GourmetFelted

Needle Felted Animal Custom Dog & Cat Pet Portrait Art

Massachusetts, United States · 1399 Sales

GourmetFelted

Needle Felted Animal Custom Dog & Cat Pet Portrait Art

Massachusetts, United States 1399 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Gerry

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Announcement   Your Pet as a Felted Miniature. Handmade Custom Pet Portraits by Gourmet Felted. Needle felted Dogs & Fine Art Animal Sculptures. Poseable! Accepting commissions for 💕 WINTER 💕 easy Payment Plan. Any animal or size can be ordered.

Sorry for the wait but my Custom Portraits are extremely popular and I always have an order list. Thank you ~♥~♥~♥

Please read my SHOP POLICIES Before purchase***Take note of time frame involved.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/gfelted/policy


RUSH option available see link.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/114097783/custom-rush-order-fee-for-handmade?ref=shop_home_active&ga_search_query=rush


Published in Teddy Bear Review Magazine. Welcome! To commission a sculpture - purchase a custom listing and Email photos of your pet. a bit of Your pet's fur can be added to further personalize your sculpture!
I will create a miniature that will amaze you! Many hours and much love go into each one! Each is handmade and personalized only for you. They all have a piece of my heart.

Can I order a breed or animal not shown in your etsy shop?

ABSOLUTELY! The listings in my shop are examples of some of the sculpture that I have created. I can sculpt any breed or animal in any size. Just message by clicking "ask a question" near the title of any listing or email me and ask! I do check my emails several times each day if you have any questions.

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I also sell natural felting fiber and felting kits! Mohair for sale in my other shop. http://www.etsy.com/shop/dreamfiber
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See my "About" page to see how a sculpture is made!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/GourmetFelted/about/
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VEGAN Portraits available!
ALLERGIC to wool or animal products? No problem! I have a great collection of VEGAN fibers that I have used on many of my sculptures!
**These are for a cat or dog but I can create ANY animal for you with VEGAN or wool fibers!

I have sent my sculptures all over the world and have sold my work in a local Hallmark store! Many people collect my sculptures, and each is unique.

Questions? Click on CONTACT in the left column under SHOP OWNER.
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NEW TO ETSY? Please Click this link for checkout help.
http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php

***You can use a credit card without a paypal account!

1) Go to your receipt, and click on “Pay with PayPal.”
2) Click on “Don’t have a PayPal account.”
3) Follow the steps to complete the credit card information and finalize payment.
4) Be sure to click SUBMIT ORDER to complete.

LAYAWAY payments accepted, flexible terms. Pay with paypal, check or money order. You can use a credit card without a paypal account! See steps above.**Your Custom Sculpture will be created after final payment is made.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS WELCOME
Please email me for a shipping quote.Paypal only!

ALL BUYERS: Please make sure that your Etsy address matches your paypal address in order to expedite shipping.

Thank you for your interest in my art work!
~Gerry

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Last updated on Sep 23, 2016

Your Pet as a Felted Miniature. Handmade Custom Pet Portraits by Gourmet Felted. Needle felted Dogs & Fine Art Animal Sculptures. Poseable! Accepting commissions for 💕 WINTER 💕 easy Payment Plan. Any animal or size can be ordered.

Sorry for the wait but my Custom Portraits are extremely popular and I always have an order list. Thank you ~♥~♥~♥

Please read my SHOP POLICIES Before purchase***Take note of time frame involved.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/gfelted/policy


RUSH option available see link.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/114097783/custom-rush-order-fee-for-handmade?ref=shop_home_active&ga_search_query=rush


Published in Teddy Bear Review Magazine. Welcome! To commission a sculpture - purchase a custom listing and Email photos of your pet. a bit of Your pet's fur can be added to further personalize your sculpture!
I will create a miniature that will amaze you! Many hours and much love go into each one! Each is handmade and personalized only for you. They all have a piece of my heart.

Can I order a breed or animal not shown in your etsy shop?

ABSOLUTELY! The listings in my shop are examples of some of the sculpture that I have created. I can sculpt any breed or animal in any size. Just message by clicking "ask a question" near the title of any listing or email me and ask! I do check my emails several times each day if you have any questions.

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I also sell natural felting fiber and felting kits! Mohair for sale in my other shop. http://www.etsy.com/shop/dreamfiber
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
See my "About" page to see how a sculpture is made!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/GourmetFelted/about/
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
VEGAN Portraits available!
ALLERGIC to wool or animal products? No problem! I have a great collection of VEGAN fibers that I have used on many of my sculptures!
**These are for a cat or dog but I can create ANY animal for you with VEGAN or wool fibers!

