Your order will be shipped using USPS shipping services. I secure all of my packages with bubble wrap, tissue paper, and sturdy gift boxes. I try to use as little packaging material as possible to reduce waste. Your package(s) are prepared, by hand, to be as protected as possible to withstand the travel to your door. Accidents can occur during the shipping process, please contact me if this is the case within 5 days of delivery.
Upon post office drop off I will notify you with a message including your tracking number. Priority Mail Domestic Shipping takes about 1-3 business days to reach you through delivery.
I use polymer clay and mixed media including, paints, powders, and sealer on all of my items. The clay that we use is strong, but can still break under too much stress, extreme use and/or dropping.
-All book accessories such as Book Blades and Shielded Bookmarks are not intended for such handling. They are meant to be an artistic book display piece and bookmark if handled carefully. They bend for safety, but will break from the hilt and/or blade portion if stressed too far. Please avoid placing in bags, and purses.
- All Armory Jewelry comes with secure jump rings and cords. Check before each wearing for security.
- All items should not get wet. If it does happen, carefully dab with a dry cloth. Wetness may cause the clay to become brittle over time.
No. My Kindred Swords (aka Bookblade) Bookmarks appear to be sharp and pointy, but they are not. They are non-metal, and are flexible. I pride myself with the amount of time I spend adding details for each piece to have a realistic design. They are meant to be enjoyed as a book accessory or small display piece. I personally hand make every piece by myself with love and positive energy. Please visit the listing in the Armory for additional information.
I appreciate inquiries about wholesaling and drop shipping of my products, but I am not interested. I design, hand make, and package all of my items solo in my shop. Each one that I create is special for me, my customers, and admirers. I can offer a possible discount based off of your request. I also have commission services for small custom orders. Please contact me for more questions.
Derwin Murphy and Kindred Whispers LLC holds the copyrights to all written, handmade, and photographic content on this site. Unless an artist or content creator is being featured and/or mentioned on this site. Which they will always hold their rights. You are not permitted to repurpose, reuse, and resale anything that is presented on kindredwhispers.com or any other social outlets, and media. My 'Prince Poems Epic' is my original work as well as all items I sell and share. Features are welcome only if I am credited for it in addition to links to my website or social media being added to that feature. Selling and recreations of any of my items and content is against copyright laws. Appropriate actions will be taken to protect my hard work if challenged.
Kindred Whispers currently ships only in the U.S. However, preparations are being made in hopes to provide international services in the future.
Absolutely! I am open to doing collaborations with artists, content creators, bloggers, cosplayers, and gamers . Contact me with in detail your thoughts and ideas and I will get back to you ASAP.
My creations and accessories are modeled for adults and young adults. Due to my creative niche my art can sometimes be misinterpreted. I do not feature violence in any of my work to uphold the integrity of the piece.
You absolutely can! I can re-create a special listing for you to be able to have your desired piece. Contact me if you have questions or requests.
Great question! I have not had the opportunity to travel with my Kindred Swords (aka Bookblade) Bookmarks. I cannot speak from first hand experience. They are non-metal, very flexible, lightweight, and made from non-toxic materials. With a quick examination they can easily tell they are not real "blades". Though I cannot give you a definite answer without seeing it for myself. However, I contacted the TSA giving them a description of my item. I was told that there should be no problem traveling with my bookmarks as a carry on. Due to them not being made from metal, and act as a novelty item. Once they examine the item they will see that it is safe to have with you aboard. However, it is at their discretion on how it will be handled. I was informed that it should be ok to travel with either way. Naturally it is your choice to do whatever you are comfortable with.
My original Armory Icons are versatile pieces that are handcrafted from polymer clay and mixed media. They are able to be worn as pendants (each comes with a 18' faux leather cord.), and used as an ornaments (cars, trees, etc) or magnets upon request. Customers have also used my Armory Icons for weapon representation for table top gaming. These pieces are not limited to descriptive use. You can use them how ever you imagine!
According to Sculpey's website:
"Polymer clay is a type of clay, but it comes from a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) base. PVC is a synthetic plastic polymer, and its number three when it comes to the most widely produced synthetic plastic polymers in the world. Because of its foundation, as well as additional ingredients, polymer clay stays soft and retains its color and size when baked, which leads to its use as a crafting material."
For more information you can visit their website.
Kindred Whispers LLC is not sponsored by or sponsoring Sculpey/Polyform Products Company.
My services includes commissions, custom items, original designs, at your request. There are many available options for you to choose from not limited to my items listed in my shop. If you have an idea that you want to explore or looking for something unique I can create something specials for you. You can visit my Services page on commission details. I would love to work with you!
I try to use all non toxic materials. From polymer clay to paints and finishes. More heavy duty adhesives do have toxic components which I use in very small amounts when a project calls for it. Though I typically don't use it often. Resins are also used cautiously and are safest when fully cured. Feel free to inquire if you have any questions or concerns.
Everyone's safety and wellbeing is crucial during these uncertain times. I make sure that I properly social distance, quarantine, clean my work surfaces, tools and hands frequently. I work alone in my studio as a solo artist. My services are provided online which is a tremendously helpful with reducing exposure. I am very mindful of protecting my customers and myself the best way that I can. Please be careful as we navigate through crisis together.
I currently do not make miniatures for tabletop gaming. I buy them from various sources to experiment and learn the trade. I am NOT associated with any suppliers that creates the miniatures such as Wizkids and Reaper Miniatures. In addition, I am NOT in any association with Hobby Lobby or Master's Touch acrylic paint brand and company in any way.
Kindred Whispers LLC is an online shop, blog and gallery. All transactions, services, and communications are all done via online.
Yes. I am a solo black artist and craftsman. This also means that I create a diverse atmosphere as well as items that can appeal to any customer. Discrimination is not tolerated here no matter your beliefs, sexuality, gender identity or background. All are respectfully welcomed here. It is my pleasure to call you all Kindreds. Rudeness or disrespect are not acceptable in this space.
Any information you provide though purchases and/or services with Kindred Whispers LLC will be kept confidential. I use trusted third party services that I process transactions such as Pay Pal and Square. While visiting my site you have the right to decline any 'cookie' information being collected for the site's analytics purposes.
The email address you provide is solely for updates on sales, new creations, orders, and newsletters. I will not contact you outside of any services that you haven't signed up for. You have the right to subscribe or unsubscribe to any subscription based services from Kindred Whispers LLC.