TheSolitaryRaven

Mixed Media, Assemblage and Altered Art

Victoria, Canada · 121 Sales

TheSolitaryRaven

Mixed Media, Assemblage and Altered Art

Victoria, Canada 121 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   Original handmade mixed media art and jewelry, horror art, weird art, assemblage art, by Tracy B.
From goth to horror, odd to romantic, whimsical and more, carefully made creations without blueprints, just straight from brain and through my hands.

- Would you like to know more ? * Will be updated.
https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/RainshineWhimsy/about?ref=l2-more-about

- Facebook page for upcoming creations, other favored Etsy sellers and more:
https://www.facebook.com/Ravensmagiclantern

- My Etsy vintage shop:
thecrateinthecranny.etsy.com

- Pinterest:
http://pinterest.com/brennasoul/

- Blog:
http://www.magiclanternmusings.blogspot.com

**( unhighlighted links can be copied and pasted in the search bar. Highlight the link, then right click on your mouse/laptop and click ' copy ', then go to your search bar, right click again & click ' paste ', then away you go ).


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Last updated on Sep 11, 2016

Original handmade mixed media art and jewelry, horror art, weird art, assemblage art, by Tracy B.
From goth to horror, odd to romantic, whimsical and more, carefully made creations without blueprints, just straight from brain and through my hands.

- Would you like to know more ? * Will be updated.
https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/RainshineWhimsy/about?ref=l2-more-about

- Facebook page for upcoming creations, other favored Etsy sellers and more:
https://www.facebook.com/Ravensmagiclantern

- My Etsy vintage shop:
thecrateinthecranny.etsy.com

- Pinterest:
http://pinterest.com/brennasoul/

- Blog:
http://www.magiclanternmusings.blogspot.com

**( unhighlighted links can be copied and pasted in the search bar. Highlight the link, then right click on your mouse/laptop and click ' copy ', then go to your search bar, right click again & click ' paste ', then away you go ).


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Tracy Blais

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Tracy Blais

About

In my blood.

Creating is something we all do. For some it's cooking, gardening, pottery, glass making, doodling and more.
My style is mixed media, using a variety of items to build something a person can wear or hang on a wall, or wear AND hang.

Adopted at birth, it wasn't until age 40 when I reconnected with my birth father and mother --finally discovering where my love of mixed media came from and my love for all things *different. *I've always leaned towards those who are goth/punk, crushes on various tv and movie characters you don't see on Earth, someone who talks to insects and calls out to ravens. What you might think is different, I've always accepted as normal.

In the late 1980s, I took a year of visual arts at college which reinforced my appreciation for mixed media. Apart from that, I am self-taught.

The majority of my pieces use ' found objects ', items found at garage sales or thrift stores, some while out for walks on the beach, in old farmstead dumps, side of the road. And yes, all found objects are given a good cleaning !

Thank-you for taking time to read this far. Creating is in my blood. Add a mixture of weirdness, horror, whimsical and more and you've got an artist with a taste for the ecletic.
Oh, almost forgot ! I also have a vintage shop here called The Crate in the Cranny. The link is in the intro bit near the top of this page and in the ' Around the Web ' below this post.

And to end:
Here are a couple of links to nature sound sites I enjoy while creating ( and if not them, then I'll throw on some industrial, cyberpunk, dark, epic soundtrack music, maybe some classical ).
If you're on Facebook then pop on by and like my Solitary Raven page ( and if you have one, let me know and I'll return the like ).

-- https://mynoise.net/
-- http://www.soundsleeping.com/index.php
https://www.facebook.com/Ravensmagiclantern/

Namaste everyone, Tracy :)

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    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

Shop policies

Last updated on September 23, 2016

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
*Please ensure your Etsy/Paypal mailing address is up to date. I will not be held responsible if item is sent to an old address.

I prefer PayPal but will also accept Direct Checkout ( pay with credit and debit cards, Etsy gift cards and other international payment methods ).

