talktothesun

handmade rubber stamps stationery textiles from japan.

Yamaguchi, Japan · 10165 Sales

talktothesun

handmade rubber stamps stationery textiles from japan.

Yamaguchi, Japan 10165 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(2630)
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riyo

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Announcement   ♥︎ NATIONAL HOLIDAYS IN JAPAN : APRIL 29th, 30th, May 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th ( NO shipments on those days. orders will be shipped after the holidays.)

♥︎ MADE TO ORDER & SHIPS FROM JAPAN.

♥︎ production time (updated on april 28th, 20016) :
10-15 business days for regular hand carved rubber stamps
3-5 business days for textile, stationery, craft supplies
10-15 business days for custom made, personalized items

♥︎ SHIPPING INFORMATION & SHOP POLICIES:
www.etsy.com/shop/talktothesun#policies

♥︎ FAQS & CARE INSTURCTIONS:
www.etsy.com/shop/talktothesun#more-section

♥︎ talktothesun opens MONDAY - FRIDAY every week.
(1) enquiries can be replied during weekends.
(2) all parcels will be posted on mondays, wednesdays and fridays from our local post office in japan. (no shipments on weekends and holidays)

♥︎ CONTACT US
via etsy conversations if you have any further questions about shop, products, or custom requests.

♥︎ 日本国内にも発送しております。ご遠慮なくお問い合わせください。

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 27, 2016

♥︎ NATIONAL HOLIDAYS IN JAPAN : APRIL 29th, 30th, May 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th ( NO shipments on those days. orders will be shipped after the holidays.)

♥︎ MADE TO ORDER & SHIPS FROM JAPAN.

♥︎ production time (updated on april 28th, 20016) :
10-15 business days for regular hand carved rubber stamps
3-5 business days for textile, stationery, craft supplies
10-15 business days for custom made, personalized items

♥︎ SHIPPING INFORMATION & SHOP POLICIES:
www.etsy.com/shop/talktothesun#policies

♥︎ FAQS & CARE INSTURCTIONS:
www.etsy.com/shop/talktothesun#more-section

♥︎ talktothesun opens MONDAY - FRIDAY every week.
(1) enquiries can be replied during weekends.
(2) all parcels will be posted on mondays, wednesdays and fridays from our local post office in japan. (no shipments on weekends and holidays)

♥︎ CONTACT US
via etsy conversations if you have any further questions about shop, products, or custom requests.

♥︎ 日本国内にも発送しております。ご遠慮なくお問い合わせください。

riyo

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riyo

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Updates

additional versamagic set - seashore. great chalk inks for wedding birthday and sunmer ocean themed card making.
summer will be here soon. let's get ready for summer crafts!
celebrating children's day on May 5th in Japan soon. they are traditional koi (carp) shaped sweets.
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About

be yourself. everyone else is already taken. - oscar wilde

> WHO:
i am a self taught maker living in a little town called yamaguchi in japan.
i am the owner, designer, maker, photographer, admin behind talktothesun.

> WHAT INFLUENCED ME:
my mother prepared some scraped paper found at the local paper recycle place who were very kind to put some paper aside for us as well as our local childcare center when i was little. we never ran out of paper for drawing and crafts at home for my little brother and i. i never really had a proper fine art education but the joy for drawing and creating something handmade were gradually nurtured through this environment.

> TURNING POINT:
my experience as a rubber stamp maker started at glebe market in sydney australia back in 2008, although i was making them as my hobby since i was little.
i was reintroduced to carving stamps in the right time. i found a right medium for myself to combine my love of drawing and handmade projects into something further and deeper.
it was the time when i decided to take a next step...to make rubber stamps full time after several years of experimenting...it has been not only meditating but also challenging. most of all, i really love making rubber stamps and make my customers happy. it was and it still is one of the biggest commitments i ever made in my life.
also, there was a change in my personal life that led me to be self-employed.

> MY PROCESS OF MAKING HAND CARVED RUBBER STAMPS:
doodle on paper, design on paper, carve on high quality rubber blocks with japanese carving knives, stamp each design on the package, package each product, go to post office 3 times a week. every time i make a rubber stamp or any other hand crafted items in my shop, i think as if i am making gifts for my family and friends.

> TO MY CUSTOMERS:
i wish my rubber stamps and my shop will be a source to make a crafty time for you, your family and friends.

> MY GOALS AND AIMS:
1. create hand crafted unique products with stories.
2. create hand carved rubber stamps that my customers can interact with as if they are doodling or painting on canvas with pens and paints.
3. create designs and products that are people friendly / family friendly beyond genders, generations and cultures
4. create hand crafted designs and products with 120% care
5. stay true to myself as a person to keep creating with love

Happy handmade!!

Riyo
talktothesun

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  • riyo

    Owner, Designer, Maker + All Jobs Around The Shop

  • rei

    Part Time Helper To Do Shipping

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2016

Accepted payment methods

Shipping
♥︎ PRODUCTION TIME :
check each listing and FAQs.

