... this weekend I went to a great art festival wearing a great necklace I bought here. I was asked by several artists where I got it... when I told them I got the same response from them all!! They said "I know that site.. it is like a garage sale/ebay" ...
Guilty by Association
It's like becoming an accessory to murder. You may have told them not to kill someone but after they did you helped them move the body.
Etsy is the venue. The venue makes the rules. If the rules are too wishy-washy to properly define a certain item then the item in particular needs to be evaluated. This is all we're asking for, Etsy.
When I mentioned my Etsy shop, the gallery owner suggested it might be wise not to mention it to other retailers or in applications for higher end shows, as in his opinion and that of many of his colleagues, Etsy is not a place for fine craft. He said he was very excited about the concept when the site first appeared, but that now he feels it has opened itself up to far too much poor quality, mass produced and otherwise poorly presented work. He said that he doesn't take Etsy seriously anymore, as disappointed as he is to feel that way.