Orphan Piece, Hand Pieced Fabric Art Piece, Hand Embroidered, Embellished, Finish as Sm Purse, Wall Hanging, Art Quilt
Here is a small piece of fibre art that I have pieced & stitched together using several coordinating fabrics. Next step was to embellish it using hand embroidery, silk ribbon flowers & roses, beads, old lace, trims, and a cute kitten playing a violin fabric image. I then backed it with a dark denim fabric. I am selling it the way it is, for you to finish in your own way - add more embellishment, beads, buttons, charms, a strap to carry (or not) and stitch it up to your liking. It can then be used as a coin purse, or treasure keeper. Last pic shows it folded over to show how it would look if stitched together. You could also add some fabric around the edge to enlarge it and then make it into a larger bag or purse.
Or - you can also choose to use it flat (as in first pic) and add more fabric around it, to create a wall hanging, using it as the focal point. Or - it could be used flat, as a centerpiece of an art quilt, a tote bag, back of a jacket - whatever your imagination leads you to do with it! This piece measures 6" wide by 15" long.
You can view a small bag/purse in my shop of this size to see how I've finished it, as an example - check it out at http://www.nardiesarttowear.etsy.com and check out some original wearable art & jewelry pieces.
Thanks for looking!
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Shipping & policies
I generally use USPS first class mailing, but customer may request special shipping preference, insurance, etc. I would encourage insurance for items totaling over $50 amount. I cannot be held responsible for item(s) lost in the mail if you choose not to insure your item(s). I pack items in bubble wrap or small gift boxes insde a padded envelope, to insure their safe delivery.
I do keep shipping receipts for proof of shipment and can track an item for you if you feel you have not received it within a reasonable amount of time, you can convo me. If you are away during the day, you may want to check with your local post office to see if they are holding your package, and were unable to deliver it to your mailbox for some reason.
Paypal is the preferred method of payment, although I do accept personal checks or bank and postal money orders as well. A personal check will need 7 days to clear before I ship an order, which is considered standard procedure. With Paypal, shipment will be next day, or next business day. With check or money order payments, these must be received within one week of purchase.
I can put an item on reserve for you in my Etsy shop, but you will need to purchase within 30 days. After 30 days, I can no longer keep it on reserve for any one person, unless health circumstances prevail - if that is the case, you need to convo me.
If you special order an item through a convo with me and we settle on details, I will need half of total amount as a down payment as your commitment to purchase item once it is finished. With larger bead embroidered items, a lot of beading hours go into these pieces, and some further investment on my part is often necessary to purchase additional beads and beading materials needed for your project. Once item is completed and listed in my shop, reserved in your name, I cannot refund the half you paid down on it, should you change your mind and decide not to purchase. If there is a delay on last payment, please convo me.
Returns & exchanges
All of my jewelry is handmade by myself and I try to insure its durabilty for the wearer. However, there are some do's and don'ts with handbeaded jewelry and my crochet type jewelry. I advise keeping any beaded jewelry separate in a zip top snack baggie, to protect its beauty and to keep it from being tangled with other jewelry pieces in a jewelry box or dresser drawer. Handbeaded jewelry is made using a sturdy beading thread, so it is sturdy under normal wearing conditions.
As with any wearable purchase, pay attention to details of the item in description - size, color, etc. If you are truly unhappy with your purchase after you initially receive it, please convo me. I will be glad to work with you in returning and fixing the problem, or making a suitable exchange for a like dollar amount item in my shop. I want you to be happy with your purchase and truly hope you will enjoy wearing it. I know from my own experience that you will get lots of compliments on your purchase when you wear it!
I do all beadwork myself in a smoke free environment. I also make the Victorian crazy quilt style pieced /fiber art purses, and all embroidery work and beading is hand done by me. Each one of my items each takes several hours or several days to complete - the purses each take about a week to complete. A larger bead embroidered necklace can take 2-4 weeks to complete.
My beadwoven and crochet bracelets and necklaces are the size stated in description. If a different size is desired, you will need to send me a convo to request it, prior to purchase, so I can reserve it in your name when it is completed.
All items listed in my shop are one of a kind pieces, all designed and created by myself. I only use quality materials in all of my work - materials used are always stated in my item description.