told something – I told you early on that I was not her. Unfortunately you hear only yourself, your madness, your lies, your delusions. It’s clear as to why you recruit these minor children/students to defend you, too: they’re too young and impressionable to know otherwise and THEY don’t disappoint you. Of COURSE they’d be your closest allies.

    Sad that you still don’t take the posts to heart and do something to clean up your act but hey that’s okay, baby steps. I’ve already got my legal advice on the situation and you can rest assured that I’m fully aware that I’m well within my rights to post public information. Nobody is sensitive to it except for YOU because YOU are the one with the most at stake.

    Remember our topic a moment ago, about listening? Did you read all the other posts in this thread? The simple steps due on your part to stop the whole thing? Stop your witch hunt and the Twitter posts will all end. Would it interests you to know that the FBI has inquired about the situation? Close your mouth dear, because I kid you not, it’s true.

    At this point my dear, you have TWO choices:

    1: You can take all free advice given to you with regard to your online writings. Remove the hateful references to other shops, snide remarks, and trash talk and it will all end. Stop involving minor children in your issues, and be thankful, SHOW you’re thankful for the job you say you so adore.

    OR

    2: We can forward AS MUCH information as needed to make this end.

    As I said before, you have more power than you think. You may not like your choices in life but by God you DO have choices. It’s up to you, I can play either way.

  126. beth September 15, 2011 at 8:00 pm #

    I am now proceeding to the authorities.

    http://truthtastic.etsy.com

    Making fun of a 6 year breakup? A miscarriage? A torn totator cuff? I have never felt so shaken up in my whole life. e

  127. Mona September 15, 2011 at 8:05 pm #

    Wow, the way you spin things is frightening. THAT takes skill.

  128. Mona September 15, 2011 at 8:08 pm #

    Thank you for remiding me…didn’t need that one anyway, forgot I’d had it.

  129. T.McGee September 15, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

    I follow and read truthtastic diligently and have yet to see her mention any one of these things…

    Beth, I’m going to tell you one more time, you REALLY need to stop talking about people in your store THEN claim you’re the hurt innocent one here- to people who READ your rants about how evil the world is.

    IF you can edit your nonsense and agree there will be NO mention what so ever about BMC or any other resin shop again, then you can really have the peace you claim to want. Can you say that you are done? Can you waive the white flag, suck up your ego and just SAY you are done talking about other people now?

    And for God’s sake woman, STOP posting about your own miscarriage and torn rotator cuff and every one else will. Seriously, your crazy is showing.

  130. beth September 15, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

    Stop. Threatening. Me.

    http://twitter.com/truthtastic

    This is Mona’s feed. The obsession with me / my shop is honestly so scary. Mona, please stop this. I’m sincerely afraid of you coming to my home, my place of work, etc. I have been verbally abused enough. There is no reason to bring up any kind of personal and professional life outside of Etsy. It’s sickening.

  131. Mona September 15, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

    Cool, maybe I’ll get even more followers, thanks for the plug!

    It’s okay Beth, I know you’re dirty cycle by now…

    Get called out on the blatantly obvious, have NOTHING TANGIBLE to reply with, so fall on the floor in a less than beautiful heap and scream about something totally off-subject, untrue, and overly dramatic just for the attention and sympathy.

    Yes, I made reference to you being single, but made no reference of the other two subject. Again, your delusions carry you away again. You may simply have me confused with someone else, somewhere else, but congratulations…you just aired MORE of your own dirty laundry.

    And before any little kitties cough and choke on this little hair-ball of Beth’s, they can do themselves a favor and leave b/c it’s clear they’re for neither side in this argument. Find something better to do than to continue to post where you have nothing of value to add.

    And when you can admit that you yourself are BIG FAT GUILTY of the same things you accuse us of doing to you, I’ll have sympathy for you. Until then, ummm….no.

  132. RaeRenee September 15, 2011 at 8:25 pm #

    Could someone point me in the direction of the truthtastic tweet that says something about a miscarriage or torn rotator cuff.

    Am I missing something here?

    @Beth, please post here the tweet that specifically mentions miscarriage. You seem to see things other people do not. You can clear up this confusion by posting the tweet here for everyone to see, which will then back up your claim.

  133. T.McGee September 15, 2011 at 8:27 pm #

    And for once in your life, Beth, back up your accusations with something called cold hard proof. Where did truthtastic bring up miscarriages and injuries? Show me. Please please please, show me.

    If these things are sooooo sensitive, WHY are you posting about it? Don’t you get it? The MORE you say about yourself, the MORE you’re own words are repeated by people sick to death of your bull shit. You’re standing there claiming your so hurt- so why are you giving people more mud to sling?

    Anyone who really wanted privacy would have shut it by now. You’re opening the curtains then yelling at people for pointing and looking. Get over your idea that you “Deserve” respect or privacy. You’ve lost that… long ago. The sooner you agree to disengage, the better. For ALL of us.

    This.is.so.old.

  134. Mona September 15, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    Beth posted:

    Stop. Threatening. Me.

    Um, no…THIS is a threat “I work with idiots. The 4 most boring, awful, strange, jealous cunts in the school. It’s time to make them pay.”

    Want more? I’ve got pages of this sh*t.

  135. T.McGee September 15, 2011 at 8:39 pm #

    ^ Yup! Mona THAT was the entry that made me finally call her school. I think she said something about it “being time to be evil” on those bitches.

    But us threatening to post the rest of her blog if she doesn’t shut her face… that makes US the scary ones.

    Since Beth obviously isn’t about ready to make nice…. maybe its time to publish her blog, cc her school, and walk away. Let her past finally catch up with her. She’s not our problem. She’s Chicago’s problem.

  136. beth September 15, 2011 at 8:57 pm #

    No. You have both gone too far. Tomorrow, I am going to the police. I can’t believe you had the audacity to LOOK UP MY NAME, cache a VERY old blog, talk to one of my students, hunt down my school and associates. This is NOT for personal stuff. (That you made up!) It’s not for bullying, or for terrifying a kid. You are both wrong. You’ve called me names, threatened my job and you know where my school is located. How am I to know that you will not put students or co-workers in danger? Your last tweet about my “stunning personality” is indicative of how cruel you are. I took it for a month. Next time I have a miscarriage, a torn totator cuff, and the toughest breakup of my life, you can google and terrorize me again.I’m done.

  137. Mona September 15, 2011 at 9:04 pm #

    Talk to one of your students? Ignoring someone is just plain rude. I only replied to her post.

    And I’d never put students & co-workers in danger…that’s YOUR game, not mine. And get pissed at ME all you want about the ‘stunning personality comment’ but someone in THIS thread said it weeks before I did.

    You don’t see THAT though, you want to make me seem like the asshole b/c you have nothing on me and hate hearing the truth. The difference is that ALL of YOUR posts back ME up. Not you. Good luck with that.

  138. Mona September 15, 2011 at 9:23 pm #

    Yeah, see, I found it….Kitten’s quote from Aug 25th after YOU revived the vampire thread:

    “You don’t have a husband or a boyfriend and with your winning personality and all?? *shocking* :O”

    Do us all a favor when you talk to the police tomorrow – locate the officer that already talked to you at length regarding YOUR threats a few months back. You’ll do him a favor since he’ll already have the backstory.

    Also, consider taking some sort of video recording decive to capture the look on their face when you tell them the WHOLE story and point out your part in this. You’ll need that for reference when you feel the need to stir the pot again.

  139. beth September 15, 2011 at 9:33 pm #

    Oh. Wow. Yeah…I didn’t write that. Sick. Ugly scary people. Done.

  140. Mona September 15, 2011 at 9:35 pm #

    Oh, the threat? Screen shots prove otherwise.

  141. beth September 15, 2011 at 9:42 pm #

    Hahaha! You don’t know anything. I mever talked to a PO. BMC’s lies reach far and wide! Get a life.

  142. jade September 15, 2011 at 9:44 pm #

    Are you on something Beth?

