yazberryfashion

YazBerry will leave people asking you where you got it!

St. John's, Canada · 230 Sales

yazberryfashion

YazBerry will leave people asking you where you got it!

St. John's, Canada 230 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Virginia

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Announcement   IMPORTANT UPDATE: I am still in business but taking a break from Etsy. My items are available for purchase from my YazBerry Fashion facebook page. Thank you!

YazBerry is one of a kind fashion jewelry, purses, baby shoes and more, handmade by the artist, Virginia E. Berry, currently residing in St. John's, NL, Canada, from recycled and reclaimed materials carefully selected and paired with new materials. YazBerry also offers a carefully curated collection of designer vintage purses and accessories.

Come in, shop awhile, soon you will find that special something you've been looking for. YazBerry will leave people asking you where you got it!

**Please make me a favorite shop so you can find me again!**

Hablo español. Fallo portugues. J'parle un peu la francais. Leggio italiano.

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Last updated on Aug 15, 2016

IMPORTANT UPDATE: I am still in business but taking a break from Etsy. My items are available for purchase from my YazBerry Fashion facebook page. Thank you!

YazBerry is one of a kind fashion jewelry, purses, baby shoes and more, handmade by the artist, Virginia E. Berry, currently residing in St. John's, NL, Canada, from recycled and reclaimed materials carefully selected and paired with new materials. YazBerry also offers a carefully curated collection of designer vintage purses and accessories.

Come in, shop awhile, soon you will find that special something you've been looking for. YazBerry will leave people asking you where you got it!

**Please make me a favorite shop so you can find me again!**

Hablo español. Fallo portugues. J'parle un peu la francais. Leggio italiano.

Virginia

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Sherry Lee

Sherry Lee on Nov 6, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I LOVE LOVE MY NEW CROSS BODY PURSE!!!!!! IT IS GREAT!!!! VERY NICE JOB!!!!!!!! FANTASTIC WORKMANSHIP!!!! Thank You!!!! FABULOUS SELLER!!!! VERY FAST SHIPPING!!! Its been a pleasure!!!!!! Sincerely, S. Lee

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About

Rescued materials, travel inspired design, functional fashion

YazBerry will leave people asking you where you got it!

I was the kid growing up selling dried wild flower bouquets to the neighbors from my wagon. I've always been most content working on creative projects. Sewing, drawing, painting, coloring, building things...One of my favorite games was "business"; I had a wooden box filled with fax cover sheets and blank receipt books.

While in college I had my first run with clothing design. Working in the costume shop at the Skidmore Theatre, my creativity was put to the test creating costumes from thin air based on an idea from the director. I then produced two collections for student fashion shows.

BA in hand and a day job to boot Etsy crossed my path. *light bulb* the perfect outlet for the creative working person. Of course I dream of quitting my day job like most Etsians, but for now the bills must get paid and Etsy is the perfect forum to run my business while I sleep. Now I am living with my husband abroad and am dedicating myself 100% to YazBerry.

I have been transient the last *ahem* nearly a decade; each space I have lived in I have always made room for a studio. My current studio is ground level room with a view of the backyard and "yonder hills". Sometimes the window is partially covered by snow. Part of the space is dedicated to a little in studio shop and the other part is my very messy work station, I finally found adjustable height tables so it is shrimpy for me. (5'1") It works. I thrive in organized chaos.

My favorite materials are discarded clothing found in secondhand shops. Textiles inherited from retired friends and family. Found objects from flea markets and the beach. My absolute favorite thing is to determine the limitations of a discarded item, discover its potential and work it into a functional piece of wearable art.

YazBerry is in essence, a grand recycling experiment; manifested in the form of wearable art. I am a first generation "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" student and have found it is one of my guiding mantras in all that I do in life. Always finding ways to reduce my impact on the ecosystem and preserve the beauty around us for those to come after.

At the moment I am mostly flying solo on the YazBerry frontier. At times my generous fiance will help with the online shop. My number one fan and best sales person. My mom also helps at art fairs in MN and my dad helps with shipping from MN when I am abroad.

I always carry a small notepad and pen with me. I never know when something will catch my eye, inspire a design and need to be captured before my short term memory allows it to float on the wind. I am particularly inspired by architecture, eye catching color combinations in ethnic textiles and the artisan craft of peoples around the world.

