hacklock

Hand Sculpted Polymer Clay Jewelry & Miniatures

Brisbane, Australia · 28 Sales

hacklock

Hand Sculpted Polymer Clay Jewelry & Miniatures

Brisbane, Australia 28 Sales On Etsy since 2010

0 out of 5 stars
(9)

Announcement   Hacklock is on hiatus while I deal with some major health issues. You can still look through my sold items to see what I do. You can be notified by email of my return. Sorry about this I'll be back as soon as I can! *******************************************************

Hacklock specializes in colourful Jewelry / Jewellery made out of polymer clay. All my work is sculpted by hand without preformed moulds.
If you have an idea for customization of an item do not hesitate to contact me.

Visit me on my blog - http://hacklock.net
And on twitter - http://twitter.com/hacklocked

I'm also a proud member of BrisStyle, Brisbane's Etsy Street Team and more - http://www.brisstyle.com.au/

For more information before ordering please see my Shop Policies
or send me a convo message.

Announcement

Hacklock is on hiatus while I deal with some major health issues. You can still look through my sold items to see what I do. You can be notified by email of my return. Sorry about this I'll be back as soon as I can! *******************************************************

Hacklock specializes in colourful Jewelry / Jewellery made out of polymer clay. All my work is sculpted by hand without preformed moulds.
If you have an idea for customization of an item do not hesitate to contact me.

Visit me on my blog - http://hacklock.net
And on twitter - http://twitter.com/hacklocked

I'm also a proud member of BrisStyle, Brisbane's Etsy Street Team and more - http://www.brisstyle.com.au/

For more information before ordering please see my Shop Policies
or send me a convo message.

Heather Blacklock

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Heather Blacklock

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Beki H

Beki H on Dec 11, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Super cute - the perfect festive holiday earrings!

Anonymous on Apr 15, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

This is my second brooch from Hacklock and it's just as perfect as the first. Heather makes fabulous products, postage is super quick and she's great at custom work.

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About

Clay My Way

I can’t remember what exactly led me to rediscover polymer clay as an adult. Whatever spark lit up the light bulb in my head and led me to seek it out, it was a real turning point in my life. I’ve always been an artist and a maker. Although it’s taken many forms over the years with polymer clay I have finally settled on my medium. I’m completely besotted with what I can create with some colourful lumps and a few tools.

I opened this shop initially to give myself an excuse to keep experimenting and it’s become a hugely important part of my life. I get a double whammy of joy with the satisfaction of getting those tiny details just right and the excited feedback from happy customers.

Sure I want my jewellery to look good but I also want it to say a little something about the wearer. Are you obsessed with sushi like I am? Should you give you friends some warning on cranky days? Sweet tooth for life? Hardcore Vegetarian? I really want to give my customers something of value and of their values. I love to customise and take commissions. Send me a note!

My process works like this -->
I have a little notebook I sketch out my designs and record ideas. Sometimes I mock things up on my computer and other times I just work straight from the picture in my head. If I’m making a miniature I collect lots of varied images of what I’ll be recreating.

Each piece starts as hard hunks of clay that get broken down and kneaded till it’s a good working consistency. Then it gets cut, layered, rolled, poked, pressed, mixed, scratched, pushed and trimmed till it’s the right shape and texture. The clay gets baked in a small oven till it’s hard. Then I can add the jewellery findings and give a final varnish.

I don’t use molds in my work, for me it feels like cheating. I want to be able to make all the elements of my pieces from scratch. Although I know plenty of amazing polymer clay artists use them to great effect, it’s a rule I’ve made for myself and it keeps pushing me to learn. Being so handmade, no two items are exactly the same.

Hacklock is a portmanteau of my first and last names. I think of it as an extension of myself and want nothing more than to grow this into my full time work. Thank you to all my wonderful customers for helping me on that journey.

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  • Heather

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer, Twitterer, Inventor And Awesome Hair Haver

    Always making, always planning and creating. If I stop for too long it feels like I deflate. I love tea, kittens, cuddles, camping, boots, gadgets, giggles, colour, food, film, and most importantly the internet

Shop policies

Last updated on July 5, 2013
Hi! Welcome to the Hacklock etsy store.
My jewellery is all designed and sculpted by hand in my own home.
All images and photographs are the property of Heather Blacklock

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
Payment
I accept payment by Paypal.
Credit Cards payments can be made through the PayPal checkout system.
If payment is not made within 7 days of the item being purchased, then I will cancel the transaction and leave appropriate feedback

I will try and contact you through an etsy convo before that happens.
Shipping
Items ship in a protective and decorative box inside a padded envelope.

**Domestic shipping (orders within Australia)**

> I have a flat rate for postage, regardless of the number of items you order.
> Shipping automatically includes signature on delivery. If you wish *at your own risk* you can opt out of this. During checkout use the code: UNSIGNED for a $2.95 discount.
> Express post (also with signature) is available, just add the express post item to your order. https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/hacklock?section_id=13868284

**International Shipping (orders to anywhere not in Australia)**
For international orders there are two shipping options.

> Orders are send by regular Airmail (Default) WITHOUT insurance. There is no tracking service available. Where signature on delivery is available, that will be included.
There is no signature on delivery available for the United Kingdom.
> Orders sent by Pack and Track will receive a notification with a tracking number , once the package has been sent. Pack and Track is available to a lot but not all countries. Select the correct pack and track option and add to your order.
https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/hacklock?section_id=13868284
Please go on Australia Post website to track your order. http://auspost.com.au/track/

While the loss or damage of any posted item is rare it unfortunately does occur. We maintain accurate records of all items that we post. If any goods are lost or damaged in transit you will need to raise the matter with Australia Post. We will be of every assistance to you in this process. We cannot however take any responsibility for goods lost or damaged in transit.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds will be offered on a case by case basis. If there has been an error made by myself, I will offer a refund or replacement. Refunds aren't accepted if you simply change your mind.

Please note due to health code rules in Australia earrings can not be returned.

If there is a problem with your order upon delivery could you please send me a message before leaving feedback. It is important for all my customers to be happy with their purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders welcome!