ByJLaurel

J. Laurel Accessories & Bow Ties

14 Sales

ByJLaurel

J. Laurel Accessories & Bow Ties

14 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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J. Laurel

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Announcement   J. Laurel accessories include beautiful, handcrafted accessories for women and (a customer favorite) bow ties for boys! I also sell fabric and other crafting supplies.

Honor your courage and strength by wearing a J. Laurel accessory that celebrates your unique journey!

Announcement

J. Laurel accessories include beautiful, handcrafted accessories for women and (a customer favorite) bow ties for boys! I also sell fabric and other crafting supplies.

Honor your courage and strength by wearing a J. Laurel accessory that celebrates your unique journey!

J. Laurel

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J. Laurel

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My Story!

When I was a young girl, I watched my mother sew but it never really interested me. I appreciated the results, but I considered it an old-fashioned skill. Besides, I was rather impatient and lacked faith in my ability to create something useful with my own two hands. I also doubted my own sense of style.

Years later, as a thirty-something adult about to lose my job to downsizing, I realized sewing was not old-fashioned at all - but extremely useful and relevant. Now that I was more confident in my personal sense of style, I realized how frustrated I had always been at not finding things I wanted to wear on department store racks. On a whim, I bought a new sewing machine and relearned the things my mother taught me...and more. And I discovered I was good at it!

When I realized I could sew with a sense of space and freedom (kind of like playing the piano by ear instead of reading the music), I found it thrilling! I was accustomed to creating with words (as a writer and producer throughout my media/marketing career), but I experienced something equally, if not more, satisfying about the feel of fabric between my fingertips and the intensity with which I poured my soul into manipulating it for my own purpose.

I started with handbags - made them as Christmas gifts for all my friends and female family members. Today, I am experimenting with fabric for jewelry, such as cuff bracelets, necklaces and earrings. My goal is to emerge with a new kind of accessory as my J. Laurel signature design!

I also make bow ties. I was inspired to do this after a long search for a bow tie for my baby boy. I could not find bow ties sold separate from suits or in the prints or colors I desired. So, I made one!

I am loving the ability to stay home with my son during the day, while pursuing my creative passion in the evenings or on the weekends. It is not easy! In fact, it is much harder than I ever imagined. But I keep reinventing myself to make it work! It helps that I keep my writing skills honed through my blog about my own struggles as a woman, wife, mother and business owner. I also love talking up amazing women in my life and in history (I am a bit of a history nerd). Women down through time have experienced so many of the same heartaches and challenges. It encourages me to know I am not alone. I am a work in progress. :)

I desire to grow my family and my business! I look forward to where this journey takes me.

Check out my blog at www.jlaurel.com

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  • Jessica Laurel Fisher

    Owner, Designer

    I have a B.A. in Communications/Journalism and worked for 7 years in media and marketing. I had my son in 2011 and decided I wanted to work from home. I started J. Laurel in January 2012, and I am enjoying this creative journey!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 26, 2014
Welcome to By J. Laurel!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Check
Payment
I accept credit card and PayPal payments, as well as cash and personal check. I will need to receive and verify payment before I am able to process your order.

I would appreciate payment within 24 hours of placing an item in your basket, so I can confidently process your order. I can be flexible should you need more time to make payment.
Shipping
Please allow 7-10 days for the production of your order. If you need to receive a product sooner, contact me directly to let me know and I will do my best to accommodate you! If the item is pre-made, the production time is not required, and I will package and ship as soon as possible.

I carefully package each product and ship via standard shipping through the United States Postal Service. Unless you request a different shipping method, shipping for each item is included in the product information/write-up. If you have any questions about shipping and handling, please let me know in advance of the ship date.

Please verify all shipping information is accurate, particularly if your address on Etsy does not match your pay pal address. If a different address is required, please email me.
Refunds and Exchanges
I am happy to receive returned items within a week, 7 days, of you receiving the item. It should be returned in the same condition it was received. Shipping fees are nonrefundable, should you choose to return your item.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are interested in purchasing my items wholesale, please message me.