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INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS, PLEASE READ SHIPPING POLICY BEFORE YOU ORDER!! FREE GIFT WRAP UPON REQUEST just make a note on your order. PLEASE CLICK ABOVE TO FOLLOW ME ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER! I will consider custom orders or customization on a case by case basis. ALL changes are subject to a small customization fee.
- All 136
- PERSONALIZE HERE 3
- SS Antique Thimbles 38
- SS Charm Jewelry 10
- Metal Thimbles 25
- Metal Charm Jewelry 10
- Acorns 13
- Friend/Love Sets 9
- Peter Pan Dolls 2
- Neverland Collection 12
- Lockets 10
christofersanford05 on Oct 14, 2016
So stoked on this! Shipped SUPER quick and exactly as listed. Thank you so so much. My wife is the biggest Peter Pan fan ever and she is going to LOVE it. The addition of the Origins of Thimbles as Love Tokens card is fantastic. Thank you!
Kelly on Oct 11, 2016
Love my antique thimble keychain...Awesome experience and quick service! Thank you so much!!! :)
rebeccas718 on Sep 27, 2016
I love this charm and the meaning behind it. I wish the loop holding the thimble and the acorn was a little more sturdy. It's a beautiful piece
My name is Shelley and I am the only hooligan behind Hooligan Alley. I began my love affair with thimbles when a friend said she was looking for a thimble necklace. I bought a nice one in an Auction lot and made a necklace for her. She was thrilled. So I began to look into thimbles and all the lore and romance connected with them and found that there was a great deal to learn. I bought books on collecting antique thimbles and a copy of Peter Pan. I did a good deal of research and began writing and re-writing my thimble history romance story. I perfected my jewelry making skills with the help of a friend who has been doing this for more than 10 years. I have been through a good deal of trial and error and learned a great deal from my mistakes. I listen to my customers and some of my very best ideas have come (with permission) from requests my customers have made. I purchased table top power tools that impressed even my engineer/geek husband. And what is more, I actually learned to use them! I buy my thimbles from suppliers, auction, garage sales and estate sales and any where else I can get them.
I am a complete one woman show. From idea to completed product it is all in my hands. And as I have said in some of my listings, some of my ideas have come in dreams so I guess my brain is working even when I am sleeping! I share a small studio space with my best friend and we work, sometimes talking or watching old movies or listening to music or even in companionable silence.
My Shop Name
One summer day in 2011, my best friend and I were out exploring an old part of town neither of us was familiar with. We found an adorable residential alley named "Hooligan Alley" we literally squealed, delighted that such a wonderful place existed. We drove up and down the short alley, speculating as to how this street came to have that name, and wishing upon wish that we too could say Hooligan Alley when asked for our address! We imagined the looks on the faces of intake clerks and shop keepers. For months Hooligan Alley came up in conversation from time to time always with additional delighted speculation on our part. One afternoon, we just HAD to go back and find it again. Except we could not. We drove street by street over a grid in the entire part of the city. But no Hooligan Alley. So, whether Hooligan Alley was some sort of odd dual hallucination or maybe, like Brigadoon, appears only one day every hundred years, I don't know. But when it came time to name my shop, I knew there could be no other name.
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Owner, Maker, Designer, Head Hooligan (OK The Only Hooligan)
Art is all about self expression and I have been expressing myself in one way or another from the moment I became self aware. I quilt, knit, crochet, cook, photograph, write and make jewlery all in some attempt to define and make my world beautiful.
Cuddle bug, nibbler of toes and night owl.
Little Miss Prim tries to keep every one of us in line. Mostly she succeeds.
The name says it all.
Doll Customizer-Maker Extraordinaire
HooliganAlley is proud to announce a collaboration with Rebecca of RobinswoodDolls https://www.etsy.com/shop/RobinswoodDolls?ref=l2-shopheader-name to Present a wonderful new line of Peter Pan, Wendy and Tinkerbell dolls exclusively in HooliganAlley
In addition I do make some new things in greater quantities. These are great for Bridesmaids gifts or other times when several identical gifts are desired.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card
Hold Policy - The maximum time I will reserve an item is 48 hours
If you request it I will withhold receipts for gifts purchased to go directly to the recipient, however paper receipts are required by customs for international orders.
INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS PLEASE READ: international customers are responsible for all fees associated with shipping to their respective countries. Orders that are shipped to countries outside of the United States may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees levied by the destination country. The recipient of an international shipment may be subject to such import taxes, customs duties and fees, which are levied once a shipment reaches your country. By law additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by the recipient; I have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country; you should contact your local customs office for further information. When customs clearance procedures are required, it can cause delays beyond my original delivery estimates. All international orders will have full value declared on customs forms and all customs forms will be marked merchandise as required by law - no exceptions.