  143. Mona September 15, 2011 at 9:44 pm #

    You’re still here?

  144. Mona September 15, 2011 at 11:23 pm #

    I know you really want to have a legal recourse Beth, but it breaks down like this:

    1: Regardless of the # of Truthtastic tweets, very few @mention you, and of those few all but the very first one are in REPLY TO YOU or YOUR squad of followers. Saying that my tweets might lead readers to you is a stretch. On the contrary though, you’ve @mentioned Truthtastic plenty of times, and continue to do so. AND just tonight, you yourself posted the link to my twitter acct. Nice call.

    2: I have not posted a single, solitary bit of information that was not public knowledge. Cold hard, undeniable fact. Nothing I’ve obtained or posted was secret, private, or obtained by illegal means or manipulation. Many of the posts are YOUR QUOTES, word for word. A little annoying? Possibly. Illegal? Um, no. Even your shop profile admits ” I share too much.” Please hold yourself back from calling me a stalker for reading THAT about you, too.

    3: Before you consider claiming too that my posts have hurt your business in any way, I’d simply refer to your boasts of sudden sales. Since you’ve already established that you’re not purchasing from yourself, clearly business is good.

    4: You can call me a stalker when, like yourself, I fill and continue to maintain an Etsy shop with announcements & listings that carry on long sagas about the way I’ve been so wronged by another. Long-winded rants about being first, should be the only, and am the ORIGINAL blah blah bleeeecccchhhhhh…… you get the idea. You can up my status of stalker to maniacal when I then go into forums and start (many, just to be shut down repeatedly) and revive threads just to have a place to spew my hate. And when my mistakes are pointed out to me and I conveniently avoid the subject, then divert attention by bringing YET MORE ATTENTION to myself in hopes of garnering sympathy {from anywhere – including underage students} you can then just go ahead and classify me as flat-out CrAcKeRs.

    Until I become THAT person, look within for the meaning of stalker. I’m only telling you your story back to you, except that you don’t care for the way I read the book.

  145. Pam September 16, 2011 at 12:50 am #

    TY Jade and Rae Renee. You took the words right out of my Keyboard up there.
    The confusion that kitten seems to be having with reading that simple sentence (or twisting it to her own use) is quite simply a comma or in this case the lack of one. Had there been a comma AFTER the word “back” it would have had a whole different meaning. You know, as in “Let’s eat, Grandpa.” and “Lets eat Grandpa.”

    If I thought for a second that this were well and truly over, I wouldn’t have even bothered to write this. Perhaps my dead horse analogy was the wrong one. Instead, as I look back at the comments, it is more like Miss beth kicks a hornets nest and then tries to blame the hornets for retaliating and defending themselves. What she does here is SELF ABUSE in constantly seeking to have the final word, and in her insistence that people are out to get her . Self abuse is self harm. Need I say more? I would shudder to think that there is no duty of care in place to protect the children in the Illinois school system.

    And Yes, I have been in touch with the lady of the house at BMC, and I find her to be a very lovely person. There are some among us here though, that can’t seem to keep business and personal issues separate, and so they see in others what they do themselves, and everything becomes a personal attack. BMC appears to be conducting business in a professional, cordial, and impersonal manner. I admire them for that very much. In fact I would emulate them without the fear that they may shout foul and accuse me of “stealing” from them. I still see nothing in BMC’s profile that can be even loosely taken as threatening, or even sarcastic, but then I’m not reading between the lines. I am looking ONLY at what I have seen right here and the profile messages of both shops. In the end only one of the two seems to be on a never ending whinge.

  146. beth September 16, 2011 at 7:33 am #

    Yeah, and photoshop goes a long way too. Share it, I don’t care. I have a screenshit that says otherwise. Unless you hacked into a diary tha hasn’t been written in, in over 3 years, I was wondering why I couldn’t log in.again, scary.

  147. T.McGee September 16, 2011 at 10:32 am #

    Beth

    Unless you have all your readers sign a privacy clause that states that your blog cannot be re-produced, making a copy is perfectly legal. As long as we CREDIT THE AUTHOR…. irony.

    Since you took NO steps to protect your own privacy regarding your on-line blog, legally, it’s no on else’s job to do it for you.

    Regarding the rest of your LIES:
    Mia never disclosed that she was a child. You confirmed our suspicion. Sorry but talking to someone on-line isn’t illegal. Since YOU tweeted about truthtastic, you’re the one that told students where to go to defend poor Ms Blafka. No one, (other than you), has made any contact of students in order to draw them into this drama.

    I will remind you once again: If you state here that you are done targeting, bullying and slandering BMC and other sellers as “thieves” and copy cats and artists with no integrity; If you continue to edit out the offending bull shit in your store; and it you can maintain TOTAL silence regarding other artists, their right to use a shared process, then this drama can be over and the blog that you didn’t think could ruin you, will stay totally un-published.

    The fact that you don’t take these simple step to correct problems you started, leads me to believe you get a rush out of this drama, and that you are embracing it, participating in it, and happy to continue it. Obviously that makes you a participant. NOT a victim.

  148. jade September 16, 2011 at 11:44 am #

    Amen. Again.

  149. Idiotrons September 16, 2011 at 12:21 pm #

    Mona, you are a relentless cow. Arrrrrre you ready, folks? So, Mona’s on Twitter. At first I thought she was a funny bitch. Then, I found this page and realized, that nay, s one scary bitch. Mr. McGee, Jade, what Mental Institution do YOU post from? Your living rooms? As you stuff cheetohs and whine to your mom “Bring me my shit on a silver platter Mutha, I’m about to tear into a defenseless artist and teacher!” Yes Mona, McGree, Jade (Your names are enough to make me roll my eyes.” In the future, maybe you can get some “shutthefuckup” pills.

    Oh Mona. I did some more research, because this is just too, hmmm, disturbing (?) to ignore. You’re blasting bethtastic? This chick (cutie too) has almost 3,000 sales. So, I’m guessing here- just taking a shot in the dark, that you are just a bunch of jealous, and angry buffoons. I have purchased from the ORIGINAL (she’s right, stupidfaces) and wonderful bethtastic, bought an awesome bangle from her (I would never support that troll BuyMyCrap, because let’s face it, who names their shop after poo?). I have pretty much found the place I go to purchase all of my Christmas presents.

    She’s been nothing but nice to me. She went out of her way to send FedEx (even though it’s pretty obvious she’s busy–most unlike all of you, who can apparently spend you WHOLE DAY tweeting and writing here things that are untrue. If you knew Beth even a little bit, that shit that your spewing about her blog is just not her at all. I began following her about 2 years ago. She’s fascinating and beautiful to boot. Her flickr page was deleted because Etsy thought it had too many pictures of her jewelry. So she started over. Here’s what you need to know:

    1. Beth is an AWESOME teacher. In her blog she USED to have, until you idiots came and raped it, she would share stories about school, but NEVER mention names. Professional? Yes. Half of her blog was short stories, have was real.

    2. She doesn’t care about twitter. She told me so through a convo a while back. SHe gets so many sales without it that she doesn’t want to see junk on the walls. I think she’s actually moving again, thanks to you MONA. MOANER. VOMIT!

    3. Here are some “Best of” moments from Mona’s twitter feed that obsesses about Beth, and only bethtastic. Dude Mona, eat another donut, wash you hands, and try to explain to us how these aren’t in ANY way related to Ms. Beth. Mind you, EVERY SINGLE TWEET is about my gal Bethie. Mona. Bitch, you are the FURTHEST thing from classy. Again, this is from http://twitter.com/truthtastic :

    As od 1:37p.m., you have written 207 tweets. I’d say that qualifies as stalking. Man, I guess I’d be scared too if someone were allowed to make up and LOOK UP as much stuff on her as you can! Here they are, without further ado!

    ——————————————————————————————————————

    @ResinNation Call me a troll, call me crazy, and report me to Etsy all you want. And by all means puh-LEEZE call the cops. Work last time?MY THOUGHT:okay, you said her name here. Now we know who you talking about, stupid.

