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BelovedEnterprises

MsTrees, Magnets And More...

Stamford, Connecticut · 33 Sales

BelovedEnterprises

MsTrees, Magnets And More...

Stamford, Connecticut 33 Sales On Etsy since 2010

0 out of 5 stars
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Note from shop owner Hi! Please be patient as Beloved Enterprises makes some much needed adjustments! Thank you for stopping by & stay tuned! <3

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 9, 2014

Hi! Please be patient as Beloved Enterprises makes some much needed adjustments! Thank you for stopping by & stay tuned! <3

Karene Thames

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Karene Thames

Reviews

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meigsv

meigsv on Apr 3, 2014

4 out of 5 stars

Really differant--what I like. Beautiful, nice work!

Anoa N'diaye

Anoa N'diaye on Mar 21, 2014

1 out of 5 stars

disappointed is not an accurate description however it is what the programmed rating scale provides as the lowest option Sankofa The Way Sankofa is not The Way of lies Sankofa is not The Way of renegers Sankofa is not the way of one who takes offense of their dishonesty being called out This seller agreed to refund me then reneged -- why -- because as is the nature of hypocrisy to utilize and even sale a symbol of integrity this seller went back on her word Such hypocrisy, and sorry business practice, I would not participate in the future --therefore I do not want her store credit -- Additionally, I would not send this energy on to another customer to be deceived by the miss use of symbols of honor A seller of the symbols of The Way are not necessarily of The Way

Karene

Karene responded on Mar 21, 2014

Do you know how on Etsy, many sellers will state in their store guidelines that they reserve the right to refuse service to nasty customers? As a seller, I advice you this is one of them.This woman never once gave me a chance to fix any problem b/c she never, EVER told me whst I could do to help her be content. The rest of her words are a vicious misrepresentation of this experience. As a Seller, I advice all sellers AND if she evers tries to sell anything, I would advice ALL to avoid ANY transactions with this person ever again. My track record with the rest of my beautiful clients will have to speak for itself. I refuse to even acknowledge the rest of this vitriolic banter. Thank you for the experience of "you", it was definitely a teachable moment.

eleanortaylor1

eleanortaylor1 on Jan 22, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I love the art work on this item. I plan is to buy more magnet from this shop. Shipping was fast.

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About

The magic of the MsTree...

One of the greatest days of my adult life was the first time I held a piece of clay in my hands. This was in the spring of 2005. It was indeed, for me, a magical moment...

At the time I was in my mid- 30's and having worked a string of jobs that left me unsatisfied, I challenged myself to discover what exactly it was that I wanted to do for the rest of my life.

I was seeking a career path that would allow me to enjoy working to the end of my days, one that I would not grow weary of or outgrow once I had "mastered" it. You see, unlike most I was not interested in retirement. I wanted a "job" that would allow me to die still attempting to learn and evolve right up to my last breath.

That is what I found in clay. From the first day of our relationship, I feel we have been in sync. Clay offers me a chance to experiment, to challenge myself everyday. But I also enjoy working in bronze and other metals as well as with fabric, plaster and other mediums. The central theme in my work is the feminine as a creative source, but I have not found a limit to how much I can express myself via sculpture in general.

I enjoy creating objects that defy the normal associations that people have with ceramics. For example, that it has to be functional. While I do also create functional pieces, for me, it is about creating a thing of beauty, but one that absolutely refuses to be chained to a singular perspective. I enjoy working in all scales, from the miniscule ( pieces that are 2" tall) to the massive (6' tall). Each has its own unique issues that must be addressed.

My work defies gravity, I create tall pieces or extremely thin and delicate organic forms that require large doses of magic and patience to make it from the clay stage to the kiln. Sometimes it takes, hours, days and even weeks to complete a sculpture. Often, like one of my creative influences, Andy Goldsworthy, the pieces do not make it on the first, second or even third attempt. But I persevere and eventually, well USUALLY, success follows.

My MsTrees series has been the primary area of focus for me for the last 7 years; although I also just generally enjoy making sculpture that speaks to the love and affection, the strength and determination of the human spirit.

My ladies are a union of all the best characteristics I have found in common between trees and women. Nurturing, protective, reproductive, strong and resilient these are what the MsTrees represent to me and what I seek to share with the world.

On the other end of the spectrum, my magnets come from the place where my art started originally. Initially, I used the easiest tools accessible to growing artists so understandably, I worked in pen, pencil, markers, paints and such and I used the computer to bring them together. I sought to create a line of inspirational magnets for a market I felt was lacking a very diverse representation of life as I knew it. Rather than complain, I resolved the issue. I'm proud to say that my magnets have been inspiring others for over 15 years now and they have definitely evolved as I have grown.

Sooo, thank you for taking the time to visit my store and I pray you find something here that makes you smile. And the next time you pass a tree, keep an eye out- you may be blessed to see the figure of a woman or two, or three or four or even more, dancing through the leaves and branches!

