SparklePeach, DearestClementine

8 Oct

One of the WORST things I’ve ever seen on Etsy:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/SparklePeach
This shop goes on “vacation” after getting tons negative feedback. Basically customers are complaining about never receiving their purchases and needing to file PayPal claims.

Of course we get the “I’m sick” old standby in the announcement. Boo hoo, poor thing. That really sucks. Maybe you should have put your shop on vacation mode as soon as you realized you wouldn’t be able to keep up. But do you? NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! You keep trucking along, all the while knowing you won’t be filling the orders you are receiving.

What’s a girl to do? Does she do her best to catch up on orders and take care of her customers? Oh hell no! Instead she opens a NEW shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/DearestClementine

Check out the photos in these two listings:
http://www.etsy.com/transaction/33741255
http://www.etsy.com/listing/58463113/reflections-a-glass-locket-in-antiqued

The first is from SparklePeach and the second is from DearestClementine. Here’s where the sneaky part comes in. She takes the time to change the thumbnail photo and the wording in each listing, but is too lazy to retake all the photos. So in effect, busts herself. How sad is that? Deliberately not disclosing her other shops, when she full well knows she should be (she disclosed a supply shop on SparklePeach) is beyond deceitful.

I’m sure her customers would be interested to know that she’s too sick and busy to take care of orders she’s already been paid for, but isn’t too sick or busy to create an entirely new shop and take brand new orders.

Classic Etsy. How are they unaware of this? Yes, I realize I’m beating my head against a brick wall, but I just had to post this here.

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187 Responses to “SparklePeach, DearestClementine”

  1. imwithya October 8, 2010 at 4:40 pm #

    This loser (and all her identities) needs to be booted off etsy. I ordered from a seller like this once, who was full of excuses about illness and problems at home. I was more than patient but it turned out she was a liar and a thief who also opened a new shop when the negs started piling up.

    I understand that people get sick, loved ones die, etc. but if you can’t keep up with your business close your damn shop until you are able to run it properly! (yeah, yeah but then the money wouldn’t keep rolling in right?)

    *Off to report this biatch*

  2. The Unknown Etsian October 8, 2010 at 5:47 pm #

    With 99% positive feedback, there is no reason to quit the first shop to open another. She should have invested her energy into damage control and continued on.

  3. Lisa October 8, 2010 at 5:54 pm #

    I’m amazed that a seller who’s been here less than a year has that many sales, and that much negative feedback. Who keeps buying from her?

  4. Nicole October 8, 2010 at 6:46 pm #

    Whoa people…. SHE DID THIS LAST YEAR. Remember peaches4me (or something very similar), she was featured in a storque article and then her store got a flood of negatives, she said something like her house was broken into and a load of packages were ‘stolen’ and she opened sparklepeach, shut peaches4me. Etsy pulled her feature. I thought it all sounded fishy at the time, but this is clearly some shady shit going on with her.

  5. SparklePeach October 8, 2010 at 7:06 pm #

    you guys are right – this was not the right thing to do.

    For the record, I had what I thought were migraines or sinus headaches. I knew I had a lot of orders to fill. I didn’t think it was that serious until I collapsed and was rushed to the hospital where I remained for almost two weeks. I had been working a lot of hours and not taking care of myself so I guess I should have seen it coming.

    I finally hired an assistant the week before I got ill, but she just didn’t have enough experience yet to do anything to help with me not there.

    My mom, using our “doomsday” plan put my shop in vacation immediately. She shipped everything I had made and did her best to follow up, but with me out of commission, she was also taking care of my two daughters, plus she lives in another city. I’ve now moved to where she is.

    Yes, some folks slipped through the cracks but it was so much, I was overwhelmed when I was finally able to return. I immediately refunded many customers.

    I am not trying to excuse any of this. I take full responsibility. Those wonderful folks entrusted me with their money and I never, ever intended for any of this to happen.

    I am so embarrassed and sad that some folks had to file paypal claims. As soon as I saw them, I responded right away and gave them their money back. Many folks got both their money back and their items.

    My business means very much to me. I am saddened to see this here, but it’s my fault. I have and am still working to make things right.

    I also had a request in to Etsy to close that account before I got sick due to some copycat issues. I got sick a few days later and they cannot close it yet due to pending non delivery issues which have been resolved but are not yet closed.

    Many of those new items and pics were already taken before all of this happened. I wanted to change my style because there are a couple of shops which have imitated my every design, my titles, and my photo style. At this point, that sounds terribly petty, but it was really upsetting to me before. As I started seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, I opened the new shop, which had been my plan anyway.

    Anyway, again, I take full responsibility for leaving some of my customers hanging. It was not intentional. And even so, that doesn’t make it in any way okay. I’ve apologized to my customers, and I sincerely mean it.

    And if my actions have angered or upset anyone else, I am sincerely sorry. It was dumb of me not to see the bigger picture of how this might appear. 😦

  6. no October 8, 2010 at 8:11 pm #

    If you take full responsibility why not disclose your other shops in each others profiles, at least until etsy makes the change.

    september 26 is when your new shop opened; why open up until all this is taken care of? seems fishy.

  7. imwithya October 8, 2010 at 8:39 pm #

    If you were truly in the hospital then I’m sorry, and I wish you good health.

    But why not try to resolve the issues with your customers? Refund them and ask them if they’ll “kiss and make up” to remove the negs. I’m sure many would understand if you told them [some of] what you just told us and gave them back their money. That way you could keep your shop open. The copycats will find you under another shop name. Plus it would look less sketchy.

  8. linda October 8, 2010 at 9:17 pm #

    I don’t understand why you tried deleting your shop due to “copycats” Wouldn’t you have the same issue with the new shop?

    Stop lying. You were doing it to hide your negatives. Shame on you.

  9. L October 8, 2010 at 9:17 pm #

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57861950/sold

    Yah, all her new listings arent for sale either. All ads. And against TOU.

    *sigh*

  10. yeahok October 8, 2010 at 9:26 pm #

    Yeah this is despicable. She did this with her first Shop “justpeachy” too. Started racking up Negatives left and right from Customers that never received their Packages, then she claimed all the Paackages got stolen..yeah right. She conveniently opened up this Shop before Etsy shut her justpeachy shop down and just picked right up where she left off. Seems to be a pattern with this shady Seller and Etsy of course lets her keep opening up new Shops..wow that must be really tiring to have to keep thinking up new Shop Names.

  11. amused October 8, 2010 at 10:27 pm #

    October 8, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57861950/sold

    Yah, all her new listings arent for sale either. All ads. And against TOU.

    ——————————————————————

    Wish I had the balls to buy it. Stupid ____.

  12. tiffanydiamondz October 8, 2010 at 10:52 pm #

    responding to SparklePeach I have been in your shoes before. So I kinda sympathize with you. For one, clearly you are very talented and make truly one of a kind pieces. I kept getting into the same situations that were similar to yours. I would get a ton of sales and would be doing well. Then all of a sudden, I just couldn’t keep up with them anymore. It took me a long time to finally figure out why I wasn’t able to keep a healthy business going. I realized it was because I didn’t have a healthy mind. I found out I was bipolar. Sometimes I would be up for days on end and I could finish plenty of orders. I would be okay for a few months. Then out of no where I would be so incredibly down. It made it hard for me to concentrate on my work and I couldn’t get out of bed. As you might have guessed, my customers were so incredibly angry with me. No amount of excuses made up for the time and business I had lost. So a few words of advice to help you get back on track and be successful whether or not you are bipolar like me. Price your items according to the speed at which they are selling. Clearly you were selling quite a bit, that might be a sign to raise your prices. It will definitely slow down the amount of sales, but it could also give you extra income to hire help. I had to hire help myself after a while, business was just too much for just little old me. If you are making the items as they sell, then don’t re list any new items until you have finished with your past orders. Maybe after a successful month of selling give your self a break to make new items that are completely in stock. I think you can open as many stores as you like but you do have to follow the rules and disclose your stores. I personally wouldn’t close the other store because you have had so much success with it. I would do as “The Unknown Etsian” suggested and do damage control. I don’t believe you got into making jewelry as a means to rip people off. I do think that you need to address whatever your issues are. No amount of running from your problems will solve the underlying issue of why you keep getting yourself into hot water. You are talented and have a gift. It would be a shame for you to not get rid of your stumbling block and become the success story Etsy saw in you in the first place.
    That’s all I wanted to say, I don’t mean to offend anyone here.

  13. kitten October 8, 2010 at 10:54 pm #

    SparklePeach can definitely spin a good yarn. She lists her birthday as January 26 on both her SparklePeach shops, but decides to change her birthday to January 15 on her Dearest Clementine shop. I guess with so many aliases, she forgot.

    One of SparklePeach’s customers started a forum thread a day or so ago that they still haven’t gotten a refund. I’m curious to know if this customer has now gotten a refund.

  14. adoringhag October 8, 2010 at 10:55 pm #

    What a peach, maybe read the Terms of Use instead of opening new shops?

  15. jenjasmine October 8, 2010 at 11:41 pm #

    9 | L
    October 8, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57861950/sold

    Yah, all her new listings arent for sale either. All ads. And against TOU.

    *sigh*

    ___

    Shades of this previous call out from Nov 2009

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&listing_id=31488600

    “ok, so the truth is that i just keep this listing in my shop so that it doesnt look so empty all the time. The coat is gone, suzanne is gone – i dont mean to dangle this in front of you….just trying to keep my shop fluffed up. SO, since i answer 10 emails every day about this listing, i thought i should say it officially – this coat is not available….sorry!”

    ——-

    Copies the style of clothing, AND the style of marketing and breaking TOU’s. But this new shop has ugly stuff, at least the work in this other store was kind of nice.

