KikamoraCrafts

Crochet beads, appliques - handmade in Latvia, Europe

Riga, Latvia · 3992 Sales

KikamoraCrafts

Crochet beads, appliques - handmade in Latvia, Europe

Riga, Latvia 3992 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   KikamoraCrafts is taking a little break right now. A new family member has arrived to this world, so I'm taking some "family time" off the crafting business :) Please, see "About" page to see, when the shop will be back to full time. Thank You!

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Last updated on Apr 18, 2017

KikamoraCrafts is taking a little break right now. A new family member has arrived to this world, so I'm taking some "family time" off the crafting business :) Please, see "About" page to see, when the shop will be back to full time. Thank You!

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Handmade burlap and ribbon lace bow, 1 pc.
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Spring will be here soon. Let these tiny (less than 1 inch wide) flowers make Your day brighter! (Oh, and greenery is one of this year trends, they say :) ) And there are more colors of this type flowers in my shop - check them out!

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Adding simple ribbon to the butterfly applique makes it a nice embellishment for a gift.

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About

2017 - Big changes
This year there will be great changes in my life - I'm expecting my first baby in April. And thus there will be changes in KikamoraCrafts, too. As it's one lady business, I won't be able to keep this shop fully running. But I will try. Here is approximate plan, how this shop will work this year:
06.04.2017. - 30.04.2017.
Shop will be on vacation or on light schedule. This will be time, when I will meet new human and we will have some time just for our family. If new family member will cooperate, maybe I'll open a bit sooner, but it all depends on different things, so I can't promise that. Anyway, only "ready to ship" products (both commercial and handmade supplies) will be available this time. No custom orders and "made to order" products.
01.05.2017. - 01.09.2017.
Shop will slowly adding products (commercial supplies first, then handmade supplies).
01.09.2017.
Custom orders welcome, might be also new products available :) Shop should be ready to work in full speed.

Story about a girl and crafts.
Do You want to hear a story? Long time ago there was a girl. She liked to crochet and knit, but teachers and parents told her - You don't have talent in crafts. You have different talents, lets work with them. Leave crafts, You are not good enough. And girl believed them - after all, You have to believe Your parents and teachers, they know better, don't they? Anyway, time went by, girl grew up and almost forgot, that she liked crafts. She got job, then another job - interesting, but not craft related. And then she decided to quit. She had her reasons. So she got unemployed and had to decide, what to do next. And instead of looking for another job, she got this crazy idea - crafts! She is adult, she doesn't have to listen to anyone anymore. So why no try? And that's how it started...
At first it was ebay - I didn't make much, but I learned to make my stuff, to take pictures, to price it, to sell it. A year later I got full time job again (it was too difficult for me not to ;listen to "You can;'t do this, You can't make living with this, You have to have "real" job"...). But after 1,5 years I understood, that I want back my crafts! So I quit my full time job (again) and opened shop on Etsy.

So, about my "crafts".
I play with colors and stitches. I don't have patterns for my appliques. It is all in my head.
I see "trendy" pastel shades (dirty white, gray, dirty light blue, dirty gray etc.) every day and it makes me feel "gray" myself. Believe or not, but it's so hard to buy something not "gray"... So my appliques are my way to make things more colorful.
Materials:
Mostly I work with cotton Turkish and Egyptian mercerized "perle" cotton thread. It's soft and silky. But if needed I can work also with other yarns - both natural and syntethic.
I can't buy my yarns "in bulk" (too expensive and I would not have place to keep them), so every week I go to "yarn treasure hunt" - there are 4 or five different yarn stores (small ones) to visit. Sellers in these stores already know me - we are like good friends ;) And that's great - they know, that I'm looking for, so, if there is something new, they always tell me and sometimes give me nice discount :)
For my crocheted beads I use natural wood beads - they are not polished or varnished - it's just pure wood shape.
Each bead, applique and doll clothing piece is made by my hands - stitch by stitch. Crocheting is quite time consuming. For example, I can make ~6-8 beads per hour (or 4-5 appliques).

My other shops on Etsy:
www.kikacrafts.etsy.com (closed)

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Shop policies

Last updated on March 2, 2017
Updated on 22.12.2016.
FLAT RATE SHIPPING.
To make it easier for my customers, I offer flat rate shipping for most of the items in the shop - does not matter, how many items You buy - shipping cost for Your purchase will be:
EU countries - 3.80€ (~5.00 USD)
All other countries- 4.50€ ( ~6.00 USD)

Exceptions:
1) large crochet bead lots
2) custom orders (shipping costs will be calculated precisely).
3) some of the yarns.

