tipsywhimseyart

Smashed Coins :: Photo Ornaments :: Crafts :: Whimsy ::

Cedar, Minnesota · 927 Sales

tipsywhimseyart

Smashed Coins :: Photo Ornaments :: Crafts :: Whimsy ::

Cedar, Minnesota 927 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(254)

Announcement   Hi, Charmer! Tipsy Whimsey is available in the studio Monday-Friday, during regular business hours. Most orders are ready to ship within three business days; First Class shipping after that can take 3-5 business days in the U.S. *** Need it faster? Please Upgrade your shipping options during checkout. Select RUSH + PRIORITY for fastest possible turnaround. PRIORITY includes insurance on your package. *** You MUST add insurance to your shipping to receive compensation if the USPS loses or damages your package.

♥ All orders are custom! Just type up your details during checkout. ♥ I will stamp and ship out your order within 3-5 Business Days ♥ This is my gift to you: Quick turnaround! ♥ First Class Shipping in the U.S. averages 3-5 business days after that. ♥ Priority shipping upgrade linked below. ♥

Thanks so much for shopping with Tipsy Whimsey { art } in 2016! I look forward to a Happy 2017 with you!
~ Ann

Please note: GUEST CHECKOUT does not link purchases with your Etsy Conversations with the shop, so communication and follow-up may be disjointed. It is helpful to mention you are a Guest during the Etsy Convo, or if you have an Etsy account, please checkout while you are signed in. If you purchase as a Guest instead of logging into Etsy, your purchase will not be linked to your Etsy account. Questions about this process or if you need access to your receipt if you are a Guest, please email Etsy at: www.etsy.com/help/contact


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So exciting! My hand-stamped "Will You Marry Me" Scrabble tile has been featured in these bridal magazines:

(sorry, you'll have to copy & paste the super long links into your browser's URL line)

The Vintage and Handmade Bride:
https://www.facebook.com/annjdoetkott?ref=tn_tnmn#!/photo.php?fbid=10151551356164492&set=a.262741574491.143855.60001389491&type=1&theater

The Handmade Wedding Catalog:
https://www.facebook.com/annjdoetkott?ref=tn_tnmn#!/photo.php?fbid=10151531778409492&set=a.262741574491.143855.60001389491&type=1&theater
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★ Many more charm options in my other shop: www.tipsywhimsey.etsy.com
★ Follow Tipsy Whimsey on Facebook to see all of my jewelry creations; some that are sold and some that aren't listed on Etsy. www.facebook.com/tipsywhimsey

★ I am showcasing new, whimsical and unique jewelry that you cannot find here in my Etsy shop. Check out on my Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150782383804492.398003.60001389491&type=3

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Visit my other Charm shop to see all the unique and one of a kind jewelry that I love designing:

www.tipsywhimsey.etsy.com

Convo me for fun, questions, and custom requests.

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CALL THE U.S. POST OFFICE TO INQUIRE ABOUT YOUR PACKAGE IF DELAYED, ETC:
Call 1-800-ASK-USPS® (800-275-8777)
M-F - 8:00 am - 8:30 pm ET
Sat - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm ET
Sun/Holidays - Closed

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 8, 2017

Hi, Charmer! Tipsy Whimsey is available in the studio Monday-Friday, during regular business hours. Most orders are ready to ship within three business days; First Class shipping after that can take 3-5 business days in the U.S. *** Need it faster? Please Upgrade your shipping options during checkout. Select RUSH + PRIORITY for fastest possible turnaround. PRIORITY includes insurance on your package. *** You MUST add insurance to your shipping to receive compensation if the USPS loses or damages your package.

♥ All orders are custom! Just type up your details during checkout. ♥ I will stamp and ship out your order within 3-5 Business Days ♥ This is my gift to you: Quick turnaround! ♥ First Class Shipping in the U.S. averages 3-5 business days after that. ♥ Priority shipping upgrade linked below. ♥

Thanks so much for shopping with Tipsy Whimsey { art } in 2016! I look forward to a Happy 2017 with you!
~ Ann

Please note: GUEST CHECKOUT does not link purchases with your Etsy Conversations with the shop, so communication and follow-up may be disjointed. It is helpful to mention you are a Guest during the Etsy Convo, or if you have an Etsy account, please checkout while you are signed in. If you purchase as a Guest instead of logging into Etsy, your purchase will not be linked to your Etsy account. Questions about this process or if you need access to your receipt if you are a Guest, please email Etsy at: www.etsy.com/help/contact


