MadeByMonkeyShine

modern charms with retro soul

Hobart, Australia · 62 Sales

MadeByMonkeyShine

modern charms with retro soul

Hobart, Australia 62 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(19)

Announcement   Welcome to MadeByMonkeyshine - a range of fun and stylish greeting cards, brooches and more, designed to celebrate the tactile and infused with mid-century modern soul. All happily tailored in Hobart, Tasmania.

Monkeyshine brooches feature delicately engraved patterns which breathe life and character into each design. Their custom-made packaging folds out into an easel-style card, perfect for keeping your new little treasure on display.

Monkeyshine cards are printed on 100% recycled stock with a smooth, luxury feel. All cards are blank inside - but oozing charm - for your own words of wit, wisdom, love or cheer.

I see my creations as totems of good luck, love and special memories and hope that they bring joy and delight to you and their intended recipients.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 16, 2016

Welcome to MadeByMonkeyshine - a range of fun and stylish greeting cards, brooches and more, designed to celebrate the tactile and infused with mid-century modern soul. All happily tailored in Hobart, Tasmania.

Monkeyshine brooches feature delicately engraved patterns which breathe life and character into each design. Their custom-made packaging folds out into an easel-style card, perfect for keeping your new little treasure on display.

Monkeyshine cards are printed on 100% recycled stock with a smooth, luxury feel. All cards are blank inside - but oozing charm - for your own words of wit, wisdom, love or cheer.

I see my creations as totems of good luck, love and special memories and hope that they bring joy and delight to you and their intended recipients.

Brigitte de Villiers

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Brigitte de Villiers

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(19)
Julie McGuigan

Julie McGuigan on Jun 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
Verified purchase

Very happy with my purchase - great quality and looking forward to wearing it!

R Smith

R Smith on Feb 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
Verified purchase

Vivid colors in just the right size cards for a quick note

bluebell57

bluebell57 on Nov 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars
Verified purchase

So pleased with my purchase from Monkeyshine , the Sunny Bunny Brooch is just gorgeous & unique ,I just love it . This was my first purchase thru Etsy was bit nervous but great communication from the seller alleviated my nervousness ! Can highly recommend this seller

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About

Modern charms with retro soul. Happily tailored in Tasmania.

Hello, I'm Brigitte, Monkeyshine's maker. My creations are a little bit retro, a little bit glam, infused with mid-century modern soul and a pinch of eccentricity. All designed to celebrate the tactile and made with care and attention in Hobart, Tasmania.

Colour and pattern design are the fire in my belly. My inspiration is extremely eclectic and dynamic, drawn most immediately from the patterns and palettes I encounter on my walks – both in urban travels and in the Tasmanian wilderness – and our menagerie of sheep, ducks, chickens and a supremely regal cat. I like to recall the colour and patterns of South Africa, where I grew up on a flower farm, blending these with an interest in sacred geometry, art of the Fauvist and early Cubist periods, and a particular appreciation for mind puzzles and corny puns.

Many people have been curious about why I named my business Monkeyshine. In answer, I've written a blog post about it: http://www.monkeyshine.com.au/why-monkeyshine/. Spoiler alert: Monkey was my first soft toy! I invite you to read the blog post to find out the rest ;) although you'll have to copy and paste the link.

Monkeyshine - originally Hit the Spot - started as a small range of intensively hand-made cards featuring labels stitched into the spine of the card. This unique feature gives these cards a distinctive personality and point of difference. The concept was inspired in a moment of madness when I was idly toying with the fashion tab sewn into the side of my favourite cardigan. Not being much of a writer – I get a tummy ache just at the thought of writing a simple thank you note – I surmised that if I made an unusual card that embodied soul, style and substance, it would compensate for the paucity of words contained therein!

Since those early days, Monkeyshine cards have evolved from being intensively hand-made to a combination of printed and hand crafted. The printing is either done commercially (for most of my tabbed cards) or in-house by the indefatigable Lulu, my Epson professional series art printer. With her insistence on crisp, archival quality, high longevity prints with eye-popping colour, Lulu is definitely the Leading Lady of team Monkeyshine.

I also produce a range of brooches engraved with retro-inspired patterns. Many of them are animals (rabbits, sheep, cows, sausage dogs and platypus feature quite prominently in my range so far, with more to join the Monkeyshine menagerie soon) and I love seeing how each pattern breathes life and character into my creatures. For those who like my patterns but might not want them in animal form, I have a line of more abstract engraved shapes.

I'm particularly proud of the packaging I've designed for the brooches, which serves as a sweet little gift box, but can also be re-folded into an easel-style card or stand, perfect for keeping the brooch on display when you’re not wearing it.

I hope you like the goodies in my range. I see my creations as charms and totems of good luck, love and special memories. May they bring joy and delight to you and their intended recipients.

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  • Brigitte de Villiers

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Colour minx. Pattern fiend. Wire weaver. I'm a South African now living on the beautiful island of Tasmania where I am slave to a supremely regal cat.

Production partners

  • Xanderware

    Glenorchy, TAS

    Xanderware offers a range of specialised laser cutting services and pride themselves on their quality and precision.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 13, 2016
My goal with Monkeyshine has always been to produce original, high-quality, durable products with a strong emphasis on environmental and social responsibility.

Please let me know if you would prefer one of my designs without a label. I also welcome requests for alternative wording to the default label for a particular design.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
Please use PayPal. Items will only be shipped once payment has been received.

You do not need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal. You can still make payments via PayPal using a Credit or Debit card. To do so, choose the PayPal Option during checkout. After you submit your order, click the “Pay Now” button. Scroll Down and you will see an option to pay with a Credit or Debit Card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account.
Shipping
I offer free shipping within Australia.

I ship all of my items from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia using Australia Post. Overseas orders are sent via Australia Post Airmail.

Postage times:

Australia - 2 to 7 working days
USA/Canada - 7 to 10 working days
UK - 7 to 10 working days
Rest of the world - 7 to 14 working days

Tracking of parcels is available at an additional cost but really only worth it if you're placing a big order! Please let me know if you would like tracking or express post before finalising your purchase so that I can adjust the shipping cost accordingly.

Orders of single cards are posted within 24 hours of receiving payment.

Orders of up to 50 cards will be shipped within 3 days of receiving payment.

Orders of brooches are shipped within 2 to 3 days of receiving payment.

For larger or custom orders, please get in touch before completing your purchase to discuss appropriate timeframes.

A confirmation email will be sent to you once your parcel has been posted.

Any import duties or taxes applicable to your country are your responsibility and are not paid by Monkeyshine. For more information, please refer to the following links (you will need to copy and paste them into your browser address bar):

https://blog.etsy.com/en/shipping-how-to-custom-forms-duties-and-taxes/

https://www.etsy.com/ca/help/article/5023
Refunds and Exchanges
Each item I mail is checked to ensure that it is sent in perfect condition and I take great care to ensure that it is protected inside its packaging. If your item arrives damaged, please contact me within 7 days of delivery to make arrangements on issuing a refund or a replacement.
Additional policies and FAQs
I welcome custom orders and special requests.

I also welcome wholesale enquiries so do please get in touch.

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