Monday, January 19, 2009

Etsy's Best Suppliers for Jewelry Designers... in my opinion!

I have personal policy. Crudely put, it is: "I won't hand money to an asshole unless I have to." It's my money; I can choose how I spend it, and who I hand it to, for the most part. Sometimes we have to hand it over; there are times in our lives where we have no choice. But day to day, we vote with our dollars -- with our money we vote, collectively, which businesses will thrive and which will not.

The opposite side of that Yin-Yang coin is that I prefer to hand my money to good, kind people. The women listed here are not just my suppliers, but also some of my favorite people to communicate with at Etsy. It's a pleasure to order from them, and I feel good knowing that if I'm going to be giving someone my money for supplies, it's them. I won't go into specifics about these lovely people, because that might involve divulging confidences, but let me tell you, these women are golden, and have been much more than kind to me. And these are all women I never knew until I met them through buying supplies at Etsy.

There is one constant when it comes to these lovely women: they are all marvelous people. It's not just that they have wonderful products at great prices, fast shipping, great customer service (though all of that is true of them, and very important!), but more, they are the salt of the earth. Generous, kind, helpful, they really care about their customers and they are just very decent, fantastic people.

If you are looking for fantastic items for your jewelry-making endeavours, please look them up -- you won't be disappointed. And please tell them Adorn Me said "Hi!."

Bead Supplies - Shop owner: Wendy

Blue Marble Beads - Shop owner: Sue

Brie's Boutique - Shop owner: Brie

Cathy's Jewels - Shop owner: Cathy

Fab Beads - Shop owner: Shannon

Magnolia Supplies - Shop owner: Mag (well, that's what I call her!)

Mountain Shadow Design - Shop owner: Diana

PenGwynne Beads - Shop owner: Gwynne

Treasures by Karen - Shop owner: Karen


Diana said...

Wow, I'm honored to be on your list!! What a nice post, you made my day :)

Adorn Me jewelry said...

I'm so glad, Diana. Just telling the truth. Don't you love it when it feels good doing business with someone? I do. That's why there is the list. :c)

l'actrice said...

I can only agree Tina! People are generally honest and very helpful on etsy and they care! That's what I love so much about this community:-)
It's a very nice thing to support them:-) like you do with your list!


Anonymous said...

Hey Tina!

Thanks so much for your well-wishes! You're an angel! I'm feeling much, much better, and have been flying again (just my regular schedule). It was so good to hear from you. I just wanted to stop by and tell you about what a lovely post you just wrote :)! I may have to stop by these ladies' shops when I start to purchase more inventory.

ZaftigDelights said...

Very nice of you to give kudos to these great sellers/suppliers, Tina. I buy from many of them as well and they are "gems" in the business! :)

~ Sandie -

Adorn Me jewelry said...

Thank you, Iris. :c) You are such a sweetheart of a supportive friend!

Cindy, I'm really glad to hear you're feeling better. Thanks for your comment on my post. I feel very fortunate to have met so many wonderful people, of all kinds, doing this work. I'm grateful. :c)