Bizmo

Fabric Leather Collage Art Handbags and Purses

California, United States · 377 Sales

Bizmo

Fabric Leather Collage Art Handbags and Purses

California, United States 377 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(206)

Announcement   Welcome to my shop of leather & fabric purses and handbags. Everything you see here is imagined, designed, cut, and sewn by me, ELIZABETH Z MOW, in my southern California studio! Feel free to send a convo with any questions or special requests!

Collage artist, painter, teacher, gardener, foodie…..southern California indie designer/artist, Elizabeth Z. Mow channels her creativity through many mediums! Welcome to her shop of leather and fabric bags and purses.
Elizabeth is a southern California "wearables" artisan. She has been creating unique, functional, handbags for over twenty years. “Inspiration abounds and intuitively taking a seed of an idea to fruition not only nurtures my soul, but is often an exhilarating ride.”
Any and all custom orders are considered. If you see something you like but would like it even better in a different color, with a different embellishment, a shorter/longer strap, or scaled up/down in size, don’t hesitate to contact Elizabeth with a convo. It is her pleasure to create a “just for you" bag.

Like me on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/elizabethzmowhandbags

Announcement
Last updated on Mar 16, 2016

Welcome to my shop of leather & fabric purses and handbags. Everything you see here is imagined, designed, cut, and sewn by me, ELIZABETH Z MOW, in my southern California studio! Feel free to send a convo with any questions or special requests!

Collage artist, painter, teacher, gardener, foodie…..southern California indie designer/artist, Elizabeth Z. Mow channels her creativity through many mediums! Welcome to her shop of leather and fabric bags and purses.
Elizabeth is a southern California "wearables" artisan. She has been creating unique, functional, handbags for over twenty years. “Inspiration abounds and intuitively taking a seed of an idea to fruition not only nurtures my soul, but is often an exhilarating ride.”
Any and all custom orders are considered. If you see something you like but would like it even better in a different color, with a different embellishment, a shorter/longer strap, or scaled up/down in size, don’t hesitate to contact Elizabeth with a convo. It is her pleasure to create a “just for you" bag.

Like me on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/elizabethzmowhandbags

Elizabeth Z. Mow

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Elizabeth Z. Mow

SMALL SHOULDER POUCH Popping Flowers
US$49.00
SMALL SHOULDER BAG Linen and Leather
US$42.00
LEATHER SHOULDER BAG Blue Sky
US$75.00
TOTE BAG Fabric with LEATHER Woven Chenille
US$130.00
SMALL Leather and Fabric SHOULDER BAG
US$80.00
SMALL MESSENGER BAG Shimmery Floral
US$85.00
LARGE TOTE BAG One of a Kind Fabric Collage
US$145.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(206)
Mary Ellen Armentrout

Mary Ellen Armentrout on Sep 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I loved this bag because of the linen print combined with the dark green leather. The style is just what I carry all the time. I asked Elizabeth to make a few changes like adding leather to the bottom, lengthen the strap and adding a front pocket. She created this beautiful custom bag in just a few days and I love it! Her communication is excellent. The quality and workmanship is superb.

jackiue Hunsicker

jackiue Hunsicker on Sep 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I'm a backpack purse person. This is the best one I HAVE EVER HAD! I do not know the maker, know no one who knows her or him. I am going back for more. Beautiful workmanship, expensive leather. Perfect! Oh, and great zippers.

gkljruss

gkljruss on Sep 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Very nice bag-excellent quality and great colors! Arrived quickly and safely packaged! Recommend seller!

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Ready to assemble the outer and inner pieces.

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The beginning of a requested shoulder bag.

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Stitching the front of this one of a kind shoulder bag.

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About

Imagine, Design, Cut, Sew, Photograph, List!

