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Hamlet Shakespeare Hamster Needle Felted Animal Shakespearean Doll Literary gifts Graduation Gift

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Needle Felted Hamster Hamlet - ‘To be or not to be?’ This adorable fuzzy little Shakespearean chap loves nothing more than ‘hamming it up’ for a bit of attention. He’s ready for the stage and the spotlight, dressed in a feathered cap and ruff, and holding a miniature polymer clay skull Yorick.

Hamlet has been lovingly needle felted from merino wool by hand, and has a wire armature inside, so you can carefully change his pose should you wish to. His hands and feet are wire wrapped in pink cotton thread. Hamlet measures approximately 100mm in height. He would look lovely on a bookshelf, or any other place you deem fitting for him to take centre stage! His green velvet hat with bright red plume is carefully stitched on by hand, as is his cream linen ribbon ruff.

Hamlet is made to order in the colour of your choice, this will take approximately 5-10 weeks to hand make, ready for dispatch, the Hamlet pictured is 'white and caramel' but he is also available in white and cream, white and pale grey or white and black. If you have your own idea for a particular colour, feel free to request a custom order and I can advise what is possible. Please be aware that every hamster will vary a little from that pictured, as they are needle felted by hand and their individual personality appears throughout the process!

***IMPORTANT: This item is sold for adult collectors only, and not for children under 14 years of age.***
It may be that, in Shakespeare's words, ‘the play is the thing’ but Hamlet is not a play-thing, nor a toy, and therefore should not be given to children, pets, or anyone else who won’t appreciate his theatrical tendencies.

Hamlet will arrive packaged in a gift box, should you wish to give him as a present to a Shakespeare fan, or a hamster lover that you know.

Please remember to check my shop policies, for all of the sensible stuff you’ll need to know before making a purchase- including time-scales, postage details and returns.

All items sold in my shop are subject to the law of England and Wales, by making a purchase you are agreeing to those terms.
Needle Felted Hamster Hamlet - ‘To be or not to be?’ This adorable fuzzy little Shakespearean chap loves nothing more than ‘hamming it up’ for a bit of attention. He’s ready for the stage and the spotlight, dressed in a feathered cap and ruff, and holding a miniature polymer clay skull Yorick.

Hamlet has been lovingly needle felted from merino wool by hand, and has a wire armature inside, so you can carefully change his pose should you wish to. His hands and feet are wire wrapped in pink cotton thread. Hamlet measures approximately 100mm in height. He would look lovely on a bookshelf, or any other place you deem fitting for him to take centre stage! His green velvet hat with bright red plume is carefully stitched on by hand, as is his cream linen ribbon ruff.

Hamlet is made to order in the colour of your choice, this will take approximately 5-10 weeks to hand make, ready for dispatch, the Hamlet pictured is 'white and caramel' but he is also available in white and cream, white and pale grey or white and black. If you have your own idea for a particular colour, feel free to request a custom order and I can advise what is possible. Please be aware that every hamster will vary a little from that pictured, as they are needle felted by hand and their individual personality appears throughout the process!

***IMPORTANT: This item is sold for adult collectors only, and not for children under 14 years of age.***
It may be that, in Shakespeare's words, ‘the play is the thing’ but Hamlet is not a play-thing, nor a toy, and therefore should not be given to children, pets, or anyone else who won’t appreciate his theatrical tendencies.

Hamlet will arrive packaged in a gift box, should you wish to give him as a present to a Shakespeare fan, or a hamster lover that you know.

Please remember to check my shop policies, for all of the sensible stuff you’ll need to know before making a purchase- including time-scales, postage details and returns.

All items sold in my shop are subject to the law of England and Wales, by making a purchase you are agreeing to those terms.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(250)
Reviewed by Christa Billhardt
5 out of 5 stars
Apr 20, 2018
Such original and creative ideas. Shop owner is so understanding and great with communication.
Hamlet Hamster Greetings Card Needle Felted Animal Photo Graduation Congratulations Thespian Notelet

Reviewed by Elizabeth Odland
5 out of 5 stars
Oct 8, 2017
Adorable little mouse!!! I gave it to my daughter who was working on Hamlet!
Hamlet Hamster Greetings Card Needle Felted Animal Photo Graduation Congratulations Thespian Notelet

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My items are made and sold from England, and therefore the law of England and Wales applies. In making a purchase you are agreeing to the terms of English law and any disputes will be subject to these terms and not the terms of the law of the country of the buyer.