For PayPal: "CREDIT AND DEBIT CARD CUSTOMERS - You do NOT need a Paypal account to pay for your items through Paypal. Choose the Paypal option during checkout. After you complete your Etsy order, click the "pay now" button. Scroll down and you will see the option to pay with credit or debit card without having to sign up for a Paypal account."
Shipping
I use Canada Post & items are sent from Victoria British Columbia.
Any duties, brokerage fees, outside sales taxes or customs charges are the responsibility of the buyer.

✉ FOR SMALL ITEMS ( Cheese and Crackers and other mixed media jewelry ) *See below for large items:

- UNITED STATES Small Packet Air, 5 to 8 business days ( no weekends or statutory holidays ). NO TRACKING. If you require insurance, please message me & I will provide what the extra cost will be.

- INTERNATIONAL Small Packet Air, 6 to 10 business days ( no weekends or statutory holidays ). NO TRACKING. If you require insurance, please message me & I will provide what the **extra cost will be ( **usually quite a bit more for you ).

- CANADA Registered Letter Mail WITH TRACKING, 2-8 business days ( no weekends or statutory holidays ).

Should you not receive your item in the mentioned delivery time then I ask you to please wait another **1-2 weeks. Sometimes items may get held up in customs or there may be a mail dispute, bad weather, holiday craziness, accident, etc...
Please communicate with me.

✉ FOR LARGER ITEMS ( art pieces, paintings ): UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED,
U.S. and Canadian shipping includes tracking and coverage.
International no coverage but sent by air unless you purchase the tracked packet upgrade, please read below.

- UNITED STATES: tracking & coverage, 4 to 8 business days ( no weekends or statutory holidays ).

- CANADA: tracking & coverage, shipping rates vary from Victoria to Nfld., so I have posted the highest amount to the furthest Province ( Nfld. ). I will refund any extra shipping over $2 back to **those who live closer.
May take up to 11 business days ( no weekends or statutory holidays ).
**If you are in Victoria/Saanich/Central Saanich/Sidney/Colwood areas only, then shipping is waived. Let me know BEFORE you purchase and I will remove the shipping cost. We can then arrange to pick up your purchase at a local place convenient to the both of us.

- INTERNATIONAL: NO tracking or coverage, Air delivery 6 to 10 business days ( no weekends or statutory holidays ). NO COVERAGE UNLESS -- you choose the tracked packet upgrade ( 11 business days with tracking & coverage ).

**Should you not receive your item in the mentioned delivery time then I ask you to please wait another **1-2 weeks. Sometimes items may get held up in customs or there may be a mail dispute, bad weather, holiday craziness, accident, etc...
Please communicate with me.

PLEASE continue to the REFUNDS SECTION for IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING RETURNING ITEMS.

I love being an altered artist and want to give you items that reflect that love and last for years to come.
Refunds and Exchanges
RETURNS:
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LONG POST BUT PLEASE READ THROUGH AND PLEASE NOTIFY ME OF RETURNS.

I keep ALL receipts.

IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE YOUR ITEM WITHIN THE MENTIONED DELIVERY TIME FRAME:

- FIRST make sure there are no postal disputes, inclement weather, holiday craziness, accidents or other possible reasons for late delivery.
- Check around the outside of your home to see if item was left in a safe location. If you are in an apartment, then check with the front desk, security or mail room.
- Depending on how your postal delivery works, a delivery card may be put in your mail box to say you have a parcel to be picked up.

IF ITEM HAS TRACKING:
Same as above but
- If card is nowhere to be found, then phone or visit your post office with the tracking number I gave you.
- If it has been 24 business hours ( around 3 days, not including weekends ) since the delivery scan and no further updates are indicated, please contact me and I will contact my post office to find out what may be going on. **Please remember: if there is bad weather, busy holiday time, postal disputes, etc..then I ask you to please give another 1-2 weeks.
- If 4 weeks have gone by from Tracked Packet shipping, then I ask you to wait one more week and if still no delivery of item, then a claim will be made for the seller. **Depending how long the claim takes, I may be able to refund price of item and shipping back to you much sooner than later ( anywhere from 1-5 weeks ).

