TheGildedThistle

The Gilded Thistle

Arlington, Virginia · 73 Sales

TheGildedThistle

The Gilded Thistle

Arlington, Virginia 73 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(25)

Announcement   ***News***
5/3/2017 CUSTOM AND PLUSHIE ORDERS DELAY UNTIL JULY
If you order a plushie or a custom order between 5/3/17 and 7/8/17, please allow extra time for your item(s) to be made. I am preparing to move to a new state the first week of July and there is a lot of packing to do between now and the move. In addition, my supplies are moving around as I get things together and it's more difficult to find the pieces I need. Therefore, please be patient with me as I will need longer to get orders completed and shipped during this time.

7/16/2016 PENNSIC DELIVERY AVAILABLE FOR JEWELRY ORDERS!
I'll be going to Pennsic this year, so if you would like me to deliver your jewelry order there during War Week rather than pay for shipping, I can do that! Just let me know in the Notes when you order (make sure to include where you camp!). This is only available for jewelry, as I am very unlikely to have time to finish plushies in time for Pennsic.

2/25/2016 PLUSHIE ORDERS ON HOLD UNTIL 3/10
IF YOU ORDER A PLUSHIE BETWEEN 2/25 AND 3/10, I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO START WORKING ON IT UNTIL AFTER 3/10!
I have a big SCA event coming up in March that I need to do a lot of prep work for, so I don't have any time to make plushies or custom orders until after the event. You can order before then if you want, but work will not begin until after March 10 and it will take the normal 2-3 weeks from then for me to finish. I do have one Captain America in stock, but other than that, all plushie and/or custom jewelry orders are on hold until March 10. Regular plush ordering and custom ordering will resume at that time. Thanks for understanding!

1/21/2016 SHIPPING DELAYS DUE TO WINTER STORM
Please note that I am located in Arlington, Virginia, right in the bullseye of the impending blizzard. I have already shipped a couple of orders this week, but there are other orders due to ship either today or Friday that will likely be impacted by the storm. My local post office has told me that there will likely also be delays with anything already shipped this week, so please keep this in mind as you await your package(s). Thank you for your patience!

12/01/15 Supernatural's Castiel available by request!
I haven't finished a prototype yet, but Castiel is available to join Sam and Dean in their cuddly adventures! I'll have a photo and listing up soon, but I have orders that need to get out before I get the chance to finish the first Castiel and get pictures. Wings or no wings, you choose! Just send me a convo if you're interested. Castiel will be $50, just like the Winchester boys.

12/01/15 Order Your Plushie by Dec. 5 to Receive before Christmas!
Saturday, December 5th is the cut-off date for ordering a Cuddle Plush with a *guarantee* that it will arrive by Christmas. If you order a plushie after Saturday, I will do my best, but I cannot guarantee that it will arrive before Christmas.

10/22/15 Preparation for Christmas
As a note, if you plan to order a Cuddle Plush for Christmas, now is the time! November is going to be a very busy month, so get your orders in asap to make sure that they will arrive before December 24!

10/06/14 A Note About Plushies and Cat Allergies
If you are interested in ordering a plushie, please be aware that I do have two overly affectionate cats. While I do my best to keep the cats away from my fabric and materials, felt is a fur magnet and there is no way for me to guarantee that your plushie will be 100% cat hair free. As much as I hate to say it, if you or the recipient of your plushie has a severe cat allergy, it may not be a good idea to order one due to the risk. That said, if you order a plushie and then discover an allergic reaction, send me a message and if the plushie is still in excellent condition, we will work out a return.

4/25/14
I have to apologize as I have been utterly terrible at communicating lately. Unfortunately, my grandfather passed recently, which is why I've been neglecting the shop. I'm spending this weekend getting caught up, then all should be good and running smoothly again.

For the record, I had two plush orders for the I Want My Nerd HQ promotion, so I sent off a $100 donation to them earlier today. Thank you so much!

3/19/14
Happy day! I've gotten a hold of some mink furs, so expect a few new zibellini/flea furs in the shop soon! If you would like something specific, now's a good time to speak up, as I only get a few of these available every now and then!

