Monica Jones

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A house warming gift turns into a craft business

I wanted to make my friend a housewarming gift for her new vacation home. I wanted it to have a starfish. But I didn't want it to be just a starfish displayed in a frame with burlap background that you see everywhere. I wanted something unique. Something to match her interior decor.

I played around with painting watercolor paper in shades of blue. I also wanted to give it some sparkle. I added hints of silver and glitter. Once I cut and wove the paper and saw how beautiful it looked, I knew I was onto something. I added matting, glued the starfish and framed it inside a shadow box...a piece of art was born as well as a new business.

My first year in business was dedicated to making beautiful shadow box art. But, I had so many other ideas for coordinating items. My mind was reeling. I was sketching ideas as fast as I could. I started adding wooden plaques, painted shells, Christmas ornaments, rear view mirror charms, fan/light pulls, and canvas art. I'm still not done. I have so much more I want to add.

My items are whimsical and unique. Each one hand made by me. I can customize any piece to your specific details. Where else are you going to get something made just for you?
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Why Buy Handmade?

When buying from an artist, you are buying more than just an object. You are buying hundreds of hours of failures and experimentation. You are buying days, weeks, and months of frustration and moments of pure joy. You aren't just buying a thing, you are buying a piece of heart, part of a soul, a moment of someone's life. Most importantly, you are buying the artist more time to do something they are passionate about.

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Last updated on September 28, 2017
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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 6 hours of purchase
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)
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My number one priority is to make sure you are thrilled to be an owner of one of my creations.

I will gladly refund or repair your item if it is damaged in transit. Contact me within 7 days of receipt. I will file the insurance claim with the Post Office. Please retain the contents you received and all the associated packing materials until your claim is settled. You may be asked to take them to your local Post Office™ for inspection later. Please do not reship the package.

If you are unhappy with your purchase, buyer is responsible for return shipping costs. Please request a refund and a return authorization number within 14 days of delivery date.

Item must be returned in original packaging and in original condition within 30 days of delivery before a refund will be issued. The product listing amount and any sales tax (if applicable) will be refunded. Shipping charges are non-refundable.

If package is returned as undeliverable because of incorrect shipping address, a refund of the purchase amount will be issued less shipping cost. Shipping charges are non-refundable. Please ensure the ship to address is correct during check out process.
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In stock items are ready to ship within 1-3 BUSINESS days after purchase.

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Domestic Locations: Items ship well protected in new package. Please allow up to 2-7 business days from shipping date for your purchase to arrive to all domestic US locations. Tracking info is provided on all orders.

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Please allow extra delivery time during the holiday seasons.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are always welcome. Create your own color combinations to match your decor. There are no additional fees or deposit for custom orders.