Megan Cadmium on Apr 8, 2016
Looks even better in person!! Honestly they are one of my favorite earring pairs now. I get so many compliments and I always tell them it's from an Etsy shop called "ManIsFive." I will definitely be making another purchase (hopefully this year), and perhaps will even request a custom since there was a pair of feather earrings that slipped through my fingers. 10/10 would recommend this shop to others! You won't be disappointed~
Megan Cadmium on Apr 8, 2016
These are absolutely stunning! This was my second purchase from Christina, and as usual her customer service goes beyond the norm. I follower her page religiously, she's an amazing artist as well as an amazing person! The earrings are cute and go with pretty much any outfit. They are also big enough to be noticed with my chin length hair. Thank you so much!!
I am a lover of and believer in all things magical.
I've a persistent curiosity towards the many facets of the fantastic and the strange.
The shop reflects my current moods and fixations. I promise that a ton of love and care, along with my undivided attention, goes into each item before I list it for sale. Every piece or set is made one at a time by me. Each wax product is poured in small batches, one pound at a time, by me. All of these things take time, sometimes days, to complete. I strongly believe that this makes them special. I love crafting and have been a maker of things since childhood, but my true love is fragrance formulation. The process is almost therapeutic for me. I've spent the last year and a half perfecting the current fragrances, with more to come soon.
Apothecary items are slowly being added to our growing line of products. A frequently asked question, and often basis for harsh judgment is, "Are your candles/products made with essential or all natural ingredients?". We use essential oils when we can, but the truth is, depending on the product, it's not always the healthiest option. When you're talking Holistic healing, then yes, but some essentials can be skin irritants, and even contain toxins. Most are safe to to heat in a warmer, but not to put to an open flame or light on fire, like in our soy candles. So, the answer is, when the goal scent or product would be unsafe with essential ingredients, it is substituted. In those cases where essentials can not be utilized, the very best quality plant-derived perfume or fragrance oils are used. All our soy candles are pure, natural, dye free, GMO free, pesticide free, phthalate free, lead free, naturally sustainable and grown locally and harvested in the USA. We never use petroleum based ingredients in any of our products. I hope that is helpful, but feel free to contact me anytime with any question you may have.
I adore the idea of sending parcels of my creations to you. I ship several times a week so that nobody has to wait a painfully long time for their purchases.
I am currently working on overhauling the entire shop. Streamlining the items offered, the style of photos, the packaging...well... just about everything. I enjoy playing with themes, though I am always my own worst critic. The shop is a constant work in progress.
Even though I handle the bulk of responsibilities with this shop, we consider it a family endeavor. When you purchase from Man Is Five/Three Ravens, you aren't just feeding my uncontrollable urge to create, but also helping to support my caring for our two sons with Cystic Fibrosis. They are and always will be the motivation behind keeping this project going.
It has been an amazing few years so far, and I am so thankful to have you guys stick around and be witness to the evolution of myself and the Man Is Five shop.
Thank you for your interest,
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Owner, Creator, Designer
Living and producing in Philadelphia, PA. Married to an Army Deep Sea Diver. I have a 4 year old and an 8 year old, both with Cystic Fibrosis. My days are full and I thoroughly enjoy sneaking away to the studio.
Enzo is the baby of our family. His favorite things are sharks, trucks, puzzles and Halloween. He still puts up a fight about some of our CF routine, but Mom can usually wrangle him in! He likes to help with the candle/tart production for the shop.
Vito is the big brother and is truly an old soul. His favorite things are legos, gymnastics, video games and archery. He helps his brother through life with CF by setting a great example. He loves to sit and make jewelry with mom.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Shipping costs are estimated by weight. Obviously some items, specifically the wax products, weigh more. If your shipping fee has been grossly over estimated, a refund can be issued.
Ships US Postal Service with tracking. Shipping costs are estimated by weight. Obviously some items, specifically the wax products, weigh more. If your shipping fee has been grossly over estimated, a refund can be issued.
For any international inquiries you can convo the shop owner, arrangements can always be made.
Refunds and Exchanges
When you purchase a wearable piece of art, it is understood that special care should be taken.