FullSteamPowell

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Garbage! Trash! Offal! Debris! Come and get it! Nothing whole or undamaged! Crap, tripe, and useless piles of shit. You know you want it.

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Kat Powell

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About FullSteamPowell

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On Etsy since 2010

Making use of stencils and junk since 2010.

I've been a hack artist of one kind or another for as long as I can remember. I lack the necessary charisma and talent to become a professional, but that doesn't stop me from screwing around with various styles and media and finding a use for what I like.

I was introduced to the steampunk movement in 2010, and unlike the various other subcultures with which I've experimented over the years, steampunk actually fit me and I found a niche within the community.

When I found steampunk, I had just been discharged from the Army after finishing my second deployment in Iraq. I hadn't done any significant art projects in years, and was starting to wonder if I'd ever do art again. Steampunk woke me up again and gave me something to do. I've been doing it ever since, for better or worse. It makes things better for me, anyway. Not everything I do is steampunk, but steampunk has provided most of my inspiration over the last few years so it tends to be my primary focus.

I opened this shop because I keep making things, and I don't have a use for all of the things I make. My friends get weirded out when I try to offload my work for free, so I figured I'd start an Etsy shop and see if anyone else out there is interested in what I do. I try to keep my prices low since a.) I'm a hack and the quality isn't necessarily amazing, and 2.) I want to make sure my stuff is available to anyone who wants it. That said, if you think I'm charging too much or not enough I'll be happy to take your advice into consideration. I don't really know what I'm doing, so criticism is helpful.

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  • Kat Powell

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I'm not an artist so much as a magpie. I'm not talented, but I have enough imagination and enthusiasm to get by. I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, ad nauseum if I fall in love. Bring me some junk and see what happens. That's how it works.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 13, 2011
My current philosophy is pretty simple: I'm doing this for fun. I don't expect to make any money off of it, because I'm still not sure if anyone else will like my work. I'm just throwing things out there to see what happens. If the business (such as it is) picks up I might change my prices a little bit to accommodate it, but for the most part I'll still be doing this because it's fun. Money is not the goal. The goal is to make things that people find useful and/or entertaining. I'm not sure if I can achieve that goal, but I'd certainly like to.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
To steal a quote from Mic Macs, "It's salvaged goods!". In other words, most of my stuff is made from reclaimed fabric and other found materials. While I put a lot of effort into making my things sturdy, I can't guarantee that they'll last.

That said, I take pride in the idea that my work can take a beating. If you buy an item from me and something goes awry, send me a message and I'll make you a new and improved model. It probably won't look the same as the one you bought, but it'll look good and it'll last longer.
Shipping
I should probably come clean with you here. I'm a one-woman show, with limited entrepreneurial experience.

The shipping fees I put up on the site are my best guess as to how much it should cost to ship my work. The actual postage might be more or less than my estimate.

I make sure that the orders are sturdily packed, but I generally just slap a bunch of stamps on the package and drop it in the mailbox. If you'd like a delivery confirmation, insurance, or something along those lines, please send me a message with your order.

Lastly, if you order something from me and it doesn't arrive within a week, let me know. I usually send orders out the same day I receive them, and unless I'm shipping the order overseas it shouldn't take longer than a week for it to arrive. If your order gets lost in the shuffle somewhere, I'll make you a replacement. Just let me know.
Additional policies and FAQs
I think I've posted my policy with regard to custom orders elsewhere on the site, so I probably don't need to repeat myself here. If you see something you like but want it in a different style or color, I'll be happy to arrange it for you. Most of my designs are easily modified.

I recently had a question with regard to wholesale orders. I'm not entirely sure how Etsy wants me to handle that, but the best idea I could come up with is as follows:

1.) Decide how many items you want, and which specific items you have in mind.

2.) Send me a message to let me know what you're planning to order.

3.) Based on your message, I'll make a judgment about the cost. Basically, I'll have you purchase a certain number of items and then throw in the rest for free. If you order five items I'll probably have you pay for three of the five, and so on.

4.) I'll send you a message telling you how many items to buy officially (so I'll get paid for those). If that seems fair to you, we'll go through with the order. If not, haggling is completely acceptable. Once you make your order, include specifications about the remaining items and I'll be sure to include them.