crudecrafts

reused and repurposed

Buffalo, New York · 1 Sale

crudecrafts

reused and repurposed

Buffalo, New York 1 Sale On Etsy since 2010

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Elizabeth Switzer

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Elizabeth Switzer

About

On my own

I live in a small apartment on Buffalo's west side with 2 cats, a pile of fabric, and too much yarn. I spend all my time making things, thinking about making things, or wishing I was making things.

I grew up in a small town where we had to make our own fun, so I learned to make the things I wanted since there was no store to walk to.

I prioritize sustainability in my creative practice and make every effort not to throw away ANYTHING.

All the scraps of fabric are saved and used until they are all but non-existent. In the winter my felted ornaments are stuffed with the remnants from the thrifted sweaters.

You can read more about me in an interview I gave here: http://secondstorie.blogspot.com/2010/11/vendor-spotlight-crude-crats.html

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  • Elizabeth Switzer

    Owner, Maker, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on July 28, 2012
Welcome! I am so happy you found me.

I am a Buffalo based artist, designer, and stuff-maker. I live with 2 cats, a pile of fabric, and too much yarn. I spend all my time making things, thinking about making things, or wishing I was making things.

All items are made with a simple aesthetic that make use of found and repurposed items as often as possible. I use all the fragments and bits of my materials to eliminate as much waste as possible, with a goal of creating a sustainable practice.

I find beauty in the most mundane objects and hope to share that with my customers. Should you have any questions about my work, or my methods please don't hesitate to ask.


Crude: Adjective
1. Rough and Simple
2. Undisguised and unadorned; Plain.
3. In a Natural or Unrefined State.

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Payment
Paypal is strongly preferred, but I can make exceptions when necessary to accommodate special circumstances. Please note that orders will not be shipped until payment is received.
Shipping
I ship within three days of receiving an order. If for some reason, I cannot get an item out in a reasonable amount of time, you will be immediately notified. I ship via USPS, but am willing to make certain exceptions, if necessary. Just convo me, and we can work something out.

Please let me know if you require an item on short notice and I will do my best to accommodate your needs.
Refunds and Exchanges
I very much want everyone to love what they buy in my little shop. I have taken time and care to test my products for durability. I do my best to accurately represent my work (color, texture, size, etc.) in every photo.

If however you are unsatisfied with your purchase please let me know and I will do my best to make it better. I, like so many of this community, believe that personalized service is why buying handmade is so much more rewarding.