TipsyWhimsey

Custom Hand Stamped Charms by Tipsy Whimsey :: Quick!

Cedar, Minnesota · 9337 Sales

TipsyWhimsey

Custom Hand Stamped Charms by Tipsy Whimsey :: Quick!

Cedar, Minnesota 9337 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   MOTHER'S DAY IS SUNDAY, MAY 14TH. SEE BELOW FOR NOTES ABOUT PRODUCTION AND SHIPPING TIMES.

Hi, Charmer! Tipsy Whimsey is available in the studio Monday-Friday, during regular business hours. Most orders are ready to ship within 2-4 business days; First Class shipping after that can take 3-5 business days in the U.S. *** Need it faster? Please Upgrade your shipping options during checkout.

Select RUSH + PRIORITY for fastest possible turnaround. PRIORITY already includes insurance on your package. (You MUST add insurance to your shipping to receive compensation if the USPS loses or damages your package.) Priority shipping upgrade linked below.

♥ All orders are custom! Just type up your details during checkout. ♥ I will stamp and ship out your order within four (4) Business Days ♥ This is my gift to you: Quick turnaround!

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Please explore ALL shop sections, you may find the perfect combination in unexpected categories. These shop sections just show off a sampling of what I offer. I'm happy to answer your questions.

No need to submit a custom order request unless you need something that is far, far off from my listings. My listings are "made to order" and are already ready to be customized. Be sure to give me instructions of what to stamp in the comments section during checkout.

Follow me @tipsywhimseyshop on Instagram, or at www.Facebook.com/TipsyWhimsey to see current specials.

{{ Each charm is hand-stamped by Tipsy Whimsey, one letter at a time! }}

PRIORITY SHIPPING IN THE U.S.
This is quoted as a 2-3 business day shipping service from the US Post Office. Add this upgrade to your cart, along with your items, to purchase:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/161878519/add-for-priority-shipping-fast

GPS COORDINATES / FINDING LATITUDE LONGITUDE:
Detailed directions on looking up your GPS coordinates, check it out!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/160639254/gps-instructions-help-from-tipsy-whimsey

INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO PAY FOR ADDITIONAL STAMPING FEES:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/80281037

♥ What Does Handmade Really Cost?
♥ Please remember that I stamp every single letter, number, comma, and symbol by hand, with a hammer on an anvil. Then I antique, polish and assemble every order. I have supply costs, fees that I pay to Etsy and Paypal, shipping supplies and postage to buy. There is my time and labor of stamping, years of experience, taking photos and editing, listings to write, emails to answer and even packaging every item. It's a very complex and time consuming process...
♥ Every day I work my hardest to make something unique and beautiful, just for you!
♥ I hope that you enjoy every aspect of your handmade item. Thank you so much for shopping with me.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 17, 2017

MOTHER'S DAY IS SUNDAY, MAY 14TH. SEE BELOW FOR NOTES ABOUT PRODUCTION AND SHIPPING TIMES.

Hi, Charmer! Tipsy Whimsey is available in the studio Monday-Friday, during regular business hours. Most orders are ready to ship within 2-4 business days; First Class shipping after that can take 3-5 business days in the U.S. *** Need it faster? Please Upgrade your shipping options during checkout.

Select RUSH + PRIORITY for fastest possible turnaround. PRIORITY already includes insurance on your package. (You MUST add insurance to your shipping to receive compensation if the USPS loses or damages your package.) Priority shipping upgrade linked below.

♥ All orders are custom! Just type up your details during checkout. ♥ I will stamp and ship out your order within four (4) Business Days ♥ This is my gift to you: Quick turnaround!

✻´¨)
¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
(¸.•´ (¸.•´✻ To my dear, lovely, Etsy visitor:

Please explore ALL shop sections, you may find the perfect combination in unexpected categories. These shop sections just show off a sampling of what I offer. I'm happy to answer your questions.

No need to submit a custom order request unless you need something that is far, far off from my listings. My listings are "made to order" and are already ready to be customized. Be sure to give me instructions of what to stamp in the comments section during checkout.

