whimsymiracoleman

Paper Arts, HandMade & Jewelry Design

Maine, United States

Top shop for gifts.

Buyers bought gifts from this shop and gave them 5-star reviews!

Announcement    **we will be on vacation from 9/27 to 10/1**

WELCOME! *Please read shop policies before ordering*

Special request? Please convo the shop!

We ship daily (weather-permitting) Monday- Saturday via USPS- Some items may be sold out! Doing our best to keep listed inventory current!

About the work: Cuffs, coasters, trivets and buckle-works are NOT sublimation/machine made. Each is individually made by hand, one at a time over several days. We do not use kits, stickers or molds; each template used is one we have created and refined after years of experience utilizing often well-used charts from decades past.
Buckles, ornaments & tiles are finished with resin.

Beaded pieces use amethyst, chalcedony (jasper variations), lapis, obsidian, tiger eye and malachite; fair-trade certified paper and Kazuri beads.

"whimsy" appears most recently in:

--"Old Port Magazine" 2018 Christmas Gift Guide
--"DownEast Magazine" Marketplace & On-Line shop - Rockport, Maine 2017-2021
--Gifts@136 - Damariscotta Maine
--Port Clyde General Store - Port Clyde, St George Maine 2019-2021
--Morris Farm Market - Wiscasset, Maine
--Castine Historical Society Shop - Castine, Maine
--Sherman's Maine Coast Bookstores - Varied stores

For a couple of short videos about whimsy (copy and paste):


...Cuffs:
https://www.instagram.com/tv/CFzcUa0g4rw/?igshid=17qnsrr2l8ic6

...Cuff sizing:
https://youtu.be/bUxqDoCwBIo

...Gift packaging:
https://www.instagram.com/tv/CGSWJEWgS3b/?igshid=t6f8qe6u26ac

...Buckles:
https://www.instagram.com/tv/CFxsFnCAGn5/?igshid=2ra5q281sjtw

...Ornaments:
https://www.instagram.com/tv/CFshsrGg7-h/?igshid=1c9alrmsfj5lq

...Tiles:
https://www.instagram.com/tv/CFzcUa0g4rw/?igshid=1d1pqu2o66mjs

...The other shop (vintage & supplies):
https://etsy.com/shop/whimsysupply

"whimsy" is a registered trademark MRSA c 301 s1522

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 23, 2021

**we will be on vacation from 9/27 to 10/1**

WELCOME! *Please read shop policies before ordering*

Special request? Please convo the shop!

We ship daily (weather-permitting) Monday- Saturday via USPS- Some items may be sold out! Doing our best to keep listed inventory current!

About the work: Cuffs, coasters, trivets and buckle-works are NOT sublimation/machine made. Each is individually made by hand, one at a time over several days. We do not use kits, stickers or molds; each template used is one we have created and refined after years of experience utilizing often well-used charts from decades past.
Buckles, ornaments & tiles are finished with resin.

Beaded pieces use amethyst, chalcedony (jasper variations), lapis, obsidian, tiger eye and malachite; fair-trade certified paper and Kazuri beads.

"whimsy" appears most recently in:

--"Old Port Magazine" 2018 Christmas Gift Guide
--"DownEast Magazine" Marketplace & On-Line shop - Rockport, Maine 2017-2021
--Gifts@136 - Damariscotta Maine
--Port Clyde General Store - Port Clyde, St George Maine 2019-2021
--Morris Farm Market - Wiscasset, Maine
--Castine Historical Society Shop - Castine, Maine
--Sherman's Maine Coast Bookstores - Varied stores

For a couple of short videos about whimsy (copy and paste):


...Cuffs:
https://www.instagram.com/tv/CFzcUa0g4rw/?igshid=17qnsrr2l8ic6

...Cuff sizing:
https://youtu.be/bUxqDoCwBIo

...Gift packaging:
https://www.instagram.com/tv/CGSWJEWgS3b/?igshid=t6f8qe6u26ac

...Buckles:
https://www.instagram.com/tv/CFxsFnCAGn5/?igshid=2ra5q281sjtw

...Ornaments:
https://www.instagram.com/tv/CFshsrGg7-h/?igshid=1c9alrmsfj5lq

...Tiles:
https://www.instagram.com/tv/CFzcUa0g4rw/?igshid=1d1pqu2o66mjs

...The other shop (vintage & supplies):
https://etsy.com/shop/whimsysupply

"whimsy" is a registered trademark MRSA c 301 s1522

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About whimsymiracoleman

Sales 519
On Etsy since 2008

Lots of vintage charts....

