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GaijinGeisha

Specializing in Wire Crochet Jewelry and Fun Kitsch

Racine, Wisconsin · 111 Sales

GaijinGeisha

Specializing in Wire Crochet Jewelry and Fun Kitsch

Racine, Wisconsin 111 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(52)

Announcement   Gaijin Geisha? How do you pronounce that and what does it mean?!
(guy-jean gay-shuh)

Gaijin Geisha - Gaijin is sort of a derogatory term used during the war by the Japanese to describe (usually), the American soldiers that were all over the island. It means "outsider". Geishas have been around since the 1600s.
Today, there are only a few thousand traditionally trained Geisha. A Geisha's job is not to provide sexual favors. Rather, she entertains with her singing, dancing and conversation.

My mother is Japanese and my father is American. I grew up with both cultures and thought that putting the two terms together was a really fun way to describe my background. :)

I am also a Marine Corps Veteran. I served with the U.S. Marine Corps Field Bands for 4 years and left the Corps as a Sergeant. I was also lucky enough to serve a tour in Okinawa, Japan which is where I was born.

Currently I work as a Community Outreach Director and also have an 14 year old son who plays trombone and is active in school and other extra curricular activities, and he will also sometimes have items for sale in my shop! I love that he enjoys making things with me from time to time.

Etsy is an enjoyable and much needed creative outlet that helps keep me in balance.

I hope you enjoy your shopping experience!

My favorite materials are copper wire, semi-precious stones and pretty much any kind of bead! I love wire crochet, but I am branching out into different techniques. I have also started learning how to sew and have been doing so for a year as of May 2011. I love to find fun, quirky fabrics and put them together to make fun, whimsical aprons and things.

I check the site daily and can mail out items Monday through Friday. All purchases received after 2pm central standard time will be mailed out the following business day. Any items purchased during Sat and Sun will be sent out the following Monday.

I ship domestically and internationally - items are NOT insured. After an item leaves my hands, I am not responsible for theft . If this is a concern for you, please convo me and I will find out the cost of mail insurance for your purchase.

I love my work and I want you to enjoy it as well. If you receive a piece and are not satisfied with it, please return it within 10 business days and I will refund your money or let you choose a different item from my shop that is of the same monetary value . For international orders, we can work something out on a case-by-case basis as 10 days is probably not enough ship time. :)

I currently only accept PayPal, Etsy gift cards and credit cards as a forms of payment. Please, please please - make sure that your Etsy address matches with your address on your Paypal acct. If it is different, please convo me the address that you want me to ship your merchandise to.

Happy Shopping! Gaijin Geisha

Announcement

Gaijin Geisha? How do you pronounce that and what does it mean?!
(guy-jean gay-shuh)

Gaijin Geisha - Gaijin is sort of a derogatory term used during the war by the Japanese to describe (usually), the American soldiers that were all over the island. It means "outsider". Geishas have been around since the 1600s.
Today, there are only a few thousand traditionally trained Geisha. A Geisha's job is not to provide sexual favors. Rather, she entertains with her singing, dancing and conversation.

My mother is Japanese and my father is American. I grew up with both cultures and thought that putting the two terms together was a really fun way to describe my background. :)

I am also a Marine Corps Veteran. I served with the U.S. Marine Corps Field Bands for 4 years and left the Corps as a Sergeant. I was also lucky enough to serve a tour in Okinawa, Japan which is where I was born.

Currently I work as a Community Outreach Director and also have an 14 year old son who plays trombone and is active in school and other extra curricular activities, and he will also sometimes have items for sale in my shop! I love that he enjoys making things with me from time to time.

Etsy is an enjoyable and much needed creative outlet that helps keep me in balance.

I hope you enjoy your shopping experience!

My favorite materials are copper wire, semi-precious stones and pretty much any kind of bead! I love wire crochet, but I am branching out into different techniques. I have also started learning how to sew and have been doing so for a year as of May 2011. I love to find fun, quirky fabrics and put them together to make fun, whimsical aprons and things.

I check the site daily and can mail out items Monday through Friday. All purchases received after 2pm central standard time will be mailed out the following business day. Any items purchased during Sat and Sun will be sent out the following Monday.

I ship domestically and internationally - items are NOT insured. After an item leaves my hands, I am not responsible for theft . If this is a concern for you, please convo me and I will find out the cost of mail insurance for your purchase.

