BeeZbyScranton

BeeZ by Scranton

Connecticut, United States · 6 Sales

BeeZbyScranton

BeeZ by Scranton

Connecticut, United States 6 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   OWN A VINTAGE BOOK PURSE AND SAVE A BOOK. Repurposing vintage books into truly one of a kind functional purses is the focus of BeeZ by Scranton. I scour library book sales, tag sales, and work with several book dealers to save these lovely books from the shredder and give us both a new purpose. The books are rebound into paperbacks and come with your purse. Now, we both have a new story to tell.

Please take a look at my offerings! I offer many different types of custom vintage book purses. If you want to take a look at my catalog to see what books I have available, you can see it at www.beezbyscranton.com/catalog. If you have a specific book in mind, please send me a message and we can come up with a beautiful purse idea for you!

Announcement

OWN A VINTAGE BOOK PURSE AND SAVE A BOOK. Repurposing vintage books into truly one of a kind functional purses is the focus of BeeZ by Scranton. I scour library book sales, tag sales, and work with several book dealers to save these lovely books from the shredder and give us both a new purpose. The books are rebound into paperbacks and come with your purse. Now, we both have a new story to tell.

Please take a look at my offerings! I offer many different types of custom vintage book purses. If you want to take a look at my catalog to see what books I have available, you can see it at www.beezbyscranton.com/catalog. If you have a specific book in mind, please send me a message and we can come up with a beautiful purse idea for you!

Kathleen Scranton

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Kathleen Scranton

Reviews

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Anonymous on Jan 21, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Poetic and cool up-cycled purse --- but could use some refinements to make it more functional.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 2, 2012
Welcome to BeeZ by Scranton. After 40 years in the corporate world, my artistic drive has taken over. Vroooooooom. Becoming a newbee beekeeper helped set my path. I have developed a line of honey bee related folk art with the introduction of Stuff BeeZ and Spool Beez, crafted utilizing wet and needle felting. I am an encaustic painter, making my own encaustic medium from beeswax and damar resin. A 3000 year old form of painting is somehow new again. And I repurpose vintage books into occasional purses. I know many people are making purses out of books these days, but mine start with the overiding intention of saving the book to tell another story....that of being saved from the shredder and becoming an artful purse. But most importantly, being read again. Being a child of the 70's has taught me the value of saving, of repurpose and recreation, something I am concentrating on in my real life, as well as my art.

Accepted payment methods

Payment
My first choice is to accept payment by Paypal. I will also accept personal checks and credit cards. Payment should be made immediately after purchase. The sale will be cancelled if after 5 days, payment is not received or communicated directly to me. I will not be able to ship until payment has been received.
Shipping
Within the United States, shipping will be handled by the USPS. In an effort to keep shipping costs to a minimum for you, my valued new customer, each product will be handled differently. The rates have been listed with the items available already. Please refer to the list below for additional information.

Stuffed BeeZ: Will be shipped USPS First Class. No insurance or tracking will be available. If you would like to use Priority Flat Rate, and include insurance and confirmation, please contact me so we can adjust the payment total.

Spool BeeZ: Will be shipped USPS First Class. No insurance or tracking will be available. If you would like to use Priority Flat Rate, and include insurance and confirmation, please contact me so we can adjust the payment total.

Encaustic Art Card Editions and Originals: Will be shipped Priority flat rate in a padded envelope. If you want additional services, such as insurance and tracking, please contact me so we can adjust the payment total.

Charmed Book Bags: Will be shipped Priority flat rate in a Priority box. If you want insurance and tracking, please contact me so we can adjust the payment total. If you do not want the actual book, you must contact me to adjust the payment total and instructions. I will then ship the purses First Class with no insurance or confirmation. If you are an international buyer for the purses, please contact me for the best available service and rates.

For all international buyers, please note that you are responsible for any and all duties and custom charges that may be incurred.
Refunds and Exchanges
I take great pride in the quality of my workmanship. Please remember that all pieces are made by my very hands, so no two are identical. That is the beauty of handmade. Please allow for slight variances. Vintage books will inherently show some age, but be advised that great care was taken in choosing a vintage book that would withstand usage. After all, if the books survived this long, is must be tough enough.

If for some reason you are dissatisfied with my work, I will accept returns in original, unused condition within 30 days. Your account will be credited the original price, minus the return shipping charges. Please remember that I cannot replace or accept returns on damaged orders if you did not opt for the insurance upgrade. I do not accept returns on commissions or custom orders.
Additional policies and FAQs
I will be adding FAQ's on care and handling of encaustic paintings and Charmed Book Bags shortly. At some point here, I have to make dinner for the family. Duty calls!