Frequently Asked Questions...
What kind of materials do you use?
Generally I use Tigertail or Beadalon wire, basic metal findings (so - they're goldtone or silvertone... not gold or silver), glass, wood, ceramic/porcelain or acrylic beads (I tend to shy away from plastic, although, some vintage or 'found' materials may be plastic, acrylic or melamine).
For knit or crochet items, the general usage of yarn will be either acrylic (so it's fully washable), wool (may be mercerized) or bamboo fibre. If it is another fibre it will be noted in the item's description. Sometimes we like to use fun and interesting new things to knit or crochet with... old t-shirts perhaps? The possibilities are endless!
Sewn items will be either new fabric, or reconstructed items from older clothing. All item descriptions will give you a good idea of sizing, washing instruction, fabric type and whether it is new or upcycled.
Fascinators and hair pieces will be made from all new materials.
How long are your necklaces/bracelets?
Necklaces range in length from about 14 inches (that would be an approximately small choker) to 32 inches (a fairly long necklace). Bracelets average about 6 to 7 inches long. If there's a specific piece that you would like the dimensions of - please use the Contact Us form and we would be happy to give you as much information about any piece as possible.
What if I order something and it doesn't fit, or I just don't like it?
By all means, please return it. If it was shipped to you, you are responsible for the cost of return shipping, and will not be reimbursed for the original shipping charge, but I will return the cost of the piece you ordered. I am also happy to make changes, add or remove length, or create a custom piece for you. Above all - I want YOU to be happy with your purchase from Designs... By Patricia
Can you make me a piece to match my dress/blouse/car/etc?
Of course! I am happy to make custom pieces for you. If there's something that you would like a piece to match, please use the Contact Us form, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work out the details, materials and cost of a custom piece - made specifically for you!
My Question isn't answered here...
Then please use the Contact Us form by clicking the link at the side of the page.