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Old 2014-08-14, 7:42am
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I got a message on Etsy the other day for a custom order that I don't feel comfortable doing. The lady said she bought these beads somewhere years ago & would like them recreated. She can't remember where she got them. Anyway I told her that I couldn't do the job but that I would ask around & see if anyone else could do it for her.

So here are the beads, she said that the larger cylindrical shaped ones are about 1/3 of an inch long. Anyone willing to make her some similar, let me know & I will put you in contact with her.
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Old 2014-08-17, 5:59pm
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Come on, no one out there could make something similar to this? Or are you all thinking the same thing I am when you look at those beads?
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Old 2014-08-17, 6:16pm
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She contacted me too. She wasn't happy with my answer that I couldn't do it.
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Old 2014-08-17, 10:15pm
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Robyn, what are you thinking?
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Old 2014-08-18, 12:45am
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Angie, wow, she was OK when I said I couldn't do them, but I did say I would ask to find out if anyone I knew would be willing to do it. Maybe she won't be so nice when I say I couldn't find anyone to do it .

Kristen, I'm thinking that they look like cheap chinese knockoffs.
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Old 2014-08-18, 6:08am
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Am I missing a joke or something here? That's just a latticino wrapped around a blue core, right?
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Old 2014-08-18, 7:20am
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If she is being snarky about people saying they can't or won't do them.

I'd run, run, run the other way. Custom orders can be so touchy to start with ... don't need a snarky customer to boot.

Color isn't quite right, spacing isn't quite right. Your pink is lighter/darker ... yada yada yada. Just say no. Or quote some fabulously paying quote ... because the pain of the job is going to be well worth the extra money.
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Old 2014-08-18, 4:05pm
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Old 2014-08-18, 4:35pm
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I think I have some just like those that I bought in a package from Joann's or Beverly's (one of the craft stores around here) before I knew what Lampworked beads Really looked like.
Yep, I'm guessing they're cheap knockoffs too.
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Old 2014-08-18, 5:10pm
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Yep, and she was SNARKY! This is me running ..... away.......
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Old 2014-08-18, 6:43pm
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Wow Angie, thanks for letting me know. I wouldn't want to pass her on if she's going to be like that, I will just tell her I couldn't find anyone.

Brendah, I'm glad it wasn't just me!
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Old 2014-08-18, 6:58pm
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Just tell her nobody wants to copy anyone else's work!
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Old 2014-08-20, 2:46am
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Curious, did her name start with a "B"?
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Old 2014-08-20, 8:13pm
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Ravenesque, no.
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