♥︎ SHIPPING OPTIONS :
(1) registered small packet air is a standard shipping to most countries.
with tracking number / signature confirmation / insurance up to JP¥6000 in value
/ track & trace online
(2) EMS is an upgraded shipping options with extra cost.
with tracking number / signature confirmation / insurance in value of content / your contact phone number is required / track & trace online
(3) letter pack light / letter pack plus - JAPAN domestic delivery only
with tracking / track&trace online / signature confirmation (letter pack plus)
>>> some countries may not propose tracking online on their territory due to postal agreements with japan post but contact your post office by phone or email.
>>> we only ship via EMS to all countries in middle america, south america & africa. some countries in asia & middle east.

♥︎ ESTIMATED DELIVERY DAYS :
NOT guaranteed. it could take longer due to the process at the customs, postal services or nature.
(1) via registered small packet air
a) north america, australia, europe : about 2-4 weeks
b) asia : about 1-3weeks
c) rest of the world : 4-6 weeks
(2) via EMS
a) north america, australia, europe : about 5-12 days
b) asia : about 5-7days
c) rest of the world : 3-4 weeks
(3) via letter pack light or letter pack plus- japan domestic delivery only
1-5 business days

♥︎ IMPORT RELATED TAXES + CUSTOMS CLEARANCE FEES (POST OFFICE HANDLING FEES) :
(1) these imported related fees imposed by your government Is your responsibility to pay. you (buyer) is an importer and a taxpayer.
(2) you might be asked to provide additional information - proof of payment or proof of purchase on your end by your postal carriers + customs.
(3) customs declaration form will be filed as “merchandise”. it is prohibited and illegal to claim it as “gifts” since they are not personal gifts from our store.

♥︎ PARCELS WILL NOT BE DETERMINED MISSING OR LOST IF THE TRACKING SHOWS AS IN TRANSIT + UNTIL THE FOLLOWING PERIOD IS PASSED :
(1) contact your local post office / carriers in case they were unable to deliver or to be picked up.
(2) 90 business days passed from the post marked date for north america, aust/NZ, europe + asia.
(3) 120 business days passed from the post marked date for the rest of world.
(4) we can file an international postal investigation via japan post if you have not received your parcel after 30 business days from the post marked date. japan post will determine and give us updates of the package if it is at the transit or missing.
(5) if tracking status says “delivered”, it is not considered missing or lost. you need to file "mail theft report" with post office + police.
Refunds and Exchanges
♥︎ NO REFUNDS / RETURNS / CANCELLATIONS on the following items :
* custom made and personalized items.
* textile and jewelry items for hygiene and health sanitary management reasons.
* sale / discounted items.
* all used items.
* all unwrapped items from their original packagings.

♥︎ NO EXCHANGES ACCEPTED.

♥︎ CANCELATIONS ONLY ACCEPTED IF YOU CONTACT US WITHIN 2 HOURS after you place an order.

♥︎ RETURNS ONLY ACCEPTED FOR NON-CUSTOM MADE, NON-PERSONALIZED RUBBER STAMPS + INK PADS + STAMP SUPPLIES under the following terms :
(1) must contact us within 5 business days of receipt.
(2) item must be in its “original condition” with its original packaging, shipping envelope and invoice.
(3) must ship the returns back to us postmarked within 10 business days of receipt via “registered airmail with tracking + signature confirmation + insurance” covered by you. mark as "return goods" on the customs form.
(4) if the package is returned damaged during the transit, you are responsible for the loss in value.
(5) original shipping cost and return shipping cost are nonrefundable.

♥︎ LIMITED REFUND POLICY FOR UNAUTHORIZED RETURNS WITHOUT OUR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT including unclaimed / rejected / undeliverable parcels :
20% cancellation fees + handling fees will be charged (100% cancellation fees + handling fees on custom / nonrefundable items). shipping costs are nonrefundable. if any charges incurred to this type of return or the parcel returned damaged during the transit, you are responsible to cover the loss in value.
Additional policies and FAQs
♥︎ COPYRIGHT POLICIES
* all rights reserved. Ⓒtalktothesun
* personal use only. personal craft projects including for small handmade business owners to use them for nonprofitable purposes such as decorating gift bags or thank you cards.
* do not claim talktothesun's designs as yours
* do not reproduce talktothesun's designs in any forms of products and graphic photographic or digital images
* do not trace scan copy or alter any designs created by talktothesun.
* do not use any designs as a logo or a shop sign relating to your business images, trademarks and branding.
* personalized / custom stamps available in our shop are copyrighted. only exceptions are custom made stamps created from your designs or custom stamps created exclusively for you.

♥︎ PRIVACY POLICY
talktothesun will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information: to communicate with you about your order, to fulfill your order or for legal reasons (like paying taxes).