theartfulbadger

Buttons, badges, cards, prints and laser cut jewellery

Englishtown, Canada · 1553 Sales

theartfulbadger

Buttons, badges, cards, prints and laser cut jewellery

Englishtown, Canada 1553 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Sarah

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Announcement   Badges, buttons, earrings, rings, custom wedding items, cards, coasters, posters, prints, cuff bracelets digital downloads anniversary prints, magnets and laser cut bamboo jewllery. All handmade by me, Sarah Beck, the Artful Badger. Mostly I use my own artwork for my button and card designs but once in a while I like to use images from my collection of vintage sheet music and antiquarian books.

If you'd like to join my facebook page you can find me at http://www.facebook.com/theartfulbadger.ca

More Dictionary Prints and cards are available in one of my other shops: www.etsy.com/shop/theprintedmenagerie

Thanks for stopping by!

---Sarah


If you'd like to see some of my pottery my Etsy shop is here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/WildfirePotter

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Last updated on Feb 17, 2016

Badges, buttons, earrings, rings, custom wedding items, cards, coasters, posters, prints, cuff bracelets digital downloads anniversary prints, magnets and laser cut bamboo jewllery. All handmade by me, Sarah Beck, the Artful Badger. Mostly I use my own artwork for my button and card designs but once in a while I like to use images from my collection of vintage sheet music and antiquarian books.

If you'd like to join my facebook page you can find me at http://www.facebook.com/theartfulbadger.ca

More Dictionary Prints and cards are available in one of my other shops: www.etsy.com/shop/theprintedmenagerie

Thanks for stopping by!

---Sarah


If you'd like to see some of my pottery my Etsy shop is here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/WildfirePotter

Sarah

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Sarah

Ukulele Pinback Uke Button Badge 1.75 inch
US$2.75
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I do a pencil sketch of the koala and then scan it and colour it digitally with a tablet and stylus. The trick is to keep the original feeling of the sketch when I add the colour.
Testing the background colours. A whole pile of sloths! I drew this artwork with a combination of pencil sketch (visible in the background) and used a digital tablet to paint and sketch in the colours.

About

Wearable Art, Cards and Wall Decor to make your life a little more interesting

Springing from a need to provide people with tiny wearable works of art, The Artful Badger was born. Pins to show your sense of humour or add a splash of colour to an outfit. Art to decorate your home and let your personality shine! Have a look through my shop and see what sparks your sense of fun.

Here is my story:

My name is Sarah Beck and I make my living mostly as a potter ( www.wildfirepottery.ca ), I have a pottery shop and sell my raku sculptures to tourists that visit our island. Sometimes I need a break from making pottery because I have been doing it for about 39 years. (My mum is a potter and I attended classes with her in the womb!)

I have always liked pinback buttons, so a few years ago I bought a button maker on ebay. Well, that was great, but then I wanted more sizes. I bought one that could make mirrors, I bought one that makes little tiny buttons and then thought, hey, I could make jewellery with these small buttons and off I went on that tangent. I was drawing all sorts of designs and then shrinking them down to fit the buttons. I decided to make cards out of some of that artwork and then that led to other card designs. I started getting inspired by different materials and making some buttons from handmade papers.

With me, the creative process happens by letting one thing lead to another. One day I was sitting in my studio/shop/used bookstore and thinking about all the used books I have that are damaged, or just simply don't sell. I was wishing I could do something with them and suddenly I thought, hey! I could print on their pages!!! I rummaged around and found an old dictionary with the pages falling out and printed a puffin design on it. (We are lucky enough to have puffins that nest very close to us, so puffins are featured a lot in my artwork. That's one of my clay raku puffins with me in my photo.) I was so excited about the extra depth that the dictionary text gave to the image. Now I do a lot of different things with book pages. Some of those designs can be found in my other shop www.etsy.com/shop/theprintedmenagerie
My pottery can be found at www.etsy.com/shop/wildfirepotter
I think I am happiest when I am coming up with new designs.
I hope you enjoy browsing my shop, thanks for visiting!
Sarah

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  • Sarah

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    Hi, I'm Sarah, also known as the Badger. I live on Cape Breton Island in the province of Nova Scotia in Canada with my husband and our dog Lola. I am a potter, fiddler, button maker and I'm happiest when I'm coming up with new designs to create.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 19, 2016
Badges, Buttons, whatever you want to call them, they are here. A range of funny, sweet, punny and eclectic buttons, coasters, cards & posters for you to enjoy.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Paypal only. Thank-you.
In order to save paper I don't include a packing slip/receipt in with your purchase. If you would like one please let me know in the note to seller. Etsy does send an email with a receipt for your purchase and you can also find it in your account.
Shipping
Your purchase will be shipped via Canada Post's light packet service which DOES NOT INCLUDE TRACKING. If you need tracking please message me as your shipping cost will be much higher. I am sorry about the costs for shipping one button. That is the lowest rate that is available for shipping them. If you buy more than one button the shipping cost only goes up .50 per button. This is a great way to feel better about the cost!

SHIPPING TIMES:

DOMESTIC:
Most domestic orders arrive in Canada within 6 business days of purchase (could be a lot less, depending on where you live. Orders are shipped from Nova Scotia).

UNITED STATES:
Orders to the US can take up to 3-4 weeks to arrive because of customs delays. That's not usually the case, however it does happen sometimes. Roughly 12 business days is a good estimate on how long it will take. (Canada Post is not open on the weekends, so count week days only).

INTERNATIONAL:
International orders can take up to 6 weeks sometimes (although that's pretty long, usually 3 weeks is a safer estimate.)

The cost of shipping includes a small handling charge for careful packaging to ensure your purchase arrives safely. Please note that I live in a very rural area with postal pickup early in the morning. There could be 2-3 days before they go into the mail as I make them after they are ordered and I have another full-time business. If you are in a rush please let me know in the message to seller and I will try to ship your order as soon as possible. If your order does not arrive within 6 weeks I will ship you another or refund your payment, whichever makes you happier!

You are responsible for any duties or customs charged by your own country upon entry.
Refunds and Exchanges
I really love my customers and being able to create items that other people want and enjoy makes me happy! If you aren't happy with your item please let me know, I'm a reasonable person and I'd be glad to work something out.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are a Canadian purchasing from me sales tax will be applied to your order. If you are in an HST province then the HST amount of your province will be applied, if you are in a GST province then only the GST will be applied.