CinqArtisans

Gorgeous Handmade Accessories and Gifts for Everyone

Winnipeg, Canada · 206 Sales

CinqArtisans

Gorgeous Handmade Accessories and Gifts for Everyone

Winnipeg, Canada 206 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(13)

Shop owner

Christine

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Announcement   We're doing a G I V E A W A Y! Head over to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cinqartisans to enter to win a gorgeous Wolf Silhouette Crochet Baby Blanket worth over $75!

Like our Facebook page, tag two friends in the giveaway post and share it to earn up to two entries into the draw.

Open to residents of Canada and the USA. Blanket will be drawn once we reach 250 followers on Facebook.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 20, 2018

We're doing a G I V E A W A Y! Head over to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cinqartisans to enter to win a gorgeous Wolf Silhouette Crochet Baby Blanket worth over $75!

Like our Facebook page, tag two friends in the giveaway post and share it to earn up to two entries into the draw.

Open to residents of Canada and the USA. Blanket will be drawn once we reach 250 followers on Facebook.

Christine

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Christine

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About

A Passionate Hobby Turned Into A Successful Business

My mother instilled a fondness for crafting into my siblings and I from a very young age. I attended my first ceramics class with her when I was only a few years old, and have loved painting ever since. When Gaby and I first moved to Calgary in 2005, I joined Nancy’s Ceramics (a Duncan Distributor) as a way to meet friends, and attended every Tuesday night for numerous years. In 2010, I became a Duncan Certified Teacher in honor of my mom, who passed away in 2008.

After high school, it was only natural that I chose a career path that used my imagination. I went to post secondary school to become a graphic designer, and though I eventually left the graphic design industry, I still use many of the things that I learned on an almost daily basis.

I took a fancy to scrapbooking in my early twenties. It was relaxing, spending time cutting, gluing, and using stickers to create, almost like going back to my childhood (those days of markers, scissors, and construction paper). I even became a consultant for Close To My Heart (a direct sales scrapbook company) for a few years and held classes for family and friends in my home.

Finding my Passion

My mom had two crafts that she practiced – ceramic painting, the love of which she passed on to me, and sewing (including embroidery and bead work), for which the enthusiasm passed on to my sister.

My mom had always wanted to learn to crochet, to make beautiful, lacy doll clothes, but because she passed away so young, she never had the chance to pursue this dream. As an homage to her, in 2009 I took my first crochet class at Gina Brown’s in Calgary. I was “hooked” so to speak. I started small, practicing my new skill with scarves, baby blankets and a few hats. Next came a second course at Gina Brown’s to learn how to knit, and though I have a healthy respect for it and will do it as the occasion arises, my love is for crochet.

I honed my abilities over the next few years. Through trial and error, and some further learning from teachers on YouTube, I found ways to improve my work. While I was polishing my skills, creating gifts for family and friends, people started coming to me with custom orders.

The Beginning of an Era

Cinq Artisans began as Christine’s Creations (in honour of my mom and her craft business, Lorna’s Creations) with a stash of yarn and no place to store it. (I’ll have you know that shopping for yarn is almost as much fun as creating with it!) Not one to waste an opportunity, I started making pieces to sell in the community, and entered my first craft sale in the fall of 2014.

It was the summer of 2015 (while expecting our third child) that Gaby came to me with the idea of selling my work online. I loved shopping on Etsy, so it was a natural progression that I would open a shop there. We decided that this was going to be a family endeavor and that we needed to change the company name. For as much as I loved yarn, Gaby was gaining a fervor for woodworking and thought there could be a future for selling his art online as well. Thus, Cinq Artisans came into existence. Approximately one month before our youngest was born we officially opened our doors and were very pleased with how well we were received.

The Future of Cinq Artisans

Cinq is a continually growing entity. It started with finished crochet pieces and has now grown to include my original patterns. Gaby is still perfecting his skills, and when he’s ready, we will begin showcasing his woodworking creations in the shop. As long as our imaginations are leading us, the opportunities for Cinq are boundless.

Trading Desks for Dirt

Our creative passion through Cinq Artisans has also led us on a new venture, Trading Desks for Dirt, our homestead, and our family's journey to escape the modern rat race in favor of a more sustainable, minimalist lifestyle on our own piece of property. Homesteading is a work in creativity. Designing, planning, organizing, building, it all uses the innovative fibers in our souls. Trading Desks for Dirt is just another way for us to express ourselves, and I cannot wait to see where this journey brings us. If you want to follow along on our adventures, check out our blog, www.tradingdesksfordirt.com. It's a place where you can read all about country living, gardening, sustainability, homesteading, family, recipes, and even find some free knit, crochet and woodworking patterns! We cannot wait to share our lives with you, hear your stories, and gain friends along the way.

Warm Wishes,
Christine and Gaby

Shop members

  • Christine

    Owner, Designer

    I am a mom who was born with a passion for all things crafting! My hobbies and interests know no bounds, from painting, scrapbooking, graphic design, and photography, to what you can find in the shop, crochet and knit finished works and patterns.

  • Gaby

    Owner, Designer

    Husband to a very crafty woman, I am the man behind the scenes, so to speak. Recently, I have begun seeking outlets for my own creativity, designing and building my own woodworking pieces and patterns, and have taken a keen interest in photography.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 20, 2018
Welcome to Cinq Artisans, thank you so much for stopping by!

