DoorNumber9

Everyday Nerdery for Catholics and Geeks

Dallas, Texas On Etsy since 2008

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DoorNumber9

Everyday Nerdery for Catholics and Geeks

Dallas, Texas | 6,117 Sales

Announcement    Welcome to Door Number 9! I’m on a mission to bring together all the things I’m passionate about - science, literature, fandoms, history, and Catholicism - into one exciting, funny, thoughtful, ever-changing space.

Customers and friends call me a design genius. I think genius is what happens when you combine experience with enthusiasm, and I have plenty of both! I’m a graphic and costume designer by trade and I’ve been creating beautiful things, big and small, for over 17 years now.

I offer everything from resin necklaces and cool stickers up to custom costumes, fabric orders, and wholesale. I can make just about anything in fabric, jewelry, or paper products. I enjoy doing big custom work, whether that's designing a custom craft kit for your business to sell, unique décor for your vacation resort suites, or a one-of-a-kind amazing costume.

I’m always taking on new design challenges and creating more exciting finds for my shop. I named my shop “Door Number 9” instead of “Elisa’s Tea Wallets or Elisa's Catholic Shop or Elisa's Geeky Jewelry... because even I don't know what I'm going to create next!

Discover it with me!
-Elisa

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Last updated on Mar 12, 2020

Welcome to Door Number 9! I’m on a mission to bring together all the things I’m passionate about - science, literature, fandoms, history, and Catholicism - into one exciting, funny, thoughtful, ever-changing space.

Customers and friends call me a design genius. I think genius is what happens when you combine experience with enthusiasm, and I have plenty of both! I’m a graphic and costume designer by trade and I’ve been creating beautiful things, big and small, for over 17 years now.

I offer everything from resin necklaces and cool stickers up to custom costumes, fabric orders, and wholesale. I can make just about anything in fabric, jewelry, or paper products. I enjoy doing big custom work, whether that's designing a custom craft kit for your business to sell, unique décor for your vacation resort suites, or a one-of-a-kind amazing costume.

I’m always taking on new design challenges and creating more exciting finds for my shop. I named my shop “Door Number 9” instead of “Elisa’s Tea Wallets or Elisa's Catholic Shop or Elisa's Geeky Jewelry... because even I don't know what I'm going to create next!

Discover it with me!
-Elisa

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My roses are blooming! One rose bush came with the house, and every year we add another one or two bushes along the fence. That’s part of what inspired my flower crown DIY kits - I even wore flowers in my hair on my wedding day!
Thanks to one of my customers for sharing this photo of the completed origami flame papers made into a lovely garland! Doesn’t it look great?
I’m having the loveliest time packing up your orders today. Thank you so much for continuing to support my business. I love what I do and I love sharing this beauty with you.
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About DoorNumber9

Sales 6,117
On Etsy since 2008

Where Imagination Meets Creation

Why do I do geeky stuff and Catholic stuff? Well, Fan Art and Religious Art are essentially the same thing -- let me explain.

Orson Scott Card once wrote about how Science Fiction is the genre most suited to exploring religious and metaphysical themes, and that's a big part of why I love it so much. When your stories revolve around what humanity would be like in wildly different and alien circumstances, you get to the important questions pretty quickly. Likewise, religious faith concerns itself with the big questions: what does it mean to be human? What is our place in the universe? Will time ever end? What is the driving power of the cosmos?

I realized one day that so many of the medieval and renaissance paintings were basically mash-up fan art. You would have the central figure of Christ or Mary or a scene like the nativity, but often the artist would also portray certain saints that were important to the patron of the piece as being present in the scene as well. Sometimes he would even include a portrait of the patron or of the artist himself in it. In the development of Western Christianity, every version of every Bible story was different. All telling the same story, but emphasizing different aspects of it and often blending elements from the story seamlessly with parts of everyday life.

And I realized, that's what fan art is too. We take our favorite characters, favorite scenes, and portray them in new ways, with our own styles, sometimes combining characters from different universes or even from our real world. And it's glorious.

