curlywillowco

Colorful wool felt handcrafted accessories

New Buffalo, Michigan · 416 Sales

curlywillowco

Colorful wool felt handcrafted accessories

New Buffalo, Michigan 416 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(142)

Announcement   COLOR INSPIRES ME
Hello! Welcome to Curly Willow Collections! I’m super excited that you stopped by. I’m Vicki and this is my design studio. Let’s get this first bit of information on the table… I LOVE COLOR! And that’s what you will see here. Beautiful color inspired by all the seasons. So, I create one of kind, seasonal goods for you to enjoy. I love combining colors that give you that "AH-feeling". That feeling when you see something that is totally unique and is totally YOU!

HANDCRAFTED
Each item is handcrafted with quality in mind. I do my very best to create something that is beautiful and will also last. Each merino wool wristlet is slowly-crafted, taking 2+ hours to create. Every step is hand-made by me in my studio. From cutting each geometric shape, fusing it onto a mid-weight canvas, and stitching it in place. Each step has been perfected to give you a quality bag that will last and is worth your investment. This attention to detail on each piece is what my customer's love. Not only are you getting something beautiful that shows off your style, but something beautifully made!

GIVE BACK
Part of what makes me excited about creating a business is the ability to give back. I love helping promote other quality artisans. The handmade community is small but growing and that gives me a sense of pride as an artist. I also love the opportunity to put my money where my mouth is. So, I do give back generously at the end of each year to the Alzheimer's Association. My Dad was affected by this disease and past away in December of 2016. My goal is to keep giving to help find a cure. Alzheimer's affects not only the affected but the whole entire family. The care needed for an Alzheimer's patient is a 24/7 job. My siblings and I did our best to help my Mom during the time she was caring for my Dad, but that 24/7 kind of care definitely took it's toll on my Mom. So, I feel everyone should be giving back to whatever makes you who you are.

ECO-FRIENDLY
The other thing I try to do my best is to provide products that are eco-friendly. Our felt is a blend of 20-35% wool with the rest rayon; approximately 1mm thick. Our wool is only from merino sheep, prized for their quality and softness and making the felt strong, resistant to pilling and colors vibrant. All of our packaging is eco-friendly. I use Eco-enclose shipping bags and usually upcycle items I already have to make your packages pretty.

MY HISTORY
Now, just a brief background about me. I grew up in the military. My Dad was an Air Force Intelligence Officer. We seemed to move about every 3 years. For this little introverted girl, that was a pretty hard life trying to make new friends, trying to fit in, trying, trying. I played the piano growing up, subscribed to a craft club and did not go to college or even take the "ordinary" path in school. My favorite classes all involved home economic subjects. I did end up getting an Associates degree in Graphic design. But, I always came back to doing things with my hands. I am a doer, a lover of creating things. I'm always looking for the next inspiration. I've worked for several print houses for living when my babies were little. And now, they are the most beautiful, creative people I know and have adventures in their own creative fields. It's pretty amazing to watch those babies thrive!

THANK YOU
So, thanks for stopping by my little world of creativity! I'd love for you to subscribe to my newsletter! It's truly where I get to continue to share my world with each of you!

~ Say Hello + Follow Along
>>> Visit my website http://www.curlywillowco.com
>>> Join the mailing list http://eepurl.com/oGNhf
>>> Join my Facebook group http://bit.ly/CWCGROUP
>>> Instagram: instagram.com/curlywillowco
>>> Pinterest: pinterest.com/curlywillowco

XO, Vicki

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A big thanks for these fabulous features...

>>> Laura Jane Atelier, December 2017, Handcrafted Felt Clutch, http://laurajaneatelier.com/handcrafted-handbags-and-wool-felt-wristlet-wallets-by-curly-willow-collections/

>>> A Clothes Horse, November 2017, All My Favorite Colors in a Bag. http://www.aclotheshorse.co.uk/2017/11/all-my-favorite-colorsin-bag.html

>>> With Wonder and Whimsy, May 2017, Taking your Blog from Creative Outlet to Career. http://withwonderandwhimsy.com/2017/05/03/taking-your-blog-from-creative-outlet-to-career/
>>> With Wonder and Whimsy, June 2017. What to pack for Norway and Iceland in the spring. http://withwonderandwhimsy.com/2017/06/05/what-to-pack-for-norway-and-iceland-in-the-spring/

>>> Haute Handbags, Fall 2016 - featured in two articles, "Color Me Happy" and "Colorblock Clutch".

