LadyMaggies

Custom Personalized Gifts & Home Decor

North Carolina, United States · 1526 Sales

LadyMaggies

Custom Personalized Gifts & Home Decor

North Carolina, United States 1526 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   We create unique, stylish gifts and home décor. We offer laser engraved personalization and custom designs to suit any need.

We also offer a large variety of items that have been custom designed by us. All of our key chains, jewelry and pillows are made with our own unique design - not to be found anywhere else! We tend to cater to the inner geek, having fun and unique designs for the geek in everyone.

Are you looking for something customized? Nothing impresses more than a personalized gift. Who wouldn’t want something made especially for them? And what better way to remember that special occasion than to have a personalized gift laser engraved with all the details!

For our custom items, we can easily accommodate any request you might have. Please contact us to order any item in any material you might wish or to have an item personalized. Any item that is able to be personalized or customized will have a "Request Custom Order" button on it - feel free to use it and see if we can create something special just for you!

We are also Etsy Wholesale sellers, so if you are a retail shop please check out our Etsy Wholesale store or send us a Convo regarding our wholesale items.

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Last updated on Aug 11, 2016

We create unique, stylish gifts and home décor. We offer laser engraved personalization and custom designs to suit any need.

We also offer a large variety of items that have been custom designed by us. All of our key chains, jewelry and pillows are made with our own unique design - not to be found anywhere else! We tend to cater to the inner geek, having fun and unique designs for the geek in everyone.

Are you looking for something customized? Nothing impresses more than a personalized gift. Who wouldn’t want something made especially for them? And what better way to remember that special occasion than to have a personalized gift laser engraved with all the details!

For our custom items, we can easily accommodate any request you might have. Please contact us to order any item in any material you might wish or to have an item personalized. Any item that is able to be personalized or customized will have a "Request Custom Order" button on it - feel free to use it and see if we can create something special just for you!

We are also Etsy Wholesale sellers, so if you are a retail shop please check out our Etsy Wholesale store or send us a Convo regarding our wholesale items.

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Updates

Only 125 shopping days until Christmas. Are you squirreling away your presents yet?
Rocking Kitty coming soon! Based on our Cat Earrings and Key Chain Design! Watch this space.
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About

Bespoke: Unique items handcrafted for unique people.

Lady Maggie is a collaborative effort by husband and wife team Richard and Rebecca Clafton. We've taken our love of the quirky (and sometimes geeky) and combined old fashioned crafting with 21st century technology.

Originally, Lady Maggie started out as a sideline business for me (Rebecca) to sell handmade applique pillows and dog accessories. We named the shop after our beloved rescue Pug, Maggie.

When Richard noticed that I spent an extraordinary amount of time hand cutting each piece of applique, he thought there had to be a more efficient and less stressful way to cut the fabric. As Richard never thinks small, this soon turned into a quest. After exhaustive research, it was decided that a laser cutter would be an excellent tool for the job but also would allow us to branch into additional items we had been considering, such as dog tags and glass candle holders.

And so we bought a CO2 laser. Richard, the Techie, soon caught the bug and began experimenting with an array of materials. Not just fabric and paper, but soon slate, wood, acrylic and metal.

That first Christmas we offered custom engraved wooden ornaments with silhouettes of pets, personalized with their names as a fundraiser for the Pug rescue where we adopted Maggie. We were overwhelmed by the response and the orders flooded in. A light bulb went off! We looked for non-seasonal items to create after Christmas and hit upon engraved key chains.

Our wood key chains quickly began outselling our pillows and dog beds. We began experimenting with different woods with an array of stains and paints. A childhood passion for painting was awakened as I learned about airbrushing techniques. We branched out into acrylic key rings, earrings and cake toppers. The business took off as people appreciated our unique designs. The next logical step was the addition of a Fiber laser, to allow easier engraving of metals and stone. We can now engrave nearly any material, and we offer everything from wooden chopping boards to jewelry to slate coasters.

Richard, originally from Leeds, England, uses his past experience as a graphic designer and all around IT guru to use the latest software to help him bring his designs to life. While I, a former NASA geek originally from Florida, am able to bring my passion for crafting and handmade creations to the mix. Together, we make things that we like, our friends like, and hopefully our customers like too.

