HouseOfWonderland

The home of happy thoughts & colourful gifts

Skipton, United Kingdom | 5601 Sales

HouseOfWonderland

The home of happy thoughts & colourful gifts

Skipton, United Kingdom 5601 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Handmade quirky, illustrated & marvelous jewellery, gifts and accessories. Every item is handmade in the UK with British supplies.

#SBS winner, #WOW winner, Website: www.how-store.com
® D-U-N-S Number | 218130601

Find us on facebook at www.facebook.com/houseofwonderlandofficial and on our website at www.how-store.com

Wholesale and custom orders are welcomed.

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 6, 2018

Handmade quirky, illustrated & marvelous jewellery, gifts and accessories. Every item is handmade in the UK with British supplies.

#SBS winner, #WOW winner, Website: www.how-store.com
® D-U-N-S Number | 218130601

Find us on facebook at www.facebook.com/houseofwonderlandofficial and on our website at www.how-store.com

Wholesale and custom orders are welcomed.

Tessa Shearer

Contact shop owner

Tessa Shearer

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Updates

Have you seen our new kitty craft kits which give you the supplies to make a soft padded toy for your best fur friend! heart_eyes
We have this available in the feminist heart and our UFO design too and of course we have matching pet charms too! raised_handsskin-tone-2tadasparkling_heart
Our cat gift set is a limited run of 100 sets. It features Dinah from our weekly webcomic and in each gift set you will find 2 enamel pins, a 1” pin & a large sticker flake. Designed in-house & purrrfect for popping into any cat lovers stocking!
As we get closer to Christmas & all you can find in the shops is christmas cards it gets harder to find a birthday card for those with birthdays in Nov/Dec. This one is one our newbies but has to be my favourite with its fluffy pom pom heart_eyes
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About

A Little Bit About...

I was born in Cambridge in 1988 to my English mum and half Mexican dad (viva la Mexico!). I lived there until I was around 8, when my mum and dad split up, and I moved with my mum and little brother all the way up to Edinburgh, in bonnie Scotland. Throughout my childhood, I was always a proper girly girl, but did have a rebellious streak. I swear I was framed!

All of my life, I have been extremely imaginative and always sought ways to channel this into something creative. That’s why when I left high school early, I went to college to study Art & Design, as well as Theatre Costume Design. This worked out great for me at the time, as I loved making and designing clothes, to the point where I’d “borrow” by boyfriend’s clothes to turn them into something new. Eventually, I began to move toward jewellery design, and opened my first jewellery business in 2007, at the ripe old age of 19.

After a few years of running the jewellery business, working as a freelance fashion designer and having 2 kids (Ouch!), I decided I wanted to start from fresh, with a new focus. I wanted a new business where I could apply everything I had learnt, that didn’t show my history of rookie mistakes. Sadly, this was harder than I had planned, and only had £10 to start my new business. Not being able to sit still, and loving a challenge, I went for it!

I started the amazing House of Wonderland in 2012, and since then our lives have never been the same. I had to start with selling some simple beaded earrings, although completely different to where I am now, it was enough to get through the first few years which were a bit of a struggle. After the first few years, and the birth of our 3rd son, I’ve really been able to focus more on where I want to be, and what I want to do.

This new focus and drive has led to all sorts of wonderous things! One of the best designs to come out of all of my hardship and depression is the Strong Than You Think design. This design really connected with people and has been featured on numerous websites, has sold out multiple times, and continues to give people the little bit of support when the need it most. Spreading a little bit of happiness and positivity into people’s lives has definitely become my mission.

My mission ties in with the business name; I want to become the home of wonderful things. I want people to have something in their lives that they can look at and remember that they are awesome and they have people that love them.

I consider my entire business and a huge achievement! I still find it hard to believe I’ve been able to get where I am today, doing the things I love. The happy customers, the press features, my amazing stockists, the awards, and even finally being signed to an illustration agency made all the difficult times worth it. All of the ups and downs, have made this journey truly magical for me. And I’ve been able to have a room filled with all different sizes and kinds of boxes and packaging! (I really love packaging!)

But most of all, I’ve been able to build something that meant I can spend more time with my kids, husband, and especially my extra fluffy cat! All of this could never have happened without the people and cats in my life.

Love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life. Especially if you love cats!