    It’s quiet…..NOW. True to form though the pendulum swings & before you know it the crazy will emerge from the cave! We’ll be ready.MY THOUGHT: Are you the one in the cave? LOL

    “Her” processes are also called the mfrs instructions & the originality of her style is as original as a paint-by-numbers kitty cat poster. MY THOUGHT: If I could do was Beth was able to do, I would. You mocked her here. BTW I LOVED paint by numbers! She should do a bangle like that just to mock YOU

    Posting lies is called slander. Posting truth is called freedom of speech. Someone too stupid to know the difference deserves what’s comin. MY COMMENT: You did slander her. I wasn’t aware that you were a licensed MD Mona. Oh, you also have her Medical History. Did it occur to you that all teachers must include what drugs they take. If there were a problem, she wouldn’t be teaching. For the record, 1 in every 3 people have depression. No wonder, with asshole like you around.

    “There is something intrinsically wrong with you” Honey, when you’re tyring so hard to defend your sanity, you shouldn’t talk to yourself. MY COMMENT: Honey, when you’re “tyring” so hard to defend your sanity, you shouldn’t talk to yourself. Look look! A typo Mona! You wrote a typo! Now I’m going to make fun of how dumb you are, over a typo!!!

    ” I don’t have a spouse or a friend to help me ….” Single & alone with your winning personality?? Shocker. MY COMMENT: DO YOU have a spouse, MOAN-a? If so, perhaps you should spend time trying to satisfy his needs rather than being cruel to a schoolteacher. Who is kind, sweet, AND gorgeous. I would take her out in a heartbeat if we lived in the same city. I’ve Skyped with Beth a few times. She’s sincerely adorable and demure, yet really sexy too. Yum! (Sorry if you read this Bethie–but you know you’re a cutie).

    You’ll want to look your best, right? Keep up on the meds to alleviate the dark circles b/c picture day is 9/12!! My COMMENT:How the hell do you KNOW that?! Did You go to her school’s homepage just to threaten her? That’s stalking. What meds, by the way? Dr.. paging Dr. Mona, please tell! Oh wait, I know, because I know Beth, but it’s no different from what anyone else with mild depression might take. What meds are YOU on? Better yet, and this question goes for all of you couch – potato Dorito eating, Maury Povich watching psychos, what SHOULD YOU be on?

    “I hate wearing my own jewelry” So why should anyone else? Stellar self pride in your work…you must laugh all the way to fake bank. MY COMMENT: Beth proudly wears OTHER ETSY seller’s jewelry. Who gives a damn if she doesn’t wear what she makes? I think it’s classy.

    “vintage jewelry w/ my own photos” Do you even HEAR yourself? MY COMMENT: If you knew ANYTHING about photography, you would know that Beth is referring to “Through the Viewfinder” photography. You USE a fucking VINTAGE camera to TAKE the PICTURES, stupid. Do you even have a flickr account. Do you bother looking stuff up before posting a dumb comment like that? Idiot.

    “ORIGINAL, as in, the first, and should be, the only…” Uh…little full of yourself, don’t you think? MY COMMENT: If she was the first, she was the first. And she was. MuyMy Crap clearly started her shop much later.

    When you stretch the truth, you better watch out for the snap back.MY COMMENT: Threat.

    I see your mouth moving but ALL I hear is “blah, blah, blah, I’m unstable, blah, blah, blah….” MY COMMENT: Funny MOAN-A, that’s how most people feel about you. You’re like the loose girl in High School, except, it’s your mouth.

    “that bangle isn’t her design. It comes from a popular “Pride-Based” banner. #unoriginal as usual.” Shit-starter in her best form.MY COMMENT: It’s true! BMC copied a pride banner. Get over it.

    I fully respect your right to disagree with me, so long as you understand that I’m right & you’re wrong. No stop it, not open to argument. My COMMENT: Yes, we can all see that now. You just outed yourself as a close-minded bitch! Sometimes, I don’t think you read your own tweets.

    Comment on pole bangle pic: “Great idea!” yeah it WOULD be…if it was HER idea to begin with…MY COMMENT: It WAS her idea to begin with, just search in her sold items. By the way, she sent me one with birds and poles. Much nicer that BMC’s. TOTALLY DIFFERENT. Oh, and BuyMyCrap didn’t “invent” birds on a goddamn wire either! I know it’s impossible for you to be fair, but hey, youyou said

    Q: for Beth…”All VINTAGE sales are final. No ifs, ands, or buts” So…how do you resell all those returns? MY COMMENT: We had a long talk about this. I guess a lot of buyers will get vintage shit, wear it for one day, like weddings and other places girls wear jewelry ones, then want to return it.Here’s my question for you Mona: What happens when someone wants to send something back to you? DO you just say, “Oh, it’s okay to wear this one time?” Did you even read her profile, or is it too long for your idiotic, self centered brain? Why would anyone want to have to relist an item, pay for shipping again, and risk bad feedback or whatever. Are you really that naive?

    “Photos in resin is NOT an original idea, birds on a wire is NOT a unique photo, & juuuust in case; no you did not write the bible either.” MY COMMENT: True, but her “through the viewfinder” clear resin bangle was the only one on Etsy until BuyMyShittyCrap copied her. Which brings me to your lovefest with that bitch; I HAVE one of her pieces. It’s not nearly as well made as Beth’s, and it’s sticky. I bought it first for my GF at the time because of the price. I will never make that mistake again.

    PSometimes hearing your own story can be painful, but when you wrote the book you shouldn’t be shocked at the content.”MY COMMENT: Beth is a survivor of much. I personally know she is a wonderful teacher. She’ll survive this too;

    *Without my comments:

    *Silence is golden, but opening up your big fat pie hole will only leave your ego black & blue.

    *Don’t take this the wrong way (oh, what do I care…) but you’re as transparent as your ‘original’ bangles but not NEARLY as bubbly

    CONGRATS TO BETH AND HER CONTINUING SALES GROWTH!

    Fact of the matter is, customers like Beth, and she is good back to them. I for one, have stayed in contact with her, and when I recieved my order, it was beautifully packaged. BuyMyCrap will continue to move slowly because her pieces are offensive.

    Pam, I assume by the person on a “Whinge” you must be referring to BuyMyShit. Her “snarky” bangles are appeal to people like you though, so go buy them, Might as well give the bitch a sale or two.

    I always wondered what the man behind the machine looked like. He’s always posting on MOE (Men of Etsy) when his designs look like a fruitcake exploded. Wonder if the wifey let’s him out of the garage. LOL.

    So, Congratulations to all of you for being sad, pathetic losers with no sales, where my girl continues to keep selling her booty off. You can try to sink her Etsy shop, but I for one, will not let her be spoken about in such a disrespectful way. You do realize this makes you look like losers, right? Oh, and for the record, when I bought from Elaine, she started of as quite nice, and when I asked a few questions about my product the wraith, yes, wraith (evil ghost bitch) came out. I would have rather talked to the dude MAKING the stuff, bc she doesn’t know anything about it.

    Looks like Beth Just sold 2 more bangles last night. I assume you losers are helping her rather than hurting her. No one likes a bitch convention. Betcha didn’t read all that!

    -Billiam

  150. Idiotrons September 16, 2011 at 12:34 pm #

    I’m sorry, When did Beth “Confirm your suspicion, Mr. McGee?”

    Was is after Mona, Pam, et.al. told her to “go do her homework?” Or was it after (once again) Mona did a search for the child after the child contacted her. Leave this teacher alone. I find you all repulsive. As far as twisting words, isn’t that what YOU’RE doing to save your own skin?

    Pam, you asked Beth was she was “on?”

    My guess is that Beth was probably exhausted from answering to a bunch of children. And not the ones that she teaches.