  16. SparklePeach October 9, 2010 at 12:29 am #

    I appreciate everyone’s input. Some of the best advice I’ve gotten in life has been in the form of a swift kick in the butt.

    I can see now how how badly I handled this. Sort of like a kid who hides under the bed after they break something. Sometimes in your own mind, you can easily excuse woe-is-me thinking, but when it’s laid out right in front of you, it’s not possible to do that anymore.

    At least I am responding very well to the meds I am on now and am feeling 90% better. Time to quit being a baby and fix this mess.

    I’ve issued over 30 refunds this week and sent out more packages than I can count. I must still be missing some folks and I have sent some convos out just now to try and straighten out. I’ve disclosed all my shops, except for in the supply shop. It’s been so long since I signed in I can’t remember the password.

    Also, someone mentioned a form thread from one of my customers. I’d love to have a link if possible to make sure it was one of the refunds I issued. Otherwise, I’d like to contact the customer.

    Thanks for the kick in the ass. Really.

  17. SparklePeach October 9, 2010 at 12:30 am #

    And the birthday thing was purely an accident, by the way.

  18. Call Out Grrl October 9, 2010 at 12:54 am #

    Well, she’s disclosed her shops in both of her profiles now, so she’ll be allowed to stay, no doubt.

    The sad thing is that most buyers don’t know or don’t bother to check the profile, so they’ll never know anything about the trail of destruction Darling Clementine left behind in the Sparkle Peach shop.

  19. Call Out Grrl October 9, 2010 at 12:59 am #

    SparklePeach, what about your previous shop that people are mentioning?

    Would you like to address why you’ve done this before (i.e., had loads of negatives and opened up a new shop to cover those tracks)?

  20. yeahok October 9, 2010 at 1:00 am #

    Unfortunately she’ll keep right on until another catastrophe hits, all the while driving buyers away and turning off Customers from Etsy forever because of Sellers like her.

  21. Call Out Grrl October 9, 2010 at 1:04 am #

    AND, if you were having issues with copycats as SparklePeach, how exactly is using the same jewelry and same images in a new shop going to stop that?

    I am truly sorry if you were ill. Really. And I hope you feel better soon.

    But I’m not buying your excuses and believe what your customers are saying in the negative feedback. The feedback from rn2utoo here is shocking — http://www.etsy.com/people/SparklePeach/feedback?page=3

  22. adoringhag October 9, 2010 at 1:48 am #

    2817 items were sold, 1730 left feedback, that leaves 1087 who haven’t left feedback. I have to wonder what they honestly would have said about their transaction with this seller.

  23. WangFu October 9, 2010 at 5:37 am #

    Why the ad listings? Sorry Peach – don’t buy the poor me story.

  24. The Unknown Etsian October 9, 2010 at 5:40 am #

    SparklePeach can definitely spin a good yarn. She lists her birthday as January 26 on both her SparklePeach shops, but decides to change her birthday to January 15 on her Dearest Clementine shop. I guess with so many aliases, she forgot.
    ____
    I noticed this also. But she has now made them the same day.

  25. ScrapMetal October 9, 2010 at 5:44 am #

    I don’t mean to be a “jealous, hating b***h,” but I wish I had half the sales she does. How does she get them all?

    Re: feedback. Not all customers leave FB. Either they are new to Etsy and don’t know what to do or they get busy or they don’t care. If Etsy had some kind of reminder system via email for buyers to leave FB, then there would much more FB.

    I can understand the illness business- buyers can’t see what’s going on behind the scenes and naturally would be upset if they didn’t receive their items. Though I think some of the timing appears to be fishy. What I really can’t fathom though is the opening of the new shop. If she is so ill and backlogged, why would opening a new shop be the solution? It makes little sense. Keeping the original shop open, but deactivating items would make more sense. That way she could work on backlogged orders and only get a few sales form the current shop without closing it.

  26. kitten October 9, 2010 at 6:17 am #

    SparklePeach said:
    Also, someone mentioned a form thread from one of my customers. I’d love to have a link if possible to make sure it was one of the refunds I issued. Otherwise, I’d like to contact the customer.
    ____________________________

    Here’s the link…
    http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6648461

  27. detroit October 9, 2010 at 6:56 am #

    I never ‘buy’ the illness excuse. If you’re too sick, DON’T LIST ITEMS! Jeez!

    Methinks (especially after reading the link to that poor bride’s FB above) that we’ve got a compulsive liar, who gets headaches trying to keep all her ‘stories’ straight.

    All the work she put into multiple lying emails and calls with the bride (rn2utoo – who left the neg after spending MONTHS trying to get her order), she could’ve just made and shipped the damn jewelry!

  28. detroit October 9, 2010 at 6:58 am #

    I guess the skill set needed to string a bauble on a chain and take a purdy picture is not the same skill set required to manage a very simple business model.

  29. Christine October 9, 2010 at 8:49 am #

    “I guess the skill set needed to string a bauble on a chain and take a purdy picture is not the same skill set required to manage a very simple business model.”

    I was thinking the same thing.

  30. The Unknown Etsian October 9, 2010 at 8:57 am #

    Jumping off to another topic. If I see ONE MORE pair of Justin roper style boots NOT VINTAGE AT ALL in the finds or on the front page, I shall heave.
    http://www.justinbootstore.com/products/justin_lady's_laceups_24.htm

  31. Nicole October 9, 2010 at 9:42 am #

    BULLSHIT.

    Do a google search for peaches4me

    Kristen Purcell is a straight out liar. SHE HAS DONE ALL THIS BEFORE.

    I was wrong about her doing this last year, I think it was earlier this year. She opened the sparklepeach store when the peaches4me feedback hit the shit with loads of negatives you can see it’s at 99% in the google cache. She listed all the same items, same pics, while claiming that her house had been burgled and ‘orders stolen’, I remember reading complaints that people could see her listing to sell the same items that were supposedly stolen while they had not received their items.

    DO NOT FEEL SORRY FOR THIS LYING SCUMBAG.

  32. yeahok October 9, 2010 at 10:14 am #

    She lies to cover up her lies. She claims that she couldn’t keep up with her Orders because she was sick and was in the Hospital for 2 Weeks before her Mom put her shop in Vacation Mode yet she continued to relist loads of Items and put up new Listings everyday right up until she put her Shop in Vacation. She may fool some of the People but I can see right through her. Greed..pure and simple is all it is. As long as all that Money was pouring in, Hell yeaz, didn’t matter whether she was sick or not and couldn’t fill orders. Obviously she doesn’t know how to run a Business, she doesn’t have a System for keeping up with Customers Orders, (they fell through the Cracks omg) and when it gets to be too much she just melts down but makes sure to get another Shop open before Etsy shuts her down and then she starts checking Customers Orders left and right as being Shipped when they haven’t been and Customers called her on it in their Negative Feedback .Here’s your solution Peaches..STOP taking Customers Money when you can’t deliver. And now she opens up another Shop on Etsy and has one on Artfire when she still hasn’t gotten the mess straightened up in her Sparklepeach Shop. This kind of deceitfulness just makes me sick.

  33. LoveAndRage October 9, 2010 at 11:29 am #

    Ouch!

    You sank her battleship!

  34. Elise October 9, 2010 at 11:54 am #

    From DearestClementine’s profile: “I’ve been a jewelry designer full time for over 10 years.” From her SparkePeach profile: “I’ve been in business for myself for just over a year and have been designing jewelry for several years”. So, which one is it?

    From her FB fan page: ” Hi guys, I am catching up very slowly with the help of friends and family after another bout with terrible, debilitating headaches.” From above post: “I didn’t think it was that serious until I collapsed and was rushed to the hospital where I remained for almost two weeks.” No mention of hospitalization on her FB page. Also if you look at her FB page, she was still designing and listing new items for her SparklePeach shop…doesn’t support the “I opened the new shop, which had been my plan anyway.”

    The DearestClementine shop was opened on 9/26. She just yesterday, 10/8, changed the message on the SparklePeach shop to reflect that she could now “get back with” her customers. Also, don’t disregard the fact that she just fully disclosed the SparklePeach shop on DearestClementine after the etsycallout post. As other posters stated, she exhibited the same behaviour under a different shop name, peaches4me or “JustPeachy”. Also, someone mentioned her Artfire shop; she posted a blog message on September 21. She seemed to be well enough then to get that set up.

    I’m sorry, but Kristin Purcell appears to be a pathological liar and a dishonest business person. Speaking from personal experience with this individual, it is a shame that Etsy would allow someone to continue this pattern of lies and deceit. It is truly disheartening and I sympathize with all of her past and current customers who have been treated unfairly. One can only hope that potential customers will see this or Etsy will finally shut her down.

  35. imwithya October 9, 2010 at 11:55 am #

    *sigh* yes, a simple google search reveals a lot. How could you let this happen to not just one, but two successful etsy shops? Maybe more. Makes it hard to believe all the excuses.

  36. Em October 9, 2010 at 1:57 pm #

    I’m also kind of wondering how one racks up the sales so quickly in a category like jewelry. I don’t mean to be harsh, as the jewelry itself is very pretty, and the pictures are decent, but everyone’s always touting having spectacular photos and unique pieces. And the prices aren’t super low like in a lot of other high-volume shops…

  37. RealDeal October 9, 2010 at 1:58 pm #

    I you have trouble filling orders, it’s time to raise your prices so that you don’t spend all your time filling them.
    That and the TOU thing.
    live & learn, but learn.

