Handmade Re-Usable products for you, and the earth.

Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Announcement    Follow me on INSTAGRAM @theblackturtleshell
Follow me on FACEBOOK @theblackturtleshell


Last updated on Feb 18, 2021

Follow me on INSTAGRAM @theblackturtleshell
Follow me on FACEBOOK @theblackturtleshell


Etsy automatically translates most text on the site to your preferred language.

See in original language

No items listed at this time

Etsy automatically translates most text on the site to your preferred language.

See in original language


Contact shop owner



No reviews in the last year
See reviews that mention:

About TheBlackTurtleShell

Sales 23
On Etsy since 2019

Life changes, ready or not :)

I have been a hands-on person since I was little. I loved to make things, build things, sew, paint, and more! You could say I'm a jack-of-many-crafts-master of none kind of person. I was a full time employee for five years when our first child was born. After that, I continued FT for a short time and as our circumstances permitted, I reduced my hours to part-time work in the same company. A few short years later, our second child arrived! This was my "retirement", as I like to call it. Although, I must admit, being a stay-at-home mom was DEFINITELY a FULL-TIME job! After our second child was no longer nursing, I began cleaning homes and businesses, which provided me a flexible schedule and allowed me to help make things financially easier for my husband and I. In all this time, I still had the "crafting" bug, but lacked much time to do it. I made some quilts, pillows, outfits, scrapbooks, cards, even wooden growth charts, bird houses, and other lovely, useful, things. Some for me, some for friends. I so,so, LOVE being creative. Well, after a few short years, it seems my littles have grown up! After having a few years of public school under their belts, we chose to cyber-school. (Cue - Crazy Mom Face.) As things settled down, I realized I have an opportunity. One that would let me put my 'Crafting Hat' back on. And share it. With Everyone. It took a little mental coaxing to believe in my work. Even when others already did. You know the saying, "You are your own worst critic". I was. But, well, I did it. I succeeded in believing in my work. And I hope you do to. My favorite type of item to make is one that is used. Not just sitting around collecting dust, but really used. In a nutshell, I really try hard to be environmentally friendly. (I mean, really, I want my kids to have a beautiful earth to enjoy. So, I need to do my part to keep it beautiful, right?) I am a reduce, reuse, recycle kind of person and with that, I so enjoy making the Produce Bags that are in my shop. I truly believe they are wonderful! I also love the creative side of making jewelry. All the colors, shapes, styles. Sometimes it's hard to decide how to put something together to make it, well, just right. Along with that, I am a simple type. So, you'll find my styles are just that. Nothing too crazy busy. That's just my style. Maybe it's not yours. But that's okay too :) That's what makes us ALL unique. Each item you see in my shop shows you a little about me. Each and every item. From the Eco-friendly to the creative. I really work to make each piece a quality item. One you will LOVE. Handmade. By me.

Shop members

  • Alesha Hibshman


    Hi there! I'm so glad you came to visit! I am a happily married mom of two. I always loved being crafty, but time was limited. Life has a way of changing on you, and, with that, TheBlackTurtleShell was born! I hope you find something you like!

Shop policies

Last updated on Nov 17, 2019


See item details for estimated arrival times.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment options

Secure options
Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Etsy keeps your payment information secure. Etsy shops never receive your credit card information.

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.


Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: within 3 hours of purchase

More information

Last updated on May 11, 2022

Frequently asked questions

What if I have an issue with my order?

I want you to be happy with your purchase. If you have an issue with your order, PLEASE contact me as soon as possible. I will gladly work with you to correct any issue.

Why is the color of the item I received not the exact same as that which I seen online?

I work to make sure you receive exactly what you order. I try to post as much information about the product as possible. However, colors vary with individual phones/computers/etc. The color of the item you may see on the site may not be the exact same as what you receive. Please review all information prior to purchase. For Example: If you see it listed as the color "Green" expect green. Your monitor may have a variation of the actual "green" product, but rest assure that it will be green. :)

Custom orders. There is a product that is no longer available, or I want to order a large quantity of an item. What now?

If your interested in a previously sold product (I.E. You waited too long to order that Awesome necklace) OR you need a larger quantity of any product I have (I.E. you need a dozen Mini Produce bags as favor bags), please click the "Request Custom Order" button on my main page. List any information you can, and I will respond within 24 hours. Hopefully I will be able to fill your request! :)