whimsybeadsmaine

Kazuri. Paper Arts. Cuffs & Buckles. French Barrettes

Bristol, Maine | 228 Sales

whimsybeadsmaine

Kazuri. Paper Arts. Cuffs & Buckles. French Barrettes

Bristol, Maine 228 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   "whimsy" can be seen at "DownEast Magazine" Marketplace in Rockport, Maine during the summer 2017-2018 as part of an exhibit curated by the editors of "DownEast."

"whimsy" is a registered trademark MRSA c 301 s1522

I work on: cuffs, buckles, large & small barrettes & pin-badges using found and vintage maps & charts. I finger-weave. And have a love-affair with Kazuri beads.

For components I use and supplies I love:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/whimsysupply

We use many fair trade federation-certified components - Kazuri, Mzuri and FT paper.

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 25, 2018

"whimsy" can be seen at "DownEast Magazine" Marketplace in Rockport, Maine during the summer 2017-2018 as part of an exhibit curated by the editors of "DownEast."

"whimsy" is a registered trademark MRSA c 301 s1522

I work on: cuffs, buckles, large & small barrettes & pin-badges using found and vintage maps & charts. I finger-weave. And have a love-affair with Kazuri beads.

For components I use and supplies I love:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/whimsysupply

We use many fair trade federation-certified components - Kazuri, Mzuri and FT paper.

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About

It all started with a "treasure necklace"....

It all started with a "treasure necklace"....

I started my shop in after being inspired by a South American treasure necklace which used small charms attached to a ropy base and tied at the neck with a simple knot or bow.

My first customer was a wonderful shop in Chatham, Massachusetts whose two buyers loved my originality.

Since then, my work has been carried by a number of different shops on Cape Cod and Maine and can be seen seasonally at fine and juried arts and crafts shows in Maine. More recently, cuffs have been carried by shops in Orleans and Cuttyhunk (Cape Cod MA); Boothbay Harbor, North Haven, Vinalhaven, Brunswick, Rockland, Farmington, Bar Harbor, and Freeport (ME).

In beadwork I use primarily Kazuri (fair trade certified) beads; Mzuri (paper, ethically traded) beads and various flat gemstones including lapis, jasper, malachite and obsidian. I especially covet ethnic or folk-inspired beads such as the wooden, painted animal beads you see in my shops.

Until recently, I had always lived in coastal Massachusetts, surrounded by the waters of the Atlantic and the people who ply their trades upon her. An ocean surveyor-family member recently gave us some vintage charts (some of which were used in his discovery of two long lost shipwrecks-the SS Portland and the Schooner Wyoming...)

As of summer 2017, we continue to evolve designs creating whimsy from the quiet elegance of nautical charts and vintage cartography.

If you have a design vision relating to cuffs, buckles or French barrettes, please make a request - we are happy to try your idea.

Shop members

  • Mira Coleman

    Owner, Jewelry Design And Components

Shop policies

Last updated on August 7, 2018
Thanks for visiting whimsy ... We sell beads, components and vintage at www.whimsysupply.etsy.com

Special requests: Yes, send me a convo/request about your special place for a cuff, French barrette or buckle. If I do not have to create a brand new template, this is not considered "custom" and you pay the regular rate. If I do need to research and create particular locations, depending upon my time spent, I may consider this a "custom order"....

Custom orders: We welcome custom orders on map and chart graphic cuffs, barrettes and buckles. Custom orders must be pre-paid and are non-returnable. All custom orders require additional time as we search, locate and process your particular map or chart of interest. We will send you .jpg images prior to manufacture for your approval. Therefore, please add 20% over shop-listed (ready-made) pieces, as outlined below:

Custom 3/4 inch cuff: $22.20 USD
Custom 1 inch cuff: $25.80 USD
Custom 1.5 inch cuff: $27.00 USD
Custom 2 inch cuff: $29.40 USD
Custom Petite 3/4 inch width: $20.40
Custom Petite 1 inch width: $19.80
Child 1 inch width: $15.60

Custom 4 .5 inch French barrette: $28.80

Custom Buckle: $33.60

Availability: Please look for our inventory also at juried fine art and craft shows on Cape Cod, central Massachusetts; coastal Maine. Shows run from May to December and there you will see map and chart pieces, Fair Trade Certified Kazuri and paper beads; lapis, jasper, and treasure necklaces. From January to April, we renew inventory.

