Here is a piece of fiber art that I have pieced & stitched together, using several coordinating fabrics. Next step was to embellish t using hand embroidery, ribbon flowers, sequins, beads, old lace, and a lovely Mucha lady fabric image. I then backed it with a dark blue denim fabric.
I am offering it the way it is, for you to finish up yourself and add your own touches, then finish your own way. You could add more embellishment, beads, old buttons, charms, then finish it up into a cosmetic bag, or to hold a checkbook. You could also incorporate it into an art quilt as a focal point, use as an applique for a tote bag or the back of a denim jacket. Or - you could frame it using family memorabilia such as old photos, old buttons, old pieces of jewelry, old hankies, etc. This piece measures 7-1/4" wide by 14-5/8" long. Use it however your imagination leads you to incorporate it into your own project.
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.