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Sadly I have to announce that my Etsy Store, Bearcabinminiatures.etsy.com has been closed by Etsy.
Last night I recieved an email from an Etsy Integrity Team member asking me to answer a 15 question questionaire and to submit a full photographic, indepth tutorial explaining how I make my miniatures within 5 days or else thay would close my store!
I replied to this elusive person giving her a series of links to many of my online tutorials and a link to a recent radio interview where I talk about making my miniatures. I also explained that I have a big show this weekend and that unfortunately, I did not have the time to fulfill her request until after the weekend.
She promptly shut my Etsy Store!
This means that I have no access to any of my followers, feedback (which was 100% and had many glowing reports and all my photographs)
Obviously, I am very upset that a site which I pay for to list my handmade miniatures, have sold on successfully for the last 3 years and who earn comission from me, will just shut my shop at the drop of a hat, without reasonable explanation.
I am appalled and disgusted and have decided not to try have my Etsy store reinstated out of principal.
Hywel has been setting up a website for his new dolls house shop, so I will list my handmade miniatures there from now on.
You can find us at
I apologise for any inconveience caused and I hope you will follow me to our new website.