Recycled Vinyl Record Clocks for Music Fans Everywhere

Londonderry, United Kingdom · 3349 Sales


Recycled Vinyl Record Clocks for Music Fans Everywhere

Londonderry, United Kingdom 3349 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
Katie Blue

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Tracy Karen Miranda Tempest

Tracy Karen Miranda Tempest on Aug 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Bought this for a friend who is both car and Madness mad. He loves it! Prompt delivery. Would buy from again. As an aside, I would suggest editing it as to which batteries are needed, and the fact that batteries are not included.

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Art, Music, Love, Life, Its all an adventure...

My partner Ben Allen and I were both artists. Both selling through galleries, and teaching junk sculpture in schools and doing exhibitions. Ben also had a passion for music, and was an avid vinyl collector and part-time record dealer.
Now the recession has hit artists hard. We went from selling in 8 galleries to 2 in one year, and then the sales in the remaining 2 dropped by 80%. Most of the school work dried up due to funding cuts. We had always enjoyed selling our arts, crafts and vintage goods, and as avid collectors we were never short of stock!!
So we took a market stall. Then we began working on new product ideas. I had been rescuing vinyl for years, taking old records that were perhaps missing a sleeve, so couldn't be sold as vinyl, and making clocks and other things. And Ben had 10 years experience selling online and I had always dabbled, so shops on etsy and ebay seemed a natural move. The market stall was a great way to try out ideas, to put things in front of people and get instant feedback. But the online sales soon took over, so after a year and a house move that gave us the office space and storage we needed (with over 15,000 records and 100s of pictures, paintings and the contents of 2 art studios to fit in!) we finally quit the market to concentrate on the online sales. And now we sell all over the world!

It has taken 2 years to build the online shops up and since then we have opened 2 NEW real bricks and mortar shops in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, where we now live. Ben works in the record shop, called Abbazappa. Its the largest second hand and new vinyl shop in the North of Ireland. I have a crazy, eccentric, colourful gift shop next door, called "Little Blue World". So we are in and out of each others shops all day long. Both shops are located in a shared market space called "The Yellow Yard", in an old shirt factory. We share with a bookshop, and a vintage clothes and coffee shop. We just celebrated 2 years trading.
My etsy shop has been an all consuming passion for the last few years, and its growing success is what inspired and encouraged me to make the leap to a high street shop. What started out as a way to save a few vinyl from landfill has become a 2 full time businesses! I spend hours each week sourcing excellent records to make clocks, and I visit record fairs and buy huge record collections alongside Ben, as well as raiding the record shop! And I work hard during the day to stock and run the gift shop too! With several part time staff now on board in both shops, the future is looking very interesting indeed.

We are now working on new product lines for the shop, for etsy and for my other etsy shop: where the more colourful and humourous side of my creativity comes out.
I really enjoy my job and love working with customers to make their favourite songs into clocks, to create gifts that have real meaning and value to people. I hope the business will continue to grow and flourish.

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  • Katie Blue

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Hi, I'm Katie. Artist and junk sculptor by trade, until etsy! Now my partner and I own a record shop here in N.Ireland, and in August I opened a shop , called "Little Blue World", selling a mix of arts, crafts and vintage finds, and my record clocks!

  • Ben Allen

    Designer, Assistant, Shipper

    Ben Allen is an artist with an MA from the Royal College. He is also my partner and owner of Abbazappa Record. He still designs and makes things. Sometimes I even have some of his creations in my new shop, right next to his shop, in The Yellow Yard.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 2, 2015
Welcome to my Etsy shop where I will be showcasing my new range of clocks made from an interesting array of recycled and vintage items, including my VInyl Time range of record clocks. Why not commission a clock of your favourite singer or band?
If you don't see the band or singer you want in my shop, please email me...

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I do not ship until payment is received. If you wish to cancel or change an order please notify me within 24 hours of ordering. If the item has already been shipped you will be responsible for returning the item to qualify for a refund. I ship as fast as possible to enable you to get your gifts in time......
YES! I ship anywhere in the world. Some countries require signed for shipping. If you don't see your country in the list of shipping costs, email me for a price.

Shipping: I alway try and ship within working 2 days, but please allow aminimum of 6-10 working days from date of shipment for delivery to the USA and Canada and Everywhere Else from the UK. USA West Coast deliveries, expecially to CA, take the longest, allow at least 2 weeks for delivery!
If you need something in a hurry, please let me know and I will post it as quickly as possible.
I ship via Royal Mail here in the UK. This is International Airmail for the USA and Canada and it is not tracked. Tracked shipping is an extra £5.40 and is compulsory for Italy, Russia, South America, most islands, and some of Eastern Europe.
I reserve the right to insist on signed for shipping to other countries I have not shipped to before.
Refunds and Exchanges
I offer a full refund on items damaged in transit if they are returned within 28 days of ordering. Please contact me if you have any problems with your order and I will try and resolve them for you.
Additional policies and FAQs
All my clocks have a full 12 month guarantee on all clock parts from date of purchase.
Please allow plenty of time for custom orders. Sometimes I can ship same week, but if I have to order a record for you it can take 2-3 weeks plus delivery time.