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Additional things to note...

~ Production Time
Most of my products are made to order and require 2 weeks for production. Due to the nature of custom made and made to order products, those orders are final. No exchanges or refunds. However, there are plenty of items that are ready to ship. So, please check the shipping tab on the product you are interested in prior to purchasing to know exactly when this item is expected to ship to you. Also, I recommend you read through all my policies before ordering. And, don't forget to check the shipping costs, especially if outside the USA.

~ Contact Info
email: info.curlywillowco [!at] gmail.com

~ Environment Friendly Notice
All items made are in my pet- and smoke-free home. I also make a conscience effort to ship using eco-friendly materials.

~ Copyright
I work hard to make original designs. My copy, photos, designs and products are all copyrighted and are my personal property. Please do not use images without consent and please keep originality in mind when creating your own products.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 18, 2018

COLOR INSPIRES ME
Hello! Welcome to Curly Willow Collections! I’m super excited that you stopped by. I’m Vicki and this is my design studio. Let’s get this first bit of information on the table… I LOVE COLOR! And that’s what you will see here. Beautiful color inspired by all the seasons. So, I create one of kind, seasonal goods for you to enjoy. I love combining colors that give you that "AH-feeling". That feeling when you see something that is totally unique and is totally YOU!

HANDCRAFTED
Each item is handcrafted with quality in mind. I do my very best to create something that is beautiful and will also last. Each merino wool wristlet is slowly-crafted, taking 2+ hours to create. Every step is hand-made by me in my studio. From cutting each geometric shape, fusing it onto a mid-weight canvas, and stitching it in place. Each step has been perfected to give you a quality bag that will last and is worth your investment. This attention to detail on each piece is what my customer's love. Not only are you getting something beautiful that shows off your style, but something beautifully made!

GIVE BACK
Part of what makes me excited about creating a business is the ability to give back. I love helping promote other quality artisans. The handmade community is small but growing and that gives me a sense of pride as an artist. I also love the opportunity to put my money where my mouth is. So, I do give back generously at the end of each year to the Alzheimer's Association. My Dad was affected by this disease and past away in December of 2016. My goal is to keep giving to help find a cure. Alzheimer's affects not only the affected but the whole entire family. The care needed for an Alzheimer's patient is a 24/7 job. My siblings and I did our best to help my Mom during the time she was caring for my Dad, but that 24/7 kind of care definitely took it's toll on my Mom. So, I feel everyone should be giving back to whatever makes you who you are.

ECO-FRIENDLY
The other thing I try to do my best is to provide products that are eco-friendly. Our felt is a blend of 20-35% wool with the rest rayon; approximately 1mm thick. Our wool is only from merino sheep, prized for their quality and softness and making the felt strong, resistant to pilling and colors vibrant. All of our packaging is eco-friendly. I use Eco-enclose shipping bags and usually upcycle items I already have to make your packages pretty.

MY HISTORY
Now, just a brief background about me. I grew up in the military. My Dad was an Air Force Intelligence Officer. We seemed to move about every 3 years. For this little introverted girl, that was a pretty hard life trying to make new friends, trying to fit in, trying, trying. I played the piano growing up, subscribed to a craft club and did not go to college or even take the "ordinary" path in school. My favorite classes all involved home economic subjects. I did end up getting an Associates degree in Graphic design. But, I always came back to doing things with my hands. I am a doer, a lover of creating things. I'm always looking for the next inspiration. I've worked for several print houses for living when my babies were little. And now, they are the most beautiful, creative people I know and have adventures in their own creative fields. It's pretty amazing to watch those babies thrive!

THANK YOU
So, thanks for stopping by my little world of creativity! I'd love for you to subscribe to my newsletter! It's truly where I get to continue to share my world with each of you!

~ Say Hello + Follow Along
>>> Visit my website http://www.curlywillowco.com
>>> Join the mailing list http://eepurl.com/oGNhf
>>> Join my Facebook group http://bit.ly/CWCGROUP
>>> Instagram: instagram.com/curlywillowco
>>> Pinterest: pinterest.com/curlywillowco

XO, Vicki

********************************************************************************

A big thanks for these fabulous features...

