TaarnaKnickKnacks

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Chelmsford, England

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"Latest edition to the Frida set family! \nWith so many stunning portraits of this amazing woman, it's hard to pick the best ones."
"Sunshine yellow hand knitted headband for those grey winter days! Because handmade is always better ^^"
"Keep your ears warm on those autumn and winter walks through nature"
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About TaarnaKnickKnacks

Sales 180
On Etsy since 2016

Recycle, reduce and reuse creatively

My name is Jelena and I am the owner this fabulous little shop . The whole story started back in 2015. I was unemployed and started doing different creative things to keep myself busy while looking for a job What started with coasters of our favourite video games and films, continued with different creative projects like clay art, knitting and even DIY furniture upcycling.

Making the coasters:

Every step of the process is done by hand. As it is a longer process done in a tiny flat, I have my husband helping me out when he can.

The tiles are hand-cut to size. The sharp edges are sanded down so there is no risk of wounding yourself. The images are transferred to the tiles and then lacquered. Once they dry off, the cork is hand-cut to size and adhered to the bottom of the tile to protect your furniture. This is done by using a hot glue gun.

For packaging, I use envelopes (paper) and washi tape (made from bamboo). For securing the coasters I use bubble wrap that we receive our online orders in. Once the bubble wrap stock runs out, I will move to paper.

Caring for the environment:

Ever since I was little, my parents taught me to recycle and reuse whatever possible. This is the approach I have been using in my life ever since. This is the approach I am also using for my shop.
All the coasters are made from old upcycled tiles that are not needed anymore and are sitting in a box, forgotten, waiting for someone to remember to take them to the skip.

Shop members

  • Jelena

    Owner, Photographer

  • Matthew

    Assistant

    My moral support and the one that cuts the tiles ^^

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Last updated on 09 Jul, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

- To clean the coasters, wipe them with a damp cloth. Do not put them in a dishwasher
- Please do not leave the coasters in direct sunlight for longer periods of time
- The coasters are indoor waterproof; they will be fine with water spilling from the cup or condensation from a glass, but might not withstand getting rained on

Can I combine postage?

Of course!
If you would like to buy a couple of sets or would just like to know how much shipping would be for a custom order with more than 4 coasters, feel free to message me and I will check what is the lowest shipping price.

What type of shipping is offered?

To keep the price lower, the default shipping is standard shipping which usually takes 3-5 working days for UK and 6-8 working days for international postage.
Standard postage cannot be tracked.
Please be aware that I cannot guarantee shipping time as it is down to the delivery provider.

I have enabled delivery upgrades:
The tracking option for international shipping and 1st class option for domestic shipping.
You can choose one of these during check out in order to get your coasters sooner and have a bit more security.

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