The Contented Crafter’s Gift Shop

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Please feel free to browse at your leisure and be assured I appreciate your interest and your support.

This little store offers the occasional original mixed media painting and carries a supply of affordable prints of my original mixed media paintings.

You may also find my Light Catchers and other creations from time to time.  Of course, I also create to order – I welcome enquiries, just drop me a line to open a discussion.  There is a ‘contact me’ form at the bottom of this page.


Original Mixed Media Paintings

The Smallest Things  $NZ75.00

Insurance – optional $NZ15.00

International Shipping $NZ16.00

Domestic Shipping $6.50

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Mixed media acrylic on A4 300gsm watercolour paper.  Requires framing.

[NB All examples are water marked]

Small Things (C)

The Little Beacon  $NZ50.00

Insurance – optional $NZ15.00

International Shipping $NZ16.00

Domestic Shipping $6.50

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Mixed Media Acrylic on A4 300gsm water colour paper.  Requires framing.  (NB:This painting is based on an art lesson given by Tamara Laporte  January 2015)

BeaconofLight (C)

Wild Sea Woman  $NZ75.00

Insurance – optional $NZ15.00

International Shipping $NZ16.00

Domestic Shipping $6.50

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Mixed Media Acrylic on A4 300gsm water colour paper.  Requires framing

Sea Woman (C)


 Magical Light-Catchers

The following photos are examples only


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Light Catchers are usually created especially for the recipients.  They are made with semi-precious gemstones, a variety of decorative beads, crystals and charms.  Catchers are 45 – 75 cm long and have one, two or three strands – each ending with an AAA crystal ball or pear. Up to ten charms are added especially for the recipient.  Sometimes I make one just for the fun of it and this may find its way into the shop for sale as is.

I take commissions for light catchers, just message me to open a discussion.  Points to consider when ordering are the colour or colours you want and a little about the person the catcher is intended for.  Lifestyle, interests, hobbies, temperament, health issues, challenges etc.are all points that can be considered when weaving the magic of each light catcher.

Incredibly difficult to capture in a photograph!  Follow these links to find out more

My post on creating a light-catcher

Alys’ post on receiving a light-catcher

Luanne’s post on her light-catcher

Pricing of Light Catchers

Depending on length, number of strands, types of gemstones and beads and amount of crystal balls

Light-Catchers $NZ30.00 – $NZ125.00

*Shipping Cost + Optional Insurance of $NZ15.00

 *Shipping:  Unfortunately recently shipping costs have risen again  However, it is possible to combine items for shipping, I do my best to save you as much money here as possible.  Estimates below are for untracked.

      NZ $NZ7.50;  Australia $NZ25.00;  

International Shipping $NZ30 – $NZ45 (depending on weight)

Please ask for a quote if tracking your order is preferred



Message me for orders, discussions or purchases, please use the ‘Contact Me’ form at the bottom of this page.

International Orders:  Payment is made through Paypal; you will be sent an invoice when your order is ready for shipping.

NZ customers have the option of Paypal or Internet Banking.  Use the ‘Contact Me’ form at the bottom of this page to open a discussion or place an order.  You will be invoiced when your order is ready to be sent.

Prices,  Shipping & Insurance

All prices are in New Zealand dollars.  [A currency converter may be found throughout the store.]  There is always a shipping cost to consider.  Postal rates are rising world wide and I try to make this part of the transaction as easy as possible for you.   Combining orders is absolutely possible.  Contact me, the form is at the bottom of this page.

Insurance is entirely your option and costs $NZ15   It is your responsibility to request insurance be included in your invoice.

Uninsured Packages: Although I have never yet had a painting or light catcher go astray in the international mail, in case one ever does I have to state that uninsured goods are sent at your own risk.


Unfortunately I cannot offer refunds on returned works as copyright protection cannot be guaranteed.   Please choose carefully before buying.  I am happy to assist wherever I can as I want you to be happy with your purchase.



Any queries at all, please feel free to contact me using the form below

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