FoilingStar

Embossed Metal Home & Special Occasion Decor

Adelaide, South Australia · 669 Sales

FoilingStar

Embossed Metal Home & Special Occasion Decor

Adelaide, South Australia 669 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(215)

Announcement   Hand embossed metal wreaths, crosses, stars and angel wings as well as embossed decor for weddings, engagements and anniversaries. I design, cut and hand emboss each item using hand tools to make each impression. I aim to create quality embossed metal items, which are unique and beautiful.

Made in Adelaide, Australia.

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Last updated on 17 May, 2017

Hand embossed metal wreaths, crosses, stars and angel wings as well as embossed decor for weddings, engagements and anniversaries. I design, cut and hand emboss each item using hand tools to make each impression. I aim to create quality embossed metal items, which are unique and beautiful.

Made in Adelaide, Australia.

Alison Machin

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Alison Machin

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About

FoilingStar - unique and timeless, with a touch of bohemian

The idea of having my own Etsy shop developed when a long term, significant pain condition, started improving. I had been feeling that I was more bystander than participant in life, so the thought that I could have a go at making and selling things, was a bit ambitious, but enticing! In a rather accidental way, the idea of metal embossing evolved and I had an overwhelming feeling that I was on the right path.

I am fascinated with patterns and am inspired by travel, other cultures and nature. I hand cut my shapes after making templates and then use different hand tools to mark out the patterns I've designed. To make the impressions, I work on alternately hard and soft surfaces to create and then define the patterns.

As far as I know, my work is unique - I have a knowledge of lots of varied crafts but no specific training in this one. I think the combination allows me to be freely creative. There's been a lot of trial and error, but mostly I figure out a way to make something that I visualise, come to be. There are many more ideas in my head than appear in my shop!

My plans are to work hard to do the best that I can and let it unfold in front of me. I have great affection for Etsy as it has been instrumental in giving me a sense of purpose and has helped me to once again feel as though I'm living a good life. I still have restrictions, but Etsy has allowed me to work again, with the flexibility I require.

I have a wonderful part time assistant, who has been working with me for a couple of years and has learnt the art of my version of embossing!

I believe that this is exactly where I am meant to be.

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Shop members

  • Alison Machin

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    FoilingStar is a mix of ingredients of things I love: the lustre of metal (silver in particular), the inspiration and beauty of nature and handcrafted artefacts from faraway places.

  • Sze Webb

    Assistant Cutter And Embosser

  • Dean Kassebaum

    Cross Maker

    My dear Dad hand makes the wooden crosses, using off cuts from wine boxes made in the beautiful Barossa Valley.

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Last updated on 25 Apr, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

I take some customised orders where there is an adjustment to an item I already have or previously had, but it does depend on the suitability of the design, given the materials and tools I use.

My work is my own style and is original and I don't wish to make a copy of others designs. If it sounds like your project fits within this, please feel free to contact me to discuss your ideas.

Wholesale availability

I don't offer wholesale, however, you are welcome to contact me if you have a large order in mind, to see if I am able to accommodate it.

Damaged item on receipt

Please take a photo of the item and the packaging and contact me within five days or receiving it. I will replace the item or issue you with a refund.

Combined shipping

** I will refund any shipping over charge of more than $2. The shipping cost includes a small amount for packaging and handling.

Shipping can be combined for more than one item and this will show up once multiple items are in the cart. As there are countless variations of weight and size of my items and a complicated price structure with Australia Post, it is difficult to be giving very accurate shipping (particularly combined) prices. If you would like a more accurate shipping price to your country for particular items, please contact me and I'll happily do a calculation for you.

Tracking availability

Domestic Tracking:
All domestic 'parcels' in Australia have tracking. I post some flat items more cheaply as 'letters'. If you want tracking on these items, add it in the cart but it will become 'parcel' price.

International Tracking
I've set shipping for all International 'parcels' to include tracking, which also shortens delivery times by about a week. Some flat items I send cheaper as 'letters', but these cannot be tracked. You may add tracking to these items when they are in the cart. They become 'parcel' price.

Express Shipping

Domestic Express Shipping:
You can add Express when items are in the cart. Within Australia it includes tracking. Depending on your post code, Express may be the next day or longer if outside metropolitan areas.

International Express Shipping:
You can add Express when items are in the cart. International parcels will include tracking and signature on delivery. Depending on your zip code, Express may be 2-4 business days or longer if not in a major metropolitan area.

Shipping to countries not listed

If you can't find your country listed for shipping, contact me and I will let you know whether I am able to ship to you and what the charges will be and any other relevant information.

Packaging and gift wrapping

I use recycled items for packaging (cardboard, protective padding), where it suits. If the item is a gift for someone and you do not want recycled materials, please just leave a message for me when purchasing. I am happy to gift wrap your purchase and include a note for the recipient.