taosbagznbeadz

Jewelry AND Handmade Drawstring Purses

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Note from shop owner Sept 2015----I'm moving back on our sailboat for the next 1-2 years and taking off for the turquoise waters of the Caribbean.....lucky me :)
So I have put my Etsy shop on hold until we get back on land sometime between August 2016-August 2017......I'm living my lifetime dream and encourage you to also!
Fair winds to all.....

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Sept 2015----I'm moving back on our sailboat for the next 1-2 years and taking off for the turquoise waters of the Caribbean.....lucky me :)
So I have put my Etsy shop on hold until we get back on land sometime between August 2016-August 2017......I'm living my lifetime dream and encourage you to also!
Fair winds to all.....

Leslie Wyly-Reeves

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From Turquoise Skys to Turquoise Oceans ....and back again.

Sometimes, ya gotta go out and find the inspiration. Other times it is right there...in front of you. For 25 years, we ran a BnB in the northern mountains of Taos, NM. It was easy to make and sell my jewelry & bags for the gift shop in the breakfast room. I had a happy captive audience in a magical place.

Then, we changed our life. We sold the farm (so to speak) and bought a van and a sailboat. Two bucket-list check marks :)
For 3 years, we vagabonded in our van around the country and into the turquoise Bahamian waters on our 35ft sailboat. On these two vessels, it was difficult to keep the beads from rolling around, so my creativity was suspended.

But change happened with several personal turn of events and now we're dirt dwellers once again and the beads are colorfully blooming under turquoise skys. Without a privately owned gift shop, I have turned to Etsy as an outlet for my creative passion...and I'm very grateful.

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Last updated on April 29, 2022
Hello and welcome to my world of bags and beads! I'm an avid creator of beautiful things, however I am also practical and like the functionality of my bags. They are all handmade (with love) in a smoke free atmosphere. I do have a couple of personable cats that wander thru my day here and there to bring me a smile, but they are not generally in my work area. I've run a B&B here in Taos, NM for 22 years with my husband and life partner, who lovingly supports my artistic tendencies....lucky me!
June 2015 update----we sold! the BnB and took off to the far reaches of the US and on into the world of live-aboard sailboats...a 40 year dream-come-true....double lucky me! I'll continue to create as long as I can.....it has always been a part of me.
June 2018 update---we are back on dirt again---living among the sagebrush and magpies of northern NM....it's home and where our hearts beat strongly! Let the creative juices flow :)

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
As a believer in the law of attraction (or what goes around comes around), it is important to me that you are absolutely delighted with every item you purchase from . If you are not 100% satisfied, please contact me within 7 days of delivery to discuss a refund or exchange. Shipping is not refundable.
Payment
Money orders are ok, however I accept and prefer Paypal. You do not need a PayPal account to buy an item. You can pay with credit card directly from that site. I ask that you please pay for your purchase within 24 hours of check out unless other arrangements have been made. If I don't hear from you within 2 days I will cancel your sale. NM residents pay 7.125% tax.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR ETSY AND PAYPAL ADDRESS ARE UPDATED!! All items will be shipped to Etsy address, NOT the one on file with Paypal because the Etsy address must be manually entered at time of checkout. This is the only way we are protected under Paypals seller policy! If you need it shipped to another address, please let me know immediately as some orders ship the same day. Also, items will not be shipped until payment is received and CLEARED.
Shipping
I'm glad to offer free shipping on domestic orders of $35 or more.
United States Customers: USPS Priority Shipping (2-3 days) is purchased for MOST orders. Please convo me for international shipping costs (custom taxes will be your responsibility) Please notify me if you want insurance. I strive to get your order out within 2 days---let me know if you need it more quickly.
Additional policies and FAQs
I respect your privacy, just as I trust that you will respect mine; I will keep any sensitive information you share with me, such as your shipping and email addresses, in confidence and will NOT sell it to a third party.