Handmade jewelry, accessories and vintage boutique

Bayside, New York
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Last updated on May 23, 2022

FREE SHIPPING on ALL orders of $35 or more!

Thank you so much for visiting my shop! Follow me to discover all the new items I add often. They are one of a kind and of limited edition.

I am back after a long absence!!


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Lucine T.

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About LucineDesigns

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On Etsy since 2006

Welcome to my creative corner at Etsy

Thank you for coming by!

I am happiest when I am in a creative and positive environment.

My role models have been my multi-talented maternal grandmother and my mother. I miss them so much, RIP.

My grandparents had lost all their lands and possession during the inhumane uprooting and genocide during WWI, Turkey. When my grandmother Vahide Azniv Aslanian was widowed, she supported herself with Anteb/Aintab Armenian embroidery and died on the "kergah" (the embroidery loom/table), when I was 15yrs old. That summer I had asked her to teach me Aintab embroidery, but sadly I lost her before mastering it! She stitched to survive.

My mother helped my father with her high quality beading. Education was not free. We went to Armenian school in Beirut, Surp Neshan (now known as Suren Khanamirian College), which prepared me well to survive, as I ended up in NYC. She chose to stay at home, even though she was going to be paid much more, if she went to the design houses in Beirut. My mother's works were sold in Monaco and Paris, that's a story for another time. If I ever see any of those haut-couture beaded gowns, I will certainly recognize! Hence my great appreciation for everything handmade. Now you know my secret obsession with designing and being creative!

Over the years I have dabbled with variety of mediums, in my practically non-existant leisure time.

At school we had the arts as part of the general curriculum and I was good in drawing and painting. I was member of the Photography Club at the Untied Nations. I used to dislike sewing, my mom sewed all our clothes and knitted the sweaters. Eventually I dabbled with sewing, as I liked the creative part of it. Once I got married, I gave it up and gave away my fabrics I used to buy from the Fashion district in NYC.

However, when I was pregnant with my sons, I designed all my maternity clothes, as what I loved was overpriced and I didn't like the quality of fabric. I had to go back to the fashion district and buy fabric. I had an offer from maternity business, when my second son was born. She bought my whole collection! She wanted me to go into business with her, however I decided to keep my job.

Over the years I thought myself making jewelry. I held crafts sessions at the UNSRC Friendship Club, where I was the president for many years. I recently handed it over to a very capable new leader.

I also like to redesign, upcycle, hence papercraft suits me. I know basic crochet and knitting. I love baking and cooking, but still not as good as my mom. Specially with all her Armenian dishes, which most require skills. My Aintab kahke baking with my paternal grandma, came in so handy when I was fiddling around with polymer clay!

I am so glad that since June 2013 I have been in charge of my TIME. I have been in organizational mode, top priority of course is the needs of my family, having more time for my close friends. As well as organize what I have designed over the years, attend museums and all New York has to offer, which would fuel my creativity. I am also back to my photography as well. I had put the base in various social media, and now I'm more active promoting, blogging, organizing outings, community leadership and more.

All my designing for the time being is still in the hobby stage. As you see, I have started my Etsy corner in 2008, but never really had serious time to dedicated.

I chose the name "Bachigs", which means friendly hugs and kisses in Armenian. "Bachnel" pronounced baknel is to kiss. When you sign a letter or email to your close friends, you sign "bachigs" instead of "with love". When you give a gift to someone to make them happy, you hand the gift and kiss on both cheeks, well one in the US, three in Lebanon. Hence, give gifts with BACHIGS came about.

Thank you so much for taking time to read

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  • Lucine T.

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am happiest when I am creative. I love designing with variety of mediums. Materials inspire me. Most of my collection is one of a kind and limited edition. My role models have been my multi-talented maternal grandmother and my mother.

Production partners

  • A print shop

    NC, United States

    All graphics are my work, I own them all. The dedicated printer takes care of printing my graphics on the products I offer. It's made to order.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Welcome to my Etsy store.

You will find sampling of my various designs in fashion jewelry, accessories, knit and crochet, upcycled and recycled items, my artwork, one of a kind handmade notecards, digital services and more.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 6 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
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I am always 100% committed to customer satisfaction

If you have any issues with an item you received from my store, please contact me within 3 days of receipt. I will be more than willing to work with you, until the issue is fully resolved.
Buyer is responsible for return shipping and for loss of value if item is either returned damaged or in less than original condition.

Once I ship the item, it's not in my control. You would need to contact USPS.
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