No Tracking:
U.S. and CANADA - if you have still not received your item, small or large, after 4 weeks, please let me know and I will issue you a refund of item plus shipping.
INTERNATIONAL - if you have not received your small packet delivery item after 4 weeks then a refund plus shipping will be issued.

IF FOR ANY REASON YOU ARE UNHAPPY WITH YOUR ITEM:

Please contact me within 1 week. RETURNS MUST BE IN ORIGINAL CONDITION for resale in order to receive a payment refund & shipping. If item is returned damaged/dirty then I might issue a ' salvage value ' ( pieces that can still be used ) with the shipping you paid for, OTHERWISE THERE WILL BE NO REFUND IF ITEM IS BEYOND ANY REUSE FOR SALE OR PARTS.
PLEASE: make sure item is returned with the same shipping it came with - tracked with coverage or regular and in the same or similar packaging ( as if you were mailing it to a customer ).

BUYER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COST OF RETURN SHIPPING ( using the same shipping you paid for - either tracked with coverage, coverage only or regular shipping ).

*A REFUND WILL NOT BE RETURNED IF I DO NOT RECEIVE THE ITEM WITHIN 4-5 WEEKS FROM U.S. or CANADA, OR WITHIN 4-5 WEEKS FROM OVERSEAS - UNLESS YOU CAN PROVE YOU HAVE PAID TO RETURN ITEM.

You will receive one or two emails to let you know when your item has returned and when your money has been refunded.

DID YOUR ITEM ARRIVE DAMAGED ?

First, your item is carefully packaged. Since 2007, I've had one package arrive where one small piece was damaged but could be repaired.

- *YOU WILL NEED TO SEND A PHOTO FOR PROOF OF *DAMAGE -- IF ITEM HAS BEEN BROKEN OR CRACKED and then I can issue you a full refund ( the price you paid plus shipping ).
* I WILL NOT ISSUE A REFUND IF you do not show me proof of damage, this tells me you may be lying and wanting my item for free.
*I WILL NOT ISSUE A REFUND IF A PIECE APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN PULLED OFF AND COULD EASILY BE RE-GLUED, ONLY IF THE PIECE HAS BEEN BROKEN/CRACKED.

Money will be returned to your Credit or Debit card, or Paypal account within 3 business days and only once I've received the item/ or have seen photo/s.

**Please understand that I am a trustworthy seller and do all I can to make a pleasant transaction. BUT I have also learned, from other sellers, there are one or two buyers who will do all they can to get something for nothing, even if it means pulling off one or two glued pieces to get their money back and then turning around and re-gluing those pieces. Unfortunately it does happen and that is why I, regretfully, need to post this detailed policy. Thank-you for your understanding.

Hope that all helps and do let me know of any queries and/or concerns you may have.

Thank-you :)
Additional policies and FAQs
FEEDBACK:

You can decide whether or not to leave it but I hope you do.

**BUT WAIT !! If something should happen that might leave a bad taste in your mouth, then PLEASE don't instantly post a negative feedback --PLEASE CONTACT ME FIRST as communication is important & finding an answer may be all you need to turn everything positive again.

A fair & respectful individual who enjoys helping people out, I am not a rude seller & never give out personal information to anyone else ! Neither am I a 'nosy parker' & couldn't care less if you buy items naked, live in a mansion, are a celebrity or sing opera while on the toilet ( though that might be funny to see ).

Thank-you for reading this far. If I've missed out on anything, don't hesitate to drop me a line and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

All the best, Namaste,

Tracy B.

More information

Last updated on Sep 23, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

Jewelry with paper pieces are double-sealed, making the item water resistant but not waterproof. What this means: a very light rain sprinkle should not cause any harm but it's better to hide your piece inside your shirt/coat until reaching a dry area.
Detailed pieces can be gently cleaned with a small dry soft paint brush, dry q-tip, makeup brush.
To prevent possible scratches to sealed surfaces, please keep separated from your other jewelry.
For my assemblage pieces: if you like to toss your necklaces into a bowl with other necklaces, then I suggest to keep your assemblage item separate so the dangling pieces don't get caught with other jewelry.