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Rhapsody Coats

Oklahoma, United States · 65 Sales

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Rhapsody Coats

Oklahoma, United States 65 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Cindy Benson

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Cindy Benson

About

Continuing the Adventure

My name is Cindy Benson, and my shop has been open for just over two years. I have shipped my coats to customers from all over the world, and love the challenge of creating unique designs in a wide-range of colors, styles, and fabrics!
I married my high school sweetheart directly after graduation. He works in aerospace manufacturing. Our daughter was born in 1988, and I began my career as a stay-at-home Mom. Through the years, I have had two more children, and explored a wide variety of outlets for my creativity. I love to sew, and started making quilts in 1990. Creating wall hangings and covers for scrapbooks made from a variety of fabrics and cowhide, along with the different types of quilts, allowed me to hone my sewing skills. A couple of years ago I discovered my current passion. Another Etsy merchant, Katwise, offered patterns for elf coats that I absolutely adored.
Inspired by her story and creativity, I ordered the pattern, and began sewing the basic coat along with short length hoodies. I love experimenting with colors and textures, and have developed my own patterns and styles over the last two years. I offer several styles of coats in vibrant colors. While quilting, I always enjoyed the kaleidoscope quilts, and I have recently begun making coats incorporating that technique. They combine the style of the elf coats with the patterns found in the quilts, and though they take a bit more time they are very exciting and unique.
Each coat in this kaleidoscope style is made from over two dozen sweaters and the skirt alone has between 200 and 250 individual pieces! All of my coats are made from recycled sweaters. Since my husband and I enjoy watching Bollywood movies and cooking Indian food, I am often inspired by the colors used in the films. The music is great to have playing while putting the coats together as well! Please take a look at my Facebook page by clicking the link on the right. There I have photos of my past work, and some videos of the newer items.

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Last updated on August 27, 2013
Welcome to my shop! I enjoy working with my hands, and over the years, I have always had a project to work on. I am so happy that Katwise has helped me find THE project that I will never get tired of. If you haven't been to her shop yet, please check it out! https://www.etsy.com/shop/katwise

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment through PayPal preferred.
Shipping
I ship with USPS, insure the package, and also include a tracking number.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not happy with your coat, I will consider a refund as long as you let me know within a couple of days of receiving it. I will arrange a refund as soon as I receive the coat in perfect condition. You will need to pay for shipping.