Announcement ♥♥WELCOME ***BACK TO SCHOOL -BACK TO FASHION. THANK U for hanging in there during our health slow downs and transformations ♥♥♥ Feel free to browse, favorite, share and shop!! Create a FAVORITE LIST to send to friends and family on Facebook and Twitter - so they can shop Etsy for your desires! As always, convo us for custom orders, wholesale quantities and questions. ♥♥♥ REMEMBER WE TAKE ETSY GIFT CARDS, CREDIT CARDS & PAYPAL ♥♥♥
♥♥WELCOME ***BACK TO SCHOOL -BACK TO FASHION. THANK U for hanging in there during our health slow downs and transformations ♥♥♥ Feel free to browse, favorite, share and shop!! Create a FAVORITE LIST to send to friends and family on Facebook and Twitter - so they can shop Etsy for your desires! As always, convo us for custom orders, wholesale quantities and questions. ♥♥♥ REMEMBER WE TAKE ETSY GIFT CARDS, CREDIT CARDS & PAYPAL ♥♥♥
Creating Art Gives Us THRILLS...But Selling it Pays Our BILLS!
We have always been quite crafty, and having parents that struggled to make ends meet only fueled our creativity. We wanted things we saw in magazines-but not exactly! Knowing we couldn't get much with our little bit of allowance money, we turned to Grandma for help. In the summer she would show us how to make a variety of craft items. Later, when we would go back home, she would send us boxes of just "stuff" from 2000 miles away: Paint, broken jewelry, shirts, thread, patterns, glitter--you name it!
These days, we three feed off of each others' creativity. You may see a bracelet "V" made, but "K" will make a purse to go with it. "A" will suggest a ring.
Since the slump in the economy, even with college degrees, seeing traditional job opportunities dry up- "K" decided to get the other 2 sisters to agree to open this store - since she was the first to lose her job. We moved on from there! Two of us live in the Atlanta Area and the other in L.A. Art does give us thrills and it quite often for "K" and "V" help pay those bills!
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3 Starving Artists WorkShop
Our sisterly bond is strong! We handmake everything we can! There is "K" who creates a lot of the sewing & sparkle jewelry,"The Artists V" that does handmade clay designs, wire wraps & paintings and there is "A" who does the retro craft!
We are three sisters, raised in California by Southern parents that were strict did not make a lot of money. It is believed in retrospect this is one of the things fueled our creativity. Our Grandma gets all the credit when it comes to providing us with our little heart’s desire for materials, inspiration and encouragement. Several times a year she would send us packages of paint, canvas, crayons, scissors, markers, paper, wood, beads, wire, fabric and anything else she could get her hands on. The packages would be treated as gold to us, but not our parents, whom flinched every time they saw a drop of paint or one of us "running with scissors".
All three of us work "real" jobs without the passion that you should have in life. The only passion is "our" work, thus the creation of this site. We want to be able to someday make our Grandma proud. So the pursuit began, because we needed to pay some bills with this stuff - plus we all have rooms filled with stuff we have made.
Please view the vast array of items in our store......purchase it and give it a good home!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
We accept 4 forms of payments, Direct Credit Card (meaning you do not need to have an Etsy ID to purchase, PayPal ( they take credit cards, debit cards, electronic checks on their site) . If you use the electronic check on the PayPal website, please allow 2 -3 business days for this to clear. When it does we have 48 hours to ship your handcrafted item. Then there is the Etsy Gift Card, (read their policy on the site) from where it makes shopping with vendors easy.
The last form is Money Orders. We accept them from refutable places, like the Bank, US Postal Service, Large Chain Stores, Money Gram and Gas Stations. Those have to clear the bank as well. Please notify us that you are sending it, on what day so that we may be on the lookout for it, as we do not go to the P.O. Box every day. Mail it to (pay to 3 Starving Artists):
3 Starving Artists
P.O. Box 741433
Riverdale, GA 30274
If you need to cancel a purchase, and could not do so during your transaction, or through PayPal on your own, please notify us immediately so that we can try our best to assist you with this. IF WE have to cancel your purchase for some odd reason (like product got destroyed, missing in our art room, or simply forgot to remove from the site when we took the items to the fair), we will notify you first, with an explaination and an option.
REFUND POLICY: **(READ OUR REFUND POLICY SECTION)*** We "generally" do NO allow refunds, or exchanges. Each case is "unique" and we do our very best to accomodate our customers. So if there is an issue, please describe in detail the problem FIRST so that we may review and assist you!! Remember we try to make our customers happy! But if you decide to leave NEGATIVE feedback, prior to letting us know there is an issue, there will be NO REFUND.
Refunds and Exchanges
******IF YOUR ITEM WAS LOST IN THE MAIL, AFTER WE FILE THE CLAIM, YOU WILL GET A "FULL REFUND - SHIPPING INCLUDED", UNLESS YOU WANT A REPLACEMENT. WE WILL WORK THIS OUT WITH YOU, BECAUSE IT HAPPENS SOMETIMES!! *********
Remember we try to make our customers happy! But if you decide to leave NEGATIVE feedback, prior to letting us know there is an issue,not allowing us to assit you, there will be NO REFUND.
WITH JEWELRY, we are more than happy, if we still have the materials to replace it , if it arrived damaged, broken. If it was personalized and we mispelled the item as OUR error it will be replaced. If we do not have a replacement, a refund minus the shipping will be sent via PayPal. Please remember that no two beads are identical, wire coiling or whatever attributes to the creative result of the product.
IN THE CASE OF DRUMS we will NOT refund for misuse of the product or for failure to adhere to the "care notice" sent with the product. When they are sent they are wrapped to prevent water damage and crushing during the shipping process. If this transpired during shipment, please file a claim with the postal service and notify us a.s.a.p.. The Drums are handmade with, thus the hand drawn images will fade, discoloration happens even with the best of care. A refund for this product will have to be at OUR discression, per the situation.
Purses, Pouches, Totes and Scarfs. Please read the measurements PRIOR TO PURCHASE OF THE ITEM, as we do not normally allow refunds for these items. In the case of the of the Sleeves for electronics please check the measurements we list. We have tested products everytime we make one. Check the mention of the amount of "padding". These are unless stated NOT going to prevent from dropping, but mearly scratches and bumping while in your purse, or tote. They DO NOT prevent water damage (unless mentioned). We DO NOT replace the electronic items.
****Mind you, still let us know if you have an issue whatever it may be, because we do strive to give excellent customer service, somethings, can be at our discression, because.....life happens!
CUSTOM ORDERS: There are NO returns or refunds on "custom orders". We go by the sizing you provide for the product. So unless we fail to provide the product or it comes up missing in the mail is the only reason we will refund.
Additional policies and FAQs
We take custom orders. If you would like an item for wholesale purposes, please convo us with your requests. If we have the materials in a large enough quantity, this can be worked out.