PageHirst

Handmade bags and jewellery that makes you feel special

Wölflinswil, Switzerland · 18 Sales

PageHirst

Handmade bags and jewellery that makes you feel special

Wölflinswil, Switzerland 18 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(5)

Announcement   Unique, handmade, ready to ship as well as made to order fabric bags and jewelry, including:

- Paper bead neclaces and earrings combined with 925 silver and fresh water pearls
- Necklaces with semi precious stones and 925 sterling silver
- Paper beads neclaces and earrings with non sterling silver metal

The perfect gifts for her for all occasions!

Turn around times for custom orders is:

1 - 2 weeks for bags
2 - 3 business days for jewelry.

Visit me at:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PageHirst/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HirstAlice
Blog: http: //pagehirst.blogspot.fr
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pagehirst/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ch/meutje3/

Contact info:
email: meutje1 [!at] gmail.com

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 27, 2018

Unique, handmade, ready to ship as well as made to order fabric bags and jewelry, including:

- Paper bead neclaces and earrings combined with 925 silver and fresh water pearls
- Necklaces with semi precious stones and 925 sterling silver
- Paper beads neclaces and earrings with non sterling silver metal

The perfect gifts for her for all occasions!

Turn around times for custom orders is:

1 - 2 weeks for bags
2 - 3 business days for jewelry.

Visit me at:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PageHirst/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HirstAlice
Blog: http: //pagehirst.blogspot.fr
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pagehirst/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ch/meutje3/

Contact info:
email: meutje1 [!at] gmail.com

Alice Hirst

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Alice Hirst

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5 out of 5 stars
(5)
Gayle Troy

Gayle Troy on Dec 12, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This is a great bag! It's beautiful, sturdy, and a very useful size. The seller is very nice, too, and sent some helpful instructions for cleaning and caring for this type of bag. Thank you!

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About

My love of creating beautiful bags and jewellery.

When I retired in 2009 I had to find something to keep myself occupied. At first I missed the regularity of going to work every day but than I realised that, at last, I could focus on my hobbies and my love of fabrics as well as making jewellery.

Over the years I had collected quite a stack of fabrics, including vintage fabrics and lace and was looking for something to do with this. I have always loved handbags and after I made my first handbag I was hooked.

My handbags are made of fabric as well as faux/vegan suede and faux/vegan leather. I find that using these materials it makes the bags much lighter than leather bags and put less stress on the shoulders and back. I love working with handwoven wool and linen and believe that the inside of the bag is just as important as the outside.

When I started selling my bags in 2013, I made what I loved in bags. However, fifty odd commissions later, I listen to what my customers tell me and I use this information for future bags. I love commissions - sorting out the fabrics, patterns, pockets, hardware, colours, lining, etc. together with my customers and making this into a little piece of wearable art!

All my bags are truly One-Of-A-Kind! Each bag is made individually and I never make two bags the same. Even if one of my customers asks for a bag that I have previously made but have sold, I will still make a change to one or several parts of the bag. I also only buy small amounts of fabric so when I run out of one specific fabric, I may not even find the same one again. I also love to integrate bits of handwoven wool in my bags, like in parts of a bag or as buttons.

Except fabrics, I also collected a lot of semi-precious stones and silver findings and love making these into necklaces and earrings. I used to do silversmithing as a hobby for many years but have given that part up. I now make necklaces and earrings in which I combine semi-precious stones, fresh water pearls, silver findings and paper beads, which are also made by me.

I have to confess that I do not know everything about the the semi-precious gemstones. I buy, or have bought, the stones because I love them - their colours or shapes and I can see them in my mind's eye, formed into beautiful pieces of jewellery, mainly necklaces but also earrings, when combined with genuine fresh water pearls and silver or gilded silver findings.

I do not really like working with base metals, but I have made some of my paper bead necklaces and earrings with silver plated parts and glass beads so as to have something in a different and, maybe, more affordable price range. This will be specifically mentioned in the description of the items.

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  • Alice Hirst

    Owner, Designer

    Since I retired in 2009, I now do what I really love doing: creating beautiful, one of a kind handbags and jewellery.

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