SALE Handmade Christmas Ornament - Beach Themed Ornament - Ocean Ornament - Ceramic Ornament - Unique Ornament - Holiday Gift Idea

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SALE Handmade Christmas Ornament - Beach Themed Ornament - Ocean Ornament - Ceramic Ornament - Unique Ornament - Holiday Gift Idea

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$8.00

Rare find — there's only 1 of these in stock.

Item details

Handmade

Materials

base metal wire, boro glass bead, porcelain, ceramic clay

Every year when we put up our Christmas tree every ornament has a story about a memory or family history. I hope that this handmade ornament finds a home that will have memories of its own.

The history of this design is related to years of collecting bits and pieces from the ocean, sea shell shops, and passed down through family members (the sea horses were from my Grandma Neal from the 1970's that I used to play with as a kid). The ocean draws many people to it for various reasons. These days I teach my kids & anyone that cares, that it is to be respected and taken care of. That it is good to leave natural things where they are found and remove any trash that we may come across.

After I make the pendants and clean the edges, they are bisque fired. When cool I glaze them all over and they are glaze fired to 2232 degrees F in my electric kiln. I then use base metal wire and jewelry tools to shape the loop and hook. I add a small handmade borosilicate spacer bead as an accent to help make it sparkle on the tree.

Check out this blog post I wrote up about my process:
http://www.artelements.net/ceramic-ornaments-part-2/

*This listing is for 1 pendant shown in the first 4 photos. The last three photos is a peek into my process
Every year when we put up our Christmas tree every ornament has a story about a memory or family history. I hope that this handmade ornament finds a home that will have memories of its own.

The history of this design is related to years of collecting bits and pieces from the ocean, sea shell shops, and passed down through family members (the sea horses were from my Grandma Neal from the 1970's that I used to play with as a kid). The ocean draws many people to it for various reasons. These days I teach my kids & anyone that cares, that it is to be respected and taken care of. That it is good to leave natural things where they are found and remove any trash that we may come across.

After I make the pendants and clean the edges, they are bisque fired. When cool I glaze them all over and they are glaze fired to 2232 degrees F in my electric kiln. I then use base metal wire and jewelry tools to shape the loop and hook. I add a small handmade borosilicate spacer bead as an accent to help make it sparkle on the tree.

Check out this blog post I wrote up about my process:
http://www.artelements.net/ceramic-ornaments-part-2/

*This listing is for 1 pendant shown in the first 4 photos. The last three photos is a peek into my process

Shipping & returns

Ships from United States
This item may take some time to prepare. Contact the shop to find out when it will ship.
Exchanges accepted
Exceptions may apply. See return policy

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars (3,372)

Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept exchanges

Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery

I don't accept returns or 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 personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale

Returns and exchange details

All sales are final. No refunds. Exchanges are possible, email me for details.

Shipping policies

USPS SHIPPING RATE INCREASE 1/17/16.
Please see the shipping rate profile under each item listing. If there is more than a $2 difference in what I charge for shipping and what I pay, I will send you a refund via Etsy.

Items will ship by USPS First Class Mail within a couple of days of payment, often I am able to ship within 24 hours or less.
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US Customers:
All packages will ship First Class or Priority Flat Rate. I purchase my shipping labels through Etsy and you should receive a notification that your shipment has been shipped, and the tracking number will be in that email.

You may also request insurance for your package before your package ships or in the message to seller when checking out in case of loss or damage.
Add (to be determined on the value of your shipment). I do ship most packages insured without any extra cost (on orders up to $50). And it is up to you to contact the USPS with your tracking if the item has not shown up to file an insurance claim. Please let me know to so I can do what I can on my end.

If you are in a rush for your item, you can also request that your item is upgraded to USPS Flat Rate Priority Mail for your item (as long as your item is ready to ship and also, as long as I have not already shipped your item - I do tend to ship the same day).
Add +$3 for USPS Small Flat Rate Priority Mail (box and envelope)

For any of these upgrades, convo me immediately after placing your order about, wait for my confirmation that I can ship as requested for you, then please send payment for the upgrade as priced above via PayPal to Marsha@MarshaNealStudio.com.
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International shipments:
There has been a huge increase in International shipping from the US as of the close of business on 1/26/13 AND again on 1/17/16.

