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Hello everyone!

We wanted to write a quick journal on a few things.

1. We are judging the contest. It's very, very hard 0_0 we'll be posting a poll soon so viewers can help us judge :)

2. What is with all the spam on this site? We log on and half the comments are "take this survey make $80 a day!" We hope DA does something about it instead of making more vanity changes to the site :(

3. A little while ago we posted a journal saying that if someone posts a key similar to ours, we don't want people to go and flame them or call them copycats. Unfortunately, that journal seemed to give some people the wrong impression. We did not mean that people could just steal our designs and duplicate them. We just didn't want fights over people copying our work. Everyone is inspired by something. Unfortunately, we saw recently that someone was copying our designs, the title, and even our descriptions and selling them on etsy. When someone mentioned that they were copying our designs, the person said that we told them and gave them permission to copy our stuff. That we wanted people to copy our work.

This makes us sad pandas.

We do not own key necklaces. We know other people on this site like to make key necklaces, and some people have even been inspired by us. That's perfectly fine, but please, we encourage people to be original and not copy our designs :)

While browsing the jewelry- necklace & pendant section we saw keys that were very similar to ours.

We always see things on other people's work, artist's exploding or starting a war just because someone is doing something similar to them or obviously was inspired by their style. We don't want to be those kind of people! We just want to encourage people to make their own designs :)


On a final, more happy note, we will continue with our normal free key giveaway this friday :D so keep an eye out if you want to win a free key!
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:icontwyeye:
Twyeye Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
YAY!!! :squee:
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lotus115 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
such beautiful keys!!!
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FreakyNightmare Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:heart:I love keys:heart:
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:iconlordofstupidity:
LordofStupidity Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
How do you win a free key?
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:iconx-memoire-x:
x-Memoire-x Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't wait to see the winner entries! :)
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Kiara-Ongiri Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
How do I enter the free key contest? o3o I love your keys
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Solatoral Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Love DA as a site, but they honestly have some of the most piss-weak service when it comes to trolls, spammers, art thefts and the like.

I love the site. Love looking at art, love meeting new and kind people. But the people that run the site honestly make me question their thought process constantly.
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Pixie-angel Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So how would we keep an eye out for a free key!
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:iconkeyperscove:
KeypersCove Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
just watch our journals :)
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:iconnyx-aeterna:
Nyx-Aeterna Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wait for them to post the journal on Friday, perhaps? It's what they always do.
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xXlostanimeangelXx Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love you guys and your amazing work! I'll probably be buying a necklace for Christmas from your store <3 (Still gonna try to win a free one though xD)

Good luck with your judging! :D
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CaraBlondie Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
I'm sorry that things are being misunderstood. I know that always annoys me. :(
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cooltime17 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that funny, I never get spam. maybe just because DA is big...

It nice to hear that you guys don't mind people being inspired by your works, and I hope God gives you all plenty of peace :)
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StoryBookImaging Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
With my move fiasco, I forgot to finish my submission! VERY SAD!
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:iconcrittercre8r:
Crittercre8r Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
In other words... Copy/Paste = Bad, Inspiration = Good :P.

Good luck with the judging! I have no photo editing software, so could not join into this contest but look forward to seeing the results!
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:iconfalling-wish:
Falling-Wish Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student General Artist
It's sad to hear about people getting the wrong message from your journal. : ( Sorry to hear about that!
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Silver-Kit Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ahh... you're so nice... the kindness radiates from the screen!
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GothKat89 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
DIE EVIL SPAM! lol jk.
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AppleGrassxx Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Report the spam so they can ban the users
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:icontriangie:
triangIe Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's terrible! D:
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BandGeekNinja0723 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah there's so much spam on YouTube as well. @_@
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:iconindi-dere:
indi-dere Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my! Sad pandas you say? How terrible....
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:iconiedasb:
iedasb Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I bought a kit aswell, I'll make original keys, or at least try^^
I hate copying D:
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EPIllustrations Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
omg -_______-
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:iconinksashes:
InksAshes Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012   General Artist
I recently bought one of the part kits you were selling so i could use the components in a birthday present i'm constructing for my friend, although i am casting my own mold for a personalized charm i want to use as the centerpiece (and i'm probably starting to run low on time for this...), i understand very well the feeling of being inspired by some of your key works and wanting to use some of the components present in many of your keys, for example, the wings (which i find absolutly gorgeous :D)
Sadly, people tend to overreact (a lot) and forget that there is a big differance between copying an idea and being inspired by one. Even in the case of people who might draw a heavily referanced immage, as long as you give credit where credit is due i don;t see the issue.

