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All of the components I use on my dolls are CPSIA-compliant. I have removed questionable items (like some of the buttons I used on early versions of Thetis, for example) from my stash of supplies so there will be no issue. My dolls are made from dyed or undyed textiles, yarn, wood and semiprecious stones, all allowable under the CPSIA legislation.
Some dolls (like Changing Woman and Hera Chera) use fabric that may be questionable under these guidelines, and those particular dolls are not intended for children under the age of 12.
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Ordering / FAQ
*NEW information for 2013, please read*
All of my wares are handmade by me, one at a time, which allows for a lot of attention to detail, but is also time consuming. Nine years ago, I only had two children and a handful of fans, but since then I've been blessed with two more children and thousands of new fans, and no more hours in the week, so something has to change.
I'm keeping the kids. LOL ;)
Supply and demand economics tells me I should significantly raise my prices to cut down on my 3-4 month waiting list, but it's always been important to me to keep my Goddesses as accessible as possible, so that doesn't seem like a good solution to me. This isn't a business for me, it's more of an offering; it's a way for me to connect with the Divine Feminine, both personally and through other peole seeking the same connection. For this reason, I feel like I need to protect the positive energy and pure intentions that surround my art, which means that for life-balance, I need to change some things, at least for now while my youngest children still need so much of my time.
ALL NEW FAQ
1. How do I get my own Goddess (or God) doll?
I offer a new collection of dolls (and other wares like travel altars or calendars, as time allows) in my Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/DancingGoddessDolls. These are available on a first-come-first-served basis, so to stay in the loop you should join my Facebook page, or for more reliable notifications, my Yahoo group. The sales can sell out within 1-4 hours sometimes, so if you are interested in getting a doll, please do pay attention to the sale dates and times. :) (Facebook only shows my announcements to about 10-15% of my fans, so to be certain of hearing about the sales, emails from my Yahoo mailing list would be much more reliable.) Payment is through Paypal. I ship worldwide.
Dolls listed in the Etsy shop will be available for one week, then I will remove anything unsold.
*Update for 2013: Currently, due to family stuff, I'm not sure what my schedule will be, but I will continue to keep the FB and Yahoo groups updated. If you are on FB, you should go to the DGD page, hover over the "Liked" button near the top of the page, and click "Get Notifications" so you can, well, get notifications. Or just check the page every once in a while to see if I've posted an update. When I get a sale date, I will put it in the very top "About" announcement area.
2. Are you no longer making customized dolls??
Well, not as many. I don't want to stop taking custom orders entirely, because sometimes nothing else will do. And also, I love collaborating with you all! When I can, I will include a handful of Custom Order offerings in the Sabbat Sales on Etsy, which you can purchase just like a regular doll, and then you and I will work out the customization through email. After purchasing your Custom Order slot, your doll should arrive in about 4-5 weeks. I will offer more custom orders near Samhain, in anticipation of the Yule holiday season. Custom Orders will be priced slightly higher than already-made dolls, due to the extra time involved in creating them. More information on how Custom Orders work will be available on the actual Etsy listings.
3. I don't see your prices listed anywhere; how do I order your dolls?
My dolls are generally about $16 for the pocket size, $35-40 for the 6" size, and $63-70 for the 11" size, depending on many variables, including price of adornments and complexity of the embroideries. At this time, there is no way to order my dolls (see #1, above.)
4. Is there any other way for me to request a doll?
I will put up interactive polls on FB to allow requests. I can't promise all requests will be filled, but I will use the polls to help me create each new collection. All the dolls will still go into the Etsy shop at the same time though, so you'll need to keep informed to see when they are listed so you can snap up your favorites.
5. Will you still offer a Wheel of the Year Club?
I will offer entry into the Wheel of the Year Club at the Winter Solstice. There will be listings available in the Etsy shop during the Yule Sale (so again, you can plan ahead), but they will be available for one week only.
6. Do you do wholesale?
Still no. :) (Nothing about my creations is mass-produced, so that just doesn't work.)
7. Will you still do Giveaways?
Yes! I will announce the Giveaways once per Sabbat. For people new to the group, I give away a doll or altar cloth for each Sabbat, by random drawing. Entry is through the Facebook page or through email (notifications go through the Yahoo group mentioned above).
8. Will you still offer Gods, travel altars, calendars, and altar cloths?
Yes, I will try to include a little of everything in my Sabbat Sales. You know how I like to keep it spicy and interesting. ;)
For updates about my schedule and to learn about Sabbat giveaways (I give away free dolls!) and doll availability, be sure to join my (very low-volume, announcement-only) mailing list!
(This is my daugher helping to choose a Sabbat winner out of the special Mother bowl way back in 2004!)
Life just keeps happening!!
Tote bags, t-shirts, journals, and other gifts available in
and my Cafe Press shop
and a few things on Zazzle
Dancing Goddess Dolls and the Dancing Goddess designs are
© 2003-2013 Kelli Cymraes Lincoln
(This means that copying and selling my dolls or images, specifically the
Waldorf/River Nile Goddess doll concept
and my Dancing Goddess embroidery designs,
is illegal as well as unethical. . .please don't do it!)
Winter Solstice Goddess Craft Faire, Sebastopol, 2004
If you are using the metric system, here are the approximate sizes of my dolls:
3.5" = 9 cm
6" = 15 cm
11" = 28 cm
I do mail dolls internationally quite often, and I love making new friends overseas!