chelsea smith on Sep 22, 2016
My son LOVED these necklaces. Thank you so much!!
sivad307 on Sep 22, 2016
thank you so much for getting these to me so fast. they are adorable and perfect for our party!
kimberlee ackelson on Sep 15, 2016
I love my purchase!! Thank-you!! Delivery was prompt and service was excellent ! Thank-you again!!!
It's not work if it's still fun!
My products have been changing and evolving for two decades. Whether it's because I love to try new things or because I try and keep my eye on the pulse of what people want to buy, I'm still true to myself in that I won't continue to make something that I start to dread. I am not a "fine art" artist but a crafter and in that realm have learned a lot of skills, from making handmade botanicals and bath products, to blending teas, to sewing and knitting and all sorts of tools of the trade for papercrafts.
I started out selling bath products and shabby vintage upcycled items in several antique shops and boutiques on three different coasts: Oceanside, CA, Myrtle Beach, CA and Maceio, Brazil, and three shops in Virginia. Customers showed an interest in how to make their own bath products, so I began teaching and selling supplies and found that I enjoyed showing others how to enjoy the craft.
From jewelry to sewing to papercrafts, all of my products have complimented how-to workshops and classes, which keep me super busy.
I started to sell party favors as a Custom Listing request and started to get more, so I opened this niche shop to cater to other moms who wanted fun, quality party favor items at a low price. American-made and assembled by hand.
Owner, Designer, Consultant
With children of my own, I'm typically in tune with the latest trends in kids' festivities, but I've also been teaching and entertaing with arts & craft classes and workshops forpreschool to teen for nearly 20 years. www.shannynsnyder.com
Daugher, Eden, helps assemble bracelets between college classes and work as a teacher's aid. Check out her shop at www.edenswell.etsy.com (Edenswell). She is an avid baker, chainmail jewelry maker and a trendy sewer!
Amelia Peixoto Muritiba
Amelia lives in Maceio, Brazil, my lovely filha who lived with us for 3 years. She is an artist & architect, who taught me the beauty of Brazilian artisanato handiwork. When in Brazil, she connects me with best in fila & crochet supplies.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Other Method
GIFT CERTIFICATE NOTE: Gift certificates and credit can be used on in-stock items only. Gift certificates cannot be used for custom orders or party favors.
Custom and "Matchy" order options are found in the shop. Other special requests cost additional, otherwise everything "varies" (beads, images, patterns, etc.). We now charge $3.00 more for "one of each character" requests and $15.00 more for pattern, image, specific character, color requests, cap color requests, etc. per order. These costs are due to our graphics being prefabricated PDF files, so we cannot manipulate them to just print certain images. Therefore, we have to print up to a dozen sheets in order to accommodate one 12-bracelet special request order, and some of those sheets may go wasted, should the next customer want a "variety." Other requests changes often require more expensive supplies (colored caps or certain beads). We do not offer all rhinestone flecked round beads for any listing.
If you are doing a cap-only order and want a hole punched and a jump ring, it is also 50 cents more per cap. Unless stated in the listing, all caps are chrome/silver color.
All pearl is $1.00 additional per bracelet, unless already set up as a pearl or pearl-inclusive order. The faux pearl prices have really increased over the past year, so unfortunately, we cannot accommodate all-pearl requests without charging more.
We CANNOT do same character/image requests for entire orders unless it is already a one-character sheet. We can accommodate themes on the sheet (all pink, for example) for a 50 cent surcharge for cap. Again, It is too much printing of pre-fabricated image sheets, and too much paper would be wasted. We try our best to run a "green" company (including using some recycled mailers), so we do not do this. Some character options come with all of the same images, so please browse the shop for options (ie. Fancy Nancy will vary in image, but the Pirate Ship ones will be all of the same image). When in doubt, ask first.
INTERNATIONAL: I will not guarantee arrival within ANY time frame of international shipments. International buyers purchase with agreement to these terms. All made-to-order items will take 2 weeks to make and whatever length of time is normal for first class international. I do not use priority or overnight.
CONFIRMED ADDRESSES: Because of Paypal's inclination to be pro-Buyer, even when lost packages are not the Seller's fault, I will ONLY ship to a confirmed address (if you need me to ship to another address, you must change and confirm this through Paypal first). I am NOT responsible for lost packages, and in the case of a non-delivery, I will provide the tracking information to both Etsy and Paypal to show that I shipped the package. If you feel that you need to purchase insurance, please contact me to add that to the order.
These may take up to 2 weeks to MAKE unless you have convo'd me about a rush order and I have AGREED to it in writing. That is, made-to-order items take TWO WEEKS to make and ONE week to ship, within the continental U.S.
RUSH ORDERS will have a $15.00 rush charge to push up ONE WEEK (ie. if I agree to a rush order on a Monday, it will go out the next Monday).
EXPEDITED ORDERS wil have a $20 rush charge to push before all other orders and go out within THREE BUSINESS DAYS by Priority Mail.