US First Class Parcel Packages to international locations vary by weight and destination. On Average $11 to $16 USD.

Priority Mail International and Global Express are both considerably more.

I do not add insurance or delivery confirmation to international orders, I can only provide you with the US Customs label to show when I shipped your item, and when it leaves the US. You may request additional insurance for your shipment when you place the order.

If your package does not arrive to you, I cannot ship out a replacement order for no charge as there is nothing I can do to make sure your item arrives to your doorstep. This is why insurance is an option.

If you are not ok with this, and want to cancel your order, please do so immediately as I often ship the same day.

I also understand that many packages are taxed when you receive the item. Please do not request that I falsify information to avoid you having to pay excessive tax amounts. This is illegal, and I am not willing to pay the consequences. Please do not even ask.

All international shipments are processed through Etsy and USPS so the value of your package is entered directly into the computer and printed on your label. Nothing shipping international is processed hand written here in the US anymore.
__________________________________________________________________
If your item is something I need to make (some of the decal pendants, anything that needs to be made into jewelry), your complete order will ship as soon as all the items are ready. You may request partial shipments and please be prepared to pay for both shipments.
USPS SHIPPING RATE INCREASE 1/17/16.
Please see the shipping rate profile under each item listing. If there is more than a $2 difference in what I charge for shipping and what I pay, I will send you a refund via Etsy.

Items will ship by USPS First Class Mail within a couple of days of payment, often I am able to ship within 24 hours or less.
__________________________________________________________________
US Customers:
All packages will ship First Class or Priority Flat Rate. I purchase my shipping labels through Etsy and you should receive a notification that your shipment has been shipped, and the tracking number will be in that email.

You may also request insurance for your package before your package ships or in the message to seller when checking out in case of loss or damage.
Add (to be determined on the value of your shipment). I do ship most packages insured without any extra cost (on orders up to $50). And it is up to you to contact the USPS with your tracking if the item has not shown up to file an insurance claim. Please let me know to so I can do what I can on my end.

If you are in a rush for your item, you can also request that your item is upgraded to USPS Flat Rate Priority Mail for your item (as long as your item is ready to ship and also, as long as I have not already shipped your item - I do tend to ship the same day).
Add +$3 for USPS Small Flat Rate Priority Mail (box and envelope)

For any of these upgrades, convo me immediately after placing your order about, wait for my confirmation that I can ship as requested for you, then please send payment for the upgrade as priced above via PayPal to Marsha@MarshaNealStudio.com.
__________________________________________________________________
International shipments:
There has been a huge increase in International shipping from the US as of the close of business on 1/26/13 AND again on 1/17/16.

US First Class Parcel Packages to international locations vary by weight and destination. On Average $11 to $16 USD.

Priority Mail International and Global Express are both considerably more.

I do not add insurance or delivery confirmation to international orders, I can only provide you with the US Customs label to show when I shipped your item, and when it leaves the US. You may request additional insurance for your shipment when you place the order.

If your package does not arrive to you, I cannot ship out a replacement order for no charge as there is nothing I can do to make sure your item arrives to your doorstep. This is why insurance is an option.

If you are not ok with this, and want to cancel your order, please do so immediately as I often ship the same day.

I also understand that many packages are taxed when you receive the item. Please do not request that I falsify information to avoid you having to pay excessive tax amounts. This is illegal, and I am not willing to pay the consequences. Please do not even ask.

All international shipments are processed through Etsy and USPS so the value of your package is entered directly into the computer and printed on your label. Nothing shipping international is processed hand written here in the US anymore.
__________________________________________________________________
If your item is something I need to make (some of the decal pendants, anything that needs to be made into jewelry), your complete order will ship as soon as all the items are ready. You may request partial shipments and please be prepared to pay for both shipments.

Payments

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Marsha Neal Studio Etsy shop accepts direct checkout and Etsy Gift Cards, PayPal as well as check and money orders.

Money Orders should arrive within 5-7 days of the sale close, Paypal & Other Electronic Payments should be within 3 days.

If you are purchasing a couple of listings that qualify for a quantity discount (2mm silks, silky ribbons or fairy ribbons) I will refund the quantity discount before your order ships.

If you fail to make payment within the specified amount of time, the item will go back for sale on Etsy.

Marsha Neal Studio, LLC is located in Delaware, USA

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