Nelles' Shop Announcement

Welcome to my studio! **PLEASE NOTE SHIPPING POLICIES AND HOLIDAY TIME FRAMES! Please browse my items and feel free to contact me (231-264-5858) with your questions. Unique cast-bronze and cast-aluminum pieces to decorate your home, office, or other special space. I have worked in my foundry for over 30 years and just recently decided to see if Etsy is a good place to show my art.

Here is a basic summary of my process:

For nature-inspired decorative objects and animals, I usually sculpt my original images out of soft modeling wax. For pieces that require a high degree of precision and hard lined surfaces - such as the toys - I use a variety of materials including plastic, hard styling clays, metal or wood to create an original model. Once satisfied with the form, I then make a series of molds of the original piece into a permanent pattern called a match plate, That is then used to make multiple sand molds into which molten bronze is poured at 2150°. Once cool, the rough casting is separated from the sand and then cut, ground, sandblasted, tumbled and polished to a rich, patinaed finish.

Nelles' Shop Policies

Welcome

We are a small shop, but make every attempt to answer your specific questions as promptly and accurately as possible. Scott takes pride in his work and wants you to be pleased with his art and the quality of each piece. Please know that this is a very small shop, and we cannot guarantee that someone will be available to answer questions on the weekends. Having said that - we DO try to check in as often as possible, even on Saturday and Sunday, when we are able!!

Please call Scott's shop directly with any special requests or questions about shipping, timing, etc. The shop number is 231-264-5858.

Payment

Pay Pal seems to work best for most people (as does Direct Checkout), but if you have another preference, please email us or enter a note to us when you order.

Shipping

**PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high number of orders we receive before the holidays, we cannot guarantee arrival before December 25 if you order after December 10th. So, please contact us before ordering, if you have questions about the timing of your order and shipment.

At the present time, we cannot guarantee shipping sooner than 1 to 2 weeks (sometimes, somewhat longer) on many items. We have quoted shipping for US domestic packages according to the USPS regular ground rates. There are times when shipping costs depend on distance (including domestic and foreign) and method of shipment. Let us know if you are in a hurry for a special gift, and we will let you know when we can earliest ship your item or of any extra costs for your special shipping needs.

Each casting is made by Scott, personally, and then assembled and finished by Scott and his assistant right here in Elk Rapids in Scott's small foundry and shop. The time this takes is not always predictable, depending on how many different pieces we are trying to send out, but Scott is very insistent on the quality of each piece. due to the high number of orders we receive before the holidays,

Please call Scott's shop directly with any special requests or questions about shipping, timing, etc. The shop number is 231-264-5858.

Additional Policies and FAQs

Custom orders are available, but can be very costly, depending on the requirements of your request. Your questions and requests will be answered as thoroughly as possible and as time allows.

Seller Information

Please call Scott's shop directly with any special requests or questions about shipping, timing, etc. The shop number is 231-264-5858.

Last Updated August 29, 2014