3/12/14
Promotion! From now until April 24th, all proceeds from the sale of any Cuddle Plush will go to I Want My Nerd HQ: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/i-want-my-nerd-hq-2014. The site has more info, but it's basically crowdfunding a MAJOR charity event hosted and organized by Zachary Levi at San Diego Comic Con.

The only exception is the Special Edition UNICEF Tom Cuddle Plush. Proceeds from those still go to UNICEF.

If there are a lot of orders, the plushies may take longer than three weeks to get made and sent. If it gets to that point, I will put up a notification here. I will be making plushies in the order that they are requested. ^_^ I may also have to set a limit if I start getting too overloaded.

Even if you don't like or want any of my plushies, I strongly encourage you to go donate at the website listed above. Even $1 helps. Let's help make this happen!


Welcome to The Gilded Thistle! I specialize in jewelry designs, but I love branching out and making other things, too. I'll be happy to work with you to make your dreams reality!

See something that you love, but you wish it were a different color? I'm available for custom orders. Just ask! All items are made in my smoke-free home using quality materials. I only use Swarovski crystals, and beads and stones are always either genuine gemstone or glass--never acrylic!

If your order totals more than $100, your shipping is free!

Questions, comments, suggestions, and even criticisms are always welcome. Send me a line to let me know what you'd like to see!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy shopping!

***An important note for international customers!***
For international orders, please note that while I am happy to provide international service, I have no way of tracking international packages without purchasing International Express shipping, which costs $40+ depending on weight. If you are an international customer and want to purchase this extra feature, please let me know so I can adjust your shipping cost before you pay.

If you do not purchase International Express shipping (and I don't blame you, it's expensive!), I will be happy to send you a photo or scan of the shipping receipt and customs form to prove that your package was shipped, but please be aware that I can't be held responsible if your package fails to arrive.

Announcement

Last updated on May 3, 2017

***News***
5/3/2017 CUSTOM AND PLUSHIE ORDERS DELAY UNTIL JULY
If you order a plushie or a custom order between 5/3/17 and 7/8/17, please allow extra time for your item(s) to be made. I am preparing to move to a new state the first week of July and there is a lot of packing to do between now and the move. In addition, my supplies are moving around as I get things together and it's more difficult to find the pieces I need. Therefore, please be patient with me as I will need longer to get orders completed and shipped during this time.

7/16/2016 PENNSIC DELIVERY AVAILABLE FOR JEWELRY ORDERS!
I'll be going to Pennsic this year, so if you would like me to deliver your jewelry order there during War Week rather than pay for shipping, I can do that! Just let me know in the Notes when you order (make sure to include where you camp!). This is only available for jewelry, as I am very unlikely to have time to finish plushies in time for Pennsic.

2/25/2016 PLUSHIE ORDERS ON HOLD UNTIL 3/10
IF YOU ORDER A PLUSHIE BETWEEN 2/25 AND 3/10, I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO START WORKING ON IT UNTIL AFTER 3/10!
I have a big SCA event coming up in March that I need to do a lot of prep work for, so I don't have any time to make plushies or custom orders until after the event. You can order before then if you want, but work will not begin until after March 10 and it will take the normal 2-3 weeks from then for me to finish. I do have one Captain America in stock, but other than that, all plushie and/or custom jewelry orders are on hold until March 10. Regular plush ordering and custom ordering will resume at that time. Thanks for understanding!

1/21/2016 SHIPPING DELAYS DUE TO WINTER STORM
Please note that I am located in Arlington, Virginia, right in the bullseye of the impending blizzard. I have already shipped a couple of orders this week, but there are other orders due to ship either today or Friday that will likely be impacted by the storm. My local post office has told me that there will likely also be delays with anything already shipped this week, so please keep this in mind as you await your package(s). Thank you for your patience!