✻´¨)
¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
(¸.•´ (¸.•´✻ Wedding Magazines:

So exciting! My hand-stamped "Will You Marry Me" Scrabble tile has been featured in these bridal magazines:

(sorry, you'll have to copy & paste the super long links into your browser's URL line)

The Vintage and Handmade Bride:
https://www.facebook.com/annjdoetkott?ref=tn_tnmn#!/photo.php?fbid=10151551356164492&set=a.262741574491.143855.60001389491&type=1&theater

The Handmade Wedding Catalog:
https://www.facebook.com/annjdoetkott?ref=tn_tnmn#!/photo.php?fbid=10151531778409492&set=a.262741574491.143855.60001389491&type=1&theater
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★ Many more charm options in my other shop: www.tipsywhimsey.etsy.com
★ Follow Tipsy Whimsey on Facebook to see all of my jewelry creations; some that are sold and some that aren't listed on Etsy. www.facebook.com/tipsywhimsey

★ I am showcasing new, whimsical and unique jewelry that you cannot find here in my Etsy shop. Check out on my Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150782383804492.398003.60001389491&type=3

-:¦:- . -:¦:- . -:¦:- . -:¦:- . -:¦:- . -:¦:- . -:¦:- . -:¦:- -:¦:- . -:¦:- . -:¦:- . -:¦:- . -:¦:- . -:¦:- . -:¦:- . -:¦:- . -:¦:- . -:¦:- . -:¦:- . -:¦:-


Visit my other Charm shop to see all the unique and one of a kind jewelry that I love designing:

www.tipsywhimsey.etsy.com

Convo me for fun, questions, and custom requests.

-:- -:- -:- -:- -:- -:- -:- -:- -:- -:- -:- -:- -:- -:- Art feeds my soul! -:- -:- -:- -:- -:- -:- -:- -:- -:- -:- -:- -:- -:- -:-


CALL THE U.S. POST OFFICE TO INQUIRE ABOUT YOUR PACKAGE IF DELAYED, ETC:
Call 1-800-ASK-USPS® (800-275-8777)
M-F - 8:00 am - 8:30 pm ET
Sat - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm ET
Sun/Holidays - Closed

Ann J Doetkott

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Ann J Doetkott

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(254)
Amy G

Amy G on Jul 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

She did a fantastic job, on a very sentimental piece for me.... 💕It was absolutely perfect and for the absolute man of my dreams💕 Thank you so very much, especially for having it ready before my surgery!😊

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Shop policies

Last updated on June 8, 2017
We all have so many different talents. I find it inspiring to meet so many artists that are happy to talk shop and trade ideas. Feel free to strike up a conversation with me any time!

~Ann

Email address:
tipsy {at} roguephotography {dot} com

★★ All of my jewelry contains small parts. It is intended for responsible adult use. Always use with extreme caution with children and pets; small parts can cause choking or other serious injury. ★★

To keep your jewelry and charms looking their best, be sure to keep them out of water and stored safely in something like a jewelry box.

Sometimes I collect interesting, vintage items from estate sales just for you. Not everything is perfect, and I try my best to describe all the details.

DIRECTIONS ON LOOKING UP YOUR GPS COORDINATES:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/161271808

INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO PAY FOR ADDITIONAL STAMPING FEES:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/166674768

PROCESS TIMES: Charms are hand-stamped and made to order, please allow a few days for me to complete your order before shipping. Most orders are completed and ready to ship within 3 business days.

♥ What Does Handmade Really Cost?
♥ Please remember that I stamp every single letter, number, comma, and symbol by hand, with a hammer on an anvil. Then I antique, polish and assemble every order. I have supply costs, fees that I pay to Etsy and Paypal, shipping supplies and postage to buy. There is my time and labor of stamping, taking photos and editing, listings to write, emails to answer and even packaging every item. It's a very complex and time consuming process...
♥ Every day I work my hardest to make something unique and beautiful, just for you!
♥ I hope that you enjoy every aspect of your handmade item. Thank you so much for shopping with me.

