About & Policies
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!
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
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.
Feel free to email me anytime at email@example.com!