Arabesque Arts By Darcy: fabulous papercut art, jewelry

San Antonio, Texas

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Note from shop owner My shop is still on vacation mode. I did pass nursing school (Hooray!) and got my license to practice nursing. After I get a nursing job, I will figure out what direction to take my shop. I do receive and reply to messages.

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Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

My shop is still on vacation mode. I did pass nursing school (Hooray!) and got my license to practice nursing. After I get a nursing job, I will figure out what direction to take my shop. I do receive and reply to messages.


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About ArabesqueArtsByDarcy

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On Etsy since 2007

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Can't stop the art!

There is only so much art or jewelry you can make for friends and family before you have to start looking outward. I started this shop with papercut bookmarks and a few polymer clay items, but I knew it would expand somehow over the years.

Every item in my shop is made by me with my own hands.

I was a librarian for several years, with some money for creating but only after working hours. After I was laid off in the Great Recession, I did odd jobs and studied Graphic Design. I am finally a librarian again, but still trying find out what will make my Etsy shop appeal to buyers.

Shop members

  • Darcy

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    While teaching English as a Foreign Language in Taiwan, the Republic of China and in Japan, I was surrounded by papercutting art and other arts. After returning to the U.S., I discovered polymer clay, then bead embroidery.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
I hope you enjoy my art!
My primary style is a kind of arabesque: Decorative ornamentation of interlacing curves and flowing lines based on fruit, floral, and animal symbols.
Phyllomania is the excessive love of leaves. :)
I have done other styles for custom orders that requested other styles.
My main materials or interests are paper cutting and patterns, polymer clay and beading.
Also see:
I can be reached off-Etsy at arabesque.arts [!at]
At different times, I've been a proud member of DLC (Daily Listing Club), FAE (Fantasy Artists of Etsy), Etsy Seed Beads Team, EAST or EarthPath, and FreeThinkers.
If you like papercuttings, please paste these links in the address line of your browser:

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I have a seven day return policy, so please contact me as soon as possible to let me know of your return. The item must be returned in original and unused condition. Refunds will be issued through Paypal minus shipping charges, after the item is returned.
There have been problems with customers not paying for goods. If you are new to Etsy and having trouble paying, convo me!

If you do not complete payment right away, I will convo you to see if there is a problem. If you don't pay within three days of purchasing, I will relist the item for someone else to buy.
Texas residents will add state sales tax during payment.
-- For buyers outside of the U.S., I only accept payment by Paypal.
-- Payments by Paypal must be made immediately when placing order. If payment is not received within 24 hours, your order will be cancelled and the item relisted.
-- Please convo me about any problems regarding Paypal.
Items will ship within five business days of payment unless we agree on something else.
I live in Central Standard Time, CST.
-- Will ship USPS, within the U.S.
-- Jewelry is enclosed in a gift bag or box.

-- The offer of four bookmarks for a discounted rate with free shipping is for *domestic* shipping. The last time I did international shipping for more than a bookmark, it cost $4.09 just for First Class mail. Delivery confirmation would have bumped it to $32!

Admin RevolvingDork said:
1. We take the highest primary shipping cost in the order
2. We add in the secondary shipping costs of all the other items in the order.

If you would like insurance on domestic shipping, please contact me and I will send an updated invoice. I will not be held responsible for loss or damage to uninsured items that occurred in transit by the United States Postal Service. I will not refund or replace an item without insurance, once it is out of my hands.
Additional policies and FAQs
Disclaimer: In the case of papercut art, the exact item shown may have been sold already. Two different copies of the same design will vary slightly in colors or details. But the design shown is substantially what the recipient will receive.
I create in a smoke-free, pet-free environment.
CPSIA "Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act" disclaimer: Nothing from my shop is intended for use by children 12 and under.
I'm happy to accept custom orders!
All designs and images are protected by copyright and are the property of Arabesque Arts By Darcy (AABD) 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.