polymer clay artistry with a sprinkle of whimsy

Toronto, Canada On Etsy since 2011

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polymer clay artistry with a sprinkle of whimsy

Toronto, Canada | 784 Sales

greyhoundmama221 is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I'm on a short break for 'catch-up mode'. So many orders and only one pair of hands to create them, but I'll be open again when I'm back on track. Many thanks for your understanding! =)

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 12, 2020

I'm on a short break for 'catch-up mode'. So many orders and only one pair of hands to create them, but I'll be open again when I'm back on track. Many thanks for your understanding! =)

Debra Halliday

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Debra Halliday


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About greyhoundmama221

Sales 784
On Etsy since 2011
Video summary: Sometimes one end of a split ring widens after threading it onto a dog's collar. Turning the split ring 'inside out' restores its function again. This little video shows how to do it.

How greyhoundmama221 got it's heartbeat

Hey there, thanks for stopping by! I initially joined Etsy, because I love quality handcrafted stuff. I'm a lifelong crafter, but polymer clay has been my chosen medium since 1989. My husband and I adopted a sassy (but adorable) little greyhound at Christmas 2012. One day, I bought her a pretty new collar and was looking for an ID tag to match. I couldn't find what I was looking for, when it suddenly dawned on me to make it myself. So I came up with one basic design, and a short time later, my little shop's heart began to beat. Then came my first custom request. It was from a woman opening a cheese boutique. Her dogs would be store mascots, and could I make them tags in the shape of swiss cheese? Soon, another request came. This one was for 2 potato tags, from a woman whose 2 bullies were the mascots of her veggie mart. I've even had an order for a pet goat. =)

It really is true, that if you do what you love, you will never work another day. My motivation is to make what elicits an emotional response; whether it's something whimsical, like a pet tag, or deeply emotional, such as a memorial tribute to a furry best friend; this is the premise behind greyhoundmama221. And the shop name? It's nothing too enigmatic; compliments of my email addy, lol. I dunno; it just felt right. =)

Debra Halliday

Shop members

  • Debra

    Owner, Designer, Maker Photographer Shipper Problem Solver =)

    Animal lover and crafter; that's me in a nutshell. My pet tags were a 'happy accident', when I made what I couldn't find to match our greyhound's pretty collars. To date, I've made hundreds . . . whimsical jewellery will soon debut . . .

  • Bonnie aka Miss Bossy Boots aka The Bonster aka Bonbon


    Chief Confidante. The inspiration behind greyhoundmama221.

  • Ozzie, aka The Oz Man

    Customer Service, Foodie

    The Boss. keeps Bonnie in line, and lies in wait for an ambush.

  • Ava

    Shop Cutie-pie

    Family Heart-throb 💜 of the operation!

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Oct 13, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Your satisfaction is my priority. I strive to make high quality products that exceed your expectations. Photos of completed custom and personalized work are provided prior to shipping, to gain your approval. If you are not happy, I will remake your order until your satisfaction has been achieved. Therefore, refunds of custom and personalized orders will only be given when items are lost or damaged during shipment.

Ready-made Returns:

I will refund the purchase price, less shipping, when contacted within 7 days of your order's arrival. Return to be made within 14 days of receipt. Item must be in original pre-ship condition and return cost is the buyer's responsibility, with the exception of damage sustained during its original shipment.

Care instructions

To clean your polymer clay purchase, I only recommend the use of an automotive interior cleaner, such as 'Armorall'. Not only will it clean, but It will enhance the colour and provide a subtle sheen.


I offer a conditional 6-month guarantee against breakage. Depending on the activity level of your pet, polymer clay will withstand 'normal' wear and tear, however frequent rough and tumble type of play will likely hasten breakage, hence this time-limited guarantee.

CHEWING: Polymer clay will NOT withstand chewing, which will void the pet tag guarantee. Please keep your pet tag safely out of your pet's reach, when not being worn.

Customs and Duty Costs:

For International orders (outside of Canada), shipping times can NOT be estimated, due to possible customs delays. Please also note that customs fees and charges are NOT included with your shipping costs. These are assessed directly by your country and the actual cost, if any, is determined at their discretion.


As young children tend to put everything in their mouth, KEEP POLYMER CLAY ITEMS SAFELY OUT OF YOUNG CHILDREN'S REACH.