ArtByAelia

Art By Aelia

St. Catharines, Ontario On Etsy since 2011

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ArtByAelia

Art By Aelia

St. Catharines, Ontario | 4,895 Sales

Announcement    COVID-19 UPDATE:
SHIPPING IS CURRENTLY ONLY AVAILABLE TO CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES. Due to reduced flights, increased postal demand, and decreased staffing from COVID19, I have had to suspend international shipping. I will resume shipping internationally as soon as it is possible to do so. I'm so sorry for the inconvenience.

Orders are currently still shipping as scheduled. However SIGNIFICANT SHIPPING DELAYS ARE LIKELY. Some parcels are taking several days, or even several weeks longer than usual to arrive. Unfortunately there is nothing I can do to prevent this. Please note that there may be significant shipping delays causes by COVID-19 before you order.

I am still currently taking orders for in-stock items and pre-orders. This may change in the coming weeks if supplies become unobtainable.

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FREE SHIPPING GUARANTEE!
Orders over $35US, will ship to US locations FREE! Orders over $35US will ship at a discounted rate to the rest of the world.

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I am shipping with a USPS shipping provider for all US and International Orders. Canadian Orders will ship with Canada Post.

What does this mean for my order?

Customers in the United States:
You will receive orders as if they were shipped within the US.
The good news is, orders will arrive in the same amount of time, or even faster than before!

Customers Outside of Canada and the United States:
You will receive orders as if they were shipped from the United States.
There will be little to no difference in the time required for shipping.
Parcels will still be delivered by your local carrier (Royal Mail, etc).

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I have a limited number of Dragon Drapers and other Dragon-themed Jewelry in-stock and ready to ship! If you want to avoid the 6-10 week pre-order wait time, now is the perfect opportunity to pick something up! Make sure the listing says "in stock" in the title to ensure it is ready to go out within 5 business days.

In-Stock Items can be found by searching "in stock" within my shop, or clicking on this link:
https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/ArtByAelia?ref=shop_sugg&search_query=in+stock

Thank you for visiting my shop! In-stock orders will ship within 5 business days of purchase. Items that are made-to-order (or pre-order) will generally be shipped 3-6 weeks after purchase unless stated otherwise in the listing (some will take as long as 10 weeks). I'm often open for custom orders, so feel free to send me a message if you have something in particular in mind!

CUSTOM SCULPTING ORDERS ARE CURRENTLY OPEN.
CUSTOM PAINTING ORDERS ARE CURRENTLY OPEN.

Announcement

Last updated on 24 Apr, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE:
SHIPPING IS CURRENTLY ONLY AVAILABLE TO CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES. Due to reduced flights, increased postal demand, and decreased staffing from COVID19, I have had to suspend international shipping. I will resume shipping internationally as soon as it is possible to do so. I'm so sorry for the inconvenience.

Orders are currently still shipping as scheduled. However SIGNIFICANT SHIPPING DELAYS ARE LIKELY. Some parcels are taking several days, or even several weeks longer than usual to arrive. Unfortunately there is nothing I can do to prevent this. Please note that there may be significant shipping delays causes by COVID-19 before you order.

I am still currently taking orders for in-stock items and pre-orders. This may change in the coming weeks if supplies become unobtainable.

***************************************************


FREE SHIPPING GUARANTEE!
Orders over $35US, will ship to US locations FREE! Orders over $35US will ship at a discounted rate to the rest of the world.

***************************************************

I am shipping with a USPS shipping provider for all US and International Orders. Canadian Orders will ship with Canada Post.

What does this mean for my order?

Customers in the United States:
You will receive orders as if they were shipped within the US.
The good news is, orders will arrive in the same amount of time, or even faster than before!

Customers Outside of Canada and the United States:
You will receive orders as if they were shipped from the United States.
There will be little to no difference in the time required for shipping.
Parcels will still be delivered by your local carrier (Royal Mail, etc).