The buyer is responsible for any taxes on the item.

Returns & exchanges

I really hope that all my customers will be thrilled with their purchase. If, for any reason, you are unhappy with your order you may return it to me in its original condition and with its original packaging. You must inform me of your intent to return the item within 14 days of receiving it and return the item within 14 days of sending notification of withdrawal. I will refund the cost of the order minus any extra shipping cost (eg. if you have opted for a shipping upgrade the extra cost of the upgrade will not be refunded) within fourteen days of receiving the return, or within fourteen days of receipt of evidence from the customer that they have returned the item. Where only part of the order is returned the full shipping cost will not be refunded, only the item cost and the relevant associated shipping cost as appropriate. The buyer will be responsible for the cost of return delivery, and you are strongly advised this should be trackable, insured post, particularly in the case of high value items, as I will not be able to refund any order not received without suitable proof of postage. If the item does not arrive in its original condition with its original packaging (gift box etc) through the fault of the customer a full refund will not be made, a suitable deduction will be made from the refund amount to cover costs incurred. International returns MUST indicate that this is a returned purchase, failure to do so may mean that customs charges are incurred, for which you (the buyer) will be responsible, and this will be deducted from any refund given.

For hygiene reasons earrings are non-returnable.

Cancellation - you have 14 days from the date of purchase in which you may cancel your order, however if the item has already shipped the above terms apply. If the item has not yet been shipped cancellation of an order should be made via the Etsy cancellation system, or you can inform me in writing via an Etsy Convo and I will instigate the cancellation process for you. In the case of orders which involve services including, but not limited to, sketches or physical samples of materials etc a deduction for the cost of the services rendered may be applied.

Due to their individual and bespoke nature, custom items are exempt from cancellation and are non-returnable. However, please still feel free to contact me regarding any issues with custom orders so I can advise of possible options.

Repairs Policy- Every piece that I make is crafted with the utmost care and attention to detail, and will hopefully give you joy for a long time to come. However, some of my items are rather delicate and may be damaged by rough handling and improper care. In the unlikely event that your order does become damaged within the first year (provided the damage is minor, repairable, and you haven't done something really silly to it!) I would be happy to repair it free of charge- you will just need to pay for the postage both ways. Please contact me before returning items for repair so that I can assess the damage! If you don't want to pay postage and don't mind having a go at fixing it yourself please feel free to contact me for tips and advice- no matter how long ago you purchased the item!
I really hope that all my customers will be thrilled with their purchase. If, for any reason, you are unhappy with your order you may return it to me in its original condition and with its original packaging. You must inform me of your intent to return the item within 14 days of receiving it and return the item within 14 days of sending notification of withdrawal. I will refund the cost of the order minus any extra shipping cost (eg. if you have opted for a shipping upgrade the extra cost of the upgrade will not be refunded) within fourteen days of receiving the return, or within fourteen days of receipt of evidence from the customer that they have returned the item. Where only part of the order is returned the full shipping cost will not be refunded, only the item cost and the relevant associated shipping cost as appropriate. The buyer will be responsible for the cost of return delivery, and you are strongly advised this should be trackable, insured post, particularly in the case of high value items, as I will not be able to refund any order not received without suitable proof of postage. If the item does not arrive in its original condition with its original packaging (gift box etc) through the fault of the customer a full refund will not be made, a suitable deduction will be made from the refund amount to cover costs incurred. International returns MUST indicate that this is a returned purchase, failure to do so may mean that customs charges are incurred, for which you (the buyer) will be responsible, and this will be deducted from any refund given.

For hygiene reasons earrings are non-returnable.

