HMCCreationsPLSE

Handmade 'n Clayed Creations - Whimsical animal minis

St Louis, Missouri

Top shop for gifts.

Buyers bought gifts from this shop and gave them 5-star reviews!

Announcement    Welcome to my collection of MINIATURE animals and WEE folk! I hand sculpt and create all kinds of polymer clay beings, usually constructed over glass marbles, both fantasy and 'regular'- (more "realistic!). Most of my creations are VERY SMALL, .75 - 1.50 inches in size, and would be a great addition to fairy gardens.
I DO NOT mold my miniatures nor do I purchase items to resell or to alter or paint and then resell.

After ordering, items are shipped within 3-5 business days. Mail transit times have increased recently for so many reasons, and we cannot guarantee any specific arrival time. Once the item leaves our hands, we have no control of its movements. Packages are shipped either ON the day the label is created, or the next day, if we packed and labeled the night before. We DO NOT create labels then hold onto the package for days. The USPS has become notorious for NOT scanning items when submitted, nor for random steps along the way. Sometimes the first time a package is scanned is when it is delivered.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 28, 2020

Welcome to my collection of MINIATURE animals and WEE folk! I hand sculpt and create all kinds of polymer clay beings, usually constructed over glass marbles, both fantasy and 'regular'- (more "realistic!). Most of my creations are VERY SMALL, .75 - 1.50 inches in size, and would be a great addition to fairy gardens.
I DO NOT mold my miniatures nor do I purchase items to resell or to alter or paint and then resell.

After ordering, items are shipped within 3-5 business days. Mail transit times have increased recently for so many reasons, and we cannot guarantee any specific arrival time. Once the item leaves our hands, we have no control of its movements. Packages are shipped either ON the day the label is created, or the next day, if we packed and labeled the night before. We DO NOT create labels then hold onto the package for days. The USPS has become notorious for NOT scanning items when submitted, nor for random steps along the way. Sometimes the first time a package is scanned is when it is delivered.

Items

 
Patricia Edmonds

Contact shop owner

Patricia Edmonds

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1297)
See reviews that mention:
Quality 127 Shipping 173 Customer service 138

About HMCCreationsPLSE

Sales 3,633
On Etsy since 2014

Shop policies

Last updated on February 26, 2021
Welcome to Handmade n Clayed Creations, home of whimsical Polymer clay miniature animal figurines, and more!

ABOUT MY MINIATURE SCULPTURES AND FIGURINES:
My polymer clay miniatures animals are friendly little rotund critters with a glass marble core (in various sizes,) that can adorn your drab office desk or computer monitor.
There are HUNDREDS of types and colors of animals immediately available in stock, from Aardvarks to Zebras and so many more.
The shiny marble interior can be viewed in a small hole in the bottom of each miniature. The colors used are almost always polymer clay and NOT painted on. However, some spots, stripes, and shadings on animals may be painted or dusted on in acrylic paint or chalks, respectively. Inclusions of sands or fibers may be added to the clay to indicate rough or furry texture. The colors of the animals are made to be generally realistic and based on research for each particular animal. Colors may show up differently on different monitors, however.
My stock animals are made in groups, which are all very similar within the group, but do vary slightly in size and detail, so the miniature received may not be exactly like the one pictured. If there is a large change in appearance when making a new group of an animal, new pictures will be taken and be indicative of the current stock.

SIZE:
Most of my animals are quite SMALL - around or less than the size of a quarter, or a cubic inch. There are a few exceptions, and I try to indicate this in the descriptions. Most polymer clay animals have a glass marble core of varying sizes.
I CAN make custom orders of larger sizes, with cores of 1"- almost 3". Just contact me for a discussion! I occasionally offer larger sizes as the mood strikes me.

"SOLD OUT"
If an item has "sold out" after the option, that means I need to make another series/group of them and restock. If you wish to purchase a "sold out" item, you can contact me to tell me you're interested; that animal will be put at the front of the queue to be created and restocked. You will be informed as soon as they are available!
A "sold out" item COULD be a OneOfAKind (OoaK) item displayed within a group of similar items...which I will NOT be making for general sale again... however, I could make it as a CUSTOM order, if desired. Most of the unadorned cats are OoaKs!
If you don't see an animal you want, let me know, I'm sure I can make it!
The animals DON'T have to be realistic.

CUSTOM ORDERS M.U.S.T. BE ORDERED BY CONTACTING ME OR REQUESTING A CUSTOM ORDER. There are link boxes on each page (3 on the front) to access messaging to me.

A CUSTOM ORDER will NOT be filled IF THE CUSTOMER ORDERS DIRECTLY FROM REGULAR LISTINGS and then expects me to make one with changes. The customer will be refunded their order payment, and encouraged to order through the advised method.

