MediterraneanArt

hand sewed textile accessories and rustic wooden decor

Imsida, Malta On Etsy since 2013

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MediterraneanArt

hand sewed textile accessories and rustic wooden decor

Imsida, Malta | 305 Sales

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Announcement    ESTIMATED DELIVERY TIMES - July 2020 updates
The Maltese postal service runs as normal so we can ship as usual. Unfortunately due to Covid-19 global situation we extended estimate delivery times because of possibly delays. If you choose standard shipping as the shipping method, you are aware that your envelope could take up to 6-8 weeks to be delivered. We may suggest you to choose UPGRADE mode for a traced parcel. Thanks for understanding.

Welcome to the Mediterranean islands. All our wooden items are handmade in Sicily from local materials by my uncle Salvatore, whereas myself design and sew unique cloth jewelry in Malta.
Find out more about us on social media:
http://www.facebook.com/mediterraneanartcrafts
http://www.pinterest.com/mediterraneanart
http://www.instagram.com/mediterraneanart

and on my blog :
http://www.rosadirocca.blog

Feel free to contact me for any query. I would be so pleased.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 29, 2020

ESTIMATED DELIVERY TIMES - July 2020 updates
The Maltese postal service runs as normal so we can ship as usual. Unfortunately due to Covid-19 global situation we extended estimate delivery times because of possibly delays. If you choose standard shipping as the shipping method, you are aware that your envelope could take up to 6-8 weeks to be delivered. We may suggest you to choose UPGRADE mode for a traced parcel. Thanks for understanding.

Welcome to the Mediterranean islands. All our wooden items are handmade in Sicily from local materials by my uncle Salvatore, whereas myself design and sew unique cloth jewelry in Malta.
Find out more about us on social media:
http://www.facebook.com/mediterraneanartcrafts
http://www.pinterest.com/mediterraneanart
http://www.instagram.com/mediterraneanart

and on my blog :
http://www.rosadirocca.blog

Feel free to contact me for any query. I would be so pleased.

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About MediterraneanArt

Sales 305
On Etsy since 2013

We are passionate about wooden crafts and sustainability

We grew up in a small village of Sicily that is not much touristic to make us earning something for all year and we did not have a stable job when in 2013 I decided to open this shop. I had a great chance to learn from my uncle how to make crafts and jewelry. All started when he gave me some colored fabric yarns purchased in a fair and suggested to make some necklaces. From October 2012 I never stopped to sew necklaces. It makes me feel creative and I am keen on it, even after starting a job as academic librarian in Malta, where now I live. I firmly believe in a sustainable environment and human capital and love the Etsy community.
As craftsman my uncle's work was dedicated to jewelry for long time, while recently his love for woodworking has become quite stronger. He started working on magnets then to other decorations for wall and desk inspired by the Mediterranean Sea and the Aeolian Islands, so close to our coast.
If you like to get to know more about us, read my blog and follow us on Instagram. And above all, feel free to text me!

Shop members

  • Rosa

    Owner, Creator, Curator

    Thanks to my uncle for his guidance I make handmade jewelry recycling materials and in particular making necklaces with fabric yarns and macrame bracelets.

  • Salvatore

    Owner, Maker

    I was still a teenager in 1979 when I started making jewelry with school friends and selling during summer time. After years, be a craftman has become my way of being. I love it!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 8, 2020
Welcome to our shop!
Every item we designed and manufactured is a single one. They are fragile items, shocks and extended use under sunlight could damage them and colors. All wooden items have a layer of varnish which protects them from moisture, but not water. Wear fabric items with caution and avoid pulling them excessively. You can wash them in cold water by hand using a little liquid detergent and then leave them get dry laying on a rack.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Handmade items are subject to small variations that make them unique. I try to give detailed information in the description so that it matches the object. Even the colors can depend on the settings on your monitor.
I gladly accept returns if you do not find the item within 21 days from delivery date. The shipping costs for the return are your responsibility.
I will refund the price of the item within 14 days after received the returned item.
Payment
We accept PAYMENT via Paypal and credit card companies.
In case of REFUND the cost of the item will be refunded to the same data account used for payment.
EXTRA EU customers may be subject to other charges or fees that I can not know and estimate. I suggest to check with the customs before purchasing.
Shipping
We do not accept any cancellation from purchasing.
Within 6 hours from purchasing we will start to process the order.
Make sure that the address you entered in your ETSY account is correct.
Parcels will be ready in 1-5 working days.

