whimsymiracoleman

Paper Arts, HandMade & Jewelry Design since 2002

Maine, United States
| 820 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    Specialties: Resined chart & map ornaments, tiles, buckles; cuffs; gift tags; and jewelry

WELCOME! *Please read shop policies before ordering*

About the work: Ornaments, 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, bezels, "doming resin" or molds; each template used is one we have created and refined after years of experience utilizing often well-used charts from decades past.

We ship daily (weather-permitting) Monday- Saturday via USPS- and often sooner than the shipping profiles indicate.

Buckles, ornaments & tiles are finished with resin.

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

"whimsy" appears most recently at:


-DownEast, Rockport ME online @ shop.downeast.com
-Tenants Hbr Gen'l Store, Tenants Hbr, ME
-The Seagull Shop, Pemaquid Pt, Bristol, ME
-The Morris Farm Store, Wiscasset, ME
-Archipelago, Rockland, ME
-Gifts at 136, Damariscotta, ME
-Port Clyde Gen'l Store, Port Clyde, ME
-Sherman's Maine Coast Books -8 Maine locations-seasonal items
-Castine Historical Society, Castine, ME
-Cape Neddick/Nubble Lighthouse Shop, York ME
-"Old Port Magazine" 2018 Christmas Gift Guide

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

"whimsy" is a registered trademark MRSA c 301 s1522

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 1, 2023

Specialties: Resined chart & map ornaments, tiles, buckles; cuffs; gift tags; and jewelry

WELCOME! *Please read shop policies before ordering*

About the work: Ornaments, 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, bezels, "doming resin" or molds; each template used is one we have created and refined after years of experience utilizing often well-used charts from decades past.

We ship daily (weather-permitting) Monday- Saturday via USPS- and often sooner than the shipping profiles indicate.

Buckles, ornaments & tiles are finished with resin.

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

"whimsy" appears most recently at:


-DownEast, Rockport ME online @ shop.downeast.com
-Tenants Hbr Gen'l Store, Tenants Hbr, ME
-The Seagull Shop, Pemaquid Pt, Bristol, ME
-The Morris Farm Store, Wiscasset, ME
-Archipelago, Rockland, ME
-Gifts at 136, Damariscotta, ME
-Port Clyde Gen'l Store, Port Clyde, ME
-Sherman's Maine Coast Books -8 Maine locations-seasonal items
-Castine Historical Society, Castine, ME
-Cape Neddick/Nubble Lighthouse Shop, York ME
-"Old Port Magazine" 2018 Christmas Gift Guide

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

"whimsy" is a registered trademark MRSA c 301 s1522

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About whimsymiracoleman

Sales 820
On Etsy since 2008

Lots of vintage charts....

Original, one-at-a-time, hand-made designs create whimsy from the quiet elegance of old nautical charts and vintage cartography.

We do not use sublimation, kits, bezel rims, or decals. Each piece made using several processes over several days.

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. Please do get back in touch one way or the other. We delete any requests which are not responded to in a timely way.

Shop members

  • MH Coleman

    Owner, Maker

    I'm a 12th generation New Englander, collector of vintage charts & maps, specializing in the New England coast. 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 January 23, 2023
Thanks for visiting whimsy ...

Custom orders: due to time constraints we are accepting very limited custom order requests at this time...

Please let us know your specifics & if time allows we can send you up to 5 images before we process the order. Please get back to us either way so we can process all inquiries in a timely fashion!

-Custom orders must be pre-paid and are non-returnable.

Wholesale inquiries welcomed.

-Special orders are those involving known Maine & Cape Cod places. Fully returnable.

-Custom and special orders may require up to 30 days' time to complete. Wholesale/volume orders - 30-60 days depending upon volume of order.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.

Cancellations

Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.

More information

Last updated on Oct 3, 2022

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 or tile boxed, we ribbon-tie the box so that it opens easily.

We can gift-box most items; 2" cuffs may not be boxed but we can enclose a folded box if requested.

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 to brick & mortar with a minimum order.

Lead time: Depending upon quantity, complexity and type of item ordered, our 2022 lead time runs anywhere between 21 days (cuffs) to 60 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.