OPEN A JUMP RING:
Use this link to see how to properly open a jump ring (i.e. to attach your charm to a bracelet):
http://img835.imageshack.us/i/howtoopenajumpring.jpg/

FACEBOOK & COUPONS:
Be sure to "Like" my company on Facebook to receive updates on future savings! www.facebook.com/tipsywhimsey ~ click on "Like" and then "Get Notifications" ~ Coupons will be offered for my main charm shop: www.tipsywhimsey.etsy.com
More jewelry pictured:
Go to the album titled "For Sale" http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150782383804492.398003.60001389491&type=3

PLATING: Most of my charms are plated with genuine sterling silver, genuine copper or 24K gold. Plating is only one molecule thick so it can wear thin. Don't rub or wash your charms. Email me with questions.

Copper tarnishes. Simply from the air. Moisture, salt water air, your skin's PH balance, your lotions and perfume, touching it with the oils on your hands, the pool... everything tarnishes everything. Avoid wearing it overnight or in the water to preserve it as long as possible.

THE FINISH: Please note: Unless otherwise noted your charms are plated metals with an antiqued finish. Please keep out of water and away from lotions or perfume to help preserve them.

DIRECTIONS ON LOOKING UP YOUR GPS COORDINATES, LATITUDE LONGITUDE:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/161271808

FONT SIZES: If you select a font size during checkout that is too large (e.g. requesting 1/8th when only 1/16th will fit) I will use the smaller font size by default. Or if the design only allows for short GPS coordinates, your number may need to be shortened. https://www.etsy.com/listing/126137107/fonts-charm-sizes-available-at-tipsy

EXTRA STAMPING: Additional stamping than what the sample and listings show will cost a little more. INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO PAY FOR ADDITIONAL STAMPING FEES: https://www.etsy.com/listing/166674768

GPS Keychain Tip: If you are ordering your pendant without a key ring, but plan to put it on your own key ring, please let me know in your comments during checkout. I'll be sure to put a heavy-duty jump ring on there for you.

Unique Photo Ornaments & Hand-stamped Scrabble Tiles:
www.tipsywhimseyART.etsy.com

RINGS:
Wire wrapped rings may fit a smidge tighter/looser than your normal size, simply because the coils grip your finger differently than a traditional band.

Here is a handy ring guide if you need help determining your size:
http://pages.ebay.com/buy/guides/ring-sizing-guide/

ME:
I also LOVE creating one-of-a-kind beaded jewelry. You can see tons of options at www.facebook.com/tipsywhimsey and click on 'albums.'

Please visit my Profile page to read more about me and my ramblings!
http://www.etsy.com/people/TipsyWhimsey
~ Ann

Peppermints:
Did you get a mint in your package? They are from "Bob's Sweet Stripes" and more information can be found through this main website: www.farleysandsathers.com
This is a treat and a gift. Please don't share with small children as it can be a choking hazard. Please read about the product first on their website before eating if you have any questions.
• http://items.ferrarausa.com/nutrition_info/01642_nutri_facts.pdf

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
Payment on all purchases is due at the time of checkout. Please contact me immediately if you have questions or would like to use a different payment method.

★★★INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO PAY FOR ADDITIONAL STAMPING FEES:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/166674768

DISCOUNTS: Orders of 10-19 charms will save 10%. Orders of 20+ charms will save 20%, and can take up to two weeks to complete. Convo me for a custom quote. Include all of the details of your order.

QUANTITIES: If I have a charm listed as 1 available but you see more in my "charms" sections, click on "keep shopping" during checkout, then you can select more until you have as many as you need. You can buy any same-priced item as well to cover the cost.

SEND EXTRA PAYMENT USING PAYPAL, EVEN IF YOU DON'T HAVE AN ACCOUNT. IT'S FREE TO USE YOUR DEBIT/CREDIT CARD:
Go to https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/make-online-payments
Enter your email address. Then send the correct amount to this silly email address:
inbox_stuff {at} hotmail {dot} com (be sure to type it using the '@' and the '.')
Make sure you send me a conversation to let me know you've sent your extra payment.

If you need to send additional payment through Paypal and have an account:
First log into Paypal. Then click on "send money." Input the correct $ dollar amount and send it to this silly email address:
inbox_stuff {at} hotmail {dot} com

SHIPPING FEES:
Why is there a shipping fee on each additional item, even for extra stamping?
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase multiple items the shipping will increase due to increased listing fees, service fees, package weight and/or supplies.

