How can you diplomatically turn down a trade offer without hurting the craft persons

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  1. So someone on etsy wanted to trade for something I have on etsy but their jewelry is not my taste I dont want to hurt their feelings since its hancrafted but I really dont want to trade for something I dont want
     
  2. #2 Feb 10, 2010
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2010
    I'd say something positive and flattering but still decline. Probably along the lines of, "Thank you for the offer. Your work is lovely! At this time, it doesn't quite fit with my collection, so I must decline."
     
  3. "I'm sorry, I'm selling this because I need the money, so a trade wouldn't be feasible"