Announcement Welcome! I'm Nicael and I hope you enjoy looking around at my handmade, one of a kind upcycled/recycled leather and suede accessories. I also have a growing selection of decorative copper and brass masks, and upcycled/recycled copper and brass jewelry. I am working on new pieces all of the time so come back and check to see what I've been up to. Thanks for stopping by!
Welcome! I'm Nicael and I hope you enjoy looking around at my handmade, one of a kind upcycled/recycled leather and suede accessories. I also have a growing selection of decorative copper and brass masks, and upcycled/recycled copper and brass jewelry. I am working on new pieces all of the time so come back and check to see what I've been up to. Thanks for stopping by!
I Love Leather......and Metal!
I started my shop after a less than thrilling experience of trying to go back to work after my son was born. I was burnt out on working for other people, exhausted, and feeling pretty low because I really just wanted to find a way to be home with my son and work on all of my various creations at the same time. I found out about Etsy and decided to try it and I've been here ever since. I work on my leather and metal thingies in between chasing children, managing our zoo of tortoises, crested geckos, and one very old tabby cat, and everything else that comes my way during the day. I can't say that I have ever been happier and hope to continue doing what I do for a long, long time.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Mom, Reptile Lover, Etc.
I'm a creative person born into a family of creative people. I mainly work in leather right now but I am slowly getting back to working in metal as well. I love color, texture, and super shiny things.
Please make sure to read the product description of the item you are interested in thoroughly. I do my best to be as accurate as possible on the size and color of each item I want to make sure you are receiving the item you expected with no misinterpretations. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about your item of interest before purchase. I will do my best to answer as soon as possible.
***** I am not accepting custom order requests right now. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but I need to focus on getting ready for my upcoming holiday shows and such. I will have lots to list in the upcoming weeks. Please come by and check often********
Want something in a different color or design? Just contact me and I will see what I can do:) **********Please read my custom order, wholesale order, and consignment order policies on my policy page as I am only able to accept these types of orders from February through August.***********
***I SHIP INTERNATIONALLY***
****If you have any questions about my shop, my work, custom orders, etc. please contact me, I would love to hear from you:)****
***** Check out my profile and policy pages for more information*****
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
****California residents will be charged sales tax****
***Items must be paid for within three days of purchase from my shop. If payment is not received within the three day period, I will have to cancel the transaction.***
Reserved/non-custom made items are held for 48 hours unless previous arrangements are made. If the reserved item is not payed for within the 48 hour time limit, it is taken off of reserve and made available for sale.
Orders are shipped as soon as possible after payment is received. This is usually three to five business days after purchase. If any delays occur, I will contact you and do my best to give you an estimate on your items' shipping date. My shipping days are Monday through Friday. Shipping can be expedited/upgraded as long as I am contacted BEFORE your order is placed.
I ship my items first class with tracking(if possible) through the United States Postal Service. Each item will be boxed or wrapped, and packaged carefully to ensure it's safe arrival to you. If you would like an item gift wrapped just let me know.
Masks are shipped seperately from other items, due to their weight, size, and special packaging. Due to these special considerations, Masks can not be gift wrapped.
I do offer local pick-up in Arcata only. If you are interested in this option please contact me BEFORE PURCHASE so I can make arrangements with you.
*****I ship to the address that I get through Etsy unless otherwise specified.*******
If you need your purchase to be a gift, please contact me at the time of purchase with all specifications such as the address that you want your purchase to be shipped to. Please be sure to allow plenty of time between ordering and shipping to assure that your gift will arrive on time at it's destination. I will try to ship your item as soon as possible but there can be up to five days for processing time. As for packaging, I will do my best to make your gift as aesthetically pleasing as possible, but I do not provide gift wrap or gift boxes at this time.
Refunds and Exchanges
I make every effort to make sure my work is of good quality and arrives to you safely. Sometimes a purchase just does not work and a return just needs to happen. No worries, I will accept returned items up to one month from date of purchase, no questions asked, as long as the item is not used or damaged from use. Refunds are for the cost of the item only. The buyer is responsible for return shipping costs, and I must receive the item back in unused condition before I can issue a refund. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.
Repairs are offered at no charge if the item arrives to you damaged. Please contact me immediately if this is the case so I can make the repair of your item my top priority.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please be as specific as possible when requesting a custom item. I want to make an item that you will cherish and I can only do so if I know your preference in design, color, and texture, it also helps me to know if what you want is something that I can actually create for you.
Due to the fact that I work mostly with recycled leather from leather clothing, I usually have small amounts of the colors used in my shop, so leather/suede color is very limited. I may or may not have all of the colors and textures available to make your item. If you are interested in a particular color/style of wallet or accessory, I can provide a list of colors that I have on hand.
****Please understand that I do prefer to work in my own style and I reserve the right to refuse a custom order request if the item requested is something I feel I can not make to your specifications, or one that is too similar to another artists' work. I also ask for a fifty percent non-refundable deposit at time of order. Please contact me with any questions you have. I would love to hear from you.******
If you are unhappy with the item that I have custom made to your specifications please contact me immediately, before you use the item. It is important to me that the item you order from me is what you actually want. I cannot adjust a used item and I cannot accept a return on an already used item.
Your feedback on my shop is very important to me and always welcome. I rely on feedback from my customers to make my items, my shop, and customer service the best it can be. I enjoy hearing from you, come by and say hi:)