AdventureAcces

Handmade gifts for outdoor enthusiasts.

Carmarthen, United Kingdom

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    Massive stock clearance sale is now on. Get 50% off almost all products (some items are excluded) while stocks last. The majority of the products are one of a kind so when it’s gone, it’s gone. Grab yourself an unbelievable bargain while you can. Offer open worldwide with shipping costs added at checkout.

Thank you for visiting my Etsy shop based in Carmarthenshire, South Wales, combining a passion for adventure with a love of crafts to make fun, functional, unique handcrafted gifts for outdoor enthusiasts. Pretty yet practical adventure accessories for hiking trips through woodlands, climbing up mountains, beach days out or simply relaxing in your garden. There is something for everyone.

I post out orders on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays using Royal Mail Signed For in the UK and Tracked for outside the UK.

Klarna is also available to buyers on Etsy! This gives you the flexibility to get the things you want immediately and pay in 3 instalments over an eight-week period. Buy with confidence and pay with ease.

I also sell my Traveller Notebooks and Cord Bracelets wholesale, so if you are interested in buying in bulk you are welcome to contact me for my catalogue.

My Adventure Wild blog offers tips and tricks, ideas and inspiration for great days out and wild camping adventures. See the Shop Blog link below.

Thank you for your continued support and happy shopping.

Sarah 🎁4️⃣🏞

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Last updated on Sep 11, 2021

Massive stock clearance sale is now on. Get 50% off almost all products (some items are excluded) while stocks last. The majority of the products are one of a kind so when it’s gone, it’s gone. Grab yourself an unbelievable bargain while you can. Offer open worldwide with shipping costs added at checkout.

Thank you for visiting my Etsy shop based in Carmarthenshire, South Wales, combining a passion for adventure with a love of crafts to make fun, functional, unique handcrafted gifts for outdoor enthusiasts. Pretty yet practical adventure accessories for hiking trips through woodlands, climbing up mountains, beach days out or simply relaxing in your garden. There is something for everyone.

I post out orders on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays using Royal Mail Signed For in the UK and Tracked for outside the UK.

Klarna is also available to buyers on Etsy! This gives you the flexibility to get the things you want immediately and pay in 3 instalments over an eight-week period. Buy with confidence and pay with ease.

I also sell my Traveller Notebooks and Cord Bracelets wholesale, so if you are interested in buying in bulk you are welcome to contact me for my catalogue.

My Adventure Wild blog offers tips and tricks, ideas and inspiration for great days out and wild camping adventures. See the Shop Blog link below.

Thank you for your continued support and happy shopping.

Sarah 🎁4️⃣🏞

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"Nature inspired for awesome adventures and weekend walks. Forest Green boot cuffs anklewarmers. green_heart"
"My craft of choice is crochet and I can be found with my hook and my hound most days working on unique handmade gifts for outdoor enthusiasts. gift4️⃣national_park"
"The tools of the trade. My Adventure Cord bracelets use a tiny 2mm hook, up to a 9mm hook for my Ear Warmer headbands with 4, 5 and 6 mm for everything else."
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About AdventureAcces

Sales 165
On Etsy since 2017
Video summary: Adventure Accessories, Gifts for Outdoors

Adventure Accessories - Gifts for Outdoors

Hi, I am Sarah, I opened my Etsy shop in 2017 and then re-branded to create Adventure Accessories in 2018, based in Carmarthenshire, South Wales. Where I combine a passion for adventure with a love of crafts to make fun functional unique handcrafted gifts for outdoor enthusiasts.

I have been crafting for many years, first with cross-stitch embroidery, then my hand-sewn notebook journals and taught myself to crochet in 2013.

I took voluntary redundancy in 2016 to care full time for my youngest son when he was diagnosed with an extremely rare and aggressive cancer aged 14. My crafts were and still are part of my therapy after I had a breakdown in 2017. I created my small business as an opportunity to work flexibly around my son's care needs and ongoing treatment since he relapsed in September 2017.

I have been adventuring since I was a child, from an active and creative family. Alongside adventures with Guides, Duke of Edinburgh and Scouting comes a love of craft making. As a parent and multiple dog owner when adventuring I wanted gloves to keep my hands warm but had to keep removing them to get an item from the backpack or to hold on to the dog lead so I decided to crochet my own fingerless mitts for people who want practical yet beautiful adventure accessories. I soon added ear warmer headbands, beanie hats, cowl scarves and lap blankets to the range.