    You are all seriously damaging your reputations on Etsy. Why would you continue to attack this person? She gave an opinion. She never once attacked any of you personally. Now I will. Etsy should know about all of you disgusting people.

    But as for the child. Mona–I’m assuming Beth knows this child well. It would be in your best interests to shut up about it. Perhaps she is feeling harassed too, Notice, again, Ms. Beth didn’t say anything about it here. YOU DID. This is really embarrassing for all of you.

    For the record: Beth doesn’t “have a crew” on twitter. She occasionally posts her items and then talks about random funny stuff. To her friends. I don’t think she cares who some “mole” is. Even using that word made me laugh/barf. You are all so fucking serious. Dial it down and get OFF the computer. I know I am. Nutjobs.

  151. Mona September 16, 2011 at 12:39 pm #

    You want to know embarrassing, Idiotrons (perfect self descriptive name, btw)? Coming into a thread to voice an opinion when you clearly have no grasp of all the facts involved.

    Be gone.

  152. T.McGee September 16, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

    Dear Idiot…

    She confirmed the suspicion that there was a student posting about this argument when she accused Mona of “stalking students”. Obviously.

    We are serious because threatening people’s jobs is serious. Beth slandered several artists, thereby threatening their jobs. She then went on to threaten her co-workers. In essence, threatening HER own job as well.

    And since you’ve addressed her as “Ms. Beth”… I have to wonder if she’s encouraging her students to stop contributing to the drama… or start. Because, Mr. Idiot… you’re obviously not an adult… /barf

    -Mr. McGee

    P.S. I have no need to “save my own skin”, I am not damaging my rep on Etsy and I have not broken a single laws. I don’t even contact this woman on any of her sites, her e-mail or on any social media site. I’ve simply stood up to a Bully HERE in this thread. And I’m proud of it. So kiss the saved skin on my ass thankyouverymuch…

  153. Mona September 16, 2011 at 1:15 pm #

    Dear Blithering Idiot:

    After merely glancing at your long rant of a post, I didn’t bother to read it or give you the dignity of absorbing any of it…why? Because you show your moronic hand and lose all credibility & respect when you talk like a streetwalker.

    Again, do yourself a favor and be gone. YOU most ceratainly do NOT want any of this. Just ask Beth, since you know her so well.

  154. T.McGee September 16, 2011 at 1:31 pm #

    I read it. I have to say, some of it was actually entertaining.

    But that doesn’t change the fact that you don’t have all the facts straight at all. And you purchased from Elaine in order to harass her, insult her work and compare notes with your crush on teacher.

    Now we know who you are. Way to out yourself there. Maybe the term mole was so hilarious because you realized just.. how.. fitting.. it is.

  155. kitten September 16, 2011 at 2:30 pm #

    RaeRenee
    I googled BuyMyCrap I see they had an issue with FashionCandy 2+ years ago, so you must be FashionCandy. Not too hard to figure out.
    ____________________________

    Nope, not FashionCandy, wrong again. Those who stuck up for BMC are either now perma muted or weren’t aware of BMC’s past history.

    Hint… check Closed Threads and then search online from there…but since you’re probably BMC, don’t waste your time, you know what’s up.

    @ Idiotrons: If you’re trying to help your “friend” you did a piss poor job. You sound almost as pervy and unbalanced as Mona and the goon gang.

    You did mention one thing regarding Beth being the first with the resin bangles – you said on Etsy – which may or may not be true. I do know that Beth is NOT the original or only one to make them, TTV or not, so who cares who was first on Etsy.

    ANOTHER THING YOU SAID ABOUT THE REPEATED VINTAGE JEWELRY…
    We had a long talk about this. I guess a lot of buyers will get vintage shit, wear it for one day, like weddings and other places girls wear jewelry ones, then want to return it.
    ___________________________________

    You guess? Well you would be wrong. Your Beth is feeding you a line of crap. I know you didn’t type that with a straight face. lol

  156. kitten September 16, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

    @ Beth, you ARE being blackmailed. Blackmail is a crime involving threats to reveal substantially true and/or false information about a person to the public, a family member, or associates unless a demand is met.

    Follow through with reporting Mona/T.McGee and put a stop to the threats. Good luck.

  157. Mike September 16, 2011 at 2:40 pm #

    I wouldn’t take things too seriously here Bethtastic, team Mona, Pam, T. McGee, Jade etc, etc all have something in common……………..they’re only playing with a couple of peeps but trying to make it look like a great big pissed off group ******* How do I know team Mona???? Wouldn’t you like to know!LMFAO OWNED!

  158. jade September 16, 2011 at 3:11 pm #

    What kind of guy uses the word “booty”?

  159. RaeRenee September 16, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

    Jade, I think we are all smart enough to realize that Idiotic is actually Beth.

  160. T.McGee September 16, 2011 at 4:36 pm #

    Kitty- you can’t blackmail someone by threatening to expose public information. LMAO!!

    Like it or hate it- the LAW is not on Beth’s side. Once something is published on the net, IT’S published. There is NO “oh my I changed my mind” allowed. You cannot BY LAW expose certain things about yourself on a public site THEN claim the right to privacy.

    Rookies.

  161. T.McGee September 16, 2011 at 6:00 pm #

    Case in point… Anthony Wiener’s stuff, which can be seen on web pages across the globe. Anthony published his “stuff”- actually made it an internet sensation of his OWN choosing. And just like Beth, I am certain he regrets it. But he cannot take it back.

    This is called Freedom of Information. Since Beth already published endless rants about every aspect of her life… anyone sharing THAT information is not actually violating any laws.

    Would I be blackmailing anthony wiener if I said I had a picture of his penis and I was going to post it? Any idiot can see how dumb that sounds.

    I think it was quite kind of all of us to give her notice and allow her the respect of changing the course of actions. And blackmail is a pretty strong term for what we are asking. ALL we’ve asked Beth for is an apologize, and a promise to stop slandering other shops. You act as though we’ve asked for a paycheck and a first born child.

    Read this thread again. When you get to beth’s FIRST post (before any of us ever commented)… then you can tell me poor Beth “never once attacked any of you personally…”

    Once isn’t enough for her. She’s been droning on for months.

  162. T.McGee September 16, 2011 at 6:19 pm #

    Kitty I’m also curious where your switch of personalities happened.. you YOUR SELF posted information about Beth in this thread. History people- it’s all right here……………

    ————————————————————————————————————–

    beth
    August 15, 2011 at 11:21 am #
    Please add “buymycrap.etsy.com” to this list. Not only is she an absolute sore, but she has copied my ttv bangles, my process, everything. She should have been kicked off of Etsy ages ago for her attitude in the forums, and the fact that now, she’s even copied my molds. Etsy (HUGE surprise) hasn’t dine a thing. In addition, she uses copyrighted Harry Potter stuff. It’s sad. The only thing that keeps the husband and wife team going is their denial, crude behavior, and bullying.

    kitten
    August 25, 2011 at 5:48 pm #
    @ Beth…

    Going a bit overboard here, don’t you think?? Y..A..W..N

    Not a big fan of buymycrap, but if I were interested in buying a bracelet like this, this ridiculous “novel” would have me hitting the back button and running to your competitor.

    Sellers that feel they need to insult other sellers to market their items are tacky and insecure. If your product is superior, it will sell itself. There’s really no need to tear down other sellers to hoist your obnoxious ass on a pedestal.

    You don’t have a husband or a boyfriend and with your winning personality and all?? *shocking* :O

    /////////////////////////////
    FROM SELLER BETHTASTIC’S LISTINGS – better get comfy and grab a caffenated beverage!
    ////////////////////////////
    +NEW COPYRIGHT INFORMATION for sellers and creators: These TTV Bangles are NOW COPYRIGHTED and TRADEMARKED by Beth Blafka. What does this mean? I worked with a lawyer to make certain my TTV design is not used for commercial purposes. If you want to make one for yourself, that is perfectly fine, but if it is sold in any capacity, that is Copyright Infringement, and thus, against the law.

