work2gather

Art, Crafts, and Recycling

Portland, Oregon · 2 Sales

work2gather

Art, Crafts, and Recycling

Portland, Oregon 2 Sales On Etsy since 2014

Announcement   Wednesday, 21 June 2017 - Christmas is near! I am busy getting ready for it... I will be updating my shop details over the next week or two. Also hope to get more listings done. I have to get back into the swing of things between now and October, when I start offering my Christmas items. Keep in touch!

Until next time!
Deborah Martin

http://work2gather.etsy.com
...more links at bottom of page.

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MY CATEGORIES
and their newest listings...

Personal Writings ::
Art Originals & Prints ::
Beads & Jewelry ::
Fabrics & Yarns ::
Recycled & Upcycled ::
Kits & Patterns ::
Ornaments & Collectibles ::
Food ::
Digital Delivery ::
10...category still not named


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COUPONS !!!
SAVINGS !!!
SPECIAL OFFERS !!!

When you make a purchase, you automatically get a Thank You coupon code to use when you place your next order.
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THESE ARE THE HOLIDAY EVENTS I WILL BE FOCUSING ON THROUGHOUT THE YEAR... getting better at it each year !!!

*** New Year Resolutions in January
*** Valentine's Day - February 14th
*** Resurrection Sunday
*** Earth Day - April 22nd
*** Independence Day USA - July 4th
*** Some Back to School
*** Holiday events begin in SEPTEMBER !!!

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CONNECT WITH ME AT THESE LINKS ::
https://crafts-explored.blogspot.com
https://www.facebook.com/Art.Crafts.Recycling
https://twitter.com/work2gather

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 21, 2017

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 - Christmas is near! I am busy getting ready for it... I will be updating my shop details over the next week or two. Also hope to get more listings done. I have to get back into the swing of things between now and October, when I start offering my Christmas items. Keep in touch!

Until next time!
Deborah Martin

http://work2gather.etsy.com
...more links at bottom of page.

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==================================
MY CATEGORIES
and their newest listings...

Personal Writings ::
Art Originals & Prints ::
Beads & Jewelry ::
Fabrics & Yarns ::
Recycled & Upcycled ::
Kits & Patterns ::
Ornaments & Collectibles ::
Food ::
Digital Delivery ::
10...category still not named


==================================
COUPONS !!!
SAVINGS !!!
SPECIAL OFFERS !!!

When you make a purchase, you automatically get a Thank You coupon code to use when you place your next order.
==================================
THESE ARE THE HOLIDAY EVENTS I WILL BE FOCUSING ON THROUGHOUT THE YEAR... getting better at it each year !!!

*** New Year Resolutions in January
*** Valentine's Day - February 14th
*** Resurrection Sunday
*** Earth Day - April 22nd
*** Independence Day USA - July 4th
*** Some Back to School
*** Holiday events begin in SEPTEMBER !!!

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CONNECT WITH ME AT THESE LINKS ::
https://crafts-explored.blogspot.com
https://www.facebook.com/Art.Crafts.Recycling
https://twitter.com/work2gather

Deborah Martin

Contact shop owner

Deborah Martin

Updates

Finally getting my supplies set up for production! Christmas sales objectives are now a rising priority, & by October I should have my products listed for sale! Every day I get more excited! It has been a long effort. Thanks for sharing the journey...
It's the end of the year! Budgets reign! I am giving up on 2016 and looking toward 2017...with hopes of more prosperity, better spaces to work in, more tools, and help for all my goals! Enjoy your December, and make at least ONE goal for 2017!
I finally found my sample of SERVANTS in an 11x17 mat board frame!!! Isn't it great! I can take a photo of it now that I have a mobile device. So happy!! If you are Christian, this would be very inspirational to have in your home or as a gift! Debyellow_heart
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About

Working at Home

I guess my whole life would have been different, and the lives of my children, if I had been able to purchase a computer system way back when. It might have led me to Etsy sooner.

I have always wanted to work at home so I could focus on being a mother, have a flexible schedule, create things that will have a purpose in my life or the lives of others, and share what I was able to. Now that I am a senior, with health issues, it seems like such a waste of life, but I am hoping to create things that will last beyond my lifetime.

