handmade silk butterflies: hair clips, pins, magnets

| Hillsdale, Michigan
5,314 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

Star Seller.

This seller has a history of 5-star reviews, shipping on time, and replying quickly when they got any messages.

katesCottageShop is taking a short break


Note from shop owner ~~~~~~~~UNDER THE WEATHER~~~~~~~~
Hello friends. I am currently under the weather, and resting up for a little while. Will reopen the shop once I'm feeling better.

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"If nothing ever changed, there would be no such things as butterflies" ~Wendy Mass

Have a beautiful day! ~Kate

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Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jan 20, 2022

~~~~~~~~UNDER THE WEATHER~~~~~~~~
Hello friends. I am currently under the weather, and resting up for a little while. Will reopen the shop once I'm feeling better.

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"If nothing ever changed, there would be no such things as butterflies" ~Wendy Mass

Have a beautiful day! ~Kate

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Kate Coakley

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Kate Coakley


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About katesCottageShop

Sales 5,314
On Etsy since 2009

I believe in hope, endurance, mindfulness, and joy!

Hello there! I'm Kate. I was raised in a tiny forested community in northern Michigan and spent my days climbing trees, making forts, and riding my bike all over our small village. Now I live in a small rural town in southern Michigan surrounded by farmland. I'm raising four amazing boys with my wonderful husband.
Once upon a time, I studied to become an art teacher, long before the days of Etsy. Once Etsy came along, I knew it was my fit. I've been an artist my whole life, creating jewelry and doll clothes in grade school, and refinishing my first piece of furniture when I was 10. I'm a self-taught businesswoman and photographer.
I've been fascinated by butterflies since I was a wee girl. Unmistakably magical and enchanting, they seem to whisper their own stories on their fluttering wings.
Butterflies have long symbolized hope, strength, change, persistence, metamorphosis, joy, renewal, mindfulness, serenity, dreams, endurance, victory, resurrection and the soul.
I'm so delighted to share with you the one-of-a-kind ORIGINAL silk butterflies on Etsy, entirely handmade {with love} . . . and spread a little bit of hope and joy around the world.

When I'm not creating butterflies, I'm probably berry-picking, growing herbs, reading, walking through the woods or down country roads, canning fruits & jams, making lye soap, sewing clothing, taking photos for fun, feathering our nest, or most importantly: spending time with my family and friends.

Shop members

  • Kate Coakley

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Hello, I'm Kate! I: design . create . photograph . package . ship . market . and {sometimes} model . . . all the items in my shop. I'm a one-woman show, and LOVE what I do. I hope you'll enjoy it too.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 18, 2019
Welcome to my little boutique!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 2 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Please feel free to ask questions before purchasing my goods

~ I'll gladly refund any item that arrives to you damaged or broken!
* Please let me know within 7 days of receiving your item and I'd be glad to refund your purchase price for the damaged item, or replace it at no cost to you! *

~I am not able to issue refunds for my silk butterflies, for sanitary reasons . . . so sorry!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me through the Etsy convo system, or via email at: kates_cottage [!at] hotmail.com
I accept Paypal, and debit/credit card payments through Paypal

If you live in Michigan, 6% sales tax will be added to your order
I ship within 3-5 business days, unless noted in item description

* I offer:
Standard Shipping: First Class via USPS:
~normally 2-5 days transit to US addresses
~normally 6-10 days transit to most international addresses

Priority Mail via USPS:
~normally 2-3 days transit to US addresses

I use mostly corrugated cardboard boxes as an anti-squish factor to ship my items.
I will ship items to your saved Etsy address . . . if you'd like me to send it somewhere else, please let me know at or before the time of sale.

I will not falsify customs declarations. If you purchase something from me, it is "merchandise" and cannot be marked as a "gift". Thanks so much for understanding! :)
Additional policies and FAQs
My studio is smoke-free
I have one indoor cat
* Information I Collect *
To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized 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 fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
~ when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
~ 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.

* 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.
~ 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.

* Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU *
I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

* 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.
~ 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, Kate Coakley, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at kates_Cottage [!at] hotmail.com. Alternately, you may mail me at:

147 River Street
Hillsdale, MI 49242
United States

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Last updated on Apr 18, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Do you sell your butterflies without backings?

No, I'm sorry, all of my butterflies come with a backing of some sort.