LonettaAvelarDesigns

Watercolor Sketchbooks, Junk Journals, Fine Art, & More

Lynnwood, Washington
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Announcement    Hours M-F 9a-4p. Handcrafted watercolor sketchbooks, handbound junk journals, artisanal gifts, and wildlife fine art. Stay awhile and look a little...

*Free US Shipping on orders over $35 does not include shipping upgrades or international orders.

COVID-19 UPDATE: The USPS has deliberately slowed shipping times. Please be patient. I am fully vaccinated, but still exercising safety precautions when making custom orders. Stay safe everyone!

CUSTOM FABRIC COVER ART JOURNALS: If you are interested in ordering a custom fabric journal, please hop over to my Fabric Catalog to see all available fabrics, in addition to pricing and other important information. Then head back here to start your custom journal order via the Custom Fabric Cover listings in the Sketchbook Custom section of the shop. http://bit.ly/LADFabCat

CURRENT TURNAROUND TIME on made-to-order items is 3 days. Please allow for this extra amount of time when ordering made-to-order items.

HOLIDAY ORDERS (domestic) must be completed by December 13th for made-to-order products and December 15th for pre-made products to ensure timely delivery. Orders placed after this date may or may not arrive in time for Christmas. International holiday orders should be placed at least 4 weeks ahead of time, but even then, timely delivery cannot be guaranteed.

Everything here is handcrafted by me with lots of love and care.

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Non Affiliation Disclaimer -
I am not associated or affiliated with the original copyright owners or manufacturers of any fabric or scrapbook supplies used in the creation of products in my shop.

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Last updated on Oct 10, 2021

Hours M-F 9a-4p. Handcrafted watercolor sketchbooks, handbound junk journals, artisanal gifts, and wildlife fine art. Stay awhile and look a little...

*Free US Shipping on orders over $35 does not include shipping upgrades or international orders.

COVID-19 UPDATE: The USPS has deliberately slowed shipping times. Please be patient. I am fully vaccinated, but still exercising safety precautions when making custom orders. Stay safe everyone!

CUSTOM FABRIC COVER ART JOURNALS: If you are interested in ordering a custom fabric journal, please hop over to my Fabric Catalog to see all available fabrics, in addition to pricing and other important information. Then head back here to start your custom journal order via the Custom Fabric Cover listings in the Sketchbook Custom section of the shop. http://bit.ly/LADFabCat

CURRENT TURNAROUND TIME on made-to-order items is 3 days. Please allow for this extra amount of time when ordering made-to-order items.

HOLIDAY ORDERS (domestic) must be completed by December 13th for made-to-order products and December 15th for pre-made products to ensure timely delivery. Orders placed after this date may or may not arrive in time for Christmas. International holiday orders should be placed at least 4 weeks ahead of time, but even then, timely delivery cannot be guaranteed.

Everything here is handcrafted by me with lots of love and care.

*** Sign up for my newsletter (special offer!): http://bit.ly/LADNews ***

Follow me on Instagram - @lonettaavelardesigns & @lonettaavelar.artist

Non Affiliation Disclaimer -
I am not associated or affiliated with the original copyright owners or manufacturers of any fabric or scrapbook supplies used in the creation of products in my shop.

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About LonettaAvelarDesigns

Sales 4,814
On Etsy since 2010

Art with a passion.

Creating wildlife art and bookbinding allows me to put a piece of my soul into your hands. The love and effort that go into each unique creation come from deep inside whether the inspiration be light or dark. My tastes and inspirations are ever-evolving. I love that I never have to stay the same and that I can learn and grow creatively for the rest of my life.

Making hand-bound journals was a creative accident and one that I am pleased to continue with. Junk journals are a pure fun extension of bookbinding. When I can find a decent stretch of time and environmental calm, I pour myself into a piece of original artwork. When I am not doing any of that, I am a mom to two fast-growing boys who tower over their father and me.

I hope that you can stay and take a look around. Maybe you will find something to love hiding among my creative chaos.

http://www.lonettaavelardesigns.com/

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Shop members

  • Lonetta Avelar

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    My name is Lonetta. I live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband and 2 children. I enjoy drawing, painting, bookbinding and bookmaking, jewelry design, quilting, textile art, reading, and many other hobbies.

Production partners

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    From Bay Photo: Bay Photo Lab's digital services emanate from a long history of traditional and innovative photographic printing and photo finishing services. I really like their variety of unique print formats such as their metal prints.

  • Persnickety Prints

    Orem, UT

    Persnickety Prints is the leader in professional photographic printing, specializing in photographic silver halide prints. I adore their metallic prints as they bring that extra wow factor to the print.

