samsstuff

Handmade and Vintage True Stories and Tall Tales

175 Sales

samsstuff

Handmade and Vintage True Stories and Tall Tales

175 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(62)

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

VINTAGE WOVEN TOTE Upcycle
VINTAGE WOVEN TOTE Upcycle
$75.00
CROCHET SCARF COWL Reversible
CROCHET SCARF COWL Reversible
$75.00
MESSENGER BOOK BAG
MESSENGER BOOK BAG
$65.00
CROCHET COWL SCARF
CROCHET COWL SCARF
$60.00
CHUNKY CROCHET SCARF Cowl
CHUNKY CROCHET SCARF Cowl
$60.00
REVERSIBLE CROCHET SCARF
REVERSIBLE CROCHET SCARF
$60.00
MESSENGER BAG EMBROIDERED
MESSENGER BAG EMBROIDERED
$55.00
EMBROIDERED MESSENGER BAG
EMBROIDERED MESSENGER BAG
$55.00
CROCHET HANDBAG TOTE
CROCHET HANDBAG TOTE
$50.00
CROCHET TOTE BAG
CROCHET TOTE BAG
$50.00
CROCHET SCARF COWL Green
CROCHET SCARF COWL Green
$50.00
LONG SUMMER SCARF
LONG SUMMER SCARF
$45.00
CROCHET SILK CLUTCH Orchid
CROCHET SILK CLUTCH Orchid
$35.00
CROCHET ENVELOPE CLUTCH
CROCHET ENVELOPE CLUTCH
$35.00
CROCHET SKINNY SCARF
CROCHET SKINNY SCARF
$35.00
CROCHET CLUTCH YELLOW
CROCHET CLUTCH YELLOW
$35.00
CROCHET SKINNY SCARF Orchid
CROCHET SKINNY SCARF Orchid
$35.00
CROCHET SKINNY SCARF
CROCHET SKINNY SCARF
$35.00
CROCHET SKINNY SCARF
CROCHET SKINNY SCARF
$35.00
CROCHET SKINNY SCARF
CROCHET SKINNY SCARF
$35.00
CROCHET SKINNY SCARF
CROCHET SKINNY SCARF
$35.00
CROCHET ENVELOPE CLUTCH
CROCHET ENVELOPE CLUTCH
$35.00
CROCHET SKINNY SCARF
CROCHET SKINNY SCARF
$35.00
CROCHET CLUTCH WALLET
CROCHET CLUTCH WALLET
$35.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(62)
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

New listing: Vintage macrame history, instruction & design

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Vintage Macrame Book
Vintage Macrame Book
$15.00
Fun vintage knitting book!

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Vintage Knitting Booklet
Vintage Knitting Booklet
$5.00

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 :)

Shop members

  • 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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