Hello and welcome!
Thank you for visiting Charming Creatures, I hope you find something you like within my shop. My name is Emily Steele and I create Charming Creatures; handsome little ornaments, jewellery and wall hanging pieces all made from polymer clay. I work from my home in South Yorkshire where I sculpt all my pieces by hand, after which I meticulously paint each one down to the finest details.
If you have any questions or would like more information about my work, please feel free to drop me a message via the contact page, I am happy to answer any queries and help in any way I can. (Please note, slots for custom orders are currently closed). Here are a few FAQ that may be of interest -
What are Charming Creatures made of?
All my ornaments and decorations are hand sculpted using polymer clay, I sometimes use paper/air drying clay for less intricate pieces, such as bird eggs. Each one is then delicately painted to bring it to life, and finally coated with a protective varnish.
How long do custom orders take?
(Slots for custom orders are currently closed while I work on new items - thank you for understanding)
How can I keep informed on new items and shop updates?
If you do not have social media or would simply prefer to receive updates via email, please send me a quick email (via the contact page) and I can add you to my mailing list. (Please note, this is not a custom order waiting list, it is to inform customers when new items will be available for purchase).
What are your postage costs?
Please note these prices are a rough guide and postage costs can vary with each item depending on how many items are purchased (p&p is calculated at the checkout) International orders are always sent with a tracking number.
First Class Small UK packages (necklaces) - £2.00
First Class Standard UK packages - £4.20
Tracked & Signed for Services UK - £8.00
Overseas Tracked & Signed for Services - £12.65 (approx)
When will my order be posted?
Ready to ship items are posted 1-2 days after payment and made to order items take around 2-3 weeks before they are posted. All orders are packaged as securely as possible to keep your items safe & sound on their
journey to you. I post Royal Mail First Class to UK addresses and International Tracked & Signed for to overseas addresses with a value of over £30.
I obtain proof of posting with every order. If you require your item to be sent via Tracked or Signed for services to the UK, this can be arranged, but please ask for prices before ordering as the cost will vary with the value of your item/s.
Why do I have to pay customs fees?
note that as the buyer, you are responsible for any customs fees should your
country impose these. Customs fees are taxes levied by your government on imported goods. The
amount you're charged is decided by your government, and the seller has
absolutely no hand in this matter. International orders sometimes (but rarely) get delayed while they are processed at customs, so
if you are ordering for a special day please keep this in mind.
Refunds & Exchanges
Please be aware before you purchase that any personalized or custom orders are non refundable.
It is of absolute importance to me that my customers are happy with their buying experience. If for any reason you are not absolutely satisfied, please let me know upon receiving your item and I will do my very best to remedy the situation. As the buyer you must pay the return postage to send any items back, and I cannot reimburse you for this. Items must be returned in their original packaging and in the exact condition they arrived to you in.
What happens if my item was damaged in transit?
I cannot be held responsible for any unfortunate damages upon
arrival, but if you receive a damaged item, please contact me as soon as possible. You will be required to send me a photograph of any
damage to items in order to arrange a replacement.
Are Charming Creatures suitable for children?
Due to my work being generally on the small side, and certainly delicate, I'm afraid that none of my designs are suitable for young children. Please keep all ornaments and decorations out of the reach of little hands.
All my work is Copyright Charming Creatures © Please respect my intellectual property and refrain from using my images online or otherwise without my permission.