Schiitaryn M on Feb 21, 2017
Again the craftsmanship of this piece is stunning!! I am smiling all the time! Thank you so very much!!!
Schiitaryn M on Jan 22, 2017
Item is absolutely gorgeous and masterfully crafted...lays beautifully along my neckline and I couldn't be happier!! Thank you so very much!!
University of Google, Trial and Error
I have always made things. Even when working as a doctor full time I still found time to make ham radios etc. I also made some sundials and promptly sold them. In retirement I wanted to devote more of my time to metalwork. However, the ability to remove a piece of someone's liver through their neck does not prepare one well for using a lathe or a mill. Hence the story headline :-)
As my skills grew so did my workshop. One day it was a garage, a year later it was full of tools. What to do with the tools? Is there a more useful object than a sundial in a town where it rains 367 days a year? That's where Etsy came in...
To widen my shop appeal I tried my hand at jewellery ("Why don't you make some bolo ties?") I got the bug and here I am.
Thanks to Etsy things progressed to the point of minor local fame:
For those interested in the process here is a video on making miniature sundials:
And the rest of my channel:
Retired actor and cardiologist, now sundial maker to the gentry.
As with any activity there is (hopefully!) progress partly based on feedback. I strive for perfection but am well aware that I shall never achieve it. I encourage comments on my work and how I might improve. I strive for good business relations through excellent communication.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
I do not charge any taxes, however, buyers may be required to pay import duties or tariffs in accordance with the laws of their country. I have no influence on these nor do I accept any responsibility for them.
I use Canada Post. The cost of shipping is high and rising. I, therefore, strive to find the cheapest method of delivery. This usually means that there is no tracking or insurance for items under $100. I am happy to discuss upgrades to shipping including a choice of carrier. Please send me a convo. Remember that the cost of these upgrades rises steeply, sometimes to a value several times of the item itself.
If there is an appreciable difference between what you paid for shipping and my cost of postage and packing I will refund it.
Refunds and Exchanges
If the item is damaged I am happy to discuss alternatives including refund, replacement or repair, either free or at a nominal cost.
Please contact me if an untracked and uninsured item has not been delivered within 20 business days from the shipping date. We can discuss alternatives.
Additional policies and FAQs
In general I advise to keep harsh chemical away from the jewellery. They are liable to destroy the finish and patinas. Where appropriate I will include a special cleaning cloth for bare metal surfaces.