Magpiecalls

Magpie Calls- Custom made and OOAK finery by Tarah

4 Sales

Magpiecalls

Magpie Calls- Custom made and OOAK finery by Tarah

4 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   PLEASE BE PATIENT < I AM CURRENTLY UPDATING SHOP! CHECK BACK SOON!

An incense filled market in Casablanca, a drum circle in Africa, a Vintage store, The riot of colours in a Indian Sari shop... these are all things which invoke strong imagery and inspire us! MAGPIE*CALLS is a store which will help to make those images,smells and sounds come to life in a physical form... FOR YOU! At this time I am only accepting custom work for bellydance costume items!
READY TO WEAR Hair charms,fabric flowers, statement necklaces and beaded arm cuffs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
COMING SOON: Fascinators

Announcement

PLEASE BE PATIENT < I AM CURRENTLY UPDATING SHOP! CHECK BACK SOON!

An incense filled market in Casablanca, a drum circle in Africa, a Vintage store, The riot of colours in a Indian Sari shop... these are all things which invoke strong imagery and inspire us! MAGPIE*CALLS is a store which will help to make those images,smells and sounds come to life in a physical form... FOR YOU! At this time I am only accepting custom work for bellydance costume items!
READY TO WEAR Hair charms,fabric flowers, statement necklaces and beaded arm cuffs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
COMING SOON: Fascinators

Tarah Van Wyk

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Tarah Van Wyk

Reviews

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Anonymous on Jun 25, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

This is really pretty. Thank you.

Anonymous on Apr 4, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Just got my hair clip in the mail and it's so beautiful, a stylish piece of art! Lovingly wrapped in a matching gift pouch, too. Can't wait to wear it, thank you so much! :)

About

Accoutrements for the whimsically inclined...

Creativity is in my genes, My Mother is a full-time Artist, and my brother and I have always been encouraged to be creative. My country of birth South Africa is such a mix of culture and colour it is the perfect place to get inspiration. So when I was approached by fellow bellydancers to make their costumes for performance I was happy as I love bling and beading. It was only after making costumes for a while that I decided to start up an etsy store. The name "Magpie*Calls", comes from a piece of poetry I found , and I have always considered myself a magpie at heart!

Besides the costuming side I have been inspired to create fabric flowers, bracelets, cuffs, necklaces, rings, sashes, fascinators etc and everyday I come up with another variation or addition to my line.

I love colour, sparkles, beads, buttons, fabric and hope to continue making and selling my designs all over the world!

To me creativity whether in dance form or in costumes or accessories is part of what feeds my soul. I want to make items that become part of YOUR story. I hand make each and every item, sew, bead and construct. I believe in the "handmade" side of Etsy and that people should get items that are unique to them. I want these pieces to become memory items, "Oh yes I wore that when so and so happened". I want brides to remember their wedding day by wearing a fascinator, I want a junior prom to be memorable by the sweet flower in your hair, I want a bright cuff to remind you of a summer day out with friends. I put time and effort into each piece and I hope it comes through in the photos and when you receive your purchase.

Many thanks in visiting my store and reading about my journey and philosophy!

Tarah:)

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  • Tarah

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Marketer

    Hi .. I am the owner and designer (amongst other things) of Magpie*Calls. My shop is full of whimsical and OOAK items that are fun, feminine and fanciful. I LOVE what I do! I love colour as well and my shop is full of it! Come by and take a peek!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 18, 2012
Hello and welcome to "MAGPIE*CALLS" . This shop is all about YOU, creating and making beautiful pieces to enhance your dance journey! I am a dancer myself, so I understand what is needed for performance-ready costumes and related pieces. I will primarily at this time be only doing custom pieces, until I have the Capital to make stock items! I want to make pieces that are unique (I will NOT copy) , are beautiful and totally as crazy and wonderful as you are! My imagination is limitless, and if you come to me with a "crazy" idea that you are not sure will work... lets talk and make it work!

My ready-made pieces are sold "as is", and are made with love , care and detail!

I come from South Africa, so please understand that when I make an order, it is art, it is not cheap Chinese reproductions which can be shipped to you quickly. A custom order may take MONTHS depending on what is required, availability of items, waiting for materials to be shipped to me etc, when you order I will keep you updated regularly on the state of your order, and can send progress photos from time-to-time! Also understand that I am new to this all (making costumes for international order) and if there is ever a problem or issue, tell me and we will make a plan to sort it out! I will learn, and at the same time strive to make good quality goods in a ethical business-like manner. Please respect that!

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Payment
At this time I only accept payment via Paypal. All ready-made pieces are purchased out-right.

For custom items at this time, the first thing would be to talk and get a quote done. You may give me a budget or a specific design and tell me to make it, no matter cost. Either way once a formal quote is done and confirmed via email the price is NOT negotiable.Please note that the price on the listing is the MINIMUM amount payable for that listing. If your quote comes to more I will make a new listing specifically for you with the final price so that we can adhere to etsy's terms and conditions, and they receive the correct percentage listing fee! I require 50% deposit into my paypal account. This money will be used to purchase the first set of supplies for your item. Once I start work on the item I require a further 25% payment. Before I ship the item the remaining 25% must reflect in my paypal account. This protects me as a designer , as each item is custom it will be hard to re-sell if you fail to pay! At this time I only accept payment via Paypal. Time-line will be discussed upon order, please allow at least 3-4 and preferably more months for me to make and ship your item to you if you have a specific event in mind for it!
Shipping
I will try and find the cheapest and safest way to ship your item to you! If you have any preferred courier or means of shipping please state so upon ordering your item. Your shipping fee and insurance as well as any potential customs fees will be added to the final 25% required in my account before I ship the item. The reason for this should be obvious! On my ready-made items a basic shipping fee is included, however if sending the item to your country comes to more than the basic fee I may require an additional amount (I can provide proof of a quote if needed) I will have to research each country's shipping policies etc as I receive orders, and therefore the costs involved will differ accordingly!
Refunds and Exchanges
At this time I will not do any refunds, as each item is custom-made or OOAK. I will however consider repair jobs, as long as any shipping costs to return the item are undertaken by you! The time-frame on this expires 1 month after you have received the item! I will send an email picture of the final product just before shipping to show the condition of the item as shipped(custom pieces only)! if it gets to you in any other condition please do not come and send complaints, it is out of my control once I have shipped the item! I do encourage you to take insurance on your item, as damage and losses can occur on international shipping!
Additional policies and FAQs
I will send your item to you in the best state possible, it will be complete and therefore ready to wear as soon as you receive it! I would LOVE to get a picture of you in the costume and using the item for my archives, and it may even be used on my etsy page to promote the label! I am passionate about Dance and want to make beautiful creations for you, please chat to me about your ideas, likes, dislikes etc and together we can create something that you will be proud to wear and dance in!