alongcameaspider1's Shop Announcement

I am intrigued with Spiders and their intricate webs. I am equally as intrigued with Polymer Clay and the creativity it inspires.
I love working with polymer clay and all the possibilities for creating one of a kind Cake Toppers and Milestone Ornaments. I am always open to custom orders for that special someone.

alongcameaspider1's Shop Policies


Welcome to Along Came a Spider, where I make Ornaments, Cake Toppers and other fun things with Polymer Clay.
Everything is hand sculpted (no molds are used) so no two items will be exactly the same.


Payment must be made before I start a custom order.
Payment may be made through Paypal, Etsy direct checkout or a gift card.
If you would like another form of payment, let me know and I'll try to work with you.


I ship USPS First Class Mail or Priority Mail. If it is a busy time of year for me, shipping could take 1-2 weeks, especially the cake toppers. I always try to ship sooner. The Tracking number will be sent when the item ships..

Multiple ornaments receive a combined shipping fee. I do not combine shipping on cake toppers. I feel they need to be packed very careful and it's more difficult with more than one topper per box.

International Buyers Are responsible for all custom ,duty or VAT charges. If the item is refused at customs, the buyer is responsible for return shipping charge.

Refunds and Exchanges

I do my best to create the items you purchase and pack very carefully, however, damage can occur. If the items arrive damaged let me know within 3 days and I will do what I can to make you happy. I will replace, repair or refund (after the item has been returned). I will pay the shipping charges to send the item back after the repair.
The cake toppers will be insured so let me know as soon as possible so I can start the claim process. Please include a picture of the damage.

Additional Policies and FAQs

This hand sculpted polymer clay figurine can be put onto a base as a cake topper or small sculpture, and/or I can add an eye hook and ribbon so it can be used as a Christmas tree ornament.
In my family, everyone gets a new one each year to commemorate their biggest accomplishment of that year (lots of graduation figures, children holding teeth, and children dressed as superheroes or Star Wars characters!). My children and grandchildren love looking back at their ornaments through the years to remember what they did *that* year.

My Ornaments/Cake Toppers are totally customizable; please give me all of the information regarding what you want customized in the note to seller:
- Gender
- Hair – color (black, brown, blonde, red)
- Skin tone – I’ll do my best, but I am using clay so it is not an exact science.
- Clothing preferences
- Shirt color
- Pant Color
- Any additional accessories (eye glasses, headband, hat, etc.)

Additional characters (pets or people) will be an additional charge depending on the size and detail needed. Small pets and children are an additional $5, large pets and adults are an additional $7.
Small props other than those included in the figure picturesare an additional $2.
More significant props will be an additional charge depending on the size and detail.

Again, please let me know what you have in mind and I will give you a price estimate.

After I have given you the estimate, you will let me know whether or not to proceed, or if you would like to make adjustments that may raise or lower the price.
Once you have given me the go ahead and we have agreed on the price, I will create your custom Ornament/Cake Topper.
Prior to curing I will send you a picture for your approval. Minor alterations can be made at this point, however significant changes will increase the price.
Once you have approved, I will cure the ornament. After it has been cured, I can label it with a name and year. I will send you a picture of the final product, and list the item on Etsy for you to purchase. Once I have received payment, the item will go out the following business day.

Last Updated March 21, 2015