madebylaurenb

vintage | antique | retro | home | clothing | ephemera

Missouri, United States · 639 Sales

madebylaurenb

vintage | antique | retro | home | clothing | ephemera

Missouri, United States 639 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Shop owner

Lauren B

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Announcement   -Welcome to LB's COMPREHENSIVE Vintage & Antiques EMPORIUM-
home decor - clothing - shoes - accessories - kitchen & dining - ephemera

Join me on INSTAGRAM - @FOUNDbyLaurenB - for updates and giveaways!
(( https://www.instagram.com/foundbylaurenb/ ))

SHIPPING UPDATED!
All my items have been adjusted to include flat rate Priority shipping when possible (which is most of them). If a shipping amount sounds wacky to you, the calculation may be inaccurate so just send me a convo and I'll see what we can come up with.
I love a shipping challenge! I build each shipping container especially for your order. I can work within the USPS rules to get you the best deal on shipping.

see individual listings for details on my FLAT RATE SPECIAL!
FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING in the U.S. on all orders $100 or more with code: HUNDYHONEY
FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING on all orders outside the U.S. of $200 or more with code: DEUCEISLOOSE

SHIPPING deadlines are now upgraded from twice a week to 1-3 Business Days!

GIFT WRAP AVAILABLE! include this add-on with your order:
(( https://www.etsy.com/listing/258646035/gift-wrapping-service-add-on-upcycled ))

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 6, 2016

-Welcome to LB's COMPREHENSIVE Vintage & Antiques EMPORIUM-
home decor - clothing - shoes - accessories - kitchen & dining - ephemera

Join me on INSTAGRAM - @FOUNDbyLaurenB - for updates and giveaways!
(( https://www.instagram.com/foundbylaurenb/ ))

SHIPPING UPDATED!
All my items have been adjusted to include flat rate Priority shipping when possible (which is most of them). If a shipping amount sounds wacky to you, the calculation may be inaccurate so just send me a convo and I'll see what we can come up with.
I love a shipping challenge! I build each shipping container especially for your order. I can work within the USPS rules to get you the best deal on shipping.

see individual listings for details on my FLAT RATE SPECIAL!
FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING in the U.S. on all orders $100 or more with code: HUNDYHONEY
FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING on all orders outside the U.S. of $200 or more with code: DEUCEISLOOSE

SHIPPING deadlines are now upgraded from twice a week to 1-3 Business Days!

GIFT WRAP AVAILABLE! include this add-on with your order:
(( https://www.etsy.com/listing/258646035/gift-wrapping-service-add-on-upcycled ))

Lauren B

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Updates

Some organizing ideas from Pinterest for your useful vintage home decor! Check out my "vintage DECOR" section to find earth-friendly solutions for whipping your clutter into shape.
Action shot of a brass coil mail sorter in the wild. These stylish mid-century beauties were originally intended to sort your 45rpm record singles. These have since ventured well beyond this purpose to become an extremely versatile organizer
Slowly but surely I'll get all my lamps up in the shop! I really like this one- I definitely found it as a diamond in the rough. Probably still kinda rough but would look SO good in all kinds of decor & it's really well made
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About

Shop second-hand & save the planet... No, seriously.

My pal & fellow maker Jeff Johnson was gracious enough to post this interview on his blog (see full post here: http://thecraftmonster.net/maker-spotlight-made-by-lauren-b):

Lauren Busiere of Made By Lauren B. is something of a renaissance woman, there doesn’t seem to be anything that Lauren is afraid to try her hand at. We’re amazed over and and again at her skill, craftsmanship, and the energy she puts into everything she does. We caught up with her this week, and asked a couple of questions about her work, her studio, and inspiration. Check it out!

Tell us about your first “Maker Moment"--
As soon as I began developing motor skills, I think. I’ve always been scavenging, assembling, and repairing old things into new things. We didn’t have much extra growing up & I learned from my grandparents to “make do & mend”. Now that I’ve been DIY-ing my life for 30 years, my disparate skill sets & interests have begun to coagulate into something I can share with everyone.

My mom opened her jewelry store (the Jewel Box in Troy, IL) when I was an infant so I grew up in retail. I recently asked how old I was when I first went on a buying trip with her; I thought I was 6 when we started & she laughed “oh you were MUCH younger than that…” Flea markets, thrift stores, & estate consignment are a large part of the jewelry industry which was my intro to selling vintage/antiques. I think I lied about my age for an Ebay account (in the money order days) & I’ve been curating a collection ever since.

