Art Photography & Expertly Handcrafted Scarves

Silver Spring, Maryland · 19 Sales


Art Photography & Expertly Handcrafted Scarves

Silver Spring, Maryland 19 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Last updated on March 16, 2011
THE NUTSHELL (aka, My creativity surrounds your purchase!):

The word "Melange" applies to my items and to me; little pieces of somewhat unconnected things. May you find items here that appeal to your own collector's aesthetic!

I'm a medical professional who just finished lots of schooling. Part of how I coped with all that science stuff (and large amounts of studying) was by indulging my creative side. I now work for a non-profit organization that helps trauma victims worldwide

My items are influenced by countries I visit, the people I meet, nature around me, and stuff I read in books.

A couple of years ago, a roommate asked me to teach her to knit and that forced me to learn how (because it was one craft I didn't know). When I studied for my final, final, final exams, I discovered that I could knit and study/read at the same time. So, yes, I have certain scarves I associate with topics like heart attacks or flu!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
THE EMPTY SHELL (aka Returns):

If you are not satisfied with your item within fourteen (14) days of your purchase, I will accept a return in its ORIGINAL condition and packaging. After receiving and inspecting the item, I will refund the cost minus the shipping fees. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees. Please note that this does not apply to custom orders or Alchemy. I specify these before making a listing.
THE GOLDEN NUT (aka How do you pay):

If you are new to Etsy, please create a profile to purchase items. This is not the same as a Paypal account.

Payment is requested as soon as you order. To avoid cancellation, PayPal payments must be received within three (3) days of your order.

Maryland State Residents:
I need to add 6% sales tax to your order. Please wait to pay until I have adjusted your invoice.

Money Order or Checks:
please contact me to let me know that you are paying by this method. Etsy allows up to seven (7) days for these to arrive. Please contact me to let me know when your payment was sent. I will send your order when the payment clears my bank.

International orders will only be accepted with payment through PayPal.

International customers, please note that you will be responsible for any customs or duties charged by your government for the items shipped.
THE SQUIRREL (aka How the order gets to you):

I will send all items shipping to the US within one (1) business day of payment via USPS Priority Mail (custom orders may take longer depending on creation time - please see individual listings). International Orders are sent via 1st class mail.

If you wish insurance or espedited shipping, please contact me via a Conversation and I will adjust prices accordingly.

If shipping costs are less than those specified, I will refund you the difference.

If you live in the area and can pick up the item from me, I will waive shipping costs.
When ordering more than one item, the highest primary shipping cost will apply.

THE NUTS (aka, What's in my creativity package?):

All fabric items will come with a photo sheet outlining care and content (if known) of the item, as well as a little bit about the inspiration behind the item. The backside will be a copy of one of my photographs (printed on an inkjet printer) that could be framed if you don't need the instructions.

I handpaint/handcraft the packaging for each of my items to bring a special smile. I can customize this for a special occasion, including a gift card based on my photographs for no extra charge.

These will be mailed in protective packaging, including corner protectors to insure the photo is not bent or crushed during mailing.
Additional policies and FAQs
THE RAINBOW NUT (aka Custom Orders):

I've learned a few languages and would love to customize your item with a name or phrase in Hebrew, Arabic or Russian. Please contact me via Conversations for more info.

I would love to work with you to create a custom item with specific colors/patterns. Depending on the item, 50-100% of the costs is payable upfront and is NON-REFUNDABLE. I will let you know when you order what the expected completion date will be.

Any of my items can be altered or customized - whether a different color or pattern, etc. Please contact me via Conversations for pricing estimates and details that can be altered in items that you like. Please note that since these items are hand-made, exact replicas are not possible.