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Disclaimer: I feel the compulsion to give a disclaimer before saying almost anything, so frequent and unabashed self-effacing criticism or half-hearted apologies will ensue.

I also like making lists, so...

[ Disclaimer: I chronically use the ellipses when trying to be personable online. Perhaps it is a lazy way to make an implication without too lofty a cognitive investment; or, perhaps I am just too lazy to come up with something witty to say. Perhaps, even, I am trying to derail myself before launching into a long-winded, over-analytical diatribe about the motivation behind my awkward interpersonal relations, much like the one included in this particular disclaimer. Nevertheless, ... ]

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  • Born on June 29
  • Joined January 17, 2010

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About

Why do I even bother typing a bio?

Disclaimer: I feel the compulsion to give a disclaimer before saying almost anything, so frequent and unabashed self-effacing criticism or half-hearted apologies will ensue.

I also like making lists, so...

[ Disclaimer: I chronically use the ellipses when trying to be personable online. Perhaps it is a lazy way to make an implication without too lofty a cognitive investment; or, perhaps I am just too lazy to come up with something witty to say. Perhaps, even, I am trying to derail myself before launching into a long-winded, over-analytical diatribe about the motivation behind my awkward interpersonal relations, much like the one included in this particular disclaimer. Nevertheless, ... ]

1. I am not a wholesaler, a reseller, a store operator, nor do I have any occupational connections with retail. I have acquired all of my beads and accoutrements from bead shows, online shopping, craft stores, making them, being the fortunate recipient of someone else's wares, or by other methods I wish to not publicly disclose.

2. Obviously, you have ascertained by this point that I am obsessive-compulsive and ADHD. This is why I have such a large collection of beads. For some reason, I have sought personal fulfillment by finding rare and unique materials. Instead of prudently buying a reasonable amount of beads, I would search endlessly to find them in bulk, calculating the cost of each individual bead per quantity, sometimes buying things in the 1000+ quantity simply because the "per-item" cost is lower than the price of a single item.

3. I over-share.

4. Because Etsy doesn't allow for formatting or HTML, I use quotation marks errantly in lieu of italics.

5. If your actual shipping cost is less than the price I pay to ship the item, I am not going to give you a refund for the 13 cents you were overcharged.

6. I am not a gemologist, but I do have a fairly encyclopedic knowledge of stones. Sometimes much to my chagrin, I remember everything and love to read. I do not know the market value of my products, and my prices are assigned somewhat arbitrarily. I don't have a refractometer, and I don't saw open a bead from each sample to see if it has been dyed. I am unreasonably honest, and will do my best to accurately represent what I am destashing. If you're unhappy with something you received from me, just return it. I won't argue with you.

7. I will ship internationally. If your country's customs do not allow for jewelry supplies (I put "beads for crafts" on the customs labels of your orders), then I will not be responsible if you don't get your order. I'll mail anywhere. Hell, I'll even attempt shipping to dictatorships, Antarctica, Hades, or North Korea, but you are responsible for the loss if your package never arrives. You should know better.

8. My home is smoke-free, but not pet-free. My cat, Rocky, is a Maine Coon with a fro. While I try to maintain a hair-free workstation, it seems like every time I put a piece of tape on a Paypal label, there is a 3" cat hair under it. So, I apologize in advance for this phenomenon.

9. Yes, I really talk like this.

10. I love convos! Write me!

10.5.1. Amendment to previous promise of "goldenrod" usage. Initially, I used the word "goldenrod" as a passcode of sorts to gain freebies with your order; however, because I am indecisive and making decisions like that can sometimes cause me to take an extra hour in packaging a single order, I am calling an immediate cessation of goldenrod usage. In lieu of freebies, please enjoy the goldenrod color of your mailing envelope as a consolation.

11. I really hate using cliche adjectives when I do shop descriptions. The following words are overused, but to preserve some of my brainpower and to qualify the time it takes to list an item, I will liberally use: beautiful, lovely, stunning, cute, charming, and unique. I recognize that using the word "unique" is counterintuitive to the definition of said word; in my defense, I use the word in reference to the supplies I have acquired in relation to the mass-produced beads you may see at craft stores and retail chains.

Visit my blog at http://www.wtfetsy.com

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