PisforPaper

Unique Soldered Jewelry, Collage Art and Greeting Cards

Kentucky, United States · 984 Sales

PisforPaper

Unique Soldered Jewelry, Collage Art and Greeting Cards

Kentucky, United States 984 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Heather Holbrook

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Heather Holbrook

Ball Key Chain 6 inch Silver Tone
US$1.00
Ball Chain 24 inch Black Tone
US$2.50
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About

Lots of things start with "P" but for me it's all about PAPER!

I have a real passion for paper. I've always been crafty, starting with drawing and creating greeting cards for family members at a very young age. But my love of paper arts really began in 1996 when I went along with my mom and some friends to my first rubber stamping class and I've been hooked on working with paper ever since.
I'm mostly self taught, I enjoy just picking up something new and giving it a try.
I love giving new life to old, discarded objects, especially vintage books that are unloved and falling apart so at least a part of them can once again be treasured and adored.
I've taught stamping, scrapbooking and altered arts classes for over 15 years and even owned a rubber stamp store for a few years. My work has been published in several magazines including Somerset Studio, Stamper's Sampler, Take Ten, Altered Arts, FOLK and Vamp Stamp News.

I get lots of questions about how my pendants are made so here's a little bit about soldering...The process I use to make my soldered pendants takes several steps. First my favorite part is finding just the right image in a vintage book or cutting out and piecing together a tiny collage, then I sandwich the papers between two pieces of glass. Next I wrap the edges of the glass with copper tape and using a soldering gun I melt solder over the tape. (here's where I have to admit how clumsy I am and how I very often burn myself during this part of the process:)) Then the pieces are cleaned, buffed and polished, I use solder that is lead free so it's safe wear against skin and also contains silver so they come out bright and shiny. Or for an aged look I might add a patina over the solder instead.

**SUPPORT HANDMADE** All items in my shop are hand made by me from start to finish (with the exception of vintage ephemera and ball chains)

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  • Heather Holbrook

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    I'm a left handed vegetarian living in KY with my husband, cat & dog.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 15, 2014
Welcome to my shop! Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my one of a kind, hand made items.

I mainly work with paper but sometimes fabric. I specialize in greeting cards (stamped or collage), collage pieces (flat and 3D) and soldered jewelry made from vintage illustrations and my tiny collage pieces.

Please don't hesitate to ask any questions about anything you see.

For more info on my artwork visit my website and blog at:
www.PisforPaper.com
and Facebook at:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/P-is-for-Paper/37106070307

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Payment
**PLEASE NOTE: additional shipping charges for more then one item can now only be viewed when adding items to your cart. Most jewelry pieces and cards are an additional .50 each to ship in the US and $1.00 each International. But please add items to cart for correct combined shipping totals. Sorry for any inconvenience!!**

I except Paypal, Credit Cards (with Etsy Direct Checkout) and US Money Orders

US money orders are expected in 7 days or item will be relisted

International buyers Paypal or Direct Check Out only please.

If you are new and need help checking out this link is very helpful:
http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php
Shipping
Shipping will be via USPS first class mail.

Most items will be shipped in a padded bubble envelope with recycled cardboard.

I usually ship within 24-48 hours.

Delivery Confirmation will be included (at no extra charge) on most packages.

If a package is returned because of an incorrect address the buyer will be responsible for paying to re-ship.

I do not have a gift wrapping service at this time but most items will come packaged in a clear envelope with a pretty postcard

**INTERNATIONAL BUYERS**
I do offer international shipping, it will come USPS First Class International. Paypal or Direct Check Out *only* for international orders(no money orders) and must ship to address listed only please. You will be responsible for any duty, tax and customs fees on your end.
To find you if will have to pay any additional fees this site is helpful:
http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation/
Refunds and Exchanges
Please contact me if you are not happy with an item, I'll do my best to make you happy.

I'll except exchanges if the item is returned one week after you received it (in the same condition it was sent to you) and you can exchange it for something else currently listed in my shop. You'll be responsible for all shipping charges.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items come from a smoke free home

I do not have a gift wrapping service at this time but most items will come packaged in a clear envelope with a pretty postcard. If you do *not* wish to receive a clear plastic envelope or postcard please let me know.

In an effort to save some trees (I already use so much paper in my art:)) I will not send you an invoice with your order unless you request one

**I retain all rights to my artwork**

Care of soldered pendants:
Pendants are not water proof and should be removed prior to showering or swimming. Since they are made of glass they should be treated with care. I use solder that contains silver, so if you wish your piece to patina leave it exposed to air, if not seal it in an air tight bag (such as a zip top bag). Silver jewelry polish can be used to bring back any lost shine. Clean with a little glass cleaner on a paper towel. Do not immerse in water.

Need help checking out using an Etsy gift card? Try this helpful link:
http://www.etsy.com/help/article/3088