bird branch lariat

17 Jul

Check out the wholesale jewelry “bird branch lariat” listed on etsy… I’ve reported listing after listing, but not a single listing or seller has been removed. Most shops are resellers, some with multiple shops connected, all reselling as well.


What’s Etsy:
Read the description! “The ever popular bird in a branch necklace lariat ! These are all over Etsy and I couldn’t resist jumping on the bandwagon.”
Description (lol) “I’m a bird nerd, can’t you tell from my shop logo? I’ve had these little birdies sitting around just waiting for me to make them into something awesome and voila” I assume making into something = pulling 1/100 out of the box from china.

There are way too many to list each one.

And of course they are all made with real silver and gold. Please forgive me if these have been called out before.


52 Responses to “bird branch lariat”

  1. mari July 17, 2012 at 9:48 am #

    I agree with you that there is way too much of this. It also seems like by carrying this stuff the sellers get more sales of their “real” handmade stuff. But then I doubt that they have made the things they could have made because they are carrying the mass produced junk. It just hurts their credibility and the credibility of Etsy. I am sure they told admin that they “assembled” the jewelry themselves.
    Etsy is just too full of mass merchandised things now.
    And it’s not a problem to anyone except those of us who make things and can’t get enough viewers and buyers because they all get caught up looking at the other stuff.

  2. Wolf July 17, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    Variations of the ‘bird’ and the ‘branch’ have been on Etsy in some form or another for years. This is one of those fads that many people jumped on that hasn’t faded out yet.

  3. Etsy Vigilante July 17, 2012 at 11:44 am #

    There are 596 of them on Etsy!! Customers are really getting ripped.

  4. Tracee July 17, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

    This is the necklace that IrinSkye Brandi ( claims she invented/designed/created.

  5. Life During Wartime July 17, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    I think the versions of this piece sold years ago were handmade by sellers using the same purchased components. The mass made version from Chinese jewelry factories is more recent. Now it is impossible to tell whether any listing for this piece was made by the seller, or not. I would guess, though, that a shop selling this lariat for years is probably still making them now.

  6. SummerLovinChic July 17, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    It’s not a nice feeling – being tagged for the wrong reason.
    I went to check my Etsy shop this morning seeing so many clicks and instantly I knew something unusual has happened but I did not expect this.
    I don’t think it’s fair to the people who spend hours and hours crafting and enjoying themselves or trying to get their minds of stressful work but I do appreciate your opinion that it is a very old stock/trend and to be honest it has never been popular in my shop from day one.
    A wake up call to me though – it’s time to take it off the shelf permanently – from my shop anyways.

  7. Susan July 18, 2012 at 7:40 am #

    And Etsy’s new trick is to make the report button a dead link. I saw a very blatant “factory” handmade item that ships directly from China–another damned bubble necklace– and wasn’t even able to report it. What a joke to think it would have even mattered had I been able…

  8. BeardedIris July 18, 2012 at 7:57 am #

    Hey SummerLovin! You have to make your own shit. Why don’t you take off all of your other crap you are reselling? Because you ain’t spending hours and and hours of crafting. Hours and hours of perusing Alibaba and ebay maybe.

  9. Etsy Vigilante July 18, 2012 at 10:04 am #

    I’ve noticed that all the sold items now are dead links that return not to your shop but to Etsy. I was doing a google search on an item that already sold – all traces of the origin of the link are gone. Searching on The Find, it shows the original seller of a sold item only as Etsy. It’s time for sellers to open their own shops outside of Etsy – if they haven’t already.

  10. SummerLovinChic July 18, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    Thanks for your honest opinion.
    If I was reselling I would have had a lot more items in my shop :o)

  11. Life During Wartime July 18, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

    Here an actual reseller, posting in the Etsy forums:

  12. BeardedIris July 19, 2012 at 4:50 am #

    You are reselling because you still have items that are identical to other items on etsy, incuding the exact same photos. 🙂

  13. NEEDSUMCUM July 19, 2012 at 10:40 am #

    I swear some of you NEED to get laid! It’s not hardly funny to see some of you so freaking bored and insulting other sellers. I know times are rough, but I bet if you get on one of those chat sites, you can get laid for free in a matter of minutes! Try it and see. It will ease all of that tension you are releasing on some innocent sellers.

  14. BeardedIris July 19, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    Bitch, I am having sex right now. The laptop is propped up on my wife’s back while she knits socks. I guess you could call us a collective.

  15. BreakingBad July 19, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

    There is no defense– now the box is open, so watch out!

  16. SummerLovinChic July 19, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

    It was one of my items to start with, and now it’s my photos, is my personality the next on your blacklist LOL…

    I am really respectful of most people here who are fighting for the sake of original design. For others, regardless of what you write, I know the truth and that’s good enough.

    Lovely things only come from beautiful heart and souls; don’t let hatred be among you.

  17. Sickofcupcakes July 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    NEEDSUM, you forgot to call us fat and jealous you stupid reseller.

