ViennaSparkleWreaths

Adorn your home with Sparkle!

146 Sales

ViennaSparkleWreaths

Adorn your home with Sparkle!

146 Sales On Etsy since 2010

0 out of 5 stars
(68)

Announcement   WOW!!! Thank you for your purchases, I have just one wreath left in the store!!! Have a Merry Christmas! I will be making Easter Peep wreaths for Easter. These are very popular, if you want to be sure to get a PEEP wreath, please order early!

I will add wreaths for certain holidays and seasons. My second shop is taking more of my time. The wreaths I add here will be for wreaths, that I sold the most of for the different holidays. If you see a wreath in my "SOLD ITEMS", you can send me a message to see if I can make it again, or one similar.

To see wreaths from my other shop, please visit: SparkleforYourCastle.etsy.com

Warm Regards,
Dar

Announcement

WOW!!! Thank you for your purchases, I have just one wreath left in the store!!! Have a Merry Christmas! I will be making Easter Peep wreaths for Easter. These are very popular, if you want to be sure to get a PEEP wreath, please order early!

I will add wreaths for certain holidays and seasons. My second shop is taking more of my time. The wreaths I add here will be for wreaths, that I sold the most of for the different holidays. If you see a wreath in my "SOLD ITEMS", you can send me a message to see if I can make it again, or one similar.

To see wreaths from my other shop, please visit: SparkleforYourCastle.etsy.com

Warm Regards,
Dar

Darleen Gilbert

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Darleen Gilbert

Reviews

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Abby

Abby on Sep 29, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

The wreath is very beautiful and creative!

Patricia Thomas

Patricia Thomas on Sep 27, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Oh, what a fun decoration! I love it! I have already hung it up (yes, I know it is only September, but I have to start decorating early or I won't finish by Christmas), and it looks wonderful. I have a bedroom that I decorate in a candy cane theme, and this swag makes a grand entrance for the room. Thank you so much for the super fast delivery.

Susan McGowen

Susan McGowen on Aug 20, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I had purchased from this seller before so I was expecting a great wreath. I was not disappointed. This wreath is beautiful. I'm so pleased. Great packing and fast shipping. Thanks

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About

It all started with a 1000 purple ornaments!

Yup! 1000 purple ornaments with silver glittered swirls on them. For several years I was a bridal consultant. I made bouquets, centerpieces and did the decorating for hundreds of weddings.

My last wedding was in December of 2008 and the bride wanted purple ornaments in clear vases for centerpieces. After the reception I asked the bride what she wanted done with the ornaments. I assumed, as I guess I should not have, that she would want them for their first Christmas tree together. She did not; so they came home with me in a 4 foot long, 2 foot tall rubber container. They stayed in my garage until the following December of 2010.

Around that time I found that I was unable to work, due to a horrible surgery that had gone very bad for me. I was beyond grief and experienced physical pain that I had no idea that I or any human could endure. I went into the garage and stood there, just looking around, not for anything particular and crying. It was Christmas time and I had been given the blow of my life.

Well, I found an evergreen base and those 1000 purple ornaments. Through my tears and anger I grabbed the wreath, hauled the box over to a table and found a glue gun. I started gluing purple ornaments all over the wreath. The placement was not planned, no design made, just randomly placed.(angrily I may add) Slowly I started to stop crying and my focus turned to the wreath I was creating. I couldn't believe what I had just made and it looked pretty darn good.
I made over 20 purple ornament wreaths and everybody in my family had one that Christmas, whether they liked purple or not!

A lot has changed since then. I opened a second Etsy store: SparkleForYourCastle.etsy.com and my wreaths have expanded beyond just ornament wreaths; but each and everyone I make are full of color and sparkle! My health...well, I have good days and bad days. Maybe the bad days are a reminder that I need to slow down, as I can make wreaths all day and night. There are times I cannot sleep, as I think of all the cool wreaths I want to make.

I never went to an art school or trained in floral design. I was a CFO for a roofing company and before that a head accountant, just crunching numbers. I do not know where this God given talent came from, as for the rest of my family, how should I say this...well, they could do stick drawings on a cave wall and that would include me as well!

Often I am asked how do I make wreaths. I honestly do not know. I just grab a wreath and go, everything just falls into place. No drawings, no sketches, just color and sparkle are all I have to go with.

I have 3 children ages, 30, 29 and 28. They have given me 4 grandchildren that I just adore to pieces. I am a young grandma of 48 and I am thankful for this, as I can do so many things with my grandchildren right now in this point of my life.

I was raised in Colorado and love to hike, camp and fish. I can clean a fish so fast, my husband said that is what sealed it for him to ask me to marry him. Did I impress him or scare him into the proposal? My husband and I love to travel and we scuba dive. I love seeing all the colorful fish when we dive and all the color above when we travel.

