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Updated: May 02, 2018

Imagize Your World is undergoing renovation... please "pardon our dust"!

Thank you for your patience while I update my listings and overhaul my eBay store!

  • YES, I am "open" (accepting orders, answering questions, etc.) during the "construction"!
  • Most listings have already been updated, or partly updated, but there is still a lot of work to do.
  • In addition to a general overhaul, new colors and items are being added, and some "old favorites" are finally coming back!
  • If you can't find what you're looking for, or are waiting for a specific sample photo to be added, please contact me for help.
  • See my Messages & Announcements (store homepage) for Renovation Updates
Imagize Your World will re-open the first week of August. I hope to see you then! :)

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Free Shipping Offer!

Combine multiple purchases into a single order of $50.00 or more, and basic U.S. Shipping is FREE! Certain terms and conditions apply. If you have questions please ask prior to purchasing.

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Frequently Asked Questions: 

For your convenience, these questions/answers are broken doesn into topic categories. You may scroll down to browse all questions, or jump right to a specific section by clicking on one of the following topic categories:

  • General Questions
    • ... including information about shipping, feedback, discounts, etc.
  • Jewelry Questions
    • ... including information about components, custom options, etc.
  • Mouse Pads, Coasters and Sets Questions
    • ... including information about the styles available, sets offered, etc.
  • Apparel Questions
    • .. including information about the printing methods, styles available, etc.

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~ General Questions ~

 

Do you combine Shipping for multiple item purchases?

  • YES! My shipping discounts have been entered in the eBay system so it will automatically combine the shipping for you during checkout (or in your shopping cart, if you have "opted-in" to the beta test). In very limited circumstances, combined orders being shipped to an address in Canada may be overcharged due to system limitations. If you believe your total is incorrect, please contact me so I can adjust your shipping fee if necessary. If you overpay due to this problem, the difference will be refunded.

Do you charge a Handling Fee? (And, is this to pad your profit?)

  • For items that include a separate Shipping Fee, there is usually a very small, very reasonable "packaging fee" charged in addition to the anticipated postage (and any other fees charged by the USPS for the package). The additional amount is to HELP cover the cost of the mailer (box, poly bag, bubble mailer, etc.) and label, although it is never actually enough to cover the full amount (not to mention both PayPal and eBay take a percentage of the shipping fee you pay). So, you can rest assured that I lose a significant amount of money on shipping charges to keep costs low for you... I do NOT make a profit.

I paid right away... Why didn't you leave me feedback yet?

  • Thank you for your prompt payment! For logistical, reasons I will leave feedback after your purchase has been shipped and I have notified you. This is an imporantant "check mark" step that helps me to keep certain steps of processing your order from slipping through the cracks. (I do NOT require feedback be received to leave it; I will NEVER ask you to leave feedback for me. Feedback is a 100% volunatary process, and no one should ever feel like they are required to participate if they do not want to. While I choose to leave feedback for my customers, I have no expectation they leave feedback in return. If these were your concerns, you may rest easy.)

Do you offer Quantity Discounts?

  • Yes! I can offer a quantity discount for most Custom-Made-to-Order items. HOWEVER, please note that this can ONLY be done through a listing that already has the discount reflected in the listed price (usually a Special Order listing created specially for your purchase). The discount depends on the total number of each type of item purchased. If you need a discounted listing set up for you, please contact me with the details; I will send you the item number and URL to the listing when it is ready. The minimum number of items necessary to qualify for a quantity discount varies by item type, as follows:
    • Cord Necklaces (any combination of materials, lengths, etc., including bracelets): 5
    • Ribbon Chokers and Double Chokers: 5
    • Earrings: 5 pairs
    • Extender Chains and Magnetic Clasp Converters (any variation and combination): 10
    • Screen Printed T-Shirts (any combination of Imagize Your World designs and shirt styles): 4
    • ChromaBlast T-Shirts (any combination of Imagize Your World designs and shirt styles): 5
    • ChromaBlast T-Shirts (one custom design; any mix of shirt styles): 5
    • ChromaBlast T-Shirts (a different custom design on each shirt; any mix of shirt styles): 8
    • Mouse Pads, Coasters and Sets: See my CUSTOM Category for existing quantity listings. If you need a different quantity or set than is already available, please let me know and I will add it for you. Custom Mouse Pad, Coaster and Set listings allow for any combination of Imagize Your World designs and Customer-provided designs. If you would like to purchase a large number of items with the same design, please contact me with the details (actual discount will depend on the exact details of the design as well as the total number of items, so no quote can be given until the details of the design have been finalized.)

 

 

 

~ Jewelry Questions ~

Do you offer quantity discounts?

