Two weeks after I launched the new drip tips on the site my so called friend goes and starts making drip tips for her site using the tips she bought out from under me from my supplier. What do you think she offered? You guessed it cup cake drip tips. I then started making other things on my drip tips which she quickly started doing as well. I found an amazing fondant artist in the UK that was making zombie bears for cake toppers. I messaged her and explained I am a polymer clay artist and would like to offer to my customers her zombie bears out of clay for sale. She gave me her blessing as long as I give her credit for her design which I always do. I launched the zombie bear drip tips on the site on 12/05/2014 giving credit to the original designer. On 01/10/2015 my so called friend posts on her page introducing the zombie bear drip tip in the exact same colors as my launched zombie bear drip tip. After I made some more of my zombie bear tips she posts on her facebook page "Oh Look I Have A Copy Cat". I did not respond to this but when I saw it all I could think is if you want to see a copy cat go look in the mirror. After I posted on my page that my Zombie Bear was introduced on 12/05/2014 she then changed the name of the zombie bear to an ouchie bear on her site.
She got into a click with some other people and has since started trashing my tips stating they are made of poor quality and crumbling clay. I have had many custom orders and not one person has said their purchased tip was crumbly or of poor quality. I pride myself in good quality, good customer service, and fast shipping! I pour my heart into every item I make. I am a licensed business in the state of AZ. This so called friend now ex friend is not even a licensed business.
I have never claimed to be the first person to offer scarves or drip tips and I am not going to start now. Their are other people making the same things as I am. Each of those has a different method of making those things. But I will say when a person that is suppose to be your friend buys out your supplier out from under you, lies about why they want to learn to do something you do, copies you and lies about you to others there is a problem. I wanted to address this problem. I have seen the light and will never trust this person ever again. I am sad to say it will make me more guarded about opening up in the future.
If a person has to talk lies and trash about another business just to make their business better it is down right wrong and nasty. When you hear someone talking crap do not listen to that person listen to the many happy customers a business has and how long that business has been in business. Some people love to ride the coat tails of others and make it look like they are not. Why are there adults in this world that never grow up and act like we are all still in high school? I am an adult and choose to act as such. There are people in this world that are truly rotten in the inside and look on the out side to be good people. Do not be fooled by the rotten apples of the world!
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