LilyandMaze

Adjustable Bangles // Book Inspired // Charity Based

Arizona, United States · 298 Sales

LilyandMaze

Adjustable Bangles // Book Inspired // Charity Based

Arizona, United States 298 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(58)

Announcement   Welcome to Lily and Maze! We make custom stackable expandable bangles and a portion of every sale is donated to mission work in Kenya. Check out our selection of fandom, book, and TV/film inspired bangles!

NEW LOGO TAGS!!! All existing inventory will ship with the beautiful, hand stamped charms shown in the pictures, but new creations will ship with the sleek, new jewelry tags I shared on IG!! @lilyandmaze

I love making these bangles and I make ones that reflect who I am. Want something that better reflects who you are? Shoot me a convo and we can dream up your perfect bangle together!

Don't forget to look at the add-on charms. I offer beautiful Swarovski crystal charms, pearls, and a custom stamped Africa charm, all the proceeds of which go straight to our work with Kenya!

Necklaces more your thing? I can make any bangle into a necklace too! Just choose the necklace option with the length you want when you add the item to your cart.

A portion of the proceeds from every sale goes to the Kenya Project. See my story for more info!

Like us on Facebook for updates on our shop and the Kenya Project: https://www.facebook.com/lilyandmaze

Follow us on Instagram for lots of pictures and shop updates: @lilyandmaze

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 8, 2016

Welcome to Lily and Maze! We make custom stackable expandable bangles and a portion of every sale is donated to mission work in Kenya. Check out our selection of fandom, book, and TV/film inspired bangles!

NEW LOGO TAGS!!! All existing inventory will ship with the beautiful, hand stamped charms shown in the pictures, but new creations will ship with the sleek, new jewelry tags I shared on IG!! @lilyandmaze

I love making these bangles and I make ones that reflect who I am. Want something that better reflects who you are? Shoot me a convo and we can dream up your perfect bangle together!

Don't forget to look at the add-on charms. I offer beautiful Swarovski crystal charms, pearls, and a custom stamped Africa charm, all the proceeds of which go straight to our work with Kenya!

Necklaces more your thing? I can make any bangle into a necklace too! Just choose the necklace option with the length you want when you add the item to your cart.

A portion of the proceeds from every sale goes to the Kenya Project. See my story for more info!

Like us on Facebook for updates on our shop and the Kenya Project: https://www.facebook.com/lilyandmaze

Follow us on Instagram for lots of pictures and shop updates: @lilyandmaze

Danny Heyen

Contact shop owner

Danny Heyen

View all 94 items

About

Bangles that make a difference in the lives of women in Kenya.

My shop began all because of a group of women I'd never met living across the globe.

A few years ago, my church began a partnership with Lodwar, Kenya, a town I had never heard of and never imagined I'd see. Specifically, we partnered with UNICEF, Isra-AID, and other similar humanitarian organizations to begin the process of eradicating Gender-Based Violence in the country. Before leaving for another work trip, we were asked to donate bags of disposable menstrual pads to be taken to the women and girls in the region who had to drop out of their trades and school due to their periods. I said, "Why don't we make washable cloth pads they can reuse?" And that started my journey directing the Kenya Pad Initiative.

The Kenya Pad Initiative is comprised of many people who have donated materials, time, and money to create cloth, washable menstrual pads for these women who so desperately need them. As of now, when a girl begins her period, she has only two choices: drop out of school, or find something to keep from bleeding. Many of these young girls rip chunks from their mattresses to use as a makeshift pad, but once they have used their mattress up, they no longer have a mattress and they still have to drop out of school. Our goal is two-fold: 1. Keep the girls in school by supplying them with the most basic hygiene tools needed (Our kits include three pair of cotton underwear, three cloth menstrual pads, and a bar of soap), and 2. To build up strong, confident, educated women who can open their own business making these pads, giving jobs to the women and stoking the local economy.

I never intended to actually GO to Kenya. I'm a stay-at-home-mom with two young girls; how would I swing that? But by some miracle, I am going. I will be making my very first trip to Kenya in September 2015. I started making bangle bracelets as gifts for my friends, but when I received the confirmation about travelling with the team to Kenya so I could share my Kenya Pad Initiative with the women we were making them for, I decided to start selling bangles to raise the money I needed for my trip.

