12 May

Ring a ding ding, isn’t it funny how all of these shops seem to have the exact same rings and bangles and for such a great price? Regardless of how much work it would be if they actually were making them. And isn’t it funny that you can find these by the truckload at any gem show?

this one


and this one


and this shop


and this shop


and this shop

and this shop

and this shop

here are some places to order on alibaba


and on ebay



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  1. Karana May 12, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    I like the “All gemstones and Silver jewellery manufactured at our workshop in India . We are manufacturing and exporting gems and jewellery since 1985. ” in the shop announcement from ‘finegemstone’. Yeah…that’s not handmade……

  2. riiiiiiiiiiiiiight May 12, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

    And, for the first shop, she loves “designing” jewelry? I guess it’s a designer thang to choose a precut stone and stick it in a premade ring blank. I mean, I know it’s etsy-legal, but does it really make one a “jewelry designer”? get real.

  3. riiiiiiiiiiiiiight May 12, 2012 at 8:54 pm #

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58320855/10-gold-plated-lead-and-nickel-free-ring $1 + $2 stone + jive ass profile or cupcake story = $25 – $155 a pop…

  4. jhein12 May 12, 2012 at 10:46 pm #

    Haha one of the shops wonders why they were shut down:


  5. Pam Gari May 12, 2012 at 11:31 pm #

    I see jhein12…and here is MY reply to her…hopefully they won’t yank it. >>>I have to agree with Janne, You can’t buy items from Ebay or Alibaba and resell them on Etsy and expect not to get shut down. This is a place for artisans to market their work, NOT for someone looking to make a fast buck selling mass produced fakes. It’s a good sign that Etsy is finally trying to uphold their own rules. I have stopped selling here because it seemed that they simply did not care. If things stay on track, I may consider trying again. I just can’t have the things that I spend so much time creating cheapened by being mingled with mass produced fakes.

    Posted at 3:29 am May 13, 2012 EDT – Report this post – Edit post (93)

  6. Stacey May 13, 2012 at 1:26 am #

    Id have to agree that the bar is pretty low at etsy but I think the woman who got her store shut down may only be guilty of some low end crafting. She’s bought a lot of stuff with her personal account and all the things she favorites are supplies to jewelery making. And when you look at her buyer feedback she seems to be buying lots at once from these shops, which is typical when youre stocking up on supplies. Unfortunately there isn’t much work into making rings, etc. when the settings and everything else can still be mass produced and then somebody decides which stone look prettier in which premade setting. I’d much rather have her around than ecologica Malibu or people actually buying from alibaba. She appears to buy her stuff from etsy suppliers. I don’t know guys, I think you just brought down the little guy. I’m not sure about those other shops. I wont lie, I think it sucks – its really uncreative crafting but that’s not what’s killing etsy. Hot glue gunned crap isn’t damaging us. Ecologica Malibu and people like her are what give etsy a bad name. I feel bad for this woman, she’s freaking out about hr shop getting closed and it seems like she does make it. I think she’s just one of many etsy folks who are not super talented artisans hammering their own settings for rings. She’s an average schmo making extra cash with a hot glue gun, some michaels pink pliers and a roll of wire… She really doesn’t appear to be buying wholesale goods and marking them up like ecologica does.

  7. Stacey May 13, 2012 at 2:18 am #

    I do think ‘assembly’ should be addressed though when it comes to stuff like jewelery. Maybe say it has to be made clear whether you piece together prefabricated materials or if you are fabricating them yourself. Even if they did that on an opt out basis it would at least clue the consumer in as to just how ‘handmade’ what they are buying is. Any local craft fair you go to is going to have exactly the same thing. People ‘arranging’ jewelry. It’s not going to be common for people to make their own beads, or wire for an earring clasp which makes the ones that do fabricate their own metal for rings all the more impressive. It would be cool of they had a search function that allowed you to search through shops that have proof of how handmade their stuff is. Like a profile that includes photos of them making the stuff or explanations on how it’s sourced. Kind of a ‘pro crafter’ section.

  8. abluntmum May 13, 2012 at 9:33 pm #

    NOT related to the above mention, but I have reported this shop twice now and nothing is being done. He isn’t the ONLY seller selling the exact same mini guitar replicas either.
    Not only is he a reseller, he is only boosting the prices BIG time from retail value! (puke!)

