JDNatladysCreations

Handmade soaps, hair products & more created in USVI

Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands · 387 Sales

JDNatladysCreations

Handmade soaps, hair products & more created in USVI

Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands 387 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   This shop features handmade soaps, body butters, natural hair products, lotions, and more designed and created by Aquannette Chinnery (JDNatlady) for JDNatlady's Creations. Artisan soaps from this shop make nice gifts for her or gifts for him or are a nice treat for you. Please be sure to check out the charcoal soap that has tea tree oil, neem, and lavender, as well as shea butter as it is one of the most popular hand made soaps in the shop and it makes a great face soap or facial soap.

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Last updated on Dec 28, 2015

This shop features handmade soaps, body butters, natural hair products, lotions, and more designed and created by Aquannette Chinnery (JDNatlady) for JDNatlady's Creations. Artisan soaps from this shop make nice gifts for her or gifts for him or are a nice treat for you. Please be sure to check out the charcoal soap that has tea tree oil, neem, and lavender, as well as shea butter as it is one of the most popular hand made soaps in the shop and it makes a great face soap or facial soap.

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About

A need to create leads US Virgin Islands attorney back to the world of art and arts and crafts

In September 2011, I started thinking about how much I missed working on paintings and drawings like I used to do when I was very active as an artist and had my own artist's studio. I had closed it years before when my full-time job as an attorney on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands and working on my two music recordings began taking up so much of my time. By early October 2011, I had started JDNatlady's Creations, LLC with the intention of going back to painting and doing various arts and crafts that I had done over the years and even expanding into new areas of creativity.

In 2008. I had gone back to having natural hair and started making some of my own natural hair products. I went by the name JDNatlady on my blog and in online groups. When I decided to go into business in 2011, adding body butters and then hancrafted and handmade soaps were the next planned steps in expanding my bath, body, and hair products offerings.

There are many people in the Virgin Islands who know me (Aquannette Chinnery) as an artist, a singer, a former radio and television personality, and from many other careers or things in which I have been involved. Some know me as a local attorney, formerly with my own law practice and now as a government attorney. When I started doing my bath, body, and hair products, people would sometimes ask how I knew about how to mix things together in order to come up with new products, but many had forgotten that I started out in science.

Well, things took off in the bath, body, and hair products part of my business, with customer-driven requests for more products and even entire product lines! I have been selling in my tiny B&M (brick and mortar) workshop/store on Saturdays; at my own webstore; and at local fairs, a farmer's market, festivals, and other community events.

Having heard about Etsy some time ago, I thought that it might be a great place to be. It is! This is a great community of artists, craftspersons, sellers, and buyers. I have three shops here on Etsy (soaps and more, jewelry, and knitted or crocheted goods), with a fourth one (art and photography) not far behind. Participating on teams and in forums is great fun, because I embrace various types of social media and social media marketing. Yes, I am on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Flickr, and more.

Having a full-time job makes time management really important. And sleep... what's that? I love creating and appreciate being able to create across so many different areas of creativity. The funny thing is the new expanded business has left little time for painting new works, but I hope to get to them soon. My shop is located on St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, all items are made by me, and all shipping is done from St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands.

Here in the Virgin Islands JDNatlady's Creations was voted by readers of the Virgin Islands Daily News for Best of the VI for 2015, 2014, and 2013 for soaps. For 2015, JDNatlady's Creations also won Best Locally Made Products/Cultural Products. For 2014, two additional awards were won, and they were Best Locally Made Products and Best Cultural Products. JDNatlady's Creations was also the winner of Best Arts & Crafts 2013 in the 61st Virgin Islands Carnival Cultural Fair.

I am thankful to God for allowing me to experience this season in my life where I am able to find a way to make time for creating and sharing the things I make with others. This about page gives me a chance to share with you a little bit of the processes that I use.

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  • JDNatlady

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    government attorney by day/artist, craftsperson, recording artist, and shop owner during every spare moment. I live and work on my beautiful island of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands where the natural beauty created by God inspires me.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 1, 2016
Welcome to my shop! I am Aquannette Chinnery a/k/a JDNatlady (pronounced Jay Dee Nat Lady) of JDNatlady's Creations, LLC and my goal is for you to enjoy both the handmade products that I make and get so much joy from making and the service that I provide in helping you to select, buy, receive, and use the products that I make. I have another shop as JDNatladyJewelry called JewelrybyJDNatlady at http://www.etsy.com/shop/JewelrybyJDNatlady that features the handmade jewelry that I make for JDNatlady's Creations, LLC. I am also on Etsy as JDNatladyKnitCrochet with the Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/jdnatladycrochetknit that features crocheted and knitted fashions and home decor. My newest shop (http://jdnatladyhair.com) is a specialty shop featuring handmade hair products (most or all of which are also available in this shop under the natural hair products section).

I make everything here in the U.S. Virgin Islands at the workshop/store for JDNatlady's Creations, LLC, which is a smoke free and pet free commercial establishment.

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
  • Money Order
  • Other Method
Payment
Payment is by one of the following:

1. credit card
2. Paypal
3. credit card through Paypal
4. e-check through Paypal
5. US Postal Service (USPS) Money Order
6. Etsy Gift Card
7. OTHER (see below)

Etsy processes credit cards directly or, if you use credit card through Paypal, Paypal processes your transaction by credit card without you having to sign up for Paypal.

