HandmadeByAlison

Handmade By Alison

Edinburgh, United Kingdom · 1204 Sales

HandmadeByAlison

Handmade By Alison

Edinburgh, United Kingdom 1204 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Alison

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Announcement   I have some new, sparkly stock in my shop! After being out of action due to a hand injury for the last two months I can at last wield a pair of pliers again. Hurrah!

Welcome to my little corner of Etsy. Please feel free to browse - by section if you are seeking something particular, or the entire shop if you have the notion to. I am convo-friendly if you have any questions at all.

This is a hobby that has become a magnificent obsession - one that I am delighted to be able to share with you. It is my anti-stress antidote to the woes of 21st Century living.

Please read my shop policies and, if you have any questions, do get in touch.

My pieces are mostly one-offs and, although you may detect a theme from time to time, I try to see that no two items are identical. Each is unique, like its owner...and it's all made in Scotland!

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Please visit my Etsy destash shop - http://www.etsy.com/shop/ClootieDumpling

I have a rather embarassing number of beads and glass jewels and gorgeous Indian silver and gemstone pendants and some carved Maori-style pendants. These were purchased by me some time ago before I somewhat changed direction and the letterpress type took over my life. They deserve to be hanging round someone's neck rather than sitting in a box. I have more beads than I can ever use. I hope someone out there can give them a good home.

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 23, 2016

I have some new, sparkly stock in my shop! After being out of action due to a hand injury for the last two months I can at last wield a pair of pliers again. Hurrah!

Welcome to my little corner of Etsy. Please feel free to browse - by section if you are seeking something particular, or the entire shop if you have the notion to. I am convo-friendly if you have any questions at all.

This is a hobby that has become a magnificent obsession - one that I am delighted to be able to share with you. It is my anti-stress antidote to the woes of 21st Century living.

Please read my shop policies and, if you have any questions, do get in touch.

My pieces are mostly one-offs and, although you may detect a theme from time to time, I try to see that no two items are identical. Each is unique, like its owner...and it's all made in Scotland!

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

Please visit my Etsy destash shop - http://www.etsy.com/shop/ClootieDumpling

I have a rather embarassing number of beads and glass jewels and gorgeous Indian silver and gemstone pendants and some carved Maori-style pendants. These were purchased by me some time ago before I somewhat changed direction and the letterpress type took over my life. They deserve to be hanging round someone's neck rather than sitting in a box. I have more beads than I can ever use. I hope someone out there can give them a good home.

Alison

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Alison

Firuze - Turquoise and Thai Silver Necklace
$109.00
A Great Big KISS - Vintage Letterpress Word
$60.00
All Seeing Eye - Statement Eye Necklace
$50.00
Apple Blossom - Boro Glass Bracelet
$50.00
Mata Hari - Art Deco inspired Necklace
$42.00
Spring Greens - Peridot and Silver Necklace.
$42.00
Mossy - Boro Glass Bracelet
$40.00
Mysterious Depths - Boro and Silver Bracelet.
$40.00
Scots Thistle - Silver and Amethyst Necklace
$35.00
Wild Horses II - Jasper and Lampwork Necklace
$35.00
Wild Horses I - Jasper and Lampwork Necklace
$35.00
Copper Dots - Lampwork Glass and Copper Bracelet
$35.00
A Little MACHO - Vintage Letterpress Word
$34.00
Fancy U and ME - Vintage Letterpress Phrase
$30.00
A Simple KISS - Vintage Letterpress Word
$30.00
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About

A silver lining...

The recession of 2008 made all this happen...I am a lawyer to trade, and was specialising in real estate when the world changed. I saw many colleagues lose their jobs and I went onto part-time working. Making things literally kept me sane.
I have always made things, and having a creative side is a fantastic antidote to the "day job". Now, I still work as a lawyer part-time (but it's my choice!), I see more of my family, I get the chance to let my creative side flourish, and I am happier than I have been for ages! I discovered Etsy by chance and I love being part of this vibrant, creative, friendly, wonderful place.

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  • Alison

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Curator

    Scottish mother-of-three; likes - my children (mostly), chocolate, wine, good films and good friends; dislikes - my children (sometimes), rude people (see previous entry), rain (the gray, all-day type), having to work (in an office) on a Friday...

Local

Find HandmadeByAlison at the following upcoming markets!

  • Bohemia Art Craft & Design Fair

    Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Pl.

    Edinburgh, Edinburgh

    Dec 3

    A lovely mix of handmade Scottish goodies in a wonderful historic setting. Free entry. Come and get your Christmas presents organised!

  • Out of the Blue Christmas Art Market

    The Drill Hall, 30-36 Dalmeny Street

    Edinburgh, Edinburgh

    Dec 10

    Come and join us for a Christmas Craft Fair - there will be loads of different stalls and music too. Fill those stockings!

Shop policies

Last updated on December 28, 2015
I have always loved making things. I have always loved jewelry. I really love making jewelry! Nature is so clever with all her beautiful stones and pearls - every colour and pattern you could ever want - and for those that nature can't do (or I haven't found yet), man steps in. For almost as long as mankind has walked this earth, we have been adorning ourselves....

I think that all women should have lots of jewelry - like shoes, a woman can never have too many pieces! I am always chuffed to bits when someone else likes what I do too.

I also think that re-using vintage pieces is a must. We are such a wasteful species. I am pleased to be able to do a little bit with my vintage printers blocks and teacup candles.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Paypal and Etsy Direct Checkout, thank you.
Shipping
I will ship (my Dad hates that expression, he'd much rather I said "post") within 3 working days of cleared payment, usually much sooner. Within the UK I will use 1st Class Royal Mail. Outside the UK shipping is via standard Airmail. Please note that it can take 1-4 weeks for delivery and I have no control over that. These are NOT tracked services - if you want such a thing, please ask BEFORE purchasing.

Insurance is recommended as you may not otherwise be covered in cases of postal damage or loss. If you require tracking or insurance on your parcel you must purchase shipping (there I go again) via Airsure, International Signed For, Recorded or Special Delivery, depending on where you are. Paypal does not have options for this, so please contact me for a price BEFORE ordering. I am happy to reserve items while we do this.

Problems can sometimes occur, but happily, they are rare.

Please note that any local taxes or import duties are NOT included in the shipping costs and are the responsibility of the purchaser.

A note about combined shipping - I will continue to combine shipping where I am lucky enough to receive an order for more than one item, but the letterpress blocks are heavy...sigh. What I have decided to do is to charge a sensible amount for combined postage and, if when I get to the Post Office the amount charged is over $1 less than you have paid, I will refund the difference back to your Paypal account forthwith.
Refunds and Exchanges
If there is a problem with any piece, please contact me, and I will sort it out to the best of my ability.

If you wish to return an item please notify me within 14 days of receipt. You will be responsible for any shipping costs for its return. I will refund the price, less the original shipping costs by Paypal. All items must be returned in original condition.

I want you to be happy with your purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you want/need something re-sized, contact me and I will do my best to accommodate. I know that one size does not, necessarily, fit all! (It'd be boring if it did).

I love to get custom requests! Don't be shy if there is something particular you want - convo me and I'll see if I can help.