When I heard that there isn't some creepy old Man on the Moon, but two Hares pounding rice into rice cakes, the moon became a much friendlier place in my mind and I simply had to make an homage to this charming ancient folklore.
I sculpted them by hand with custom-blended polymer compounds: one that has a subtle sparkle and marbling, dusted with a golden mica; and the other is a polymer infused with luminescent clay that glows in the dark after being exposed to light, and dusted with luminescent glitter. Their eyes are Swarovski crystal pearls and they stand just under 6-inches tall.
You will receive the exact same sculpture as seen in the photos, and it is ready-to-ship. They'll be on their way within three business days of payment. They'll arrive in a handsome gift box with a descriptive card, ready for giving or receiving.
I've been making and selling figurines full-time since 2009. All of my figurines are sculpted by hand, one at a time, and stamped on the underside with my maker's mark.
1-4 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 typically required to prevent theft (unless shipping to a USPS PO Box). I do make exceptions by request. Just know that this may increase the chances of it being stolen, if you are not at home to receive it. (In twelve years of shipping thousands of packages, the only ones that have gone missing, were left on porches or at apartment doors.)
If you are unable to sign for the package on delivery day, 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 do not count on it.
I ship all orders (with the exception of custom and Express mail orders) on Mondays and Thursdays (with the exception of USPS holidays, when I ship the next business day). If you are on a tight deadline, or purchase Express shipping - please contact me directly and I'll get it out ASAP.
'Free Shipping' to U.S. addresses is typically USPS First Class Mail, which takes from 3-5 business days*, depending on your location. If you purchase Priority Mail shipping the delivery window is 2-3 business days*.
All of my shipments include a USPS Tracking Number which is automatically sent via e-mail as soon as the package has shipped.
Signature Confirmation is included to discourage theft (unless I'm shipping to a PO Box, or you request otherwise).
Priority Mail Express Shipping is available for purchase at checkout and takes 2 business days.*
* Please Note: transit times have been unpredictable due to COVID-19.
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 internationally. Be advised that actual transit times vary by destination and are not guaranteed by any Postal Service.
International shipping is especially unpredictable due to COVID-19 and I have witnessed long, unexplained delays. I no longer ship Express Mail internationally because it's unreliable.
I urge international buyers to be aware of how your local Customs and Postal Service operates before making a purchase.
Please visit this page for more information on your country:
No, I will not mark international items as "gifts" or alter the cost of goods because this is mail fraud and has serious consequences in the U.S. (13 U.S.C. § 305 : US Code - Section 305: Penalties for unlawful export information) All customs forms 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.
I use biodegradable packing peanuts that can be re-used or composted. My gift boxes and shipping boxes are made of paper and can be re-used and recycled. The bubble wrap can be re-used. The only plastics I use are bubble wrap and shipping tape. My shop is in compliance with the German Packaging Act, VerpackG and registered with the LUCID Packaging Register.