Unique Handmade Quilted Handbags, Home & Gifts

Maryland, United States · 113 Sales


Unique Handmade Quilted Handbags, Home & Gifts

Maryland, United States 113 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Please check out the sale handbags in my shop, priced with significant savings. Going forward, these styles will be by Special Order only to make room in my vending booth for the new Vintage Quilt Christmas items.

Last updated on Mar 14, 2016

Please check out the sale handbags in my shop, priced with significant savings. Going forward, these styles will be by Special Order only to make room in my vending booth for the new Vintage Quilt Christmas items.

Rhonda Marciniak

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Rhonda Marciniak

Vintage Quilt Joy to the World Pillow
Vintage Quilt Pillow with Poinsettia
Vintage Quilt with Pom-Pom Christmas Tree
Vintage Quilt Snowman
Vintage Quilt Stocking in Blue and Yellow
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

Gymcoach11 on May 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This bag is GORGEOUS! I love it and have had many people admire it. Shipped quickly, nicely wrapped. Thanks so much!


laurenanne127 on Mar 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

So sweet & perfectly crafted! Even the packaging was adorable. Thanks!


loddyg on Jan 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Such a charming vintage stocking! Packaged gently and shipped promptly.

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When passion for a team and great style collide- Crossbody bags. Special orders for specific teams welcome.

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Spring is need a new handbag!

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Making a Difference One Quilt Stitch at a Time

My mom taught me to applique quilt when I was in my mid-30's. I loved making quilts, but when I turned 40 I had an epiphany: combine 2 loves- handbags and quilts & start a little business- bebag. What was most important was that the products were well made & the business was meaningful. My immediate thought was to include an inspiration card in every handbag encouraging the recipient to "be" something inspiring (hense the be name) like "be joyful". Taking that inspiration one step further, I decided to donate a portion of every sale to a charity. Like most people, I started selling to friends and family and people kept asking for my website info, so in 2010 I opened my shop. The quilted handbags evolved into be a fan bags for those who loved a sports team. Then another ephipany in 2013: a home and gifts line- behome. For this, I decided to go into the "quilt rescue" business and hunt for old "overloved" quilts that were not being loved anymore. Now I participate in auctions, seeking out wonderfully made treasures and re-purposing them into home & gift items for a brand new set of people to love them just as much as they were when these talented ladies first made them. I thank God everyday for how He has blessed me through this little business!!

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    Believe it or not, I did NOT do well in the sewing portion of Home Economics in H.S. It just goes to show, you don't excel when you "have" to, you do when you "want" to. Now, I wish I could sew/ quilt all day long!

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Last updated on January 13, 2016
beCollections- one-of-a-kind handbags, home & gifts.
I am inspired by beautiful fabric & beautiful quilts. For my handbags, I look for great prints and color combinations, and buy in limited quanities. I also manipulate fabric using bleaching tecniques and/or dying, which gives it a really cool "loved to death and can't bear to part with it to" kind of look. All handbags patterns are my designs exclusively and I am constantly testing new ideas. For my home & gifts, I seek out wonderful vintage quilts from the 30's and 40's. While no longer in their original condition, they're perfect in my eyes to re-invent into wonderful new things. I love taking the beautiful handwork from these ladies long ago, and bringing them back to life for new people to cherish. All of this goes into my promise that beCollections is truly unique. Thanks for stopping by~

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At this time I am only accepting PayPal. Payment is due within 24 hours of the purchase. Unpaid orders will be cancelled after 2 days. I will contact you before cancelling.
Purchases are shipped to PayPal addresses, so please ensure that your PayPal address and your etsy account address are the same to avoid delays. If your purchase is a gift and/or you would like it shipped to a different address, please let me know at the time of the purchase. If you are purchasing several items on one purchase, please convo me and I will arrange for special shipping rate.

Once payment is received, orders are shipped within 72 hours. Items are shipped via USPS, which is the most affordable method for the size of the boxes the items require. If you would like your package shipped priority and/ or insured, please let me know and I will adjust the shipping charges accordingly.

If you having an item shipped outside of the United States or Canada, please contact me and I will advise of the shipping cost to your destination. All duties, taxes, and customs fees are the responsibility of the buyer.

I am a big propent of recycling wherever I can. Whenever possible, I will recycle a clean box for shipping. If you prefer a new box let me know and I will be happy to accomodate.
Refunds and Exchanges
The quality of the products I make is of the utmost importance to me. If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase and wish to make a return, please contact me directly within 24 hours of receiving your item. The item must be returned within 7 days of receipt, and should be unused and in its original condition. Refunds are for the purchase price of the item and will not include the original shipping costs. The buyer is repsonsible for the cost of shipping the return back to me. I cannot be held responsible if the item is lost or damaged in transit back to me.
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Wholesale information- Think beCollections would be a great addition to your store? Me too! Please contact me with your information and we'll chat.

All items listed are made and ready to go. So sorry~ at this time I am not doing special orders. My goal is to add new merchandise frequently, so check back and I may have something that knocks your socks off!

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