ClarasHandMade

Handmade and vintage home decor

Benfleet, United Kingdom · 409 Sales

ClarasHandMade

Handmade and vintage home decor

Benfleet, United Kingdom 409 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Hello and welcome. I am reducing my lines available here as I now have my own website (www.looandbert.com) with lots of unique products not found in this shop. Please come and have a look.
Peace and Love
Clara x

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 17, 2016

Hello and welcome. I am reducing my lines available here as I now have my own website (www.looandbert.com) with lots of unique products not found in this shop. Please come and have a look.
Peace and Love
Clara x

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Clara Belle

Updates

25% off on all orders over £15. Use code:SUMMER16 until tomorrow. These gorgeous gloves have just been added and are on offer too! Just use the code at the checkout.
Some lovely vintage finds that will soon be added to the shop. The vases tagged in the picture have already been put in the shop.
I have a garden full of gorgeous bluebells at the moment.
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About

How Claras Hand Made came about.

Welcome to ClarasHandMade,

I started sewing again in 2011 after a long break in creativity, I started with creating items for friends and family. I was encouraged by a co-worker to set up an on-line shop, and so ClarasHandMade was born in March 2012.

I am constantly inspired by the old to create something new. I adore old doilies, crochet lace and fabrics, they bring me so much joy. I am in love with the Shabby Chic, Swedish and French Châteaux styles. It is a soft, relaxed, feminine, romantic way of decorating that looks comfortable and inviting. The pieces I make are what I call modern vintage.

My creative process and my drive to create is sometimes random, I like to play around with my fabrics in an unstructured way so I do not always know what I will make.

During my many shopping trips around antique markets, thrift shops and charity shops sometimes I come across something vintage that is just lovely in its self and I will list it here as well.

My items have been made in my home studio.

Follow me on:
pinterest.com/clarashandmade
instagram.com/clarashandmade

Etsy achievements:
1) Being accepted as a featured user on Pinterest in 2014 via an Etsy UK team post. I was also able to meet the UK Pinterest head of marketing and an Etsy admin for coffee to discuss how Etsy and Pinterest can work together.
2) I accepted an invitation to take part in secret Etsy testing at the London offices in November 2015.
3) I have been accepted to be a member of the subcomittee of the Etsy Sellers Advisory Board as of January 2015. This is a year long post and an absolute honour and an exciting challenge to take part in helping to change this site for sellers in a positive way.

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  • Clara

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, 100% Me

    A Londoner who moved to Essex. I enjoy spending time in my garden, on walks to the woods or the beach. Nature is the best sound in my world.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 16, 2016
Hello and welcome to ClarasHandMade
Inspirational handmade and vintage home décor items designed, created and curated by me, Clara here at ClarasHandMade. I often use limited runs of fabric and vintage trims in my shop. Many of my items are unique and can not be replicated. The items in my shop are practical and pretty. I offer you light weight curtains, remote control holders, tablecloths, blankets, dream catchers and much much more. ClarasHandMade is where a new look has an old look. ClarasHandMade is a place that invites you to be comfortable and to stay a while. Here at ClarasHandMade I bring you all of the things that make your home come to life. I also enjoy adding vintage items sourced locally to where I live. I am inspired by many design styles in ClarasHandMade including Shabby chic, French Chic, Nordic, Gust-avian, bohemian, romantic cottage, industrial chic, wedding décor and more. I hope you like my style. If you wish to see what inspires me or to chat:
http://instagram.com/clarashandmade
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/Clarashandmade/Handmade items may have slight fluctuations from each other although they are made from the same materials. Fluctuations may include slight colour differences for example rolls of linen can be of different shades and small changes in sizes.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
*Payment is to be made at the time of purchase using Paypal, Etsy is currently having technical difficulties with Direct checkout so I am currently Paypal only (July 2016).

*Shoppers are advised that international transactions may incur import duties, taxes, and customs clearance fees. These costs may be payable to the carrier either before or at the point of delivery and are the responsibility of the buyer.

*Items will be posted within two business days of purchase on most items some of the items will take take longer but these are clearly stated (this is normally just on curtains that made to order).
Shipping
*In most cases I will ship via First class Royal Mail in the UK. Certain large or valuable items will come with a tracking number, if this is provided it is clearly marked at the end of the item description. Posting of items will be done within two business days after payment has been confirmed, unless your item is being made to order, like my curtains.

*International deliveries are sent via Royal Mail Air Mail or Parcel Force. Certain large or valuable items will come with a tracking number, if this is provided it is clearly marked at the end of the item description. Airmail is not a tracked service.

*First Class items usually take approximately 1-5 Business days for UK, up to 21 Business days for the EU and up to 30 Business days for the rest of the World.

*I will confirm the dispatch by email as soon as it hits the post box floor once I have paid the postage for it.
Please allow longer during busy holiday periods.

*I am UK based so please allow enough time for delivery. I can not be held responsible for customs fees/Taxes or the length of time customs takes in processing items that leave the UK.

*I package items carefully and to with stand long journeys this includes using acid free tissue paper, heavy duty envelopes, brown paper, or boxes and lots of love. The cost of packaging is added to shipping cost.

*Please check your postage address at time of ordering, as I am not responsible for lost orders based on wrong information you provide.
Refunds and Exchanges
Each item is made with love and care by own fair hands or accurately described vintage, I want you to be happy with your purchase so please contact me as soon as possible via email or a convo (the private message system under Your Profile at the top of the page). Refunds will only take place if I have been contacted in writing within 14 days of you receiving an item from me. If after a written discussion between us you decide to return an item, the cost of return postage is your responsibility and is non refundable, if a refund is the solution we have discussed it will be issued within 14 days once I have the item back in the condition in which it was sent, and it will be made using the same method of original payment and for the amount you paid (remember this does not include return postage), though this may change based on currency fluctuations which are controlled by Etsy and not me. You will be refunded the price of the item and the postage cost in my listings not the return postage costs. Weight of items can be given on request so you can estimate return postage costs.
Refunds will not be issued if you provide me with a wrong delivery address.

Terms of business: All sales are subject to UK & EU law.
Additional policies and FAQs
Handmade items may have slight fluctuations from each other although they are made from the same materials. Fluctuations may include slight colour differences for example rolls of linen can be of different shades and small changes in sizes.

I do not smoke and nor does my cat. So all items leave me smoke free. The cat doesn't come in my working areas and I take great care to make sure my supplies and my items are pet hair free.

I make decorations not toys. Keep them out of reach of children under 3 years. Long cord items can cause a strangulation hazard. Keep all items away from naked flames and other heat sources. Buttons and other small parts can pose a choking hazard do not leave children alone with such items. Crystals on items should be kept away from windows as sun shining through them can lead to a concentration of light in a room and start fires.

My designs are my own, please respect my creativity and do not copy me.

Thank you and happy shopping.

Love Clara