**The kit you receive will be identical to the one show in the item description with only slight variations in colors of jewels and beads
This kit contains everything you will need to create four beautiful stained-glass effect mandala suncatchers from upcycled CDs. Each finished suncatcher will be 4 3/4 inches across. This kit would be the perfect activity for a family, child's party, Sunday school class, rainy day project, etc.
The word Mandala (pronounced mon- dah- lah) means "circle". A Mandala is a way of representing wholeness. It is like a cosmic diagram that reminds us of our relationship to infinity, within and beyond our bodies and minds. The symbolism behind the creation of a mandala can have significant meaning for many individuals whether they are Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, Pagan or of any other religious orientation. Each mandala is a reflection of the designer; some feature nature-inspired shapes such as flowers, stars, leaves, and suns, while others prefer more geometric shapes. Many mandalas have a mixture of both! We designed these patterns ourselves, so they are completely original.
This craft can be completed independently by most people age 10 and up. For younger children, most of the craft can be completed with minimal help from adults. The "fun" parts of choosing or creating a mandala pattern, tracing it on the disk, painting between the leaded lines, and adding jewels and gems can be done fairly independently by most children age 4 and up! They will just need help with the adhesive and dimensional paint.
The approximate time to complete one mandala would be 30 to 50 minutes, but that does not include the four hours needed for the dimensional paint to dry, or the extra coats of paint you might decide to do to intensify colors.
This kit contains everything show in the item photo, except for the two completed sample suncatchers:
• Illustrated step-by-step instructions • 4 recycled discs (the scratches are normal with recycling, and will not be visible once decorated) • 1 bottle of dimensional tube paint in the color you request at time of order (to give the “lead” effect of stained glass) color choices are gold, silver, black, or bright green • 3 large bottles of new, unopened special stained-glass-effect paints (select from the five colors shown in listing-- red, orange, yellow, green, and blue) plus four smaller pastel stained-glass-effect paints • Assortment of jewels and gems for adorning the suncatchers • 2 paint brushes * Toothpicks (for spreading paint) • 2 small metal clips (for attaching template to disc) • 4 sample templates designed exclusively by our shop • 4 blank templates (so you can create your own designs, from simple to complex) • Permanent adhesive and metal hanger; glue may also be used for attaching jewels to suncatchers more securely • Length of sturdy wire (for hanging) * One permanent marker (for tracing design onto back of disc--this can be removed with rubbing alcohol after project is complete) • Bags of colorful glass beads to decorate the clear wire hanger (as shown in item photos)
For most items, I use USPS priority flat-rate shipping which ranges from $7.15 up to $13.50, depending on the size of the item. The exception is handmade jewelry items, which ship for $3 using USPS.
I do combine shipping, so I can can typically ship up to three items in a single box/package for one price.
Most items ship within three to five business days, and therefore most items will arrive within a week to ten days after order placement. If you need an item sooner, such a a bereavement gift, please let me know and I'll work with you!
By request, I am happy to do overnight shipping, with the buyer paying shipping fees above and beyond the regular shipping costs per item. Most of my listings have a "shipping upgrade" option at checkout; if you don't find this, just let me know through Etsy conversation.
I always provide the tracking number regardless of shipping method. If for whatever reason it costs more to send than anticipated, I will cover the difference.
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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Custom or personalized orders
Perishable products (like food or flowers)
Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
Because of the customized nature of my products, I do not issue a refund unless the item is damaged in some way. Therefore, be sure to read the item description and view the photos carefully; many of the items contain small variations from the main listing photo and also from similar items in my shop. I love inquiries and I'm quick to respond, so if you are unsure about any of our product details, ingredients, or policies, please ask! If you have already placed an order and then change your mind based on something you learn via conversation with me, I'm happy to refund the entire order within the first 12 hours.
If the item arrives damaged or defective, simply:
1) Contact me within three days of delivery and describe the damage to the item or the defect
2) Ship item back to me within seven days of delivery
3) If the item is indeed defective or damaged, I will give you a refund of your shipping costs plus the full cost of the item within 24 hours of my receiving it
If you have other concerns about your order, please contact me and we will work something out! Customer satisfaction is our #1 priority!