Original artwork and tiny treasures by Naomi Adams

Purley, England

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Naomi Adams

About ArtbyNaomiAdams

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On Etsy since 2012

Hand made entomology inspired bead beetles hand stitched and framed ready to hang on your wall.

Over the past few years I seem to have inherited little bits and bobs from various members of my family. Nothing of any inherent value but mainly the scattered twinkling broken bits from the bottom of jewellery boxes along with my husband’s Nan’s sewing box…She used to be a seamstress when she wasn’t singing with various jazz bands. I packed the boxes of tiny useless talismans away in my studio for a long time feeling they were too precious to throw away but unsure how to breathe life back into them.

I made the first set of bugs just for me after a long meandering daydream about entomology and lepidoptery…about beauty and life and memory. I thought making my own boxed frame of iridescent creatures would be a perfect way to honour the trinkets I had been given and the people they had come from without having to look at a big useless box of broken jewellery. Then there was some left…so I made some more…then there was less left so I bought some beaded jewellery from a charity shop and someone else’s story was added to the mix…then another…and another.

Now all the bits have been mixed together in my bead box and I don’t know who’s story I am making my little bugs out of but that doesn’t matter anymore. I love the thought of all these people’s lives mixing together. The places the beads have been, the celebrations they have seen, tiny fragments of memories stitched together to make something more precious than its parts.

It makes me even happier that I can share them with you.

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  • Naomi Adams

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Shop policies

Last updated on 25 October, 2018
Hello! Thank you for visiting my shop!

Each piece of work you see is painstakingly handmade, hand stitched and completely unique. No two pieces are the same.

I try to use repurposed materials where possible including silk threads from Nana Betty's sewing kit and trinkets from the bead collection I've inherited from various relatives and salvaged from junk stores and charity shops.

Making something beautiful from the discarded and broken makes me happy.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 21 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 personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Don't be silly you'll love it!
...But, in the unlikely event that you are not totally satisfied with your purchase please do not hesitate to contact me and I'll do my best best to rectify it.

Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value
Payment is required within 3 days of purchase please or the transaction may be cancelled and the item(s) re-listed. Any problems please let me know in advance.
All items are posted within 2 working days of receipt of payment.

- Artwork will be packaged carefully, shipped Standard First-Class Mail estimated delivery 1-3* working days and will require a signature upon delivery.
- Jewellery will be boxed beautifully and sent Standard Second Class Mail unless otherwise stated.

Everywhere Else
Orders to addresses outside the UK are sent via Royal Mail (UK) and are shipped via Standard International (Air Mail), estimated delivery 5-7* days (depending on location).

*Please note that there is no way to guarantee delivery times using these methods and delivery times may be significantly longer during the festive season.

Customs: Any customs or import charges are the sole responsibility of the buyer and vary according to country.
Additional policies and FAQs
The artist retains all copyright to images sold.
Here's my lovely PRIVACY POLICY which complies with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

This Privacy Policy describes (In depth!) how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services.

Please note that this Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example), if you contact me directly.

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
- as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
- when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
- if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law;
- as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
- Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you with my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
- Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
- Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
- Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.
- Data Retention. I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for up to 7 years (as required by UK tax law).
- Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU.
I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
- Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
- Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Apart from exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
- Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
- Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Naomi Adams, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may email me at n.k.adams [!at] Alternately, you may write to me at: Naomi Adams, 16 Montpelier Road, Purley, Surrey. CR8 2QA. UK

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Last updated on 25 Oct, 2018
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