CarolinaWrenOriginal

Purses, Totes, Home Decor from Upcycled Fabric

Apex, North Carolina 95 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (21)

CarolinaWrenOriginal

Purses, Totes, Home Decor from Upcycled Fabric

Apex, North Carolina | 95 Sales

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Melissa Byelene

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Melissa Byelene

Announcement    Carolina Wren Original features upcycled textiles and fibers, creating unique purses, clutches, totes, decorative pillows, and home decor items. Seasonal items such as felted wool acorns, patriotic pennant banners, and mini Christmas stockings also make their yearly appearance. Dresses for little girls made their debut in 2017. Custom orders are always welcomed!

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Last updated on Oct 19, 2017

Carolina Wren Original features upcycled textiles and fibers, creating unique purses, clutches, totes, decorative pillows, and home decor items. Seasonal items such as felted wool acorns, patriotic pennant banners, and mini Christmas stockings also make their yearly appearance. Dresses for little girls made their debut in 2017. Custom orders are always welcomed!

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Last updated on February 6, 2018
I'm glad you stopped by Carolina Wren Original where you will find one of a kind items created from upcycled textiles and fibers made in my North Carolina sewing studio. I learned to sew by watching my mom as she made many of the clothes my sister and I wore years ago. Over the years I've made clothes for my 3 children and still beg my daughters to forgive me for their "Little House on the Prairie" styled dresses and jumpers they wore during that age when they pretended to be Laura and Mary and wanted to live in the backyard shed. I've also sewn items for my home such as valences, swags, baby bumpers, diaper bags, bed skirts, my personal "boppy" style nursing pillow, and decorative pillows.

Becoming Grandma Missy brought me back to sewing in the past couple of years and it has become a type of therapy as I adjust to no longer working in my profession. After working in healthcare for years {which means I was on my feet for 13+ hours each shift} and inheriting less than perfect genes {I know, none of us have perfect bodies...} I went from working professional to expert patient with severe spine issues and pain.

The creative process of designing, creating, sewing, and completing each item has brought healing to me in many ways. I truly enjoy the process of shopping for the raw materials that form the basis of Carolina Wren Original. Many of the wool tweeds, plaids, and solids I use were formerly men's sport coats and women's suit jackets. These items are also used for their linings and buttons. Linings for purses may be upcycled vintage linen napkins, vintage women's hankies, men's dress shirts, or women's silk skirts. Purse handles or straps may be upcycled belts or upholstery trim. Buttons are either vintage or handmade. The burlap I use is upcycled from coffee bean bags. Check out pictures I've posted of these bags hanging on my fence being hand laundered!

Enjoy shopping at Carolina Wren Original and know that everything I create is with you, my customer, in mind. You deserve the best; you deserve a Carolina Wren Original.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I want you to be very happy with your purchase! If there is a problem, please let me know immediately so that I can understand your concern. After carefully measuring the items in my Etsy Shop, I include these measurements in each listing so that each customer can make the best decision whether the size of an item will meet their needs before making the purchase. Refunds will not be possible for customers’ concerns about the size or color of an item purchased. Refunds are accepted for damaged, malfunctioning purchases. I will refund your purchase price, minus the shipping fee, up to 10 days after you have received your purchase. Even if the item is damaged I would still like it returned for inspection before issuing a refund.
Payment
Carolina Wren Original accepts PayPal, Etsy Direct Check-out, checks and money orders. ***If paying by check or money order, your order will ship once your payment clears. ***
Shipping
All items listed are ready to ship unless we have discussed a customized creation. Getting your new purchase to you promptly is a priority of mine. I make every effort to mail your order within 1-3 business days of your order. By default, all items are shipped using the least expensive shipping methods available, usually First Class or Parcel Post mail in the United States, unless you request I do otherwise. I send tracking information for all shipments, however the tracking may not be updated until the morning that your package is out for delivery in your city or town. If you have any question about your delivery please contact me.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are welcome! A deposit will be required before the piece is created. I will contact you with questions regarding your custom order and/or proof that you will need to approve. I prefer to keep all communication within the Etsy convo system, and this is how I will be contacting you. I will make two attempts to reach you after receiving a custom order request, after which if I do not hear back from you, I reserve the right to cancel the order, at my discretion. {I don't anticipate this ever being a situation that will arise with you!}