DistinctivePieces

Bolos & Tin Frames, Quilts+Patterns by Susan R. DuLaney

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Announcement    Handmade, great prices + FREE shipping! Floral art quilts and applique patterns/kits for sewing, bolo ties, small punched tin frames, beaded brooches and etched metal pendant necklaces -- designed & made in New Mexico by Susan R. DuLaney.

Gemstones are accented by bead embroidery. There are hand sewn beadwork bolo ties and brooches, plus, etched metal necklaces with handmade beaded chains. The jewelry is fabricated using cabochons, metal and shell beads, natural stones and seed beads. You'll find plenty of Southwestern influence in these pieces.

Metal folk art frames and bolo ties based on traditional New Mexican punched tin are also a specialty. The designs on these items are made one imprint at a time completely by hand. Both make great gifts with a Western flavor that are as unusual as they are useful.

Fiber and flowers unite in the Hi-Profile Applique™ wall quilts. Hand sewn, bright and cheerful these lovely art quilts make gift-giving a snap and are bound to delight everyone who sees them.

For the quilter, the block patterns/kits are guaranteed to provide hours of happy stitching. Richly colored and beautifully arranged, each design is a faithful rendition of its namesake. These drawings in fabric are a tribute to those wonderful treasures from the great outdoors.

When you order you'll enjoy attentive service and fast, FREE shipping. Thank you for visiting and buying handmade.

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Last updated on Apr 18, 2021

Handmade, great prices + FREE shipping! Floral art quilts and applique patterns/kits for sewing, bolo ties, small punched tin frames, beaded brooches and etched metal pendant necklaces -- designed & made in New Mexico by Susan R. DuLaney.

Gemstones are accented by bead embroidery. There are hand sewn beadwork bolo ties and brooches, plus, etched metal necklaces with handmade beaded chains. The jewelry is fabricated using cabochons, metal and shell beads, natural stones and seed beads. You'll find plenty of Southwestern influence in these pieces.

Metal folk art frames and bolo ties based on traditional New Mexican punched tin are also a specialty. The designs on these items are made one imprint at a time completely by hand. Both make great gifts with a Western flavor that are as unusual as they are useful.

Fiber and flowers unite in the Hi-Profile Applique™ wall quilts. Hand sewn, bright and cheerful these lovely art quilts make gift-giving a snap and are bound to delight everyone who sees them.

For the quilter, the block patterns/kits are guaranteed to provide hours of happy stitching. Richly colored and beautifully arranged, each design is a faithful rendition of its namesake. These drawings in fabric are a tribute to those wonderful treasures from the great outdoors.

When you order you'll enjoy attentive service and fast, FREE shipping. Thank you for visiting and buying handmade.

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About DistinctivePieces

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Reverence for Nature & the Art of Craft

The long view with the feeling of endless space (the Southwest) is my greatest comfort as well as a compelling influence. I've called New Mexico home for nearly 50 years, most of that time designing/making/selling my own work. For close to 30 years floral applique quilt patterns were my focus. A benefit of travel related to quilt shows was seeing towns big and small amidst large swaths of land interspersed with natural wonders.

Sacred places, bungalows and National Park lodges are my architectural favorites. I find the ingenuity and workmanship of early craftsmen astounding. Their use of authentic, sometimes unusual materials and their attention to detail are unsurpassed. They inspire me.

Flowers have been a constant fascination since childhood. My relentless inspection proved useful when drawing the applique quilt designs. Inadvertently I had amassed a bounty of knowledge regarding their botanical forms. Years of gardening filled in the gaps.

Color and pattern are always present in my work -- saturated and in abundance. The interplay of the two entertains the eye and engages the senses. I am comfortable with mixing textures and enjoy the challenge of color work all the while striving to balance both.

It's been a steep learning curve of trial and error, mostly self-taught. My combining techniques has produced unusual hybrid products. The applique style of my art quilts is a marriage of dimensional hand applique and extreme machine quilting. Traditional bead embroidery is transformed and modernized when structured as a bolo tie. My acid etched jewelry pieces are one-of-a-kind, happy accidents. The folk art frames and metal bolos are rooted in New Mexican tinwork. The quilt patterns and kits are faithful renditions of recognized flower species.

Enjoy my multifaceted shop. All of the products are handmade and continually evolving. Thanks for supporting unique craftsmanship.

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  • Susan R. DuLaney

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Last updated on December 11, 2020
I personally design and hand craft all my Distinctive Pieces items.  I hope you enjoy your visit to my shop and are as enthusiastic about my work as I am. 
-- Susan

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I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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I want you to be delighted with your purchase. Quality photos, accurate descriptions and dimensions are provided for every listing. Please refer to these details when shopping. If you're disappointed with an item you've bought, please contact me within 5 days using the Etsy Conversation feature so we can resolve the problem quickly.

Buyers pay for return shipping and insurance. Pack the item carefully. Insurance is required for the full amount paid. (Shipping/insurance amounts usually range from about $8 - $15 depending on the cost of the item.)

Items must be returned within 14 days. Once I receive the returned item in resalable condition I will process your refund for the full purchase price. This will be done via Etsy using the same payment method as the original purchase.

If you do not receive your purchase or it is received damaged, again, please let me know there is a problem using an Etsy Conversation.
An insurance claim may require you to provide a written statement, and, in the case of damage, evidence of the breakage, so retain all original packaging.

Please be aware: if the Post Office is unable to deliver a package or a package is unclaimed from the Post Office and it is returned to me, any additional shipping charges incurred by me will be deducted from your refund.
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You can pay for your purchases using PayPal when you check out.

PayPal allows you to use a major credit card, a debit card or your own PayPal account for payment. You don't need to have a PayPal account to use their secure payment service and they are the only ones who see or use your credit card or banking information.

I also accept Etsy Direct Checkout and Etsy gift cards.
Shipping
Orders are shipped First Class or Priority Mail with tracking via United States Postal Service — usually the next business day after receipt. The following shipping and/or taxes will be added:

Domestic orders:
  •  Shipping is FREE for domestic orders.
  •  State Sales Tax will be added to your order, if applicable.

Overseas orders:
  •  Currently I don't accept orders from outside the U.S. except from Canada.
  •  Shipping is $10 for orders under $100, $20 for orders of $100 or more.
  •  As purchaser, you're responsible for all import taxes and/or duties.
Additional policies and FAQs
All my designs are original and are protected under United States © copyright laws.

I do not share or sell any of your personal information. Your name, address, phone number, and email address are used soley to process your order. Etsy controls your financial information. I do not have access to your financial details.

I will email you only in response to a direct inquiry or regarding a purchase.