vintage parts and heirloom art

San Antonio, Texas
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About hastypearl

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On Etsy since 2012

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If Im Not Making Something...Im thinking about Making Something!

Hi! My name is Laura, aka hastypearl.
I first got the nickname Pearl, from a friend in High School.
It stuck and even eventually became my grandmotherly name!
Yep, somehow, I'm old enough to have a wonderful granddaughter.
When it came time to name my business, Pearl appeared...again...this time in combination with one of my greatest attributes...Hastiness :)

I'm a native Texas girl!
Living in the Beautiful Hill Country Surrounds me...no, Saturates me, with Possibilities.
Art Inspirations and Ideas come at every turn.

Texas, specifically, the San Antonio area, is all about Color, and we're not shy about it.
Cultural influences...we are a Beautiful Melting Pot...put us at an Advantage to Bravely Embrace, Explore and Create, and I love that!

More, is Always Better!
I think that shows in my art.
There is always room to add One More Thing, to my pieces.
For me, Pushing The Limits, is always So much more fun!

Mixed Media, in a lot of forms, provides an exciting outlet for me.

I've often got a pencil or paintbrush in my hand, and am ready to draw. A sketch alone is fun, but I'm interested in seeing how I can layer it with Vintage fibers, fabrics, and papers from my collections, to see what New Story I can tell. That's where the "vintage parts and heirloom art', comes into my business motto!
With those, the Art goes from being one dimensional to multi dimensional. Then, you are talking about something that is more than just for your eyes, to now something that your fingers and sometimes even ears can enjoy!

I've found the whole Etsy process very invigorating and I'm always looking forward to New Challenges!
Thanks to my Great Buyers and Followers, I SURPASSED my 2015 goals!
That is a Terrific Encouragement to me as a shop owner :)

Even better than that, I'm had more repeat customers this year. That is very exciting to me.

My customers will tell you that in their thank you note from me, I ask them what they will do with their Hastypearl purchase.
Many have replied with the Most Amazing answers.
I never anticipated that part of having an online business.
Its the endless imaginations, the heartfelt family stories and the reinforcement of the uniqueness of every human being.
We ALL have a Story to Tell !
THAT, has been such a great unexpected Gift and the best part of Hastypearl.

Please Browse Often!
If you have an idea for a Custom Art Piece, lets talk.
I've had the pleasure to work with customers from all over the world, to make pieces to their specifications.

If you have a Vintage Collection, and are looking for your next piece to add to it, and see something similar in my shop, contact me and I can be on the lookout for you.
I am often out hunting, anyway.
I'll be glad to do that With and FOR you!

Its my desire that you See, Find and then Own something Different and Unique and most of all, that you always Enjoy your visit to hastypearl!

~also join me at~

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Shop members

  • Laura

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Dreamer:)

    Artist, Blogger, Art Workshop Host, Gardener, Friend, Sister, Daughter, Wife, Mother and NOW... Grandmother Pearl! Life doesn't get much better than that!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 30, 2022
Hi Everyone.
I'm Laura, aka Hastypear!
Im so happy that you found my shop!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions that you have, that I may not have addressed below in my shop policies. I'd love to Chat :)

Each of my pieces start Long before I ever get into my studio.
My husband and I love visiting estate sales where we Always seem to find Vintage Treasures.
I can't wait to get them home and sorted and see what happens next!
I've always been captivated, due to a fertile imagination, about History and the Life of an object.
Wishing it could talk to me and tell me about all that it has seen, but realizing that it cant, I do my best, to fictionalize "for it" in my art.
Whether I ever tell You the story that I make up in my imagination, there always is One :)

If you are purchasing Gift Items, be sure and let me know!
I'll be certain to include a Gift Card!
I love to be in on a Good Surprise!

Some of my greatest sales, have been from Customers who asked if I could make them something Special and Custom!
My answer so far has always been, YES!
Don't be shy!
Let me know what you are thinking and Im SURE that we can come up with something:)

To ensure that your new purchases retain their vibrant colors, take care to display them away from direct sunlight, preferrably framed with UV glass.

I had so much fun Finding and Creating these items.

Have fun shopping!
I hope you will find something that you Love!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I love photographing and describing my items and would love to answer ANY questons that you might have... BEFORE you buy.
I do my best to describe your item on its listing, but I might not see it like you do or describe it exactly like you might see it. Again, please ask questions :)
Refunds will be made for unsatisfied customers, but must be shipped back at buyer's expense, as long as the item is returned in original condition.
PLEASE convo me before you make that decision.
I feel confident that after you receive your item and can see it and feel it, you will love it MORE than when you decided to buy it!
Please feel free to Contact me and let's talk!