Shipping cost refunds:
Shipping costs consists of actual postal costs (based on parcel weight) + cost of shipping materials (bubble envelope or box).
I do refund excess shipping for small applique purchases (1-2 items). Still minimal shipping costs for such purchases will be 2.50€ (~3.00 USD)

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
Payment
Payment methods
Paypal (also Credit cards through the Paypal).
If You want to pay with credit card through Paypal, but don't have account, You can still do that. More information here: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/361

Credit Cards and Etsy gift cards.
Right now I don't accept credit cards and Etsy gift cards via Etsy Direct CheckOut, but if you need to use this payment method, let me know, I'll activate it for You.
Regular payments through the DC will be accepted from 1st September 2017.

For EU customers with national currency Euro - I accept also bank transfers, please, contact me for details, if You want to use bank transfer as Your payment method.
Shipping
I usually ship within 3-4working days after payment is cleared. I don't ship on weekends. For example - if purchase is made on Thursday, it will be shipped out on Monday.
Lots "made to order" can take more time to be ready for shipping. Estimated shipping times for these products are shown in the description of the listing.
Items are shipped as registered small parcels through Latvia Post. This type of parcels are trackable in most countries.
Countries, that don't track this type of parcels (as much as I know): Australia, New Zealand, USA (right now), Canada.
Please note, that items ship from Latvia, Europe. Shipping time varies (and there are always exceptions also): for EU countries - 5-10 working days, for USA and Canada - 14-21 working days. Australia has been very slow lately and shipping time can be up to 4 weeks and more.
You will receive shipping notification to You e-mail. Tracking number will be available also on Your purchase page and You will be able to track Your parcel on www.track-trace.com and (for most countries) in Your country post website.

Note for USA customers. Due to changes in USPS tracking system, most parcels are not trackable in usps.com site right now. Hopefully this will change soon.

Packaging
I use plastic self adhesive bags for packing products and bubble envelope to send my items (or cardboard box for larger orders). As postage cost depends on package weight I try to make it as minimal as possible to avoid higher shipping fees. I don't usually add printed receipt (both to save planet resources and not to add weight to parcel), If You need one, You can print it on Your purchase page or let me know in "notes to seller", when purchasing.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns and refunds

Period under which buyer can withdraw from a sales contract, is 14 days.
This period expires 14 days after the day buyer has received their goods. However, if this period expires on a non-working day, your deadline is extended till the next working day. You can choose to withdraw from your order for any reason within this timeframe.

To exercise their right of withdrawal, buyer must unequivocally inform the seller of their decision to withdraw from the purchase.

Buyer is responsible for covering return shipping costs.
Exception - if return happens due to seller mistake (for example, faulty product or not as ordered), seller pays for return shipping.
To ensure a safe delivery all products are sent by registered post and should be returned same way, using registered mail.

Buyers are entitled to a full refund including the original shipping fee as long as the item has not been used and is still in a saleable condition and original packaging. Refund will be given as soon as returned item is received or within 14 days of receiving evidence that the buyer has sent the item back (e.g. if the buyer has proof of postage) and is in condition as mentioned above.

However, to avoid such situations, please, read carefully item description BEFORE purchasing item, and please, contact me if You have additional questions.
Additional policies and FAQs
All my items come from non-smokers home.

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Last updated on Mar 20, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Do You have discounts for larger orders?

I try to keep my prices as low as possible, but sometimes I can offer small discount for bulk orders of handmade supplies (bulk order - order for more than 15 sets of same product or order above 100$ before shipping). For commercial supplies (thread, unfinished beads etc.) I can't offer additional discounts as I put very small margin on them.

Can I use Your appliques/beads to make my own items to sell?

Yes. You can use them as You wish and You definitely can sell items You make using them.

Shipping costs, combined shipping

To make it easier for my customers, I offer flat rate shipping for most of the items in the shop - it does not matter, how many items You buy - shipping cost for Your purchase will be:
EU countries - 3.80€ (~5.00 USD)
All other countries- 4.50€ ( ~6.00 USD)

Exceptions:
1) large crochet bead lots
2) custom orders (shipping costs will be calculated precisely).
3) some of the yarns.

Shipping cost refunds:
Shipping costs consists of actual postal costs (based on parcel weight) + cost of shipping materials (bubble envelope or box).
I do refund excess shipping for small applique purchases (1-2 items). Still minimal shipping costs for such purchases will be 2.50€ (~3.00 USD)