I have sent my sculptures all over the world and have sold my work in a local Hallmark store! Many people collect my sculptures, and each is unique.

Questions? Click on CONTACT in the left column under SHOP OWNER.
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NEW TO ETSY? Please Click this link for checkout help.
http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php

***You can use a credit card without a paypal account!

1) Go to your receipt, and click on “Pay with PayPal.”
2) Click on “Don’t have a PayPal account.”
3) Follow the steps to complete the credit card information and finalize payment.
4) Be sure to click SUBMIT ORDER to complete.

LAYAWAY payments accepted, flexible terms. Pay with paypal, check or money order. You can use a credit card without a paypal account! See steps above.**Your Custom Sculpture will be created after final payment is made.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS WELCOME
Please email me for a shipping quote.Paypal only!

ALL BUYERS: Please make sure that your Etsy address matches your paypal address in order to expedite shipping.

Thank you for your interest in my art work!
~Gerry

Gerry

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I love to create Custom Miniatures of your pet!

I adore dogs...I have always had an artistic desire to reflect their beauty. I would love to create a Custom Portrait Sculpture of your pet for you to enjoy forever! Poseable too for added fun!

When I was a little girl I would fearlessly walk up to any dog to pet them..Sometimes the owner would be surprised that their dog liked me as they usually didn't like strangers. They usually licked my face!!LOL!

I have sketched dogs for as long as I can remember going through boxes of crayons when I was little ! I played with clay a little, but I NEVER thought that I would turn into a sculptor!

Eight years ago, I discovered the world of needle felting, which is sculpting wool with a single needle. This does take hours of work, but each sculpture is a miracle as an adorable dog emerges from a fluffy pile of wool. I have had to train my brain to think 3D instead of flat. Quite a challenge! I am self taught and have developed my own special techniques to create realistic fur.

~Wedding Cake Toppers~
I am honored to have been asked to create Wedding Cake Toppers. I am so glad to contribute to such a happy occasion! I have made replicas of People's pets for these or their favorite animal. Please look up Squirrels in my shop to see the examples.

Now I could make 3D little dogs that looked real! I love to create custom sculptures of peoples pets.
I even add a little of your pet's fur to make your sculpture more personal. I try hard to capture the personality of your pet and spend many hours felting the face.

I put much love into each one of my creations. get so much happiness from making these little pets, and also from the joy that it gives others. People have told me that they have tears of happiness when they open the box and see their little replica of their pet.

Here is one heartwarming feedback:

"The detail you put into the sculpture is absolutely amazing, what a beautiful piece art. I love it! And I know my family will love it, just like they loved the Yorkie sculptures. It is sure nice what you're doing, making beautiful artwork to memorialize someone's beloved pet. It gives a sense of closure for the owners and family, which really helps ease the loss...Thank you!"

That really touched my heart! That's why I create these sculptures! It is truly rewarding to me.

I was thrilled when some of my dogs and a cat Sculpture were published In Teddy Bear Review Magazine! I could have done cartwheels!

Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to visit my shop.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/GourmetFelted
~Gerry

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    Hi I'm Gerry. I would love to create a Custom Portrait Sculpture of your pet to keep forever! All are One of a Kind and made without patterns or kits. Many hours and much love goes into each one. They all have a piece of my heart!

Shop policies

Last updated on September 19, 2016
Welcome!
Hi, I'm Gerry and I have been needle felting for 9 years. My work has been sold all over the world as well as in a local Hallmark Shop. Several of my Sculptures have been featured in Teddy Bear Review Magazine (npw Teddy Bear & Friends Magazine)

All of my sculptures are unique and one of a kind. They are created free hand without any patterns or kits. All done in a studio with no smoke or pets!

It is most fun to sculpt a fluffy pile of wool into a dog. When a dog is created in a few days, it is like a miracle!

Many hours and much love goes into each of my Sculptures. They all have a piece of my heart! .I get so much happiness from making these little dogs, and also from the joy that it gives others. People have told me that they have tears of happiness when they open the box and see their little replica of their pet. Memorial Sculptures bring back happy memories and a smile!

