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Welcome to Ave Immaculata! You've FOUND a treasure trove full of quality goods handcrafted and curated with L'amour!!! We Create and Purvey everything from Vintage Holy Medals, Antique Reliquaries, Sacred Statuary, Upcycled Jewelry, Altered Art, Ephemera, Trims, & Findings...and much much more! "Beauty is a key to the mystery and a call to transcendence. It is an invitation to savor life and to dream of the future!!!

We absolutely LOVE scouring Tag Sales, Antique Auctions, Estate Sales, Thrift Stores, & Clearance Sales! A lot of what we feature and sell on Etsy comes directly from our weekend ventures to discover that PERFECT FIND around town! Many times we…

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  • Male
  • Born on December 1
  • Joined June 14, 2007

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Religious Medals, Sacred Relics, Heavenly Vintage, Flowers, Lamour, Ephemera, Beads, Charms, Found Objects, Antiquities, Faith, Hope, Joy

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AveImmaculata
Religious Medals ~ Sacred Relics ~...

About

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Enter my shop here
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AveImmaculata
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Welcome to Ave Immaculata! You've FOUND a treasure trove full of quality goods handcrafted and curated with L'amour!!! We Create and Purvey everything from Vintage Holy Medals, Antique Reliquaries, Sacred Statuary, Upcycled Jewelry, Altered Art, Ephemera, Trims, & Findings...and much much more! "Beauty is a key to the mystery and a call to transcendence. It is an invitation to savor life and to dream of the future!!!

We absolutely LOVE scouring Tag Sales, Antique Auctions, Estate Sales, Thrift Stores, & Clearance Sales! A lot of what we feature and sell on Etsy comes directly from our weekend ventures to discover that PERFECT FIND around town! Many times we deconstruct, repurpose, recycle, and reinvent older items and breathe new life into them with our crafty powers!!! We love history, music, poetry and all things old - many of our designs are inspired by these muses in our life. We're inspired by art and all things vintage. Even our brand new designs may have a vintage feel. Our inventory is constantly changing and FRESH and always EVOLVING! Please visit "Ave Immaculata" OFTEN!!! I bow to the Divine in You!

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More About My Crafting History...

"Our truest responsibility to the irrationality of the world is to paint or sing or write, for only in such response do we find the truth." ~ Madeleine L'Engle ~

I think the above quote includes all artistic endeavours...I've been creating art for as long as I can remember...It actually feeds my soul. I love using my hands and my imagination to create something visually appealing that will help someone else express their personality and individuality. Most of the memories from my creative life have blurred over the years but for some reason my beginnings in serious crafting stuck. One of my earliest crafting memories was of collecting flowers from my Grandmother's garden (in Hawaii) every Sunday after church. I would fashion, from the fragrant and exotic blooms, a fabulous table centerpiece for the dinner table. Even though my Grandma would often critique that my bouquets were "a bit too large in scale!", I always received numerous compliments from the rest of the family. Then there were those long Summer vacations my sister and I spent in Modesto, California... Since the weather outside often peaked in the 100 degree zone, we had to entertain ourselves inside for most of the day. We weren't allowed to watch television, so my aunty insisted we learn home making skills (she was a part-time maid) - so we learned how to iron, dust furniture, and clean windows. As reward for a job well done, my aunty Bina gave me my first latch hook rug kit. I completed it by the time I had to go back home to Hawaii - I LOVED IT - it was of a unicorn!!! Aunty Bina was also a prolific kitchen chef, and she also encouraged my sister and me to bake cookies and can jams and jellies with her! My parents kind of tolerated my creative side as long as it didn't interefere with my school studies. I was the kind of kid that asked for origami paper and colourful assortments of felt for my birthdays instead of the latest toys. From there, as a teenager, I taught myself to decorate interiors by immersing myself in instruction books & design magazines. Every time I was in a store which had them I went crazy! I'd have dreams of rearranging rooms in my parent's home and I'd wake up in the middle of the night trying to replicate the visions in my dreams. Anyway, I've come a long way since then but after I slaved away in retail for so may years, I didn't have much time to do anything creative. A few years back, after a major car accident, I decided to get back to what was important and meaningful in my life. Although I don't make many latch hook rugs anymore, I've come back to sporatic creating, mostly with my wedding floral design company. I've also recently rediscovered my sewing machine - I've always sucked at sewing to the dismay of my aunts who are all excellent seamstresses. So stay tuned as I take a stab at the needle and thread again and showcase some of my future textile creations right here on Etsy!!! I'm very fortunate to have become a member of this amazing and ingenious community. I look forward to many days full of Imagination & Creativity!

