LittleBearDesign

Jewelry, candles & soap for Pinups, Rockers, & Witches

Portland, Oregon

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Announcement    I'm back! After taking a year off to battle breast cancer, I'm back and making more beautiful jewelry, candles, and scratch made soaps for you enjoyment! I'll work on listing the new items as quickly as I can. Contact me for custom orders.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 19, 2021

I'm back! After taking a year off to battle breast cancer, I'm back and making more beautiful jewelry, candles, and scratch made soaps for you enjoyment! I'll work on listing the new items as quickly as I can. Contact me for custom orders.

Items

 
Heads and Hands

Heads and Hands

$18.00

Put a Hat on It

Put a Hat on It

$15.00

Golden Keys

Golden Keys

$15.00

Erika Tucker

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Erika Tucker

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About LittleBearDesign

Sales 68
On Etsy since 2009

I'm all the things and I can't wait to share them with you.

So, once upon a time, there was a freshman girl attending her first year of school in Bloomington, Indiana. She was flipping through a magazine and saw an ad for a company that sold semi-precious stone beads and other jewelry-making materials. This was before the internet, and the girl was fascinated. She sent off the mail-order form with her first order and delved head-first into the heart-breaking and expensive world of making jewelry. Why heart-breaking? Well, initially, you make the jewelry for yourself. But then, as you are unable to reign in the inspiration and explosion of creativity, it becomes apparent that you cannot possibly wear all of this yourself. So you start gifting it to friends and relatives.

And when their jewelry boxes are over-flowing, you try to find strangers who will BUY your creations. And then, you find yourself paying gobs of money to sit in the heat or the cold or the rain, under a make-shift tent in a parking lot somewhere with all your precious creations laid out for the world to see only to find that there are members of "the public" who will get a cinnamon roll from the end of the aisle and then fondle your goods without cleaning their fingers and their thieving children will just steal your things. And then the wind kicks up and knocks a crystal necklace off the table, shattering it on the pavement, whipping earrings off boards out into the lot and breaking your tent. And you find at the end of the day, you've spent 8 hours sitting there being miserable only to make twenty bucks.

And so you turn to the internet, where every Dick and Jane on the planet is already trying to sell their things, and you struggle to find your place in the world. Enter Etsy, whom, for all their faults, takes over the day to day "sitting in the parking lot", but you have to pay them to sit there. And you wait. And you wait. And you wait, knowing that ONE DAY, the right person will see your precious things and want them enough to buy them. And you will have hope, and you will begin to create again, but this time, you will reign in the creativity, and channel it, and coax it in a direction that speaks to you, so that when you do produce something, it will be worthy of the price you must ask. Because when you spend 12 hours sewing a one-of-a-kind designer handbag, you just can't sell it for twenty bucks.

Shop members

  • Erika Tucker

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on February 25, 2017
After many years as Little Bear Design, I've decided to focus my creativity on the things that I really like: Octopi and Pinup, Skulls and chainmaile, Viking knit and Steampunk. I hope you like them too!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
These items are handmade, one at a time, no two are alike. I'm a professional photographer, so photos are a good representation of the item. Sizes are in inches. Measure yourself for the item BEFORE you order. Returns or "tweaks" will be considered on a case by case basis. If anything arrives damaged or breaks within 30 days, just send it back and I will fix it for free. Must include all pieces, as I may not be able to get replacement parts - that's part of why these are "one of a kind" because I often pick up just one of something and forget where it came from. Order cancellations will be responsible for fees incurred (Etsy and Paypal both charge fees when you order. Usually around 4% each.)
Payment
I accept Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, AMEX and Discover. Personal checks will have to clear before items will be shipped.
Shipping
All items ship Free Priority mail domestically. International orders will pay regular shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders welcome.