    I was out of the continent a few years back, checked my email ever day and personally told customers that I would fill their orders when I returned. The truth will set you free.
    Aother piece if advice: I used hotel computers but if I was in the hosp I would get someone to sneak my laptop into my room. You know they have airports in those places.
    Honesty is ALWAYS the best policy/ I Learned this from watching “I Love Lucy”– you never get away with anything but the truth. That way you don’t have to whine to Ricky.

  38. Inspector Yuk October 9, 2010 at 2:45 pm #

    Has anyone actually notified Etsy of this new shop and provided proof of past behavior by this seller? I can’t imagine they can do anything about it if they aren’t aware.

    You gotta love a system where in order to open a new shop you have to use a different email address. How in the world do you prevent people from opening new shops if there is nothing to connect them except for a link in a profile, if there even is one?

    It’s a real shame that someone can do this, but it’s equally shameful that a venue has no way to prevent it from happening.

  39. Brian October 9, 2010 at 3:30 pm #

    I’m not trying to be a jerk, but there is no way that this woman’s story has one thread of truth. Like Judge Judy says, “If it doesn’t make sense, it isn’t true.” I don’t know what’s wrong with someone who keeps opening shops and cheating people, over and over, but she’s really hurting Etsy as any sort of trustworthy venue. I see she’s spending a lot of time today adding things to her newest shop. No conscience whatsoever.

    Also, she claims to be a mother of two small children?? Like she’s a young mom? Okay, again, not trying to be a jerk, but—-those are not the hands of anyone under the age of, oh, 55 holding her jewelry. Plus her picture on facebook? Again, not under 50. And there is of course nothing wrong with being over 50, but I bring this up because she seems to lie about everything—her “illness”, her “apologies”, her explanations (her feedback comments left for her are outrageously bad), and I don’t believe anything she’s written in her profile. It’s just another lie to add to the pile.

    Question: If I send a convo to each of the buyers who’ve left negative feedback for her with a link to here, is that against etsy’s rules? Is there a limit as to how many convos can be sent in a day? Not that I’m concerned really—I’m just a buyer, and I guess all it takes is another email address to open another account there.

  40. Dee October 9, 2010 at 3:42 pm #

    sighs, meanwhile I’ve had a whopping 2 sales this month. Sellers like this who are unable to service the clients they have, piss them off, and scare them away from etsy.

    Wonders how many new shops she will continue to open, when she gets behind on making and shipping items???

  41. imwithya October 9, 2010 at 3:50 pm #

    Brian- I’m pretty sure you aren’t supposed to contact a seller’s past buyers but if you want to risk it go right ahead.

    As for the comment about her age… come on now. I’m under 40 and my hands look like complete shit (from making stuff with them for many years). The macro lens is not a friend to your skin.

  42. Brian October 9, 2010 at 4:03 pm #

    Thanks, imwithya. I think I’ll send some sort of convo to some of the poor sellers who haven’t received any refund (obviously today’s feedback).

    I re-read my post and I apologize for what I said about her appearance. I wasn’t making fun of her and I don’t want anyone here to think that I was. My point was really to point out that I don’t believe a word she says about anything, including her “mother” who has been supposedly convo-ing people on her behalf which have turned out to be lies as well (per her feedback). I think she’s a crook, she’s not who she portrays herself to be, and she’s a lousy liar.

    Imwithya, I’m sure your hands don’t look like shit.

  43. L October 9, 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57861950/sold
    Yah, all her new listings arent for sale either. All ads. And against TOU.
    *sigh*
    ___
    Shades of this previous call out from Nov 2009
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&listing_id=31488600
    “ok, so the truth is that i just keep this listing in my shop so that it doesnt look so empty all the time. The coat is gone, suzanne is gone – i dont mean to dangle this in front of you….just trying to keep my shop fluffed up. SO, since i answer 10 emails every day about this listing, i thought i should say it officially – this coat is not available….sorry!”
    ——-
    Copies the style of clothing, AND the style of marketing and breaking TOU’s. But this new shop has ugly stuff, at least the work in this other store was kind of nice.

    —–

    Meh, everyone and their uncle is copying that style now. Some even credit back to her for the inspiration. No idea if thats with permission or not, but really, are there that many rabid buyers dropping $200+ on those sweater coats? Its insane. I personally am not a big fan. Theres one or two I think are pretty, but not $200+ pretty, lol! Not that the work is prolly worth that kinda of price tag, but jeez.

    But really, why make an ad you cant buy. Ive seen WAY too many people do it, and I cant see how its effective. I think it’d be more frustrating, esp to someone new to etsy, to see something they want only to see a big DONT BUY THIS when they click on it. If it were me, that’d be my que to back out of that store and move on.

    Just my 2 cents.

    As far as all this other stuff goes. Wow. I stumbled across that crazy lamp-work beads lady/ “gourmet” cookie baker who caused all that drama trying to turn in her competition for tax fraud through one of the links posted here. I think shes been brought up here before. That “U” named person (I cant spell it). Wow. Just…wow.

    Looks like Peaches was involved in that call out somehow too.

  44. detroit October 9, 2010 at 4:24 pm #

    Yeah – her sales numbers are astounding. I’m not a seller, so I don’t know the mechanics – does she play the treasury / FP game?

    If you look back thru her sold items, there are days she sold more than 20 items. And she sells a lot most every single day?

    What’s the secret? (And don’t say good photos – lol. Lots of people have good photos) Does she just hit some right note – right place at right time – vibe? Is it the bridal angle (since lots of brides blog about their experience too?)

    Anyone know how she can have shop after shop that’s ‘too’ successful, when most people struggle to get a few sales, and give up?

    Just curious.

  45. stinkypants October 9, 2010 at 4:41 pm #

    Brian, I am looking at her picture on FB; the JustPeachy page. She sure looks to be under 50, not that it matters. My sister is 45 and has a 4 year old. And, maybe imwithya’s hands do look like ” shit ” – and that’s OK.

    Now, reading those posts on her JustPeachy wall, I gotta say that my head is spinning, trying to make sense of the timeline of all her explanations – errr – excuses. And what was that I read about her hating copycats? She is REALLY going to say, with a straight face , that most of her stuff is anywhere near original in idea? Oooof!

  46. kitten October 9, 2010 at 5:02 pm #

    Brian said:
    Question: If I send a convo to each of the buyers who’ve left negative feedback for her with a link to here, is that against etsy’s rules? Is there a limit as to how many convos can be sent in a day? Not that I’m concerned really—I’m just a buyer, and I guess all it takes is another email address to open another account there.
    _______________________________________

    I’m not sure you’re supposed to convo a seller’s buyers, but if I were the buyer who was cheated, I would be thankful for a link here. If I were cheated, I don’t think I’d be reporting you!

    If you do convo, just make sure you change the wording slightly every few convos so Etsy doesn’t think you’re sending spam and inable your ability to send convos. I send out multiple convos a day when I make treasuries and just change the wording up a bit.

    Let us know if you do it and if you hear back from any of the customers.

  47. Tenley October 9, 2010 at 5:14 pm #

    wow over 2,000 sales in 9 months! pulling a fanciful there.

  48. jenjasmine October 9, 2010 at 5:18 pm #

    Tenley, it might help you understand when you see that she has been on the FP 37 times since January

    http://www.craftcult.com/vault.php?userid=8962239&name=&pagenum=4&fm=2&esn=sparklepeach&m=10&d=9&st=2&date=1286673415&ls=8207

  49. JK October 9, 2010 at 5:51 pm #

    Bland, uninspired jewelry photographed in the approved manner and a history of flaking out on buyers — no wonder she’s such a hit on Etsy! After all, it’s practically Etsy policy to hide a mistake instead of taking responsibility and fixing it.

  50. hagwithmorals October 9, 2010 at 7:21 pm #

    Not that she’s exhausted all the “peach” names, I guess she’s moving on to citrus fruits.

    Nasty, lying thieves and cheaters eventually meet up with Karma somewhere along the way and THAT bitch is nasty.

    I hope someone has tweeted the hell out of this link. Potential buyers need to be warned because the same thing will continue to happen as long as Etsy allows her to have a shop.

  51. RealDeal October 9, 2010 at 7:58 pm #

    WE all need to get over that there are any rules other than the ones the Staff at Etsy decide to enforce. That’s the way it is in sleazy companies run by sleazy people. Been there and seen it over and over again. Glad I am nobody’s flunky any more.

  52. whoreforcolor October 9, 2010 at 8:28 pm #

    Exceptional detective work here – kudos to all of you. I’m mainly posting to add that I’m another young’un with elderly-looking, peasant hands. I have to use a Gaussian blur on them when I pose holding my jewelry, and Nair the hair off my arms and hands for these photos as well. That macro lens can be evil.

  53. Inspector Yuk October 9, 2010 at 8:29 pm #

    | kitten
    October 9, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Brian said:
    Question: If I send a convo to each of the buyers who’ve left negative feedback for her with a link to here, is that against etsy’s rules? Is there a limit as to how many convos can be sent in a day? Not that I’m concerned really—I’m just a buyer, and I guess all it takes is another email address to open another account there.
    _______________________________________

    I’m not sure you’re supposed to convo a seller’s buyers, but if I were the buyer who was cheated, I would be thankful for a link here. If I were cheated, I don’t think I’d be reporting you!

    If you do convo, just make sure you change the wording slightly every few convos so Etsy doesn’t think you’re sending spam and inable your ability to send convos. I send out multiple convos a day when I make treasuries and just change the wording up a bit.

    Let us know if you do it and if you hear back from any of the customers.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    You are not supposed to contact another seller’s customers. I’m fairly sure that is one of the reasons they gave people the option to hide their identities on their purchases, so you can’t contact them.

