Fancie Strands's shop policies

Fancie Strands

Fancie Strands

Created with life in mind.

Hello I am Tammy Kowalczyk and I have been in the beauty business for over 25 years. My passion and main focus now is FancieStrands Bridal Boutique. I offer handmade wedding and bridal accessories that you will not find in a chain bridal store. Each piece is handcrafted by me with great attention to detail and is an original design exclusively for FancieStrands.

I take great pride in every piece I create and I find it very rewarding when I can create something special for each one of my bridal clients. Some of my favorite pieces have come from ideas a bride and I have collaborated on together. This insures she is reflecting her own personal style and personality. I love working with beautiful laces, silk chiffon, satin, velvet, tulle, french netting and organza fabrics. My pieces are adorned with wispy feathers, vintage or modern trims, swarovski crystals, rhinestones and pearls. Some one of a kind pieces may incorporate a special vintage jewel!

Want to create your own wedding accessories? I will be happy to work with you on a custom piece(s). You can incorporate vintage family jewelry, laces and other special fabrics from your grandmother or mothers wedding dresses. The possibilities are endless.

Need help with a design? Together we can create a one of a kind heirloom piece that reflects your personality and style. All of my handcrafted pieces can be used and enjoyed for years to come. is currently operated by me only with no outside help. All wedding and bridal accessories are designed and created by Tammy Kowalczyk.

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  • Welcome

    "Please NOTE that current turnaround time for made to order and custom items is from 3-7 weeks." 

    Thank you for visiting! FancieStrands offers a collection of romantic vintage inspired bridal adornments and accessories. My handmade items are crafted from: fine fabrics, feathers, swarovski beads, swarovski rhinestones, pearls and beautiful one of a kind vintage finds. Every item from "FancieStrands" is unique, being it is handcrafted.

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    Thank you for reading the policies for FancieStrands. You will find that my commitment to superb customer service is a priority at FancieStrands. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

    ::::::::::::::PRODUCTION TIME:::::::::::::::Made to order items and custom orders paid for today will ship in 3 - 7 weeks (this does not include delivery time). If you need your item sooner please contact me to discuss a rush order.

    * If at all possible please order well in advance of your event. 

    * If you have any questions please contact me. 

    * Please factor in delivery time when ordering (1-4 days US shipping and 10-45 days International).

  • Payment

    *via payPal and Etsy Direct Checkout

    *All custom orders must be purchased before item is created.

  • Shipping

    I ship via USPS First Class Mail within 1-2 business days after I receive your order and payment has cleared. "Custom Made" and "Made to Order" items will take 3 - 7 weeks before shipping unless other wise noted in listing. ‘Please note, that international buyers are responsible for any custom or duty charges that may apply.’ I cannot be responsible for the timing of international shipping, due to customs, etc. If you need your item faster I offer priority mail upgrades. All items will come beautifully wrapped and ready for gift giving.

    * If you would like expedited shipping - Overnight or Priority Mail, contact me for a quote. 

    * Please make sure your delivery address is correct when submitting your order. I cannot be responsible for lost or stolen packages due to an incorrect address.

    * International shipping times: 
    USPS 1st Class Mail International Package service makes no guarantees as to shipping arrival times. My experience has been 2 - 3 weeks, but It can take up to 6 weeks (and sometimes beyond) to some countries. If you are in need of guaranteed or expedited shipping, please contact me prior to purchase for a quote.

    * Customs:
    Any duty/tax, required upon arrival, is the responsibility of the customer. Please be aware it is unlawful for me to falsify dollar amounts or mark your purchase as a "gift" in order to avoid duty charges. Delays in customs are beyond the control of the USPS and FancieStrands.

    * International exclusions:
    As a US based shop, FancieStrands is unable to legally do trade with customers in the countries of Cuba, Iran, Myanmar, Sudan, Syria or South Korea. Any orders from these countries will be refunded and cancelled.

    :::::::::::DAMAGED ORDERS:::::::::::
    Each item is packaged with great care to ensure your item arrives in perfect condition.

    * In the event an item arrives damaged, save the item(s) and all packing materials. Please take pictures of the shipping box and of the damaged item(s) and email them to me no more than 3 days from receiving the order. I will work with you on getting a replacement. I will need pictures and may also ask that the items be returned.

    * Please Note that items may vary slightly due to their handmade nature.* 

  • Refund and Exchange


    Unfortunately due to these items being handmade I DO NOT ACCEPT RETURNS. In the Bridal industry this is standard procedure. I highly encourage all clients to read the descriptions carefully prior to purchasing.

    If for any reason, your event is cancelled or some other circumstance arises beyond your control, please contact me. If your order has not gone to production, your order may be refunded. However, a 30% restocking fee applies as supplies are ordered shortly after receipt of your order. 

    FancieStrands is not responsible for monitor variations when looking at color samples so if you are in doubt about color selections please mail swatches to:

    Attn: Tammy Kowalczyk
    4580 Airline Rd
    Arlington, TN. 38002

    *Please let me know prior to mailing that you are sending color swatches* 

  • Additional policies and FAQs

    Every item at FancieStrands is an original design by me exclusively for FancieStrands. Custom orders are always welcome. If you have a vision we can create it together.

    *All custom orders must be paid in full before any item is created.

    * Please Note that items may vary slightly due to their handmade nature.*