  18. BeardedIris July 19, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    Summer, you were a blatant rule breaker. And you knew the rules. You just chose to ignore them for the sake of profit. Funny how you removed certain things because you knew you were breaking the rules. “Lovely things only come from beautiful heart and souls, and the cheap Chinese wholesaler.” Admit you are a turd so we can move on.

  19. NEEDSUMCUM July 19, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    BeardedIris………..I’m sure you are the BITCH bent over and your wife has the computer propped up on your back while you are knitting!! I can picture it all in my head while you are screaming to the top of your lungs……….And then you wake from your little wet dream! I believe you call that a Collective dream.

  20. BreakingBad July 19, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

    “Watch that corkscrew!”

  21. susan July 20, 2012 at 7:06 am #

    Entire shop. Shop policy is entertaining about having their designs stolen when their designs are stolen brand logos.

  22. BeardedIris July 20, 2012 at 8:46 am #

    Its ok, NSC. I remember my first beer.

  23. BeardedIris July 20, 2012 at 8:49 am #

    Good call Susan. Wow. Ever single item is a copyright infringement. And her designs are all over etsy with a ton of other infringers. What a clusterfuck.

  24. BreakingBad July 20, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

    Tacky intro, tacky products, and tacky tacky feedback. Nice.

  25. ThomasCrapper July 21, 2012 at 8:16 am #

    Shop full of counterfeit merchandise. Nothing vintage. Seller admits in most of the listing that these bags are fake. Reported several times by several different people. I guess this is ok.

  26. ThomasCrapper July 21, 2012 at 1:40 pm #

    BreakingBad, can’t feel too bad for customers who buy counterfeit shit.

  27. BreakingBad July 21, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    Agree with the guy who took the idea of the toilet and made it marketable. Cheap shit = cheap customers with no taste. They can have them!

  28. Mokie July 23, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

    I’m new here– so I don’t know what the reporting protocol is but…

    This shop was featured in the Etsy Finds email today and ALL THEY SELL are mass produced goods that they will then “personalize” for you.

    The item that was actually featured is available in my local Paper-Source RIGHT NOW.

    If you go to the manufacturers website, you can see that they supply almost every major children’s retailer in the country. WTF, Etsy?

  29. Mokie July 23, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

    Addendum to ask:

    Is this (i.e. machine embroidering on mass produced goods) Etsy legal? I’m too afraid to ask in the forums. I don’t want to be scolded for “calling out.”

  30. Life During Wartime July 23, 2012 at 9:58 pm #

    Mokie, yes — altering mass made goods with machine embroidery is Etsy legal. Etsy likes to promote personalized mass manufactured goods as “handmade”.

  31. SlayBelles July 24, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    Unbe-stinkin-lievable! So I can buy knock off NFL, NBA jerseys for cheap cheap and ‘personalize’ them by adding a name? Oh, etsy. Shame, shame, shame.

  32. BreakingBad July 24, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    Nothing different from the way WalMart does business– anything for a buck so the ones on the small end of the funnel can play.

  33. Etsy Vigilante July 28, 2012 at 6:45 am #

    Looks like mass-produced decor to me – a “collective” perhaps? Take a peek at the sold items.

  34. Life During Wartime July 28, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    Here is an online retailer selling the same Industrial Dining Table as PrimitivebyPRiti:
    The Etsy shop gives no dimensions for the table. Both use the same photo. Etsy shop is a factory?

  35. Life During Wartime July 28, 2012 at 11:28 am #

    Another furniture merchant selling the same table in the USA:

  36. Life During Wartime July 28, 2012 at 12:15 pm #

    Yes, they are a factory. No policies page, no dimensions or materials in most of their listings. But their About page says this:
    “About PrimitivebyPRiti Vintage Home
    I have started my career by designing furniture from recycle items. Now we are having huge manufacturing facilities in Jodhpur, where we export 40 cntrs each month. If you want to contact direct, then call on my cellphone # +91 9929881500.”
    Not anything to do with “vintage”.

  37. Sickofcupcakes July 29, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

    Oh dear lord.

  38. Jenn July 30, 2012 at 4:55 am #

    My goodness, the above mentioned seller is a busy bee! They claim to hand make these:

  39. DaisyDuke July 30, 2012 at 8:00 am #

    But she makes each one with her heart….

  40. Sickofcupcakes July 30, 2012 at 9:52 am #

    It would be easier with her hands.

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  49. Laurel H November 3, 2015 at 12:31 pm #

    RE: Bird necklace
    I buy all the components separately and assemble, by hand, myself. Mine are silver or gold plated, not “real” silver or gold. They are made, by hand, by me. These aren’t a big seller of mine anyway. My personalized jewelry is. Hopefully, because of this article, many people checked out my shop and bought something personalized instead. 🙂 I have been busted for using Hello Kitty charms, stamping the word “Harley”, and using Bucky Badger charms. There are still TONS of Hello Kitty, Harley Davidson and University of WI items. Not sure how they don’t get busted by etsy. Happy “Callin’ Out”!

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