    I contacted a few past customers of a reseller that was written about here claiming her stuff was handmade with all the compiled links and proof that she was being fraudulent.
    \Those I contacted were grateful, but it still somehow got back to the seller and I was given a warning that if I did it again my account would be closed.

    Being a seller, that’s a bit more of a chance to take than a buyer-only, so if you do it, just be aware that someone might let it slip to the seller, even if they are grateful for the head’s up.

  54. imwithya October 9, 2010 at 8:45 pm #

    whoreforcolor said: “I’m another young’un with elderly-looking, peasant hands. I have to use a Gaussian blur on them when I pose holding my jewelry, and Nair the hair off my arms and hands for these photos as well. That macro lens can be evil.”

    ___________________________

    LOL. We’ve got peasant hands. They’ve served me well over the years but thank god for photoshop!

  55. HappySnapperPenguins October 10, 2010 at 4:23 am #

    She also has a supply shop. That shop says she is located in Houston but her main shop says she is located in Dallas.

  56. sick of cupcakes October 10, 2010 at 7:21 am #

    I suspect an advanced case of pants-on-fire.

  57. The Unknown Etsian October 10, 2010 at 8:34 am #

    I saw the hands too and thought either she was older or was a red head with skin that got sun damaged early in life.
    Re the 37 times on the front page. When someone hits that many times, I feel there has to be more at work than dumb luck. You have a treasury mafia working to help you promote or something. Random people didn’t just choose you out of the air. It makes me wonder how many people have alternate, undisclosed ID’s that they only use from their workplaces or something.

  58. Carter Baizen October 10, 2010 at 8:43 am #

    In response to #53: I did the same thing once, and I was also threatened with a shutdown. I’d say open a socky for the occasion and convo away; this lunatic needs to be stopped.

  59. Carter Baizen October 10, 2010 at 8:46 am #

    And maybe open a saki to enjoy while creating the socky.

  60. The Unknown Etsian October 10, 2010 at 8:47 am #

    http://www.facebook.com/SparklePeach?ref=search
    _____
    Red head. Graduated HS 17 years ago. One child that is old enough to have a face book page. Link to the Etsy page on her page shows the Etsy “uh oh” page. No indication of “small children” in the home unless the daughter has provided grandchildren.

  61. Carter Baizen October 10, 2010 at 8:52 am #

    She’s insane. Who in their right mind would continue to list new items (as of 8 hours ago) in a new shop, while struggling oh-so-hard to catch up with the huge mess in her other shop? Someone who wants the money and doesn’t care how they get it. What a piece of trash. Grow up and stop ripping people off. I hope her “two small children” learn ethics elsewhere.

  62. detroit October 10, 2010 at 11:00 am #

    Totally OT – but I think a lot of artsy/crafty folk have busted hands. It’s hard to keep them pretty and delicate when you’re soaking them in dye baths / chemicals, getting them calloused on saws, and getting a million nicks, cuts, slivers and burns in the course of making things. Not to mention just plain wear-n-tear.

    I have a friend (with very soft, pretty, flawless hands (mine look like they belong to a babushka yam farmer / yak herder in comparison)).

    And she got an itty-bitty paper cut one day. She was like OOOOH-NOOOO. And she diligently washed it, put ointment on it, and a band-aid. And when I saw her a few days later, she was still wearing a fresh bandage.

    JEEZ! If I put a bandaid on all of the little booboos I get every day, I’d be wrapped like a mummy! lol.

    I get a cut, and I just make sure to lick it, put some TP on it til I’m not in danger of bleeding on anything, and them I’m good to go!

    I do have some pretty big scars that would’ve benefited from stitches in retrospect. But, meh, they’re just character marks!

  63. imwithya October 10, 2010 at 12:49 pm #

    You guys are making me feel a lot better about my peasant/yam farmer/yak herder hands. LOL! Maybe we should start an Etsy team for ugly hands and we can proudly post pictures of them in our listings without using gaussian blur 🙂

    Ok maybe not. Don’t want to scare off buyers.

  64. Life During Wartime October 10, 2010 at 1:13 pm #

    I don’t buy these sob stories. I had plenty of business interruptions during my husband’s illness. I quit doing auctions on Ebay because I couldn’t handle that many sales at one time. I’ve been snowed/frozen into my townhouse for a week at a time (where the HOA has to send brawny dudes to chip the ice off the porch so you can open your door), and people always buy stuff when the weather is bad. The key is communication…and knowing when to put your shop on vacation mode.

    I don’t see anything wrong with her hands. You people are harsh! My hands are hideous, with all the fingers crooked from fetal tobacco syndrome. There are uglier things than being fair skinned and middle aged.

  65. WangFu October 10, 2010 at 2:03 pm #

    Life, you smoked as a fetus? lol Kidding.

    Yeah, my hands are shot – almost worse than my cooter.

  66. Nicole October 10, 2010 at 2:10 pm #

    I don’t think the intention of Brian’s post was to ridicule the appearance of her hands. It was an observation that perhaps she’s ALSO lying about her age/fact that she has small children.

    Her Quit Your Day Job feature can be read in google cached searches, she states that she lost her full time job in admin for an oil company last January and started selling jewelry to supplement her income. Her Dear Clementine profile says she’s been a full time jewelry designer for 10 years. The lies flow freely from this one.

  67. losinghope October 10, 2010 at 2:10 pm #

    I think we have enough to start an ugly hand team…I’m in!

  68. Inspector Yuk October 10, 2010 at 2:21 pm #

    Lol! I didn’t think my hands looked too bad until I took a picture wearing a ring I made. It’s true, the camera does add 10 lbs, even to a single hand!

    Not to mention wrinkles, age spots, chipped nails magnified by 1000 kind of made the ring disappear.

  69. detroit October 10, 2010 at 2:31 pm #

    LOL – I could be the charter member! I slammed my finger in the fridge door the other day (Yes – I’m a pig), and my nail and cuticle have turned black. I’m sure it’ll be even prettier when it totally falls off in a month or two.

  70. Life During Wartime October 10, 2010 at 2:43 pm #

    Yeah, we do need an ‘ugly hands’ Team! My hands may never do dishes, but the stuff I use to clean vintage items is worse than dish detergent!

    LOL WangFu! I smoked as a fetus, but I didn’t inhale 😉

  71. bellacruz October 10, 2010 at 3:49 pm #

    Wow. What on earth? That many sales and what a mess! How unfortunate for those whose etsy experience may have begun and ended with this shop.

  72. sick of cupcakes October 10, 2010 at 4:45 pm #

    My hands are so bad, I tried to eat sunflower seeds last night but had to stop. The salt was hurting my fingers too much. 😛

  73. Done and Done October 10, 2010 at 5:50 pm #

    I just can’t get over this one. To have that many sales – and in more than one shop – and to throw it all away with poor service, and cover it up with lies?! Leaves me just shaking my head. I really, really don’t get it. Don’t get it at all.

  74. RealDeal October 10, 2010 at 7:48 pm #

    Want cheap? Expect to get cheap. why bother if you can’t produce creative quality and be ready too SHIP IT RIGHT AWAY?
    WHAT A WASTE OF TIME. You cann’t make any money selling cheap shit and spending all your time packing it up instead of improving your work.
    I jjust can’t get a handle on why people expect great stuff when they spend less than 20 bucks on “handmade”. Go to the Dollar Tree or get mauled at the mall, stop pretending that you are getting quality handmade and great service for a pittance.

    We are drowning in a Sea of Garbage and it’s going to continue to get worse. People have stupid expectations and often deserve what they get. If you can’t afford the good stuff, do without for God’s sake.

  75. whoreforcolor October 10, 2010 at 8:20 pm #

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/53097756/five-small-grungy-old-clay-pots-a?ref=fp_treasury_4

    On the FP right now. Those pots are NOT VINTAGE and they are NOT supplies!! When will it end?

  76. whoreforcolor October 10, 2010 at 8:43 pm #

    I’m also a musician, and I have to appreciate that her names are (almost) Dvorak and Purcell.

  77. whoreforcolor October 10, 2010 at 8:47 pm #

    And she made 5 sales yesterday at Clementine shop. Not too shabby!

  78. jenjasmine October 10, 2010 at 9:55 pm #

    75 | whoreforcolor
    October 10, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/53097756/five-small-grungy-old-clay-pots-a?ref=fp_treasury_4

    On the FP right now. Those pots are NOT VINTAGE and they are NOT supplies!! When will it end?

    ****

    She also has this

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58473315/vintage-photograph-in-a-frame-world-war

    First of all, this listing strikes me as disrespectful, and second, it looks more WW1 to me.

    Who the hell would fall for five clay pots that you can buy at any garden store? Are people that naive?

    I just don’t understand anything at all anymore.

    By the way, if anyone knows the wholesale site where peach got those glass lockets, I’d love a link.

  79. amused October 11, 2010 at 12:01 am #

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Leginayba?ref=seller_info

    ETSY SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is all.

  80. uh-huh October 11, 2010 at 5:04 am #

    78 | amused
    October 11, 2010 at 12:01 am

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Leginayba?ref=seller_info

    ETSY SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is all.

    ——————

    They have been flagged so many times, with links included…. Etsy has no interest

  81. Megan October 11, 2010 at 6:10 am #

    Here’s something else weird…..on her “Kristin Purcell” FB page, she lists one child, an Ashley. Her mother has commented on some of her posts, and on her mother’s page, she lists Kristin as her child, and says Kristin has two daughters, Anne Marie and Katie.

    Why don’t these match up? Completely weird.

