mistrovaartworx

An Eccentric Lil Carnival of Craft and Magic

Madison, Wisconsin | 22 Sales

mistrovaartworx

An Eccentric Lil Carnival of Craft and Magic

Madison, Wisconsin 22 Sales On Etsy since 2018

4.5 out of 5 stars
(9)

Announcement   Happy Hannukah, Happy Krampusnacht, Blessed Yule and Merry Christmas to one and all!

...Much Magic and Bliss Be Yours, ~S. ❤ x

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Last updated on Dec 9, 2018

Happy Hannukah, Happy Krampusnacht, Blessed Yule and Merry Christmas to one and all!

...Much Magic and Bliss Be Yours, ~S. ❤ x

Samsarah

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4.5 out of 5 stars
(9)
  • Sarah de belen on Nov 25, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful in every way, from start to finish. I don't think I have ever seen anything packaged with this much care and attention. Obviously a labor of love. Amazing & wonderful incense experience. Thanks and thanks for the included gifts.

    Oh and also I made a simple little burner out of clay for it, that fits over a tea light, and did not need any charcoal and it worked great.

  • Anendda on Nov 18, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    After the magical experience of digging into a box filled with inky tissue paper and dried rose buds, I found a small round box intricately secured with twine and looking like an ancient treasure. Tucked inside the box was 15 miniature samples of Kyphi. This may not seem like much if you're used to cones and cheap joss sticks, but you're supposed to quarter/halve the pellets and trust me, a little really goes a long way! Burning produces a haunting, rich, spicy-sweet aroma that follows you into your dreams. This is especially true of Samsarah’s traditional “Temple” Kyphi blend, made just as the Pharaohs enjoyed it thousands of years ago. The differences between most of her other blends is subtle and often not immediately apparent, but it is there. Be patient and try to experience them slowly. I know I'll be back for more! ^_^

  • JN on Nov 13, 2018

    1 out of 5 stars

    I was really disappointed I thought this would be a sample box of 15 different kyphi incarnations. That they would all smell completely DIFFERENT and look like the pictures. I'm not a huge fan of rose but I thought that was one scent out of 15 samples. They all smell exactly the same like a potpourri. I believe these were made all at the same time like cupcakes with different "frostings" and shapes. This is her background. The seller has excellent feedback and that's why I bought from her. My experience is not the norm so I'm saying don't buy from her. She said to write to her if you aren't happy. I was going to offer to return at my expense since I won't use these and they are all the same recipe. I would have been fine if she just said no, but she completely went ballistic and went into personal hurtful attacks.

    Samsarah

    Samsarah responded on Nov 13, 2018

    I am going to keep this a brief as possible. This person has been continuously and in a histrionic way messaging me for a good two weeks about her personal problems (I was patient and kind), trashed all previous purchases of kyphi she has bought in the past, made an impulse buy from me without researching the scents included and uses an electric heater for the Kyphi (burning it on charcoal releases the different scents, a heater does not, which she was informed may not have the same affect). She then messages to personally insult me and my products, make arrogant and presumptuous declarations about them- a product which I've worked so very hard on creating and have had nothing but positive feedback on. Criticism I can handle. This kind of behavior is another, as I've had to block this person for further harassment.

