Today was my day to post over at Love My Art Jewelry. I have a little tutorial over there for making some very quick wire beads/connectors like these.
I had something very interesting (well...to me it was interesting) happen to me today. I had this pendant necklace listed in my Etsy shop (which links automatically to my Indiemade site).
The necklace features 9 little Burmese Jade Discs, which I purchased eons ago from a very popular online seller. Well, I received an email from the honchos at Etsy, informing me that my listing was deactivated for the following reason:
"Etsy's policies prohibit the sale of items sanctioned by the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) at the US Department of the Treasury. OFAC prohibits any transactions involving jadeite or rubies from Burma (Myanmar)"
If you are an Etsy Seller, please refer to this link, which details the policy.
This action on Etsy's part did NOT upset me - in fact, Etsy refunded me my listing fee, as this was a first for me.
I also let the online seller know - and they have removed the jade from their website.
I just thought I would pass this information on - who knows...it may be of value to to you in the future!
Thanks for stopping by today!!!