In some instances, inventory shown in this site may have recently sold at a show or in a shop and we will do our best to adjust this site accordingly and in a timely way.

What we use: organic materials ; Fair Trade Federation components (recycled paper beads from Uganda and Kazuri beads from Kenya); vintage NOAA charts (New England, New York; vintage map images, including travel maps and pictorials.


Although very appealing to the young, beaded jewelry is not meant for children under the age of 12.

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: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 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
Customer satisfaction is our highest priority. Please convo us immediately (within 5 days of delivery) if the item you ordered is not satisfactory. Once you convo us, return any unworn item* in saleable condition in original packaging within 7 days for full refund, excluding shipping charges. . Please use bubble or foam wrap to ensure the item returns to me as "saleable". If in seller's opinion, item has been worn or is returned soiled, it will be considered not returnable. Re-shaped cuffs are not returnable. In the event of a return, shipping charges are your responsibility.

*Custom orders are not be returnable. Custom orders are those in which I have created a new and different template and for which you, the customer, have paid the custom price. (Many times, I will make a "special order" piece with exisiting templates - and you may return those!)
Payment
Paypal and credit cards using Paypal. Even without having a Paypal account, you may securely use a credit card by clicking on the Paypal link at the bottom of the page. We will acknowledge receipt of your payment, usually same day. Please convo us for any special requests or things you want us to know.
Maine residents will be charged 5.5% sales tax.
Shipping
Shipping: We usually ship USPS first class mail within three business days of payment received on ready-made, in stock pieces; custom orders may take up to 21 days to complete, depending upon availability of components.

We ship to the address provided in the Paypal receipt. If postage tallies less than what is stated, we will refund you the difference via Paypal, but cannot refund amounts less than $1. USD. If you pay using an e-check via Paypal, we will wait to ship until Paypal indicates the check has cleared which may take 3-5 days.
We process domestic orders with USPS tracking.

Green? We try to use recycled boxes for shipping when available. If you would prefer otherwise, please let us know when ordering. We will package your purchase with extreme care but cannot be responsible for items once they are shipped.

Insurance? Insurance may be added at buyer's expense.

Priority? Inquire at time of order for an updated estimate on shipping.

Gift Box? Please let us know by convo if you would like your purchase gift boxed (traditional white cardboard, jewelry box, poly-cotton filled).


Do you need us to weigh the item in box and let you know weight? Glad to do so, just let us know!

We will ship once payment has been received and cleared/completed through Paypal, usually same day, sometimes - next day with the exception of payment by e-check (see above) and custom orders. May to August shipping may take longer...


Our responsibility ends with proof of shipment.
Additional policies and FAQs
Wholesale Orders: We welcome wholesale orders, offering a 30% to 50% discount on minimum volume net orders. If you are a brick/mortar retailer, please send convo to inquire about specific terms. Also reach us at whimsybeads(at)gmail(dot)com. Consignment not available.

Be sure to visit my components shop on etsy at www.whimsysupply.etsy.com

We work with multi colored jewelry using many different materials; if you would like more photos, photos to show scale or size, or are not sure about color, convo us - and we will do the best we can to resolve your questions. If you are very particular about subtle tones of color, please be sure to let us know prior to ordering as different photography lighting may affect hue in photos you see herein.

Custom orders: Special or custom orders using components seen on this site may be welcomed insofar as components are available. Convo with particulars. (For custom cuffs, buckles and barrettes, please see section above re: pricing.)

Turnaround time varies by season, but generally single items on custom orders are ready for shipping within 5-21 days from order.

Thanks again for shopping "whimsy". We like to "make 'em smile" and pass it on and pay it forward.

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