  82. no October 11, 2010 at 6:13 am #

    i WISH I knew what her secret to so many sales was. all the blog I read I never see an ad for her shops, her tags aren’t stuffed so what is the deal??? Is it all fake sock accounts to pump sale numbers? Because all i see in the forums are people complaining about low views & no sales. What is this woman doing right? Pisses me off. I’m an honest seller, who would never screw over customers. Where are my shop sales? Ugh.

  83. RealDeal October 11, 2010 at 6:53 am #

    Money talks and bullshit walks. Take a wide berth on shit like this. Spend your money on food and stop buying junk that you
    a.) don’t really want’
    b.) no one under the age of 30 would touch with a ten foot pole
    c.) think will make you look like Brittney Spears.

    BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR MONEY. RESEARCH. BUY QUALITY THAT WILL LAST AS LONG AS YOU DO.
    What happened to smart consumers? Are they that stupid, ignorant, and easy to suck in? Save up and buy a LIFE instead of piddling away your few spare cents on junk that is obbiously no where near quality.

    I personally think that this is why Etsy is after the youth demographic: ignorant, impusive, and haven’t been hit with the Ball Peen Hammer of Life yet. Don’t even get me started on Ellie May wanting a perfect wedding for herself when she probably can’t even afford to move out of her parents’ foreclosed basement.

    GET REAL. BUCK UP. And buy ART that will last and cannot be reproduced. So what if it costs more? Do our research before you plunk your money down, and if you must spend it SPEND IT ON THE BEST. The hipster doofuses were raised in a disposable culture, straight from the pampers. We are drowning in a sea of third world toxic junk, and they think it’s cool. Hell, they thing that plastic charms in quantity mailed from China are VINTAGE for God’s sake.
    Life will get them, and soon the way things are going. The old timers who are smart consumers will have these people living in their basements and using the washer and dryer for years to come.

  84. kitten October 11, 2010 at 7:00 am #

    whoreforcolor said:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/53097756/five-small-grungy-old-clay-pots-a?ref=fp_treasury_4

    On the FP right now. Those pots are NOT VINTAGE and they are NOT supplies!! When will it end?
    _______________________________

    I’m all for calling out people who are breaking the rules, but this call out here is ridiculous. You have no clue what year these pots are from.

    My brother has pots like this in his garage that have been there since the 70’s and I have some that I bought in the 80’s. Clay pots have been around a lot longer than the 70’s and 80’s and basically look the same so……

    There’s plenty to rag on Etsy about, this seller being on the front page is not one of them.

  85. losinghope October 11, 2010 at 7:07 am #

    whoreforcolor said:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/53097756/five-small-grungy-old-clay-pots-a?ref=fp_treasury_4

    On the FP right now. Those pots are NOT VINTAGE and they are NOT supplies!! When will it end?
    _________________________________________________
    These types of pots are available everywhere. To get the same look, just leave them outside in the weather for awhile and it will appear. I have some I bought last fall that look like that. The seller can’t know how old they are either. But, to sell them on etsy, they “have” to be 20 years old so she embellishes the copy in the listing.

    What I question is: To sell, pack them, up and ship for $6? Not worth it to my thinking.

  86. whoreforcolor October 11, 2010 at 7:51 am #

    No, Kitten, I don’t know how old those pots are, and neither does the seller. “Sitting outside for years” is pretty non-specific. And not necessarily the ones pictured are ones that any buyers will receive. That is not a handmade item (by the seller)…it just looks like housecleaning, and it’s not something I would hope to see on Etsy’s FP. I have clay pots from 10-15 years ago hanging about as well, but I’m not going to try to sell them on Etsy no matter how much patina and grunge they have acquired, and pass it off as vintage or supplies.

  87. Em October 11, 2010 at 8:30 am #

    yeah, those pots look like any ol’ person could take them out of their parents’ garage, rub some dirt on them to make them look used, and list them as vintage. Too hard to prove if they really are. That makes it hardly special anyway, because the pots are something you can get today at 3/$1, and they’re essentially the exact same thing as ones that would be out of the 70s or 80s. Just because it’s vintage, doesn’t mean it’s worth selling… just my opinion.

  88. The Unknown Etsian October 11, 2010 at 9:57 am #

    I think the clay pots are newer vintage. The lips are wide like current models. The actual vintage pots have thinner top lips and a more porous look.

  89. kitten October 11, 2010 at 10:13 am #

    whoreforcolor said:

    No, Kitten, I don’t know how old those pots are, and neither does the seller.
    _____________________________

    Another assumption on your part.

    whoreofadifferentcolor:
    That is not a handmade item (by the seller)…it just looks like housecleaning, and it’s not something I would hope to see on Etsy’s FP.
    ___________________________

    The seller doesn’t claim it’s handmade by her. It’s a VINTAGE item which is ALLOWED. So there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be on the front page other than “you” don’t like it.

    Em said:

    yeah, those pots look like any ol’ person could take them out of their parents’ garage, rub some dirt on them to make them look used, and list them as vintage. Too hard to prove if they really are. That makes it hardly special anyway, because the pots are something you can get today at 3/$1, and they’re essentially the exact same thing as ones that would be out of the 70s or 80s. Just because it’s vintage, doesn’t mean it’s worth selling… just my opinion.
    ___________________________

    Just because the pots are “hardly special” to you and you wouldn’t sell them Em only means they aren’t your taste. Hardly a sin worthy of being called out on this blog. They’re my taste and I like them. Obviously they’re the taste of the treasury curator as well.

    You wrongly called out another seller Em back on the butterflygifts thread…

    Em said:

    Just found this one the front page:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/56482110/silver-magnetic-chalkboard?ref=fp_treasury_6

    I thought it was vintage at first, but there are 3 in stock and no mention of it being vintage in the listing. Way to go, Etsy. The whole shop is a nightmare.
    __________________________

    The chalkboard is handmade. Maybe a Etsy Detective refresher course is in order?

  90. sick of cupcakes October 11, 2010 at 10:19 am #

    If she doesn’t know the age of the pots, she shouldn’t list them as vintage, plain and simple. I have the exact same things on my back deck right now that I bought last year.

  91. whoreforcolor October 11, 2010 at 10:36 am #

    Hey kitten/shavingkitsupplies,

    Maybe YOU need to re-read that listing again? The seller makes no mention of the age of said pots though I am sure that she knows very well how “old” they are. They could have been out there for 3 months, 5 years, 10 years, maybe even 20 years, though I so doubt it. I sell vintage and am very specific in my listings. On the odd occasion that I don’t know the exact year, I do my research and offer my best guess. I don’t just write that I have had an item “forever/ages/a long time” and think that’s enough to date them, at least according to (oy) Etsy’s TOUs.
    At first I thought it was a photo of the pots that was for sale!

  92. kitten October 11, 2010 at 11:25 am #

    Whoreof,

    I read the listing, thank you. The pots are tagged as vintage. That doesn’t mean they’ve been OUTSIDE for 20 years. They could of been new pots that sat outside for 5 years and inside for another 15+ years. They could be 18+ year old pots that sat outside for the last 3+ years. I really don’t expect the seller to give us the whereabouts for the pots the last 20+ years. As long as they’re 20 years, they’re Etsy legal.

    If you have doubts about the pots, why not convo the seller and ASK how old they are instead of bringing it here first. If they tell you they are less than 20 years, then there’s something to discuss.

    Really this shop is darling, the seller is doing a great job.

  93. whoreforcolor October 11, 2010 at 12:08 pm #

    It’s actually Whore FOR, not of.
    They could HAVE also been purchased last year, sat inside with their little seedlings, and been relegated to the barn/garage/porch/wherever after replanting. Only the seller knows, and it’s not in the description, yet it’s vintage. I’m not querying the seller, I have invested as much as I have time for into this, but I think that if you’re going to sell something as vintage, as others have already written here, that you have to give some specifics, particularly for something so non-period-obvious as those kinds of pots. The seller is clearly a friend of yours, and I have not investigated her shop, which may be charming, but I was only concerned with this listing, which for the FP is not what Etsy is supposedly about. Admin chose this as the FP, so she is a by-product of any attention here, but I know that I would not dare put an item like that up for sale without proof of age. When I opened my Etsy shop in 2006, I put up a vintage piece that turned out to have been made in the early 1990s instead of the mid 1980s, and someone reported it to Admin, so I had to take the item down. I learned my lesson and now only list things that I can prove (or are obvious to the eye) are true vintage.

    If she reads this perhaps she will take the time to edit her listing in order to abide by the TOU rules that we all must follow and state how old they are.

  94. freckleyredhead October 11, 2010 at 12:20 pm #

    Back to sparklepeach/dearestclementine,

    She already has 11 sales in her new shop – how is this possible? I just don’t get how certain sellers rack up so many sales so fast!

  95. detroit October 11, 2010 at 12:39 pm #

    freckleyredhead
    October 11, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Back to sparklepeach/dearestclementine,

    She already has 11 sales in her new shop – how is this possible? I just don’t get how certain sellers rack up so many sales so fast!
    ___________________________________________

    Front Page? Has her new shop made it into treasuries / FP yet?

  96. detroit October 11, 2010 at 12:42 pm #

    Yeah – I checked, DearestClementine has made the FP already.

    I LOVE how people in the forums claim they don’t play any treasury ‘games’. They just LOVE making them to support others. And, even if you do land on the FP – I doesn’t really help your sales at all…

    YEAAAAAAhhhh right.

  97. detroit October 11, 2010 at 12:44 pm #

    Isn’t that just a bitch? Some people NEVER make it to the FP. Or consider themselves lucky to have one or two times a year on the FP.

    And this Peach4You, SparklePeach, DearestClementine opens up a new store, and lands on the FP right away.

    She certainly knows how to work the ‘system’. Too bad (for her customers) she doesn’t know how to manage her own store(s)!

