EmpressAnimal

Alternative Journals & Planner Accessories

Austin, Texas On Etsy since 2017

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EmpressAnimal

Alternative Journals & Planner Accessories

Austin, Texas | 84 Sales

Announcement    Due to circumstances out of our control we will be temporarily amending our shop, until further notice, as follows:
☆ International orders are suspended
☆ Some of our print on demand items will not be available
☆ US orders may experience longer shipping times
All EmpressAnimal.com orders will still be processed as quickly as possible, typically within 1 -12 hours and as always, recieve tracked and insured shipping!
🖤
Valerie Simons
Empress Animal

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Announcement

Last updated on Mar 17, 2020

Due to circumstances out of our control we will be temporarily amending our shop, until further notice, as follows:
☆ International orders are suspended
☆ Some of our print on demand items will not be available
☆ US orders may experience longer shipping times
All EmpressAnimal.com orders will still be processed as quickly as possible, typically within 1 -12 hours and as always, recieve tracked and insured shipping!
🖤
Valerie Simons
Empress Animal

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Join the Empire E(xclusive)-mail list for exclusive lifetime savings https://mailchi.mp/84567c4f8273/ea-exclusive

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84 Sales
 

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Valerie Simons

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(26)
See reviews that mention:
quality 5 shipping 10 customer service 6

Updates

Make sure to check our Instagram @EmpressAnimal to enter our giveaway to win a pair of our new earrings!! You only have 1 week left to enter! black_heartskull
Our back to school sale and giveaway is underway, now through 8/5 various shop sections are going on sale! Check our socials for giveaway link and to stay updated on all sales and giveaways! Good luck!! black_heartskull
Our back to school sale and giveaway is underway, for a limited time and while supplies last take 15% off all handmade, made to order, TNs! Check our socials for giveaway link and to stay updated on all sales and giveaways! black_heartskull
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About EmpressAnimal

Sales 84
On Etsy since 2017

Empress Animal, yeah thats a thing!!

Hello, hi, nice to meet you!!
Seriously though, WELCOME! to Empress Animal the Etsy shop where you can find all sorts of strange and unique items for your planners, journals and what have you, such as planner charms and clips, junk journals and various other inserts/notebooks, TNs, pencil bags and book markers. As a lover of skulls and all things strange as well as of color and sparkle I mix them all as if they were one and the same. (Read more about this here: https://www.etsy.com/people/empressanimal)

I hope that you find what you are looking for or what you didn't know was missing from your life before now, here in my shop! If not please message me as I would love to see what I can do for YOU!

>>But why open an Etsy shop??
OK, walk with me here...Once upon a December (it was 2016), I moved into a new rental, one with a spare'oom for my crafting. I lined the walls with shelves I made, coupled with several furniture pieces I already had, and finally unpacked ALL my art supplies (oh the horror!). January came along and I challenged myself to make something EVERYDAY for the WHOLE YEAR, so I could use all the things I had accumulated over the years. Months went by, it was April now, and I had too many junk journals than I thought I could EVER use and after a brief moment of uncertainty about the fate of those journals, I finally decided to open up my shop on Etsy. This gave me the excuse to make more and more journals, travel notebooks, planner charms and clips, pencil bags AND to buy more supplies!!!

>>OK but WHY??
*looks left, looks right
Because why not!?! But mostly because I thought it was time to finally go after something I wanted, to have a job that didn't feel like a job and had potential for growth that I could operate outside of the dreaded 9-5. I'm much more a 10pm to 6am kind of person!! Since opening in April 2017 I have received some great feedback and reviews and am ecstatic that my original products are as loved by others as they are by me!

>>Why should I buy from you??
Because aside from this being a side hustle ATM (or as some may chastise, "a hobby"), I take great pride in my work and ensure that I do not place items in my shop that I personally would not be happy to receive. Often I argue with myself over listing it or keeping it for myself!!! I'm truly horrible!
Also, I'm amazing!?!

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Shop members

  • Valerie S.

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Love all the animals, do all the things, sleep, then repeat!

  • Jinx S.

    Staff Supervisor

    Rescued from an abusive home, it's been a long journey but this guy now loves to cuddle and be the center of attention. He watches the other staff to ensure they're doing their duties. He has a special affection for his little sister Lic.

  • Hera “Licious” S.

    Marketer, Model

    Born for the spotlight this adorable loving and silly ball of fluff loves being photographed and helping the marketing department. She's super fierce and vying for a spot in security, she thinks she's one of the dogs!

  • Stubbs S.

    Security Guard

    Adopted from a small town rescue, this heavy weight champion lapdog is always on the lookout, unless its meal or nap time, we take that time very seriously around here! He kindly greets visitors with a paw shake and a kiss!

  • Foxy Lady S.

    Security Guard

    Adopted from a small town recue group as a pup she stole our hearts and quickly picked up her role as guardian for her scared, shy little brother Stubbs as well as myself. Whether relaxing or playing she's always vigilant!

Production partners

  • A print shop

    Venlo, Netherlands

    They print my original design.

  • manufacturer

    United States

    manufactures my designs on various products

  • a print shop

    GA, United States

    They print my original designs

  • A print shop

    Round Rock, TX

    They print my original design.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Apr 7, 2020
Frequently asked questions
It says you only have X amount, but I want more, what can I do?

Some items that inspire a piece I come about by chance but others can be easily obtained. If you need more than what I have listed, please message me and I will see if there is something that can be done for you.

Why don't you allow cancelations?

I typically begin processing orders immediately, and in most cases have actually dropped your order at the post office before you get your shipping notification.

Do you offer returns?

Yes, message us within three days of your order delivery, include pictures of items to be returned. Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value. An item re-stock fee of 20% of full purchase order may apply.

We do NOT accept returns on custom or personalized orders, digital downloads or sale and clearance items.

What is Crown Cash? How do I use it? and How do I get it?

Essentially it is a one time use coupon code, good for the amount shown off your total purchase of equal or greater value. Each coupon code is valid until used or expiry date shown, which ever is first. Valid only on regular priced merchandise. Not valid toward shipping or taxes. Coupons not valid for previous purchases, with other coupons or discounts, etc. Coupon code is non-transferable. No Cash value

Apply coupon code to cart in check out as you would any other discount. Coupon will be replaced if qualifying item(s) is(are) returned.

Coupons can be obtained through giveaways and contests we hold through our social media accounts. We reserve the right to refuse coupons we believe to be obtained through fraudulent means.

Why is your international shipping so expensive?

These shipping rates are calculated based on average weight of a package shipping to your country using the USPS.com Postage Price Calculator. I do my best to keep these prices as low as possible and do refund significant overages if there are any.

Shipping Rates
US
$6.50
Included on orders over $35

Canada
$27 (USD)

Everywhere Else
$35 (USD)

What are your holiday shipping deadlines?

While I cannot guarantee shipping dates these estimates will help to ensure the best possible chance your items will arrive by the times you may need them.

*specific dates updated during key holiday times

In general for US orders 2-3 weeks

International orders please allow 1-2 months

(These dates are on top of processing times. Please message me if you need any clarifications!!)

Please also use your best judgement on customs holds for your country, as it states in our Shipping Policies, we are not responsible for delays due to customs.

Can I have charms made into earrings or added to a necklace?

Yes you can, however you will need to message me BEFORE you order so that I can make a custom order for you that reflects these alterations.
Earring hooks:
☆ $15/ pair sterling silver
Necklaces:
☆ $15/ 18 inch silver toned stainless steel chain