ConchyGemDolls

Handmade OOAK art dolls and other creatures...

East Innisfail, Australia · 135 Sales

ConchyGemDolls

Handmade OOAK art dolls and other creatures...

East Innisfail, Australia 135 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(71)

Announcement   Welcome to ConchyGemDolls. All the art dolls and soft creations in this shop are handmade with love and a bit of magic. Each doll is one of a kind and custom orders are available. Remember 10 % Discount for return customers as a thankyou! Coupon Code: CGDTHANKYOU55

Announcement
Last updated on Oct 31, 2015

Welcome to ConchyGemDolls. All the art dolls and soft creations in this shop are handmade with love and a bit of magic. Each doll is one of a kind and custom orders are available. Remember 10 % Discount for return customers as a thankyou! Coupon Code: CGDTHANKYOU55

Sherrie Meyer

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Sherrie Meyer

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(71)
Lee Seidl

Lee Seidl on Jul 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These dolls are amazing! Sherrie was a pleasure to work with and we have had several conversations about more dolls in the future. I cant wait to see her new designs.

Nina Crow Placek

Nina Crow Placek on Jun 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My Alice in Red was made especially for me to feature in an art project. I could not have found a better Alice anywhere. Sherrie is a fantastic artist.

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All these ConchyGemDolls creations are on their way to new homes in Australia and the USA...
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About

A little about the story of Conchy Gem Dolls...

“Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.” CG Jung

This Jungian quote speaks volumes and echoes the many stages of my life. Whenever my life has become too complex, chaotic or even traumatic, creating with my hands give me the energy to make sense of my world again. Conchy Gem Dolls is my refuge where I can make genuine handmade art creations and also share them with others.

I am very lucky to have my working world coincide with my creative world in a unique way. As a social worker and children’s counsellor I use creative, expressive play therapy – lots of hand puppets, miniatures and dolls. As a doll maker, I can design and create some of these wonderful symbols. It brings me much joy and accomplishment to be able to use handmade therapy tools to communicate and play with children.

And while I love my professional path, I need to take time to create for myself, as well. Becoming a member of Etsy in 2011 provided me with an alternative outlet to share the dolls I make online with people all over the world. Etsy also provides a wonderful opportunity to meet with international crafters and explore their extraordinary creations and journeys.

Cloth is definitely my medium of choice for dollmaking. I enjoy sewing, moulding and otherwise manipulating cloth of all kinds into soft sculptures. Sometimes I start with an image or message for a doll; other times the doll evolves on its own after a lot of coaxing. Recently I have started using felting techniques with roving and wool and what a wonderfully fun medium to work in. While I also use clays and papier mache, cloth always lures me back.

All my dolls and soft sculptures are handmade one of a kind and by my own hands with lots of help from my beloved sewing machine. Every part of the lengthy doll making process at Conchy Gem Dolls is completed by me with love, care and attention to detail to provide my customers with genuine handmade quality creations.

To balance my work, creative and personal life, I believe strongly in the value of building support networks. Mine is my beautiful family. My husband and six children have given me the strength to achieve my goals. Together we have discovered the endless power of love, survived the tragedy of unbearable loss and the healing force of humour. Each of the dolls I create carries a part of my own story; the joy, pain, mystery, resilience, transformation and recovery of the human spirit.

If you'd like to learn a little more about me – please come over and visit my blog or Pinterest page. You can find these links under my photo on the right!

Thanks so much for popping in and please visit again soon…

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  • Sherrie Meyer

    Owner, Maker, Designer, And A Kid Listener...

    Hi and welcome. I am a dollmaker and create one of a kind art cloth dolls. Every doll carries with it a message, a bit of magic and lots of love.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 19, 2016
Welcome to ConchyGemDolls - handmade art dolls and soft sculptures. While I have been making dolls for many years now, I still find that each doll holds a mystery and presence that is magical and enlightening.
All dolls are made with care and love and no two dolls are alike. Each doll comes with her own special name tag. I hope you enjoy visiting my shop and stop by again.

THANK YOU - THANK YOU - THANK YOU
Please note: As a special thankyou to my very loyal repeat customers - I will be offering you a 10% coupon code off the price of your next purchase. The discount is for the actual cost of the item/s but does not include the shipping cost. If you have purchased before from ConchyGemDolls and do not have your coupon code - please convo me before your next purchase for the code.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
PAYPAL
Payment can be made by PAYPAL. Purchase will be shipped to address on Paypal account so please ensure that it is correct. Paypal offers secure online payment options and quality customer service. Visitors to Etsy do not have to have a Paypal account, all you need is a credit card and you can purchase as a guest buyer.

DIRECT CHECKOUT and ETSY GIFT CARDS
Buyers can now make purchases with credit card, debit card, or Etsy Gift Card.

Etsy provides all customers a 48 hour cancellation policy option. If you decide to choose this option and cancel your purchase; your payment will be refunded.
Shipping
For ready made dolls and soft creations, I will carefully package and post your item within 2 business days after payment is received. For custom orders, I will alert you to times for production of your special made item and when the finished item is to be shipped. Shipping is through Australia Post Air Mail for Aussie residents and Australia Post Pack and Track for International
countries who can provide that service. If you require Express Post, insurance or any other special posting requests - please contact me for additional cost.

Overseas shipping times vary. I will convo you when your item has shipped with the tracking number and estimated shipping times.

Please Note: Customer assumes responsibility for any country/state duties or customs costs in their own country. I am not responsible for international custom delays.
Refunds and Exchanges
All items are packaged with care to prevent damage during shipping. If you wish to return an item please contact me within one week of receiving your order and let me know why you are returning it. A refund of the cost of the item will be made to the buyer once the item is returned to the seller.
Please note: Return shipping costs are non-refundable unless the item was received in a damaged or in otherwise unacceptable condition.

Damage or loss through postal system can occur on rare occasion. If this should unfortunately occur, seller will offer the buyer a refund (and return shipping if applicable); or attempt to replace doll as closely as possible; or exchange with another doll of like cost - at buyers preference.

Please do not hesitate to convo me if you have any queries or problems arise with your purchase or any concerns about the shop policies.

I will do my very best to make your buying experience at Conchy Gem Dolls and on Etsy a great one!
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are welcome. Please convo me with your requests. I will then let you know if I can meet your request and how long it will take to make the order. I will then post a RESERVED listing when the item is completed for you to view and purchase.