TinyMadIdea

Tiny Mad Idea

Olympia, Washington · 92 Sales

TinyMadIdea

Tiny Mad Idea

Olympia, Washington 92 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(28)

Announcement   Welcome to Tiny Mad Idea!

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Last updated on Sep 22, 2015

Welcome to Tiny Mad Idea!

Valerie Burke

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Valerie Burke

Fine Silver Seed Pod Pendant
Fine Silver Seed Pod Pendant
$37.00
Fine Silver Seed Pod Pendant II
Fine Silver Seed Pod Pendant II
$57.00
Bird on a Branch Fine Silver Pendant
Bird on a Branch Fine Silver Pendant
$47.00
Bird on a Branch Fine Silver Pendant II
Bird on a Branch Fine Silver Pendant II
$67.00
Fine Silver Blissful Kitty Pendant
Fine Silver Blissful Kitty Pendant
$77.00
Fine Silver Pendant "Goddess of Geometry"
Fine Silver Pendant "Goddess of Geometry"
$97.00
Fine Silver Geometric Earrings II
Fine Silver Geometric Earrings II
$47.00
Fine Silver Shining Star Pendant
Fine Silver Shining Star Pendant
$67.00
Fine Silver Pendant Cat Juggling Hearts
Fine Silver Pendant Cat Juggling Hearts
$57.00
Fine Silver Earrings "Metal Chimera"
Fine Silver Earrings "Metal Chimera"
$47.00
Fine Silver Geometric Earrings
Fine Silver Geometric Earrings
$47.00
Fine Silver Earrings With Indian Face
Fine Silver Earrings With Indian Face
$77.00
Fine Silver Pendant "Cubism Buddha"
Fine Silver Pendant "Cubism Buddha"
$107.00
Fine Silver and Turquoise Earrings
Fine Silver and Turquoise Earrings
$47.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(28)
Martha Forrest

Martha Forrest on Apr 11, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Very beautiful ! Love the changes you so graciously made for me . Looks great with the equality sign and lovely as a necklace. I am a very happy customer 😀 Your customer service is excellent , answering all my inquiries promptly and you were always very helpful, kind and gracious . Thank you very much ! You have a scrumptious shop with so many unique , gorgeous pieces of art . I see many more purchases in my future . Highly recommend your Etsy shop !

artesaniaslauraenid

artesaniaslauraenid on Dec 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful and wonderful to work with. Great service. Thank you!! :)

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About

And Then She Had a Tiny Mad Idea...

Val Burke is a part-time artist living in Olympia, Washington. Having grown up an only child, she learned to enjoy solitude, spending her time drawing, painting, reading, writing, and pondering the nature of the universe.

Her mind was always brimming with questions for which no one seemed to have answers, which is probably why she turned out to be rather a science geek. She found relief from all of the “mind chatter” in art, and to this day if she’s not creating something, she feels restless and unsettled—as if she’s misplaced an important part of herself.

Val’s educational background is in the sciences. Her first Bachelor’s was in Geology (1985), second in Nursing Science (1989), and then in 1996 she completed her Master’s in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Since 2008 she’s worked as a freelance health writer, primarily for www.mercola.com. She published her first book in 2013, "Is the Paleo Diet Right for You? Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Science," available on Amazon.

Val’s life path has been directed by her passion for healing, which is reflected in her art. After practicing as an advanced practice nurse in many different capacities, she moved into more holistic mind-body approaches like energy medicine. She is a Reiki Master, Kundalini yoga student and certified practitioner of clinical EFT (tapping). Val has also been a student of A Course in Miracles for more than a decade—which was the birthplace of “Tiny Mad Idea.”

Val currently enjoys working with natural stones, crystals, and metals. She loves the idea of transforming Earth’s amazing geological formations into art by mimicking its geological processes—pressure and heat—so she utilizes quite a bit of hand forging and torching. Applying fire to raw copper brings out a myriad of amazing colors! She also believes in the power of words and uses them in her work... words can serve as gentle reminders to keep our thoughts aligned with spirit.

Please stop by and visit her at her main website, www.ValerieBurke.net.

Shop members

  • Valerie Burke

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    My earliest memories are of drawing or paining on our living room floor. I think it came from growing up as an only child, I'm simply not happy unless I make time to create things of beauty, whether it is clay, metal, glass or precious stones.

  • Manny

    Assistant, Designer, Customer Service

    Manny occasionally surprises us with spontaneous random design elements. He is also invaluable in making sure shopkeepers take required breaks. Manny handles customer service by making sure everyone feels completely loved and appreciated.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 27, 2014
Welcome to my shop! I love making things and sharing them with the world. I delight in whimsy and one-of-a-kind. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoyed making it.

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
Shipping
Because some of my items ceramics, some can be expensive to ship. Shipping costs reflect the price to send items to the furthest shipping zone from me. If the actual cost of shipping is more than $2.00 less than the charged amount, I will refund you the difference!

I am happy to ship outside the United States, but I prefer to estimate exact shipping costs to prevent over/under charging. Please contact me before purchasing for an international shipping quote.

Many orders are shipped Priority Mail and should arrive within 1-3 business days of shipping. To keep shipping costs within the amount listed for the item, I may use Standard Post (2-8 days) for orders being shipped further across the US. All orders include tracking and insurance. If you would like a shipping upgrade, please contact me and I will send you a quote.
Refunds and Exchanges
If an item arrives damaged, I will gladly exchange it for a similar item of equal value, or give you a full refund. Please notify me within 3 business days of receipt if you receive a damaged item and include a photograph of the item.

I make every effort to depict the exact nature of each item through my photographs and descriptions. Because my items are and one of a kind, there may be slight imperfections and variations. If you are unsatisfied with the item you purchased, please contact me.

A return request must be made within 7 days of receiving an item and the item must arrive in the same condition in which it was sent or it will not be accepted. Returned items must be shipped within 7 days of the return request. The cost of the item minus shipping charges will be refunded to the purchasers PayPal account within 7 days of receiving the item. Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer.

Returns will not be accepted on custom orders.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are welcome! Please contact me if you're interested in a custom order and I will be happy to work with you. Please allow 4-6 weeks for completion.