Cancellation - you have 14 days from the date of purchase in which you may cancel your order, however if the item has already shipped the above terms apply. If the item has not yet been shipped cancellation of an order should be made via the Etsy cancellation system, or you can inform me in writing via an Etsy Convo and I will instigate the cancellation process for you. In the case of orders which involve services including, but not limited to, sketches or physical samples of materials etc a deduction for the cost of the services rendered may be applied.

Due to their individual and bespoke nature, custom items are exempt from cancellation and are non-returnable. However, please still feel free to contact me regarding any issues with custom orders so I can advise of possible options.

Repairs Policy- Every piece that I make is crafted with the utmost care and attention to detail, and will hopefully give you joy for a long time to come. However, some of my items are rather delicate and may be damaged by rough handling and improper care. In the unlikely event that your order does become damaged within the first year (provided the damage is minor, repairable, and you haven't done something really silly to it!) I would be happy to repair it free of charge- you will just need to pay for the postage both ways. Please contact me before returning items for repair so that I can assess the damage! If you don't want to pay postage and don't mind having a go at fixing it yourself please feel free to contact me for tips and advice- no matter how long ago you purchased the item!

Shipping policies

Please ensure you check before ordering whether the item is ready to ship or made to order. Made to order items will have a indication of expected dispatch time- this is when they will be made and ready to post by and NOT when they are expected to arrive.

For ready to ship items I will endeavour to post out your order as soon as possible following cleared payment but may sometimes struggle to get to the post office as often as I would like! However, items will be posted at least once weekly.

To ensure postage prices are kept to a minimum orders in the UK will be posted via Royal Mail, second class if the value is below £20 though you can pay for a postage upgrade if you wish. Most items with a value between £20-£50 will be sent via Royal Mail Recorded Signed For, and most items with a value above £50 will be sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery. For overseas customers items below the value of £20 will be posted via Royal Mail Airmail, and items above this value will be posted via Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed to all countries where this service is available.

Please note- due to the new Royal Mail postage system, it can be difficult to work out the added cost of postage should you order more than one item. The amount stated is the maximum you will pay, and I will refund any overcharged postage costs to you. Please contact me if you are interested in buying more than one item, and I can advise a more accurate postage cost based on the items you intend to order, and even set up a custom listing with the correct shipping costs if you wish to order.

I will retain a certificate of posting or tracking number if applicable. If you have not received your parcel within two weeks (in the UK) or one month (overseas customers) of placing your order please contact me. Unfortunately Royal Mail stipulate that you must wait 30 days before making a claim for an undelivered item, but I will ensure to keep you informed of the process in the unfortunate event that your order gets lost in the post.

If express or insured delivery is required on items, you can select a shipping upgrade where available. Dispatch time will still be as displayed on the listing, if you really really really need it dispatched quicker, please contact me so I can advise if this is possible! I will always try to help with I can, but I also have a 'normal' part-time job and a husband and daughter to think about and please remember that I'm only one little person and not a big company :)

Overseas orders will be posted with a relevant detailed description on the customs label. They will not be posted as a 'gift' and therefore you will be responsible for any customs charges incurred.
Please ensure you check before ordering whether the item is ready to ship or made to order. Made to order items will have a indication of expected dispatch time- this is when they will be made and ready to post by and NOT when they are expected to arrive.

For ready to ship items I will endeavour to post out your order as soon as possible following cleared payment but may sometimes struggle to get to the post office as often as I would like! However, items will be posted at least once weekly.

To ensure postage prices are kept to a minimum orders in the UK will be posted via Royal Mail, second class if the value is below £20 though you can pay for a postage upgrade if you wish. Most items with a value between £20-£50 will be sent via Royal Mail Recorded Signed For, and most items with a value above £50 will be sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery. For overseas customers items below the value of £20 will be posted via Royal Mail Airmail, and items above this value will be posted via Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed to all countries where this service is available.

