KikamoraCrafts

Crochet beads, appliques - handmade in Latvia, Europe

Riga, Latvia · 4243 Sales

KikamoraCrafts

Crochet beads, appliques - handmade in Latvia, Europe

Riga, Latvia 4243 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1097)
tonee goin

tonee goin on Mar 28, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful work as always. Prompt shipper and so easy to work with

tonee goin

tonee goin on Mar 28, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful work as always. Prompt shipper and so easy to work with

tonee goin

tonee goin on Mar 28, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful work as always. Prompt shipper and so easy to work with

tonee goin

tonee goin on Mar 28, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful work as always. Prompt shipper and so easy to work with

tonee goin

tonee goin on Mar 28, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

beautiful as always. I appreciate you making the custom orders for me.

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Updates

It's time to prepare for Valentine day! Garlands, greeting cards etc. It all can be done with these small hearts - choose Your colors and make Your Valentine day special!
Adding simple ribbon to the butterfly applique makes it a nice embellishment for a gift.

About

Story about a girl and crafts

Do You want to hear a story? Long time ago there was a girl. She liked to crochet and knit, but teachers and parents told her - You don't have talent in crafts. You have different talents, lets work with them. Leave crafts, You are not good enough. And girl believed them - after all, You have to believe Your parents and teachers, they know better, don't they? Anyway, time went by, girl grew up and almost forgot, that she liked crafts. She got job, then another job - interesting, but not craft related. And then she decided to quit. She had her reasons. So she got unemployed and had to decide, what to do next. And instead of looking for another job, she got this crazy idea - crafts! She is adult, she doesn't have to listen to anyone anymore. So why no try? And that's how it started...
At first it was ebay - I didn't make much, but I learned to make my stuff, to take pictures, to price it, to sell it. A year later I got full time job again (it was too difficult for me not to ;listen to "You can;'t do this, You can't make living with this, You have to have "real" job"...). But after 1,5 years I understood, that I want back my crafts! So I quit my full time job (again) and opened shop on Etsy.

So, about my "crafts".
I play with colors and stitches. I don't have patterns for my appliques. It is all in my head.
I see "trendy" pastel shades (dirty white, gray, dirty light blue, dirty gray etc.) every day and it makes me feel "gray" myself. Believe or not, but it's so hard to buy something not "gray"... So my appliques are my way to make things more colorful.
Materials:
Mostly I work with cotton Turkish and Egyptian mercerized "perle" cotton thread. It's soft and silky. But if needed I can work also with other yarns - both natural and syntethic.
I can't buy my yarns "in bulk" (too expensive and I would not have place to keep them), so every week I go to "yarn treasure hunt" - there are 4 or five different yarn stores (small ones) to visit. Sellers in these stores already know me - we are like good friends ;) And that's great - they know, that I'm looking for, so, if there is something new, they always tell me and sometimes give me nice discount :)
For my crocheted beads I use natural wood beads - they are not polished or varnished - it's just pure wood shape.
Each bead, applique and doll clothing piece is made by my hands - stitch by stitch. Crocheting is quite time consuming. For example, I can make ~6-8 beads per hour (or 4-5 appliques).

My other shops on Etsy:
www.kikacrafts.etsy.com (closed)
www.loststitch.etsy.com

Shop members

  • Laura

    Owner, Maker, Shipper

    Each crocheted applique and bead in this shop is made by me, photographed, packed and shipped by me.

  • Roberts

    A Big Boss

    Since April 2017 KikamoraCrafts has new boss :) He is the one, who tells, when and how much Mom can work. Likes to watch Mom crocheting. Great helper with shipping (no standing in lines in PO, as new parents get served quicker).

Shop policies

Last updated on April 19, 2018
Payment methods
Preferred payment method is Paypal. But I also gladly accept card payments through Etsy Payment system.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and refunds

Period under which buyer can withdraw from a sales contract, is 14 days.
This period expires 14 days after the day buyer has received their goods. However, if this period expires on a non-working day, your deadline is extended till the next working day. You can choose to withdraw from your order for any reason within this timeframe.

To exercise their right of withdrawal, buyer must unequivocally inform the seller of their decision to withdraw from the purchase.

Buyer is responsible for covering return shipping costs.
Exception - if return happens due to seller mistake (for example, faulty product or not as ordered), seller pays for return shipping.
To ensure a safe delivery all products are sent by registered post and should be returned same way, using registered mail.

Buyers are entitled to a full refund including the original shipping fee as long as the item has not been used and is still in a saleable condition and original packaging. Refund will be given as soon as returned item is received or within 14 days of receiving evidence that the buyer has sent the item back (e.g. if the buyer has proof of postage) and is in condition as mentioned above.

However, to avoid such situations, please, read carefully item description BEFORE purchasing item, and please, contact me if You have additional questions.
Payment
Payment methods
Paypal (also Credit cards through the Paypal) - preferred payment method.
If You want to pay with credit card through Paypal, but don't have account, You can still do that. More information here: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/361

Credit Cards and Etsy gift cards.
I accept credit cards and Etsy gift cards via Etsy Direct CheckOut.
Shipping
I usually ship within 3-4working days after payment is cleared. I don't ship on weekends. For example - if purchase is made on Thursday, it will be shipped out on Monday.
Lots "made to order" can take more time to be ready for shipping. Estimated shipping times for these products are shown in the description of the listing.
Items are shipped as registered small parcels through Latvia Post. This type of parcels are trackable in most countries.
Countries, that don't track this type of parcels (as much as I know): Australia, New Zealand, USA (right now), Canada.
Please note, that items ship from Latvia, Europe. Shipping time varies (and there are always exceptions also): for EU countries - 5-10 working days, for USA and Canada - 14-21 working days. Australia has been very slow lately and shipping time can be up to 4 weeks and more.
You will receive shipping notification to You e-mail. Tracking number will be available also on Your purchase page and You will be able to track Your parcel on www.track-trace.com and (for most countries) in Your country post website.

Note for USA customers. Due to changes in USPS tracking system, most parcels are not trackable in usps.com site right now. Hopefully this will change soon.

Packaging
I use plastic self adhesive bags for packing products and bubble envelope to send my items (or cardboard box for larger orders). As postage cost depends on package weight I try to make it as minimal as possible to avoid higher shipping fees. I don't usually add printed receipt (both to save planet resources and not to add weight to parcel), If You need one, You can print it on Your purchase page or let me know in "notes to seller", when purchasing.
Additional policies and FAQs
All my items come from non-smokers home.

More information

Last updated on Apr 15, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Do You have discounts for larger orders?

I try to keep my prices as low as possible, but sometimes I can offer small discount for bulk orders of handmade supplies (bulk order - order for more than 15 sets of same product or order above 100$ before shipping). For commercial supplies (thread, unfinished beads etc.) I can't offer additional discounts as I put very small margin on them.

Can I use Your appliques/beads to make my own items to sell?

Yes. You can use them as You wish and You definitely can sell items You make using them.

Shipping costs, combined shipping

Shipping costs consists of actual postal costs (based on parcel weight) + cost of shipping materials (bubble envelope or box).
I do refund excess shipping over 1 €.