BeesCuriosityShoppe

Bee's Curiosity Shoppe

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · 7 Sales

BeesCuriosityShoppe

Bee's Curiosity Shoppe

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 7 Sales On Etsy since 2011

0 out of 5 stars
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Shop owner

Ashley

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Announcement   Greensboro, NC ~ we have a free pick up option.

Bee's Curiosity Shoppe is comprised of a mother/daughter team. Our art gives new life to objects such guitars, ukuleles, & horns that are at the end of their intended purpose. We recreate them into whimsical works of art. We also sell works "off the easel," & various other findings. Our pieces have no limits and endless possibilities. Our hope is to spark imagination, creativity, and fun. We want everyone to look at the world with the wander of a child and know that there is no limit to their own world.

Announcement

Greensboro, NC ~ we have a free pick up option.

Bee's Curiosity Shoppe is comprised of a mother/daughter team. Our art gives new life to objects such guitars, ukuleles, & horns that are at the end of their intended purpose. We recreate them into whimsical works of art. We also sell works "off the easel," & various other findings. Our pieces have no limits and endless possibilities. Our hope is to spark imagination, creativity, and fun. We want everyone to look at the world with the wander of a child and know that there is no limit to their own world.

Ashley

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Ashley

Items

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Reviews

No reviews in the last year

Anonymous on Jan 6, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing customer service from Ashley! Loved the painting I purchased. Would definitely recommend doing business with her!

Anonymous on Jan 20, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Really beautiful piece!

Shop policies

Last updated on September 2, 2012
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHO ARE YOU?
Ashley and Deborah McLaren. We are a daughter and mother team and together we run Bee's Curiosity Shoppe. I (Ashley) run the Etsy page and other social networking pages such as Facebook and Twitter. I also do all the marketing and communication. My mother, Deborah, is the creative genius behind the artwork. ALL of the pieces are hand done originals.

The idea behind Bee's Curiosity Shoppe is to inspire adults to hold on to their inner child. We hope that are art pieces are hung in homes around the world as reminders that even though life can be hard sometimes, there's always a bright side to everything.

WHAT IS A "CURIOSITY" SHOPPE? WHERE DID THE NAME COME FROM?
"Bee" is my mother's nickname for my daughter. She is a curious little thing that constantly keeps me on my toes. She loves bright colors and patterns, and nothing gets past her. She notices everything. The artwork is whimsical, bright, fun, and playful. Our goal is to "ignite your inner child". The name just came to us and it fit.

HOW ARE YOU A "GREEN" BUSINESS?
The artwork is on re-purposed materials. The instruments are either donated or found at thrift stores, garage sales, side of the road (not yet, but it could happen), or wherever we cross paths with them. They have retired from the music industry and are ready to sit back and relax...with a new makeover.

Our other pieces are created on materials such as driftwood, slate, old picture frames and mirrors, stools, discarded furniture, etc. You name it, we paint it. It's recycling at it's finest.

**Please note; most of our artwork is on recycled materials. Imperfections in the material are unavoidable. Some of these instruments were rescued from the depths of near destruction. We think it just adds to the character of the piece and we hope you do too. ;-)

ARE THE INSTRUMENTS PLAYABLE?
Unless otherwise noted, our instruments have given up the music business and are NOT playable. We do, however, come across a particular instrument that aspires to be a double threat and still has the sound left in tact. We will note a "playable" instrument in the sales description.

***IMPORTANT*** HOW SOON DO I HAVE TO PUT IN A CUSTOM ORDER FOR CHRISTMAS?
We recommend that custom orders be placed NO LATER than October 15th. We get busy around the holidays and we want to make sure your perfect little package makes it to you, or your loved one, on time. It would be a real bummer to give or receive your Christmas gift AFTER Christmas. :-o

HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU?
You can convo us here on Etsy, or you may contact us by email ~BeesCuriosityShoppe@gmail.com

WHAT OTHER CURIOUS THINGS TO YOU HAVE TO OFFER?

