whackytacky

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Announcement   I have had a passion for fashion for most of my life. OLD STUFF speaks to me. I feel most at home around vintage. While on the hunt for beautiful & fun things for myself, I come across so many things that I love but may not fit me or fit in my closet. So, I decided to share the things I love with you by offering them for sale.
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FLASHBACK TO MY BEGINNING DAYS OF ETSY. My focus was different back then. But, in case you are interested and for the sake of my personal history, here is my original shop announcement:
POOF! I had a vision. That vision is whackytack. Home of theoriginalpeoplecollar. What is a people collar you ask? It's a collar for people...not for pets. Simply put: it's a necklace. Collars (necklaces & chokers), cuffs (bracelets), leather & denim and military inspired earrings, upcycled military bags, vintage denim jackets & military stuff and upcycled clothing. History, military, super hero, a little bit WESTERN and a lot of ROCK AND ROLL inspired. Fashion is a passion. The stuff I loved as a kid, I still love today. Thank goodness fashion goes in cycles. And, MY CYCLE is back with a vengeance.

I have what I refer to as THE CURSE OF THE CREATIVE MIND. In second grade, a girl named Cheryl stole my art project. It was a white and green Native American style ring. She turned it in as her project. I told my teacher what had happened. She didn't believe me. Cheryl not only stole my project, she got an A. In junior high Ulinda stole my pottery project. I had to do the project all over again. It sucks when you aren't given credit for what is yours. Gosh kids are mean! At some point you have to stop worrying about your stuff getting stolen and get back to creating. Why? Because if your stuff is good enough to steal it must be good (at least to someone). So here I am.

My life experience has brought me from cars to antiques to television and film to writing to designing and making accessories. I'm all grown up now. Who knows where Cheryl (the first grade thief) and Ulinda (the junior high thief are). Now I get to share some of myself and my creativity on etsy. Sometimes new. Sometimes old. Sometimes a combination of both. I believe that life is better in denim and leather. But, if you're opposed to leather, I have "non leather" items as well. If there is something you seek that you don't see in the shop, let me know. I may have it lurking around somewhere. Or, I'll do my best to fulfill your request.

My "man cave" (the tiny little place in which I create) is located in the land of The Real Housewives of Orange County. Yes, chicks can have "man caves" too! At least I can! I definitely don't fit the OC stereotype. I grew up in the Pacific NW camping, fishing, building forts and catching snakes, frogs, salamanders and bugs. I don't need the glitz and glamour. Not everyone in OC lives in a big house and drives a fancy car. There are people living on the street or just a month away from being there. (Just like other places in the country and the world). I'm just sayin' I break the Orange County Housewives mold. I don't have BOTOX or FISH LIPS. What really matters in life isn't "stuff". I'm not saying "stuff" is bad. I sell "stuff". Just don't lose track of what matters along the way. I am a simple woman who appreciates what matters. A wise friend of mine once shared a quote with me: "The more I have..the more I have to give." I live by that. I hope whackytacky.com AKA theoriginalpeoplecollar.com meets and exceeds my basic needs so that I may have "more to give". I'm a woman on one heck of a mission.

Some things get better with time and age. I'll still love swing sets and leather and the toy store (the KID kind NOT the adult kind) when I'm 90, 95, 100 (I will be blessed to live that long). Some people complain about age. But, whatever "they" or "you" or "I" complain about now, we will wonder what we were complaining about say....5, 10, 15, 20 or more years from now. So, LIVE NOW...whatever age you are. Life is a gift. Each moment is a gift.

Part of the inspiration for this shop is the fact that I am living with TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA. If you or someone you know lives with Trigeminal Neuralgia or chronic pain, you are not alone. Never give up. I live by my motto "IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT. We can do it together."

Spreading awareness about TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA aka THE SUICIDE DISEASE. It is said to be one of the most painful conditions known to man. It is not life threatening. Unfortunately, it is given it's NICKNAME as some people can't take the pain. There are treatments and medications. And, there is support. Some find relief or some relief. Others aren't so lucky. Creating awareness to those who have TN or know someone who does. AND, spreading word to the dental and medical community. So many have unnecessary medical procedures and dental procedures and teeth pulled with no pain relief due to misdiagnosis and lack of awareness. Helping other people with this condition is a way I help myself. Out of every negative there is a positive. I know it's hard to believe that sometimes but it is true. Before I write a novel, I'd like to mention one more thing (since etsy is global). Kudos to Salman Khan (actor in Bollywood) for going public with this condition. Although Salman is bringing awareness, I think that most of the publicity is in Bollywood (India) OR obviously on the internet. I can't think of a public figure in the US who is bringing awareness. So, here I am... little old me in my "man cave"..........

