He Who Holds The Key to 6 Different Shops.

1 Feb

25 Responses to “He Who Holds The Key to 6 Different Shops.”

  1. cindi February 1, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    that’s because these are charms that you buy and then put on a chain or what ever. Just like all the other necklaces out there with charms on the end. Many people buy charms to put on a necklace. Notice all the chains are different ? That’s not being a reseller, it’s kind of like stringing beads, anyone can buy all the same one’s at Michael’s craft store but it doesn’t make them a reseller if they string them the same way.

  2. kitten February 1, 2011 at 4:06 pm #

    I agree with cindi.

  3. um no February 1, 2011 at 6:19 pm #

    yep, Etsy legal…

  4. Jael February 1, 2011 at 7:05 pm #

    However…. this one:

    is supposedly retro vintage AND steampunk… sheesh.

  5. Sushimom February 1, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

    Dull but legal. Fun seeing the different prices, though.

  6. Leslie Sirag February 2, 2011 at 3:23 am #

    Yep, according to etsy, when I put a chain or neckcord on a pendant I’m selling in my supply shop, it magically becomes handmade.

  7. Leslie Sirag February 2, 2011 at 3:30 am #

    Anybody else totally po-ed abt the new tagging system? First they promise, but don’t deliver, 22 tags. Then they want us to use some of our 14 for color, but only one color per tag. Now they’re trying to dictate our 2nd & 3rd tags (none of which fit a fair amt of my stuff)as well as the top category. I THINK it’s possible (except for supplies, which still have to be commercial or handmade) to just skip the additional auto tags and move on.

  8. JK February 2, 2011 at 8:20 am #

    Ah, Etsy. Nothing better displays the individual creativity of handmade quite like sticking a pre-fab charm on a pre-fab chain!

  9. Life During Wartime February 2, 2011 at 11:52 am #

    I’m surprised there are only 6 shops selling the same style necklace.

  10. Life During Wartime February 2, 2011 at 12:47 pm #

    Leslie, you need to contact Etsy if your items don’t fit the subcategories offered by the first 3 tags. I saw this in the Forums yesterday. Other people have problems with the limited options, too. The addy was community (at) Etsy (dot) com. Tell them what you are trying to list and give them some suggestions about what would work for you. Dunno if Etsy will do anything to help, but they did make the offer.

  11. Lily101 February 2, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

    this is totally etsy legal… its just the same as all the alice in wonderland tea cup necklaces?

  12. WangFu February 3, 2011 at 4:49 am #

    This shop makes no secret about their stuff.


  13. Rebecca February 3, 2011 at 4:59 pm #

    Why would the necklaces with the heart and key be on this site? All of those are handmade/hand assembled by the artist…come on etsycallout, pick real resellers! Stop slacking!

  14. etsycallout February 3, 2011 at 6:17 pm #

    They are obviously not handmade.

  15. Life During Wartime February 3, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

    ECO, some of them actually have to be handmade. The ones with beaded dangles added I am pretty sure were assembled by the sellers. And one shows a jump ring with a wide gap from being improperly opened/closed by the maker. I would have used a split ring to hold the key charm, but that is just me who hates jump rings. All the pieces could be handmade, and I’d be willing to give them all the benefit of the doubt.

  16. Nicole February 4, 2011 at 7:05 am #

    The first items are all handmade. This is the key/charm set widely available as a supply on ebay:


  17. etsycallout February 4, 2011 at 7:36 am #

    We didn’t say hand assembled we said handmade. All 6 people don’t hand make the exact same charm.

  18. it stinks February 4, 2011 at 7:38 am #

    The current etsy featured seller has a shop full of really yummy looking baked goods. Unfortunately, no where in there shop do they say they make their items in a certified kitchen or in any way follow health codes for their area.

    It’s a mom and daughter team who live together, so I’m assuming all is made in their home kitchen.
    I guess all the people buying up their stuff don’t mind that it’s made around numerous pets and children etc withought following any health regulations.

    There is no way that I would buy food on etsy. The whole thing just makes me sick.

    They do have good pics though.

  19. cindi February 4, 2011 at 7:52 am #

    @etsycallout so you mean if I make a necklace with beads I bought at walmart, that isn’t hand made either ? I assembled the beads on the beading wire. what about a charm bracelet ? I hung the charms on it. where do you draw the line if your going to be this picky ?

  20. etsycallout February 4, 2011 at 11:10 am #

    We are not picky! To us one charm on a chain is not “handmade” it’s “hand assembled” and barely at that.

  21. Nicole February 4, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    Hand assembled IS handmade, according to Etsy’s standards.

    If you’re going to argue that hand assembled is not handmade you probably need to start an entirely new site to showcase all the hand assembled sellers on Etsy.

  22. cindi February 4, 2011 at 3:40 pm #

    kinda like watching the news when they talk about the local pizza’s shop new menu. I guess when you have nothing else to talk about, pick something lame ! roflmao !

  23. LCM February 4, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    A factory calling itself a collective is “Etsy legal” and their items are apparently “handmade according to Etsy’s standards” as well. Should they stop being called out here too?

    If I put shoelaces in a pair of sneakers are they then handmade? What if I put some pre-made art in a frame? How are these different from putting a charm on a chain?

  24. Nicole February 5, 2011 at 1:39 am #

    Who said your examples are any different? ‘Collectives’ ARE allowed on Etsy. If you can prove a store is lying, and is a factory not a collective, then you have something to bitch about. This blog (I thought) was supposed to be about proof of sellers breaking ETSY rules, not the blog owner’s opinions about what the definition of handmade should be relating to Etsy rules.

  25. Wh oa February 9, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

    I see the old “assembled” discussion is now taking place here. Nonetheless, must have been a slow day for someone to have taken the time to dig all of this up. These are made with commercial pendants, widely available from Etsy supply sellers, and are Etsy legal.

    Where exactly is the call out here?

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