TheSpikedOlive

Handpainted Glass, Gifts, Home Decor & Jewelry

Kitchener, Ontario | 127 Sales

TheSpikedOlive

Handpainted Glass, Gifts, Home Decor & Jewelry

Kitchener, Ontario 127 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Welcome! We are so excited to share some of our whimsical, fun and colorful products with you. I paint each piece with care and have a high standard for each design. I do not use stencils, decals, or guides and create one of a kind hand painted glass and gifts for special moments in your life or a life event for a close friend or family. All my hand painted glass is fired and provides a little piece of joy to enjoy!

Announcement

Last updated on 04 Jan, 2018

Welcome! We are so excited to share some of our whimsical, fun and colorful products with you. I paint each piece with care and have a high standard for each design. I do not use stencils, decals, or guides and create one of a kind hand painted glass and gifts for special moments in your life or a life event for a close friend or family. All my hand painted glass is fired and provides a little piece of joy to enjoy!

Sharron M

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About

A pair of black porcelain shoes...

It really did start with a pair of porcelain shoes...

Back in 1999 when my now sister-in-law was getting married, my mother who designed and made her wedding gown, wanted to give her a little something special and found a beautiful porcelain doll that perfectly resembled her, and she made a replica of her wedding down for the doll. However, the dolls shoes where black not white, so my mother asked me to paint over the black shoes with white to match the dress. Since I frequented the art shops, that is the first place I ventured to find some paint that would work. I picked up some Pebeo Paints and successful in repainting the shoes.

After that, I went back and picked up some more paints, just to try and paint some designs on mugs. The very first little craft I did, my mother and I put together the mugs with some homemade boscotti and chocolate covered spoons. I sold several of the mugs and I had a request for some wine glasses. So, I started designing some patterns and began. Over the next few months I was also painting on martini, margarita, beer and shot glasses. Several of the patterns I currently sell today were some of the firsts, Smoochies, Fiesta Dots, Flames and then the Classy Squares. I introduced my Tic-Tac-Toes, which the very first four were, martini, margarita, cat and a dog. There are now over 80 Tic-Tac-Toe patterns not including the 32 custom patterns I have done. When I found little mini Salt & Pepper Shakers they were added and I have so much fun painting those, I add many different designs every year. I love painting tea pots, mugs, large serving platters, but my favorites to paint are mini salt and pepper shakers and shot glasses.

In 2008 after moving from BC to Ontario, I opened a shared gift shop with a very talented knitter at the Kitchener Market for a year. I loved the energy of the Saturday market, however I really missed doing craft and art shows, so in 2010 I closed up the store and last year was very busy, doing shows at Festival of Friends, Christmas in Cambridge, Mill Race Folk Festival and the Etsy PopUp Market Made in Canada to name a few. I have done shows at VanDusen Gardens, The Home Show in Toronto, The Womens Show, Yaletown in Vancouver, and so many more local shows.

In 2010 I was commissioned by Ashanti Winery in South Africa to design and paint several wine bottles as gifts to their family. A wonderful experience and wonderful owners. In December 2013 my Christmas Lights Platter was featured in SheKnows Canada Magazine. I was thrilled to be featured in this prominent online magazine.

I am still creating new products and designs, last year I introduced handpainted mini-pillows and handpainted jewelry. There has been a good response and I want to continue adding more products to my line and to continue showcasing The Spiked Olive around Ontario and of course on Etsy!

Today over 16 years later, I am loving my business, designing, creating, dreaming, experimenting with new ideas that I hope will never stop. Of course, it's not all about business and I love to get outdoors, hiking, fishing, camping, touring, sightseeing, daytrips, bonfires, chocolate and photography. The little pooch pictured with me is Sandy, he is a love, a dear sweet, 12 year old dachshund cocker spaniel that was rescued at 7 weeks old, who travels with us when we venture to the great outdoors and then there is Gizzie, my kitten also a rescue, well not a kitten anymore, at almost 2 years old, she is just like a toddler and always wants to help me do everything and follows me around everywhere.

Well, there is the story of the little shoes! Please visit my Etsy store, my blog, facebook or twitter to connect and please feel free to send me a hello!

Cheers!

~Sharron

Shop members

  • Sharron & Sandy

    Owner, Artisan, Shipper

    I love what I do and always see an order or project from the time it's received to walking to the post office with our dog Sandy to ship each parcel.

  • Diego

    Assistant

    Company keeper and post office escort.

Shop policies

Last updated on 12 April, 2016
The Spiked Olive Artware Co. is owned and operated by Sharron Murrell. She resides in Kitchener, Ontario. Her natural talent for fun, bright and artistic images are apparent in her current works and she continues to show a flair for unique designs and colors in her art, gifts and unique creations. She are busy creating and producing new and exciting products, original art, and many additions to Sharron's most popular designs. All of our designs are painted free hand without the use of stencils or other aids. This makes each handpainted piece unique and special. We hope you will enjoy our items and please drop by from time to time to see our new creations.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Sofort
  • Ideal
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  • Gift cardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Please contact us immediately with your concern or questions. All items are individually hand painted and maybe slightly different than pictured. Colors may show differently than monitor. If your item arrives damaged we may opt to replace it, if possible, or offer a full refund, minus shipping costs. Please contact us forward a picture of the damaged item and box. No exchanges at this time. No refunds on lost tracked/untracked shipments. Sending untracked/insured packages at the buyers risk.
Payment
We accept paypal, Etsy Checkout and Etsy Gift Cards.

Taxes are not included in price. All provinces except Ontario add GST. Ontario residents add HST.

U.S. and International customers are responsible for duty/tariffs and any sales tax applicable.
Shipping
*Combined shipping is available, most items can be shipped together at no or little additional shipping cost. If you have any questions prior to purchase on total shipping cost, please email your inquiry with a note of the items and postal/zip code. Thanks!

We ship Canada Post Expedited Parcel or Tracked Packet usually within 5 days of purchase. If you need your items expedited please send note date needed by to your order in the comment section and I will contact you with shipping costs or purchase shipping upgrades upon checkout.

* Please note: our shipping charges are based on Canada Post rates and we INCLUDE our small business shipping discount in our prices to pass on to our customers. We DO NOT charge for handling charges. Please visit www.canadapost.ca for further information on shipping charges.

Delivery Tracking and Confirmation is included in shipping where applicable. Prices or shipping cost does not include any customs or duty charges that may apply. We cannot guarantee delivery times if item is held at customs, nor return shipping if item is refused due to these fees and they will be charged for return. Refund of difference for shipping charges will apply over $2.00.

*International orders: U.S. and International customers are responsible for duty/tariffs and any sales tax applicable. Please see your countries duty/tariff/customs/VAT websites for further information and estimates on these charges.

USA - http://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors/kbyg/customs-duty-info
UK - http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/customs/ *Please be aware of UK VAT and other fees prior to ordering or contact us for an estimate of what these fees may be, although the exact amounts will vary and may not be exact.

Delivery is available to KW area residents for $5.00 flat fee.
Additional policies and FAQs
*CUSTOM ORDERS: We require a 50% deposit on ALL custom orders with the balance payable prior to shipping. No refunds including deposits, will be issued on custom orders. We will use convo's, email and pictures to update on orders and provide details throughout your order to ensure you are satisfied with your custom piece. If you have any questions, please contact through Etsy or ask a question in a item listing. Thank you.

Taxes are not included in price. All provinces except Ontario add GST. Ontario residents add HST.

If you live in the Waterloo Region, (Kitchener, Waterloo, Galt) Ontario, delivery is available for most items for $5.00 flat fee. Please contact us for further info.