DespicablyCharming

Personalised gifts with despicable charm

Tunbridge Wells, England
21,962 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    COVID-19 UPDATE: Royal Mail is still experiencing backlogs in their depots and 1st class is taking up to 3 weeks to arrive in some cases.
♦You only pay postage on the 1st item everything else ships with it for FREE! ♦
♦FREE shipping on all UK orders over £20!♦

COVID19 - Due to the current world situation post is taking longer to arrive, in some rare cases 2 - 3 weeks. This is due to the reduced staff at Royal Mail and certain types of post (medical supplies and PPE etc) understandably taking priority. I appreciate your patience and understanding at this time.

DISPATCH
I am currently away from my studio during the next week so orders will not start to be posted again until Monday 18th October 2021.

Returns: If your items turn up later than your requirement we will accept returns in their original condition (on non-personalised orders only). You have 14 days after delivery to request this and the goods must be received by 14 days after the return cancellation was requested to be entitled to a full refund.

How do I find my dispatch date?

Please be aware dispatch dates are based on UK GMT so may appear to be a day later in countries like Australia when Etsy send their dispatch emails (e.g an email sent 2 pm our time will be 1 am the next day in Australia)

♥♥To find your dispatch date click on 'You" at the top of your Etsy screen and then on purchases and reviews. Click view receipt and scroll down to shipping details.♥♥
(Alternatively, you can use this link format https://www.etsy.com/uk/your/purchases/[YOUR ORDER NUMBER])


Handmade Friendship Bracelets, wish Bracelets and charming gifts for the people you love. Having a Party or Wedding? Our bracelets make great favours. Contact us today about discounted bulk orders for your next event.

Announcement

Last updated on 11 Oct, 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE: Royal Mail is still experiencing backlogs in their depots and 1st class is taking up to 3 weeks to arrive in some cases.
♦You only pay postage on the 1st item everything else ships with it for FREE! ♦
♦FREE shipping on all UK orders over £20!♦

COVID19 - Due to the current world situation post is taking longer to arrive, in some rare cases 2 - 3 weeks. This is due to the reduced staff at Royal Mail and certain types of post (medical supplies and PPE etc) understandably taking priority. I appreciate your patience and understanding at this time.

DISPATCH
I am currently away from my studio during the next week so orders will not start to be posted again until Monday 18th October 2021.

Returns: If your items turn up later than your requirement we will accept returns in their original condition (on non-personalised orders only). You have 14 days after delivery to request this and the goods must be received by 14 days after the return cancellation was requested to be entitled to a full refund.

How do I find my dispatch date?

Please be aware dispatch dates are based on UK GMT so may appear to be a day later in countries like Australia when Etsy send their dispatch emails (e.g an email sent 2 pm our time will be 1 am the next day in Australia)

♥♥To find your dispatch date click on 'You" at the top of your Etsy screen and then on purchases and reviews. Click view receipt and scroll down to shipping details.♥♥
(Alternatively, you can use this link format https://www.etsy.com/uk/your/purchases/[YOUR ORDER NUMBER])


Handmade Friendship Bracelets, wish Bracelets and charming gifts for the people you love. Having a Party or Wedding? Our bracelets make great favours. Contact us today about discounted bulk orders for your next event.

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Kerry Francis-Watts

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Kerry Francis-Watts

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5 out of 5 stars
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About DespicablyCharming

Sales 21,962
On Etsy since 2013

Handmade gifts with despicable charm.

I have been making bracelets since I was old enough to tie my first knot!
Spending many hours as a child making bracelets for family, friends and to sell on behalf of charities, encouraged always by my amazing mum and dad!

25 years later I am still making bracelets and have now, thanks to my wonderful customers, made this into a full-time job to support my family.

HOW DID DESPICABLY CHARMING START?
Living so close to and working in multicultural London all my life has graced me with friends from across the globe and when those near and dear to me have to move back home we love to stay in touch. Facebook and email are great for that but there is nothing like a little surprise package from a friend to give you that extra special boost and help close the miles between you.

I have been working as a professional designer for 15 years and have always been told I have a way with words when it comes to sentiments so I put these to good use making backing cards for the bracelets I gave to my friends to add extra special meaning to them.

Soon after, friends and family who had received these bracelet cards were asking me if I could make them for their friends/events and so Despicably Charming was born. We helped them celebrate everything including weddings, birthdays, christenings and memorials, it was an honour to be part of so many of their special occasions.

Despicably Charming has now sold 18,000+ bracelets in over 46 countries worldwide (including all 50 states of the USA) helping friends stay in touch, brides propose to their bridesmaids, families to remember a loved one, fitness groups encourage their members to stay strong and even large corporations for their team building retreats to help identify delegates.

