madebygigishands

Handmade by Gigi

Georgia, United States · 1772 Sales

madebygigishands

Handmade by Gigi

Georgia, United States 1772 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(281)

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Note from shop owner We've added a new 7lb 11oz addition to our family and are taking some time off. It has been very difficult to keep up with requests and custom orders. In order to keep my sanity we will be closing the online shop for a few weeks. I will consider accepting large orders, please feel free to email me regarding your possible order.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 4, 2016

We've added a new 7lb 11oz addition to our family and are taking some time off. It has been very difficult to keep up with requests and custom orders. In order to keep my sanity we will be closing the online shop for a few weeks. I will consider accepting large orders, please feel free to email me regarding your possible order.

Jennifer Johnston

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Jennifer Johnston

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(281)
Julie Capie

Julie Capie on Sep 4, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

the ties came out absolutely beautiful! the colors are just what i needed, and the seller was SO accommodating. we messaged back and forth like 20 times because i wanted a specific pattern, and she found me what i wanted!! highly recommended!!

Kelly Forrister

Kelly Forrister on May 11, 2015

1 out of 5 stars

I was under the impression that when the seller said they could match a paint color, that the end product would match. After NO communication whatsoever after the purchase, I received my bowtie and suspenders nearly 2 months later with the WRONG color. When I tried to remedy the issue by talking to the shop owner, I was told that it was the closest shade to my paint chip request. I am disappointed that I didn't get a message saying, "is this close enough?". Instead, they shipped me something that clearly did not match my request and billed me $50, without even checking with me. I was told I can't get my money back or a new bowtie in the right color.

Jennifer

Jennifer responded on May 12, 2015

After carefully looking at her chosen paint swatch I matched it to the best option. Please see this link for her exact paint chip and the fabric I chose: https://img1.etsystatic.com/058/0/19800555/icm_fullxfull.59264555_r4u3ly7gudwog8o0ggwg.jpg While I am sorry she was displeased with the color not being an exact match as an exact match is impossible to achieve and anyone who tells you they can get you an exact match is likely misleading you. I did not send a message saying "is this close enough" because it was such a close match that in my opinion it didn't warrant such a message. Money was not refunded because we did indeed match it the best that is possible given our 600+ swatches, and a new bow tie was not shipped because that is the closest match out of our 600+ swatches.

Rebecca O'Neal

Rebecca O'Neal on Apr 27, 2015

4 out of 5 stars

Took a little longer to receive the order than I originally thought, but they match my bridesmaid dresses perfectly and will be perfect for my wedding!

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About

Gigi's bespoke bow ties

Living in Charleston, South Carolina, I consider bow ties a necessity not an accessory. I began making bow ties so that I would have a wide assortment to choose from when dressing my little gentleman. This soon turned into a small business as there were others who were interested in what I was doing. I come from a long line of women who are crafty with fabric and other mediums making sewing feel like I am in a natural element. Being laid off from a job that I loved in February 2012 was motivation to take this new hobby to the internet as a way to bring in money to my family. I now make bow ties for gentlemen of all ages and hair bows for little ladies as well. As for the name "Gigi", it was a nickname given to me by my nephew when he was leraning to speak. He couldn't pronounce "Jenny". Ten years later it has stuck and that's what my immediate family calls me.

Thanks for reading yall!
-Jen

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    Dedicated and adoring mother to a son, who was my inspiration for this venture. Born in Italy, army brat, native of Augusta Georgia, graduate of the University of Georgia three times over.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 19, 2015
Welcome to Handmade by Gigi's Etsy shop! We specialize in bow ties and accessories for men and boys. Take a look around and please email us with any questions!

We love custom orders, so if you don't see what you are looking for please send us and email and let us find it for you.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We currently accept Paypal payments and direct credit card payments through Etsy.

You can pay with their credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) — without having a PayPal account through PayPal.
Shipping
Domestic shipping costs $4 and is done by USPS first class mail and takes 2-5 shipping days.

If you have a larger order, 3-6 items, shipping cost $8 and will be sent USPS Priority mail small flat rate box which takes 2-4 shipping days.

if you have 6+ items, we will ship your items Priority mail in a Regional Rate A which varies and is about $8 and takes about 2-4 days to arrive.

You will receive an email notice when the shipping label is printed. It will have the tracking number for your items. Once we ship your order you will receive it in 2-4 business days for domestic (US) addresses, and about 6-10 days for international addresses.

If you would like expedited shipping, please contact us for a quote.
Refunds and Exchanges
While we are sure you are going to love your product, if you are not completely satisfied with any of our products please contact us immediately upon receiving your order to arrange for returns. You will be asked to return the new, unworn product with in 15 business days of receiving your product for a full refund. You will be responsible for return shipping cost.

***Effective immediately (6/19/15): if you are trying to match a certain color you MUST send a swatch of the color you are wanting or you must purchase swatches from the shop. I cannot say this enough. You can NOT depend on your computer or phone screen to assume you know what the color looks like in person. Digital images often vary as compared to the actual image even though we make every attempt to ensure the images we use are representative of the color. You can NOT assume that the color you refer to by any name is the same color that I call by that name. Your version of mint may be a bluish green, while I may think of a paler green actually closer to the plant mint. Absolutely NO refunds or cancellations or returns will be issued based on you not being happy with the color if you insist on purchasing a product without matching using a swatch to determine the actual color of the product as seen in real life, as there is no way to guarantee you will be happy with the color otherwise. If color matching is extremely important to you then you must allow enough time for communication between us and you to ensure you will be happy with the color.***


If you do not contact us within 3 days of receiving your order to report a problem, our transaction is considered complete and fulfilled. If your product is not returned within 15 days of receiving your product our transaction is considered complete and fulfilled.

Non-returnable items:
Custom items, such as those with embroidery, group or necktie set orders, custom-width ties, and orders using a fabric you supply, are not returnable and not refundable.

Large orders:
If you are interested in a large set for your wedding or other occasion, we recommend ordering one item to be sure the fabric and style suit your needs before placing an order for the rest of the set.

Color matching:
When we are matching your color via paint chip or a swatch you send us we will pick from the closest match possible. We currently use 3 different manufactures for our solid cottons and 4 different manufacturers for our solid silks. This variety of manufactures allows us several options for getting an extremely close match to your color. However, if you forgo ordering a swatch and let us pick the closest match for you, your order will not be eligible for a refund. Also, if you forego ordering a swatch and tell us the color you want, your order will not be eligible for a refund.

CANCELATIONS:
We must be notified in writing via Etsy mail or email within 24 hours of your order being placed that you would like to cancel your transaction. Please include your order number if contacting us through our regular email.
Additional policies and FAQs
***Effective immediately: if you are trying to match a certain color you MUST send a swatch of the color you are wanting or you must purchase swatches from the shop. I cannot say this enough. You can NOT depend on your computer or phone screen to assume you know what the color looks like in person. Digital images often vary as compared to the actual image even though we make every attempt to ensure the images we use are representative of the color. You can NOT assume that the color you refer to by any name is the same color that I call by that name. Your version of mint may be a bluish green, while I may think of a paler green actually closer to the plant mint. Absolutely NO refunds or cancelations or returns will be issued if you insist on purchasing a product without matching using a swatch to determine the actual color of the product as seen in real life, as there is no way to guarantee you will be happy with the color otherwise. If color matching is extremely important to you then you must allow enough time for communication between us and you to ensure you will be happy with the color.