the curious nixie

Toronto, Canada · 68 Sales


the curious nixie

Toronto, Canada 68 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Welcome to the Curious Nixie!
Hand-crafted jewelry, hair embellishments and accessories.
Step into my world and get just a little bit lost. Hope you enjoy!


Last updated on Jan 18, 2017

Welcome to the Curious Nixie!
Hand-crafted jewelry, hair embellishments and accessories.
Step into my world and get just a little bit lost. Hope you enjoy!

april hegadoren

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april hegadoren

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5 out of 5 stars

cbinteriors11 on Mar 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This seller was so nice and for the price this is unreal can't wait to wear to my daughters 3 party. She even added a starfish and really was amazing sending pictures and cuatomized. Def go here again. Nice seller and came fast

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Faerie flower hair clip tulip
Scallop shell hair clip with orange rhinestones. Mermaid accessories.
Mermaid headdress. Shell headdress. Mermaid accessory. shell
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Voices have been filling my head all my life. They come at me from every direction; from the prattle of frolicking with faeries and the mermaid songs carried across waves, to the shiny objects of everyday life constantly yelling “look at me, look at me”.
I came to realize they were looking for some form of expression and if I ever wanted a moment to myself, I would need to find creative outlets to calm them (tranquilizers being hard to administer to ethereal voices).

I had been making jewelry on and off for years, but had been mostly off for some time until one day I was dragged back into a bead store by a friend. From every corner of the shop colours leapt out at me, crystals sparkled, charms whispered suggestions in my ear and tools begged to be put to use.
I’d forgotten how much I loved creating jewelry and, of course, I found myself leaving the store with a large bag of rather chatty supplies and they haven’t stopped talking to me since.

Creating embellishments for hair started from my own personal desires. I made them for belly dance, faerie and steampunk costumes, and soon, many of them became everyday accessories.
I fell in love with watching how they came together piece by piece, often in ways I didn't expect and hadn't intended. They too murmur their wishes.

While jewelry and hair pieces have been focus for some time, I have many passions (sewing, drawing, painting…) which occasionally show up in my shop as well. I am always curious to see what path will reveal itself to me next.

It is quite extraordinary to me that other people are interested in what I create and wish to purchase items from me, but I am very grateful.
Each transaction fills me with joy!

I came to Etsy because I so love the purchases I have made for myself and the excitement they bring and if I can provide that for someone else, well, it’s like a big happiness cycle I am thrilled to be a part of.

I love to create things and I create things that I love.
I love what adornment can do; how it can transform how a person feels and looks.
I love how the voices that share themselves with me become their own form of communication for another.
I simply love the beauty of it all!

Shop members

  • april

    Owner, Designer

    bellydancer, faerie, artist, tree, accessories designer, writer, windstorm... depends on the day

Shop policies

Last updated on November 12, 2016
Welcome to my world! It’s a lot sparkly, sometimes a little bit dark, occasionally mechanical, and once in a while geeky. It’s filled with dancers and circus performers and fae of all kinds.
Grab a tea (coffee, absinthe, ...) and take some time to explore.
Immerse yourself in a world of possibilities. I'm thrilled you stopped by!

Your happiness with your purchase is important to me. If you have any issues, please contact me and I will do my best to work something out.

I hand-craft everything in my shop and I inspect the durability of each piece. Treated with proper care they should last a very long time.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
I accept PayPal, direct checkout through Etsy, and Etsy Gift Cards.
If you live in a country that isn't listed in my shipping destinations, please contact me and I will look into adding it for you. Unfortunately, I do not ship to EU countries at this time.
Items ship from Toronto, Canada, through Canada Post. They are posted 3-5 days after payment is received. Outside of Canada, tracking is NOT included.
If you would like tracking or speedier shipping, please contact me for prices and options.
Please note that the following time frames are business days and estimates between major cities.

