JezDesignsCrafts

Crafts, homewares, kits and supplies

Brentwood, United Kingdom On Etsy since 2012

JezDesignsCrafts

Crafts, homewares, kits and supplies

Brentwood, United Kingdom | 876 Sales

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Announcement    COVID-19 I'm still trading here in the UK but only small stock items I can pop in the domestic post easily. All items are safe to buy- I practice good hygiene but if you have concerns, just wait a day or two before opening any package, the virus does not last long on paper surfaces and at most 72 hours on plastic.

Please bear in mind everything is much more slow and disrupted than usual. Including me!

Beginner’s Patchwork Bundle Deal!
Choose any charm or 4FQ /5 fabric pack, get a free easy quilt block/letter applique tutorial download! Every 16” (40cm) block tutorial contains the instructions to make up a full quilt, too.
The download will be sent separately after you choose your free tutorial when ordering.

For the oblong pieces of my patchwork blocks, if using charm squares just sew two of the same fabric together end to end! Or get in touch to ask about a custom pack.
BREXIT: There's no effect yet- buying and shipping continue as normal. Things may change at the end of 2020 when any final trade deal is set.

MADE TO ORDER items will need to be ordered at least 5 days earlier than ready-to-ship. Please contact me if you definitely need you item(s) urgently as faster shipping is available at an extra fee as an upgrade (available on most listings when you buy).

Please upgrade your shipping at checkout if you need tracking or faster delivery. Standard shipping from the UK to the US, Canada, Russia or Greenland takes up to 2 weeks usually and sometimes more at busy times, so please order custom items bearing this in mind to stand a good chance of receiving them in time. Europe takes a bit less, usually around a week, other countries further away a bit more. Within the UK 2-3 days is usual AFTER the item is made. Shipping times vary and are not guaranteed, sorry, they're just an indication to guide you. Processing times indicate typical times for me to slot your order into my queue but in reality vary. I will let you know if I may not be able to meet my normal timings; please let me know if you timing is tight/urgent. Standard shippingIS NOT TRACKED, please note!

I do accept custom queries- but first do check please, some listings have customisable options - look for the drop-down menus which show the options on each item. If you are browsing by smartphone you may not be able to see them! I can also do variations for most items or small tweaks to create new made to order items- please contact me to discuss your needs.

This shop is my outlet for crafting and sewing supplies, patterns and finished craft items. For unique accessories for special occasions and everyday use, please see my original Etsy shop: www.jezdesigns.etsy.com

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 23, 2020

COVID-19 I'm still trading here in the UK but only small stock items I can pop in the domestic post easily. All items are safe to buy- I practice good hygiene but if you have concerns, just wait a day or two before opening any package, the virus does not last long on paper surfaces and at most 72 hours on plastic.

Please bear in mind everything is much more slow and disrupted than usual. Including me!

Beginner’s Patchwork Bundle Deal!
Choose any charm or 4FQ /5 fabric pack, get a free easy quilt block/letter applique tutorial download! Every 16” (40cm) block tutorial contains the instructions to make up a full quilt, too.
The download will be sent separately after you choose your free tutorial when ordering.

For the oblong pieces of my patchwork blocks, if using charm squares just sew two of the same fabric together end to end! Or get in touch to ask about a custom pack.
BREXIT: There's no effect yet- buying and shipping continue as normal. Things may change at the end of 2020 when any final trade deal is set.

MADE TO ORDER items will need to be ordered at least 5 days earlier than ready-to-ship. Please contact me if you definitely need you item(s) urgently as faster shipping is available at an extra fee as an upgrade (available on most listings when you buy).

