rayela is taking a short break
Mireya on Jun 22, 20175 out of 5 stars
beautiful and very good communication.. I will send a photo of the baby dress...
Michelle on Oct 27, 20145 out of 5 stars
Fabulous, condition and quality just as described. Thank you so much.
Elizabeth on Jan 12, 20145 out of 5 stars
These Placemats are lovely. I am very well pleased with them, this shop and the service I have received. Thank you.
Anonymous on Jun 6, 20135 out of 5 stars
I love the way this brightens up my home, thanks for the quick and safe shipping!
Anonymous on Apr 7, 20135 out of 5 stars
Rayela Art: a passion for handmade!
I've worked with ethnic crafts since 1988 in a variety of retail capacties and as a technical assistant to artists and small importers. My main focus has been in how crafts can contribute to economic development and allow people to live and work in their communities doing what they love and receiving fair wages. I support fair trade, the use of recycled materials, and those who employ sustainable practices. I now focus on textiles and fiber art as the place where this discussion starts. These themes are at the core of my website and blog: www.rayela.com.
I sell vintage ethnic textiles, handmade supplies and things that I make in my shop here.
In 2010, I launched an organization called TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List, www.tafalist.com. (Currently in redevelopment.)
In January, 2014, I launched a second site, Artizan Made: www.artizanmade.com. This site is a collective of handmade shops from around the world and include studio artists, fair traders and ethical importers. Handmade vintage and supplies are also welcome. They are invited to join based on the quality and originality of their products.
Questions? Send me a convo and I'll happily answer. Thank you for your interest!
Owner, Maker, Buyer, Photographer, Shipper, Marketer, Creative Entrepreneur, Technical Assistance Provider
I've been working with cultural crafts since 1988, now focusing primarily on textiles and fiber art. I sew, knit and run a collective of handmade shops, Artizan Made. www.artizanmade.com I've lived in Brazil, Chicago and Kentucky. www.rayela.com
I work hard at providing good photos and descriptions but do accept returns for any reason. Buyer pays the return shipping unless there was damage done in shipping. Notify me of a return within three days of receipt and return the product within 7 days of receipt.
Thank you for supporting handmade! Rachel
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Returns must be done within 3 days of item receipt. I refund the purchase, but not shipping.
Most of my items are textiles, so there is no real concern for damage during shipping. If an item is lost, we will follow the post office's tracking procedures (a long and harrowing process) and they issue the refund. Fortunately, this has been a rare happening in my experience. The post office will not initiate any tracking until after one month after the item was posted, so patience is required.
Etsy has a system during the listing process where we have to estimate how much an item will cost in shipping if purchased with another item. This can be difficult given that I have a range of sizes and weights that could end up in a mix very different from the amount quoted. I refund the difference if it is over $.50 and often cover the expense if it's more than what was estimated, but every now and then, it might be too big of a difference. I can fit lots of the smaller items into a flat rate envelope, but on larger pieces, it would be best to ask about shipping if the total will be under $100.
International customers- I've had to revise this free shipping offer on heavier items- but I'll cover $10 per $100 spent on shipping.
Prices are quoted for USPS flat rate envelopes or priority mail, but I can ship snail mail if preferred. I use simple packaging, recycling when possible. I use Pay Pal's shipping services which provides a bar code and excellent tracking services, so I normally do not recommend insurance and confirmation, but can include it if requested. Customer pays for the extras.
International customers, we are not allowed to describe our packages as "gifts". I know it decreases your customs fees, but other sellers have gotten into trouble for that, so it's really not a good idea.
Additional policies and FAQs
Can't do consignment. Sorry. Prices on Etsy are already close to wholesale, but I can give further discounts for volume purchases.