Richmond, Kentucky · 2 Sales



Richmond, Kentucky 2 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Last updated on March 17, 2011
Appalachian crafts by an Appalachian girl!

I come from a very artistic family; at a young age, my grandparents began a love for textile art that became a large part of my life. Everyone in my family had some special creative talent, and highly valued artistic skill and integrity as a part of daily life.

Here in Kentucky, my family has lived on the same patch of land in the foothills of Appalachia; I was raised on the same land that my mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother ran through in their childhood. They passed on their skills and love for this land to my brothers and I.

When I moved to a city to attend college, I realized that the art scene was something that many people regarded as a trade; a pretentious skill-set that was good for landing gallery shows and making money. There was little attention paid to the tradition of my ancestors; the creative outlet that Appalachian women (and men for that matter) have used for psychological relief since the beginning of time. In a nutshell, the pretentious gallery life is not for me.

Here at Blarga-Blarga, I strive to unite the skills that I learned from my grandparents, the drive and motivation that I learned in school, and the cognitive outlet that helps to maintain a healthy lifestyle without going mad from stress! I hope that you enjoy my products as much as I enjoyed making them! The therapy that I take I pour into my creations, opening my heart and pouring love into every doll, handbag, or craft that I produce. You can't find that can't retail! :)

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
As of this time, we only accept payment via PayPal. This allows us to accept payment from other areas, as it changes currency to make things a little easier on people. It also takes away the time and confusion that occurs waiting for checks to arrive, clear, ect. and displays less personal information then credit cards, serving as a protective layer between this site and identity theft. It just seems to make things a little easier on everyone involved.
Shipping will be discussed on a per-item basis, but we will use the most cost-effective method unless otherwise specified, in order to keep our prices low. However, additional features, such as insurance, or overnight delivery may be purchased, but they may have an additional expense. Items will be shipped as securely as possible, in order to prevent breakage, however, this doesn't mean that our items aren't sturdy! ;)
Refunds and Exchanges
For hygiene purposes, many of our products cannot be returned. Items such as apparel, earrings, and much jewelry cannot be resold and therefore cannot be returned. If you feel that your item was faulty or incorrect, a replacement can be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
Additional policies and FAQs
We happily do Alchemy and custom pieces. Simply contact us with your order. Many items are available by request; generally, if there is something similar in the shop, but not exactly what you are looking for, feel free to make a request! We are delighted to create a one-of-a-kind piece just for you!