Buckles. Badges. French Barrettes. Cuffs. Paper Arts.

Bath, Maine · 169 Sales


Buckles. Badges. French Barrettes. Cuffs. Paper Arts.

Bath, Maine 169 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars

Shop owner



Announcement   "whimsy" is a registered trademark MRSA c 301 s1522
I work on: maps charts vintage on cuffs - buckles - large & small barrettes - and pin-badges
For components I use and supplies I love:

"whimsy" uses many fair trade federation-certified components - Kazuri, Mzuri and FT paper.


Last updated on Apr 18, 2017

"whimsy" is a registered trademark MRSA c 301 s1522
I work on: maps charts vintage on cuffs - buckles - large & small barrettes - and pin-badges
For components I use and supplies I love:

"whimsy" uses many fair trade federation-certified components - Kazuri, Mzuri and FT paper.


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Custom French Barrette- gift boxed
Custom Buckle- gift boxed
Custom Chart Map Cuff Bracelet
decoupage bracelet
Vintage Travel Map Pin - Badge - Bar Harbor MDI
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Lori Dodge

Lori Dodge on May 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

It's perfect! This will be such a fun piece to wear during my wedding celebration along the Pamet River in Truro. It was a great surprise to see that the location of the ceremony does appear on the map. Thank you for your effort finding the perfect area on the map to accommodate my request. Happy on Cape Cod, Lori


erinoley on Feb 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love my new custom belt buckle! Unique and stylish! Thank you

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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. Most recently, cuffs have been carried by shops in Orleans and Cuttyhunk (Cape Cod MA); Boothbay Harbor, North Haven, Vinalhaven, Rockland, Farmington, Bar Harbor, Kingfield 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 me some vintage charts (some of which were used in his discovery of two long lost shipwrecks-the SS Portland and the Schooner Wyoming...) and very shortly thereafter "coastalcuffs" was born and immediately drew the attention of a few discerning shopkeepers along this New England coast...


Shop members

  • Mira Coleman

    Owner, Jewelry Design And Components


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Shop policies

Last updated on January 26, 2017
Thanks for visiting whimsy ... I sell beads, components and vintage at www.whimsysupply.etsy.com

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; western and 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, Bali beads, buttons 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); vintage map images.

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

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
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: 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 at no additional charge (traditional white cardboard, jewelry box, poly-cotton filled).

Overseas? We ship your item(s) First Class International. Delivery dates can vary and insurance is not an option.
Fees charged by buyer's country (taxes, tariffs, VAT, etc.) including customs charges, are buyer's responsibility, so please familiarize yourself with your own tax and postal regulations and policies.
We are obliged to accurately describe contents and value on customs forms.

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...

International deliveries can take 30-60 days to arrive.

Our responsibility ends with proof of shipment.
Refunds and Exchanges
Customer satisfaction is our highest priority. Please convo us immediately if the item you ordered is not satisfactory. To date, we have had no complaints or returns and hope to keep it that way! 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.
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.