Electric Carnation

Electric Carnation is on vacation. Have a browse and check back later to buy something.

#'> Useful things, Beautiful Things <'#

The Electric Carnation is an eclectic mix of things make.

The yarn cutters won't poke a hole in a sewing or knitting bag, and can't be used to cut paper, so are safe from scissors-nabbing family members.  For knitters I have special cutters that can be used as stitch markers, and can also add a clip to them so that they can be clipped to your project.

I'm the designer of the Yarnometer Spinner's tool, the Grand Unified Yarn Theory table is up on my blog at [ link hidden ]/, and available in various prettier formats in the shop.



#'> Shipping  <'#

Cheaper shipping is available through the SA Post Office (apparently around R50), but I have had parcels with insurance and tracking numbers go missing, and no luck claiming for the loss. I f someone wants, I can send through the post office with a tracking number, but then I unfortunatelycan't guarantee delivery.

I can also try Aramex Store to Door for R100, but can then also not guarantee delivery, though I've not had any lost parcels :).

I also ship with MDS Collivery, and if you want send me a message with your address I'll check the shipping price for you.  If the shipping is more than that plus the shipping on the listing, I'll make you an "add-on shipping" listing. 

#'>International Shipping and Payment<'#

International shipping is done through a service that couriers my packages to London, and mails it there as standard UK mail.  I'm unfortunately not able to track these parcels, but have much higher confidence in them arriving than the service our  post office currently gives for registered mail. International parcels should typically take 2-3 weeks days to reach you, but may be delayed and take up to 6 weeks. 

I'll refund any shipping charges more than $1 higher than my costs. :)


If you are paying via Paypal please make sure that the shipping address listed in your account matches the one in your Paypal profile. If the addresses differ, I will ship to the address listed with Paypal unless we have an agreement on shipping before the order is placed.  I  can not be responsible for parcels if you do not give a correct address when paying.  International orders may be subject to import duties which are levied once the package reaches your country.

#'> Policies and Ramblings  <'#

Please make sure your email address is correct.

If the order is a gift and you would like me to include a note, please contact me :) Gift wrapping is also available by special request.  I will gladly combine shipping or ship to a friend or swap partner. 

Please remember that between lighting, photos and your screen's color, the colors you see are not necessarily what you get. I do try to get as close as I can.

Payment is expected within 3 days, and orders where no payment has been received after 3 days will be canceled. If you should find out that you placed an order then an emergency occurred and you cannot pay, please contact me, and we can work something out.


If there is a mistake please contact me and I will do what I can.  Lost parcels are handled on a case-by-case basis.