Please upgrade your shipping at checkout if you need tracking or faster delivery. Standard shipping from the UK to the US, Canada, Russia or Greenland takes up to 2 weeks usually and sometimes more at busy times, so please order custom items bearing this in mind to stand a good chance of receiving them in time. Europe takes a bit less, usually around a week, other countries further away a bit more. Within the UK 2-3 days is usual AFTER the item is made. Shipping times vary and are not guaranteed, sorry, they're just an indication to guide you. Processing times indicate typical times for me to slot your order into my queue but in reality vary. I will let you know if I may not be able to meet my normal timings; please let me know if you timing is tight/urgent. Standard shippingIS NOT TRACKED, please note!

I do accept custom queries- but first do check please, some listings have customisable options - look for the drop-down menus which show the options on each item. If you are browsing by smartphone you may not be able to see them! I can also do variations for most items or small tweaks to create new made to order items- please contact me to discuss your needs.

This shop is my outlet for crafting and sewing supplies, patterns and finished craft items. For unique accessories for special occasions and everyday use, please see my original Etsy shop: www.jezdesigns.etsy.com

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About JezDesignsCrafts

Sales 876
On Etsy since 2012

Origins

I've always had a few odd items for the home or craft kits in my first Etsy store, jezdesigns, which is where I sell my custom accessories- mainly wraps scarves and bags. This made it a bit confusing for people so I've decided to separate the more traditional crafts, for example cotton quilting or beading, and associated supplies, from the accessories.

So jezdesignscrafts was born. I design my own card kits, find interesting beads, sell quilting block templates I have designed and used myself; and am happy to do new ones, or make up kits, to order, so if you want to discuss an idea please do contact me!

Please have a browse of my high quality sewing kits- I am proud of these! I make them from interesting vintage fabrics, my own hand-painted silk, or silk remnants from the weaving companies in Sudbury. I love communing with the fabrics to find the right combination of outer and liner, button and felt. They are finished off with high quality colourful snips or scissors, thread, needles etc which I enjoy hunting down and acquiring to complete them. Sometime soon I hope to offer larger quilter's and dressmaker's /tailor's tool wallets too!

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  • Julie

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Curator

    I'm a consultant in sustainable business & technologies. I let my creativity out after work by designing and making beautiful items, some as commissions. My first Etsy store was jezdesigns (accessories); this one is for crafting, kits and homewares.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 22, 2018
This shop holds all my crafting supplies and homewares along with kits and other bits and bobs. It's an eclectic treasure trove of small items reflecting whatever I'm doing at the time. If you are looking for my accessories or day wear or special occasions please see my other shop at www.jezdesigns.etsy.com

I try to make my range more sustainable over time so you will see patterns for making your own items from fabric leftovers, recycled and upcycled items and kits in the store; as well as things made from new stock.

I also make some custom things but if I'm very busy in my "dayjob" I can only offer variations on what's already in the shop (you'll see my accept custom listings setting is "off" when this happens). If you are only looking for a different fabric, colour or type of something in the shop please contact me nonetheless and I'll see what I can do to help.

I take great care to describe items accurately and charge fairly so please check the listings carefully before buying; it is especially easy to misunderstand sizes so I give everything in inches and cm to help you. If you have any issues with a digital pattern file you've bought please contact me here so I can help solve them.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept 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)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
For all digital items; refunds are not possible once you have downloaded the files, sorry. The sole exception is if there are issues with the file or download which make it unusable and which I can't fix. Always contact me If you are having problems- or if the pattern instructions don't seem to make sense and I will do my best to help you!

Inside the EU you will have up to 14 days from when you receive any (non-custom) physical item(s) to cancel your order if you change your mind. However to get a full refund of the costs (excl. return shipping) within a further 14 days you will need to a) tell me as soon as possible so I can help you and b) return the item to me at your shipping cost (or provide proof you have done so if it gets mislaid in the postal system) also within a total of 28 days. This return shipping cost will vary a lot country to country -please ask your local post office for a price or contact me for help as I can't add estimates to listings for all eventualities since I don't know who will buy them from where. You will also need to use the "withdrawal" form -you can find this using the link on the receipt that Etsy sends you.

