Identical Design- 4 Different Shops

23 May

Got a kick out of 4 different shops having the same design and all four putting their own copyright on it as well. Nice 🙂

snappypendants
http://www.etsy.com/listing/46358630/enjoy-every-moment-round-button-pendant

wickedlymodpendants
http://www.etsy.com/listing/46491917/enjoy-every-moment-handmade-scrabble

VanityDesign (with a very poor Photoshop treatment we must say)
http://www.etsy.com/listing/47100881/free-chain-with-the-purchase-of-enjoy

PiecesOfMePendants
http://www.etsy.com/listing/47734545/pieces-of-me-pendants-scrabble-tile

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38 Responses to “Identical Design- 4 Different Shops”

  1. Stephica May 23, 2010 at 11:11 pm #

    This made me laugh harder then it should have. I think it was the watermarks.

    I found 2-3 more searching for “Enjoy every moment” on Etsy. I was tempted to make a treasury titled (you guessed it) Enjoy every moment but there weren’t enough items to flesh it out.

  2. sick of cupcakes May 24, 2010 at 3:22 am #

    There’s probably a shop there that sells sheets of these graphics.

  3. JohnCocktoasten May 24, 2010 at 4:12 am #

    On the front page right now:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/47301611/jumbo-hammoch-chair?ref=fp_feat_8

    Me no thinks handmade.

  4. Lala May 24, 2010 at 4:15 am #

    Here’s a website selling the hammock chair.

    http://www.kwhammocks.com/Jumbo_Hammock_Chair_with_Footrest_BRICK_RED_p/jhcbr.htm

  5. WickedlyModPendants May 24, 2010 at 4:38 am #

    We have purchased design sheets from a graphics designer on Etsy. The copyright is for our image of the photo of the pendant…not the design. Some of our graphics designers have requested that we do so as this year we had another pendant maker who was lifting our photos and making her pendants without purchasing the rights to use the designs from the graphics designer.

  6. sick of cupcakes May 24, 2010 at 5:50 am #

    Why would you suspect the hammock to be a re-sale? The pics are clearly taken on the sunny tropical beach of East Berlin.

  7. Hmmmm May 24, 2010 at 6:36 am #

    It’s wonderful to be unique like everyone else! Mass handmade is a concept I can’t wrap my head around, even though it has been around since people glued googly eyes on pompoms.

  8. no biggie May 24, 2010 at 7:08 am #

    they’re using the same collage sheet, so what? that’s what they’re for. Even though the image on the collage sheet isn’t theres, the sellers do own the rights to the photograph etc.

    lame callout, you couldnt find a real issue?

  9. no biggie May 24, 2010 at 7:09 am #

    theirs not theres, know some doofus will jump on that now.

  10. Hmmmm May 24, 2010 at 7:12 am #

    No biggie…if ECO didn’t know it was a graphic sheet to begin with, then it’s not a lame callout.

    I think where the problem is, is that a buyer can think that it’s something uniquely made or designed by the seller. For example, I remember seeing a woman selling salt rock lights once and thought it was so unique. Imagine my disappointment when finding out that it was just another wholesale thing from China. The product really diminished in my view.

    I think people who overuse collage sheets or swipe famous photos and artwork off the internet to glue onto Scrabble tiles are no different than something coming from a big factory in China. It’s really uninspired.

  11. Lizzy May 24, 2010 at 7:20 am #

    sick of cupcakes Says:
    May 24, 2010 at 5:50 am

    Why would you suspect the hammock to be a re-sale? The pics are clearly taken on the sunny tropical beach of East Berlin.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    hahahahahahahahaha

  12. not a copier May 24, 2010 at 7:44 am #

    Stephica Says:
    May 23, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    This made me laugh harder then it should have. I think it was the watermarks.

    I found 2-3 more searching for “Enjoy every moment” on Etsy. I was tempted to make a treasury titled (you guessed it) Enjoy every moment but there weren’t enough items to flesh it out.

    What about a combo of “enjoy every moment” and “keep calm carry on”.

