samsstuff

Handmade and Vintage True Stories and Tall Tales

165 Sales

samsstuff

Handmade and Vintage True Stories and Tall Tales

165 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(61)

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

EARRINGS SOUTHWEST DANGLE
US$25.00
FRIDA BROOCH BLACK Crochet
US$45.00
CUFF BRACELET BLUE Beaded Crochet Lacy
US$27.00
AUDREY HEPBURN BROOCH Pink Crochet
US$45.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(61)
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!

sobelle70118

sobelle70118 on Dec 1, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I just love my embroidered labels from samsstuff; they are perfect for handmade quilts!

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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 :)

Shop policies

Last updated on April 6, 2016
Welcome to samsstuff! All handmade items are created individually & each has it's own little story to tell. Extra attention has been paid to every detail of style, comfort, durability & fun :) Thanks for stopping by & enjoy! SAM

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
Checks & money orders- Items will be shipped upon the clearing of payment. Please make checks payable to Shelley McElhiney
PayPal & Direct Checkout- Items will be shipped upon receipt of payment.
Shipping
Items will be will be attractively packaged with the utmost care, by type, to prevent damage. Shipping charges are based on USPS rates to cover shipping & shipping supplies only. Should there be an overage in shipping, it will be happily refunded! Items may be shipped to destinations outside the U.S., shipping costs will vary, according to destination, based on current USPS rates.

A short note about shipping: I generally ship within 1 to 3 business days. As I currently work, I can not generally ship daily. If you let me know right away, I can try to make other arrangements. For overnight shipments, additional fees do apply.

Custom orders often take longer. General shipping times are noted within the listing.

Each order comes with a free little gift :)
Refunds and Exchanges
Items made by samsstuff have remained undamaged & intact since the early 80's, but you never know when something might happen. I will gladly work with you to solve any problems. Please contact samsstuff. Shipping costs can not be refunded, but exchanges, returns or possible repairs may be arranged. Let me know! SAM
Additional policies and FAQs
FREE GIFT WRAPPING: Let me know if you need gift wrapping & make sure to describe what occasion the gift is for. There will be no extra charge!