Fashion for the scientific body ™

Toronto, Canada · 769 Sales


Fashion for the scientific body ™

Toronto, Canada 769 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   I create unique ceramic science jewellery, with a focus on cell biology, microbiology, and anatomy. I love creating custom designs, so message me with your request!

Last updated on Mar 17, 2016

I create unique ceramic science jewellery, with a focus on cell biology, microbiology, and anatomy. I love creating custom designs, so message me with your request!

Peggy Muddles

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Peggy Muddles

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pureblissofsun on Oct 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much, Peggy for the customized necklaces! We all love them (also my supervisor!) :)


Karin on Jul 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

A special request and a delightful result! Nicely made, arrived quickly. Will purchase from this shop again.

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Hubble necklaces are coming - along with other fresh goodies!

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A must-have for your next lab party - the eukaryotic cell chip and dip bowl - now in the shop!
Entomologist Catherine Scott models my Coleoptera temporary tattoo series - I think she should make them permanent!

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"The worst state of affairs is when science begins to concern itself with art." - Paul Klee

My father will tell you stories of a little girl who would walk home from school swinging a dead squirrel by its tail. My mother recalls (with surprisingly little fondness) a bedroom full of collected insects, many simply arranged on the little blue dresser I'd helped strip and paint. I got my first microscope at 11, my first dissection kit shortly thereafter. I was destined for biology, and any fool could see it.

I had another love, though, and that was art. The same bedroom that proudly displayed beetles and dragonflies also housed two large drafting tables, and often smelled of linseed oil. I painted, mostly, but sketched a little as well. Little wonder then, that I should be conflicted about my future.

It took many years and a long, circuitous path for me to find my balance. Now I labour happily by day in a genomics lab, where I work with Cystic Fibrosis-related bacteria, and spend my evenings and weekends in the studio or on my sofa, dreaming up new designs.

Shop members
  • peggy

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    When I'm not in the lab being a biology nerd, I'm in the pottery studio being...a biology nerd. Well, at least I'm consistent!

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    San Francisco, CA, United States

    RedBubble prints my digital designs on a high-quality t-shirts, mugs, tote bags, and more. With ethically-sourced, sweatshop-free products, great print quality, and quick service, RedBubble satisfies my business and ethical needs.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 11, 2016
Hi there! Welcome to my scien-terrific little corner of Etsy. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to convo me.

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I will post your non-custom item within 3 business days of your order. Most orders within Canada and the US will arrive within two weeks from the shipping date. If you'd like upgraded shipping or if you need to have your package by a specific date, please contact me before you place your order. My standard postage does not include tracking, so if that's something you need, please let me know before you buy!

International customers: please be aware that customs fees or import taxes may apply. These are not covered by my shipping fees, and I am unable to pay them on your behalf. Please check your government's import laws before purchasing.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you're unhappy with your purchase for any reason, please message me as soon as possible so I can help you out.

Need to cancel or exchange your order? Non-custom orders can be canceled before I ship, and a full refund will be given. If I've already shipped your non-custom order, you'll need to refuse the package when it arrives, and when it gets back to me I'll issue your refund, less shipping charges. Custom order cancellations will be considered on a per-order basis, but generally if the item can be sold as part of my regular stock, and hasn't incurred extra costs, I'm happy to accommodate cancellation requests.

More information

Last updated on Mar 17, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalised orders

If you'd like a different cord or clasp on any of my ready-to-ship items, please contact me before buying. Extra material charges may apply in some cases.

Fully customized items such as new designs or different shapes and colours for existing designs take 3-5 weeks to create. Please leave plenty of time, and let me know if you have a deadline!

Gift wrapping and packaging

All of my ceramic jewellery comes in a cute little box with tissue paper inside, ready for easy gifting. Just add a card and a bow!

Care instructions

Ceramic is generally pretty tough stuff, but it can chip if it's bashed against hard surfaces repeatedly, and it doesn't enjoy being dropped on tile floors. Harsh chemical cleaners can damage leather, hemp, and cotton cords. I've designed my items to withstand my rough and busy workday, so if you treat your Vexed Muddler original with just a little bit of kindness, you'll get years of wear out of it!