Unique Jewelry & Art Journals, Mixed Media & Assemblage

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Unique Jewelry & Art Journals, Mixed Media & Assemblage

503 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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AlteredAlchemy is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Altered Alchemy is on a short break at the moment ...
if there is anything you need ... pls email me at happypimping [!at]

thank you
Luthien ...

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 18, 2017

Altered Alchemy is on a short break at the moment ...
if there is anything you need ... pls email me at happypimping [!at]

thank you
Luthien ...

Luthien Thye

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Luthien Thye


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I am no Artist ... Just A Dreamer ...

I have dreamed most of my life ...
I dream of places and characters from a different time, a different world. As such, my work revolves around my many alternate worlds and my imaginary characters. I am also inspired by other dreamers and their worlds. I make pilgrimages to Middle Earth and pay homage to the Lady of Lothlorien, I fight alongside the Kings and Queens of Narnia, with skills I acquire from Hogwarts. But I am not only light, I am dark too ... for I delight in dancing with Shadowhunters and Immortals. And when I am ready ... I return, bringing with me the beauty, the stories and my adventures to my mundane world.

My process is organic, it is evolving all the time. Most of the time, I already have a story or a world playing inside my head, and that story would dictate the piece as it takes shape. Sometimes it is the other way round, I start off with something physical in my hand, perhaps a key … and then as I couple the key with other elements, a story would emerge in my mind. And then the story takes over from there and the piece evolves along with it.

Two main themes run in most of my work. First and foremost, Fantasy. And then, there is the element of Age. Somehow, I am drawn to the beauty of age and decay. For me, items that have been ravaged by time, are portals to a different world. A world that once was, a world perhaps before even I existed. I find aged items mysterious, layered and, queer as it may sound, romantic. They whisper stories in my ears, stories from beyond this world … stories that I yearn to be part of.

Perhaps one day, from my work, others will see what I see ... they will live, what I live ...


I belong in a different Place and Time...
I believe in True Love...and Fidelity...
I believe in Honour... and Righteousness...
I believe in Magic...
I believe in Faeries and Elves ...
Hobbits and Middle Earth...
I'm a Dreamer and I'm not Ashamed...

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    Owner, Dreamer, Traveler Of Realms

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Last updated on March 21, 2017
Hi there,
Thank you so much for visiting my little sanctuary that is Altered Alchemy. Please take your time to browse and discover my art ^,^

Luthien Thye

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
I only accept paypal because i find this method the safest when shopping online.
Upon receiving notification of payment from paypal, your item will be shipped to you within 3 working days. I use Registered First Class Airmail, and as I ship from my home country Malaysia, it will take approximately 15 working days to reach USA, South America and 12 days to reach Europe, Australia, NZ.

If your country is not listed in my shipping list, please contact me via Etsy convo.
Refunds and Exchanges
My main aim is to make your shopping experience with Altered Alchemy a happy one for both you and I. Should you have any problems with the items you receive, please feel free to talk to me. I do make refunds or value exchanges should you be unsatisfied with your item. However, you would need to return the item to me, in its original form, within 2 months from the date of purchase. I would advise a postal service that is trackable as I cannot give you a refund should the item be lost in transition. Also, please message me with the tracking number after you ship the item, so I would know when to expect it.

Should you have any queries at all, please contact me via the etsy convo or at my email happypimping [!at] I am sure we can come to satisfactory resolution for both parties.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please feel free to contact me via happypimping [!at] or via etsy convo for any inquiries

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*Copyright of the designs belong to Luthien Thye and does not transfer with the purchase of the product.