I have used the harrowing effects of my son's cancer treatment and my own breakdown to create something positive and I hope to inspire others that may be on a similar path to use the creative craft process to bring some joy to dark days and the power of reconnecting with nature to balance your mental health and wellbeing for whatever life throws your way.

After all, life is an adventure. 🧭

My handmade items include:
Handsewn Traveller’s Notebooks
Paracord macrame bracelets and dog collars.
Crochet Beanie Hats
Crochet Boot Cuffs
Crochet Cowl Scarves
Crochet Hiking Mitts
Crochet Ear Warmers
Crochet Lap Blankets.
and a range of handmade accessories. 💗

Awards:
Small Business Sunday winner - July 2020
Member of the Professional Crafter's Guild - Jan 2019
Queen of Gifts for Outdoors - Sept 2018
Market Me Social Media - Oct 2018
Order of Fabulous - Oct 2018

Shop members

  • Sarah

    Owner, Designer

    I created Adventure Accessories in 2018 when I took redundancy to care for my son as he receives ongoing cancer treatment. What began as a hobby to help my mental health, has grown to become a successful creative handmade business.

  • Loki, Mojo & Neo

    Assistant

    My pawsome pals keep me company as I craft. Loki the GSD is head of security. Neo the Beagle is a general cleaner and will eat my scraps if he had the chance. Mojo the JRT is quality control. He would love to snuggle in on all my yarn if I let him.

Production partners

  • SprattsDesigns

    Worksop, England

    Sarah from SprattsDesigns makes the Bookmark and Page sized stencils that accompany the Adventure Set.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on May 18, 2021
Frequently asked questions
What Materials Do You Use?

I use a variety of materials and enjoy experimenting with different media. 

*Faux Leather
*Cork Fabric
*Eco Label approved Paper
*Yarn​ - A mix of types, including Acrylic, Polyester, Wool and Cotton.
*Cotton Thread
*Type II 425 Paracord

What is Paracord?

Paracord is short for parachute cord. A lightweight nylon rope used in the suspension lines of parachutes. Now used as a general utility cord both by military personnel and civilians. Popular with bushcraft and wild camping enthusiasts. Woven into braided bracelets for either a fashion accessory or as an easy way of carrying when adventuring, they are designed to be unravelled and used when needed. Also made into strong hard-wearing dog collars for your adventure companions. 

Paracord Dog Collars

Paracord Dog Collars - It is a requirement that all dogs wear a collar with an ID tag attached when out in public in the UK. We would recommend when adventuring with dogs that your dog wears a suitable harness for attaching the lead to, rather than using the collar, as this is more comfortable for your dog, allowing them to enjoy their adventures with you.

Does Paracord shrink when wet?

Paracord can shrink a little when wet, but it also has a natural tendency to stretch a little too, so you can always re-shape your bracelet or dog's collar as it dries to be sure it continues to fit. 

What are the washing instructions for crochet items?

The washing instructions are shown on the product listings on my website. Although the yarn I use states machine washing at 40C, I recommend my products are handwash only to prevent shrinkage or stretching.

Is your packaging eco-friendly?

I am conscious of using recyclable and sustainable packaging for my products.

*The packing boxes are made from recycled cardboard and are recyclable.
*I also try to re-use boxes that I receive through the post myself, so occasionally you may see some slight wear and tear to your packaging but I am sure you will understand this in no way affects the quality of your carefully wrapped items inside.
*The tissue paper is non-bleached and also recyclable.
*I also use shredded card packing that is reused from items I have received in the post.

I do not charge you for packing costs and I include shipping at cost into the price of the item.

Can I request a custom order?

I welcome custom order requests. I love to work with you to achieve your perfect gift.

*You can choose your lining for the Traveller Notebooks and paper insert combination of plain, lined or mixed paper. 
* Your choice of yarn colour combinations for any of the crochet items.
*Sizes, colour combinations or weave ideas for paracord bracelets. 

If you have an idea for something else send me a message and we will work together.

Do you deliver?

Adventure Accessories offers free delivery to postcode area SA18. If you are in an adjacent area, please do get in contact and we can arrange a convenient meeting place for delivery. 

All my prices include UK postage/local delivery costs and discounted Worldwide shipping is also available

Wholesale availability

I am always interested in collaboration and particularly wholesale opportunities for my Traveller Notebooks, Adventure Stencils and Cord Bracelets.

You can email me at sarah.adventureaccessories@gmail.com for more information and to request a catalogue.