TurtlesAnvil

Artistic Expressions of Spirituality

Rockford, Illinois · 21 Sales

TurtlesAnvil

Artistic Expressions of Spirituality

Rockford, Illinois 21 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(14)

Announcement   Medicine wheels and bags, ceremonial rattles and shakers, staffs and magic wands; each exhibiting the mix of cultural influences (Native American, Buddhist, Shaman, Earth-based) that permeate the artists' worlds. Our jewelry also shows our reverence for Nature. We use only natural semi-precious gem stones. The nature photography, fine art in its own right, captures the wonders of our natural world that are too often overlooked.

Come on in. Take a look around. Enjoy! Like something? Click it. Like our shop. Favorite us. Can't find that perfect gift? Check out our website galleries at http://turtlesanvil.com Or contact us with what you have in mind. We are happy to work with you to create your unique vision.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 4, 2018

Medicine wheels and bags, ceremonial rattles and shakers, staffs and magic wands; each exhibiting the mix of cultural influences (Native American, Buddhist, Shaman, Earth-based) that permeate the artists' worlds. Our jewelry also shows our reverence for Nature. We use only natural semi-precious gem stones. The nature photography, fine art in its own right, captures the wonders of our natural world that are too often overlooked.

Come on in. Take a look around. Enjoy! Like something? Click it. Like our shop. Favorite us. Can't find that perfect gift? Check out our website galleries at http://turtlesanvil.com Or contact us with what you have in mind. We are happy to work with you to create your unique vision.

Deborah Kelly

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Deborah Kelly

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(14)
Teresa Porteous

Teresa Porteous on Mar 2, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Thank-you for the hair clips. I love them and will enjoy wearing them.

metalcat

metalcat on Sep 27, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Very pretty (for an insect, lol!) Beautiful pale green, like a new bud on a tree. And I love the sentiment. Thank you so much! And thank you for the super-fast shipping!

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About

Random Meeting of ThreeTurtles

Welcome to Turtle's Anvil! Thank you for visiting our shop. We are Deborah Kelly, and Sue Hayden; two spiritually inspired fine art photographers and artists. Stegosaurus (Deborah's pet tortoise) is the CEO and creative inspiration behind Turtle's Anvil.

We met at a private drumming circle where neither of us knew the host. We were each invited by friends. We struck up a conversation and soon came to realize we shared a reverence for the natural world. We both, also, had an interest in and worked with bone. Deborah in creating her art and Sue in creating an educational skull collection for a past employer. Deborah spoke of her lifelong irresistible drive to create art from nature; Sue of her recent retirement and new found desire to express her passion for the natural world through photography. Even our "also known as" identities are similar. Deborah uses turtle shells for many of her pieces and is in the habit of wearing her art when she is out and about. Recognizing her through her work, people have come to refer to her as Turtle Woman. Before retiring, Sue was involved in a multi-year program where she regularly tracked turtle movements across the landscape. She became known by the locals as The Turtle Lady.

Over time, as we got to know each other better, we realized we make an awesome team. Deborah has intense drive and Sue has a stabilizing demeanor. We decided to offer our creations to the world. Deborah had already made a previous attempt at establishing a business with minimal success. Considering our respective aliases, it seemed natural and fitting to breath new life into Turtle's Anvil. More importantly, Steg insisted on it.

Here you will find original fine art works and prints. We are both passionate about artistic expression of spirituality and creating images and artifacts that inspire others. Deborah transforms natural objects into shamanistic spiritual artifacts. She also recycles vintage items to produce Victorian steampunk. After many years working with wildlife, Sue now offers photographic images of the natural beauty around us. All of the images you see here were taken by one of us. We photograph subjects and create pieces that speak to us and touch our souls. All our artwork is very special to us. We truly hope you enjoy them as well. You can view more of our artwork at: http://turtlesanvil.com/

ANIMAL ARTIFACTS
The animal artifacts used in our artwork were either found in nature or come from Native American Powwows. We are respectful of the wildlife we photograph so as not to unduly disturb them. No animal is harmed by our activities in any way. Steg make's sure of that.

ENVIRONMENTALISTS
We at Turtle's Anvil strive to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Much of the materials we use in our art originally come from vintage items. Recycled packing materials will be used when possible. We also recycle old picture frames.

ABOUT THE PRINTS
TurtlesAnvil fine art prints are original museum quality, acid free and professionally printed. The paper is extremely age resistant. We currently outsource our photos to a professional photo lab. The quality is excellent. We use only the finest archival mounting materials. Each print is hand signed and dated by the artist.

COPYRIGHT
All designs and photo images in our store © TurtlesAnvil, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Thank you for stopping.

Shop members

  • Sue Hayden

    Co-owner

    I have always been irresistibly drawn to OUTSIDE. My hope in my work here is to inspire in others the sense of awe, joy, love and respect I feel for the natural world. My fear is, if nothing else, it will be a testimony to what once was...OUTSIDE.