Outside the EU I will normally be able to offer refunds for physical items ONLY if there is a manufacturing fault of mine or if you change your mind in specific cases as noted under the "payment" policy; or for shipping damage on arrival if you chose insured shipping. I cannot offer a refund on custom items to anyone anywhere if you just change your mind once you receive it - the item was made specifically for you and photos and other information will have been supplied to you throughout the making process so that you knew what you were ordering. I will have spent a full amount of time designing and making the item and have used up materials and money, plus no-one else is all that likely to want your item. So please be sure you want it before you order a custom item. This applies to one-off items we agree the specification for by convo and custom listing. It also applies to customiseable items made to order whose listings contain options (drop down menus) but here I may be able to refund you depending on the resalability fo the item. Please see the payment policy section for other types of custom cancellation.

Outside the EU- I will occasionally offer an exchange or credit on a as-received undamaged, unused stock or made to order item if appropriate, but you do need to contact me first and supply an explanation and will need to pay to ship back to me the pristine, undamaged, UNWORN and UNUSED (please!) item, ideally in its original packaging, for resale. Earrings cannot be returned, due to hygiene requirements, unless they are still wrapped and unopened.
Payment
Payment is due by Etsy checkout or Paypal at the time of purchase- these can also be used to enable you to pay by credit or debit card. As private individual I don't have the ability to take credit cards direct, sorry; nor can I accept US postal orders (paper "checks" issue by USPS and some banks), as they are incredibly expensive and almost impossible to use in the UK.

If you buy but don't pay within 10 working days or reply to contact messages I will assume you don't want the item any more and cancel the transaction. On large custom orders which are not urgent, payment is half upfront as your commitment to buy and acceptance of the specification, and half on completion before I ship.

Prices include a fair labour charge, materials, any development time and system transaction fees; postage includes packaging, fees, standard mail charges (NO TRACKING), my time and fuel. Prices are more dear in the UK for postage than in some other places, please note.
Shipping
I am in the UK, so if you are not this explains a lot of the shipping cost you will see- airmail is involved in delivering your order.

I ship 2nd class in the UK, and standard airmail to Europe and elsewhere- this means NO TRACKING to save money. As I work full time I cannot always get to the post every day so please check, if your order is urgent, to make sure I can get it to you on time! This is especially important with any custom or large order which takes time to make.

Standard shipping does NOT include tracking and insurance; but these are available for an extra charge usually between approx. US$8-10 depending on where you are based. Couriers are faster but cost a lot. If you want these options please see the shipping upgrades on most listings or let me know so I can tell you how much yours will be. Where possible I will use recycled packaging to reduce the impact on the environment- please reuse my packaging sent to you, too; thanks!
Additional policies and FAQs
I do not offer wholsesale services and discounts; my prices are already as low as I can have them and still make any kind of useful income. I work with small run or unique one-off items, occasionally in very small batches.

It is not really possible to offer a blanket guarantee on handmade crafts but if an item fails in normal use within 1 year due to my fault please contact me as I may be able to offer you a partial or full refund under the refund policy above. This does not cover normal wear and tear or kits/supplies and I reserve the right to refuse a refund if the item has been used in a way it was never intended for.

Custom orders involve more work so take longer. If you change your mind during me making you one, you can only obtain a refund of any kind if you contact me before I have expended time and materials. Beyond that I reserve the right to issue a partial or no refund depending on the balance of my payments and costs. If you do not pay the final instalment for a finished custom item and do not respond to contact attempts within 30 days, I will assume you no longer want the item, cancel the transaction and relist the item for sale. I will try to refund you the transaction but this may not always be possible if you go out of contact or change your details.
Privacy
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services. It aims to make sure I comply with the new EU GPDR data law on your rights and my responsibilities from May 25th 2018.
This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example), if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
• as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
• if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
• as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Unlike some sellers I don't store your details separately apart from this and I don't use your details to send marketing info, except anything Etsy sends you independently, such as when I do a shop update or list new item. You need to access your Etsy settings to change that, please.

Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
• Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
• Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
• Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law. But I currently have no intention of ever selling my business, as it relies in my skills.
• Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

Please note I do not keep Etsy customer info outside of Etsy currently unless there is an issue which means I have to contact you directly via email; in which case it is only present within my webmail platform, as info within emails. I do not store any database of customers apart from that. I currently email via Yahoo- I do try to delete old emails but I cannot 100% guarantee all data is deleted- you should contact your own email provider to delete their records too. I will never use these email details to contact you with marketing information unless you have specifically asked me to come back to you about a product of mine; I hate being mailed adverts and so do most customers- I also mostly make special items you might buy once in a lifetime only. If you are an existing regular customer for other products such as pouches, again I will only store/create your contact details outside Etsy if necessary, and keep for 4 years.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU
I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the EU, the US and other jurisdictions as a result of using Etsy and Yahoo. I also use Paypal sometimes when adjusting invoices with you. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. When I can identify any privacy framework agreement in action I will post it here in this policy. Etsy Paypal and Yahoo's owning company Oath/Verizon have to be GPDR compliant and have their own policies. So far as I can establish, none of these companies has certified themselves under the Privacy Shield arrangement yet, which is designed to manage these transfers.

Your Rights
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
• Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
• Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request. If it's within Etsy I will have to get their help to do this.
• Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
• Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Julie Winnard, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at julie [!at] jezdesigns.co.uk. Alternately, you may mail me at:
Julie Winnard, 56 Running Waters, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 2DQ

More information

Last updated on May 21, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Why does the shipping cost so much?

Most folks asking this have not realised that I am in a different country to them. Please double check my location: I am in the UK, so if you are not, this means items have to get to you via airmail. Airmail is based on weight and quite costly compared to land shipping; I choose the best balance of cost and speed for most customers. The shipping charge includes, packaging, postage, any fees I am charged on the transaction, my time and fuel to get to the post office or courier. Many listings also include an optional upgrade with tracking, or courier services.

Can I get discounts/do you do wholesale?

Please check my other shop policies- but the short answer is no, as I make small numbers and one-offs, like many Etsy sellers. I can sometimes offer a small discount on grouped orders (3-7 items usually) of very similar things, and will always refund any excess combined shipping if it is significantly over the actual cost.

Why do your small items cost so much?

I live in the first world (the UK) and make custom items in small numbers. The price has to cover my time, costs and skill as well as the fabric as I try to pay my bills this way. Large textile factories use cheap labour to make very large numbers of the same item, which means they can charge much less. But then they will not be able to make single custom items for you.
If you are looking for something standard, there are commercial resellers of these items. For larger cheaper batches see the wholesalers within Etsy (new feature). If you are interested in whether your items are made by a fairly paid workforce, buy Fairtrade, or checkout the many websites which discuss this issue.

Why hasn't my item/order arrived yet?

Please check the processing time on the listing you bought, and the shipping tab for typical shipping times. Postal services have been particularly variable in the USA in the last 2 years and small or large parcels can be very fast, or take over 5 weeks to arrive. I have no control of this, sorry. If the time of arrival matters or the item is over about $30 I recommend you upgrade to tracked and insured shipping so at least we have some way to get USPS to look for the parcel.

So far, no US parcel of mine has been completely lost but a very small number have got stuck or lost in customs or been sent on to random 3rd countries before eventually turning up. Please be patient and chase USPS.

Are you GPDR compliant?

Yes - please see my privacy policy for more details. I do not store Etsy customer details outside Etsy unless some problem or question causes a need to do so, such as adjusting an order and sending you a Paypal invoice for extra services/items we agree to add. I do not create a database of customers separately nor produce marketing bulletins/newsletters currently. Any updates you get should be within Etsy and you can turn those on/off by accessing your settings here.