>>> Laura Jane Atelier, December 2017, Handcrafted Felt Clutch, http://laurajaneatelier.com/handcrafted-handbags-and-wool-felt-wristlet-wallets-by-curly-willow-collections/

>>> A Clothes Horse, November 2017, All My Favorite Colors in a Bag. http://www.aclotheshorse.co.uk/2017/11/all-my-favorite-colorsin-bag.html

>>> With Wonder and Whimsy, May 2017, Taking your Blog from Creative Outlet to Career. http://withwonderandwhimsy.com/2017/05/03/taking-your-blog-from-creative-outlet-to-career/
>>> With Wonder and Whimsy, June 2017. What to pack for Norway and Iceland in the spring. http://withwonderandwhimsy.com/2017/06/05/what-to-pack-for-norway-and-iceland-in-the-spring/

>>> Haute Handbags, Fall 2016 - featured in two articles, "Color Me Happy" and "Colorblock Clutch".

***********************************************************************************

Additional things to note...

~ Production Time
Most of my products are made to order and require 2 weeks for production. Due to the nature of custom made and made to order products, those orders are final. No exchanges or refunds. However, there are plenty of items that are ready to ship. So, please check the shipping tab on the product you are interested in prior to purchasing to know exactly when this item is expected to ship to you. Also, I recommend you read through all my policies before ordering. And, don't forget to check the shipping costs, especially if outside the USA.

~ Contact Info
email: info.curlywillowco [!at] gmail.com

~ Environment Friendly Notice
All items made are in my pet- and smoke-free home. I also make a conscience effort to ship using eco-friendly materials.

~ Copyright
I work hard to make original designs. My copy, photos, designs and products are all copyrighted and are my personal property. Please do not use images without consent and please keep originality in mind when creating your own products.

Vicki Shead

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(142)
NerissaD

NerissaD on Apr 30, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This is very unique wristlet and I have already received compliments on it. The pattern work is professional and the suede is very soft.

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About

Creating and Living a Colorful Life!

Why Curly Willow Co as a shop name? Did you know you can grow new curly willow from a cutting? So, welcome to my journey of starting over!

I started my Etsy shop in 2011 with colorful patterns on printables like cards and posters. But, my love of patterns and color grew when I taught myself how to sew and found beautiful merino wool felt. I stumbled into creating these wool felt bags by trying to recreate an argyle pattern with the felt. I found I could create all kinds of patterns in all kinds of color combinations.... and fell in love!

Thank you so much for stopping by. I'd love for your to say HI! And, convo me if you need anything customized!

Shop members

  • Vicki

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Graphic Designer

    Nerdy Graphic Designer. Creating and Living a Colorful Life! Follow me on Instagram for daily updates, @curlywillowco.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 14, 2017
Welcome to my shop. I hope you enjoy what you find, feel you are receiving a great value on our products. All of my products are made by hand and are slow crafted to ensure an exceptional handmade good. I do my best to provide the great quality in the fabrics I enjoy using for myself. My shop is filled with items I love to own myself. I am always designing new products, please check back often. If you see a design you love, but would like it a custom size, please contact me, I'm happy to do that for you, an additional fee may apply. **Custom sized options are only available January through June.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
If you are not completely satisfied, I will be happy to refund or exchange any item in my shop as long as you contact me WITHIN 3 DAYS OF RECEIPT, less the shipping costs and only once the item has been RETURNED TO ME.
>>>>> Once the item has been returned, I will evaluate the issue with your order and if made incorrectly, re-make your item and ship it back to you. I will refund first class shipping cost with USPS to you upon the return of the item.
>>>>> If you ordered incorrectly, please contact me via Etsy messages or email to evaluate your needs.
>>>>> Due to the nature of custom made items, no refunds or exchanges are allowed.
>>>>> If you item was damaged in transit, please contact me, WITHIN 3 DAYS OR RECEIPT, via Etsy messages or email to evaluate the damage. I will need photographic evidence of the damage.
***** All information above is subject to change. Please read this section fully prior to each order you place with me. ******
Payment
I can accept any payment that is credit-type Etsy will process, Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, Discover. We do not accept personal checks or money orders. You may cancel your order if it hasn't shipped. Therefore, please contact me, via e-mail, info.curlywillowco [!at] gmail.com immediately.
Shipping
I do my very best to insure your items reach you in excellent form by using environmentally-friendly, protective packaging and shipping first class or priority, whatever is the shipping method that you choose. I cannot be responsible for lost or stolen packages. All my items are shipped through the USPS and should be contacted by you for those items not received by using your tracking number provided.
Additional policies and FAQs
All information on this page is subject to change. My goal is to make our transaction as easy and effortless for both of us as possible. I do my best to insure your satisfaction.