MyrtleOcean

Art, Illustration, Fused Glass and more

Guildford, United Kingdom

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Announcement    Due to the current COVID situation, deliveries may be subject to some delays. Please allow a little extra time to receive your order. I am only posting to UK destinations at the moment due to this, but hope to resume International orders as soon as I can - many thanks, Tracey

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 24, 2021

Due to the current COVID situation, deliveries may be subject to some delays. Please allow a little extra time to receive your order. I am only posting to UK destinations at the moment due to this, but hope to resume International orders as soon as I can - many thanks, Tracey

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Tracey Lemon

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About MyrtleOcean

Sales 746
On Etsy since 2014

How it all began........

After being diagnosed with Menieres Disease (an inner ear disorder) in 2003, I started to draw and paint teddy bears as I found this therapeutic. I produced many designs, mainly in coloured pencil and use these to make greetings cards for my family and friends. I continued to draw and paint as a hobby.

Then in 2009, I started my own very small business, which was as a sideline to my full-time work for a large Company in their Human Resources Department. It mainly started as I was frustrated by the lack of nice greetings cards in shops at that time, and decided to design and produce my own. I had some christmas cards professionally printed and used my own home printer to print and hand embellish cards for sale. I also developed my own range of mini painted canvases - all featuring my teddy bear designs.

In November 2009, I had my first stall at a craft fair. Not being a person that does things half-heartedly, I booked myself in for a large 3 day event! Luckily it was a success. I had some regular stalls at my workplace, as they used to invite in external sellers for lunchtime sales.

After a while, I decided to try jewellery making. I loved learning the new skills involved in making jewellery and soon started selling to my family and friends. I amassed a huge array of beads and jewellery making equipment, but somehow I felt like I was just assembling bits and pieces and not coming up with anything that had my own stamp on it. I also felt that I needed to somehow include my own artwork. After some research, I discovered a company that would print designs onto high quality acrylic to make charms. It was then that the creative juices started flowing and I started making jewellery using my own charms. This gave me an outlet for my art and also made my jewellery unique.

I was unfortunately made redundant from my job after 12 years In 2014. This was when I decided that I needed a rebrand from just 'Tracey Lemon Art & Jewellery' and this was when 'Myrtle Ocean' was born. The name is made up from an anagram of my name and seemed the perfect name for my business.

Purchasing my own badge making equipment really opened up my creativity. It means that I am able to design, print and assemble my own badges without the need for a third-party. It gives me complete control over my designs and gives me the ability to alter designs and personalise my badges upon request.

Early in 2019 I discovered Fused Glass. I attended several courses and I am now able to produce my own fused glass from my own designs. This is a very exciting and challenging medium, as glass has a mind of it's own - alas sometimes not in a good way!

I am now completely self-employed and I am loving the challenges and opportunities that this brings. I am always designing and have lots of new ideas and products in the pipeline. Myrtle Ocean has always been designed with fun and colour in mind, and I hope you will love the designs and items that I produce.

Shop members

  • Tracey Lemon

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Hi, I am Tracey. I am an artist and designer, creating artwork and other items featuring my own designs. My shop, Myrtle Ocean, is where I sell my work.

Production partners

  • Fine Art Printers

    Little Clacton, England

    Fine Art Trade Guild approved Fine Art Printers

  • Redcliffe Printers

    United Kingdom

    I design the cards and then pay for Redcliffe Printers to make them into cards for me

  • Zap Creatives

    United Kingdom

    I produce the designs, and then pay Zap Creatives to print them onto acrylic and cut them to shape

Shop policies

Last updated on January 14, 2020
Welcome to my shop! I am an artist, designer, fused glass artist and creator of many crafty items. I have been successfully selling my items at art and craft fairs for several years. I hope you like what you see. Check back often for new items. Thanks for looking!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts 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
If you are not happy with your item, or there is a problem, then please contact me within 7 days. We can then discuss the issue and find a resolution.

Returned items must be in original condition and in original packaging upon return to me.

Unfortunately, I am unable to accept returns of earrings (unless they are faulty), personalised items or digital downloads.

As I am a small independent business, I am unfortunately unable to refund any postage costs.
Payment
Etsy Payments is my preferred method of payment. I also accept Etsy Gift Cards.
Shipping
I aim to despatch your order within 2-3 days from the date that your order is placed and payment received.


UK Orders
All items are sent by Royal Mail First Class post, and I will send you an e-mail when your order is despatched.

If you would prefer to have your order sent by a tracked method of postage, then please e-mail me for prices.



International Orders
I send our International orders by Royal Mail International Standard (formerly AirMail), and I will send you an e-mail when your order is despatched.

The estimated delivery times as per the Royal Mail guidelines are 5 to 7 working days for Europe, and 7 to 10 working days for the Rest of the World. Delivery times do vary depending on where you live and your local mail service.

If you would prefer to have your order sent by a tracked method of postage, then please e-mail me for prices.

You may also have to pay local customs charges as per the government policies for your country or location. This is unfortunately out of my control.

Please note that for both UK and International postage, delays can occur within the postal system. This can happen especially around Christmas, local holiday seasons, or when items are subject to checks by customs.

As all my items are sent using Royal Mail, I have to adhere to their policies on any items becoming lost or delayed in the post. For UK orders, I need to allow 15 working days, and for International Orders 25 working days.

If your order has not arrived after these timescales, then please contact me.