LappItUp

Culture Creations Kombucha products

Malta, Ohio 756 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (7)

LappItUp

Culture Creations Kombucha products

Malta, Ohio | 756 Sales

Junita Lapp

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Junita Lapp

Announcement    Welcome to my shop where you'll find lots of interesting kombucha and culture creations! I would love to create a custom order for you. Send me a message to find out what I can do for you!

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Last updated on May 11, 2016

Welcome to my shop where you'll find lots of interesting kombucha and culture creations! I would love to create a custom order for you. Send me a message to find out what I can do for you!

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5 out of 5 stars
(7)

About LappItUp

Sales 756
On Etsy since 2015

Art and fermentation

As a young teenager I was always into trying new things. Art and drawing became one of my favorite hobbies at the age of 12 after entering a drawing to a magazine and being featured. Over the years, as my interests grew and developed I got into painting as well.
I have always been a foodie, and was making wine in my parents basement at 15 yrs old from fruits and food I had harvested, some wild grown. It wasn't until several years later that I discovered kombucha tea, a probiotic fizzy drink known for its funky flavor and many health benefits. I wanted to make my own so I obtained a scoby, the live culture used to make kombucha, and started brewing my own. After discovering that this scoby would produce more babies than I would ever use I knew I needed some more ways to use the extras(besides making scoby jerky :0)! I began to experiment with drying the culture and turning them into jewelry.
The kombucha leather is a wonderful medium to work with because of its beautiful quality when dried and colored. In sunlight it shimmers like ethereal rainbows. Depending on thickness of the scoby, it ranges from paper thin to leathery thick when dried.
I choose my scoby for the jewelry and then place it in food dye or natural pigments for about 1 week. At this point it will have soaked up plenty of color so I then rinse it in non chlorinated water and allow to air dry until most of the moisture is gone. I treat the dried scoby with essential oils to moisturize and preserve them. Now they are ready for the studio!
When I am creating a new design I have a mental image of what I would like this piece of jewelry to convey. I get most of my inspiration from nature. I usually don't know exactly how the end product will look when I begin, inspiration comes as continue to work on it. Each piece is made with love and care and is unique. Even if I make a duplicate, it will vary a little from the the first.
I also offer the kits to brew your own kombucha and hope to sell my kombucha tea here soon. If you purchase a kit from me you will receive a scoby from my own stock of kombucha along with its own starter tea. Pure evaporated cane juice and a custom blend of black and green tea is included. See my listing for remaining items.You will never need to obtain another culture since the scoby produces its own baby culture. Have fun browsing and Have a lovely day!

Production partners

  • Miller's Natural Products

    Millersburg, OH

    Miller's Natural Products is a small family owned business that produces all natural body care and house hold products.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 8, 2015
Hello! Welcome to my shop and have fun browsing! All of my jewelry is unique, if you need a style or color you don't see here, I can make it for you, just send me a note!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
As my customer I want you to be happy. If you need to return an item send me a message within 7 days of receiving the item. Returns must be mailed back within 14 days of receiving item in new condition. You will receive a full refund for the item (minus shipping costs).
Due to their nature, custom orders are nonrefundable. I will work with you to make sure you are happy with your order before it is shipped. If for any reason, you need to have something changed or adjusted when you receive it, you can return it and I will adjust your item to your desire. You pay for shipping costs on returned items.
Payment
I accept Paypal, credit and debit cards and Etsy gift cards as payment.
Shipping
All items are shipped via United States Postal Service First Class Mail and USPS First Class International package for international orders.
Small items will arrive in a bubble wrapped mailer and larger items in cardboard boxes. I reuse packaging to reduce costs and manage waste.
Jewelry is packaged in a handmade paper box ready for gifting. If you are ordering an item as a gift, I can send along a personal handwritten message on a card free of charge. Just send me your note in the message to seller box when you checkout.
Additional policies and FAQs
To have a custom made order send me a message.