desertdiamond

Desert Diamond Crochet - crochet creations for all ages

Maryland, United States · 5450 Sales

desertdiamond

Desert Diamond Crochet - crochet creations for all ages

Maryland, United States 5450 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(1084)

Announcement   Desert Diamond Crochet - Handmade crochet for any occasion and for all ages!

Free Shipping to US Customers on all orders!

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Last updated on Dec 17, 2015

Desert Diamond Crochet - Handmade crochet for any occasion and for all ages!

Free Shipping to US Customers on all orders!

Rebecca Goldsmith

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Rebecca Goldsmith

Crochet Pattern 107 - Nana's Baby Blanket
US$5.95
3 Patterns for 12 Dollars
US$12.00
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1084)
oesnutz

oesnutz on Aug 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Always a pleasure to deal with. I love your patterns and the support you give when I get confused.

staceygleim1

staceygleim1 on Aug 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great item, and was very prompt in getting the item to me.

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My daughter modeling a Carolina Panther hat! She makes such an awesome model! I wish she were available more often!

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About

Let The Magic Begin! Custom Crochet Creations for All Ages!

I started my shop in 2008 from a suggestion from a coworker. I "hooked" up with a photographer in January 2009 and the shop took off!

In 2011 I published my first crochet pattern which is still to this day one of my best sellers!

Most all of my designs have been inspired by customers asking me to make specific things for them.

I published my first book in 2013 called "Crochet Hatimals - Creatures with Features". It can be purchased directly from me and is also available on Amazon and Kindle.

I am currently working on my 2nd book "Crochet Bootimals - Barnyard Buddies". This book will be released Fall 2016. I am super excited about this book and believe it will be a hit!

I do work full time during the day. I am also an Air Force Veteran. It is amazing what I have accomplished with this business on nights and weekends and how my hobby has turned into a business that I hope to continue to grow to the point I can quit my day job and just do this!

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  • Rebecca Goldsmith

    Owner, Designer, Customer Service

    I started crocheting in 2008 by making a baby blanket for a coworker. I got "hooked"! In 2011 I published my first pattern. In 2013 I published my first book. My 2nd book will be published Fall of 2016.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 22, 2016
Hello and welcome to my shop! I take great care in making each of my crochet crafts and can't wait to share my creations with you! My mother got me started in making things. Between my mother, myself, and my sister, we intend on bringing great things to the Etsy community! I can't wait to share our creations with the Etsy community and I hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoy making them!

Do you love my store? You can become a fan of mine on Facebook! Facebook Fans receive discounts on their purchases! They are also eligible for free give-aways! Stay current and up-to-date on projects before they hit my Etsy store!

http://www.facebook.com/desertdiamondcrochet

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Payment
Payment is due before work begins on your item. If it is a custom request, photos will be sent for approval prior to the order being shipped. If you decide to cancel an item, just let me know. I can convert the order into something someone else can use if given enough notice. I understand things come up and sometimes things we intend to purchase are no longer a priority or you find something better somewhere else. I harbor no hard feelings just respectfulness!
Shipping
FREE to US Customers to include Alaska, Hawaii, and military APO/FPO

All orders will ship via USPS First Class mail or Parcel Post with Delivery Confirmation.

Advertised shipping dates by the USPS for first class mail is 3-5 days. This is not a guaranteed delivery date by the USPS. Especially during peak shipping periods such as Christmas. If you want to receive your order on a "gauranteed" date... you will need to pay for Express mail in which your oder will be delivered on a certain date and time.

If you want your order faster than First Class/Parcel Post Shipping, let me know and I will create a custom listing for you with correct shipping charges.

International orders are always welcome. Please contact me prior to placing an order so that I can create a custom listing for you with the correct shipping charges included.

Most orders will ship Monday/Tuesday/Saturday with onsie twosie going out on other days. At the time order is placed, I will let you know when to expect your order to ship.
Refunds and Exchanges
I stand behind my customers 100%. If you are not completely satisfied with your order, then I shouldn't keep your money. Refunds and Exchanges need to be pre-coordinated so that I know the item(s) are being returned, delivery confirmation is required on return orders. Orders need to be returned via First Class/Parcel Post mail unless you want to pay for priority return. Return shipping is at the customer expense.

