greyhoundmama221

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Toronto, ON, Canada

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Custom and personalized polymer clay pet tags, pet memorial tea lights, and whimsical jewelry.

Custom and personalized polymer clay pet tags, pet memorial tea lights, and whimsical jewelry.

Handmade Store: greyhoundmama221

Hi there; thanks for stopping by!

Grab yourself a cuppa comfort, and join me on a stroll, circa 30 years ago . . .

I've been making stuff, for as long as I can remember, beginning with my lengthy relationship with construction paper. But it was the local craft fair circuit, that really influenced my need to create. Every fall, mum and I would make the rounds. Cinnamon and clove permeated the crisp morning air, while waiting in line for the venue to open. Christmas music would herald the start to the season's mayhem; and craft shows were a welcome respite from the countdown insanity to the 25th. We'd make a day of it, which typically included a lunch of homemade sammies; courtesy of the local crafters' guild. We'd visit each booth oogling handmade treasures, and I'd make note of the vendor who made what I hoped would be mine to take home. And mum always came through; she always asked if I saw anything I liked. The anticipation of that question, was the cherry that topped the day. Today, our Christmas tree is filled to bursting. I stopped counting at 1,000 ornaments; but my treasures from the circuit days, always hang from a prominent branch. I'm grateful for the memories, although now are bittersweet. I miss mum, very much.

I've been crafting all my life, except for that little hiccup when I had my twins. Then in 1989, I discovered polymer clay. It turned my world, inside out, and upside down. I couldn't believe the rich colours, the malleability, and oh, the potential for fine detail! All were characteristics unattainable and too advanced, for salt dough. Yass. I said salt dough. Or 'caveman polymer clay' as I call it, lol. Back then, salt dough ornaments, particularly in a country theme, saturated the market ad nauseum; or maybe you do remember, lololol. I couldn't abandon that ship fast enough, lol.

Fast forward to Dec. 20, 2012. That was the day we adopted a sassy (but adorable) little greyhound; we just had to name 'Bonnie' (hub's name is 'Clyde'). One day, I bought her a pretty new collar and was looking for an i.d. tag to go with it. I couldn't find what I had in mind, when it dawned on me, to try making it with polymer clay. I came up with a basic design, and tested it's wearability on our Miss B.
People began to show an interest, so I wrote up some listings for my shop.

I got my first custom request for a one-of-a-kind design, shortly thereafter. It was from a woman who was opening a cheese boutique. Her dogs would be the new store's mascots; and could I make i.d. tags, in the shape of swiss cheese? A 2nd request followed; 2 potato tags for the bulldog mascots of a veggie mart. To date, hundreds of tags have been sold; including one for a pet goat. =)

Although whimsy dominates my style, Iím a perfectionist; cursed by an obsessive focus on quality and appeal. Whether it's something super cute, like a custom pet tag; or a soul stirring memorial to a furry best friend, it's my job to infuse emotion into all that I create; the defining premise of greyhoundmama221.

In terms of service, I'm a consumer first. And at the risk of sounding 'cheesy', it's providing exceptional customer service, that is truly my first priority. Service doesn't end when I ship. =)

Thank you for reading about greyhoundmama221. I'm going to close with a quote. I can't credit the author, since I don't know who it is, but for me, this sage advice is key to a happy life:

"Do what you love, and you'll never have to work another day." =)



Debra Halliday
May 2018
Handmade Store: greyhoundmama221 Order by: Newest Items  |  Lowest Price  |  Highest Price
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Baseball Pet Tag
Baseball Pet Tag
$19.00 USD
Bee Earrings / Honey Bee Earrings / Beehive Earrings
Bee Earrings / Honey Bee Earrings / Beehive...
$22.00 USD
Angel Wing Pet Remembrance, Dog Memorial, Pendant, Keepsake
Angel Wing Pet Remembrance, Dog Memorial,...
$22.00 USD
Ice Cream Dog Tag, Pet Tag
Ice Cream Dog Tag, Pet Tag
$18.00 USD
Ladybug Dog Tag / Pet Tag / I.D. Tag
Ladybug Dog Tag / Pet Tag / I.D. Tag
$18.00 USD
July 4th Dog Tag / Independence Day Dog Tag / Pet Tag
July 4th Dog Tag / Independence Day Dog Tag /...
$18.00 USD
Pet Memorial, Pet Remembrance, Memorial Candle, Dog,Cat Memorial
Pet Memorial, Pet Remembrance, Memorial Candle,...
$34.00 USD
Emergency alert tag for your keys
Emergency alert tag for your keys
$7.99 USD
Princess Dog Tag, Crown Dog Tag, Royal Dog Tag, Pet Tag, ID Tag
Princess Dog Tag, Crown Dog Tag, Royal Dog Tag,...
$20.00 USD
Pizza Dog Tag, Pet Tag, Pizza Slice,  Pizza Name Tag, Dog I.D. Tag, Pet Name Tag
Pizza Dog Tag, Pet Tag, Pizza Slice, Pizza...
$20.00 USD
Cookie Dog Tag, Chocolate chip cookie dog tag, cookie pet tag
Cookie Dog Tag, Chocolate chip cookie dog tag,...
$18.00 USD
Watermelon Dog Tag / Fruit Dog Tag / Pet Tag
Watermelon Dog Tag / Fruit Dog Tag / Pet Tag
$20.00 USD
CUSTOM Dog Tag / Custom Design Dog Tag / Pet Tag   Perhaps I can make what you're looking for. .
CUSTOM Dog Tag / Custom Design Dog Tag / Pet...
$22.00 USD
Canada Day Dog Tag / Pet Tag
Canada Day Dog Tag / Pet Tag
$18.00 USD
Fedora Hat Dog Tag, Pet ID Tag, Dog Tag
Fedora Hat Dog Tag, Pet ID Tag, Dog Tag
$20.00 USD
Coffee Shop Dog Tag / Pet Tag / Cat Tag
Coffee Shop Dog Tag / Pet Tag / Cat Tag
$20.00 USD
Tank Dog Tag / Army Tank Dog Tag / Army Dog Tag / Pet Tag
Tank Dog Tag / Army Tank Dog Tag / Army Dog Tag...
$18.00 USD
Bee Dog Tag / Pet Tag / Queen Bee Dog Tag
Bee Dog Tag / Pet Tag / Queen Bee Dog Tag
$20.00 USD
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Handmade Store: greyhoundmama221

General Shipping Policy:

Please note, that shipping costs do not include tracking, (except where indicated). It's been a rare occurrence in my experience, for items to go missing in the mail. It's usual for items to arrive within 7 - 10 business days. Please let me know should you not receive your order within this time frame. Please contact me if you would like a quote for a shipping upgrade. The buyer is responsible for any charges incurred by customs.

Returns & Refunds:

Return only within: 7 Days
Refund: Money Back
Because of the nature of the following items, I can't accept returns for personalized and custom designed orders.

To receive a refund for non personalized or custom items, the buyer will advise the seller and return their purchase in its original condition. A refund of the purchase price will be issued, minus the return shipping cost.

If your purchase is lost or damaged during shipment, I will remake and ship a replacement order at my expense.

If youíre not happy with your purchase, please let me know. Service doesn't end when I ship! =)


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