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Our Store Policies...

► We prefer PayPal payments, but will also accept money orders, cashier's checks, and personal checks - Please note that checks and money orders require a 7 day hold after deposit to our bank. What?!!! You don't have a PayPal account yet? OPEN ONE TODAY! It's quick and easy. Payment must be received within 3 days of your purchase or the item will be re-listed, your transaction cancelled, and buyer reported for non-payment.

► Winnings are shipped within 24 to 48 hours AFTER your payment is received and has CLEARED - We know how important your purchase is, and we strive to get it to you as quickly as possible!

► We take pride in the fact that we have safely shipped over 2000 items to our customers this year!!!

► Your purchase will be shipped to the PayPal address provided with payment, so please check that it conforms with any address you submit via check-out. Discrepancies between the two might delay shipping until we are able to confirm the shipping address with you.

► We are not responsible for service transit time. Transit times are provided by the carrier, exclude weekends and holidays, and vary with package origin and destination, particularly during peak periods. For reasons aforementioned, We can only give ESTIMATED time to receive shipment, not a guaranteed date to receive shipment.

► We pack all our items carefully and professionally! We do NOT haggle over shipping and handling methods or rates. We package our items very well! Thick cardboard boxes, and premium packing materials! We package and ship all items securely with electronic postage and labels! We Believe in getting your package to the Post Office QUICKLY and PROMPTLY! WE DO NOT MAKE A PROFIT OFF OF THE SHIPPING + HANDLING THAT WE CHARGE YOU!!! Please keep ALL of these factors in mind when considering the overall cost that we offer for Shipping + Handling and PLEASE LEAVE NOTHING OTHER THAN POSITIVE FEEDBACK FOR US!!! Delivery Confirmation with USPS or UPS tracking number is included FREE with your shipping and handling charge and is automatically emailed to you by PayPal when we purchase the postage online and print the label. INSURANCE is optional and will raise the rate of shipping should you choose to add it. Please notify us at the time of purchase if you would like insurance and we will give you a quote. If you choose to purchase insurance, please wait for a revised invoice before paying. We are not responsible for lost or damaged packages, so for the protection of both parties insurance is highly recommended!

► For limited tracking Internationally, Priority Mail International is available. Priority International tracks the package to the point the package leaves the U.S, and is then only provided as a courtesy service by USPS and its partners. First Class International method does not include a tracking number, but we do, however, retain proof of mailing from the post office. DUTIES & TAXES - these are not included in the purchase price and are buyer's responsibility. ALL packages will be marked "commercial sample" on the customs form. We will not commit an US federal offense by marking "gift" instead, so please don't ask.

► We offer $1.00 off Shipping and Handling for each additional item when multiple items are paid for on one single combined notice. Please do not ask for a different discount than is offered. If you purchase multiple items the combined shipping total is automatically calculated for you when you proceed to check out.

► Please feel free to email us before making a purchase and ask all questions to avoid any misunderstandings. You can contact us by clicking the "contact Ave Immaculata" link located on the right hand side of our store page under the "Ave Immaculata's info" section. All emails will be answered within 24 to 48 hours after we receive and read them.

► Please buy with confidence...We only stock perfect and highly sought after merchandise. All our handcrafted creations come from a smoke and pet-free home and environment.

► Many of our customers have been very loyal and return to buy something for themselves, or for their friends and family. This is the relationship that we hope to establish with you too! Please check out our store "Ave Immaculata" for other fancy & unique items up for sale TODAY!!!

► Novice Etsyers - PLEASE consider Etsy guidelines and do not leave anything other than POSITIVE FEEDBACK without contacting your seller first to resolve an issue. Contacting your seller first is standard Etsy policy. As a seller, we are not satisfied until you are, so please take the time and courtesy to tell us if any problem arises with your order. We will do everything we can to make it right. Please leave us Positive Feedback, doing so will ensure our future SUCCESS on Etsy, and GUARANTEES Low Prices and Superb Quality for YOU - WE BOTH WIN!!! POSITIVE FEEDBACK will ALWAYS be left for you as soon as your payment has been received and has cleared.

► Returns - In the unlikely event, should the item not meet your expectations, we offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee of the purchase price. Buyer must return item in same condition within 5 days of delivery. Seller is not responsible for damage or loss during return shipment or delivery, optional insurance for damage or loss is available and is recommended. Buyer is responsible for all return shipping and handling costs.

Thank You for Shopping, Thank You for Buying, & Please Visit "Ave Immaculata" Again!!!

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