I've been in a slump lately and haven't been stitching much or even swedish weaving since my last post... So I decided to get a diamond painting back out that I bought on Amazon for $0.01 plus shipping.
It did come from China but the symbols were very clear and I received more than enough drills.
It is a round drill full coverage. I am concerned however about copyright issues that I have read about recently in Youtube comments with some diamond painting shops that sell them so I may not buy from the particular person again.
I am going to research reputable companies and people from now on IF I decide to get into Diamond Painting on a regular basis. It is quite expensive and I don't want to get up a stash like my cross stitching , #1 not enough room in my craft room at the moment.
Anyhoo this is what I had bought back in Nov. 2019 from Amazon- The reviews are not so good now for the person selling items on Amazon so I won't link the shop here. I don't want my followers to have a bad experience....
The name of the Kit is Wolf and it features 4 wolf heads
The containers at the top are mine from my cross stitching bead collection that I haven't yet filled up. The drills come in plastic bags attached to each other but no small baggies to store them in so they will stay in those for now. There is more than enough wax for the pen. I filled it 3 times total.
I just finished it tonight and did a modge podge seal on it. I'll need to find something better to seal them with in the future.
I have purchased 3 more and did receive one which I am going to show next and will link the company website. I'm impressed with this company because they put in the title shipped from the USA or US and it does ship from Nevada-if it doesn't say SHIP FROM THE US in the title then it ships from China(YT is the first letters of the tracking number which is YUNExpress , never heard of this shipping company so we shall see when the tool upgrade kit comes in- as of this evening it was processing, I ordered both on the 8th of this month and received the diamond kit on Saturday the 13th- 2 days before it was originally due to show up!!!
** June 21,2020 As I was typing this apparently the company was sending a reply to me on 1 I sent from the site thru email stating this:
Upon checking, your order is still in process.
Please allow 2-4 weeks for your order to be delivered.
Once the item ships and tracking number is available, we will send you an email.
****8-17-2020 This company kept giving me the run around about my order. 2 months in and no DP. Kept telling me at least 3 times it would be 3-4 weeks and then silence.
** July 27th 2020- Still haven't received Diamond Painting****
** June 21,2020 ordered from SHIMMER STITCH ( based in the USA)
I want people to know some issues. The diamond paintings I have seen from this company do look good in the pictures I've seen. My concern is the customer service and receiving the products. The money comes out of your account right away but they won't ship right away like they state they will.
The place I ordered from stated it ships from the USA however after reading thru some comments in a group , they seem to come from China. Also states fast shipping. I have not heard anything from the company at all even though I emailed them twice once thru a reply from the order receipt and found another email on the website so I emailed that. Quite a few people are/were in their "club" but have stated that they haven't received the Jan. Feb. March club boxes. A few stated that they haven't received their orders at all and it's been months since they ordered. Apparently the company has been in business for 2 years and is run by a individual. But yet they hold LIVE videos 3 times a week and will ship those orders immediately. So anyone ordering OFF their website pretty much has to wait months on end and HOPE they get thier orders if they get them at all.
So with all that said. I am out some money possibly and absolutely will NOT order from them again.
**** Completed Aug. 13th, 2020
** July 27th 2020 Started but not complete. Have to wait on a light pad to come in
This one is Enchanted Rose, some of the symbols are a tad bit hard to see but I can see what they are for the most part, It seems to be a poured glue.
Square drills here they all look good no defects that I can tell as of right now
on the original bags as you see in the 3rd photo down the numbers are stamped in black making it difficult to see them.