Shop members

  • Tess

    Owner, Illustrator, Designer

    Name: Tess Age: 30 Favourite Colour: Pink Likes: Cats, Drawing & Nutella Dislikes: Creepy Crawlies, Grown Up Chores & Seafood.

  • Mr Wonderland

    Shipper, Customer Service, Marketer

  • Dinah

    Assistant, Mascot, Leader

    Name: Dinah Age: 6 Favourite Colour: Pink Likes: Dreamies, Mummy & Strawberry Laces Dislikes: Babies, Fish & Getting Wet.

Production partners

  • Enamel Pin Manufacturer

    China

    A friendly little factory, which specializes in making high by hand quality enamel pins, which is why we work with them!

  • Enamel Pin Manufacturer

    China

    A friendly professional business, which produces high quality hand finished enamel pins, which is why we work with them!

  • a local printer

    Berwick, England

    We chose to work with an outside manufacturer for this item so we can offer higher quality and ethical production. All of our printed items are printed on FSC certified paper and cardstock.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 10, 2018
All images, ideas, designs and content ©2012-2018 House Of Wonderland
All rights reserved.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Check
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Since everything I sell is handmade and unique i may not always be able to offer a replacement or an exchange.
To avoid disappointed for lost/stolen or damaged packages please make sure you ask for registered/insured shipping method costs.

If you are not satisfied with your order and wish to return your purchase you can do so within 7 days of receipt at your own cost.
Let me know as soon as possible if this is the case.
As soon as I receive the returned items in satisfactory condition -unused and in original packaging- I will issue a refund to you.
I do not refund shipping costs/return costs, only item value.

Earrings cannot be returned for hygienic reasons according to EU laws.
Payment
I currently accept Paypal, Bank Transfer, Postal Order. Keep in mind that orders don't get shipped until payment is cleared.

Make sure you complete your payment within 3 days else the order will get canceled. If for some reason you are unable to please let me know and we can work something out.
Shipping
I always post the items within 24 hours after payment has been cleared with 1st class royal mail or airmail.

I cannot be responsible for packages that go missing or damaged during transit.
If you want insured delivery so you can track your item and get insurance please message me for costs.

Delivery usually takes between 1-3 days for United Kingdom, 5-14 working days for Europe, 7-15 for the US and Canada, 7-15 for Australia and up to 21 working days for the rest of the world.

Do note however that standard shipping can sometimes take up to 6 weeks (especially during holidays etc) so order well in advance!

For custom orders the crafting and posting time frame is always adjusted and agreed beforehand.
Additional policies and FAQs
Wholesale:
We do offer our items at wholesale. Please message us for information.

Please keep in mind that all of my creations are handmade and/or hand assembled so minor differences are to be expected.

Please note that colors may vary due to monitor color settings etc.

Thank you for taking time to read my profile.
Feel free to message me at any time, I always answer as soon as possible :)

You can also find me at :
www.how-store.com
Privacy
Privacy Policy At House of Wonderland,
we know that privacy and security is a major concern. We have set out the procedures we use for safeguarding your personal data. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and check it occasionally as it could change from time to time. This privacy policy adheres to the guidance set out by The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

House of Wonderland’s Privacy Promise
House of Wonderland are dedicated to safeguarding your privacy online. We will only collect, store and use your personal information for specific purposes as outlined below in accordance with GDPR. We use your personal information to support and develop our connection with you. We will never share your personal data to 3rd parties unless required by law and your data is always protected. You may contact House of Wonderland at any time with any privacy queries or concerns and to see the personal data you have given us and request modification. Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This can include name, email address, address, and much more.