  98. kitten October 11, 2010 at 12:55 pm #

    Whorefor,

    Because I don’t agree with you the seller must clearly be a friend of mine? LOL, I see you’re not comfortable having someone second guessing you

    I don’t know shavingkitsuppplies <—for some reason there's a third P?) from Adam. I took an interest because you called out a seller and I didn't agree with the call out. After seeing your replies here, it seems to be a case of the seller's items aren't your taste and the seller is selling something you have no knowledge of.

    There is an appeal and an audience for vintage clay pots. Perhaps your area of expertise is vintage jewelry or another field.

    The seller has abided by the TOU. As long as the pots are 20+ years old, they don't have to pin-point the age.

    I have 3 vintage shops and have never heard from Admin regarding any of my items. I'm delighted to hear Etsy contacted you for breaking the rules…. not that you got in trouble, but that Etsy responded to a flag.

    If you call out a seller for breaking the rules when there is no apparent rule broken, then you shouldn't be surprised if someone asks questions.

  99. kitten October 11, 2010 at 1:03 pm #

    detroit said:

    Yeah – I checked, DearestClementine has made the FP already.

    I LOVE how people in the forums claim they don’t play any treasury ‘games’. They just LOVE making them to support others. And, even if you do land on the FP – I doesn’t really help your sales at all…
    ____________________

    Well that’s just sad. Was the curator an Etsy favorite or can you track a pattern of past treasuries from her SparklePeach shop?

  100. abluntmum October 11, 2010 at 3:11 pm #

    She now has her OTHER “bad” shop listed in her profile. 😦

    I also have two other shops – http://www.sparklepeach.etsy.com and http://www.sparklepeachsupplies.etsy.com
    The idiot shouldn’t be allowed to have a new shop without clearing up other people’s orders first! Goddamn, what is etsy coming to?

  101. RealDeal October 11, 2010 at 3:15 pm #

    Vintage clay pots? Please, not the ones she has for sale. Go to Home Depot, buy the same pots (they have always been the same throwaway damn pots) toss some buttermilk on them and a few random moss shreds and VOILA! sellable!

    Nope, you have to be a child or stoopid to fall for those pots. Please. Take the new pots out and leave them there for a few months, then sell them . KEWL!

  102. detroit October 11, 2010 at 5:11 pm #

    I DO have to say – those terra cotta pots are available brand new EVERYWHERE…for pennies! So, I’d be mad suspicious of someone’s claim that their pots were ‘vintage’. And, even if they were, why pay all that money when new-er pots can be had for nothing?

  103. kitten October 11, 2010 at 5:32 pm #

    Yes clay pots are sold today, they’ve been sold for the past 60+ years and will most likely be sold for many, many years in the future. The point is?

    Why pay all that money, a whole $6.00 ($10 with shipping) because they’re still sold today? I can’t answer that as I’m not buying them, I have my own. Lots of vintage items are still made today. Thankfully many people choose vintage over new. I like the pots and judging from the hearts, I’m not alone.

    Cripes, all this drama over 5 friggin tiny clay pots that NONE OF US know the real story about. If the seller claims they’re vintage, I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt unless I’m absolutely certain or they show a history of passing off new crap as vintage.

  104. jenjasmine October 11, 2010 at 6:00 pm #

    Kitten, if lots of vintage items are made today, the ones that are made today are not vintage.

    vintage -style isn’t vintage, unless you’re on etsy, I guess.

    Anyway, the whole pot thing makes me laugh, since it is so absurd.

    I’m still scratching my head over who would be gullible enough to pay that much for a bunch of pots that you could get at Home Depot or the local garden shop for way, way less.

    I guess kudos to the seller for great marketing.

  105. jenjasmine October 11, 2010 at 6:01 pm #

    oops- I meant-

    vintage style IS vintage, if you’re on etsy.

  106. linda October 11, 2010 at 6:02 pm #

    Saw a costume of their’s posted on regretsy:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/bridalday?ref=seller_info

    no way that stuff is handmade.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58251161/white-or-black-underbust-corset-satin

    The watermark on top of a watermark?

  107. linda October 11, 2010 at 6:04 pm #

    That was quick- a google search for the item number shows where it’s from:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58261121/red-underbust-corset-satin-waist-corset
    http://www.corset.cc/index.php?_m=mod_product&_a=view&p_id=182

    $48 vs $189

  108. jenjasmine October 11, 2010 at 6:07 pm #

    Wow, sparklepeach shop is back in business with a vengeance.

    I guess after making FP with her other shop, she knows etsy will not be shutting her cheating ass down anytime soon.

  109. Tenley October 11, 2010 at 6:23 pm #

    SparklePeach’s shop is back open. wow.(not a good wow).

  110. Em October 11, 2010 at 6:27 pm #

    Em said:

    Just found this one the front page:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/56482110/silver-magnetic-chalkboard?ref=fp_treasury_6

    I thought it was vintage at first, but there are 3 in stock and no mention of it being vintage in the listing. Way to go, Etsy. The whole shop is a nightmare.
    __________________________

    The chalkboard is handmade. Maybe a Etsy Detective refresher course is in order?
    __________________________

    Must have missed the handmade part since the seller makes no mention of how it was made. I don’t understand exactly how the seller made it until I looked at the materials (tin platter, chalkboard paint) that I realize she took a tin platter and painted it with the chalkboard paint. Quite creative, really, but at first read none of that is apparent. You can hardly blame me for being suspicious, and giving people the benefit of the doubt is how Etsy became what it is today.

  111. kitten October 11, 2010 at 6:28 pm #

    jenjasmine said:

    Kitten, if lots of vintage items are made today, the ones that are made today are not vintage.
    _____________________________

    Yes I know that. What I meant was clay pots were made back in the day and are still made today. So are staplers, which are a big hit on Etsy. None of us KNOW if these pots are 20+ years old or were bought at a nursery yesterday.

    Does anyone honestly think the seller would drive to the store and purchase pots in bulk, age them, photograph them, write a description, list them, pay Etsy listing fees, pay Etsy fees if they sell, pay PayPal fees, package safely and then drive them to the post office for what, maybe a couple bucks profit??

    Ok jenjasmine, thanks for the SparklePeach update, off to check out her shop!

  112. Thud October 11, 2010 at 6:52 pm #

    I just have to add myself to the ugly hands team.
    Callouses. All the cracks filled with black dye.
    Eczema blisters, stained nails.

    Purty stuff.

    And I am so there on the paper cut scenario. A woman trying needlefelting was asking on a forum if she should go for a tetanus shop because she poked herself. I told her about my latest through and through LOL

  113. whoreforcolor October 11, 2010 at 8:41 pm #

    I doubt that anyone from Etsy would care enough to contact me today no matter how many flags they received. Etsy was a totally different place in 2006 than it is now. I’m glad I started here then as I have a customer base that would be very hard to build up today in my saturated markets – 2 very different shops.

    Sparklepeach must have some pretty good friends in Etsy high places.

  114. yeahok October 11, 2010 at 9:07 pm #

    Tenley
    October 11, 2010 at 6:23 pm
    SparklePeach’s shop is back open. wow.(not a good wow).
    _____________________________________________

    Yeah, I can see her now rubbing her Hands together…”come on in my pretties and buy buy buy..do you feel lucky? you may get your Package and you might not hahahahahahaha”

  115. detroit October 12, 2010 at 3:22 am #

    AND SparklePeach is off to the races (again)! Look at all her sales just in the past few hours! Amazing!

  116. yeahok October 12, 2010 at 3:28 am #

    Yes I have a Picture in my head I can’t get rid of. She is rubbing her hands furiously together saying “come on in my pretties and buy, buy buy, do you feel lucky, well do ya?, you may get your Jewelry or you might not ahahahahahahaha”

    That was just mean

  117. Megan October 12, 2010 at 3:44 am #

    Yep, DearestClementine was on the FP AGAIN this morning at 7 am. I think someone is trying to fuck with us now.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sweetannevintage/5074485831/

  118. no October 12, 2010 at 6:30 am #

    wish i knew where she advertised. she doesnt have a facebook fan page either. i’m beginning to think it mostly sock puppets. Sparkle we know you are reading this. why not share your secrets of success? ive had like 1 or 2 sales here & there. nothing like her; especially not after having a shop vacation & no advertising!! And I don’t screw over customers either.

    Do I have to be a complete shit to get business?

  119. Call Out Grrl October 12, 2010 at 6:40 am #

    I think it’s very telling that SparklePeach hasn’t come back to respond to the very real questions we’re all asking.

    It can’t be that she’s too ill to respond, since it appears to be business as usual in both her shops.

    I don’t know if I’m more angry at her for being a lying thief or at Etsy for turning a blind eye at this sort of crap. It seems they actively encourage — nay, reward! — people to disregard the TOU.

  120. yeahok October 12, 2010 at 9:13 am #

    So far today she has renewed in her 2 Shops a total of 184 times in Sparklepeach and 35 times in Dearestclementine for a total of $78.80. She will renew many many more times before the day is over, she does this every day. Crazzzzy but it is entertainment.

  121. yeahok October 12, 2010 at 9:15 am #

    Correction, the total should be $43.80, but like I said she does this all through the Day and Night.

  122. no October 12, 2010 at 10:00 am #

    wonder who pays her bills to renew that much. Sad that people have to renew that much to make sale. Can’t afford it otherwise I’d do it too.

  123. hagwithmorals October 12, 2010 at 10:10 am #

    I’d like to know how the bitch plans to handle the sales from BOTH of these shops since it’s pretty damn obvious she can’t even fulfill her orders from one of them without all the non-delivery claims.

