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About & Policies

About

Thanks for stopping by! I sell small batch handcrafted items, primarily made by me and some by my friends.  Everything I make is created and brought to life in my tiny studio in Chicago, and every piece is a labor of love.  Care, thought, and intentionality is put into every stage of every piece, from design to baking to sanding to packaging.  

I probably watch too much Project Runway, because for each piece I like to think about "the woman who's wearing this, where is she going? Who is she?" and that's where the names come for each piece, from the imaginary woman I've created.

I make all my own colors, so none of the pieces are made from colors straight out of the package. The pieces are not "perfect" like you'd find mass-produced in a store -- they're handmade, and that's part of their charm! They may not be perfectly symmetrical, the backs may not be perfectly smooth, etc. Remember, they're sisters, not twins.

Like a piece but want a small adjustment, like silver instead of gold? Message me, I may be able to make it happen.

All pieces are made in a smoke-free, cat-free home. I do have a dog, but he never helps me with the earrings. ;) 

The posts are made of sterling silver. Other polymer clay earring posts are secured with glue, which will eventually fail — mine are secured with resin, which is far more durable.

Last but not least, I include a free pair of studs with every order!  These studs are a surprise, you can't select what you get.

Caring for Your Pieces

Polymer clay is very, very lightweight and comfortable to wear, and although it's pretty tough, it isn't indestructible. While I make every effort to craft extra-strong pieces and clay is very durable with normal use, please don’t drop or bend your pieces as they may break.

Store your jewelry in a cool, dry spot. Polymer clay can scuff easily, so treat delicately. You can use a damp cloth or a babyb wipe to wipe your earrings between wears. If you find marks that do not come off, you can use a cotton pad with a small amount of rubbing alcohol to wipe gently, but don't use rubbing alcohol on any hardware or metallic leaf.

Avoid showering or swimming while wearing your earrings. Keep them away from self-tanners, lotions, perfumes or harsh chemicals! 

 

Safety Warning

Jewelry can be a choking hazard for small children. Do not leave your pieces unattended around children and do not allow children to play with your jewelry.

 

Returns & Exchanges

We have a 3-day return policy, so if for any reason you're unhappy with your order, please contact us within 3 days of receiving your item, and you must ship the item back within 7 days. But please contact me first, I may be able to make it right! To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the same condition that you received it, unused, and in its original packaging. Buyer is responsible for paying for return shipping. The fastest way to ensure you get what you want is to return the item you have, and once the return is accepted, make a separate purchase for the new item.  Returns are at our discretion.
Damaged Items
Please inspect your order right away. If an item is damaged, please email with pictures to info@tinysunshinecollective.com -- this helps me figure out how it broke so I can make the next piece stronger. While Tiny Sunshine cannot be held responsible for damages incurred by the USPS, we will do what we can to make it right. 

 

Shipping

  • Please allow for a 4 business day processing time. I hope to get these out within 2 business days, but allow for 4 in the event of large number of orders. This does not include shipping. 

  • Due to COVID-19, there might be unexpected delays in shipping.

  • Tiny Sunshine Collective is not responsible for lost, stolen, or re-routed packages.

PLEASE make sure your address is correct when checking out.  Any orders that are returned to us due to incorrect shipping addresses incur additional shipping charges.

 

Contact

Feel free to email me anytime at hello@tinysunshinecollective.com!