PollyClayDesigns

PollyClayDesigns

Florida, United States · 8 Sales

PollyClayDesigns

PollyClayDesigns

Florida, United States 8 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(3)

Announcement   Welcome to my shop, PollyClayDesigns. PollyClayDesigns is devoted to handmade beads, pendants, and jewelry made with polymer clay. The variety of techniques is what inspired my shop name, PollyClayDesigns.

Everything I make is one-of-a-kind, or OOAK, partially due to my nature as an artist, but particularly due to the nature of clay. While I can strive for the same color and/or pattern, no two items made with clay will ever be exactly alike.

Most of the time I use no dyes, paints, or other coloring agents...the colors and patterns are due to the way I manipulate the clay.

Polymer and art clays are wonderfully light and durable. They should last a lifetime or more. They can be cleaned either with a soft cloth or washed with a mild soap and water.

This is a companion shop to my original shop, Je t'adorn, which features handmade jewelry using gemstones, pearls, shells, coral, glass, and wire.

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 16, 2016

Welcome to my shop, PollyClayDesigns. PollyClayDesigns is devoted to handmade beads, pendants, and jewelry made with polymer clay. The variety of techniques is what inspired my shop name, PollyClayDesigns.

Everything I make is one-of-a-kind, or OOAK, partially due to my nature as an artist, but particularly due to the nature of clay. While I can strive for the same color and/or pattern, no two items made with clay will ever be exactly alike.

Most of the time I use no dyes, paints, or other coloring agents...the colors and patterns are due to the way I manipulate the clay.

Polymer and art clays are wonderfully light and durable. They should last a lifetime or more. They can be cleaned either with a soft cloth or washed with a mild soap and water.

This is a companion shop to my original shop, Je t'adorn, which features handmade jewelry using gemstones, pearls, shells, coral, glass, and wire.

Carol Wilson

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5 out of 5 stars
(3)
Linda Crow

Linda Crow on Nov 28, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Seller was wonderful to work with. She didn't settle with how it turned out and immediately went shopping to get another medium to improve the look. My pendant turned out exactly as I had hoped for! This seller has such a great variety of unique styles and colors.

About

Color is the Driving Force of my Jewelry Endeavor

The headline says it all. Through all the techniques I have learned, my main interest is color. That's why I like polymer clay so much. I love that it is so malleable, but I also love that the colors can be whatever I like...vivid or soft...and they don't mix unless I want them to do so. After color, anything in nature inspires me, from rocks and mountains to shells and beaches. And even then, I'm drawn to the color scheme of whatever I'm viewing.

I started selling jewelry about 7-8 years ago after my stepdaughter and husband told me it was good enough to sell and that I should sell it. Fortunately, I live in a community that has an active craft club, Sebastian Craft Club, which holds a monthly craft show in a local park as well as gives about $3500 a year to charity. I joined the club and started selling. Since it is inexpensive and local, I figured it would be a good learning ground...and it was. I have expanded to larger, more expensive shows, some good and some not so good. I dabbled in consignment with mixed results, although I have successfully exhibited and sold at the Art Gallery of Viera (FL) for the past 3 holidays seasons.

Along the way, I discovered ETSY. This is the best venue I have found. ETSY provides a great deal of training materials, takes care of advertising, is easy to use, and costs are low. I dabbled with my own website, but it is too difficult to manage and ensure that the search engines found me! I now have two shops: PollyClayDesigns and Je t'adorn.

A little over a year ago I started taking credit cards at shows and at home via ProPay. I do not need a smart phone and costs are reasonable.

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  • Carol Wilson

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Attended Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. Graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University Member of Canaveral Mineral & Gem Society Member of Space Coast Polymer Clay Guild Learned my craft through classes, tutorials, and books.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 19, 2015
Color and pattern are my passion. I am always learning new techniques, so you are likely to see a diverse selection in either of my shops. My inspiration is the rich and varied colors and patterns of nature. I like my designs to be unique, either in the beauty of the combined raw materials and/or colors, or by an uncommon or newly found technique. I particularly enjoy combining different techniques to execute my ideas.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Most of the time payment is through PayPal, which also allows the use of credit cards. I will also accept a check and will mail your purchase after your check clears the bank.

Taxes are included in the purchase price.
Shipping
I nearly always ship USPS, first class. Upon request, I will ship via another method.

Unless it is a custom order order or I have indicated otherwise directly to you, I ship within 1-2 days.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will accept unused, undamaged, returns within 7 days and will process a refund upon receipt of the Item(s) being returned. You pay the shipping back to me, and I cannot be responsible for loss or damage during shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
Customer service is a key part of my shop. I like to see my items find a good home, so if you have any problems with or questions about anything I have made, let me know. I'm sure we can work out a satisfactory solution.

If you see something you like but would prefer a different color or size, let me know and I'll work with you on it. I also accept custom orders. Please be aware that I cannot guarantee any particular colors or patterns. Due to the nature of polymer and art clays, I can design toward a certain effect, but the result is not completely predictable!