Seahorse and Sea Glass Wind Chimes

$ 15.44

  • GBP: £ 12.00

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Polymer clay and sea glass seahorse wind chimes, inspired by our island’s rich diversity of marine life, bountiful beach treasures and brisk breezes. Each seahorse is made in a main colour with a contrasting trim, coloured bead and sea glass.

Each coloured seahorse is adorned with sea glass found on our local sandy beach in Sandness, Shetland. Bright colours and tinkling chimes make these seahorse wind chimes an ideal gift for those wishing to have a ‘peerie bit of Shetland’ in their own home as well as being the perfect souvenir of Britain’s most northerly islands. Seahorses can be made in a huge variety of colours to suit individual taste, while the sea glass tends to be white or pale green, depending on what I find on my beach-combing adventures! I am more than happy to make seahorses in your own colour choices, so do please get in touch if you would like this option, and feel free to let your imagination run wild!

Each seahorse measures approximately three inches, with the added chimes making a total length of around 8 inches. Please note these are not toys and should be kept out of the reach of small children.

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I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2010, and with this came Fibromyalgia, Raynauds, Depression and Anxiety. Once an active, outdoorsy person who worked with horses and livestock, I became too lame and unbalanced to be safe around large animals and unable to ride on a professional basis due to the pain.
I discovered horsehair braiding after joining Facebook, and began experimenting with different methods as well as learning some basic jewellery-making skills and making resin crafts. Then I took the plunge and opened up a Facebook page for my makes and designs, and while it is not the most active of pages, I have managed to sell some pieces and gather a lovely ‘gang’ of followers who give me lots of moral support.
I really thought my life was over when I realised I couldn’t work with horses, walk for miles with my dogs and do all of the things I took for granted. Now I feel I have a purpose, helping those who have lost their beloved pets and horses to have a precious keepsake, and an added bonus is that the braiding helps to keep my fingers and wrists from stiffening up too much. But there is more!
I moved to Shetland in 2016 and while I continue with my first love of horsehair braiding, I also scour the beaches to find sea glass and pottery pieces to make unique jewellery pieces, use my braiding and knotting skills to craft leather bracelets, pendants and key rings and have discovered a love of using polymer clay to make little ponies that often resemble those found on the hills of my home in the ‘Westside’ of Shetland. It is with these ‘makes’ that I hope to run a successful online store some day.

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Return Policy

If you are not totally in love with your item, I operate a 14 day money back guarantee (excluding custom or personalised items that cannot easily be resold). Please email me within 14 days of receiving your item, indicating if you would like an exchange or refund. Please include date and details of your order: kayti.aitken@btinternet.com If you wish to return your item, you will be notified of where to send it. Unless the item is faulty, you’re responsible for return postage costs. Once your return is received and inspected, you will receive an email to notify you that your item has been received. If requesting a refund, your Paypal account will be credited within 2 days. If you have chosen to receive an exchange, on receipt of the returned item, a replacement item will be made. In the unlikely event your item needs to be repaired, you’ll be informed how long this will take.

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