  • Yes! I can offer a quantity discount for most Custom-Made-to-Order jewelry items. HOWEVER, please note that this can ONLY be done through a listing that already has the discount reflected in the listed price (usually a Special Order listing created specially for your purchase). The discount depends on the total number of each type of item purchased. If you need a discounted listing set up for you, please contact me with the details; I will send you an item number a URL to the listing when it is ready. The minimum number of items necessary to qualify for a quantity discount varies by item type, as follows:
    • Cord Necklaces (any combination of materials, lengths, etc., including bracelets): 5
    • Ribbon Chokers and Double Chokers: 5
    • Earrings: 5 pairs
    • Extender Chains and Magnetic Clasp Converters (any variation and combination): 10

How do I order a custom necklace length?

  • For most Custom-Made-to-Order Necklaces and Chokers you can simply order the shortest length offered that is longer than the length you want, and then include a message with your payment stating the actual length you would like it to be. If this does not seem to pertain to the item you are interest in, please contact me with all the details so I can advise you better.

What are the different cord types you offer for your necklaces and bracelets?

Click on the type above to jump down to the details and sample photos.

 

Genuine Leather Cord: round leather cord cut from high quality hide, that is professionally dyed using high quality commercial lead-safe dyes; there are NO hidden "fused seams" like with most leather cord (which means no "surprise breakage"). This cord comes from a manufacturer based in the United States!

  • Standard and "Metallic" Colors: The cord is coated with dye and then heat set to make it permanent (then both steps are repeated). This process yields cord that is usually semi-glossy, although some colors may appear more or less shiny than others. (For Metallic Colors, the dye itself is metallic; there is NO additional step involving dust or other additives that can later rub-off.)
  • "Natural Dyed" Colors: The cord is dipped in dye (so that it will absorb it, rather than being coated with it), then heat set to make the color permanent. This process often allows some of the natural tone variations of the hide to show through the dye color, yielding cord that is truly unique from piece to piece. "Natural Dyed" colors usually do NOT appear as glossy as the standard coated cords, so the "look" they provide is more earthy and natural. (Exact look varies by cord size, color, dye lot and production run.)
  • The Color "Natural": The color NATURAL is not dyed at all; the exact shade will vary between cord sizes and production runs.
  • Exact texture, flexibility/rigidity, etc. varies by color, size and production run.
  • "Identical" Colors may vary between dye lots, productions runs and cord diameters.
  • I offer 50 colors in 2 mm diameter cord; I offer limited colors in 1.5 mm and 3 mm diameters; however any of the 50 colors can be obtained in those sizes by special request.
  • Cord Diameters are quoted from the manufacturer and are approximate. The exact diameter may vary slightly between colors and production runs.
  • Color names --including spelling -- are quoted from the manufacturer.

 

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Genuine Split Suede Lace: lace that is made from genuine top quality split grain hides, that is professionally dyed using high quality commercial lead-safe dyes; there are NO hidden "fused seams" like with most suede cord (which means no "surprise breakage"). This cord comes from a manufacturer based in the United States!

  • The Color "Natural": The color NATURAL is NOT dyed at all, so it is truly natural; the exact shade will vary between cord sizes and production runs.
  • Exact texture, fuzziness, rigidity, etc. varies by color, piece and production run.
  • "Identical" Colors may vary between dye lots and productions runs.
  • Please note that the color often appears lighter on the edges of the lace than on the wider surfaces.
  • I offer 18 colors in 3 mm wide suede lace. The thickness of the suede averages 2 mm; it usually falls between 1.8 mm and 2.2 mm. The exact thickness varies by color, piece and production run.
  • Color names --including spelling -- are quoted from the manufacturer.

1-Strand Sample

Sizes

P'Leather Cord: round polymer cord, that is smooth to the touch and light weight. The color is solid through the polymer material, so there is no coating. P'Leather is a product of the Pepperell Braiding Company.

  • The Color "Natural": The color NATURAL is a creamy light tan color, named to mimick the undyed "natural" color of leather cord. Please note that this product is NOT actually "natural."
  • "Identical" Colors may vary slightly between productions runs.
  • The exact "feel" of the cord, flexibility/rigidity, etc., may vary slightly between production runs.
  • I offer all 3 available colors -- Black, Brown and Natural -- in both the 2 mm and 1 mm diameters. (Other sizes may be available for a limited time until current stock is exhausted. I can no longer obtain diameters other than 1 mm and 2 mm.)
  • Although the cord itself is strong enough to hold a significant amount of weight, I do NOT recommed P'Leather for heavy pendants. (Too much stress on the cord ends can cause them to tear the polymer and/or slide off, either of which will cause the necklace to break.)

Sizes

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Soft Glass Cord: coming soon!    
Rubber Cord: coming soon!    
Nylon Cord: coming soon!    
Polyster Cord: coming soon!    
     
     
 

~ Mouse Pads, Coasters and Sets Questions ~

 

Can I get one of your Mouse Pad or Coaster designs with personalized text added?

