EtsyMakeArtLife

Unique Purses, accessories, and home decor.

San Jose, California

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Announcement    One-of-a-kind handbags, clutches, purses, accessories, and home decor handmade by Maria Woods.
Want to stand out in the crowd and make a fashion statement? Please step into my shop to see unique, handmade fashion accessories crafted from upcycled designer textiles. Welcome!

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Last updated on May 31, 2019

One-of-a-kind handbags, clutches, purses, accessories, and home decor handmade by Maria Woods.
Want to stand out in the crowd and make a fashion statement? Please step into my shop to see unique, handmade fashion accessories crafted from upcycled designer textiles. Welcome!

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About EtsyMakeArtLife

Sales 73
On Etsy since 2015

Pattern, color, and texture!

That's how it all started.

A while ago I started collecting samples and roll ends of luxurious, high-end upholstery fabrics, with sky-high price tags. I was so excited by the patterns, colors, and textures of the exquisite woven silks from Italy, wool tweeds from Scotland, and French damasks that I had to do something about it!

I have a background in art and design. I studied graphic design at college, worked as an illustrator in studios in the UK, and have been a freelance artist and photographer for over twenty years.

My whole life seems to revolve around pattern, color, and texture—whether it be restoring and decorating our former homes, creating new gardens, illustrating greeting cards, or just clothes buying, there's usually an eclectic look, often tactile, always with color.

So, I gathered my samples and decided to make some cushions for myself, then a couple of belts, then purses (I have a huge collection of handbags already. A few more only adds more excitement), then I started gifting to my friends. People were noticing and loving my creations. I decided it was time to take the leap and my handbag company was born!

My other Etsy store showcases my artwork, available as handmade, archival, giclée prints.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MariaWoodsFineArt

make. art. life. encompasses everything about me. My blog follows the stories of things I'm making, the art I create, and the life I live.

Shop members

  • Maria Woods

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Hello! I'm Maria, a designer and artist from England. When I'm not walking Ruby, I'm in my studio creating stuff. Gorgeous, artisan handbags, quirky, one-of-a-kind belts, or painting designs to add to my ever expanding folio.

  • Ruby

    Companion, Critic

    Ruby here, also known as Rubenstein, Tina Turner, and Hairy Baby. Mark and Maria adopted me in 2013. I'm downright gorgeous, funny, and rambunctious, with an unkempt look. I have a good eye for color and exquisite taste.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 31, 2017
Thanks for popping into my shop!

Each accessory is handmade by me, Maria Woods, and has its own unique beauty and character. Handcrafted using upcycled luxurious fabrics each piece is individual and a work of wearable art.

Be bold and have fun!
Love Maria x

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: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 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
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I want you to love your purchase! If you have any issues please contact me as soon as possible so we can work something out.
Payment
I accept Paypal or Etsy Direct Checkout

9.25% California sales tax will be added for all in-state sales.
Shipping
My items are already made and are shipped within 2 days of order via USPS from San Jose CA. Please note that buyers are responsible for any duties or customs charges that may be incurred.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact me regarding custom orders. Many of the bags I make are commissions and I love working with clients who want something made specifically for them or to give as a truly original gift. Let me know your colours, size, style, and I'll put a mood board together for you.