BeEffulgent

Custom handmade gifts & accessories, from geek to chic.

Clarksburg, West Virginia On Etsy since 2018

1,533 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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BeEffulgent

Custom handmade gifts & accessories, from geek to chic.

Clarksburg, West Virginia | 1,533 Sales

Announcement    IMPORTANT SHIPPING INFORMATION: I recommend upgrading your shipping to include insurance or to Priority Mail, which includes insurance. Be Effulgent is not responsible for lost or stolen packages that are uninsured and, due to the disruptions from COVID-19 and carrier delays, there's a higher chance your package may not arrive on the originally estimated date or may be lost in transit. Your order will be processed and shipped on time, but once I deliver your package to the post office it is out of my control. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to message me. Thank you.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19: Be Effulgent will remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic so long as the mail continues to run. However, due to the global pandemic we are facing, some mail may be delayed or experience unforeseen issues. A majority of customers are receiving their orders on time, but please allow for additional time to receive your order. If you have any further issues or questions, my inbox is always open. Stay safe and continue to be effulgent.

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Last updated on Jul 22, 2020

IMPORTANT SHIPPING INFORMATION: I recommend upgrading your shipping to include insurance or to Priority Mail, which includes insurance. Be Effulgent is not responsible for lost or stolen packages that are uninsured and, due to the disruptions from COVID-19 and carrier delays, there's a higher chance your package may not arrive on the originally estimated date or may be lost in transit. Your order will be processed and shipped on time, but once I deliver your package to the post office it is out of my control. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to message me. Thank you.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19: Be Effulgent will remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic so long as the mail continues to run. However, due to the global pandemic we are facing, some mail may be delayed or experience unforeseen issues. A majority of customers are receiving their orders on time, but please allow for additional time to receive your order. If you have any further issues or questions, my inbox is always open. Stay safe and continue to be effulgent.

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About BeEffulgent

Sales 1,533
On Etsy since 2018

Be Effulgent

Be Effulgent is a fabric accessory company that specializes in customizable handmade keychains, such as lanyards and key fobs. It was founded in 2018 by Ellie Cottrill when her life was changing for the better and is currently based out of West Virginia.

The word effulgent was used as a homage to Ellie's go-to feel-good television show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, that helped her through the harder times in life. It's a reminder that things do get better, that there are brighter days ahead, and that we should always strive to be the best versions of ourselves.

Be you.
Be effulgent.

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  • Ellie Cottrill

    Owner

    Hi, I'm Ellie! I'm the owner of and seamstress at Be Effulgent and I believe the world runs on sarcasm and sass. I'm a self proclaimed cat mom, aspiring author, and a homebody at heart.

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Last updated on Jun 20, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Who makes all of the products listed in your shop?

Every item is handmade or sewn by me, Ellie, in my basement studio and is packaged with care and gratitude.

What makes your fabric keychains different from the others?

My fabric keychains are made of 4 layers of soft cotton or cotton blend fabric with no stiff batting or interfacing, making them flexible, comfortable, and easy to use while maintaining their durability. Each one is sewn with light “transparent” thread, which adds detail without detracting from the fabric’s pattern and the stitching runs down the length of each side of the keychain, leaving the finished item looking clean and professional.

What is the difference between a key fob and a lanyard?

The primary difference between the two is length. A key fob fits around your wrist. It is roughly 1" wide and measures between 5" to 6" long while lying flat. A lanyard fits around your neck. It is roughly 1” wide and measures between 17” to 18” long while lying flat. The length of both types may vary depending on the fabric and hardware selected.

What is the difference between the hardware styles listed?

I currently offer two different types of hardware styles in three different colors. A reference image is included in every listing. The clamps, which are styles #1, #3, and #5, are reinforced and snug. The lobster clasps, which are styles #2, #4, and #6, are sewn in. The “B” style version for lanyards includes the hardware style chosen plus breakaway hardware installed at the back of the neck. This type of safety hardware is most widely used with nurses and teachers in the event a patient or student yanks on their lanyard. It allows the lanyard to unclip in the back and to free the person from being pulled down by their neck.

What is the Custom Text option?

The Custom Text drop-down menu allows you to add custom text to your keychain. The custom text is cut from heat transfer vinyl and applied to your keychain once it is sewn and finished. To add custom text, just select the number of letters your word or phrase consists of, then let me know the text, text color, and text style you would like in the personalization box. If you do not wish to have custom text added to your keychain, simply select the None option.

What text color should I select for my keychain?

Opposites are always the way to go. If you have a light-colored keychain, I suggest a dark color for your text. Alternatively, if you have a dark-colored keychain, I suggest a light color for your text. The fluorescent colors look great on almost all backgrounds and pop well on busier patterns while the glitter colors tend to look best on less busy patterns. If you’re still unsure, feel free to inbox me and I’d be happy to give you my personal opinion.