halfabee

halfabee handmade

12 Sales

halfabee

halfabee handmade

12 Sales On Etsy since 2009

0 out of 5 stars
(5)

Announcement   Halfabee handmade is all about old, unloved things made new, fresh, and fun! Jewelry, accessories, ornaments, and more.

I've transformed my childhood stamp collection into lovely, lightweight earrings and necklaces. Other materials, such as wool sweaters, have changed form under my hands, as well, becoming warm, fuzzy bracelets. I love to give things a surprising new life!

Thank you so much for visiting! You can also find me on facebook under halfabee handmade and at local craft fairs.

I ask that you please read my Policies section before making a purchase. Please come back soon and see what's new!

Announcement

Halfabee handmade is all about old, unloved things made new, fresh, and fun! Jewelry, accessories, ornaments, and more.

I've transformed my childhood stamp collection into lovely, lightweight earrings and necklaces. Other materials, such as wool sweaters, have changed form under my hands, as well, becoming warm, fuzzy bracelets. I love to give things a surprising new life!

Thank you so much for visiting! You can also find me on facebook under halfabee handmade and at local craft fairs.

I ask that you please read my Policies section before making a purchase. Please come back soon and see what's new!

Sophie Armstead

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Sophie Armstead

Reviews

No reviews in the last year

Anonymous on Jan 14, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful! My wife was so happy to receive these great ear rings.

Anonymous on Jan 14, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

These earrings are fantastic!! Well made and really beautiful!! They came in really pretty packaging to boot!

Anonymous on Dec 26, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful product and I had a great experience.

Anonymous on Dec 13, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

My sister received it and just loved it. Thank you so much for your kindness !

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About

A small-town farmers' market provided a launching point for my creative business.

My business grew out of the suggestion of a friend that I sell handmade jewelry, which I often made as presents, at a new farmers' market we were organizing in our small western Pennsylvania town. I started nervously, but soon gained confidence as I got positive feedback from market-goers. At one point the following fall my parents handed me two boxes from their basement containing my childhood stamp collection. Though first overwhelmed by incoming stuff, I quickly realized that this box contained a ton of wonderful materials for making jewelry. Since then, I have been making unique earrings, bracelets and necklaces from beautiful vintage postage stamps and maps. I love to create custom map and stamp jewelry for people, as a trip souvenir or a reminder of a favorite place.

Since I enjoy working on a wide variety of projects, I’ve recently expanded halfabee handmade to include map and stamp holiday ornaments, strings of colorful flags made from vintage fabric and postage stamps, and bold hand-printed scarves. I derive the greatest crafting pleasure from reusing and repurposing old or discarded objects and making them into something new, fresh and fun!

Shop members

  • Sophie Armstead

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Queen Bee

    I've been a full-time mom for over eight years now, having left behind a steady job as a teacher. My whole life has been full of imagining and creating and I've begun to make a small business of it.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 26, 2013
Thanks for visiting my shop! Every item is handmade by me in my home studio and is one-of-a-kind. Halfabee creations are made of as many repurposed, upcycled, and reused materials as possible. Imperfections go with the handmade and salvaged territory and add to the unique nature of each piece. I hope you enjoy your look around!

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
Payment
I accept PayPal, credit cards, and etsy gift cards. All taxes are included in the price. Payments must be made before I ship your item.
Shipping
I will ship by USPS within three days of receiving your payment. I'll contact you to let you know when your purchase is on its way.

If your order is from outside the US, please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you receive a halfabee handmade item in the mail that is damaged please let me know. If you would like to replace it with a similar item I will ship it to you free of charge; or I will refund the costs of the item and shipping.

If I send your item and it never arrives, please let me know and I will refund your money.

If you are not happy with your purchase for some reason, please convo me so we can work out a solution!
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are interested in custom map or stamp jewelry that comes from a place that is meaningful to you, please send me a convo. If I have or can find the necessary materials I will make a detailed custom listing for you, which I will ask you to pay for in advance of my making the item. Please allow a week after payment for the item to be completed, plus the usual 3-day shipping window.

Any other questions? Let me know!