I do not do anything quicker than the EXPEDITED and I do not do overnight shipping. If you need 2-or-3-day Fedex, that cost will also be passed on to you before I start the order. Upgrade payments due via my Paypal at info [!at] whisperingeden.com immediately or they will be included within the CUSTOM LISTING or I will not start on your order until paid, which means your order will be pushed back every day I do not have payment.
I DO NOT always accept rush or expedited orders, so you must convo me before simply purchasing and making the request in the Buyer's Notes. Your order WILL be refunded if we have not spoken about this prior to your order. I only accept rush and expedited orders for orders over $50 and I only accept two rush orders per week. I rarely accept expedited orders - typically they have to be an order of $100 or more.
READ THIS: Shipping time is IN ADDITION to the 2-week assembly time, typically one week. So, my listing information should be interpreted as it takes two weeks to make plus whatever shipping time is needed to get from Virginia, USA to you.
I will NOT ship to a different address than is listed on your order. If you need a different shipping address, you must change it first in Etsy. This protects me from erroneous shipping issues.
Leaving negative feedback because you did not read my policies or leave enough time to order is against Etsy policies. You would not be able to order items from any other online merchant and expect immediate shipping without paying for an expedite, so please do not expect this from a handmade merchant.
I ship every 4-10 business days for ready-made items, so please plan 10-14 days for receipt of your order. International orders will take longer. I often get these shipped sooner, but I am a homeschooling mom, and we are often out and about traveling during the week, including out-of-the country.
Every seller is different, so please note that my shipping times may differ from others. If you purchased from a commercial party store, expect to pay higher prices for Chinese-made cheap items and except to pay $17 or more for expedited shipping plus processing time.
For some items, the shipping may seem high. That's because I package all of my items so that they end up to the destination in the best shape possible - ie. USPS has a tendency to smoosh things - so I use bubble wrap or tissue, inner boxes or packaging, etc. S&H includes costs of both the shipping and handling process (packaging, etc.) and other expenses associated with the handling of your item. In your package, you may also see recycled inner bubble packaging - and when possible, I use recycled paper or totally "green" envelopes, try to reuse boxes (checking to be sure they are clean and smell crisp and papery), and when possible, I ship in smaller packaging to decrease my transportation footprint (ie. smaller package means smaller postal/shipping vehicle). However, I never skimp on quality. Please don't be concerned if you receive a Pop Tart box instead of a USPS box. I upcycle, recycle and try to be green when I can, particularly in shipping.
I also tend to offer low prices on the product/art because I need to take greater care with the shipping process to make sure the items arrive safely. Prices differ depending on the type of beads, size of containers, types of ingredients, cost of graphics, etc.
Refunds and Exchanges
Should you find an item broken or not to your satisfaction, please contact me before leaving negative feedback so that we can discuss the matter. Once you leave neutral or negative feedback, my incentive to work with you is greatly diminished.
I am happy to fix jewelry items free of charge if they are sent to me in a new condition. I do not fix jewelry that has been worn over a period of time. My jewelry party favors are NOVELTY items, just like ANY party store. They are meant to be worn 1-3 times, as a novelty, pretend-play item. They will not last forever, and the bottlecaps will come up if hit, twisted, pulled or run though a sleeve or glove. Please compare to any other $1-3 party favor from a party store before complaining. If you want an item made with sturdier materials, this would not be a typical party-favor price range and my goal is to provide a nice, party-favor product.
If you wish to exchange something to be redone, due to my error, that service is free of charge. However, if you wish for an order to be redone due to your error, there is a $15 surcharge plus whatever upgrades are required (if you decide you want a different image, bead color or cap). I do not reimburse shipping unless it is my error. I am very clear in my listings, announcements, policies and other information. You are responsible for understanding individual Etsy shop policies before ordering. They are unique to each store. This also applies for cancellation after an order has been started, with a $15 cancellation fee.
Personalized items are NOT returnable.
Lip glosses and glitter gels are not returnable (nor would they be in most stores, due to the personal/hygenic nature of the product). I am a small business, so I cannot "eat" costs like Amazon or large companies.
Should you wish to have a refund because items did not arrive by the delivery date, items must be returned in the same condition I sent them - ie. mint, in bags, and cannot have been stored or held in a smoking home or in a car where someone has been smoking, or I will not refund. HOWEVER, if I show a ship date within 1 week of your party (or earlier if a rush/expedite order), I am not required to refund you because I have proof of shipping. If USPS shows record/track of your delivery, but it was stolen or you can't find it, I am definitely not required to refund you. If USPS tracking trails off and shows shipping and transportation but no delivery, you will need to contact your local post office and give sufficient time for the item to find its way to you or be returned to me, before I will refund you. I have had several instances where customers have both kept the item and been given a refund, and this would not be fair to me. Because of those few issues, there is a wait time for refund, and I will provide tracking in a Paypal or credit card dispute. I keep very good records of every transaction, from conversations and emails to tracking.
Additional policies and FAQs
$150 or more within the domestic US, get a free personalized extra swirly bracelet
$200-250, get a 15% off code.
$251 or more, get a 25% off code.
Does not apply to Rush or Expedite Orders. I do not quantity discount any other orders.