I have been interested in drawing since I was a child. Way back when, we use to declare a major in high school (grades 10-12). Mine was art. Life took over and my creative efforts became annual Christmas cards and a simple painted nativity scene on one of my windows. As my writing developed, I planned to use my art interests to illustrate the books I wanted to write. I'm not sure where my design interests will lead to in our digital age, but I hope to improve the skills I have, find my focus, and achieve the goals I have not been able to work on.

As GOD allows, I hope to accomplish something worthwhile in my remaining years.

Shop members

  • Deborah Martin

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I have been creative all my life, but never considered it a way to support myself. Etsy seems to offer me the ability to explore all the various interests I have, from art to food to recycling. I am hopeful this will carry me through my senior years.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 4, 2016
Thank you for visiting work2gather.etsy.com - my online crafting shop.

I hope you will return often, follow my shop to keep up with new listings, and share the pages you love most with your friends and loved ones. If you have any questions or comments, please use the contact link and I will reply as soon as I can.

As my shop listings increase, you will see that I am interested in a variety of creative activities. This means my policies will be a bit diverse and may not all be mentioned here. Please make sure you READ THE LISTING text of anything you are considering purchasing before buying it. I will be putting details specific to each item in that item's listing text.

As a relatively new Etsy seller, my shop policies will be evolving as I learn more about Etsy and about the online sales process. My goal is to have satisfied customers who enjoy their purchased items. Please contact me if you have any problems with the items you purchase from my shop. I will do my best to find a solution that will be fair to both of us.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME ...
The business foundations that guide me stem from my faith in GOD, Jesus Christ as my Savior, and the leading of the Holy Spirit in my daily decisions. The basis of my faith is the Holy Bible, which is GOD's message to Mankind. I like to call it His love letter to us. When these beliefs conflict with other views, it is my choice to be loyal to the spiritual foundations of the Bible, to what I believe.

My beliefs guide my life and my goals and, consequently, my shop decisions.

Again, thank you for visiting work2gather.etsy.com
--- I look forward to meeting you here and helping you find the best gifts I can provide for you and those you love.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
Full payment is expected at checkout unless prior arrangements have been made. I will work with your budget as much as possible, including layaway plans and other versions of multiple payments.

There are several options for purchasing Etsy products, but the two I currently use are Etsy Direct Checkout, which takes major credit cards and Etsy gift cards, and PayPal. In some Etsy shops you can make payments with PayPal using Etsy Direct Checkout. I have not made that commitment yet, so the two buying processes are separate here.

CUSTOM ORDERS are not started until your payment has cleared.
REGULAR ORDERS are not shipped until your payment has cleared.

Most payments are processed in a short time period. If there is a problem with your payment and it does not clear within 3-5 business days (M-F), your order may be cancelled. If you think there might be a problem with your purchase, please let me know. I will try to work with you in finding a payment solution.

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CANCELLATIONS
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I hope there will never be a need to cancel an order, but I want to share with you some of the boundaries surrounding cancellations.

Custom Orders CANNOT BE CANCELLED once work has begun on them. "Work" includes ordering supplies to create your Custom Order. For that reason, I have decided not to begin working on Custom Orders until the payment has cleared the bank and the funds are deposited in my business account. If there are any other business contract deadlines involved, these will be honored as well. If you decide you want to cancel your order, please contact me as soon as possible. If a refund is not possible, perhaps we can find another solution.

Purchases other than Custom Orders can be cancelled before payment has cleared, and some orders can be cancelled before they have been mailed. Please contact me as soon as possible if you feel you must cancel your order.

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TAXES / FEES
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In time, the computer will deal with all our tax and fee collection issues, but, for now, any taxes or fees associated with your purchase -- and its delivery -- will need to be YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. This may be more applicable to INTERNATIONAL transactions because of customs fees, tariffs, VAT and other taxes or fees.

Internet sales are still an evolving process, and the "rules" are continually changing. Whatever laws are in effect at the time of your purchase will be the ones applied to your purchase and shipping.
Shipping
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GENERAL SHIPPING INFORMATION
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The cost of SHIPPING MATERIALS (like boxes, bubble wrap, shipping peanuts and other protective stuffing, envelopes, etc.) are included in the shipping prices I have on my listings.