    She may be racking up the sales but she couldn’t have a whole hell of a lot of profit with those renewal fees. What an idiot!

  124. toastycrackers October 12, 2010 at 10:31 am #

    So that is what you have to do to get ridiculous sales? Renew all day and night? No wonder my measly 1-10 renews a day never get me anywhere… sickening.

    Not to mention her um, pastime of screwing over customers.

  125. Inspector Yuk October 12, 2010 at 12:02 pm #

    I’m going to repeat my question again, has anyone actually reported her? All her past shops and the current ones?

    I don;’t mean a flag, I mean an actual report with all the info.

    Sometimes I wonder if we get frustrated with Etsy without actually providing them with the information directly for them to do something.

    Yes, I know they ignore a lot but it seems to me, if they were provided all the info that has been accumulated here, and still ignored it, it would be way more obvious to me that they were actually ignoring it.

  126. no October 12, 2010 at 12:12 pm #

    they ignore everything else. we know they look at this blog; threads have been closed way after people stop posting on them after shops have been outed here. there’s also numerous front page evidence of favoritism thats been reported and nothing gets done about it. and anyone with 2 eyes can see some of the reseller shops aren’t legitimate. etsy admin doesn’t care if they get reports. they care if they get money. thats why they renewing gets pushed as a selling tactic.

  127. kala October 14, 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    Guess what? Before sparklepeach, she was peaches4me. The same thing happened. Didn’t ship items got tons of negative feedback and then opened a new shop – sparklepeach. She copies a lot of others’ designs on Etsy. I have no idea how she is able to constantly sell so much.

    very concerning. And she used to get featured a lot when she was peaches4me.

  128. ohnoshediint October 20, 2010 at 7:59 pm #

    holy CRAP! This is the SECOND time she has done this! She had a shop called peaches…something or other and she had to shut that one down becuase she claimed all her packages were stolen from her front porch. So then Sparklpeach came into existence. NOW THIS!??! REPORT!!!!

  129. ohnoshediint October 20, 2010 at 8:35 pm #

    oh whoops, old news, lol, sorry!
    Meanwhile, she just renewd 12 pages (between both shops), totals over 57 bucks, WTF!?!?!?
    If you’re SO SICK, take a friggin break!
    Greed. That’s all it is.

  130. ohnoshediint October 20, 2010 at 8:39 pm #

    And one more thing, sorry, but she HAS NOT disclosed her sparklePeach shop in her DearestClementine shop.
    GAH!

  131. Orangelouie October 23, 2010 at 2:48 pm #

    Sparklepach left me negative feedback just because I left her negative feedback, it is so unfair because I had every right to leave her negative. I waited 6 weeks and didnt receive my item. And she didnt respond to me once. As soon as I left the feedback she convo’d me and then left me negative feedback. As far as I am concerned, I did everything I should have done, yet i get a mark against my name, because she is vindictive.
    Paypal did resolve the case in my favour though, and I eventually got a refund. It has really put me off Etsy though.

  132. kitten October 24, 2010 at 6:49 pm #

    In my opinion, knowing what buyers went through and are still going through with Sparklepeach, her retalitory feedback left for you and others should be removed. What nerve of her! She is a bad seller and a BAD person. She should be ashamed, but apparently this is just her MO, business as usual.

  133. Wolf November 3, 2010 at 11:44 am #

    SparklePeach has been kicked off Etsy-

    http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=forums&page_no=1&op=view_topic&tid=18362

  134. OrangeLouie November 3, 2010 at 12:17 pm #

    What does the post say? It says I dont have permission to read it. Her DearestClementine shop is still running on Etsy.

  135. Wolf November 3, 2010 at 12:29 pm #

    134 | OrangeLouie
    November 3, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    What does the post say? It says I dont have permission to read it. Her DearestClementine shop is still running on Etsy.

    * * *

    That she was given no warnings, no emails and doesn’t understand why her shop was closed.

    Something about a link to her website in her announcement being put there after E deactivated her.

    So I’m assuming they didn’t ban her, just closed this particular shop for whatever reason. Which most likely means its just a temp thing.

  136. yeahok November 3, 2010 at 12:44 pm #

    Ha, unfrigginbelivable, she’s lying again! She say’s she didn’t put the Link up in her Sparklepeach Shop until Etsy deactivated all her Listings. Bullshit, it was there a few Day’s before they did this because I reported it!!!!!

    If your gonna be dumb you’d better be tough is all I got to say.

  137. OrangeLouie November 3, 2010 at 12:47 pm #

    I like how etsy can take immediate action when there is competition involved, but not when she is a crap seller and takes money without posting the goods.

  138. kitten November 12, 2010 at 9:43 am #

    SparklePeach is back and on the front page now. 😦

    Still racking up negatives – one for an item bought 10/26. Buyer said:

    “I have still not received this and my friend’s birthday is tomorrow. It has been marked “shipped” for about two weeks now. Please contact me. I have written you but you have not responded.”

    PLEASE ETSY FOR THE LOVE OF GOD BOOT THIS COMPULSIVE LYING THIEF!

  139. ohnoshediint November 23, 2010 at 11:13 am #

    and she’s shut down. FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  140. finally November 28, 2010 at 1:30 pm #

    she shut down her dearest clementine page + deactivated her facebook fan page as well. about time!

  141. OrangeLouie November 28, 2010 at 1:32 pm #

    Yea but she is still racking up the negatives. Obviously didnt bother to send people’s orders out once she’d decided she had had enough. What a turd.

  142. kitten November 28, 2010 at 7:31 pm #

    I read in a recent ECO thread that SparklePeach is now GardenSecrets. Same pictures, but she changed some of the personal information to shake the angry buyers off her tail.

  143. OrangeLouie November 28, 2010 at 7:39 pm #

    woah! so it is… what a conwoman! That is really unbelievable. A Current Affair needs to go after her.

  144. kitten November 28, 2010 at 7:40 pm #

    SparklePeach = GardenSecrets, you be the judge…

    SparklePeach
    http://www.etsy.com/transaction/37824233

    GardenSecrets
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/63183307/owl-friends-a-brass-locket-necklace

    What is this shop number 4 or 5, that we know of??

  145. finally November 28, 2010 at 8:34 pm #

    gardensecrets is sparklepeach! instead of fixing your errors you go ahead and open a new shop. what a thief.

    gardensecrets: http://www.etsy.com/listing/63168393/winter-white-flower-post-earrings
    sparklepeach: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/37905270

    she didn’t even bother changing the name for this one..
    gardensecrets: http://www.etsy.com/listing/63180584/pinky-owl-whimsical-bobby-pin-set
    sparklepeach: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/37758293

    gardensecrets: http://www.etsy.com/listing/63183307/owl-friends-a-brass-locket-necklace
    sparklepeach: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/37665871

    gardensecrets: http://www.etsy.com/listing/62108105/mod-sparrow-earrings-free-us-shipping
    sparklepeach: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/37691845

    i could really go on.. cause she is dumb enough to make the same mistakes over and over again and think no one will notice.

  146. jiltedbuyer November 29, 2010 at 2:25 pm #

    well after being burned by Sparkle Peach earlier this month, I have reported Garden Secrets as some of the postings were identical.

    this is utterly ridiculous Etsy! Please get it together.

  147. finally December 2, 2010 at 4:51 pm #

    sometimes i think sparklepeach also runs the PiperBlue shop.. the styles are very similar. may just be that..

    http://www.etsy.com/people/PiperBlue

  148. kitten December 2, 2010 at 11:28 pm #

    finally said:

    sometimes i think sparklepeach also runs the PiperBlue shop.. the styles are very similar. may just be that..

    http://www.etsy.com/people/PiperBlue
    _____________________________

    Naw, skimmed through the first three pages of their feedback and no mentions of waiting ions for their items.

  149. BadKarma December 3, 2010 at 8:01 pm #

    Still so many people complaining about her in sparklepeach feedback.. i think people who want their money back should contact her through her facebook page, Kristin Dworacek Purcell – she appears to have an active account. Too bad she doesn’t have a conscience.

  150. Artfire Seller December 4, 2010 at 5:13 pm #

    Somebody busted Sparklepeach as being GardenSecrets on page 2 of SP’s feedback. She says she found the duplicate listing, even down to the wording, and when she emailed GardenSecrets about the listing, they took it down instead of responding.

  151. finally December 12, 2010 at 10:21 pm #

    she deleted all of the listings i posted for garden secrets except for the sparrows. and now her name is christina and she lives in ohio.. ha!

    http://www.facebook.com/SparklePeach

  152. Sarz December 13, 2010 at 2:31 am #

    bahah she has a few shops.

    this is her shop also

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

  153. kitten December 13, 2010 at 4:37 pm #

    finally said:

    she deleted all of the listings i posted for garden secrets except for the sparrows. and now her name is christina and she lives in ohio.. ha!

    http://www.facebook.com/SparklePeach
    _____________________________

    Naw, GardenSecrets is SparklePeach…. didn’t take her long to get a neutral and a negative and left a buyer retalitory feedback. Same old stuff… sending something different than what was pictured and shipping late and then lying about when it was shipped.

  154. ohmeohmy December 14, 2010 at 12:04 pm #

    She’s doing bad stuff again! http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6716585

  155. Secret Santa December 19, 2010 at 12:04 pm #

    Anyone want to leave feedback on Sparklepeach. Here’s a twitter link.

    http://www.twibs.com/business?business=sparklepeach&view=feedback&form=open

  156. Chirtlb December 21, 2010 at 7:08 pm #

    I just opened a Paypal dispute with the seller over an item I ordered in September. Etsy shops are closed but she has opened a website at http://sparklepeach.soopsee.com/ with an apology header to those who purchased from her on Etsy.