    +Anything created after June 25th, 2011 that includes CLEAR, see-through, transparent, or translucent TTV (through the viewfinder photography), whether it is fake or not, or ANY photo with a black edge, that is stitched together, inside ANY resin bangle OR any MOLD of ANY size, using ANY brand of resin, is considered Copyright Infringement. I paid mightily for it, but it was worth it. My bangles were the first TTV bangles on the market. I can show you the documents if necessary, but finally, I put my put down and decided, these were my brainchild, and I needed to protect them.

    I would never however put a signature on your bangle, as I feel that compromises the design, as well as the prettiness of what you’re wearing. It’s Art. Plus, I include business cards with each order, so you can always hand them to a friend if you want.

    All of my photographs are original. I take them, I don’t borrow or use copyrighted images. from the photography, to the editing, everything is done by me. Please read further!

    I love photographing with my Duaflex II camera. So much so that almost all of my photo necklaces have the tell-tale black border that defines viewfinder photography. I know that I raised to the price of these, but it takes SO much time from start to finish to get these compete and looking great. It’s essentially like wearing a piece of art.

    You are buying an original transparency bangle with my own pictures. Not only that, but your bangle is chunkier, more solid, and and made to last for a long time. Polyester resin, which is what I use, is very expensive, but I use it because it lasts much longer than other brands or types of resin, and it also doesn’t scratch nearly as easily. I also caste my pieces with a very expensive silicone mold. This allows this bangle to fit almost all hand and wrist sizes.

    Measures just over 2.6″ in diameter (on the inside), yet it bows in the middle, making it fit a bit more snugly for smaller hands and arms.

    Sure, there are other people making bangles similar to mine, but I prie myself on using the very best materials, and spending (literally) hours on just one piece. This is why it takes me longer. I don’t have a husband, or a boyfriend who can really help with the process, because it is so unique, and each bangle is a bit different from any other bangle.

    What I’m trying to say here, is that your bracelet is maded in my shop. I don’t outsource my ideas to China, and have them make my product. It’s made in Chicago, all of the supplies are purchased in the USA, so I think that’s kind of neat.
    \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz’s

  163. Pam September 16, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

    Jade and I are TWINS! We have the same color quilt square, so… just for the record, I’m happy to take the credit for her comments, she makes perfect sense to me.

    My main concern is, and has been for the well being of impressionable children under the supervision of someone who displays symptoms far worse than common depression, which unlike “”Cancer” won’t kill you, unless it goes untreated.
    This “teacher” has repeatedly displayed paranoia, and self abuse tendencies. Unless a doctor has been alerted to this, and prescribed the proper medications, then the school board really has no idea. In her own words I read that Miss beth complained about the doctor just giving her pills and telling her to see a therapist (which she spelled “therapissed). That alone speaks volumes about her mental state.

    Oh, and the thing that first got my attention here was Miss beth claiming that Elaine is a SORE. I opened that email and was so offended by that statement that I felt the need to look further into this thread. My first impression was that she thought that this was a place to spew hatred about your competitors, rather than a place to gather to report the misuse of our common online market. I did not previously know any of these people. I have Miss beth to thank though. As I have said before, I feel I have found an exceptional group here ( McGee you are so good that I made you an honorary woman in that statement I refer to. See how much I knew at the time.)

    Time and this thread has unfolded to reveal the personality behind someone that would refer to another as a “sore” and it is obvious that this ugly description does indeed fit the one that made the statement. Although at this point I would venture to add the word festering as well.
    I am Pam, although Jade may agree with me, I would say to wait and see what she says herself! PMSL!

  164. Pam September 16, 2011 at 7:42 pm #

    Hey Jade? You wouldn’t happen to be from Southern Illinois would you? Down near the C’dale and Marion area?

  165. kitten is right September 17, 2011 at 9:18 pm #

    @ Beth. You had every right to share your opinion here. We spoke earlier today, and although you told me not to come here, I couldn’t help it.

    Kitten is right. You need to put these people behind bars. I am so sorry that you are being treated this way. I love your store. Folks, you may think you are being funny, but what if something were to happen to her? You would all be in for a giant lawsuit. I’m wish kitten on this one. Print each threat out (especially the ones concerning where you work), and anything you think that could be construed as harassment. Mona, your twitter feed is a breeding ground for hatred. This page should be shut down. It’s always sad to me when you find such cruelty on the ‘net. Remember the gay student who committed Suicide? The harassers were held responsible.

    Beth, there is enough here to take to the Police. You are a wonderful person and I have always loved our emails! Go get ’em tigress! Oh, and to Billiam – yes, Beth is pretty. But let’s try to help her, not embarass her. Just file a Police Report.
    M

  166. Mona September 17, 2011 at 9:58 pm #

    Opinions are like….well, you know the rest.

    Again, to repeat whats been covered but obviously not understood: public information is JUST THAT….public because of Beth.

    Comparing this situation to a case where the victim was encouraged to harm themselves is quite the dramatic stretch. You’ll have to do better than that to score some points.

  167. Mike September 18, 2011 at 5:14 am #

    Mr and Mrs Crap, come out come out wherever you are…..oooops, you’re already here! Never mind!

  168. Mona September 18, 2011 at 8:50 am #

    Spinning this thread into the direction of self-harm throws this to a whole new level that will not be taken lightly.

    Someone considering on harming themselves is a serious situation and there are proper avenues for that, people to talk to, help for them.

    http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

  169. Mona September 18, 2011 at 10:38 am #

    I’d like to be able to say that we’re all adults here, but clearly this is not the case.

    It’s also clear that attempting to get a grown woman to see logic in her actions, is about as effective as getting the drama chasers to absorb the whole story. It’d be easy to carry on this discussion if the multiple personalities weren’t so hell-bent on diverting attention from the proven facts. Instead there’s a greater effort – climactic joy, if you will – to sabbotage potential progress of any kind – sometimes stupid just can’t be fixed.

    The antagonistic posts make it clear that this is a game to some, but not to me & certainly not for the REAL victims in this situation. Absolutley no sympathy will come for those who place themselves directly into the crosshairs of truth, cold-hard facts, & tangible evidence. Ever. As for those who side with or defend sh*t-starters…well, you all deserve eachother.

  170. T.McGee September 18, 2011 at 10:40 am #

    Dear “Kitten is right”,

    The gay man that committed suicide did so after people he trusted planted a webcam and live streamed his PRIVATE in-experienced sex life on twitter, so they could laugh about it.

    Fact: Gay children commit suicide all of the time because of REAL humiliation at the hands of cruel people. We are not cruel, we are pissed. There is a difference. Beth slanders other shops, then spouts off at the mouth about her own life, then cries “don’t repeat me, I’m a victim” when we force her to stare down her own words. OBVIOUSLY this is not the same.

    Comparing Beth’s situation to that poor man’s fate is exploitative and deeply disturbing. Rather than encouraging a resolution (like decent people) you’re planting ideas that she has reason to hurt herself. What does that say about YOU that you would even bring that UP to a mentally unstable person? Are you feeding the drama for entertainment? Or just plain too stupid to see that it’s YOU that is planting the idea that she’s being threatened physically (which she is NOT and has never been) and that she’s the victim of a real crime (again NOT, and never WILL be, not at our hands anyway).

    Why don’t you hand her the razor blade while you’re at it? I’m sure glad you don’t have my back too, because you’re obviously the real danger to this woman’s mental health. Pointing at shadows and calling them the boogymen, so you can watch her jump? All for YOUR entertainment? Sick.

    Beth, with friends like this… who needs enemies.

    On that note- you know we want you to stop slandering BMC and you SHOULD stop slandering other shops as well. We’ve asked nicely. And we’ve asked not so nicely. We have not resolved this- but I do hope you’ve learned a very important lesson. WATCH what you say. As it can always come back to haunt you. I think we’re done here. Till next time-

    Peace out.

