SubversiveConstructs is taking a short break
jena fisk on Jun 16, 20191 out of 5 stars
I never received the item after nearly a month .... very disappointed
Ms on Jan 9, 20195 out of 5 stars
Bought for my boyfriend and it looks amazing! Shipping did take quite awhile but worth it.
paulmurphy1415 on Dec 17, 20181 out of 5 stars
No word for two weeks, sent a couple of messages to which I didn’t get a response so opened a case. Shop said they’d send the item, and the tracking info. This didn’t happen. Etsy refunded my cash. Very disappointing both because I didn’t get the cool thing I wanted and the customer service was terrible. I wouldn’t shop here.
Amy on Dec 4, 20185 out of 5 stars
Beautiful!! Can't wait to give it to the husband for christmas
UltraFixtion on Jul 24, 20185 out of 5 stars
Tremendous original artist who's creations I admire greatly. Very kind, and over the top talented. Thank you! Professionally satisfactory in every sense. Recommended!
birdy881 on Jan 14, 20191 out of 5 stars
Disappointed. It must have been my spouse's Christmas gift. By inquiring for the purchase, no worries quick answers pleasant seller. Then more news for 3 weeks. A quick message telling me sent and that I would receive a tracking number. Never heard from it since. Seller not serious at all. Avoid.
Subversive Constructs - Purveyors Of The Strange And Unusual
we sell handmade pewter jewellery and art pieces inspired by tattoos, custom culture, the occult and the macabre. Our ranges include rockabilly/tattoo inspired pewter jewellery, as well as shrunken head car mascottes, occult ritual jewellery, wall decorations and statues.
Our pieces are created in small batch runs, some as small as 20. All handmade in England (London in fact) using traditional sculpting and casting techniques, no computers, no Asian child labour, no mass manufactured pieces you see a 1000 times on the internet - Uniquely, handmade, with soul for the craft and love for the subject. You won't find this anywhere else.
For more information please feel free to visit our website and Facebook Page:
Shrodinger The Cat
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Because I make all of these pieces myself, from the initial design stage, all the way to the casting and the finishing, I have a very high standard of quality control. If it does happen the piece you have purchased is faulty, please contact me within 7 days of receiving the item, and I'll endeavour to make a replacement item for you. You will be required to send back the faulty item to me (at your own cost), upon receipt I'll send out the replacement (at my cost) to you.
Hopefully this will never happen, but please feel confident that IF you do recieve a faulty item I'll do my utmost best to rectify the situation.
European Union Zones*
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia ,Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Spain and Sweden
* Airsure® to European Union destinations is subject to VAT at the standard rate.
Non European Union Zones
Andorra, Azores, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Corsica, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Madeira, Monaco and Switzerland
Rest of the World
Australia , Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand and USA
The reason for this is because I have recently had an item "gone missing" in the USA. I then sent out a replacement which had also "gone missing". The customer that bought the item then opened up a dispute and had his money refunded, and I was charged another £14 by Etsy for Chargeback fees. All of this happened because "normal" international signed for does not provide tracking internationally, and Etsy did not recognise it as valid proof the items had been sent. Frustrating, i lost over £70 in postage costs, the sales costs of the items and fees, which is frustrating because I use my Etsy money to buy my materials for my craft projects and can now not buy any untill next month.
I hope you understand, thank you.
Additional policies and FAQs
29 October 2013 at 15:57
I get asked a lot if I'm available for doing one-off commission work. Yes I am, but I'd like to explain a few things about the process here.
Sculpting and making the mold of any of my pieces takes time, it can be as little as 6 hours, or as much as 40, depending on the item and the size of the item.
Making the mold can take as long as 1 or 2 days, again, depending on the item.
The costs of the sculpting material, mold rubber and casting material are added to the total initial cost of the item.
So, with that in mind the quote will consist of my hourly rate times the hours worked on the master&mold plus the costs of the materials.
The most commonly asked question I get after I have quoted on a custom one-off commission is the following:
Why are you charging so much for my one-off item when similar pieces in your shop are priced at a fraction of the price?
The answer is simple. I produce my pieces in runs, some as little as 50, others as large as 200. The initial costs of creating the pieces is spread out over all the pieces of the run, lowering the cost of each piece significantly - which in turn affects the retail price. If you request a one-off unique piece it will incur all the initial costs mentioned above into the one item, so will naturally be more expensive than a piece produced in a run.
Answers to other frequently asked questions:
I am not VAT registered because I am not currently required to do so. This may change in the future, depending on the growth of the company.
I do take commission orders from bands and organisations who are in need of small runs of merchandise such as badges or jewellery, depending on my availability to do so.
I currently do not make belt buckles because I lack a vital piece of equipment to do so. I am hoping to be able to invest in said equipment in 2014.