DewCatDesigns

Beaded & Embroidered Treasures

Waterlooville, United Kingdom

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Last updated on Jan 17, 2021

** Please be aware that postal services are still experiencing some reduced service levels and slower delivery time-frames. It is possible that your beaded treasure could be delayed in reaching you, especially if you are overseas (ie outside of the UK). Unfortunately shipping is outside of my control, but please consider the above when placing your order, especially if it is for a date-sensitive event or celebration =^.,.^= **

** If you'd like to keep in touch with DewCatDesigns, and receive occasional updates, new products and general happy thoughts, then please copy and paste this link to sign up! **
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Emma

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Emma

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5 out of 5 stars
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Updates

Finished a personal piece recently. If you’d like your very own bead-embroidered pet portrait then check out DewCatDesigns!

About DewCatDesigns

Sales 192
On Etsy since 2011

Patience is a virtue...

What I Do:
I love tiny beads! My inner magpie loves their delicate sparkly nature, and I love using them to create bead-embroidered treasures for your delight and delectation!

Each hand-beaded item I make generally takes between 2 and 3 hours' work to complete, and often over 200 tiny beads can go into each one. I love the order and rhythm of the hand-beading process, sewing each individual bead to create unique and beautiful pieces for you.

My work has definitely evolved over the years, from simple beaded shapes on canvas, now to more challenging and intricate bead embroidery techniques on stiffened felt or fabric. I love the freedom that this now gives me in terms of design, and bead choices, and the different effects I am able to incorporate into my creations.

This also allows me more freedom when working on custom orders for clients - if you have an idea in mind for a special bead-embroidered piece, I'd love to hear from you!

All of my items are meticulously created. Due to the hand-made nature of my work, each item will always be a little unique, making it all the more special!

FAQs:
* Yes, I do have lots of patience
* And yes, thankfully, I also still have pretty good eyesight.
* I also love cats (I have two - Ash & Cinders), and chocolate (specifically Cadburys).

When I'm not either beading or working my day job, you'll probably find me acting as the primary cat servant, reading, pottering in the garden, or curled up in front of my favourite season-du-jour.

Shop members

  • DewCat

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    My creative side is the perfect relaxing antidote to my day job. Normally a seasoned cross-stitcher, a recent chance encounter with beading at a local craft fair instantly appealed to my love of all things cute and sparkly, so I'm currently exploring projects to combine the two. I've got a definite preference for silver-lined beads which catch the light beautifully, and appeal to my inner magpie!

Shop policies

Last updated on January 17, 2021
*Corona Virus Update*
Please be aware that, although pandemic restrictions are slowly easing across the world, postal services are still experiencing some reduced service levels and slower delivery time-frames.
It is still possible that your beaded treasure could be delayed in reaching you, especially if you are overseas (ie outside of the UK). Unfortunately shipping is outside of my control, but please consider the above when placing your order, especially if it is for a date-sensitive event or celebration =^.,.^=

Welcome to DewCatDesigns - the home of beautiful hand-beaded and embroidered treasures.

Looking for handmade beaded creations? Check out the current range, all unique and made by hand. These make lovely gifts, but are equally perfect as a treat for yourself - go on, you deserve it!

If you'd like to keep in touch with DewCatDesigns, with occasional updates, new products and general happy thoughts, then copy and paste this link to sign up!
https://www.subscribepage.com/u5s3w3

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
All my items are made with great care, and are packed equally carefully. I want all my customers to be delighted with their purchase. If, for any reason, you are not satisfied, please contact me within five days of receipt, and I'll do my best to work with you to resolve the problem.

Please note, refunds and exchanges will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If you wish to return an item, please obtain proof of posting, and please advise me. Please return within 7 days of receipt. I will arrange a full refund of your purchase once the item arrives back with me, but I cannot refund the postage for the return. Any item returned must be unused and in its original condition.

Please note that, for hygiene reasons, earrings cannot be returned.

Although packages generally arrive much sooner, I will allow the post office up to 2 weeks for domestic deliveries and up to 5 weeks for international deliveries before resending or refunding for non-delivery.
Payment
Full payment is required before shipping.

PayPal is my preferred method of payment - you can use debit and credit cards through PayPal without needing an account.
Shipping
*Corona Virus Update*
Please be aware that, although pandemic restrictions are slowly easing across the world, postal services are still experiencing some reduced service levels and slower delivery time-frames.
It is still possible that your beaded treasure could be delayed in reaching you, especially if you are overseas (ie outside of the UK). Unfortunately shipping is outside of my control, but please consider the above when placing your order, especially if it is for a date-sensitive event or celebration =^.,.^=

Items will be shipped from the UK by Royal Mail first class service within the stated processing deadline. Custom orders may take a little longer, but I will contact you and keep you updated with time-frames. Please ensure your shipping address is correct before placing your order. If you would like me to ship to another address, please mention it in the "message to seller" box when paying.

Expedited shipping can be provided on request - please just ask.

Items shipped internationally are generally posted via Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed service, which should take 5-7 days to arrive, but unfortunately actual shipment times are out of my control, and packages can occasionally be held up in customs.