12/01/15 Supernatural's Castiel available by request!
I haven't finished a prototype yet, but Castiel is available to join Sam and Dean in their cuddly adventures! I'll have a photo and listing up soon, but I have orders that need to get out before I get the chance to finish the first Castiel and get pictures. Wings or no wings, you choose! Just send me a convo if you're interested. Castiel will be $50, just like the Winchester boys.

12/01/15 Order Your Plushie by Dec. 5 to Receive before Christmas!
Saturday, December 5th is the cut-off date for ordering a Cuddle Plush with a *guarantee* that it will arrive by Christmas. If you order a plushie after Saturday, I will do my best, but I cannot guarantee that it will arrive before Christmas.

10/22/15 Preparation for Christmas
As a note, if you plan to order a Cuddle Plush for Christmas, now is the time! November is going to be a very busy month, so get your orders in asap to make sure that they will arrive before December 24!

10/06/14 A Note About Plushies and Cat Allergies
If you are interested in ordering a plushie, please be aware that I do have two overly affectionate cats. While I do my best to keep the cats away from my fabric and materials, felt is a fur magnet and there is no way for me to guarantee that your plushie will be 100% cat hair free. As much as I hate to say it, if you or the recipient of your plushie has a severe cat allergy, it may not be a good idea to order one due to the risk. That said, if you order a plushie and then discover an allergic reaction, send me a message and if the plushie is still in excellent condition, we will work out a return.

4/25/14
I have to apologize as I have been utterly terrible at communicating lately. Unfortunately, my grandfather passed recently, which is why I've been neglecting the shop. I'm spending this weekend getting caught up, then all should be good and running smoothly again.

For the record, I had two plush orders for the I Want My Nerd HQ promotion, so I sent off a $100 donation to them earlier today. Thank you so much!

3/19/14
Happy day! I've gotten a hold of some mink furs, so expect a few new zibellini/flea furs in the shop soon! If you would like something specific, now's a good time to speak up, as I only get a few of these available every now and then!

3/12/14
Promotion! From now until April 24th, all proceeds from the sale of any Cuddle Plush will go to I Want My Nerd HQ: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/i-want-my-nerd-hq-2014. The site has more info, but it's basically crowdfunding a MAJOR charity event hosted and organized by Zachary Levi at San Diego Comic Con.

The only exception is the Special Edition UNICEF Tom Cuddle Plush. Proceeds from those still go to UNICEF.

If there are a lot of orders, the plushies may take longer than three weeks to get made and sent. If it gets to that point, I will put up a notification here. I will be making plushies in the order that they are requested. ^_^ I may also have to set a limit if I start getting too overloaded.

Even if you don't like or want any of my plushies, I strongly encourage you to go donate at the website listed above. Even $1 helps. Let's help make this happen!


Welcome to The Gilded Thistle! I specialize in jewelry designs, but I love branching out and making other things, too. I'll be happy to work with you to make your dreams reality!

See something that you love, but you wish it were a different color? I'm available for custom orders. Just ask! All items are made in my smoke-free home using quality materials. I only use Swarovski crystals, and beads and stones are always either genuine gemstone or glass--never acrylic!

If your order totals more than $100, your shipping is free!

Questions, comments, suggestions, and even criticisms are always welcome. Send me a line to let me know what you'd like to see!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy shopping!

***An important note for international customers!***
For international orders, please note that while I am happy to provide international service, I have no way of tracking international packages without purchasing International Express shipping, which costs $40+ depending on weight. If you are an international customer and want to purchase this extra feature, please let me know so I can adjust your shipping cost before you pay.

If you do not purchase International Express shipping (and I don't blame you, it's expensive!), I will be happy to send you a photo or scan of the shipping receipt and customs form to prove that your package was shipped, but please be aware that I can't be held responsible if your package fails to arrive.

