Smallvictoriesmade

Pinup and Vintage inspired brooches and accessories

Liverpool, United Kingdom · 395 Sales

Smallvictoriesmade

Pinup and Vintage inspired brooches and accessories

Liverpool, United Kingdom 395 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Announcement   Here at Small Victories Handmade we create vintage inspired, novelty brooches, jewellery and accessories - specialising in Acrylic and Resin, perfect for your inner pin up, vintage or retro gal!

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Last updated on May 11, 2017

Here at Small Victories Handmade we create vintage inspired, novelty brooches, jewellery and accessories - specialising in Acrylic and Resin, perfect for your inner pin up, vintage or retro gal!

Hannah Elizabeth Smith

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Hannah Elizabeth Smith

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About

Small Victories Handmade!

Small Victories Handmade specialises in creating pinup and vintage inspired, novelty, quirky and all round adorable brooches and accessories - specialising in acrylic and resins - perfect for your inner pin up, vintage or rockabilly gal!

We are best known for our handmade novelty brooches , as this is where our business journey began. Each brooch starts its life as a number of small sketches which are then broken down into layers, vectored and sent away to be laser cut from a high grade, clear acrylic sheeting. Once these are ready I set to work cleaning and assembling the pieces to create a unique dimensional effect. Each section is carefully hand painted and then coated in a clear, crystal resin to ensure a glossy finish.
It is a lengthy process but the finished creations are certainly worth it!

More recently we have branched out and have begun to offer a range of exciting new handmade products including earrings, necklaces, bangle, hair flowers and more!

As an avid lover of all things vintage inspired (rockabilly, pin up, retro, etc) I wanted to be able to create something that I could really engage with and relate to. I had amassed quite a collection of vintage inspired accessories, including many novelty brooches, when I finally decided to give it a try myself. Throughout my life I have come to love so many different crafts and have developed numerous hobbies, including sewing, baking and jewelry making, but found working with acrylics and resin to be particularly challenged yet also exceedingly rewarding, and I loved how I could intertwine my creations with my everyday look.

The name I have chosen for my little business - Small Victories Handmade - is actually quite symbolic. There is, of course, a nod to the vintage inspired nature of my creations and my love of all things retro. However it goes much deeper. We all have our own personal battles that we have to learn to overcome and for me that is my journey towards learning to live with depression and anxiety. This business venture is my way of being able to tackle these 'less desirable' qualities I see in myself. Mental health is an issue I feel very strongly about and is something that is only very recently beginning to get the publicity and focus it needs and deserves. For me, every piece I create is a small , handmade victory that shows the progression I have made, the patience I have developed and the self confidence and belief in my own abilities to be able to pursue my creative dreams. Recently I gave birth to my adorable little boy, the first of many I am sure, and I want nothing more than to be a role model for him and show him that anything is possible, dreams are achievable and nothing can stand in your way when you try! I want to be a mummy he can be proud of!

Thank you for being a part of every small victory I achieve!

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Shop members

  • Hannah Elizabeth Smith

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Hannah is an avid lover of all things vintage inspired and is obsessed with anything creative. As well as making jewellery and accessories, she also enjoys sewing, baking and most importantly, watching baby Jacob grow bigger every day!

  • Jacob Smith

    Chief Of Thank You Notes

    Jacob ensures he checks every brooch order. His favorite part is walking to the post office with mummy several times a week to deliver all the packages.

  • Mark Smith

    Designer

    A computer wizz, Mark is the genius behind the design process. He takes a concept and turns it into a vector that can then be dissected and layered accordingly.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2017
A Warm welcome from Small Victories Handmade! Thank you for taking the time to browse our little store and for checking out our all important store policies.

We hope you find all of the information you require here, however please do not hesitate to get in touch with any further questions or inquiries. We aim to respond to emails within 48hours, although during busy periods this may take longer.

Email: smallvictorieshandmade [@] hotmail.com
Instagram: @smallvictorieshandmade

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Accepted methods of payment include:
Credit Card
Debit Card
Etsy Gift Cards
Paypal

Orders will not be dispatched until payment has been received in full.
Please contact us directly if you experience any issues with payment.

