It all began in a very small way ...
A chance visit to a dollhouse shop in the English Cotswolds many years ago turned out to be a collision with destiny for me. I was instantly and completely besotted with the tiny world I saw. I began creating 1/12th scale potted plants and flowers with increasingly precise detail and became known for the miniscule buds and teensy branches I delighted in adding to my pieces.
Decades later, I discovered the joy of creating my own jewelry and, to my enormous delight, a much larger -- though no less detailed -- world opened up for me. The most enjoyable part of making jewelry for me is including the same level of minute detail -- everything from combining intricate textures to molding the tiniest of seashells -- that I gave to my work in scale miniatures. Echoes of my intense love for botanicals, miracles from the sea and lots and lots of texture still exist in my work even though the medium has changed.
Owner, Maker, Designer
I adore all things related to the sea and have a particular fondness for mermaids -- they're so graceful! Texture and detail define my work in silver, copper, bronze, glass, concrete and other materials. Come along and share my dreams with me!
I have a second Etsy shop for vintage dollhouses, miniatures and dolls along with my handcrafted dollhouse scale plants and flowers: http://ThisOldDollhouse.etsy.com
Before placing your order, *please* make sure your Etsy and PayPal addresses are in sync and match perfectly. In order to protect your interests as well as my own, I need to mail your package to your confirmed, registered PayPal address. Thanks!
Accepted payment methods
It is necessary to mail some of the heavier and more valuable packages via USPS Priority and Global Priority Mail. These items are so marked within the listings. In any case where you may have been inadvertently overcharged for shipping, I will cheerfully refund the overcharge to you via a PayPal refund.
In order to keep shipping costs as low as possible, I do not make insurance mandatory except for items with exceptionally high value. However, I highly recommend insurance at your option. Please let me know if you'd like me to add insurance to your order. I'm also happy to ship U.S.-bound items via USPS Priority Mail at additional cost, if you're in a hurry for your item.
Please, international buyers, become familiar with your local customs regulations and duties! Any duties assessed by your local Customs authorities are *your* responsibility to pay. When I fill out the required Customs form to accompany your package, I always list the actual price you paid for your merchandise. Please be aware of this and be prepared to pay additional duties if your local Customs office requires it. I am merely complying with the law.
Returns and exchanges
I'm sadly unable to accept returns on any merchandise requiring a size adjustment. Therefore, *please* be certain of correct ring size, necklace, bracelet and anklet length before placing your order.
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