Kari Carlson

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Kari Carlson

Queen Astrid
Queen Astrid
$85.00
Madeleine - Renaissance necklace set
Madeleine - Renaissance necklace set
$25.00
Madeleine--Renaissance necklace set
Madeleine--Renaissance necklace set
$25.00
Madge---Green adventurine necklace
Madge---Green adventurine necklace
$25.00
Bess--Glass pearl renaissance necklace
Bess--Glass pearl renaissance necklace
$30.00
Barbara---Baroque glass pearl necklace
Barbara---Baroque glass pearl necklace
$30.00
Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow Cuddle Plush
Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow Cuddle Plush
$60.00
Steve Rogers/Captain America Cuddle Plush
Steve Rogers/Captain America Cuddle Plush
$60.00
Winter Soldier Bucky Barnes Cuddle plush
Winter Soldier Bucky Barnes Cuddle plush
$50.00
Loki Cuddle plush
Loki Cuddle plush
$50.00
Sam Winchester Supernatural Cuddle Plush
Sam Winchester Supernatural Cuddle Plush
$50.00
Dean Winchester Supernatural Cuddle Plush
Dean Winchester Supernatural Cuddle Plush
$50.00
Castiel Supernatural Cuddle Plush
Castiel Supernatural Cuddle Plush
$50.00
John Constantine Cuddle Plush
John Constantine Cuddle Plush
$50.00
Coulson Cuddle plush
Coulson Cuddle plush
$45.00
Louise - Renaissance necklace set
Louise - Renaissance necklace set
$25.00
Vintage 25x18mm Crystal Pear Jewels (4 pieces)
Vintage 25x18mm Crystal Pear Jewels (4 pieces)
$15.00
Vintage 25x18mm Crystal Oval Jewels (4 pieces)
Vintage 25x18mm Crystal Oval Jewels (4 pieces)
$10.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(25)
perchance2dream

perchance2dream on Jan 27, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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Very nice necklace for costume purposes. Nice seller, fast shipping. Love it, thanks!

Carly Farmer

Carly Farmer on Jan 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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Love him!! Thank you so much!!

Bella Signorina Photography

Bella Signorina Photography on Jun 17, 2016

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Shop policies

Last updated on March 20, 2016
Welcome to The Gilded Thistle! I specialize in handcrafted jewelry, especially wedding designs. I try to use only the best quality materials, but if the price of sterling silver is a little too steep, I do have budget versions available for most designs. Just ask!

If you have any questions you don't see answered in the policies, please contact me and I'll be happy to answer!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
At the moment, I can only accept Paypal or money order. I would much prefer that you pay when you order, but I do allow up to 3 days for payment. If you need longer, please let me know.

Please note that your item will not be shipped until payment is received.
Shipping
I ship all packages via USPS first class mail. Please let me know if you would like your package insured, as there is a small additional charge, or if you would like your package shipped via a different method as this may change the shipping cost.

I usually ship packages with 1-3 days of receiving payment. If shipping will be delayed for any reason, I will contact you to let you know.

If your Etsy address and Paypal address are different, please let me know which address to use when you place your order.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns and Exchanges will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Unfortunately, I'm only human and mistakes do happen. If you do experience a problem or aren't satisfied with your purchase, please contact me as soon as possible after receiving it so I can work with you to make things right.

No refunds or exchanges will be made after 14 days from the date of purchase.

If your package arrives damaged and it was uninsured, please contact me and I'll see what I can do to help.

A Note on Plushies
f you are interested in ordering a plushie, please be aware that I do have two overly affectionate cats. While I do my best to keep the cats away from my fabric and materials, felt is a fur magnet and there is no way for me to guarantee that your plushie will be 100% cat hair free. As much as I hate to say it, if you or the recipient of your plushie has a severe cat allergy, it may not be a good idea to order one due to the risk. That said, if you order a plushie and then discover an allergic reaction, send me a message and if the plushie is still in excellent condition, we will work out a return. Upon approval and receipt of the plushie, I will send a refund, minus the original shipping charge.

Refunds will NOT be granted without prior approval from me.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDERS--I absolutely welcome custom orders. If you are interested in placing a custom order, contact me and I will work with you to make your dream a reality.

GIFT PURCHASES--Is your purchase a gift? I will be happy to ship directly to the recipient. Just let me know in the "message to seller" when you check out, and tell me the address where you would like the package shipped. I can also gift wrap your purchase--just let me know!