artforgeeks

Sagan and Loki's Art for Geeks: Geek Fusion and Masks

Cleveland, Georgia On Etsy since 2009

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artforgeeks

Sagan and Loki's Art for Geeks: Geek Fusion and Masks

Cleveland, Georgia | 268 Sales

Announcement    Find the right mask for you or as a gift! Click READ MORE for 😷 Masks by how people report using them 😷

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All of our masks are adjustable, with hand-sewn, washable nose-wires, and 600 to 1000 thread count filtration. Find the right mask for you or a loved one with the following questionnaire:

🔴 I'm at risk or in a high risk area: Triple-layer: https://www.etsy.com/shop/artforgeeks?search_query=triple+layer
🔴 I just need a reusable one to shop or work in a low contact area: 2-layer: https://www.etsy.com/shop/artforgeeks?search_query=Double
🔴 To love and protect my neighbor: 2- or 3- layer

BUT:

🥵️ 🧩️ I get hot or have sensory issues: Bamboo or Antibacterial Jersey: https://www.etsy.com/shop/artforgeeks?search_query=Cooling

🧔 I have facial hair: Sateen liner: https://www.etsy.com/shop/artforgeeks?search_query=Sateen
🧔❗️ I have a LOT of facial hair: All large masks have sateen liners! https://www.etsy.com/shop/artforgeeks?search_query=Large

👓 I have a hearing aid or glasses: Wraparound instead of earloops: https://www.etsy.com/shop/artforgeeks?search_query=Wraparound

👋 I can't grip well: Spring toggles: https://www.etsy.com/shop/artforgeeks?search_query=Custom

🧶 I have too much to carry already: Neck Strap: https://www.etsy.com/shop/artforgeeks?search_query=Neck+Strap

🧩️ I can't keep my hands off of it or I'm a child and I'm scared of it: Fidget masks: https://www.etsy.com/shop/artforgeeks?search_query=Fidget

👔👗Cotton masks look too wrinkly: Look for Cooling or Polycotton: https://www.etsy.com/shop/artforgeeks?search_query=Cooling
https://www.etsy.com/shop/artforgeeks?search_query=Polycotton

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 11, 2020

Find the right mask for you or as a gift! Click READ MORE for 😷 Masks by how people report using them 😷

**********************************

All of our masks are adjustable, with hand-sewn, washable nose-wires, and 600 to 1000 thread count filtration. Find the right mask for you or a loved one with the following questionnaire:

🔴 I'm at risk or in a high risk area: Triple-layer: https://www.etsy.com/shop/artforgeeks?search_query=triple+layer
🔴 I just need a reusable one to shop or work in a low contact area: 2-layer: https://www.etsy.com/shop/artforgeeks?search_query=Double
🔴 To love and protect my neighbor: 2- or 3- layer

BUT:

🥵️ 🧩️ I get hot or have sensory issues: Bamboo or Antibacterial Jersey: https://www.etsy.com/shop/artforgeeks?search_query=Cooling

🧔 I have facial hair: Sateen liner: https://www.etsy.com/shop/artforgeeks?search_query=Sateen
🧔❗️ I have a LOT of facial hair: All large masks have sateen liners! https://www.etsy.com/shop/artforgeeks?search_query=Large

👓 I have a hearing aid or glasses: Wraparound instead of earloops: https://www.etsy.com/shop/artforgeeks?search_query=Wraparound

👋 I can't grip well: Spring toggles: https://www.etsy.com/shop/artforgeeks?search_query=Custom

🧶 I have too much to carry already: Neck Strap: https://www.etsy.com/shop/artforgeeks?search_query=Neck+Strap

🧩️ I can't keep my hands off of it or I'm a child and I'm scared of it: Fidget masks: https://www.etsy.com/shop/artforgeeks?search_query=Fidget

👔👗Cotton masks look too wrinkly: Look for Cooling or Polycotton: https://www.etsy.com/shop/artforgeeks?search_query=Cooling
https://www.etsy.com/shop/artforgeeks?search_query=Polycotton

Items

 

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(116)
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quality 10 shipping 22 customer service 11