Shipping prices in my shop listings are based on USPS shipment to destinations within the CONTINENTAL US. By "continental US" I mean the 48 connected United States on the North American continent. This DOES NOT INCLUDE Alaska, Hawaii, US Territories, or Military destinations, which would be considered International deliveries and involve much higher mailing costs. I will also be researching UPS and FedEx as shipping options, and will include them when they seem appropriate.

FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL DELIVERIES :: Please contact me. I will explore the price options and let you know what they are.

Every effort will be taken to make sure your purchased item is packaged to withstand the rough paths of delivery. Once a package is taken to a mailing facility, I cannot be responsible if it is LOST, STOLEN, OR DAMAGED on its way to its destination. If there is a problem with your delivery, please contact me and we will try to find a workable solution. To help avoid unnecessary problems with shipping, when possible, I will ship many of my products using flat-rate USPS Priority Mail because it is a reasonably fast delivery option and it includes package TRACKING and INSURANCE.


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TYPES OF MAILING SERVICES offered by USPS
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FIRST-CLASS MAIL ----- Letters, postcards, large envelopes, etc., to destinations within the US.

PRIORITY MAIL FLAT RATE
PRIORITY MAIL REGIONAL
PRIORITY MAIL EXPRESS
----- For small- and medium-sized products that will fit inside special mailing envelopes and boxes, for mailing to destinations within the US.

FIRST-CLASS MAIL INTERNATIONAL ----- Letters, postcards, large envelopes, etc., to destinations outside the US

PRIORITY MAIL FLAT RATE INTERNATIONAL
PRIORITY MAIL EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL
GLOBAL EXPRESS GUARANTEED
----- For small-, medium-, and other-sized products mailed to destinations outside the USA at the fastest possible speed. Maximum weight limits apply.

STANDARD POST ----- All packages that are not sent by Priority Mail.
MEDIA MAIL ----- Books, CD's, DVD's, VHS tapes, and other media that qualify under USPS regulations for this category.

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USPS HOLIDAY SHIPPING CUT-OFF DATES will be posted as that season arrives.
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Refunds and Exchanges
--- For Custom Orders, Digital deliveries, and Food items, there are NO REFUNDS, EXCHANGES, OR CREDITS available.
--- Items that are mailed directly to a recipient (like a postcard) cannot be returned, exchanged, or receive shop credit unless there is an error on my part in the mailing. Buyer is responsible for providing correct mailing information with the original order.
--- For other products, you will need to contact me as soon as possible to see if the item in question is eligible for return, exchange, or shop credit.

To EXCHANGE an item or receive a SHOP CREDIT for the item you want to return, it will need to be returned in the same condition it was in when it was sent to you, and needs to be RETURNED WITHIN A WEEK of receiving it. If there is delivery breakage or another shipping problem, and insurance is included with your shipping charges, I will work to have your item replaced as soon as the claim is processed.

EXCHANGES will be the same listing that was originally purchased and does not include shipping charges for the new item.

The amount of a SHOP CREDIT will be the actual price you paid for the item only. Shipping fees, gift wrapping, and other services that were attached to the original purchase are NOT REFUNDABLE.

COSTS FOR RETURNING A PRODUCT are the responsibility of the buyer unless other arrangements have been made.

I sincerely hope these issues will not need to be dealt with, but I need to make sure you understand my position as an Etsy seller.
Additional policies and FAQs
Welcome to my Etsy shop. I am a senior citizen trying to create additional income and develop crafting activities I haven't been able to enjoy previously. For me this is a part-time effort, so I am trying to create "shop hours" that would be like going to a brick-and-mortar location. I hope you will understand.

This means I will check my shop during those hours, will create products and do associated listing activities during those hours, and will respond to your inquiries during those hours.

REGULAR SHOP HOURS will be :: Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 2 pm PST
HOLIDAY SHOP HOURS ( October through December) will be :: checking in as often as I can Sunday through Friday.
CUSTOM ORDERS will be processed in the order received.
GIFT WRAP :: I am developing my gift wrap options and will explain them here when they are completed.

GUARANTEES :: If there are any item specific guarantees, they will be listed in the item description. My general goal is to operate this shop in the best manner I can, trying to deliver your chosen purchases in their original listed condition and within the least amount of time. It is my hope that you will be satisfied with your purchases and return often.

WHOLESALE Purchases :: I am not actively offering wholesale purchases at this time. I will update this section if that policy changes.