essayerdesigns

Hand sewn applique clothing and pendants

Johnson City, Tennessee · 26 Sales

essayerdesigns

Hand sewn applique clothing and pendants

Johnson City, Tennessee 26 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(7)

Announcement   I make creative, customizable and ecoconscious appliquéd clothing by fusing thrifted knits (think cute, vintage tees!) with new, modern pieces. The result is a one-of-a-kind clothing item that reflects you, the individual. Not a mass-produced staple that wears out its welcome after a few seasons.....

I also create handpainted cork jewelry inspired by the love my husband and I share of midcentury modern art. These pieces are available as ready to ship and made-to-order items that are also customizable.

Recently I've begun experimenting with jewelry that combines upcycled appliqué with modern embroidery. The result is a miniature, hand sewn collage piece that, like the clothing and cork necklaces, opens itself to customization.

All processes used in the creation of my products have been field tested for years by yours truly--which means they've endured some pretty rough use.

I honestly believe something this cute should last!

Message me for details about special orders by emailing thehillarybuckner [!at] gmail.com or through direct message via my shop.

Custom orders typically take 1-2 weeks time to complete, but that is just an estimate. I am currently creating the orders in about a week (3-7 Business Days) AFTER payment is received AND after all specifics of the design are hashed out. The actual shipping time adds another 3-5 days to most US locations, and 3-4 weeks to international locations. Please be sure to include all details with the specifics of your order in the “Note to Seller” box at checkout. Also, check your conversations in case I am missing necessary information crucial to completing the order.

I will send a picture proof (if necessary) before the creation of your order. Proofs are typically available for review via email within 1-3 business days.

All artwork featured on this site is original and is copyright protected. Any use of the images without written consent is copyright infringement.

THANKS A TON FOR SHOPPING!!! :)

For images of products both during and after development you can.....

Like me on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/essayerdesigns

Follow me on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/essayerforlife

Follow me on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/quarkcorks

Want more info on my shop and process? Check out my About page!

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 6, 2016

I make creative, customizable and ecoconscious appliquéd clothing by fusing thrifted knits (think cute, vintage tees!) with new, modern pieces. The result is a one-of-a-kind clothing item that reflects you, the individual. Not a mass-produced staple that wears out its welcome after a few seasons.....

I also create handpainted cork jewelry inspired by the love my husband and I share of midcentury modern art. These pieces are available as ready to ship and made-to-order items that are also customizable.

Recently I've begun experimenting with jewelry that combines upcycled appliqué with modern embroidery. The result is a miniature, hand sewn collage piece that, like the clothing and cork necklaces, opens itself to customization.

All processes used in the creation of my products have been field tested for years by yours truly--which means they've endured some pretty rough use.

I honestly believe something this cute should last!

Message me for details about special orders by emailing thehillarybuckner [!at] gmail.com or through direct message via my shop.

Custom orders typically take 1-2 weeks time to complete, but that is just an estimate. I am currently creating the orders in about a week (3-7 Business Days) AFTER payment is received AND after all specifics of the design are hashed out. The actual shipping time adds another 3-5 days to most US locations, and 3-4 weeks to international locations. Please be sure to include all details with the specifics of your order in the “Note to Seller” box at checkout. Also, check your conversations in case I am missing necessary information crucial to completing the order.

I will send a picture proof (if necessary) before the creation of your order. Proofs are typically available for review via email within 1-3 business days.

All artwork featured on this site is original and is copyright protected. Any use of the images without written consent is copyright infringement.

THANKS A TON FOR SHOPPING!!! :)

For images of products both during and after development you can.....

Like me on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/essayerdesigns

Follow me on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/essayerforlife

Follow me on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/quarkcorks

Want more info on my shop and process? Check out my About page!

Hillary Buckner

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Hillary Buckner

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About

Modern and Unique Upcycling

essayerdesigns is a company that produces wearable art painted on upcycled cork and depictions of the cute and quotidian on recombined, collagework clothing pieces.

The modern use of the transitive verb "essayer" is to describe an attempt or endeavor. Archaically, it means "to try on." We, as humans, are involved in experimentation with every decision--conscious or subconscious. We test, act, react, record data, analyze possibilities and plan based on sensory perceptions that are both real and imagined. It's all the same to the brain!

As an artist and maker, I not only experiment with designs but offer others the ability to temper the mood of their surroundings via sartorial levity. My clothing and jewelry aim to uplift.

All quarkcorks wine cork jewelry is finished with surgical steel or antique bronze hardware. The line is anchored by the "down" quarkcork--a pendant featuring a handpainted miniature image framed in either a finished light or dark wood setting. In addition to the pendants, I also offer round cork stud earrings, or "up" quarkcorks. The studs are painted using design and color schemes that complement the pendants. All pieces are unique and feature original illustrations that are first sketched on paper, then handpainted onto the corks with care using high quality, UV resistant acrylics. The jewelry is then sealed to make it water and wear-and-tear resistant.

The upcycled clothing items are made using never worn pieces adorned with images created from cut jersey knit and hand sewn using coordinating cotton embroidery floss. They are easy to care for--just wash cold and machine dry on low and you're good to go!

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  • Hillary Buckner

    Owner

    essayerdesigns is a company whose mission is to create unique, ecofriendly fashion. I make handpainted jewelry from upcycled corks and also tinker with clothing by combining thrifted knits with new items to fashion modern, upcycled wearables.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 16, 2016
I provide customers with cute, happy and unique handmade items that are not found anywhere else. What I hear most often at craft shows is to the tune of, "Wow! Finally something I haven't seen before!" That quote embodies my mission as a maker--to provide high quality, handmade clothing and jewelry using sustainable practices and a whole lot of imagination!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If for any reason you are unsatisfied with your purchase I will send you a return mailer and refund the purchase price once the item has been received.

CUSTOM ORDERS--due to the personalized nature of custom orders, they are not refundable. I will make every effort to correct the issue if, once received, you are not happy.
Payment
All payments are due at the time of purchase unless other arrangements have been made with me prior to the sale. Essayer Designs accepts all major credit cards. For custom orders, payment must be made BEFORE I begin creating the item.
Shipping
All items will be shipped within 1-2 business days, with applicable standard shipping times as determined by USPS. Custom orders typically take a little longer to produce (up to 2 weeks), but, once finished, will be shipped in the same time frame. I include item tracking will all orders free of charge.
Additional policies and FAQs
Thank you so much for visiting my shop. Please check out my instagram feed for works in progress and other updates!

Instagram--https://www.instagram.com/essayerforlife/