ATouchofCouture

BOLD, NEW & RENEWED ONE OF A KIND WEARABLES & JEWELRY

Massachusetts, United States · 12 Sales

ATouchofCouture

BOLD, NEW & RENEWED ONE OF A KIND WEARABLES & JEWELRY

Massachusetts, United States 12 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(10)

Announcement   My shop offers one-of-a-kind garments, jewelry and accessories. In anything you select, you will get extraordinary textile art from the past or present that has been worked into something new and unique
OR some eye-catching jewelry.
Fabric creations, whether woven, leather or faux fur, is worked into something special using couture techniques.
All of my items are the best-of-the-best that I can make from the best-of-the-best materials I can find. Whether a creation includes something old or is all-new, you can be sure that ANY piece is absolutely one of a kind.
And, to be sure that my jewelry is wearable and durable, I "test drive" each piece. If there's a rough edge anywhere, I want to find it before you do. On the other hand, I've had clients buy what I am wearing before it gets listed. ( No, that does NOT mean you are getting leftovers because many pieces are just tested around the house here.)
Some of my pieces are selected by Stil Studio in Legacy Place, Decham, MA, to be sold there and are not listed here to avoid any possible deadlock between a Studio vs Etsy sale.
I hope that every piece gives you as much pleasure as it gave me during its creation.

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 3, 2016

My shop offers one-of-a-kind garments, jewelry and accessories. In anything you select, you will get extraordinary textile art from the past or present that has been worked into something new and unique
OR some eye-catching jewelry.
Fabric creations, whether woven, leather or faux fur, is worked into something special using couture techniques.
All of my items are the best-of-the-best that I can make from the best-of-the-best materials I can find. Whether a creation includes something old or is all-new, you can be sure that ANY piece is absolutely one of a kind.
And, to be sure that my jewelry is wearable and durable, I "test drive" each piece. If there's a rough edge anywhere, I want to find it before you do. On the other hand, I've had clients buy what I am wearing before it gets listed. ( No, that does NOT mean you are getting leftovers because many pieces are just tested around the house here.)
Some of my pieces are selected by Stil Studio in Legacy Place, Decham, MA, to be sold there and are not listed here to avoid any possible deadlock between a Studio vs Etsy sale.
I hope that every piece gives you as much pleasure as it gave me during its creation.

Joyce DeLoca

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Joyce DeLoca

SALE ITEM. Brass flowers on brass Y chain
US$50.00
SALE ITEM. Lynx fun faux fur vest
US$150.00
Scarf of silk velvet and vintage silk
US$55.00
Vintage Mink Cape w Antique Embroidery
US$150.00
SALE ITEM. Exotic shells on pearl strand
US$63.75
SALE ITEM. Tiger Ebony Wood on Brass Necklace
US$40.00
Pink Graduated square puff jasper
US$75.00
ON SALE! Chunky ivory lucite beads on brass
US$36.00
SALE ITEM. Gold leather flower shoe clips
US$45.00
Bold Brushed aluminum in bold necklace
US$65.00
SALE ITEM. Vintage Tortie Lucite Necklace
US$67.50
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(10)
Talibah Thiess Bey

Talibah Thiess Bey on Apr 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love it. Fast shipping great seller. Thank you ☺

Anonymous on Apr 8, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Soooo Lovely and cute ! Love them ...I am very happy and pleased for buying from your shop Thanks a lot

Anonymous on Apr 8, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous belt !!! arrived very fast I am very pleased and happy Lovely creation ,Thanks

Anonymous on Apr 14, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

I've received the skirt, it's so perfect as I dreamed!! thank you sooo much! you're very kind and a great seller!

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About

Mistress of salvage

I absolutely delight in, and respect, beautiful textiles, garments and handwork. This passion was acquired through practical experience, training and genetics. Both of my grandmothers were textile artists--one created elaborate church vestments and the other crafted miles of delicate crochet. My mother taught me to sew and encouraged my exposure to textiles from age 8. (Every inch of fabric was made to go a long, long way.) My father was a textile designer educated at Rhode Island School of Design.

