I create each of my pieces in my home studio, surrounded by acres of farm land, and a multitude of birds, deer, and other wildlife, in addition to my tribe of pugs and other pets. No two scarves are ever alike; each bears the personal imprint of the moment in time in which it was created. I like to use a variety of techniques, including multiple dye processes, silk-screening, and hand-painting, to arrive at a one-of-a-kind, truly special work of wearable art, suitable for display or framing when not being worn.
Scarves are made of a variety of different silk weights and hands, including crepe, charmeuse, habotai, chiffon, and velvet; in addition, some are made of a rayon silk blend or cotton. I use professional grade silk dyes, steaming and heat setting as necessary, to create bold and brilliant ever-lasting color.
All scarves can be either hand-washed in a mild detergent and hung to dry, or simply dry cleaned. I sign each piece before it leaves my studio and include washing instructions with every scarf.
Recently I have started posting my original oil paintings, encaustics, and hand-pulled prints. Each of these is also a one of a kind original. All paintings are painted on canvas board, which is a firm surface that will easily pop into a basic, standard sized frame, unless otherwise listed in the item description (just a few come ready to hang, no framing needed). Prints come with a mat that will also fit into a standard size frame. If there's a piece you'd like to purchase and have framed, please contact me for framing and shipping costs.
I accept Mastercard, Visa, Amex, Discover, PayPal, and Etsy Gift Cards. If you prefer, you may send a check, made payable to Sylvia Gray, to:
15858 Joliet Road
Westfield, IN 46074
7% sales tax will be collected from Indiana residents.
I create each of my pieces myself, by hand, one at a time. Everything on my Etsy site is already made and ready to ship; you are getting the exact artwork pictured. My shipping time is listed for all items as 1-3 days until it leaves my studio, plus shipping time, just in case I am out of town doing an art fair and can't attend to an order immediately; in most cases, I will be able to send out your purchase the day you order it. Please contact me with any questions regarding time needed for your order; I will do my best to insure your order arrives when you need it. You will find the option to select expedited shipping available at check out. Custom orders require longer time frames; contact me to discuss when you need it by and how long it will take for me to create it.
All orders will be shipped via USPS. To keep costs as low as possible, I do not add additional insurance, delivery confirmation, etc. If you would like additional services that you don't find available at check out, and they are available for your country, please let me know and I will add the additional costs to your invoice. Also, each country has varying rules and fees regarding customs fees; these are the responsibility of the order recipient.
Please contact me if I can answer questions about a selection or otherwise help you make the best choice possible for youself or a gift recipient. If your order arrives and it is not as you expected or you wish to return it for any other reason, I am happy to refund your payment or exchange the item, provided it is returned unworn or otherwise damaged, and is sent back within 2 weeks of receipt. Custom orders are non-returnable, but I will work with you to be sure you receive a piece that you are truly proud to wear.
Where possible, I do accept custom orders. Good ideas include an alternate color selection for a scarf style already featured, alternate dimensions or fabric type, variation of style (my most popular hand-painted florals are irises and sunflowers, but other flowers are good options, as are dogs and other animals, as I often do scarves featuring pets and wildlife). I am happy to discuss any and all ideas you might have. I will send you photos for approval before shipping any custom order.
I do accept wholesale clients with brick and mortar locations.
If you would like your purchase sent directly to a gift recipient, I am happy to do that, and will wrap and package your gift appropriately.