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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.

Nov. 20th, 2008

Road Trip!

Heading to New Jersey with Caena, Mark, sister in law, the bro in law and niece tomorrow morning.

Going up to have an early Thanksgiving with the parents in law.

Kind of hoping they have snow, so I can get pics of Caena playing in it.

Should be interesting- 4 adults, a 7 yr old and a 5 month old puppy in a Chrysler Town & Country minivan (rental, my idea) for 8 hours...

Sooo I'll be back Monday.

Next week, I have 4, possibly 5 silk scarves to photograph and list, as well as the cotton bandannas. Thinking of running a End of year sale too, to try to clear out a bit of stock, so stay tuned for possible discounts on my silk scarves, chainmaille and beadwork.:)

Have a great weekend. Don't do anything I wouldn't do... which isn't much. Most of all, be safe out there.

Feb. 20th, 2008

New pieces..

Available here

Available here.

Aug. 15th, 2006

Long, Weekend Update Post.. photo heavy.

Ok, so here's the awaited Microfestivus update...

Aug. 4th, 2006

DUDE! How about some research before spouting off your nonsense next time????

So I check my emails and there's this Etsy Conversation from some ... idiot, in my opinion.

He claims my Persian chainmaille bracelet with Lampwork bead (that I sold awhile ago, so why he was looking for it, I have no clue), is actually 'Boxchain'. 

"Hey guy,

just wanted to let you know... in case you make another one, this is not pursian weave. It's a boxchain. Have a good day.
04-08-2006 04:09 pm EST

Err, yeah.  Wrong bud.  Do some reasearch and you'll see that Persian and Boxchain, are one and the same weaves.  One is the historical name, the other the more mainstream name. Oh, and that I'm not a 'guy'.

I replied..

Jul. 13th, 2006

Dante's Spirit Sale

Those of you on my friends list will know exactly what the proceeds of this sale will  benefit.  For the rest of you, I took in a cat that had been, for lack of better terms, 'evicted' by his former owners.  I can't keep said cat, but he needs to have some surgery on his tail, as nearly half is missing and the 'stub' is , if not already, dangerously close to becoming infected. So to help defray costs of the surgery and antibiotics, etc, I'm holding a 'clear out the inventory sale'!

All scarves will be half price*.  All fabrics- fat quarters, fat eighths, will be free shipping*. 
All chainmaille will be 25%-75% off, including Sterling Silver*.

Here's a few teaser photos...

'Fire Dance' Arashi Shibori Silk Scarf
originally 30.00, now  15.00

Arashi Shibori Silk Scarf
originally 40.00, now 20.00

And several other scarves as well...

Sterling Silver Flower Petal Chainmaille Set
originally 40.00, now  25.00

Copper Mobius Knot Chainmaille Necklace
originally 25.00, now 15.00

And several more chainmaille pieces....

12piece Kona Cotton, hand dyed color wheel, fat quarters

And various other fat quarters, fat eighths, yardages, and another color wheel, all FREE SHIPPING...

*When you purchase something, CHECK 'OTHER PAYMENT', in the  Note area, put Cat Sale, and WAIT for me to send you a corrected PayPal invoice that will reflect what your payment should be.

So if there's something you've been holding off on buying, now's the time to do so!

Not only will you be helping a cat get a good home after being doctored, you'll be helping ME thin out some of my inventory and getting something  you really want in return.

Jun. 9th, 2006

New Listing...

Copper Mobius Knot Necklace

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