Follow me @tipsywhimseyshop on Instagram, or at www.Facebook.com/TipsyWhimsey to see current specials.

{{ Each charm is hand-stamped by Tipsy Whimsey, one letter at a time! }}

PRIORITY SHIPPING IN THE U.S.
This is quoted as a 2-3 business day shipping service from the US Post Office. Add this upgrade to your cart, along with your items, to purchase:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/161878519/add-for-priority-shipping-fast

GPS COORDINATES / FINDING LATITUDE LONGITUDE:
Detailed directions on looking up your GPS coordinates, check it out!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/160639254/gps-instructions-help-from-tipsy-whimsey

INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO PAY FOR ADDITIONAL STAMPING FEES:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/80281037

♥ What Does Handmade Really Cost?
♥ Please remember that I stamp every single letter, number, comma, and symbol by hand, with a hammer on an anvil. Then I antique, polish and assemble every order. I have supply costs, fees that I pay to Etsy and Paypal, shipping supplies and postage to buy. There is my time and labor of stamping, years of experience, taking photos and editing, listings to write, emails to answer and even packaging every item. It's a very complex and time consuming process...
♥ Every day I work my hardest to make something unique and beautiful, just for you!
♥ I hope that you enjoy every aspect of your handmade item. Thank you so much for shopping with me.

Ann J Doetkott

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Ann J Doetkott

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About

Can I sum up Tipsy Whimsey in one sentence? I cannot.

My Tipsy story...

I founded Tipsy Whimsey back in 2006 when I started a line of greeting cards featuring my photography and drawings. That evolved into other crafts such as my unique photo ornament design (shown here in my other craft shop: https://www.etsy.com/listing/58444961).

Why the 'e' in whimsy? It felt more playful and whimsical to use the old English spelling. My original logo was a bubbly martini glass. The 'e' in Whimsey was even tipped a little because we're all a tad askew and that's our fun side. My new owls are a little tippy, too!

I've always dabbled in creating jewelry, from my kid years through high school. For Christmas 2007 I made cute earrings for friends and family... and decided to launch them on Etsy in 2008! My studio exploded with beads, tools, designs and vintage pieces awaiting their rebirth.

Many of my original jewelry designs can be found in the photo albums on Tipsy Whimsey's Facebook page (copy & paste this direct link: https://www.facebook.com/tipsywhimsey/photos_stream?tab=photos_albums). I sold my one-of-a-kind creations online and in person at craft shows. Along this adventure I started playing around with stamping metals, coins and Scrabble Tiles (found in my other craft shop: http://www.tipsywhimseyART.etsy.com).

Slowly and surely my stamped creations were finding themselves all over the world (BTW, I feel so blessed to interact with people from around the globe. Hi, entire planet!). Now my studio has grown even more with tags, metals, stamp sets and crazy tools like hammers, anvils and even a torch.

♥ I absolutely love that each piece has a personal story - YOUR story. I genuinely enjoy chatting with you and helping to preserve these moments that have shaped your life.

I'm always testing out new ideas and find that there aren't enough hours in the day for me to get them all listed here. Definitely email me with questions and check out my Facebook page or Instagram (www.facebook.com/tipsywhimsey or @tipsywhimseyshop) to see a variety of products.

To support myself with my craft is truly amazing. Thank YOU so much for being a part of MY Tipsy Whimsey story.

xo
Ann

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  • Ann J Doetkott

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Hi Etsy-lover! Me? I'm an artist, through and through. I always have my hands in one medium or another. I love photography, painting, drawing, designing, crafting and creating. Stamping your special memories onto metal is a real treat for me, too! ♥

Shop policies

Last updated on March 9, 2017
We all have so many different talents. I find it inspiring to see so many artists working hard at what they love. We each have something unique to offer here on Etsy and I'm thrilled to have you visit my shop!

~Ann

Email address:
tipsy {at} roguephotography {dot} com

★★ All of my jewelry contains small parts. It is intended for responsible adult use. Always use with extreme caution with children and pets; small parts can cause choking or other serious injury. ★★

To keep your jewelry and charms looking their best, be sure to keep them out of water and stored safely in something like a jewelry box.

