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I ship out three times a week, so if you order in the morning (that's my morning, the french one...) I'll have your…

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  • Joined March 12, 2008

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that fluff in the spin dryer that builds itself into mini blankets, large glass of Pimms, other peoples tools

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Welcome to my World of Fiddlebittery, please make yourself comfortable and enjoy browsing my shop...

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I ship out three times a week, so if you order in the morning (that's my morning, the french one...) I'll have your parcel on it's way to you within 48 hours. ✈

Your items are lovingly wrapped and sent in recycled bubble mailers. I always use collector's stamps so that you can reuse them in your artwork if you're that way inclined :-D

Thanks to Etsy for featuring my items on the Front Page and in the Gift Guides and also all the kind people who have chosen to showcase my work in their blogs and on their websites...

"Remember when you were a kid and you’d spin in circles, then stop, teetering, and watch the horizon shift? That’s the sort of pleasurable, disorienting feeling one gets on a visit to Mentalembellisher. Is that a bee with an owl’s head....?"
Etsy Stalker
(http://etsystalker.com/)

"Well worth checking out the tangibly poetic, imaginative, & wearable artworks created by mentalembellisher. A delight. xJ
Jeremy Stockwell (www.jeremystockwell.co.uk/)

ps ♥ Je parle français.

pps ♥ I really love doing custom orders, have a look at a few recent ones and if you are interested in one for yourself or a loved one just send me a message through Etsy!

Here's one of my favourites:

http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=27232614




I have a bit of a thing going on with lockets and wings at the moment, indulge me.

Sitting at my studio table I am surrounded by pyramids of stuff to be upcycled, recycled, monocycled, stroked, glued and sewn. I get a thrill just sitting next to it, let alone doing anything with it. Typewriter keys make me weak at the knees, wings make me come over all unnecessary and romantic and the locket fixation stems from some childhood event involving my mother's jewellery box... 'Swapsies' used to take place in the school playground somewhere in 60's London, a small group of us seven year-old girls, bare-kneed and huddled around treasures recently and oh-so-secretly prised out of our mothers' jewellery. We had pearls and charms and 'coloured' diamonds which had varying swapsie value, depending on just how much the other girls coveted them. Oh dear. Sorry, mum.

If, when your item is shipped and the postage is cheaper than that quoted in the listing I will refund the difference to you through Paypal...if it is dearer than that quoted then it's my own stupid fault for not checking in the first place.
Your item does not come with the props I may use in the photo, please don't expect me to send my son, dog or favourite antique vase with your purchase.

Everything on offer here is made in a smoke-free home, but we do have pets and occasionally make a thai green curry, so if you have weimaranerhair allergy or start sneezing if you get a whiff of lemon grass or coriander then let me know and I'll kill the dogs and strangle the chef. If you love dogs and fancy a curry then I can arrange for the dogs to roll on your items having first licked the dinner plates. If you really really really love dogs then I can send them instead of your item.
Forewarned is forearmed as my nana used to say.
Voilà.
Any questions or just the urge to chat about life in general or the weather and how it affects the euphorbia and the delphiniums in the west of France in particular, just contact me (or convo me if you're american).

PS



Remember The Beneficial Munificence of Fish.




A tank of lively guppies generates energy and encourages get up and go. However, if looking after fish seems too much of a commitment, positioning a kipper down the back of a radiator will have the same effect.


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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Merci! ♥

A Little Bit about Typewriter Key Jewelry...

The most desirable keys for jewelry making are those found on typewriters from the late 1800's through the 1940's. During this time most of the letters of the typewriter keys were printed on paper. The paper discs were protected with metal on the bottom and a glass or celluloid disc on the top. A metal rim sealed the pieces together. Also at this time there were typewriter keys that were made out of Bakelite with the characters imprinted on them.

The keys used for jewelry making come from seven different manufacturers of typewriters that were popular during the first part of the twentieth century. Each brand had slightly different sizes and styles of keys, adding variety to the jewelry selections. These vintage keys can be black, cream or white, and are often worn from use giving each one a unique character of its own. The typewriter manufacturers of the time included:

* Royal
* Remington
* Underwood
* Oliver
* Smith Corona
* Woodstock
* LC Smith



PPS. I LOVE doing custom orders, please don't hesitate a split second to contact me if you have something in mind!


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