    Mr. McGee

  171. T.McGee September 18, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    P.S. This site is called Etsy call out for a reason. Bethtastic, you’ve been called out as a liar. And none of us, NONE of us, are afraid of going toe to toe with you. No matter how many people you pretend to be, or how many 8th graders you manipulate into supporting you, the truth will always be on our side.

    The end.

  172. RaeRenee September 18, 2011 at 11:05 am #

    Encouraging a grown woman to be respectful to others and to admit her lies and deceit and to own the things she has done using her own words she openly and freely posted online herself is one thing, but, I will not continue to be part of a thread where someone, and that someone being “kitten is right” openly encourages Beth to hurt herself for attention. That post has taken this thread to a whole other level, one which I will be no part of, and encourage others to walk away from.

    I hope the moderators of this site delete this thread, and, if Beth does have suicidal thoughts, encouraged by others as a means to get attention, that she goes and seeks help and support as soon as possible.

  173. jade September 18, 2011 at 11:05 am #

    Amen!

  174. resellers suck September 29, 2011 at 11:00 am #

    beth, i say this out of compassion: please seek help, and do as the therapists say. their job is to help you.

    i also suggest not harassing people on the internet. you are only bringing problems upon yourself. and, lying about your behavior only makes things worse. people have held back up to this point on providing the information that you have already made public. the more you harass others and make outlandish claims, the more likely they will be to provide proof that you are lying.

    i also beseech you to not bring students into your online attempts to blast others anymore. they have done nothing to deserve it. they are impressionable children, and to attempt to use them in this way is reprehensible. it is a pattern of behavior for you, and that is very disturbing. i suggest asking your therapist for help in stopping it. because they are required to keep things confidential unless there are drastic circumstances, they would be a good source for seeking help with this while not disclosing things to your school and the affected students’ parents unless they absolutely had to. stopping this abusive behavior would most likely help you in your quest to keep your job. it would certainly help in your quest to be a great teacher to the children you influence.

    after all the abuse you have spewn my way, and all the abuse i have seen you heap on others, i don’t know why i have any compassion left for you, to be honest. but compassion is a part of my nature, and i guess even your behavior cannot kill it. i do sincerely hope that you will seek the help you need, and be able to interact with your students and coworkers in an appropriate manner. also people online. i do want you to be mentally healthy and happy. that will not happen until you examine and address your abusive behavior.

    and no, since you will probably say i am someone else, i am not bmc or mona or christmas or any of those people. i am one of the (seemingly many) people you sent abusive comments to and threatened for no reason.

  175. Mona October 1, 2011 at 11:39 am #

    Beth is amazing and beautiful. I’m so sorry for hurting you in anyway. I think the rest of you should apologize too.

  176. Mona October 1, 2011 at 1:41 pm #

    Nice try.

    *I* am the REAL Mona, as represented by the unique & identifiable tan code next to my name in THIS post, as well as all the others that *I* wrote. The post above does NOT represent me, nor was it posted by me.

    I understand that there may be people in this thread posting as more than one person & using more than one name – that’s one thing. However, a pitiful attempt at posting as someone else already on here, and attemping to speak as or represent them is another. Be gone with yourself.

  177. Pam October 1, 2011 at 5:48 pm #

    Amen AGAIN!

  178. resellers suck October 2, 2011 at 10:24 am #

    a number of beth blafka’s personas seem to have a thing for claiming that she’s attractive and wonderful.

    beth, we’re not stupid. it is very easy to see what’s actually happening, and who is actually posting.

    you have been shown a ton of compassion throughout this whole mess that you have created, by many people. i suggest you not push it further.

  179. T.McGee October 2, 2011 at 1:32 pm #

    That’s it. Who on earth is going to pretend to be someone else just to post a fake apology? How does that help ANYONE?

    I’m Calling out Bethtastic.etsy.com for clearly being a dishonest seller. I’ve sent this to this site, and outlined all the (un)professional issues below. I am asking for this to be posted as it’s own topic, in order to disclose in a cohesive manner, many professional issues that customers and other sellers have had with this shop.

    Bethtastic is an unreliable seller who uses many personal excuses to cover her unreliability. Her duplicate and triplicated sales of “vintage, family heirloom and one-of-a-kind” items is obviously suspect. She is unethical, calling items original when some are copies, or knock-offs. She is a bully, referencing other shops in her own announcements, accusing people of stealing her methods, all seen in the novella’s she writes for her listings. She puts other sellers down to prop her own items up. As a teacher, her “classroom” sales methods are manipulative. Students are in her class to learn, not to be her captive customer base and bff. To be honest, the only convincing thing this woman sells is her daily spoon full of pity-me. A trait children are easily manipulated with.

    1) Un-reliability:
    bethtastic.etsy.com’s bad feedback speaks for itself, the endless list of complaints about item no-shows and no communication is sad, but you only need to read her own words to see that this shop isn’t fulfilling it’s promises: According to her shop announcement from Oct. 2, 2011:

    “I neeed(sic) to rectify some shipping issues. I have been extremely busy and I haven’t had time to address these as I work full time and the stress has consumed me.”
    “I cannot answer every day as I do not have the time.”
    “Also keep in mind the TOU, and if you want your product, don’t leave scathing feedback.”

    So let’s sum up: Customers did not get items they paid for, Customers cannot get consistent communication regarding their issues and Beth, due to her full time job and stress, can’t find time to fix or respond to the complaints. On top of this, she tells paying customers that if they leave negative feedback, they will not get their item. That’s called blackmail. And irony.

    I also find it odd that months ago, a customer didn’t receive her TTV bangle and complained, yet a NEW customer got the same bangle, and was able to leave wonderful feedback. Beth has recently accused the post office of losing 30 packages & claims to be having issues with DC shipping, yet in her policies, she states she does not use DC shipping and “personally hands the packages to the postman”. Hmmm.

    Confused? That makes more than one of us.

    2) Un-origionality:
    Although she’s accused every seller under the sun of copying her (words that start wars), she herself is a copy queen. In the midst of failing to send orders, she found time to list her new “one of a kind – ooak resin bracelet” – the Ice and Water crackle bracelet. In her own words, it’s an “Awesome new concept bangle from bethtastic.”

    Her new “original” Ice and Water bracelet is a KNOCK off of a limited edition Jenerous Ajenda etched resin bangle bracelet. Beth’s is nearly an exact duplicate. Give her a minute and she’ll be claiming she invented the dremel.

    The Original Bracelet:
    http://faberdashery.com/product.php?item_no=Zethura1-01
    Beth’s Copy:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/82356474/ice-and-water-crackle-clear-resin-bangle

    3) Etsy Bullying:
    As shown by the many people commenting in the copy cat thread, Beth has a long line of people who feel bullied and harassed by her. She accuses people of copying, and can’t seem to consider that many of her ideas may NOT be original. I am sure she’s working her accusatory letter to Jenerous Ajenda now.

    Instead of responding to these claims reasonably, she turns tables and plays victim. Maybe some of these accusations are wrong, maybe some of them are right, but you can’t deny that any shop that has this many accusations of harassment deserves to be noted. Even customers are not above her “table turning” behavior as noted in this Feedback from her store:

    “Sep 29, 2011 Haven’t received the bangle…. E-mailed her again to say I was going to have to leave negative feedback & she told me to stop “harassing and threatening” her or she would leave bad feedback for me. I simply want to receive the item I paid for. This type of bad business shouldn’t be tolerated on a reputable site like Etsy. Feeling very upset and scammed.”

    4) Manipulating sales:
    Beth manipulates students & customers into feeling sorry for her, and in turn, many go purchase from her shop and leave positive feedback on the same day as purchase (how can you love a bracelet you can’t possibly have gotten yet?). Search her twitter handle and see for yourselves. She has on-line friendships with her students that crosses professional lines. Which is why her profession became relevant in discussions involving this store. At one point, Beth had claimed to be the victim of a huge paypal mistake, causing her financial harm, and again, her students stepped up, and purchased from her shop in order to help out their teacher. I consider this to be manipulating sales and if I were a parent of one of these kids, I’d be furious.