Payment for custom orders is to be paid up front
Shipping
Once payment has been received, orders will be shipped within 1-3 working days. All parcels are sent tracked or signed delivery and are insured.
UK shipping: £3.75
Australia/ New Zealand/ USA - £9
Everywhere Else - £8

No additional postage costs for multiple items purchased at the same time -

Shipping within the UK:
Orders within the UK will be sent via 'Royal Mail - First Class Signed Delivery' service, and tracking information will be shared with the buyer to allow you to monitor the delivery process. Please be aware that a signature will be required upon delivery of your item. Proof of postage will also be obtained. Parcels are insured up to the value of the goods.

For further details please visit www.royalmail.com
We will combine shipping on orders which are purchased and paid for at the same time at no extra cost. If you have any issues, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Shipping Worldwide:
International orders will be sent via one of the following (depending on country):
Royal Mail Tracked International Mail
Royal Mail Signed International Mail
Royal Mail Tracked and Signed International Mail
Proof of postage will be obtained and tracking information will be shared with the buyer to allow you to monitor the delivery process. Please be aware that a signature may be required upon delivery of your item. Parcels are insured up to the value of the goods.

For further details please visit www.royalmail.com/international
We will combine shipping on orders which are purchased and paid for at the same time at no extra cost. If you have any issues, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Important:
Please double-check your shipping address with Etsy before you complete your order. We cannot be held responsible for misdelivered or undelivered packages where the shipping address given was incorrect.

If you need your order by a specific date, please contact us prior to completing your purchase so that we can discuss all available options.

We will inform you of any anticipated delays immediately via email or through your Etsy account.

Items marked 'delivered' on your tracking are considered delivered. We are not responsible for stolen packages. Please check with your local post office or with your neighbours to see if the package may have been misplaced.
Local post offices will generally hold an item for up to 18 days if no one is in to receive or sign for the parcel. After this they will return to sender. If this happens, we will make contact as soon as the item is returned. The customer is responsible for any further postage costs incurred.

For international buyers, please check with your post office or customs office to see if your package is being held for payment of import fees.


Lost in the Mail:
If a parcel is thought to be 'lost' in the mail please contact us immediately. Please note that no action can be taken until after a set number of days after the parcel was posted - this varies depending on what country the parcel has been sent to - see Royal Mail website for further info. We will begin by using the tracking information to attempt to locate the parcel. If this proves unsuccessful we will then submit an inquiry/claim form to Royal Mail. Royal Mail will then investigate the missing parcel. Once they confirm that is has been 'lost in transit' a full refund, including postage costs will be issued. We cannot issue a refund until this confirmation has come through from Royal Mail as parcels have been known to show up once an inquiry/claim has been submitted. All efforts will be made to keep the buyer informed throughout via your Etsy account or email.


Customs, Duty and Taxes:
Import fees, VAT, duties, handling fees, customs charges, or any other charge imposed by your government are the buyer's responsibility. It is recommended that International buyers seek the use of an online duty calculator or contact their country's customs office directly to help estimate what import fees your purchase might incur in your country prior to purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
We hope you love your handmade purchases as much as we have enjoyed making them. However, if you are in any way dissatisfied, please contact us within 7 days to discuss any issues and to arrange a return or exchange. Please do not send back any goods without first getting in touch and receiving a reply. It is important to note that we can only offer exchanges on items currently in stock.

All returned goods must be unworn and with their original packaging. Please repackage your goods with care and include details of the order along with any free gifts you received. Refunds or replacements will be sent once the goods have been received and checked, minus the cost of postage.

It is the responsibility of the customer to pay for any return delivery charges. For your own security we recommend using a recorded delivery service when returning goods, as we cannot be held responsible for items lost or damaged in the post

Damaged In Transit:
If you receive an item which has been damaged during its journey to you, please contact us immediately. You will need to return the item back to us along with the original packaging so that we can submit a claim with Royal Mail. We advise that you send this recorded delivery. Once we have received the item you will have the choice of a full refund or an exchange and we will also refund the cost of posting the damaged item back to us.

Faulty Item:
Please note that 'faults' are issues that render the product unfit for use and not the unique differences and minor imperfections created due to the handmade nature of the products.

We take pride in our handmade creations and check each one with the greatest of care to ensure they are of a high quality and fully functional, If you believe your item to be faulty please get in touch so we can tackle the issue, on an individual and personalised basis, as quickly as possible.
Please note, you will be required to provide photographs of the fault.
Please do not return a faulty item without messaging us first and receiving a reply.

Please note this applies only for production faults or damage caused by us (Small Victories Handmade) or caused in transit, and not damage from the buyer - see below.

Not eligible for Return/ Refund:
Custom orders
Final sale items - items reduced in price
Flawed sale items - items reduced in price due to a particular flaw. These will be described within the listing.
Jewelry damaged by the customer - including but not limited to dropping, exposure to water, light damage, exposure to oil, perfume, lotions,makeup, soap, breaking, scratching, overly vigorous usage, not properly storing jewelry.

If the customer chooses to embellish or tamper with their purchased goods in any way -including but not limited to adding jewels, writing, marks, lacquers, sheens, spraying, sanding down, dipping or coating it in any substance - this will void the customers right to a refund or exchange and Small Victories Handmade will not be held responsible for any damage, direct or otherwise, that this may cause.
Additional policies and FAQs
Buying Handmade:
The greatest of care is taken during the creation of each handmade item.

Our brooches are our more intricate and unique pieces. Each brooch starts its life as a series of small sketches. These are dissected into layers which are then vectored and sent off to be laser cut using a high grade acrylic. Once returned each piece is carefully handpainted, assembled and polished before being coated in a clear, crystal resin to ensure a glossy finish.

Our jewellery such as earrings and bangles are created using high quality moulds and a variety of hard wearing resins. Each piece is individually mixed, cast, sanded, polished and assembled with the greatest of care and attention to detail.

We use a a range of high quality flowers for our hair pieces, in a range of colours, textures, fabrics and embellishments. The hair clips come in a variety of sizes to suit the style of the hair piece and are secure and hard wearing.

As with all handmade creations, there will inevitably be small differences and imperfection within each piece, including differences in paint strokes and in how the resin sets. For listings with multiple items available, we use stock photos of our creations for our listings, which means your item may vary slightly from the one shown. Please note that while we try to take the most accurate photos possible, there may be some variation in colors due to individual paint batches, lighting and different monitor settings.

Caring For Your Acrylic and Resin pieces:
Acrylic is widely known as being a highly versatile and hard wearing material. This is certainly true, and all of our creations are made to withstand general wear and tear and should hold up well to regular use with proper care. However, it is important to note that they can break if dropped and the finish can be scratched if it comes in contact with sharp objects. Our products are not waterproof, so always remember to remove them before swimming or bathing. Contact with perfumes, lotions or other similar products may damage the resin finish. We recommend using a soft, dry cloth to gently clean the surface of your jewellery when required.

Feedback and Reviews:
We want to ensure your experience with Small Victories Handmade is a positive one. Not only would we love to hear feedback regarding your order process, but we also love to receive photographs of you wearing your handmade brooches, jewellery and accessories. Please help future buyers by completing a review through Etsy, and send us a snap via instagram!
If there are any problems, please contact us via email before leaving feedback and we will do all we can to rectify any issues. Thank you!.

Custom Orders:
On occasion we may offer a particular design as a custom order. Each individual listing will explain in detail the options for customization and the expected time scale for completion. We will endeavor to meet you needs and will always double check your choices via email or through Etsy messages before we get started on your order. Custom orders are non refundable.

If you have an idea for a completely new design that you would like making then we would love to hear from you and we can discuss the logistics further.

Restocking Designs:
Although it may take a couple of weeks, there is a good chance that any sold out designs will be restocked, however it is important to note that designs are produced in small batches and may sell out fast!

Currently we are not accepting pre-orders and our shop operates on a first come first serve basis. Please note that Etsy does not hold the items you place in your cart for you, so if more than one person puts the same item in their cart, the first customer to complete checkout will be the one who gets it.

You may find it useful to follow us on Instagram (@smallvictorieshandmade) where you can keep up to date with our newest designs, most recent news and even some special offers and discount codes!