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HandaMade

Hand-knitted water bottle cozies, coffee cups and more!

San Clemente, California · 1641 Sales

HandaMade

Hand-knitted water bottle cozies, coffee cups and more!

San Clemente, California 1641 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(627)

Shop owner

Geraldine

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Announcement   Knit Shark water bottle cozies, cup cozies, phone gadgets, crochet slouchy beanies, newborn photo prop, Kids and babies accessories, men and women accessories.

Follow me @ my Facebook- like, share.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/HandaMade/284591434898101

NOTE: California Residence, you will be charge 8.00% sales tax on all products.

I was a featured Seller! Check out my interview here:
http://www.etsy.com/featured_seller.php?featured_user_id=5534139

Please allow to 3 to 5 business days for shipment.

My monster shark Soda cozy was featured at http://www.imbibemagazine.com.

My Monster Shark Water Bottle Cozy was featured at
http://etsystalker.com/.

My shop was also featured at the following sites:
http://www.childstylemagazine.com/
http://www.parenting.com

Member of California Crafters Club of Etsy

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Photos & info:
http://geraldine-handa.blogspot.com

Announcement

Last updated on May 9, 2016

Knit Shark water bottle cozies, cup cozies, phone gadgets, crochet slouchy beanies, newborn photo prop, Kids and babies accessories, men and women accessories.

Follow me @ my Facebook- like, share.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/HandaMade/284591434898101

NOTE: California Residence, you will be charge 8.00% sales tax on all products.

I was a featured Seller! Check out my interview here:
http://www.etsy.com/featured_seller.php?featured_user_id=5534139

Please allow to 3 to 5 business days for shipment.

My monster shark Soda cozy was featured at http://www.imbibemagazine.com.

My Monster Shark Water Bottle Cozy was featured at
http://etsystalker.com/.

My shop was also featured at the following sites:
http://www.childstylemagazine.com/
http://www.parenting.com

Member of California Crafters Club of Etsy

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Photos & info:
http://geraldine-handa.blogspot.com

Geraldine

Contact shop owner

Geraldine

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(627)
PsychobillySadie

PsychobillySadie on Nov 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

'Jaws'-dropping perfection! I had this adorable little guy custom 'HandaMade' into a wrist cuff, rather than a cozy. Geraldine attacked this project like an absolute pro! Super-duper friendly, lightning fast shipping, delicate and detailed design packaging, and, most importantly, amazing quality item = one exceptionally pleased, entirely delighted buyer! I hope to be doing business with you again! Thanks much!

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About

Enjoy what you want to be

Hi, my name is Geraldine Handa. I’m a mom and have been married to my loving husband for 15 years. I work a part time job. I was born in the Philippines and came here to the United States twenty years ago on a petition by my Mom and Dad. I am now a US citizen, and am living in San Clemente, CA with my husband, two children, and two pet parakeets. I work on my Etsy projects during my lunch hour and at night when my kids are asleep. This is the one of the ways I can relax and provide myself with good stress relief!

During my days off, when my kids are at school, I can work at home on customer orders and check my Etsy shop. All my items are hand made by me from my own designs. I have copyrights on all my patterns.

On the weekends, my husband, kids, and myself, like to stay home and relax from the previous week. Sometimes our weekends are taken up by Cub Scout outings, or Indian Princess father and daughter outings. We enjoy also watching movies and visit the two Grandmas as often as possible. I learned to play the piano when I was a girl in the Philippines and like to play when I get a chance to relax.

When I’m at home I keep myself busy with cleaning, gardening, or going to the store. One of my hobbies is photography. We purchased some studio lights and created a photography studio in our living room. I always photograph my new creations and post them to my Etsy shop.

Well, I have never been an artist, but I have always been a creative person. When I was in the third grade, I lived with my sister. When she went to college, she hired a nanny, who taught me how to crochet. When I got married, I made all the wedding favors for the reception guests. Later on I learned how to knit in a class taken at my local yarn shop. From that point on, I learned a lot of ideas and techniques to create my many designs. A couple of years ago, I came across Etsy. After a couple of months, I opened my own shop and tried to sell my apple jacket design. I was surprised at the response! Eventually I created my most successful design, the Monster Shark Cozy for water bottles and Monster Shark Sleeve for coffee cups.

Every morning before I’m ready to go to work (regular work) I turn on my computer and check my email and see if I have incoming orders. I work from my regular job from 7:00 till 2:30 and pick up my kids from school. After homework and dinner, I begin working on my orders and begin experimenting with new designs. I have a lot of ideas in my mind and make many prototypes. Some I sell on Etsy, others I give away as gifts! I spend a lot of time at the local yarn shops and Michaels, looking for the right yarn to make my projects.

My most cherished project is my Monster Shark. A couple of years ago, my husband and I had to make a large paper-mâché shark head for the Cub Scouts. It was about 45” tall with just the head. We painted it blue and it turned out great! After a couple of days later, I was taking pictures of the shark and my daughter wanted to get a picture of herself in the shark’s head. It was big enough to go over my daughter, and her face was right in the shark’s mouth. I looked at the picture and was thinking, “The monster shark is eating my daughter!” That’s when the idea to make the Monster Shark Sleeves first popped into my head. Now I have the Monster Shark water bottle holder and Monster Shark baby bottle holder.

To read a little more about the story behind HandaMade, please feel free to stop by and read my interview,
https://blog.etsy.com/en/2009/featured-seller-handamade/

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Shop members

  • Geraldine Handa

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I'm a person who loves to knit and crochet, create and make new things for my customer. I have been enjoying this since I was in 3rd grade.

  • Spencer

    Model

    Spencer doesn't like to be dress up or using as a model. But he'll do it anyway for me. <3<3<3

Shop policies

Last updated on March 1, 2016
Welcome! Thank you so much for browsing the HandaMade shop. All item(s) in my shop are hand-knit by me with my very own pattern and made in 100% acrylic and some are 100% cotton.

Please keep in mind that all custom orders once it's finished it cannot be changed.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
Payment
I accept PayPal and credit card through PayPal.
Shipping
I will ship your item(s) to the address you specify on Etsy.

I will ship your item(s) within 7-10 business days after payment is received.
International mail it will take 5-12 days.


NOTE:
I am not responsible for lost or damage packages.
Full priced for Soda Can cozy can be returned within 3 days of its delivery for refund less shipping fees.
See below for details for return.

Shipping charges are covered both ways by customer. Item must be shipped in a bubble package (preferably the original wrap and packaging) with insurance and delivery confirmation to ensure a safe delivery. The delivery confirmation number must be sent to me within THREE (3) days of its delivery date, and be in the exact condition it was received in order for me to accept the return and proceed with a refund. If the item is found to be used and not resalable, it will be returned to the customer upon the customer's expense.

Thank you
Refunds and Exchanges
No return, No exchange
Additional policies and FAQs
Wholesale: You must order a minimum 100 items to be qualify for the wholesale discount.
All item (s) I wrapped with tissue and tie it with piece of yarn with my HandaMade tag and shipped with bubble enveloped to protect your item. If you have any question, just convo me and I will be happy to help you.:D