26 Aug

Here are the brand new Mary Jane shoes in this shop. She has other new shoes for sale too and also in sold items. The jewelry looks questionable, it may be reseller or attach a chain to a claw pendant “handmade”.


42 Responses to “GoldenLucille”

  1. OldShit August 26, 2011 at 10:01 am #

    Two pair of brand new shoes.

    The jewelry looks like charm on a chain or worse to me. SSDD Etsy

  2. Life During Wartime August 26, 2011 at 10:41 am #

    From looking at the earliest sold items, it appears this is another shop which started out selling vintage, and realized they could add reseller products without getting into any trouble with Etsy. The shoes at the links aren’t anywhere close to being vintage. But then I usually see faux vintage shoes on the FP nearly every day now.

  3. Life During Wartime August 26, 2011 at 12:04 pm #

    Another shop that is part Etsy legal (commercial supplies) and part factory produced handmade:

    Found this one on Regretsy where they were mocking out an understandable cultural confusion about the Virgin Mary being a “goddess”. From their annoucement:

    “Welcome to my store, we have the factory,so we do the large accessories wholesale, in our shop one item include about 10- 50 pcs accessories, even 200 pcs or more,not same as other ones, they only 2-5 pcs accessories in one item, but the asking prices are almost same. if you buy the items from our shop,you will save many money.
    Shopping now, large quantities big discount!!!!!!
    August 11 2011.”

  4. JK August 26, 2011 at 12:37 pm #

    LDW, if I recall the Mary pendant was being ‘mocked’ because it reads MarT instead of MarY.

    Right here:

  5. Life During Wartime August 26, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

    JK, they changed the item title…a lot. The original title, as shown on Regretsy, is:

    “10 pcs 29x20mm new style Antique bronze Vintage Lacy Angel Goddess English Words cards charns pendant”

    It’s not an unusual kind of mistake. The best one I ever heard of was at Christmas time in Singapore, a traveler saw a nativity scene with Snow White in the manger and the seven dwarves around her.

  6. Life During Wartime August 26, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

    Charms, not charns. Damn, I cannot type today.

  7. TootieSkates August 26, 2011 at 4:25 pm #

    Are badger claws even legal to sell?

  8. OldShit August 26, 2011 at 4:56 pm #

    a simple google found this:

    So I guess they are either legal or…….? Badgers are supposed to be very bad-ass, so to get the claws they would have to be trapped or poisoned. Nice.

  9. OldShit August 26, 2011 at 4:58 pm #

    Very small type on that website:

    “Some items may not be legal to purchase in your state and I unfortunately will have to go by these laws. I am based in Idaho where it is legal to buy sell and trade all of my listed products. All animal products were legally harvested according to Idaho state regulations. Make sure you check your local wildlife regulations before ordering from me. Cherokee Spirits holds you liable for all fines and legal fees if you can not purchase an item in your state and do so illegally from me. Some states do not allow the possession of certain items, if you order an item and it is confiscated Cherokee Spirits will NOT replace what was taken or issue a refund for your mistake. Know your laws!”


  10. Life During Wartime August 26, 2011 at 5:24 pm #

    Faux-tiqued treasury on the FP now:

    If a charm on a chain, a cab glued to a ring base, a bead on an earwire, are handmade, then repainted and repapered mirrors that look nothing like the original pieces are handmade, too. These look nothing like the unaltered originals. Dunce caps for the lot of you!

  11. I bet you are just jealous.... August 26, 2011 at 5:49 pm #

    there is nothing wrong with simple necklaces (AKA attaching a charm to a chain). If people can make money by doing that and still technically following etsy rules, why would anybody be upset about that? People are OBVIOUSLY buying the stuff.
    But selling the new shoes is definitely wrong.

  12. Life During Wartime August 26, 2011 at 5:58 pm #

    I agree there is nothing wrong with simple assembled jewelry. It is considered handmade on Etsy, and it has always been considered handmade on Etsy.

