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TheDreamFaire

Enchanted Jewelry and Magical Wares

Oviedo, Florida · 213 Sales

TheDreamFaire

Enchanted Jewelry and Magical Wares

Oviedo, Florida 213 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   The Dream Faire offers handmade fine silver, copper & brass jewelry, magical faerie stars, amulets, talismans & more, shaped by the ethereal gossamer of Kat's dreams. Commissions are welcome!

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The Dream Faire offers handmade fine silver, copper & brass jewelry, magical faerie stars, amulets, talismans & more, shaped by the ethereal gossamer of Kat's dreams. Commissions are welcome!

Kat Cranston

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Anonymous on Aug 26, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Kat made me this custom piece based on a meditation I had. When I saw her jewelry creations, I spotted a bracelet cuff that was similar to my dream piece. She fashioned my bracelet combining my description with her already made piece. I just received it via mail. It was made and shipped in three weeks time. It is an enchanting piece. So exquisitely beautiful and artfully/masterfully crafted. It is beyond what I dreamed it could be and it is one of my favorite pieces of jewelry! Thank you, Kat!

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Turning Dreams into Reality

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I dream of...

Elven forests, woods and flowers,
Fairy wings, rings and bowers,
Mermaid scales, pearls and shells,
From ancient myths and fairytales.

I am inspired by the magic of nature, mythology and legends, fantasy and folklore, fairy tales and faeries, all living in a world overlooked or unseen by most.

When I retired from the field of contract negotiation in 2005, I began teaching myself various esoteric and artistic techniques and methods that would allow me to combine "the womanly arts" I learned at the knee of my loving and talented Grandmother into the creations of my dreams.

I use copper, brass and sterling silver, gemstones, crystals, brass stampings and filigree, fiber and wire crochet, stunning art beads, suede and leather, repurposed calendars, and clay (fine silver, polymer, paper and epoxy), along with a myriad of techniques and skills ranging from knitting and watercolor to wire wrapping and metalsmithing, to bring my one of a kind (OOAK) treasures to you.

I love to write (English major, dontcha know!), create computer graphics for fun (I make my own banners) and I'm struggling to get a handle on this photography thing (I have a new-found admiration for fashion photographers and professional photographers in general; they make it look so effortless, who knew how difficult it could be?).

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    I answer to the name of "Kat" and, when extremely hungry, "here kitty, kitty".

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Last updated on July 24, 2013
Welcome to the Dream Faire, where dreams become reality!

I want your visit here to open your spirit to the beauty of nature, the reality of fantasy, and the lessons of mythology, legends and fairy tales. I've filled my listings with bits of lore and interesting anecdotes, poetry and information that served as the inspiration behind my creations, and I take high-resolution, extreme close-up photographs that I encourage you to expand to their mega-size. I want you to get up close and personal with my trinkets and treasures so you will experience that special glow of anticipation and breathless child-like excitement of opening a present when your order arrives.

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Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
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  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
METHODS AVAILABLE

I accept payment by credit card and PayPal only.

Commission pieces must be paid for up front unless other (partial down-payment) methods are agreed upon.

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Shipping
GENERAL

Your order will be ready for carrier pickup from my location within 3 working days of confirmed payment (unless prevented by extraordinary circumstances).

DOMESTIC SHIPPING

I ship by USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Box to the address you provide Etsy.

USPS Priority Mail promises 2-3 day delivery to most locations within the US.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING TO CANADA

I ship by USPS International Priority Mail Flat Rate Box to the address you provide Etsy.

You, the buyer, are responsible for all customs clearance and delivery fees, in addition to any duties and taxes owed. Custom Declaration forms will be marked as "Merchandise" and not "Gifts" because the shipment is not a gift from me to you, so please do not ask me to act illegally.

USPS International Priority Mail promises delivery with 6-10 business days.

PACKAGING

Your treasure(s) will be gift boxed (unless stated otherwise in the listing) and shipped in a USPS flat rate box.

I use biodegradable starch peanuts to provide your treasure(s) additional protection. Save them to use for your own shipping or use them in craft projects (I use them to make hollow polymer clay beads and cage beads; run them under water after baking and the core starch peanut just melts away!).

INSURANCE

USPS small flat rate boxes are very sturdy and I believe provide an excellent chance your purchase will arrive intact. However, I cannot control what happens to your treasure(s) once they leave our faerie fingers and USPS Priority Mail; soon the USPS will automatically insure priority mail valued under $100 for no additional cost (*SQUEE!*).

If your exceeds $100 and you would like to purchase insurance, please contact me by Etsy convo BEFORE placing your order. Current domestic insurance rates are available on-line at http://www.usps.com/prices/insurance-prices.htm.

DELIVERY CONFIRMATION

All shipments (except international*) will include a delivery confirmation number; this is not, strictly speaking, a tracking number (your treasure will arrive so quickly, tracking won't be required!). The number will, however, confirm when your packaged arrived. When I create your shipping label, Etsy will generate an email with the confirmation number to which I add expected delivery dates.

