TheCatkinBoutique

Cute illustrative animal jewelry / hand made prints

Hereford, United Kingdom | 2019 Sales

TheCatkinBoutique

Cute illustrative animal jewelry / hand made prints

Hereford, United Kingdom 2019 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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(537)

Announcement   Cute and quirky animal jewelry, hand printed fair trade totes.

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Last updated on Oct 23, 2018

Cute and quirky animal jewelry, hand printed fair trade totes.

Catkin Nicky

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Catkin Nicky

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I did this drawing last year for a lovely customer with a beloved pet fish. I really enjoyed drawing this one because of the colours and tricky textures.

About

Cute, quirky and beautiful.

Everything in my shop has been handmade by myself from start to finish. I try to be playful and original, to make piece that are one of a kind.
I work fro a little desk in my flat in Cardiff. I love to sit here and draw, design and make. On a sunny day I try to take my work to the local park, I love to be outside.

Once I come up with an idea, and thought about the best way to make it, I hand draw my illustrations (most of me images are animals!)
My jewellery designs are drawn in coloured pencil or pen and ink then digitally colored.

My silkscreen illustrations are drawn with pen and ink and transferred to silkscreen. The images are then printed by my own fair hands onto bags, cards and more!

I print from a converted garage at the bottom of my parents garden. My printing techniques are a little informal as a result and I embrace the handmade quality of my items.

As my items are handmade from scratch everyone has the opportunity to have a bespoke item that's been made just for them at a reasonable price.

Shop members

  • Nicky

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I draw, I print, I make!

Local

Find TheCatkinBoutique at the following upcoming markets!

  • The Paperdolls
    Market Hall at the Custard Factory
    Gibb St

    Nov 17

    We showcase a diverse & unique hand picked selection of arts & crafts by UK makers and designers. We also run workshops during the market, as well as a pop-up cake shop & live music.

  • Penarth's Handmade Market
    The Paget Rooms
    Victoria Road
    PENARTH, VALE OF GLAMORGAN

    Nov 18

    A high quality contemporary craft market in the lovely Paget Rooms.

  • Bristol Harbourside Market
    Harbourside
    BRISTOL, BRISTOL

    Nov 24

    Bristol’s biggest independent Christmas Market returns. Expect live music, mulled drinks and merry vibes aplenty! Once again, the Harbourside Christmas Market will take centre stage in one of the city’s most scenic settings, creating an ethical, independent alternative to the high street.

  • Rhiwbina's Handmade Market
    Rhiwbina Memorial Hall
    1 Lon Ucha
    CARDIFF

    Nov 25

    A craft market with quality contemporary handmade items.

  • Etsy Made Local - Hereford Fair
    The Left Bank
    HEREFORD, HEREFORDSHIRE

    Dec 1–2

    The largest Etsy Made Local event organised by the Hereford Etsy Team ever! Over 60 vendors, live music, free kids craft table, food and drink, a fabulous family day out, by the glorious banks of the Wye river.

  • Snapped Up Christmas Weekender
    The Printhaus Workshops
    70a Llandaff road
    CARDIFF, CARDIFF

    Dec 8–9

    A whole weekend of open studios, local makers market, have a go screen printing workshops and Dusty knuckle pizza all under one roof at the PrintHaus. In its 6th year this brilliant market is full of fantastic local jewelers, ceramicists and of course print-makers for you to pick up some perfect gifts for Christmas.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 18, 2016
Hello, welcome to the Catkin Boutique. Everything you see in my shop has been lovingly handmade by myself. I try to make items that are unique and pretty for people like myself who want items that have had that extra thought gone into them.

Thank you for looking at my shop, if you have any questions please just message me. :D

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Please read the descriptions carefully and look at pictures, message me if you have any further questions, unfortunately I can not accept returns unless there was a mistake on my part.

Exchanges can be made within 14 days of receiving your order. Customers will have to pay for the postage to return the item, but I will send out the replacement for no extra cost [on the first exchange, additional exchanges will have to be paid by the customer].

If an item arrives to you damaged please send me a photo of the item and I will process a replacement, if you brought insurance/ the costs may be covered by standard mail insurance.
I may ask for the item to be sent back to me.

