Northern Light Designs

Marquette, Michigan · 0 Sales


Northern Light Designs

Marquette, Michigan 0 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Last updated on March 15, 2011
Welcome to Northern Light Designs! My name is Darlene, and I'm a granny who loves to sew! Here you'll find a variety of items, including bags, purses, swirly skirts, and even a few handwoven items from time to time.

Everything you see in my shop is made by me. This means that just about everything is a one-of-a-kind creation. I can't guarantee that I can recreate any bag, as often I make them up as I go along since I work with a lot of scraps. So if you see something you like, don't wait around! Once it's gone, it's probably gone for good.

My home is smoke-free, but I do have a cat named Molly, who supervises and inspects everything I do. I do my best to keep her off my projects, but if you've ever had a cat, you know how that goes! Usually this isn't a problem, but I want you to be aware that my cat hangs out in my studio.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
I accept PayPal for all transactions. If payment is not completed and I have not heard from you within 3 days of purchase, I will consider it a canceled transaction, and I will relist the bag. If you have a special situation, please contact me so I don't re-list your bag.
Orders will not ship until payment clears. Items will be shipped 1-3 days after I have been notified of receipt of payment by PayPal. If you use a PayPal e-check, then I must wait for payment to clear before shipping. This usually takes 4-7 days.

All orders will be shipped to your PayPal address via USPS. If you would like it shipped to a different address please convo me before you pay with the correct address.

I usually use either first class mail or priority mail. Larger items may go parcel post. I also use delivery confirmation so packages can be tracked. Please let me know if you have a delivery preference, and I'll try to accommodate you.

Overnight shipping is NOT available at the Post Office here. Priority Mail is as good as it gets. I think overnight is available at UPS, but it's VERY expensive (think at least $50). Convo me for a quote if you want overnight shipping.

International customers: PLEASE contact me for a shipping quote!
Refunds and Exchanges
My goal is your complete satisfaction. Please contact me if there is a problem with your purchase. These items are made and ready to ship, so the photos you see are the actual item in each listing. I will be happy to send more photos before you buy. Please ask questions and read carefully, as the features of each item are clearly identified, and can vary from bag to bag.

Returns may be accepted at 100% of sale price minus shipping costs if you contact me and return the items within ten business days. All returns must be unused and in original condition. I will offer refunds if the item is returned in sellable condition* but shipping charges will not be refunded.

Custom made items can be returned for 50% of sale price minus shipping costs, if you contact me first, and return the item within ten business days. This is to cover materials and time to construct your item. Item must be in sellable condition*.

*Please note that if you smoke, I can't take the item back, as it won't be sellable.

Items must be returned in the same or comparable sized packaging.
Additional policies and FAQs
I'll be happy to do custom orders. Please contact me with your ideas about colors, fabric, or special features like extra pockets or zippers, and I'll give you a quote. Please allow two weeks for me to make up the item for you.

If you're interested in wholesale, please contact me for pricing. Minimum order is 12 of any one style.

Questions or comments? Email me at northernlightdesigns [!at] Also be sure to check out my blog at to see what I'm up to!