Tipsy Whimsey is available in the studio Monday-Friday during regular business hours. Ann will reply to questions as soon as possible, but you may experience a delay over the weekend. Be sure to include all of your details (big and small) during your checkout notes, or in a separate email or Etsy conversation to Ann. Thanks!

DIRECTIONS ON LOOKING UP YOUR GPS COORDINATES:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/161271808
Please note that I do not verify the accuracy of your coordinates.

INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO PAY FOR ADDITIONAL STAMPING FEES:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/80281037

PROCESS TIMES: Charms are hand-stamped and made to order, please allow a few days for me to complete your order before shipping. Most small orders are completed and ready to ship within 4 business days. (Business days are Monday - Friday and do not include the weekend or U.S. Government Holidays.)

Please note: Once you have submitted payment your order is finalized. I'm happy to make changes to your stamping request BEFORE I have stamped. If I have stamped the charm(s) already you'll need to purchase a new charm or charms. If you want to cancel your order but it has been stamped already, but not yet shipped, then I can refund the cost of shipping only. Email me at Tipsy [!at] Roguephotography.com or Etsy Convo me ASAP if you have changes. Thanks!

♥ What Does Handmade Really Cost?
♥ Please remember that I stamp every single letter, number, comma, and symbol by hand, with a hammer on an anvil. Then I antique, polish and assemble every order. I have supply costs, fees that I pay to Etsy and Paypal, shipping supplies and postage to buy. There is my time and labor of stamping, taking photos and editing, listings to write, emails to answer and even packaging every item. It's a very complex and time consuming process...
♥ Every day I work my hardest to make something unique and beautiful, just for you!
♥ I hope that you enjoy every aspect of your handmade item. Thank you so much for shopping with me.

OPEN A JUMP RING:
Use this link to see how to properly open a jump ring (i.e. to attach your charm to a bracelet):
http://img835.imageshack.us/i/howtoopenajumpring.jpg/

FACEBOOK & COUPONS:
Be sure to "Like" my company on Facebook to receive updates on future savings! www.facebook.com/tipsywhimsey ~ click on "Like" and then "Get Notifications"
More jewelry pictured:
Go to the album titled "For Sale" http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150782383804492.398003.60001389491&type=3

You can also follow me on Instagram @TipsyWhimseyShop
Tag your happy charm photos on IG with #tipsywhimsey

PLATING: Most of my charms are plated with genuine sterling silver, genuine copper or 24K gold. Plating is only one molecule thick so it can wear thin. Don't rub or wash your charms. Email me with questions.

Copper tarnishes. Simply from the air. Moisture, salt water air, your skin's PH balance, your lotions and perfume, touching it with the oils on your hands, the pool... everything tarnishes everything. Avoid wearing it overnight or in the water to preserve it as long as possible.

THE FINISH: Please note: Unless otherwise noted your charms are plated metals with an antiqued finish. Please keep out of water and away from lotions or perfume to help preserve them.

DIRECTIONS ON LOOKING UP YOUR GPS COORDINATES, LATITUDE LONGITUDE:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/161271808
Please note that I do not verify the accuracy of your coordinates.

FONT SIZES: If you select a font size during checkout that is too large (e.g. requesting 1/8th when only 1/16th will fit) I will use the smaller font size by default. Or if the design only allows for short GPS coordinates, your number may need to be shortened. https://www.etsy.com/listing/126137107/fonts-charm-sizes-available-at-tipsy

EXTRA STAMPING: Additional stamping than what the sample and listings show will cost a little more. INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO PAY FOR ADDITIONAL STAMPING FEES: https://www.etsy.com/listing/80281037

GPS Keychain Tip: If you are ordering your pendant without a key ring, but plan to put it on your own key ring, please let me know in your comments during checkout. I'll be sure to put a heavy-duty jump ring on there for you.

Unique Photo Ornaments & Hand-stamped Scrabble Tiles:
www.tipsywhimseyART.etsy.com

RINGS:
Wire wrapped rings may fit a smidge tighter/looser than your normal size, simply because the coils grip your finger differently than a traditional band.

