talktothesun

handmade rubber stamps stationery textiles from japan.

Yamaguchi, Japan · 10365 Sales

talktothesun

handmade rubber stamps stationery textiles from japan.

Yamaguchi, Japan 10365 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(2681)
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riyo

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Announcement   ♥︎ talktothesun is aim to create handmade whimsical rubber stamps and more.
♥︎ production time - time to make items (updated on may 17th, 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

♥︎ shop policies, shipping info and FAQs :
www.etsy.com/shop/talktothesun#policies
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 or fridays from our local post office in japan. (no shipments on weekends and holidays)

Announcement
Last updated on May 24, 2016

♥︎ talktothesun is aim to create handmade whimsical rubber stamps and more.
♥︎ production time - time to make items (updated on may 17th, 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

♥︎ shop policies, shipping info and FAQs :
www.etsy.com/shop/talktothesun#policies
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 or fridays from our local post office in japan. (no shipments on weekends and holidays)

riyo

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riyo

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(2681)
Mannie Wang

Mannie Wang on May 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is the feedback photo from my friend and she loves it so much!All the stamps are well-made and delicate.Riya is a responsible seller and definitely recommended.

Mannie Wang

Mannie Wang on May 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is the feedback photo from my friend and she loves it so much!All the stamps are well-made and delicate.Riya is a responsible seller and definitely recommended.

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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
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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 May 27, 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 :
please check FAQs.
they are NOT guaranteed. it could take longer due to the process at the customs, postal services or nature.

♥︎ 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 until the following process is done or results are delivered:
(1) you contact your post office by phone or via website, get further delivery information and lodge local postal investigation.
(2) 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.
this process may take 60-90 days to investigate with japan post + your country's postal carrier.
(3) in case a deliver attempt is done and you fail to receive or pick up the parcel, it is not considered missing or lost. you need to contact your post office to receive your parcel on your end.
(4) 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 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
♥︎ COPYRIGHTS
* 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

More information

Last updated on May 27, 2016
Frequently asked questions

♥︎ production time + estimated delivery days ( approx time to make items & deliver ) - updated on may 17th, 20016

>> production time :
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

>> international estimated delivery days :
(a) via registered small packet air
north america, aust/nz, europe : about 2-4 weeks
asia : about 1-3 weeks
rest of the world : 4-6 weeks
(2) via EMS
north america, aust/nz, europe : about 5-12 days
asia : about 5-7 days
rest of the world : about 3-4 weeks
(3) via letter pack light or letter pack plus- in japan
1-5 days

>> estimated delivery days are NOT guaranteed. it could take longer due to the process at the customs, postal transits, weather, etc.

♥︎ custom order requests

if you would like to request a custom stamp, please let us know the following info with the file of your own designs first. once we know all these basic info, we contact you further.
* send your design in clear black & white hi-res jpeg, png or pdf file.
* custom stamp size
* your shipping country
* your deadline

custom artwork + custom stamp can be created if you do not have your own design. we will charge custom artwork fee for the additional work, research and time for creating a custom artwork as well as custom stamp fee.

♥︎ how to use and store talktothesun's rubber stamps

hand carved rubber stamp is made of soft rubber. please avoid heat, rough handling or harsh cleaning.
(1) store your stamps in a box away from heat and sunlight. clear plastic filing boxes or wooden box with paper lining or paper boxes are great for storing.
(2) always handle stamps gently. apply ink by pressing the ink pad onto the stamp. if you use water based paint instead of ink, use a sponge to dab the paint onto the stamp. Never rub the stamp on the ink pad or brush with coarse paint brushes – this will damage the stamp.

♥︎ how to clean talktothesun's rubber stamps

(1) the easiest way to clean your stamp is to wash gently in soapy water, rinse, and allow to air dry.
(2) if you prefer to use stamp cleaner or oil based make-up remover, apply gently with with the palms of your hands, soft tissue paper, makeup cotton pads/buds or soft kitchen paper towels. you could also use a kneaded eraser or stamp scrubber (with soft fluffy micro fiber). rinse with running water, or by dabbing the stamp gently with wet tissue paper. air dry.
(3) never rub, scrub or wipe your stamp – the friction will damage the surface.
(4) some stains will probably remain even after cleaning your stamp, as the rubber absorbs some ink. don’t worry – the staining is normal and won’t cause any problems next time you use your stamp.

♥︎ talktothesun's hand carved rubber stamp & tsukineko ink pad safety

(1) rubber stamps are not edible and cannot be used on food for hygiene reasons. keep them away from the reach of children as some stamps are very small.
(2) ink pads are non toxic and acid free. if you put the ink in the mouth accidentally, wipe it off by tissues or something like that as soon as possible. when children can gargle, make them rinse their mouth with water. If small children are not able to gargle, make them drink water or milk to dilute as much as possible. if they feel bad, consult a doctor.
ink pads do not contain dangerous substances such as heavy metals, we have no information about the change in the condition in case of ingestion by children with an allergy. keep our products out of reach of children in any cases.

♥︎ quality proof of talktothesun's rubber stamps

all hand carved rubber stamps by talktothesun has been tested. each stamp is slightly unique resulted from hand carving process. each design is stamped by hand on each packaging as a proof. there might be slight ink stains on the stamp surface. it is resulted from this process. there will be no problem to start applying your own inks even with those slight stains.