Handmade in Vancouver BC

Vancouver, Canada · 334 Sales


Handmade in Vancouver BC

Vancouver, Canada 334 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
Shop owner

Sandra S.


Announcement   Hello and welcome! All of my cosmetic glitter colours are now back in stock: find them in the HAVOC section of the shop, along with other goodies for showfolks (in actual practice or simply at-heart).

Email: sandra[at]faitavec.com
Website: faitavec.com
Twitter: twitter.com/faitavec
Facebook: facebook.com/faitavec

Last updated on Mar 17, 2016

Hello and welcome! All of my cosmetic glitter colours are now back in stock: find them in the HAVOC section of the shop, along with other goodies for showfolks (in actual practice or simply at-heart).

Email: sandra[at]faitavec.com
Website: faitavec.com
Twitter: twitter.com/faitavec
Facebook: facebook.com/faitavec

Sandra S.

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Sandra S.

HAVOC Glitter - Siren (Holographic)
HAVOC Glitter - Peacock (Holographic)
HAVOC Glitter - Foxy (Holographic)
HAVOC Glitter - Glamour (Holographic)
HAVOC Glitter - Woodland
HAVOC Fix - Glitter Fixative
HAVOC Glitter - Darkmatter
HAVOC Glitter Kit
HAVOC Glitter - Lavande
HAVOC Glitter - Majesty
HAVOC Glitter - Maenad
HAVOC Glitter - Rosie
HAVOC Glitter - Penny
HAVOC Glitter - Coralline
HAVOC Glitter - Showstopper
HAVOC Glitter - Ember
HAVOC Glitter - Aurum
HAVOC Glitter - Meadow
HAVOC Glitter - Nymph
HAVOC Glitter - Jewel
HAVOC Glitter - Skylands
HAVOC Glitter - Sapphaira ONLY 1 LEFT!
HAVOC Glitter - Dragonfly
HAVOC Glitter - Argent
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Bronwen Boulanger

Bronwen Boulanger on Jun 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Eirelooms on May 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These arrived so fast, I was not able to post my review until now! The quality and overall workmanship can't be captured in a photograph--buy from here!!!!!

C.J. Hill

C.J. Hill on Mar 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful!! Perfection! Thank you for the quick turnaround!

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Shop policies

Last updated on May 20, 2016
This may seem like a lengthy list of shop policies, but when it comes to shop policies, it's important to be thorough! I have tried to organize the policies with clear subheadings so you can find information easily. If you have any questions not answered here, feel free to send me a conversation.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
My shop accepts Etsy Direct Payment, Etsy gift cards, and Paypal.

Full payment must be received within 7 days of the purchase date. If not, (and if I haven't received any communication from the buyer, notification of delay, or request for a deadline extension,) I will cancel the sale and return the item to the shop.

For custom orders under $100, I typically don't expect payment until the item is complete and listed for sale. For a custom order for over $100, I will request that a non-refundable deposit of at least 50% be made before I begin working on the item.

For deposits on custom work, or for any other advance payment you may wish to make, I will either set up a custom deposit listing on Etsy which you can purchase, or I will ask you for the email address linked to your Paypal account; this will allow me to send you a secure invoice through Paypal's system.
I ship from Canada worldwide by regular Air Mail. Items are shipped as soon as possible, (usually within 1-3 days,) following item completion and payment. I cannot send an item until it has been fully paid-for.

Orders are sent to the address given through Etsy (not your Paypal shipping address) so please ensure that the address you specify through Etsy is correct!

Depending on the destination, shipping typically takes 4 to 14 business days (but there's always a chance that your order could arrive earlier, or later; the postal system can be fickle sometimes.)

By default, I send local orders by mail; I like to maintain a professional distance, I respect your privacy, and I will never make any unsolicited personal deliveries or ask to meet with my buyers. However, if you want to save a little money on shipping, and are comfortable with an in-person delivery, so am I! Send me a conversation and we'll work out the details.

Contents insurance is optional on orders under $100.00, and costs $1.00 per $100.00 of coverage. Package tracking is available at an additional $1.00 per package.

$100.00 worth of contents insurance is already included in the shipping price. You may wish to purchase package tracking at $1.00 extra per package.

All international shipping prices are listed as "Everywhere Else" under the item's shipping options. $100.00 worth of contents insurance is included on all international shipments; package tracking may be added for $1.00 per package.

Expedited or Xpresspost delivery options are available at an additional cost. As these costs vary from destination to destination, I can reserve an item for your Etsy username, calculate the cost based on your location, and give you a personalized shipping quote before you buy.

On custom items valued over $100.00, I will add package tracking (at $1.00) and sufficient insurance (at $1.00 per additional $100.00 of coverage needed) to your shipment. This will be reflected in the shipping cost I apply to your order, and is not optional. (If you would like to track or insure an order valued at under $100.00, just let me know; I will either adjust the shipping cost of the listing or, if the item has already been purchased and paid for, I will charge you for any extra fees by setting up a listing in the amount if the additional shipping cost, or by emailing you a Paypal invoice.

