crankyhayes

Upcycled jewelry, custom word necklaces, geek gifts.

609 Sales

crankyhayes

Upcycled jewelry, custom word necklaces, geek gifts.

609 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
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CANADIAN SHOPPERS: Enter coupon code "CANADA" and receive a 20%* discount on your purchase! All orders shipped within Canada are also shipped free of charge.

I make upcycled dictionary collage art jewelry and accessories for lovers of art and nature, literature, sci-fi, pop and geek culture. Convo me with your ideas and I will be happy to make it for you!

+ Des commandes francophones sont également acceptés, avec plaisir. : )

++ $1.00 from each sale is donated to Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots program
https://www.rootsandshoots.org/

* (For orders shipped within Canada only).

Announcement
Last updated on May 11, 2016

BONJOUR - HELLO!

CANADIAN SHOPPERS: Enter coupon code "CANADA" and receive a 20%* discount on your purchase! All orders shipped within Canada are also shipped free of charge.

I make upcycled dictionary collage art jewelry and accessories for lovers of art and nature, literature, sci-fi, pop and geek culture. Convo me with your ideas and I will be happy to make it for you!

+ Des commandes francophones sont également acceptés, avec plaisir. : )

++ $1.00 from each sale is donated to Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots program
https://www.rootsandshoots.org/

* (For orders shipped within Canada only).

mary hayes

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Updates

Such a silly, fun collaboration this was! #custom #collageart
More fun for DW fans! See you at #OttawaGeekMarket next weekend! : ) #DrWho #theimpossiblegirl
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About

I make each tiny collage by hand, each one cut directly from a world weary dictionary.

Crankyhayes is a offshoot of my painting practice. I had been painting and exhibiting my work in contemporary galleries for years, but I also wanted to make small, affordable art that someone could wear or carry.

I started making dictionary collages quite by accident. I had inherited this enormous, decrepit old dictionary that no one used, but I could not bring myself to throw it away. I began cutting images and phrases from the dictionary and putting them into pendants, key chains and other accessories.

I like the way the old type and gritty, yellowed paper of my ( now 10 and counting!) dictionaries lend authenticity to contemporary notions and phrases. I like the way the collages subtly refer to history, and the idea that I am giving something old and soon to be forgotten a new life.

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Shop members
  • Mary Hayes

    Owner, Designer

    I have been working as an artist in Montreal for many years. I opened my crankyhayes because I wanted to make small, affordable and functional art objects.

  • Kate

    Assistant

    My daughter Kate has been working with me since the beginning as a model, sales rep, fashion consultant, ace wrapper and packer. She is also my muse. : )

Manufacturers
  • ArtOfWhere

    Montreal, QC, Canada

    ArtofWhere is a small mom and pop ( or girlfriend and boyfriend) operation, located a short bike ride from my home in Montreal. With ArtofWhere, I can have of my artwork produced in small batches at wholesale prices.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 11, 2014
Welcome to my shop! The information posted here should answer any questions you might have. If not, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Bienvenue à ma boutique! Si vous êtes francophone, n'hesitez pas à me communiquer en français, si vous préfèrez.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Paypal and credit card payment with Direct Checkout. Gift cards are also welcome.
Shipping
All items are shipped by regular post. This means that there is no insurance or tracking number. Regular shipping from Canada to the United States and Europe usually takes between 5 to 10 days, but sometimes packages can get tied up at customs and will take longer. If you prefer a faster shipment and/or a tracking number, please contact me with your location so I can give you prices and delivery time for expedited and priority shipping.

JEWELRY AND ITEMS UNDER 3 OUNCES / 238 GRAMS:
I ship three to five business days after payment. For custom orders please allow one week before shipment. Please let me know well in advance if you are purchasing a gift or need your order by a specific date.

HOUSEWARES AND ITEMS OVER 3 OUNCES / 237 GRAMS
Items with destinations outside Canada* are shipped my courier http://viaus.ca/) rather than Canada Post, because the price and service is comparable to those of USPS. For this reason, shipping is on Tuesdays only. All orders processed after 6 pm Monday will be shipped a week the following Tuesday. Please contact me if you need a faster shipment.

*Canadian orders are shipped with Canada Post, regular parcel. Please allow 3 to 5 days for shipment.

+ Your purchase will be sent to your Etsy address unless you indicate otherwise. Please make sure you have given me your correct address.

+ Please note that the buyer alone is responsible for any duties, taxes or customs fees that might be incurred in shipment.
Refunds and Exchanges
If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase, I want to know! please contact me and I will refund you upon return of item. Refunds do not include cost of shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom work:

I welcome your ideas and suggestions. Just contact me if you would like a custom made gift someone special, and we will take it from there.

Copyright:

Thank you for respecting my hard work and do not copy and distribute my images without my permission. Sale of artwork does not transfer copyright. This means you can own the actual artwork but not the copyrighted image - that's still mine. Artwork may not be cut and pasted, published, copied, or reproduced in any way without written permission of the artist.