Laura Weber on Jul 20, 2016
This is my second order of mannequin hands. Great customer service! It was ordered on the weekend, sent on Monday, and received in Dallas on Wednesday morning. Items were as pictured and described.
charlie murphy on Jul 11, 2016
Great quality structure and shipping/packaging. Heavy, sturdy base!
Tammy and Eireland on Jul 6, 2016
Works like a charm. Thank you for offering just what we needed.
There's no accounting for taste ... so just get what you like!
The items you’ll find in my store are just the sort of things I like – they’re not necessarily in style, and they’re not even necessarily “pretty”, but they’re all beautifully crafted, high-quality examples of various stylistic tastes. When I say that “they don’t make them like they used to”, I’m making a comment about more than just quality – sometimes, for truly unusual pieces, back in time is the only place to go.
Ownership is stewardship, and it can be hard work. Our belongings need both care and use to fulfill their purpose, and we, as owners, can facilitate that purpose by maintaining and using everything that we call our own. High quality items can provide years of good service, as long as they receive proper care and regular use.
As lovely as my vintage treasure are, I can’t use and maintain every piece I find. Collecting items without the ability to use them, no matter how attractive they are, seems a waste of purpose. Rather than fill my basement with unusable objects or feel regret that I wasn't made in a different shape, I decided to offer these items to people who could appreciate their beauty – and their usefulness – through my Etsy shop.
I also offer stands and displays, because conserving your collection is easier with the proper tools. Whether you’re storing your own hats and wigs, stocking a window display, or setting up a table at a craft fair, the right style of presentation can make a huge difference. When I was searching for ways to display my own vintage items, I found that the traditional style of “sexy” mannequins with pouty lips and blank stares didn’t really appeal to me. I wanted mannequins with more personality. I searched far and wide to find mannequin blanks for my handmade displays whose facial structures are more realistic, and which represent at least some of the variety that I see in the world. I offer both hand-painted artistic originals and interesting vintage examples to appeal to those with more diverse taste.
...and if you fear you’re the only one who thinks that something is beautiful? Don't worry about it. Different is beautiful, and so are you.
Welcome to my shop! The items you’ll find here are the embodiment of my taste – unusual, beautifully crafted items of the highest quality, which may or may not be up-to-date with the latest trends (eh – who needs ‘em).
I love my eccentric vintage and hand-crafted items, and I hope you will too.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Custom orders and made-to-order items may take longer to ship. Listings for these products have the length of time required for their production noted in the listing description. I will also give you an updated estimate of the lead time upon receipt of your order.
Once your order has shipped, I will send you a shipping notification, usually including a tracking number. If your item does not arrive within a reasonable amount of time, or if you need help locating your item, you can feel free to contact me and I will assist you to the best of my ability. Occasionally, packages that are held at the post office for pick up are marked “Delivered”, so be sure to check with your local post office if your tracking status is “Delivered” but you can’t find the package.
My shop proudly encourages reusing and recycling, both through the vintage items that I offer and in my shipping practices. My shipping materials may be recycled, but will always be structurally sound. Your items will be carefully packed to ensure their safety during shipping.
I ship globally. If you don't see a shipping price to your country in a listing, please contact me to arrange for a shipping quote!
International buyers will be responsible for any customs charges, fees, duties, or taxes due in their country as a result of receiving a package from an international seller.
Refunds and Exchanges
If your item fails to arrive, a full refund, including shipping, may be granted on a case by case basis.
There are no returns or exchanges accepted on custom orders.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are available for all hand-made items in my store. You can use Etsy’s “custom order” feature, or you can contact me directly through Etsy conversations. I will work with you to design your item and do my best to match your specifications.
Because I want to give you the fastest service possible, if you would like to customize your order, please contact me with your requests before ordering, or as soon as possible after ordering. That way, I won’t ship something that I have already made and you’ll get the custom item you want.
Before shipping your custom order, I will send you photos so that you can approve the item. Once I receive your approval, I will ship the item, and I will no longer be able to make changes or adjustments to your item. There are no returns or exchanges accepted on custom items.
In addition to custom orders, I also offer items that I list as “made-to-order” – these are not custom orders, where I modify my design to match your requests, but rather my own designs for which I do not keep an inventory of ready-made stock. The “made-to-order” designation just means that it will take a bit longer to produce and ship that particular item, because I do not have any finished pieces in stock. As far as shop policies go, “made-to-order” items are treated like regular, ready-to-ship items; the preceding section only applies to custom orders.
I try to price my items fairly. Because I want to offer a low price even on individual items, I may not always be able to offer wholesale pricing on my hand-made items for larger quantity custom orders.
I include size information for each hat listing in my shop. Because sizing can vary over time and region, I prefer to use a band measurement, rather than a "hat size", which is kind of like the sizes on women's jeans - the number '14' doesn't really mean anything concrete on a pair of jeans, but a waist measurement does.
To obtain the band measurement included for each entry, I measure the inside of the band - the part of the hat that sits lowest on the forehead - with a flexible tape measure.
Measuring your own band size is easy - it is a measurement of the circumference of your head. Find the point on your forehead where you like your hats to rest (put one on, or just imagine it), and measure around the outside of your head. Don't squeeze the tape around your head, but don't leave it loose enough to sag, either. Remember, the tightness of the tape measure on your head is about the same tightness of the hat you would wear of the same measurement.
That's it! Now you can easily compare the measurement around your head with the band measurements in my listings to see what will work for you.