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Last updated on Nov 30, 2016

I have had a passion for fashion for most of my life. OLD STUFF speaks to me. I feel most at home around vintage. While on the hunt for beautiful & fun things for myself, I come across so many things that I love but may not fit me or fit in my closet. So, I decided to share the things I love with you by offering them for sale.
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FLASHBACK TO MY BEGINNING DAYS OF ETSY. My focus was different back then. But, in case you are interested and for the sake of my personal history, here is my original shop announcement:
POOF! I had a vision. That vision is whackytack. Home of theoriginalpeoplecollar. What is a people collar you ask? It's a collar for people...not for pets. Simply put: it's a necklace. Collars (necklaces & chokers), cuffs (bracelets), leather & denim and military inspired earrings, upcycled military bags, vintage denim jackets & military stuff and upcycled clothing. History, military, super hero, a little bit WESTERN and a lot of ROCK AND ROLL inspired. Fashion is a passion. The stuff I loved as a kid, I still love today. Thank goodness fashion goes in cycles. And, MY CYCLE is back with a vengeance.

I have what I refer to as THE CURSE OF THE CREATIVE MIND. In second grade, a girl named Cheryl stole my art project. It was a white and green Native American style ring. She turned it in as her project. I told my teacher what had happened. She didn't believe me. Cheryl not only stole my project, she got an A. In junior high Ulinda stole my pottery project. I had to do the project all over again. It sucks when you aren't given credit for what is yours. Gosh kids are mean! At some point you have to stop worrying about your stuff getting stolen and get back to creating. Why? Because if your stuff is good enough to steal it must be good (at least to someone). So here I am.

My life experience has brought me from cars to antiques to television and film to writing to designing and making accessories. I'm all grown up now. Who knows where Cheryl (the first grade thief) and Ulinda (the junior high thief are). Now I get to share some of myself and my creativity on etsy. Sometimes new. Sometimes old. Sometimes a combination of both. I believe that life is better in denim and leather. But, if you're opposed to leather, I have "non leather" items as well. If there is something you seek that you don't see in the shop, let me know. I may have it lurking around somewhere. Or, I'll do my best to fulfill your request.

My "man cave" (the tiny little place in which I create) is located in the land of The Real Housewives of Orange County. Yes, chicks can have "man caves" too! At least I can! I definitely don't fit the OC stereotype. I grew up in the Pacific NW camping, fishing, building forts and catching snakes, frogs, salamanders and bugs. I don't need the glitz and glamour. Not everyone in OC lives in a big house and drives a fancy car. There are people living on the street or just a month away from being there. (Just like other places in the country and the world). I'm just sayin' I break the Orange County Housewives mold. I don't have BOTOX or FISH LIPS. What really matters in life isn't "stuff". I'm not saying "stuff" is bad. I sell "stuff". Just don't lose track of what matters along the way. I am a simple woman who appreciates what matters. A wise friend of mine once shared a quote with me: "The more I have..the more I have to give." I live by that. I hope whackytacky.com AKA theoriginalpeoplecollar.com meets and exceeds my basic needs so that I may have "more to give". I'm a woman on one heck of a mission.

Some things get better with time and age. I'll still love swing sets and leather and the toy store (the KID kind NOT the adult kind) when I'm 90, 95, 100 (I will be blessed to live that long). Some people complain about age. But, whatever "they" or "you" or "I" complain about now, we will wonder what we were complaining about say....5, 10, 15, 20 or more years from now. So, LIVE NOW...whatever age you are. Life is a gift. Each moment is a gift.

Part of the inspiration for this shop is the fact that I am living with TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA. If you or someone you know lives with Trigeminal Neuralgia or chronic pain, you are not alone. Never give up. I live by my motto "IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT. We can do it together."

