About Us & FAQ

Finch, the artist, sitting on a merry-go-round tapir!    hello!! my name is Finch (they/them), and i'm the artist behind @briightlyart 🥰 

   i'm a Chicago-based queer and neurodivergent crocheter, digital artist, sticker lover, painter, and all-around crafter! i've been doing digital art and painting since i was a very small child, but didn't discover a deep love of fiber arts until i was almost 30 when my bestie sat me down and taught me the basics of crochet. my immense passion for yarn-related crafts took off from there, and now i spend most of my time making velvet stuffed animals and witch hats. 

   i hope you enjoy looking thru my shop, and please don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions that aren't addressed on this page! 

- Do you take custom orders? 
--- yes, when i have the time/capacity for them!! during busy market seasons i may not have the bandwidth 😅 but when i can take them on i will typically post on my social media pages, so keep an eye out. 

- Where can I buy your products in person? 
--- right now, only at my live events & markets - i used to have my toys in a couple of local Chicago stores, but unfortunately they both closed in 2022. for markets and events i will always post about them on instagram/facebook before the event, so watch out for those notices on my socials! 

- Do you accept returns and exchanges? 
--- not generally, but if you do have some kind of issue with your order, please reach out - i would be happy to discuss potential solutions with you! 

- Are your products allergy-safe? 
--- for the most part, yes! i do have a dog, so if you're extremely allergic to dog dander, let me know and i'll give your items a wash before sending them out. otherwise i don't have cats and don't smoke in my home 🙂

- Do you offer any rush shipping options? 
--- yes, but the price may be a bit higher depending on shipping rates for the timeframe you have in mind. please reach out to me to discuss options! 

- What about local pickup? 
--- yes! i'm located in Rogers Park, Chicago, IL and can offer free pickup, or local delivery for a small fee (which would go to my wife since she'd be the one driving.) again, reach out to me to discuss! 

have another question, need more info, or need to discuss shipping turnaround times? please use the contact form or reach out to me on one of my social media pages!