My Main Shop Focus
My shop focus is on what inspires me and gives me drive to create. I sell everything I create unless otherwise stated. I jump between a few different things. My list on the home page is what I currently make and it gets updated from time to time. Ideas I don’t have fun working on or take way too much of my time, will come and go quickly. I have a ton of ideas I want to create and I can’t unfortunately perfect everything at once and need to move on from ideas that just don’t work!
How do your sales work?
I have three kinds of sales. Pre-made, Made-To-Order, and Mystery Sales.
---- PRE--MADE SALES involve sculptures that I've already made, without any wait times for creation, which means they're ready to be shipped out to their new homes once payment has processed.
---- MADE--TO--ORDER SALES are just that...made when ordered and are not already done and waiting. On the Made-To-Order listing there will be a preview picture of what sculpture is available to be made when ordered, and you'll receive what you see, but not a carbon copy as every sculpture is unique. These sales are available in batches of 3-6 at a time so I have the time to complete and ship your new little friend quickly! An order can take upwards of 2 weeks to create, complete, and be packed up and ready for shipping.
---- MYSTERY SALES are special listings that provide the element of surprise! The sale provides a theme, and type of animal/tree piece, and that's what you receive at random. You won't know anything except the theme and will see previous examples of what you COULD get, but you won't know what you get until you open the box! It's a complete mystery!
So for example, say the theme is "Beach" and Dragon... You can get a dragon in any pose I think of, any color combination I think of with beachy vibes and colors, from ocean blues to sandy tans and creams, to added accessories of seaweed, beach toys, and even real beach shells or sand. Anything is possible through what my imagination comes up with! These sales work like Made-To-Order sales except they will take upwards of 3 weeks to create, complete, and be packed up and ready for shipping.
I list new items up every 2-4 weeks, usually on Saturday or Sunday, and which are announced on my Facebook and Instagram pages as to the time, and will always mention if I need to postpone or move a sale to a different day. Life does happen!
***Please remember that I am only one person, not a company that pumps out thousands of machine and factory made sculptures. Each sculpture is handmade with love, care, and attention to detail, which makes each piece uniquely its own, even if I make two of the same exact Mysticals.***
What are your prices?
Prices can range greatly depending on the piece, whether it's already made or a custom, but generally right now they range between $50-80 on the lower end, and go up from there depending on size, time, and complexity. Custom prices can start as low as $25. Shipping price is determined at checkout depending on your method of shipping. I offer USPS 2-day Priority, USPS First-Class shipping, and International shipping.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes! Some country restrictions may apply, and all buyers pay any customs fees.
How long will it take to receive my new mystical?
All completed USA orders are shipped out with your choice of USPS 2-day Priority, or USPS First-Class shipping. First class times are 3-7 days, and Priority is 2-3 days. I have found that first class is really good about coming around the same speed as Priority shipping, and it's cheaper too. First class is only up to a certain weight however, so all heavier sculpts will automatically be sent Priority. I now offer USPS International shipping as well. Delivery times range between 2 weeks and 2 months or longer depending on your country and world delays.
Due to the nature of Mysticals, each sculpture is sent in their own padded box. I can only offer combined shipping if I can safely package two sculptures into one box. This isn't always possible. Shipping price is determined at checkout depending on your method of shipping. If it charges you for one box shipping price, but you've ordered multiple things and I can't package things together into one shipment, I will have to set up additional shipping charges to your order. However, if I'm able to package multiples together, and it charges you for double shipping, I will reimburse any shipping charge overages as I'm packing up orders for shipment.
Do you do customs/commissions?
Yes! Customs information can be found on the Customs Info page at the top of the website. IF YOU DON'T SEE THE CUSTOMS INFO TAB, then I'm currently not taking any custom orders. When my custom slots are open, you will be able to see the Customs Info page tab at the top again.
How did you get started?
Art talent has always run in my family, from drawing and sketching, to painting and coloring. After trying my hand at drawing more times than I could count, and my paintings looking like an Elementary school art project gone wrong, I decided the talent must have skipped right over me and I gave up trying, but still had a love for the talent from others' works. I then came across a few talented sculptors on Facebook through friends who liked their work, and fell in love with the craft and decided to try my hand at it myself. After all, it IS a part of the art family. I'd never been good at 2D things, but 3D was always something I felt easier to grasp with the translation from my brain to my hand actually making it. I had zero experience in the sculpting world though, but I started anyways.
After my husband's jaw dropped at seeing my very first sculpture made in the Spring of 2017 (and very amateur looking sculpture I might add), I was encouraged to make a second one. The incredible improvement on the second one was a sign to me that I knew I had found my hidden talent. It wasn't with a brush or a pen or a pencil...it was with my hands, something I have always loved working with, even if I was building a simple paper towel holder out of wood, or the garden projects outside. With every new piece I create, I find myself perfecting my natural talent, learning new things along the way all the time, and loving every moment! It really helps to keep me focused and relaxed, even though it can be frustrating at times. I love the challenge though!
Wanna do a trade?
I'm willing to CONSIDER anything, but just know that I may say no thank you as well.
What are your eyes made out of?
All eyes are made of glass. The other more realistic cutesy eyes are entirely hand painted and is an artist secret as to how and what I use that I'm not willing to share, sorry. Artists have to retain SOME mystery, just like magicians can't give away all their tricks ;)
More FAQ will be added as I receive repeat questions ^_^