VanGamble

Madame van Gamble's Bazaar

53 Sales

VanGamble

Madame van Gamble's Bazaar

53 Sales On Etsy since 2012

0 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   As a crafty, art-loving nerd with a taste for gaming and fantasy, I intend to share the beauty and quality of handmade crafts with those of my ilk. If you're looking for something unique and impressive to enhance your walls, coffee tables, or game nights, you've come to the right place. All items are shipped in entirely eco-friendly packaging.

If you'd like to make a custom order or if you have any questions, please get in touch. Join the bazaar on Facebook to get news on new items and special promotions. Thank you for visiting and for supporting the handmade arts. Kungaloosh!

Announcement

As a crafty, art-loving nerd with a taste for gaming and fantasy, I intend to share the beauty and quality of handmade crafts with those of my ilk. If you're looking for something unique and impressive to enhance your walls, coffee tables, or game nights, you've come to the right place. All items are shipped in entirely eco-friendly packaging.

If you'd like to make a custom order or if you have any questions, please get in touch. Join the bazaar on Facebook to get news on new items and special promotions. Thank you for visiting and for supporting the handmade arts. Kungaloosh!

Monica Guzman

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Monica Guzman

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beccaself

beccaself on Mar 14, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I bought these drawings as a gift for someone who loves Tolkien. The artist was prompt, attentive, and thoughtful - she took pictures of the sections I wanted and proposed new ideas which I absolutely loved! The calligraphy is gorgeous. It looks handmade because you can see how the ink spread out on the page, but it also is very true to the style of the maps in the books. After I frame these they are going to be my favorite pieces in my new home!

Donna Grace Moleta

Donna Grace Moleta on Jan 13, 2015

4 out of 5 stars

SO ADORABLE! shipped on time and everything. it's smaller than i expected, not even taller than your thumb, but other than that no surprises. definitely a great gift idea!

demaree2

demaree2 on Dec 27, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Ornament was very nice and the seller was GREAT to me when I was in a hurry right before Christmas.

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About

Creative Nerd Revives Post-Grad Life

It all began during the quiet, lonely months of my first post-grad winter. The "real world" hit me like a dementor's kiss as I struggled to figure out what to do with myself.

One thing that managed to cheer me up was crafting. I had always been a creative kid--sculpting clay wizards, reproducing van Goghs, writing stories--and I finally had the time to revisit those hobbies. I spent many hours painting, brainstorming installation art projects, and perfecting the origami firework.

Another thing that cheered me up was playing Settlers of Catan. After discovering it in college, I quickly assimilated my friends and family. I decided to craft a 3D board for my mom for Christmas because I was sick of tinkering with the warped frame pieces of the original game board. Plus, I figured my mom would prefer something beautiful and handmade rather than having me spend money on something less unique.

My 3D Catan board was a huge hit with everyone who encountered it. The board wasn't only wonderful to look at; it was also much easier to assemble. A few friends commissioned boards from me and one of them recommended that I look into Etsy. As a crafty person with a lot of time on my hands, I quickly became obsessed. I opened my shop and started hoarding small cardboard boxes.

After flexing my entrepreneurial spirit on Etsy and after trying on different corporate hats with various internships, I decided to start my own copywriting/content marketing business: The Magma Lab. I currently make a living crafting words and clay, and I hope to share my skills and talents with the world as much as I can. To learn more about me, feel free to visit my personal website: www.about.me/monicaguzman. Thanks for visiting my shop, and I wish you good gaming, long life, and artful, nerdy enjoyment.

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    Freelance writer and crafter. Loves poetry, drinking tea, friendly competition, and elephants.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 28, 2014
Hello! I hope you are enjoying your visit. Sharing beautiful, quality, unique art with you is a great privilege. I'm constantly at work on new items, so I invite you to wander in and out of the bazaar frequently. Thank you for stopping by.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Payment
Here's a helpful link that clarifies the purchasing/payment process on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php

If you don't find the answers here on my policy page, please don't hesitate to contact me with your questions.
Shipping
I ship Monday through Friday USPS (United States Postal Service) First Class. If you would like to use a different method, I would be happy to oblige you. I would be thrilled to ship something to you internationally.

Finished items are sent out immediately--if not the day of, then usually the day after. If an item is made to order, you can expect your order to be sent out within a week (5 business days), unless stated otherwise in the product description. I'll always send an email to let you know your item has started on it's journey to you. Feel free to contact me to make special shipping requests.

I only use sustainable shipping materials. I also like to save paper, so I don't include printed receipts unless you request one (I'll always include a handwritten one if your order consists of more than one item).

I take just as much care packaging my items as I do making them. I want you to receive your items in the same perfect condition as when they left my hands. If for some reason something terrible happens in transit, please reach out and we'll figure something out.

International orders are more than welcome. It would be an honor to have my creations live across the globe!
Refunds and Exchanges
Each of these items are handmade by myself--no two are going to look exactly alike, but that's the whole point, right?

Yet, if you find yourself dissatisfied for any reason with one of my pieces of art, please rest assured you can return it to me within 3 weeks for a full refund, minus shipping charges.

While I package my items as carefully as I create them, it is possible (but very unlikely) that something unfortunate can happen to them in transit. In such cases, I would be happy to discuss solutions with you. I would hate for one of my creations to not fulfill its purpose!
Additional policies and FAQs
All wall art pieces are signed and dated. All game inspired pieces are stamped on the back/bottom with Madame van Gamble's logo. Origami works are unsigned but come with a stamped tag.

Check out my Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/VanGamble) for updates on my whereabouts and promotions.

Gifts! If you'd like to send something to someone directly, I would be happy to wrap it and include a custom handwritten notecard for an additional cost (usually $5.00).

If you are interested in ordering bulk, message me and we'll figure out a deal. :)

As always, let me know what I can do to make your experience 100% positive.