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    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Mud Magician Extraordinaire!

    One of the greatest day of my adult life was the first time I held a piece of clay in my hands. This was in the Spring of 2005. It was indeed, for me, a magical moment...

Shop policies

Last updated on March 9, 2014
First off, I'd like to thank you for your interest in my shop. If you have any questions (comments and suggestions are also welcome) about anything, don't hesitate to email me. I'd be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Payment
1. At this time, Beloved Enterprises will only accept payment via PayPal.

In order to use PayPal you do not need a PayPal account.

*These are the steps for completing a transaction via Paypal without a Paypal account:*

*1) Simply use the PayPal option during checkout. Once you have submitted your order click the "Pay Now" button. Scroll down and you will see the option to pay without a PayPal account by using your debit or credit card.*

2. Please make sure that you pay for your item upon purchase. Your item will not be shipped until the payment has been cleared.

3. If you purchase something and change your mind before paying please let me know and I will cancel the transaction. I won't leave negative feedback for canceled transactions, but I'll leave negative feedback for buyers who don't contact me to cancel the transaction.

4. If you're having problems with PayPal, send me an inbox message and I'll do my best to help you out.

5. I'll reserve items for up to 3 days. If I don't receive payment within the 3 days I'll remove the hold and re-activate the listing.
Shipping
1. Your item will be shipped either through USPS Ground Mail or First Class Mail unless otherwise stated. With minor exceptions, original art/sculpture will always be fully insured for the final price you pay for the item. Insurance is not included in shipping price for reproductions such as magnets or stickers or on artwork valued under $50, but insurance is available for these items at the buyer's discretion and cost.

Added insurance, expedited shipping and delivery confirmation are available for additional fees. Please contact me prior to your purchase so that I can determine what the cost for that would be and create a reserved listing that would include that in the cost of the item.

2. All items will be shipped to the address you have provided through Etsy, unless otherwise stated. If you'd like your item shipped to a different address, contact me when you place the order or include it in the notes to buyer section.

3. Please note that once your order has shipped it cannot be changed. Once an item has been customized at your request it can not be returned for a refund. Beloved Enterprises always reserves the right to refuse a sale to anyone with a history of abusive feedback and/or malicious behavior towards other Etsy members.

4. Once I receive payment, I will ship within 3 business days unless otherwise stated. Shipment of custom orders will be on a case by case basis, but I will always promise to get them shipped as quickly as I can. Multiple orders will be combined when shipped.
Average shipping times within the US are as follows:
Within USA 7-10 days
To Canada 10-30 days
International 20-40 days.

Please realize that I have no control over shipping times and I would appreciate not receiving negative feedback based on this. Contact me if you are concerned about your parcel not having been received within these time frames and I will do everything in my power to make you happy.


International buyers: The buyer is responsible for any and all duties and/or taxes. Beloved Enterprises is not responsible for any of those fees. Although this does not happen often, customs can delay packages up to 6 weeks when shipping overseas.
Refunds and Exchanges
1. A happy client makes for a happy artist! If you are unhappy with your purchase you have 14 days from delivery to contact me (I use the date the package is verified as having been delivered). I will do whatever I can to make this a pleasant experience for both of us.

2. Returns, including insurance, will be the responsibility of the buyer. Shipping & handling costs are non-refundable. Refund will be for the cost of the item minus those costs & fees and will be issued once the item is returned to me undamaged.
PLEASE NOTE: Once an item has been customized at your request it can not be returned for a refund. Store credits are issued solely at the discretion of Beloved Enterprises in situations where items are customized at purchaser's request.

Beloved Enterprises reserves the right to refuse a sale to anyone with a history of abusive feedback and/or malicious behavior towards other Etsy members.

3. Beloved Enterprises is not responsible for lost or damaged items, with that being said I will always promise to wrap your item to the highest standards so that damages will be highly unlikely. In addition I offer insurance with all OOAK purchases from my store. However, insurance is not automatically included on magnets, stickers, other reproductions and items valued under $50, although it can be requested and will be the responsibility of the buyer if desired. If there is a problem with damages that occur during the shipping process, please let me know immediately so that this may be resolved ASAP.
Additional policies and FAQs
As of right now, due to the fragile nature in which the sculptures are created, Beloved Enterprises works of art are not intended for children. The works of art are easily breakable and contain many sharp edges. They must therefore be handled with extreme care, love and affection and displayed in a safe environment. They are for decorative purposes only and should not be used as toys.

In addition, it is the responsibility of the buyer and/or owner to ensure that items used as incense burners and or candle holders will be used on non-flammable surfaces in such a way as to protect the environments in which they will be used. As we are not able to control the environments they are sold to Beloved Enterprises will not be responsible for any decision to use such items in any way that could jeopardize the object's surroundings.

Beloved Enterprises reserves the right to refuse a sale to anyone with a history of abusive feedback and/or malicious behavior towards other Etsy members.