1. General links
2. Shopping info
3. Custom orders
4. About clay
5. About deco-den
Where do you ship from?
Can I buy directly from you, without registering on Etsy?
Only in rare occasions. I really prefer Etsy - it's the safest place for these transactions.
How does the payment and shipping work?
You buy - I receive money to my paypal - I send you stuff you ordered.
Is paypal necessary?
How do I trust you?
When people buy on Etsy, they usually leave feedback. So far I've gotten only positive feedback. You can read it here.
The item I wanted is sold! Will you have more?
This depends on the item. Note me about it OR message me on Etsy.
Will you make me a necklace/earrings/headphones/ring/COMMISSION?
This entirely depends on what you want me to make.
I will only agree on doing a commission if I KNOW I will manage to pull it off. I don't want any disappointed customers
+ The more information you provide on what you want, the better. A sketch, even, if you can!
After you do so, I will provide you with the approximate cost and shipping. If we agree on everything - I'll be off to work on your commission!
It would also help a lot if you registered on Etsy and bought your commission from there. Safer and more comfortable.
I want an exact copy of *any of my item here*!
No can do...
Everything I do is hand-shaped. Therefore, there will be some differences.
Also, if the item was listed as OOAK (one of a kind), I will not be making you one. The name speaks for itself...
Sorry for that.
What clay do you use?
I have tried Fimo, but it's way too soft for me, and there was another unknown brand that I used - that one completely cracked into pieces.
So, yeah, I suggest Sculpey.
Do you use any acrylic paint?
On rare occasions.
I try working with clay as much as I can.
Acrylic paint might rub off, even with glaze on top.
What glaze do you use?
Fimo glossy glaze. I found it in an office shop, weirdly... They sell Fimo there too.
I have tried Scupley glaze, but it was not as good.
How do you keep your clay clean?
It's really hard to work with light colored clays, especially white. The dust goes everywhere, so I try not to use it much.
What helps me, though, is a drop of alcohol on an ear-cleaner thing. Q-tip, is what it's called, I think? Anyway, the alcohol picks up the dust at most parts, it really helps. I suggest doing this right before baking.
Do you use armature?
Rarely, only for bigger projects.
What is deco-den?
I'm not sure how to explain this, but here's some examples for you to catch the idea of what it looks like:
I'm hoping that will explain it. It's...well...decorating the surface of something with cream-looking stuff, shiny rhinestones and so on...
What is that white-creamy-stuff?
It's silicone. You can find it in any hardware store.
How do I make it look like cream? Simple, really!
I just squeeze it through a baking syringe, the one they use to make cake frosting!
Isn't silicone hard to clean off?
Yes. Yes it is. It takes me a while to clean the syringe after using it.
Try not to get it all over your clothes, or, well, anything.
Oh and water does not help, it only makes it worse. Just use dry paper towels.
What do you decorate things with?
Anything I find, really. Rhinestones, my own polymer clay stuff, beads... Anything that looks nice!
Is silicone expensive?
No, not really. For this, you don't need to buy those ridiculously over-priced Japanese brands. Macroflex white silicone worked fine for me.
How long does it dry?
About 30min - safe to touch.
About 2 days - completely dry inside-out.
This depends on the silicone, though.
Where do you get your supplies?
This question is why I am doing this FAQ, honestly.
Polymer clay, glaze - a hobby shop in my hometown. Quite overpriced, but still worth it.
Findings (chains, earring hooks, clasps, etc.) - Etsy.com, supplies section.
Glass bottles - small ones I get from Etsy.com, supplies section. Bigger ones I found in a local shop called Tiger - bless them for those!
Liquids - glycerin, that I use for potions, I found in a pharmacy. Magnifying oil, that magnifies stuff inside, I found on Etsy.
Acrylic paint - hobby shop in my town.
Stuff I decorate with deco-den - anywhere! Knowing I decorate boxes, notebooks, headphones and so on. Really depends on what you need.
Silicone - any hardware store.
Glitter - local store.
How old are you, where are you from?
I'm a 19 year old female from
Can we find you on facebook?
How often are you online?
Every single day, so I'll reply ASAP, if you need anything.
I really put a lot of effort in this FAQ, making it as informative and as organized as I could!
Please, if I missed anything, comment here! I will answer you and I will add it to this FAQ, thank you!