MonkeysNMunchkins

Children's Name Bracelets Flower Girl Jewelry

Elmhurst, Illinois On Etsy since 2009

MonkeysNMunchkins

Children's Name Bracelets Flower Girl Jewelry

Elmhurst, Illinois | 13,216 Sales

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Lisa Thibos

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Lisa Thibos

Announcement    >>NO CORONAVIRUS IN MY HOUSEHOLD! I pledge to immediately shut down my shop and not ship any orders if I or any of my family members get sick. << EACH ITEM IS MADE TO ORDER. CURRENT LEAD TIME is 1-3 business days (for all in-stock items and materials). Within the US, first-class mail adds 2-7 business days, and priority mail adds 2-4 business days -- NOT INCLUDING PRODUCTION / CREATION TIME. These shipping estimates are NOT guaranteed. First-class shipping outside of the US adds anywhere from 1-4 weeks.

Kids are wonderful, but us big people need some attention, too! Visit my sister shops at VioletsandVows.Etsy.com and TrinketsbyLisaT.Etsy.com for beautiful special occasion and grown-up jewelry. ;)

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Last updated on Mar 22, 2020

>>NO CORONAVIRUS IN MY HOUSEHOLD! I pledge to immediately shut down my shop and not ship any orders if I or any of my family members get sick. << EACH ITEM IS MADE TO ORDER. CURRENT LEAD TIME is 1-3 business days (for all in-stock items and materials). Within the US, first-class mail adds 2-7 business days, and priority mail adds 2-4 business days -- NOT INCLUDING PRODUCTION / CREATION TIME. These shipping estimates are NOT guaranteed. First-class shipping outside of the US adds anywhere from 1-4 weeks.

Kids are wonderful, but us big people need some attention, too! Visit my sister shops at VioletsandVows.Etsy.com and TrinketsbyLisaT.Etsy.com for beautiful special occasion and grown-up jewelry. ;)

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About MonkeysNMunchkins

Sales 13,216
On Etsy since 2009

Losing my job was the best thing to happen to me.

During my childhood, my mom was always crafting and creating. My sister would often be right there next to her, painting this and sewing that. I'd be anywhere but near that ring of creative fire... I never found joy or contentment painting little wooden houses or crafting angel ornaments out of leftover fabric scraps. Instead, I'd be holed up in my room, pouring my angst into awkward poetry.

Fast forward to my early twenties, when my Big Ten college education didn't lead me to the promised job land and the dot com boom was going bust... and there I was, hunched over a wobbly card table in my Chicago bungalow basement, giddy over my newly purchased beginner's jewelry making kit. Turns out my creative fire was there all along--it just didn't find the necessary oxygen in my family's brand of creations.

Today, I can't believe that my first (very scary) creations have finally led to my Etsy life. It took a long time and a lot (a LOT) of bad jewelry, but I am now able to financially contribute to my family. Every moment I can, I sit in my studio (a shared home office with my husband) and create. Each of my pieces becomes a small part of someone's life, all over the world. Every day, I get to help others celebrate childhood and the great moments in life. I'm blessed.

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  • Lisa Thibos

    Owner, Creator, Customer Service

    After being laid off one too many times, I bought a beaded jewelry starter kit and taught myself to make jewelry on a card table in my basement.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 27, 2018
CURRENT PROCESSING / LEAD TIME (does NOT include shipping time) is 3-5 business days.

♥ ♥ ♥ WHY BUY FROM MONKEYS 'N MUNCHKINS? ♥ ♥ ♥

Well, the feedback from my incredible customers pretty much says it all! But if you still need more convincing... ;)

I offer a great selection of products to appeal to all interests and tastes and fit into all budgets. I disclose exactly what type of materials I use in each item and never use incorrect terms that might mislead you (i.e., saying "crystal" when it is a glass bead that does not have the same sparkle as a true crystal). I've used each component for many years and am familiar with the quality of each item so you can be sure you're getting a great value for your money. I will NOT use inferior materials--just because some of my materials are inexpensive does not mean they are cheap.

I make each piece with the utmost care and attention to detail. If I'm not happy with a wrapped loop above a dangle, I start over with new materials. If I feel a very slightly rough edge on a finished part, I take the time to make sure it won't irritate or hurt the little one that will wear the jewelry! If there is a funky spot on a freshwater pearl (that goes above and beyond natural inclusions), I won't use it. Add to this the fact that I do my best to answer any and all messages within 48 hours, and you will definitely love your experience shopping here.

Each item is packaged in a cotton-lined jewelry box that is tied with ribbon. I even have bridal and boy versions of my packaging... so you don't have to worry about your little man untying a hot pink ribbon from his box! Earrings and necklaces are presented on cute little cards. The boxes (which are sturdy enough to survive most travels through the mail-- DON'T pay extra for unnecessary shipping boxes!) are then wrapped in bubble wrap and packaged in a envelope that bears a USPS generated shipping label so faulty handwriting won't hold up your delivery!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 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)
Returns and exchange details
Customized/Personalized items cannot be returned. Non-custom/personal items may be exchanged for either a store credit or an item of equal or lesser value. If you choose to exchange the original item for something higher in price, I'll invoice you with the difference.
Payment
Payment is accepted via PayPal or credit card. State tax will be applied to orders shipping to Illinois, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Washington.
Shipping
I CANNOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR PACKAGE ONCE IT ENTERS THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SYSTEM. To help protect you against loss of or damage to your package, I send all domestic orders via insured mail.

International customers are responsible for postage insurance charges (above and beyond base shipping rate). You may opt to purchase postal insurance for your package prior to the shipment of your order. Please let me know if you'd like to purchase additional options (expedited shipping, insurance, etc.) for your shipping method.

International customers are responsible for any charges (customs fees, duties, VAT charges, etc.) that importing packages might incur. UK customers may find this link informative: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/customs/post/paying-tax.htm

My current PROCESSING / LEAD time (which is separate from shipping time) is listed in my Policies section. But, because I love happy customers more than anything, I do my very best to ship your order sooner than the full lead time. I will notify you if there is a delay with your order.
Additional policies and FAQs
I'm always, always, always open to custom requests and wholesale and consignment opportunities! Please convo me!