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Béatrice Schmitz

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Béatrice Schmitz

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It started at 12...

I started selling my first earrings when I was 12, on the local flea market of my hometown. Together with my childhood friend Saskia, we would spend hours making earrings and necklaces.

My mother claimed she couldn't sew that well, but I was definitely inspired by the things she created behind her old Bernina. Costumes, clothes for our Barbie dolls, laundry bags, christmas decorations,... I loved all of it! Seeing basic fabrics & ribbons transform into unique craft pieces was always a complete thrill. And made me green of envy...

It's true what they say. You can't get rid of the creative microbe so easily. It has never left me, even though getting married, having 3 kids and a full-time job eventually contributed to imposed creative breaks.

Many home organised Christmas markets further, the Internet has given me the courage to jump forward and tackle the online creative community. Discovering Etsy was so liberating for me, as if I had waited for that to finally get myself comfortable in the saddle!

So, somewhere last May, I decided to go for it. I gave my shop the name "Dis, Bibisse" because Bibisse is how my family calls me, and when I was younger, my sisters would ask me to make them a necklace or another piece of jewelry by starting their sentence with "Dis, Bibisse...tu peux me faire un collier bleu et rouge qui irait avec ma nouvelle robe de soirée ?".

While I still work a lot with beads (especially wood and lampwork) and absolutely adore using felt (especially for kids accessories), I have discovered the pure beauty of leather associated with metal. Bracelets are my absolute favorite piece of jewelry to make. But my interests often switch from one to another, so I'll probably keep on having those "creative" cycles. As long as it keeps me going...!

Some day, I hope I can have a professional activity that leans closer to my hobby, but my biggest pleasure is seeing other wear or use my creations, and enjoying it!

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  • Béatrice Schmitz

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    I'm 45 yrs old, have 3 beautiful kids between 5 and 12, a sweet and patient husband, and a full-time job in clinical research. I live in the suburbs of Brussels (Belgium) but spent one year in the US back in 1986-1987 as an exchange student.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 30, 2014
Welcome to my Etsy shop Dis Bibisse!

Making my jewellery & accessories is a true passion and, although It isn't my main professional activity, I try to give the utmost attention to quality & good service.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
If, for any reason, you are not happy with your purchase, please contact me through Etsy messaging. I'll do my best to ensure your satisfaction.

I offer merchandise exchange or refund if you are not pleased with your order. Contact me at any time with questions, comments or concerns.

Shipping costs will not be refunded.
Payment
I accept PayPal as form of payment.

If you don't have a Paypal account, just click the Paypal button when you go through the checkout and look for the link to pay with your credit card. On the lower left there is a small link that says 'pay by credit card'.

European buyers can also pay by bank transfer! Convo me and I'll give you my BIC & IBAN code.
Shipping
All items ship within 1 - 2 weeks after purchase is verified.

As I don't always have materials in stock, some orders may take up some extra time for shipping. Please always convo me for availability & size before ordering.

Please note shipping takes much longer in December and January. Please give it some extra time to arrive those days (could be several weeks). Thanks for your understanding.

Orders are shipped via First Class national and international mail using The Belgian Post. The shipping rates do not cover tracking number and insurance. If you would like me to send any items by registered / insured post, please convo me and I will calculate any extra costs for you.
If the postage price I have listed is higher than the actual charge by the Post Office, I will refund the difference.

Please be sure that the provided address is correct or contact me if there is an error. Items returned to me due to an incorrect address will require repayment of the shipping costs in order to have them re-sent.

I do not include any receipts or invoices.

Please note that I am not responsible for customs or taxes some countries may have.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDERS
I accept custom orders and will set up a custom listing for you after we have communicated and finalised your order. This listing will stay up for one week only unless I hear from you. I will not begin production of an item until payment is received.

GIFTS
All orders are handpacked by me with care and attention.
If you're buying a gift for someone, I'll gift wrap at no additional cost. Just let me know in the 'note to seller' when you check out.
I can also ship direct to your gift recipient & add a note, so please write the message you want to be included in the 'note to seller' when you check out.

FEEDBACK
I read all my feedback and would love some from you when you receive the item, this way, I'll be reassurred the order arrived well and you're happy with it.