Embroidery, Art, and other Hand-made Crafts

Mississippi, United States
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Announcement    Welcome! Thank you for visiting my shop! Scroll down to see the items for sale, and please check out my Facebook page (StellaMarigoldArt) and Instagram @stellamarigoldart for updates! If you are interested in commissioning a scapular or badge, just send me a message! I will do my best to create a special design for you!


Last updated on Jan 10, 2019

Welcome! Thank you for visiting my shop! Scroll down to see the items for sale, and please check out my Facebook page (StellaMarigoldArt) and Instagram @stellamarigoldart for updates! If you are interested in commissioning a scapular or badge, just send me a message! I will do my best to create a special design for you!


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About StellaMarigoldArt

Sales 5,426
On Etsy since 2013

She is His Star, and He is her Gold

Hello! My name is Andrea and I'm a Catholic and a self-taught artist, embroiderer, and writer. Welcome to StellaMarigoldArt!

"Stella" refers to "Stella Maris," or "Star of the Sea," a title for the Blessed Mother Mary which is appealing to a Gulf Coast resident like myself. "Marigold" refers to the flower, which in medieval gardens symbolized "Mary's Gold." On my original business card was a painting of the Blessed Mother and the Infant Jesus, with the phrase: "She is His star, and He is her gold." I hope that my religious items can (even in a tiny way) help me and my customers and their loved ones seek a real relationship with the light and treasure of life. Although my scapulars and badges are hand-made and as such should be treated gently, I do my best to make them as sturdy as possible, and I choose my materials carefully (100% woven wool, 100% Merino wool felt, high-quality cotton DMC thread, and polyester/rayon/nylon/synthetic silk cord--every inch personally inspected for weak sections). Thank you for visiting! God bless you!

The word "scapular" comes from the Latin word for "shoulder." Scapulars originated as parts of monastic habits, where they usually took the shape of large pieces of cloth without markings, unlike the familiar "small scapulars," which I sell. Small scapulars consist of two panels of woolen cloth that are connected by two cords and worn over the shoulders so that one panel rests on the chest and the other on the back.

Scapulars are sacramentals (prayers, actions, or items which, through the prayers of the Church, can assist us in receiving God's grace by inspiring us to think of God, to pray, etc.). Some scapulars (particularly the "Brown Scapular") are associated with phrases such as, "Whosoever dies wearing this scapular shall not suffer eternal fire." But it is very important to remember that the efficacy of the scapular depends on the faith and intentions of the wearer. Scapulars are not magic amulets or lucky charms. I like to think of the scapular as a "physical prayer," or like the heraldry of the medieval knights. By wearing the insignia of their Lord and Lady the knights expressed a commitment to follow a certain kind of life. This is what we are doing by wearing the scapular.

You should have your scapular blessed by a priest. If it is your first scapular, you can ask the priest to "invest" you in the scapular (different types of scapular has a different investment; for some scapulars no investment is necessary). Only the first scapular you wear needs to be blessed—when your current scapular wears out, your commitment continues to the replacement. You can dispose of the old scapular in a respectful way (usually by burying or burning it).

I encourage anyone who wishes to wear the Brown Scapular to read about its history and how to become enrolled. Here are a few helpful links:

DMC describes its Cotton Embroidery Floss as “100% colorfast and fade resistant.” However, dark colors, such as reds, are prone to bleeding when wet. I wash all my threads and felts in water and white vinegar to reduce the risk of bleeding and shrinkage. However, because of the delicate nature of hand-embroidery, you should only wash your scapular or embroidered medal by hand. To do so, fill a bowl with cold water. Add a very small amount of mild soap (such as liquid dish soap) to the bowl. Soak your scapular in the bowl. Do not scrub it, just swish it back and forth gently. After a few minutes, refill the bowl with clean water and rinse the scapular until it is no longer soapy. Remove it from the bowl and gently pat or press out the excess water. Let scapular dry on flat surface (out of the sun to avoid fading). If white threads have become yellowed, you can try lightening them by applying a mild solution of water and white vinegar with a Q-tip, and then rinsing thoroughly.

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Last updated on April 30, 2022

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I want you to be happy with your purchase! If an item is damaged, was misrepresented by me, or if something is missing from your order, please contact me within 14 days of receiving the package and I will make good the mistake! Please note, however, that because my scapulars are modified for the buyer (by customized cord lengths), I do not accept returns or issue refunds/exchanges for orders where no error was made on my part. Returns for other items may be possible—just contact me within 14 days of receiving the item and I will do my best to help you!

Under the EU’s distance selling laws, buyers have the right to return certain products for any reason by contacting the seller within 14 days. If you are in EU and wish to return an item, you must contact me within 14 days of receiving it. You will need to pay return shipping, but once I have received the item, I will reimburse you for the whole payment, including the original shipping charges.

I am unable to offer repairs for scapulars at this time, and I do not accept items back to alter them. Please choose your scapular cord length carefully!