About our materials:

All of our wood is ethically sourced and sustainable. We use the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and the Forest Stewardship Council certifications to ensure that we are using only sustainable resources. Whenever possible, we use reclaimed wood. As most of our items are small, we are able to use offcuts or waste products from other manufacturers, reducing the carbon footprint of these materials. We are committed to creating attractive, high quality items in an environmentally responsible manner.

We use the following wood species:

Bamboo: As everyone knows, bamboo is one of the most eco-friendly woods available. It is one of the fastest-growing plants in the world, which means it is a highly renewable and extremely sustainable resource.

Birch ply: Baltic birch ply differs from traditional plywood because the inner layers are solid birch veneers, not composite material.

Birch trees are sustainable and considered a renewable resource because they are abundant and fast growing. Birch trees can reach maturity up to twice as fast as oak. There is no destruction or disruption of biodiversity when birch is felled.

Eastern Cherry, Red Oak, Walnut, Yellow Poplar (Tuliptree): We use these woods for their grain and appearance. These are native to North America, FSC-certified and sustainable wood species.

Exotic Woods: We do use some “exotic” woods for some of our products. We use these for their coloring or wood grain. Among the woods we use are Brazilian Cherry (jatoba), African Padauk and Purpleheart. However, we do not use any woods which are unsustainable or endangered. Additionally, as we use the wood to create small items, we often use offcuts or waste products from other manufacturers to source our materials. This means in addition to be sustainable, our more exotic wood items are also reclaimed products.

Our finishes:

Shellac: Shellac is a natural, non-toxic and hypo-allergenic finish. Shellac is completely edible, and is in fact used in medications, food processing and to coat fresh fruit for transport. This makes it ideal for finishing wood items which might end up in the mouths of children, though we would never recommend using our wooden keyrings as teething rings! 

Polycrylic:A small number of our items require a more durable and waterproof finish. For those items we use polycrylic instead of polyurethane. This is a water-based formula, which means our clean-up involves only soap and water instead of harsh solvents.

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  • Rebecca Clafton

    Owner, Creator, Shipper

    I've always wanted to create. For years I did it just for fun, making things for family and friends. But now, with the partnership of my husband, I am pursuing creating handmade items as a sustainable business.

  • Richard Clafton

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    Originally from Leeds, England, I have a background in graphic design and IT. I combine my passion for all things techie with old world craftsmanship. I take pride in creating the highest quality items for others to enjoy.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 29, 2016
Welcome to our shop! We aim to make your shopping experience with us as clear-cut and stress free as possible. We want you to be thrilled with your purchase and happy to be a repeat customer. Please feel free to convo me if any detail is not clear or if you might need further options. Thank you!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment is due upon order. We collect applicable NC state sales tax on all sales to NC residents.
Shipping
Please read each listing for shipping details - our most fragile items are shipped via USPS Priority Mail which includes insurance. Most other items have the option of 1st Class or Priority delivery for you to select upon checkout.

For all items shipped via USPS, we will send you a tracking number with your shipping notification. Please note that we are not responsible for the item once it has been picked up by USPS.

Once the package in the hands of the USPS it is out of our control and we are not responsible for delivery times. Please check your tracking number with the online USPS system for status of items and if there is an issue with delivery, contact the USPS.
(Note: please check the USPS website for the most accurate tracking information - sometimes the Etsy tracking tool does not have full details listed.)

We use the Etsy shipping tool, which means the postage label is printed with your name and address as you have it listed with Etsy. We are not responsible for errors in your profile details with Etsy. Please be sure that the ship-to address is correct when you place your order.

We are happy to ship most items internationally. If your country is not listed as an option for shipping, please email us and we will let you know if it is available for shipping to your location.
Refunds and Exchanges
We will happily replace items or refund customers for any item returned due to damage upon receipt. However, as our items are custom made we cannot refund due to incorrect text as supplied by the buyer. Please be sure your details are correct before placing your order.

Please note we do not refund shipping charges once the item has shipped, as this charge is used to cover the postage when the item is shipped.
Additional policies and FAQs
We do offer wholesale for retailers. We are an approved Etsy wholesale and our linesheet is available through that venue. If you are not a buyer through Etsy wholesale, please contact us to receive a guest pass to view our linesheet.