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About

♥ Mistrova Artworx. My strange, bewitched, eccentric artistic lil world...! It's an honor to have you here. Right now, I'm in the process of building my shop, and I will eventually be rewriting this section. In the meantime, I'd like to welcome you, and I hope you enjoy what you see and purchase here!
♥ Mistrova Artworx is a good ole fashioned independent Mom & Pop Shoppe type outlet, specializing in the Witchcrafted and Handcrafted. Much of my art is in a distressed or vintage'esque style. Everything you see here (except for items obtained directly from Nature) is created and produced right here in my home. I make my own labels, and I have a blast creating various types of packaging. I tend to get some of my supplies for my packaging from smaller more independent local places, so don't be surprised if the packaging on items changes from time to time. Places like these don't always carry certain items on a continual basis, and besides- I love to mix it up. I love to surprise customers with a nice personalized touch to the housing of what they've ordered. I also appreciate versatility, and try to create packaging that can be reused for other things. Speaking of which...Please be sure to reuse and/or recycle any and all packaging whenever possible. We've got one home, and every lil bit helps. Treat the beautiful Earth with kindness and respect. And although much of what I create is Pagan in nature, anyone regardless of spiritual path can enjoy what I have to offer. ♥
♥ As mentioned in the shop owner's section, I'm a mother of three and artist from the Midwest. My experiences and practices run deep into the natural arts over several philosophies and I consider myself to be an 'exoticist'. My art matches my variant personality as my practices are rooted and influenced of many paths, flavors..They're lovingly intertwined and presented in an array of expression, which you will find here.
♥ Although new to Etsy, I've been vending and selling for many years. I'm also an abstract painter and have been contracted with a few galleries in the past, which has been an additional joy in my life. I plan on contracting with a gallery again in the future, but right now, I'm heavily focused Mistrova Artworx and am enjoying it each and every day. I've also enjoyed baking and having been called upon to make cakes and cupcakes for weddings, birthdays and other special occasions for dear friends and for others through word of mouth.
♥ I must admit I regret it's taken me this long to find myself here! Etsy's such a fabulous platform and I'm looking forward to being here for a long time to come. As previously mentioned, I'll be adding many delights to this store in the coming months, but I hope you find much pleasure in what is listed thus far...
♥ I must touch on some dynamics that are not exactly comfy, but they must be addressed.
Much of what I make are curios. As we all know, online shopping can be a gamble- especially with products of this nature. And while I strive to create and sell the best products I can and I want nothing more than happy, satisfied customers- I am perfectly aware not everyone will like what they buy. It happens sometimes. And constructive, respectful criticism is acceptable. But there are those out there who have raised defrauding sellers and personally attacking them to an art of their own. So, allow me to be very clear. Because of the nature of these products, I do not allow for exchanges and/or refunds. Please respect this. If you make an impulse buy, it is your responsibility. If you do not like the product or have buyer's remorse because of frivolity, please do not trash and defame it, my shop or me in a review. Trashing someone's work in a public review because of something you are at fault for is defamation and crossing a serious line. You are literally interfering with someone's livelihood and business. Buying a product just to then demand a refund citing false claims about it is nothing but unabashed outright theft. There is no tolerance for such deeds here. Please think before you do something like this. It is unjust and unfair to the artists and their other customers.
♥ I do, however, allow refunds in one specific case, and that is damage caused by the transit process. This is absolutely acceptable and completely understandable. You must have solid evidence of this. I photograph each shipment (inside of the box with its contents and the outside of the box) for insurance purposes. If your package is damaged, please contact me and provide photos/video, so that I can then provide them to the shipment provider. If it is at all possible to do an exchange on a product due to damage caused by a shipment provider, I shall. :)
♥ Any questions you might have for me, please drop me a line! I'd love to hear from you! ~S.

⚜⚜⚜⚜⚜⚜⚜⚜⚜⚜ A Note About My Voodoo Dolls ⚜⚜⚜⚜⚜⚜⚜⚜⚜⚜
While some authentic elements are incorporated into the designs and in adornments, the Voodoo style dolls that I create and sell are purely for the artistic and aesthetic appreciation of these iconic figures. While I cannot control how these dolls are treated or used after they've been purchased, I absolutely do NOT create them for magical purposes. That is the right for the initiated, and if you are seeking a doll of this nature, please seek them from the appropriate person(s). I do ask that all who purchase my dollies respect the ancient religion of Voodoo and if you do not know much about it, please educate yourself on the subject, and be sure to be quite discerning when doing so. Voodou is a very misunderstood religion which has been unjustly demonized, and unfortunate as it is...there is a lot of misinformation out there. So take measures in making sure the information is accurate.

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  • Samsarah

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    An eccentric mother and artist from the Midwest, I love creating in many arenas and genres. Aside from my endeavors involving various art forms, I'm also a baker and orchidist. Welcome to my store- I hope you love what you see and buy!

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