itsbydesign

say you love it!

Cary, North Carolina 172 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(27)

Announcement   CHRISTMAS SEASON SHIPPING:
ALL ORDERS RECEIVED BY SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8TH WILL BE SHIPPED ASAP NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 10TH.
ALL ORDERS RECEIVED BETWEEN SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9TH AND TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18TH WILL BE MAILED ON THE 18TH.
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Thank you for stopping by my shop. I L O V E creating. I hope you love what I've created! I have recently made a concentrated and intentional move from designing jewelry to drawing and painting. The Second printing of Tea towels are here and it's exciting! Check them out!

There will be jewelry available while I sell out my current stock.

If you want to know a little more about me...
check out www.itsbydesign.com

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 30, 2018

CHRISTMAS SEASON SHIPPING:
ALL ORDERS RECEIVED BY SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8TH WILL BE SHIPPED ASAP NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 10TH.
ALL ORDERS RECEIVED BETWEEN SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9TH AND TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18TH WILL BE MAILED ON THE 18TH.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Thank you for stopping by my shop. I L O V E creating. I hope you love what I've created! I have recently made a concentrated and intentional move from designing jewelry to drawing and painting. The Second printing of Tea towels are here and it's exciting! Check them out!

There will be jewelry available while I sell out my current stock.

If you want to know a little more about me...
check out www.itsbydesign.com

Lois Peterson

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About

it's by design // my story // say you love it!

a little about me, Lois Peterson, creator of it's by design

I make things, lots of things. I've always made things. Even as a young girl I designed my own cross-stitch patterns with a bunch of X's on fabric! My focus was always on art. In 1979 I earned my Associates Degree in Art from Grand View College in Des Moines, Iowa. My mother taught me to sew when I was young. So, to quench my thirst for art while raising 3 children, I learned the art of quilting. I quilted and quilted until another creative opportunity came my way. I began painting murals on ceramic tiles to help a friend out with her tile painting business. Then assisted 3 years of 5th graders with their class murals at our elementary school. The custom tile jobs led to mosaic murals.

Then bam! my sister introduced me to jewelry making. I fell hard and it didn't take long before I was working at my favorite jewelry supply store. I designed and sold jewelry for 15 years. Somewhere along the way I realized how much I enjoyed creating my displays, signs, and logos. The yearning for getting back to drawing and painting was carrying more weight than making jewelry.

When I came to grips with the fact that I could make the change and pursue what I really wanted to do, it was liberating! I was born to create. In fact, it's by design!

Say you love it!

If you love it, check out my blog for all the projects I love. I hope you will be inspired to create something yourself! Don't put boundaries on your creativity!

Oh, and I'm a partner in a North Carolina collective of four artists. We're the Handmaidens. We produce The Handmade Market and Urban Vintage in Raleigh, NC. Check us out!

Shop members

  • Lois Peterson

    Owner, Designer, Artist

    I'm a Midwestern girl who was transplanted to the South 29 years ago and LOVE it! Create is one of my favorite words.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 26, 2018
Welcome to the it's by design shop! I design and hand-make all the goodies you see here in my studio in Cary, NC. located just outside of Raleigh.

I feel great Joy making things with these two capable hands of mine!
I used to say to my kids, "say you love it, say it's what you always wanted!"

To learn a little more about me
visit
http://www.itsbydesign.com

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
...returns
Returns are accepted if the item is damaged upon arrival or not as ordered. You have seven days after receipt of the package to contact me about a return. Upon agreement you may return the piece for credit toward a replacement or a different piece. Please contact me for instructions before returning anything. Shipping costs if applicable, are non refundable.

...repairs
I will be happy to repair any item that may have gotten damaged due to time, wear, etc. That's what makes purchasing from my little shop different than your local department store!
You may be charged for labor, materials, and/or shipping. Each case will be looked at individually. Contact me about any repairs, and we'll discuss it.
Payment
For payment I accept PayPal and credit cards through Etsy or PayPal

For payment using PayPal you do not need to have a PayPal account. Just follow the appropriate prompts during checkout.

***NC residents will be charged sales tax (currently 7.25%) ***
Shipping
I ship DOMESTIC orders using USPS 1st class

I ship INTERNATIONAL orders for a small fee, using USPS International 1st class. It does not allow tracking.
***Please contact me before placing your order if you would like to upgrade your shipping to USPS International Priority Mail. There will be an additional charge.

When purchasing, please make sure the Etsy address and the PayPal address match (you can always add additional addresses to your profile at PayPal!). If you are sending the item as a gift, please let me know in the "notes to seller" section at checkout. I'd be happy to enclose a gift note for you as well!

I do everything in my power to ship within a day. If you're at all like me, once you've decided to make the purchase, you can't wait to receive it!
Additional policies and FAQs
. . . jewelry care

Over time, your brass, copper, and sterling silver might begin to patina or tarnish. This is totally normal. If you do not like the look of the aged patina, it's easy to clean your metal jewelry with an old toothbrush and some whitening or baking soda toothpaste.

In order to keep your metal pieces looking bright longer, do not shower or swim with them on, especially in chlorinated pools.

A great place to store your clean and dry metal jewelry is in plastic bags to keep it protected from the air. I have found that even a plastic storage bin is a huge help. The worst place to keep your jewelry is lying exposed to air and humidity on your bathroom counter! The humidity drastically speeds up tarnishing.