Here is a handy ring guide if you need help determining your size:
http://pages.ebay.com/buy/guides/ring-sizing-guide/

ME:
I also LOVE creating one-of-a-kind beaded jewelry. You can see tons of options at www.facebook.com/tipsywhimsey and click on 'albums.'

Please visit my Profile page to read more about me and my ramblings!
http://www.etsy.com/people/TipsyWhimsey
~ Ann

Peppermints:
Did you get a mint in your package? They are from "Bob's Sweet Stripes" and more information can be found through this main website: www.farleysandsathers.com
This is a treat and a gift. Please don't share with small children as it can be a choking hazard. Please read about the product first on their website before eating if you have any questions.
• http://items.ferrarausa.com/nutrition_info/01642_nutri_facts.pdf

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment on all purchases is due at the time of checkout. Please contact me immediately if you have questions or would like to use a different payment method.

★★★INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO PAY FOR ADDITIONAL STAMPING FEES:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/80281037

DISCOUNTS: If all the charms are the same: Orders of 10-19 charms will save 10%. Orders of 20+ charms will save 20%, and can take up to two weeks to complete. Convo me for a custom quote. Include all of the details of your order. Only one discount can be applied per order.

QUANTITIES: If I have a charm listed as 1 available but you see more in my "charms" sections, click on "keep shopping" during checkout, then you can select more until you have as many as you need. You can buy any same-priced item as well to cover the cost.

SEND EXTRA PAYMENT USING PAYPAL, EVEN IF YOU DON'T HAVE AN ACCOUNT. IT'S FREE TO USE YOUR DEBIT/CREDIT CARD:
GO to www.paypal.me/tipsywhimsey and enter the dollar amount you need to send.
Make sure you send me a conversation to let me know you've sent your extra payment.

NEW OPTIONS TO SELECT DURING CHECKOUT:
- Rush Stamping + Priority Shipping in the U.S.:
RUSH speeds up how quickly your small order gets stamped. Should be ready to ship the next business day.
PRIORITY Shipping speeds up how quickly your small order gets shipped to you. Averages 2 business days in the U.S. after it is stamped and ready to ship. Priority includes insurance on your package.
- 1 Gift Box Only: Regular First Class shipping, but includes 1 gift box. To add more gift boxes to your order, search for the Gift Box listing in shop & add to your cart.
- 1 Gift Box + Rush + Priority Shipping: Includes 1 gift box, Rush stamping and Priority shipping.
PRIORITY Shipping is through USPS (United States Postal Office).
- International customers will have a couple different options for shipping upgrades.

SHIPPING FEES:
Why is there a shipping fee on each additional item, even for extra stamping?
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase multiple items the shipping will increase due to increased listing fees, service fees, package weight and/or supplies.

SALES TAX:
All MN residents will need to pay sales tax with their order.

COUPONS:
Coupon codes are only valid at the time of checkout. Follow me on Facebook for more opportunities to save! www.facebook.com/tipsywhimsey
Shipping
PROCESS TIMES: Charms are hand-stamped and made to order, please allow a few days for me to complete your order before shipping. Most orders are completed and ready to ship within 4 business days. (Business days are Monday - Friday and do not include the weekend or U.S. Government Holidays.)

SORRY, NO LOCAL PICKUPS.

SORRY, NO POSTAL SUBSTITUTIONS. I understand that you may believe another option is better, or cheaper. I stick with USPS and padded shipping with tracking numbers as the best option for my business.

Tipsy Whimsey is available in the studio Monday-Friday during regular business hours. Ann will reply to questions as soon as possible, but you may experience a delay over the weekend. Be sure to include all of your details (big and small) during your checkout notes, or in a separate email or Etsy conversation to Ann. Thanks!

NEW OPTIONS TO SELECT DURING CHECKOUT:
- Rush + Priority Shipping: You get both Rush stamping and Priority shipping with this option. Averages 2 business days in the U.S. after it is stamped and ready to ship. In the U.S. this includes insurance on your package.
- 1 Gift Box Only: Regular First Class shipping, but includes 1 gift box. To add more gift boxes to your order, search for the listing in shop & add to your cart.
- 1 Gift Box + Rush + Priority Shipping: Includes insurance, 1 gift box, Rush stamping and Priority shipping.
PRIORITY Shipping is through USPS (United States Postal Office).
- Add Insurance (covers values up to $100). You MUST add insurance to your shipping to receive compensation if the USPS loses or damages your package.