Updates

"#MerryChristmas! Holiday #mask: #Peppermint #candy Teen/Adult 3-layer with filter pocket, side pleats, 1000 thread count total"
"Well, I have the fabric, so... #MerryChristmas! We made a Candy Cane mask! 3 layers, filter pocket, soft cotton sateen. #etsy #etsyshop"
"IT ME!-- Loki smiley_catlarge_orange_diamondman-woman-boy One of the winners of our patron vote: Ginger Orange #Tabby #mask, 3-layer, filter pocket, exclusive fabric. Child size. #cats #maskup #etsysale 10% off 2 masks code SMILEYSALE"
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About artforgeeks

Sales 268
On Etsy since 2009

Sagan and Loki's Art for Geeks is a 3 Person, 1 ghost cat operation

As with all of our online sales, funds raised from sales on Etsy that aren't reinvested in the shop go toward books and supplies to homeschool our at-risk child, Sagan, and to martial arts lessons to keep his heart and lungs healthy. Sagan chooses the fabrics for our masks, and it was his idea to create the cooling mask from bamboo sports fabric.

😷 MASKS: Masks and social-isolating aren't new for us, we usually have to go into hiding during flu season at some point, so in addition to our usual Geek Fusion art, we are passing on our mask experience.

Every 3 masks we sell pays for a one-on-one Taekwondo lesson. Sagan wears one of his antimicrobial cooling masks during his workout.

We test EVERYTHING to make sure you are getting a quality product. We heat-treat the fabric, top-stitch over interlocked edges with Gutermann thread, triple-bind the elastic, and experiment with different ideas that solve problems: cooling bamboo fabric, extra-long earloops, beard-friendly liners, and side-load filter pockets for double-layered masks, for starters.

🐝 HONEY: During Hoochee Honey Season, you can find The Papa's limited edition Single Hive honey. Located next to the Chattahoochee River in the Northeast Georgia Mountains, Hoochee Honey is extracted one hive at a time, and never blended with other honey, for a completely unique taste experience in every harvest. Produced raw and unfiltered, leaving all the goodness nature intended.

🍀 CLOVER: Our honeybees gave us an extraordinary number of 4-leaf clovers this year, which can be found in necklaces and ornaments after a long pressing process.

🐈 HISTORY: As always, Art for Geeks fuses pop culture with history, particularly Ancient Egyptian, in prints and wearables.

Our jewelry arrives in a gift bag so you feel like you're getting a present.

We've rebranded the shop "Sagan and Loki's Art for Geeks" because Sagan and my cat, who returned from beyond the Rainbow Bridge as a puppet, had a YouTube show together for a few years, and now they are marketing partners.

Shop members

  • Pet Serrano

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Mom

    I'm lucky to be a work-at-home Mom. As I can write and read Latin and Middle Egyptian, I create and recreate parchment and papyrus art and artifacts, often with a geek twist.

  • Sagan Serrano

    Assistant, Designer, Model

    Sagan chooses fabrics and finishes, tests products, and models items for kids. He is getting into designing products this summer.

  • The Papa 🦸‍♂️️🐝👪

    Quality Control, Beekeeper

    The Papa 🦸‍♂️️🐝👪 tests our Masks for Men and harvests and packages Hoochee Honey products.

  • Loki

    Spokescat

    I is a cat. I do some of da social media. I leave random hairs around so Sagan has to make sure your purchases is clean before they ship. Yoo welcome!

Production partners

  • CreateSpace

    Charleston, SC

    CreateSpace is a leader in manufacture on-demand services for independent content creators, publishers, film studios, and music labels. They provide inventory-free, physical distribution of books, CDs, DVDs, music downloads, and video downloads.

  • Fine Art America

    Santa Monica, CA

    Fine Art America/ Pixels.com is a leading manufacturer of independently-created Giclee prints and products at the higher end of the print-on-demand spectrum.

  • Lulu Press

    Raleigh, NC

    Launched in 2002, Lulu pioneered the self-publishing industry and paved the way for people around the world to publish books and bring them to market, while allowing authors to retain full control of their work

  • Zazzle

    Redwood City, CA

    Zazzle is an online retailer that allows users to upload images and create their own merchandise (clothing, posters, etc.), or buy merchandise created by other users, as well as use images from participating companies.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 20, 2020
All items are made and packaged in my non-smoking, pet-friendly home.

