Announcement Check all the unusual hats and NEW Halloween section. WOW!! 👑 @Ivette_Cardoso (#Shop999)
Check all the unusual hats and NEW Halloween section. WOW!! 👑 @Ivette_Cardoso (#Shop999)
maliaartist on Aug 2, 2016
You are an awesome artist!!
Hi, my name's Ivette, and I love creating all things beautiful. My personality is fun, and I think that comes through in my creations. My motto: if anything appeals to your sensibilities, and you get that WOW factor in your gut, wear it!
After creating jewelry for about seven years, things changed for me while waiting at the check-out line at a local craft store in December 2012. I noticed some ridiculously large surprise boxes marked down to $9.99 each, of which I purchased one. In that grab box was a loom that changed my life. Although I was instantly hooked, by the third hat I was rather bored by its limitations. And so, my love of crocheting was born when I went back to the craft store and bought a crochet instruction kit, and I was off and running. Soon enough, I ditched all instructions and started crocheting on the fly. I spent 2013 crocheting, and ended up with a box full of hats. And so, my store was (re)born. In my crochet realm, I strive to break out of the mold and let my imagination and the influence of diverse cultures and ethnic groups run wild. I hope you get and enjoy my made-with-joy-and-love products! I equally enjoy doing photo shoots for all of my products...it's more than just pointing a camera! For every five photos you see, I take at least 40 to 60 photos from which I select the perfect five. (I have an A.S. degree in Commercial Art & Advertising Design). But wait, there's more! I'm also a professionally published author.
I lived in Miami nearly my entire existence, until Life happened, and I moved to Gainesville in July 2014. I can see my work transition since the Exodus, but I'll always be a Miami girl!
This store is dedicated to the memory of my mother, J. Georgina, who was in the high end fashion business and rubbed elbows with the icons of the fashion world. For teaching me all your secrets and putting up with me during both our brick and mortar stores, I will always thank you, love you, and never forget you.
A craft store's "mystery box" at checkout for $9.99 during Xmas 2012 changed my life. It contained a loom, and I was hooked! Feeling bored by its limitations, I moved on to free-form crochet, and since then I've been doing my own thing.
My Maine Coon cat, Prince Harry, helps me get through a busy day. Whether its 3:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m., he assists me by letting me know its playtime, meal time or break time. Royalty works at Shop999. Imagine that!
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently asked questions
Please read descriptions carefully, so that you can measure as indicated in item description (or not) with the fit of your hat and/or bikini. If you are unsure, please contact me via Etsy or e-mail me at email@example.com.
FOR HATS: Before purchasing a hat, please measure the circumference of your head at the widest part to avoid a disappointment for you, and loss of revenue for me. All hat listings have circumference measurements and fitting suggestions -- please be advised if a hat is meant to be worn above the ears, it will be listed as such. Thank you!
Instructions are listed in practically all items. If you are unsure, please contact me via Etsy or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CARING FOR YOUR TULLE ACCESSORY: Steam is the only way to remove wrinkles from tulle. You can use a steamer, or use the steam setting on an iron (without touching it to the fabric). In a pinch, steam out any wrinkles while you shower (outside of shower, of course).