JohnMetBetty

Vegan Leather Bags, Totes, Clutches & Wallets HANDMADE

Bainbridge, Washington · 272 Sales

JohnMetBetty

Vegan Leather Bags, Totes, Clutches & Wallets HANDMADE

Bainbridge, Washington 272 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(132)

Announcement   Vegan Leather Bags, Totes, Clutches & Wallets HANDMADE in the USA.
All designs are original, sewn by me in my studio in WA state. Brighten your day with a fun *POP* of color! Make To Order purchases will be shipped within one week of purchase date. I ship USPS Priority Mail with insurance for all orders within the US.

Upcoming Shows for 2017

Urban Craft @ Art Rising Seattle, Saturday May 6th. (John St. between Westlake & Dexter and inside Denny Park in SLU) 10am - 5pm.

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Last updated on Feb 24, 2017

Vegan Leather Bags, Totes, Clutches & Wallets HANDMADE in the USA.
All designs are original, sewn by me in my studio in WA state. Brighten your day with a fun *POP* of color! Make To Order purchases will be shipped within one week of purchase date. I ship USPS Priority Mail with insurance for all orders within the US.

Upcoming Shows for 2017

Urban Craft @ Art Rising Seattle, Saturday May 6th. (John St. between Westlake & Dexter and inside Denny Park in SLU) 10am - 5pm.

Facebook: http://facebook.com/JohnMetBetty
Twitter: http://twitter.com/johnmetbetty
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/JohnMetBetty/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/johnmetbettyhandbags

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5 out of 5 stars
(132)
Jenny

Jenny on Dec 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Adorable! Sweet seller who's craftsmanship is impeccable! Love my clutch !

RedSoxette

RedSoxette on Oct 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

What a cute and well made clutch! It was precisely what I was looking for to hold my iPhone 6. The fabric is the best and it's a great size. I really, really love it. Thank you!!

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Updates

Audrey Wallets in Vintage Plaid, available soon!
New vegan bags are in the shop! More on the way soon!

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Brand new item, as a result of a recent custom order. Glitter & Sparkle Bow Clutch with wrist strap.

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Pink Glitter Clutch
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About

I started my business the summer of 2007, I had just completed my first year of fashion design at George Brown College in Toronto, Canada. My parents purchased a truckload of purse frames and zippers from a leather company going out of business, without knowing much about them, we loaded boxes of purse frames into a tiny car and filled my small apartment with them. There were so many, we had to tuck them under tables and my bed! At this point I had to figure out how to use the darn things, there were no tutorials on the internet (this was just before crafting became trendy) and very little information about how to use them. I began experimenting using tools I purchased from the leather company, after some trial and error I eventually got the hang of it! Later that year my husband received a job offer in Seattle, WA, we got married and moved west. We packed up our two cats and belongings (including boxes of purse frames ;) and moved from Toronto to WA state.

During my first few years living in the US, I practiced and made handbags as a hobby, filling my time until my green card arrived. I wasn't really sure about making handbags for a living until April of 2009 when I became Etsy's Featured Seller. This opportunity gave me a lot of exposure and increased my confidence in the work I was doing. I developed a love for making and designing handbags and felt like I had finally found my artistic medium.

In 2013 we took another opportunity and moved to NY state. My husband and I spent two years exploring NYC and living in Westchester county. As amazing as NY was, we felt a tug in our hearts to return to the beauty of the west coast, where we now reside with our two boxers, Zeus and Penny, and cats, Spirit and Shadow.

Most days I spend in my studio working, taking breaks to garden or go on a walk with my dogs. I travel a few times a year to various shows around the country, including Chicago, NYC and locally in Seattle and Bainbridge Island.

My business is named for my grandparents, John & Betty Thompson. My grandmother Betty passed away from Alzheimer's Disease in 2006, it was shortly after I named my company, in honor of her and my grandfather, for their love for fashion and good style and long lasting romance. John recently passed December 2012 and is dearly missed.

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  • Jill

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I'm Jill, maker of colorful retro clutches and vegan handbags! I make accessories that make a standout statement, I believe accessories should be fun and the highlight of your outfit. My design inspirations are Kate Spade & Orla Kiely.

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