Cut Paper Art Mobiles, Wire Sculpture, Handmade Jewelry

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Announcement    TinyMishaps . Handmade fashion jewelry, cut paper hanging sculpture, wire sculpture, wire angels, tree toppers, art & more.
Nov & Dec 2020- most orders place by 7pm ship out the next day


Last updated on Dec 8, 2020

TinyMishaps . Handmade fashion jewelry, cut paper hanging sculpture, wire sculpture, wire angels, tree toppers, art & more.
Nov & Dec 2020- most orders place by 7pm ship out the next day



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About tinymishaps

Sales 756
On Etsy since 2009

Inspired by the beauty in tiny mishaps; searching for a kind of pretty you haven't seen before

Inspired by the beauty in tiny mishaps and searching for a kind of pretty you haven't seen before 'Tiny Mishaps' combines the traditional, the contemporary and often the broken to create new things.

The focus is portable intrigue through hanging chandelier like sculptures but you will also find a showcase of fully portable works including prints, jewelry objects, wire sculpture and more. Jewelry has taken over my shop, and I make custom pieces as well as my ready to ship items. I've found hair and costume accessories such as brass crowns to also be interesting and I hope to expand these offerings.

TinyMishaps also offers a unique array of hanging sculpture made primarily of a variety of papers using a simple pair of safety scissors and artist prints though some include playing cards and photographs. Many fully rotate while others hang on stationary platforms and several resemble tiered chandeliers. Their airy and intriguing appearance is constantly mesmerizing and you will see new things in them every time you pass. These affectionately named 'paper hangy things' are hard to describe. I've said it's like having a miniature thematic art show that's elegantly erupted from a blender :). They command space without filling it and harken to the fragmentation of time. See more details on them on my website

My wire sculptures begin as a spool of wire and are made in as continuous a piece of wire as is feasible. Many are a single piece, angels are just two. I make customs sculptures, cake toppers, and installations as well. I've been making them all for over a decade.

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All items in the shop are designed, photographed and handmade by me. All images, designs and items are considered copyrighted, but you may gladly use the photos on your blog/site as long as they link back to the item listing. Photos and descriptions may not be used to promote other business including advertising, all money making endeavors, sale of the same or similar items- regardless of whether or not the item was purchased, or how-to's/DIY suggestions or information with or without monetary gain.

Shop members

  • Kelly


    I make everything you see here, photograph items, list items and answer your questions.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 30, 2022
Welcome to Tiny Mishaps where daily foibles, mistakes and accidents become inspiration.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 4 hours of purchase
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)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Shipping charges are not refundable once an item is shipped. This includes items returned for incorrect or undeliverable addresses.

Local laws may override policy.
EU customers can contact within 2 weeks for returns.

GRAB BAGS are final sale items & not eligible for return.

DAMAGE-If your item arrives and the packaging appears damaged, please take photos of the packaging as it arrived to show the damage in case the item inside is damaged. If the item arrives damaged, please also take pictures of the item damage and any other indications of damage or wear on the packaging. These pictures should be sent to TinyMishaps on etsy via etsy convo upon receipt of your package so that an insurance claim can be filed with the shipping company.

INTERNATIONAL reminder- If you are ordering internationally, be sure to check what fees, customs, duties, VAT etc you may need to pay to receive your item before purchasing. These are not included in the item price and cannot be paid by the seller. This calculator can help you estimate this cost- www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation/

If an item is held at post offices, customs, etc. and returned or returned because the buyer did not pick them up or accept the package for some reason and the item is in the same condition as it was sent, the cost of the item will be refunded minus the shipping costs and 5% (US orders) or 20%(int'l orders) of the item price for restocking since items returned in this manner can often mean an item is out of the shop for many weeks or months.
International orders shipping priority mail that are returned to sender will be refunded minus original and return shipping costs and up to 5% (US orders) or 20% (int'l orders).

Items are generally nonreturnable unless the wrong item was clearly sent by mistake.
We have tried our very best to show our items as completely as possible. Please view every picture, read the description and ask questions to obtain more information if necessary before purchasing an item so as to be as happy as possible with your purchase. If you feel you were mislead in purchasing an item or unhappy with it or have problems with the fit, contact me and I'll see what we can do.

Shipping charges will be nonrefundable and return shipping charges in most cases will also be the responsibility of the buyer, unless of course the wrong item was sent by mistake.

That said, we do want you to be happy with your purchase and are willing to work with you to make it right. Please note that any returned earrings will require $1 restocking fee ($3 on sterling) since the earwires will need to be changed. In addition, all shipping and shipping related charges are typically the responsibility of the buyer.

