Monicaj

Crocheted Lace Stones, Jewelry, Unique Handmade Gifts

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Announcement    Welcome to my handmade shop, featuring crocheted lace stones, jewelry, and gifts.

I am very honored and thankful to have worked with Joseph Altuzarra and Etsy on a limited Edition Home Collection. April-June 2020.

Features include: "What Women Create", "Where Women Create", "Making" magazine, No. 4/ Lines and No. 3/ Dots, the Fall and Summer 2015 Issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry, and the Summer issue of Jewelry Affaire Magazines. Patterns and work published in Interweave Crochet Magazine.

Thank you for visiting my shop, if I can help you with anything please just let me know. All items in my shop have been handmade by me, Monica. Everything you see here in my shop is "one of a kind" and ready to ship. Thanks for looking.

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Features:

The Altuzarra x Etsy Limited Edition Home Collection, Apr - June 2020

What Women Create, Current Issue, 2018

Making Magazine, Issue No. 4/ Lines, 2017

Making Magazine, Issue No.3 / Dots, 2017

Where Women Create Magazine, Autumn 2016 Issue.

Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine, Autumn 2015 Issue.

Jewelry Affaire magazine, Autumn 2015 Issue.

Belle Armoire Jewelry Magazine, Summer 2015 Issue.

Interweave Crochet Magazine, Summer 2015 Issue.
http://www.crochetme.com/media/p/156891.aspx

Hellohart Blog: http://hellohart.com/

TractorGirl Blog: tractorgirl.com.au/?p=12785

Better Homes and Gardens, "Storage" Magazine, Summer 2014.

Better Homes and Gardens, "Storage" Magazine, Spring Issue.

Better Homes and Gardens, "Do It Yourself" Magazine, Fall Issue.

https://greenwithrenvy.com/natural-lace-stones-from-monica-j/

Oncewed - http://www.oncewed.com/real-weddings-blog/lowcountry-charleston-winter-wedding/attachment/claire-pettibone-dress-crocheted-stones-ring-shot/

sweetvioletbride.com/2012/10/magnolia-plantation-wedding-jose-villa-phot...

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If you'd like to see my work in progress, check out

Instagram:
lacestonesbymonicaj

Pinterest:
https://www.pinterest.com/thedrawingroom/

Twitter:
www.twitter.com/thedrawingroom

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 30, 2020

Welcome to my handmade shop, featuring crocheted lace stones, jewelry, and gifts.

I am very honored and thankful to have worked with Joseph Altuzarra and Etsy on a limited Edition Home Collection. April-June 2020.

Features include: "What Women Create", "Where Women Create", "Making" magazine, No. 4/ Lines and No. 3/ Dots, the Fall and Summer 2015 Issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry, and the Summer issue of Jewelry Affaire Magazines. Patterns and work published in Interweave Crochet Magazine.

Thank you for visiting my shop, if I can help you with anything please just let me know. All items in my shop have been handmade by me, Monica. Everything you see here in my shop is "one of a kind" and ready to ship. Thanks for looking.

~~♥♥♥~~~♥~~~♥♥♥~~~♥~~~♥♥♥~~~♥~~~♥♥♥~~~♥~~~♥♥♥~~~~♥~~~♥♥♥~~~♥~~~♥

Features:

The Altuzarra x Etsy Limited Edition Home Collection, Apr - June 2020

What Women Create, Current Issue, 2018

Making Magazine, Issue No. 4/ Lines, 2017

Making Magazine, Issue No.3 / Dots, 2017

Where Women Create Magazine, Autumn 2016 Issue.

Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine, Autumn 2015 Issue.

Jewelry Affaire magazine, Autumn 2015 Issue.

Belle Armoire Jewelry Magazine, Summer 2015 Issue.

Interweave Crochet Magazine, Summer 2015 Issue.
http://www.crochetme.com/media/p/156891.aspx

Hellohart Blog: http://hellohart.com/

TractorGirl Blog: tractorgirl.com.au/?p=12785

Better Homes and Gardens, "Storage" Magazine, Summer 2014.

Better Homes and Gardens, "Storage" Magazine, Spring Issue.

Better Homes and Gardens, "Do It Yourself" Magazine, Fall Issue.

https://greenwithrenvy.com/natural-lace-stones-from-monica-j/

Oncewed - http://www.oncewed.com/real-weddings-blog/lowcountry-charleston-winter-wedding/attachment/claire-pettibone-dress-crocheted-stones-ring-shot/

sweetvioletbride.com/2012/10/magnolia-plantation-wedding-jose-villa-phot...

***********
If you'd like to see my work in progress, check out

Instagram:
lacestonesbymonicaj

Pinterest:
https://www.pinterest.com/thedrawingroom/

Twitter:
www.twitter.com/thedrawingroom

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About Monicaj

Sales 1,693
On Etsy since 2007

A New Way of Looking at Lace

Hi, Thanks for visiting.

All of the work you see in my shop has been designed and created by me, Monica. It was my mother who had the patience to teach me and my sisters at a young age everything she could about art. We learned how to draw, paint, knit, and crochet around the fireplace. And there was usually a project going on around the dining room table.

As a huge nature lover I love bringing nature indoors to decorate. And as a lace maker for many years, I was looking for a new way of reinventing lace. I was inspired by nature to use my lace making skills and imagination to come up with something unique.

