ElvenStarClayworks

Handmade gaming jewelry, figurines, art, and more.

Arizona, United States · 1330 Sales

ElvenStarClayworks

Handmade gaming jewelry, figurines, art, and more.

Arizona, United States 1330 Sales On Etsy since 2010

4.5 out of 5 stars
(286)

Announcement   I'm working hard to bring new gaming items to my shop! Many rigorous hours are spent in the deep dark places of the (video game) world to bring the inspiration for new items. "Like" me on Facebook to get updates on works-in-progress or even leave me a comment about something you'd like to see!

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My other websites:

Facebook || http://www.facebook.com/ElvenStarClayworks
Deviant Art || http://noviel.deviantart.com/
Flickr || http://www.flickr.com/photos/noviel/
Pinterest || http://www.pinterest.com/noviel

Announcement

I'm working hard to bring new gaming items to my shop! Many rigorous hours are spent in the deep dark places of the (video game) world to bring the inspiration for new items. "Like" me on Facebook to get updates on works-in-progress or even leave me a comment about something you'd like to see!

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My other websites:

Facebook || http://www.facebook.com/ElvenStarClayworks
Deviant Art || http://noviel.deviantart.com/
Flickr || http://www.flickr.com/photos/noviel/
Pinterest || http://www.pinterest.com/noviel

Erin Noviel McClendon

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Erin Noviel McClendon

Triforce Necklace - Legend of Zelda - Nintendo
US$18.00
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Reviews

Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
(286)
susan sokol

susan sokol on May 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Pumpkin earrings were beautifully made and very realistic thanks so much!!!

neiljh7

neiljh7 on Mar 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I looked at the multitude of ocarina earrings on Etsy before deciding to purchase these, as I believed from the pictures they looked more finely detailed than the others. My beliefs were confirmed once they arrived in the mail, they look fantastic! The colors and the detailing are great, certainly worth every penny.

CyndySch

CyndySch on Feb 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for the fun earrings!

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About

From Play-doh Pies to Polymer Clay Gamer Jewelry

I've had a love affair with clay since my Play-Doh days, making pies and eggs to cook in my kitchen play set. I grew up in Arizona and can recall digging out behind my friend’s house in the desert and finding natural clay that we made tiny bowls with. My first experience with polymer clay was around 10 years old, doing a bird whistle project in school. After that, my mom would tape craft shows and collect clay project books for me to practice. My family has always been my biggest support, especially my mom. I continued on making figurines and small projects for friends and family as a hobby.

I received my Associate of Arts I went on to pursue a degree in photography. Throughout my college career I consistently signed up for ceramics classes despite not being part of my major. It was, in fact, a stress relief for me. It was something I loved doing and never had to worry about. I would come early and stay late, throwing bowls and cups and whatever caught my fancy.

A time came when I had to admit I didn’t have a desire for photography anymore. I moved to California in 2007 and found myself a steady desk job that left me plenty of free time. With a small budget I started making polymer clay items again as gifts for friends and family. My mom placed an order in 2008 for 25 mini clay cakes after I showed her a small Oreo cake I had just made for fun. The next year she ordered ornaments and encouraged me to think about selling my work. I attended my first craft fair in the winter of 2009. Despite being rained on, I did manage to sell a few items.

I researched how to continue selling and decided the best route was online. Finding Etsy in 2010, I started out with what I knew: cutesy figurines like my mom normally requested and were prevalent in all the clay books I owned. I sold a few things here and there, but I was not getting the reaction I was looking for. Later that year while browsing a candy shop I found a small candy dispenser shaped liked a Bob-omb. I freaked out a little bit because I grew up with Mario and well, it was adorable. It was about $6 for that plastic candy toy and I said to myself “Why, I can make that…”

After making that first Bob-omb I realized I could combine my passion for clay with my passion for gaming – something I previously kept separated. I've always been in love with fantasy, video games, books, and I was now able to see endless possibilities for new items. Moving forward I decided if I wanted more people to buy my items though, they had to be functional in some way. I figured if I was excited to wear a Triforce Necklace, someone else had to feel the same way.

Slowly my inventory (and personal jewelry collection!) grew and so did my fan base. Once I started selling, I made sure I gave back by introducing monthly charity donations in April 2011. By the time the holidays rolled around in 2011, I was so overwhelmed with orders I was backed up through February! Clearly I had found my niche.

I am finally doing what makes me happy, even if it’s harder to find time for gaming now between orders. I love being able to call my gaming passion "research" as I play though the Forest Temple in Zelda:OoT, bash Goombas in Mario Bros 3, or inbreed Chocobos on Final Fantasy VII.

I feel lucky enough to be able to share what I love with the world, and if you have something you love, let me know! I am sure with a little "research" I can make it just right for you. ;)

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    My name is Erin, and I live in Southern Arizona with my husband and four adorable cats: Sumi, Morgan, Drogo, and Lancelot. When I'm not working I like to play video games, cook, read, go out to eat, and spend time with my family.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 11, 2014
I am a firm believer in supporting my fellow artists and I believe everyone who purchases from me deserves AWESOME customer service! If you have any questions, just jump right in and send me a convo. I am around a computer most of the time and love helping my customers. Custom orders, changes to existing orders, you can be sure I will do everything I can to make it perfect.

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PayPal and major credit cards through PayPal (see link for how to: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/224).

Credit cards directly through Etsy's "Direct Checkout" feature.
Shipping
Shipping will typically be done within 3-5 business days of payment being received. I will send a confirmation after receiving payment notifying you of your shipment/upcoming shipment. I will let you know the ship to address I have, so if that is incorrect, be sure to respond as soon as possible so I can make changes. If there is a tracking number, I will send that as well. I normally ship USPS First Class - if you would like expedited shipping, send me a convo and I will get special rates for you.
Refunds and Exchanges
Polymer clay can be very delicate so shipping is done with great care. If for some reason the item arrives broken, please contact me as soon as possible and we can work out either a repair or getting you a new piece.

If a small piece falls off or breaks cleanly, it can easily be repaired with a small amount of super glue (I know I have done that a few times after dropping or mishandling a piece!). Luckily, such repairs are usually not even noticeable after its glued back.

If you are looking to return a non-damaged item, the buyer must pay return shipping costs. Your purchase price minus shipping will be refunded via Paypal upon receiving the returned item in original condition.

Refund requests for non-damaged items must be made within 14 days of receiving your item. Please contact me through Etsy to make your return request: http://www.etsy.com/convo_new.php?to_username=Noviel
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions about an item, your order, or have a custom item you would like to request, feel free to contact me at any time. I check my messages often and will do my best to get back to you in a timely manner as I know how important your time is!

* * * Custom Orders * * *

I can and do take custom orders, just click on the "request custom order" or convo me with your idea. I will let you know if it sounds feasible and will instruct you to send me details like like size, colors, due date, ect, and even reference pictures if you have any. Once the details are sorted out I will quote you a price and payment will be due in advance. I will keep you up to date on the progress of your item and send you shipping and tracking info accordingly.

* * * "Custom" - "Made to Order" - "Personalized" Items * * *

These may take up to an extra week to ship, depending on the level of difficulty or customization. If the item is made and just needs a name added, it shouldn't take more time, but if I need to make a special color or change, extra time and care will be taken with each item.

* * * Coupon Codes/Discounts * * *

Each order sent will include coupon codes for loyal customers. Check out my Facebook page as well for FB fan codes and all the latest pieces I'm working on before they make it to Etsy!

www.facebook.com/ElvenStarClayworks