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Every item offered by The Mermaid and the Crow is handcrafted in our old-world style workshop from 100% local, sustainable sources. Tempting small batch ritual fragrance oils, hand-spun hand-dyed yarn in luxe fibers and fiber arts.

My Blog is Charmed Finishing School: http://www.charmedfinishingschool.com

Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/debcastellano/

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 16, 2018

Hello! Welcome!

Every item offered by The Mermaid and the Crow is handcrafted in our old-world style workshop from 100% local, sustainable sources. Tempting small batch ritual fragrance oils, hand-spun hand-dyed yarn in luxe fibers and fiber arts.

My Blog is Charmed Finishing School: http://www.charmedfinishingschool.com

Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/debcastellano/

Deborah Castellano

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Deborah Castellano

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About

Lost Arts Found in Suburbia

The Mermaid and the Crow was founded in 2008 by Deborah Castellano.

Ms. Castellano is an avid promoter and purveyor of historic handicrafts, and has dedicated her career to bringing these lost arts out of the museums and back into practice. An average day in her workshop-- nicknamed the Spare Oom-- will have her tending a wide variety of anachronistic arts: from kettle dying wool, to working her spinning wheel in her bare feet, to swirling her pestle in her mortar while she hand presses her perfume oils.

Every item offered by The Mermaid and The Crow is handcrafted in this old-world style setting from 100% local, sustainable sources. Ms. Castellano is actively engaged in the broader handicraft community, and is passionate about using her work to promote the gifts of other artisans. Her vision includes not only running The Mermaid and The Crow as a business, but coaching aspiring crafters in these lost arts, as well as creating each and every one of her items herself, by hand, without modern machinery. Every fragrance formulation is unique; beeswax candles are poured by hand into their molds; Dream Ambassadors are brought to life through needle felting; tiny terrarium accents are carefully assembled; and Nuno felted scarves are wet-scrubbed on a washboard beneath the loving hand of the artist herself.

Ms. Castellano is proud to offer exclusive access to her exquisite work via The Mermaid and The Crow shop on Etsy.com.

Shop members

  • Deborah Castellano

    Owner

    Deborah Castellano is 33 years old and lives in New Jersey with her husband-elect and their two cats. She's hard at work bringing her dreams of owning a small crafting business to life. She especially likes St. Germain liquor and typewriters.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 22, 2017
Semi-Annual Sale: All in-stock items are 25% off with the coupon code HOLIDAZE2017 until 11:59pm on Monday, November 27! We won't be restocking until after the holiday season, so once items are sold out, they will remain sold out until the new year.

Payment and purchase must be made by December 9 to receive your purchase in time for Yule/Christmas, email me for information for international orders.

Note that it may take up to 7 business days to ship your order due to the busy time of year.

Follow The Mermaid & The Crow on Facebook for all the latest info: https://www.facebook.com/mermaidandcrow/

A tiny boutique filled with lush, gorgeous little things.

Luxuriously soft hand spun hand dyed yarn, small batch hand blended ritual fragrance oils and fiber arts are all found here!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I stand behind my work and do our best to represent sizing, color, artistic choices, etc correctly through pictures and written description. If you would like to see further pictures or have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Items can be returned for store credit.
Payment
We accept Paypal and Direct Checkout. Not registered? Don't worry, you can still use it! Go to Paypal to see how to do so.

Email us to discuss alternative payment options.

Items will be shipped after receipt of full payment.
Shipping
Jow and Deb do their best to ship within 3-5 business days, but sometimes it may take up to seven business days due to the busy nature of the shop.

I ship using USPS mail. If you have a deadline in mind, if you prefer an alternative shipping method, if you need insurance or a confirmation, please contact me.