I do my best to make sure the photos match what you're going to receive, BUT:

Mobile screens may increase contrast and saturation. If you're looking to get something expensive you may want to check on a standard laptop or workplace computer screen.

Polymer clay items in a model or series may differ slightly from the item pictured and may include some discoloration because they are all handmade.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Like almost everywhere else, I will happily refund or replace items grossly different from the description or damaged during shipping, but I cannot refund shipping and handling costs.

(I've never actually had this happen in over 20 years of online sales.)
Payment
I accept :

** Etsy Direct Checkout (Fastest Shipping, generally less than 24 hours) **
Etsy Gift Cards: https://www.etsy.com/giftcards
Paypal, including echecks. Echecks may take a week or more to clear but I will ship as soon as they do.

Paypal orders may ship through Etsy's label printer. (Paypal's shipping area goes down randomly and I like to ship ASAP.)

I generally ship the next day. Most of my listings say they will ship in 1-3 business days but that is a precautionary measure for Paypal glitches, family medical emergencies, internet failure, and alien invasion.

TAXES: I will have to charge sales tax to residents of Georgia.

CANCELLATION: You can cancel an order before receiving shipping notification. I start printing and packaging between 4 and 9 AM EST.
Shipping
METHODS: I ship by 2PM EST via First Class mail M-F for most items, regardless of destination. Books may be shipped Media Mail. You will receive a shipment notification from either Paypal or Etsy when your package is ready and it will be shipped the next time 2PM rolls around.

All jewelry shipments come with hard candies when possible. Besides just being nice, it forces your package to be handled manually instead of by a machine.

SHIPPING DISCOUNTS: I offer a free shipping guarantee for orders over $35 to the US. Etsy has trouble reading APO/FPO/DPO address as US based. If you are charged shipping to a military address, I will refund it, because that's ridiculous.

ETSY'S OLD HELP FILE USED TO SAY THIS: "Even if you offer a free shipping guarantee, some orders with a US shipping address may not qualify for free shipping because of other account settings. Buyers must also: Set their region on Etsy to the US and; Set their currency preference on Etsy to USD; Read the terms of the free shipping guarantee."
(I don't know if this will solve that or not.)

DELIVERY CONFIRMATION (now USPS tracking) : I use tracking whenever available.

I will refund or replace items lost in transit before receiving a Delivery Confirmation scan, but I will consider an item delivered if the Post Office provides a valid Delivery Confirmation scan at the final destination.

HOLIDAY SHIPPING OVERSEAS: Please allow an extra week or two between Halloween and New Year's Day for overseas orders. I ship ASAP but in the past few years there have been occasional backups at the post office and customs.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMS: Buyer is responsible for all customs fees and disputes. I list items whose main material is polymer clay as "costume jewelry", but your customs officials may disagree. Every item I sell is potentially dutiable.

DROP SHIPPING: Some items may be drop-shipped from our production partners (professionally-framed prints, for example.) Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM MASKS:

If you see something that inspires you but isn't exactly what you want, this is how I price the masks:

LABOR:
Base price for 2 or 3 layer adjustable mask with white or black elastic $9

FABRIC:
Basic fabrics (includes 400-count sateen) +$3 or
Upright patterned basic fabric +$4 or
Out of print or premium fabric +$5 or
Sparkle fabric +$7 or
Cooling bamboo fabric lined with 400-count sateen +$7-$10

EXTRAS:
Filter Pocket: +$1
Carbon filter +$2
Neck strap +$1
Limited elastic colors +$1
Limited adjustment bead colors +$1
Non-removable nose wire $3
Other extras +$2

Custom masks may take up to a week to make (probably less, but I like to leave room for disasters), and you'll receive a link to a reserved item. Reservations expire in 2 weeks.

CUSTOM CLAY ORDERS: I am no longer able to accept custom polymer clay orders while working primarily with fabric, but I consider suggestions as long as it's something I can sell more than once.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING:
If you want something shipped outside the US, I will need to research first, given the current world situation. (I am happy to do so, just haven't needed to since reopening the shop in 2020.) It appears other sellers are having issues with getting items to other countries in less than 2 or 3 months as of July, 2020.