Harmonylaine, handtailorbyartka

2 Jun

RomancingJuliet opened another shop:http://www.etsy.com/shop/HarmonyLaine

Her feedback got so bad for non-delivery of goods that Etsy shut her shop down. See her old shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/RomancingJuliet?ref=pr_shop She doesn’t disclose her old shop at all – it will take Etsy forever to shut down her new shop!


21 Responses to “Harmonylaine, handtailorbyartka”

  1. Sarah June 2, 2011 at 9:59 am #

    It didn’t take etsy long, her new shop HarmonyLaine is closed with 4 sales. I recognized her work under HarmonyLaine immediately. She was listing her pillows under Wedding Accessories instead of pillows. Hiding from etsy or her former customers? or just too embarrassed by her new reputation?

  2. hmm June 2, 2011 at 10:38 am #

    Artka is a real designer http://artka-fashion.com/2011/03/30/i-am-who-i-am/

    Are designers not allowed to offer wholesale orders off of Etsy?

  3. angryjeweler June 2, 2011 at 10:41 am #

    artka uses a listing to give info about her – at a price of $9999 – at the very least report that listing.
    so she’s a real designer – why does her shop announcement say they are a family workshop willing to keep pace with etsy’s spirit? and why is that skirt $108 (for qty 1) on dhgate but $149 on etsy

  4. Me June 2, 2011 at 10:42 am #

    She has some awesome hair.

  5. Curious June 2, 2011 at 7:22 pm #

    She also has awesome nails. Just wondering how she operates a sewing machine with such long nails?

  6. PussDaddy June 3, 2011 at 3:37 am #

    How do you tell if Etsy closed a shop or the seller did?

  7. megansbeadeddesigns June 3, 2011 at 8:02 am #

    This listings are gone but the shop is still there. Don’t you get an “uh-oh” page when Etsy shuts a shop down?

  8. PussDaddy June 3, 2011 at 10:05 am #

    That is what I thought megan but thought I may be confused.

  9. Life During Wartime June 3, 2011 at 11:56 am #

    The uh-oh page is shown when the Etsy User ID has been deleted. I think this can be done by the user. Shops under review by Etsy are still there with their items disappeared. I have a folder of bookmarked resellers from 18 months ago. Most of the user IDs and shops are still visible, with no items, and have been that way for more than a year.

  10. Sarah June 3, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

    RJuliet use to be a very good shop with good feed back. According to feedback from recent months she has had health problems. She would occasionally put her shop on vacation to work on orders. When she reopened her marketing/relisting would be very heavy for days on end and then she would go into vacation mode again. If she was months behind and customers emailing her like mad, why would you continue to market so heavily and dig yourself into a deeper hole? I feel sorry for her, but am also aggravated at the rebound effect this type of shop behavior has on other merchants.

  11. etsyfleamarket June 3, 2011 at 9:47 pm #

    Secret to success on etsy: Buy vintage-style items from UO for $14, use it, then resell it on etsy for $25.

    material girl – vintage clutch
    This vintage little clutch (i think) was originally meant to be a cigarette case/holder — it’s got a long, thin shape to it.
    [first tag is “vintage”]





  12. etsyfleamarket June 3, 2011 at 10:51 pm #

    here’s the black one from UO: http://www.polyvore.com/chain_mesh_cigarette_cases/thing?id=11510529

    here’s etsy’s:


    I checked the gold metal frame and its the exact same as well as the dimensions.


    This purse with similar design as UO’s cigarette case and lipstick holder, is marked Twilight Collection and is made in China. I haven’t been able to determine if its truly vintage. If it is, UO has stolen the mesh design from Twilight.

    here’s UO lipstick clutch: http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/chain-mesh-lip-stick-case




    Urban Outfitters – Chain Mail Vintage Clutch

    etsy’s: http://www.etsy.com/listing/61743305/vintage-evening-glam-metallic-mesh?ref=v1_other_1

  13. empty shop June 4, 2011 at 10:21 am #

    Etsy can ban you from selling, but will leave your account open if you want to be a buyer. that is why you see the account but no items. my friend had her items removed last week because they were not actually vintage *tisk tisk*. but it was an honest mistake so etsy let her keep the account as a buyer (she is an Ebay seller and just did not realize the difference). I think if they ban you completely from the website you get that UhOh page.

  14. Life During Wartime June 4, 2011 at 12:06 pm #

    empty shop, that is so strange! Because by leaving an empty shop that you are (supposedly) barred from listing items in visible to the public, Etsy is offering a kind of free advertising to closed/banned sellers. If they made any sales at all, their sold items can be seen. Shoppers can convo them for info about buying similar from them at whatever place online they are selling now. I would have thought a banned seller would have just a Profile page?

  15. Jess June 4, 2011 at 9:25 pm #

    I am wondering how asianicandy can sell Artka garments for less than half the price of this etsy seller?



  16. falseprism June 6, 2011 at 2:22 am #

    That would be because they can sew with their feet and their hands at the same time. Sometimes on a good day they can get all four limbs to work on different things all at the same time.

    I’d like to ask Etsy to have Lwang/TheSimpson as a featured seller – I would love to hear how one person can make so many clothes on Etsy, and other sites and supply retail stores in China AND have a whole new clothing line that they have yet to release on Etsy. Oh and they also make clothes that other companies sell. Just amazing.

  17. peevypants July 5, 2011 at 8:22 am #

    looks like romancingjuliet is up and running again…

  18. jason July 28, 2011 at 11:00 am #

    that artka lee –handtailorbyartka is a reseller

  19. Artka Lee July 29, 2011 at 10:38 am #

    Hello all

    I am Artka Lee, the founder of Artka Lee Original Design Studio. (阿卡 随心手艺)

    First of all, thanks for your investigation for ANTI – fake/replica sellers/stores in Etsy. althought it seems not very deep enough coz you have make a big mistake.in your post, you thought HandTailorByArtka was a reseller.

    this is the most important reason that i have to email to you and wanna show you more details about the ture/real Artka Lee.

    Rencently, i open a plan to protect my copyright and trademoark by report all the fake/replica items to all of the B2C/C2C platform.

    1. there are two fake/unauthorised seller/store in eBay, they are Bohemian Trends and runinnana, their shop address is here


    i have faxed some information for the defence of my trademark and copyright.

    its called “the Notice of Claimed Infringement ” and the url is


    2.There are several fake/unauthorised seller/store in Aliexpress, and i have sent email and telephone call to the admin of Aliexpress (branch of Alibaba.com ), and i am sure that all the fakes will be deleted soon

    3. There are several fake/unauthorised seller/store in DHgate.com , i have meeted with the admin of DHgate.com (CEO is 王树彤 , you can google it in Chinese , http://google.com.hk), and a good news is that there is no fakes of artka any more.

    4.There are some fakes in Etsy before my shop (HandTailorByArtka) , some of my fans did email me about the replcias and fakes or named unauthorised sellers/stores in Etsy, however, i just pull all my heart in Design and let all the replicas as Negligible little things.

    ( this is part 1 , part 2 is below)

  20. Artka Lee July 29, 2011 at 10:52 am #

    I Artka Lee

    I am sincerely welcome all the viewers, fans, suspecters, unbelievers, angers, misleaded followers , all of you , whatever your are Americans or Canadians, slims or plumps, youngers and adults , come to my ofical blog and know what the real Artka is.

    ( i can not post my comments here coz some erro, the part2 is in my facebook. thanks a lot.)

    and the url is here


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