Anyways, i wished to say thank you so much for offering the parts, since, if not for you guys, i probably would never have been able to put this design together... (now lets just pray i manage to get this done... :P )
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:iconkeyperscove:
KeypersCove Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Let us know how the key creation goes :D yes we see people overreact a lot, we don't want to be that way, we just want to encourage originality :)
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:iconinksashes:
InksAshes Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012   General Artist
well... my creation is progressing i suppose... [link] although i'm not quite content with the charm yet... so i still have some work to be doing :)
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KeypersCove Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
awesome :)
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:iconiedasb:
iedasb Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so you was the one who bought the kit I wanted, uh? XD
I bought other kit aswell, I'll make original keys, or at least try^^
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InksAshes Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012   General Artist
hahahaha lol, first time i considered buying a kit they sold out overnight... i saw one and grabbed it on the spot :) i wish you good luck with your keys!
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iedasb Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle:
Thanks, I wish luck to you yoo :D
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:iconkeyshe54:
Keyshe54 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012   Traditional Artist
Sure some of the same charms are available to everyone so there will be similarity just on that, but some one HAS to go out of their way to copy.

*Face Palm* I am truly surprised some one would think you saying not to bother people who do similar work and THAT is fine to twist that 'very' clear statement to be giving permission to just copy and rip ideas, work and descriptions. :/ I'd sooner think they knew what they were doing and used that as a lame excuses. Sorry about you having to make this statement to clarify some thing obvious.
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LuminositySeven Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
I'd want to hope that whomever did such a thing ... that maybe it was a translation or context error on their part? (Like that English wasn't their language of origin and they misconstrued some things). But maybe that's just me. I'd hate to think that someone would consciously set out to do something underhanded.
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Keyshe54 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012   Traditional Artist
I really would be happy to hear that was the case. If they were native english/ or fluent though it would be really bizarre not 'unheard' of but weird.
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KeypersCove Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Of course, it's not like we forge the parts ourselves, everyone can buy what we buy, we were just a little surprised by the person's reaction. Especially because their work was very nice, it's not like they didn't have the talent to make something original :)
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Keyshe54 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012   Traditional Artist
I know what you mean!
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Branwennwolf Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
:c I hope people will be inspired by your work and not simply copy it. You're keys are lovely! It's not hard to see how anyone could be inspired by them. x3

And yaaaay a poll! 8DDD
Will the poll DECIDE the contest or just help you guys with it? O: Only asking because I've seen contests go to the polls become "how popular is this artist" rather than about the art itself... XD
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:iconkeyperscove:
KeypersCove Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
We are picking our top 10 choices, and then we'll put up the poll and the top 3 will be chosen by our watchers :)
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NinaNikolova Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I assume there would be only one entry per person within the top 10? Hope so. :)
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:iconkeyperscove:
KeypersCove Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Yes :)
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:iconbranwennwolf:
Branwennwolf Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
^^ Okay! I don't envy you having to pick even a top ten... XD I could never do something like this.
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LuminositySeven Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
I'm curious to know that as well. I've also seen the whole 'who can pull in the most votes from all their friends and acquaintances on FB' popularity type of poll contests too.
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Branwennwolf Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Yeah. :c It's very sad to see. I mean, sometimes, it IS the best art who manages to win... XDD But others... Of course, that's all opinion! =D What I think is worth number 1 doesn't mean others will think it's number 1. ^^
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madnessBeniHime Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do hope you guys don't feel like my jewelry is too similar to yours. I myself don't think that since I find your jewelry far better than mine still haha :P And I try to keep mine personal and more "me" but.. :P
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KeypersCove Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
No worries ;)
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madnessBeniHime Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
good :) I get paranoid :F
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Silver786 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Writer
Poor sad pandas :( :huggle:

I hope that people will understand :nod:

And you seem to be a very calm person, I admire you for that :D

I can't wait for the poll now ! :la:
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KeypersCove Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
lol I'm sure they will :) there's no sense in getting worked up over something that's suppose to be enjoyable :D
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eveningstars242 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I had some spam comments when I first started on here but just remember to report, report, report!! It's the only way they can be stopped.
As for the copying, it's gotten so bad that even when people use tutorials, the people using them accuse each other of stealing even if they both used the same tutorial!! *rolls eyes* I hope they get a clear message on not copying, but you know people
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KeypersCove Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Yes the art theft issue seems to be, often times, blown out of proportion. Some people tend to overreact and we don't want to be like that, but it's just nice if people try to do their own stuff :)
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