TomoIsland

Tomodachi Island

Bournemouth, United Kingdom · 1216 Sales

TomoIsland

Tomodachi Island

Bournemouth, United Kingdom 1216 Sales On Etsy since 2011

4.5 out of 5 stars
(393)

Announcement   I'm back! As I've been trying to find myself as an artist over the years I can finally say that I have found myself. I have made the decision of keeping my Etsy store open after all. I am exploring many new ways of merchandising and am slowly finding my way as a designer in a sea of potential items. For now I will slowly start to stock my store again with new things. Things that I hope will steal your hearts and stories that will capture your minds. Welcome to Tomodachi Island 2.0!

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 21, 2016

I'm back! As I've been trying to find myself as an artist over the years I can finally say that I have found myself. I have made the decision of keeping my Etsy store open after all. I am exploring many new ways of merchandising and am slowly finding my way as a designer in a sea of potential items. For now I will slowly start to stock my store again with new things. Things that I hope will steal your hearts and stories that will capture your minds. Welcome to Tomodachi Island 2.0!

Emelie Jensen

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Emelie Jensen

Shika - PIN, BROOCH, Wooden, Jewellery, Creature
$10.43

Reviews

Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
(393)
Roxanne Karlsen

Roxanne Karlsen on Oct 25, 2016

3 out of 5 stars

All the items are great- no issues there. I know that the store is closing so this review doesn't really matter and maybe the owner hasn't been monitoring if there has been any etsy orders, but the listings all say will ship within 1-3 business days, and the whole order took 11 days before it was even sent. Again, I get the store is closing but that's not really fair man :/

Emelie

Emelie responded on Nov 21, 2016

I am really sorry about what happened. Actually the order was sent earlier than that but I did not update the status of the order. However it was late and I completely take the blame for that. I am glad you like the items and very sorry to have disappointed you. Thank you! :)

clairt1

clairt1 on Jun 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Article arrivée en bon état, et dans les temps. Quel joie d'avoir un article "Kawaii"! Merci

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Ionwen Charlesworth

Ionwen Charlesworth on Jun 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

absolutely ADORE t'necklace... Awesome design n so well made... Great communication and thank you for letting me change t'order too... Will be shopping from you again soon ✌🏼️💖✨

Ionwen Charlesworth

Ionwen Charlesworth on Jun 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

absolutely ADORE t'necklace... Awesome design n so well made... Great communication and thank you for letting me change t'order too... Will be shopping from you again soon ✌🏼️💖✨

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About

How it all came to be...

My name is Emelie Jensen. I am a 28 year old Swedish gall that has made the UK her home for the past 4 years. I moved to the UK in December 2008. It was a quick and weird decision that sort of came out of nowhere. This came as a shock to many of my friends and to my family I think. You see I decided to leave my biggest dream (at the time) behind. Ever since I was 14 years old I dreamt of becoming a Tattooist and I worked hard from that day onwards to become one. It took me many years but in the end I managed to get an apprenticeship and a few years later I got offered a job at a local Tattoo shop. I was over the moon of course and thought it would be amazing. Only a few months into working as a tattooist I started doubting it being the job for me. I found that my interest for art was swaying and I slowly started feeling depressed. It was hard realising that your dream would be a little bit of a nightmare, but in the end I decided that even though I'd been working for this half my life, it was not worth it.

This gave me a sudden urge to just leave everything behind and go somewhere. I didn't know where though, and it was odd behaviour for someone like me who thought she'd never leave her home town. I think having your biggest dream crushed, just gave me an eye opener.

Anyway, I started looking for jobs abroad. I wasn't very picky and ended up on a farm in England(!). Here I took care of the horses of the farm, fed wild boar and caught sheep all day. I did enjoy the first month or so at this place, until I started noticing weird things going on. The animals were treated very badly and in the end I had a melt down and told the owner how bad they were treating their animals and that I would not put up with it any more. I stayed a week and I cried more or less every day, hiding in the stables with the horses that seemed to need me just as much as I needed them. Not all the animals were treated badly, only the ones owned by the owner of the farm. But I couldn't stay there, and it hurt to leave the animals behind, but there was nothing I could do for them.

I then ended up moving to Wales, and after living there for a few months I decided it was time to go back to school. So I applied to a 3 year long BA 3D Computer Animation Course and got taken on straight away with only my portfolio in hand. I started studying 3 years ago now and I must say that it changed my life completely. I went from being a slightly depressed drifter to an extremely happy, engaged business woman.

Not only do I have a degree now but I also met the love of my life, my husband to be, Ceri. He made me realize what I was worth and that I was good and deserved to be successful. He has listened to every crazy idea I've ever had and always said "Go for it!" and so my confidence has grown and awful lot.

Just before Christmas last year I decided to buy myself my very first sewing machine. I liked to sew allot when I was younger and I now had the confidence to try something new. Art has always been the closest thing to my heart and it always will be, but I wanted to try my hand at something else than paper and so I started TOMO!