    But assembling a commercial charm and a commercially finished chain takes LESS hand work and time than repainting, and repapering the backs of, three old mirrors. The problem is that Etsy’s employees don’t know what makes an item vintage. That is why they allow so many pairs of newish footwear to pass for vintage.

    Etsy staff dscussion:
    It’s green to reuse shoes, right? It keeps them out of the landfills, right? And the shoes aren’t handmade, right? So they must be vintage, then, because we like having them listed on Etsy.

  13. TootieSkates August 26, 2011 at 6:55 pm #

    Well, they may not have been trapped or poisoned. They could have been harvested from road kill. I don’t think this is a state thing, but a federal law. Off to google…

  14. Trista August 26, 2011 at 6:55 pm #

    I love their feeble attempt at hiding the watermark on the (most-likely stolen) pictures in all of their “handmade” items.

    Even better is that all the “handmade” items are tagged with all of the following:
    handmade accessories
    craft supply
    handmade crafts
    handmade earrings

  15. Etsyvigilante August 26, 2011 at 9:07 pm #

    A fairly new “fauxtiques” and faux-handmade shop, Le Tresor Cache. French direct from Hong Kong. All mass-produced junk

  16. OldShit August 27, 2011 at 6:02 am #

    I believe I have seen that Le Tresor shop called out before.

    (those frames look like they came from Target)

  17. JK August 27, 2011 at 6:26 am #

    LDW, you missed my point. It had nothing to do with the ‘goddess’ title or cultural differences or whatever and everything to do with how the charm *itself* has MARY spelled as MART. With a T. Not a Y. Right on the charm.

  18. Life During Wartime August 27, 2011 at 10:18 am #

    Oh, okay! So funny. I guess “mart” was a word they would know, so someone corrected the mold they made from the original medal (what Catholics call their religious charms) from Mary to mart. I wonder if that makes them collectible? I have a Made In Japan souvenir from the 1939 NY World’s Fair where the letters are painted from right to left on the vase. That makes it extra cool.

  19. etsywearsjunkfood August 27, 2011 at 12:06 pm #

    those earrings make me want donuts

  20. Life During Wartime August 27, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    More front page hilarity:

    A pair of newish glass domes, sold as vintage and dated by the seller as ‘pre-1700’ (see the attribute). These domes may not be 20+ years old, but the seller says they are over 3 centuries old?

  21. Life During Wartime August 27, 2011 at 2:05 pm #

    New treasury, new hilarity:

    This seller claims to have ‘handmade’ the antler mount in the 1950s!

  22. Really? August 28, 2011 at 3:55 am #

    What’s handmade about this shop?

  23. Belle August 28, 2011 at 5:26 am #

    Absolutely nothing! You can buy it all at aliexpress The whole shop is like this!

  24. Really? August 28, 2011 at 5:45 am #

    Put in the search words: watch necklace Harry Potter, under the category “Handmade” and look at all the factory-produced schlock that comes up:

  25. Cat Power August 28, 2011 at 10:34 am #

    I looked at all those identical Harry Potter owl watches, and found this one which gave me a real laugh out loud moment………Violin?????

  26. Life During Wartime August 28, 2011 at 10:57 am #

    I see Christine is at it again with her Get The Look feature.

    How is this lamp ‘vintage’:
    The base has been repainted and the shade is new!

    And here’s a listing by a seller who is obviously a time-traveller in their spare time:
    because the attribute says it is ‘vintage handmade from the 1960s’. Someone who started building furniture in the 1960s would be about 70 years old today! In any case, the item is NOT vintage.

  27. Life During Wartime August 28, 2011 at 11:06 am #

    And on the Etsy FP as I type:
    Item was handmade by the seller, but listed as Vintage.

