beadskingdom

6 Jul
Reseller in the Handmade category.  Would be fine if he added the Commercial tag to his listings:
Sites where same beads are available (Funny, these sites even have the same banner)
A few examples:
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Another funny thing.  These all have the same product number PE28
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To many examples to list!
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26 Responses to “beadskingdom”

  1. Stifler's Mom July 7, 2010 at 7:27 am #

    Great to see you back!

  2. Iona July 7, 2010 at 7:33 am #

    Welcome back. Totally threw me when I logged on and you were gone.

  3. Cosmic Yuk July 7, 2010 at 7:55 am #

    What are you two talking about? who’s back?

  4. Cosmic Yuk July 7, 2010 at 8:11 am #

    Ok, here is my opinion on this shop. I do not believe that pandora beads or bracelets belong anywhere on the site, not even commercial supplies. UNLESS they are handmade lampwork beads.

    As far as I am concerned, they are not a crafting supply, you are not making anything by adding a pandora bead to a pandora bracelet. The bracelets should be disallowed because they are a finished item, and can be worn on their own, just like a neckchain.

    But then, I am also of the opinion that a finished pendant is not a crafting supply either.

    I wish they’d do away with the whole commercial supply category. But I’m sure that door will never be closed now.

  5. wow July 7, 2010 at 9:21 am #

    It’s just like the seller of peruvian thread earrings, I wrote about it on the other post, but my comment didn’t show up.

  6. Stifler's Mom July 7, 2010 at 9:36 am #

    I wish they’d do away with the whole commercial supply category. But I’m sure that door will never be closed now.

    …………………………..

    The suppliers are the ones making the big bucks these days. The successful half of the community is selling to the hope-for-success half.

    Doesn’t an organism that feeds primarily on itself eventually collapse?

  7. bellacruz July 7, 2010 at 10:09 am #

    why was this blog shut down, as referenced in this thread:

    http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6567675&page=4

  8. Life During Wartime July 7, 2010 at 10:12 am #

    The turning point with commercial supplies happened when Etsy decided against limiting commercial supplies to a certain percentage of items per shop sold as destash. Like 3 years ago?

    I agree with Cosmic Yuk about commercially made Pandora related products. That’s not what Etsy is about…supposedly.

    Businesswise, Etsy made the right decision to keep commercial supplies. At this point, the ‘handmade movement’ has morphed beyond being an urban/hipster/indie thing into a suburban trend that involves purchasing all kinds of fancy crafting tools…and supplies to use with the tools. It’s about making items at home (for many times the cost if you include the tools and supplies)) that look like the stuff in shelter catalogs and mags — most importantly just like the stuff your neighbors made or bought.

  9. MadeByM**** July 7, 2010 at 10:34 am #

    Very profound words, Stifler’s Mom!

  10. etsycallout July 7, 2010 at 11:01 am #

    bellacruz- the last post must have had too many links and not enough words because both times it was closed off with “This blog has been deactivated because we believe it does not comply with the WordPress.com Terms of Service or advertising policy.
    If your blog is designed to promote affiliate links, get rich quick programs, banner ads, consists solely or mostly of duplicate or automatically generated material, or is part of a search engine marketing campaign, WordPress.com is not the place for you. Please use the Export feature to move your content to a more appropriate hosting service.”

    When it was reactivated we edited it to make the font bigger and boom! we tripped the alarm again. Our bad.

  11. wahwah July 7, 2010 at 12:45 pm #

    I’m afraid of that other post two threads down. Too much crazy for me.

  12. JOINAA July 7, 2010 at 12:59 pm #

    “All we have to fear is fear itself.” FDR

  13. detroit July 7, 2010 at 1:01 pm #

    Me too. I feel a little bad. She’s hardly in the same category as the malicious resellers. She just seems a little, um, slow on the uptake. And crazy! And I like crazy people!

  14. Cosmic Yuk July 7, 2010 at 2:23 pm #

    Oooh, another one: http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6568191&page=1

  15. Amused July 7, 2010 at 4:34 pm #

    Reported yesterday, still there.
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/fenglai1988

  16. RocksInMySocks July 7, 2010 at 6:32 pm #

    for your consideration:

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/NYLightMetals – sounds like someone from Etsy wrote her profile. I have doubts about these items being handmade. Opinions, please.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/designeraddicted – another hilarious example of the shit people can get away with here. These items are undoubtedly factory made and the listings state that they’re not even FOR SALE. WTF!?

  17. tenley July 7, 2010 at 6:35 pm #

    ^ what’s wrong with that shop? i don’t see it.

  18. wahwah July 7, 2010 at 6:44 pm #

    Those paintings are made in an assembly line, not painted by the shop owner.

  19. Life During Wartime July 7, 2010 at 6:51 pm #

    That makes two of the import mass-produced decor painting shops still open. That’s a huge change.

  20. JOINAA July 7, 2010 at 7:06 pm #

    fenglai1988’s Profile
    Bio

    “Welcome to the Etsy Shop for Original Acrylic Paintings!”

    THE!

  21. Stifler's Mom July 7, 2010 at 11:23 pm #

    WTF? In this fenglai1988 shop they say “if you want another size just ask us.” The size is given as 28″ x 28″, but unless that couch in the pic is for midgets, that painting on the wall is much bigger.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/50968949/28x28original-modern-oil-painting

  22. Freckleyredhead July 8, 2010 at 5:00 am #

    I am absolutely IN LOVE with the handmade beads on Etsy for the Pandora style bracelets. But you have to be very careful to make sure you’re buying handmade instead of commercial.

    I don’t think admin are inclined to try to figure out which are handmade and which are commercial.

  23. wahwah July 8, 2010 at 5:24 am #

    I was looking at handmade beads myself last night and some are incredible!

  24. Disgusted July 8, 2010 at 8:17 am #

    why was this blog shut down, as referenced in this thread:

    http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6567675&page=4
    ______
    Some people come from “select” areas of the country and view themselves as very special people.

  25. Cosmic Yuk July 8, 2010 at 8:26 am #

    Here’s a clue….if they are stamped ‘pandora’, they ain’t handmade.

    I look for a certain phrase in the descriptions regarding their process to help me determine if they are handmade or not. Of course, if I publish that, then they’ll just copy it and confuse the issue more.

    To be honest, *most* of the commercial pandora bead sellers don’t seem to be trying to pass off what they do as their own handmade, I think they just put them in handmade because they are, just not by them. I have yet to see them try to pass them off as if they torched those beads themselves.

    But there are certain phrases, descriptions of the types of glass used and other little clues that help when a genuine lampwork artist uses them to set themselves apart from the resellers.

    No doubt there are exceptions to this and some resellers are extremely savvy, but thankfully, at least from what I have seen most of them don’t make an effort to try and appear handmade until they either get called out or flagged.

  26. Cosmic Yuk July 8, 2010 at 8:48 am #

    Disgusted Says:
    July 8, 2010 at 8:17 am

    why was this blog shut down, as referenced in this thread:

    http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6567675&page=4
    ______
    Some people come from “select” areas of the country and view themselves as very special people.
    ______________________________

    ROFL! That may be very true, but I doubt it was the reason the blog was shut down. But I understand your need to make that comment.

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