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Marjorie Dawson

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Marjorie Dawson


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On Etsy since 2007

Whskr Art and Design

I am British and live in New Zealand at the moment. I create in my own studio at home and an discovering the joys and and complexities of chainmaille. I love collecting vintage charms to incorporate into my jewellery making each one special and unique.

I am helped and hindered in equal measure by the family of cats who enjoy sharing our home and our garden. Thanks to them I never feel alone even when I am busy working in my studio listening to an audio book or some music.

I am a volunteer at our local Upper Hutt Animal Rescue (find them on Facebook!) and find their dedication and care of the animals in their care a huge inspiration.

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  • Marjorie Dawson

    Owner, Maker, Owner, Maker, Designer

    Whskr is Marjorie Dawson jewellery crafter and creative, and blogger. I focus on chainmaille jewellery with special focal elements such as paua shell and vintage charms to make One of a Kind pieces.

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Last updated on May 9, 2022
My name is Marjorie, I am the designer of Whsr Art and Design. I make unique jewellery and chainmaille pieces.

I am proud to volunteer at my local animal shelter Upper Hutt Animal Rescue, who are based at Kingsley Heights, Upper Hutt, New Zealand. UHARS is on Facebook so pop over and say hello!

Follow me: http://twitter.com/whskr
You are welcome to 'Like' Whskr Design on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/WhskrDesign
Drop by the Whskr blog: www.whskr.co (forgive the sound of hammering as we rebuild!)

Quotes from happy Whskr buyers :-
"What a gorgeous doll! WHSKR made this for my mother at my request, and I can't wait to give it to her! Thanks so much!"

"Her work is stunning! Even more than on Etsy. You will be blown away by the gorgeous handy work of her pieces. Beautifully packaged, quickly and securely shipped. I couldn't imagine a better experience. I love my Art Doll, Thank you! A+++++"

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Returns and exchanges
If you are not delighted with your order, contact me and return it for a refund or an exchange — less the cost of shipping. All goods must be received back in mint condition i.e. no beads missing, fabric torn etc., as I cannot vouch for the post offices in Australasia, Europe or the Americas. If I could they would be my Best Friend!!
I am happy to accept Paypal, UK and NZ Cheques or NZ Transfers. eCheques which can take up to four days to clear, I am happy to wait.

* If you would like to pay by UK or NZ cheque please get in touch by convo and I will give you details (we have UK and NZ Bank accounts). *

I respectfully request that payment is made as soon as possible. If payment is not received, or a transfer in progress within FOUR DAYS then the item will be re-listed without further consultation.

You can pay by Credit Card without joining Paypal :-

I have been informed that this method can also be used if you do not have enough funds in your PayPal account.

1. Select your items and put them in your shopping cart.
2. When you are finished shopping, select "Checkout" and submit/complete your order.
3. Select the Pay with Paypal icon (you will be able to pay with credit card later).
4. On the next screen, you will see "Don't have a PayPal account? Use your credit card or bank account" -- Click on "Continue".
5. Enter all of your credit card information and click on "Review order and continue".
6. Finish your order.
Jewellery and other small items are shipping in protective jiffy bags. There is no international tracking that does not cost much more than most of the jewellery so I am sorry I cannot offer to track parcels for you - I wish I could :-( That said I have been fortunate that the post offices of the world have taken care of my work and it all arrived safely!

Larger items will be shipped in New Zealand post boxes and I will offer insurance on larger items on a piece by piece basis.
Additional policies and FAQs

For any custom order I request 50% payment in advance and the balance when the item is ready for posting and approved my you, the buyer. If you would like a custom order click the button on my Etsy page. On custom orders I will work with you to make a doll you pin will love! You can get a good idea of the different styles by looking at my 'Sold' section in the Whskr Etsy shop, and while I might not be able to replicate the exact details I can create something unique and special.