Your information
When you register on our website to purchase services, we ask for data such as your name, e-mail address, billing address, and contact details. House of Wonderland keeps a record of this information for tax purposes and for ensuring we fulfil our contract with you. The only personal information we hold is what customers provide to us when they place an order on our website, sign up for the newsletter, or sign a contract. We share it with nobody, however it is stored on relevant systems such as cloud systems, Shopify, Couriers (to pass addresses to), and accounting systems which are GDPR compliant. If we are required by law to share any information, we will check with each party concerned to ensure they are happy for that to happen. An example of this would be if HMRC requested an audit. We store sensitive data such as telephone numbers or personalisation information for as long as customer orders remain active. Email addresses provided via Mailchimp are stored until consent is withdrawn, reconsent is requested every 2 years. Information required for tax and legal requirements are held for 7 years as a requirement by law. We keep a record of any orders you make from us, so we can help to deal with any enquiries or problems you may have in the future, and so we can ensure that any information that we send to you is appropriate. Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes. When you place an order with House of Wonderland you will be asked whether you’d like to consent to us displaying your order as part of our marketing materials. By giving your consent for us to do this you understand your personal data will be in the public domain and we assume no responsibility for the usage of this data subsequently. You may request to have your personal data removed at any time and we are more than happy to comply within 7 working days. We keep a record of any e-mail communication you send us, so we can track any problems or concerns you’ve had. In addition to personal information, our website uses Google Analytics to ensure we are meeting your customer needs. Google Analytics stores usage data which may include your IP address, geographical location, referral source, length of visit and page views – although a lot of this is aggregated data. The legal basis for this is legitimate interest for the basis of ensuring we are meeting customer needs. We may process information you submit to us when you contact us for the purposes of ensuring we answer your query effectively. House of Wonderland kindly request that you do not supply any other person’s personal data to us, unless required by law or you have their explicit consent to do so.

How we use your personal data

All the data we gather via our website or through communication with you is used to operate and expand the service we offer you and to personalise our service. How we use your personal data is dependent on the legal basis for processing your data. We are dedicated to using your personal data only for:
1. Processing your orders correctly.
2. Development and expansion of the business, including examination of customers’ shopping behaviours, measurement of advertisements and product style preferences of our customers.
3. Technical management of our website.
4. Reviewing our systems
5. Providing you with information about the services we offer.
6. Letting you know about offers and news.

Legal Basis for Processing Data

House of Wonderland’s lawful basis for processing data are: Consent – customers that consent to signing up for our newsletter. Legal Obligation – tax purposes. Contract – customers that place an order with House of Wonderland.

Requesting Your Information

If you would like to review the data you have provided to us because you feel that what we presently have on record is incorrect, and/or you would like your data erased from our records, you can so do by contacting us using the contact details below. Under GDPR you have a right to be forgotten, to withdraw your consent, to change information we hold about you, and to restrict processing. House of Wonderland are more than happy to comply with this in accordance with the law.

How we protect data

You recognise that the Internet is not a 100% secure platform for communication and, accordingly, we cannot guarantee the security of any data you send to us (or we send to you) via the Internet. We are not responsible for any damages which you, or others, may suffer as a result of the loss of confidentiality of such information. We take every precaution to safeguard your information. All personal data stored by us is kept on a server in a secure environment. The computer on which data is accessed is password protected with only staff accessed, data held in the cloud is password protected and held on encrypted systems and third-party software have their own security systems. The risks of a breach are minimal due to the precautions mentioned above being taken, and close monitoring is undertaken to ensure security systems are always up to date. Breaches will be identified, reported, managed, and resolved according to the ICO guidelines.

How you can help us protect your data

Please bear in mind that whenever you willingly divulge personal data online in nonprotected situations – for example on message forums, through email, or in chat spaces – that data can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal data online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited communications from other parties in return. Also remember to close your browser window when you have finished using the computer. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal data and communications. If you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet café. We cannot confirm or warrant the security of any data you communicate to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your communication, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

Further information

If you have questions about your personal data or our privacy policy, please contact us. To see all the information we have about you, and to correct any inaccuracies, please write to us. Changes to privacy policy We reserve the right to amend our privacy policy, whilst keeping it within all appropriate legislation and guidelines. We will do all we can to ensure that these pages show the most up to date information always and may notify you of such changes by uploading the revised privacy policy on the House of Wonderland website.

Cookie policy

By visiting this website with your browser settings adjusted to allow cookies, you are consenting to House of Wonderland using cookies for the purposes described below to provide you with a fully efficient shopping experience.

Our cookie policy:

Please note: to make full use of the House of Wonderland website and to benefit from a selection of personalised features, your computer, tablet or mobile phone will need to be set up to accept cookies. • House of Wonderland uses cookies to deliver the best user experience possible, without them we wouldn’t be able to do things such as remember your preferences or enable you to store products in your basket. The cookies we use don’t store sensitive data such as your name, address or payment details and they can’t harm your computer. • The data we collect through these cookies is solely to improving our website and your browsing experience – it is never used to identify you and we would never share or sell on this data. What is a cookie? A cookie is a small text file which is downloaded and stored on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. Your browser accesses the cookie file only when you visit the website that produced it. This helps to ease your navigation by automatically logging you in and remembering things like your preferences and what’s in your shopping basket. The information stored within any given cookie can only be accessed by the website that created it and cookies are limited to communicating only the information that you have disclosed to the site.