  13. JohnCocktoasten May 24, 2010 at 8:06 am #

    sickofcupcakes: ROFLMAO! Their location is East Berlin but they ship from the US….

  14. Laura May 24, 2010 at 8:33 am #

    sick of cupcakes Says:
    May 24, 2010 at 5:50 am
    Why would you suspect the hammock to be a re-sale? The pics are clearly taken on the sunny tropical beach of East Berlin.

    HAHAH! Now, that made me laugh!

  15. MadeByM**** May 24, 2010 at 8:34 am #

    “Real” handcrafted arts and crafts on Etsy is becoming the minority!

    Etsy…..the place to buy resellers wholesale “stuff” made in XXXXX, copycat crafts (mass produced “crafts” such as charms on a chain) and 5 year old garage sale stuff, I mean vintage and supplies that aren’t really craft supplies. I should just start shopping on Ebay again…….at least I can bid on it and maybe get it cheaper!

  16. Laura May 24, 2010 at 8:36 am #

    And I don’t care if these sellers use collage sheets. Personally, I don’t use them for my photo pendants but I have seen some great sellers really be creative with them. Here’s one I really like: http://www.etsy.com/listing/47419338/mermaids-seahorses-oyster-brass-filigree

  17. JK May 24, 2010 at 9:09 am #

    For me personally, taking a pre-created image from a purchased collage sheet and gluing it to a Scrabble tile wouldn’t make me feel like I’d really made something. I guess I just prefer to have a maker’s own style show up in their work instead of someone else’s.

  18. Sarah May 24, 2010 at 9:10 am #

    The hammock shop either doesn’t understand the TOU or they’re the worst secret resellers ever, since in the item descriptions for their woven baskets and Amish stools, they say openly that they didn’t make the items. I’m curious about how they’ll react once the violation is brought to their attention. It’d be sad to see these items stay up with selectively edited descriptions, since the blog they link to in their profile makes a point of mentioning their religious values.

  19. etsycallout May 24, 2010 at 9:14 am #

    no biggie-

    Irony much?? I called out because they all claim to copyright the image. Please read all content before writing it off. Thank you.

  20. Life During Wartime May 24, 2010 at 9:30 am #

    If you look at the hammock shop’s website, you will see that they are reselling everything that doesn’t relate to their farm: the African baskets, Amish furniture, hammocks.

    http://www.risenshinefarm.com

    Yeah, the catalog shots of the beach scenes are a give-away that they didn’t make the hammocks. No nearby (to them) beaches in Maryland or Jersey look like that!

  21. jcjohn May 24, 2010 at 12:05 pm #

    The callouts have advertisements on them.

    o.k., carry on.

  22. detroit May 24, 2010 at 2:57 pm #

    sick of cupcakes Says:
    May 24, 2010 at 5:50 am

    Why would you suspect the hammock to be a re-sale? The pics are clearly taken on the sunny tropical beach of East Berlin.
    ********************************************************

    Tee hee hee!

    Though, on closer inspection, I guess they’re in East Berlin PA. Not East Berlin Germany. lol.

    The picture of the baby sheep (lambs?? City girl here unfamiliar with those animal type things) – well, the lambs are freekin adorable. AWWWWWW!!!!

  23. detroit May 24, 2010 at 3:05 pm #

    The Enjoy Every Moment tile things seem all Etsy legal, and all.

    But, to be a bitch, I have to say – the public’s propensity for buying these things is bewildering.

    I guess it’s the same as all those people who’ve bought identical pendents, and maybe put them on a chain. They’re oh-so popular:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/47678481/send-your-love-sterling-silver-necklace

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/47753940/love-letter-sterling-silver-chain

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/47684897/message-of-love-silver-envelope-locket

    Etc, etc, etc…

  24. detroit May 24, 2010 at 3:06 pm #

    *pendAnt

  25. detroit May 24, 2010 at 3:10 pm #

    OMG – I’m incoherent. Way above, I meant to say – the lamb pictures on the website from the farm people in East Berlin are cute.

