Handmade Purses & Accessories on Etsy

Fresno, California · 15 Sales


Handmade Purses & Accessories on Etsy

Fresno, California 15 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   I make limited edition tote bags, clutch purses & kindle sleeves along with cozy & unique fleece scarves.
Free US shipping on all bags and clutches!!

One of a kind jewelry by my awesome mom:


I make limited edition tote bags, clutch purses & kindle sleeves along with cozy & unique fleece scarves.
Free US shipping on all bags and clutches!!

One of a kind jewelry by my awesome mom:


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Mariposasunday on Nov 2, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful! So soft and luxurious. Handmade with care for certain. Packaged so nicely and mailed timely with a kind and courteous handwritten note. (So thoughtful) Will be enjoyed for many years to come. Love it! Thank you so much. (:

Anonymous on Dec 12, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent transaction, great communication, fast shipping. Beautiful work! Thanks.

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Limited Edition Bags & Accessories Handmade in California

Hi, I'm Elizabeth and Dear Avienne (pronounced Ay-vee-en) is my line of handmade handbags and accessories. Besides bags and purses, I make things like fleece ruffle scarves and sleeve cases for e-readers.

Each item is handmade by me and was inspired by things as varied as rock & roll icons or historical clothing. For handbags I buy fabric in small quantities and do limited editions

Dear Avienne has it's origins in my childhood, when making things was fun, but the most fun was figuring out how to make something I had thought up myself. I grew up watching my grandmother sew constantly. She dressed like a magazine model and made the majority of her own wardrobe whether casual clothes or evening gowns, and was never intimidated by a complex pattern. Her motto was always "neatness counts!" as she kept each thread in place and followed instructions line by line. When she taught me how to thread a needle at about 7 or 8, I was already an impatient person. I wanted to make something NOW, without the toil of say, learning how to actually do it with patterns and instructions. The first thing I did was whip up a cute red dress for a Barbie doll. Gramma was amazed and curious about how I had made something that actually fit Barbie. I'm not sure if she realized then what I discovered in a few days... since I had sewn the clothes while Barbie was wearing them (this ensured the fantastic fit), I hadn't thought about how to get them off. Barbie was encased in the red dress! There was nothing for it, the girl had to wear a new outfit, so I took my little scissors, and cut that dress off, vowing to have Gramma teach me about the mystery of buttons and zippers.

Today I still enjoy the design process as much as having a finished piece. I often have ideas that aren't the easiest to sew although they make unique finished products. As part of my method, I make a couple of prototypes before making the final pattern for the pieces that I make for others. I get all my crazy kinks out that way and get to keep the prototype too! I can say truly that each piece I make for Dear Avienne has a labor of love as part of its process.

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Shop policies

Last updated on September 11, 2013
A warm welcome to Dear Avienne! Please find my shop policies below, which I have written out to ensure a smooth transaction for the both of us.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
PAYPAL: Please allow 1-2 business days for me to process & ship your order once payment has been received and confirmed through Paypal.

Simply enter your discount code upon checkout in the box provided.

Once you make a purchase, you will automatically receive an email with your receipt from Etsy, and another from Paypal. I do not include a paper copy of your receipt when shipping, but if you need one you can always log in to either account to view and print.
Handbags ship Priority Mail for packages, which USPS estimates takes 3 days in the US. Clutches and accessories ship in a plastic coated (weather proof) bubble mailer via USPS First Class which is estimated 3- 5 days in the US. You can always upgrade to Priority mail, just contact me for a quote with your location/zip code.

YOUR SHIP TO ADDRESS: Please confirm that you're entering the correct ship to address. If I have any questions, I'll wait until they are answered to ship your order so that I know it's going to the right place!

I can ship directly to a lucky friend or family member- just confirm the name and address are for a gift recipient so I know it's not a mistake! Also, since I don't include invoices or receipts in the package, if you'd like a note included so your gift recipient knows it's from you, please let me know what it should say in the Notes to Seller as well.

International shipping is available upon request, please contact me with your full shipping address so that I can give you a quote prior to purchasing.
Refunds and Exchanges
Let me know of any shipping damages within 48 hours of delivery.

If you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact me within 7 days after you have received it so I can work something out for you. Remember, I'm happy to answer questions, so if you're not sure about something before you order, just ask!
Additional policies and FAQs
Contact me by clicking the "contact" link at left to send an Etsy convo, or you can email me at dear.avienne [!at]