I receive a lot of questions about my work and its results. Below I tried to answer the most frequently asked questions.
What are your mushrooms made of?
I use mixed media which include various types of polymer clay, resin, cold porcelain, liquid plastic. Besides, I often use natural wood, natural stabilized moss and other forest materials.
Do your mushrooms exist in real nature?
Sometimes :) But most of the times the mushrooms that grow inside the lamps come from the Misty Forest and cannot be found in nature :)
Do you create custom-made lamps?
Unfortunately, I am not planning to produce any custom-made lamps in the nearest future, for I am full of my own ideas and projects which I will have no time to bring to life if I am busy with orders. If the situation changes, I will be sure to inform you about it here and in my social media accounts.
Is it possible to change a bulb in the illuminating mushrooms?
No, the LED bulbs are not changeable. At first I created interior arrangements to serve only as a unique decorative design element. The idea to lit them came later: why not make a beautiful thing useful at the same time? This is how the idea of LED mushrooms was born. However, first of all Mushroom night-lamps are interior arrangements, unique in and of itself.
May I place my lamp in the bathroom?
No, you really should not. The materials used include wood and cold porcelain which do not tolerate water and excessive moisture. One must not place a lamp base into the water or wash it.
Can bulbs burn out?
Yes they can, like any other electrical appliance. Have those little red indicators (LED) in your TV-set or DVD-player ever burnt out? I can’t say that I remember such thing ever happening to me, but even this is possible. Everything depends on whether you handle your lamp with care.
All lamps are insured when they are dispatched. Please check whether the lamp is intact in front of the courier. If you check the lamp and find that it is broken after you have received the parcel, then the carrier bears no responsibility for its condition, the insurance claim will not be paid, and the customer will have to pay for the reverse shipping and the necessary repairs.
All lamps are safely packed, and it is highly unlikely that they will be damaged in transit, however, if such a situation occurs, then the delivery service will pay the compensation.
In such a case I will make repairs for free, but the customer will have to pay for the shipping both ways.
I bear no responsibility if the lamp is broken through the fault of the owner or a third party or due to unforeseen circumstances. However, it is very important for me that you are happy with my creations, so, if something unpleasant happens, please contact me in any way you choose. I will try to help you, and if the damage is possible to fix, I will make the necessary repairs at an additional cost.
I have the right to refuse to make repairs if they do not appear possible.
Please, note that certain elements of the arrangements are unique and it is not possible to copy them exactly, so the lamp might look somewhat different after the repairs.
What is your transparent jewelry made of?
All jewelry is made of special jewelry resin which always stays transparent and clear like a tear. This resin is non-sensitizing. It can withstand water or a drop of perfume which can touch it accidentally. However you should not clean it using liquids other than soapy water. Natural flowers and herbs found their second life inside the jewelry. Prepared and dried according to a special technology, they forever retained their initial form and colour which is why they look as if they have just been picked and placed inside a drop of water.
How should I handle resin jewelry?
You do not have to care for it in any special way. You should wash it in soapy water, and wipe it with some soft cloth. As I have said before, the material is quite strong and resilient, however, you still need to protect the items from scratching and damaging by sharp objects. They should be kept in a separate box, away from other jewelry. Hardened resin can withstand temperature extremes, and it tolerates heat and cold very well. However, one should not forget that natural materials fade under direct sunlight, which is why in order to protect the bright colours of the jewelry contents you should keep it away from long exposure to direct sunlight.
How resistant is the jewelry?
It is incredibly resistant and durable. A transparent sphere only looks cut-glass fragile, but in fact, it will not be damaged even if dropped to the floor. Naturally, you should not try it on purpose =)
Can you make jewelry I like to order?
Unfortunately, I can’t. I do not create custom-made jewelry for now, because they all are the result of my inspiration and élan. I hope you will understand me. You can find everything that is available for purchase in Jewelry section.
The jewelry looks very fragile. Is it the case?
Remember that delicate handling of the jewelry is the key to its perfect appearance for years to come =)
How should I handle clay jewelry?
You can learn the composition of your jewelry on its description page, or you can ask me about it.
If you want arrangements to bring you joy for many years to come, you need to follow some handling rules I provide below: