Announcement Here at Small Victories Handmade we create vintage inspired, novelty acrylic and resin brooches, perfect for your inner pin up, vintage or retro gal!
Here at Small Victories Handmade we create vintage inspired, novelty acrylic and resin brooches, perfect for your inner pin up, vintage or retro gal!
Melissa Hammond on Feb 20, 2017
Love this brooch and came beautifully packaged, thank you so much!
Rachel Hopkins on Feb 6, 2017
Absolutely love my brooch thank you so much
Brian Calvert on Feb 4, 2017
Awesome brooch. Quick shipping. Thanks!
Small Victories Handmade!
Small Victories Handmade specialises in creating vintage inspired, novelty, acrylic and resin brooches, perfect for your inner pin up, vintage or rockabilly gal!
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!
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 brooches 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, each brooch 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!
Owner, Creator, Designer
Hannah is an avid lover of all things vintage inspired and is obsessed with anything creative. As well as making acrylic brooches She also enjoys sewing, baking and most importantly, watching baby Jacob grow bigger every day!
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.
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.
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
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Etsy Gift Cards
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
UK shipping: £3.50
Australia/ New Zealand/ USA - £8
Everywhere Else - £7
No additional postage costs for up to 6 items purchased at the same time - due to size and weight of the parcel. Please contact me if you intend to order more than 6 items at once and we can discuss the postage options available.
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 (up to 6 items, please contact me if you intend to order more than 6 items at once so that we can discuss postage options.) If you have any issues, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
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 (up to 6 items, please contact me if you intend to order more than 6 items at once so that we can discuss postage options). If you have any issues, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
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 the post' 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 Etsy messaging.
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
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.
We take pride in our handmade brooches 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 as quickly as possible. You will be required to provide photographs of the fault and we may request the item be returned back to us.
We are happy to offer a refund or exchange on faulty goods. Please note this applies only for production faults or damage caused by us (Small Victories Handmade) and not damage from the buyer - see below.
Not eligible for Return/ Refund:
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 brooch in any way - such as adding jewels, writing, marks, lacquers, sheens, spraying, 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
The greatest of care is taken during the creation of each handmade item.
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.
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 Brooch:
Acrylic is widely known as being a highly versatile and hard wearing material. This is certainly true, and each brooch is 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. These brooches are water-resistant, but 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 brooch 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. 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!.
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.
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!