    She also has “top secret custom listings” where she lists no product, no photo of a real item, and no description. But the customer, surprise surprise, just can’t sing her praises loud enough. “Top secret”- as in, a violation of Etsy’s TOU.

    5) Shady “Vintage” sales:
    Just read the posts of ‘resellers suck” for more on this. The evidence supports that bethtastic is selling items that are available on Amazon and passing them off as her own family heirlooms. The evidence speaks for itself. You cannot possibly sell a one-of-a-kind item more than once. Since these duplicate transactions appear in her timeline, while canceled sales do not, it’s clear she’s sneaking some resale items into her shop.

    The accusations/support/evidence that she’s done all of the above are listed here, en masse. https://etsycallout.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/reader-emails-copy-cats

    There is NO evidence that any of the other claims made against any of the other shops here are valid accusations. There is NO evidence that all of these accusations stem from only one person. There is NO evidence to support the accusation that any one of us wishes Beth to harm herself, and frankly, I am not going to her pity party, despite being invited to it a billion times over (my rotator cuff, my mental state, my privacy, my victimhood!)

    All “personal” issues aside; Bethastic.etsy.com IS a shop ran by someone who is less than honest, less than reliable, less than original, and less than stable.

    Being able to say so here, is the SOLE purpose of this site and I won’t be bullied into being silent because one girl want’s us all to play pretend with her.

    Bethtastic.etsy.com has been called out. I for one would appreciate it, if the moderators of this site decided to post THIS thread as it’s own topic for any other unsuspecting person who becomes engaged with this shop, professionally or otherwise.

  180. Mona October 2, 2011 at 2:21 pm #

    @resellers suck….

    FAKE Mona is simple to figure out. As I mentioned above, the icon next to our name is unique for each poster. Simply scroll up and see that “Mia” who has been proven to be a student of “Ms B”, is who posted as Fake Mona. Mia herslef aplogized in her Twitter feed to “Ms B”, saying she’d stay out of this thread. Tisk, tisk.

    Mia may have been trying to do her teacher a favor, but in turn did her none. Beth herself cannot possibly be surprised by these antics, as *this* is who she chooses to surround herself with, therefore she’s getting what she asks for.

  181. resellers suck October 2, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    it’s what happens when you tell your students, who are children, to stick up for you in your online disputes.

    that’s just such a despicable thing to do to children. they should not be put in that position. certainly never by someone who has authority over them and influences them strongly the way a teacher does.

  182. resellers suck October 3, 2011 at 8:03 am #

    mia,

    you seem like your intentions are good, you just want to defend your teacher.

    however, your teacher should never, ever have put you in this position. she is taking advantage of you. she is the adult in this situation, and she should not be pulling you or any other of her students (as i know she has done with a number) into her online disputes. i am sure you like her as a teacher, but that does not excuse that behavior.

    no matter what is going on with ms. blafka and other people online, she should not be asking you or any other student to step in, and she should also not be fishing for it by sharing information about it with you.

    please talk with your parents about this, and other adults in authoritative positions in your life (school counselor or principal, for example). what is being done to you is wrong, and it should be stopped. i know you care about ms. blafka, but you need to watch out for yourself, too. ms. blafka is not helped at all by your stepping into the disputes. it only helps her keep going in a way that is hurting her, as well as her students, since she pulls you guys into this. she needs help, from an adult who can provide professional counseling on the topic.

  183. T.McGee October 7, 2011 at 11:33 am #

    How Etsy let’s shops like this stay in business is beyond me. Just a reminder- Bethtastic needs it’s own call out thread.

    http://www.etsy.com/people/bethtastic/feedback?ref=pr_feedback

  184. melly November 11, 2011 at 3:06 pm #

    Bethtastic stole 94 $ from me on ETSY when she failed to provide the bangle I bought from her. All I got was a sob story auto reply so I guess I should have gone to one of the shops that “stole” her idea. I hope my 94 $ haunts her in the form of bad karma until she returns it to me.

  185. melly November 11, 2011 at 6:46 pm #

    My apologies to Bethtastic, My package was apparently lost in the mail. Without the communication It appeared that the money was simply taken. Unfortunately I am without the item and the money though it seems to be the fault of the postal system and not Bethtastic.

  186. Noelle November 12, 2011 at 7:06 am #

    Melly,

    That appears to be the overriding problem with Bethtastic, items were “lost” in the mail…..You need to ask her what the tracking number was for the package so you can locate it.

    $94 is nothing to sneeze at, especially in this economy, I would either DEMAND my money back or ask that another bangle be shipped immediately WITH TRACKING. To just accept the excuse that it was lost in the mail and think that you have to just lose the money is ridiculous. The seller owes you either product or a refund. If it hasn’t been over 45 days I would start a claim with Paypal to get your money back. If it has been over 45 days I personally would become her worst nightmare, flooding her inbox with emails demanding my money back or a bangle. To not supply either a bangle or the refund is outright theft and should not be tolerated, especially since she is a “kind teacher”. What kind of example is she setting to her students when she steals from people?

    I can appreciate if someone gets inundated with orders and is having trouble getting them out in a timely manner, but communication with the customer is vital so that the customer doesn’t lose faith and believe they are being ripped off. For the seller to be offended that customers are asking for their product or refund is ludicrous, would she allow Wal Mart or Amazon to just take HER money and not deliver what she ordered? I highly doubt it, and with her history she would probably launch an internet campaign against the companies including harassing all employees and their families!

    Good luck Melly, I hope you get some satisfactory resolution, but I most definitely would NOT just lay down and accept it was “lost in the mail” and that is just sucks to be you as her excuse.

    To all the others who posted in this thread defending Beth, well………where are you now? Where is your defense of her now?

  187. Mona November 12, 2011 at 7:39 am #

    Hi Melly –

    Clearly your original post sparked SOMETHING in Beth, compelling her to suddenly reach out and contact you after not giving you the time of day for so long.

    Regardless of what excuse you were given for her failure to fill your order, she IS actually responsible for your package. Etsy sellers choose the avenue for which the package is delivered on their behalf, to their customer; USPS just happens to be the most common one. Beth actually IS responsible for making sure you have the product or the money, and that your order is complete.

    Prior to Beth taking the easy way out and closing down her shop, she had 22 Negatives, all singing the really pissed-off tune of NOT having gotten their packages. Those that DID get their items only saw action after filing claims with Paypal. Weird – I would think that the exchange of funds would spark someone filling an order vs. action from Etsy, Paypal, or being called out in feedback or threads.

    22 packages lost at a post office, mailed at different times, but mailed by the same person? Statistically that is not even possible or feasible. The way I see it, is that when someone lies to you, either one of two things is happening:

    1: They don’t respect you enough to give you the truth.

    OR

    2: They think you’re too stupid to figure it out.

    99% of Etsy sellers, or ANY self-respecting person, would immediately issue a refund or send a new item. Passing out excuses and running from the problem speaks volumes to someones character, or lack thereof.

    Who knows, though. As proven above, she’s shown to be less than truthful in her facts to her customers, quite manipulative as what’s supposed to be a respected role model, fantastic at screaming victim of her own doings, and let her shop tank after failing to maintain it resulting in horrific feedback before shutting down in a blaze of glory. Maybe in the grand scheme of things, she doesn’t mind taking your money, not filling your order – or REFILLING IT if it was lost – then calling it ‘good’. There’s something to be said about pride in craftsmanship & business ethics. Shutting down shop with a laundry list of excuses, and in doing so, cutting off the ability to read the deserved negatives OR leave their own account of a less than desirable experience…well, there’s no pride in that.

    Good luck to you, Melly. I hope you’re able to find a satisfactory conclusion to this.

