CrimsonMuse

Customized Wedding cake toppers, ornaments, and more!

Virginia Beach, Virginia
| 658 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    Welcome! Crimson Muse is the place for intricate customized hand sculpted and hand-painted cake toppers, sculptures, and ornaments! I specialize in customizing and personalizing keepsakes to always remember your special occasions, for everything from a dance recital to a wedding! I can sculpt and customize anything for you; dancers, athletes, special occasion outfits, wedding gowns, bridal party dresses, even pets. You name it I can do it! Convo me if you have something you would like done! Or if you prefer, you can email me at mchalele [!at] gmail.com.

*Holiday Season: During this time please put your orders in soon if you are looking to have your ornament or sculpture by Christmas! I receive an increase in orders during Oct-Dec and as every ornament is hand made, they each require a lot of time. I do all my orders in the order that I receive them which means depending on how many orders are before yours, I cannot always guarantee Christmas delivery. Please convo me with any questions!

My smaller sculptures usually take 1-2 weeks to make and Cake toppers take 3-4 weeks as they require more detailing and attention and are a little larger scale than my usual size for my other sculptures. However, during the holiday season I encourage you to get your order in as soon as possible! Everything is shipped packaged safely after it is made.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 20, 2017

Welcome! Crimson Muse is the place for intricate customized hand sculpted and hand-painted cake toppers, sculptures, and ornaments! I specialize in customizing and personalizing keepsakes to always remember your special occasions, for everything from a dance recital to a wedding! I can sculpt and customize anything for you; dancers, athletes, special occasion outfits, wedding gowns, bridal party dresses, even pets. You name it I can do it! Convo me if you have something you would like done! Or if you prefer, you can email me at mchalele [!at] gmail.com.

*Holiday Season: During this time please put your orders in soon if you are looking to have your ornament or sculpture by Christmas! I receive an increase in orders during Oct-Dec and as every ornament is hand made, they each require a lot of time. I do all my orders in the order that I receive them which means depending on how many orders are before yours, I cannot always guarantee Christmas delivery. Please convo me with any questions!

My smaller sculptures usually take 1-2 weeks to make and Cake toppers take 3-4 weeks as they require more detailing and attention and are a little larger scale than my usual size for my other sculptures. However, during the holiday season I encourage you to get your order in as soon as possible! Everything is shipped packaged safely after it is made.

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About CrimsonMuse

Sales 658
On Etsy since 2010

Dancer speaking through art

Dancers speak through their body. Each step they dance is their way of expressing their story. Dancing since I was 4 years old, I have always been captivated by their elegance, grace, and poise. My fascination soon found a way to manifest itself into art.

Sculpting is my way of bringing dreams and visions to life. I am fascinated with dance, art, fashion, and the human body form. I began sculpting with the intent of capturing the graceful body language of a ballerina. My ballerina sculptures soon gave way to capturing the spirit and charm of the human body through cake toppers, couples, and other characters. I can bring them to life. I can tell their story.

I followed my heart and pursued a career in art, graduating from James Madison University with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Art. It was the road less traveled but I knew it was my path.

From then on the world was my oyster. I knew I wanted to create and I started my business Crimson Muse.

To me, success is measured in happiness. And I owe all my success and growth as an artist to my family and friends but most importantly, to my two loving parents who never stopped supporting my art and pushed me to pursue my dream.

Nothing brings me more happiness than waking up each day excited to get my hands on clay and create more sculptures. I look forward to customizing a special sculpture for you and telling your story!

Shop members

  • Lauren McHale

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Born an artist and dancer, I have found a way to combine both my passions. I have always dreamed big and kept inspired by them. Sculpting is my way of bringing my dreams and visions to life.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Welcome to my shop Crimson Muse! Please take a second to look over my policy page to ensure customer satisfaction when purchasing from my shop!

I take great pride in being the one and only artist of Crimson Muse which means every item you receive will be hand made and hand painted by my own two hands. No two items will be the same as each one will tell their own story through my labor-intensive process to create them. That being said, I take great care in making sure I capture every request and detail that is given to me but please understand that sometimes there will be small glitches here and there that are due to having everything made by hand and not by mold. I always aim to go the extra mile in ensuring that my customers are happy with their sculpture!

Accepted payment methods

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Returns & exchanges

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Cancellations

Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.

Payment

Payment:
I accept both Paypal and credit cards for payment

Please note: I must receive payment before I can start to work on an order in order to allow me to devote time and material to that piece. If you have a custom request and want to confirm everything before you purchase, please convo me and I will be happy to work with you to bring your vision to life and follow through by setting up a custom listing for you to purchase.

Tax:
7% tax is put on all purchases made in Virginia

Shipping

Packaging:
I make sure to carefully wrap up each sculpture so that they are safely secure in their box during shipment. There is rarely a problem with damage during shipment but if your item arrives damaged, please convo me and I will be happy to work with you to make sure the incident is corrected as they are usually quick fixes that I would be very happy to help you fix with a touch of glue! Please note that I ship all my items First Class mail which is not insured against damage and once the package leaves my hands it is outside of my control. Of course there is always the option for you as the customer is to purchase Priority Mail that insures the package in the event of an incident.

U.S. Shipping:
I ship via USPS First class mail and will cover the cost of that shipping for free, however, USPS priority mail can be purchased for the price of the postage if you would like to have insurance and a quicker turn around. Typically orders take between 2-5 days for customers to receive their orders in the U.S. but the period of time can vary from place to place due to different factors so please keep in mind those estimated shipping times are not guaranteed. Please convo me if you are interested in purchasing a faster form of shipping that will have more guaranteed arrival times and I will be happy to set that up for you!

International Shipping:
I can ship anywhere in the world provided the address given by the customer is a valid address that matches the USPS address in their system. If you are ordering from outside the U.S. please be sure to be informed of your country's duty and tax policy as that is the customer's responsibility to be aware of and be able to pay for the duties required for receiving your package.

Additional policies and FAQs

Please make sure you are committed to purchasing a sculpture of my work before placing an order as I will be making a one of a kind piece for you and therefore that item cannot be returned and/or resold to compensate for the materials and time put into that item. I would be honored to create an item for you but I would recommend you look over my style of art as well as my policies that you will be agreeing to before you place your order. Please reach out to me with any questions! Thank you!