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I have a limited number of Dragon Drapers and other Dragon-themed Jewelry in-stock and ready to ship! If you want to avoid the 6-10 week pre-order wait time, now is the perfect opportunity to pick something up! Make sure the listing says "in stock" in the title to ensure it is ready to go out within 5 business days.

In-Stock Items can be found by searching "in stock" within my shop, or clicking on this link:
https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/ArtByAelia?ref=shop_sugg&search_query=in+stock

Thank you for visiting my shop! In-stock orders will ship within 5 business days of purchase. Items that are made-to-order (or pre-order) will generally be shipped 3-6 weeks after purchase unless stated otherwise in the listing (some will take as long as 10 weeks). I'm often open for custom orders, so feel free to send me a message if you have something in particular in mind!

CUSTOM SCULPTING ORDERS ARE CURRENTLY OPEN.
CUSTOM PAINTING ORDERS ARE CURRENTLY OPEN.

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5 out of 5 stars
(998)

About ArtByAelia

Sales 4,895
On Etsy since 2011

I make what I love, animals both real and mythological!

Art by Aelia started as a hobby, I (Aelia) made jewelry that I wished I could buy, but didn't exist. Friends and family started asking to buy pieces, word spread to their contacts, and ultimately I decided to open up a shop in 2011! Although the materials and subjects have evolved over the years, I always follow my passions and make things that I love! I hope that you'll love them too!

Shop members

  • Aelia Petro

    Owner, Artist

    I'm Aelia, and I'm a giant nerd! I love the fantasy, science fiction & horror genres, and have a passion for animals. When I'm not making art (for work or play) I enjoy war-gamming (Hobbit SBG!), board-gaming, and devouring books, movies & tv shows.

Shop policies

Last updated on 24 November, 2019
Thank you for visiting my shop!
If you have any questions that are not addressed here, please feel free to contact me :)

Please take a moment to read my shop policies before you order from me.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Apple Pay Gift card
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
If you have any problems with your purchase, please contact me within 5 business days of receiving it so that we can find a resolution quickly.

All items in my shop are hand-made. Returns are negotiated on a case-by-case basis. Unless there was an error on my part, return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer, and a refund will be issued upon the receipt of returned merchandise in it's original condition (shipping will not be refunded.

If an item arrives damaged, please contact me within 5 business days of receiving it. I package all items with the utmost care to ensure that this does not happen, but sometimes the postal service can be very rough. Most items ship with insurance, and I will need your cooperation to open a claim with Canada Post. If you do not purchase shipping with insurance, you are responsible for the cost of shipping a replacement item, and a replacement fee.

I do not cover damage done by the customer. If damage occurs to your piece while in your care, I may be able to repair it, but it will come at an additional cost.

In the case of custom orders, no refunds will be issued after I have begun working. If I am unable to complete your order due to unforeseen circumstances, I will completely refund your money.
Payment
All items must be payed for within 5 business days of purchase.

I accept payment via a variety of digital methods (PayPal, Credit Card, etc). I can also except Money Orders in Canadian Dollars. If you plan to pay via Money Order, please let me know in advance so that we can work out the details.
Delivery
I ship Canadian orders via Canada Post. In Stock orders within Canada will typically ship within 5 business days.

I ship American and International Orders via USPS, ChitChats or Asendia (depending on the country). Orders outside of Canada will ship once every two weeks (at the longest, it may be faster). I ship less frequently so that I can use a less costly shipping provider. Shipping costs are at least 40% lower using this service.

IF YOU WANT YOUR IN STOCK ITEMS TO SHIP WITHIN 5 BUSINESS DAYS INSTEAD OF 2 WEEKS:
You can opt to have shipping with Canada Post instead. I will ship within 5 business days instead of waiting for a batch shipment. To ship with Canada Post within 5 business days (for in-stock items) you can upgrade your shipping by adding this item to your cart:
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/656865196/canada-post-shipping-upgrade?ref=shop_home_active_1

I ship from Canada. Packages going outside of Canada can be delayed by Customs, and may be subject to additional charges (customs fees and taxes) depending on where you live. These charges are the sole responsibility of the buyer.

