MiEstrella

Illinois, United States · 8 Sales

MiEstrella

Illinois, United States 8 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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MiEstrella is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Life has gotten in the way! I am taking some time away from the shop, and will return when the time is right. Please contact me at mi.estrella.creations [!at] gmail.com with any questions or requests. Happy trails!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Mar 1, 2016

Life has gotten in the way! I am taking some time away from the shop, and will return when the time is right. Please contact me at mi.estrella.creations [!at] gmail.com with any questions or requests. Happy trails!

Michelle Young

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Michelle Young

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mtobin

mtobin on Dec 2, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Custom order- I gave her my inspiration of a recent trip to Barcelona and wanted a star ornament that captured the festival spirit we experienced. Needless to say, Michelle did a beautiful and creative piece of little artwork that we will treasure. Right now, he hangs on our Christmas tree, but will have a year round permanent display. Thanks again :]

mtobin

mtobin on Dec 2, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous! Love this piece. It has all the personality you could hope for and then some. Shipped quickly and with beautiful handmade touches. Opening the package was a delight in itself. Liked it so much, I ordered a custom piece :]

Hanifen Cusack

Hanifen Cusack on Oct 31, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful! What a unique piece of art! Fast shipping and beautifully wrapped. Great gift!

About

Once upon a time...

Since the time I could hold a crayon in my little toddler fingers, I have been passionate about filling the world with beautiful, colorful, and sparkly things. This passion has led me to deeply explore my creative and expressive processes within the fields of fine art, graphic design, and counseling. My BFA in graphic design introduced me to world of paper art and is where I grew into the knowledge that self-expression— in its multifarious forms— can be extremely therapeutic. I pursued a graduate education in mental health counseling from which I have developed a therapeutic practice that focuses on self-expression through creative mediums, such as art, journaling, origami folding, and story-telling. The telling and sharing of visual and narrative stories has become a major part of my life, and which has given birth to *Mi Estrella.*

*Mi Estrella*, which is Spanish for "My Star," is a symbolic expression of my own life story— of the cosmic forces that have guided me on my journey towards balance, beauty, and inspiration. For me, life is more fully abundant when the expressions of creativity and imagination are manifested, and so I create these art works as an extension of my creative impulse. My nostalgia for bygone eras when holy relics and spaces bedazzled with gems and gold is what inspires me to create these glittery and hand-embellished treasures, and also to pay homage to the luxurious nature of devotion. By using found, recycled, and newly purchased materials, I create these works of art with materials that have been collected over time, each having a story and path that has brought it into this world. This means that every creation is truly original, while also handcrafted with precision, love, and care.

From the depths of my soul to the tips of my nimble fingers, I create these beautiful treasures for you to share in the beauty of this magical and sparkly world. Each piece has a story, and it is my hope that its story can continue on through you. Peace, love, and sparkles

Michelle

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    Owner, Maker, Designer, Artist

    Since the golden age of 5, I knew I wanted to be an artist when I grew up. Now I am living the dream and spreading beauty and sparkles as far as I possibly can and on whatever I possibly can!

Shop policies

Last updated on August 8, 2014
Thank you for visiting *Mi Estrella*

If you have any questions on any particular item, please feel free to send me a message. I am honored to create custom pieces just for you, so please send me a private message if you are in need. Enjoy browsing and stop by often– new and exciting things are always brewing :)

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
*Mi Estrella* accepts payments through PayPal and must be received before an item will be shipped. Items purchased but not paid for via PayPal within 48 hours will be canceled and re-listed (Sorry, but you've gotta get it while its hot!) Please contact me if you need extra time, as I am more than happy to work with you on payment.

Paypal is very user-friendly and a personal PayPal account is not necessary in order to use the system. If you need help checking out via PayPal, please refer to this helpful guide on how to purchase items on Etsy: www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php

*Please let me know if you are experiencing difficulties processing your payment- I am happy to help and communicate with you!

* Note that all sales are final- see Refund Policy.
Shipping
*Mi Estrella* currently ships only within the US, but is working on becoming international. All items are carefully packaged and shipped within 72 hours after payment is received. Any special requests regarding shipping items should be made at the time of purchase or immediately afterward through Etsy conversations.

*Packages shipped within the United States are shipped via USPS Priority Mail. All domestic packages include USPS Delivery Confirmation and Tracking. If you would like to upgrade or expedite your shipping method, I am happy to accommodate whenever possible. Please message me privately to discuss.

*All items are shipped to the address listed on the Etsy invoice unless seperate instructions are given in the "Note to Seller" section at time of purchase. All items are 'gift wrapped,' in that they are packaged beautifully as a gift for you! Please see my 'About Me' page to view a picture of my packaging style. If you would like a personalized note included in your package, I am happy to accommodate. Please send me a message to discuss.
Refunds and Exchanges
I always want you to be happy with your purchase. If you are not, please contact me within 7 days of receipt to return the item or exchange it, provided the item is in its original package and in the same condition as when it was sent to you. In the event that you receive a damaged product due to errors while shipping, I will accept returns within 7 days with notification. Please contact me immediately to discuss a refund or exchange. Please note that I will cover additional shipping charges in the event you receive a damaged product. For any products returned or exchanged for reasons other than product damage while shipping, you will be responsible for paying additional shipping costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
*All *Mi Estrella* creations are hand crafted by me and listed in my shop with a complete description of materials. I make sure to photograph each item so that you can see the details and so you know exactly what you are purchasing. Please note that all listed measurements are approximate to the nearest quarter inch, and that photos may make items seem smaller or larger than they actually are.

* All of these creations are made entirely by hand, serving to express the very real and honest nature of my artistic process. That being said, I follow the philosophy that “imperfections” mark the beautifully unexpected moments of the journey ☺

* These creations are built to withstand life in all of its moments, but due to their jewel-encrusted and bedazzled nature, they will hold up best if given moments of tender, loving care. Please be gentle.

* I try my best to be as eco-friendly as possible when creating and packaging my items. Many collage materials that I use have been collected from materials that I have accumulated over time. I also create new handmade papers from recycled paper, which will be on sale in the shop soon, and which I also use in the creation of some journals.

*Please remember that by purchasing from *Mi Estrella*, you have agreed to these shop policies and are subject to them. If you have a question, or anything seems unclear, please contact me.

Thank you for visiting! Come again soon! :) xo