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In the beginning...
Remnant Designs was 'birthed' on the Isle of Skye in 2012. It came from a love to design and create whilst being at home with my littlies.
In 1 Corinthians 13 it says, "these three remain; faith, hope and love" and this was the main inspiration for the business name – faith, hope and love – 'the remnants' as I called them inspired the 'Remnant' Designs title.
I wanted to make things that were affordable but I did not want to use 'cheap' materials. It has been and still is a continued search for quality but affordable materials to use and any savings I find I pass on to you, the customer.
I have had no formal training as such. In my late teens, while studying business administration, finances were short and so I would make some of my own bags, occasionally remake clothes and when I had my first home I would make picture decorations from different fabrics and materials to put on my walls. Secretly, I was a hoarder and I could use anything and make it into something whether for myself or someone else but this creative side seemed to dwindle and eventually lay dormant for many years.
Whilst living on Skye the desire to create returned and I had so many ideas it was hard to know where to begin with them all but with a step of faith, a lot of hope and a love to design and create, I took that first step by carrying out market research to see if my creations were something of interest.
Following this, in 2012, Remnant Designs Isle of Skye was born. The main lead was jewellery for the first year, then Harris Tweed and wirework plaques followed by my funky shoppers and handbags. Since then npadditions of lampshades, scarves, bow ties, wedding ring pillows and more recently I’m moving into textile wall-hangings.
The business is still part time as I work around my family’s needs. I am appreciative of 'word of mouth' recommendations as this is how the business has been moving forward to date.
I have recently removed the ‘Isle of Skye’ from the name as this could mislead customers to think items are made on the Isle still. Suffice to say they are made in Scotland. At present in the Perthshire area.
Each piece is uniquely designed and put together by me for you. If you are looking for a unique, fun and funky, colourful, stylish and affordable piece then give a Remnant Designs.
I hope you find great joy in any purchase you make or receive from Remnant Designs.
All items are put together/made by just me for you. I work from home and work around life with my little people and husband. I have retailers who sell my creations on the Isle of Skye. I love what I do and hope you love it too.
If you have any questions concerning an item you wish to purchase or have custom made, please do not hesitate to contact me – see additional policies and FAQ section below.
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Please note that this does not apply to custom made items which are non-returnable*.
*Refunds are issued if the product is defective/damaged; the customer is responsible for returning the defective/damaged item.
Damage claims must be made within 48 hours of package arrival so please check your item as soon as it arrives. Once a returned item is received, a refund or replacement will be issued to you less the postage costs.
Please pay within 48 hours of purchasing your item or your order will be cancelled. If you wish to cancel please do so within the first 48 hours.
Items already despatched cannot be cancelled.
NOTE: It is not necessary to have a PayPal account in order to use it; you may enter your credit card information to pay securely. Please refer to this article for more information:
Custom made items will be posted within 10 working days of receiving cleared payment or upon timescale as agreed at time of order confirmation.
Items are sent within the UK only at present. International postage is available upon request.
Royal Mail ‘Signed for’ delivery is used.
Remnant Designs cannot be held responsible for delays due to weather conditions, strike action or other issues with the delivery company.
Additional policies and FAQs
Every day we are reminded by the many silly things people do so please do NOT insert earrings, necklaces, bangles or bracelets into ANY orifice. Do NOT bite, lick, chew, suck on or otherwise ingest any of Remnant Designs creations. This rule applies for children too. Remnant Designs jewellery is made to be worn not eaten. Thank you.
Each piece is made with love and those of the more fragile nature should be handled with care. Jewellery is cleaned prior to posting and I would recommend storing your jewellery in a sealed plastic bag or airtight box when not in use.
Please let me know if the purchase is a gift and if you wish the invoice paperwork sent separately. Please indicate if you would like your name to appear on a card that will be included if it is a gift package.
For Custom orders
If you would like to inquire about a custom piece, please click on the "Request Custom Item" button located under "Shop Info" to the left of my shop page, or send just me a message. All details are discussed with the buyer via Etsy Conversations. Reserved custom orders must be purchased within a week of their listing date or they will be cancelled.
Please contact me if my shop policies have not answered all or any of your questions.
Thank you and enjoy Etsying!