YOU MUST PURCHASE INSURANCE ON YOUR SHIPPING IN ORDER FOR THE POST OFFICE TO REIMBURSE YOU FOR LOST OR DAMAGED PACKAGES.

SHIPPING:
Generally I ship everything USPS First Class. They average 3-5 business days to deliver around the U.S. Your package is coming from Minnesota.

SORRY, NO LOCAL PICKUPS.

SORRY, NO POSTAL SUBSTITUTIONS. I understand that you may believe another option is better, or cheaper. I stick with USPS and padded shipping with tracking numbers as the best option for my business.

I can't be held responsible for shipping related issues once the package is received by the Post Office. Please contact the Post Office using your tracking # if you have questions about delivery.

If your package is returned to me by the Post Office you will need to purchase a new shipping label. Double check your shipping address on Etsy and Paypal, make sure the address on your Etsy receipt is correct, this is what I will be using!

TO ADD INSURANCE TO YOUR SHIPPING:
Purchase PRIORITY shipping upgrade to add INSURANCE to your package. If you need to buy it after you've already ordered, purchase it using this listing:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/161878519
International customers please note: Adding this Priority fee will only add insurance to your package, it will not speed up your delivery.

General cost to add insurance to your First Class shipping will be:
U.S. $3 for package value up to $100.
International $4 for package value up to $100.
Contact for custom quote if your order value is over $100.

Claims will be paid out on a case-by-case scenario, as determined by the USPS. Photos of the product and packaging will be required. Contact me with questions after speaking with the USPS first.

CALL THE U.S. POST OFFICE TO INQUIRE ABOUT YOUR PACKAGE IF DELAYED, ETC:
Call 1-800-ASK-USPS® (800-275-8777)
M-F - 8:00 am - 8:30 pm ET
Sat - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm ET
Sun/Holidays - Closed
It's also a good idea to talk to your local Post Office to see if they are holding your package for any reason.
International Claims Help 1-800-222-1811

Sometimes the Tracking data received here on Etsy isn't updated promptly; use your tracking # to look up shipping statuses at www.usps.com for more information. (May not be available on international orders.)

You can add a gift box during checkout: https://www.etsy.com/listing/87485110

★★ Shipping options for most orders in the U.S. (price may vary)
First Class, 3-5 business days on average (longer during holiday rushes).
Add $ for Priority, 2-3 business days on average. Add using this: https://www.etsy.com/listing/157798120 or upgrade your shipping option during checkout. Priority includes insurance.

YOU MUST PURCHASE INSURANCE ON YOUR SHIPPING IN ORDER FOR THE POST OFFICE TO REIMBURSE YOU FOR LOST PACKAGES.

Why is there a shipping fee on each additional item?
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase multiple items the shipping will increase due to increased listing fees, service fees, package weight and/or supplies.

Check your mailing address between Etsy and Paypal to make sure they are updated and accurate. I will ship your purchase to the address listed on the ETSY invoice, unless otherwise requested. ***If your package is returned to me due to invalid/incorrect address, you will need to pay for shipping again to have me reship the package to you.

If you would like me to write a little message & ship it as a gift, just let me know what to write & where to sent it. You can tell me during checkout, in a separate Conversation or through email.

★★ International customers are responsible for all Customs or Duties fees. All packages are marked automatically as 'merchandise'. I can't control delays that happen with shipping. Each country handles their mail differently, and shipping times will vary. Your Customs label may provide tracking data, but it may be incomplete; other countries are not required to scan the label.

