alumandink

Alum and Ink

Orlando, Florida | 5830 Sales

alumandink

Alum and Ink

Orlando, Florida 5830 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (1434)

Announcement   Inspired by nature and dreams, Alum and Ink specializes in cute original art enamel pins and other accessories such as keychains, stickers, magnetic bookmarks and more.

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Last updated on Dec 28, 2018

Inspired by nature and dreams, Alum and Ink specializes in cute original art enamel pins and other accessories such as keychains, stickers, magnetic bookmarks and more.

Khanh Mai

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About

Alum and Ink specializes in adorable nature, mythology and animal artwork.

Alum and Ink is my little online creative store where I sell my original artwork in the form of pins. My embroidered pins are all designed, stitched and personally hand set by me. My artwork takes inspiration from nature, my childhood, personal experiences, dreams, symbolism and mythology.

My shop name is an homage to childhood dogs, particularly my two childhood dogs with the same names. Alum and Ink were both were well-loved mutts who lived as free-spirits doing goodly dog things.

Shop members

  • Khanh

    Owner, Designer

    Khanh designs and illustrates all the items. She also packs, organizes, inspects and runs the shop. She loves baby animals, sparkles and shiny gold things.

  • Harrow

    Assistant

    Harrow helps out by smell testing each item to ensure it meets his exacting standards. He enjoys naps, treats and singing the songs of his people from 1am to 7am.

Production partners

  • A magnet and paper goods manufacturer

    China

    They help bring my original designs to life as flexible magnets and paper goods based upon my specifications.

  • A pin manufacturer

    China

    Helps produce my pins based on my original artwork and specifications.

  • A custom pin manufacturer

    China

    They help bring my illustrations to life as pins based on my specifications.

  • A custom pin manufacturer

    China

    Produces my pins according to my specifications and based on my original illustrations and designs.

  • A print shop

    New York, NY

    They help bring my original illustrations to life as vinyl stickers.

  • A custom pin manufacturer

    China

    Help produce pins to my specifications and based off my original illustrations and designs.

  • Stationary Manufacturer

    China

    Produces tape and stationary items based on my guidance and designs.

  • A professional textiles manufacturer

    China

    They help bring my artwork to life as patches using my specifications and direction.

  • A custom pin manufacturer

    China

    Produces pins according to my specifications, original illustrations and designs.

Shop policies

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Last updated on Aug 9, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

I pack all orders personally, with care and by hand. Depending upon your order, I will package your items in different ways to ensure that it reaches you safe and sound.

Your order items are all personally inspected before they are packaged. Your pins will be hand-polished then attached to a backing card made of sturdy material and sealed in a bag. Depending on how many items are in your order and how far it has to go, I may wrap your order in some bubble wrap for additional protection.

At this time, I do not offer gift wrapping, but I do offer gift messages.

Custom and personalized orders

Unfortunately, I do not offer or take custom or personalized orders at this time due to time constraints.

Care instructions

Hard enamel pins are generally very sturdy and durable. You can wipe them clean with a soft, damp cloth then dry them immediately afterwards. However, take care not to expose your pins to cleaning chemicals or soak them in water, this can harm the enamel or metal. To store your pins, you can place them individually inside a soft pouch. You can also mount them on a cork board for display. Avoid letting your pins touch each other during storage as this may cause them to scratch one another.

How to use the locking back clutches

To remove a locking back clutch from a pin post:
Grasp the outer lip of the clutch and push the body of the clutch down slightly. You should not need a lot of force to separate the lip and the body. When these components have been separated, gently lift the clutch off of the post, you may need to wiggle the clutch slightly. Do not yank or bend the clutch because this may rip the post off the pin face!

To place a locking back clutch onto a pin post:
Insert the pin post into the hole of the clutch. Hold the body of the clutch between your fingers and gently press the body down on the pin post. The post and clutch will lock together when you hear a small "click" sound.

Please contact me if you need additional instructions. I'm happy to help!

Printed Receipts

In the interest of saving paper, I do not include a printed receipt in most orders. Your account history typically contains your order's details. If you'd like a receipt printed and included with your order, please let me know!