Dana Martinez on Aug 12, 2016
My Other Bumper Sticker is a Button
In 2004, I was living in Austin, TX, working in a local independent toy store and riding a comically small bicycle. One day I decided to buy a button machine, and friends got buttons right away for their bands. Over the years what was a silly hobby has turned into a fun source of income that keeps me inspired.
Life is an adventure. You may have ordered from NiceButton in Austin, Houston, Seattle, or New Orleans! Button-making and graphic design are just two of several art-related jobs - all portable enough that I can easily relocate with my husband as his job gives us opportunities to live all around the USA.
To keep my worldly goods at a minimum, I store my favorite things in my head. What you find in my shop are animals, objects, and ideas that found their way into my brain and were stirred and sifted until ready to be extruded into a concentrated dollop of happiness or charm.
I design and make items in New Orleans. The parts for my buttons, magnets, and other small items, as well as the manual presses that I use to assemble them, are made in USA. A big thank you to the friends in Los Angeles, California, USA who print my designs on shirts, and thanks to www.kevinandamanda.com for several of the great fonts that I use.
Wholesale prices are available for retailers upon request.
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Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Items will be shipped after payment has cleared. This means that if payment is made by check, the item will take longer to ship (time for check to be mailed + deposited + time for bank funds to be released).
Production time is always 3-7 business days.
Standard US shipping is 2-8 business days.
Expedited US shipping is 1-3 business days.
Please note that shipping can be expedited, but production time cannot. If you pay for 1-3 day shipping, the shirt will still be ready to ship in 3-7 business days.
For Everything Else:
Both production and shipping can usually be expedited - send me a message with your request. Production time varies by item type and can be found in the shipping section under each listing. First Class and Priority shipping to USA are delivered by USPS in 1-3 business days.
International shipping often takes 2-3 weeks, but can occasionally take anywhere from 5 to 45 days. The United States Postal Service does not guarantee US ship times/dates, nor do they give estimates of international ship times. However, they do guarantee money back on Priority and Express packages if an item is lost or damaged by the postal service. Note that this does not include items "lost" because of an incorrect address you confirmed at checkout.
If a package is returned to me due to an incorrect shipping address that you confirmed, you may be responsible for cost of the return shipping and/or re-shipping, or you may choose to receive a refund for the cost of the items. Whether you use Etsy Direct Checkout or PayPal, they do require you to confirm your current shipping address before payment is complete. I cannot be responsible for items sent to a confirmed but incorrect address if they are not returned to me.
I do not estimate, anticipate, or pay for customs or VAT fees.
Refunds and Exchanges
Shirts are made to order, so I reluctantly provide refunds and exchanges (buyer is responsible for shipping costs). Please read the sizing information carefully. I am happy to answer sizing and color questions.
Returns and exchanges must be made within 30 days of item delivery. Items must be in original, re-sellable condition, unwashed, with no obvious signs of wear or use. Items must be free of odors such as perfume and cigarette smoke, and free of pet hair, dirt, et cetera. I reserve the right to deny a return or exchange if an item is not re-sellable at my discretion.
Buttons, magnets and other small items made with my button machines can be exchanged if buyer pays shipping for the returned item and the replacement.
Bulk orders may not be returned or exchanged except under the terms of the Retailer Satisfaction Special (If after several months, you still have some of my button or magnet designs that just won't sell in your store, send them back to me. I'll replace them for free with your next order. Nobody has ever had to use this yet, but it may ease your mind if you're unsure about ordering new designs.)
Custom made items cannot be returned or exchanged.
Additional policies and FAQs
Buttons are designed by me or made from "found art" - reused fabrics, magazines, catalogs. I do not reproduce copyrighted materials for my buttons.
Buttons and button sets may be presented on recycled/reused paper. If those pages contain text or artwork, copyright is almost always retained by original artist and may not be reproduced.
Shirts are designed by me and printed by a couple of nice people who have their own awesome shirt company in Los Angeles, CA.
Designs are copyright of Samantha J Horne.
Buttons, magnets, bottle openers, mirrors and zipper pulls are water resistant but not waterproof. They will likely oxidize if submerged (washing machine, etc). They may also oxidize after several months in humid environments.