I love my work and I want you to enjoy it as well. If you receive a piece and are not satisfied with it, please return it within 10 business days and I will refund your money or let you choose a different item from my shop that is of the same monetary value . For international orders, we can work something out on a case-by-case basis as 10 days is probably not enough ship time. :)

I currently only accept PayPal, Etsy gift cards and credit cards as a forms of payment. Please, please please - make sure that your Etsy address matches with your address on your Paypal acct. If it is different, please convo me the address that you want me to ship your merchandise to.

Happy Shopping! Gaijin Geisha

Tammy Leverich

Contact shop owner

Tammy Leverich

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(52)
Karyn

Karyn on Dec 15, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Just perfect! I purchased this as a gift and the recipient loved it. Shipped fast and quality is great. I will definitely buy from again :)

countrymo

countrymo on Sep 13, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Really like the necklace. I've watched it for a while now, and finally bought it.

Laurent ANTONELLI

Laurent ANTONELLI on Feb 18, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Fast and Perfect Transaction, A+++

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About

Crazy Jewelry Lady who is likes to dabble in different things. I offer Wire Crochet Jewelry and whatever craft I am currently obsessing over.

I started my shop in in 2007 when I first heard about Etsy. I really, really LOVE Etsy and am so glad that it has grown into the service that it is today.

Jewelry making and the other crafts that I dabble in are my creative outlet. I love shiny, pretty things and I also love to try to upcycle older or vintage findings into new things to give them a second life. I try to incorporate at least 1 recycled thing in each piece that I create. I have a crazy collection of vintage spools of thread, lace and other sewing notions. I also collect old broken jewelry. Those old beads are spread out through many new pieces. I usually don't replicate any piece so if you buy something from me it is One of a Kind!

I am very interested in Asian art history and have traveled to many different places throughout my life. I use these experiences to inspire the pieces that I create.

I started teaching wire crochet in 2009 and occasional teach at places like Spectrum School of the Arts and Gallery, Funky Hannahs and UW Parkside, all located in the Racine, Wisconsin area.

I have been featured in several artists shows and events and am always looking for new opportunities. If you have information about an upcoming event I am especially interested in opportunities in the following areas: Wisconsin, Illinois and Oklahoma.

I love to hear from fellow Etsians so if you have any questions please convo me!

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Shop members

  • Tammy Leverich

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Wire Crochet Jewelry, Jewelry, Handmade Aprons, Photography And Other Stuff

    I started making jewelry in 2007 and have been totally hooked ever since! My specialty is wire crochet jewelry, but I love to dabble in other crafts as well. I will offer my wares in whatever craft phase I am totally obsessed with at the moment. :)

Shop policies

Last updated on January 27, 2012
I love the pieces that I create and want you to enjoy them as much as I do. If you receive a piece of my work that you are not satisfied with, you can pick one of the following options:
1. A full refund
2. Pick a different item from my shop at equal or less value as your previous purchase. No shipping will be charged.
3. I can re-make the piece to meet your specifications - additional charge may be considered depending on the request.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Other Method
Payment
I currently only accept Paypal for payment.
Shipping
Most of my orders come from US customers and I use the United States Postal Service. All orders are mailed First Class.

I ship internationally as well. Please make sure your address on Etsy matches with your address on Paypal. If they do not match, please let me know in a convo which address to send your order to. Orders are NOT insured. Once the item leaves my hands, I am not responsible for theft. If this is a concern for you, please convo me so that I can find out the price of insurance for shipping your item(s).

I check Etsy constantly. I ship Monday through Friday. any orders received after 2pm will go out the following day. Any orders placed on Saturday or Sunday will be shipped on the following Monday.

If you need an item shipped faster than First Class USPS, please convo me. I will be happy to give you prices for FedEx/UPS or other form of shipping. If we agree on expedited/special shipping fee, I will send you a paypal request for the shipping amount. Once that clears, I will ship via the arrangements!
Refunds and Exchanges
If you receive a piece of my work that you are not satisfied with it,please contact me immediately! I value your business very much and will do everything I can to make things right! If an item is damaged when you receive it please let me know so that I can either repair it for you free of charge, or offer you another alternative. You have the following options:

1. A full refund

2. I can repair/re-make item to your specifications. An additional charge may be considered depending on the request.

3. You can select a different item from my shop for equal or lesser value based on your previous purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you would like a custom piece, or want to negotiate a different price on a piece, please convo me.