Posts Tagged: '1kmarket'

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.



'Water'
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.





'Boneyard'
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...

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Our Lady of Seas by =WolfSilverOak on deviantART


Available Here or if you prefer Etsy, Here.

Jun. 1st, 2009

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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.

May. 15th, 2009

Procrastination is my best friend today...



A few weeks or so ago, Beadweaving Emporium Market came up with bi-monthly Challenges, to help us jump start a new project or idea, or whathaveyou.

The theme for July is 'New Horizons'. Very interesting, I thought, quite a few different ways to interpt too.

So off I went to pull out all those pages of various bead stitches I'd printed off years ago and never really got around to teaching myself the majority of. I figured I'd narrow the selection down to 3 or 4 different stitches I've been meaning to learn and just haven't gotten around to, and have Mark chose one- or as he did, two.



See, I tend to stick with what works for me. And sometimes that can put me in a rut and I'll just keep doing the same thing, over and over and over again, in varying combinations of colors and shapes, generally. But it's invariably the same few stitches, repeatedly.

I've never motivated myself to want to learn a new stitch. Not in years. In fact, the last new stitch I learned was the 'Karmen' stitch and the 'NetWeave Drop' stitch, several years ago. I learned them, but then... never did anything with them.



BEM's bi-monthly challenge was a great jump start to get myself motivated again. To make me want to learn at least one new beadwork stitch and stretch my repertoire that much more. To that end, I had Mark chose from a stack of stitches I'd never done before.

He chose two stitches, suggesting that I use one as the base, and do the other off of it, incorporating the cab I wanted to use as a focal point to the entire piece. This is why I keep him around- he has an awesome way of helping me figure out a new design or color combo. For someone so technical minded, he has a great sense of creativity to go along with it.



So, I beaded up the cab, a gorgeous piece of Lace Agate by Ahna over on that other site that starts with an 'E'. But then I also went ahead and beaded up a pair of fused glass topped tiles I had that I wanted to play with. If I tell you where I got them, you won't believe me, so I won't.}:P

Ok, yes, I beaded the 2 tiles as procrastination rather than actually starting on learning one of the other bead stitches Mark chose. Except, I finished them last night and now, besides taking photographs of my absolutely gorgeous German Bearded Irises, Siberian Irises and Japanese Irises that are all blooming, or catching up on the several days worth of food posts I need to do- one of which is the Daring Cook's challenge due on the 14th, I have no other reason NOT to start teaching myself.



The only thing holding me back is... myself. That little shadow voice in the back of my head telling me I'll fail won't shut up. That little sorrow filled other voice saying, hey, it's almost the 1yr anniversary of Dante's passing, shouldn't you be more depressed, also won't shut the devil up.

But I look at these freshly beaded pieces and I look at my gardens and I look at the myriads of photos I have of Dante in happier times, and I wonder, why the devil should I be depressed, why the devil should I feel like I'm going to fail when I can do THIS.



And thus, all reasons to continue to procrastinate leave. And thus, motivation once again returns.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have the herringbone beadwork stitch to learn.

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