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ORDER INFO --I will be making your order in about 6** months from the date of final payment. I have many orders ahead of yours and appreciate your patience and understanding. All of my sculptures are handmade by myself only. Sorry for the delay but my sculptures are very popular and I always have an order list.
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**My husband is handicapped and sometimes needs more of my time. Also my Mom is 83 years old and I help her every week. These 2 factors may slow order time. I do spend many hours on each order and Never rush through them!

SOMETIMES IT IS LONGER IN BUSY SEASONS. My Monthly Order lists are NOT delivery times. They are for organizing the order sequence only. Please scroll down to the Additional Policies and FAQ for additional order info. Thank you!


PAYMENT:
I also accept paypal, credit cards, checks, echecks and money orders. Item is not shipped before payment clears. When ordering a commissioned sculpture, a deposit or full payment is required. A deposit will reserve a spot on my order. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS must pay with paypal.

****Wool and Needle Felted Kit buyers. Please note that if you pay with an E-check through Paypal it can take up to 7 business days for your check to clear. This will delay shipping of your item(s) until payment is cleared.

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**See this link to purchase by credit card through paypal without a paypal account.
http://www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/how-to-pay-with-a-credit-card-and-create-a-paypal-account-746
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I will start on your sculpture after full payment is made. Please send photos of your pet that you would like me to create for you and I will put you on my order list. Then I will email you when I am finished with your sculpture and will send photos to you for your approval.

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**Payments accepted with flexible terms. You can pay the amount that is best for you at a schedule that is convenient for you.

**If you are ordering more than one sculpture, I do give a discount. Please email me for details.
Shipping
SHIPPING:
Shipping is by priority mail in the US with full insurance coverage and tracking for safety and peace of mind. More than one item can be shipped together and they will be shipped in a sturdy box.
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International:
VAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE. Also please know, international shipping can sometimes take longer due to customs. I can only track packages until they leave the U.S.. In this case you will need to contact customs if there is a shipment delay.

OUTSIDE THE U.S.? Please be aware that you may be charged additional taxes and fees to have your package delivered, depending upon your country's customs laws (UK buyers are usually charged VAT and handling fees for purchases over £15) Sorry, customs forms cannot be marked as gifts or have the value lowered as that is illegal.

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I am not responsible for delays in shipping due to heavy postal volume during holiday seasons, bad weather, strikes or customs delays. These of course are all out of my control. Also UNinsured items are at the risk of the buyer.


***US BUYERS:
If your package has gone missing please let me know and I'll do everything I can to track it down. All packages are shipping in the US with tracking.

***INTERNATIONAL BUYERS:
Please wait at least 4 to 6 weeks BEFORE thinking it's lost. It could be stuck in customs somewhere.. There is no way to track international packages through USPS

***CANADIAN BUYERS:
Canada Post is currently downsizing and eliminating many of the smaller post offices and cutting back on staff and hours as well so that will have an impact on mail delivery. Even letters are taking 2 weeks to get back and forth these days.


***WRONG ADDRESS:
We ship to the address given to us on your Etsy / Paypal / Credit Card account by default. We will not be held financially responsible if you supply us with an incorrect mailing address. Please be sure your shipping information is accurate. This has been an issue in the past. If the item(s) is returned un-deliverable we will contact you and re-ship once you pay for the additional re-shipping postage .
Refunds and Exchanges
NO RETURNS OR REFUNDS:
Due to the nature of custom items and the many hours that go into these Custom Portrait Sculptures, I cannot offer refunds or exchanges. However, I will go above and beyond to make sure you are happy with your piece. I make each piece by hand with a needle which is very labor intensive. Materials, many hours and days of work goes into each of my sculptures.

I have been creating Custom Sculptures for 8 years and Everyone that I have made a custom sculpture for has been ecstatic! Some email me with happy tears as they are so touched!

If you are not delighted with your creation, please contact me so the situation may be rectified. Adjustments could be made to the piece to insure your satisfaction.
Exchange or merchandise credit may be issued.
Once an item has been payed for I do not offer a refund of the amount paid but will offer you a gift certificate to spend within a 12 month period.


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~Fiber Orders~
If you need another type of wool from what you purchased, I would be happy to swap for another type. Shipping on exchanges are the responsibility of the buyer. Out of hundreds of wool sales I only had one person swap. Everyone else has been thoroughly delighted with it!
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQ

ORDER TIME FRAME

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I will be making your order in about 6 months from the date of final payment. I have many orders ahead of yours and appreciate your patience and understanding. SOMETIMES IT IS LONGER IN BUSY SEASONS. My Monthly Order lists are NOT delivery times. They are for organizing the order sequence only.