  28. Life During Wartime August 28, 2011 at 11:57 am #

    Etsyvigilante, LeTresorCache has been called out a handful of times. According to her listings, she makes glassware (the plant spray bottles), tin signs, ceramic potion bottles and milk bottles, decorated plates-collector plates, and even wooden clothes hangers! She also sells the very same crown shaped metal wall hooks sold by notorious mega-reseller PortugueseVintage. The problem with getting LeTresor closed down is that she actually has a few vintage items in her shop, and Etsy admins cannot tell the difference between a fauxtiqued ‘French’ clock and and a piece of genuinely old china. I mean, what kind of person who earns a living selling vintage (which indirectly is what many staffers at Etsy do by running a site that hosts vintage shops) thinks those ‘French’ clocks are old?

  29. Life During Wartime August 28, 2011 at 12:05 pm #

    WJW to that seach for Harry Potter watches! Etsy’s staffers could simply go down the list and contact + close many of the shops for all sorts of listing violations.

    Like this one:
    who is listing their reseller jewelry as handmade supplies under (handmade) Jewelry. How is a watch pendant on a chain a supply? For what?

  30. Life During Wartime August 28, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

    I found LeTresorCache’s blogspot:

    She’s a lot more open on her blog about the fact that these are ‘vintage style’ items. Not a word in the blog entries about her handmaking any of the items listed in her Etsy shop.

  31. Life During Wartime August 28, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    Another amazing item from Christine’s Get the Look

    This one is in the correct category, but the seller made it in the 60s? Go Seniors on Etsy! (JK)

  32. Life During Wartime August 28, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

    And since Christine can’t read the attributes, categories, descriptions or tags to keep violators out of her Get The Look feature, she doesn’t read the text that appears in item photos, either.

    So she threw in a reseller just for fun:
    Check out the final photo with the neat little “Made in Pakistan” sticker. You can buy these on Amazon for about 10 dollars.

    Seller’s profile states clearly that they don’t make the items they sell.
    Isn’t buying at rock and mineral shows, and listing the stuff as handmade by you, reselling?

    How about this ‘Supply’?

  33. PussDaddy August 28, 2011 at 6:45 pm #

    Her name sounds like something you would drink to pass a piss test

  34. Life During Wartime August 29, 2011 at 5:30 pm #

    Shortponytail’s items have been disappeared.

    It looks like the reseller shoes are gone from GoldenLucille.

  35. Really? August 30, 2011 at 4:45 am #

    What is handmade about the items in this shop?

    The owl ring is identical to the mass-produced one in shorponytail’s shop, and many others if you search “gold owl ring” under category HANDMADE!

    Nothing looks handmade in this shop.

  36. Really? August 30, 2011 at 7:30 am #

    Life During Wartime: Did you see the feedback for that shop?!!! I can’t believe they are stil in business:

  37. Life During Wartime August 30, 2011 at 10:13 am #

    Yup, that’s some poor FB! But the buyers who want to purchase cheap mass made reseller jewelry from China don’t seem capable of realizing that such low prices don’t buy you very much. In terms of quality merchandise, or customer service.

  38. cynicallyopenminded August 30, 2011 at 1:22 pm #

    I’m enjoying this treasury.

  39. jobradleyviamargutta51 August 30, 2011 at 2:43 pm #

    My goodness, the Oh Deer treasury is a riot. Some of those shops have nonsensical names of a jumble of letters like spam emailers. Who the heck buys this crap? I also wonder, is an embroidery hoop a required item in every other FP treasury? Those make me cringe like 1977 all over again.

  40. PussDaddy August 30, 2011 at 4:15 pm #

    The deer necklaces are hideous.

  41. Life During Wartime August 30, 2011 at 4:29 pm #

    Most of the sellers in oh-deer are from China or Hong Kong. One shipping from China gives her location as a bunch of countries in North America and Europe. Several of the items are listed under handmade Jewelry, but have an attribute that says Handmade Supply. Since when is a complete necklace a supply? In any case that looks like a few hours work for the Etsy staff. Shutting down resellers, cleaning up misinformation in the profiles, and misuse of the listing form. Good job on the treasury!!!

  42. cynicallyopenminded August 31, 2011 at 7:56 am #

    Its probably a few hours of work the Etsy staff *won’t* be doing. Why work when you can tweet, crochet a cowl, take a bike ride whilst wearing a fake moustache?

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