Types of cookie: Session (or Transient) Cookies

Session cookies

are stored in your computer’s memory for the length of your browsing session. They become inaccessible after the session has been inactive for a time and are automatically deleted from your computer when the browser is closed. They allow you to move from page to page without having to log-in repeatedly. Persistent (or Permanent) Cookies

Persistent Cookies

Persistent cookies are stored in your computer memory and are not deleted when the browser is closed. They are used to keep your preferences for the website, so they will be remembered for next time you visit the website. They are also used to collect information about the numbers of visitors, the average time spent on a particular page and analyse shopping behaviour on the website. This information is used to find out how well the website works and where it can be improved.

Flash Cookies (or Locally Shared Objects)

You probably have Adobe Flash installed on your computer. Websites that contain Flash can also store small files on your computer that are used in the same way as cookies. Flash cookies can also back up the data that is stored in other cookies. When you delete cookies, your Flash cookies are not affected. So a website may still recognise you if it backed up the deleted cookie information on a Flash cookie.

Sharing with social networks

If you use the badges that allow you to share products and content with your friends via social networks like Twitter and Facebook, these companies may set a cookie on your computer memory. Find out more about these here: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
http://twitter.com/privacy
http://www.google.com/intl/en-GB/policies/privacy/

Marketing Material

If you're happy to receive marketing communications by email, you may sign up for our newsletter. This means you will receive regular marketing updates including freebies, special offers and industry news. You may unsubscribe and have the right to be forgotten at any time. We will never spam you or sell your email address to 3rd parties.

Contact Information

Tess Shearer
House of Wonderland
38 Castlegate Court
Berwick Upon Tweed Northumberland
TD15 1BU
07807800059
sales [!at] how-store.com

The information above can also be used to contact our Data Protection Officer.
Last Updated: May 2018

More information

Last updated on Jun 29, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

We love wholesale orders! If you are interested in our products drop us a message or contact us at sales@how-store.com

Custom and personalised orders

Custom and personalised orders are always welcomed! Simply get in touch to discuss your requirements and we would be happy to work with you to create you a unique piece of Wonderland.

Gift wrapping and packaging

We do offer gift wrapping on all of our products. For small items we have a special hooray gift box and for larger items we use crisp tissue paper and twine. Our gift wrapping service is priced at £2 per item. It is available as a separate listing found in our gifts category.

Where is my order?

Hopefully on route to you! Orders are dispatched within 1-2 working days although some items are made to order such as artwork, greetings cards, notebooks, personalised items and cushions and will be dispatched within 1-4 working days. UK orders are shipped via Royal Mail first class and our international orders are shipped via Royal Mail International Priority Airmail. UK delivery can take around 2-5 working days but isn’t considered missing until 10 working days from dispatch. Airmail usually arrives within 14 working days and isn’t considered missing until 30 working days have passed since dispatch. Should your order not arrive, please let us know by popping us a quick message.

How to apply Rockin Claws

Ensure your nails are clean and you have already applied your nail polish (if you are using one) as a base coat. Cut out your waterslide decal as close to the edge of the image as possible. (nail scissors are great for this!) Place your image in room temperate water for around 30-60 second or until your image slides off the backing paper. Slip your nail decal off the backing paper and carefully apply to your nails – ensure the image sits flat and that all wrinkles have been removed. Seal with a top coat of clear nail varnish.

How to care for our Jewellery

To care for our jewellery items, ensure that you keep them dry. Avoid pools, saunas and rain as this could damage your jewellery. Put your jewellery on last and take it off first. Store your jewellery in a soft pouch where possible to avoid tarnishing, tangling and damage. A soft polishing cloth is ideal for cleaning any of the metal parts.

How to care for our Enamel Pins

The proper care of your enamel pins will ensure they always look their best! Avoid storing them close to other pins to avoid scratches (i.e. In a box) Keep your pin away from pools, saunas and rain to avoid rusting. Clean with a soft polishing cloth if needed.

Custom and personalised orders

Our cushions and tote bags are washable by men and women. We recommend hand washing them but you can also machine wash on a cool or cold setting. Do not bleach. Once you have washed your item immediately remove from the washer and air dry flat. Do not iron the image as this may cause damage. Also, don’t cuddle a cactus.