marimakings

FUNctional Wall Decorations that last for DECADES!

Texas, United States · 3456 Sales

marimakings

FUNctional Wall Decorations that last for DECADES!

Texas, United States 3456 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(1099)

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Mari

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Announcement   MaRiMaKiNgS plates are BIGGER and BETTER! HANDMADE with LOVE, heavy duty resin plates OUTLAST others, and are UNBREAKABLE! Many have metallic gold foil trim which adds interest and dimension without making the image small. You can see the difference from across the room- my gorgeous OVERSIZE plates SHOW UP better than standard sized ones, and get more attention! Created in a smoke-free, pet-free environment, Marimakings offers more CHOICES than most shops: Charming original designs, popular themes, fabulous hand-marbled and painted borders, custom creations, humorous and nostalgic designs, along with reduced prices on select items. NOW is the time to finish decorating your house with beautiful wall plates by MaRiMaKiNgS. Buy my original HANDMADE plates if you want to have something really SPECIAL and worthy of keeping in your family for decades.

Why buy MaRiMaKiNgS switch plates instead of others? They are beautifully and lovingly made by me (a trained artist) using well-honed techniques and the BEST quality materials. The finish on my plates is the hardest and clearest heavy duty sealant, which makes them very LONG LASTING- over 25 years, or perhaps even a lifetime! My decoupage is done RIGHT, with no machines, no short-cuts or mass production using cookie-cutter methods. No peeling, stickiness, ragged edges or yellowing finishes. Don't be fooled by cheap methods where there is only one coat (or the wrong kind) of sealant! Don't be duped into paying extra for small metal plates when they are NOT necessary. My plates will last and last, cannot be dented, and are UNBREAKABLE!

And you also get MORE for your money: hand-decoupaged or painted, sealed MATCHING SCREWS, along with FREE tags or stickers (related to the images of your plates) from my other shop MaRiMaKiNgSuPpLiEs.etsy.com! You will get all of this in one of my cool hand-stamped or decorated packages, along with discount offers and great customer service. Please feel free to CONTACT ME for any reason. You're invited to check out my FIVE STAR REVIEWS!

Listings now have SETS and PAIRS grouped together, along with similar THEMES and COLORS, so that you can easily incorporate similar designs into your rooms. CLICK ON SMALL PHOTOS TO ENLARGE THEM. You can do a search for "sets and pairs" to see matching designs, or have them made. If buying a large quantity of plates (six or more), contact me BEFORE a purchase and ask about a DISCOUNT- I will set it up for you! [Sorry, discounts apply only to EXISTING plates, not custom work].

FREE gift wrap- just ASK!! I will loosely wrap your switch plates (open on the ends) so that you can slip them out to look at them, then easily slip them back in to give as a gift!

Want to see even MORE designs? Check my SALES, right under the five yellow stars (where it shows number of sales). Ones that are not in stock can be remade- Please CONTACT ME if you are interested in any of these designs (which were previously sold), and I will set up a listing for you to make the purchase.

** CUSTOM WORK: I can send you a CHART to help determine which format(s) you may need. I can also answer questions and sometimes apply discounts for you. Color chart is also available for certain styles. Please go to "Request Custom Order" or "Ask a Question". (NOTE- This chart may be difficult to see on phone screens).

** SHIPPING- It generally takes 2-7 business days for ready-to-ship plates to be received, depending on my shops' existing workload. Made-to-order plates take around 10-14 business days, depending on the quantity of plates, shop workload, and weather conditions (finishing spray is done outdoors). I also have another busy Etsy shop, so your patience is appreciated.

** My plates fit any standard wall fixture (U.S. and Canada). Standard size of a single is 2 and 3/4th's inches by 4 and 1/2 inches. Doubles are square: 4 and 1/2 inches by 4 and 1/2 inches. Oversize plates measure 3 and 1/8th inches by 4 and 7/8th inches, Metal plates, screw-less plates, Jumbos, triples, quads, are available. Most combinations of toggles, outlet plates, rockers, and dimmers are also available for the asking. Any of these will fit standard fixtures. All fore mentioned types of plates can be made to order. Just contact me if you have any requests or questions. Go to "contact" for any questions.

- Some of the images used in my works have been created by myself, some are purchased, and some are copyright-free. All of my creations are made by myself, not by a team. I do not use laminating machines and do not misrepresent my plates by showing unrealistic digitized versions of my plates, only photographs of actual finished items. What you see really is WHAT YOU GET: quality handmade (and heartfelt) creations that LAST!

- Some of the images you see in this shop are also available as STICKERS and TAGS in my other shop: MaRiMaKiNgSupplies.etsy.com. Check them out, along with lots of other cool crafting stuff!!