Shipping outside of Canada includes tracking and insurance for most countries (prices reflect this, untracked options are available to reduce cost, but this is not recommended). Small pieces ship in Canada without tracking or insurance, but a tracked upgrade is available. I am not responsible for orders that go astray if tracking and insurance are not purchased.

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The Following shipping timelines do not include processing time, or the time required to make custom pieces. These guidelines are merely representative of the wait once a piece has been handed over to the Post Office.

Shipping to Canada:
Regular Shipping (no tracking or insurance) usually takes 1-2 weeks to arrive.
Expedited Shipping (with tracking and insurance) costs $22 and takes around 2 business days to arrive.

Shipping to the United States:
I ship to the US via USPS First Class, which usually takes 4-7 days to arrive and is tracked and insured.

Shipping to the Rest of the World:
I ship internationally via USPS First Class International, which usually takes 11-22 days to arrive. It is 1/3 the cost of shipping with Canada Post.

Canada Post Tracked Air Shipping (with tracking and insurance) takes 1-3 weeks to arrive in the following countries: Austria, Brazil, Italy, South Korea, Australia, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom.
Surface mail is available to all other international locations, but will take 4-10 weeks to arrive after shipping.
Expedited Air Mail is available to other international locations (which will reduce the shipping time to 1-2 weeks), but is more expensive ($75 to most locations).

***Time estimates are just that, estimates. Items may arrive sooner or later than estimated.

***I can offer expedited shipping (2 day, 3 day, etc), but it will come at a significant additional cost to the buyer. Please inquire before purchase so that I can get you a shipping estimate.

I offer combined shipping at little or no extra cost.

When an item is in stock, your order will be shipped within 10 business of receiving payment (usually faster). If you require your item be shipped sooner, please ask before purchase.

Custom orders may take 6-10 weeks to complete prior to shipping. If this is a problem, please contact me prior to purchase. Custom items will be clearly labelled as such in my shop.

I ship to the address provided. If you provide the wrong address and I have already shipped, there is nothing I can do for you. Please ensure that the address you provide is your current, correct address.

In the very rare occasion where the buyer refuses or does not pick up the package (rarely the post office will attempt a delivery, and if no one is home, they will leave a notice. In this cases, you must go pick up the parcel at the post office), you have the choice of a purchase price refund (less actual shipping costs), or to have the item shipped again (at the buyer's expense).

In the instance of a no-fault return, the purchase price will be refunded LESS SHIPPING. Items that "ship free" also have shipping fees which I pay, and will not be refunded.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any problems with your purchase, please contact me before leaving feedback. Customer satisfaction is very important to me!

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I include a printed list of Care Tips with every order that contains suggestions for ensuring the longevity of your jewelry. These tips vary depending on the type of jewelry (material, finish, etc), but some general guidelines can be found below:

My pieces are wearable art, not mass-produced jewelry. Although I do everything I can to ensure the longevity of a piece, they should be treated with care in order to protect them long-term.

Avoid wearing in the shower, pool, bathtub, lake, ocean etc. Do not soak for extended periods of time. Be particularly careful around chlorinated water, which could cause discolouration. Also, do not leave your jewelry in a damp environment for prolonged periods. This is especially important for painted pieces. A splash here and there won't hurt, but submersion in the bath or pool may be damaging over time.

Keep away from oil-based products (including hair spray, perfume, deodorant, and sunscreen), these can be damaging to the varnish, paint, and resin. Consider your jewelry the finishing touch, add it last, after allowing perfumes, deodorants, and hairsprays to set thoroughly.

Avoid wearing your jewelry 24/7, that will greatly accelerate the wear and tear. Body oils may affect the finish over time. By removing the piece before going to bed and showing, it will last significantly longer.

