Olde World Collectibles and Creations

427 Sales


Olde World Collectibles and Creations

427 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars (111)

Announcement   Custom work with chess and other game sets are our strength and specialty. We also design unique industrial steampunk jewelry and much more. Contact us with your custom requests. In the mean time, take a look around and thank you for visiting!


Last updated on Jan 24, 2017

Custom work with chess and other game sets are our strength and specialty. We also design unique industrial steampunk jewelry and much more. Contact us with your custom requests. In the mean time, take a look around and thank you for visiting!


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The art of creation starts with a vision, followed by a passion to set it to reality.

I would have to say it all started as a kid building model kits. But that wasn't enough. They had to be altered, dented, wrecked or tricked out. A car rim that didn't have a tiny valve stem was unacceptable, and of course that valve stem had to have a proper valve cap. World war 2 military dioramas followed and attention to details was top priority. I always seemed to have a need to build something.

For a couple years, when I got older, I made model replicas of peoples show cars or cars they used to own. Then came the medieval/ renaissance festival scene. I made small scale castle siege models-including fully functional 1:35th scale trebuchets, ships in bottles, battle shields, small blades, leather bracers, and such. I still do some blacksmithing and leather work and always love the chance to fire up the forge.

Later, came jewelry designs of many types and the chess set idea. My first set was a wooden abstract design that I may bring back one day. Nine years later, I designed my first bullet shell chess set. I was very happy with it from the first completed version. And that 1st set has inspired the many new designs you can see here in my etsy shop.

And now I use all of the different aspects of my prior crafting experiences with my chess set designs. Its fun to use the same weathering techniques I learned way back when I was a kid painting a model tank or jeep. But I enjoy the design stage the most- the free thought process of creating, brainstorming and thinking of new designs.

Many people ask how I come up with my designs or ideas. I try to explain it this way: I see an object or have a thought and somehow an idea forms. The project is then constructed in a 3 dimensional image in my mind. I build it in my mind. I see the tools used, shapes, steps, and a rough idea of a finished product. This process can happen anywhere, anytime. Then the sketching begins. (Always keep a notepad and pen in your pocket!). Often I wake up with ideas and must write them down so they are not forgotten. (Always keep a notepad and pen by the bed!). Maybe some of you understand this process. When you combine this with a knowledge of using tools and a knowledge of how to safely use tools in a way they weren't necessarily designed for, then it is inevitable that something special will come to reality by your own hand.

I want to encourage you all to follow your creative dreams. Be a free thinker, be willing to ask questions and most of all, take correction. And if its your thing... get out there and create something!

Peace to you all.

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Last updated on December 12, 2018
Welcome to our store! There's much to see here and we hope you enjoy your time even if just looking around.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or 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
Sales are final, however all claims of defect will be reviewed and a decision for return, exchange or refund will made on a case by case basis. Honesty is top priority. All chess sets have full insurance coverage added to shipping costs. **For chess sets: IF a set is agreed upon to be returned in its original condition in original packaging, the buyer will pay all return shipping costs, a re-stocking fee will be applied that depending on the set in question, will be in the amount of $35- $75 to cover the special care and time put into protecting the chess set during its delivery. If you unpacked a set- you know of what I speak. Custom solid foam fitment and extreme care and detail put into the safety of the set. Reimbursement will not be applied until the set has arrived and been inspected.
Paypal and Direct Checkout
**FOR CHESS SET ORDERS**If you have ordered a chess set, all chess sets are shipped insured and heavy duty packaged and will require signature upon delivery. Many sets will have a construction time of 2- 6 weeks before shipment.

All other orders will be shipped as stated in the listing
Additional policies and FAQs
We take custom order requests, and offer limited personalization such as names, dates etc. We do not offer any personalized inscriptions that refer to religious, political, aggressive or racist symbols or connotations. We will review your custom requests and accept or deny based on a case by case basis.