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Steelribbons by Patricia Zilinsky Designs

Chicago, Illinois On Etsy since 2008

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steelribbons

Steelribbons by Patricia Zilinsky Designs

Chicago, Illinois | 6,002 Sales

Announcement    Covid-19 Shop Update/Shop Open

I hope you and your loved ones are all well and staying safe during this challenging time our world is facing.

Our homes have suddenly become a shelter of safety and vital importance. The space that surrounds us should provide us with comfort and peace, where we can unwind and escape the stress of our daily lives. That's what creating in my studio does for me. I hope I can provide some of that for you. I hope that through browsing my shop you find a bit of joy and a positive distraction from the uncertainty that unfolds each day.

I am still open for business and happy to create for you. So far there has not been an interruption in delivery service so as long as USPS is delivering I will be shipping as usual. Should that change I will keep you informed.

My studio is private and not open to the public, however, I have taken every measure to keep my studio clean and disinfected following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for prevention. I personally am taking every precaution directed by the experts as well.

Thank you for your precious time and the opportunity to present my work to you. Please stay safe. Wishing you joy in each day.

Welcome to my shop! If you're looking for a unique gift or something unusual for your very own, then you have come to the right place. For your home or office, modern, simple, functional designs that you won't find anywhere else.

I personally design and handcraft each of my original works of functional art in my Chicago area studio. Each item is made to order, created especially for you. I love creating one of a kind items so if you have something in mind that you can't find, I welcome custom requests.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoy viewing my work.
Patricia Zilinsky Designer/MetalArtist

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Last updated on Mar 29, 2020

Covid-19 Shop Update/Shop Open

I hope you and your loved ones are all well and staying safe during this challenging time our world is facing.

Our homes have suddenly become a shelter of safety and vital importance. The space that surrounds us should provide us with comfort and peace, where we can unwind and escape the stress of our daily lives. That's what creating in my studio does for me. I hope I can provide some of that for you. I hope that through browsing my shop you find a bit of joy and a positive distraction from the uncertainty that unfolds each day.

I am still open for business and happy to create for you. So far there has not been an interruption in delivery service so as long as USPS is delivering I will be shipping as usual. Should that change I will keep you informed.

My studio is private and not open to the public, however, I have taken every measure to keep my studio clean and disinfected following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for prevention. I personally am taking every precaution directed by the experts as well.

Thank you for your precious time and the opportunity to present my work to you. Please stay safe. Wishing you joy in each day.

Welcome to my shop! If you're looking for a unique gift or something unusual for your very own, then you have come to the right place. For your home or office, modern, simple, functional designs that you won't find anywhere else.

I personally design and handcraft each of my original works of functional art in my Chicago area studio. Each item is made to order, created especially for you. I love creating one of a kind items so if you have something in mind that you can't find, I welcome custom requests.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoy viewing my work.
Patricia Zilinsky Designer/MetalArtist

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About steelribbons

Sales 6,002
On Etsy since 2008

Artfully Handcrafted Modern Elements

There is something special about an item that has been handcrafted, it possesses an energy that does not exist in a product that has been mass produced. Handcrafted items are personal and the attention the artist gives each piece becomes part of its' character with an essence that can be felt and appreciated by those who admire it.

I’ve been designing and creating for as long as I can remember, it is my passion. After earning my degree in Art and Design, I began my career designing visual presentations for Neiman Marcus where I had the privilege of working with the worlds most exquisite merchandise. Working for Neimans fueled my appreciation for fine quality, the unique and unusual and for handcrafted workmanship. My creative freedom with them allowed my artistic talents to evolve and eventually they lead me into an entirely new direction, working with metal.

As a metal artist I am pretty much self taught but I think my passion for working with metal may be an inherited trait. My Grandfather was a metalworker in the 1930's and during his employment designed and created special tools in order to make his job more efficient. I came across these tools while rummaging through my Father's workshop. My dad told me of their history and when he showed me how to work them I fell in love with metal working. Ideas came pouring in my head faster than I could get them out.

All of my designs are original and I personally handcraft each one of them in my Chicago area studio. The tools that I use to cut, form and shape the metal are powered by hand so the main energy source in creating each design is me. Each piece is made to order and because they are handcrafted no two are exactly alike.

Being a minimalist by nature my contemporary style is a reflection of my belief that less is more. I love working with metal for many reasons but mainly because it is a totally recyclable resource. I work mostly with aluminum and sometimes incorporate stainless steel, copper and brass into my designs. Nothing goes to waste or ends up in a landfill. I use recycled materials whenever possible for creating as well as for packaging and shipping, doing what I can to help preserve our natural resources.

I love designing things that have yet to be seen and enjoy the challenge of putting a new twist on an old concept, making it fresh and new again. I receive such joy creating each and every piece. I hope that joy is reflected through my work.