I want to give the love of color, beauty and sparkle to all my customers! We all deserve that little spot in our lives. I know I sure do!

Dar

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  • Darleen Gilbert

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I love color and sparkle so much; that I wear it, live it and breathe it! Many people have told me that I have a sparkling and colorful personality; that I should bottle it up and sell it. I consider it the ultimate compliment.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 18, 2012
Warmest Greetings and Welcome to my Vienna Sparkle Shop.

As you browse my shop you will find a variety of Wreaths. I use a variety of materials for my handmade items. I will use repuposed materials, natural materials, vintage and commercial materials to create a one of kind handmade item. My item descriptions will detail the items used.

I love being able to take something that was used for one purpose and transform it into a new creation and unique one of a kind handmade item.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment: accept PayPal payments for the smoothest, and fastest delivery of your items, you may also use a Credit Card via PayPal . *****

All listed items are made up and ready to send within 12- 24 hours upon notification of your completed payment.

This link will guide you through the Payment process, if you are new to Etsy:

http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php

“You do not need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal:

You can choose the PayPal Option during checkout. After you submit your order click the “Pay Now” button. Scroll Down and you will see the option to pay with a Credit or Debit Card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account.”

My shop is also set up to receive credit cards directly without using Paypal.

Custom orders will be handled through conversations with the buyer and seller.

Payment must be made within 3 days of purchasing. I only accept PayPal and Direct Check Out. Contact me, if you require another payment method and we will discuss it. If payment is not made, the item will be re-listed.

Deposits made on any item are non-refundable, as the item purchased is being removed from the shop, so it will no longer be available for purchase by anyone else. Deposits are non-refundable on custom orders, as materials have been purchased to complete the custom order. Thank you for understanding these policies regarding installment payments and custom orders.
Shipping
I will ship *directly to your Etsy address* given at checkout, via USPS. If the address is different to ship to, please let me know at checkout. This will speed up the process of delivery.

You will receive a confirmation tracking #. This allows the buyer and the shop to track your item for delays in delivery and/or loss.

The reduced shipping on multiple purchases option is only for orders which can be shipped together to the same address, and made in just one PayPal payment to qualify.

If your Etsy address is different, *PLEASE make a CLEAR note to Seller* to avoid delay in delivery.

Once payment is received and cleared. I ship the handmade item within 3 days. You will be provided a tracking number for your item.Insurance will be provided for each item, it is included in the shipping cost.

Shipping is done thru USPS or UPS.

I can ship internationally to FPO and APO addresses, please contact me before purchasing, regarding this.

The wreaths are big and require special packaging because of the size. (they are considered as an oversized box, hence the cost of shipping) Each item is wrapped and then boxed. Protective packaging material will surround the wreath to keep it from moving and sliding during shipping. If your wreath has bow, each bow loop will be stuffed to protect if from crushing. Simply remove the stuffing to display your wreath.

If you require your wreath sooner, then it is considered an upgrade shipping. Please do not pay ahead on your wreath, as shipping will be more and I will need to invoice you the correct amount.

Please contact me for international shipping. For international shipping, buyer is responsible for taxes and custom charges. I cannot send the item as "gift", I must state what is in the box.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you decide not to keep your purchased item, you will receive store credit for the actual price of the item.

Returned ITEMS must be returned back to me *at your expense* within *five days* to receive credit (in unused condition.) Original packaging material is to be used for a return, wreath wired to box, as it was recieved and wreath to be in the same condition as it was received. Insurance and delivery confirmation must be purchased to return item.

If the item is not as described within the listing body, I will refund your PayPal payment , including Shipping, when the item is returned to me within 5 days of confirmed Delivery. (Buyer to pay for return shipping. I refund original shipping cost only)

Upon buying, I will know that you have read and agree to my Policies.

Please convo me with any questions. I will be happy to assist in anyway.

Since the item is insured, if damages occur during shipping, a claim must be made by you thru USPS. I am not responsible for losses, as a tracking number is provided to each customer and they can track the shipping process.
Additional policies and FAQs
I will leave Feedback after I know that your item has been *safely received and that you are pleased with your purchase*.

I have set up my Shipping Fees to allow you to have a reduced charge for multiple purchases, which must be *paid for* in ONE payment and can be safely *shipped together*.

Custom orders are welcome and will be handled based on the individual needs of the buyer. If a custom order or reserve order is made, I will require 50% deposit to begin the process of crafting your item. Pictures will be sent upon completion and for your approval and final payment. I will work hard to meet your wishes! I want all my customers to feel confident and happy with their purchases from my shop.

Please convo me on ANY questions you have, before purchasing. I want you to feel confident with your purchase and in me.

Please remember all my items are handmade. They are not mass produced. The item pictured in the listing, is the one you will receive.
Thank you, Darleen