samsstuff

Handmade and Vintage True Stories and Tall Tales

185 Sales

samsstuff

Handmade and Vintage True Stories and Tall Tales

185 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Hi and welcome to samsstuff: an eco friendly gift boutique filled with vintage, handcrafted, individualistic & upcycled jewelry, accessories & clothing, each with its own fun little story to tell...

* About my techniques, designs & influences: My favorite technique is to take something that has lost it's original use & turn it into something new & unique, making it fun & useful again, giving it a new story, built on the tale of old. I have a strong interest in the environment. I work in a variety of mediums and crafts, embroidery, crochet & wire wrapping, to name a few. I enjoy creating new pieces, as well as trying out new styles & techniques. I love music, art & photography, history, science, films, travel, new places & people. Any & all of these could be the influence for a new piece. My favorite thing? sending each piece off to a happy new home :)

* Handmade pieces are crafted from a combination of vintage, found & new components, using my own designs & techniques. Vintage items range anywhere in era, from the 30's & 40's & into the 80's, some are handmade & most are family pieces. There are antiques here, as well. All pieces a completely finished & comfortable to wear, no loose or irritating wires or pieces. Items are made in a currently smoke & pet free environment.

* Here to look at vintage pieces? Have a look around: Virtually all handmade items here also have vintage components, making them unique, fun & eco friendly!

* Please convo me if you have any questions or feedback & I will get right back to you. I value your comments.

* I donate a portion of each sale to Autism Speaks, an organization dedicated to research, outreach & publicizing an issue that affects so many.

* If you have a chance, please stop by my other Etsy shop, shellseye filled with photography, tiny embroideries, memories, thoughts & dreams... http://shellseye.etsy.com
Visit my blog & say hi, check out my random meanderings, photos & short stories:
http://samsstuff-samsstuff.blogspot.com
Take a look at the FaceBook fan page for updates & more randomness:
http://www.facebook.com/samsstuff
Hope to see you around :)

Shop Handmade, shop Vintage, recycle & help the planet!

So...in conclusion, I am SAM: I make stuff. Lots of stuff :) Thanks for visiting, I hope to see you again soon! SAM

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 6, 2016

Hi and welcome to samsstuff: an eco friendly gift boutique filled with vintage, handcrafted, individualistic & upcycled jewelry, accessories & clothing, each with its own fun little story to tell...

* About my techniques, designs & influences: My favorite technique is to take something that has lost it's original use & turn it into something new & unique, making it fun & useful again, giving it a new story, built on the tale of old. I have a strong interest in the environment. I work in a variety of mediums and crafts, embroidery, crochet & wire wrapping, to name a few. I enjoy creating new pieces, as well as trying out new styles & techniques. I love music, art & photography, history, science, films, travel, new places & people. Any & all of these could be the influence for a new piece. My favorite thing? sending each piece off to a happy new home :)

* Handmade pieces are crafted from a combination of vintage, found & new components, using my own designs & techniques. Vintage items range anywhere in era, from the 30's & 40's & into the 80's, some are handmade & most are family pieces. There are antiques here, as well. All pieces a completely finished & comfortable to wear, no loose or irritating wires or pieces. Items are made in a currently smoke & pet free environment.

* Here to look at vintage pieces? Have a look around: Virtually all handmade items here also have vintage components, making them unique, fun & eco friendly!

* Please convo me if you have any questions or feedback & I will get right back to you. I value your comments.

* I donate a portion of each sale to Autism Speaks, an organization dedicated to research, outreach & publicizing an issue that affects so many.

* If you have a chance, please stop by my other Etsy shop, shellseye filled with photography, tiny embroideries, memories, thoughts & dreams... http://shellseye.etsy.com
Visit my blog & say hi, check out my random meanderings, photos & short stories:
http://samsstuff-samsstuff.blogspot.com
Take a look at the FaceBook fan page for updates & more randomness:
http://www.facebook.com/samsstuff
Hope to see you around :)

Shop Handmade, shop Vintage, recycle & help the planet!

