Tiny Mad Idea

Olympia, Washington · 380 Sales


Tiny Mad Idea

Olympia, Washington 380 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars

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Last updated on Feb 17, 2018

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Valerie Burke

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Valerie Burke

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

zdawnd on Mar 21, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This item received, thank you.


ltakayanagi on Mar 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I am pleased with this dealer, and I will purchase from her again.

Sherry Lotito

Sherry Lotito on Mar 10, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful large and powerful stones. Well worth the $$. Thanks!

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And Then She Had a Tiny Mad Idea...

Having grown up as an only child, I learned to enjoy solitude. I spent my time drawing, painting, reading, writing, and pondering the nature of the universe. My mind was always brimming with questions for which no one seemed to have answers, which is probably why I grew into a science geek. My first Bachelor’s was in Geology (1985), second in Nursing Science (1989), and then in 1996 I completed my Master’s in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. In 2008, I finally discovered my true professional calling as a freelance health writer.

Throughout my life, I have found relief from all of the “mind chatter” in art. To this day if I'm not creating something, I feel restless and unsettled—as if I've misplaced an important part of myself.

My professional path, as well as my art, have been guided by my passion for healing. I have transitioned from RN to Reiki Master, from Kundalini yoga student to certified EFT practitioner. I have a special interest in gifts from the earth that can assist us along our healing journey such as natural crystals and gemstones, which has given rise to a unique line of EMF protective jewelry. I have also been a student of A Course in Miracles for most of my life—and therein lies the birthplace of “Tiny Mad Idea.” Please stop by and visit me at www.ValerieBurke.net!

Shop members

  • Valerie J. Burke

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I am a part-time artist living in Olympia, Washington, with two furry roommates. I am also a freelance professional health writer and lifelong student of A Course in Miracles, which was the birthplace of “Tiny Mad Idea.”

  • Rishi

    Assistant, Customer Service, HR

    My assistant Rishi often surprises me with random design elements. He is also invaluable in making sure the designer takes required breaks. Rishi handles customer service by making sure everyone feels completely loved and appreciated.

  • Rumi

    Quality Control

    Rumi makes sure that my microtool attachments do not exceed their best-by date by purging them from the studio. He's so good at his job that I frequently don't even know he's been there until I notice those tools are gone. Stealth is his middle name.

Production partners

  • Rock and gemstone importer

    MN, United States

    Partner brings materials over from all over the world, which go into my jewelry designs.

  • Mike Stark

    Olympia, WA

    Mike Stark is a talented woodworker who has been gracious enough to make a series of wooden bowls and platforms for my shungite gardens. He uses a variety of hardwoods including cherry, walnut, and mahogany.

  • Lapidary services

    Golden, CO

    Gemstone drilling

Shop policies

Last updated on November 10, 2017
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

  • Accepts 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)
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 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.
If you need to cancel an order, contact me immediately. Because I ship so quickly, it might not be possible to cancel before you item ships.
I make every effort to use shipping charges that will be accurate in most situations. If the actual cost of shipping is more than $2.00 less than the charged amount, I will refund you the difference!

In most cases, I can get your item shipped within 1 to 2 business days!

If you want international shipping, please contact me before purchase so that I can verify a shipping quote.
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.