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Uniquely Gorgeous Vintage!
Bumbershoot Supplies was grown from an intense love for vintage, coupled with a passion for jewelry making and mixed media arts. The desire to work with the most unique and the finest materials led us into the world of vintage, and the rest, as they say, is history. Bumbershoot Supplies is a family owned and operated boutique business based in beautiful Seattle, Washington. Our goal is to provide you with uniquely gorgeous materials for your creations, coupled with superior customer service. Bumbershoot Supplies was named by our daughter Emma. “Bumbershoot” is a vintage word for umbrella, and making art must be one of the best things to do on a rainy day (not that we here in Seattle would know anything about that).
Our vintage supplies come from all over the world: Cherry Brand beads from occupied Japan in their original packaging, spools of silk ribbon and sequins from France, buttons from Czechslovakia and glass cabochons from occupied Germany are just a few of the many treasures you will find at Bumbershoot Supplies. We are thrilled by the history our supplies reflect, and we invite you to check out our research about our supplies in the “History and Provenance” section of our website.
In keeping with our goal to provide stunning materials of exceptional quality, we have our own lines of antiqued brass and antiqued silver findings and charms manufactured for us by other American family businesses. These businesses, many of which have been manufacturing costume jewelry findings since the 1940’s and earlier, use vintage tooling to produce these findings and we are proud to be supporting this historic American industry. All of our contemporary antiqued brass and antiqued silver findings are nickel, lead and cadmium free.
Our customers are as unique as the supplies we sell to them. We have sold to jewelry artists, costumers, scrapbook artists, milliners, nail artists, interior designers, movie artists, mixed media artists and crafters of all sorts. Our uniquely gorgeous supplies can been found in Parisian art galleries and in your Aunt Millie’s designs. For some examples of the work our artistic and talented customers have created, please check out the “Featured Artist” section of our website.
You can connect with Bumbershoot Supplies in several ways. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to receive 1X free shipping and special offers and coupons that are available only to our newsletter subscribers:
Newsletter sign up: http://www.bumbershootsupplies.com/Newsletter-SignUp-21.html
In addition to Bumbershoot Supplies, we also create and sell jewelry designs featuring our uniquely gorgeous vintage supplies at Bumbershoot Designs.
Sharon and Jim
Owner, Curator, Photography, Shipping
Owner, IT Support, Shipping
If you have questions, you can find us here:
Contact Sharon by Etsy convo or email: sjdurfy<at>bumbershootsupplies.com Website: www.bumbershootsupplies.com
You may enjoy visiting our website www.bumbershootsupplies.com where you can sign up for our newsletter (monthly specials and 1 time free shipping for subscribers only). On our website you will also find information about the history and provenance of our supplies, our featured artists and tutorials and tips, such as how to set vintage rhinestones in pronged settings.
Accepted payment methods
If we have established a reserved listing for you, we will hold it for 24 hours. At the end of 24 hours, if payment has not been received, the reserved listing will be automatically cancelled and items relisted for general purchase.
Please note: Sales tax for Washington State customers will be automatically added to your invoice.
We ship to the address you have provided on Etsy, not to your PayPal address. However, if the addresses on your PayPal and Etsy accounts don't match, we will contact you to confirm your address. We will wait to hear from you before we ship, so address discrepancies will delay your shipping. If we still don't hear from you, we will ship to the address on your Etsy account. If you want shipping to a different address, please indicate in a message with your order. We are not responsible for lost packages shipped to an address you have provided.
NOTE: Our insurance company and the US Postal Service do not consider packages lost in transit until the following amount of time has passed:
Domestic (US): 21 days past shipping date
International: 45 days past shipping date
ITALY: 60 days past shipping date
If your package is lost in transit, we will issue a full refund and file an insurance claim immediately after this amount of time has passed. You may be asked to complete a form for the insurance claim and we appreciate your assistance in completing this paperwork if necessary.
Within the US: We ship US Postal Service First Class and we purchase Delivery Confirmation for every domestic destination. You may upgrade to US Postal Service Priority or Express Mail for additional fees, please choose your desired upgrade when purchasing.
International: International packages are also shipped by US Postal Service First Class. Please note that international orders can take as long as 8 or more weeks to arrive so we ask for your patience while the various mail services do their jobs.
*Upgrades to US Postal Service Priority or Express Mail are available for additional fees, please choose your desired upgrade when purchasing.
*Here is what US Postal Service says about these upgrades, this information applies to both Canada and International upgrades:
*Priority: "Delivery in 6 to 10 business days for many major markets. Average number of days may vary based upon origin and destination."
*Express: "Delivery in 3 to 5 business days for many major markets. Average number of days may vary based upon origin and destination."
Bumbershoot Designs is not responsible for any taxes or customs charges you may incur. We report accurately on customs forms.
Returns and exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
All of the antique and vintage items we sell are unused stock, unless noted. Even though these vintage items have never before been used, they may show their age, with oxidation of metal, aging of surfaces, tiny nicks or chips, etc. If you have any questions about the conditions of a vintage item, or if you have special or particular design needs, please contact us with any questions you may have.
It is important to us to represent our supplies as accurately as possible, both in words and photos. However, many factors influence color, including lighting, your monitor settings, and even how your own eyes perceive color. If you have any questions about the color or condition of any of our designs, please contact us.
Items on the site are not intended for children 15 and under.
All items on the site and all site photos are copyright of Sharon Durfy and Bumbershoot Designs and Supplies Inc.