aljdesigns2

Recycled Textiles & Repurposed Home Decor.

Pittsfield, Massachusetts · 37 Sales

aljdesigns2

Recycled Textiles & Repurposed Home Decor.

Pittsfield, Massachusetts 37 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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April

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Announcement   Welcome to ALJ Designs Too! Repurposed vintage & Recycled Textiles
Most of the materials used in this shop are recycled or repurposed wares; because everything deserves a second chance!

I'm back for holiday season 2014!
Be sure to "like" my FB page to stay in the loop!
https://www.facebook.com/aljdesigns2

Shopping Locally? Find my items at the following locations:

"413 Glassworks", 37 Nobody's Rd, (off Rte 8) Cheshire, MA
"Mutibility in Motion" (at The Mews) Main Street, Stockbridge, MA
"LOCAL" Pittsfield/Lenox Rd. Lenox, MA
"Oh So Pretties Handcrafted Gifts" Wilbraham Shops, Wilbraham, MA

"The Barn at Calgo Gardens" 462 Adelphia Rd.. Freehold, NJ

Announcement

Welcome to ALJ Designs Too! Repurposed vintage & Recycled Textiles
Most of the materials used in this shop are recycled or repurposed wares; because everything deserves a second chance!

I'm back for holiday season 2014!
Be sure to "like" my FB page to stay in the loop!
https://www.facebook.com/aljdesigns2

Shopping Locally? Find my items at the following locations:

"413 Glassworks", 37 Nobody's Rd, (off Rte 8) Cheshire, MA
"Mutibility in Motion" (at The Mews) Main Street, Stockbridge, MA
"LOCAL" Pittsfield/Lenox Rd. Lenox, MA
"Oh So Pretties Handcrafted Gifts" Wilbraham Shops, Wilbraham, MA

"The Barn at Calgo Gardens" 462 Adelphia Rd.. Freehold, NJ

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Gmaria5006

Gmaria5006 on Jan 6, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Came very quickly and were all perfectly done.

Lisa

Lisa on Dec 12, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

AWESOME handmade ornament...truly more fantastic in person! Thank You!!! Received in 1 day, packaged very securely ~ Perfect!!!

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About

Everything deserves a second chance!

I opened my first Etsy shop in 2008, trying my hand at jewelry, hand painted ornaments and needle felting.
There was A LOT going on in one online shop, so last year when the painting became serious, and I finally declared myself a full time artist, I opened ALJ Designs Too! in order to set this entirely different craft apart from all of the rest.

I have been drawing, painting, sketching and doing a lot of mixed media for basically, ever! I found a few fellow artisans along the way who inspired this idea of dot painting, and with that, I was able to combine my love of color and vintage wares into one grand plan.

These warm vintage wooden items bring me back to my happy childhood memories of my grandparents, who I spent many weekends and summers with as I was growing up. I remember the large wooden bowls on the tables, the display pieces about their home and not realizing how much I would be attracted to them now, wish I had kept even a handful of pieces from their collection. Sadly, I didn't and neither did anyone else...

So, I am left to scout these items out now on my own while poking about my local second hand shops and estate sales. Which is also an adventure because I just never know what will inspire me!

I'm a little picky. I don't just buy any old piece. Many of the items I take home kind of "speak to" me to draw my attention their way. And when they do, I am just too excited to get them home. I take care in cleaning them, and sometimes I make mistakes -OOPS! (rubbing alcohol is not good for wooden items, unless it IS your intention to dull it) I then stare at the piece for a minute before I finally decide on its individual color palette. Sometimes I can see it right away but other times I let it sit with me before I know where I'm going with the design, color and pattern.

Every piece is surely one of a kind, as I could never place each dot in the same place if my life depended on it! Sometimes I'll get caught up in a color palette and stick with it for a while and other times it's a one shot deal. So, you never know what's store from one day to the next!

So, that's my short story. Stop in regularly to see what's new and enjoy the browse... and if you don't see something today, check in again, because everything deserves a second chance...

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  • April

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Painter, Photographer, Designer, Owner, Packer & Shipper

    Always caught up in the world of color, I have taken an adventure in a variety of medium.

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Last updated on September 7, 2013
Welcome to ALJ Designs Too! Home of recycled textiles & re-purposed vintage! because everything deserves a second chance... How can I help you find something unique for your someone unique today?

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Payment
ALJ Designs accepts PayPal only.

(A money order/bank check in USDollars may be accepted under special circumstances which should be discussed prior to any purchase). Feel free to contact me about checks/money orders.

*Special orders must be paid in full upon order. Terms of order will be discussed
with customers in detail in order to meet all creative terms and shipping schedules.
Shipping
Ship USPS Priority Mail with tracking info.

Shipping fees vary depending upon location and size and due to the increases in rates, I am shipping in all three sizes of Priority Mail Flat Rate with handling to cover packing material costs.

All items will be shipped expediently unless otherwise notified and/or circumstances prevent. Buyer will be notified if an order cannot be filled in a timely manner.
For additional questions regarding shipping/fees; please contact the seller.

Although I do not have prices listed for shipping outside of the USA, please feel free to contact me and I will quote you a shipping cost to your region of the world prior to purchase. This way, it's works out in everyone's favor!

For any other shipping questions, please feel free to contact me.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please contact me immediately upon receipt of your purchase to discuss any concerns, damaged product, etc. and I will do my best to make your order "right".

No refunds on special orders. (All orders are discussed in full prior to creation. For this reason, any and all terms will have been met upon order confirmation therefore allowing no refund on specially created product).

Damaged product will be refunded/replaced appropriately. USPS Insured product may have a "wait" time in order to verify damage, etc.

Lost items are not the responsibility of ALJ Designs2.