ferdworthi

Worthi of the Ferd

Utah, United States · 172 Sales

ferdworthi

Worthi of the Ferd

Utah, United States 172 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(62)

Announcement   YOU are the key that unlocks the cage in the artists mind. YOU free the birds of creativity for their flight of endless possibilities for which ~The sky is the limit~ This boutique is inspired by those who assume they are not creative. Want to find out why you ARE as creative as any artist and how to tap into it?

To know you are responsible for the creation of something is a divine feeling. We want to share that with you. It is our hope that any purchase here involves you in the creative process.

HOW? Well, all too often – art appreciation morphs into sadly shaking heads and issued complaints of: “I wish I was creative like that.” Our mission is to rid the world of this mindset. The truth is – you ARE creative! The artist’s efforts are only one part. The cycle must include muses, inspiration, ideas, creation, and display/sharing, and that’s where you come in! All of these hold equal weight in the process. Without your desires, point of view, and display/use of the pieces – the creative process ends.

Contributing artists believe in the ideals of a truly handmade lifestyle that does not include mass production or manufacturing. Handmade can be thought of as quaintly down home, or as couture, and painstakingly detailed custom work. We aim for somewhere in the middle of these two polar opposites with our art.

The goal is to create handmade treasures that are not so painstakingly couture that the price is outrageous, but not so cheaply made as to be worthless. In fact, they are to be ‘worthi’ (a play on the last name of the artist who created this boutique (Ferdinand Worthington) and a nod to Charles Fredrick Worth – creator of Haute Couture.)

WELCOME and thank you for visiting and viewing this portfolio of CUSTOM CREATIONS worthy of an obsession with quality and detail.

Your item will be created AFTER you order. If you wish to be a part of the creative and decision making process, please CUSTOM ORDER. Also for more accurate processing times, quotes, and shipping prices, PLEASE INQUIRE.

Announcement
Last updated on Mar 23, 2016

YOU are the key that unlocks the cage in the artists mind. YOU free the birds of creativity for their flight of endless possibilities for which ~The sky is the limit~ This boutique is inspired by those who assume they are not creative. Want to find out why you ARE as creative as any artist and how to tap into it?

To know you are responsible for the creation of something is a divine feeling. We want to share that with you. It is our hope that any purchase here involves you in the creative process.

HOW? Well, all too often – art appreciation morphs into sadly shaking heads and issued complaints of: “I wish I was creative like that.” Our mission is to rid the world of this mindset. The truth is – you ARE creative! The artist’s efforts are only one part. The cycle must include muses, inspiration, ideas, creation, and display/sharing, and that’s where you come in! All of these hold equal weight in the process. Without your desires, point of view, and display/use of the pieces – the creative process ends.

Contributing artists believe in the ideals of a truly handmade lifestyle that does not include mass production or manufacturing. Handmade can be thought of as quaintly down home, or as couture, and painstakingly detailed custom work. We aim for somewhere in the middle of these two polar opposites with our art.

The goal is to create handmade treasures that are not so painstakingly couture that the price is outrageous, but not so cheaply made as to be worthless. In fact, they are to be ‘worthi’ (a play on the last name of the artist who created this boutique (Ferdinand Worthington) and a nod to Charles Fredrick Worth – creator of Haute Couture.)

WELCOME and thank you for visiting and viewing this portfolio of CUSTOM CREATIONS worthy of an obsession with quality and detail.

Your item will be created AFTER you order. If you wish to be a part of the creative and decision making process, please CUSTOM ORDER. Also for more accurate processing times, quotes, and shipping prices, PLEASE INQUIRE.

Ferdinand Worthington

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Ferdinand Worthington

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(62)
ozdeleau

ozdeleau on May 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Special ordered in kid size and looks great! Excellent customer service with quick responses and I got it in time for my shoot even though I ordered "too late" very happy and can absolutely recommend this wonderful shop

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About

What's in a Name?

