catamation

printmaker - illustrator - origami - wearable art

Brisbane, Australia · 243 Sales

catamation

printmaker - illustrator - origami - wearable art

Brisbane, Australia 243 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(81)

Shop owner

gill pyke

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Announcement   Next market stalls are:
History Alive 10/6 and 11/6 Fort Lytton Brisbane
Sydney Supanova Artists' Alley 16/6-18/6 Sydney
i'm also organising a few workshops in jewelry repairs and screenprinting for july and august with the Brisbane Council.

Announcement

Last updated on May 29, 2017

Next market stalls are:
History Alive 10/6 and 11/6 Fort Lytton Brisbane
Sydney Supanova Artists' Alley 16/6-18/6 Sydney
i'm also organising a few workshops in jewelry repairs and screenprinting for july and august with the Brisbane Council.

gill pyke

Contact shop owner

gill pyke

FIRE POLISHED resin daisy studs
FIRE POLISHED resin daisy studs
$19.51
FIRE POLISHED resin daisy studs
FIRE POLISHED resin daisy studs
$19.51
FIRE POLISHED resin daisy hairclip
FIRE POLISHED resin daisy hairclip
$11.71
FIRE POLISHED resin daisy hairclip
FIRE POLISHED resin daisy hairclip
$11.71
FIRE POLISHED resin daisy studs
FIRE POLISHED resin daisy studs
$19.51
FIRE POLISHED resin daisy hairclip
FIRE POLISHED resin daisy hairclip
$11.71
FIRE POLISHED resin cattleya orchid hairclip
FIRE POLISHED resin cattleya orchid hairclip
$11.71
real orchid petal earrings
real orchid petal earrings
$21.85
real dragonfly wing earrings
real dragonfly wing earrings
$21.85
FIGURINE origami audrey figurine
FIGURINE origami audrey figurine
$62.44
FIGURINE origami audrey figurine
FIGURINE origami audrey figurine
$74.14
FIGURINE origami baby groot figurine
FIGURINE origami baby groot figurine
$74.14
FIGURINE origami pea shooter figurine
FIGURINE origami pea shooter figurine
$70.24
FIGURINE origami chomper figurine
FIGURINE origami chomper figurine
$66.34
FIGURINE 65mm comic book origami yoda sculpture
FIGURINE 65mm comic book origami yoda sculpture
$24.97
STEAMPUNK origami atlas beetle pin
STEAMPUNK origami atlas beetle pin
$39.02
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(81)
Sara

Sara on Jun 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

My custom pendant arrived safe and sound! I love it!

adrenalynX

adrenalynX on Jun 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love them :) Seller was friendly and easy to communicate with and was very prompt with responses. Thank you again :)

Georgina Caller

Georgina Caller on Jun 4, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Item just as described, and great service from the shop!

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Updates

Nearly a full garden of sculptures awaiting resin coating - Audreys, Peashooter, Chomper and baby Groot. Next up to make is a triffid.

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origami audrey brooch
origami audrey brooch
$19.51
Coming soon ... Leaf skeleton bracelets with twisted twig wires.

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real leaf skeleton earrings
real leaf skeleton earrings
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Freshly dyed leaf skeletons. Ombre leaf skeletons coming soon.

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real leaf skeleton earrings
real leaf skeleton earrings
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About

Brisbane based origami, resin and fabric artist inspired by nature.

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Shop policies

Last updated on May 29, 2017
i'm a Brisbane based artist creating waterproof origami jewelry & figurines, resin cast animal skull jewelry, resin coated flora and fauna, steampunk costumes & accessories and steampunk themed insect & plant illustrations and prints.

everything in my shop is totally handmade by myself. all items are handcrafted using high quality materials and made to order however, slight differences may occur from time to time. that's what makes it unique!

i use many reclaimed and recycled papers in my origami work including postage stamps, comic books, sheet music and books. no books are harmed in my process - i only use books that can no longer be used as books.

pieces are priced according to:
1. size of the model: the smaller something is the more difficult it is to fold
2. cost of the paper varies greatly - bronzed paper is $20 a sheet!
3. cost of the findings: i use a mixture of precious and base metal findings

this is why the same model may sell for a variety of different prices.

most of the flowers and leaves i preserve and resin coat are from my own garden. i even make my own leaf skeletons.

the insects i use are from 2 entomologist friends - one works for a zoo and one for a traveling show for educating children in schools. so they are indeed ethically sourced, often having a spoilt life free from predators and fed the best food, and die from natural causes such as old age (insects only tend to live 3-6 months).

my costumes and clothing are made from vintage, reclaimed and recycled fabrics where ever possible. i favour using natural fibres such as silks, wools and cottons. all screenprinting and dying is fixed so that items can be washed in a household washing machine.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
preferred payment is via paypal or direct payment. for locals, i'm happy to make other arrangements such as direct deposit into my bank account or drop-off/pick-up.

please make your payment within 3 days of ordering.
Shipping
i ship via AustPost within 3-5 working days of receiving your payment.

estimated time for deliveries within australia can be up to 5 working days, depending your location. for overseas deliveries, the estimated time is anywhere between 5 - 21 days.

i'm happy to organise express post or registered mail - please email or convo me to arrange this.

all items are packed with care with bubble-wrap, filler etc in hard cardboard boxes.

i try and ship the most economical rate i can. my costs are the exact amount for packing material, hard boxes and post office charge. if i can ship your item at a cheaper rate, i will refund the difference.

i can't foresee any problems with customs due to the materials used. however, please check your local customs laws if there is any doubt. i can't be responsible for charges due to international customs regulations.
Refunds and Exchanges
all items are extremely well tested for durability under normal usage and have been sold at craft markets over the last ten years. prints and photographs have not only been tested by prolonged sun-exposure, but have also been hand-varnished using a UV-stabilising varnish.

all origami items have been coated with 3-4 layers of epoxy varnish which makes them quite durable and prevents fading.it also makes them waterproof. items have gone thru the washing machine by accident or earrings worn swimming or in the shower - all survived perfectly intact.

if you item does become damaged outside of reasonable wear and tear, please contact me. i may be able to repair the damage.
Additional policies and FAQs
don't see your favourite flower or insect? want something in pink? blue? glow-in-the-dark? want to set me a challenge to make something unusual from origami? or resin? or fabric?
i'm more than happy to create custom orders. just convo or mail me: gill [!at] catamation.com or gill [!at] gillpyke.com

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all photographs, drawings, prints & designs are of my own making, so ... they are under copyright.