** For help CHECKING OUT, click here; http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339
I accept CREDIT CARDS (through DIRECT CHECKOUT), and PAYPAL. Also, you may use a credit card in Paypal without actually opening a Paypal account. If you need to make payments on an order, I will try to work with you, just ask.
THANKS for dropping by- Please visit again soon!
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Announcement

Last updated on 24 Feb, 2018

MaRiMaKiNgS plates are BIGGER and BETTER! HANDMADE with LOVE, heavy duty resin plates OUTLAST others, and are UNBREAKABLE! Many have metallic gold foil trim which adds interest and dimension without making the image small. You can see the difference from across the room- my gorgeous OVERSIZE plates SHOW UP better than standard sized ones, and get more attention! Created in a smoke-free, pet-free environment, Marimakings offers more CHOICES than most shops: Charming original designs, popular themes, fabulous hand-marbled and painted borders, custom creations, humorous and nostalgic designs, along with reduced prices on select items. NOW is the time to finish decorating your house with beautiful wall plates by MaRiMaKiNgS. Buy my original HANDMADE plates if you want to have something really SPECIAL and worthy of keeping in your family for decades.

Why buy MaRiMaKiNgS switch plates instead of others? They are beautifully and lovingly made by me (a trained artist) using well-honed techniques and the BEST quality materials. The finish on my plates is the hardest and clearest heavy duty sealant, which makes them very LONG LASTING- over 25 years, or perhaps even a lifetime! My decoupage is done RIGHT, with no machines, no short-cuts or mass production using cookie-cutter methods. No peeling, stickiness, ragged edges or yellowing finishes. Don't be fooled by cheap methods where there is only one coat (or the wrong kind) of sealant! Don't be duped into paying extra for small metal plates when they are NOT necessary. My plates will last and last, cannot be dented, and are UNBREAKABLE!

And you also get MORE for your money: hand-decoupaged or painted, sealed MATCHING SCREWS, along with FREE tags or stickers (related to the images of your plates) from my other shop MaRiMaKiNgSuPpLiEs.etsy.com! You will get all of this in one of my cool hand-stamped or decorated packages, along with discount offers and great customer service. Please feel free to CONTACT ME for any reason. You're invited to check out my FIVE STAR REVIEWS!

Listings now have SETS and PAIRS grouped together, along with similar THEMES and COLORS, so that you can easily incorporate similar designs into your rooms. CLICK ON SMALL PHOTOS TO ENLARGE THEM. You can do a search for "sets and pairs" to see matching designs, or have them made. If buying a large quantity of plates (six or more), contact me BEFORE a purchase and ask about a DISCOUNT- I will set it up for you! [Sorry, discounts apply only to EXISTING plates, not custom work].

FREE gift wrap- just ASK!! I will loosely wrap your switch plates (open on the ends) so that you can slip them out to look at them, then easily slip them back in to give as a gift!

Want to see even MORE designs? Check my SALES, right under the five yellow stars (where it shows number of sales). Ones that are not in stock can be remade- Please CONTACT ME if you are interested in any of these designs (which were previously sold), and I will set up a listing for you to make the purchase.

** CUSTOM WORK: I can send you a CHART to help determine which format(s) you may need. I can also answer questions and sometimes apply discounts for you. Color chart is also available for certain styles. Please go to "Request Custom Order" or "Ask a Question". (NOTE- This chart may be difficult to see on phone screens).

** SHIPPING- It generally takes 2-7 business days for ready-to-ship plates to be received, depending on my shops' existing workload. Made-to-order plates take around 10-14 business days, depending on the quantity of plates, shop workload, and weather conditions (finishing spray is done outdoors). I also have another busy Etsy shop, so your patience is appreciated.

** My plates fit any standard wall fixture (U.S. and Canada). Standard size of a single is 2 and 3/4th's inches by 4 and 1/2 inches. Doubles are square: 4 and 1/2 inches by 4 and 1/2 inches. Oversize plates measure 3 and 1/8th inches by 4 and 7/8th inches, Metal plates, screw-less plates, Jumbos, triples, quads, are available. Most combinations of toggles, outlet plates, rockers, and dimmers are also available for the asking. Any of these will fit standard fixtures. All fore mentioned types of plates can be made to order. Just contact me if you have any requests or questions. Go to "contact" for any questions.

- Some of the images used in my works have been created by myself, some are purchased, and some are copyright-free. All of my creations are made by myself, not by a team. I do not use laminating machines and do not misrepresent my plates by showing unrealistic digitized versions of my plates, only photographs of actual finished items. What you see really is WHAT YOU GET: quality handmade (and heartfelt) creations that LAST!

- Some of the images you see in this shop are also available as STICKERS and TAGS in my other shop: MaRiMaKiNgSupplies.etsy.com. Check them out, along with lots of other cool crafting stuff!!

** For help CHECKING OUT, click here; http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339
I accept CREDIT CARDS (through DIRECT CHECKOUT), and PAYPAL. Also, you may use a credit card in Paypal without actually opening a Paypal account. If you need to make payments on an order, I will try to work with you, just ask.
THANKS for dropping by- Please visit again soon!
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Mari

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About

I've been crafting collectible and unusual switch plates (and other items) in decoupage for over three decades. My plates have been sold in antique malls, museum gift shops, and shopping malls, but are now available only here on Etsy. My works are mostly original, but I like to offer a wide variety of designs, so include popular themes also. I use proven techniques to make sure you receive the best quality and longest lasting product possible! The plates I use at home are over 25 years old, and still look new!

