Felt Headbands, Embroidery Hoops & Fabric Earring Studs

Spring Lake, North Carolina · 170 Sales


Felt Headbands, Embroidery Hoops & Fabric Earring Studs

Spring Lake, North Carolina 170 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Note from shop owner Sorry to have missed you! If you have any questions or concerns, we can still be reached via Etsy Convos. Thanks for stopping in!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 2, 2016

Sorry to have missed you! If you have any questions or concerns, we can still be reached via Etsy Convos. Thanks for stopping in!

Melissa Lyons

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Melissa Lyons


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Madia Schulte

Madia Schulte on Apr 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars
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I love this! Bought one for my cousin for his wedding and it turned out super cute. It's such a sweet, personal gift that is a guaranteed heart warmer that the couple can cherish forever.


steffstevens on Jan 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars
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So beautiful and well made! I just loved them!

Amy Griswold

Amy Griswold on Dec 31, 2015

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Welcome to The Penny Runner!!

Hello! I'm Melissa Lyons! My taste is rather eclectic and I find myself drawn to all that is old and rustic, yet delicate and dainty. I live in a quaint yellow homestead in NC with my charming Husband, beautiful baby girl, Irish Wolfhound, Newfoundland, lazy cat and 5 chickens.

I decided to open my shop in 2012, when I found myself yearning for a more creative outlet. My business minded Husband recommended that I open my own shop and what a stupendous idea that was! And so, The Penny Runner was born.

My work is inspired by nature and loosely based on the American folk art of penny rug making. Women in the mid 1800's would collect worn wool and cut it into circles using coins as templates. They then embroidered them together for use as decorative items. I chose to name my shop after my most basic form of inspiration.



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  • Melissa

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer, Artist

    Hello There! I'm Melissa! The artist and maker behind the wares of The Penny Runner. I am largely inspired by mornings in my flower garden, rustic trinkets, and my little girls giggles.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 24, 2016
Welcome to The Penny Runner! All of the products you see are handmade by myself (Melissa) in my home studio, here in NC. While you shop you will find stylish felt headbands, fabric necklaces, and embroidery hoops. Some of the fabrics I use are vintage or even flea market finds. I love re-purposing when possible! I hope you find as much happiness in my products, as I find in making them!

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 and Etsy Credits
I accept payments via PayPal and Etsy, in which any credit card may be securely used. I am also happy to accept Etsy gift cards.

As soon as your payment is received, the order will begin to process. I will ship your products within 14 days of payment.

(It is important to note, that I am required to collect a 7% sales tax from my fellow North Carolinian's. If you are ordering a product, and live in NC, the sales tax will be automatically added to your bill at the time of purchase.)
All items are shipped within 14 days via insured USPS, securely packaged and handsomely wrapped.

Personalized orders (such as custom embroidery hoops) may take longer than 14 days to ship. If so, the purchaser will be informed. This leaves ample room for the product to be completed in a timely matter, prior to shipment.

Please make sure that your PayPal and Etsy addresses are the same. I will ship to your Etsy address, unless otherwise specified.
Refunds and Exchanges
Your satisfaction with my designs is of the utmost importance to me. If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with your product, please contact me immediately via etsy convos.

All purchases may be returned within 14 days from date of purchase. Please inform me of your interest in returning, before sending the item back. Returned items will be fully refunded after they have been received in original condition.

Again, please let me know personally if you are dissatisfied with any order before leaving a negative review.... it is greatly appreciated. I do promise to do my best to correct any problems.
Additional policies and FAQs

I am more than happy to create you a new custom creation, specific to your needs! See something that you need in a different size, shape, or color? Let me know, and I will custom design it for you.