    So not cool.

  157. finally January 3, 2011 at 5:09 pm #

    and the negative feedback on gardensecrets keeps on rolling in..

    how long till she closes this shop and opens a new one?

  158. kitten January 4, 2011 at 11:28 am #

    339 sales since opening on October 4, 2010… I guess she opened long enough to fund her Christmas shopping. What a disgusting skank.

  159. Brea January 7, 2011 at 4:09 pm #

    I, too, am a victim of this seller’s antics. Except I traded with her, so I don’t have the luxury of a Paypal dispute. We traded at the end of October and I’ve since had no response from her. $80+ of merchandise gone!

  160. thisetsychick January 8, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

    And now she’s MintyCloverStudio. Classic!

  161. wondering January 8, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

    How do you know that MintyCloverStudio is SparklePeach/GardenSecrets?

    Please share, inquiring minds want to know 🙂

  162. Brea January 8, 2011 at 9:22 pm #

    I can vouch that it’s her. I traded her a lot of vintage jewelry, and some of those pieces can be seen used in one of her new items:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/65377581/vintage-collage-necklace-pinks-and-plums

    The gold leaf and the bird to be specific.

  163. BadKarma January 8, 2011 at 10:56 pm #

    And she is wearing those stupid cats eye glasses she has for sale in her facebook photo. Will be interesting to see how long before she starts ripping people off again!

  164. finally January 8, 2011 at 11:10 pm #

    i know! she probably bought them with the money she’s been stealing from everyone.

    she’s going to keep up this trend and etsy is never going to stop her. that’s why she keeps doing what she’s doing.

  165. wondering January 9, 2011 at 6:08 pm #

    Thanks Brea and BadKarma for the info – I would have never figured that one out. You guys should be detectives!

    What I wonder about is how is she able to keep her PayPal open with so many complaints from those poor customers that never received their items?

  166. Persephone January 13, 2011 at 6:49 pm #

    I bought these: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/37479771 , from her ages ago. Reported in as an unreceived item six weeks later, then got a response from the team at Etsy . A WEEK AGO. I’d like to make sure she’s at Two Little Doves, because as a nice little college girl, I want my effing money back. I read this whole page, and really feel like a rank dumbass now, but am glad to have the info. What do you guys suggest I do?

  167. Brea January 15, 2011 at 6:35 pm #

    Persephone: There’s nothing you can do now, sorry. 😦

    Mintycloverstudio has mysteriously disappeared after I was promised her side of our trade would be shipped out on Monday with a tracking number upon confronting her. And guess what? No tracking number was sent and no package appeared in my mailbox this week. Really not happy about this.

  168. finally January 17, 2011 at 11:57 pm #

    also as an fyi: as garden secrets, she advertised on this transaction of hers http://www.etsy.com/transaction/40183789

    .. for people to check out her other shop, yarn tickler
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/YarnTickler

    which has nothing on sale at the moment.. but it is becoming more and more obvious, that she is a con artist. thievery is a crime, and etsy tolerates it.

  169. Sarah April 14, 2011 at 7:16 am #

    She’s back!
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/WhereJewelsBloom

  170. finally April 14, 2011 at 11:47 am #

    that’s definitely her!

  171. Andrew May 13, 2011 at 11:31 am #

    Hello Sarah,
    I can assure you that I am not sparklepeach. Thank you.

  172. YeahOK May 13, 2011 at 2:13 pm #

    Sure you are Andrew. Are you sure that this isn’t one of your other personalities Shops. At any Rate IF you aren’t Sparklepeach..umm why are you stealing her Pictures and Photography Style and basically just a Clone Shop of her old one…Thank you

  173. Andrew May 14, 2011 at 5:55 pm #

    please point out the pictures that are stolen.

  174. Andrew May 15, 2011 at 9:41 am #

    Exactly. You have no response, because there isn’t any stolen pictures.

  175. YeahOK May 15, 2011 at 10:00 am #

    Your’e right Andy, the Pictures are different..but if you aren’t Sparklepeach, you are a Sparklepeach wannabe and have not an Original Idea in your Head:

    Sparklepeach:
    http://www.cargoh.com/product/fortune-teller-necklace

    You:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/72038228/gaze-into-the-future

    Sparklepeach:
    http://www.etsy.com/transaction/37874086

    You:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/71821130/tiny-glass-spring-bunny-post-earrings

    Coincidence..me thinks not..

  176. YeahOK May 16, 2011 at 8:42 am #

    Naw..from what I can see your’e the only Shop out of those that is trying to be a Sparklepeach wannabe..Shame on you

  177. Andrew May 16, 2011 at 9:10 am #

    I’m the only one that’s being a “wannabe” when all of those items that I linked from other shops are almost identical? You seem to be really immature and drama driven. But at least you’ve changed your mind from thinking that I actually am her to just being a “wannabe”. So thank you for that. :-):-)

  178. finally May 21, 2011 at 8:17 pm #

    where jewels bloom is absolutely sparkle peach.. seriously, how stupid can she be? thinking she can fool us. even the descriptions are pretty much written in the same style. what a joke..

  179. Andrew May 24, 2011 at 7:03 pm #

    First of all, I’ve done a lot of research on sparklepeach, and her photography skills seem to be MUCH better than mine. And also, in all of my research I haven’t found anything about her having anything to do with any other crafts other than jewelry. But I also have a knit/crochet/etc shop as well. So how can I be her?

  180. BadKarma May 24, 2011 at 8:42 pm #

    well then Andrew were you previously GardenSecrets?? They were also listed as being from Ohio and also had a crochet/knit stores and ALSO were a crook..and also had sparklepeach photos of the same old merchandise. Either way I am sure we shall all be watching for the negatives to start rolling in.

  181. Andrew May 25, 2011 at 7:01 am #

    I’m sure I’m not the only person from Ohio that makes jewelry and yarn crafts. And I don’t get why everyone keeps linking me as sparklepeach. No photos are stolen, (and yes, I know this sounds bad on my part), but 99% of my items I could probably find at least 3 other sellers that had the same exact item. So why am I the only one being linked as sparkle?

  182. FormerEtsyBuyer July 26, 2011 at 6:00 pm #

    Christina, I’m wondering why you keep insisting that you’re “Andrew”. It’s disturbing. Everyone can see your youtube channel and even though you’ve changed your videos to private, we saw your videos where you talked about your crochet shop and also to watch for your jewelry store on etsy. (You tube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/XtinaMarieOxo#p/a/u/0/FcFWoWJSBYQ) BTW, your crochet items were really cute.

    I see that your WhereJewelsBloom etsy shop has been closed. I saw that you sold a number of jewelry items and stopped mailing packages in June, but continued to keep customers’ money. AGAIN. How many shops are you going to keep opening and then stealing from customers? It’s called fraud, and it will bite you in the ass.

    You were linked to Sparklepeach when she “complained” about you (as TheLovelyWhimsy on etsy) in the forums on etsy for “stealing her descriptions and pictures” as well as “stealing” her profile, everything word-for-word. So your store and her store(s) were virtually identical. Then it happened with your next store, GardenSecrets. So either you stole all of sparklepeach’s pictures and descriptions and then ran out and bought the identical supplies, or you are connected to sparklepeach somehow (related perhaps). But I don’t have to tell you that! Plus, just like sparklepeach, you renew items every few hours every day, make a lot of sales, get some good feedback for a short time, and then something happens and you take buyers’ money but don’t send the product. Then the negs start piling up and you close your shop, only to open another one. Exactly like Sparklepeach/Peaches4Me (and all her other shops).

  183. terminallyCapricous June 19, 2012 at 10:29 pm #

    Actually, I’m her daughter.
    My name is Anne-Marie Purcell.
    Kristin Dworacek Purcell is my mother.
    My dad had 3 kids before he married my mother.
    Ashley, Brittney & Justin. That’s why Ashley was on the Facebook page.
    She never wanted any of this to happen.
    She has insomnia, and her added stress and headaches only make things worse.
    Yes. She has several shops.
    I’m not gonna make you pity her.
    Because it does sound shady.
    I don’t expect you to believe her just because of what I’m saying, either.
    She has a full time job now, working next to her mother in an office cubicle.
    She does still have a shop, now on a different site due to harassing e-mails and even threats on Etsy.
    I’m 13 now.
    My younger sister Katie is 11.
    Katie has dyslexia and multiple personality disorder, which clearly doesn’t help with any of this mess.
    It just really upsets me to see so many people calling my mom names and telling her she’s a liar.
    She doesn’t look on here anymore.
    Need proof of everything said? feel free to contact me at terminallycapricus@gmail.com
    oh, and the birthday thing.
    January 15 is her moms birthday.
    That was there because she and my grandmother shared the account so they could both keep an eye on it’s sales, etc. My grandmother was the first to log in, so she entered her birthday instead of my moms.
    Okay.
    That’s it.

  184. Concerned November 23, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

    Well, somebody’s back doing the same thing: LoopityLoopBoutique and MirrorMirror Shop on Etsy. I feel kind of sorry for this person but it’s not right. I just really don’t know how people get away with this stuff….

  185. Hi April 25, 2013 at 6:16 am #

    The rabbit earrings and glasses with the book locket are a dead giveaway. https://www.etsy.com/shop/APrettyImpression

  186. Sarah April 25, 2013 at 7:13 am #

    Whoa, I agree. Very suspicious. But irinsky (I think that’s how you spell her username) as well as a few others sell those exact earrings and lockets with the glasses. And in all of her listings there is a ink to another shop- knotsewcutedesigns. I didn’t think Kristen knew how to knit and crochet? I hate to say this, but whoever this is is very talented.

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