Protean

~Quirky Handcrafted Cuteness!~

274 Sales

Protean

~Quirky Handcrafted Cuteness!~

274 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Protean

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Announcement   ♥ ♥ Welcome and thanks for visiting! ♥ ♥

Specializing in odd and cute kokeshi, sculptures, fiber craft, and other fun handmade art! Home to the ORIGINAL Mola Molas, Zombie Voodoo Plushies and Teacup Owls!

NEWS: Taking a break from crafting for awhile. I will post some more cute ceramic items and hopefully a plushie or two, but otherwise will be on a creative hiatus. Be sure to check out my other active shops!

**MORE NEWS: Postal rates (especially for many international destinations) have drastically gone up - even doubled! Sadly the shop has had to raise prices to keep up with those increased costs. Send me a note if you want me to double-check prices for your particular international destination.
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-Questions? Special shipping needs? Custom orders? Contact me!-

*Don't forget to read my Shop Policies before purchase!
http://www.etsy.com/shop_policy.php?user_id=5182762

-Check out my new Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Protean/351966824879043

-Check out my Flickr Album:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23660675@N04/

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Yikes, MORE ART!:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ProteanArt

JEWELRY HAS MOVED TO A NEW SHOP! Be sure to check it out!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ProteanJewelry

Announcement
Last updated on Mar 16, 2016

♥ ♥ Welcome and thanks for visiting! ♥ ♥

Specializing in odd and cute kokeshi, sculptures, fiber craft, and other fun handmade art! Home to the ORIGINAL Mola Molas, Zombie Voodoo Plushies and Teacup Owls!

NEWS: Taking a break from crafting for awhile. I will post some more cute ceramic items and hopefully a plushie or two, but otherwise will be on a creative hiatus. Be sure to check out my other active shops!

**MORE NEWS: Postal rates (especially for many international destinations) have drastically gone up - even doubled! Sadly the shop has had to raise prices to keep up with those increased costs. Send me a note if you want me to double-check prices for your particular international destination.
---

-Questions? Special shipping needs? Custom orders? Contact me!-

*Don't forget to read my Shop Policies before purchase!
http://www.etsy.com/shop_policy.php?user_id=5182762

-Check out my new Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Protean/351966824879043

-Check out my Flickr Album:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23660675@N04/

***

Yikes, MORE ART!:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ProteanArt

JEWELRY HAS MOVED TO A NEW SHOP! Be sure to check it out!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ProteanJewelry

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npeppin

npeppin on Apr 8, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

This is wonderful, it's going to be a gift and it will be loved

Geena

Geena on Dec 14, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

This is so, so cute! It came wrapped up very well, to ensure that it would not be damaged. Protean replied immediately to my messages and was glad to answer any questions I had. I had it shipped domestically, and it was received in only a few days! Definitely recommend this shop.

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About

Quirky Cute Art of All Kinds...

After denying myself coffee for over half a year I finally lost it one day and started sculpting coffee beans! Since then, all sorts of cute art and quirky oddities have come out of Protean Studios.

I base my designs on things that inspire me: mostly nature and tasty things in the case of jewelry, art, and plushies! What I happen to create is always changing, always evolving...

[Definition of Protean: very changeable; readily taking on different shapes and forms]

♥ About kokeshi dolls ♥
I've always loved kokeshi, a Japanese type of art doll, and creating them instantly brightens my day. Each doll starts out as a "blank canvas", a plain piece of U.S.-sourced hardwood. I prime, let dry, and then hand-sketch my unique patterns. After that, it's time for painting! Colors are hand-mixed, lines and details are filled in, and so on, often with multiple layers of paint. Finally, after drying and meticulous refining, I apply a coat of protective varnish. Whew!

♥ About fiber craft ♥
I learned how to sew from my mom (aka master sewer/quilter/needlecrafter). I make plushies because they make me smile. I create pillows, pot holders, and aromatherapy items with just as much care and attention to detail. Everything from the needlecraft to the needle-felting is a labor of love. The added functionality of utilitarian fiber craft makes the creative process so satisfying.

