AidaHandmade

eco-friendly handmade purses, wallets and other

Bucharest, Romania · 2 Sales

AidaHandmade

eco-friendly handmade purses, wallets and other

Bucharest, Romania 2 Sales On Etsy since 2013

Announcement   Hello and welcome to my shop!

Here you will find that all the items are 100% handmade with love and care just for you.

I always love to work on any custom order or idea you may have for your perfect item. Please do not hesitate to contact me and read my Shop Policies.

Love and lots of kisses,
Aida

Announcement

Hello and welcome to my shop!

Here you will find that all the items are 100% handmade with love and care just for you.

I always love to work on any custom order or idea you may have for your perfect item. Please do not hesitate to contact me and read my Shop Policies.

Love and lots of kisses,
Aida

Aida Petre

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Aida Petre

About

And it all started with a wedding...

Hi there and welcome to my shop's about page.

I can't tell you my shop's story without telling you a little about myself first.

Well, I always wanted to open an Etsy shop, but I didn't know exactly what to sell. That's because I am a creative person and my mind is always thinking of something new. I tried everything, jewelry making, fabric brooches, sewing things, crocheting and various other crafts out there. If I set my mind on something I can probably make it.

But I wanted my shop to be specific to a single thing, a single kind of craft. And the funny thing is that the story begins with a wedding.

So, back in May 2012, while browsing the internet, I stumbled on a tutorial for a purse made of paper. I found the ideea brilliant, and since I had a wedding coming I thought it would make the perfect accessory. And I started to make one. The process was easy but time consuming and I barely finished it before the wedding. I was so proud wearing it and it was so pretty...

I made that purse a gift to a very dear friend of mine who liked it the moment she saw it. It was not hard to part with it because I knew I could make another one, if I had the time.
And a year flew by. Then, one day, I saw a friend of mine wearing a purse made with the same technique and I remembered about it. Now, I had another wedding coming and I was like "this is a good moment to finally make one for myself and wear it to the wedding". And I started working.

As the purse started to take shape, hubby saw it. He was very pleased about how it was turning out. He said "I know that you always wanted to put your creativity to good use and this is turning out so nice. Why don't you make some more and try to sell them?". And I started to make more, different shapes, colors and sizes, and I finaly opened my very own Etsy shop.

I use the "candy wrapper" technique to make my items. I don't know if that's the proper name but that is how I call it. It's basicaly a folding and weaving technique that requires a lot of patience.

It's called this way because originaly it used, and still uses, candy wrappers to make different items. I don't use candy wrappers because, first of all, who is going to eat all that candy?, and secondly, they make flimsy purses.

I use glossy pages from fashion magazines because they are sturdier when folded and they offer a larger range of colors and design posibilities.

Well, that's about it, the story and the making of.

Thank you so much for reading and if you have any kind of questions I am at your disposal.

Love and kisses,
Aida

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    Wife, crafter, chemist and lover of all things lovely.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 12, 2013
Welcome to my shop!
I hope that you'll enjoy browsing through and that you'll find the perfect item for you or for a loved one.

Accepted payment methods

  • Money Order
Payment
My shop listing currency is EURO. If you see weird prices it's because of the conversion rates. I accept payments through Money Orders and Paypal. You don't need a Paypal account to pay for your items through Paypal, you can use your credit card.

Payment orders are processed in the order they are received.

Payments must be received within 72 hours (3 days) from the time your order has been placed. If I don't receive the payment I will let you know and then I'll cancel the order.
If you have any difficulties with the payment please contact me within that 72-hour period and I'm sure that we will figure something out.
Shipping
I ship all my items with the Romanian Postal Services. Please be aware that the shipping rates vary from country to country and the daily exchange rates.

I ship GLOBALLY and all the shipping rates above are estimates, so please contact me before you start your buying process so I can add or update the shipping cost specific to your country.

The packages are not insured. However, they can be insured on demand and the extra cost will be supported by the customer.

Take into account that if there are any custom fees and taxes applicable by your country, these are your responsibility, as a customer, and I can't be held responsible for those.

All ready to ship items are sent within 3-5 business days after the payment is confirmed (I will send you an email to notify you).

Shipping time varies from country to country and may take approximately 2-4 weeks, sometimes even longer, especially in the holiday seasons. To know what your delivery time will be, contact me and I will happily reply.
Even if it doesn't happen often, packages are occasionally delayed by customs. This is out of my control so please factor this eventuality into the delivery time.

I always ship to your ETSY address. Please make sure that this address is correct and updated. If you want me to ship your item to another address please contact me before your purchase.

The Romanian Postal Services provides a tracking number for every package sent. I can track the package until it leaves Romania, after that you can follow it through your local Postal Services website.

I do not charge extra for packing an item. If you want your item gift wrapped just tell me when you make your purchase and I will be happy to pack it nicely for you, with no extra costs.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please note that every item is handmade and unique, and it's very important to me that you know exactly what you are buying. Therefore, I try to describe each item very carefully, together with clear, accurate pictures. Please note that colors may not display exactly the same on different monitors.

If you want any other details about a listing, do not hesitate to contact me.

If an item doesn't arrive in the desired conditions or does not meet your expectations and you want to return it and receive a refund, please contact me first, in a 24-hour period after you receive the item, and I'll be happy to help with any concerns you might have.

Should there be a problem with your order that is a result of my fault, I will fix it immediately.

The cost of shipping / delivery will not be reimbursed in case of a return or exchange.
Please note that in case of a return, you, as a buyer, will be responsible for all the shipping fees.

If an address does not accept / pick up a package and the order is shipped back to me, you, the buyer, will cover repeat shipping costs.

Used products can't be returned / exchanged.

For any other questions please contact me.
Additional policies and FAQs
I welcome all custom orders, so if you've seen something you like in my shop, but it's in the wrong color for you, or you want a custom shape, design, dimensions, for a special occasion just contact me and I'm sure that we will work out something really nice for you.

Please note that I will ask for a partial payment of 40 percent of the full price before I start working on your custom order, because it takes about 2 weeks to make an item, depending on the size, and It's very hard to resell a custom order.

Custom orders can not be exchanged or refunded.