Dina McNeff on May 4, 2015
Very unique and well made pin. Received safely and quickly. Very Very pleased.
Nici on May 2, 2015
Lovely Bracelet - Well made. . I'll be visiting your shop often, and I know who to come to if I need custom work done. Thanks so much . .you create beautiful items!
Nici on May 2, 2015
AMAZING!! I asked for a necklace to be customly made for me. . and i'm so impressed by the work that was done. Great Customer Service and Incredible Necklace. I'm wearing it all the time now - one of my favs and i'm getting lots of compliments!! Thanks again !!
I love making different crafts to helps fill the Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.
After I became disabled; I found myself sitting all day and most nights when I can not sleep. doing nothing and feeling helpless and useless. I had spent my whole life helping people. I had worked 35 years in my beloved profession of nursing and the last 10 years as an Advanced Practice Nurse with a Master of Science in Nursing Degree (Family Nurse Practitioner)
I started packing the Christmas shoeboxes for needy children through my church.
I decided to use my hobby to help children all over the world. We filled 178 shoeboxes in 2013 with help from my best friend, family and team mates from Etsy's Trade-A-Holic team.
All profits from this shop goes to buy items for the Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes for needed children all over the world. This shop does not have a not for profit status as I donate all profits and more for the shoeboxes.
Each shoe box was filled with a comb, soap, wash cloth, toothpaste, toothbrush, toy, bag of candy, pens, pencils, color markers or color pencils. pencil trimmer, glue sticks, sunglasses, either a sewing kit or fishing kit (school ages) , journal, composition book, jewelry (school age girls), ages 2-4 and 5-9 receive coloring book and crayons along with activity books.. I usually target the 10 -14 years and my BBF target the younger ones so we end up with a good assortment for all ages.
I have been beading for years so I decided to fill the long hours making jewelry. I could take my time and just do as much as I could when I could. It took my mind off the chronic pain and feeling so helpless. I decide to use it to help fill those Christmas shoe boxes for needy children. It satisfied my need to help people so I do not feel so helpless.
I wish I could do more but my shops have never made a profit. I have learned to live with what I can do and NOT on what I can not do. I have a lot of supplies on hand because I had big dreams but just thinking of making something helps me.
My favorite metals are sterling silver and gold fill, but I am beginning to branch out into other metals such as brass and gunmetal. I love the feel of natural stone and admire the brilliance of Swarovski crystals. I used Swarovski Crystalized Elements because of the quality. I have found other brands just do not measure up to the quality of Swarovski's crystals I use other man made materials such as Cats Eye and Cubic Zirconia
My other shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/beadboardcorner
I have learned my crafts through books, and online tutorials..
You can contact me on Etsy
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
I started making crafts to help support Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes for needy children. Crafting is physical and psychological therapy for me filling longs hours when all I can do is sit and craft with my hands.
I promise you high quality merchandise at fair prices. This is not my job, but my passion. I accept custom orders for cards, tags and jewelry items.
My home, workshop and vehicles are smoke free. I have one cat, Bopit a white manx, who is not allowed in my workshop.
Please see my shop policy especially for international shipping.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
SC residents to add 6% sales tax.
Payment requested within 7 days, otherwise item(s) will be returned to inventory. If you need more time, please convo me.
Please be aware that shipping cost is not just postage. My shipping cost includes: postage, cost of bubble envelope and boxes, cost of printing invoices and shipping labels, and my time and gas to take to package to the post office.
The basic postage on Etsy is for a 3 ounces package is $1.93 (discounted) plus other shipping costs.
I ship all my items in a bubble envelope for protection of the handmade items with tracking. The basic postage is for 3 ounces and each additional ounce add more postage.
Anything shipped in regular envelopes goes through the postage machines which may destroy handmade items.
I will ship to some countries, just contact me. The package may be delayed due to being held in customs or rerouting by your countries' postal service. Once a package has been shipped; there will be no refunds. No guarantee can be made that your package will arrived due to the customs of your country.
If you prefer a less expensive shipping method - USPS International First Class, please contact me before paying, and I'll check to see if it is available in your area.
➽ PLEASE NOTE: Some countries have specific Rules & Regulations regarding the shipping of sterling silver, gemstones and/or jewelry. Any additional shipping costs resulting from these policies will be paid by the buyer before the item(s) is ship.
Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying.
Refunds and Exchanges
. Please contact me with any problems so we can work them out. I want only happy, satisfied customers.
I will ship to some countries, just contact me. The package may be delayed due to being held in customs or rerouting by your countries' postal service. Once a package has been shipped; there will be no refunds. No guarantee can be made that your package will arrived due to the customs of your country
Additional policies and FAQs
Please convo me on Etsy if you need a custom item.
I may be able to make multiples of any item.
All bracelets are sizeable.
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