Searcy, Arkansas · 2845 Sales



Searcy, Arkansas 2845 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars

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YoungbearDesigns is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Happy Summer Time! We're taking 3-4 weeks time off in order to move. You may still e-mail me, and I'll reply from lovely Colorado. That is to be our new home.

Thanks for your support.

God bless,

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 9, 2018

Happy Summer Time! We're taking 3-4 weeks time off in order to move. You may still e-mail me, and I'll reply from lovely Colorado. That is to be our new home.

Thanks for your support.

God bless,


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Youthful Designs for the Free in Spirit---Easy to Wear, Comfortable and Colorful!!

Youngbear Designs was basically started as a way to satisfy my creativity and to also provide a little extra income at a time it was needed.
The wraps and ruanas in my store started with a basic wrap design that my Sis and I produced and took to craft fairs long before I even contemplated having a shop on Etsy. We still go to craft fairs but only on a limited basis as it is easier to work within the perimeter of an online store.
Sometimes when I get bored with the wraps and shawls, I will make tote bags and aprons--coming up with different designs --- no two alike.
All the wraps and ruanas are made by me one at a time--if I do get inundated, my Sis is very willing to chip in and help me out--but that isn't very often as the store has become a life's passion with me. All the work is completed in a two room studio in the confines of my home, and as you can imagine, the entire house is centered around the product and the equipment used to make it. And, I'm very lucky as my spouse is willing to help with all the photos used in my Etsy shop and also in the packaging and mailing of the orders.
Sometimes I find myself wanting to go back to early days when I made one of a kind custom jewelry--and when I want to truly relax for an afternoon, I will spend it at my jewelry making table.
Quite a few of my wraps, especially the Southwest designs, are sold to out of town stores that have no connection with Etsy---however, on Etsy I have sold wraps all over the U.S. and in foreign countries--so, all in all, I do keep busy and love every minute of it.
There's something satisfying about taking a piece of fabric and shaping it into a lovely, wearable garment that brings pleasure to the purchaser. I wear my own product, as does most of my family, and it's so much fun to sport these easy to wear, beautiful shawls or ruanas. FUN to MAKE....and FUN to WEAR!! When it ceases to be fun, then I'll "hang up my sewing machine" and go on to something else. The old expression 'a busy person is a happy person' still holds true for me.
The love of God and the love of family is the center of my life--and I have Him to thank for my wonderful family and for his grace and protection. He has truly blessed me in every way.

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Shop policies

Last updated on July 5, 2017
Thank you for visiting my store.

I have tried to make your shopping experience as pain free as possible.

I describe the items I sell to the best of my ability, and the photographs shown are as near to the real item as I can possibly make them. However, due to differences in monitors, from time to time, colors may appear a little brighter, darker, softer, etc. than they truly are.

Also, when I indicate measurements, they may not be right on, but they have been ascertained to be best of my ability and are a close approximation.

At Youngbear Designs,your satisfaction is my top priority.
If you have a problem with a transaction, just let me know and I will work with you to resolve the issue.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I will accept returns within 7 days of my shipment date. Return postage is paid by you, and I require that the products be in the same condition as when we sent them to you.

A full refund will be given, minus my shipping charges.
If the item is returned after the 7 day period, there will be a 20% restocking fee.
I work through Etsy and you may charge with a credit card or use PayPal...whichever is more convenient.
All shipping is usually Priority Mail in the U.S.(2-3 business days). If out of the U.S., shipping is usually First Class International Mail.

Shipping and handling is stated on all items—please do not purchase something and then start a dialogue trying to get me to reduce it. I do have a shipping discount and it is automatically taken into account if you are purchasing more than one item.

All orders sent out of the U.S. must have a phone number and/or e-mail address. Otherwise, I will have to contact you and the shipment will be delayed. And, please be aware, I am not responsible for any customs or duties charged by other countries. If you are out of the U.S. and order an item, the responsibility for the customs and duties charged on this item when it reaches its destination is purely up to the purchaser.

I will not be responsible for any lost items that are shipped out of the U.S. as USPS has no control over mail in other countries. I will always send a USPS tracking number so that you may go to their web site and track your item. Once the item is in the mail, I have no control! But, I am happy to help you with the tracking when possible.
Additional policies and FAQs
I will be happy to discuss custom made items with you; however, I do custom orders on a very limited basis as I'm usually pressed for time.

If I should do a custom order, a 25% deposit is required. The deposit will be credited towards the finished price. I charge on an hourly basis along with materials and normal shipping and handling.