wallSpells

Solar powered • Light spinning • Wonderfulness

91 Sales

wallSpells

Solar powered • Light spinning • Wonderfulness

91 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
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Note from shop owner Life is busssssy at my full time job with Farm Sanctuary. I don't have much spare time to build up inventory so am closing shop for a while! I'll be back soon, and you can absolutely message me if you're set on buying a spell ♡

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 28, 2016

Life is busssssy at my full time job with Farm Sanctuary. I don't have much spare time to build up inventory so am closing shop for a while! I'll be back soon, and you can absolutely message me if you're set on buying a spell ♡

Elise McClelland

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Elise McClelland

About

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. --Eleanor Roosevelt

Sometimes you have an idea that you love so much your mind won't let you lose it. That's what wallSpells were for me.

I've had a longtime obsession with prisms and colorful glass (from my stained glass window-making father, no doubt) and also have an unrelenting fondness for sunshine and pretty imagination. Well, forces combined, and years after wondering and wondering if I could create some sort of solar powered, aesthetically delighting concoction, I finally decided to give it a try and came up with these guys. The very first moment the sun hit my pile of spinning beads I knew I would be dedicated to solving my own little puzzle on how to bring my crafty desires to life. A lot of trial and error went down, but after several months with the encouragement and shared enthusiasm of good friends, I finally had it: wallSpells.

Over 100 orders down the road I continue to get heartwarming feedback from owners of my spells. I can't really express how amazing that feels. It's hard to be so proud of myself, but at the same time it's also kind of hard not to be; I love wallSpells; I love what they do. They're like little positive entities that only want to add beauty to the world around them. That's sort of how I see it anyway. I'm my own biggest fan, I'm sure, by a long shot (haha) but I don't mind that one bit. My windowsills will be cluttered with spells for the rest of my days. Hopefully there will come a time when I'll be successful enough as a spellmaker to be able to hide myself away in a forest cottage somewhere where I can build and dream and create for a living, making people a little happier and doing my part to add a sense of wonder and simple adoration to the world.

Be the change, they say. Well, don't mind if I do ♥

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  • Elise

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hi everyone. I'm Elise. I went to school at Humboldt State for botany and, inspired by sunshine and nature, came up with the idea and creation of wallSpells. Please check out my video and Etsy shop page ♥

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Last updated on November 18, 2014
Hello, and thank you for checking out my lovely spells! If you have any questions or would like to order in custom colors, please read below and don't hesitate to contact me through Etsy Conversation with any curiosities.

People, these spells are wonderful. They're kind of like my magic family. I'd had the idea to rotate light using mirrors and prisms for quite some time before trying it out. When I finally got my hands on the parts and pieces needed, I waited and waited for the sun to come out and when it did, woooosh: I knew what I'd be up to for a very long time.

wallSpells bring the sunshine into your house in such a unique and delicate way. They sit on top of a most basic solar-powered turntable that enables their constant magical movement in the sun. The crystal beads and central prisms used in each spell reflect sunlight onto your walls and ceiling, transforming your space into something quite fantastic and calming. If you think you might enjoy a wallSpell, you'll probably LOVE it. Please check out this homemade video of some of what they do:

https://vimeo.com/75173155

Each spell is straightforwardly designed, dressed, and strung by me.

What you should know about going custom:

•Custom spells similar to those listed are happily crafted by me. I just adore the idea of being a custom spellmaker, because how cool is that?

•I've found using a few images with desired colors as a reference to be a wonderful way to create custom spells. If you wish to send me some images, make sure your top color choices (around four) and overarching style are apparent. If you would rather list some main colors, the prism type, and/or some words that describe the style you're looking for, I'm all for giving that a go as well. If you'd like me to send you an image of the pieces I wind up choosing for you, just mention so with your order. It'll be fun. Also, I will try to make two options for all custom orders (unless your request involves very expensive beads) using your color palette.

•The central prism can be either a faceted sphere or a "diamond." A sphere creates many rainbow spots that behave in a number of ways depending on the angle of the sun. Often the spots move in a broad circle, but sometimes they sort of just roam, sometimes they sway, and sometimes they even do a fading/reappearing thing. Diamonds make whiter specks that, depending on the angle of the sun, can be interconnected by thin lines of light. This creates a moving effect I can best describe as molecular or constellation-like. I don't want to give away too much, but know that both prisms can behave in a number of ways depending on how the sun hits them, and both are lovely.

•Bulk orders of three or more mostly identical spells will be sold with a discount as they are quicker to assemble once the design is known. Please contact me if you are interested in a set of spells; I love making sets.

I'm excited to answer questions, so ask away!

Elise

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Shipping
I'll always try to find the best deal for shipping without compromising sturdy packaging and plenty of padding. If you're buying more than two items from me, I'll use flat rate boxes whenever possible and refund you any overages in shipping charges (^:

Spells ship USPS Priority (domestic only) with a tracking number and insurance included. If you need an item shipped though a different company or express, shoot me a convo.

For all orders, excess charges over $2 will be refunded following shipment (^:

**For international orders** Please be aware that you will be responsible for any additional charges your country imposes for your imported purchase.

(Custom orders will be mailed as soon as I've completed them and they're ready to go. This shouldn't take more than five business days in total, but if I need to purchase special or additional supplies for you it may take longer.)
Refunds and Exchanges
I'd like to say all sales or final, but I'm an understanding person, so if you have a change of heart or are suddenly in a money bind, please get in touch with me and I'll do everything I can to help; I want you to be happy!

Warranty: I'll replace any solar powered turntable that stops spinning for up to one year after the purchase date. (Please note this has only happened one time so far.) After this amount of time if the spinning stops or if you accidentally break your base, just get in touch with me and I'll either give you my supplier's information or have a new base mailed to at cost (usually <$8). I'll also send you replacement adhesive pads to secure your cover to the base, that way your magic can keep on keeping on (^:

If anything about your order saddens you, please get in touch with me. I really do want you to be happy.

Please note that in the event of a return, you as the buyer are responsible for all shipping and handling charges from the entire transaction. Thank you for your understanding.