If you wish to cancel a scapular order, please contact me as soon as possible. Once I alter the panels by sewing in the cord lengths of your choice, cancellation is no longer possible. For other items, as long as I haven't shipped the order, you may cancel it and receive a full refund (including shipping costs).

Digital items are sent immediately, so they cannot be returned or cancelled. However, if you have a problem with the files, I will do my best to solve it! My digital items are sold as PDF files (sometimes in "zipped" form). They can be viewed by pdf readers such as Adobe Reader and Apple Preview. If this format does not work for you, I am happy to send JPG files to your email address! Copyright and reproduction rights do not transfer with digital sales. Please read the detailed copyright information provided with each listings.
I ship orders by USPS First Class Mail (2-5 days delivery, not "guaranteed"). If you would like to upgrade shipping, please contact me before making your order!

I use Etsy Shipping Labels for all orders. Etsy automatically selects the shipping address listed in your account, so please make sure that address is correct!

Etsy Shipping Labels provides a tracking number for each order. You will receive the number in a notification email after your package is shipped. If an item is lost (and I have only ever had one package get "lost," and it did eventually turn up!) I will do my best to resolve the situation fairly, including sending a refund if necessary.

Please allow 1-4 weeks for scapulars to ship. I need time to sew in the cords, and I don't want to disappoint you by missing a shipping deadline. However, as I do work quickly, most orders are shipped within 2-7 days!

Custom practices in your home country may cause extra fees, taxes, and delays in receiving your order. These practices are beyond my control, so I am unable to refund fees or to provide information about them. I mark my custom packages as "embroidered cloth / textile." If VAT taxes apply to your order, Etsy will calculate them and add them at check-out.
Additional policies and FAQs
I LOVE working on custom orders! It is a joy to make something so significant to another person. My commission process is as follows:

1) You may request a design from my collection or, if you have something special in mind, I can create new "just for you" designs for you to choose from!

Check out my Flickr page below for design ideas!

2) After you choose a design, I will give you a price estimate. I give a range (EX: $50-70) based on the work-hours the item takes to make (currently I charge $12/hour. You will never be charged more than the estimate, but if my estimate is too high, I will adjust the price down.

3) If my commission list is full, I will give you an estimate as to when I can begin working on your item. The waiting period may be weeks or months, but I am committed to working quickly, and I will keep you updated. During the actual sewing process, I try to send "in progress" photos and updates frequently.

4) When the item is finished, I will create a listing which you can use to make the purchase. I don't require down-payments before starting work.

5) You are never obliged to purchase a special commission. I know life can bring sudden financial changes. Also, if necessary, I can reserve a commissioned item until a time when you can purchase it.

6) Designs I have embroidered are my designs, even if customized for a specific buyer; I retain the rights to reproduce any design, and to offer for general sale (complete or modified) custom orders that are not purchased by the original commissioner in a timely manner (within 30 days after I send the purchasing listing to the original customer - if you need more time, please contact me!)

7) My embroidered items are religious devotional items. Please don't commission them if you don't intend to use it for devotional purposes!

8) I don't often accept artwork commissions, but please feel free to ask if you have something in mind!

Thank you so much! Just let me know if you have any other questions about commissions!

Scapulars should not be given to children without supervision. As in the case of any item that goes around the neck, please exercise appropriate caution when working around machinery or in any other situations where wearing a scapular might lead to injury.
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Please read the information below. In brief, my Privacy Policy is this:
I only use your personal information as necessary to fulfill your orders and to comply with Etsy's policies and legal obligations. I do not store your information outside Etsy, I only access it through Etsy, and I do not use your information for marketing purposes or to share with third parties.

My Privacy Policy Only Applies To My Shop:
This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect:
To allow me to fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a special commission, for example), if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It:
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information:
1) as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
2) as necessary I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.
3) as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Sharing With Third Parties:
The GDPR requires that I disclose the details of any personal information you share with third parties. I do not share your information with any third parties. I share your information with Etsy only as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.

I do not use your personal information to market my products to you. I will only contact you through Etsy's own message system. The exception for this is in the case of a cancellation or a problem with the order occurs and you have not answered the messages I have sent through Etsy. In that case, if I have access to your email, I will try to contact you through it. If I cannot contact you at all, I will contact Etsy's staff. In all other cases, I will not contact you via your personal email unless you request that I do so.

Data Retention:
The GDPR requires me to disclose the period of time during which I will store personal information. I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy (and for the purposes of legal or tax obligations). I do not store your information. I access your information only through Etsy and do not store it elsewhere. But in the case that you gave me personal information (for example, through an email contact outside Etsy) I would not store your information for more than 3 years.

Your Rights as a Buyer:
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases.
1) You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below (Note that I do not retain any information outside Etsy - I only access it through Etsy).
2) You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (such as cases where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will delete your personal information upon request.
3) If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me:
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Andrea Smith, am the data controller of your personal information for my shop, StellaMarigoldArt. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at stellamarigold [!at] or mail me at: Andrea Smith, 3002 Jonte Terrace, Pascagoula MS 39567.