MOSAICSnMORE

Handmade Mosaic Home Decor for Personalized Decorating

Prospect, Kentucky · 872 Sales

MOSAICSnMORE

Handmade Mosaic Home Decor for Personalized Decorating

Prospect, Kentucky 872 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(312)

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Note from shop owner I am sorry I do not make custom orders anymore.

Unfortunately making my passion into work, killed my creativity and passion for my craft. So I had to take a different job, so that I again could enjoy creating mosaics in my free time.

I am so sorry to disappoint. It was quite a shocking revelation for me because it seems that all artists I know, dream of making a living from their art - so seemed like the dream. I hope you can understand.

Joan

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 1, 2017

I am sorry I do not make custom orders anymore.

Unfortunately making my passion into work, killed my creativity and passion for my craft. So I had to take a different job, so that I again could enjoy creating mosaics in my free time.

I am so sorry to disappoint. It was quite a shocking revelation for me because it seems that all artists I know, dream of making a living from their art - so seemed like the dream. I hope you can understand.

Joan

Joan Van Cleave

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Joan Van Cleave

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(312)
Irene Kazenas

Irene Kazenas on Feb 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Thanks! It arrived very fast and was just as described. A wonderful pop of color for my white wall.

Brenda Berens

Brenda Berens on Jun 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I am working on putting these in my entire house, such a classy touch to any room.

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About

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

    Owner

    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 May 13, 2016
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Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
Payment
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.

PERSONAL CHECKS: However, be aware that checks will be held for 10 days after depositing to ensure that they have cleared.

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)
Shipping
I ship via USPS. If shipped in the USA, 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.

I can ship to Canada as well, but I will only ship via UPS to ensure online tracking. Shipping starts at about $25, but I can usually ship up to 2 lb for that price (app. 5 single covers) . However, I have had a buyer being charged a $40 surcharge for a delivery valued at just $50 - even after I paid the full shipping charge to UPS. Not clear if it was customs tax, so please contact me for a quote before placing an order and understand that I cannot guarantee that there will not be any additional charges even after I pay the full shipping at my end.
Refunds and Exchanges
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.