BettyBowBlue

Handmade Fabric Jewelry and Accessories for Women

New York, United States · 30 Sales

BettyBowBlue

Handmade Fabric Jewelry and Accessories for Women

New York, United States 30 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Note from shop owner Thank you for stopping by my shop. Unfortunately, it is on "vacation" right now as I prepare for an upcoming craft show. Thanks!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 6, 2014

Thank you for stopping by my shop. Unfortunately, it is on "vacation" right now as I prepare for an upcoming craft show. Thanks!

Krista Weber

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Krista Weber

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Anonymous on Dec 13, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely craftsmanship! It was a gift for a friend who loved the color and wears it with pride. :)

Anonymous on Jun 5, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Really cute! Thanks!

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About

From scraps to accessories.

"Betty Bow Blue" really began out of boredom. My computer bit the dust last summer, and I found myself without one for over a month. To fill my downtime, I decided to pick up a small hobby and began crafting things that I had seen online that I wanted to try out for myself. My mother graciously passed along her scrap fabrics to me, and so began my experiments in crafting. The majority of the fabrics that I currently work with, and have since the beginning, are the scraps that my mother has left over from her sewing projects. The biggest challenge has been figuring out designs that would make the best use out of the scraps, and provide as little waste as possible; I hate the idea of throwing out even the smallest of pieces.

The items that I am most proud of are the ones that have been created through constant trial and error, and those which have undergone several stages of improvement. My fabric flower "convertibles" are an example of this, as they have had at least five different designs from start to finish. I have also found that some of the products that I enjoy making the most are ones that have developed through custom requests, like my headband holders, hair clips, and pom rings. Obviously some of my items are not original ideas, but I still feel as though I have managed to make them "my own" in some small way. My felt dahlias are "convertibles", meaning they can be worn various ways, not just limited to headbands or pins. I am also in the works of creating a dahlia design with removable centers to be worn as essential oil pins, (a request from one of my friends).

After fiddling around with a few projects, I decided to try my luck at a few local craft fairs, (some turned out well, others not so much), and later opened my Etsy shop. I settled on the name "Betty Bow Blue" for a couple of reasons. A few of my friends jokingly refer to me as "Betty", (as in Betty Crocker, because to them, I always seem to be baking something), and I have always had an interest in nursery rhymes and fairy tales. I really wanted a title incorporating those personal things to represent my products. "Betty Bow Blue" has a nice nursery rhyme ring to it, while staying relevant to the type of items I create.

I have been doing fairly well with my products at local craft fairs, but I wanted to see how well I could do in a non-local setting. I opened my Etsy shop in an attempt to develop a wider customer-base. It's nice knowing that there are people outside of my friends and family who are interested in my products.

Please visit my new extension shop for girls, www.BettyBowBluetoo.etsy.com

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  • Krista Weber

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Shipping, Photographer

    I am currently a stay-at-home-mom of two great little boys. Occasionally, I work as a substitute teacher, and baby-sit in my home. I find that after a long day of housecleaning, and taking care of the kids, working on my products relaxes me.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 14, 2012
Thank you for visiting my shop! All of these items are are handmade by me using fabric scraps or re-purposed fabric when available. Please take a moment to thoroughly read my policies below. Feel free to contact me with any further questions or information.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
I accept PayPal and personal checks. You do not need to have a PayPal account to purchase through PayPal, just a valid credit or debit card. Please make payments within 24 hours, if you need more time, please contact me and I will try to accommodate you. If payment has not been received within the time period allotted, I reserve the right to cancel the order and relist the item. If paying with a personal check, I do require that the check be sent and cleared before I will ship the item.
Shipping
At this time, I only ship via USPS First Class.

Ready-made items will be shipped within 3 business days after the completion of the PayPal transaction. Custom orders will require at least 3 additional days after the order is placed before shipping. If paying with a personal check, items will be shipped within 3 business days after the check has cleared.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please contact me within 5 days of receiving an item if you are dissatisfied with it. I will gladly exchange an item for another of equal value. Unfortunately, I will not provide refunds for any items unless they are defective. I believe that my photos and descriptions should provide an accurate idea of the items that you are expecting to receive. If you believe that you have a special case and are entitled to a refund, then please contact me with details.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do take custom orders for all items; however, they will be limited to the fabric prints and colors that I have on hand. (Gallery coming soon). Custom orders using fabric that I do not keep in stock may require an additional fee. Please contact me for additional information.