A lot of my designs come to me in dreams. It seems funny, but a lot of times I wake up and immediately write down the patterns from my dreams. I'd like to say my dreams are filled with memories of loved ones, sounds of nature, animals and beautiful scenery, but my dreams are mostly filled with crochet patterns, designs, shapes, and colors.

I design my own patterns, sometimes in the moment, that are very complex and hard to recreate. I think my art reflects my personality, which is a quirky, humorous (or so I think), happy-go-lucky, and energetic (some extra wild stones are made after a few cups of coffee). Quality is super important to me, I have very high standards for what goes in my shop, and a funny pile of "rejects" or good ideas gone wrong.

It has now become a happy obsession of mine to create these!

My process:

It is the stones themselves that inspire the pattern and color of thread I want to use. I love searching for stones and sometimes this means going to great lengths (trying to reach that *perfect* stone at the bottom of a rock pile or bin, climbing, or finding them under water) to find a highly sought after stone. I find myself secretly looking around wherever I am for stones that have "Lace Stone" potential.

Sometimes my daughter will bring some back from her cross-country travels and hikes. I usually have a picture in my mind as to what I want the lace stone to look like and then work on the piece until it matches my vision. The unique shapes of each stone always present a new challenge, making them quite difficult to recreate. When the lace is pulled around the stone it stretches a bit making the pattern move slightly, making for lots of adjustments and change-of-plan moments. I adjust the stitches so that the lace fits the stone. The same goes for the back of the lace stone. My goal is to make the backside of the stone just as interesting as the front of the stone. Then, if it makes the cut, I will take pictures and post it in my shop!


A very special thank you to my dear customers, thank you very much for your support and inspiration. One of my favorite things about my job is getting to meet you. xoxo

Check out my Instagram : @lacestonesbymonicaj

Features:
The Altuzarra x Etsy Limited Edition Home Collection, Apr - June 2020
What Women Create, Autumn 2018
Where Women Create, Autumn 2016
Making Magazine, No. 4/Lines, 2017
Making Magazine, No. 3/Dots, 2017
Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine, Autumn 2015 issue
Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine, Summer 2015 issue
Jewelry Affaire magazine, Summer 2015 issue.
Interweave Crochet, Summer 2015 issue.
Hellohart Blog: http://hellohart.com/
TractorGirl Blog: tractorgirl.com.au/?p=12785
Etsy Blog: https://blog.etsy.com/en/2014/sticks-and-stones-making-something-out-of-nothing/?ref=fp_blog_title
Better Homes and Garden, "Storage" Magazine, Summer 2014 Issue.
Crochet Rising: http://crochetrising.com/beautiful-dreamer-inside-the-world-of-lace-crochet-rock-star-monicaj/
Better Homes and Gardens, "Storage" Magazine, Spring 2013 Issue.
Better Homes and Gardens, "Do It Yourself" Magazine, Fall 2012 Issue.
GreenCraft Magazine Spring Issue, pages 66-67
sweetvioletbride.com/2012/10/magnolia-plantation-wedding-jose-villa-phot...
http://www.oncewed.com/real-weddings-blog/lowcountry-charleston-winter-wedding/attachment/claire-pettibone-dress-crocheted-stones-ring-shot/
http://greenwithrenvy.com/2013/03/natural-lace-stones-from-monica-j.html
http://en.paperblog.com/12-ring-bearer-alternatives-with-a-dash-of-eco-chic-761373/

My collection of treasuries:
http://www.etsy.com/people/Monicaj/treasury?sort=create_date

Shop members

  • Monica

    Owner, Designer, Artist

    Dreamer....Obsessive creator/designer turned Etsy shop owner.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 8, 2020
Thanks for visiting my shop, I am happy you stopped by!

My goal/ dream is to make and sell my work and have truly happy customers. All of my creations are handmade. All items are created with attention to detail and quality craftsmanship.

All items are made in my smoke-free home.

I have another Etsy shop/account (currently empty) : www.monicajtwo.etsy.com

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 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
Your satisfaction is guaranteed! If you do not love your order, please contact me within 3 days of receiving the item/s and I will refund your cost once the item/s are returned to me in the original condition (not including shipping) or exchange for another piece. You are responsible for return shipping costs.
Payment
I accept credit card payments/e-checks through Paypal and credit card payments through Etsy Direct Checkout. Your purchases will ship within 1-7 days after payment.

If you are new to shopping on Etsy, here is a great tutorial to answer all of your questions about purchasing: http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php
Shipping
I offer free shipping in USA only.

Small packages are sent first class. Packages over 13 oz. are sent Priority in the US.

For international orders: If you are charged substantially more for shipping than the actual shipping costs, you will receive a shipping refund. International orders will take longer to ship.

If I have conflicting addresses, meaning different addresses on your PayPal and Etsy, I will contact you. If I can not contact you, your order will be sent to the address listed on your PayPal account.

Your item/s ship after payment is received.

If you are in a rush, please just let me know. There is an option to ship priority (2-3 day) or express mail (1-2 day) upon request for an extra charge determined by location.
Please let me know if you are located overseas and would like insurance on your package and I will send a revised invoice. I usually do not have any trouble with packages but will not be liable for lost or damaged packages. Often times insurance is not an option on overseas packages.