louzart

LOUZART

Ohio, United States · 799 Sales

louzart

LOUZART

Ohio, United States 799 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(522)

Announcement   All Louzart items ship for free to the USA. UK has a nominal fee for overseas shipping.

My creative juices are induced by a myriad of goodies. I create using old with old, new with new and...of course...old with new. One could call it collage or assemblage, but if it's small enough, I'll create something else out of it!

I primarily do jewelry pieces the likes of which you won't see in very many other places. Louzart enjoys taking antique/vintage photos and creating a new look for the photos. Sometimes they're in the form of jewelry and sometimes they're to decorate your wall with. Some are even clothing pieces. Each piece is an individual item and nothing is duplicated. I may reuse the format, but never the same items.

If you shop and buy from Louzart, you're buying quality, artisan art accessories that won't be duplicated and are the products of the wild side of my brain.

The concept of my items is new but made from repurposed/upcycled items which I refer to as “experienced”. My wearable art/jewelry/clothing has NEVER BEEN WORN in its current state. Due to the nature of using such items, I always launder all fabrics and finish off with liquid fabric softener before creating.

All items are stored in a non-smoking, non-pet area. I can’t guarantee that somewhere in the experience of the fabrics, or jewelry findings, smoking didn’t occur. There’s no smoking nor are there pets in my work shop.

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Last updated on Jun 25, 2016

All Louzart items ship for free to the USA. UK has a nominal fee for overseas shipping.

My creative juices are induced by a myriad of goodies. I create using old with old, new with new and...of course...old with new. One could call it collage or assemblage, but if it's small enough, I'll create something else out of it!

I primarily do jewelry pieces the likes of which you won't see in very many other places. Louzart enjoys taking antique/vintage photos and creating a new look for the photos. Sometimes they're in the form of jewelry and sometimes they're to decorate your wall with. Some are even clothing pieces. Each piece is an individual item and nothing is duplicated. I may reuse the format, but never the same items.

If you shop and buy from Louzart, you're buying quality, artisan art accessories that won't be duplicated and are the products of the wild side of my brain.

The concept of my items is new but made from repurposed/upcycled items which I refer to as “experienced”. My wearable art/jewelry/clothing has NEVER BEEN WORN in its current state. Due to the nature of using such items, I always launder all fabrics and finish off with liquid fabric softener before creating.

All items are stored in a non-smoking, non-pet area. I can’t guarantee that somewhere in the experience of the fabrics, or jewelry findings, smoking didn’t occur. There’s no smoking nor are there pets in my work shop.

Lou Romine-Ratliff

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Manipulator/Purveyor Of Experienced Mixed Media & Found Objects

Unless listed as vintage, ALL items in my shop are hand created/assembled/collaged/upcycled/repurposed and shipped by yours truly. I do not "resell" wholesale, cheap merchandise, nor do I duplicate any of my pieces. I don't do custom creations as each piece I make is from my own ideas using interesting and unique components.
My shop began from the wild and unique accessories I wore while teaching for 30 yrs. It was a great way to keep students' attention. When I retired, I began amassing various baubles and knick knacks and started creating my own style of accessories and kitsch home décor items. In the beginning, I was selling my jewelry right off of my own body at restaurants, malls, etc.
So, online sales was the big step and I've been at this for several years. It's a super hobby and I'm able to meet so many others who like the unique, and I dare say, often over the edge items. I referred to my art gallery pieces as "Menopause Punk." Some of my clothing is called "Menopause Floozy" and...Louzart Gypsy Rags.
I work every day with a creation of one kind or another. I truly love my hobby!

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  • Lou Romine-Ratliff

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Wearable Art Accessories

    Retired, middle school teacher of English and Math. Published author. Elected public official. I'm the only maker of all things Louzart.

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Last updated on September 28, 2016
Hello, all!! I'm a retired middle school teacher who always wore the most daring accessories I could find. After retirement, I began to create unusual wearable art for retail markets. I use found objects and baubles, sparing no detail when it comes to one of a kind items. My credo is...Buy your beads at the mall. Buy your statement from LOUZART! I try to create around themes and enjoy the historical and literary venues.

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Payment by PayPal/Direct Checkout only and due within 24 hrs. of purchase.
Shipping
Shipping to the USA is free and there's a nominal fee of $20.00 per single item to the UK and $7.00 each for additional items.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds are accepted and must be back to me within 10 consecutive days of my shipment to you with delivery confirmation. Refund is for purchase price only and not postage.