If you use e-check through Paypal, I cannot ship until Paypal notifies me that your check has cleared. This may take 4 or 5 business days, so there will be a delay of 6 to 7 business days from the date that you place your order and pay using an e-check through Paypal before your items will shipped using this method of payment

If you use a USPS money order, there will be a delay in receiving your item due to me having to wait unti I receive your money order via mail and cash it at the post office before I may ship your item. This may add a few days to a week or more before I am able to ship your items out due to the time it takes for your mail to be received here. If your money order is not received within 14 days after your order is placed, your order will be cancelled. Notification of cancellation will be by Etsy convo.

Once your payment clears via Paypal, your item(s) will be shipped within 1-3 business days (unless the item is a pre order or made to order and then you will need to check the item's listing to find out when to expect shipment or it may be less than 1-3 business days if that is what the listing states). If there is any delay expected (for an item expected to ship within 1-3 business days), however, I anticipate being able to convo you to notify you. If you request any changes to the item as listed, there may be a delay. If you use a money order, your item will not be sent until 1-3 days after the money order is received for items that ship within 1-3 business days. If your item is made to order or a pre order, your item will be shipped within the time shown in the listing.

OTHER as a payment method for this shop means one of the following: (1) e-check via Paypal (which takes 3-5 business days or longer for the check to clear and the money to be made available; (2) if you are on St. Thomas, you may pay via cash; or check drawn on a local Virgin Islands bank that I may cash before sending out your purchase; (3) if you are in the Virgin Islands, you may pay via check drawn on a local Virgin Islands bank that I may cash before sending out your purchase; or (4) if you were already a customer of JDNatlady's Creations, LLC from whom I have already taken checks and you convo me to request that you be able to pay by check.
Shipping
Once your payment clears, your item(s) will be shipped within 1-3 business days unless there is a stated shipping delay or unless otherwise noted (for example for items that are pre order, made to order, or has a longer time listed for shipping and then you will need to check the item listing for the shipping time). If you ordered more than one item, all items will be shipped together unless you request them to be shipped separately and they will be shipped by the date shown for the item with the longest shipping time. Shipment will be to the address used during Etsy checkout unless you are using Paypal to pay. If you paid using Paypal and there is a difference between your Etsy address and your Paypal address, I will ship to your Paypal address.


Shipping is via US Postal Service (USPS) by First Class Mail or Priority Mail. Any overage of $1.00 or more will be refunded. If you are ordering more than one item and wish to have your postage determined before ordering, you may wish to request a custom listing. Some shipments may be able to be shipped in a USPS flat rate bubble envelope via a Priority Mail.

I would love if you would leave feedback. When considering leaving a comment about shipping time, please keep in mind that shipping is via USPS from a U.S. territory outside the U.S. mainland and shipping may take longer than we both would wish, so that will affect how long it takes for your shipment to arrive once I put it in the mail.

If you are an international buyer, in all instances you are solely responsible for any customs, import, VAT, or duty charges and any such charges are not included in the purchase price.

If any buyer wishes to have the package being mailed insured, please contact me by convo before you purchase or request a custom listing so that I may put your item(s) into a special, custom listing that will include insurance for an additional fee over and above the cost of the item and the regular shipping charge.

If you are a buyer who shall pick up your purchase from my store on St. Thomas, USVI or will be arranging to have me deliver it to you on St. Thomas, USVI, please use the code STTLOCALPICKUP. This code cannot be used for any order other than one that will be picked up or delivered on St. Thomas, USVI. Sorry, but the code cannot be used in conjunction with any other code, so if you have the option of using another code, use whichever one gives you the biggest savings.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be satisfied with your purchase and your experience with my shop. Please feel free to convo me before ordering if you have any questions. If you find any problem with your order, please convo me so I may work with you to try to make everything alright and address any concerns. If you paid via Etsy gift card, credit card, Paypal, or Paypal using a credit card or e-check, you may return the item at your expense for a refund. I am unable to reimburse for the costs of you to return an item to me unless I made a made an error such as sending you the wrong item. Due to the nature of the items in this shop, any items that you do return cannot be resold by me, so I try to provide as much information as possible before you make your purchase so we may both avoid the need for you to return any item because that will cause a loss for me due to being unable to resell the item. Your satisfaction is very important, so I will do my best to assist with any problem and just ask that you convo me so I may work to resolve any issues.
Additional policies and FAQs
New products are added on a regular basis, so please keep checking back. If you have a special request, please convo me and we may be able to work something out.

Please note that, if packaging is shown in any photo of an item, there may be some variation from the item as pictured, so if this might be an issue for you, please convo me. Also, these products are handmade or handcrafted, are handpoured, and may be handcut, so there may be some variation from the item that is pictured. The beauty of handmade or handcrafted items is that they are not mass produced to look exactly alike.

For most products, I may have more than the amount listed, so convo me if you need to set up a custom order.

Soaps make great gifts, so convo me if this is a gift for someone, so I may do my best to make it extra special (gift bag, wrapping, etc). If you purchase one of JDNatlady's Goody Kit and it is a gift for someone, please let me know if you want to have a note from you included.

Soaps also may great favors for a wedding, bridal shower, party, or corporate event, so convo me if you would like to set up a custom order. If you want to order a combination of items and think we might be able to work out less expensive shipping than ordering each item separately, please convo me and we may be able to work out a custom listing.

If you are doing a destination wedding, party, corporate or other event here on St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, convo me if you would like to arrange to do a custom order and pick it up on island instead of shipping it up there for you to bring down in your luggage.

Wholesale inquiries may be made by convoing me to discuss.


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Natural Hair Blog: http://jdnatlady.blogspot.com