crewelwhorled

Hand stitched jewlery and art: embroidery with a twist.

Virginia, United States · 107 Sales

crewelwhorled

Hand stitched jewlery and art: embroidery with a twist.

Virginia, United States 107 Sales On Etsy since 2008

0 out of 5 stars
(46)

Announcement   Welcome to Crewelwhorled!

My embroidered jewelry and artwork is all hand made by me using stitchery and techniques I learned at my mother's knee. Because embroidery is such a time consuming process, I make sure that every piece I make is made to last from the best materials I can find.

I hope you see something that you love. All items in the shop are handmade by me in our pet-free, smoke-free, but decidedly not chaos-free home. I offer free fist class shipping throughout the US--even around the world on many items. If you need a faster shipping option, contact me, and I'll make a custom listing for you with expedited shipping.

If you're new to Etsy, you should know that creating your account is free, and buying something is fairly straightforward. Here's a link: http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_registering.php
Also, you may be interested to know that can buy with your credit card without opening a Paypal account.


FREE SHIPPING OFFER. All of my items ship free throughout the United States and many ship free everywhere. But from now through December 18, order three or more items and I will upgrade your shipping from First Class Mail to PRIORITY MAIL. (All items must be going to the same place though.) The best part is, it happens automatically--no codes to remember or facebook pages to join. Just buy three items, and I'll take care of the shipping!

Curious about me or this jewelry? Check out the Profile and Shop Policies pages. (Links at right.) Even more curious? I'm on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/Crewelwhorled

Feel free to contact me with any questions--I love to talk to people about making stuff.

Announcement

Welcome to Crewelwhorled!

My embroidered jewelry and artwork is all hand made by me using stitchery and techniques I learned at my mother's knee. Because embroidery is such a time consuming process, I make sure that every piece I make is made to last from the best materials I can find.

I hope you see something that you love. All items in the shop are handmade by me in our pet-free, smoke-free, but decidedly not chaos-free home. I offer free fist class shipping throughout the US--even around the world on many items. If you need a faster shipping option, contact me, and I'll make a custom listing for you with expedited shipping.

If you're new to Etsy, you should know that creating your account is free, and buying something is fairly straightforward. Here's a link: http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_registering.php
Also, you may be interested to know that can buy with your credit card without opening a Paypal account.


FREE SHIPPING OFFER. All of my items ship free throughout the United States and many ship free everywhere. But from now through December 18, order three or more items and I will upgrade your shipping from First Class Mail to PRIORITY MAIL. (All items must be going to the same place though.) The best part is, it happens automatically--no codes to remember or facebook pages to join. Just buy three items, and I'll take care of the shipping!

Curious about me or this jewelry? Check out the Profile and Shop Policies pages. (Links at right.) Even more curious? I'm on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/Crewelwhorled

Feel free to contact me with any questions--I love to talk to people about making stuff.

Kara Laughlin

Contact shop owner

Kara Laughlin

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rosemariepink

rosemariepink on Jun 29, 2015

5 out of 5 stars
pippapasses

pippapasses on Jan 2, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely and well-made! Many thanks!

lisadougherty41

lisadougherty41 on Nov 27, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

This is so adorable! Excellent quality. Would love to have a tree full of them!

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About

Embroidery with a modern twist

Crewelwhorled started eleven years ago at the Urbana, Illinois farmers' market. I made little embroidered pins with pears and dogs on them, and I would set up my tiny table and sell them to my neighbors every Saturday. When I found I couldn't replace what I was selling during the week, I knew I had something good (and that $25 for a pin that took me four hours to make might be a little low).

Since then, Crewelwhorled has expanded to include earrings, pendants, some artwork for the wall or a tabletop. At Christmastime, I add hand-stitched felt ornaments--the perfect combination of tradition and sparkle, with a more modern look.

Crewelwhorled has always been small. Everything is made by hand, by me--some heavily embroidered pendants take weeks to make. Because I put a lot of time into the pieces, I take care to use the best possible materials I can find--sterling silver findings, silk and high-quality mercerized cotton. I incorporate a lot of artisan-dyed threads, so a given piece might have twenty or thirty different colors in it. I take care with the structure of the work as well--whether that means sewing the silver elements into the structure of the piece, or securing the beading with three passes of thread. With proper care, these pieces will last for generations.

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  • Kara Laughlin

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    Kara Laughlin has been working as a fiber artist for twenty years. Eleven years ago, she began making embroidered and embroidered jewelry and hand-stitched ornaments for family and friends, and never looked back.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 7, 2011
I've been writing about fine craft for more years than I'd really care to cop to at this point, but it wasn't until the birth of my first child that I started to take my own craft seriously. I was always making things for people, but didn't really consider it as a profession. I knew what "real artists" were, and I did not count myself among their numbers.

With drastically reduced hours at the keyboard (the little one kept coming up and mashing on it), I needed a new creative outlet. I'd recently moved away from two dream jobs: editing a paper for visitors to my hometown, and working for a nationally known rug maker.

The writing I could do anywhere, but I really missed making the rugs. We worked on floor to ceiling frames, making ten or more rugs at a time, some of them 8'X 7' and larger. I needed something much smaller in scale--something I could shove in my pocket as I raced to keep my toddler from knocking the sugar canister on the floor.

So I started making pins. I love the way my pins tend to baffle people at first. Some think they're ceramic or enamel; some people are surprised to discover that they're jewelry--they think they're little works of art--so I always sell them with a frame, just in case you want to keep them out and show them off.

That's my story. So far anyway--two kids later I still feel happiest when I've got hoop in hand, working out a new design.

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Payment
I accept PayPal and personal checks and money orders. I mail purchases within 48 hours of receiving payment. You should know that even if you don't have a paypal account, you can still pay with a credit card through Paypal. Just click on paypal when you make your purchase, and then click on the pay with credit card option when you check out.

If you want to purchase an item in installments, I'll be happy to set up a layaway plan catered to your needs. Convo to set one up.
Shipping
I ship first class mail within 48 hours of receiving your payment. For those living in the United States, you can expect your purchase to arrive within 7-10 days. Sooner in many cases. If you need faster shipping, you can convo me for a reserved listing that incorporates expedited shipping.

International customers are responsible for any customs fees incurred.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy with your purchase from Crewelwhorled. Anything can be returned for store credit if it is returned within one week of receipt in the condition in which it was received. Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. I do not accept returns sent COD.
Additional policies and FAQs
Any of the designs in the shop can be made in other colorways and sizes. Most pins can be made into pendants and vice versa. However, I can't transform an existing piece into another type (i.e., take the pin out and turn it into a pendant)--I have to start from scratch, so it will take time. I make all of my pins with tie tack pin backs--it's a cleaner look, and I find the pins easier to position than the ones I've made with bar pins. However, if you prefer a bar pin, I can certainly accommodate you. As with the pin to pendant conversion, I will need to start from scratch. I will consider other custom orders as well. Convo me with your idea and we can work something out.