CUSTOM ORDERS that are simple... for change of size or color will have a 25% increase added to the base price of a regular in stock item, since a single one is being created alone, out of my regular assembly line/mass production method, which takes much less time spent per item.
If a more detailed "portrait" of an animal is desired, there will be a 50% price increase. GOOD photos, in bright light or sunlight are required.
Custom orders will be completed within TWO WEEKS, barring complications, then mailed within 1-3 days after sale has been completed. Payment is not due until order has been accepted as satisfactory (after seeing finished product pictures, in the conversation thread) and customer has been billed.
The actual sculpt time is usually shorter, but the estimated time is given for unknown contingencies.

The COMPLETION TIME of intricate, and/or larger items, such as wedding cake toppers, or large quantities of miniatures will be unique to each order and will have to be discussed in an ongoing conversation.

BEYOND MINIATURE SCULPTURES:
Special animal requests can be made such as proportionate pets for doll houses, birthday candle holders, wedding cake toppers, lamp finials, fan pull chains, knobs, animal pens, jewelry (earrings, pins, pendants)...

NO LICENSED CHARACTERS, LOGOS, OR PROPERTIES WILL BE DEPICTED, unless an agreement has been legally obtained. Currently only one license is active, that for the copyrighted property of Wasp Eaters, from Airship Entertainment / Studio Foglio, LLC.

I do not depict inanimate objects, other than the occasional plant, and do not sculpt people, other than some fantastical ones!

I, Patricia Edmonds, am the sole artist of these miniatures. My son assists in some site maintenance, as well as packing and shipping.

These crafts are made and stored in a smoke-free home. I do however, have cats!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation: before item has shipped
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Cancellation of an order before its shipment will simply be cancelled and any paid charges refunded.

If cancellation of an order occurs after shipment, (and upon its subsequent return, wrapped well and in one piece, able to be resold,)- the merchandise price ONLY will be refunded upon receipt - not the original shipping charges. Return shipping charge also is to be paid by purchaser.

Exchanges follow the same parameters. New merchandise of equal value will be sent once the initial order is returned, in one piece, able to be resold. All shipping charges (initial order, return, and resend of exchange) will be paid by the purchaser.

Care will be taken by our shop in packing for shipping; however, on rare occasion, breakage can still occur. Simple breakage along part ‘seam’ lines can easily fixed with a dab of gel superglue by the customer.
However, if purchaser wishes to have a replacement item of the same item, they must attach a picture of the broken item in a conversation and a replacement will then be sent, asap, free of charge. If an incorrect item is sent through our mistake, the same procedure will be utilized. Broken or mistakenly sent items need not be returned as return postage is so high for such small ticket items. Our shop will bear the loss.
However, and again:
Returns due to a customer's change of mind will have the only merchandise price refunded, and not the original shipping charges (once the item has been returned in resale condition, with return shipping paid for by the customer.)
Payment
Missouri residents will be subject to a 7.95% sales tax. Other sales taxes may apply depending on interstate laws.
Shipping
Unless otherwise instructed, (with any increased shipping costs paid by the customer) all items will be shipped USPS, tracked. Regular S&H for miniatures is $3.50 for the first, and $.50 for each additional animal. Each item is individually wrapped, then boxed, and packaged in a bubble envelope mailer. More than one miniature may be shipped within the same box in an order. Individual boxes for EACH item, if needed for gift giving, may be requested.

Once receipt of payment has been made:

Items pictured in the shop have been put aside and are immediately available and will be shipped within 3-5 business days. We check for sales at least once a day. We usually ship out twice a week - more often closer to the holidays. If you need an item mailed more quickly, please add a note and we can expedite handling and mailing from our shop, but no guarantees on actual arrival time are given. Generally, once we submit a package to USPS, it arrives at its destination in 3-5 days. However, for unknown reasons, shipping times to the North Eastern states of the USA often take longer than to the rest of the country. (We are located in the center of the country - in Missouri.)
Also please remember, , mail has been slowed and often stalled within the Postal system due to Postal employee absences due to Covid 19 and the disastrous changes (IMHO) made within the USPS system over the summer of 2020.

We are NOT responsible for items that are sent to the wrong address due to a buyer's mistake when ordering. If the mistaken address is discovered before shipment, a change can easily be made, and the product shipped to the newly stated address.
Any wrong address that is not fixed prior to shipment will not get a refund or be replaced and shipped- unless the USPS returns it back to me as undeliverable. If this occurs, the buyer will be contacted to make a choice of a refund of the item's sale price (not the S&H charge) or a resend, with a new S&H charge, which the customer will have to pay for.
Additional policies and FAQs
I provide the option of custom orders, and terms and specifications can be discussed on a per-case basis.

Miniatures and other Polymer Clay products here are not meant for small children predisposed to putting inappropriate things in their mouths. They are also not recommended for rough play; they are decorative figurines, not toys.