BrightEyesKreations

Custom Made Pocket Watches + More & FREE GIFT WRAPPING!

Wofford Heights, California · 206 Sales

BrightEyesKreations

Custom Made Pocket Watches + More & FREE GIFT WRAPPING!

Wofford Heights, California 206 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Announcement   Custom orders currently taking 3-5 business days. All jewelry orders come with FREE gift wrapping. Shipping time will depend upon which shipping method you choose.

Welcome to Bright Eyes Kreations! Here you will find everything custom made by my hubby, Mick, and myself. We specialize in Military, Patriotic, Civil Service and Personalized items. You can also find us at Bright Eyes Treasures & Guys Alley for everything vintage, where we have been selling since 2009.

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 1, 2017

Custom orders currently taking 3-5 business days. All jewelry orders come with FREE gift wrapping. Shipping time will depend upon which shipping method you choose.

Welcome to Bright Eyes Kreations! Here you will find everything custom made by my hubby, Mick, and myself. We specialize in Military, Patriotic, Civil Service and Personalized items. You can also find us at Bright Eyes Treasures & Guys Alley for everything vintage, where we have been selling since 2009.

Deborah Streeter

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Deborah Streeter

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About

It was simple......I just wanted my own business.....

All my life, I have worked for someone else. When I decided to start my own business, I was currently working for Bumble Bee Seafoods, the tuna company in San Diego, California. It was the mid 1990's. My hubby was selling real estate. My job was becoming more and more stressful, as I managed the consumer affairs department with all its complaints that came into the company. Negativity surrounded me daily. One day, my boss had asked us all to write goals for ourselves.....so I did. I wanted to create my own business -- one I was in control of, set my own rules, hours, and could personally run, giving awesome customer service. I loved antiques, so what better place to start.

After some years in the antiques business, I grew tired of lugging all the ceramics, glass and other heavy items to shows and packing it up to ship from my online business with Ebay, but Ebay became less desirable. So my business faltered.

At about the same time, we lost our only child, our son Ryan. Life now had lost all its joy and happiness. My husband and I became distant. It was 2006, his real estate business declined, soon after the economy tanked, real estate sales were nearly non-existent. It seemed like everything had taken a turn for the worst, and so did our desire to help ourselves. Nothing is worse than losing a child and so nothing in life mattered anymore. Depression set in for both of us. We struggled with debt and making our house payment. For the first time in our lives, we couldn't pay our bills! We struggled for years with depression. Then one day, while I was managing a local antique store in town, I decided it was time to live life again.....I don't know exactly what triggered it, but I found my desire to live again through my jewelry business. I love jewelry, vintage and antique jewelry primarily. I started educating myself and collecting. I found I had a real eye for it. Got back on the computer and started selling again, along with doing shows throughout California and Nevada and selling in the store I was managing. Eventually, my husband got in on the act, woke up and decided he wanted to join me. So we began our business together and started the process of getting back on our feet.

Then, one day a friend introduced me to Etsy and it has been a God Send. I love this site and the people in it. Etsy is so helpful and forward thinking. It is not like any other website business I have seen online. It has afforded my husband and I a living and business that we are very proud of. I left my job as manager and began working full time building my Etsy business. Then a couple of years ago, I decided it was time to grow again. I wanted to create custom items. I saw a need for creating unique military, political, civil service and other items. My hubby, Mick, decided to join me on this journey and now we work together coming up with different ideas for unusual and custom made jewelry items. Since my hubby was a veteran from the British Royal Navy, we thought it would be fitting to do something that may give a little happiness and enjoyment to the many millions of veterans and our currently serving service men and women. We decided that for every one of our custom made military pocket watches sold, we would donate $1 to the Wounded Warriors Project. Many of our items are custom made one-of-a-kind items. Perfect for gift giving or as a gift to yourself that you will cherish forever. I never get tired of this business, and enjoy jumping out of bed each morning and taking my long commute to my office down the hall.

My husband is my partner in life and in business. We work out of our home studio. We also have a space in a local shop called "Whiskey Flat" in Kernville, California (Central California). We were able to buy our new home outright, with no mortgage, and have a gorgeous view of Lake Isabella and the Kern River. We love it here! I sit down at my computer and create items that are unique and one of a kind. Hubby likes being with people, working the shop and does the actual physical making of our items. I love working on the computer creating the designs, so we make a great team. I'm IN LOVE with our business!!!! It has given us the desire to succeed again and enjoy life once more. Through all our struggles, losing our son, getting into debt and almost losing our home, we are now on the road to success and recovery. We now have a home fully paid for, we are no longer in debt, and we have an up and coming thriving business......we love our life and each other very much.

As a friend of mine always says, life is good, and getting better! Thank you Etsy!!!!

Shop members

  • Deborah Streeter

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Began my career as a Legal Secretary at age 16. Worked in England for a year and then back to the good old USA. I was Consumer Affairs Manager for Bumble Bee Seafoods for 14 years. Started my own online business selling antiques since 1998.

  • Mick

    Creator, Owner, Designer

    I joined the British Royal Navy at age 15 where I served for almost 16 years as a Communications officer. Married Deb in 1980. Eventually ended up as a Real Estate Broker which I retired from to work with Debbie making military jewelry items.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 16, 2016
Welcome to our newest shop....Bright Eyes Kreations, where you will find everything designed and created by my hubby, Mick and I. Check back often, as we are only just beginning.....

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
All payments are due at time of purchase, unless using my Layaway service. I accept Paypal, and Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, through Etsy's "Direct Checkout" service. California residents are charged 8% sales tax.

Layaway purchases are available on orders of $100 or more. I generally require 50% down and the balance due within 30 days of purchase. However, this policy is not set in stone. I will consider other arrangements in order to help a customer. Please contact me to discuss.
Shipping
My shipping rates reflect mailing First Class Mail (unless otherwise noted) which normally takes 2-5 days to arrive for domestic shipments; 2-3 weeks for international. If you wish to upgrade to Priority, Priority Express, or Global Express, you can do so through your cart during the checkout process. I offer multiple item discounts on shipping to all customers.

Please check my shop announcement on my home page to see current timelines for customized orders. All other orders will take 1-2 business days to ship.

US residents, all items weighing 13 oz or less, are shipped via First Class Parcel Mail. Heavier items will be shipped least expensive way via USPS Priority, Media Mail, UPS or USPS Parcel.

All orders of $20 or more will be shipped with insurance. You can request insurance for orders under $20 for an additional charge. Contact me for details.

International shipping is shipped the least expensive way, unless you choose to upgrade.

International Buyers – Please Note:

Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility.

Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying.

These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up – do not confuse them for additional shipping charges.

We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior.

I DO NOT SHIP to the following countries: Afghanistan; Algeria, Angola (Cabinda); Belarus; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Burma; Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast); Cuba; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Iran; Iraq; Liberia; Libya, Moldova; Nigeria; North Korea; Paraguay; Republic of the Congo (Zaire); Sierra Leone; Somalia; Sudan; Syria.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are unhappy with any purchase, please feel free to return the item within 7 days of receipt and you will receive a full refund of your purchase price.