L Squared Handcrafted Geekery

Sacramento, California | 540 Sales


L Squared Handcrafted Geekery

Sacramento, California 540 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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weareLsquared is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I am taking an extended break from this shop. I may or may not be back - I'm undecided at this point, which is why I'm not closed completely.
Apologies for any inconvenience and thanks for stopping by!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 5, 2018

I am taking an extended break from this shop. I may or may not be back - I'm undecided at this point, which is why I'm not closed completely.
Apologies for any inconvenience and thanks for stopping by!

Liz Oliver

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L Squared Handcrafted Geekery - How I found my Inner Geek

L Squared Handcrafted Geekery started out with me and my closest friend getting together to make a little money, and has morphed into my little shop of geekery. I have been talking about starting my own business making buttons for over ten years and I finally started it last year (2014).

The urge to create has always been a part of my life, and I love to share my creations with others. When I was younger I painted and wrote poetry, and then I started making buttons after high school. My business started slowly – selling buttons on the main walkway at UC Berkeley and to local school organizations while at college, and making them for some friend’s weddings. After graduating school in 2008, I moved to Sacramento, got married and became an accountant, but I still love to create.

I think one of my favorite parts of doing this business is seeing how happy my creations make others. When someone finds that unique button that is so geeky it hurts but just expresses everything they ever wanted, or making someone a custom button with their kid’s pictures on it – that brings me so much joy. So does spending hours on a painting and have it wind up on someone’s wall at home – to forever be a part of their day to day lives. How cool is that?

Anyways… that’s me. I am always creating and making new things, and I pour my heart and soul into my pieces, which I hope shows through in my quality, artistry, and enthusiasm for my products. I put a lot of love and attention into each individual item, piece, or design.

Hopefully I can make you happy somehow with something I made!


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  • Liz Oliver

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    By day, I am a super accountant and guru for a non-profit. By night, I am a huge geek / nerd, self-described cat lady, and obsessive crafter and artist. I live in Sacramento with my spouse of 6 years and our 5 furry fanged children (aka cats).

Shop policies

Last updated on October 26, 2017
Welcome to my store! I work very hard on my handmade products, and have put lots of love and care into my items. If you want to learn about me, please visit the “About” page.

If you want to be added to my email list, please go here: http://eepurl.com/bqCwGT

Below are some policies for the shop. If you have any questions about them, please send me a message.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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
  • Digital downloads
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
If you are unhappy with your order for any reason please contact us within 3 days of receiving your package. I will do my best to resolve the problem quickly.

Refunds and exchanges are considered on a case-by-case basis.
I accept PayPal, Credit Cards, or Etsy Gift Cards.

Payment must be made in full and have cleared before the item is shipped. If you have any questions or issues with payment, please contact me.

Cancellations can be made within 24 hours of purchase, and any payments that have processed will be refunded within 10 business days.
Items are shipped via USPS.

Due to my schedule, all items are processed over the weekend and shipped on Mondays.
- Any button purchased Sat-Fri will be processed and mailed the following Monday.
- Any painting or toy purchased Sat-Fri will be processed, created, and mailed in 3 weeks on Monday.

HOLIDAY ORDER NOTE: If you are shopping for holidays, these are the my deadlines to guarantee for Christmas 2017 delivery:
- Buttons for United States - December 15
- Buttons for Canada or UK - December 1
- Paintings/Toys for United States - December 1
- Paintings/Toys for Canada or UK - Cannot be guaranteed due to customs, but November 13 should be likely to arrive in time.

Currently, I only offer shipping within the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom.

Buttons are shipped Standard USPS without tracking, unless priority shipping is selected at checkout.
Paintings and Toys are shipped USPS Priority Mail with tracking.

Buttons have an upgrade available for priority 2 or 3 day shipping for an additional cost which can be selected at checkout.
Expedited processing may be available for Paintings or Toys on a case by case basis due to my schedule. If an order is needed early, please contact me directly.

Gift wrapping is available by request and at a small additional fee. Gift wrapping can either be done in plain kraft paper with decorative ribbon, or in holiday specific wrapping paper.

If the order is a gift going directly to the recipient, I can include a personal message card from you for no extra charge. If you would like this, please include the desired text in the “Note” section during checkout.
Additional policies and FAQs

I love custom orders! Please feel free to contact me with any request.

I can make buttons with almost any design or photo, just let me know.

Most items made with yarn or fabric are available in any color yarn or fabric by request.

Please contact me so we can work together to get you exactly what you are looking for.