Nifty stuff from a marine-biologist-paleontologist-mom

Meadville, Pennsylvania · 10 Sales


Nifty stuff from a marine-biologist-paleontologist-mom

Meadville, Pennsylvania 10 Sales On Etsy since 2006

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Anonymous on Dec 3, 2008

5 out of 5 stars

Crisp clean images and nicely made, thank you!

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Last updated on February 4, 2011
My name is Lisa, and I'm a marine biologist/paleontologist. I have been crafting for as long as I can remember - my mom encouraged us to make our own Barbie stuff, taught me how to cross-stitch, and gave me ample art supplies. My crafting exploded while I was working on my Ph.D.; it was a great way to de-stress. Not too long after I started that degree, I had gained a reputation in the biology department. If you needed to know how to make something or just wanted something handmade, you were sent to me. Pretty soon, Abudefduf was born. And in case you're wondering, that's the genus name of the sargent major fish.

Now I'm not longer a graduate student, but a new mom and new professor, and my crafting has picked up again. While the items I've posted have historically been jewelry and geekery, I'm getting ready to add papercraft and kid stuff to the list.

My scientific interests are all over the place, which mirrors my crafting interest as well. In general, I do anything that doesn't involve fire - I'm very klutzy and have been banned from doing so by the husband guy. So you want find any lampwork beads made by me, nor any stained glass. At one point or another, though, you probably can find almost everything else.

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For security and convenience, I accept payments through PayPal. You can pay with a pre-existing PayPal account or with credit cards safely and quickly (you don't need a PayPal account to pay with credit cards), insuring your item will be shipped and delivered as quickly as possible.

:::: Payment is due at time of purchase. ::::

Unless I have received some kind of communication from you or we have another arrangement of some kind, I reserve the right to cancel the sale at the end of that period and re-list the item for sale in my shop. If you have any problems with payment, please contact me and I will be glad to help. I am very accommodating, I just would like to know if there is a problem so I can help make your shopping experience as positive as possible.
:: Items are shipped within three business days of confirmed payment. ::

These are the standard methods of shipping I use:

::: Domestic Shipping: USPS First Class Mail :::
::: International Shipping: USPS Air Mail International Package :::

If you would like to upgrade your shipping (i.e. faster delivery, insurance or international shipping methods with tracking), please let me know and I will send you a quote.

:: NOTE: I WILL SHIP TO THE ADDRESS YOU PROVIDE ETSY AT CHECKOUT :: unless you request a different address in the "message to seller" or via email. If your PayPal address differs from the address you gave Etsy, I will ship to the Etsy address by default, so please make sure to contact me if you would prefer your PayPal address.

If your item is a gift, please let me know. I am also happy to include a custom gift note: just let me know what you would like it to say in the "message to seller."
Refunds and Exchanges
:: Satisfaction Guarantee :: I want you to be very happy with your purchase! If you are not satisfied for any reason, please contact me **within seven days** of receipt to arrange a return. You will receive a refund for your purchase price only. Customer is responsible for return shipping costs.

Unfortunately, I cannot be held responsible for damage or loss due to postal service error. If you are concerned about loss, please contact me for information on how to purchase insurance for your item.

If your item breaks because of any kind of bad construction on my part or because of defective materials, I will gladly refund your purchase price and, if applicable, send you a replacement free of charge (including shipping). I strive to create high quality items with reliable materials, but sometimes errors do occur and I will take full responsibility for them. Original shipping costs will not be refunded.
Additional policies and FAQs
All of my items are made in a non-smoking home. However, I do have 2 cats. While the cats do not touch the items I sell, nor do they get into my supplies or work area, I cannot guarantee that anything is dander-free.

:: IMPORTANT COPYRIGHT NOTICE :: All designs and photographs are © Lisa Whitenack 2010. None of my items or designs may be reproduced or resold without my explicit permission. Feel free to use any of the photos in my shop for *blog articles or features* but be sure to give me credit and to provide a link to my store (abudefduf.etsy.com).

If you are considering use of my photographs or designs for any type of *commercial publication or for profit* (magazines, books, promotional material, etc...) please contact me for permission (and high-res images, if needed) at paleogirl [!at] hotmail.com.

Thank you!