As listed above, you can upgrade any of your postal costs to cover insurance, loss or damage and speed up delivery time. If you choose not to buy an upgraded delivery option I can not be held responsible for anything that may happen once items are posted. Thank you for understanding :)
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Earrings and other small items are posted in sturdy little gift boxes to ensure they arrive safely, and ready to gift!
Earrings can not be returned due to hygiene reasons.
Payment
I accept paypal, credit card and etsy gift cards.
Shipping
Items posted outside of the UK can sometimes take up to _4_weeks and are not replaceable until this time is passed unfortunately.
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If you need an item by a certain date please message me asap to check if it's possible. I send items at 'standard' delivery rates, unless arranged otherwise.
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If you would like postage insurance, this can be arranged at an extra cost, depending on the item.
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Where possible I re-use and recycle a lot of my shipping materials. Small jewellery is delivered in a hand decorated gift box, otherwise they're wrapped in bubble wrap to protect them.
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PLEASE READ below for post options, message me asap if you'd like to upgrade your postal option from standard to confirmed. (Prices in USD $)

JEWELRY__________________________________________
STANDARD DELIVERY [without tracking, insurance for loss/damage or guaranteed delivery time]
USA = 5-12 Working days for delivery (but can take up to 4 weeks) {approx $5.50}
Australia = 5-12 Working days for delivery (can take up to 4 weeks) {approx $5.70}
Europe= 3-8 Working Days for delivery (but can take up to 3 weeks){approx $4.40}
UK= 1-2 Working Days for delivery {approx $2.10}

Items posted at this rate has cover up to £20, but Royal mail do not except 'lost parcel' claim until 4weeks have passed from dispatch date.

JEWELRY__________________________________________
CONFIRMED DELIVERY [Tracked parcel, Better delivery time, no guarantees, but a delivery aim of 5 days - has taken up to 20days to Australia in my experience however]

USA = 4-7 Working days for delivery (Delivery aim 5 days) {approx $14.10}
Australia = 4-7 Working days for delivery (Delivery aim 5 days) {approx $14.10}
Europe= 3-5 Working Days for delivery (Delivery aim 5 days) {approx $14.00}
UK= Next Working Day from dispatch. {approx $10.00}

PAPER GOODS & TEMP TATTOOS________________________

USA = 5-12 Working days for delivery (but can take up to 4 weeks) {approx $2.00}
Australia = 5-12 Working days for delivery (can take up to 3 weeks) {approx $2.00}
Europe= 3-8 Working Days for delivery (but can take up to 2 weeks){approx $2.00}
UK= 1-2 Working Days for delivery {approx $1.20}

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DELAYED PARCEL
I've had a handful of items that have taken up to 4 weeks to arrive with USA based customers in particular. Its rare for the standard priced delivery option to be that badly delayed, but can be a bit of a gamble! :)
Parcels will take longer around holidays, so please buy early to avoid disappointment.

LOST PARCEL
Let me know if you have not received your item (before leaving negative feedback please ;] ) and I will send out another after the allotted waiting time.
4 weeks for international standard 1st class (as described above)

Please be aware of any other import taxes and fees that may be charged in your country.
Additional policies and FAQs
Items can be tweaked (colour changed, different wording etc), so don't be afraid to ask! It will take longer for personalized items to be sent out.
However if you want an item to be changed more than I am able without re-designing, I'll recommend a custom listing :D

I love to do commissions, please just message me with your requirements and idea.

I do offer wholesale, please send me a message with a rough idea of the number of items you'd want and of what item, (necklace, brooch, cushion?)

I varnish and glaze all my plastic jewellery to make them water resistant, but they are not 100% water proof. When you are not wearing these items please keep them out of direct sunlight, as this may tarnish the varnish.

Custom order- once you've purchased from your chosen custom listing (necklace, brooch, earrings or cufflinks) please send me your photos of your pet via etsy message system (there is a button on the bottom right of message window to attache jpeg's) or via email - listed below. state which pic / pose you'd like me to draw the design from, other photos are good to get face details, colour etc.