Your country may charge duty or customs fees when you import any item bought through Etsy, and it is the responsibility of the buyer to pay these fees. (I cannot personally anticipate what the customs or duty on your purchase will be.)
Refunds and Exchanges
Every effort has been made to measure and represent items accurately; it is the buyer's responsibility to carefully consider the size of the item being purchased. (Ask questions if necessary!) If an item doesn't fit, it may be returned at the buyer's own cost and risk; only once I have received the item - in very good re-sellable condition - will I process a refund or exchange for the original cost of that item. Unfortunately, shipping charges cannot be refunded. (But of course, as an alternative to returning an item, it's always much more fun to give or re-sell something to a friend who will love it!)

I do my best to ensure that my products are sturdy and well-made throughout their construction, and I verify that they are well-packaged and in top condition before shipping. If your item is damaged during shipping, or if you have a concern about the quality or condition of an item upon receipt, please contact me - providing photos if necessary - and I'll do my best to address the issue. Compensation for damage and/or defects will be worked out on a case-by-case basis; I'm a very friendly and reasonable person, so don't hesitate to approach me with any concerns you might have!

If I accidentally over-charge you for shipping by more than $3.00, I will notify you immediately and refund the difference, rounded down. (If I under-charge you for shipping, I will absorb the difference in cost.)
Additional policies and FAQs
Special fabrics, combinations, design requests, and sizes - I'd love to work with you to create a piece that is all your own!

Certain material expenses excepted, I do not charge extra fees for custom work. Also, I will never charge more for a larger-sized item than I would for a comparable smaller-sized item. I will give you a cost estimate before you commit, and you will not be expected to pay more than what I've estimated.

It's good manners to allow about 1 to 2 weeks for the completion of a custom piece. In many cases I am able to complete custom orders in about 1 week. Conversely, it may sometimes take longer to locate or order specific materials, or to create something that is very complex. (If you're in a rush, please let me know of any deadlines you may have; although I can't guarantee custom orders in a hurry, we may be able to work something out!)

When your item is ready for purchase, I will by default list it as "CUSTOM ORDER for (your Etsy username)" with photos, price, and a personalized shipping cost. If you do not want photos of your item listed publicly, please notify me in advance: I will list the item without photos, and send you the pictures attached to a conversation instead.

Of course, there is always a bit of risk involved with any custom-sized item created long-distance; I do my best to request specific measurements and to guide you through the measuring process, but if I can't measure you in-person, I can't guarantee a perfect fit! If you receive a custom item and the fit is way off, I'd rather work to fix the issue than leave you stuck with a specially-ordered item that you can't even wear. Please let me know by way of conversation if there are any problems - above all, I want you to be happy with the final product!

If a custom order is listed in my shop but is not purchased within one month of the listing date, and I have not received any communication from the person who ordered it, I will consider the item abandoned. The custom piece will be relisted for sale as a ready-made item in my shop. (Remember: if a 50% deposit has been made, it cannot be refunded.)

If you are seriously interested in buying an item, but need to wait a few days before doing so (for example, you require a specialized shipping quote or additional insurance, you need time to confirm your measurements, are waiting for payday, or are transferring funds to your paypal account,) I can reserve a listing for up to one week. The listing title will be changed to "RESERVED for (your Etsy username)" and we can sort out details during the reservation period. (You will be under no obligation to buy.)

I love feedback! I really appreciate your comments, and it's so great to hear from you once you've received something from my shop. I normally leave feedback for my customers after they've confirmed receipt of their order, or (if a customer doesn't indicate receipt or leave their own feedback,) within 4 weeks of shipping. I will always leave positive feedback for my customers unless I have a very, VERY good reason not to!

I want my etsy shop's ecological footprint to be light, but this is something I need to work towards, one small step at a time. So far, I'm saving all but the tiniest of scraps for future use. (The less material I throw out, the better!). While many of my fabrics are bought new, I still use a number of recycled or recyclable fibers, and whenever possible I try to make use of fabrics I already have, roll ends and remnants, odds and ends, thrifted garments, and even free stuff passed on to me by my family and friends! Your orders will be shipped in reused, repurposed, recycled and/or recyclable packaging. (I hate buying new shipping materials when it's so easy to make my own!)

I have a fairly strict "what you see is what you get" policy regarding the presentation of my items, unless otherwise noted. With the exception of "made to order" items, all pictures are photos of the actual items being offered for sale; these listings are for pieces that have already been completed and are ready to ship. Of course, every monitor displays colours a little differently; the colour of an actual item may appear different in person than it does in the photos on your screen.

All my pieces are crafted in a smoke-free home. I have one naughty cat, but she's not allowed in the sewing room! I take care to remove any visible lint, hair, or dust from items before wrapping and shipping.

I will never share your personal information for any reason; names, emails, home and/or business addresses, and even measurements are held in strictest confidence! I will never use your contact information to send unsolicited advertising. Paypal transactions are secure, and I will never request to see your banking or credit card information.