The Prelude to Spring Collection
The Prelude to Spring Collection is the first collection of Adornarium dragons to be released in 2022! Its inspiration comes from the anticipation in the air as we wait for the springtime and new life to come. Although the winter cold seems to linger long, there are still many things to celebrate in the meantime - Chinese New Year and Valentine's day! It is these moments of celebration as we patiently wait for the warmth to return that have inspired this collection. ♡
"Arkaya" and "Arano" the Yin and Yang Valentine's Dragons
Meet Arkaya (white female dragon) and Arano (black male dragon)! They are two dragons who embody the phrase “attached at the hip”. They love each other so much that they agreed to be eternally bound so that they could preserve the divine balance of yin and yang in The Adornarium. With Arano’s dark colouring and Arkaya’s white colouring, they are both polar opposites, and intrinsically linked through their gold highlights, shared heart tattoos and the fact that they share one pair of wings… both have to work together as a cohesive team in order to fly, and they’re now very confident that they have perfected the art - even more impressive is the fact that they are no less in love than when they first met so many years ago! This yin and yang dragon love pair would make a great Valentine’s Day gift for either yourself or a loved one!
Extra (IMPORTANT!) information:
Standard shipping is always free for UK residents, though I would recommend selecting the tracked option at checkout to receive a tracking number that can help locate your package in the event of it going missing or being delayed by the postal services.
After a few incidents of packages being delayed on their way to the US, I feel obliged to make tracked shipping the only mandatory option for US and foreign customers. This is because Covid 19 has brought chaos to our postal services and it's become increasingly clear how important it is to have a tracking number, as if not, there is no way for us to find where your package has gone if it gets lost or delayed on its way to you. Once a package leaves my hands at the post office, unfortunately it is completely out of my control, so I do apologise that the unreliability of the US postal services has made it necessary for me to need to take this step.
Please note that this item, along with any other items that are sold by The Adornarium, are intended for decorative use only, and not as toys for small children (although very fun to gently handle and admire)! ♡
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any queries about the specific measurements of this piece.
"Arkaya" and "Arano" the Yin and Yang Valentine's Dragons - Polymerclay OOAK
Any finished sculpture or item of jewellery of mine that you receive, should be relatively strong, but not indestructible. As such, adequate care should be taken to ensure that the piece is out of reach of pets, children, and the possibility of being dropped, as you would with any other fragile ornament in the home. That being said, it will be certainly be strong enough for moderate handling as you examine it and admire its unique features! :)
Will I have to pay extra for shipping/postage?
Postage is free for anyone using standard 2nd class or international standard delivery. Unfortunately those outside the UK must pay extra for postage if they want it to be tracked, and UK customers must pay extra if they want their order sent by special delivery guarenteed, (the only option that offers tracking information) otherwise shipping costs can be too expensive for me to cover just in the price of an item alone. I would HIGHLY recommend (especially in this time of covid 19 bringing chaos to our postal services) that both UK and US customers pay for the shipping option that offers tracking, as if not, there will be no way for us to find where your package has gone if it gets lost or delayed on its way to you. I cannot accept responsibility, nor give out refunds or replacements, for items lost in the mail if you did not select the tracked option at checkout. Once a package leaves my hands at the post office, it is completely out of my control.
How many creations can I recieve from you in one go?
In one parcel, there will be sent a maximum of two to three creations, depending on their size. If you feel like going on a larger shopping spree (and I would not mind if you did!) expect to recieve two or three at a time, in different parcels that may be delivered on different days, depending on whether the creations you have ordered differ in the time they need to be prepared before posting (for instance, if one of your purchases includes a made-to-order item).
How long will my order take to get to me?
If you live in the UK (where I am based) you can expect your parcel to arrive within one to two weeks once I have posted it off (which may take up to a week for me to prepare beforehand if you have selected any extra additions from the drop-down menu). If you live in the US, your parcel will likely take two to three weeks to arrive after I have sent it out. It is important that these shipping times are taken into account if the item is needed before a certain deadline (e.g as a birthday present) as well as if you have purchased a made-to-order item. Extra delays are also expected for international and US customers due to covid-19 issues, which unfortunately I have no control over.
What is the difference between waiting for a made-to-order item and waiting for a pre-made item?
If the item you have ordered is classed as "made-to-order", that could add a maximum of an extra week on to the time it will take to reach you, from the moment of purchase (due to the time it will take me to hand-craft your purchase from scratch). Don't worry though - if the item you want is made-to-order, it will say in big letters at the top of the item's description. If your item does not say anything about it being made-to-order in the description, then you can assume that it is a pre-made creation, and therefore will be ready to be posted to you in a week or less.