  188. T.McGee November 12, 2011 at 11:11 am #

    Until she learns her lessons and takes honest responsibility for them- she’s bound to repeat the same mistakes. If you’re a customer of Beth’s still waiting for your item, don’t hold your breath. And don’t buy the whine and cheese act. This shop has an excuse for every single thing- the theme is the same; Beth NEVER takes any personal responsibility for herself, her shop mistakes, or her unprofessional on-line behavior. When she’s not dragging teenagers into the drama SHE creates, she’s acting like one herself.

    ….seriously the saddest excuse for a professional and a teacher that I have ever witnessed.

    Feedback anyone?
    http://www.etsy.com/people/bethtastic/feedback?ref=pr_feedback

  189. T.McGee November 12, 2011 at 11:33 am #

    Wow…

    Etsy has removed ALL traces of Bethtastic’s shop, including her terrible feedback. I’m not sure why they would remove a shop with outstanding orders, but what a stab at these customers. At one point Beth had something like 22 orders with feedback saying they never arrived. THIS is why this shop needed it’s own call out thread. These kinds of sellers make all of us look bad. And the customers are left just blowing in the wind-

    For all you lost customers that stumble upon this thread- if you go to Etsy, and search for resin, you’ll find a multitude of talented shops selling GREAT work and shipping as promised. Of course, my personal favorite for resin is the shop that was called out by the queen of excuses herself- so I’m just going to say it: if you want AWESOME original resin pieces shipped AS promised- go see BuyMyCrap.etsy.com. She’s very loved, has great feedback, and is very popular. (no doubt why she became a target for Beth in the first place.)

    Also, if you need to start a small court claim or send complaints to paypal and Etsy about your missing items, Bethtstic’s full name is Beth Blafka and she lives in Chicago. You can start a small court claim for this- and if you win, you can state that Beth pay for the legal fees. Go get your money back people.

    Good luck.

  190. kitten November 13, 2011 at 1:16 am #

    Melly, if it’s over 45 days for PayPal, did you pay by credit card? If so, get your refund that way. I sure wouldn’t forget about it, you are entitled to either product or full refund.

    Beth’s shop may be closed for non-delivery.

  191. Beth May 10, 2012 at 9:20 am #

    My shop is closed because of you 4 people. I have a successful business elsewhere. I re-read some comments, and realized that there were some truths here. On my end, I just don’t have the time of day for this. Thank goodness it’s June. Etsy is dead to me. I have been selling at booths, which is great. I closed my shop on my own. Oh, and whoever continues to look at my blog. I haven’t written in it. Too bad. I’m a writer. You all are simply trolls. It feels good to be gone from Etsy. I noticed BMC used my bird TTV in her bangle. Laughable. Use it. I don’t care. I have much bigger and better things happening in my life.

  192. jade May 10, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

    I thought it was May?

  193. Morgan May 11, 2012 at 5:57 am #

    BAIT!

    Don’t take it!!

  194. Reinvented, Renewed June 16, 2012 at 6:30 am #

    Take it. The bait. What do I have to lose here? My shop? Hell no. I wouldn’t come back to Etsy if they offered me millions of dollars . Now that Etsy is behind me, I have found so much more solace in craft shows. I see BMC has yet to break 1000 sales. It must be your sparkling personality AND the fact that people actually think your crap is…crap?

    That Sweeney Todd picture on your creepy Facebook page just made me laugh. I feel terrible that your poor children have to deal with an unstable mother who cares more about slamming people online, making jewelry that’s a knock off of everything, You are just an icky woman.

    Mona, I can’t wait for your shop to be sabotaged by someone else. Threat? Nope, just blind hope / karma. I can’t wait to utilize my summer to complain in the forums. Funny, You changed your ugly “BMC” logo to one that was similar to my moon bangle because it was freaking ugly. Gasp. I was right about something.

    Let me give you a piece of advice: Stop using the word “craptastic.” I still have a bunch of followers who don’t buy from you because of your name alone. Oh, and you aren’t registered anywhere.

    It’s fun investigating when you have one job that you really love, and the other can be a hobby. I know it must be hard Mona, but who are you going to copy off of now? As I said, my blue ttv bird photograph (taken in 2007) belongs to me. Still can’t think of your own crap. And it is crap. Ouch. Does that hurt? Nope. Nothing hurts a sociopath. Crazy woman.

    Have fun being a reseller.

    Oh, and “reselling” a vintage piece is great, but only when a customer returns an item. Like many of those rings. I have over 400 now. Just collecting, cleaning, and selling. I’m so glad I don’t live in Maine. Man karma is…well, you know what, Mona. You stuck it on a bracelet. Have fun explaining to your children why you need to swear to sell your crap. Seriously, get a hobby. Have you ever read BlueBeard?

    That’s what happens when you use crap to make crap. It all falls apart. Ohh! You should report me for having an opinion upon your use of terrible materials. Does anyone even know that it’s your HUSBAND who makes everything?

    I noticed many of you have left from Etsy. Geeee, was it something YOU said?

  195. Reinvented, Renewed June 16, 2012 at 6:43 am #

    By the way, at least have the nerve to leave behind your Etsy names so that I can go through all of your shops and report each item. I did. You reported me, and NOTHING HAPPENED.

    I LOVE this. NO consequences. We’ll see what you 4-5 foolish foolish people have to say.

    Let’s see, will it be that I belong in a mental hospital;? Will you encourage me to slit my wrists.

    I now realize that jealousy brings out the absolute worst qualities in people.

    Anyway, here’s your latest copy. Look familiar?

    http://img2.etsystatic.com/il_fullxfull.337020566.jpg –Mona’s HUSBAND’s

    http://www.google.com/imgres?q=bethtastic&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=cMv&sa=X&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&biw=1280&bih=617&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&tbnid=kOWE33q3hpTpGM:&imgrefurl=http://www.dudecraft.com/2011/10/viewfinder-bangle.html&docid=vvsUu6XjeQ53rM&imgurl=http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-s3_tC8aiJ8g/TqVPgZk2H5I/AAAAAAAAHsM/ZBs2cgtsaV0/s1600/il_570xN.196358619.jpg&w=570&h=556&ei=vZrcT8HeIKqq2QWs5sywDQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=553&vpy=282&dur=519&hovh=129&hovw=132&tx=129&ty=119&sig=117077481783901558141&page=1&tbnh=129&tbnw=131&start=0&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:10,s:0,i:105 —-MINE

    Check out the blue photo with the birds. Nice, you took that from getty images. I subscribe to that. I’d highly suggest removing that, or, you’ll be paying our royalties to someone who you hate.

    Have a lovely day, Mona’s husband, maker or everything.

  196. Reinvented, Renewed June 16, 2012 at 6:47 am #

    Oh, my bad, you have 1005 sales not even half feedback. How many years have you been at this? SAD. I’m sure you catch those neutrals and negs once the customer finds out that they bought a cheap, ugly piece of plastic. Wasn’t that you’re complaint of mine at once point? Happy selling, doll!

  197. anna August 30, 2012 at 5:59 am #

    Does anyone know where I can purchase jewelry from bethtastic?

  198. A Plea to the Owner of This Blog? November 16, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    Hello there, I’m not sure how this works, but can this thread please be removed? I believe since this seller is no longer on Etsy, this thread should NOT come up when googling a first and last name.

    I have read some of the comments here, and they are really crazy, not to mention defamatory and speculative. Her shop is closed on Etsy. Since this is an “Etsy Call Out Sight” this thread of nonsense.

    Thank You, to whomever runs this blog. Honestly, I think my friend would refer not to be associated with Etsy at all. She is a really good person, and I think the negativity here is quite awful. To Anna: I know a bunch of us keep trying to get her to keep going, but maybe further on down the line, she’ll get back into it.

    Does anyone know how I can contact the owner of this blog for thread removal? I think there are so many nasty things here (not directed at the blog owner at all), that I’m certain the other vendor would not like to have associated with them either. Just a thought.

    Have a nice day 🙂

  199. emjae June 24, 2014 at 10:37 am #

    Terrific read. Do not take this down!

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