It was more like a hobby to begin with and I made some pillows (that I absolutely hate today), and I posted them in my newly opened Etsy shop. Nothing sold. I got disheartened. The pillows were not me, not at all and I thought to myself "Stop trying to be so grown up. Since when do you like to make pillows?". I love toys and cute things more than anything, but it was hard to come up with something to do so I gave it a little break.

Then came Christmas. And I was given an iPod touch, and this little thing was the eye opener and inspiration to what Tomo is today. You see when me and Ceri came home from his parents after Christmas I wanted to get an ipod case for my new ipod and so I started surfing the internet. The amount of stuff I came across, Totoros, monsters, hello kitty, owls, you name it. "WOW!" I thought, "I can do this", and I did. I started out with a Totoro case for myself, and I also uploaded it to Etsy and the interest was waaaay bigger than with my pillows. And so I got into a few weeks of mad sewing and brain storming and came up with tuns of new designs. But there was a problem. What about my degree? I was sitting there sewing and having the time of my life, whilst I was wasting away my degree. I had to get out of my little bubble of joy and get back to reality. And as you might have figured by now, that happy bubble is my safe place and I don't really like to be pulled out of it. But I had to, and so miss unhappy was back. But I did what I had to do. I focused and I finished my degree with a first class.

The only problem that still was there, was the fact that I had convinced myself that I didn't like sewing and making ipod cases, just so that I COULD finish my...

Continue to read the story at: http://triclopodstudios.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/little-presentation-of-me.html

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  • Emelie Jensen

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Hiya! I am Emelie, Owner, Founder, Designer.... Yes Tomo is a one man band and I fill all the roles needed. You can find me travelling around UK's Comic Conventions with Tomo and my fiancé Ceri! <3

Shop policies

Last updated on December 3, 2016
♥ Welcome to the world of Tomodachi Island!♥

Tomodachi Island is a little part of my imagination that I have decided to share with the world. It is an ever growing project of mine and this little Island grows bigger and bigger every day. I make little creatures and build stories around them. This is my way of expressing my creativity and I hope that by sharing my stories and fantasies I can bring a smile to your face.

Keep and eye on our blog to follow our updates and to come with us on our exciting adventures or follow us on Facebook!

Blog: http://triclopodstudios.blogspot.com
Tumblr: http://www.tomodachiisland.tumblr.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TomodachiIsland
Etsy: http://www.tomoisland.etsy.com/ (since someone knicked our name :'(
DeviantART: http://www.tomodachiisland.deviantart.com/

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♥ Payments will be accepted through the following:

♥ PayPal.
♥ Any major credit/debit card.
♥ Etsy Gift Cards.
Shipping
♥ Please check your address twice before ordering. I can not remind you enough! I use the address that is given on Etsy and I will not double check the address with your PayPal address. I can not be held responsible for orders being delivered to the wrong address or not arriving at all, if you have provided me with a faulty address.

♥ If you want the order sent to a different address please state this in the “Message to Seller” box before check out.

♥ All International orders are sent with Royal Mail Airmail.

The delivery times are usually as follows:

Within the United Kingdom: 3-5 business days
Within the European Union: 5-10 business days
Everywhere else: 10-20 business days

♥ These times are only estimates. Most orders are delivered within 2 weeks. However, there have been cases where orders have taken up to a month and a half to arrive. Please allow ample time before contacting me. I can not be held responsible for lost packages and/or packages that have been held up in customs or otherwise.

♥ I do NOT provide tracking number unless you have contacted me and paid for this before ordering. If you want your order to have a tracking number the price for this varies between £8.00 - £20.00 depending on the size and weight of your order. You order will be sent with AirSure, guaranteed delivery of 4-6 business days.

♥ If you need your order to arrive for a specific date, such as a birthday or for the Holidays, please order in good time! I can not be held responsible for orders not arriving in time. As for Christmas I will post a deadline date for these orders. Check back in early November if you are planning to get a Christmas present to make sure that arrangements are made in good time. The deadline date is FINAL and set by the Post Office, not me!

♥ Please do not purchase from me if you do not agree with these terms!
Refunds and Exchanges
♥ If you are unhappy with your purchase please contact me and I will help you out. Please don’t leave negative feedback until you have contacted me and given me a chance to sort the problem out. It is important to me that you are happy with your order and my customer service.

♥ Shipping costs will not be refunded unless the item is returned to us.
Additional policies and FAQs
♥ All “Made To Order” items are made and sent within 7 business days from the date you placed your order (weekends not included).

♥ NOT TOYS!
Please keep out of reach of small children that tend to put small items in their mouths. Small bits may become a choking hazard!

♥ WHOLESALE
We love wholesale! Please convo me or email me at: emeliejensen84 [!at] hotmail.com with any questions and inquiries.