mysticalminiatures

Mystical Miniatures: Beautiful Things Both Big & Small!

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mysticalminiatures

Mystical Miniatures: Beautiful Things Both Big & Small!

14 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Welcome to Mystical Miniatures, a shop dedicated to providing items of elegance, grace and class in a multiplicity of scales! Our full-size costume pieces and headdresses all include a miniature element, and our miniature items are all perfectly scaled down from full-size. Each piece is hand-designed and hand-made by us to a high standard of of both form and functionality, interlacing a love of whimsy, delicacy, and old-fashioned luxury and charm. Perfect for lovers of magical worlds, whether you are a bride, a bellydancer, a lover of miniatures or just easily delighted by beautiful things! Custom designs and commissions are available!

Banner photo credit: Ben Rosser, www.benrosserphoto.com

Announcement

Welcome to Mystical Miniatures, a shop dedicated to providing items of elegance, grace and class in a multiplicity of scales! Our full-size costume pieces and headdresses all include a miniature element, and our miniature items are all perfectly scaled down from full-size. Each piece is hand-designed and hand-made by us to a high standard of of both form and functionality, interlacing a love of whimsy, delicacy, and old-fashioned luxury and charm. Perfect for lovers of magical worlds, whether you are a bride, a bellydancer, a lover of miniatures or just easily delighted by beautiful things! Custom designs and commissions are available!

Banner photo credit: Ben Rosser, www.benrosserphoto.com

Christina and Jericha

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Christina and Jericha

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Anonymous on Feb 8, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Royal indeed! Each of your cakes has been extraordinarily well made, and I love them all, Christina. Now I have no excuse, I will have to get my "Bridal Rose" shop finished so that they have a home. : ) Beautiful!!!

Anonymous on Jan 4, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

The miniature cake is gorgeous - even prettier than in the picture. Great packaging, shipping and communication! Highly recommend!

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About

a great big connection leads to many tiny things!

Christina and Jericha discovered their shared love of miniatures within minutes of meeting each other. Soon afterwards we realized that both of us were very excited about the idea of crafting, but we were both struggling with motivation and making time for making art. So we did what any good friends would do: we decided to support each other! Instead of gym buddies, we became crafting buddies. In each other's company, we found that creative time happened with ease.

Although Jericha dreams of one day building a full-scale museum while Christina's life work is an enormous dollhouse castle, both of us delight in creating objects that involve a sense of both the minute & delicate and the grand & opulent. Christina's castle is a vast and lavish creation on a tiny scale, while Jericha loves to include at least one window into a tiny world in her human-sized rooms and costumes. Pretty soon we started thinking about sharing the pieces we were creating with the world, and our shop, Mystical Miniatures, was born.

Although our shop, Mystical Miniatures, includes apparently unrelated things (perfect little cakes and other miniatures from Christina, full-sized headdresses and accessories from Jericha), we like to think our work is very much in harmony. Everyone loves a miniature, as the abundance of Scrabble tiles, earrings, pins, buttons and other art accessories featuring itty-bitty versions of great works of art here on Etsy can attest!

For Jericha, the inclusion of a scaled-down detail of the work of art that inspires each of her pieces speaks to the exact same Love of Small Things that informs Christina's exquisite miniature creations.

For Christina, the luxurious miniatures she creates are perfectly aligned with the old-world elegance that inspires Jericha's glamorous accessories.

"Beautiful things both big and small" is the motto that we chose as a way to bring our work together. Of course we could have opened different shops instead of risking what might look like a strange schism in our merchandise. But our desire to co-own the shop was driven by the friendship we share, and our delight in supporting and inspiring each other. We spend so much time crafting and creating together that we worry our items would be lonely if they had to live in different shops!

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  • Christina

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Model

    A true lover of all things miniature, she started her 1st dollhouse in 6th grade and is now tackling the largest "mini" crafting endeavor of her life: a fairy tale castle. She writes & watches Star Trek when she's not crafting with Jericha.

  • Jericha

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Model

    Artist, dancer & museum nerd whose handmade pieces reflect her love of bellydance, the Art Nouveau/Symbolist/Orientalist painters, miniature things, & old-fashioned museum collections. She writes & cooks when she's not crafting with Christina.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 10, 2012
Welcome and thank you for your interest in a mysticalminiatures item! Both Christina and Jericha are super friendly folks who are happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. Please feel free to contact us at any time and we will do our best to respond to you quickly and courteously. We love the things we make and we try to ensure you'll love them too!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We accept payment in the form of Paypal (US$) and major credit/debit cards. You do not need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal! Just choose the PayPal Option during checkout. After you submit your order click the "Pay Now" button. Scroll down and you will see the option to pay with a Credit or Debit Card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account!

We do not send packages until after payments have cleared. If you are having trouble making your payment, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible.

Please remember that customs charges and other fees may be applicable to you if you are an international buyer. You are responsible for knowing and paying any and all duties, charges or custom fees incurred, but we're happy to do our best to help you figure out what those may be.
Shipping
Items ship within 2-3 business days of order being placed, with the exception of custom orders. In an effort to be green, we will make use of 100% reclaimed/recycled/reused packaging wherever possible; please notify us if you would prefer a new box for any reason.

Your pieces will be wrapped with great care. Any feathers on headdresses will be carefully backed to avoid bending or damage in transit, glass beads and other fragile elements will be padded, miniature items will be well-wrapped, etc. Although we make our items as sturdy as possible, we still wish to ensure everything comes to you in perfect condition!

If your order is a gift going directly to the recipient, we can include a personal message card from you for no extra charge. If you would like this service please let us know what you would like us to write (postcard-length or shorter, please) in the "message to seller" during checkout.

Please do remember that these are all hand-crafted items. We strive to make them excellent, but the human element is part of the design.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are unhappy with your order for any reason please contact us within 5 business days of receiving your package. We will do our best to resolve the problem quickly. Refunds and exchanges are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Additional policies and FAQs
Mysticalminiature's creations are intended for adults and collectors over 14 years old. They are not suitable for children as they include small parts that could easily be swallowed, and some miniatures may not stand up to vigorous play. Our headdresses, are intended for use in live performance, weddings, and other energetic events, and should be considered safe for wear in everyday and performance use.

We welcome custom orders! Please contact us with your ideas and we will be happy to create something special just for you. Both miniature pieces and bridal/ bellydance headdresses can absolutely be made to match existing pieces, dresses and/or costumes; however, a sample of the actual fabric will be required in order to match. We do not trust even the best photos to convey the specifics of color well enough to create a perfect match, and we want to make sure you have a perfect fit! Please contact us to request a quote on any item: christinaandjericha [at] gmail [dot [com] or just start an Etsy conversation!

Mysticalminiatures reserves the right to refuse a sale to anyone with a history of abusive feedback and/or malicious behavior towards other Etsy members.