philosophias

beaded leather wrap bracelets for body, mind, and soul

Swansea, Illinois | 3860 Sales

philosophias

beaded leather wrap bracelets for body, mind, and soul

Swansea, Illinois 3860 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars (1047)

philosophias is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner This shop is closed. I have enjoyed being an Etsy seller over the past 6 years immensely. This Etsy shop has allowed me to do something I love, share my creations with the world, and make money to follow my dreams. In January 2018 I left the USA to travel Southeast Asia, not knowing what I would find. I found my dream job as a counselor at a mindful residential recovery community in Thailand and I feel so lucky. However, this means my Etsy shop must close so I can follow other dreams. I thank you all for your support over the years! If you would like to follow my therapy webpage, the link is emmaclairedonovan.com and Facebook url Facebook.com/emmaclairedonovantherapy

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Nov 24, 2018

This shop is closed. I have enjoyed being an Etsy seller over the past 6 years immensely. This Etsy shop has allowed me to do something I love, share my creations with the world, and make money to follow my dreams. In January 2018 I left the USA to travel Southeast Asia, not knowing what I would find. I found my dream job as a counselor at a mindful residential recovery community in Thailand and I feel so lucky. However, this means my Etsy shop must close so I can follow other dreams. I thank you all for your support over the years! If you would like to follow my therapy webpage, the link is emmaclairedonovan.com and Facebook url Facebook.com/emmaclairedonovantherapy

Emma Claire

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Emma Claire

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Updates

Please consider supporting me in closing my shop as I prepare to embark on an adventure through Southeast Asia and India where I plan to deepen my knowledge as a yoga instructor and human being. Love you all! heart
Hello lovely customers! Since I'm leaving for a 2 years Peace Corps assignment in Nicaragua in 5 short weeks, I'm closing my shop! Use coupon code CLOSINGSHOP for 10% off! Also eBay.com/usr/philosophias for deals! Everything must go! purple_heart
I have 3 darling new handmade sterling silver buttons I had custom made for my shop! Customers can add these on to any existing bracelet for just $2 extra. Choose from the circular design, om design, or lotus flower buttons. :)

About

"Work is Love Made Visible"

It all started when I was making too many bracelets to give away or wear myself. I had a problem: I needed to create. It is in my blood. But I also needed to find someone who could love, use, and appreciate what I make. And thus, Philosophias was born.

It wasn't meant to be a business. It was just a creative outlet... at least in the beginning. But soon after starting, my drive took over and I began tirelessly working to develop Philosophias into what it is today.

Almost 4 years after I began my little hobby shop it has turned into one of the most important aspects of my life. I absolutely love it. I get to use my creativity, drive, love for natural materials, and compassion for others at once - and I get to call it a job.

A little About Me:
I have been a yoga instructor since July 2014. In December 2017, I completed a graduate degree in Professional Counseling. In January 2018, I packed a backpack and left home on a one-way ticket to Southeast Asia. I am currently traveling and growing as a therapeutic professional.

I live for experiences and take every chance I get to educate myself, help the planet, travel, and do good for others... even if it means foregoing many of the comforts I grew up with. I live to love, I love to learn, and I learn to thrive. I have signed the Giving What We Can pledge and pledged to donate 10% of my income for the rest of my life to charities which have been evaluated as highly effective.

Thank you so much for supporting me and my passions. I am thankful for each and every one of you. You provide me with the ability to use my creativity and follow my dreams. Peace and love to all.

In the words of Kahlil Gibran, "Work is love made visible."

P.S. Check out kiva.org to find out where some of your money goes!

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Shop members

  • Emma

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Hello, I'm Emma. Philosophias is my creation, my dream, and my passion. I absolutely love the freedom that comes with being my own boss, shop owner and designer.Thank you for allowing me to share my creativity with you!

Shop policies

Last updated on January 12, 2018
Welcome to Philosophias!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Please understand that I do not allow returns or exchanges. This is because I am a small handmade shop and am unable to financially afford to take returns. I also do not accept order cancellations.
Shipping
Insurance, Shipping Guidelines, and Shipping Upgrades:
I offer USPS First Class and Priority shipping. First Class because it is generally reliable and the most economical option for you, but if you want to avoid the small risk your bracelet may be lost in the mail, you'll want to upgrade to priority. In my entire time as a seller, I have had only 2 out of thousands of packages lost by USPS. By purchasing from this shop, you, as a buyer, are recognizing that I am not held liable for lost packages if you choose First Class shipping. If you believe your package is lost, please contact me and we will work through it together. Often the package may be with a family member, housemate, or at a neighbor's house and it may turn up.

Customs Fees & VAT (for orders outside the United States):
Each country has their own policy on customs fees. Some may charge nothing, and other countries may charge a hefty fee. Your package is marked with the value you paid for your item. For example, if you bought a $20 bracelet, your customs form/shipping label will be marked $20. The amount you pay to ship is separate from customs fees, since customs fees are charged by your country and are completely separate from the shipping service. Your country may also require that you come by your customs office or postal office to pick up your package. To avoid any unexpected surprises, familiarize yourself with the policies of your country before ordering. Thank you!

Shipping Address:
Please double-check the address you have programmed into Etsy to ensure it gets delivered to the right place. I do not accept returns or give refunds for returned packages. Thanks!
Additional policies and FAQs
How to Care for your Bracelet:
The more delicately you treat your item the longer it will last. It is best to keep your bracelet out of water, free of bath and body products, and away from sports and rough activities. The bracelets can be worn in the shower and in water, but this may shorten their lifespan.

Crystal Therapy:
I am not formally trained in crystal healing, so I do not feel comfortable enough offering a consultation on what stones are best for you. If the information in the listing is not enough information for you, please consult outside resources or a trained professional.

Feedback:
By purchasing from my shop, you are agreeing to contact me prior to leaving any neutral or negative feedback (anything less than 5 stars). Please let me know so I can fix whatever it was that was not up to your expectations. I want to give top-notch service, and I can only do this with communication. In many cases buyers do not realize how detrimental neutral or negative feedback can be to a seller's reputation. I will always aim to remedy anything about your order that you find disagreeable, within reason, but in order to do this you must contact me first.

Means of Communication:
I prefer to communicate via Etsy messaging, Instagram or my business email: philosophias.etsy [!at] gmail.com. I prefer not to be privately messaged on my Facebook Business Page because it mixes with my personal facebook notifications so it is easy for these messages to get lost.