Since 2008, I have only had 2 returns. I understand that as business grows, I won't be able to please everyone but I sure try my darndest to get your order right for you. I work very hard prior to shipping your order to ensure you get what you want so it is rare I get a return.

Orders need to be returned in the same condition in which they were sent to you for re-sell. Your money will be refunded once I receive the return or if you just want an exchange, I will have the new item ready to send back to you. If the item is not returned to me in "new" condition (ie... it has been washed, worn, dirty, etc.) then a refund will be denied as I cannot sell the item to someone else.

There are ZERO refunds on crochet patterns.
Additional policies and FAQs
Rush Orders

There will be a $5 charge (per item) for rush orders. A rush order is defined as something that is needed within 3-5 days of the order being placed that requires me to drop what I am doing to complete on time. I get these types of orders rarely but I do get them once in awhile. Expedited shipping charges may be required based on need-by date and shipping times.

If my customer backlog is less than the time I need to finish your order, the rush fee will not apply.


Business Hours

I have a full time job. I am usually away from my crochet hooks from 6am - 6pm Monday - Friday.

My new hours for working customer orders are as follows:

Monday - 6pm - 10pm
Tuesday - off
Wednesday - off
Thursday - 6pm - 10pm
Friday - 6pm - ?
Saturday - 9am - 2pm for shipping by 3pm
Sunday - 9am - ?

Fan Page and Custom Orders

All orders will be pre-paid before work will begin. If an order is cancelled after work has begun, the cost of the yarn will be deducted from the purchase price.

All customers are welcome to add their name to my waitlist at any time to reserve a place in line but work will not begin on your order until payment is received. I will e-mail you when your name comes up. Once payment is received, you will be moved up to the bottom of my "pre-paid" order list. If I get to you and you are not ready to pay, you will be skipped but you will not lose your place in line. I will keep coming back to you for your order. If after the 3rd time I ask if you are ready and you still say no, you will be moved to the bottom of the list and/or your order cancelled.


Charities

If you have been a fan for awhile, you know that I LOVE to do charity work. If you need something for a charity fundraiser, I need to know ASAP. Since charity orders are not "Paid Orders" they do get worked last. With my changes to my "Business Hours" I am freeing up some time to do more stuff like this but if you have a charity request, it needs to be made as far in advance as possible so that I can try to accommodate as best I can. Charity donations are made to registered 501 organizations only for tax reasons.


Photographers
I am looking for some additional photographers to exchange props for photos. I require 5 modeled photos of each prop that is sent. I have a large growing list of things I need to make and get modeled photos of. If you are a photographer and would like to participate in this program, please feel free to contact me. Photographer orders also get worked last (hence the Tuesday/Wednesday time ;-) ) unless you are a paid order. I do offer discounts on paid photographer orders as well so contact me for details.


Home / Online Parties
I would like to start doing home / catalog parties! This is a great way for the hostess to receive a discount and / or free items on their own order. I am still trying to work out the details of this but basically you would send people to my store (I will give you a code to use at checkout) for a specified period of time. 1 - 2 weeks typically. Once all orders have been placed, the host/hostess of the party will receive a percentage of all the sales towards their own purchase. If this is something you would like to do, let me know and you can be a guinea pig for me and we can tweek it until it works well! The estimated shipping time for home parties will depend on how many orders are placed, how many customers I already have in queue etc. This can be better predicted at the close of the party. The shoppers are not restricted to what I have in the shop. Special requests are always welcome as that is how I grow my portfolio/inventory.

More information

Last updated on Mar 22, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Wholesale availability

Yes - I will wholesale for large orders only. Large orders are 10 items or more. Pricing depends on what is ordered etc.

Sizing details

All items are made to order. Clothing items require measurements in advance of beginning the order to ensure proper fit.

Custom and personalized orders

I LOVE custom and personalized orders and will do my best to come up with something that you will love! Contact me for more info on anything special for you!

Gift wrapping and packaging

All items are wrapped in tissue paper with a bow. If you want additional gift wrapping, please let me know and I will add a charge to your order for the supplies needed to wrap your gift for you.

Care instructions

Most items are machine was warm gentle cycle and tumble dry low delicate setting. There are times when different yarn or materials are used that deviate from the norm. Care instructions are included with each order I ship.