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Last updated on 22 June, 2016
Welcome to Marimakings, where you'll find the most original and long-lasting light switch plates anywhere! They are beautiful works of FuNctional art, and have collector value, too! I do custom orders, image searches, and also create original art. If you can dream it, I can design and make it for you. Simply leave me a message or go to "Request Custom Order".
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Why the name MaRiMaKiNgS? Well, my name is Mari, and I love making beautiful, unusual, and functional things. Also, the term “merrymaking” means having a lot of fun, and that is how the creative process feels to me. When you purchase my products, it is my personal wish that they help brighten your life. I feel that art is worthwhile, and that at its best, it can evoke positive feelings and memories. Why not display it on your walls in the form of permanent wall fixtures like my switch plates?
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You'll find that my attractive light switch plates are of the utmost quality. Other shop's plates might be cute at first glance, but usually the quality doesn't hold up to close inspection, nor do they last very long over time. My plates not only hold up to close inspection but stand the test of TIME. My switch plates are also very competitively priced, and give you MORE for your money! They stand alone in the areas of art, layout, variety and quality. There are no loose corners, bubbles, wrinkles, or peeling of prints like on some shop's. And the screws MATCH, instead of sticking out like sore thumbs.

Some backgrounds are painted by hand, with colors that are beautifully integrated with high quality prints. Each one is preserved with FOUR layers of TWO kinds of sealant. This insures that they will last many years, maybe even a lifetime! The ones in my home have lasted over 20 years and still look new!

Thanks for reading this, and also for your business- it is appreciated very much!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
You may return an item you have purchased if necessary, and shipping costs can be refunded, depending on the situation. Refunds or credits will be issued accordingly.

Marimakings will replace any plates which are damaged DURING SHIPPING, but this should not happen, since items are carefully and professionally packed. Each switch plate has cardboard reinforcing, and the package is marked "FRAGILE" in red ink. Please let me know right away about any damages or disappointments.

If you are not pleased with an item, you may return it and trade for something else. If I have ACCURATELY filled your order, and you want to trade an item or get a refund, I ask that you assume the shipping cost, since it was not of my doing.

If there was an error on my part, such as sending the wrong item (this has never happened, but it is possible), I will send a self-addressed, stamped envelope for you to send it back. Then it will be replaced immediately with the correct plate.

Marimakings will cheerfully deal with any complaints, and I will listen to your opinions and criticisms, but please LET ME KNOW if something is wrong BEFORE leaving a review! A review is for the PUBLIC and it is not appropriate for revenge messages or for airing disappointment. Why not try my excellent CUSTOMER SERVICE by telling me how you are feeling? I will try to right any wrong if you only GIVE ME THE CHANCE. You might be pleasantly surprised!

Thanks so much for your time and business!
Payment
Credit cards or payments through Pay Pal are accepted. You may send payment in the mail, but your shipment will take longer that way. It is very simple to set up a Paypal account or to send an electronic check through Paypal. If you need help with this, JUST ASK, and I will be glad to walk you through it.

If you want an item (or items) RESERVED, I will accept partial payments, much like LAYAWAY. I will set up listings for you and you can pay at your own rate! Why not replace all of your boring switch plates at home, and give your home a fabulous finished look?

When checking out, follow each step closely, to make sure your transaction has gone through. Also, please make sure the ADDRESS is correct.

THANK YOU- I appreciate your business!
Shipping
Items which are ready to ship will be sent as soon as possible, which is usually within 2-5 days. Items which are TO BE MADE such as custom orders will be shipped within 10-14 business days. AFTER it has been shipped, your order should arrive within 3-7 days (total time is around 12-21 days). Sometimes deliveries may be slowed during holidays or adverse weather. Please be patient. Please refer to your INVOICE which shows where your package is before contacting me. I will be emailing you as soon as your order has been shipped. Even the post office has problems sometimes, so please realize that you WILL receive your shipment. I have a 100% success rate and FIVE STAR reviews. Thanks for reading!

Insurance, delivery confirmation, and tracking are all available, if you wish, but you must let me know BEFORE PURCHASING that you want these features, so that I can adjust the price on the listing! Since all of these features cost me extra, I must tack the fees onto your cost. Personally, I don't feel that tracking is necessary. In over 1200 shipments, only two were not received, and those were from customers giving me a bad address! Please make sure that the address you give me is up to date. If you plan on moving, I will hold an item for you until you get settled.

THANK YOU for your cooperation and understanding!
Additional policies and FAQs
My items and products are guaranteed to please, or I will cheerfully refund the selling cost if the quality did not meet with your satisfaction. Items must be returned back to me before any other action is taken.

Custom orders and WHOLESALE orders are welcome. Simply send me a message by going to "Contact" on my shop's home page. I'll be glad to work out details with you, including price quotes.

THANK YOU for visiting, and enjoy your day!