runnerbean

Beautiful quilled paper art: gifts, wedding, & jewelry

Burlington, Vermont · 100 Sales

runnerbean

Beautiful quilled paper art: gifts, wedding, & jewelry

Burlington, Vermont 100 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Handmade paper art: beautiful wedding gifts, adorable figurines of people & pets, colorful jewelry, and stationery accessories made using the techniques of paper quilling.
Paper quilling is an intricate process -- each piece takes time & patience to roll long strips of paper, shape them, and add tiny detail. I hope you love what you see. Let's chat: contact me with your custom order ideas.
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Announcement

Last updated on Dec 29, 2017

Handmade paper art: beautiful wedding gifts, adorable figurines of people & pets, colorful jewelry, and stationery accessories made using the techniques of paper quilling.
Paper quilling is an intricate process -- each piece takes time & patience to roll long strips of paper, shape them, and add tiny detail. I hope you love what you see. Let's chat: contact me with your custom order ideas.
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•Sign up for my newsletter at http://www.runnerbeanarts.com and get advance notice of shop updates & special events like sales and shows.
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•See work in progress & inside the runnerbean studio on Instagram or Facebook: @runnerbeanarts

Tracy Belair Gaito

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Tracy Belair Gaito

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5 out of 5 stars
(46)
Janet O'Rear

Janet O'Rear on Feb 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely amazing custom item that Tracy created for me! I could not be happier. She communicated very closely with me on the project. I was so happy that she could envision so well what it was that I was wanting created!

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Updates

Custom matched to your wedding flowers: miniature, paper florals for your wedding figurines.
White with a peek of red: statement earrings made from paper!
New bold & colorful statement earrings in the shop! These tri-circle dangles are made from paper and sealed for durability and water-resistance. Only two available: blue or red.
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About

Beautiful quilled paper art to bring joy & color to your life!

Using an ancient technique called paper quilling, I bring paper to life—crafting long, narrow strips of it into intricate and dimensional figurines, miniatures, pendants, and other unusual pieces that reflect the vibrancy and joy I feel when creating them.

Although paper quilling has been around for centuries, my interpretation of it is unique: I’ve translated what is a fairly traditional form into a modern and fun style that I haven’t encountered anywhere else.

The process is slow and close: I roll each paper strip into a tight, solid “coin,” then—almost as if I were working with clay—I manipulate and shape those coins into finished art that will brighten your spirit and your space.

I first encountered the paper quilling technique more than a decade ago, when I was planning my wedding. Perusing a bridal magazine, I spotted an exquisite paper cake topper that had been rolled and shaped into flowers and filigree leaves. Smitten with the photo and the intricacy of the art, I immediately purchased a starter quilling kit and never looked back.
Although I didn’t have the skills to craft my own cake topper back then, I have since developed expertise through years of practice and refining my technique. My original patterns have been published in two books; one of my paper pendants has been featured in "Altered Paper Jewelry: Artful Adornments from Beautiful Papers"; and I helped to develop an official accreditation program for the North American Quilling Guild. 

I offer custom and original work here in my shop. The little girl figurine I made as a cake topper for my daughter’s 3rd birthday (now an annual tradition and collectible keepsake!) inspired the dolls you’ll find here.

When I’m not working in my Vermont-based home studio, I make paper creations with my two young children, who love to roll, crimp and glue the strips of scrap paper I keep just for them. Please contact me if you have questions or just want to say hello! I'd love to hear from you!

Shop members

  • Tracy Belair Gaito

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I design & create each piece by hand, take photos, and maintain the shop — including responding to your lovely notes. I love color, coffee, and seem to be on a quest to collect perfect acorns.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 14, 2017
Hello & thanks for stopping by! I create beautiful, handmade quilled paper art.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
ALL READY MADE ITEMS..........................................

--RETURNS: Items that were in-stock at time of purchase may be returned for a refund of the purchase price within 3 days of receipt of delivery. PLEASE NOTE: the customer is responsible for all return shipping charges. Item must be received in the same condition and packaging as it left my hands originally. Once I receive the item back, I will issue a refund on your purchase price. Returns will not be processed until I have received the item. Please send a Conversation within 3 days of delivery to start return arrangements.

--EXCHANGES: Exchanges get a bit complicated due to the small amount of stock I have and the amount of one-of-a-kind items in my shop, so instead I will help process a return for a refund (see above RETURNS information). This way you can then select and purchase from the other items available in my shop at the time. Please send a Conversation within 3 days of delivery to begin this process.

A SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT CUSTOM ITEMS..........................................
I work closely with you to create a piece you will be thrilled with, providing photos during production and avoiding unhappy surprises! If you receive your item and are unhappy, please get in touch within 3 days of delivery to discuss a return and refund.

BROKEN or DAMAGED ITEMS
I package each item very carefully to make it safely to you, but should you receive a broken or damaged item, please contact me immediately (within 3 days of delivery) and we will work together to resolve the issue.

LOST, STOLEN, or DAMAGED PACKAGES
Please contact me immediately if you feel your package has been lost or arrives damaged. *Please be sure your shipping address is correct before shipment*
Payment
Payments are accepted through Etsy Direct Checkout, Etsy gift cards, and PayPal. Please pay promptly after you "commit to buy". Orders left unpaid after 3 days will be canceled, but note that I'll attempt to contact you via Etsy Conversation and listed email should a payment not be received before canceling your order.
Shipping
SHIPPING WITHIN THE U.S.
Orders will be shipped to the address you have on file with Etsy. Please make sure this is correct. I am not responsible for misdelivered or undelivered packages where the shipping address given was incorrect. I am not responsible for delays caused by weather or transit once the package has been put into the USPS system. All U.S. orders will have tracking and insurance added.

SHIPPING OUTSIDE THE U.S.
All duties and customs fees (these are added by your country, not by me) are the responsibility of the buyer. I cannot legally ship your package as a gift, so please note you will need to pay these fees yourself. I also cannot be held responsible for delays caused by weather, transit, or customs.

SHIPPING TIMES
All ready-to-ship items typically ship within 3 business days after payment is received. If "life happens" (blizzards, sick children, etc.) I will get in touch ASAP to let you know of any delay. See shop announcement for any current update on ship times.

Please see individual listings for current production times on custom orders.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDERS & ADDITIONS
I am happy to do new custom orders and add "props" to ready-to-ship dolls, just let me know what you have in mind and we can work out details together. Minor changes to existing designs or small additions won't generally require any additional costs. However, an additional charge might be required for major changes or a totally new design. Just send me a convo with your ideas, and I will let you know the cost for your custom order.

Additional time may be required to complete a custom addition to an item that was ready-to-ship. Contact me with any questions and I will always let you know what the new timeframe will be. Thank you!