Zapalous

Handmade Knits | Jewelry

87 Sales

Zapalous

Handmade Knits | Jewelry

87 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Hello friends, I have MOVED BLANKETS TO MY NEW SHOP - CottonWoodStudioFC on Etsy! follow this link: http://etsy.me/1tyhQqh

Welcome.....I handcraft knitted goods and make jewelry. I'm sure you'll find something you like......Come on in!
Follow on Intsagram @Zapalous
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Zapalous
I'm adding cowls slowly, but you will soon see a variety of colors to suit your accessorizing needs.
My handmade jewelry is what remains of my inventory from my jewelry making bonanza a few years ago but don't worry, they are still relevant pieces. Every item is one of a kind so if you like it, favorite it but remember there's only one!

Announcement

Hello friends, I have MOVED BLANKETS TO MY NEW SHOP - CottonWoodStudioFC on Etsy! follow this link: http://etsy.me/1tyhQqh

Welcome.....I handcraft knitted goods and make jewelry. I'm sure you'll find something you like......Come on in!
Follow on Intsagram @Zapalous
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Zapalous
I'm adding cowls slowly, but you will soon see a variety of colors to suit your accessorizing needs.
My handmade jewelry is what remains of my inventory from my jewelry making bonanza a few years ago but don't worry, they are still relevant pieces. Every item is one of a kind so if you like it, favorite it but remember there's only one!

Amanda McLeod

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Amanda McLeod

About

Jewelry making, knitting and sewing galore.

I spent a good 7 or 8 years of my life making jewelry in all of my spare time. I have taken about a dozen classes from beading to silver fusing. It kept me busy while my husband was in school. I had a full time job but filled the rest of my time combining colors and textures of beads, picking out inspiration pictures in magazines and playing with fire.
Then when my husband and I packed up and moved my jewelry making supplies were shy to come out of hiding and my crafting slowed down.
What I sell in my shop is my inventory of my remaining jewelry creations. They are all one of a kind and may not ever be produced again.
In 2007 I took a knitting class. The first thing I learned to make was a baby sweater, pink and grey stripes. It was adorable and I couldn't believe I could knit a finished garment like that.
I was hooked and never looked back. I continued one-on-one classes with my instructor for a couple of years. She taught me the techniques and tricks to get me through all of my mistakes.
I still knit everyday and my brain is full of ideas just waiting to make their way on to my needles.

My sewing skills have been refined and polished from many years of practice. When I was young my Mom showed me how to use her sewing machine. I made clothes for teddy bears and dolls and remember getting mad when the bobbin would get stuck. I worked through all the problems and ripped out too many seams to remember.
My best friend and I created a line of clothing for our senior project in high school and we both finished our senior year by attending our prom in our handmade prom dresses. Mine was a full length formal skirt with a tank top, I wasn't one to conform!
I continued sewing things here and there when I felt the need to embellish or saw a skirt I thought looked easy to make. hand sewn things are here and there in our house, pillows, curtains and a skirt or two.
When I had a daughter I didn't even imagine sewing a blanket for her I actually spent most of my pregnancy knitting one. I have never used it! I was at a local craft store and spotted something I knew I could make, it looked so professional but easy. I bought the material and thread went home and made a Minky baby blanket. It was the one blanket we used the most for the next year. I honed my blanket making skills Christmas season of 2011. I made 6 blankets as presents, everyone raved about them.
I began selling one here and there for friends and family to give to their friends and family. I have about 20 blankets under my belt and can't keep up with the requests.
I love making things with my hands, useful things that people enjoy using and wearing. I hope in the future I can pass these skills on to my daughter for her to enjoy.

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  • Amanda

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Crafter, Knitter, Owner & The Brains

    I started out crafting by making jewelry. it was my passion for about 8 years. When my husband and I moved and started a family I took one knitting class and I was addicted. I still knit everyday. I also love to sew and make blankets.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 25, 2014
Hello, take a look around. I handmade blankets and jewelry. I hand knit scarves, cowls and various things. If you have any questions, please convo me and I am happy to answer you back quickly.
I do not offer monogramming on my blankets at this time.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment is expected upon purchasing. If I am working on a custom piece for you, payment is due when I post the listing for your piece.
Shipping
I ship USPS priority mail.
As stated, I ship purchased items 1-3 days from purchase date.
I usually ship priority USPS 2-3 day.
Custom orders take approximately 2 weeks for completion once the customer has settled on color choice and design. I will keep you up to date on the progress of your custom order as it moves along in production.
Shipping is as quoted per item.

I do not like shipping outside the united states due to tracking purposes. If you would like me to ship to you internationally there is no guarantee it can be tracked.
Refunds and Exchanges
Convo me please!
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact me with an questions or comments.