KALAIDASPACE

The kalaidapoles pictured above were born in my studio.

California, United States On Etsy since 2013

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KALAIDASPACE

The kalaidapoles pictured above were born in my studio.

California, United States | 3,777 Sales

Announcement    YAY111 My Christmas Shoppe has flung its door WIDE OPEN with lots of WONDROUS GIFTS!!!
CHECK BACK OFTEN for new items being added EVERY DAY!!!
I always combine shipping and refund overages!
Claire

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Last updated on 08 Nov, 2020

YAY111 My Christmas Shoppe has flung its door WIDE OPEN with lots of WONDROUS GIFTS!!!
CHECK BACK OFTEN for new items being added EVERY DAY!!!
I always combine shipping and refund overages!
Claire

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About KALAIDASPACE

Sales 3,777
On Etsy since 2013

WHAT MORE CAN I DO AND WHAT MORE CAN I ADD TO MAKE IT COMPLETE?

When I worked for a Landscape Architect in Del Mar, I would walk on the beach every day until I had collected so many shells, and had sorted them all within an inch of their lives, that I should be doing something productive with these gifts of nature. I started a little co-op called ARTISANS DEL MAR along with other like-minded artists in a vacant shop and did a whirlwind of business until that space was rented out. We found and rehabilitated another vacant property and called ourselves ART ON CEDROS in the Cedros Art District. We are still friends to this day.
When I installed 8 raised herb beds in the Clairemont area, they infused my oil and vinegar business of WILD THYMES. When the cases and cases got too heavy, it became clear that I needed something smaller and lighter and HEAVEN SCENT SACHETS was born. What could be better than working with Dupioni silk, silk ribbons, flowers, and organic lavender? What put a screeching halt to that was my respiratory system calling "UNCLE" because of the lavender dust! Wearing a mask was no fun, so I turned to my love of snowmen of every type and A QUIRKY SNOWMAN flourished until THE ALTERED ACORN was born and took over.
When bamboo raised its lovely head, my kalaidapoles gave birth to kalaidatrees, kalaidapoles, kalaidaflags, etc. I'm sure you catch my drift. I had no choice but to admit I was residing in a KALAIDASPACE and so this is the life I have chosen, still inspired by my love of color and finding new ways to express my own point of view. I'm hoping you will join my on this journey.

Shop members

  • CLAIRE CONNELLY

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    My small studio (okay, tiny studio) is located on the side of a hill in San Diego where I work in the yard, enjoy the view, & work away with the wealth of supplies I have been collecting all my life. It gets me up in the morning and keeps me going!

  • Little Miss Sadie Connelly

    Assistant

    Sadie helps me by picking up things i drop on the floor. Sometimes I get them back and other times I don't. Other tasks are above her pay grade, (no opposable thumb) but she seems to like my work, possibly because many of them are fish-related.

Production partners

  • MOTHER NATURE

    San Diego, CA

    Readily available if you know where to look.

  • OUTSIDE MANUFACTURER

    San Diego, CA

    There are lotsa manufacturing companies who produce some of the items I have purchased.

Shop policies

Last updated on 11 March, 2020
Welcome to my shop where there is something for everyone! That gorgeous hat on my head is one of my most treasured items from MY MOTHER'S DAUGHTER shop, home of creative hand-dyed, hand-spun hand-woven ART YARN that is to DYE for!!!
My goal is to post items in all three categories: vintage, supplies and hand-made, from my wealth of belongings that I have been accumulating throughout my life. It's time to share the wealth of fabric, beads, jewelry, buttons, as well as my own creations.

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 exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
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)
Returns and exchange details
Buyer must notify seller if the item that has arrived has not been accurately described. Please let me know and we can negotiate a resolution.
Delivery
Yes, OF COURSE I combine shipping. As you place things in your cart, you will notice that each additional item costs only $1.00 more for shipping. It happens automatically, no matter the size or weight. If I can ship some lightweight items for FREE, I will!!! This is my commitment to you for visiting and shopping in my Etsy Shop!