Delightful & Adorable Gifts Handcrafted from Paper

Burlington, Vermont

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Last updated on Aug 18, 2022

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Tracy Belair Gaito

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Tracy Belair Gaito


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Delightful & Adorable Gifts Handcrafted from Paper

Using a technique called paper quilling, I roll and shape long, narrow strips of paper into intricate and dimensional figurines, miniatures, jewelry, and other pieces that are tiny, detailed, and colorfully crafted. I love to work small, making special pieces that catch your eye and lift your spirits!

The process of paper quilling is slow and close: the long paper strips are rolled up tight and solid, or allowed to loosen and relax into beautiful coils. I then sculpt and combine the paper into finished art pieces. 

I have developed expertise through years of practice and have refined my technique to create beautiful figurines and quill-work with precision and stunning detail. 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 May 9, 2022
Hello & welcome to runnerbean! Please enjoy a browse through my original handmade paper art creations, get to know my shop policies, and don't hesitate to contact me should you have any more questions. If you would like to learn more about me please visit my about page.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
ALL READY MADE ITEMS..........................................

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 14 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.

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.

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*
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.
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.

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.

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.

CUSTOM ORDERS Please see individual listings for current production times on custom orders.
Additional policies and FAQs
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!
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third-party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect:

To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example), if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It:

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
• as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
• when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
• if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
• as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure:

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
• Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
• Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
• Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention:

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

If you do not want me to keep your data longer than legally necessary please contact me at runnerbeanarts [at] gmail dot com

More information

Last updated on May 18, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Is your paper art jewelry waterproof? Can I wear it in the shower or while swimming?

No. My paper art jewelry has multiple layers of sealer for water resistance and will be fine for daily wear, but it must be removed before bathing or swimming.

How should I best store or display my new paper art pieces?

All pieces should be kept out of direct sunlight and away from pets and children.

Wedding figurines look amazing kept displayed under a glass dome, which will also prevent any dust, however can also be simply displayed on a shelf or mantle, and given an occasional careful dusting: I recommend simply blowing on them periodically.

Figurines made to be removable from their base would be best displayed in their base and given an occasional, careful dusting: I recommend simply blowing on them periodically.

Ornaments all include a box for storage, and I do recommend using the box to keep them protected out-of-season.

Oh no! It fell and the head broke off/my cat ate it/my kid destroyed it! What do I do?!

Definitely get in touch! Repairs are sometimes possible, but it depends on the level of damage. A fall resulting in a head or arm popping off can likely be repaired. If your cat swiped your fairy off your desk and chewed it up, that fairy might be a goner. Reach out and I can either tell you how to repair the piece yourself, or you can ship it to me and I can work on the repair for a small fee. If the damage is beyond repair, perhaps you’d like to order a new piece based on the original. Reach out and I’ll be happy to talk through some options.