Due to the small nature of this business, in general, any refunds will be issued in the form of store credit that must be used as an exchange at the time of return. If you are unhappy with your item, consider exchanging it for another in the shop. If you are thinking about a return or exchange please contact me via convo as soon as possible after receiving your item, within a week is expected. If contact is made later than 1 week after the delivery is attempted or made, a restocking fee may apply.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SEND ITEMS BACK WITHOUT CONTACTING ME FIRST. These may be sent to incorrect addresses, be left out, get lost, misplaced, etc.

CUSTOM WORK- Custom work is final sale. Given the specialized nature of custom orders, they are generally nonreturnable and full refunds for custom work are generally not offered once the purchase has been made since custom sets and pieces often require specific materials and time.

DAMAGE-In general, refunds will not be given for shipping errors if an incorrect or incomplete shipping address was provided, or error, loss or damage that occurred during the shipping process caused by the delivery service or the buyer. If damage has occurred, be sure to take pictures immediately of the packaging and item and send them with your concern via etsy convo right away.

Repairs may be available at a cost to the buyer + all shipping costs incurred. (Think, oops my dog chewed up my necklace, can you put it back together please?)
New to Etsy? Having trouble with checkout? Try this tutorial with screen shots and let me know if you have any questions:

Currently TinyMishaps accepts payment through direct check out in etsy (credit card) paypal (credit card, paypal balance or bank acct) which means you can use most major credit cards without a paypal account or your paypal balance or checking account. Note that if you use your checking account to pay with paypal it is considered an 'e-check' and can take 2 weeks for the payments to clear. This will delay shipping of your order.

Orders shipping to VA addresses are charged sales tax.
Etsy automatically collect GST for orders under $1000 shipped to Australia.

Note to international buyers: Please check on your local law and customs regulations before purchase. Buyers are responsible for any customs, tariffs, taxes and fees , etc. that may apply and are advised to look into their country's regulations before purchase.
This calculator can help estimate some possible international fees but I'm not sure how accurate it is. Always check your specific country's regulations before purchasing internationally to avoid surprises. www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation/
Most items ship within 3 days of payment clearing . Please check the shop announcement & below) for shipping delays (typically in mid/late December and sometime in the summer)

Custom items tend to ship within two days of order completion (creation) and payment clearing. Creating items could take 2 days, two weeks or longer depending on the size and complexity or if I have the materials on hand. Please convo if you need items shipped or received by a specific date.

Most items ship via USPS first class mail w/ delivery confirmation in the US where available. If you would like a specific delivery service, insurance on your package or some other service please contact me before purchasing so we can work out these details.

DECEMBER- though many packages may make it to their US destinations in about 3 days after USPS accepts the package, I've notice a distinct slow down in December with destinations that are further away are taking a week or more on average to deliver due to the increased mail volume. In 2014, Texas was taking on average a full week and California longer than that. For 2015 in early/mid December, 'Two-day' priority seems to be taking about 4 days (noted examples to Wisconsin (a nearby state) & TX), first class to NY 1 week. Keep this in mind when ordering.
If you find your package moving slower than it should, try signing up for email updates through USPS for that package. Sometimes this helps speed things up.

While I can promise ship by dates, I cannot do the same for actual delivery dates.

We are able to ship internationally on most items even if not listed, just message me and we can figure out the shipping on specific items.

Note on Free Shipping Coupons: from time to time free shipping coupons may be offered. Sometimes that are only for specific items in the shop. If you use freeshipping coupons on items not covered, you may be asked to pay shipping after purchase. Free shipping coupons orders are sent the least expensive shipping speed (typically USPS 1st class package) even in listings with priority labeled.

Gift wrapping available upon request! Most regular jewelry purchases will arrive in white box tied with ribbon or some variation and are ready to gift. Upon request I will gladly gift wrap in paper or fabric as well. Gifts can even be shipped directly to the person getting the gift. Just make sure the correct address shows during check out. Let me know in message to seller and I'll be sure not to include the invoice and you can even add a note to the recipient knows it's from you!

Sending multiple gifts? The simplest way to do this is to make each purchase separately by adding each item to your cart by recipient and purchasing them one at a time.

Have Questions? Just click 'contact' on any of the shop pages or profile page at tinymishaps.etsy.com.

