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Sep. 29th, 2010

Not. Happy.

So, obviously everyone knows about the 1000Markets/Bonanza bull.

Got the email Sunday about importing my 1kM shop to Bonanza.

Thought, well, I'm not moving, so on Thursday, I'll delete everything left in my 1kM shop (I'm running a closing sale right now).

Go look at the 1kM forums and find out that several other people looked themselves up on Bonanza, having not yet received the transfer email and found their shops already transfered!

Now, granted nothing is supposedly 'visible', but, 1kM and Bonanza transfered MY listings and all MY info, WITHOUT MY PERMISSION.

That was supposed to be something *I* got to choose whether I wanted to do or not, not something they arbitrarily decided to do for me.

I spent 30 minutes deleting everything and canceling the 'booth' they tried to set up for me.

The fact they did this without my knowledge- after telling us WE would be the ones to do it!- makes me angry.

Ok, I'm done venting.

And I went and opened a Zibbet shop. I figured, I get 30 days free, I'll give it a shot.

By this weekend, I may reopen my Big Cartel shop as well.
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Sep. 21st, 2010

Disappointment and a Sale

News broke this morning that Bonanzle, changing its name to Bonanza, acquired 1000Markets yesterday.

Users on 1kM are up in arms, so to speak, many are saying they will be closing down, or have done so already. I'm sad, as I really like 1kM, even though I mainly used it as more of a portfolio instead of a selling site. But I DID sell there, so that was something at least. And the really ironic part? Views on my shop have skyrocketed these past 2 weeks. Heh.

No forewarning, no inkling that this was happening, nothing until this morning when 1kM users suddenly received an email telling them that 1000Markets would be effectively closed on Sept 30th, start getting ready to move now.

The email went on to say that Bonanza would be a great site to sell on (no, it won't be) and that in the next day or so, we'd get an email detailing how to move our items 'seamlessly'. That gives users less than a week to fully integrate their 1kM shops into Bonanza. Otherwise, they would find themselves locked out of their own 1kM accounts by 5pm Pacific Time, Sept 30th.

From everything I've been reading and looking at the Bonanza site myself, I've come to the conclusion, that, yes, it is rather like a 'flea market' site, as it was described.

Others say it's hard to navigate, hard to search and just plain ugly.

Forums on Etsy, Artfire and 1000Markets- as linked above- are full of sentiments like this.

Having done a bit of exploring on the Bonanza site myself, I find I cannot and will not compete with mass market sellers, blatant resellers, flea market finds, hell, even magazine subscriptions to magazines I already HAVE or HAD a subscription too! ( I kid you not.)

My OOAK items would not and do not fit in there unlike what 1000Markets claims. Therefore, I will not be making the transfer over. Currently, after my 1kM shop closes, I will be only at Etsy and Artfire. I may reopen either the Big Cartel shop or check out Zibbet or Ruby Lane.

What does this mean? Well, for YOU, it means a huge sale on 1000Markets! Before I close the shop or let 1kM close it, I want to try to sell things first.

So, Sept 21st to Sept 29th, all 1000Markets items are now 60%-75% OFF.

1000 Markets

Get it while the gettings good.

Sep. 15th, 2009

Newest Beadwork

'The Sun's Mirror', 2nd in my new 'Mirror' Series, Ndebele(Herringbone) Choker
Available on 1000Markets or Artfire.

As yet unnamed (and unlisted) brooch, featuring a raku fired button by LisaPetersArt

Jul. 7th, 2009

New scarves at Artfire and 1000Markets, as well as updated photos of others.

First up is the new scarves.

13"w x 68"l
100% Crepe De Chine Silk

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'Water' is a hand dyed 100% Crepe De Chine silk scarf, carefully dyed in the Arashi Shibori method.

Available HERE or HERE.

'Under the Oaks'
Hand dyed Silk Scarf
11"w x 60"l
100% Habotai (China) Silk

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'Under the Oaks' is a unique hand dyed and sunprinted 100% Habotai silk scarf.

Available HERE or HERE.

Dark Series III
11"w x 60"l
100% Crepe De Chine Silk

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'Boneyard' is a unique, hand dyed 100% Crepe De Chine silk scarf, that has been carefully dyed in the Arashi Shibori dyeing method, using Procion MX dyes. It was then discharged, and overdyed again with Procion MX dyes, resulting in the unique colors and patterns you see.

Available HERE or HERE.

The following scarves have updated photos...

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Jun. 6th, 2009

Newest piece in my 'Our Lady' series...

Our Lady of Seas by =WolfSilverOak on deviantART

Available Here or if you prefer Etsy, Here.

Jun. 1st, 2009

Our Lady of Cynics by =WolfSilverOak on deviantART

May. 27th, 2009

InBetween Times...

Sometimes, when I get stuck on a project, I do something else.

Not something overly elaborate, but something quick and easily finished.

This is one of those times.

While I'm currently stuck as to how I'd like to attach the pendant to my recent necklace, I decided to make another brooch.

I actually completed 3/4s of it last night in one sitting. A few more hours, and it'll be completely finished, then, all I have to do is wait for a good sunny day to take crisp, clean photos.

Second in my 'Our Lady' series of brooches. Maybe I can find more faces like these and continue the series. I hope.}:P

Otherwise, it's not much of a series if there's only 2, now is it? Heh.

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