I always love a new design challenge so if you would like something that is not currently in my shop please send me a message and I will design a custom card for you FREE of charge!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Kerry x

Shop members

  • Kerry Francis-Watts

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    A designer from Royal Tunbridge Wells England who loves to sing, travel and make beautiful things!

  • Eve Francis

    Seller

    Art & Crafts teacher who was a milliner to the Queen of England in her younger years. Besides supporting her daughter's creativity she helps out selling at events.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on 29 Mar, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

We always welcome custom orders and love making something special just for you. So if you have a quote in mind we can make a custom quote charm card just for you.

Having a celebration? Birthdays, Weddings, Bridal Showers? Whatever the reason talk to us today about a discounted bulk order to commemorate your special occasion and give your family and friends something to treasure and remember your wonderful time together.

Refunds and Exchanges

In cases of postage damage we will send out a replacement item or offer you a refund.

Unless your item is damaged unfortunately we do not accept returns on customised orders.

If you have any problems with your order please contact us and we will be very happy to resolve the matter for you swiftly.
Thank you.

If a package is undeliverable due to an inaccurate shipping address provided by the buyer, or if a package is unclaimed by the buyer, we cannot be held responsible. The buyer will therefore be responsible for the cost of re-shipping the package.

Dispatch times

♥♥ PLEASE NOTE: You only pay postage on the 1st bracelet everything else ships with it for FREE! ♥♥

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and Royal Mail having to prioritise certain mail with reduced staff numbers, orders may take slightly longer to arrive than normal. Thank you for your patience.

All orders will be dispatched within 1 - 4 working days. It is possible they will be sent slightly quicker then this, if you need a rush order please contact us and we will see what we can do.

- UK orders are sent Royal Mail 2nd Class with upgrades available to 1st Class and signed for at checkout.

- International orders are sent Royal Mail Standard Airmail. If you require tracked shipping this can be selected at the checkout.

Order Tracking

PLEASE NOTE: Royal Mail do not provide tracking as standard, if you require tracking please select the tracked options in the shipping upgrades when checking out.

How do I find my dispatch date?

Please be aware dispatch dates are based on UK GMT so may appear to be a day later in countries like Australia when Etsy send their dispatch emails (e.g an email sent 2pm our time will be 1am the next day in Australia)

♥♥To find your dispatch date click on 'You" at the top of your Etsy screen and then on purchases and reviews. Click view receipt and the scroll down to shipping details.♥♥
(Alternatively you can use this link format https://www.etsy.com/uk/your/purchases/[YOUR ORDER NUMBER])

Measurements

Most of our items are adjustable but if you require a certain size we are very happy to accommodate that request for you.

Please send us a message requesting the size requirements and your item will be adjusted free of charge.

Remember to measure carefully as Despicably Charming will not be responsible for items made to size that are ill fitting due to buyer supplying the wrong measurements.

♥ How to care for your cotton cord bracelets & anklets♥

Our cords are very strong so even though they may soften over time they won't break very easily. Just ask our surfing customers who wear them daily in the sea!

Like your favourite jeans, the colour in our cotton cord (not our Korean silk sterling ones) will fade slightly and soften with time as it is a natural fibre. However, there are some things you can do to help it keep it's colour deeper for longer.

- Take your jewellery off before showering, bathing, swimming, cleaning... basically anything that involves water and chemicals.

- Avoid getting them in contact with lotions, perfumes and sprays.

- Take your jewellery off before exercise (sweat can affect the natural dyes).

- Take your jewellery off before sleeping.

LAST RECOMMENDED ORDER DATES FOR CHRISTMAS DELIVERY

** The cut off for international Christmas orders has now passed **

LAST RECOMMENDED ORDERING DATES FOR CHRISTMAS DELIVERY
UK - 16th December
EU - 2nd December
REST OF WORLD - 29th November
*Whilst we endeavour to have all international orders arrive in time for the big day, things out of our control like customs and postal strike may delay your order so we cannot 100% guarantee Christmas delivery.

Returns: If your items turn up later than your requirement we will accept returns in their original condition (on non-personalised orders only). The buyer is responsible for the return postage and only the item cost will be refunded not the original postage.

How to care for your Sterling Silver bracelets (Morse Code)

All sterling silver will darken over time but it will occur much quicker if it comes into contact with the following: perfume, cleaning products, sulphur, skin creams, chlorine and acidic skin ph. This is a natural occurrence called oxidisation not a defect. It is easily remedied following the steps below, which will help keep your sterling silver looking it's best for a lifetime.

We recommend regular cleaning of your bracelets with a jewellery polishing cloth which will help avoid the build-up that darkens its appearance. This will also work with sterling silver that has already darkened, a patient buff with the cloth will brighten it again. When not being worn store in an airtight container or bag out of direct sunlight.

Returns

You have 14 days after delivery to request a return and the goods must be received 14 days after the return request was made to be entitled to a full refund.

This applies to non personalised items only and the goods must be received back in saleable condition.

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