  • YES! Just make a note of the design name/number, then purchase the "Custom" version of appropriate style item (mouse pad or coaster) and explain what you would like (using the design name/number of the original design).
  • Additional personalization/customization may be available for my designs; however anything that involves re-sizing, re-cropping, etc. should be "cleared" with me before purchase so you can be sure you will be able to get what you want.

What are your recommended dimensions/specifications for a custom design that I am making from scratch?

  • For my Custom Mouse Pads, Coasters and Jar Openers, if you are making your own design from scratch, I recommend using 200 dpi. The optimal design dimensions for each item style are as follows:
    • Mouse Pad Style #1: Comin Soon!
    • Mouse Pad Style #2: Comin Soon!
    • Mouse Pad Style #3: Comin Soon!
    • Coaster Style #1: Comin Soon!
    • Coaster Style #2: Comin Soon!
    • Jar Opener:  Comin Soon!
  • Please note that existing designs/photos do not necessarily need to meet the above recommendations to "work ok"; those are the optimal specifications, and should be used when creating a design from scratch to ensure the best possible end product.

 

What Mouse Pads styles do you offer?

  • All of my Mouse Pads feature a non-slip neoprene rubber base and a polyester fabric surface. The shapes, dimensions and thicknesses follow:
  • Style #1: Rectangle with Rounded corners; 9.25 x 7.75 inches; 0.25-inch thick base.
  • Style #2: Round; 7.5 inches in diameter; 0.25-inch thick base.
  • Style #3: LAPTOP MOUSEPAD! Rectangle with Rounded corners; ? x ? inches; Micro-thin, only 0.5 mm thick! (Designed to be stored on a laptop's keyboard, and safe for the screen to be closed on.)
  • Style #4: Rectangle with Rounded corners; 9.25 x 7.75 inches; 0.125-inch thick base. I currently ONLY offer Style #4 by special request; minimum purchase applies. These are recommended for mailing promotions, give-aways and the like. (Due to the the thinner backing the shipping weight is lower than for the 0.25" thick pads.) No printed sample shown; surface would be the same as Style #1.

 

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What Coaster styles do you offer?

  • All of my Coasters feature a 0.25-inch thick non-slip neoprene rubber base and a polyester fabric surface. The shapes and dimensions follow:
  • Style #1: Square with slightly Rounded corners; 4 x 4 inches. (These are LARGERS than the 3.5 x 3.5-inch coasters seen elsewhere!)
  • Style #2: Circle; 4 inches in diameter.
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What "Sets" do you offer?

  • I am happy to combine any number and style of my mouse pads, coasters and jar openers into a set that works for you! That being said, I generally offer the following sets (at quantity discount prices):
  • Basic quantity sets, such as 2 Mouse Pads, 2 Coasters, 4 Coasters, etc.
  • "Desk Sets": A desk set consists of 1 Mouse Pad and 1 Coaster.
  • "Bar Sets": A bar set consists of 1 Mouse Pad, 4 Coasters and 1 Jar Opener.
  • For mixed sets, I generally match rectangle mouse pads with square coasters, and round mouse pads with round coasters; however, the jar opener will always be round. (Sample Jar Openers pictured.)
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~ Apparel Questions ~

Do you offer Custom Screen Printing?

  • I can offer custom screen printing on a limited basis. Please note: (1) this is generally limited to 1 or 2 colors per side, depending on the design, (2) there is no required "minimum purchase" BUT there IS a screen charge for each screen that is needed; 1 screen is needed for each design/side/color, (3) I specialize in LOW volume, customized printing, so larger orders may take a significant amount of time to fill; on the other hand, I can offer a variety of shirt styles/colors/sizes and ink color combinations for a completley customized order. (For garage bands, clubs, etc., that would want to order additional batches, I can keep your screen(s) on file so future purchases would not incurr the screen charges as long as no changes are made to the design (using a different ink color is NOT considered a "change to the design" for screen charge purposes, unless this change requires a new screen due to light-on-dark v. dark-on-light differences that make the design "negative").

Do you offer Airbrushing?

  • Sorry, but no.

Do you offer "Direct to Garment" Printing?

  • Sorry, but no, not at this time.

What are the Printing Methods you offer for T-Shirts (etc.)?