  • Stegosaurus

    CEO

    I have been with Turtle Woman from the very beginning, back in 2001. I was only 1 year old at the time, but knew we could make a go of it. I am proud to be a part of the team.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 1, 2016
Welcome to TurtlesAnvil! Thank you for visiting our shop. We are Deborah Kelly, Turtle Woman, and Sue Hayden, The Turtle Lady; two spiritually inspired fine art photographers and artists. Deborah transforms natural objects into shamanistic spiritual artifacts. She also recycles old articles to produce Victorian steampunk. Sue, after many years working with wildlife, now offers photographic images of the natural beauty that surrounds us. We are both passionate about artistic expression of spirituality and creating images and artifacts that inspire others. Here you will find original fine art works and prints. All of the images you see here were taken by one of us. We photograph subjects and create pieces that speak to us and touch our souls. All our artwork is very special to us. We truly hope you enjoy them as well.

ABOUT THE PRINTS
Turtle's Anvil fine art prints are original museum quality, acid free and professionally printed. Each is hand signed and dated by the artist. We use only the finest archival materials. The paper is acid-free and extremely age resistant. We currently outsource our photos to a professional photo lab. The quality is excellent.

ANIMAL ARTIFACTS
The animal artifacts used in our artwork either come from Native American Powwows or found. We are respectful of the wildlife we photograph so as not to unduly disturb. No animal is harmed by our activities in any way. Steg make's sure of that.

ENVIRONMENTALISTS
We at Turtlesanvil strive to be as environmentally friendly as possible. In that spirit, recycled packing materials will be used when possible. We also recycle picture frames.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
We want you to be very happy with your purchase! If you are not satisfied with your purchase, let us know why!

IMPORTANT
Please keep in mind that every computer monitor displays color a bit differently, so what you see on your computer screen could conceivably vary a little bit from the prints you receive. Also, keep in mind all of Deborah's pieces are one-of-a-kind.

If you do not LOVE the photo and the paper it is printed on or If you are not thrilled with your purchased item for any reason, please e-mail us immediately. If we are contacted within 7 days of receipt of the order, we will exchange the item(s) with a comparable one of equal value or refund your purchase amount (minus return shipping costs) if you prefer. The item(s) must be returned in original condition and packaging.

We will gladly exchange an item or print if the one you received was not what you ordered.

If your order arrives damaged in any way, please contact us through Etsy to arrange for a replacement or exchange.

If you return an item, please send us a note first to let us know so we'll know to look for it in the mail.

 Your refund or exchange will be sent as soon as we receive the returned item.

Please send an email if you have questions or you need help.
Payment
We accept Etsy Direct Checkout and credit cards.
Orders that are not paid for within 7 days will be cancelled.
We do not ship until payment has cleared.
Shipping
We will ship your order to the address listed in your ETSY RECEIPT within 2-7 days after payment clears. Please make sure it is the correct address. If a package is returned to us because of an incorrect address, we will have to charge for shipping again.

We ship to the United States, Mexico and Canada only. All orders will be shipped First-Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation. Orders over $50 are insured and require a signature for delivery. We will email you the tracking number when your order ships. If there will be a delay in shipping, we will notify you immediately.

All prints will be ordered from a professional photo lab right away when you place your order. Please allow for both developing and shipping time when waiting for your order. Orders are shipped within 7 days of receiving payment unless otherwise indicated in the product description. We use sturdy cardboard mailing envelopes designed for sending photographs to make sure that your images reach you in great condition. Prints will be securely packed and will be in a clear cello sleeve. Large prints are shipped in a rigid tube.

EXPRESS SHIPPING

We are more than happy to provide rush shipping, please contact us before placing your order so that we can discuss the options and rates available to you.

All orders ship with tracking so lost packages are luckily a rare occurrence. A package will be considered lost if you have not received it within 3 weeks. We will replace lost packages at no charge after confirmation from the shipper that the package was lost in transit.
Additional policies and FAQs
COPYRIGHT
All designs and photo images in our store © TurtlesAnvil, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

You CAN NOT:
♥ Manipulate, cut, crop and create any digital goods or any type of craft supply using these images.
♥ Sell, redistribute or share the images individually or along with other images. (no selling as clip art, digital scrapbooking kits, digital collage sheet, art prints)
♥ Post the digital images you purchase as they are on any website, blog, file sharing site, etc.
♥ Resell the designs, or any part of them, as original artwork, or original digital image.
♥ Print out the designs and sell them.
♥ Give the designs away or share them with your friends. Please refer them to my shop if they would like to play with the images!

Purchased photographs are for personal use only and may not be duplicated or published without our written permission. All work is protected under copyright including reproduction rights. Please note that sale of artwork does not transfer copyright. Artists retain all copyright privileges and protections. That means you can own the actual artwork but not the copyrighted image. Artwork may not be cut and pasted, published, copied, or reproduced in any way without written permission of the artists.

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Please keep in mind that the colors on computer monitors vary so the colors may differ very slightly.

All of the images you see here were taken by us. Prints are professionally printed at a lab.

CUSTOM ORDERS
We are happy to do custom orders, please contact us if you have any special request. If you don’t see what you are looking for or have any questions just drop us a line on Etsy so that we can discuss your thoughts and needs.

Our reputation is very important to us. If you are displeased with any of our items, please contact us before you leave neutral or negative feedback, as we will always try to correct the situation to your satisfaction. We appreciate your business and strive to provide excellent, attentive customer service. We are happy to leave our positive feedback when receiving yours.