Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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ZAPOLdesigns is currently not selling on Etsy

We’re here if you need help with an order from this shop. Have questions? Visit our Help Center.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 29, 2011
Welcome and thanks for checking out the shop!

If you have a questions that doesn't seem to be answered in the below policies feel free to send me a detailed convo with your question or concern. I usually check my etsy shop at least once a day so I should be able to get back to you with a quick response.

If you would like to do a custom order, trade, or request consignment I would prefer a convo through etsy if at all possible.

Thank you,
Karla Gibbs,

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☯☯☯ Shop Ethics ☯☯☯

I am inspired by my love for the world, nature, culture and anthropology so naturally I try to use materials that come from the earth. I love natural stones and beads and use them a lot in my jewelry. Most of my stones and beads come from small, independent shops in the PA area and most of my jewelry is also one of a kind so replications are nearly impossible for many items. Sorry.

I also am always searching for things to repurposed, especially fabrics. Most of my fabrics used in my zip pouches, cuffs and other textile items come from reclaimed materials I am able to salvage, clean and reuse. Because of the nature of my materials, though, it makes it very difficult to replicate some of my items, mainly my zip pouches and other smaller fabric items. If you have any questions please feel free to convo me and I will see what I can do.

I strive to make all of my plush toys not only eco-conscious but also child friendly as well. Please check the tags and descriptions of all of my plush toys to make sure something you are purchasing for a little one has no baubles or beads that can be removed by a curious little one.


❤❤❤ Charity Work ❤❤❤

ZAPOLlDesigns donates both goods, services, and a portion of funds to the following charities:

Right as Rain -
The shop regularly donates crafts to be sold for this
wonderful charity. Please check them out if you can.

The Best Little Cat House in PA -
Lynn and the girls at this animal rescue treat cats and other
animals with terminal illnesses such as feline leukemia,
FIV (feline AIDS), cancer and other ailments. You can
support them with monetary or product donations.


♛♛♛ Consignment Work ♛♛♛

Yes! ZAPOLdesigns does consignment work, so if you are a small, independent business interested in carrying some of our goods please send me a convo through etsy. I currently consign all items that are not OOAK in the shop, particularly plush toys, zip pouches, bags, scarves, and other textile items!

You can find ZAPOLdesigns goods at the following location:

SquarePeg ArterySalvage
108 S. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Felt Bird
124 E. Broadway Ave.
Enid, OK, 73701

The Dandy Lion
310 Bank Street
New Albany, IN, 47150

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
I want you to be able to buy with confidence from my shop. A lot of care goes into each and every piece that I make and I would hope that the same respect is put into the care of your pieces.

If you are unhappy with a piece convo me within three days of your purchase to make arrangements for a return. Any approved returns should be shipped back to me with all original parts. Cost of shipping BACK to me are NOT covered.
I only accept PayPal as form of payment at this time. Sorry.

Payment should be confirmed within three days otherwise I will have to relist the item.

If you are new to Etsy and need help with the checkout process please read this:
Shipments go out usually no later than 48 hours from purchase date. I will convo you if any delays are expected (such as holidays, etc...) and give you a date which it will be sent. Shipments go to your etsy address and not that of paypal.

Shipment costs are for USPS first class only. All items come with an order confirmation that will be sent to you via convo once shipment has been made.

First Class Mail does not include insurance towards loss and damage via transit. If you require that, please contact me BEFORE placing your order so the shipping cost can be adjusted.

Orders from international friends are welcomed! International orders do, however, cost a little bit more for handling due to air mail rates. I will convo you once your shipment has been made with the customs information for your records.

Items lost or damaged in the mail are not covered or replaced so if you are worried please purchase additional insurance.
Additional policies and FAQs
Customer satisfaction is very important to me as a is my feed back both left and received. If you are unhappy with a purchase please convo me before leaving negative feedback so that we can make things right.

I love custom orders so should you like my work or see a piece that you would like but need it in another size or other colour leave me a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Please keep in mind that most of my pieces are one of a kind and not all pieces can be replicated. I will be as honest as I can with you about custom order so please be patient and respectful.

Please only make an order if you are 100% positive that you will complete the transaction.

Should you have any other questions just ask. I promise to provide the best and friendliest service that I possibly can.

Thank you again for supporting me in what I love. Love and blessings. - Karla