★★ Pricing options for most International orders (price may vary)
★ Shipped using the United States Post Office (www.usps.com)
★ Delivery times are *estimates* and can vary wildly, I have no control over your package's shipping time.
International First Class shipping, delivery can take 2-4 weeks on average; the U.S. Post Office does not have legal authorization to contact your country regarding First Class International packages.
$25+ Priority International shipping, 6-10 business days on average, Contact me for actual quote
$50+ Priority Express shipping + Tracking #, 3-5 business days on average, Contact me for actual quote; This is THE ONLY service that will include Claims and Official tracking data.
★ Search the World Customs Organization for Customs contact information at www.wcoomd.org
★ Express shipping will be required on any purchase of $100+ for International orders.
Refunds and Exchanges
I do my best to ensure that your item is special and new and perfect. Some handmade items have their own natural flaws, it is what makes them unique.

You MUST add insurance to your shipping to receive compensation if the USPS loses or damages your package.

Tipsy Whimsey is available in the studio Monday-Friday during regular business hours. Ann will reply to questions as soon as possible, but you may experience a delay over the weekend. Be sure to include all of your details (big and small) during your checkout notes, or in a separate email or Etsy conversation to Ann. Thanks!

ALIGNMENT: For hand-stamped charms, please note that the alignment will not be perfect. I stamp every letter, number and character by hand. The metals I use will have their own inherent flaws, each one is unique and will vary from the photos you see.

WARRANTY: I offer free repair within 2 weeks of your purchase (chains are excluded); this does not include lost pieces, or broken beads. Each circumstance will be handled on an individual basis. Shipping will be paid by you.

CHAINS need to be handled with care. They get caught on things, children pull at them; they get exposed to water, perfume and lotion which will degrade their quality. Be careful with the tube connector on your ball chain, they are small and are easy to detach. I will warranty your broken chain for 2 weeks from the date of purchase. Lost tube connectors and ball chains are not included in this warranty. Each circumstance will be handled on an individual basis. Shipping will be paid by you.

YOUR ITEM IS CUSTOM MADE. Remember when you order and purchase hand-stamped charms, it is being created just for you. It will vary from the photos. Please be sure that you are committed to your purchase and verbiage for stamping before sending payment. Once you send payment, your order is considered finalized.

SHIPPING: I cannot be held responsible for shipping related issues once the package is received by the Post Office. Please contact the Post Office using your tracking # if you have questions about delivery. See USPS phone # above, in the Shipping Policy section.

YOU MUST PURCHASE INSURANCE ON YOUR SHIPPING IN ORDER FOR THE POST OFFICE TO REIMBURSE YOU FOR LOST OR DAMAGED PACKAGES.

CHANGES TO YOUR ORDER?: Once you have submitted payment your order is finalized. I'm happy to make changes to your stamping request BEFORE I have stamped. If I have stamped the charm(s) already you'll need to purchase a new charm or charms. If you want to cancel your order but it has been stamped already, but not yet shipped, then I can refund the cost of shipping only. Email me at Tipsy [!at] Roguephotography.com or Etsy Convo me ASAP if you have changes. Thanks!

REFUNDS ARE NOT OFFERED ON CUSTOM STAMPED PIECES.

When a refund is applicable and approved: Shipping expenses are not included with refunds. You may be asked to ship the item back to me. You must provide a tracking # when shipping the item back to me.
Additional policies and FAQs
Your positive feedback really makes my heart smile! Thank you!

Please email or Etsy Convo me if you have questions.
My Business Email: tipsy [!at] roguephotography.com
Please DO NOT reply to me using the email address you see on your Paypal receipt.

All of my jewelry contains small parts and may not be suitable for young children. Wear responsibly and with adult supervision!

Tipsy Whimsey is available in the studio Monday-Friday during regular business hours. Ann will reply to questions as soon as possible, but you may experience a delay over the weekend. Be sure to include all of your details (big and small) during your checkout notes, or in a separate email or Etsy conversation to Ann. Thanks!

More information

Last updated on Apr 3, 2017
Frequently asked questions

What does "hand stamped" mean?

A hand stamped item means the metal charm has been struck by a metal tool (or die), typically with a hammer on an anvil, to create an imprint (or engraving) in the metal, which is then antiqued to show off its detail.