Hanging Sculptures may be shipped with USPS or another shipping company depending on destination, the size and packaging required on account of their unique requirements. Most large sculptures domestically ship UPS with the pack and ship promise and insurance- business addresses preferred.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: please check your local regulations on prohibited items and customs before purchase. You can find the list of prohibited items for your location by clicking your country from the USPS list found here- http://pe.usps.com/text/Imm/immctry.htm Note that USPS only considers 'jewelry' to be fine jewelry. Most of my jewelry will count as fashion jewelry.
Remember to also look into your local taxes, customs regulations, duties and fees as the buyer is solely responsible for paying any fees associated with an international purchase.
Etsy has recently added information to listings that says "VAT is included in the price (where applicable.)" Be aware that "where applicable" means shops that are VAT registered to collect and remit VAT. This does not apply to TinyMishaps orders. VAT is not included in the price of physical items sold by TinyMishaps. VAT is the responsibility of the buyer.
GST for Australia is collected automatically by Etsy on orders under $1000 shipping to an Australian address.

CUSTOMS CALCULATOR: This calculator may be a good place to start but it is always best to check with your home country for the most up to date and complete information- www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation/

For those in the UK, this link has a lot of useful information - www.hmrc.gov.uk/customs/post/internet.htm

SHIPPING UNDERCHARGE (rare)-Shipping costs are estimated on listing pages. Occasionally, particularly for some international or physically large shipments, the cost to ship may be significantly more than the listing amount. For example, certain countries may costs $100 to ship to while the listing only lists $15. In these very very rare cases, the buyer will be contacted by etsy convo and the situation explained. The buyer may have the option to pay actual shipping or the order may be cancelled. Additionally, we may be restricted from shipping to some countries. These cases are rare but may be worth considering.

SHIPPING OVERAGE-However, sometimes the shipping charged may be more than what it costs to ship an item to you. When this difference is $2 or more, the difference will be refunded in whole dollar amounts after items are ready for shipping.

If you would like another shipping method, faster delivery or specific insurance on your purchase please send me a convo. Priority shipping tends to start at about $7 a single small item (ex. earrings). Items ship from Ames, IA.

I can also ship fedex or UPS if a guaranteed delivery date is required. Note that these services are easier to use with business addresses and also cost more.

EXPRESS SHIPPING is about $20 on a very small item like a pair of earrings. (2nd day guaranteed, sometimes overnight) to most locations within the US. If you would like this option, please use the contact link of the shop pages to contact me so I can set up a listing and make the necessary arrangements.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items in the shop were created by me in a completely smoke free environment.

Can't find quite what you're looking for? Make a request and I'll see what I can do. :)

Requests for hanging sculpture (mobiles), angels, sculptures, prints, cards and jewelry gladly accepted.

BRIDAL PARTY SETS- I have made many custom sets for bridal parties & friends and would be happy to work with you to customize pieces for your needs either through customization or multiples of what you see in the shop or based on your own ideas.

Like a particular piece but need a set? Though I like to think of each piece as an original, some of the jewelry you see can be reproduced or adjusted to fit you and your style.

I'd be happy to outfit wedding parties or create pieces for special gifts. Convo (click contact from my shop page) me about what you need and we can see what we can do. Many of the items you see can also be made in other colors. This is especially true of the pearl pieces and the trapped sky style bracelets.

Buying a gift or sending an item directly as a gift? Let me know! Giftwrapping available!

I try to use lead free, nickel free metals wherever possible and try to list them as such.

Sterling Silver- contains 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals- typically copper,but could be other metals

Argentium Silver- a specific type of sterling silver with the standard 92.5% silver. The other 7.5% is a mixture of copper and germanium making it more tarnish resistant for most people than traditional sterling.

Silver Plated- another metal plated with a thin layer pure silver- this does not mean just silver colored

Gold Plated- another metal plated with a thin layer of actual gold- this does not mean gold colored

Gold Filled- another metal coated with gold where the gold content is 1/20th of the total weight

Sterling Silver Filled- unregulated newer material with a thicker (but unspecified) coating of sterling silver over a base metal, typically copper- I have not used this metal yet. When I list sterling, it is solid sterling silver.

Freshwater pearls- genuine freshwater pearls, they may be enhanced, bleached &/or dyed

Czech Glass Pearls- very high quality faux pearls with a center or Cezch glass (most of the round pearls I use are czech glass pearls)

Glass pearls - vast range in quality, fake pearls- could be any type of fake pearl with glass center.

Note: This shop is owned by the same artist as creatureness.etsy.com , a creature based shop full of the odd and cute and boxchicken.etsy.com , a line of creature oriented plush, ornaments, stationary and more! (more items coming soon ;) )

Questions are always welcome as are requests :).