SELECTING "OTHER" DURING CHECKOUT:
Money Orders OR Paypal eChecks will delay shipping of your order.

If you selected "other" but later wish to pay with your credit or debit card, you should purchase the item again, then request that I cancel the original transaction that has "other" payment selected. Right now Etsy doesn't offer a way for shop owners to invoice buyers so this is the best way.

MONEY ORDERS:
For orders that wish to mail a money order, this is okay, just contact me directly to get mailing address and let me know when you are mailing it. I will cancel unpaid orders after 2 weeks from purchase date.

SALES TAX:
All MN residents will need to pay sales tax with their order.

COUPONS:
Coupon codes are only valid at the time of checkout. Follow me on Facebook for more opportunities to save in my main charm shop! www.facebook.com/tipsywhimsey
Shipping
PROCESS TIMES: Charms are hand-stamped and made to order, please allow a few days for me to complete your order before shipping. Most orders are completed and ready to ship within 3 business days. (Business days are Monday - Friday and do not include the weekend or U.S. Government Holidays.)

SORRY, NO LOCAL PICKUPS.

SORRY, NO POSTAL SUBSTITUTIONS. I understand that you may believe another option is better, or cheaper. I stick with USPS and padded shipping with tracking numbers as the best option for my business.

Tipsy Whimsey is available in the studio Monday-Friday during regular business hours. Ann will reply to questions as soon as possible, but you may experience a delay over the weekend. Be sure to include all of your details (big and small) during your checkout notes, or in a separate email or Etsy conversation to Ann. Thanks!

NEW OPTIONS TO SELECT DURING CHECKOUT:
- Rush + Priority Shipping: You get both Rush stamping and Priority shipping with this option. Averages 2 business days in the U.S. after it is stamped and ready to ship. In the U.S. this includes insurance on your package.
- 1 Gift Box Only: Regular First Class shipping, but includes 1 gift box. To add more gift boxes to your order, search for the listing in shop & add to your cart.
- 1 Gift Box + Rush + Priority Shipping: Includes 1 gift box, Rush stamping and Priority shipping.
PRIORITY Shipping is through USPS (United States Postal Office).
- Add Insurance (for packages valued up to $100). You MUST add insurance to your shipping to receive compensation if the USPS loses or damages your package.

SHIPPING:
Generally I ship everything USPS First Class. They average 3-5 business days to deliver around the U.S. Your package is coming from Minnesota.

SORRY, NO LOCAL PICKUPS.

SORRY, NO POSTAL SUBSTITUTIONS. I understand that you may believe another option is better, or cheaper. I stick with USPS and padded shipping with tracking numbers as the best option for my business.

I can't be held responsible for shipping related issues once the package is received by the Post Office. Please contact the Post Office using your tracking # if you have questions about delivery.

If your package is returned to me by the Post Office you will need to purchase a new shipping label. Double check your shipping address on Etsy and Paypal, make sure the address on your Etsy receipt is correct, this is what I will be using!

TO ADD INSURANCE TO YOUR SHIPPING:
Purchase PRIORITY shipping upgrade to add INSURANCE to your package. If you need to buy it after you've already ordered, purchase it using this listing:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/161878519
International customers please note: Adding this Priority fee will only add insurance to your package, it will not speed up your delivery.

You MUST add insurance to your shipping to receive compensation if the USPS loses or damages your package.

General cost to add insurance to your First Class shipping will be:
U.S. $3 for package value up to $100.
International $4 for package value up to $100.
Contact for custom quote if your order value is over $100.

Claims will be paid out on a case-by-case scenario, as determined by the USPS. Photos of the product and packaging will be required. Contact me with questions after speaking with the USPS first.

CALL THE U.S. POST OFFICE TO INQUIRE ABOUT YOUR PACKAGE IF DELAYED, ETC:
Call 1-800-ASK-USPS® (800-275-8777)
M-F - 8:00 am - 8:30 pm ET
Sat - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm ET
Sun/Holidays - Closed
It's also a good idea to talk to your local Post Office to see if they are holding your package for any reason.
International Claims Help 1-800-222-1811

Sometimes the Tracking data received here on Etsy isn't updated promptly; use your tracking # to look up shipping statuses at www.usps.com for more information. (May not be available on international orders.)