Do not wear your jewelry when working with household cleaners or chemicals (including nail polish remover).

Do not pull and/or tug excessively on your jewelry, especially parts that stick out (tails, horns, etc). Similarly, try to protect your jewelry from sharp blows, including drops.

Keep away from high temperatures (don’t leave in a hot vehicle or on heating vents for prolonged periods of time), and out of direct sunlight when not being worn to prevent colour fading.

If required clean only with a damp cloth (and if necessary, mild dish soap), and dry completely before storing. Do NOT immerse in liquid jewelry cleaners, as the chemicals may have adverse affects on the material. Do not allow your jewelry to go through the washing machine.

Keep out of reach of small children and pets, small pieces may present a hazard.

Please keep your jewelry in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight when not being worn.

In the case of painted pieces, occassionally applying an additional coat of varnish will extend the life of your jewelry, especially if you wear it a lot. Please contact me for information about the best product to use (water-based products in a variety of brands are good, NEVER oil-based finishes).

This list doesn’t cover every possible contingency, so if you have any unanswered questions about wearing your jewelry, please feel free to ask me! You can email me at Art_By_Aelia [!at] ymail.com

More information

Last updated on 28 Dec, 2018
Frequently asked questions
How long does shipping take?

Shipping to Canada usually takes 1-2 weeks.
Shipping to the United States usually takes 1-2 weeks.
Shipping to the Rest of the World is typically 1-3 weeks.

Some remote locations may take longer. Customs may cause unexpected delays, but that is rare.

Custom and personalized orders

Yes! I am currently open for custom orders, although this is not always the case.

Care instructions

I include a detailed list of care tips with every item. Because I use different materials care tips vary a little bit. Some general guidelines to follow include:

Avoid getting your jewelry wet, or submerging in any liquid.

Avoid knocking or banging your jewelry, do not pull or tug on it excessively.

Keep pieces away from oil-based products such as hair spray, perfume, deodorant and sunscreen as they may damage the finish and/or paint.

Avoid wearing your jewelry 24/7 as this will accelerate wear and tear dramatically.

Keep away from high temperatures (don't leave in a hot vehicle or on a heating vent).

If required, clean only with a damp cloth, and if necessary, mild dish soap.

Keep in a cool, dry place when not in use.

Is your jewelry waterproof?

Water resistance varies depending on the type of piece:

Unpainted Resin (faux amber, dragon egg silhouette necklaces, etc) are very water resistant, although may become discoloured if submerged in a liquid or exposed to chemicals such as chlorine in a swimming pool.

Pewter Jewelry is very water resistant, but submersion in liquids should be avoided as this may cause discolouration of the metal.

Painted Resin (Dragon Drapers, or any other painted pieces) should not be exposed to water or excessive moisture. They should be wiped clean only with a damp cloth if so required, and never submerged in any liquid. These pieces have been varnished, and as such are water resistant to the occasional splash, but more than that should be avoided.

How durable are your pieces?

Most pieces are made out of a type of resin which is quite durable. However, it is still important to remember that these pieces are hand-crafted, not mass produced. If they are dropped or banged around there is a chance small pieces could break, or the paint (if applicable) could chip. Consider your piece "wearable art", rather than typical jewelry, and treat it accordingly.

Can you make a keychain, or magnet, or brooch, or something other than a necklace?

Yes I can! But ideally, I need to know before you purchase because not all pieces are suited for all purposes.

Why does it take 2 weeks to ship in-stock items?

I ship via USPS so that I can change 50% less for shipping (tracked orders to the US cost $10 Canadian instead of $21, and International orders cost $15 instead of $50). This requires driving 45 minutes to ship, and 45 minutes back, and simply can't be done every week. Shipping with Canada Post is also available, but costs a lot more (see above examples).
The Canada Post upgrade reduces shipping time to within 1 week, and can be purchased here:
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/656865196/canada-post-shipping-upgrade