Originally, I sold word-of-mouth and at a boutique that was held at my church. Now, I've decided to sell online, via this Etsy, to continue to raise funds for my trip this fall. But I don't want to stop there. A portion of all the proceeds from the sale of any item in this shop will go directly to helping with the Kenya Project, including (but not limited to) the Kenya Pad Initiative. In addition, ALL proceeds from the sale of the Africa stamped add-on charms will go directly to the Kenya Project. These charms can be added to any item purchased in the shop.

Being a mom, I wanted to include my girls in the process of running the business. My company is named Lily and Maze for them (Lily is currently 1 year old and Clara Mae {Maze} will be 4 years old next month!) They have been big helpers creating pads and stuffing dog beds for local shelters with our fabric scraps. I want them to learn to have giving hearts and to care for all people, even if we don't know them personally. To give them a hands-on project for the business, I encouraged Miss Maze to help me paint water color pictures that represent our mission to cut up to be made into business cards. It was a great exercise, and when Lily is old enough, we will include her in on the process too.

The designs themselves are based on my love for reading, television, all things Disney, and positive, encouraging messages. My wish is for everyone who purchases from Lily and Maze to be proud to show who they are and what they like with their stacked bangles, while having the opportunity to share the amazing story of the positive changes happening in Kenya. But, if bangles aren't your thing, I have decided to offer necklace options of the designs so you can show your love and support in a trendy way while wearing a piece of jewelry better suited to your personality.

Thank you for reading our story and for becoming a part of it with your purchase from Lily and Maze!

-Danny

Written June 2015

Tweet
Around the web
Shop members
  • Danny Heyen

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on July 15, 2015
Welcome to Lily and Maze! Have a look around the shop and I'm sure you'll find something special you'll absolutely love! Many of my designs are inspired by my love for novels, fairy tales, and TV shows. If you have a theme or fandom you love but don't see represented in my shop, let me know. I'm always up for designing new products. A portion of all sales goes toward mission work in Kenya. It is central to our business plan and the reason you see an Africa stamp on many of our designs!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I currently accept credit cards, Etsy gift cards, and PayPal.

As required by law, I charge sales taxes for all purchases in the state of Arizona.
Shipping
PRODUCTION SCHEDULE: All my products are made-to-order. Because of that, please allow for 3-5 business days after payment is received before orders are shipped. Many orders will be created and ready to be mailed more quickly. I work in the studio Monday thru Friday, 9am to 5pm Arizona time. Also, weekends are set aside for my family. I will most likely not respond to emails or check orders on weekends.

I ship using USPS First Class shipping, which normally takes 3-5 days for domestic orders.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Please be aware your country may charge additional customs duty and/or import taxes on your package. You are responsible for paying these charges. I will always make sure there is the appropriate amount of postage on your package. The additional fees are regulated by your government. Refunds will not be issued if you choose not to pay the fees and/or pick-up your package.

ADDRESS:
Please double check your address before placing an order with us. If you mistakenly provide an incorrect address and your item has already shipped, you are welcome to repurchase. We will not replace the item at our cost. If the item is returned to us, we will ship to the correct address after you pay another shipping fee.

We are not able to change shipping addresses once the purchase has been made. We can cancel the sale, and you may repurchase using the correct address.
Refunds and Exchanges
All customized/personalized sales are final.

If you order an item that is not customized and are unhappy with the product, you may return the item within 7 days of delivery. This means you must contact me and have the item posted back to me within those 7 days. Please include your name and order number with the return so I will know who to process the refund for. Refunds will be processed once I have received the item back in the mail in the original, pre-sale condition. I will not refund shipping charges. I am not responsible for lost or stolen packages. You may consider using tracking or insurance to make sure it gets back to us safely.

If you happen to lose a charm, you may purchase a new charm. I don't have them individually listed, so just send me a convo and I will set you up a private listing! If you would like me to repair your jewelry, just pay $5, plus shipping charges and replacement parts, and I will fix your jewelry for you!
Additional policies and FAQs
- Want a custom listing? I would love to help set that up for you! Please convo me if you want multiple items and/or customization.

- Our jewelry is meant to be worn by people ages 14 and older. Please do not purchase for a child.

- All our bangles and charms are lead and nickel-free.

- Jewelry will tarnish. Store jewelry in the plastic, zippered bag included in shipping to slow down the tarnishing process. We do not recommend using liquid jewelry cleaners, but you can shine up the jewelry with polishing cloths.