Patricia Zilinsky

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    Owner, Designer/MetalArtist

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Last updated on September 18, 2020
Covid-19 Shop Update

I hope you and your loved ones are all well and staying safe during this challenging time our world is facing.

Our homes have suddenly become a shelter of safety and vital importance. The space that surrounds us should provide us with comfort and peace, where we can unwind and escape the stress of our daily lives. That's what creating in my studio does for me. I hope I can provide some of that for you. I hope that through browsing my shop you find a bit of joy and a positive distraction from the uncertainty that unfolds each day.

I am still open for business and happy to create for you. So far there has not been an interruption in delivery service so as long as USPS is delivering I will be shipping as usual. Should that change I will keep you informed.

My studio is private and not open to the public, however, I have taken every measure to keep my studio clean and disinfected following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for prevention. I personally am taking every precaution directed by the experts as well.

Thank you for your precious time and the opportunity to present my work to you. Please stay safe. Wishing you joy in each day.

Welcome!

Welcome to my shop of original, handcrafted, contemporary designs! I personally design and handcraft each and every piece you see in my shop.

My designs are handmade to order so the time I require to complete and ship your purchase may take two to three weeks. My lead time is determined by my workload so shipping times will vary. Custom and larger quantity order require additional lead time. If you need something within a certain time frame please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate, but please keep in mind that it takes time to create something by hand and it can't be rushed.

If you find something that you like but need more than the quantities listed just send me a note and I will be happy to make as many as you need, unless of course the item is listed as "one of a kind". Please keep in mind that since each item is handcrafted no two pieces will be exactly alike, but I get pretty close!

I welcome custom and one of a kind requests, so if there is something you have been in search of but have yet to find, I would be happy to work with you on creating it. Feel free to contact me with your request either through etsy or email me at pzilinsky [!at] aol.com.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
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
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
I want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase please let me know. I will be glad to correct the problem, create a new piece which better suits your needs, or simply issue you a refund upon return.

The item must be returned in the original (or similar) packaging and be insured for the full purchase price at the buyers expense. Sorry, shipping costs will not be refunded.

There are no refunds on custom orders.
Payment
All payments are through Etsy Direct Checkout and PayPal. You may use your PayPal account or your credit card.
Shipping
Orders within the U.S. are shipped via USPS Priority Mail, insured with delivery confirmation. Once your order is on its way to you, I will send you confirmation and your tracking number for your package. U.S. shipping rates are for the contiguous states only, additional shipping charges may be required for orders to Alaska and Hawaii.

For larger orders and items with glass additional shipping charges may apply. I will notify you with the additional cost before your order has shipped. Additional charges will be billed via paypal. If your actual shipping cost is less than two dollars from that which you paid I will send you a refund for the difference.

NON-DELIVERY DUE TO INCORRECT ADDRESS
No refunds or replacements will be given for non-delivery to an incorrect, invalid or old address provided by the buyer, unless the item is returned to me in which case I will be happy to reship your order or issue a refund if you so choose. Please make sure that the address you provided Etsy is current and correct when placing your order. If you move you must update and save your new address in your Etsy account. It is the buyers responsibility to pay re-shipping fees if an incorrect address was provided. If the mistake was mine I will reship for free.

**INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
International customers are responsible for paying all customs fees, VAT, fines, taxes and duties required by their government. These fees are not included in the U.S. selling or shipping charges, they are not extra shipping charges.

You are responsible for knowing the customs and duty policies required by your country. Please check with your postal service to find out what fees are required before you place your order.

When traveling across a border, packages occasionally get stuck in customs. I do not have any control over this. Please understand you are taking a risk in buying internationally and that your package may be delayed up to 7 weeks. This is not common, but it happens occasionally. I have no control over customs or ability to contact them.

International orders are shipped first class mail. Larger orders may require priority shipping, so there may be additional shipping charges. Shipping fees vary from country to country so it is very difficult to determine exactly what your shipping cost will be so if your actual shipping cost is less than two dollars from that which you paid I will send you a refund for the difference. I will let you know before your order ships if any additional shipping charges are required. Payment will be billed through paypal.
Additional policies and FAQs
Each of my designs are original and unique. I use recycled and repurposed metal to create much of my work, extensive time and painstaking work goes into preparing the metal before the creating begins. In some cases there may be imperfections in the metal however they are not visible when the piece is in use. Because each piece is handcrafted to order I do not offer quantity discounts. In order to offer the best price possible directly to my customers I do not offer wholesale pricing.

All images in my shop are the property of Patricia Zilinsky Designs. These can not be copied, transferred, altered, or used in any way without written permission from Patricia Zilinsky. All designs and images are copyright protected.