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MadeByMari is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I'll be off on vacation until mid October 2022.
Yes, medical and maybe a real vacation, too.
I hope I am able to craft more during this downtime.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

I'll be off on vacation until mid October 2022.
Yes, medical and maybe a real vacation, too.
I hope I am able to craft more during this downtime.

Mari Belsky

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Mari Belsky


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About MadeByMari

Sales 1,168
On Etsy since 2008

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MadeByMari is the Shop Where Fun Meets Function - All Handmade by Mari

I have ALWAYS been a crafter and have ALWAYS loved color. Later in life we moved from northern to southern (Medford) Oregon. While working in an office for a state agency, I decided to start making soap (which I have now retired) and started craft fairs on weekends. What an eye-opener compared to being a public servant!

So after retirement, I made crafting my full-time "job" and never looked back.
In 2008 I opened my Etsy shop: MadeByMari is my Etsy name.

During COVID, no returns, exchanges, or shipping to other countries. Sorry, but that's the way it is.

You'll find all of my items (including my past- US PATENTED "Cane Catcher" cane straps) in the "Items" section on my home page. Just click on each section to see what I've added lately.

And yes, I do handcraft everything myself. If my computer or computerized sewing machine hiccups, though, I do call in my husband for support!

Now go back and look at my shop! I find it easy to go ITEMS to see each type of craft at a time. That ITEMS category listing is over to the left of my pictures, up toward the top of them. It's nice that all Etsy shops are set up the same. I don't always carry everything, so don't expect to see what you might have last time.

And if you can't find what you want, just click CONTACT ME anywhere in my shop. I'm always willing to "talk" with you via Etsy's email there.

For my tie-in on Facebook here's that link. I try to list all my new items.

This link will get you back to the shop. Thanks for reading!

Shop members

  • Mari Belsky

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Shipper, Shopper, Driver & More

    I like colors and I like using my hands to create. I take pride in what makes it to my Etsy shop. I want to share my crafts with you and show that my items really do combine FUN and FUNction. Enjoy!

  • Denny

    Helper, Husband

    A husband is always there to furnish a smile and a hand when you are going crazy! He'll help me get things to the post office on time, or sometimes run the serger. He's my only helper.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
A warm welcome from Southern Oregon, or Arizona USA!

► I make these all of my items by hand and have been selling them successfully for over 20 years. No exposed seams on Neck Coolers. No rough edges. Check the positive feedback comments from my previous customers.

► I ship wherever our Postal Service will send. My shipping is calculated by the US Postal Service according to where you live. I do add a nominal amount for materials.

►INTERNATIONAL: Remember if you are out of the US, your Customs can and may hold back any package for any length of time. It is out of my hands once it is out of the US. Contact your local Post Office.

► INTERNATIONAL: Value Added Tax (VAT) or Customs charges are the responsibility of the buyer. I DO NOT PAY THEM FOR YOU.

► For multiple or orders with different shipping names or other special details, I will coordinate a reasonable due date, list them for your approval, and ask for 100% hard goods and labor prepayment so I can have all supplies ready for your job. When ready to ship, I will list the shipping as the only cost. Thanks for understanding this.

► Although I try for my photos to have accurate coloration, all monitors can show colors differently.

► Choose wisely. With the rising cost of my items and the relatively high cost of all shipping carriers, the only refunds I want to make are if I make an obvious mistake in sending you the wrong item. Did I send the wrong size crochet hook than the one you ordered? My items are generally not breakable and I wrap well. If you have a problem, please CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY per the links in my shop ("Contact Me"). I'm happy to offer a fair resolution for you.

► Enjoy my shop. If you have questions, CONTACT ME via Etsy. I want you to be happy with your choices.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
The above are Etsy's standard wording. Please read on.

► I would like all sales to be final unless something is damaged in shipping or sent in error. If something else is wrong and you think you do have another kind of problem with the item, CONTACT ME within 4 days of receipt (via Etsy) and tell me what is wrong. In any and all cases, CONTACT ME NOW!
►I may ask for a picture to understand what you mean.

Thanks for understanding.

►If I ask for an incorrectly sent item back, please send it within 7 days of receipt. Whenn I get it, I will send the right one at no shipping cost to you.

-♦ I accept all of Etsy's listed payments at checkout: credit card, PayPal, etc.
I do not personally touch any money. It all goes through the checkout and Etsy.
"Contact me" if you have questions regarding any special order we might have agreed upon.

- ♦ REMEMBER THAT THE ADDRESS ON PayPal OR CREDIT CARD IS THE ONE THAT GOES ON THE SHIPPING LABEL. I WILL SEND IT TO THAT PERSON AND ADDRESS!!! If it doesn't match the Etsy address, I will contact you with confirmation of address. It might hold up shipping time.

-♦ IF YOU WANT ME TO SHIP IT TO SOMEONE ELSE, LET ME KNOW -- AND ALSO MARK IF IT'S A GIFT so they don't get the receipt that has an amount on it!

Most importantly, I will make all contact with you via Etsy's contact/mail system right here.

- ♦ - ♦ - I WILL NOT CONTACT YOU THROUGH YOUR PERSONAL EMAIL -- only Etsy. Thanks. Exception: If you do not answer me through Etsy. So please check for questions there.
● During COVID, I am shipping only to the U.S.
I am vaccinated

►Your shipping is calculated by where you live and the weight of the packacge, so follow the guidelines by listing your zipcode.

>In the winter I ship from Arizona.
>In the summer I ship from Oregon.

► I ship US Postal Service First Class. If weight warrants, it will go Priority Mail. In my Shipping profiles, I list approximately how many days it will take me to prepare the item for shipping.

► I do not count weekends as business days.

► Remember that all Taxes charged are your responsibility.

► There is a shipping discount for multiple items in the same package. If it doesn't calculate correctly, I will always refund you what the difference should have been.

► I will contact you with reasonable shipping times for special large orders.

► If you need an item rushed to you other than First Class Mail or Priority Mail, CONTACT ME and I will quote you the shipping cost, then list a Custom Reserved Order for extra postage so you can pay that extra and I can ship it out right away.

► If I have to delay a shipment for any reason, I will let you know ahead of time.

► Remember that if your postal rates seem excessively high, I do not set them. I use the US Postal charts, and add in just a small handling charge for shipping materials and transportation to the Post Office.
Additional policies and FAQs
► I no longer take special orders. Sorry.

►WARNING: Although polymer crystals in the neck coolers are nontoxic.
♦♦♦ Also, do NOT run them down the drains as water will swell the crystals into the pipes.

► I can NOT make special orders on MY POLYMER CLAY PRODUCTS. My designs are limited to what I have on hand at any given time. The "picture designs" are made by many others on Etsy and I thank them for their creativity. Thanks.
Once again, I do not share any of your information such as email or address with anyone. Your payment information is shared only with Etsy administration when you pay. I do not see that. Contact me if you are concerned.