    Here’s a couple of examples. HELP ME REPORT 🙂

    Iron Maiden Guitar replica.
    Here is theirs

    same one on other sites



    Their Beatles [Yellow Submarine] Guitar

    Other sites



    Union Jack guitar

    Other sites




    last one but there are more!

    Slayer Bass Guitar – Miniature

    other sites



  9. Sickofetsywhores May 14, 2012 at 3:44 am #

    OT: In this thread how does peeblossom know how much the other seller’s items sold for, and why is she even opening her damn mouth when she herself states that she doen’t know vintage?


  10. FunnyBird May 14, 2012 at 6:33 am #

    Same faces
    Same bullcrap in the forums!
    I wish someone would look into the Autobot Click mess in Treasury! Some of those frosty cupcakes are SO guilty! Turns out it’s not all about their fabulous talent, perfectly awesome photos, mad promo skills, and everything else they do “better” than you…it’s also about a lovely little Autoclicker falsely upping their treasury numbers!

  11. Sickofetsywhores May 14, 2012 at 10:43 am #


  12. FunnyBird May 14, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    umm…Office Jew?
    not offensive at all!

    If the shop name doesnt get you the the reseller crap will!

  13. sickofetsyshit can't look away May 14, 2012 at 10:41 pm #

    uh, wha? http://www.istudio.com/45630/photos

  14. Sickofetsywhores May 15, 2012 at 5:09 am #

    Not a callout, but COME ON!!! On the fp, really????


  15. sickofetsyshit May 15, 2012 at 10:37 am #

    Etsy: where the hypocrisy never ends

  16. Sickofetsywhores May 15, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

    Busy guy.

  17. Pam Gari May 15, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    I agree xu there must spend every waking moment dreaming up and making bracelets! 40 pages worth so far, how amazing for just a year! And I’m SURE it’s all good because Etsy hasn’t shut him down and you would think that after a year, someone would have noticed at least a high volume of listing…but wait, no, Etsy LIKES that, it’s the thing that gets them to notice you for the FP, right?

  18. FunnyBird May 15, 2012 at 7:26 pm #

    If I never see that damn bird+ same branch necklace again it will be too soon!
    FOR God’s sake make it stop!

  19. poopbutt May 16, 2012 at 3:43 am #

    Damn, that blog about Karina is uh, damning! Anybody else reminded of Nutmeg? She sure has managed to raise some funds over the years with all those tragedies.

    Interesting that she insisted on the CBR thread that her mom had to buy her own ticket because she’s schizo and didn’t want anybody knowing her business. Way to think ahead Karina.

    Would love to know how her husband who had no mom and no siblings ended up with an entire dead family named Gallo with no obituaries. Just not buying any of her bullshit. I wouldn’t be surprised if she didn’t even have a husband or a kid.

  20. Sickofetsywhores May 16, 2012 at 4:11 am #

    Time for this designer to gtfo etsy.

  21. Lets get back to Business May 16, 2012 at 4:20 am #

    I don’t give a crap about who falls for what or who says what in the forums. Etsy is more hurt by resellers, mismanagement , faux vintage , the “gates” and the like. IMHO there are too many people wrapped up TOO tight into revenge & personal forum battles,( & even faux friendships! ) it’s stupid, it’s immature, and it says WAY more about you than them.

    If someone wants to lie- you can’t stop them, if someone wants to give to a cause they see as right you can’t stop them- people learn from their mistakes but they have to make them to learn. If they don’t learn then you still can’t do anything about it. It’s an internet forum for shit’s sake!
    I could see spending time taking in some else’s inventory if it was someone you had to deal with in real life and their bullshit actually EFFECTED you in some way- but who the f*ck cares? Not me ! Etsy’s lack of clear & professional management effects Me & every seller and buyer on the site.
    You want to start a blog complaining about forums personalities you are free to do so.
    But seek professional help first, IMHO of course.

  22. liars suck May 16, 2012 at 4:22 am #

    I think karina owes an explanation to all the people who donated money to her over the years.

  23. Lets get back to Business May 16, 2012 at 4:24 am #

    Really? …

    It sucks to capitalize a mistake!
    make that E an A

  24. Sickofetsywhores May 16, 2012 at 4:27 am #

    Wow, Pussdaddy….just got a chance to read that Karina stuff and what a scammer!

