MahimaCreations

Jewelry & Accessories in Recycled Saris & Sacred Beads

Vrindāvan, India On Etsy since 2011

7,140 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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MahimaCreations

Jewelry & Accessories in Recycled Saris & Sacred Beads

Vrindāvan, India | 7,140 Sales

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Note from shop owner Namaste!
We are closed temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As soon as we can ship, we will open again.
WE ARE STILL UNABLE TO SHIP. India is in a complete lockdown - all state and international borders in India are closed to any commercial operations. And all the post offices are closed as well. Sorry for this inconvenience to you. If you have already placed an order, please know that we will ship it out AS SOON AS THE BORDERS AND POST OFFICES OPEN. We can not ship prior to that time. The ladies and I thank you for your patience, understanding and support. Because of your support during this pandemic, I am able to continue paying the ladies their full salaries even though they can not work, and this really keeps them going. Thank you so much!! If you feel you can not wait (I don't know how long it will be until we can ship) you can cancel your order for a full refund at anytime prior to shipping.
Thanks again for all your understanding. Be well!
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Recycled saris are handmade into beautiful clothing and accessories by widows in India; handmade paper beads and local sacred beads turn into unique pieces of jewelry. Not machine perfect, but handmade beautiful! A social entrepreneurship giving love, hope and jobs to destitute widows in India. Feel really good about your purchases - you are helping to make this a better world for women and their families that depend on them!! Thank-you for shopping Mahima Creations.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 27, 2020

Namaste!
We are closed temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As soon as we can ship, we will open again.
WE ARE STILL UNABLE TO SHIP. India is in a complete lockdown - all state and international borders in India are closed to any commercial operations. And all the post offices are closed as well. Sorry for this inconvenience to you. If you have already placed an order, please know that we will ship it out AS SOON AS THE BORDERS AND POST OFFICES OPEN. We can not ship prior to that time. The ladies and I thank you for your patience, understanding and support. Because of your support during this pandemic, I am able to continue paying the ladies their full salaries even though they can not work, and this really keeps them going. Thank you so much!! If you feel you can not wait (I don't know how long it will be until we can ship) you can cancel your order for a full refund at anytime prior to shipping.
Thanks again for all your understanding. Be well!
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Recycled saris are handmade into beautiful clothing and accessories by widows in India; handmade paper beads and local sacred beads turn into unique pieces of jewelry. Not machine perfect, but handmade beautiful! A social entrepreneurship giving love, hope and jobs to destitute widows in India. Feel really good about your purchases - you are helping to make this a better world for women and their families that depend on them!! Thank-you for shopping Mahima Creations.

Gayle Lawrence

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Gayle Lawrence

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About MahimaCreations

Sales 7,140
On Etsy since 2011

Purchase with a purpose!

I opened the business "Mahima Creations" officially registered by the Indian government January 2013; rented a house in Northern India, next to a governmemt ashram that houses 400 widows in a city of 20,000 widows, and opened shop! "Build it, and they will come", and they did! I develop new products and then teach the widows to make them. It's a long slow process hampered by language barriers, arthritic hands; failing health and poor eye sight of our aging widows. But they get paid everyday and they are loved and hugged and learning to smile again! If you are ever in India, you are welcome to stop by and visit with us and meet all the ladies working here.

Want to see the ladies in action? We've got our YouTube page up and running! If you can't make it to India, this is the next best thing! Check it out, and please subscribe! You'll see all our latest videos as soon as they are published! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkkWIG9OWBbQKyUWrLlV56A

Shop members

  • Gayle Lawrence

    Owner, Maker, Designer, If It Needs To Get Done, I'll Do It!!

    Between the clean, quiet, organized life in Southern California and the chaotic, exotic cacophony of smells and sights in Northern India, I live a pretty balanced life!! It's my yin yang life style that I love and reflects in all my art and crafts!

  • Seema

    Assistant, Creator, Designer

    Seema does everything, she's my right hand man. She designs and makes jewelry, designs and sews almost all our clothing line; she keeps the shop going when I'm out of town.

  • Vijay

    Assistant

    Vijay is always ready to work, she'd work 24/7 if I let her! Give her a job, she'll have it done in halftime, and back asking for more work. She's a wiz a mala making!

  • Shanti

    Assistant

    Shanti means "peace" (calm, quiet) and she definitely brings a calming peace to our little group. She keeps the work space clean and organized and helps wherever needed, from unraveling a knotted skein of yarn to counting beads for malas.

  • Nani

    Assistant

    Nani has been with Mahima Creations from the very beginning, and not only is the sweetest lady, she is also amazing at hand sewing. She sews Kantha scarves and quilts and sews in all our labels by hand.

Shop policies

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Last updated on Mar 12, 2020
Frequently asked questions
How Long Does Shipping Take?

Usually it takes 2 - 6 weeks to arrive! Please consider this and keep it in mind when you purchase. If you need something sooner, please consider purchasing our upgrade to courier post (DHL/FedEx). Your total cost of shipping, with upgrade shipping added, will be approximately $31, and generally takes 5 -7 business days, but often sooner! (Sometimes, you will get the package before I can even mark as shipped!) If you order many items, and shipping adds up to enough, I will automatically upgrade shipping to courier post. Your contact phone number is required for all courier posts. International orders are not considered "lost" until 8 weeks, and for most, that is the earliest a refund can be requested.

Tracking Packages

Most packages will be shipped via India International Post. It keeps costs of shipping to you way down, however, the USA does NOT track these packages once they are inside of the USA. (Some countries do, the USA & Canada do not). Packages generally arrive within 2 - 6 weeks. If this will not work for you, please consider upgrading to courier post, which will track your package to your door and take 5 - 7 business days. If you have chosen to have your order shipped via India International Post, there is nothing I can do about it once it has been dropped off at the post office. I can not track it (to the USA), nor speed things up (to the USA). Please consider courier post if you feel this will be an inconvenience to you.

More Shipping Information - PLEASE READ.

IF TRACKING YOUR PACKAGE FROM INDIA TO WHEREVER IT IS GOING IS IMPORTANT TO YOU, PLEASE GO BACK AND ADD COURIER POST TO YOUR ORDER NOW:
https://www.etsy.com/in-en/listing/480399338/upgrade-shipping-to-courier-post-dhl?ref=listings_manager_table
AND DON'T FORGET TO INCLUDE A CONTACT PHONE NUMBER. Not receiving a contact phone number with your shipping upgrade will just slow the process down while I run around trying to get your phone number from you.

I CAN NOT track packages once they leave here via International India Post. AND TRACKING OF PACKAGES WILL STOP ONCE THEY LEAVE INDIA FOR MOST COUNTRIES, including, but not limited to, USA, Canada, Australia, and most of the EU.

More on Shipping...

Did I mention I can not track packages shipped via India International Post once they leave India? Please refer to answers 1 - 3 above.

Return Address

Gayle Lawrence
1600 N 1575 W
Apartment A204
Layton, UT 84041-1877
USA