Although sewing took a back seat to family, earning an MBA and career endeavors for a 25 years, I continued to educate myself on textiles, tools and techniques through workshops and retreats by top educators. I re-ignited my passion for sewing when introduced to the new generation of computerized machines that could combine precise stitching with technology for creating embroidery and heirloom stitching.

Now, I've woven my structured analysis, management and engineering skills into my sewing and textile knowledge. I love to resurrect vintage and antique textile items and transform or include them in new and useful items. (Why should fabulous embroidered
linens languish in a drawer when they can be a fashion highlight as a skirt, jacket, tunic or purse?)

I am currently an active member of the Professional Association of Custom Clothiers, New England chapter.

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  • Joyce DeLoca

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Jack Of All Trades

    To assure you a unique and one-of-a-kind accessory, I use couture sewing techniques on textiles and jewelry components. I delight in--and respect--beautiful handworked fabric as well as vintage and antique jewelry. In both cases, I seek out items that cannot be used as-is to perpetuate something new to delight YOU.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 30, 2011
I love rescuing antique and vintage fabrics and jewelry by repairing and then combining them with new, fresh components (usually fabrics) to create something updated, renewed, fun and useful. All of these are absolutely one-of-a-kind. Because of this approach and resulting creation, the policies below are especially important for you to read and understand.

Accepted payment methods

Payment
PAYPAL: Payment is due at time of checkout. I prefer to be paid via Paypal. (If you don’t have an account with Paypal, you can still pay through Paypal by choosing the Paypal option at checkout, clicking on the Paypal tab and then choosing Pay Without Paypal Account and continuing). It is safe for both of us and free for you. Paypal payments not paid for within 24 hours will be cancelled and the item relisted.
OTHER: If you must pay by other means, I will accept a money order. Select the “contact the seller” option to let me know that you intend to pay via money order. In that case, the money order must be received within 5 business days and I will ship as soon as the money order clears through my bank, which can take up to 7-10 business days. Payments that do not clear will forfeit the affected and future orders.
Shipping
SHIPPING. All orders will be shipped priority mail via USPS, insured. If my shipping charges seem a bit high, it is because they include packaging supplies, shipping, insurance and my time for all of the above. Orders are shipped within 2 days of your cleared payment, excluding holidays & Sundays. Shipment of custom orders (see Additional Policies below) will be as agreed upon for cost and time. Once your shipment is on its way via the postal system, I am no longer liable for damages. However, USPS treats priority packages with care and good speed.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns, Exchanges and Refunds. I spend a great deal of time writing and photographing comprehensive descriptions of each one-of-a-kind item, in terms of materials, colors and sizes. Please read the item’s description very carefully.
Acceptable Reasons for returns:
1. If you are not satisfied with your purchase for something that was not described or photographed, please let me know within 5 days so that you and I can do what is necessary to rectify the problem and before you leave negative or neutral feedback. Items returned for this reason must be in the original packaging and not worn or damaged.
2. If there is a flaw in material that was not described or in workmanship, please let me know within 30 days of purchase.
Among the solutions I will offer are: partial refund* or repair within a reasonable time frame. A returned item that is lost in transit will not be refunded, so assure it is returned via a traceable, insured method.
EXCHANGES Since every item is one-of-a-kind, duplication is not possible. A different item will involve a separate transaction.
* The amount of the refund/credit will be the item’s price, LESS my transaction expenses (original shipping costs, Etsy's commission and Paypal fees).
SHIPPING FEES WILL NOT BE REFUNDED, including those for returning an item.
Additional policies and FAQs
ADDITIONAL POLICIES AND FAQs.
CUSTOM ORDERS: I welcome custom orders. I am eager and willing to communicate with you about what you want and what I can do.
Cancellations: A custom order may be cancelled until it is shipped. Once shipped, the transaction is complete and cannot be cancelled!
If you must still cancel a custom order for a specific reason and the item has already been shipped, you must contact me immediately and you will be responsible for the return shipping of the item(s) to me. Once I have received the item(s) back satisfactorily, you will receive a refund as per my policy for refunds above.