broochboyfriends

Wear your ♥ on your chest

Toronto, Canada · 353 Sales

broochboyfriends

Wear your ♥ on your chest

Toronto, Canada 353 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(78)

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Hannah B

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Announcement   Handmade with ♥ in Toronto, Canada.

These eligible young bachelors can be yours to love and to wear, for you or a friend!

If you would like a custom-made boyfriend (modeled after your own sweet boo or the boyfriend you've always wanted) please convo me with 'Custom Made Boyfriend' in the header and I will happily create one for you. As well, if you had your eye on one and he got snatched up, I can recreate him!

Brooch Boyfriends are currently stocked at Scout, Labour of Love, and RAWspace in Toronto, Cheerfully Made in Almonte ON, and 3 Singing Birds in Whistler BC.

Visit my website www.broochboyfriends.com for more!

All Brooch Boyfriends artwork, texts and images Copyright © 2016 Hannah Browne

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 1, 2017

Handmade with ♥ in Toronto, Canada.

These eligible young bachelors can be yours to love and to wear, for you or a friend!

If you would like a custom-made boyfriend (modeled after your own sweet boo or the boyfriend you've always wanted) please convo me with 'Custom Made Boyfriend' in the header and I will happily create one for you. As well, if you had your eye on one and he got snatched up, I can recreate him!

Brooch Boyfriends are currently stocked at Scout, Labour of Love, and RAWspace in Toronto, Cheerfully Made in Almonte ON, and 3 Singing Birds in Whistler BC.

Visit my website www.broochboyfriends.com for more!

All Brooch Boyfriends artwork, texts and images Copyright © 2016 Hannah Browne

Hannah B

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Hannah B

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(78)
njvcordeiro

njvcordeiro on Mar 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love this. Many thanks! It will look great on a favourite hat or coat.

yellowjeansgirl

yellowjeansgirl on Feb 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Requested a custom brooch from Hannah for a friend's birthday. It is awesome! My friend loves it and says she will wear it, always. Thanks. :)

Jennifer Hooker

Jennifer Hooker on Feb 1, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely wonderful! Thank you so much.

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About

Wear your ♥ on your chest

Brooch Boyfriends was born in the autumn of 2012 in my home in the Beaches neighbourhood of Toronto. Each brooch is cut, embroidered, and stitched by my own two hands.

After the initial prototype (which turned out surprisingly well) I began selling my work at the Arts Market, a year-round indoor art & craft market in Leslieville. I then began applying to small craft shows around the city and had my first official show at the Central on Markham Street. Though there were few customers, I had been bitten by the craft show bug and couldn't wait to get as many under my belt as possible. I have since been able to show at the One of a Kind Show and City of Craft in Toronto and Make It Vancouver.

One of the most fun and challenging parts of making Brooch Boyfriends is creating custom orders. I have to break down a person into their most basic features, colours, and shapes. I then illustrate the 'broochified' version of them and use it as a template to create their felt persona. It's great to hold up the final result beside their photo. The brooches are uncannily similar!

Brooch Boyfriends are sold at the Drake General Store in Toronto, White Elephant in Hamilton, and 3 Singing Birds in Whistler, BC. I have been featured on the Space Channel, Breakfast Television, and in Cineplex Magazine.

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  • Hannah B

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I was born and raised in Toronto with a love for the arts. I have a Bachelor of Design from Ryerson's Fashion Communications program and am a freelance graphic artist & web designer as well as a crafter. I love summer, sunshine, fashion, and music.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 1, 2017
Hello and welcome to my shop! Thank you for stopping by.

Brooch Boyfriends are little felt gentlemen to love and to wear. Each one is unique and handmade with ♥ in Toronto, Canada.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
Payment
I accept payment through Paypal only. Paypal allows you to pay with any major credit or debit card without actually having to sign up for your own Paypal account.
Shipping
All orders are shipped Canada Post 3-5 days after payment is received. Custom Brooch Boyfriend orders are the exception: they will be shipped up to one week (7 days) after payment is received. If your custom brooch order is needed urgently, please convo me and I will try my best to send it out to you as soon as I can! Additional fees might be included if you need it sent faster than the times mentioned below.

Shipping estimates for Canada Post:
• Local (Toronto) : 2 business days
• Provincial : 3 business days
• National : 4 business days
U.S.A
• 4-6 business days
International
• 4-7 business days

Due to post worker's hours, any items ready to mail on Saturday or Sunday will not be shipped until the following Monday. I will try my best to get all orders out before the weekend.

Unfortunately I am unable to provide tracking information. If you would like tracking info for your order please convo me.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns about your order!
Refunds and Exchanges
I try my best to accurately depict my products, however if you have received your brooch and are unhappy with it please let me know within 10 days of receipt of shipment. In order for an item to be refunded or replaced the item must be mailed back to me within 5 days after notifying me of dissatisfaction. Any returns refunds will be minus the INITIAL shipping cost (the price of the item before shipping) and return shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer.

Brooch Boyfriends is not responsible for errors on the part of the buyer or the postal system such as errors in the shipping address, etc.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDERS
If you would like to order a custom Brooch Boyfriend please convo me. Standard procedure for custom orders is to email a reference photo to broochboyfriends [!at] gmail.com with important details listed such as hair colour, eye colour, facial hair style (as photos can sometimes skew these details).

INVOICES
I do not send invoices with purchases. If you would like one, please indicate this in your order.