  • Vistaprint

    Lexington, MA

    Vistaprint is a print on demand website. I upload my images to the site and order various products such as magnets, mugs, greeting cards, etc.

  • Zazzle

    Redwood City, CA

    Zazzle is a print on demand website. I upload my images to the site and order various products such as magnets, mugs, greeting cards, etc.

Shop policies

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Last updated on May 18, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Minimal Waste Policy

Sometimes the paper pads I use for my watercolor sketchbooks are machined just slightly not square. In an effort to reduce the amount of waste I generate from my shop, I do not trim pages down to make them perfectly square nor do I trim nested pages flush. I also reuse as many offcuts as I can in the manufacture of smaller sketchbooks. In some cases, the misalignments become more obvious when used on a book of smaller size. This does not, however, reduce the effectiveness or ability to use the journal. It does reduce the amount of waste material, even recycling, that my shop produces. Packaging is minimal so you have less to discard once you receive your order. I do what I can to reduce unnecessary waste wherever I can manage it.

Made To Order Turn Around Time/Holiday Time Table

DUE TO COVID-19 and massive increases in online shopping, there has been a significant slowing in shipping times once packages have entered the mail service. Please be patient and understand that your packages may arrive later than expected.

CURRENT TURNAROUND TIME on made-to-order items is 3 days. Please allow for this extra amount of time when ordering made-to-order items.

HOLIDAY ORDERS (domestic) must be completed by December 13th for made-to-order products and December 15th for pre-made products to ensure timely delivery. Orders placed after this date may or may not arrive in time for Christmas. International holiday orders should be placed at least 4 weeks ahead of time, but even then, timely delivery cannot be guaranteed.

Custom Fabric Covered Journal Orders

If you are interested in ordering a custom fabric journal, please hop over to my Fabric Catalog to see all available fabrics, in addition to pricing and other important information. Then head back here to the Art Journals - Custom section of the shop. Locate the custom fabric journal listing in the size you would like and place your order. http://www.lonettaavelardesigns.com/blog/fabric-catalog/

Journal Sizing and Orientation

I do have limitations on the journal sizes I can make due to the materials and tools that I use as well as my own physical restrictions. I can't make a journal any bigger than 9 inches wide or 10 inches high. Any size that fits within those height or width restrictions I can make. I prefer not to make books that have any more pages per paper type than are offered in the custom-made journal listings. This is because the sheer weight of more pages than that without a rigid spine for stability could cause the book to fall apart or become damaged in the course of normal use. If you have any questions, please convo me.

Personalization to Journal Covers

At this point in time, I do not have the tools, equipment, or skill set to allow for customization of journal covers with names or other wording or imagery.

Non Affiliation Disclaimer

I am not associated or affiliated with the original copyright owners or manufacturers of any fabric or scrapbook supplies used in the creation of products in my shop.

Jewelry Sizing

Most jewelry/wearable items in my shop can be re-sized to fit you. Please convo me BEFORE purchase to discuss options. I will not re-size items AFTER they have been shipped, so it is important to work out the details BEFORE your purchase. For wrist sizes, please use a soft measuring tape placed around the wrist bone to get your exact wrist size. If you have metal allergies and would like to buy a pair of earrings that have plated metal ear wires, I would be happy to change out the hooks for a more hypo-allergenic metal (niobium). Please convo me BEFORE purchase to discuss metal options for you. I do not have the ability to change out chains, clasps, closures, or metal beads...only french ear wires.

Jewelry Care/Product Care

WARNING: Cloth, paper, canvas, and wood components are flammable and should not be worn or used around flames. Glass beads, stone, and other fragile components are susceptible to breakage if handled roughly. My jewelry is costume jewelry and is not meant to be worn in the shower/water/pool/ocean, slept in, or worn day in and day out as this will result in ruining the pieces. Wipe jewelry down with a soft cloth after wearing it to help prevent tarnish.
♦♦♦ None of my products including, but not limited to, jewelry, journals, and artwork are not suitable for young children. ♦♦♦

Metals in Jewelry

I use mixed metal components, vintage metals, found metals, and chains for a lot of my jewelry in addition to pure copper and pure brass. If you have metal allergies please understand that you are buying at your own discretion. Contact me about changing out ear wires ONLY for niobium if you would like a hypoallergenic alternative. If the piece is made with a pure or solid metal it will be stated in the product description and all other metals included will be described to the best of my ability.

Wholesale availability

At this point in time, I am not set up for wholesales due to my current space and supply limitations.