littlewingsdesigns

Littlewings Designs, handcrafted leather goods.

Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Note from shop owner I'm going to be a mom! As I prepare to enter motherhood, I am putting my Etsy on vacation mode for awhile in order to simplify, streamline, and adjust to my new role. We are still accepting orders via our website, www.littlewingsdesigns.com/shop, and are also keeping our brick and mortar shop + studio stocked, Gemini Handmade, in Grand Rapids, MI.
We are planning to reopen our Etsy site in time for holiday 2020.
If you have any questions, please email us at elysemarie [!at] littlewingsdesigns.com. Thanks so much for your patience and your support of the handcrafted!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 28, 2020

I'm going to be a mom! As I prepare to enter motherhood, I am putting my Etsy on vacation mode for awhile in order to simplify, streamline, and adjust to my new role. We are still accepting orders via our website, www.littlewingsdesigns.com/shop, and are also keeping our brick and mortar shop + studio stocked, Gemini Handmade, in Grand Rapids, MI.
We are planning to reopen our Etsy site in time for holiday 2020.
If you have any questions, please email us at elysemarie [!at] littlewingsdesigns.com. Thanks so much for your patience and your support of the handcrafted!

Elyse Marie

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Elyse Marie

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About littlewingsdesigns

Sales 994
On Etsy since 2010

Our Story

Littlewings Designs is a handcrafted accessory line dedicated to small production, artisan details, and timeless quality. We believe that form and function can and should mutually coexist in pleasant harmony, and strive for this design ideal in our work. By utilizing the best craftsmanship and quality natural materials, we are making goods that mature with age and last a lifetime.

We strive to minimize waste and reduce our impact on the planet by utilizing long-lasting materials and working on a small-scale production basis. Some items- wallets, catch-alls, and cuffs, for a few examples- are best produced in small batches. Other items, such as the handbags and shoes, are primarily made-to-order. We practice our craft in this manner to give each order the individual attention it deserves, cut our materials with minimal waste, and work as efficiently as possible.

My name is Elyse Marie, and I'm the owner and designer behind Littlewings Designs. I'm a born and raised Michigander, a child of the Great Lakes, forest adventures, handcrafted traditions, and living small. Artisan craft is my life passion- I have been sewing since I was seven years old, and growing up pursued art in all mediums before landing at the Savannah College of Art and Design . My love for the handcrafted process and belief in quality products led me to major in Accessory Design. Upon graduating in 2010, I launched my line Littlewings Designs and returned home to Grand Rapids, Michigan. In staying local and putting down roots in my hometown, I am honored to be revitalizing our local craft tradition and forging a trail with my fellow creatives for a life of honest labor and artful living.

Littlewings Designs is half of the handcrafted leather studio + gift shop called Gemini Handmade, based in Grand Rapids, MI. Founded by Elyse in 2013 originally as "Parliament the Boutique," as a studio + storefront for Littlewings Designs, the vision has grown and now is co-owned with her husband, Jacob Vroon of Harbinger Leather Design. Both born under the sign of Gemini, two days apart in the same hospital, Elyse met her husband as friendly competing leather-workers in West Michigan. Now married for over three years, they combine their skills, machinery and resources to create a crossroads for makers and clients, share ideas, and joyfully invest in one another's mutual success.

Check out our adventures!
http://www.geminihandmade.com

Shop members

  • elyse marie

    Owner, Maker

    the maker, designer, and founder of Littlewings Designs. maker, leather worker, stylist, dreamer, and adventurer. Littlewings and a little magic.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 4, 2018
littlewings designs is a handcrafted, artisan accessories design company, dedicated to creating inspired designs with the highest standards in materials and craftsmanship. Each piece is handcrafted in a small scale studio environment; the patterns are made, the materials are cut, and the pieces constructed by my hands. I believe in the importance of handcraft tradition, and am dedicated to creating handcrafted products of unique and functional design.

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 exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Due to the handcrafted nature of Littlewings Designs products, all sales are final, with the only exception being a wrong size or a fundamental defect in the item; in this case, an exchange for the proper size or a replacement of the product will be offered.

Once an item is shipped, it is considered by littlewings designs to be delivered. The buyer may purchase additional insurance for their item if desired; please contact me and I will happily make a custom invoice for you. Otherwise, items lost in the mail after initial shipping are the responsibility of the buyer.

Custom item and wholesale order sales concerns are dealt with on a case by case basis. Please contact me with your concerns and we will try to come to an amenable solution as quickly as possible.
Payment
Please remember that all pieces are made-to-order unless otherwise explicitly stated in the listing. A processing time is listed for each item- this is how long it takes to make your item, and shipping is additional time on top of this. We apologize for any inconvenience, and if you simply can't wait that long, please visit one of our stockists to see our product in person. Our stockists list is available at our website, www.littlewingsdesigns.com.
Shipping
Once an item is shipped, you will be contacted with shipping carrier and tracking information. Within the United States, all items unless otherwise noted are shipped via USPS Priority Mail with insurance and Delivery Confirmation.

We are now offering international shipping. International shipping prices vary by country, and our most common destinations have individual prices listed. These are generally sent First Class Parcel Post via USPS, and take 2-4 weeks to arrive. Please allow for this in your ordering.

Shipping prices also include handling at LWD. This means that the boxes and paper are also a part of the shipping charges, as we would never want someone's lovely leather to arrive with any damage. That said, if a shipping price charged is deemed considerably out of line, you may receive a partial shipping refund.

Please know that all items are posted with receipts and delivery confirmation records kept on file with each order. Once an item has shipped, it is the responsibility of the buyer, and Littlewings Designs is not to be held accountable for items lost in the mail. Applicable insurance covers large items lost within the USA.

Buyers are responsible for ensuring accurate and complete shipping information when they make their purchase. Littlewings Designs is not liable for goods returned or lost in the mail due to any errors in address information, including those for international orders. Please be sure to include the correct information with your order!

All international duties, taxes, fees, or any other charges for imported goods, are the sole responsibility of the buyer.
Additional policies and FAQs
Littlewings Designs also welcomes wholesale orders. Please visit the following page for more information on accessing our wholesale platform: http://www.littlewingsdesigns.com/wholesale-1/