If in the unfortunate event, your item arrives damaged, please send me a photograph of it and any damaged shipping containers, so I have proof to submit to the shipping service.
I will issue a refund, promptly.
However, it is my goal that this never happens!

My 5 Star Feedback, is Very Important to me!
I've worked very hard for my customers.
I think that you can see that when you read their feedback for Hastypearl.
Its my goal to continue doing that for YOU and hopefully, you will return to shop at Hastypearl...many times :)
All purchases are processed through PayPal, Credit Card and Etsy gift cards through Etsy Direct Checkout.
You can use your Credit Card, using a guest account.
You are NOT required to create an Etsy account.

Texas Residents, will have a 6.75% State Sales Tax charge to the Man :).

THANK YOU for paying the same day you make your purchase.

If after 24 hours of non-payment, I will contact you to see if you are still interested.
If I don't received a reply, I will then relist the item to hastypearl.
Hopefully, it wont ever come to this!
I want to work with you to see that you have a completely happy experience, with hastypearl:)
* New US Postage Rates happen EVERY year!
I will do Everything to get you the BEST POSSIBLE RATE that I can :)

Now shipping World Wide!
For those countries that I did not list, please feel free to request current rates for shipping to your home.
I would be happy to do that for you!

All of my listings are ready to ship.
I can usually ship the same business day that the item is payed for.
If not, I will attend within 1-2 business days.

I use clean and sometimes recycled boxes and packaging.
Because of the fragile nature of my art, I take great care packaging!

Your shipping charges will include postage and packaging costs.
Of course, if I overestimated your shipping charges, they will be happily reimbursed.

If you would like insurance, I am happy to accomodate. I will purchase delivery confirmation so that we can both track your item at any time, however, there are many countries, that after your package leaves the United States, do not have available tracking. If I purchase my shipping through Etsy, there is a great graphic that you can follow, to see where you package was last processed.

*For International Customers, customs fees and VAT charges are the responsibility of the buyer. Hastypearl will not be responsible for those charges.

International Customers, please be advised that when shipping outside the USA, the purchase value of all parcels must be declared in order to pass through customs. Shipments that are not accompanied by a proper U.S. Customs declaration form and an invoice may be subject to seizure, forfeiture or return to sender. It is unlawful to mark parcels as a gift or declare a lesser value.
Please take this into consideration when placing your order with hastypearl.

* On 2-28-16, I received my first negative feedback from an International Customer. Without discussing it with me first, she simply gave me a 2 star review. She wasn't aware, that her home country charges a Value Added Tax (VAT). Some countries do, some do not. Etsy shop owners don't have any control over VAT. When it was time for her to pick up her package in her home country, she was charged an additional fee (VAT). She said that I had given her and incorrect shipping charge, causing her to have to pay an additional fee. What I would have told her had she given me the opportunity to discuss it, was that I had in fact, paid an additional amount for her, out of my pocket that she never knew about.
Please be aware of what your countries mail and shipping policies are and know that we are doing everything that we can to help our customers, here at Etsy.
I am waiting on her to respond, and hopefully, she will be willing to review and reconsider, her negative rating for hastypearl.

I will enjoy working with you on multiple purchases!

Finally, if your items are gifts, going to a different address than is listed on your Etsy account or if you do not have an Etsy account, please convo me, EARLY, so I can send it to the right place! You dont want to incur additional shipping costs, because the item came to You, instead of the gifts' intended address.:)
Additional policies and FAQs
My motto is ...Vintage Parts and Heirloom Art.

I do NOT sell NEW Parts...and my Art is filled with Antique or Vintage components.

I promise, to never list ANYTHING on Hastypearl, that I wouldn't have in my Own home.

I LOVE the Character, Charm and Feel that comes with a Vintage item, and will NOT reduce its price, because you find an IMPERFECTION! To me, those Imperfections, mean that it has gracefully aged and has been Loved and is probably what drew me to list it on hastypearl in the first place.

Please know, that by the time I list an item, regardless of its list price, I have spent hours shopping for and finding it, photographing and editing that photograph, and researching its provenance and price.

You will see, that I am more often than not, in the middle to lower price range, for an item like it, that you might find any where else.

I spend a Huge amount of time, regardless of its price, in SEO research, so that you can FIND the item, so please KNOW, that I KNOW every nook and cranny of that item! :)

Photography doesn't do justice!

I'm glad to say that people tell me that LONG after they receive one of my Art pieces, they are Still seeing and finding new things about it and enjoying it!
I hope you will feel the same about Your new piece!

I can't wait to see your feedback on your experience with Hastypearl and it is my desire that you are Completely Happy with Everything about your purchase, as I want you to shop with me AGAIN and AGAIN!

Kindest Regards,