RubyBuffalo

Swistraw .... a new twist on a vintage classic.

20 Sales

RubyBuffalo

Swistraw .... a new twist on a vintage classic.

20 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(5)

Announcement   Hello Spring ... I see you over there ready to make your entrance.
Spring is about to spring at Ruby Buffalo. Come on in and see what the ladies have been up to.
Now lets get our Swistraw on ...
Wait ... you don't know about Swistraw? much less ... vintage Swistraw?
Then it is time to chat about Swistraw. I adore Swistraw and let me tell you why you will too!

Originally from Switzerland in the 1960s and 1970s it came in brilliant and perfect colors. Rainbows are probably jealous!
This rayon ribbon is a close cousin of raffia but steals the show in terms of durability, color and history.

This vintage Swistraw used in my shop comes from my endless and vast collection.
It was either Etsy or weave a boat out of Swistraw.
Ruby Buffalo items all have a unique style, color, flair and story.
My promise to you ... there are no other vintage Swistraw shops on Etsy!

Some are dames and some are broads but they are all ladies.
Oh yes. Time to get your lady on!
So come and meet the ladies ... hurry go join the party everyone is waiting for you!

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 31, 2017

Hello Spring ... I see you over there ready to make your entrance.
Spring is about to spring at Ruby Buffalo. Come on in and see what the ladies have been up to.
Now lets get our Swistraw on ...
Wait ... you don't know about Swistraw? much less ... vintage Swistraw?
Then it is time to chat about Swistraw. I adore Swistraw and let me tell you why you will too!

Originally from Switzerland in the 1960s and 1970s it came in brilliant and perfect colors. Rainbows are probably jealous!
This rayon ribbon is a close cousin of raffia but steals the show in terms of durability, color and history.

This vintage Swistraw used in my shop comes from my endless and vast collection.
It was either Etsy or weave a boat out of Swistraw.
Ruby Buffalo items all have a unique style, color, flair and story.
My promise to you ... there are no other vintage Swistraw shops on Etsy!

Some are dames and some are broads but they are all ladies.
Oh yes. Time to get your lady on!
So come and meet the ladies ... hurry go join the party everyone is waiting for you!

Johanna Whetstone

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Johanna Whetstone

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(5)

Anonymous on Jun 18, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Etsy is a huge marketplace - there a plenty of talented artists, but Ruby Buffalo truly stands out and defies expectations. n nOwner Johanna went above and beyond all of my expectations - the piece is a perfect fit, it's amazingly well-made and beautiful, and it came with a card and a sweet, free hair pin, and she gift-wrapped it! I think my girlfriend is going to love it. She was also quick to respond to my questions about her product. I will be buying from her again.

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About

Ruby Buffalo ... vintage Swistraw used in ways even the crafty ladies in the 70s had not thought about!

Vintage Swistraw?
Yes!
It is unique, it has history ... all those 70's craft ladies wouldn't be wrong
and you won't find anything like it on Etsy! Pinky swear.

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Shop policies

Last updated on June 28, 2016
Please take a look, and ask a question or two.

Custom orders ...

WREATHS
If you are ordering a wreath that is pictured. It will be in the mail to you with in three days and packaged pretty and ready to hang.

If you have contacted me about a custom wreath we have to discuss details regarding time .... wreaths might take a few days.

CUFFS
If you are ordering the exact cuff pictured (as in not changing a color or size) it will be in the mail within 3 business days. If you are ordering a custom cuff (changing colors, styles or size) I will contact you within 24 hours and at that time will be able to give you the date you should expect your cuff ... usually it will be mailed within 10 business days.

What if you like the style of Blanche but the color of Margaret?
What if purple is your sister-in-law's must have absolutely favorite color?
Not a problem!
You may switch and mix styles and colors but lets talk so I know exactly what you are thinking.

If you are considering ordering (and I hope you are) please read and re read the sizing. If you spend the time looking, ordering and waiting by the mailbox it would be shame if the cuff arrives and … what!? Doesn’t fit!

Each cuff is hand tooled and cut so it is unique.
You will notice for every listing I give the exact measurements of that particular cuff.
Below are the approximate measurements for the 2 sizes offered.

My cuffs are like a great black dress, your fancy going out shoes or even a good bra ... its all about the fit.

Consider where you want your new cuff to sit on your arm ... low at the wrist (good when wearing long sleeves) or higher on your arm when your arms are dare to bare.

When ordering a different size then pictured you will get a similar cuff in every way I can possibly make it but please remember when sizing up ... there will be extra stitching to take care of the extra space and for a smaller size there will be fewer stitches.
Make sense?

Total length is the complete length of the cuff when laid flat.
Closed length is length of the cuff when both hitch posts are both closed.

Size 1
Total length: approximately 9 inches
Closed length: approximately 6 1/4 inches

Size 2 (after stopping countless random people to size their wrists ...this size may be right for almost everyone)
Total length: 9 1/4 inches
Closed length: approximately 7 1/2 inches

NECKLACES

If you are purchasing the exact necklace pictured ... it will be in the mail in 3 (usually 1) business days. If you have a custom order in mind ... lets talk so I can give you an idea of the timing.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
PayPal please. If you haven't paid in 7 days ... I will assume you were late night shopping and really didn't mean to hit the "buy" button.
Shipping
Every item will be shipped carefully wrapped and the good old United States post office will bring it to your door by Priority Mail.

After payment, your Ruby Buffalo will be in the mail within 3 business days.
If you are ordering a different size or style then pictured please allow 10 business days after we have communicated and finalized your custom order.
If for any reason the timing is different I will send you an email to let you know ... in short for custom orders ... expect a lot of email from me! I want you so be happy with your decision to choose a item from my shop!

If you are ordering and time is ticking for a birthday or other occasion, please let me know when ordering and I will do my Ruby Buffalo best to get it to you in time.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to love your cuff but lets say ... you get it and it just isn't you ... you may return it (unworn please) within 2 weeks and you will have to pay for shipping.
Or save it for your sister-in-law's birthday .... I'm just saying.

Once I have received it, you will be fully refunded and no hard feelings ... I promise.

Now lets say the darn thing has a flaw ... a flower pops off or some other tragedy, contact me and hopefully my crackerjack customer service (okay its just me) can help you.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items will come wrapped and carefully shipped to you and you will receive the tracking information so you can watch for the postman!