MonsieurManateeGifts

Handmade Jewellery and Gifts

Chirk, United Kingdom | 102 Sales

MonsieurManateeGifts

Handmade Jewellery and Gifts

Chirk, United Kingdom 102 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(30)

Announcement   ⋆★ PLEASE READ ★⋆ If you want to order custom shoes, please message me BEFORE purchasing, just so I can make sure I can get hold of the type of shoe you're after to avoid any disappointment :)

Hand made fandom goodies, straight out of the heart of North Wales.
IG: monsieurmanateegifts Twitter: @MonsieurManatee
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Disclaimer: All of the pieces in my shop are inspired by characters and film in popular culture that I love. I OWN NONE OF THE RIGHTS TO THESE WORKS AND THESE ARE NOT OFFICIAL PRODUCTS. These works are registered trademarks of Walt Disney Pictures, Nintendo, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Marvel, DC Comics and all other relevant rights holders. I own none of the rights to the characters. films, TV shows, books or video games I use to inspire my work. This shop is not sponsored, endorsed by or affiliated with the aforementioned corporations or any of their subsidiaries or affiliated companies and/or third party licensors.

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 2, 2018

⋆★ PLEASE READ ★⋆ If you want to order custom shoes, please message me BEFORE purchasing, just so I can make sure I can get hold of the type of shoe you're after to avoid any disappointment :)

Hand made fandom goodies, straight out of the heart of North Wales.
IG: monsieurmanateegifts Twitter: @MonsieurManatee
Please give us a follow for updates, coupon codes and giveaways.
If you have any questions or queries, please get in touch!

Disclaimer: All of the pieces in my shop are inspired by characters and film in popular culture that I love. I OWN NONE OF THE RIGHTS TO THESE WORKS AND THESE ARE NOT OFFICIAL PRODUCTS. These works are registered trademarks of Walt Disney Pictures, Nintendo, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Marvel, DC Comics and all other relevant rights holders. I own none of the rights to the characters. films, TV shows, books or video games I use to inspire my work. This shop is not sponsored, endorsed by or affiliated with the aforementioned corporations or any of their subsidiaries or affiliated companies and/or third party licensors.

Beka Harrison

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About

**Beka's Story** I've always been a crafty kid...

I've always been a crafty kid, ever since finger paints and Play-Doh first grabbed my attention in primary school all the way up to my Medusa mask GCSE art project.
It was after that point that art started to take a back seat and my academic life took over.
A lover of science for nearly as long as art, I set my heart on studying biology at university and chose A-levels based on that so art got left behind that time. Fast forward three years and I was all set to leave home and move to Aberystwyth for my degree. The universe was against me though and the university fee increase causing too many students to be accepted to Aberystwyth than they could handle meant that I had to take a gap year. At the time I was devastated, but it was actually a pretty neat thing that happened. I had got all my A-levels and the university were holding my place for the year after so I was effectively free for a whole year!
But I soon got bored and decided to enrol at a local college on a BTEC Interactive Media course. At first I was dubious, I knew there was graphics involved, and I was good at that, but I hadn't really got a clue what I would be studying. It turned out that this was the best thing that could've happened. I got to do photography, film making, animation, Photoshop graphics and, my favourite, art!
I learnt so many new things on this course that it really inspired to take art up again as a serious hobby. I bought loads of new equipment, anything I that looked fun to try I'd try to get my hands on.
While I was studying for my degree every spare minute, and spare surface, was dedicated to drawing and making. And after my Nan's suggestion, I started selling everything I created.
And so Monsieur Manatee was born, you can thank Polly for the name :)

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Shop members

  • Beka

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Imangineer

    A lover of all things geeky and a recently qualified science teacher, I love creating things that my fellow sci-fi fans can appreciate and I'm always looking to expand my horizons into new areas of crafting, so watch this space, nerds!

  • Polly

    Instagram Wizard, Imagineer

    The well-travelled jet setter of our family, Polly's a history student at Keele University, which makes it a bit difficult to conflab sometimes but hey, that's what Skype is for! Polly is our consultant on all things social media.

  • Millie

    Social Media Mogul, Imagineer, Eater Of Cheese Scones

    The baby of the Manatee family, Millie is our MVP. Always there to lend a hand crafting or if Beka needs an assist at a market. As long as she gets paid in cheese scones!

Shop policies

Last updated on August 15, 2018
Monsieur Manatee is a mostly one gal operation making hand-made and custom jewellery and gifts in the beautiful North Wales countryside.
Everything is handmade to order, so no two pieces are ever identical :)
Custom orders are available too! Either drop us a message through Etsy or an email direct to bekahar [!at] hotmail.com

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or 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
Returns and exchange details
If you are unhappy with your item, if an item arrives damaged or if you do not receive your item at all please contact us asap and we'll see what we can do.
Unfortunately I am unable to accept returns for custom painted items as they will have been personalised for your tastes.
Payment
Please make your payment straight away as we won't ship your items until it's been received.
We accept Paypal, direct checkout and Etsy gift cards at the moment.
Shipping
All items are shipped from the United Kingdom and will be sent first class with Royal Mail.
As everything is made to order and Beka is a full time teacher, it will normally take about a week to get your order ready to ship if it's not a custom piece, those will take a minimum of two weeks.
Shipping within the UK will normally take 2-5 business days and international orders can take up to 4 weeks.
Privacy
1. Information I Collect

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of shoes, for example), if you contact me directly.

2. Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

3. Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

4. Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

5. Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.
How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Rebecca Harrison , am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at bekahar [!at] hotmail.com.

More information

Last updated on Aug 15, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Why do I need to contact you before I order custom shoes?

This is just so we can have a chat about what you want on your shoes (and whether it’s something I’m able to do!) as well as to give me the chance to check that I can get hold of the style of shoe you want.

Can I send you my own shoes or bag for you to paint on?

As a rule, I tend not to take these kind of orders unfortunately.

Are your shoes Vans or Converse?

The standard shoes I paint on are unbranded, normally from Primark or Sports Direct. This is so I can do my shoes at a reasonably low price. If your heart is set on designer duds I can do them no problem, it just means that the price of your order will reflect the more expensive shoes.

Is it just shoes that you do custom?

No! I do bags, purses, make up bags, cotton tote bags, mostly any type of bag. I also do wooden keepsake boxes. There isn’t much I can’t paint so if you have an idea, please get in touch.

How long will it take you to paint my shoes?

This varies but it normally takes me around two weeks to order the shoes in and paint them ready to ship. This can sometimes change depending on my workload from my actual job, the orders I’m currently working on, the size of your order and the complexity of the design.

Does my design have to be Disney?

Not at all! Disney is one of my loves so a lot of my work tends to be very Disney oriented, but I’ll paint pretty much anything for you! Some non-Disney examples I’ve done are Princess Fiona, wrestler Jushin Liger and the Colombian soccer team.

Does my design have to be Disney?

Not at all! Disney is one of my loves so a lot of my work tends to be very Disney oriented, but I’ll paint pretty much anything for you! Some non-Disney examples I’ve done are Princess Fiona, wrestler Jushin Liger and the Colombian soccer team.

Does my design have to be Disney?

Not at all! Disney is one of my loves so a lot of my work tends to be very Disney oriented, but I’ll paint pretty much anything for you! Some non-Disney examples I’ve done are Princess Fiona, wrestler Jushin Liger and the Colombian soccer team.