onawhimpewter

Pewter Tooth Fairy Boxes, Curl boxes, and Ornaments

Virginia, United States · 185 Sales

onawhimpewter

Pewter Tooth Fairy Boxes, Curl boxes, and Ornaments

Virginia, United States 185 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(49)

Announcement   Welcome to ON A WHIM Pewter
~All of my Pewter pieces are originally hand sculpted in wax. Molds are then made of my originals and the pewter is cast from those molds. Finally, each piece is hand finished.
Thank you for visiting!

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 27, 2016

Welcome to ON A WHIM Pewter
~All of my Pewter pieces are originally hand sculpted in wax. Molds are then made of my originals and the pewter is cast from those molds. Finally, each piece is hand finished.
Thank you for visiting!

dana masters

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dana masters

Pewter bunny Baby's First Curl Box.
US$24.00
Pewter Teddy Bear Tooth Fairy Box
US$23.00
Tooth Fairy Box - Pewter Cat "On A Whim"
US$23.00
ON A Whim Pewter Swan Tooth Fairy Box
US$23.00
Pewter Frog Tooth Fairy Box
US$23.00
Tooth Fairy Box -Pewter Bunny
US$23.00
Tooth Fairy Box, Pewter "On A Whim'' Tortoise
US$23.00
Tooth Fairy Box "ON A Whim Pewter" Ladybug
US$23.00
Pewter Cat Christmas Ornament
US$28.00
Pewter Flying Teddy Christmas Ornament
US$30.00
Pewter Nutcracker Christmas Ornament
US$28.00
Pewter Cat with stocking Christmas Ornament
US$28.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(49)
Caren Brown

Caren Brown on Jun 12, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

So incredibly detailed and cute! My niece loved getting it for her fifth birthday!

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About

Dana Masters: Sculptor and founder of On A Whim

I'd like to introduce to you my collection
of pewter figurines, ornaments, & other
Whims...
...but first I'd like to take a few steps
back; I was graduated from Edinboro
University of Pennsylvania with a
bachelors degree in fine arts. After
graduation I headed for Williamsburg, VA
where I spent several years honing my
skills in different media including
designing and carving jewelry and
Christmas ornaments. But sculpting gave me
my greatest satisfaction. So upon advice
from a friend, I headed for New England
where the hub of the pewter and jewelry
industry is located. My in house experience
with New England Companies gave me a
chance to work on projects for Companies
such as Disney, Hudson Pewter, & General
Motors. In 1992 I founded On A Whim. Drawing
upon my experiences in the industry and my
past I began designing, sculpting & producing
my own lines .
I gather inspiration from everywhere;
from observing life around me to family &
friends, and of course a couple of terrific
cats. Once a design is solidified in my head I
carve the original in wax; often using
several different types of wax to create
the effect I want. I then have various
Molds made of the original from which
castings of fine lead free pewter are made.
Finally each piece is hand finished to bring
out all of the intricate detail. Each
creation becomes a part of me. I strive to
express a sense of movement and interaction
between the characters or with the
viewer, and I'm not satisfied with a piece
until I can feel the life in it emerge.
That's the true challenge; bringing them
to life. Being able to share these intimate
WHIMS with all of you gives me great
pleasure. It's great fun, and I hope that
you enjoy my "On A Whim” characters as much
as I enjoy creating them.

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Shop members
  • Dana Masters

    Owner, Maker, Designer

  • Bart Masters

    Maker, Designer

    Bart Masters is the nephew of Dana and a young artist in his own right. He has teamed up with Pauline to create the cool T-shirts on the site!

  • Pauline Masters

    Designer

    Pauline Masters is the Mom of Dana & Grandmother of Bart. She teamed up with Bart to create the cool T-shirts on the site.She also sews the tooth fairy pouches for Dana's On A Whim line.

Manufacturers
  • Replicast, Inc.

    Providence, RI, United States

    Replicast, Inc. is a company in Providence RI, that creates plastic master models and maquettes from original sculptures and other 3-dimensional art, to be used in the pewter, toy, and jewelry industries.

  • Mike Mulcahey (dba Anne at Home)

    Lincoln, RI, United States

    Mike Mulcahey is a pewter caster in Lincoln, RI. He creates fine lead free pewter castings of artist's original sculptures (Also dba Anne at Home - designers and manufacturers of decorative hardware and accessories.)

Shop policies

Last updated on March 27, 2014
Hi Thank you for checking out my shop. Let me tell you a bit about my products:

My approach to developing pieces for my ON A WHIM PEWTER collection begins with an idea. I try to create pieces that are both whimsical and utilitarian at the same time; trinket box figurines, tooth fairy boxes, etc.. Every design is my
own original concept. Once I’ve solidified the idea for a new piece in my head, I begin to carve using a variety of sculptable waxes. I form the waxes into exactly the design I want including every detail & technical aspect(i.e.:the way the piece will open as with the tooth boxes and trinket figurines.
And any hanging methods necessary; ornaments.) Once I’ve completed the waxes to my satisfaction, they are ready to be transformed into pewter. Molds are made of my originals by a caster in Providence, RI and castings are then created from those molds. Each piece is hand finished to my specifications, and the finishing touches are ready to be added. Ribbons and beads and other adornments are added, and finally each "Whim" is carefully packaged. The entire process is fascinating, and truly a labor of love (and many late nights!)

Accepted payment methods

  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
I accept PayPal, personal checks, and money orders. Payment needs to be received before the item is shipped. A 5.3% sales tax will be added to all purchases shipped to a Virginia address.
Shipping
I usually ship the best way. Usually for the small orders USPS flat rate or priority shipping is the best way. Shipping upgrades are available at customer's expense, Delivery confirmation & insurance can also be purchased. Please contact me first. I only ship with in the United States. I can ship to a "giftee's" address.
Refunds and Exchanges
If an item is not right it can be returned for full price with in 10 days & credit with in 30 days of purchase. I do not offer refunds for shipping errors(ie: getting lost or damaged in the mail)