♥ About quirky paintings and sculpture ♥
If you haven't figured out by now, I love art. I have problems sticking to just one medium but that doesn't mean I take short-cuts in techniques or production. Paintings are created with artist-quality materials and I spend time weekly in the ceramics studio.


MY PLEA TO YOU:
I hand-draw my patterns, designing my items from scratch. Please respect my art by not reproducing, imitating, or printing my work, especially for commercial purposes!

Copyrighted; all rights reserved.
Sales of artworks do not transfer copyrights.



my other shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ProteanJewelry
...and: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ProteanArt

my old acct name: muzzywolf
support *handmade* etsy shops! ♥

♥ Oh, and need I say it? Yes, there is an actual person (me!) over here, creating items for your amusement! It's a sweatshop of one. I hand-sculpt, glaze, crochet, paint, cut, sew, and hand-sew (ouch!) all of my items, meaning it takes a LOT of time and energy. (Even the most deceptively simple creations take hours to complete! Phew!) So postings are relatively rare. Sorry! Really need or want something? Convo me for near-instant results!

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  • Protean (I'm shy!)

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Master Artisan/Toiling Hermit

    I started on Etsy waaay back in the early days of 2006-2007. I make and run everything in the shop! ♥

Shop policies

Last updated on October 28, 2014
Hello,

Welcome to my tiny shop!
My aim is to provide fun and luxurious items at affordable prices. I try my best to keep prices low and quality high. All items are brand new and everything is made with the greatest of care. Want something in particular that isn't presently in the shop? Contact me!


IMPORTANT STUFF: I strive for a laid-back shop but PLEASE read my Shop Policies carefully before buying. This is a very important point now to me because I have been burned in the past by negligent buyers.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
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Payment Information: Paypal and "Etsy Direct Checkout" Only. Payment must be received within 3 days from date of purchase, otherwise transaction will be voided.

- About echecks through Paypal: Please be aware that sellers have NO POWER to clear echecks! The time it takes an echeck to clear is wholly dependent on Paypal, and do not expect me to send out your item until it has cleared. To avoid any headaches from delays, simply pay via credit card instead.
Shipping
Shipping Information: I ship via USPS First Class as soon as payment is received and cleared. Items are shipped to the address provided by Etsy. Please make sure the address you've provided to Etsy is correct.

Postal rates (especially for many international destinations) have drastically gone up - even doubled! Sadly the shop has had to raise prices to keep up with those increased costs. Send me a note if you want me to double-check prices for your particular destination.

Larger items may be shipped in clean recycled boxes. Delicate items are wrapped with extra care, usually with bubble wrap, a box, and/or bubble mailer. Please convo me about shipping insurance if you desire it (Preferably BEFORE checkout, so that I can change the price to include insurance). I will not be held responsible for lost or damaged packages.

*Damage/loss does happen (hey, the postal service isn't perfect!), so please do not blame me if it happens and you have not purchased insurance.

Please note: Any customs duties are the responsibility of the buyer.
Refunds and Exchanges
This shop is a small one. Excepting special circumstances or where mistakes were made on part of the seller, all sales final. Please look at photos and read item descriptions carefully before buying. ♥
Additional policies and FAQs
*Want a custom order such as a zip pouch, bag, or other assorted goodies? Send me a note!

*Issue/question with your order? I beg customers to contact me first to resolve the issue! I do everything in my power to make sure you are happy and satisfied with your order...

*Message to all buyers new to Etsy (and I sure do get a lot of you! ^_^): I love hearing from you! + feedback much appreciated! Also, if you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact me through Etsy "Conversations" or the "Contact Seller" interface.

*Lastly...
Two kitties have joined the Protean household! I store all crafted items in clean plastic containers in the studio where the cats aren't allowed, but a "complimentary" cat hair or two might get packed by accident... ^_^
All items come from a smoke-free but <obviously> not pet-free environment.
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