ColorsofHopeCrafts

Colors of Hope Crafts

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ColorsofHopeCrafts

Colors of Hope Crafts

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Announcement   See the beauty in this great world of ours! Get your own piece of the Great Barrier Reef without having to remove it from its natural habitat. Looking for a unique way to decorate for the holidays? Look no further! The coral pieces make great presents, decorations, even baby toys!

If you're looking for a special handmade lace gift for someone, I make lace scarves and shawls on commission. Just let me know what colors you're looking for and what pattern you want, and I'll work with you to make sure it's the best it can be!

Announcement

See the beauty in this great world of ours! Get your own piece of the Great Barrier Reef without having to remove it from its natural habitat. Looking for a unique way to decorate for the holidays? Look no further! The coral pieces make great presents, decorations, even baby toys!

If you're looking for a special handmade lace gift for someone, I make lace scarves and shawls on commission. Just let me know what colors you're looking for and what pattern you want, and I'll work with you to make sure it's the best it can be!

Ali

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The Color of the Name

In the summer of 2007, the Jane Adams Hull House sponsored the Chicago Reef Project where 120 volunteers, including myself, helped crochet a 3D model of the Great Barrier Reef in order to raise awareness about Global Warming. The exhibit was on display in Chicago, New York, London, L. A., and a few places in Europe. Though I no longer have any of the original pieces, I have continued to make coral pieces for decorations and wedding presents. But now it's time for other people to enjoy them!

I really enjoy knitting as well as crocheting, and in the fall of 2011 I learned how to knit lace. It is easily my favorite thing to knit, but I make plenty of items that don't involve lace.

I love using variegated yarns because I get to see how the colors interact with each other. In my daily life, I like seeing the different colors and shades in plants and animals. When I draw or use pastels I use a lot of color to show what I see. For example: If I wanted to show sunlight glistening off the snow, I would likely mix pinks, blues, and purples in with the white, particularly if they were snow drifts.

SPECIAL NOTE: Raising money for Hydrocephalus research is extremely important to me, so 10% of the proceeds from this store go to a fund at the University of Chicago Hospital to help with research.

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  • Ali

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    I believe that there is beauty all around us. Seeing vibrant colors in my art and in pictures done by Monet reminds me that there is good in this world if we just look for it. Most of the items I make reflect the good I see in the world.

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Last updated on November 24, 2013

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Shipping
I use Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes to ship pieces. The shipping rates are based on the cost of the Flat Rate shipping. The international rates I listed are a little lower than the cost of Flat Rate international boxes, and I'll pick up the difference. I'm on the look out for a less expensive means of shipping, but this is the best I have found.

If you order more than one item, I will make an effort to use as few boxes as possible.

I will make every effort to ship within 1-3 business days of payment, and will let you know if there is a problem with that. Once shipped, I will send you a confirmation message so you can know when to expect it.
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Refunds are available for items made on commission.
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How do I come up with my prices? Since I can't charge for my time without having prices be staggeringly high (pieces that are knitted and crocheted can take anywhere between 5 and 40 hours or more to make), I came up with a method that seemed fair to me and the buyer: I charge for the cost of the yarn and then I take the cost of the yarn and multiply it by three. So if I used two skeins that cost $3.50 a piece, than I use the equation x + 3x = $28, where x is the total cost of the yarn.

When I add friendship bracelets to my shop, I will use a different method of coming up with the price, but I think customers will still find the prices reasonable.

Is it possible to get the lace cheaper? Yes. It all depends on the cost of the yarn and how many skeins I need of it. The benefit to using more expensive yarn is that it is also higher quality yarn (example, Merino wool fingering vs acrylic), but I also understand that people have budgets. I will work with you to find yarns that are affordable and will work with the pattern you're looking for.