EmpressWu

Wilma's Handmade Treasures - Mixed Media

Newcastle, Australia · 131 Sales

EmpressWu

Wilma's Handmade Treasures - Mixed Media

Newcastle, Australia 131 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(85)

EmpressWu is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Here's some good news and bad news
Good news - I have had lots of gallery sales recently.
Bad news - I have nothing much left to sell here in my Etsy shop, so
I have taken sometime off selling here until I can make more wonderful handmade treasures . Please come back soon.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 13, 2016

Here's some good news and bad news
Good news - I have had lots of gallery sales recently.
Bad news - I have nothing much left to sell here in my Etsy shop, so
I have taken sometime off selling here until I can make more wonderful handmade treasures . Please come back soon.

Wilma Simmons

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Wilma Simmons

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(85)
antics

antics on Nov 19, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This is a beautiful doll and I received her so fast! Thank you!

Silmarwen Ancalimon

Silmarwen Ancalimon on Nov 12, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful patterns, awesome fast post, lovely seller to buy from, superbly 5* Thank you :-)

McGrayDesigns

McGrayDesigns on Sep 28, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful doll, and arrived quickly.

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About

Empress Wu Designs specialises in creating handmade treasures.

Empress Wu Designs started off as a hobby and it now brings me joy to create and teach others to find their own creative expression. I call my art works “handmade treasures” which are inspired by people, places, heritage and literature, and are influenced by an eclectic range of media and approaches.

I can’t boast of a childhood interest in creating art, unless designing paper clothes for paper cut out dolls counts! After University when I married and lived in small isolated country towns, I joined spinning, weaving, macramé and pottery craft groups and sewed, knitted and crocheted clothes for myself and our children. My interest in textiles remained a hobby while I followed a career in English and Drama teaching. Cloth doll making, embroidery and beading alleviated the everyday work stress of being a high school principal, a job which also gave me great joy and satisfaction.

Not being a “retiring” type, when I finished full time work in 2005, I began to teach beading and art doll making, gave birth to Empress Wu Designs, volunteered with a village project in Papua New Guinea and became an accredited Contemporary Clay Instructor (polymer clay and precious metal clay – silver).

My current work is a coalescence of both past and newly acquired skills, techniques and ideas.

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    I loved my work as a high school principal. Even more, I now love the flexibility and luxury of spending time my grandchildren, doing community work with my Rotary club and creating handmade treasures.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 3, 2013
Welcome - I try to ensure that each handmade treasure listed in my shop is something special for someone special. The proceeds from some items listed go to Rotary Australia World Community Service Projects in developing countries.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
The preferred payment method is credit card via PayPal. You do not have to be a member of PayPal to use this method. (This method also ensures the quickest possible delivery.)

Australian customers, I will also accept money orders and direct deposit in local currency. Please contact me for further information.

A purchase may be cancelled if payment is not received within seven days of ordering.

"Lay by" arrangements / part payments can also be made by contacting me and negotiating a suitable plan.
Shipping
All items are shipped from Lambton, NSW, Australia via Australia Post - domestic post within Australia and air mail internationally.
Estimated time of delivery within Australia (depending on the state) is 1-4 days.
Estimated time of delivery to most other countries is 7-10 days.
All purchases are posted within 24 hours of receving payment. Once the item has been posted and each buyer is notified of that date, I cannot be responsibile for any delays in delivery.

All purchases are packed in post office recommended packaging for the safest possible delivery.

Items will be gift wrapped and sent to a person other than the purchaser for no additional cost if a special request is made.
Refunds and Exchanges
If there is a genuine complaint about a faulty item or it differs from its description, it should be reported to me immediately and a refund will be negotiated via Paypal.
If the item is considered not appropriate for its purpose (eg wrong colour, unwanted gift etc), I will exchange it or offer a credit on another purchase. Return postage is the responsibility of the buyer.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are welcome. Each item listed in my shop is unique and while I cannot guarantee I can make something exactly the same, I can usually fulfil individual requests. A deposit for a custom order is expected, and this can be negotiated with me at the time of the order.