*This option is not available for international small flat rate boxes, which is what I primarily use.

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Refunds and Exchanges
Sometimes things don't work out; life is messy that way. I want you to be absolutely happy with your entire Dream Faire experience, start to finish. If this is not the case, please Etsy convo me with your concern within 7 days of receipt. I promise we will work together to find a solution we can both feel good about.

Normally:

(♥) Item(s) will need to be return shipped to me in their original condition and packaging.
(♥) If we agree I made a mistake, I will refund you the cost of the item(s).
(♥) If we agree to make a simple return, I will refund you the cost of the item(s) minus my shipping costs (which will be indicated on the original shipping label).
(♥) It's important to note I cannot refund money for purchases paid through PayPal unless you have a Paypal account. If you don't, I will be happy to work out store credit.

For any other questions or concerns, please Etsy convo me and I will be happy to help.

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Additional policies and FAQs
A WORD ABOUT JEWELRY AND SKIN DISCOLORATION

I use Renaissance Wax (a museum quality restorative and preservative wax) on my copper and brass which protects the artificial patina and slows down the natural tarnishing and aging of these metals; it does not, however, guarantee that your skin will not react or discolor.

Copper is 100% copper.

Brass contains 68.5% to 71.5% copper, .07% lead, .05% iron, and the remaining 31.4% to 28.8% zinc. The amount of copper in the brass determines whether it is yellow brass or red brass.

Sterling silver is 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper.

Even some gold contains copper (the lower the number of karats in gold, the more copper there may be because it makes the gold stronger; pure gold is very soft and malleable, and is not appropriate for making jewelry--it would deform).

When copper, or a copper alloy like brass and sterling, comes into contact with sweat, the copper becomes chelated, which simply means it turns into a soluble form that can be absorbed through the skin and used by the body. The discoloration is formed when the wearer's sweat dissolves the copper faster than it absorbs it.

Although most of your body's supply of copper is in your liver, all the tissues of your body contain a small amount. Copper assists in the creation of hemoglobin (found in red blood cells), collagen (found in bones and connective tissue), myelin (sheath that surrounds nerve fibers) and melanin (the pigment that colors your hair and skin). Some people wear copper as a natural way to increase their body's supply of copper.

If you experience and wish to prevent copper chelation discoloration, paint a thin layer of transparent nail polish on the places where the metal touches your skin.

A WORD ABOUT CHOOSING THE RIGHT SIZE BRACELET, BANGLE OR CUFF

I provide the inside measurements (not length) of my bracelets in their wearable state (i.e., fastened, tied, hooked, etc.) so you do not have to worry about how or if thickness or bead size will affect the size you need.

Bracelets:

The simplest way to find what size bracelet to purchase:

(♥) Take a string, wrap it once around the bend in your wrist, and mark where the string ends cross.
(♥) Place the string on a ruler and measure between the marks to find your wrist measurement and round up to the nearest ½” (16.51cm).
(♥) For comfort, you should be able to slip at least one, preferably two, fingers between the bracelet and your wrist, which requires the bracelet to be about ½” to 1" (16.5cm-2.5cm) larger than your exact wrist measurement.

For example, if your wrist measures 5¾” (14.6cm), rounding up makes it 6″ (15.2cm). Depending on your desired comfort level, a bracelet with an inside measurement of either 6½” (16.5cm) or 7" (17.8cm) would be perfect for you.

Bangles and Closed Cuffs:

A bangle or closed cuff can fit closely or loosely on the wrist, but it shouldn't slide over the heel of the hand too easily. Here is how to determine if my bangles and closed cuffs will fit you:

(♥) Using a measuring tape and keeping it relaxed in a full circle, measure around your hand just below your wrist where the thumb joins the wrist.
(♥) The measuring tape should only touch where the thumb joins the wrist (the heel) and the opposite side of your hand (i.e., the two widest parts of the top of your hand, exactly where you want a bangle/closed cuff to stop from falling off).
(♥) Subtract ¼” (6.35mm) if you like a closer fit. This is the ideal measurement to keep the bangle/closed cuff from falling off.
(♥) Compare your measurement to the inside measurement provided in the listing to decide if the bangle/closed cuff will fit you properly.

Open End Cuff:

A cuff bracelet that isn't closed is meant to fit tightly on the wrist or the forearm without pinching and is usually adjustable (i.e., has a minimum and maximum measurement).

(♥) Take a string and wrap it once around and above the bend in your wrist the same amount as the width of the bangle; i.e., if the cuff is 2" wide, measure 2" above the bend in your wrist.
(♥) Mark where the string ends cross.
(♥) Place the string on a ruler and measure between the marks to find your exact open cuff inside measurement.
(♥) If your measurement is (for example) 6" (15.2cm) and the inside cuff measurement is a maximum of 5½" (13.9cm), the cuff will be too tight for you.
(♥) However, if your measurement is (for example) 6" (15.2cm) and the inside cuff measurement is a minimum of 5½" (13.9cm) and a maximum of 6½" (16.5cm), then the cuff will fit and be comfortable.
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