Our website has been published recently and will be adding more as time goes on ~www.beescuriosityshoppe.com

Check out our Facebook for updates and things in the works at~
https://www.facebook.com/beescuriosityshoppe

Twitter us @bees_shoppe

Our website for our outreach charity is also in the works~
www.artistsforangels.org

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
WHAT PAYMENT METHODS CAN I USE?
We accept PayPal, which includes credit cards. Our shoppe also partners with Etsy for direct checkout, so a PayPal account is not necessary.

WHAT IF I WANT TO CHANGE MY ORDER?
Simply reorder and note when you check out to cancel the first order. If you have any problems or questions, please contact me.

WHAT IF I WANT TO ADD TO MY ORDER AND NOT PAY ADDITIONAL SHIPPING?
Unfortunately, the instruments cannot be combined shipping. They are individually packaged and due to their size and fragile nature, they do not like riding along with others. It would not be cost effective for us or our customers by having to order even larger boxes and packaging. We apologize for any inconvenience.

There are some items, such as our mirrors or perhaps the "off the easel" pieces, that could be combined. Please contact us if you have shipping questions before you purchase your artwork.

DO YOU CHARGE SALES TAX?
Sales tax is applicable. Artwork shipped to a Virginia address is subject to an 5% sales tax applied through PayPal.
Shipping
HOW MUCH DOES SHIPPING COST?
Shipping is $49.99 for a guitar anywhere in the United States/39.99 for horns and ukuleles. This price includes packaging, shipping and handling, signature confirmation plus $250.00 insurance.

WHEN DO YOU SHIP THE ORDERS?
We normally ship on Tuesdays and Fridays unless a customer has requested expedited shipping.

WHAT SHIPPING SERVICE DO YOU USE?
UPS Ground

WHAT ABOUT INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING?
We currently do not offer a standard rate for international shipping. If you are a customer outside of the United States and would like to purchase one of our pieces, please contact me. Once we get used to international orders, we hope to offer a standard rate to make it easy for our international customers.

CAN I PAY EXTRA TO EXPEDITE THE SHIPPING?
You certainly can. Please contact us before you order so that we can set this up prior.

DO YOU OFFER INSURANCE ON THE ITEMS?
We want your item to arrive safe and sound and ready to display. Let's face, though, accidents happen. For this reason, we include $250.00 worth of peace of mind for you...and us. If you would like additional insurance, please contact us prior to paying for your item.

Pieces shipped within the United States will have a tracking number.

***PLEASE NOTE*** We require a signature upon delivery. For this reason, we cannot ship to P.O. Boxes. We apologize for any inconvenience.

WILL YOU SEND GIFTS DIRECTLY TO THE RECIPIENT, INCLUDE A PERSONAL NOTE AND EXCLUDE A RECEIPT?
Sure! Place your order as normal and enter person's information when you check out. If you want a gift note and/or no receipt, please note that as well when you check out. We will even dress up the package a little if it's a special delivery...free of charge.
Refunds and Exchanges
WHAT IS YOUR RETURN POLICY?
If you are not satisfied with our artwork, please send your piece back within three days of receipt for a full refund. Buyer is responsible for shipping.

*If you are unhappy for any reason, please contact us immediately so that we may remedy the situation. ***Of course, if you are very happy, please contact the world and spread the word.
Additional policies and FAQs
WILL YOU MAKE ME A CUSTOM PIECE?
We love, love, LOVE, custom pieces! Let us know what you want, what you are looking for and we will do our very best to make it happen.

We can create a custom piece for you and we can even makeover an existing material if you'd like such as a picture frame, mirror, instrument (playable or not), or whatever your little heart desires. Please contact us with any questions or to hammer out the details.

We also do custom mural work that is pictured on our Facebook page. Mural work can only be done locally, however. Deborah is based out of Pittsburgh, PA. Please contact us if you are in a surrounding area to see how far is too far.

Have an idea for us? We have no limit, so let us know!!