Beautiful craftsmanship! You will not be disappointed with anything from this shop!
Epic bookmark! I love it! The blue color is awesome and reminds me of sparkly blue water! It's the best!
I LOVE this bracelet. The color is spectacular, and it's made so well. It's probably my favorite bracelet right now!
This is one of my favorite necklaces ever. It's really pretty, and soooo cool! My sister is super jealous of it. lol I just love it. I couldn't be happier with it! :D
The colors are sooo pretty! The photo doesn't show all the sparkly beautiful colors! It's such a cool piece too! I love it!
The beautiful life of Bonita Bellita
Here is my story :
I've been creating my entire life. I knew from a young age that making something with my own two hands was like taking a breath, very needed in my life. I've dabbled in crayons to pencils, charcoal to paint, and in each medium I have found something special. My parents always knew that whatever I decided to be when I grew up, it would be creative.
While the arts have my heart, my head pulls to me the world of science. I am also a full time student pursuing a degree in environmental science. I spend my days in classrooms learning, my afternoons with my husband and kids, and my evenings up late studying or creating new pretties for my shop. It might sound like a lot, but I love every part of it.
When not deep in creation or study mode, I can be found capturing photographs, sipping a cup of tea, and sharing time with my family and friends. The waves of the west coast often call this born and raised California girl to them, beckoning for new adventures. This is my happy life.
Here is my shop's story
My philosophy of handmade is sharing a piece of yourself, a creative idea, and turning it into a tangible memory. I happen to be very fond of memories and thing that nostalgia can be so romantic.
Bonita Bellita was born from a love of pretty things. Fabrics with a dainty print, vintage buttons, and silky satins were the starting pieces. Over time that has changed, and along with blooming flowers and twisted rosettes you will find sparkling Swarovski jewelry, keys to open secrets, lockets to hide them away, and magnets made of lost things. There are wreaths of soft chiffon and lace jewelry holders. Life is beautiful, so why not surround ourselves with reminders of this?
This shop is a one woman job. I take the photos you see, create the items themselves, and lovingly pack and ship them as well. I know that what I make is a luxury that can make someone smile, so each item is treated like a gift. When you receive it, you will know it was packed with love and thought.
I hope you read this and smile a dreamy smile. Thank you for visiting my shop.
Bonita Bellita creations have been featured on Etsy's front page, in the Etsy Weddings newsletter, at Handmadeology.com, Goodhousekeeping.com, on Fox 11 with the Gift Insider, and have been gifted to the Wendy Williams show.
Other places Bonita Bellita can be found:
The Aquarium of the Pacific (main gift shop)
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802
Orange County Creatives Art Gallery
761 S Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Stephanie La Bonte
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, And Everything Else!
Lover of sparkles, smiles, and other pretty things.
Here are some popular questions -
Q - Do you offer discounts?
A - Yes, I occasionally offer sales or hold giveaways. You can stay up to date by following on social media. I also offer discounts to custom orders of multiple items, such as bridal parties or large quantities.
Q - What social media do you connect on?
A - You can find Bonita Bellita at these places:
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/bonitabellita
Instagram - http://instagram.com/bonita_bellita
Twitter - https://twitter.com/BonitaBellita
Q - How quickly can I expect my order?
A - All orders will ship within 1-3 days of purchase. They are sent first class by USPS which takes about 3-5 days. I try to get orders out quickly, so some may even ship out same day!
Q - What if I need or want my order sooner?
A - If you need your order quicker, I do offer priority or express shipping as well. The shipping cost increase will need to be paid by the customer. If you know you have a specific time you need this by, please let me know so we can work out the fastest way to get your purchase to you.
Q - Do you offer tracking on orders? Does it cost extra?
A - Yes, all orders will come with tracking at no extra charge. You will get an email when your order has shipping and the tracking info can be found there.
Q - How is my order packed?
A - Every order is wrapped and ready to gift to others or yourself! Jewelry will come in a lovely kraft paper box or organza satchel, magnets and flower accessories will come in organza bags, and larger home items will be carefully wrapped and boxed. Every single order will come with a hand written message for you as well.
Q - I want to send this as a gift to someone else, how do I do that?
A - All you need to do is give the address you would like this sent to as the shipping address and in the notes to seller, please mention this is a gift. I'm more than happy to send it to the recipient.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Other Method
I ship Monday through Friday. If you make a purchase on the weekend, it will be mailed Monday. All orders will be sent out within 1-3 days of purchase with the exception of custom or made-to-order items.
Tracking is provided on all orders but is only available while in the United States. Once it has left the country for international orders there is no more tracking.
International customers, please remember that your package may take several weeks to arrive. Customs and duties fees are solely the responsibility of the buyer. I will ship to the address that is provided on Etsy when you purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will accept returns when notified within 2 weeks of their delivery. First I must be aware of the situation, do not simply send the package back. I would like to work through any problems first.
I only issue the refund once the item is returned to me and in my hands. I do not refund return shipping cost, only the original paid.
Custom orders are partially refundable and vary by each individual transaction.