Funny how it all started...
14 years ago when my oldest son was born my grandfather asked me "why not create an album for him?" My grandfather used to create beautiful albums of his trips with my grandmother and didn't even know he was scrapbooking.
That was my first step in the world of crafting.
I started making that album and before I knew it I was sucked into a magical world. I got so sucked into it that six years ago I quit my job and started crafting professionally. I established a business for designing custom made albums for special occasions.
With time I experienced new crafting techniques and materials and I started creating mixed media projects, 3D and interactive designs and altered art. I also started teaching workshops and classes.
When the demand to buy my finished products such as mini albums, canvases and altered items came I decided to combine that with my love of teaching and open an Etsy shop. This way I'll have a place to sell finished hand made items along side classes and tutorials.
Cogwheels and Curls embodies this combination: cogwheels are one of my favorite materials and curls...well... you can see my photo.
My name is Einat kessler and I'm a designer from Israel. I am a designer, workshop teacher, writer and artist. I design scrapbooks, mini albums, paper crafts, mixed media, canvases, cards, 3D and interactive designs.
Here’s what you can find on Cogwheels and Curls:
Premade mini albums and books
Wall art mixed media canvases
PDF, video Tutorials and Class Instructions
Class & Design Samples: Mini Books, Altered Items, Scrapbook Layouts
Unique steampunk and Ephemera packs and embellishments
I custom fit items sold on the shop upon request. In case you want to insert your own photos into one of the items please let me know. I will then email the guidelines of the format and size of the photos to email me. I also do custom design of certain items on the shop, such as canvases, mini albums and other gifts. Please contact me with any question regarding custom design.
If you are new to shopping on Etsy, here is a great tutorial to answer all of your questions about purchasing: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/339
Accepted payment methods
If you don't have a PayPal account, you can pay using any credit card through PayPal.
Please select the 'Paypal' option when you checkout. After you submit your order, click the ‘pay now’ button, scroll down and you will see the option to pay with a credit or debit card without having to sign up for a Paypal account.
Here is how to pay with a credit card through PayPal (no registration needed!):
International customers: Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.
If I have not received payment within 48 hours of your order, I will have to cancel the order.
All buyers will receive appropriate feedback.
Shipping times vary depending on your location; please allow about 10-30 business days for the shipment to arrive, (during the holiday season shipping time might be slightly longer).
All the items are shipped by registered air mail with tracking code.
Shipping costs are estimated on the item listings. If actual shipping is more than the amount paid, I will invoice you for the difference.
Expedited shipping - EMS (Express airmail service) delivery is also available. The rate is approximately $25 to the USA, and $30 for all other international destinations but may change depending on the item.
It takes about 2-6 business days to arrive, (during the holiday season shipping time might be slightly longer).
Please contact me if you wish to upgrade to this option.
International buyers - please be aware that any potential customs duties, taxes or fees, are at the buyer's responsibility.
Each item is carefully wrapped with a bubble wrap or placed in a padded envelope.
Please notice that the order will be shipped to your Etsy address unless specified otherwise.
If your PayPal and Etsy addresses are different, PLEASE let me know to which address you would like to ship the item.
If you want me to send the item to a different address, please contact me.
Returns and exchanges
If an item is damaged during shipping or it did not meet your expectations please notify me within 5 days of receiving your purchase. If we cannot work it out return the item to me at your shipping cost and a replacement will be sent if available. If a replacement is not available, a refund less Etsy, shipping, and Paypal fees will be issued within 21 days of the item arriving back at my address and/or the transaction will be canceled. The item must be returned in its original wrap, in new and unused condition.
Thank you for taking the time to read through this policy :)
Additional policies and FAQs
Personalized items cannot be returned.
By purchasing a video tutorials, patterns or PDF instructions from my store you agree to the following PERSONAL USE ONLY terms:
Create as many projects as you would like for your own personal (non business) use. Make a few for yourself! And don't forget to make some to give as gifts to your friends and family!
Please don't forward or share any of the video tutorials, patterns and PDF instructions with others. Please use the item personal use only and not for commercial use. Do not Sell the item and/or the finished product. Contact me for a commercial license via convo or email.