Messages From beadingaholics

 


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#55508 Jun 25, 2009

I've been clicking on links some of you have given to etsy, and started looking around the site in awe of all the artists. I read through the conditions to sell stuff. They really stress the handmade quality, so much so --- that it sounded as though someone could interpret the wording that using beads made by someone else to make jewelry meant it isn't eligible to be sold on the site!

I've just gotten into lampworking, and I am buying some of the filler beads and many premade findings. I'm not selling yet, but is that kosher for etsy? I have no interest in making jumprings from wire, as amusing as some people may find that activity.

It seems ridiculous, if you take this to it's extreme then painters would have to weave the canvas they paint on and grind their own pigments from rocks. Or, I've bought some clothing on etsy, and they seem to have been made with cloth the sewer bought.

So are they as strict as the rules sound, or was it written by some lawyer without a clue?



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#55538 Jun 26, 2009

I think the language is to keep someone from buying finished works from China, for instance, and selling as handmade; although I have seen just that scenario in the postings. Buying the components is allowed, and of course, in the supplies section, you will find sellers with jump rings


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