-Expedited Parcel 2-9 business days (default method)
-Xpresspost upgrade 2-3 business days

-Small packet air 5-9 business days (default method- no tracking)
-Tracked Packet upgrade 4-8 business days (not as fast as Xpress, but a more economical tracking option)
-Xpresspost upgrade 2-4 business days (tracking included)

-Small Packet Surface 4-12 weeks (default method - no tracking)*
-Small Packet Air upgrade 6-12 business days (no tracking)*
-Tracked Packet and Xpresspost are not available everywhere. Please contact me if you are interested and I will find out if either option is available and what the respective time frame and costs are.
*For our mutual peace of mind, assume I send surface mail for time frame, HOWEVER, most items in my shop are small and light enough that I send them air mail whenever possible. Not all items in my shop qualify for this and/or multiple items may exceed the weight limit (250g) of what I currently charge for shipping in which case I switch to surface mail. Please don't hesitate to contact me and I will gladly confirm which method I will be using and if your order is too heavy or large you can choose an upgrade to air at that time if you wish to. It is usually an additional charge of 11-12$

**Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. Please note that I am not responsible for delays at Customs which may impact estimated delivery times, nor for packages that do not clear Customs (please be aware of the rules of your country). I am not responsible for lost or stolen packages.
While postal issues are rare, I cannot personally guarantee shipping times regardless of method chosen, nor the possibility of a lost or damaged item and therefore do not refund shipping costs. I can guarantee that I will package your item safely and that I will ship your order in the promised time frame and default method above or an agreed upon upgrade.
To help things run smoothly:
-let me know in advance if you need an item in a rush. Faster does mean more expensive, but I can find out the best shipping methods and additional costs for you to chose from.
-double check that your address is correct - I ship to the name and address on your Etsy payment form. See Additional Policies section for shipping elsewhere.
-if you do choose an upgrade, please provide your phone number for the shipping label in the notes section during purchase. (I will not use or give out your number beyond the sending label requirement)
-if an item does arrive damaged, please contact me within 24 hours of receiving your package to make a claim. Claims outside of Canada can only be made if an upgrade to Xpresspost was made. Keep the box and all packaging as these may be needed for an assessment - I will need photos of these and the item(s) purchased.
Thank you for your time and understanding!!
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds will be issued on a case by case basis.
I want you to be happy with your purchase!!

If you are not satisfied with an item you have received, please contact me and I will do what I can to fix the problem.
Notify me within 4 days of receiving your item if you are not satisfied.

I do my very best to give precise descriptions and measurements, as well as having accurate photos; please read and view carefully when placing an order. Keep in mind that colours may vary slightly between monitors.

If a refund is issued:
-if a refund is approved, I will refund the item cost when I have received the item(s) back in original condition and not used.
-only the cost of the item will be refunded. I do not refund original shipping costs.
-buyers are responsible for return shipping costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are happy please leave positive feedback

Items created in a smoke-free home

I make every effort to show product colours as true as possible in the images for my items, however, due to differences in computer and device screens, the colours may vary slightly and may not be a true representation of the original image.

One of a Kind:
The majority of items in my shop are one of a kind. If not one of a kind, they are very limited as I do not mass produce any items.

Any cancellations must be made within 24 hours.

I try to keep a range of price points in my shop.
Sometimes two similar items will have a vastly different cost or a seemingly simple piece may cost more than an item that appears more complex. While it may not be immediately apparent, the difference in price is a reflection of supplies involved and time investment. I do not use a generic price strategy, but price each item according to all elements involved in it's creation.
No matter what the price point, I always strive for quality in construction and supplies.

Gifts / Shipping to a different address:
I ship to the name and address on the Etsy payment form. If you would like to ship to a different address please add this information to the notes section of your order. Keep in mind, if the address you choose is in a drastically different postage price area, I will need to charge the extra amount. I will confirm the address and any price changes before shipping the item to be safe.
If you do choose a different address and it is a gift, please inform me of this in the notes as well, otherwise I include a copy of the receipt in the package.
So long as it is relatively short, I am happy to include a note from you if you wish to include one. (Again, leave this information in your order form notes).

I will only use your shipping and billing address, and any other contact information for legal reasons (taxes, etc,... if required), for communication about your order, and to fulfill your order.