madebygigishands

Handmade by Gigi

Augusta, Georgia · 1785 Sales

madebygigishands

Handmade by Gigi

Augusta, Georgia 1785 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(282)

Announcement   25% off SALE!!!! Use code THANKS25 when checking out! Offer good through the end of June 2017. Enjoy

Also available for purchase at the following retail locations:
*The Beehive in Atlanta, Georgia (http://thebeehiveatl.com/)
*Simply Southern in Athens, Georgia at (http://www.simplysouthernathens.com/)
*Four Green Fields Gallery & Gifts in Charleston, SC (http://www.fourgreenfieldsgallery.com/#!guy-stuff/c1y29)

Our Bespoke woven silk division is officially open! Orders must meet a minimum of $400. We will work with you to have your colors/designs woven in one of England's oldest and finest silk mills. You must allow a minimum of 10 weeks for production of your products.

**As featured in: Southern Weddings Magazine (2012) **
**As featured in Urbanette Magazine (2013)**
http://www.urbanette.com/custom-bowties-by-gigi/

We will soon be adding our own silk twill patterns that will be custom designed by us and custom weaved in England for our products only.

We specialize in custom orders. If there is a product you want, that I don't currently offer, feel free to email me and ask if we can make it. All of the products I currently offer are as a result of special request from people like you.

My pre-tied bow ties are made exactly like the self ties ones. The only difference is that I tie them for you. This way should you ever decide you want to learn to tie it yourself, you are ready to go!

It takes about 3-4 weeks to make your bow tie, regardless of the style or material. I ship first class mail so it only takes about 5 business days to receive your bow tie once I ship it. If you'd like to expedite shipping please contact me and I'll make you a reserve listing.

We accept PayPal and direct checkout through Etsy.

How we got started:
After 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, who is now 4 years old. This soon turned into a small business, as there were others who were interested in what I was doing. In February of 2012 I was laid off from a job, and team, that I loved. This life-changing event was motivation to take this new hobby to the Internet as a way to bring in money so I could remain a stay at home single mom. I now make bow ties and accessories for gentlemen of all ages and hair bows for little ladies as well. We have added on suspenders, cummerbunds, baby bunting, and soon mini baby diaper bags. I have been very fortunate that this business allows me to first and foremost be a stay at home mommy.

As for the name "Gigi", it was a nickname given to me by my nephew when he was learning to speak. He couldn't pronounce "Jenny". Ten plus years later it has stuck and that's what my immediate family calls me.

Thanks for reading y'all!
-Jen

Most photography are from the very talented Sarah Thompson: http://www.sarahtphotography.com/

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 14, 2017

25% off SALE!!!! Use code THANKS25 when checking out! Offer good through the end of June 2017. Enjoy

Also available for purchase at the following retail locations:
*The Beehive in Atlanta, Georgia (http://thebeehiveatl.com/)
*Simply Southern in Athens, Georgia at (http://www.simplysouthernathens.com/)
*Four Green Fields Gallery & Gifts in Charleston, SC (http://www.fourgreenfieldsgallery.com/#!guy-stuff/c1y29)

Our Bespoke woven silk division is officially open! Orders must meet a minimum of $400. We will work with you to have your colors/designs woven in one of England's oldest and finest silk mills. You must allow a minimum of 10 weeks for production of your products.

**As featured in: Southern Weddings Magazine (2012) **
**As featured in Urbanette Magazine (2013)**
http://www.urbanette.com/custom-bowties-by-gigi/

We will soon be adding our own silk twill patterns that will be custom designed by us and custom weaved in England for our products only.

We specialize in custom orders. If there is a product you want, that I don't currently offer, feel free to email me and ask if we can make it. All of the products I currently offer are as a result of special request from people like you.

My pre-tied bow ties are made exactly like the self ties ones. The only difference is that I tie them for you. This way should you ever decide you want to learn to tie it yourself, you are ready to go!

It takes about 3-4 weeks to make your bow tie, regardless of the style or material. I ship first class mail so it only takes about 5 business days to receive your bow tie once I ship it. If you'd like to expedite shipping please contact me and I'll make you a reserve listing.

We accept PayPal and direct checkout through Etsy.

How we got started:
After 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, who is now 4 years old. This soon turned into a small business, as there were others who were interested in what I was doing. In February of 2012 I was laid off from a job, and team, that I loved. This life-changing event was motivation to take this new hobby to the Internet as a way to bring in money so I could remain a stay at home single mom. I now make bow ties and accessories for gentlemen of all ages and hair bows for little ladies as well. We have added on suspenders, cummerbunds, baby bunting, and soon mini baby diaper bags. I have been very fortunate that this business allows me to first and foremost be a stay at home mommy.

As for the name "Gigi", it was a nickname given to me by my nephew when he was learning to speak. He couldn't pronounce "Jenny". Ten plus years later it has stuck and that's what my immediate family calls me.

Thanks for reading y'all!
-Jen

Most photography are from the very talented Sarah Thompson: http://www.sarahtphotography.com/

Jennifer Johnston

Contact shop owner

Jennifer Johnston

Pond Adult bow tie and suspender set
Pond Adult bow tie and suspender set
$60.00
Adult bow tie and suspender set (Carnation)
Adult bow tie and suspender set (Carnation)
$60.00
Bow Tie Adjustable in Lodge Lattice Bark
Bow Tie Adjustable in Lodge Lattice Bark
$35.00
Bow Tie Adjustable in Ruby (choose your pattern)
Bow Tie Adjustable in Ruby (choose your pattern)
$35.00
Bow Tie Adjustable in Sparrow Saffron
Bow Tie Adjustable in Sparrow Saffron
$35.00
Bow Tie Adjustable in Paisley Amethyst
Bow Tie Adjustable in Paisley Amethyst
$35.00
Bow Tie Adjustable in Opal Fuchsia
Bow Tie Adjustable in Opal Fuchsia
$35.00
Bow Tie Adjustable in Rose Bouquet Sky
Bow Tie Adjustable in Rose Bouquet Sky
$35.00
Bow Tie Adjustable in Opal Blush
Bow Tie Adjustable in Opal Blush
$35.00
Bow Tie Adjustable in Marquis Amethyst
Bow Tie Adjustable in Marquis Amethyst
$35.00
Bow Tie Adjustable in Opal Green
Bow Tie Adjustable in Opal Green
$35.00
Bow Tie Adjustable in Marquis Garnet
Bow Tie Adjustable in Marquis Garnet
$35.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(282)
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.

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About

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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Shop members

  • Jennifer

    Owner

    Dedicated and adoring mother to 3 girls and 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.

  • David Johnston

    Owner

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

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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.