theCuriousNixie

the curious nixie

Toronto, Canada · 40 Sales

theCuriousNixie

the curious nixie

Toronto, Canada 40 Sales On Etsy since 2008

0 out of 5 stars
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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!

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Mermaid inspired collection is out! Whether you prefer to lay across a rock soaking up the sun, frolic among the rolling waves, or dive far below the surface to the darkest and most mysterious deep waters, I hope you find a little something that reminds you of all your childhood dreams (and adult ones too!) of swimming with a tail!

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 5, 2016

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!

*************
Mermaid inspired collection is out! Whether you prefer to lay across a rock soaking up the sun, frolic among the rolling waves, or dive far below the surface to the darkest and most mysterious deep waters, I hope you find a little something that reminds you of all your childhood dreams (and adult ones too!) of swimming with a tail!

april hegadoren

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april hegadoren

faerie tribal hair fascinator - seascape
US$15.68
faerie tribal hair fascinator - shadows bloom
US$21.95
fishnet necklace - mermaid collection, greens
US$54.88
purple flower beaded headband
US$15.68
fishnet necklace with blue beads
US$18.81
fairy tribal hair clip - fuchsia and peacock
US$10.98
faerie tribal hair fascinator - golden summer
US$36.06
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Reviews

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miguelatlast

miguelatlast on Jun 10, 2014

3 out of 5 stars

It is really pretty but gets stuck in my daughters hair when she takes it out.

Natasha

Natasha on Jun 10, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Super quick delivery, looks exactly like the picture and I love them!

Jennifer

Jennifer on Nov 17, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived quickly to the US from Canada and in perfect shape.

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Updates

mermaid headdress
Some slightly more elaborate hair adornments on the way. Until then linked to a simple cowrie shell headband.

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Working on a new starfish hair clip. Embellished with crystal and freshwater pearls.

About

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!

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  • april

    Owner, Designer

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

Shop policies

Last updated on April 5, 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

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Payment
I accept PayPal, direct checkout through Etsy, and Etsy Gift Cards.

Payment is required within 48 hours. After that, the item will be re-listed unless I hear from you.
Shipping
Items ship from Toronto, Canada, through Canada Post. They are posted 3-5 days after payment is received.
I ship regular parcel (surface) to keep shipping costs as low as is possible.

Estimated shipping times:
Canada and USA: 4 - 14 days (Customs may create extended US order delays)
International: 4 - 12 weeks

I currently do not ship to EU counties. If you live in a non EU country and it isn't listed in my shipping destinations, please contact me and I will look into adding it for you. The cost should be the similar to all other international shipping prices listed. I do hope to add EU countries back in the future.

Postage delays can sneak up at any time, so be sure to ship early if you have a deadline.

I ship to the name and address on your Etsy payment form. See additional info section below if you would like anything changed.

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
The Curious Nixie is not responsible for packages that do not clear customs (please be aware of the rules of your country), nor for lost or stolen packages.

I apologize for the high cost of shipping, unfortunately Canadian postage is ridiculously pricey and beyond my control.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not satisfied with an item you have received, please contact me before leaving negative feedback and I will happily do what I can to fix the problem. Notify me within a week of receiving your item.

If a refund is issued, I do not refund shipping costs unless there are special circumstances.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are happy please leave positive feedback

Items created in a smoke-free home

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.

Cancellations:

Any cancellations must be made within 24 hours.

Pricing:

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 generally confirm the address and any price changes before actually 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).

Privacy:
I will only use your shipping and billing address, and your contact information for legal reasons (taxes...), for communication about your order, and to fulfill your order.