  26. Sarah May 24, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    Clothing reseller with photos that appear to have been taken of catalog pages: http://www.etsy.com/shop/CafeSprinkles

    They might be engaging in some fee avoidance too, I found them after reading a forum thread about a person trying to leave feedback for an item that no longer appears in their purchases. This seller was the only person to have left feedback for the OP of the thread, but in the feedback the purchase was no longer clickable, and the dress the OP bought doesn’t show up in CafeSprinkle’s sold items (well, the same dress does, after all, reseller, but the dates are wrong).

  27. sick of cupcakes May 25, 2010 at 4:57 am #

    Well not many tropical beaches in PA either, LOL.

    But now I really want to hug one of those lambs while swinging in a hammock for some reason.

  28. Etsy Person May 25, 2010 at 7:21 am #

    How many more times will these make it to the front page, the finds or where ever? Since they are from Brooklyn, is it an Etsy staff members “creations” or what?

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/47688555/bolillo-bowl-aubergine-large-handmade

  29. sick of cupcakes May 25, 2010 at 9:30 am #

    But but but….those bowls have color! How can they come from Brooklyn????????

  30. socks May 26, 2010 at 3:50 pm #

    Step 1: notice Scrabble tiles are super popular on Etsy (like three years ago). See dollar signs flashing before your eyes.

    Step 2: buy complete Scrabble tile making tutorial kit (requires no previous crafting skill!) and pre-made graphics on Etsy

    Step 3: assemble (I mean lovingly hand craft) tiles

    Step 4: take one picture (or don’t bother – you can buy a pre made ‘template’ on Etsy to drop your images on), Photoshop all 200 of ‘your’ designs on it (don’t forget to watermark and copyright them!), then list on Etsy

    Step 5: PROFIT, Y’ALL! You are officially a professional crafter!

  31. no biggie May 26, 2010 at 8:02 pm #

    u laugh but i know someone who makes $1000 a month doing scrabble tiles.

    I make jewellery from metal sheet and wire and average out about $50 a month on Etsy. and Im not that expensive.

    the buyers speak.

  32. Anon E Mouse May 26, 2010 at 9:08 pm #

    u laugh but i know someone who makes $1000 a month doing scrabble tiles.

    I make jewellery from metal sheet and wire and average out about $50 a month on Etsy. and Im not that expensive.

    the buyers speak.

    ………………………………

    Never underestimate the taste of the American consumer. Unfortunately, the original intention of Etsy was to promote items that you CAN’T find at Wal-Mart

  33. PussDaddy May 27, 2010 at 12:26 am #

    I habe bought my share of scrabble tiles. However I have bought my share of jewelry made of metal and wire as well. Each has their place and are desired or not for different reasons by different people I suppose.

  34. PussDaddy May 27, 2010 at 12:52 am #

    habe=have

  35. no biggie May 27, 2010 at 7:35 am #

    true PussDaddy,

    Scrabble tiles, although not ‘difficult’ , when well made are not that easy…really.

    I’d rather go hammer metal than pour resin anyways.

    and god forbid if you mix your resin wrong, a whole batch of work is GONE…for $5 apiece, I bet she works harder than I do. lol

    I’d rather go after the resellers than someone else making something.

  36. detroit May 27, 2010 at 7:47 am #

    I don’t think there’s anything at all wrong with scrabble pendents – in theory. Coming up with beautiful designs to resin on is as difficult as any other sort of artistic creation. And nice little square pendants can be very pretty / cool.

    However – It’s a little different to just buy premade graphics, and simply glue them on tiles. Not exactly a lot of creative labor there.

    But, in the end, I think they’re Etsy legal, and would rather see them on Etsy than resellers / faux vintage any day.

  37. retrobabe May 27, 2010 at 8:24 pm #

    I just learned how to make glass tiles. It’s fun! Why shouldn’t I sell them on etsy? I also make beaded jewelry, wire wrapped jewelry, etc. This is totally different. Sometimes the snobbery on here is outrageous.

    And while yeah, I got a “kit” to learn how to make some, I have made MANY mistakes and have tossed whole night’s work a few times. It might seem simple to “just glue paper to the tile” but if I want it to actually stick to the glass and look good it takes a little bit of know-how…and artistic ability.

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