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Copyright DoodlePippin 2019. All rights reserved.

Park Lane East, Reigate, RH2 8LH 

 Email: ruth@doodlepippin.co.uk 

Where to buy, how much you can expect to pay, and commissions...

Where can I buy DoodlePippin pieces?

  •  I'm a member of the Surrey Guild of Craftsmen and sell most of my range through their lovely co-operative gallery in Milford, near Guildford.  Map here. 

  • I have an Etsy store, and I'm gradually adding more pieces and a wider range to it.

  • I also sell through my website (a relatively new departure) so have a look at my  'BUY' page. 

  • I take a lot of orders and commissions and am really happy to work this way. Have a look at my "Commissions" FAQ

How much should I expect to pay?

Some ballpark figures so you know what to expect...

  • Ceramic mugs £10

  • Fine bone china mugs £15-£20

  • Keyrings and door hangers £10-£25

  • Porcelain spoons £15-£20

  • Earrings £15-£25 

  • Cake slice  £30-£45

  • Cake slice and two forks (one design) £50-£75

  • Cake slice and four forks (one design) £80-£105

  • Cheese knife £30-£70

  • Bangles £30-£90

  • Sterling silver bangles with polymer inlay £115-£250

  • Polymer pendants with sterling silver findings £30-£50

  • Sterling silver & polymer pendants £70-£120

As a rough guide, pieces at the Guild gallery and at shows and fairs are likely to be slightly cheaper than those for sale on Etsy and through my website.

If you can't find the exact piece you want, please see my FAQ on commissions

How can I commission a piece, and how much does it cost?

I'm really happy to accept commissions and work this way all the time.... but it helps if you have a fair idea of what you want, when you need it by, and sometimes what size you need. Check out the Gallery for some idea of what I make / colours / styles etc.

You might commission a set of cake forks and a cake slice in a specific set of colours for a wedding gift, a statement bangle to match an outfit, or a really unique sterling silver polymer pendant. 

Commissioned pieces are usually 15% extra on top of the price you'd pay for a ready-made item, to reflect the additional work (and the fact that I often have to make several canes before I get one that is a perfect fit for it's intended use). 

I can often match colours fairly accurately, but the beauty (and frustration) of polymer millefiori is that I can't really dictate what pattern I end up with. So your choices are likely to be "large scale pattern vs smaller scale / more detailed pattern" and "organic vs geometric".

 

The caveat to custom orders is that, while I offer a no-quibble refund on virtually everything, custom orders (especially those with inscriptions) often can't be offered for sale to anyone else, so they're non-refundable unless it's something I've got wrong.

 

Having said that, I very much want you to be happy with your purchase, so I'll try my hardest to come up with a workable solution which keeps everybody happy.

Bangle sizing

As all my bangles are handmade and most are completely unique (ie. there's only one of them!) it's a bit awkward when someone loves the bangle but wants it in a different size!

 

So if you're buying a bracelet without the luxury of trying it on, it's really worth spending a minute or two to make sure you're ordering the right size. It is surprisingly hard to guess!

 

Bangles are traditionally sized by their diameter (the length of a straight line passing through the centre of the bangle, from one inside edge to the other). 

 

I use centimetres as the unit of measurement and I think of a 6.5cm diameter bracelet as a medium (probably because this is my size!). A 5cm bracelet would be very small. A 7.5cm bracelet would be very large. 

 

For bangle-type bracelets to sit properly and feel comfortable, it should be quite a tight fit over the widest part of your hand when you're putting it on; too tight and it will be impossible to get on, too loose and it will dangle annoyingly.

 

Polymer clay bangles have a bit of give in them, especially when they're warm, so you can have a smaller size than you would in a rigid material.

 

To work out what size you need, you can...

 

1: Measure a well-fitting bangle you already own:

The measurement you're looking for is the internal diameter in centimetres. (This is a useful way of finding the right size for a gift for someone else!)

 

2. Measure your hand:

Pinch your fingers and thumb together to make your hand as small as possible. Wrap a piece of string snugly around the widest part (usually over or just below the first joint in your thumb) and then measure it. Or use a flexible tape measure.  Have a look at the chart on the right. If you fall midway between two sizes, the advice generally is to get the bigger size of the two. At least you know you'll be able to get it on!

Necklace length

People are very different and they want their pendants and necklaces to hang exactly right.  So I'm normally happy to change cord or chain length to suit.

There may be exceptions to this: some necklaces are impossible to re-size, and in other cases I may no longer be able to source the expensive leather cord or particular type of silver chain.

Please get in touch if you'd like me to take a look.

Returns and Refunds

I don't sell anything I'm not 100% happy with, but polymer can be a fickle beast and occasionally things do go wrong. 

I offer a no-quibble refund on anything that is not as expected, that you're not happy with, as well as the offer to exchange "not quite right" gifts for something else.

If you've received a piece and it's just "not you", I'm happy to either exchange it, or offer you a full refund once the item arrives back in my possession in original condition and packaging (if appropriate). The only thing you'll have to do is pay for return postage.

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