BCharmer

Handmade accessories for the stylishTomboy.

Washington, United States · 1084 Sales

BCharmer

Handmade accessories for the stylishTomboy.

Washington, United States 1084 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(522)

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Note from shop owner Thanks so much for stopping by! I am currently away, but hope to re-open soon, so Feel free to look around at my sold items to get a feel for what I offer.
Happy Summer!
Colleen.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 11, 2016

Thanks so much for stopping by! I am currently away, but hope to re-open soon, so Feel free to look around at my sold items to get a feel for what I offer.
Happy Summer!
Colleen.

Colleen Cary

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Colleen Cary

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(522)
Jane Neimeyer

Jane Neimeyer on Feb 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love my wallet from BCharmer! It's made of a super-unique fabric and is beautifully constructed. Thank you, Colleen!

Debbie L

Debbie L on Jan 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I'm a repeat customer - I just love these wallets! Colleen was easy to talk with, and the end product is just what I wanted. I carry it with my driver's license, a debit card, and some money inside and it fits perfectly in my back pocket when I don't want to carry a purse.

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About

This business was born out of my love for my daughter.

My daughter, Bronwyn, was born with a degenerative neurological condition, and so I quit my job as a biologist so that I could stay home with her. During my time at home, I learned how to sew because I wanted to make cute and practical things for her. As time went on, Bronwyn needed a wheelchair to get around, and so we needed to purchase a van with a ramp for her chair, but the expense was tremendous!

I started this business originally to earn extra money to be able to afford our van. I calculated how many headbands I would need to sell for two years so that I could afford the retrofit of a regular van. My fundraising efforts were a success, and Bronwyn got her van! Over time, my product line expanded from headbands to wallets and then to bags and scarves. I had so much fun creating new things that actually were functional in my life, and it was also something that Bronwyn and I could do together (she especially liked helping me choose fabrics).

My philosophy is that an item should be practical, and should also leave a positive legacy in the world. My items are designed and made by me, and I pay myself a fair wage to work so that I can continue to enjoy what I do. A portion of the money I make goes to support local causes that I believe make a difference in the world, so that expands the satisfaction that my work brings. It is my hope that the person who purchases my work will feel joy using their item, and also will appreciate the durability and useability of that item.

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  • Colleen MacDonald

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Janitor, Accountant, Coffee Getter, Pep Talker, Marketing Consultant, And Lackey

    I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, and grew up with lots of boys in a farming environment. As such I was always running around. I still live in the PNW, and I'm still busy with chores and being outside. I guess not much has changed!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 21, 2012
Welcome to BCharmer Designs!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Other Method
Payment
METHODS OF PAYMENT: I accept Paypal, Money orders, and cashier's checks (bank checks).

SALES TAX: Washington State residents will have to pay 8.7% sales tax. This will be added to your bill during the checkout process in Paypal. If You're paying by bank check, please contact me so that I can send you a revised invoice reflecting the additional tax.

CUSTOMS: International buyers please be aware that you may have to pay duties and taxes on your items once they arrive in your country. Contact your local customs office to see if and how this applies to you.
Shipping
I use the US Postal service to ship worldwide. I send items first class, unless you need an item in a rush. When this is the case, please contact me for your options. Also, If would like to insure your item, you may do so but, again, you'll have to contact me to let me know. I will then send you a revised invoice to reflect the change in cost.
Refunds and Exchanges
RETURNS: If, for some reason, you are not happy with your purchase, PLEASE contact me RIGHT AWAY to let me know that you are unhappy. Buyers have 4 days from receiving the item to contact me. After that time, I will assume that you loved your item. I will happily accept returns on any item for a full refund, minus shipping, within the accepted time frame. Again, though, if you are disappointed, contact me for your options. I appreciate my customers very much, and want them to be happy.
Additional policies and FAQs
FEEDBACK: I love to get feedback, but I understand that many buyers prefer not to leave it. I respect buyers' privacy, and the decision to leave feedback is happily up to you. Additionally, I would love to know how you found me! Let me know in an e-mail or convo, will you?

WHOLESALE: I do offer my items at wholesale rates if you buy in quantity. Please contact me for my terms if you are interested.