Potbellies

Handmade animal ornaments and mobiles

Columbus, Ohio · 352 Sales

Potbellies

Handmade animal ornaments and mobiles

Columbus, Ohio 352 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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(83)

Potbellies is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner We are taking a short break to evaluate our hobby business and whether we can continue due to "real life", jobs, and health issues. All outstanding orders will be finished. Hopefully we will be back in a few months with new energy and time to give Potbellies what it deserves! All the best, Anne and Sacha

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 2, 2017

We are taking a short break to evaluate our hobby business and whether we can continue due to "real life", jobs, and health issues. All outstanding orders will be finished. Hopefully we will be back in a few months with new energy and time to give Potbellies what it deserves! All the best, Anne and Sacha

Anne and Sacha

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Anne and Sacha

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About

Birds, ping pong balls and ornaments. We never thought ping pong balls would be our muse!

It started with the ornaments. They came to life one Christmas after my fiance, Sacha Mikheidze, and I made a few for my mom as a present. He is the sculptor, I am the painter and as ornithologists, we both love birds. After seeing a little chickadee all puffed up in the cold, I had the idea to use a round shape as a base for a silly, cute ornament. That shape: re-purposed old ping pong balls. One bird led in to more birds, until we had quite a few species designed, and Potbellies Ornaments™ was born! Then we had another epiphany, what about using the ornaments to make MOBILES!!!! And the rest, as they say is history.

We hand sculpt and hand paint each ornament, and as such, each ornament is unique, durable and one of a kind. The sculpting medium we use dries to an extremely tough finish (it is not FIMO) and is non-toxic. The paint is acrylic, and is also non-toxic. As silly as they are, we try to stay accurate to each animal species. We will make ANY bird or animal, so just ask if you don't see the one you want!

We hope you like them and think they are as funny as we do!

Shop members

  • Anne and Sacha

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    We are both biologists who met on a field job, plus we both are creative, he sculpts, I paint! It took him five years to convince me to date him, but we now have been together six years and will be getting married May 2013!

Shop policies

Last updated on December 3, 2014
During the holiday season and we are working round the clock! If you order by Dec. 16th, we will have your ornament shipped in time to receive it by Christmas (for orders within the USA). We are so happy you stopped by our shop! We aim to have all our customers leave fully satisfied with their purchases! We will work with you to ensure that happens! Again, these are all custom made, so they may very slightly from the photos. Depending on our order load, it may take anywhere from 1-3 weeks for us to finish your order.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you have a problem with your purchase or if it is not what you expected then please contact me right away. If you ship the item back to us within 7 days in the original condition then we will refund your money minus any shipping and handling charges.
You will be responsible for shipping and insurance charges upon return.

For custom orders, we will be in contact throughout the process getting your ok step by step. If you are then unhappy with the final work, you will get a 100% refund.
Payment
Paypal is our payment method of choice.
Shipping
All items will be shipped by USPS first class mail with delivery confirmation. Once your payment has cleared, we will ship your purchase within 1-3 weeks. That time is needed because of the custom nature of the ornaments and mobiles.

Any items bought from our shop in the same checkout order qualifies for combined shipping.

If you need priority shipping, etc. please contact us and we can make those arrangements for an additional shipping charge.

Please make sure your paypal address is the correct shipping address.