PatriciaMinishDesign

Patricia Minish Designs

Arizona, United States · 249 Sales

PatriciaMinishDesign

Patricia Minish Designs

Arizona, United States 249 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Hand-crafted custom cake toppers, party hats and keepsake boxes for every occasion! Visit my website @ http://www.patriciaminishdesigns.com

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Last updated on Jan 30, 2016

Hand-crafted custom cake toppers, party hats and keepsake boxes for every occasion! Visit my website @ http://www.patriciaminishdesigns.com

Patricia Minish

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Patricia Minish

1920s Garden Deco Wedding Cake Topper
US$175.00
Vintage Wedding Bells Cake Topper
US$165.00
Woodland "Love Birds" Wedding Cake Topper
US$185.00
1920's "Black Tie" Deco Cake Topper
US$165.00
Eiffel Tower Cake Topper, Keepsake Box
US$150.00
Stylish Party Favor Gift Box
US$15.00
Lavender Carousel Cake Topper, Keepsake Box
US$165.00
Swan Lake Cake Topper
US$85.00
Vintage Pink Ballerina Cake Topper
US$75.00
Vintage Train Cake Topper, Keepsake Box
US$125.00
Vintage Carnival 1st Birthday Hat
US$75.00
Mermaid Party Hat, Under the Sea Party Hat
US$110.00
Carousel Pink Pony Birthday Hat
US$75.00
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About

Ambassador Of Glittering Good Will

Patricia Minish is an artist, mother, grandmother and wife, but most of all she is an ambassador of glittering good will. While her fans may know her as the creative genius behind Patricia Minish Design – the glittering custom cake toppers, party hats and keepsakes for weddings, birthdays and special events – they might be surprised to learn how much love goes into each piece.

“Sometimes when I am creating a piece, a little story begins in my mind and the piece becomes a diorama of sorts,” says Patricia. Each assemblage is composed of carefully glued and glittered layers. They are all exquisitely crafted and original. The glitter is made of glass imported from Germany. All papers and laces are meticulously hand-cut and hand-tinted. Hours of work go into each custom-made piece. Her enchanting one-of-a-kind designs are handcrafted with originality and whimsical artistry.

Currently living in Tucson, Patricia’s goal to create art to lift the human spirit started in Washington State’s charming Port Townsend. A ferry ride away from Seattle, visitors flock to see gabled and turn of the century homes perched on hills overlooking Puget Sound. Inspired by the pioneer spirit of the Victorian seaport, and maybe just a touch of revolt against the gray skies, Patricia started teaching and making 3-D art pieces that have evolved into her trademark.

Drenched in glitter, the boxes and cake toppers appeared in local baker’s windows. Soon Seattle’s vaunted Trophy Cupcakes started using her pieces in window displays and customers started asking how they could buy a bit of that magic.

Once her website was up, word spread and Patricia realized her dining room table production site needed an upgrade. Soon a studio was built to house her supplies, but her sparkle would not take a back seat to convention. Plastic bins and modern office equipment gave way to antique compotes, sugar bowls and jars filled with glitter. Storage turned to inspiration in her display. “I love the sparkle of German glass glitter. It resembles decorative tinted sugar or is silver-plated, naturally tarnishing to a vintage luster,” Patricia said.

But sometimes a spot so removed from the city can be lonely. Her two daughters grew up and away. With the advent of four grandchildren, Patricia decided to pull up roots and move to Tucson near one of her children. Now an extra bedroom in her new home has been transformed into glitter central, but not without remorse. “I miss my studio so much,” Patricia said.

She and her husband Jim were able to make the move thanks to the growing popularity of her work well outside the confines of Washington State. Spread almost completely by word of mouth, her creations are shipped worldwide. Each is a work of art with a piece of her heart firmly attached.

“I love creating pieces that are delicate, timeless, sometimes whimsical and bring a smile to your face. I love working with clients and capturing their vision for a special piece that will hold a heartfelt memory for them,” Patricia said.

Patricia’s family is proud of her for sticking to her dream despite the sometimes-rocky path that led to her success. But it was the love for her family and her work that often kept her going and she hopes her pieces do the same for others.

“I love vintage things with a story and a memory attached. I also love the twinkling sparkle that makes each piece so ethereal as if touched by magic. I think glitter runs through my veins.”

You can find Patricia Minish on Etsy, Pinterest and at patriciaminishdesigns.com
Please enjoy, and thank you for visiting!

“Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life,
Love gives us a fairy tale.” ~ Anonymous ~

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    Uniquely designed custom cake toppers, party hats and keepsake pieces for weddings, birthdays and special events. Each piece is handmade, one-of-a-kind with every attention to detail.

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Last updated on April 11, 2016
Welcome to Patricia Minish Designs! I specialize in creating custom cake toppers, party hats and keepsake boxes for every occasion. Uniquely designed, each piece is hand-crafted using quality papers, ribbons and trims, millinery and handmade flowers, German glass glitter, vintage and found materials. These are made to order one-of-a-kind treasures. While no two pieces are the same, each is given every attention to detail. Cake toppers open to hold your treasured mementos.

*Patterns, images and embellishments may vary do to availability of materials.
*Products with glass glitter should not be handled by children.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
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Payment
I gladly accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Debit, all through PayPal. You are not required to have a PayPal account to make a purchase. Choose the PayPal payment option upon checkout. PayPal automatically encrypts your confidential information using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL).

Payment in full is required before starting your order, unless other arrangements have been made. You are welcome to also contact me through my website at:
http://www.patriciaminishdesigns.com/
Shipping
All orders are shipped via priority, departing from Tucson, AZ.
International orders are welcome! Shipping rates will be adjusted accordingly. Please contact me for shipping quotes.

I ship to the address provided by PayPal and cannot be held responsible for shipping to incorrect address. If you should need your package sent to another address, please message me with info. All shipping rates include tracking confirmation which you will be provided with once shipped.

Once orders are shipped I am not responsible for loss, damage or liability related to any delay.
Refunds and Exchanges
My pieces are one-of-a-kind, made to order and cannot be returned. In the rare instance you do encounter a damaged piece, or are unhappy with your purchase, please feel free to contact me within 7 days to discuss any options. Should an exchange be authorized, shipping charges are not refundable, and all returns will be at the expense of the buyer, unless a mistake was made on my part. Your satisfaction is important to me.
Additional policies and FAQs
** Delivery Time **

My work is made to order, so I will contact you with an estimated shipping date. Delivery time is determined by the event date, rather than a specific turn around time. It is preferred to have an order in at the least 4 weeks prior to the event. Please contact me before ordering if your event is less than 4 weeks away. This ensures that I am able to schedule and meet important deadlines.

Information Needed:
- Date of your special occasion
- Date you would like to receive your order
- Special requests (colors, wordage etc.)

*Patterns, images and embellishments may vary do to availability of materials.
*Products with glass glitter should not be handled by children.

More information

Last updated on Apr 18, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

My work is made to order, so I will contact you with an estimated shipping date. Delivery time is determined by the event date, rather than a specific turn around time. It is preferred to have an order in at the least 4 weeks prior to the event. Please contact me before ordering if your event is less than 4 weeks away. This ensures that I am able to schedule and meet important deadlines.

Information Needed:
- Date of your special occasion
- Date you would like to receive your order
- Special requests (colors, wordage etc.)

*Patterns, images and embellishments may vary do to availability of materials.
*Products with glass glitter should not be handled by children.