I’ve always known I was put on earth to make things. I’ve sold fine artworks & illustrations, painted murals, painted store fronts & signs, dressed tables for banquets, made puppets, knitted amigurumi, painted pet portraits, illustrated gig posters, built theater sets & costumes, sewn & altered clothing, and recently rounded out 10 years of success as a tattooer. I have tons of new projects coming down the pike for 2016 that I’m really excited about. As long as I have this brain, these eyes, and these hands I’ll always be producing.

Where does your making happen?--
Made by Lauren BI live in a hive of production. I sleep on my art supply storage. My kitchen cabinets double as sewing/fabric/ephemera storage. I lovingly call my supply collection my “trash pile” & I joke that selling my wares keeps me from being a hoarder. My boyfriend Cammeron & I are both artists/makers so we’ve got ideas, projects, scraps, etc. stashed all over our 600sq ft apartment. Carving out work space & storage is part of the creative process for me. I like making things that have a practical use which almost always start as a creative problem I’ve solved for myself. Conversely, my house is full of ongoing experiments in varying degrees of success… ha!

For the sake of our sanity, I’m (finally) building a dedicated work space for myself. I’ve been traveling & making art for years so I’ll probably always keep some of my nomadic habits. I like not having to rely on a “studio” to get in a creative & focused headspace. I do, however, rely on blue Ikea bags like I rely on oxygen. Those darn things are the best thing to happen to the craft community since Etsy.

What inspires you?
I’m a voracious consumer of art history & art reference. I am fascinated by the expression of the human condition through art. Researching art makes me feel connected to our collective experience. I believe art education teaches me how to love my neighbor by revealing all the beauty there is in the world. That might sound pretentious or whatever but I believe it completely.

Feeling connected to my fellow humans has taught me the importance of conservation & waste reduction. Sustainable materials are integral to my creative process. I’ve challenged myself to source second-hand supplies, first out of necessity as a broke art student, & now because it jives with my own moral code.

I’m at the point where every production step from tools to materials to packaging are 97% to 100% reclaimed. I’ve strengthened my conviction for reducing waste as cheap art & craft is being mass-produced to look “handmade” on a massive scale. Sometimes it gets tough! but I truly do strive to be the change I want to see in the world. Framing art seems to be a huge source of waste that is also extremely expensive for consumers. My resources have reached a point where I can share my collection with others while serving the community of artists to which I belong. No artist wants their piece to languish under your bed- we want it on the wall! Art is meant to be enjoyed & I’m hoping to make display accessible and affordable.

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    -finder of old cool shit -maker of new cool shit -rabid fun seeker and maker in St. Louis, MO

Local

Find madebylaurenb at the following upcoming market!

  • Reclaimed Custom Framing Workshop

    The Wagamama, 4102 Shenandoah Ave

    St Louis, MO

    Jul 24

    Date: Sunday, July 25 Time: 2pm-5pm ••• REGISTER OR DROP IN ••• Cost: $20 + $25 materials fee Materials fee includes one complete custom frame ($20 each additional project, supplies are first come first served) see the full class description on our FB event! follow the link below:

Shop policies

Last updated on July 6, 2016

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Payment
-my shop accepts credit, debit, Paypal, & Etsy gift cards through Etsy Direct Checkout. (Etsy's policy can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/legal/direct-checkout )

-credit/debit card payments are accepted through Etsy Checkout + Paypal but you do not need a Paypal account to complete a purchase.

-payment must be completed within 5 days of completing your purchase or the order will be cancelled.

-to cancel a purchase, please contact me by 5pm before the next scheduled ship date. I ship all orders within 1-3 business days so time is of the essence for cancellations!

-purchaser is responsible for taxes, customs fees, and any additional costs applied to international orders.
Shipping
I ship USPS ground, Priority, & Express.
Please make sure to explore your shipping options! There may be an option which saves you time or money, depending on what works for you.