Stamping metal by hand is an acquired skill that requires a lot of practice! Every letter, number and symbol is stamped one at a time, on every tag. Some tools require multiple hammer strikes to create a clean and deep impression in the metal.

To date it is safe to say that Ann, owner of Tipsy Whimsey, has stamped over one million characters.

Every stamped charm will be unique, the alignment can vary, no two tags will be identical. This adds to the handmade nature of your special order.

How long will it take to receive my order?

Tipsy Whimsey is able to complete most orders within 2-4 business days. First Class shipping after this can take 3-5 business days in the U.S. A safe estimate: it can take 7-10 days for you to receive your order after you purchase it, in the U.S.

International shipping may take up to 2 weeks to reach larger cities, or longer for more remote locations.

To speed up your order significantly, upgrade your shipping option during checkout to include RUSH + PRIORITY. This means processing time is about 1 business day and shipping is about 2-3 business days, in the U.S.

A business day is a weekday (Monday-Friday), excluding weekends or any U.S. government holiday.

Where can I see the Fonts and Symbols available?

You can search "All Fonts" or "All Symbols" or "All Hearts" to quickly find photos in this shop.

Here is a link to fonts available at Tipsy Whimsey:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/250944296/all-fonts

Here is a link to all symbols available at Tipsy Whimsey:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/166148061/new-all-symbol-stamps
Be sure to page through all photos; you can also read the symbol names in a list in the description.

Can I add stamping to the back of the charm?

Most of Tipsy Whimsey's plated charms can be stamped on the backside since they are nice and thick. There will be an additional stamping fee per added word, name, date or symbol.

Add 1 stamping fee to your cart per added word; change the quantity (QTY) to reflect the total number of stamping fees required in your cart. Add this fee listing to your cart along with your charm purchase: https://www.etsy.com/listing/80281037/add-for-stamping-fees

Examples of stamping fees required:
John = 1 fee
John Doe = 2 fees
1-1-1999 = 1 fee
Jan. 1, 99 = 2 fees
J&J = 1 fee
[heart] = 1 fee
[heart] J&J = 2 fees
[10 digit phone] = 2 fees
[GPS COORDINATE] = 3 fees

*When in doubt please contact me through the Etsy listing and include all text for your order.

Notes regarding Ball Chains and Keychains

If you are ordering a charm to add to your own keychain please tell Tipsy Whimsey during your checkout notes so that stronger stainless steel jump rings may be used.

All ball chains (except stainless steel) can be cut to specific length at home using good, household scissors. You can also request a custom length during your checkout notes (any length up to 24" is available).

Dainty (1.5-2mm) ball chains come with a small tube closure. Thick (2.5mm) ball chains have a larger tube closure that is easier to grasp. Request a Thick ball chain during checkout if you or the gift recipient would prefer that size.

You can upgrade any Dainty ball chain to include a lobster clasp. Search for 'upgrade' in Tipsy Whimsey's shop to find the link.

Notes regarding Care

PLEASE KEEP OUT OF WATER.

Copper & Sterling Silver tarnish easily. Simply from the air, moisture, humidity, salt water air, skin's PH balance, lotion, perfume, oils on your hands, & chemicals in pools.

Plated charms are plated with genuine sterling silver, genuine copper or 24K gold. Plating is only one molecule thick so it can wear thin. Don't rub or wash your charms.

Store jewelry & charms safely away from moisture in a jewelry box or bag. Avoid wearing it overnight & stay out of the water to preserve it as long as possible.

Options to spruce up: Rub w/a polishing cloth (without cleaners). Dab rubbing alcohol on folded paper towel & swipe in little circles. Extremely fine steel wool (#0000) can be used but will leave fine scratches.

How to Open a Jump Ring

If you need to open a jump ring in order to add your charm(s) to a bracelet or special chain, email Tipsy Whimsey to receive a quick tutorial image.

Essentially, using two small needle-nosed pliers, grasp either side of the cut in the ring. You want to separate the ends of the little ring without misshaping the circle. Do this by holding one side still and push the other side forward / away from you - DO NOT pull them apart sideways (from left to right).

When closing the jump ring, grasp again as you started, but work the end back towards you, in small push/pull movements.