handmade accessories from vintage materials

New York, United States · 353 Sales


handmade accessories from vintage materials

New York, United States 353 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
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oceanityhandmade is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Thanks for visiting Oceanity! My shop is taking a break for the summer while I travel and work. I'll be back up and running in mid to late August!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 2, 2016

Thanks for visiting Oceanity! My shop is taking a break for the summer while I travel and work. I'll be back up and running in mid to late August!


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Oceanity is a magical place where long lost vintage fabrics find new life as playful, high quality accessories. All items are lovingly imagined, sewn, photographed, packaged, and shipped off with care by Michelle, whose designs are inspired by secret gardens, buried treasure, mythical creatures, decades long past, and, of course, the sea.

Michelle began sewing accessories and selling them on Etsy to avoid being swallowed whole by her vast and ever-increasing collection of weird vintage fabrics. Beauty and durability are top priorities, as well as responsible sourcing of materials--like steel barrettes from France and recycled packaging materials made in the USA.

Michelle holds a bachelors degree in printmaking with a minor in book arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and is currently studying to become a book conservator.

Michelle sells prints and cards on Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/blackshellpress

Shop members
  • Michelle

    Owner, Fabric Collector, Seamstress

    Michelle received a BFA in printmaking & book arts from SCAD in 2011 and is currently studying art conservation in Buffalo. She enjoys printmaking, reading, sewing, thrifting, and trapeze.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 29, 2014
Welcome to Oceanity! I love sewing and thrifting and am thrilled to share my creations on Etsy. I am very passionate about sourcing original and quality materials for my work, like steel Made-In-France barrettes and interesting vintage fabrics. I strive to offer shoppers accessories that are unique, long-lasting, and friendly to our planet and its people.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payments may be made through PayPal, or directly through Etsy with a credit or debit card.

For custom and wholesale orders, I will create a custom listing for you for the entire price of your order. This listing should be purchased promptly so that I can ship your items as soon as possible. (I will not begin creating your order until payment is received). If you need to see photographs of your order before it ships, just ask!
Nearly all items are made-to-order. Please see individual listings for specific processing times. If you need to rush your order or meet a tight deadline, please contact me BEFORE making a purchase.

For large custom orders and wholesale orders, we will establish a shipping time frame when you place your order.

I ship USPS First Class Mail. For domestic orders, a tracking number will be provided once your order has shipped.

International orders ship with USPS First Class Mail and will not include a tracking number. Packages will be labeled appropriately and honestly, and any duty or import taxes are the responsibility of the customer.

If you would like to pay for an upgraded shipping method, please contact me!

If a package is returned to me because the buyer provided the incorrect address or did not pick up the package, I can either provide a refund (minus shipping), or re-ship the item at the buyer's expense. Packages returned because of a postal error will be reshipped at no cost to the buyer, or a refund (including shipping) can be provided.
Refunds and Exchanges
If your item becomes damaged in shipping or there has been an error in your order (i.e., you received the wrong item), please contact me as soon as possible to arrange a refund or replacement. The damaged or incorrect item(s) must first be returned to me (at my expense) before a replacement can be sent or a refund issued.

If for any reason you feel that your order was not up to the quality described in the listing, please let me know so I can make it right! I take pride in my work and your satisfaction is important to me.

If there is not a problem with your order but you still wish to return it, I do offer exchanges (not refunds), but all shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer. If you wish to make an exchange, you must contact me via Etsy (not email) within 7 days of receiving your package. After you ship the item back to me and I receive it in its original condition, you may pay through PayPal or Etsy to ship your replacement.

PLEASE READ: Custom orders and "Mystery/Grab Bag" items may NOT be exchanged.
Additional policies and FAQs
For wholesale questions, please send me a message! I am happy to offer wholesale prices to retailers.

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