  • I currently offer Screen Printing, ChromaBlast and Dye Sublimation, although garment compatibility varies depending on the method.
    • Screen Printing: Compatible with all fabric types and colors (available ink colors will vary by fabric color and design). Most designs are 1-color or 2-color designs. A Screen is used (like a stencil) to apply textile ink to the fabric. If a custom screen printed design is desired, a screen charge will be required to cover the costs of creating the screen.
    • ChromaBlast: Compatible with White or Light Color 100% Cotton garments. Full Color Printing; however please note that the color of the shirt is the "white" base of the design, so full color photos are recommended only for white shirts. Text, graphics and other designs where the exact colors acheived do not matter as much can be printed on light colors, such as pastel shades of pink, yellow and blue. (Actual shirt color availability varies by style and size.) ChromaBlast is a proprietary method of chemically bonding color with cotton fibers. "White" and other blank spaces in the design will essentially be "dyed clear" so these areas may have a slight hand to them.
    • Dye Sublimation: Compatible with White or Light Color 100% Polyester garments (can be used on garments that are at least 50% Polyester; however the lower the Polyester content, the less vibrant and strong the colors become). Full Color Printing; however please note that the color of the shirt is the "white" base of the design, so full color photos are recommended only for white shirts. Text, graphics and other designs where the exact colors acheived do not matter as much can be printed on light colors, such as pastel shades of pink, yellow and blue. (Actual shirt color availability varies by style and size.) Dye Sublimation is a proprietary method of permanently infusing polyester fibers with a special dye. "White" and other blank spaces in the design will be left unaltered. There is no hand to this type of printing, so the printed/design area of the garment will feel the same as the unprinted portions of the garment.

 

 

Do "Relaxed Fit," "Classic Fit" and "Fitted" Women's shirts really fit differently from each other?

  • YES! As a basic guide, the graphic below shows what the manufacturer Anvil considers to be Fitted, Classic Fit, and Relaxed Fit. Please understand that -- just like size designations -- other manufactures' definitions may vary.

    Manufacturer Graphic

    Addtionally, the photos provided show the approximate differences between select styles that I use for my Custom items, and are meant to illustrate how the style chosen will affect the fit. Each photo shows shirts that are the SAME SIZE as each other, in order to illustrate the approximate differences between styles. (Exact measurements will vary between "identical" shirts, and an average of 7% shrinkage is to be expected for cotton shirts.)

    NOTE: Correct size ordering is the responsibility of the Buyer. Due to the nature of Custom-Made-to-Order items, NO returns/exchanges can be accepted, and no refunds can be given, for "size/fit issues" other than the wrong size being shipped.

 

V-Neck v. Relaxed

V-Neck v. Relaxed

V-Neck v. Relaxed

ABOVE: Women's Relaxed Fit (Anvil #978)/BLACK; Women's Classic Fit (Anvil #880)/ CHARITY PINK; Women's Fitted (Anvil #379)/WHITE. (All are 2XL.)

LEFT: Men's Fashion Fit (Hanes #4980)/FATIGUE GREEN; Women's Classic Fit (Anvil #880)/BLACK; Women's Fitted (Anvil #379)/WHITE. (All are L.)

Do "Fashion Fit" and Standard Fit Men's shirts really fit differently from each other?
  • YES! Fashion Fit tees are designed to fit a little tighter and be a little more clingy. Please note that these tees are usually SHORTER than standard fit tees as well, although this depends largely on the manufacturer and exactly what shirts are being compared. The photos provided show the approximate differences between select styles that I use for my Custom items, and are meant to illustrate how the style chosen will affect the fit. Each photo shows shirts that are the SAME SIZE as each other, in order to illustrate the approximate differences between styles. (Exact measurements will vary between "identical" shirts, and an average of 7% shrinkage is to be expected for cotton shirts.)

Fashion v. Standard

The photo provided shows a WHITE "FASHION FIT" (aka Nano) Hanes tee (Style #4980) on top of a BLACK STANDARD FIT Hanes tee (Style #5170). BOTH are size M (38-40). You can see how the chest size is almost the same, but the sleeves and body are both shorter.

Hanes recently changed the specifications and/or names for some of their t-shirt styles. What are the differences and when will you be offering the new versions?

  • The "new versions" of the Hanes t-shirts are available now for select style/color/size combinations; however, since remaining supply of the "old version" is still be shipped to me, no guarantee can be made which version will be received at this time. If you have a specific need, please discuss it with me. (I will be able to check what I have on-hand, but not necessarily what will be shipped in the future.)
  • The key differences are the "name" being used and the style of the tag.
    • Style #5170 and #5370 are the adult and youth versions of the basic 50/50 t-shirt. They are being rebranded as "ComfortBlend EcoSmart" and no longer have a tag at the neckline. (There may or may not be a tag elsewhere, such as in one of the side seams.)
    • Style #4980 was previously named "Fashion Fit" but is being rebranded as a "Nano" Tee. The "Fashion Fit" version featured a Tear-Away Tag, that was designed to be removed by the end consumer prior to wearing; the new "Nano" version no longer has a tag at the neckline. (There may or may not be a tag elsewhere, such as in one of the side seams.) Additionally, this style will now be available in size 3XL; previously it was only available up to size 2XL.
    • Sample photos of the previous neckline tags and new tagless versions are provided.
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Fashion v. Standard #4980 "New" Coming Soon!

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