I love to incorporate geekiness into my everyday life, sneaking a Tardis onto my wallet here, some Elvish script onto my ID badge holder there, and hitting the high points of my favorite storyline with the charms on my necklace. Little ways of connecting me throughout the day to the stories and characters I love and admire.

Then I realized that religious jewelry is so much the same. Little ways people use to connect themselves throughout the day to the God we love and his saints that we admire.

So whether you fall more on the geeky side or the religious side or embrace them both, I hope you enjoy perusing my shop and find a few things to inject joy and hope into your life and your days. .

-Elisa

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  • Elisa Low

    Owner

    Customers and friends call me a design genius. I think genius happens when you combine experience with enthusiasm, and I have plenty of both! I’m a graphic and costume designer by trade and I’ve been creating beautiful things for over 17 years now.

Production partners

  • acrylic fabricator

    Lee's Summit, MO

    This acrylic fabricator takes my designs and sandwiches them between a thick layer of crystal clear acrylic and a solid backing of strong magnet.

  • stamp manufacturer

    United States

    They make my designs into self-inking stamps

  • Embroidery shop

    United States

    I don't have an embroidery machine so this shop embroiders blanks for me and then I add the finishing touches.

  • Jenna

    Farmers Branch, TX

    Jenna is another costumer I worked with in a previous job, and she’s been helping me keep up with demand during this time of shutdowns from the safety of her own home.

  • Moo Cards

    United States

    Moo cards prints DoorNumber9 original designs on high quality cards and stickers.

  • Printful

    United States

    Printful prints the shirts I design

  • metal casting company

    NM, United States

    Our metal casting company in New Mexico takes our designs and casts them into lovely jewelry that will be treasured for years to come. Each piece is hand cast and lovingly finished for a beautiful sheen.

  • A print shop

    United States

    This print shop takes my orignal designs and prints them on a variety of high quality products.

  • Temp tattoo printer

    United States

    Prints my designs on tattoo paper

  • temporary tattoo printing company

    United States

    This company takes my designs and transforms them into temporary tattoos. I add packaging and instructions.

  • A print shop

    United States

    This print shop prints my designs on cardstock in high-quality detail and color.

  • Print Shop

    MA, United States

    This print shop turns my designs into full-color gorgeousness!

Shop policies

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Last updated on Feb 28, 2020
Frequently asked questions
You only accept cancellations within ONE hour of placing an order? Are you crazy?

I'm so glad you asked! Etsy only gave me multiple choice answers and no ability to explain unless I made it a FAQ. On in-stock items that I have ready to ship, I can accept cancellations up to the time I have shipped your order - which sometimes is very quickly, if you happen to place an order while I am packing orders. For custom made items I cannot accept cancellations once I have begun work on your item, even if it has not shipped yet.

Do you accept returns?

I do not, as a general rule, accept returns.

Under the EU’s distance selling laws, buyers have the right to return certain products for any reason by contacting the seller within 14 days of receiving the product. If you live in the EU and wish to return a product, please contact me within 14 days of receipt and I am happy to accept returns in accordance with EU law.

I am available to answer any questions before you purchase to ensure that you love what you order from me from the moment you unwrap it - just send me a message!

Custom and personalized orders

I do take on a limited number of custom orders from January through September. My specialty is reproducing a dress or costume from a photograph or movie still. Please contact me with your idea and we'll see if we can make it come to life! Please note that I need about 6-12 weeks minimum to make your dress, cape, or coat so contact me well in advance of your event.

Are your items allergen-free?

All our items are made in a smoke-free, dog-friendly home. We have two beagles (also some fish and a leopard gecko but they never come into the craft room).

Wholesale availability

I'm happy to offer many of my items at wholesale pricing to registered businesses and parish stores. Please contact me to discuss your needs!

I need my item sooner than your stated processing time. Can you help me?

If you need your order sooner than my stated processing time, go ahead and message me and let me know when you need it by. Sometimes I can help. As a mom of four kids, I build in a little extra to my processing times in case someone gets sick or doesn't sleep all night, but usually I get items shipped out a few days before the scheduled shipping date.