Fall 2021: we continue to evolve hand-made designs creating whimsy from the quiet elegance of old nautical charts and vintage cartography.

If you have a design vision relating to cuffs, resined buckles, resined ornaments or tiles, please make a request - we are happy to try your idea as time allows.

Shop members

  • Mira Coleman

    Owner, Maker

    I'm a 12th generation New Englander, collector of vintage charts and maps, specializing in New England. I work full-time at creating and executing designs each of which is hand-made (not sublimation-processed) over a period of days.

Production partners

  • American Underwater Search & Survey

    Cataumet, MA

    Fun fact: AUSS located long-sunken wrecks of the SS Portland and the Schooner Wyoming in the New England waters during the last quarter of 20th century. We have the use of many of their old charts.

  • Reduction Nation

    ME, United States

    Reduction Nation has been a long time provider of beautiful, often rare Lucite beads.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 24, 2021
Thanks for visiting whimsy ... We sell beads, components and vintage at www.whimsysupply.etsy.com

Custom orders: due to time constraints we are accepting limited custom order requests at this time (fall-winter 2021)
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Please let us know your specifics & we can usually send you up to 5 images before we process the order.

-Custom orders must be pre-paid and are non-returnable.
-Special orders are those involving known Maine places. Fully returnable.
-Custom and special orders may require up to 30 days' time to complete.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or 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)
Returns and exchange details
Customer satisfaction is our highest priority. Please convo us immediately (within 5 days of delivery) if the item* you ordered is not satisfactory.

An important word about resin products: these pieces are not sublimation-printed by machine. Each is individually made by hand. Hand-poured resins often have small anomalies, in the nature of handmade products. We QC each production piece and if a resin irregularity is larger than 2 millimeters, that piece gets recycled. We stand behind all products and will be happy to issue a refund if desired.

*Custom orders are not returnable. Custom orders are those in which we've created a new and different template and for which you, the customer, have paid the custom price. (Many times, we will make a "special order" piece with existing templates - and you may return those!)
Payment
Maine residents will be charged 5.5% sales tax.
Shipping
We ship daily (weather-permitting) to US destinations Mon.-Sat. via USPS!

We offer: USPS first class or USPS Priority Mail - you choose at checkout.

Ornaments ship in a BOPP sleeve with small card for $15, or boxed for $16-you choose at checkout.

We ship to the address you provide at checkout.

We ship once payment has been received and cleared, with the exception of payment by e-check and custom orders.

May to August shipping may take a bit longer...

Our responsibility ends with proof of shipment!

More information

Last updated on Sep 23, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

Standard cuffs are 6 inches long and come in four widths.

Petite Adult cuffs are 5 inches long and may be available in ¾ and 1 inch widths. Petite cuffs generally fit 9 year olds to petite adults.

Tiny cuffs are 4 inches long and come in 1 inch width only.

We use a light enough gauge metal base so that buyer can adjust to comfort.

Custom and personalized orders

We love custom orders but our time is very limited for designing new templates. If your request consists of places we have on file then we are happy to accommodate as a "special" order.

Generally speaking- we will send you images of possibilities (up to five) until you find the template image (in cuff, tile, buckle or ornament) you love!

Gift wrapping and packaging

If you order an item as a gift with a message, we will send you an image of the item and message as packaged prior to shipping.

If you order an ornament boxed, we ribbon-tie the box so that it opens easily.

We can gift-box most items; for 4- and 6" tile, we can provide you with a "fold yourself " type box.

Our outer packaging is usually a secure, sealed, poly-padded pouch.

Care instructions

Cuffs are water-resistant but not waterproof. We suggest that you care for your cuff as you do any fine jewelry.

Wholesale availability

General: We welcome wholesale orders with a minimum order.

Lead time: Depending upon quantity and type of item ordered, our 2021 lead time runs anywhere between 7 days (cuffs) to 30 days (resin products).

Chart templates: We often use vintage charts and can work closely with you to finalize the template(s) which best suit your needs. Map templates also available.

Shipping: We will calculate your USPS shipping cost included in invoice.