If you would like an item to be shipped anywhere other than the US mainland, Canada or Europe, you may wish to contact me for an accurate shipping quote before placing an order. Customers are responsible for any and all customs charges, taxes and additional postage fees that may be applied.
Additional policies and FAQs
*Corona Virus Update*
Please be aware that, although pandemic restrictions are slowly easing across the world, postal services are still experiencing some reduced service levels and slower delivery time-frames.
It is still possible that your beaded treasure could be delayed in reaching you, especially if you are overseas (ie outside of the UK). Unfortunately shipping is outside of my control, but please consider the above when placing your order, especially if it is for a date-sensitive event or celebration =^.,.^=

All pieces are created by hand, and as such, no two items will be identical. Please allow for slight variances - it makes your chosen product unique!

Items are generally wrapped in lovely packaging (eg tissue paper and ribbon, organza bag or kraft box), and shipped in a bubble mailer. If you would like an item specially gift-wrapped with a gift tag, please let me know.

My pieces are made with tiny seed beads, and therefore are not suitable for young children as they could present a choking hazard.

Custom orders are welcomed - if you'd like an existing design in a different colour, please convo me. Or perhaps a magnet instead of a keyring, or a ribbon instead of a paperclip.

Or if you have an idea for something completely new, please contact me and I'd love to work with you to create a treasure you'll love!

If you'd like to keep in touch with DewCatDesigns, with occasional updates, new products and general happy thoughts, then copy and paste this link to sign up!
https://www.subscribepage.com/u5s3w3
Privacy
In order for me to fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorise Etsy to provide me with), such as your name, username, email address, postal address, and product order details.

I will only use your personal information:
- To process and deliver your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support.
- If necessary, to comply with a legal obligation- eg retaining information about your purchase if required for tax law.
- As necessary, to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Sellers Policy and Terms of Use
- To send you my newsletter, if you specifically provided your consent, which you may revoke at any time.

I may share your personal information for very limited reasons and in very limited circumstances:
- With Etsy as needed to provide my services and comply with my obligations under the Etsy Sellers Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
- With other service providers – ie trusted third parties, to perform functions and provide related services to my shop – eg email newsletter providers (MailerLite), payment providers if transactions are completed outside of Etsy (PayPal)
- To comply with legislation, I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if it is reasonably necessary to do so, eg for legal process, to enforce my terms and policies, to prevent, investigate and address fraud, and to protect the rights, property and safety of my customers.
- I will never use or pass your information to third parties for marketing purposes or any other purpose, or add you to any mailing list, without your explicit consent.

I will retain your personal information in a confidential manner for as long as necessary to process and fulfil my order with you, and I will securely store any data collected during that period in locked or password-protected files or applications. I may also be required to retain your personal Information to comply with legal and regulatory requirements, to resolve disputes, and to enforce agreements. I generally will retain your information for 6 years. After this time I will delete your data from my records.

My shop is based in the UK. I may store and process your information through third party hosting services in the USA. As a result, your personal information will be transferred to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than Europe.

You have the right to know what personal data I hold about you, and to ask for that data to be changed or deleted. You may withdraw your explicitly-given consent to my use of your personal information for marketing purposes at any time.

If you live in the European Union, you have the right to raise a concern about my use of your personal information with your local data protection authority.

For the purposes of European data protection law, I, Emma Walker, am the data controller of your personal information as it relates to my business. Any questions or concerns may be addressed to me at dewcatusa [!at] outlook.com.

More information

Last updated on May 5, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

I would love to work on a custom order with you! Feel free to contact me to discuss what you would like, and I'll be happy to give you a quote and timeframe.
Even if you see an existing design that you like, but would prefer a different colour, or a magnet instead of a keychain, or a ribbon instead of a paperclip, just contact me!
Once you are happy to proceed, I will create a special reserved listing for you, and payment will be taken in full at the time of order. I will aim to keep you updated with progress checks along the way to ensure you are happy with your item.
You can see some examples of my custom orders on my Facebook and Pinterest pages.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Items are generally wrapped in lovely packaging (eg tissue paper and ribbon, organza bag or kraft box), and shipped in a bubble mailer.
If you would like an item specially gift-wrapped with a gift tag, please leave a message in the "Buyer Comments" section when placing your order.

Care instructions

DewCatDesigns' jewellery is generally for occasional use only. Remove your jewellery before going to bed.
Do not wear your jewellery whilst swimming or showering. Do not expose rings to water.
Avoid exposure to hairsprays and perfume which could damage or stain the finish on your jewellery.
To clean, periodically wipe with a dry, lint-free cloth.

Earrings

Unless otherwise stated, earrings are generally fitted with sterling silver ear hooks.
Please note that, for hygiene reasons, earrings cannot be returned unless faulty.

Timeframes

Each beaded item takes at least 2-3 hours' work to complete, often longer depending on the complexity of the shape and the size and number of beads used. On average, over 250 tiny seed beads (1-2mm in diameter) go into each item, and each bead is individually sewn in place to complete the desired shape.

More Questions?

If you have any further questions that haven't been answered here, please don't hesitate to contact me via an Etsy message.

If you'd like to keep in touch with DewCatDesigns, with occasional updates, new products and general happy thoughts, then copy and paste this link to sign up!
https://www.subscribepage.com/u5s3w3