I rarely make the same item twice. It feels like a chore and I want your YazBerry creation to be singular in this world. I stand by the promise that YazBerry will leave people asking you where you got it!

Enjoy!

Virginia E. Berry
Designer * Creator * Picker * Maker

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    Owner, Maker, Designer, Occasional Hand Model, Picker

    A maker from birth I've always been the most content working on creative projects.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 14, 2016
Take your time, enjoy the hunt. That special something you've been looking for, you are about to find it!

Accepted payment methods

Payment
I accept payment through PayPal.
Shipping
PLEASE NOTE: YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS SUPPLIED THROUGH ETSY MUST MATCH THE SHIPPING ADDRESS LISTED ON YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT. ALL ITEMS WILL BE SENT TO YOUR ADDRESS ON FILE WITH PAYPAL.
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HOW MUCH IS SHIPPING?
Shipping price is listed on the product page and ship via Canada Post from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.
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DO YOU OFFER EXPRESS SHIPPING?
Yes, I would be happy to ship your YazBerry purchase via Express Mail, UPS or Fed Ex. Please contact me to arrange express shipping. I will bill you via PayPal for the additional shipping costs.
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DO YOU SHIP INTERNATIONALLY?
YES! International Shipping price is listed on the product page.
I ship via Canada Post from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.
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CAN I TRACK MY ORDER?
Tracking available for an additional fee. Please contact me to arrange tracking. I will bill you via PayPal for the additional shipping costs.
Refunds and Exchanges
CAN I RETURN MY PRODUCT?
I do everything we can to make sure you're happy with your purchase!
If you are unhappy in any way, send a Conversation to YazBerryFashion (make sure to mention your name, order number/name of product, and the nature of the problem)
Then, I will review your order and problem. If a return is approved, your item must meet the following criteria:

*New items must never have been worn.
*All items must have original tags intact and attached.
*Item must be returned within 30 days from the date your original order was placed in order to receive a full refund.
*Buyer pays for shipping fees back to YazBerry and must provide a tracking number. It is suggested you also purchase insurance for your package.
*If item is lost during shipment back to YazBerry, customer will not be refunded.
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CAN I EXCHANGE MY PRODUCT?
YES
If you are unhappy in any way, send a conversation to yazberryfashion (make sure to mention your name, order number/name of product, and the nature of the problem)
Then, I will review your order and problem. If an exchange is approved, your item must meet the following criteria:

*New items must never have been worn.
*All items must have original tags intact and attached.
*Item must be returned within 30 days from the date your original order was placed in order to receive a full refund.
*Buyer pays for shipping fees back to YazBerry and must provide a tracking number. It is suggested you also purchase insurance for your package.
*If item is lost during shipment back to YazBerry, customer will not be refunded.
*Once your item for exchange is received by YazBerry, you will be sent a PayPal invoice for the shipping fees, which you are required to pay before your replacement item is shipped.
Additional policies and FAQs
VINTAGE CONDITION RATINGS
►Mint = perfect, like new, no flaws
►Near mint = some signs of age/wear or very small flaws
►Very Good = signs of age/wear and a few small flaws or some slightly more noticeable flaws
►Good = worn in, several flaws/signs of age
►Fair = tears, major flaws, well loved. Unless it is a highly collectible label or very old or rare, I won't sell fair quality items in my store.

I strive to sell only Vintage items that are "good" or better. I will not sell heavily worn or severely damaged vintage as I want YazBerry vintage to be wearable and usable. I carefully hand select every vintage piece and examine it for flaws, mending when possible and describing flaws in my product descriptions.

CUSTOM ORDERS

Does something YazBerry inspire an idea for something you've wanted?

Have you come up with the best idea for a _______(insert your favorite item here) and can't find anything like it anywhere?

Have you seen something you liked in a magazine and were wondering if it could be made to your specifications?

Fear not! YazBerry is here! Send YazBerryFashion a Conversation with your idea and we can talk through it and see if YazBerry can hook you up with your dream creation. We'll discuss your idea, how it can be made and pricing estimates.

YazBerry wants you to be creative, live creatively and dress creatively...that said please do send your idea for a custom project my way! I want to create it for you!