For collage artist, Elizabeth Z. Mow, ETSY was the perfect venue for her retail handbag business. After years of successfully selling bags and purses in a circuit of southern California arts and craft shows and exhibitions, the next natural step was to set up a shop on the internet and reach a global audience. "I was Divinely guided to ETSY," says Elizabeth. I picked up a "Cloth, Paper, Scissors" magazine for the first time in 2008, read an article on the site, and just knew this was the place for me! I could design, cut, sew, take pictures, and list my creations, all by myself." Elizabeth's Bizmo shop is a collection of fabric and leather wearable art accessories. Some of her handbags are simply stated, and others are a quirky, collaged medley of interesting, upholstery-weight textiles with leather accent and beaded embellishment. All are thoughtfully designed, and cut and sewn with care. Elizabeth works one on one with customers who would like an accessory that will serve their personal needs and design aesthetic. Whether a custom strap length, specific dimensions, extra pockets, or personalized color schemes and themes, providing customers with alternative options from the sea of mass produced purses is what Bizmo is all about! " I consider Bizmo to be a gallery exhibition that continues to evolve and grow as the artist within me sees fit, "

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  • Elizabeth Z. Mow/ Bizmo

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Collage Artist, Imagineer, Patternmaker, Cutter, Seamstress

    I was pre-wired to sew! As a young girl I crudely hand stitched clothes for my dolls out of fabric scraps. My favorite great Aunt Bertha took me under her wing,(sewing 101 basics), the summer I was twelve. I took what she taught me and ran with it!

  • Elizabeth

    Designer, Patternmaker, Seamstress

Local

Find Bizmo at the following upcoming markets!

  • Piecemakers Harvest Fair

    Piecemakers Country Store, 1720 Adams Ave

    Costa Mesa, CA

    Oct 1

    Handcrafted products, lively music, great food!

  • Piecemakers Christmas Fair

    Piecemakers Country Store, 1720 Adams Ave

    Costa Mesa, CA

    Dec 3

    Get swept up in the holiday spirit at this festive celebration of handcrafted products, lively music, and great food!!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 10, 2014
As a one person operation, every care is taken to create this top quality handbag. I choose upholstery weight textiles which are generally scotchguarded and made to take wear and tear. I use medium weight leather and carefully cut around scratches and flaws. My philosophy is to enjoy the creative process and produce unique, functioning handbags that stand apart in the sea of mass produced everything!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
I accept Direct Checkout, Etsy Gift Cards, PayPal, and money orders as forms of payment. I will most certainly consider personal checks, and will wait until the check clears before shipping your order. In the event that you purchase and don't actually complete the sale, I will send 3 reminder convos over the course of 3 days. Please let me know if you still want to purchase or if you've decided to not go through with the sale. If you've changed your mind, it's okay, I can take it! And then I can relist and we can both be on our merry ways!!
Shipping
I generally use USPS First Class/Priority Mail when shipping my handbags. The cost I plug into a listing is reflective of the farthest point from southern Ca. Please convo me and I will edit the shipping cost accordingly to where you are located. Likewise, convo me with any special requests for other carriers and I certainly will work with you on different arrangements. I ship within 2 days after payment has cleared and I receive confirmation of that. In the event of personal check or money order payment, likewise, I will ship after payment has cleared.

ATTENTION International buyers: USPS International First Class Mail is what my prices reflect and is the most affordable. However, it is not trackable in the event of a package losing its way! Therefore it is advised to add an additional $13.65 to register the package and have to sign for it upon delivery. Without this USPS registration upgrade, buyer bears the risk. It is not my responsibility if a country's Postal Service does not deliver the package in a timely manner or at all!

The other International Shipping option is Priority Mail which is the fastest method and can be tracked. Please contact me with requests for upgrades.

International buyer is responsible for any and all duties or taxes.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will provide a refund or exchange, less the return shipping cost and fees, providing the handbag is returned in new, unused condition within 10 days for those in the USA and within 4 weeks for those international customers.
THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR CUSTOM ORDERS.
Additional policies and FAQs
Yes, I consider custom orders. I am happy to discuss what it is you are wanting created and make a decision from there as to whether I can take it on.