Sorry for the wait, but I am booked with orders as my Needle Felted Sculptures are extremely popular. Thank you for your patience and understanding. I'm sure that you will be delighted with your sculpture and think that it was worth the wait! I work alone and each sculpture is created by me.

I also take care of photography, editing. ordering supplies, bookkeeping, packaging, shipping, advertising and all aspects of running a shop.

I am also the primary caregiver for my handicapped husband and at times he needs more of my time which also can delay shipment on orders.

>>Payment or Deposit must be made at time of purchase to get on my order list<<

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>>>>CUSTOM RUSH ORDERS<<<<

I do have an option for rush orders if you are desperate! I do have to drop everything to make a rush sculpture. Because of this there is a $100 fee for this service! This does not include any expedited shipping unless paid for separately. Delivery on a rush order is generally about a month. Thank you!

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Can you add my pets FUR to the sculpture?


Yes! As long as it is at least 2 inches long, clean, not matted, without bugs or
fragrances.

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Can you change a sculpture?

Sometimes! I don't mind minor changes, but if you change your mind and want a radical change from the original agreed upon design, there will be an additional charge based on the work involved, if even possible. Many, many hours are involved in a sculpture and they are not easy to change.

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Can you repair a sculpture that got chewed by my pet?

Yes I have repaired several sculptures. My minimum charge is $25. This includes materials and labor. Also I have to take time to take new photos, edit, and send them for approval. Sometimes a sculpture is too damaged for repair without staring over. Please be careful with your Sculptures as they are not toys. Keep them away from pets and children.

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>>>>>>>HOLIDAY SHOPPERS<<<<<<<

Will it be ready for Christmas?

After October you are taking a chance on ordering for the holidays. I receive orders year round and a large amount for the holidays so some have to be passed on to January or so. I don't rush my work and each can take several days of work to complete. My advice is to order as soon as you can! It is May now and I already am getting orders for December!!

I specialize in CUSTOM Portrait Sculptures of YOUR PET! I always have a waiting list, so please order as soon as you can. Send me photos of you favorite pet or breed, and I will make a little replica for you. These are firmly felted sculptures that will last and can become family heirlooms. Not toys, but works of art made for the discerning collector. Yes, they are made for you, from the heart!


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**Can I blog about GOURMET FELTED?


sure!! feel free to use my photos too but please give proper credit to me and link back to my store. Thanks!

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>>>CARING FOR NEEDLE FELTED ITEMS<<<

Long coated fur SHOULD NOT be combed or brushed. It is better to use a large needle to gently "comb' the fur. Trim any strays instead of pulling out.

As you may have guessed, keeping them behind glass is the beat way to protect them Of course many people don't have that available.

I have read to use a dampened cloth, blower duster, or tape.

DON"T!

Don't ever use moisture with them .You'll end up with some of the dust sticking to the dampened fiber.
A blowing device will also embed more fiber/dust deeper than it will blow off.
Tape is a good way to raise a little bit of fuzz, so unless you want a fuzzy look on a formerly smooth coat, I'd avoid tape. It could also pull out fur!
It also won't reach the dust settled down into the fibers because unlike mohair, which has a backing/base, there is no 'base' to needle felted items.


You want to suck the dust off so use a vacuum . You can use a full sized one, with a sock or hosiery rubber-banded over the wand head. And then spread your fingers out over the end. In case anything should be lightly needled or lightly attached, the sock and fingers should stop anything from going into the vacuum.

If you handle your pieces a lot, be sure to wash your hands every time before touching them. The oils in your hands won't be obvious, but over time will leave a film which will hold dust even firmer. So all in all, it is easier to keep them clean rather than trying to clean them later.


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Will you send me regular emails and updates on my custom order?

After your order has been placed I send two messages.
1) a confirmation of payment of your order
2) an email showing completed photos of your sculpture for approval.

This means there will be several weeks of no communication for each order. This does not mean your order is forgotten! If it was paid for and confirmed, you are definitely on my order list. If you are curious about the status of your order you are welcome to message me, however, please understand that answering frequent questions and giving detailed updates on every piece is impractical for me. To do so would mean increasing the price of these sculptures significantly to compensate for that amount of time spent out of the studio and on the computer. To keep these beautiful sculptures affordable, I do not send more than the minimum amount of emails required for an efficient transaction. More time in the studio means more time and care spent on your piece.

Thanks for your patience and understanding!
~Gerry