benconservato

Monsters and Imaginary Creatures be here.

Sydney, Australia · 3670 Sales

benconservato

Monsters and Imaginary Creatures be here.

Sydney, Australia 3670 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(1678)

Shop owner

Emma Kidd

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Announcement   WHOLESALE prices on all my DIY kits in "Hinged Beasts Galore" section until June 30 , 2018. Prices already marked down, excluding postage.

Monsters, beasts, sea creatures and imaginary lands that is what you will find here.
Original art is what I mainly do. Thanks for stopping by...

Search SALE to see the pieces that have been permanently reduced.

Thank you Etsy Australia for the blog feature. You can see it here: https://blog.etsy.com/au/authors/benconservato/

A film maker called Su Yin made a short film about me and my work, it is here: http://tinyurl.com/kdoblx7

Sign up for my newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gU3L9
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Last updated on Jun 22, 2018

WHOLESALE prices on all my DIY kits in "Hinged Beasts Galore" section until June 30 , 2018. Prices already marked down, excluding postage.

Monsters, beasts, sea creatures and imaginary lands that is what you will find here.
Original art is what I mainly do. Thanks for stopping by...

Search SALE to see the pieces that have been permanently reduced.

Thank you Etsy Australia for the blog feature. You can see it here: https://blog.etsy.com/au/authors/benconservato/

A film maker called Su Yin made a short film about me and my work, it is here: http://tinyurl.com/kdoblx7

Sign up for my newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gU3L9
Follow me on Instagram or twitter : benconservato

Emma Kidd

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1678)
Christy Palmer

Christy Palmer on Jun 22, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely lovely piece of artwork! Thank you! Beautifully wrapped and send super fast - brilliant!

Christy Palmer

Christy Palmer on Jun 22, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely lovely piece of artwork! Thank you! Beautifully wrapped and send super fast - brilliant!

Melissa Jarvis

Melissa Jarvis on Jun 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This is such a beautiful brooch and I am so happy to have bought it. It arrived very quickly and safely packaged

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About

Imaginary creatures and lots of beasts.

My name isn't Ben.
Italy was the first place overseas I ever went. I went back and forth for years, so when I set up my first love business of cooking... jam.... "well preserved" was the perfect name.
I love it so much, I kept it.

I graduated from art school with an Associate Diploma in Fine Arts, specialising in photography and printmaking. The only thing I really liked about drawing and painting classes was the colour pop quiz my painting teacher liked to play with me ("what colours make up that colour?") and the three minute poses in life drawing classes. So it is funny I ended up loving drawing and painting more than anything again. I think I just lost confidence in my ability to express myself in that way.

I have always been encouraged to draw, paint and create. I think perseverance pays off.
Be uncompromising in your style.

Shop members

  • Emma

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I make all things in my store unless it is off-set printed (such as most of the DIY kits). I certainly have the dent in my left thumb to prove I cut everything out myself and the paint under my nails.

Production partners

  • Hero Print

    Alexandria, NSW

    Hero print is an Australian printer. Established in 1998, The Hero Print advantage is that you are dealing with people who know what your needs are and can attend to you promptly and efficiently.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 6, 2016
Hello!
I create original illustrations, a lot of articulated creatures, nesting dolls, prints (screen prints, Gocco, and Etching), photography (usually Lomography these days) and sometimes art reproductions of originals. I had odd sewn monsters too.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I have no problem with someone wanting a refund or an exchange, I try to represent all my items as best I can. But, if you really have a serious problem I am quite willing to talk about an exchange or refund. The cost of returning the item to me is at the buyers cost.

Lost in the mail is a different matter. Depending on the situation and what the item is, we can talk about what to do about it. Please contact me.
Payment
My preferred payment is Paypal.
OTHER applies if you live in Australia, where you can do a direct deposit OR we are conducting a swap.

I prefer that I receive payment within the week of purchase. If I don't hear from you at that time, I will send you an email and a Paypal invoice to confirm that you still want the item.

Please contact me if you have any questions at all.
Shipping
I ship via the Australian postal service internationally. If you have a mailbox / post box, I'll ship to it. It is reliable.
All the prices in my shop are normal Australian air mail postal service rates. I ship internationally.

Australia takes 1-4 business days
New Zealand takes around 3 to 6 business days.
USA and other countries can take around 5-20 business days.

I tend to ship my items in some sort of plastic sleeve inside a reinforced envelope, depending on the size of the item. Sometimes I use recycled materials. If this is a problem, please specify.
If you have bought something and you would like to upgrade to a registered post, just contact me, and I'll organise to have an invoice sent to you with the upgraded post, or we can create a special listing for you. Any other questions, I will quite happily answer any questions.

If I have made you a custom item, I will always be in regular contact with about the progress, supplying photos or scans and once you are happy with the result, I will ship the item, once payment is received.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom Orders:
I am very open to custom orders and requests. Please contact me via email or conversation about your special request.

I do offer gift wrapping and sending directly to the person receiving the gift, with a note saying who the item is from. I do tend to basically wrap all my orders in tissue paper.

My home is pet-free and smoker free. I rarely work outside where there would be pollen. Please ask any questions if you have any concerns.

Have a look at other sites where my work is:
http://www.benconservato.com

If you see something here that you are interested in, and it is not in my shop, perhaps it is still available, please contact me.