Each piece in this shop is handmade with love. We make every effort to ensure that the quality of everything we sell is set to the highest standard (our own!), from the attention to detail, to using some of the best and most beautiful supplies available.

So, sit down with a cup of your favorite beverage, and browse through the shop. We hope you find that perfect piece that you're looking for. If there is something you don't see, please also check out our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/cinqartisans to view the full range of products we have created in the past, and request a custom order.

We are extremely adept at creating custom and made to order pieces (this was the sole business prior to opening the Etsy shop!), so if there is something specific you're looking for, perhaps something you saw on Pinterest, or one of the many other social media sites, please click on the request a custom order button or contact us to discuss. We look forward working with you to provide that special piece or gift that you're looking for.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Items can be returned for exchange only. Your item must be in its original unused condition to be exchanged. Merchandise that has been worn, used, or altered will not be accepted. Custom pieces are a final sale.

All pattern purchases are a final sale.

That being said, we want you to have a great experience, and most of all, we want you to come back. As each piece is handmade by us, we make every effort to ensure the product you receive is of the highest quality and free of defects. If you are concerned about the piece you've received, please contact us immediately to see how we can resolve the issue.

Orders must be exchanged within 30 days of your purchase. Return shipping fees on exchanged items are to be covered by the customer (with the exception of defective merchandise) and original shipping fees are non-refundable.
Payment
Cinq Artisans accepts payments through Direct Checkout (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and Etsy Gift Cards) as well as Paypal.

Packages will not be sent until the payment has been received.

Customers are obliged to pay within three business days of placing custom order. If payment has not been received within three business days, the transaction will be cancelled.

If you are having issues with Direct Checkout, PayPal or any other aspect of the transaction, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will work with you to accommodate your needs.
Shipping
All orders will ship within 1-3 business days from the date of payment, with the exception of custom, made to order pieces. All packages will be sent via Canada Post.

All orders are sent via standard mail, unless otherwise specified. Notify us in the order notes if a tracking number is needed. We can not be responsible for lost or delayed packages.

If the shipping address is different from the address provided through Etsy or PayPal, please note this in the order notes. If there is a discrepancy between the addresses provided by Etsy and PayPal, and no special instruction has been provided, Cinq Artisans will send the order to the address provided through Etsy.

Custom pieces are subject to additional processing time. Please contact us prior to placing a custom order to discuss when you need the item. We will work with you to make sure that the processing time is acceptable for both of us. Most custom orders should be shipped within 4-6 weeks of received payment, depending on size and detail of the piece.
Additional policies and FAQs
Privacy Policy

Information We Collect

To fulfill your order, you must provide us with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to us), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide us with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example), if you contact us directly.

Why We Need Your Information and How We Use It

We rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

- as needed to provide our services, such as when we use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
- when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for our mailing list;
- if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law;
- and as necessary for the purpose of our legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving our services. We use your information to provide the services you requested and in our legitimate interest to improve our services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. We use your information as necessary to comply with our obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about our customers is important to our business. We share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

- Etsy. We share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you our services and comply with our obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
- Service providers. We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to our shop, such as delivery companies. We will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
- Business transfers. If we sell or merge our business, we may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
- Compliance with laws. We may collect, use, retain, and share your information if we have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce our agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of our customers, or others.

Data Retention

We retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with our services and as described in our Privacy Policy. However, we may also be required to retain this information to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce our agreements. We generally keep your data for the following time period: 6 years.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. We describe these rights below:

- Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you by contacting us using the contact information below.
- Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict our use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where we are required to store data for legal reasons) we will generally delete your personal information upon request.
- Object. You can object to (i) our processing of some of your information based on our legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from us after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, we will delete your personal information unless we have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
- Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about our use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Us

For purposes of EU data protection law, we, Cinq Artisans, are the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact us at cinqartisans [!at] gmail.com. Alternately, you may mail us at:

Cinq Artisans, Box 387, St. Malo, MB, Canada, R0A 1T0
Privacy
Information We Collect

To fulfill your order, you must provide us with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to us), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide us with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example), if you contact us directly.

Why We Need Your Information and How We Use It

We rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

- as needed to provide our services, such as when we use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
- when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for our mailing list;
- if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law;
- and as necessary for the purpose of our legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving our services. We use your information to provide the services you requested and in our legitimate interest to improve our services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. We use your information as necessary to comply with our obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about our customers is important to our business. We share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

- Etsy. We share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you our services and comply with our obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
- Service providers. We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to our shop, such as delivery companies. We will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
- Business transfers. If we sell or merge our business, we may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
- Compliance with laws. We may collect, use, retain, and share your information if we have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce our agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of our customers, or others.

Data Retention

We retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with our services and as described in our Privacy Policy. However, we may also be required to retain this information to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce our agreements. We generally keep your data for the following time period: 6 years.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. We describe these rights below:

- Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you by contacting us using the contact information below.
- Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict our use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where we are required to store data for legal reasons) we will generally delete your personal information upon request.
- Object. You can object to (i) our processing of some of your information based on our legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from us after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, we will delete your personal information unless we have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
- Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about our use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Us

For purposes of EU data protection law, we, Cinq Artisans, are the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact us at cinqartisans [!at] gmail.com. Alternately, you may mail us at:

Cinq Artisans, Box 387, St. Malo, MB, Canada, R0A 1T0