Please note- due to the new Royal Mail postage system, it can be difficult to work out the added cost of postage should you order more than one item. The amount stated is the maximum you will pay, and I will refund any overcharged postage costs to you. Please contact me if you are interested in buying more than one item, and I can advise a more accurate postage cost based on the items you intend to order, and even set up a custom listing with the correct shipping costs if you wish to order.

I will retain a certificate of posting or tracking number if applicable. If you have not received your parcel within two weeks (in the UK) or one month (overseas customers) of placing your order please contact me. Unfortunately Royal Mail stipulate that you must wait 30 days before making a claim for an undelivered item, but I will ensure to keep you informed of the process in the unfortunate event that your order gets lost in the post.

If express or insured delivery is required on items, you can select a shipping upgrade where available. Dispatch time will still be as displayed on the listing, if you really really really need it dispatched quicker, please contact me so I can advise if this is possible! I will always try to help with I can, but I also have a 'normal' part-time job and a husband and daughter to think about and please remember that I'm only one little person and not a big company :)

Overseas orders will be posted with a relevant detailed description on the customs label. They will not be posted as a 'gift' and therefore you will be responsible for any customs charges incurred.

Additional policies

Custom Orders- Custom commissions are always very welcome- I love a challenge! Please contact me with your ideas if you wish to commission a bespoke item so that I can advise of pricing and timescales etc.

Please note- custom orders are non-returnable.

FAQs

There are long lead times on needle felted and cake topper orders for a number of reasons:

-I like to set realistic timescales, so that I don't disappoint my customers.

-I will often be working on a number of orders at any one time, so won't usually be able to get started on making yours immediately.

-Whilst I would love to be able to make things all day every day, that just isn't the reality of my life! I work a 'normal' job part-time to pay my mortgage and support my family, and I obviously like to spend time with my husband and daughter too!

-I also add a little 'contingency' time, as life with a young child can be unpredictable!
If you are ordering for a Birthday or special occasion please contact me before ordering to see if I can get it done in time.

If there is still a reasonable amount of time to produce the order I can sometimes manage to get it to you a little faster, but this will depend entirely on whatever else is going on in my life and where you need the order shipped to. Whilst I like to try to be as helpful as I can, I can't work miracles and it's sometimes better to be realistic about these things!
I am open to accepting payment for an expedited service, but you will need to contact me before ordering to see if this is possible.

If I can get your order made in time without having to rearrange my schedule then I will not need to charge you extra to get your order to you in time, we can agree a new dispatch date and you can order as normal.

If I need to set aside time specifically to get your order made in time then this will be arranged as a custom order with an additional charge added for the express service. The additional charge will usually be 50% of the item cost eg. a £40 order will be £60 if express.

If there is no way I can get your order made in time- with or without the express service charge, I will advise of this.
Yes- if you place an order worth £20 or above, and you know it won't arrive in time, I can provide a free email copy of a personalised letter in my own branding, which you can print out and give to them on the day instead. Just let me know you would like this service and provide relevant details.

An example letter:

To *Name*

This is just a little message to let you know that *Name* hasn't forgotten to get you a gift.

But an EXTRA SPECIAL person like you deserves an EXTRA SPECIAL gift!

So you will be receiving a lovely gift, handmade with love and care just for you; designed and created in the United Kingdom.

A little late but worth the wait! In the meantime wishing you a
*Very Merry Christmas/Happy Birthday etc*
I price my work based on a number of factors including material costs and overheads (energy costs, insurance costs- all those fun things that many buyers forget to consider!) and most importantly my time, which is actually incredibly precious to me as it's in very short supply! The pieces I make are often extremely labour intensive, and if I offered them for any less I wouldn't be able to afford the cost of living in the UK. Whilst I do appreciate my customers a whole lot, I don't think I love you quite enough to not be able to afford my bills and mortgage, so I won't be offering discounts. Besides- if you're not willing to pay a fair price for it, then do you honestly love it as much as you say you do?

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Coated copper wire, Merino Wool, Crushed Velvet, Red Feather, Polymer Clay, Semi Gloss Varnish, soft pastels, Linen Ribbon
  • Made to order
  • Feedback: 250 reviews
  • Favorited by: 3164 people
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