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Spartanburg, South Carolina

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Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

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About TJBdesigns

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On Etsy since 2009

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Everyone should have beautiful tools!

My passion is counted thread needlework. Sharing that passion with others through my own needlework, teaching, and creating beautiful needlework tools makes me happy.

I collect embroidery scissors and am constantly dropping and/or losing them, so I started making scissor fobs. Scissor fobs not only add a little bling to your scissors, they protect them too. If you drop your scissors you can damage the sharp points when they hit the floor. A scissor fob should be heavier than your scissor so that it lands first, thus protecting your scissors! Not to mention making them easier to find between the couch cushions.

A friend suggested that I make stitch markers for knitting and crochet and counting pins for cross stitch, needlepoint and other counted thread embroidery. Now I sell them to yarn and needlework shops, as well as to the stitching public via Etsy.

I love color and creating unique combinations for my fobs and other needlework accessories allows me to let my creative side wander to some pretty funky places sometimes. And it also allows customers to feel free to ask for styles and combos they may not see other places. I love custom work and enjoy working with stitchers and knitters and crocheters to create the bling they envision in their needlework tool sets.

I make all my scissor fobs, counting/marking pins, stitch markers, laying tools, stitch pickers, needle threaders, eyeglass leashes, and bookmarks in my own little 'bead cave', as my husband calls it. And sometimes I work in my pj's! What a wonderful life. I love glass and porcelain beads. But because I design primarily by color inspirations, I find that limiting myself to particular materials can make that process more difficult. So I also use beads made of metal, wood, acrylic. and bone, depending on how the design comes to me. The tassels are also made by me with embroidery floss.

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Wholesale inquiries are welcome. Please contact me here for details.

Shop members

  • Tommye

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Advertising Mgr, Packaging Mgr, Shipping Clerk, Tassel Maker, Quality Control Mgr, Photographer, Financial Mgr, Chief Pencil Pusher, Janitor

    I'm a retired software engineer with a passion for needlework. I turned my hobby into a business when I opened a needlework shop. When my husband retired, I sold my shop and we moved to the beach where we live with our two pugs, Otis and Puggy.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2022
Thanks for visiting TJB Designs. My love of embroidery scissors and stitching gadgets led me to this endeavor to combine function and beauty. Keeping my scissors from disappearing in the couch cushions or under the dog's belly is the function and the beads just make me feel happy.

There is lots to see, but if, by chance, you don't find what you are looking for, please feel free to contact me through Etsy. I am happy to do custom orders.

And I love to get feedback on your purchases.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or 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
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
If your purchased item is received in a damaged condition, please contact me immediately through Etsy. Please provide photos of the damaged item, as well as the mailing envelope and any other packaging. I will determine whether the damaged item should be returned to TJBdesigns. If a return is required, I will provide a prepaid return mailing label. The refund for the purchase price will be issued when the item has been received at TJBdesigns.
Returns are gladly accepted, provided the item is returned in it's original and saleable condition. Items returned will incur a 15% restocking fee. The refund will be calculated by subtracting 15% of the purchase price from the original purchase price. The refund will be issued when the item has been received at TJBdesigns.

Notice of intent to return merchandise must be made with 7 days of receipt of the item and mailed First Class with delivery confirmation in the original or equal packaging, within 14 days of receipt of the item. Return postage is the responsibility of the buyer. Please notify me when the packaged is mailed and include the USPS tracking number.
Custom orders cannot be returned or refunded.
Buyers may pay via Paypal or using Direct Checkout by authorizing a Payment Transaction with any major credit card accepted by Etsy, including Etsy Gift Cards, or by bank transfer in authorized countries. Just choose which method you prefer at checkout. If payment is not received within 3 days of purchase, the sale will be cancelled and the item(s) returned to inventory.

For buyers within the United States ONLY, payment may be made by US Postal Service money order. The address to which you should send the money order is available at check out. Your order will be shipped once the MO has been verified and cashed. If the MO is not received within 10 business days of purchase, the sale will be cancelled and the item(s) returned to shop inventory. If the MO cannot be verified or cashed, the sale will be cancelled and the item(s) returned to shop inventory.

If you have any questions about how to checkout, this article may help.
Shipments within the US are sent first class USPS with delivery confirmation. Your order will ship within 1-2 business days of payment, unless I notify you otherwise. Orders shipped within the USA may upgrade to Priority Mail shipping for an additional cost at checkout. If your order is being shipped to an address outside the USA, please contact me through Etsy before checkout if you wish to upgrade your shipping. The additional cost is determined at that time.

Please note that additional items are added to your order at a reduced shipping rate. This reduced rate for multiple items is not reflected until you add the item to your cart, at which time the shipping costs for the entire order are shown.

International orders are shipped via USPS First Class International Mail, which can take up to 2-3 weeks. Packages are occasionally delayed even longer by customs -- this does not happen often, but it can happen. Any VAT (Value Added Tax) customs fees, tarriffs, and/or duty, imposed by the country to which a package is shipped, is the responsibility of the buyer.

Shipping rates are automatically calculated based on weight and size for maximum accuracy. If there are any questions regarding shipping rates, please contact me through Etsy, prior to completing your order.

Please verify that your Paypal address and Etsy address are the same. If they are not, I will confirm the shipping address via email which will delay shipment of your purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders may require a 50% deposit, which is non-refundable.

If an alteration to any ready to ship item is requested, a handling fee of $5.00 will apply. You may be billed via your PayPal email or request a special Etsy listing if you prefer to pay via Direct Checkout. The item will not be modified and shipped until this handling fee is paid.

Due to monitor calibration settings, colors may vary slightly. If you are purchasing an item based on color and have a question about it I can usually give a good approximation to a DMC embroidery floss color. Contact me through Etsy.

All my photographs and work in my shop are a copyright of Tommye J Bunce. Access to these or purchase of any item in my shop does not transfer reproduction rights. Contact me for permission to use the image.

More information

Last updated on May 11, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Do you collect VAT fees?

Please be aware that as a US seller it is ILLEGAL for me to charge VAT. Therefore please be aware that if any taxes or VAT fees are due they will be charged to you at time of delivery. VAT is the sole responsibility of the buyer.

Wholesale availability

Yes, I do sell wholesale to qualified needlework shops and other businesses. Please contact me through Etsy for a wholesale information package.