You can add a gift box during checkout: https://www.etsy.com/listing/87485110

★★ Shipping options for most orders in the U.S. (price may vary)
First Class, 3-5 business days on average (longer during holiday rushes).
Add $ for Priority, 1-3 business days on average. Add using this: https://www.etsy.com/listing/157798120 or upgrade your shipping option during checkout.

Why is there a shipping fee on each additional item?
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase multiple items the shipping will increase due to increased listing fees, service fees, package weight and/or supplies.

Check your mailing address between Etsy and Paypal to make sure they are updated and accurate. I will ship your purchase to the address listed on the ETSY invoice, unless otherwise requested. ***If your package is returned to me due to invalid/incorrect address, you will need to pay for shipping again to have me reship the package to you.

If you would like me to write a little message & ship it as a gift, just let me know what to write & where to sent it. You can tell me during checkout, in a separate Conversation or through email.

★★ International customers are responsible for all Customs or Duties fees. All packages are marked automatically as 'merchandise'. I can't control delays that happen with shipping. Each country handles their mail differently, and shipping times will vary. Your Customs label may provide tracking data, but it may be incomplete; other countries are not required to scan the label.

★★ Pricing options for most International orders (price may vary)
★ Shipped using the United States Post Office (www.usps.com)
★ Delivery times are *estimates* and can vary wildy, I have no control over your package's shipping time.
(Canada $6.99+) (Everywhere Else $7.99+) First Class shipping, delivery can take 2-4 weeks on average; the U.S. Post Office does not have legal authorization to contact your country regarding First Class International packages.
$25+ Priority International shipping, 6-10 business days on average, Contact me for actual quote
$50+ Priority Express shipping + Tracking #, 3-5 business days on average, Contact me for actual quote; This is THE ONLY service that will include Claims and Official tracking data.
★ Search the World Customs Organization for Customs contact information at www.wcoomd.org
★ Express shipping will be required on any purchase of $100+ for International orders.
Refunds and Exchanges
I do my best to ensure that your item is special and new and perfect. Some handmade items have their own natural flaws, it is what makes them unique.

ALIGNMENT: For hand-stamped charms, please note that the alignment will not be perfect. I stamp every letter, number and character by hand. The metals I use will have their own inherent flaws, each one is unique and will vary from the photos you see.

WARRANTY: I offer free repair within 2 weeks of your purchase (chains are excluded); this does not include lost pieces, or broken beads. After this time each circumstance will be handled on an individual basis. Shipping will be paid by you.

CHAINS need to be handled with care. They get caught on things, children pull at them; they get exposed to water, perfume and lotion which will degrade their quality. Be careful with the tube connector on your ball chain, they are small and are easy to detach. I will warranty your chain for 2 weeks from the date of purchase. After this time each circumstance will be handled on an individual basis. Shipping will be paid by you.

YOUR ITEM IS CUSTOM MADE. Remember when you order and purchase hand-stamped charms, it is being created just for you. It will vary from the photos. Please be sure that you are committed to your purchase and verbiage for stamping before sending payment.

SHIPPING: I can't be held responsible for shipping related issues once the package is received by the Post Office. Please contact the Post Office using your tracking # if you have questions about delivery. See USPS phone # above, in the Shipping Policy section. You MUST add insurance to your shipping to receive compensation if the USPS loses or damages your package.

REFUNDS ARE NOT ACCEPTED ON CUSTOM STAMPED PIECES.

I offer refunds within 2 weeks of purchase. Shipping expenses are not included with refunds. You may be asked to ship the item back to me. You must provide a tracking # when shipping the item back to me.
Additional policies and FAQs
Your positive feedback really makes my heart smile! Thank you!

Please email or convo me if you have questions.
Email: tipsy [!at] roguephotography.com

All of my jewelry contains small parts and may not be suitable for young children. Wear responsibly with adult supervision!

