MysticRainCreations

Unique Handmade Bags and Purses

143 Sales

MysticRainCreations

Unique Handmade Bags and Purses

143 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(57)
Shop owner

Stephanie

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Announcement   Welcome to Mystic-Rain Creations! I specialize in making unique handmade bags and purses of various sizes and styles. Take a look around and I hope you find something that you like! If not, I'm happy to take requests for custom orders. :) Thanks for stopping by!

Announcement

Welcome to Mystic-Rain Creations! I specialize in making unique handmade bags and purses of various sizes and styles. Take a look around and I hope you find something that you like! If not, I'm happy to take requests for custom orders. :) Thanks for stopping by!

Stephanie

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Stephanie

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(57)
strippeairedales

strippeairedales on Aug 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

You have absolutely phenomenal talent. Please let me know if you are going to make any more panda purses of any shape & size. Thank you for making this anniversary a little bit easier to cope with.

strippeairedales

strippeairedales on Aug 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely stunning, beautiful & perfectly made. It's exactly what I need to honor my deceased mom. Took my breath completely away. Thank you & God Bless.

Tiffany Marks

Tiffany Marks on Jul 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely stunning, so unique, functionality and versatility is sensational! Had so many compliments, the craftmanship is so superior and impressive, not to mention exceptional customer service and prompt postage. Be sure to see me on your regulars list! A++++++++++ seller, highly recommended! :)

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About

I've always had a love for creating things.

I opened my shop in September of 2011 after I spent much of the summer sewing bags. I had got a new sewing machine in the spring after not having one for several years and I was excited to learn how to sew again.

After I got the new machine, I never really thought about sewing bags, probably thinking it would be too complicated, so I stuck to simple things like skirts and shorts for practice. Sewing clothes always has been kind of a pain to me as I don't really like to follow patterns, especially ones with a lot of steps. Plus there really wasn't much room to add my own touch on it. It kind of takes me back to when I was little and how I didn't like coloring books. I always wanted a plain piece of paper so I could do my own thing instead of coloring someone else's drawing. :)

My mom took a class at a local fabric shop the beginning of that summer and learned how to make a metal frame purse. When she came home, she showed me how to do it and I was surprised at how easy it was and no pattern needed! That made me happy. She helped me make the first one which was very simple but it seemed kind of plain to me. I didn't like that and immediately began thinking of ways that I could make it better.

I found some scrap fabric and decided that I was going to make another bag like that one, but only with a few extra touches to make it more interesting. I figured out how to add a zipper pocket in the lining and then another pocket on the front of the bag that was a little more decorative with a matching button. Eventually I went on to even figuring out how to add a removable shoulder strap to it to make the bag easier to carry.

From there, I continued experimenting with different fabrics and finding supplies to match. I've always enjoyed working with color and love it when I can find the perfect combination. It's always exciting for me when I can find supplies to match the colors in fabric as if they were made to go together.

After spending the summer busy sewing bags, I wasn't sure what I was going to do with all of them. I enjoyed making them and didn't want to stop but I certainly couldn't keep them all for my use. As tempting as that was! I discovered Etsy and realized it would be a great idea to open up a shop to sell them. Then I could keep making bags and not have to worry about what I was going to do with them, plus I could earn some extra money to buy more fabric and supplies.

Eventually I decided to try making some different bag styles for both variety and supplies for the metal frame bags were getting to be too expensive. I preferred using simple patterns that involved cutting squares and rectangles of various sizes rather than having an actual paper pattern that I needed to cut out (Which also saved me the hassle of trying to fold the paper patterns back up to fit into the envelope!). I also made sure that whatever bag pattern I did use, it would allow me to add some of my own touches to it.

I had a lot of ideas about what types of bags I wanted to make but I started to have trouble finding patterns that I liked. As I learned more about how bags were pieced together, I began sketching some of my own designs and started making patterns for them so I could create a bag to look exactly like how I wanted it to. Once I learned how to do this, the possibilities seemed endless and it was very exciting for me.

One thing that really helped me with creating bags is that I've always been able to visualize things really well so I can actually see the finished bag in my head, right down to the last detail, before it's even made. The patterns that I write are simply measurements with a sketch to go with them. From there I go by with how I visualize the bag to look and make it a reality. It's a great feeling for me to have a design in my head and then to be able to see the finished product come out exactly the way I visualized it. :)

I'm constantly working on coming up with new ideas and designs since there's always room for improvement! I love figuring out new techniques and how to incorporate them to make a beautiful yet functional bag. I also have an embroidery machine now so it's really opened up even more possibilities for me with what I can do, especially since I can turn my drawings into embroidery. If I can't find an embroidery design to match the print of the fabric, I'm able to draw one to get the look that I want.

One of my favorite things about creating bags is all the small details that I can add to them be it the trim, a matching button, embroidery, or even a zipper pull with beads that compliment the colors in the bag. Each and every one of them is really a piece of art to me and has been made with the utmost care!

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  • Stephanie

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer

    I've had a talent for artistic things from a young age and am the happiest whenever I'm doing something that involves being creative. I live in the great state of Minnesota and have a Shih-Tzu named Kaida who loves to watch me sew and work. :)

Shop policies

Last updated on December 2, 2013
Welcome to Mystic-Rain Creations!

I take pride in my creations and make sure all my items are well made using only high quality materials. Each item is like a piece of artwork to me and is specially designed. I put a lot of thought into picking out just the right colors, fabrics, and detail work to make the perfect combination. I sell nothing that I'm not completely happy with as I can be a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to my work. :)

I would be happy to take custom orders for bags if there is a particular color, size, or style you would like depending on what supplies are available. Contact me and we'll work together to create your perfect bag!

I also offer extra add-ons for custom bags as well as having a few options for bags that are currently for sale in my shop. For more details and pictures, visit my website at www.mysticraincreations.com.

Custom embroidery is available for special order bags. Pricing will depend on what is wanted.

All items are made and stored in a clean, smoke-free home.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Paypal for payments but don't worry, you can still use it even if you don't have a Paypal account! If using an e-check, the order won't be shipped until payment has cleared.

Thanks!

I also now accept Direct Checkout!
Shipping
Your order will be shipped within 3 business days after payment is received. Please allow between 1 to 2 weeks for custom orders.

Orders are sent through USPS mail and includes delivery confirmation when available. Contact me if you would like your order to be insured or would like another form of delivery such as express mail or UPS (additional fees would apply).

Items are wrapped in a clear plastic bag to protect them, then shipped in new boxes or envelopes. Everything is well packaged to ensure it gets to you safely. Gift wrap is available at an additional cost.

Should any unexpected problems arise during the shipping process, please feel free to contact me so we can work out a solution.

International orders are sent by air mail but priority and express mail (which includes insurance and tracking) are also available for an additional cost. International buyers are responsible for all taxes or customs/import fees that their country may charge them.

I will refund shipping overages over $2. This can especially happen for multiple orders.
Refunds and Exchanges
I stand behind my creations 100% but if for some reason you are not satisfied, you may return your item(s) unused within 5 days after receiving them for either a full refund (minus shipping) or exchange. Please notify me if you are going to return an item.

Returned items must be in the same condition that they were sent in, otherwise no refund or exchange will be given. Refunds will be given after I receive the item and buyers are responsible for return shipping fees.

Please contact me about any problems should they arise. I will be happy to work with you to assure a pleasant transaction. :)
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me either on Etsy or by email (steph@mysticraincreations.com). :)