Spreading awareness about TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA aka THE SUICIDE DISEASE. It is said to be one of the most painful conditions known to man. It is not life threatening. Unfortunately, it is given it's NICKNAME as some people can't take the pain. There are treatments and medications. And, there is support. Some find relief or some relief. Others aren't so lucky. Creating awareness to those who have TN or know someone who does. AND, spreading word to the dental and medical community. So many have unnecessary medical procedures and dental procedures and teeth pulled with no pain relief due to misdiagnosis and lack of awareness. Helping other people with this condition is a way I help myself. Out of every negative there is a positive. I know it's hard to believe that sometimes but it is true. Before I write a novel, I'd like to mention one more thing (since etsy is global). Kudos to Salman Khan (actor in Bollywood) for going public with this condition. Although Salman is bringing awareness, I think that most of the publicity is in Bollywood (India) OR obviously on the internet. I can't think of a public figure in the US who is bringing awareness. So, here I am... little old me in my "man cave"..........

Lisa Marie

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Lisa Marie

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Repurposed leather & denim cuffs.

Repurposed denim shorts, handmade leather cuffs and more.

What a name for an etsy shop. I guess you could say that the name "whackytacky" was "born" out of my sense of humor. It is a dot com domain name I bought with the intention of doing something "fun" with. I am an entertainer and a creator by nature. When I chose the name, I never thought that it would wind up being an etsy shop. But, "POOF". I had a vision.

whackytacky on etsy is a place where I can share the things I love with you. I hope that you love them as much as I do. Here you will find upcycled denim, intentionally ripped and torn denim, studded and/or spiked apparel, vintage high waisted jeans & shorts at a great price, military inspired apparel and accessories, vintage "stuff" and handmade accessories. I love to upcycle...to mix old and new.

whackytacky on etsy is the home of the people collar. What is a "people collar"? It's a collar for people NOT for pets. A people collar is a choker necklace, necklace or cuff bracelet made by me :). It's my way of having fun with accessories. So, don't forget, when you are at whackytacky on etsy, you are at the home of the creator of the people collar. I love mixing it up. You will find denim and leather collar and cuffs mixed with things like studs or spikes or military patches or whatever else my whacky little mind comes up with.

I could go on and on about myself and about my shop. But, really, this is about YOU! I hope you find something that you love and share this shop with your friends and family.

I look forward to a successful present and future on etsy.

Since my shop is "whackytacky", I'll share just one of my quotes. "Life is better in denim and leather." ROCK ON! Yes, I am a little bit stuck in the 80s.

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    Hand picked vintage. Bringing the things I love to you.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 30, 2016
Welcome to whackytacky.com. This is the home of theoriginalpeoplecollar.com. Jewelry is made by hand with hand tools. No power tools involved. No machines involved. Made with passion. It's a one woman "factory". I pride myself on creating things that come from within. None of my cuffs come from a pattern. They are each uniquely and individually made by me.

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Shipping
I ship USPS priority mail to places in the US. You pay ONE shipping charge at the time of your order whether you order one item, several or many.

International orders are shipped first class.

I will ship US and international orders via FASTER more costly methods if this is discussed before purchase. These additional charges will be at your cost.
Refunds and Exchanges
NOTE: PLEASE READ MEASUREMENTS of items in each listing. Each item is hand selected and unique. Vintage sizes tend to run smaller than modern day sizes. Thus, the importance of paying attention to the measurements rather than the size. I do not accept returns on items that do not fit. Please do ask any questions BEFORE you purchase to help insure that you will be happy with your order.

RETURN POLICY: I do not accept returns UNLESS I missed something and you are grossly disappointed. I try to be perfect with my description but I'm only human. SO....Email me UPON ARRIVAL. If unhappy, let me know AT THAT TIME. PROMPT shipping back to me at your cost. When item is received back in same condition sent, a refund (less cost of original shipping & $5 restocking free) would be sent. I like HAPPY people :) NOTE: I expect shipping back to me via USPS PRIORITY MAIL and require you to email a tracking number to me. Sorry, no returns accepted on international orders (orders shipped outside the US) as this is not cost effective on either end due to cost of international shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
Wholesale inquiries welcome.

If you are looking for something but don't see it, please ask. You never know what I my have that isn't listed yet. And, if I don't have something, I will add it to my "keep an eye out" list.