MorningstarCurio

Resin and Copper Curios, Art, and Home Decor

Austin, Texas · 221 Sales

MorningstarCurio

Resin and Copper Curios, Art, and Home Decor

Austin, Texas 221 Sales On Etsy since 2014

4 out of 5 stars
(17)

Announcement   Welcome to the world of the Morningstars, a weird happy family from Austin Texas We create magical resin curios and art objects! Everything you see here is handmade by us in out little apartment in Austin. Animal parts included in our work are ethically sourced, and were never killed for their parts. Follow us on Instagram to see our new creations, our events, and just us being silly! Insta: @MorningstarCurio


We Buy Sell and Trade. Inquire within.

We ship everything gift wrapped and with a tracking number via USPS.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 15, 2016

Welcome to the world of the Morningstars, a weird happy family from Austin Texas We create magical resin curios and art objects! Everything you see here is handmade by us in out little apartment in Austin. Animal parts included in our work are ethically sourced, and were never killed for their parts. Follow us on Instagram to see our new creations, our events, and just us being silly! Insta: @MorningstarCurio


We Buy Sell and Trade. Inquire within.

We ship everything gift wrapped and with a tracking number via USPS.

Sarah Morningstar

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Sarah Morningstar

Reviews

Average item review
4 out of 5 stars
(17)
Victoria Lee

Victoria Lee on Nov 6, 2016

1 out of 5 stars

Never recieved my orogonite after several months and had to file a claim through Etsy to get my money back. Very disappointing.

sprinklefairydust

sprinklefairydust on Nov 1, 2016

1 out of 5 stars

Sadly never received the item after several attempts at communicating. Very disappointing and concerned for this seller. Hoping things improve for her. Ended up having to get Paypal involved to get a refund. :*(

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Updates

Finishing up some new one of a kind brooches tonight! Tomorrow I have a photographer coming over so we can get all these sweet accessories listed!

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I've been working hard on some new and amazing pins! Look for them in the next few weeks both online and at my local markets :)

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Just an order I'm getting ready for an April bride!!
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About

The Wild and Magical World of the Morningstars

Centuries ago, magic and science were woven together in a tapestry of wonder. Our understanding of the scientific world was embellished by the strange, the wild and the wonderful. Sea monsters, fairies and tales of far away lands and exotic riches.

As science progressed and our understanding of the natural world evolved, our view that this world was fantastical dissipated. As science became more complicated, different disciplines arose separating the world of hard science from that of the arts and so called soft sciences.

Sarah Morningstar and her conspirators are bringing back the wonder. Inspired by the natural world, the tech revolution, and the exploring minds from centuries past, the Morningstars have been creating since 2010. Building upon the imagery from early global explorers and naturalist, Morningstar Curio recreates the idea of a "Curio" for the modern age. Using materials not only found in the natural world, but artifacts from our lives today to create inspired designs fit for Dragon slayers, Naturalists, Pop Art connoisseur, and Geeks.

Located in Austin, Texas, Morningstar Curio thrives off the weird community, the little town at the heart of Texas has built. Their shop space is as wild and varied as the shops offerings. With mountains of vintage fabric and lace, and more piles of found objects than can be counted. Attracted to the weird and wild, the work space includes Boris the Golden Pig Skull as well as Huey, Dewy and Louie, preserved Chickadee babies. Mixed in with the strange paraphernalia, is an extensive comic book collection, and art from the travels of the Morningstars.

The design process for each piece start with the thought to the story of the natural objects held within. Bones, shells, preserved animals, must all come from something that was once living. To honor this life is of utmost importance to the artists. All bones and shells used by the Morningstars and company have been gathered from animals who have died naturally. While many of these pieces have been processed by Sarah herself, as well as close friends and collaborators. So the bones, and their animals, are honored at every step of the way. The non-living material is also considered, from the view of how humans have interacted with it for centuries.

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Shop members

  • Sarah Morningstar

    Owner, Creator

    Raised in Minneapolis, MN, I've been heavily influenced by the turning of the seasons and cycles of the natural world. Traveling extensively I am inspired by both the changing landscapes but also the cultures I meet along the way.

  • Rich Morningstar

    Creator, Shipper, Assistant

    The resident grouch and skeptic, Rich is the rock that keeps the Morningstar world running.

  • Charlie Morningstar

    Assistant, Creator

    The Youngest of the group. Charlie not only creates his own art work, he also reminds all in the shop about the wonder of life in a child's eyes.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 17, 2016
Welcome! We are a wild and weird family from Austin Texas who loves creating wild and weird art and home objects to share with the world. Everything you see has been handcrafted in house. Due to the nature of resin casting and how we create, each piece ends up being one of a kind.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
All Payments must go through Etsy.
Shipping
All purchases are gift wrapped. If you do NOT want your items to be gift wrapped please make a note of it when you check out.

Shipping occurs Within 3 business days of placing order.

Shipping Info will be sent to buyer, Including Insurance information and tracking Number.

It is the buyers responsibility to make sure natural materials are allowed to be shipped to your destination.
Refunds and Exchanges
All Sales Final.
All artwork is shipped insured.
If a Package arrives damaged please contact carrier.
Additional policies and FAQs
Always Looking to Trade. PM me If Interested.