My name is Erin Jennifer Worthington, but I don’t go by any of those names.
My first nickname was Wild Child (for reasons now identified as ADHD). So naturally, my creative parents placed me in gymnastics. As a seriously dedicated gymnast for a decade, I began sewing my own leotards, (initially to save money). Unknowingly, this started a life-long love affair with textiles and the self-satisfaction of creation.
I was already obsessed with anything ‘artsy’, so those sweeping tendrils of my spirit were watered and nourished through a decade of education and work experience. They grew into a giant bean stalk for this ‘Jack of all trades’ to climb. Rather, a ‘Jenni of all Arts’ -for my second nickname -Jenni.
Then came the Erin decade; a very dark struggle with disability and loss. Like the name Erin, I don’t identify or answer to the experiences in this decade, but I don’t deny or hate them either, because they are an undeniable part of me that makes me who I am today. This decade may have been my darkest but there was a shining magical mermaid that helped rescue me from those murky depths – her name is Etsy.

I desired to battle my demons and contribute to society in a way that disabilities were preventing, so I took a leap out of the water and opened my Etsy shop in March 2008. Thus began the Ferdinand decade. The people who really like me call me Ferdi (short for Ferdinand which is a play on the end of Jennifer). In my obsessive study of one of my favorite things ‘artsy’, (intricate and dimensional textile details) – I encountered the history of Haute Couture and its’ founder Charles Fredrick Worth; and something in me sang out like a caged bird – (for those are the birds who sing the most ardently). I found a kinship in our last names so I named my shop FerdWorthi Creations and made the logo with birds flying free of the cage. Over the last 5 years, art and creativity have been gradually breathing the life back into me and freeing me from what I thought once caged me (disability). Although my shop is small, it is growing as am I. Who knows what the future holds? The sky is the limit when you can fly!

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  • Ferdinand Worthington

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    30 yrs exp Master Tailor Apprenticeship Fabric/Craft store jobs SilkFloral/Needlefelting/Minis/Prisma Acrylic/Watercolor/Encaustic/Polymer Leotards/Patternmaking/Alteration Cosplay/ Art dolls-Animals/Millinery Quilting/Dimensional Embroidery

Shop policies

Last updated on May 14, 2015
Creativity is an exciting and positive feeling for the artist who inspires Ferdworthi Creations. Sharing creative endeavors with others, trying to make some one's day, or improve the world aesthetically is part of that excitement. But, all too often when sharing art, the initial appreciation quickly morphs into sadly shaking heads and issued complaints of: “I wish I was creative like that.” That is very disheartening.

Our mission is to rid the world of this mindset. The truth is – everyone has creative energy, and each of us spends it differently. Not all creativity is about traditional art. You may create recipes, or have the ultimate creation -children, or fix things, design your garden, envision an outfit, create the Mona Lisa every morning putting on your makeup. Everyone is creative in some way. YOU are creative!

Creation is a circle that constantly renews itself. The artist’s efforts are only one part of the process. Without you, your desires, your specific detailed wishes, and your displaying and sharing it forward – the process could end. All participants hold equal weight in the circle of creativity. The whole point of displaying art or fashion is to SHARE its message. Even sharing it means you are actually involved and you ARE a creator!

It is our hope that any thing purchased here involves you -not only in the message, but in the process -and that you know it, because to know you took part in the creation of something is a divine feeling that we want to share with you.

Ferdworthi Creations believes in the ideals of the HANDMADE lifestyle. Handmade can be thought of as quaintly down home, or as couture, and painstakingly detailed custom work.

Ferdworthi Creations aims for somewhere in the middle of those opposing concepts. The goal is to create handmade treasures that are not so painstakingly couture that the price is outrageous, but not so cheaply made as to be worthless. In fact, they are to be ‘worthi’ (a play on the last name of the artist who inspired this site and a nod to Charles Fredrick Worth – creator of Haute Couture.)