  25. CDC May 16, 2012 at 10:26 am #

    Well done!

  26. All I Want For Christmas Is a $3 Handmade Bracelet May 16, 2012 at 1:59 pm #


    I don’t make jewelry. Is it possible for one human being to hand make and ship over 2000 bracelets in one month?

    Call me cynical, but I’m suspicious of any “handmade” shop that sells thousands of items within a month of opening shop on Etsy.

    But they’ve been reported and Etsy does nada, naturally.

    Be sure to check out their banner. It’s awesome.

  27. Pam Gari May 16, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    Reported it with this as a reason http://www.etsy.com/shop/jewelrybraceletcuff?ref=seller_info

  28. PussDaddyBlogs (@PussDaddyBlogs) May 16, 2012 at 10:43 pm #

    Let’s get back to business has probably starred on my blog. Just look over her. She’s probably drunk again.

  29. Let's get back to Business May 17, 2012 at 7:35 am #

    Excuse me?
    Yes- I clicked your link, wasn’t that your point of leaving it? It said “Interesting Read” so I clicked. I don’t really know you , and I am not sure why you are being so harsh but if you are going to be nasty when people look at your blog don’t leave links.
    It was my belief this blog was for callin out resellers.

  30. PussDaddyBlogs (@PussDaddyBlogs) May 17, 2012 at 7:58 am #

    You’re excused. Did I say anything about you clicking my link? I don’t give a hairy rat’s ass if you click my link or not. Another mistaken belief that you have is that this blog is for callin’ out resellers. As far as I know it’s for callin’ out whoever the hell needs Callin’ Out. When someone dies and appoints you Back To Business Redirector Specialist there should be an announcement. Until that time I can direct myself and so can everyone else. Thank you very fucking much.

  31. Pissed May 19, 2012 at 7:26 am #

    why isn’t the karina scam on here? you called out aida and you called out shadejewel or whatever his name was. hell you call out anyone if it fits. karina scam is the call out of all call outs. is the blog owner a friend of hers? can’t think why else you’d want to cover these cold hard facts about the model etsy seller that everyone loved or not so loved anymore.

  32. PussDaddyBlogs (@PussDaddyBlogs) May 19, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

    Yes-where the big scammer Karina call out be at?

  33. Funny Bird May 20, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    Is everyone just not interested in the AutoBots in Treasury?

    Seems like a big deal to me!

  34. PussDaddyBlogs (@PussDaddyBlogs) May 20, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

    I think she was wondering where the Karina call out is. She is evidenlty aware already that you called out nutsmegma.


  35. etsycallout May 21, 2012 at 9:42 am #

    Since I do not write the posts if you feel that a karina call-out has not been given on the blog then write one and submit it!

  36. Pam Gari May 21, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    What’s an Auto-Bot?

  37. PussDaddyBlogs (@PussDaddyBlogs) May 21, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    An autobot is an application or a program that you can set up to do something over and over. Such as list things, spam forums, or click treasuries or whatever.

    Maybe pissed wants to write a Karina callout for this blog? I’ve already pretty much covered it on my blog and don’t feel like writing it all over again.

  38. Pam Gari May 21, 2012 at 10:21 pm #

    Oh crAp…click treasuries! 0_o! Thank you PDB.

  39. PussDaddyBlogs (@PussDaddyBlogs) May 22, 2012 at 2:18 am #

    sickofetsyshit says
    Etsy: where the hypocrisy never ends
    Creative Breakroom takes up where Etsy leaves off.

  40. TheaInVT May 31, 2012 at 7:23 am #

    A lot of those gemstone rings look like ones from designer Marie-Hélène de Taillac

  41. MJH June 1, 2012 at 4:16 am #

    Has anyone noticed this shop?


  42. SS June 3, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    etsycallout May 21, 2012 at 9:42 am #

    Since I do not write the posts if you feel that a karina call-out has not been given on the blog then write one and submit it!


    I wrote one and it didn’t get published. ;/

  43. PussDaddyBlogs (@PussDaddyBlogs) May 25, 2013 at 11:36 pm #

    Doesn’t surprise me in the least. Does it you?

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