Taming the Tattered -- UpCycling -- Manipulating Fiber

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Last updated on Jan 14, 2021

Taming the Tattered by creating Up-Cycled, one-of-a-kind, handmade, clothing and accessories using revitalized, transformed recycled materials.



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Jerry Ann

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About TerranJerran

Sales 125
On Etsy since 2010

TerranJerran: Taming the Tattered by Creating Up-cycled Apparel

As long as I can remember, I have worked with my hands to create something new using recycled materials. I recall my mother putting some of my items in a shop on consignment when I was about 11 years old. I've always loved the process of finding unique, beautiful, and interesting items, and then transforming them into something useful and beautiful. As I grew up, I went to school and became a teacher/educator by trade. I worked in that field and gained amazing experience collaborating with a team to create interactive, multimedia, educational materials; but I never lost my desire to create with my hands. So, I started participating in Arts and Crafts Fairs to support my need to collect, design, and create functional art.
Opening my Etsy shop served to combine my loves: multimedia creativity, as well as, working with my hands. I love that there is a movement for independent makers and glad that Etsy provides an outlet for that community.
As for the name, TerranJerran--Taming the Tattered: it includes Terran -- meaning "of the earth", and Jerran -- which stands for Jerry Ann. The, "Taming the Tattered" part was suggested by my daughter after much anquishing on my part to find that perfect name -- I thought it fit nicely. TerranJerran was also the name of a childhood "imaginary" playmate (according to my mother).
I hope I've communicated and I hope my creative work demonstrates, my love of the earth and its inhabitants.

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  • Jerry Ann

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    “Giving new life” to used or damaged, luxury, fabrics and other found items by transforming them into new, one-of-a-kind; clothing, accessories, and jewelry: Up-cycling.

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Last updated on January 8, 2013
Welcome to TerranJerran -- Taming the Tattered!
Please, read my Profile for additional information!

I work in a smoke free environment using cleaned, recycled clothing or new, damaged clothing. I prefer using high-quality, natural, fabrics like silk; wool (cashmere, merino, alpaca); and velvet in addition to, cotton; bamboo; rayon; and tencel. I recommend washing with care … For best results, the clothing and fabric accessories are spot cleanable or dry cleanable. Gently washing by hand in cold water and line drying will also work (most of the time), but, please, do so at your own risk, it will decrease the life of some items.

SIZING: Since I am remaking existing clothing, it is hard for me to be exact about sizes – Most of the time, I use stretch fabric and consider clothing to be a “free size” --with a tendency in a certain direction—I will suggest that direction.
I will include actual measurements when reasonable.

My intention is to provide high quality items at reduced costs because I receive them used or damaged. I put a significant amount of effort into my creations and request prices that I feel reflect the time and creative energy. I hope you enjoy my work and if you have any problems with any purchases, please, let me know right away.

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Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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If you are dissatisfied, please contact me immediately. I will work to make things right.
I use Etsy's direct checkout or Paypal.
After payment is received items will be shipped US Postal Service -- delivery includes USPS confirmation.

Note: I use clean recycled shipping materials, if I have them on hand.

International buyers incur any custom’s fees, duties, or taxes imposed by your country. I am unable to purchase a delivery confirmation on international deliveries, therefore I cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items.
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