Aww... isn't this cute!? It's a teeny, tiny anteater with an even teenier, tinier baby on her back! No... it's not an aardvark, definitely an anteater by the tail. Just put both there in case you aren't sure which is which! Aardvarks have skinnier tails without the fringe.
Anyway, this is gold tone and nicely detailed, about 7/8" long. There is no jump ring, but I might be able to find one if you need it. I can also add a lobster claw with a couple links of chain if you'd like to attach it to a zipper. I note some bits of green under the "feet" on this little critter... don't know if it's supposed to be there or not, but I'd prefer not to pick at it. Sorry, did my best with the pics, but she's tiny and my camera ain't the greatest.
**PLEASE contact me if you'd like additional pics. I totally understand that when you can't pick something up to examine it closely, you want to see as much as you can, as clearly as possible.
***Does the shipping quote look scary? Please read on! Yes, there is a lot here, but it should answer all your questions!**
Unless you're on the West Coast, don't be too alarmed! I don't use Etsy's shipping calculators because I don't pre-pack, I just calculate based on weight to the farthest point. If you're closer, it will be less, and you'll probably get a refund. I also refund if I overestimate weights, and I combine shipping, if it's safe!
Now. As you are probably all too painfully aware, the USPS raises their rates every year. Most of the time I share some of my online postage discount to ship Priority for about the same price as Standard. I only charge about a dollar, tops, for supplies... unfortunately it's not cheap to pack safely! Trust me... sellers don't like shipping prices either, it can be a dealbreaker. All I can tell you is that I'll do the best I can for you, without compromising safety.
As previously mentioned, I don't pre-pack, just in case you want more pics. I also re-inspect your purchase to ensure it is still in the condition described.
My quotes include delivery confirmation (tracking number, which will show on your online invoice) and insurance, most of the time, as it's included free up to $100. I ship Priority, unless I need to go oversize... you don't want to know about that surcharge! I NOW CHECK INTO FEDEX FOR HEAVY PACKAGES.
I pack to withstand a gorilla attack, like I wish everyone would pack MY items. I know all too well the heartbreak of finding a rattling box on my doorstep. Yes. I cry when I get broken stuff. I don't want you to cry... it causes wrinkles and I can't afford to be liable for that. I reuse and recycle materials whenever possible, as long as they're not filthy or smelly. Reusing and recycling is the ONLY way I can save you any money, as I will never skimp on the amount of packing materials needed. I often use weird stuff like egg cartons. I do not smoke, and avoid reusing material which appears to come from homes which do. I do now own a cat... allergy alert! Not always pretty, but SAFE to the best of my ability. Just check out some of my feedback comments!
NO FLAT RATE BOXES USED FOR BREAKABLES!!! I cannot believe there are still people out there who insist on shipping pottery and glass in these things. YOU should insist otherwise. If it fits in a flat rate box SAFELY, it will likely ship cheaper another way. If it's cheaper in a flat rate box... it's probably NOT safe (not enough room for sufficient padding). JUST SAY NO TO FLAT RATE BOXES!!!
I do my best to get your item to the Post Office with 48 hours of payment, and will let you know ASAP if there will be any delays (broke my leg, there's a tornado coming...)
Sorry... at this time, I am not shipping international. Just too many rules and regulations and no you can't ship this here, and BOOM, your buyer is going to get slammed with costs when it arrives, all that. Feel for y'all... nothing simple left in this world, is there.
We are all now being forced to use Etsy's checkout. Please be assured that I do still accept PayPal, and YES, you should be able to pay with a credit card through PayPal, even if you don't have an account!
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or 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
I pride myself on giving you the most accurate descriptions possible. My wares are vintage, and it is very unlikely they did not get any use at all. I describe chips, cracks and other damage, and level of scratching, scuffing and/or utensil wear. I even mention the presence of factory flaws. I collect. When I get something, I go over it with a fine-toothed comb, and expect you will do the same. There should be no unpleasant surprises. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns, I want you to be pleased with your new treasure. If you change your mind, I'm happy to refund purchase price, minus shipping, upon safe return of the item at your expense. No restock fees!
Invoices printed only on request - you can access them here, and I do add tracking info. Save a tree!!
Please do not send lowball offers. I feel ya, I do, times are tough... but this is contributing to our household budget. I don't charge more than 75c-$1 for "handling" and materials when I ship, and that's the high end, not making any money there. I often mark down a bit on relists, so feel free to favorite and keep an eye on anything which appeals.