Please note: GUEST CHECKOUT does not link purchases with your Etsy Conversations with the shop, so communication and follow-up may be disjointed. It is helpful to mention you are a Guest during the Etsy Convo, or if you have an Etsy account, please checkout while you are signed in. If you purchase as a Guest instead of logging into Etsy, your purchase will not be linked to your Etsy account. Questions about this process or if you need access to your receipt if you are a Guest, please email Etsy at: www.etsy.com/help/contact

More information

Last updated on Mar 28, 2017
Frequently asked questions

What does "hand stamped" mean?

A hand stamped item means the metal charm (or scrabble tile) has been struck by a metal tool (or die), typically with a hammer on an anvil, to create an imprint (or engraving) in the metal, which is then antiqued to show off its detail.

Stamping metal by hand is an acquired skill that requires a lot of practice! Every letter, number and symbol is stamped one at a time, on every tag. Some tools require multiple hammer strikes to create a clean and deep impression in the metal.

Every stamped charm is unique, the alignment can vary, no two tags will be identical. This adds to the handmade nature of your special order. Ann has stamped over one million characters to date!

More charm styles and jewelry available at www.tipsywhimsey.etsy.com

How long will it take to receive my order?

Tipsy Whimsey {art} is able to complete most orders within 3-5 business days. First Class shipping after this can take 3-5 business days in the U.S. A safe estimate: it can take 7-10 days for you to receive your order after you purchase it, in the U.S.

International shipping may take up to 2 weeks to reach larger cities, or longer for more remote locations.

To speed up your order significantly, upgrade your shipping option during checkout to include RUSH + PRIORITY. This means processing time is about 1 business day and shipping is about 2-3 business days, in the U.S.

A business day is a weekday (Monday-Friday), excluding weekends or any U.S. government holiday.

What fonts & symbols do you have available?

Please note: the suggestions and links below go to my main Charm shop, which has different and more products available for customization.

You can search "All Fonts" or "All Symbols" or "All Hearts" to quickly find photos at www.tipsywhimsey.etsy.com

Here is a link to fonts available at Tipsy Whimsey:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/250944296/all-fonts

Here is a link to all symbols available at Tipsy Whimsey:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/166148061/new-all-symbol-stamps
Be sure to page through all photos; you can also read the symbol names in a list in the description.

Notes regarding Care of metal charms

PLEASE KEEP OUT OF WATER.

Copper & Sterling Silver tarnish easily. Simply from the air, moisture, humidity, salt water air, skin's PH balance, lotion, perfume, oils on your hands, & chemicals in pools.

Plated charms are plated with genuine sterling silver, genuine copper or 24K gold. Plating is only one molecule thick so it can wear thin. Don't rub or wash your charms.

Store jewelry & charms safely away from moisture in a jewelry box or bag. Avoid wearing it overnight & stay out of the water to preserve it as long as possible.

Options to spruce up: Rub w/a polishing cloth (without cleaners). Dab rubbing alcohol on folded paper towel & swipe in little circles. Extremely fine steel wool (#0000) can be used but will leave fine scratches.

Notes regarding Inked Scrabble Tiles

PLEASE KEEP OUT OF WATER.

These Scrabble tiles are not sealed against water or moisture. Any water or cleaning solution can pull the ink out of the wood. Handle carefully with dry hands.

Can I add a chain or bracelet to my charm order?

You bet!

It will be easier for you to browse my main Charm shop at:
www.tipsywhimsey.etsy.com

You will find a variety of necklaces and bracelets pictured with charms. You can also peruse the A la Carte section to find single chains and bracelets or crystals, charms and pearls available to add to any order.

If you wind up ordering multiple items between both shops, just let me know you wish to combine them and I can refund excess shipping and assemble your order before mailing.

You are currently browsing my Craft shop at:
www.tipsywhimseyART.etsy.com

How do you smash or squish the pennies?

My smashed, flattened, squished or pressed pennies (and other coins) are completely hand-made.

Each coin takes at least 60 strikes of a heavy hammer against a steel-hardened anvil. The coin must be rotated and flipped repeatedly for the best finish.

I then polish the coins by hand using steel wool, before I even start engraving your custom phrase onto the coin.

U.S. Pennies are made from Copper plated Zinc (after 1982).
U.S. Nickels are made from Nickel plated Copper.

I do not flatten U.S. Quarters or Dimes, but I can stamp your text onto them, and drill a hole to convert it into a pendant.

Send me a Convo with questions and include the text you want me to stamp so I can provide an accurate quote. Thanks!