So...in conclusion, I am SAM: I make stuff. Lots of stuff :) Thanks for visiting, I hope to see you again soon! SAM

Shelley McElhiney

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Shelley McElhiney

Polka Dot Crochet Clutch

Polka Dot Crochet Clutch

$35.00

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Scarf Orange and Yellow Print

Scarf Orange and Yellow Print

$17.00

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Vintage Macrame Book

Vintage Macrame Book

$23.00

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Vintage Tie Clip

Vintage Tie Clip

$18.00

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VINTAGE SATIN BAG

VINTAGE SATIN BAG

$25.00

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Butterfly Pendant Keychain

Butterfly Pendant Keychain

$15.00

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BLUE COSMETIC WALLET

BLUE COSMETIC WALLET

$8.00

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Vintage Western Boots

Vintage Western Boots

$49.00

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VINTAGE CHARM BRACELET

VINTAGE CHARM BRACELET

$19.00

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Vintage Knitting Booklet

Vintage Knitting Booklet

$5.00

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Vintage Cat Earrings

Vintage Cat Earrings

$15.00

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Handmade Crochet Slippers

Handmade Crochet Slippers

$25.00

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Vintage Figural Brooch

Vintage Figural Brooch

$20.00

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Crochet Skinny Scarf

Crochet Skinny Scarf

$21.00

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SOUTHWEST DANGLE EARRINGS

SOUTHWEST DANGLE EARRINGS

$25.00

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VINTAGE APPLE BUTTONS

VINTAGE APPLE BUTTONS

$4.00

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CROCHET CUFF BRACELET

CROCHET CUFF BRACELET

$27.00

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BLACK ZIPPER POUCH

BLACK ZIPPER POUCH

$15.00

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FELT EMBROIDERED BEADS

FELT EMBROIDERED BEADS

$12.00

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VINTAGE BEADED NECKLACE

VINTAGE BEADED NECKLACE

$12.00

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VINTAGE ESPRIT JACKET

VINTAGE ESPRIT JACKET

$28.00

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CROCHET ENVELOPE WALLET

CROCHET ENVELOPE WALLET

$25.00

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VINTAGE SOUTHWESTERN BLOUSE

VINTAGE SOUTHWESTERN BLOUSE

$45.00

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CROCHET CHARM BRACELET

CROCHET CHARM BRACELET

$15.00

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Karen Golden

Karen Golden on Oct 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect scarf. Beautiful. Exactly as described. Arrived promptly. Seller was wonderful to work with.

pleasenosoliciting

pleasenosoliciting on Apr 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Received as per listing. I was not in a rush for these so went with standard U.S.P.S. shipping. I got them 10 days after I placed the order, from WI to CA not bad at all!

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Updates

Vintage Tie Clip for Valentine's Day, a special night out or just because...

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Vintage Tie Clip

Vintage Tie Clip

$18.00

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New listing: Vintage macrame history, instruction & design

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Vintage Macrame Book

Vintage Macrame Book

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Fun vintage knitting book!

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Vintage Knitting Booklet

Vintage Knitting Booklet

$5.00

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About

samsstuff: True Stories & Tall Tales

This little shop started back in 2008, as a home for my creative interests & vintage finds. I wanted a creative outlet & a possible place for my son to work, after my job as a supervisor for a store in a chain of bookstores disappeared into the recession. I have since found another job, but one day, maybe...
I love creating something new out of found & vintage items, giving them a new life & a story to tell. My favorite materials are found objects, vintage finds, natural/organic & locally sourced. As for vintage finds: there's almost nothing more fun than scouring the area for amazing & interesting things for you to see. Many vintage items are family pieces that I am glad to find a new home for.
My little stories grew out of a love of writing & shop photos have evolved, through the amazing world of cameras & art, though 'product photography' is an evolving process for me.
I hope you enjoy my little corner of Etsy, stop by anytime :)

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  • Shelley McElhiney

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer, Writer, Everything...

    Hi, I'm Shelley (sometimes known as SAM), owner, designer, writer, photographer & well, everything of samsstuff: True Stories & Tall Tales. Good to meet you :)

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