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your purchases are shipped first class through the US Postal Services.
***If you need additional services such as delivery confirmation, insurance, or a tracking number, it is your obligation to let me know. These are additions to the basic shipping service offered. If your package has gone missing, and you have NO tracking requested, we are both out of luck. If it is important to you to have this, Please put your request into the notes section of the order. This is vital for insurance as well. NOONE plans for inconveniences, but they do happen.
A Paypal invoice adjustment will be made to include any up-charges. I hate to do this, but it is just the way it is right now. Also, the postal rates will be increasing again in April due to post office increases.
***I also use the shipping address on your etsy account only. if it is different,please let me know…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 29
  • Joined June 5, 2007

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vintage, jewelry, knitting, felting, fabric, architecture, flowers, food, graphics

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your purchases are shipped first class through the US Postal Services.
***If you need additional services such as delivery confirmation, insurance, or a tracking number, it is your obligation to let me know. These are additions to the basic shipping service offered. If your package has gone missing, and you have NO tracking requested, we are both out of luck. If it is important to you to have this, Please put your request into the notes section of the order. This is vital for insurance as well. NOONE plans for inconveniences, but they do happen.
A Paypal invoice adjustment will be made to include any up-charges. I hate to do this, but it is just the way it is right now. Also, the postal rates will be increasing again in April due to post office increases.
***I also use the shipping address on your etsy account only. if it is different,please let me know.
***ALL LOCATIONS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE SHIPPING PROFILES...
1}NO ONE needs to write to ask for me to make this happen anymore.
2}Under no circumstances will I ship to Turkey any longer. It is simply too problematic.
3}Italy's postal system requires extra attention as well. If you need shipping here, it should be discussed first.
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Thank you for your understanding.
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MY Profile... should that be of interest:
I was born in the middle of a Yankees double header... the doctor had tickets for the games and was not happy to have me arrive then. Now I am a happy happy member of the world wide RED SOX nation.

Once upon a time in a state not far away, I learned about and practiced as a college student. Twice. The first time earned me a bachelor of arts degree(Mount Holyoke College) and the second tortured me into a bachelor of architecture degree and license(Boston Architectural Center, MA license). I actually practiced architecture and worked retail sales as I earned these degrees.

Currently, I live with my husband, 3 funny,unruly kids and a very indulged 67 pound lap dog.

I enjoy a steady diet of personal "home schooling". My curious mind likes the computer. The kids pursue academic interests out of my house. This way my legal address is not a prison(although i hear the beans and rice served is top grade).
My husband practices carpentry and other construction arts, while I periodically fantasize about cleaning. As we all know, not every fantasy needs to be acted upon.

For the time at hand, I enjoy making jewelry and finding cool old components to do that with. Often I can be found cooking something for my family to eat, which is a bit limiting. They have narrow palates... but in my heyday... things were different. I have had a recipe published for some of my biscotti in "Gourmet Magazine", February 1995. This is also available on line at:
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/reviews/10075

I enjoy knitting and felting and have been as taken with their charms over the past decades. I am a long time fan of Kaffe Fassett as well as color knitting. At one time, I enjoyed teaching folks how to knit. All three of my kids knit and yes it is not gender specific.

Until something else hits my horizon(and it will), this is who I am.

I am on a regular diet of change, which I find to be challenging. On this pathway, my growth will be tested with a blog.

As recently as last month,some of my jewelry was featured in an article in the November/December 2007 issue of "Belle Armoire: art to wear" .
It is in the article on Altered Vintage Jewelry in their stylishly photographed pages. The issue is available http://www.stampington.com/html/ba_nd07.html

ok, thanks for looking to see a bit more about me.
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Additional Care and Handling Info:
These really are VINTAGE flowers and have been in storage since the sixties/seventies. With that, they have grunged up over time... I don't think that the procreation of dust-bunnies needs to be identified. However the flowers sometimes can hold a little bit of rust on their surfaces. This is due to the washing that they endure under my roof. I oven dry them at pilot temperature(just barely warm) and send them into the world for your nefarious plans. If there is a bit of unwanted (dis)coloration, I recommend a bit of spit on a q-tip. I find this an adequate detailing. Also sometimes a bit of nail polish can help with the finish... should it be needed.
Greed is good.... i have been to the flea market this past couple of weeks in search of glittery rhinestoned goodness. In my travels things pop up and i am unable to resist. If they are suitable ... I am going to try to share more. These will be in the newly added ODDS AND ENDS DESTASH section of the store. As always, thank you for your support.

Thirsting for some fresh floral combos this early fall season? need to refresh the autumnal palate as it emerges again? Old SDS and new future favorites should be available shortly. the elves have been counting away to refill the coffers as quickly as they may with the high humidity, oddly summer-like temps and itchy kids. Keep posted... promise some of you might be rewarded for your patience.
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Recently, quite a nice bunch of you flower mavens have had special floral mix requests. I am tickled to try to compose things for any of you. As part of your inquiry, please include the following info: colors, sizes, shapes and budget. I need a starting point to work from. thank you again.
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For those of you interested in some of the nice storque articles or who are about to be married... check out the fantastic new American gothic wedding at:
http://www.etsy.com/storque/spotlight/etsy-finds-my-american-gothic-wedding-4288/#comment-130880
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PUBLISHING NEWS.... BENDYWHO Is hard at work writing a book on how to make kick butt statement jewelry. More details will be forthcoming as progress is made! THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT!and patience waiting for your goodies
******************************************************************** this is seemingly on hold until october... i am in stasis. boo hoo. thank you all for your many many kind wishes though.

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