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payments are accepted through credit card, PayPal, and cashiers checks.
You may purchase any listing as is, or by custom order (preferred).
Payment is due at time of order.
Shipping
SHIPPING - Most merchandise is sent USPS via Priority. The USPS guarantees priority shipping within 2-3 days. The price for shipping varies according to size and location. Usually it is between $6 - $20 for the items we sell shipped within the USA. This includes packing and delivery confirmation/tracking services.

UPGRADES - If upgraded shipping, insurance, or package signature delivery is desired - please contact us with that request prior to purchase. If you purchase first and then ask for these upgrades in the note to seller section upon checkout, then a separate listing will have to be made for your upgrade purchase.

GIFT DELIVERY - Delivery to an address other than your own with no invoice included in the box is available at no extra charge - Either enter the giftees address in lieu of your own, & note this in the 'note to seller' section upon checkout; or inquire to us prior to purchase.

GIFT WRAP - Gift wrapping is available as an additional purchase in a separate listing upon request.

INTERNATIONAL - Please inquire for international shipping quotes. If you do not inquire prior to purchase, then an additional listing to purchase the shipping will have to be made. It may add approximately $50 to the shipping cost on average and up to 4 weeks extra time but that could change depending on location and time of year.
Refunds and Exchanges
We are very sensitive to pleasing the customer. If at any time the customer is unhappy with the process and or product we will do what is within reason given the circumstances and our policies to reach a resolution fair to both parties. If the product comes back damaged - this will affect the refund amount. The soonest a refund can be issued is 30 days after purchase date. Refunds will not be issued if purchase date was more than 60 days prior to request for refund.
Additional policies and FAQs
FerdiBird Price List

BASIC SET -------- $50
The basic set includes:
2 birds at approximately 1 ½” Wide x 4” High each (up to 6” w/ hats/veils)
Gold legs/beaks, metallic eyes. (eyelashes/blush on the females)
Birds wearing dresses are usually all one color, Birds wearing suits are usually 2 colors (i.e. dark back & wings w/light front).

Examples of each detail can be seen on the main page or by request.
Please be sure to indicate the COLOR/TYPE/PATTERN of each custom detail you order in the note to seller or in the conversations with the artist.
Pictures are welcome and preferred.
Any changes to these basic details are priced below.
(In addition to the base $50 price):

DETAILED PRICE MENU
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$FREE Alternative colored bodies
$8 Hat (any color/style from top hat to ball cap w/ sports logo)
$1 Hat band
$1 Hat feather
$8 Hat Flower
$2 Shirt Buttons
$8 Tuxedo Jacket
$2 Vest w/ buttons
$4 Cummerbund
$2 Long Tie
$2 Bow Tie
$8 Boutonniere
$8 Kilt
$4 Spats
$4 Monocle
$8 Glasses
$6 Pocket watch w/chain
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$10 Dress (picture required)
$5 Birdcage Veil
$5 Fascinator Flower
$1 Fascinator Feather
$3 Pouf Veil
$4 Fingertip Veil
$6 Fingertip Veil w/ lace edge
$6 Floor Length Veil
$8 Floor length Veil w/ lace edge
$10 Necklace (any color/type – picture preferred
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$1 Shell beaks
$2 Metal Filigree w/crystal tip beaks
$10 Hand sculpted beaks
$1 Alternative color beaks
$2 Alternative color legs
$1 Alternative color eyes
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NOTE Some cake makers have a weight limit for the base, please consult them before you choose a base plate.
$5 Your choice of base plate
(round, square, thin, thick, 4"-8", glass, wood, plastic, metal, color?, etc...)
$3 Sparsely decorated base plate (Feathers, leaves, etc…)
$6 Fully decorated base plate (nest beach sand w/shells etc...)
$10 Backdrop (kissing booth, Tree, Arch trellis, etc…)
$10 Décor LED Lighting (w/battery[ies])

Please contact us with questions, requests, suggestions.

ONE-OF-A-KIND - In our handmade world here, there is no outsourcing or mass-machine-manufacturing - nor are there any merely embellished items (i.e. a mass produced silk flower glued on to a mass produced headband - shamefull!)
As such, there will always be variations in product - no two items are exactly alike.