ESTIMATED DELIVERY TIME
Europe 6/15 days
USA/Canada 10/45 days
Rest of the world 21/60 days
If you wish a quicker shipping send us a message.
We will find for you a courier who will deliver safely and quickly.
KEEP AN EYE @ THE DATES!
All orders placed from :
-August, from 1st till 20th
-November, 20th till January, 10th
we cannot guarantee parcels will be delivered on time because the worldwide postal offices during the above periods have an high volume of mail to handle.

STANDARD SHIPPING
It is the cheapest and not traceable shipping we use to send mail. We send items through Maltapost, the Maltese national postal service. If you wish a safer delivery before checking out kindly select ----> UPGRADE MODE.
You will receive a REGISTRATION CODE for TRACEABLE and REGISTERED MAIL.

CUSTOMS
I am not responsible for parcels damaged during shipping and for any extra customs taxes.
Additional policies and FAQs
MATERIALS
We use scraps of cotton, jersey, stretch cotton, microfiber, acrylic fabric sold in large yarns, originated from EU countries. In particular, I purchase from a company that personally collects threads from textile factories in Northern Italy, for which it has the one-off availability of a color or pattern. When I go on vacation I like to buy few and take it with me. So far I went on vacation to Spain so the yarns I purchased come all from there. Here in Malta it has finally opened a shop where they sell them, even if there is no large supply. They all come from Portugal.

ENVIRONMENT
Since our shop is not yet a full time job, we cannot afford to rent a space for working-only purposes. So we work in a room of our flat, in an urban center. We don't have pets and don't smoke. When I finish, I store all yarns and jewelry in a dedicated wardrobe and drawers. Like clothes, yarn are damaged if exposed to light and open air. I don't like to waste time and energy, so I keep everything with particular care.

WRAPPING
I prefer recycling and saving money so you won’t pay a fortune for our jewels. So I use pages of magazines to make bags in which I pack orders, decorating them with colored raffia.

WASHING
It would be a good idea to wash your necklace or bracelet by hand from time to time. I suggest you to soak the jewel in warm water and very little liquid detergent (for synthetic textiles) for about 15/30 minutes. Rinse gently, squeeze just a little with your hands and leave it to dry on a drying rack not in the sun directly. Don’t forget to put an empty bowl underneath for dripping. Absolutely not to be put in the tumble dryer!

CARE AND MAINTENANCE
I recommend keeping the fabric jewels in a drawer, in a bag, or in a dry place without direct sunlight. Keep away from small children because they can be dangerous (like any jewelry). Like all fabrics, if exposed outdoors in the long term they become dusty, discolored and odorous.
Privacy
Dear Customer, On May 25th 2018 the EU Regulation 2016/679, known as GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), will come into force in all Eurozone countries. Based on the requirements of the RGPD this privacy statement describes how and when I collect, use and share information when you purchase an item from us, when you contact us or when you use our services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services . This privacy statement does not apply to practices of third parties that do not depend on us and which we do not control, including Etsy or third party services accessed through Etsy. For more information about Etsy's privacy practices, see the Etsy Privacy Statement.
WHEN WE TREAT YOUR DATA:
they are necessary to provide our services, such as when we use your information to complete your order, resolve disputes or provide assistance;
if necessary for compliance with legal obligations or a court order or in connection with a legal action, such as storing information about your purchase if required by tax law; and if necessary for our legitimate interest, provided that your rights or interests do not prevail, such as 1) provide and improve my services. I use your information to provide the services you have requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Seller's Rules and the Etsy Terms of Use. I use your information as needed to comply with my obligations, pursuant to the Seller's Settlement and Etsy Terms of Use.
GIVEN THAT:
- we do not operate with third party companies for shipping operations
- We never send advertising or promotional material
HOW WE TREAT YOUR DATA:
- we do not disclose them to any other company or transfer your data to other servers / databases
- we use them exclusively to communicate with you in relation to the order placed. For example: for a request for customization, general information on the product, delay in delivery, return, exchange.
We will keep your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with our services. However, we may be required to retain such data to meet legal obligations, resolve disputes. Generally, we store your data for the following period of time: 1 year.
CONTACT:
For any questions and clarifications please write to: mediterraneanart crafts[!at] gmail.com