Announcement Welcome to PricklyPaw! My shop remains open, but note that orders placed between December 26th and January 3rd, 2016 will be completed and subsequently shipped after I return from Christmas Holiday with my family. Merry Christmas!
Welcome to PricklyPaw! My shop remains open, but note that orders placed between December 26th and January 3rd, 2016 will be completed and subsequently shipped after I return from Christmas Holiday with my family. Merry Christmas!
Christine Ayoub on Jan 29, 2017
I love the sign, it's great quality! There was a misunderstanding about the silk bow for the 4x12 sign but the shop corrected the issue right away. Thanks again!
vera smith on Jan 27, 2017
Got Therese as a Christmas present for my boyfriend. The first thing he pointed out to me immediately before even taking them out of their plastic covering was that the skulls were different on each shoe.Then very first day that he wore them. little cracks started to appear in the design. Sooooo I am hugely embarrassed that I bought these for him.
Lisa responded on Jan 27, 2017
All my shoes are hand painted. In my listings I state this clearly so that my customers understand that variations do & will exist! This is a FEATURE not a detriment. It is called art when this happens. When you buy from me, you are getting one of a kind ARTWORK. It is ironic to have received such a bad review as for this pair in particular I was very proud of the exceptional artwork and near pristine execution of these shoes. I remember these well. Not only did you get what was pictured, but the artwork seemed even crisper & cleaner than what is shown. Even my husband/teenage kids were commenting how amazing these looked! I was not contacted about ANY issues. Had I been, I would have asked to remedy any quality issues that may have arisen as a result of normal wear and tear.
nicolespence3 on Jan 13, 2017
I ordered these on November 23rd, were told they were shipped out on December 9th; they were not. I received the shoes on the 23rd of December. Besides the shoes taking long to get here, they were excellent. Very detailed and just like the picture. Great quality and my nephew loves the shoes.
Your story in one sentence.
I remember the first time I created something special. I had a big dream and had created my own world which I drew on my brothers bedroom walls. Unfortunately my "big dreams" didn't include getting in "big trouble". So after that I stuck to paper and crayons. Still, I was always an imaginative kid. At recess, I made enormous ant hill cities. We dug tunnels and created an entire world. At the beach we would do more than dig holes and build sand castles, we would make detailed stories, and play for hours using our imaginations making villages, large animal sculptures and intricate images in the sand.
I was heavily influenced by my musical father and free natured mother. Music and art were a big part of my childhood.
I trudged through school and remember telling myself would just die if I had to get a job that was "inside". I laugh at this now because that is what I eventually did of course, but not with any level of pleasure or sense of commitment. I went to art school and ran out of money. So I pretty quickly realized that finding a job was kind of important and the whole "Art thing" became a hobby more than a way of life
I moved to San Francisco and started working in banking. Money turned out to be a good motivator. Enough to put Art on the back burner. I worked and played for a good long while and then decided I wasn't fulfilled.
I moved to Taiwan where I lived for over a year and met my future husband, came back to the US in a terrible economy and developed a small side business with my brother to pay the bills. After my husband and I got married, I got hired for a well known company as a High Tech Executive Recruiter. As our family grew and my husband became more knowledgeable in his work, it afforded me the opportunity to stay at home with the kids. We felt being with them in the formative years was important.
I dabbled as an Executive Recruiter too. I was able to secure contracts and find people work which is exciting and fulfilling. But my art kept sneaking in. I would find myself re-purposing something found or taking a project I planned for one of my kids and then going over the top making it bigger and more complex for my own satisfaction while they excuses themselves to play with friends or do something else. I was familiar with certain Artist websites and could see all the different artists work thinking "I can do that" or "I want to try that."
It was then that I realized I have nothing to lose by posting something for 20 cents.
I have only just begun, but I feel empowered now. I have sold my craft pieces, and I have also sold my fine art pieces. I am starting to take my wares to craft fairs. That makes me SO proud and motivated to do more and create everyday. My shop isn't always perfect. I want to build some cohesion. But fulfilling those bigger dreams will come in time. It is more important for now, that I just keep creating. I am so happy to follow what I love.
Please feel free to visit my shop anytime. I love the visits and the opportunity to see your work, too. I am an avid supporter of my fellow artists and bloggers, and am always available for help, questions, advice, or suggestions for improvement.
I really hope you find something you like enough to make it your own.
In advance, thank you for getting to know me a bit and, dare I say, for buying my handmade original pieces!
Sincerely and Appreciatively,
Lisa van Heerden
Owner, Creator, Artist and Dreamer
Lisa van Heerden
Thanks for taking some time to discover my creations. I hope you will find something you like. I use a wide variety of mixed mediums and create new items daily. Many items listed are ready to ship same day, but will take no longer than three days to be sent.
Please be sure to follow me on Pinterest and in my Etsy Shop, PricklyPaw Crafts!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Other Method
I use USPS for all shipping. I make every attempt to ship at the least expensive option.
I do ship overseas, but I am still learning various postal service fees for both priority and non-priority mail items. For this reason, I list the international fees that are estimates!
Items in my store may be bundled for discount on shipping because often “if it fits, it ships”. Where larger items are purchased, shipping will be charged at the larger package rate. If a recycled box can be used on larger, lesser weight items, I will do so. Where recycled boxes are used, I will ensure they are clean and in excellent condition with product wrapped for maximum safety. Again, utmost care is taken to insure that all PricklyPaw Crafts products are wrapped carefully to protect during NORMAL shipment wear and tear. If you would like to add insurance please contact me to arrange. These will be additional charges added at your expense.
PricklyPaw Crafts cannot be held responsible for lost or damage of items during shipment if they are not insured!
If packages are not shipped through PRIORTY mail, often they are untraceable and delivery times not guaranteed. Usual shipping times are 3-5 business days in USA and 4-10 business days for the rest of the world.
♥ INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS ARE WELCOME♥
Prices vary according to weight and size of parcels. For that reason, and because I am new to shipping internationally, I would prefer you contact me so I can coordinate your purchase to help save on shipping cost.
Please note that any customs imposed by your country on international packages must be paid by you.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds will be given at the discretion of the shop owner. As circumstances arise where shoes have been ordered but not completed, refunds may be given minus the cost of the shoe itself. Where the shoe is completed and a refund is given, a restocking fee of 25% will be charged.
PLEASE NOTE: All sales are FINAL. I cannot take returns for custom order items.
Additional policies and FAQs
♥Please feel free to inquire about custom or bulk orders♥. For custom/bulk orders, it's 50% down & 50% upon completion. Details of any custom order request, such as quantity, delivery timeline and pricing would be finalized before onset of project.