MalenaValcarcel

Malena Valcarcel

Alicante, Spain · 461 Sales

MalenaValcarcel

Malena Valcarcel

Alicante, Spain 461 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(133)

Announcement   Unique pieces made of Paper, Book Art, Paper Art, Sculptures made of Paper, Paper Jewelry
All your purchases will be sent by Registered Mail.
You are welcome to contact me for questions, custom orders or any other reason!

Thank you for stopping by :)

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Last updated on Jun 10, 2016

Unique pieces made of Paper, Book Art, Paper Art, Sculptures made of Paper, Paper Jewelry
All your purchases will be sent by Registered Mail.
You are welcome to contact me for questions, custom orders or any other reason!

Thank you for stopping by :)

Facebook:
www.facebook.com/Malena.Valcarcel.Art

My blog:
www.tesorosmalvalr.blogspot.com

Pinterest:
http://pinterest.com/MalenaValcarcel

Behance:
www.behance.net/MalenaValcarcel

Malena Valcárcel

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Malena Valcárcel

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Greeting Card - Book Sculpture - Paper Art
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Greeting Card - Book Sculpture - Paper Art
$5.61
Tiny Heart in a bottle necklace - Vial Pendant
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5 out of 5 stars
(133)
mennadesabarreto

mennadesabarreto on Mar 27, 2017

3 out of 5 stars

OK, so, I absolutely adore the product. It's beautiful. I've no complaints. However, the customer service wasn't the best. We disagreed about the initial pricing, but she agreed to reduce it, but then she upped the postage to £19.51 & when the product arrived I noticed that shipping only cost €9.20. Even taking into account the make-shift cardboard box it was packaged in, I felt that was a little steep. Also unlike the other excellent service & very reasonable shipping costs I've always received from other Etsy sellers.

Malena

Malena responded on Mar 27, 2017

I just want to clarify a few important points concerning the package of my items. All my work is very fragile, this implies taking special care in the packaging, I can spend up to one hour just making sure that the Piece will arrive safe and sound, this translates into a more expensive rate in the shipping costs. On the other hand, in this particular item I´m afraid we did NOT disagree in the initial price, as it was a custom order I added 100€ to the price which I later gave her as a discount. I have a very warm relation with all my clients but, in this case, I must say that this client was not kind, she was pushy and rude, not only she left a very low feedback but she had to compare me with the other sellers on Etsy!!! It´s a pity that my work finishes in the wrong hands.

kkucz80

kkucz80 on Mar 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful. Very clever, secure packaging. Shipped quickly and on time.

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About

I transform books into a new story in a way to make people stop and appreciate, if just for a moment, the magic of books.

My name is Malena Valcárcel.
I live in Alicante - Spain, next to the beautiful and warm Mediterranean Sea. I was born in Tenerife – Canary Islands where I grew up without losing sight of the sea.
I love books and I have been an avid reader all my life.
I´m a paper artist and I tell my own stories using books as my canvases.
I create these sculptures from books that have been thrown away for one reason or another. Sometimes I rescue them from refuse bins, secondhand shops that can't move them, and even libraries that incinerate unwanted or damaged books to make room for new ones. In fact, I have developed such a reputation for repurposing books that friends bring me books they no longer want or need.
I give them new lives as beautiful, incredibly unique works of art.
I can be inspired by a book I read, or maybe a specific passage of that book can inspire me to create a Book Sculpture.
My art allows you to look at books in an entirely new light and may even inspire more visually-inclined people to start reading again.
Of course it would be wonderful if more books stayed on people's shelves rather than landing in refuse bins. But for the ones that do, I transform them into a new story in a way to make people stop and appreciate, if just for a moment, the magic of books.
Please, enjoy.

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  • Malena Valcárcel

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  • Atila

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    Assistant and stealer of socks :)

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