The Kitsune is a guardian spirit from Japanese folklore. It is said that the more tails a Kitsune has, the more wise and powerful their magic. Indeed, their magical abilities are known to increase with age, along with the number of their tails, and their maximum number of tails, is nine. Their magical traits include the ability to assume a human form and wisdom that knows no bounds. This Summer Kitsune carries an ornate metal key as she is a guardian spirit of what is most precious during the hot summer season.
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This Summer Kitsune Fox wears a glittery red gown and a shiny silver-leafed cloak. Her nine tails form an extravagant train behind her. They are adorned with bright flowers and conceal a pearl of wisdom. She stands upon a green flower-shaped dias.
I sculpted her by hand with a pearly white polymer with a subtle sparkle and marbling. She has glass eyes and stands between 5- and 6-inches tall.
You will receive the exact same figurine in the photos, and she is ready-to-ship. She'll be on her way within three business days of payment. She will arrive in a handsome gift box with a descriptive card, ready for giving or receiving. All of my Poupettes are sculpted by hand, one at a time, and stamped on the underside with my maker's mark.
As soon as payment is received, I'll confirm the shipping date. You'll receive shipping confirmation once she's on her way, and a tracking number, if available for your country.
1-3 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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.
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Yes, I accept a limited number of custom orders every month. I require payment to schedule the shipping date and I send photos when it is completed. Please contact me for more information.
By the way, I do not make anything shaggy or bristly, nor animals with complex markings, as they do not look good in my style (I wish they did!). I also never, ever copy other people's ideas, so please don't ask - thanks! ^_^
Yes, my figurines are made of a professional-grade, non-toxic polymer and do not require toxic paints or varnishes, because the pigment is permanently suspended in the polymer. Therefore, they can stand directly on a cake. They are also waterproof, and can be carefully hand-washed with a gentle soap as needed.
Signature confirmation is required for all shipments to prevent theft. If you are unable to be at home to sign for the package, I recommend keeping an eye on the tracking, and once a delivery attempt has been made, go to your local post office with the tracking number to pick it up. Back in the day USPS used to leave notices and attempt re-delivery, but this has become rare in recent years, and I wouldn't count on it.
I ship all orders (with the exception of custom and express mail orders) within 3 days of purchase. If you are on a tight deadline, or purchase express shipping - please contact me directly and I'll get it out ASAP. Otherwise, I ship Mondays and Thursdays, with the exception of USPS holidays, when I ship the next day.
Shipping to U.S. addresses takes from 2-5 business days, depending on the shipping mode selected at checkout and how far you are from a major city.
All of my shipments include a USPS Tracking Number which is automatically sent via e-mail as soon as the package has shipped.
If you purchase Priority Mail shipping, your package will automatically be insured up to $100.
Signature Confirmation is required to create fewer opportunities for theft.
Priority Mail Express Shipping is available for purchase at checkout and takes 2 business days, unless you live in Portland, OR (which will be next day delivery).
You will receive a digital invoice/receipt for your order through Etsy. For packages shipped within the U.S., I do not include a paper invoice, but if you would like one, just let me know and I'll be happy to include one. I am required by law to include 1-3 paper invoices with the purchase price in my packages for all international orders.
Yes, I regularly ship to many countries all over the world. Delivery to addresses outside of the U.S. usually takes between 2-4 weeks, depending on the type of shipping selected at checkout. Be advised that actual transit times vary by destination and are not guaranteed by the Postal Service. I urge international buyers be aware of how your local Customs and Postal Service operates before making a purchase.
There are many countries I no longer ship to due to problems with local postal delivery service. I will make an exception only if it is shipped via Express Mail, with the understanding that I am not responsible for the package once it leaves the U.S., and will not issue a refund for missing packages. Contact me for more information.
No, I absolutely will not mark international items as "gifts" or alter the cost of goods. All customs forms are are automatically created through USPS and Etsy. They are accurately labeled 'Merchandise' with the actual cost of the item in compliance with international law. I cannot predict nor can I be responsible for delays in customs or any additional fees or taxes that may be charged by your local jurisdiction.
For minor repairs, I recommend using a cyanoacrylate gel (also known as 'super glue'. I highly recommend Loctite Gel). If a figurine arrives damaged from shipping, I will repair or replace the figurine depending on the amount of damage. Simply let me know and ship it back to me, preferably in its original packaging. I will refund the shipping cost to cover the unforeseen expense and repairing your piece will be my number one priority as soon as it arrives. My turnaround time will be just one week.
Jan 17, 2019
The coloring on the Summer Kitsune is wonderful! The flower detailing on the back is so bright and balanced. Sofie has a great eye for details! She was also great about letting me know about shipping for every figurine that I've purchased from her.
Oct 21, 2018
Jan 29, 2018
I love my kitsune fox! It’s so beautiful and the level of craftsmanship is impeccable. It was lovely in the pictures, but it’s even prettier and more delicate looking in person. I can’t stop looking at it. Thanks so much!
Jun 12, 2013
I cannot begin to describe how much I adore this piece of art! It is beautifully made with great attention to detail. I am so glad I was able to scoop it up. Everyone that has seen it loves it and asks lots of questions about it. It is flawless!
Jan 14, 2013