Handmade Mosaic Home Decor for Personalized Decorating

Prospect, Kentucky

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Announcement    Treat yourself to truly personal decorative mosaics that you will not find at your local home decor shop. All items in my shop have been handmade by me.


Last updated on Feb 8, 2016

Treat yourself to truly personal decorative mosaics that you will not find at your local home decor shop. All items in my shop have been handmade by me.


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Joan Van Cleave

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Joan Van Cleave


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Sales 878
On Etsy since 2010

The joy of creativity.

I started my Etsy shop because - like most artists - I dreamed of living off my craft and creativity.

However, after selling hundreds of mosaic light switch covers, I realized that nothing can kill a passion faster, than turning it into work. After making Etsy mosaic orders for hours, I just did not feel like relaxing with some more mosaics. Soon, I came to miss the need to make mosaic experiments and being creative with tile. However, I just needed to do something different when not making mosaics for Etsy.

So, I began creating with concrete. I started off with some innocent leaf castings. I also made some pots and even a concrete sofa for my backyard. You can see both how I made the sofa and the concrete leaves on my Facebook page.

Today I have a job that does not involve getting my hands dirty with glue, grout or concrete and after a long break from making Etsy orders I am beginning to feel more like making mosaics again.

So, today the shop is about selling creations that I have made for my own joy and interest, while selling out pieces I have left over from the days when I used the shop as a source of income.

I have learned my lesson. The lesson being, that my creativity and crafts cannot be forced. Forcing them made me loose them and the comfort and joy they offered me. I am reclaiming my craft for myself and only if I make too much for myself to enjoy, will I make it available for others to enjoy as well.

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  • Joan Van Cleave


    I was born and raised in Denmark. In 2001 I married an American and soon after we moved to his hometown of Louisville, KY. I now have 3 kids and use my crafts to keep it together when things are crazy at home.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 6, 2017
Thank you for visiting my shop. I hope you find what you are looking for.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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)
Returns and exchange details
If you are unhappy with the purchase, just send it back for a full refund (minus shipping cost) within 14 days. I would hate to have anyone unhappy with their purchase. I aim to please.
PAYPAL: be aware that I ship only to the CONFIRMED USA SHIPPING ADDRESS provided by paypal inside the transaction details. If the item has to be sent to a non-paypal confirmed address, you will have to send a money order or check instead. Shipment will still ship with delivery confirmation.

ETSY CHECK-OUT: I will only ship to the address in the payment details given tome by Etsy. If you need it shipped to a different address you will have to send a money order or check. Shipment will still ship with delivery confirmation.

MONEY ORDERS: Since this payment method is prepaid the item can ship immediately.

Kentucky residents will be charged a 6% sales tax (on item only, not shipping)
I ship via USPS. There will always be delivery confirmation or some kind of online tracking.

Shipping will be via the cheaper option - parcel post or priority mail. However, if you needs it fast, I can ship USPS overnight at your own cost.