Find several goodies you can’t live without? Far be it from me to stand in the way of destiny! I have several shipping discounts available:

FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING in the U.S. on all orders $100 or more with code: HUNDYHONEY

FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING on all orders outside the U.S. of $200 or more with code: DEUCEISLOOSE

- - [FLAT RATE SPECIAL] - - -
If you wish to purchase multiple items, pick out what you like and pay a flat fee for shipping determined by the USPS Priority Flat Rate service (current rates can be calculated right here: https://postcalc.usps.com use 63116 for your “ship from” number. We can use Regional Rate boxes for maximum shipping value).
-HOW? Shoot me a convo with the items you want OR go ahead and purchase the items through the shopping cart. If you purchase first, I can reimburse your shipping fees once your items have been packaged. If you convo me first, I’ll make you a reserved listing with the discounted shipping rate. I can fill that box for you with as many goodies allowable by the laws of physics. Then just check out as usual and, boom! it’s freaking Christmas!

-Shipping COSTS can always be adjusted if we get creative. If your shipping cost sounds high, please let me know ASAP! Etsy's default shipping calculator often comes up with total costs that are much higher than my actual costs- PLEASE don't hesitate to let me know! I've had to fix some shipping that was freaking bananas.

-All shipments are packed with RECYCLED 100% Post-Lauren Content MATERIALS. Each parcel is packaged carefully & cartons are built specifically for your order. I am passionate about reducing waste & choosing eco-friendly alternatives. One of the main drives behind my store is to encourage "green" shipping alternatives.
I make up for a lack of "cohesive branding" with creativity, origami, and probably some hand-drawn embellishments on every package.

-Shipping overages (>$1) will be issued at my discretion & will ALWAYS be checked against your receipt once I pack and ship your purchase.

-check the status of your order through your Etsy receipt (Go to the top right of your profile page- Your Account drop-down menu> Your Account> Your Orders)

-I do gift wrap! These are equally eco-friendly shipping options which are available for an additional fee here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/258646035/gift-wrapping-service-add-on-upcycled?ref=shop_home_active_12

I ship internationally!
-contact me if you don't see your country listed under shipping options. I can edit the item(s) in question so you can order.

-International orders can often take 2+ weeks to arrive & do not include tracking. To upgrade your international order, please select the upgraded shipping profile during checkout.

-In the event the address entered during checkout is incorrect, buyer is responsible for additional shipping charges to re-route the package to the cottected address. The address on the order is the address I ship to unless otherwise specified & confirmed.

-I'll ship your item to a GIFT recipient anywhere in the world, please specify gift shipping and personal message in your message to the seller, or a convo to me. Item WILL be shipped to the address entered during checkout.

-for CUSTOM ORDERS, PLEASE allow extra time during the holidays. I'll do my best to keep in contact with updated deadlines & estimated shipping dates.

-I'm happy to save some shipping $$ with LOCAL PICK-UP! Every item is eligible for local pickup by request in St. Louis. PLEASE send me a convo first if you're local to St. Louis and would prefer pick up- I have a coupon code for locals which deducts shipping costs.
Max. of 2 pick-up reschedules before item cost is forefiet & transaction is cancelled.
Refunds and Exchanges
-No refunds, exchanges & store credit only. Please ask any questions you may have before purchasing. I'm happy to provide as much information as you need! Don't hesitate to send me a convo.

-If your purchase was damaged during transit, please report within 24 hours of package receipt. Send a convo to let me know & include a picture of the damage. I'll do my best to find replacement items or offer store credit. Compensation from USPS insurance will be pursued when applicable.

-Shipping overages will be refunded to you at my discretion once your purchase is packed and shipped. Make sure that you explore your shipping options during checkout! I've provided a variety of shipping methods which may save you time or money as needed.

-Deposits for custom orders are non-refundable & non-transferrable

-Refunds will not be offered on custom-order merchandise, but in the event of a miscommunication I'll do my best to retrace our steps and rectify the situation.

Please let me know what the issue is before leaving negative feedback- it's important to me that you're happy!
Additional policies and FAQs
-Etsy's 'House Rules' can be found here & give a brief overview of policies: https://www.etsy.com/legal/section/buyers

PRIMARY CONTACT: please CONVO me with any questions or concerns, I check these most often &, well, there's no spam or junk mail.
If you don't get a response in a few days, feel free to email madebylaurenb [!at] gmail.com to get in contact with me.

FEEDBACK: at my old shop can be found here, I've got references! http://www.etsy.com/feedback_public.php?user_id=5505047

WHOLESALE/CONSIGNMENT: yes please! if you'd like to specify the items you are interested in, or type of items you would like commissioned, I can send you a price list via convo or e-mail. I'm happy to apply discounts for any group purchases such as for party favors, wedding party gifts, matching sets, etc...