Hello lovely beans
I am Sayo aka. Sonja!
Born in Austria in 1999 with a pencil in one hand and a controller in the other. I'm not only fascinated by video games and art, but also by cars - which is why you can find me not only at conventions, but also at car meetings. I am also very small and quite shy, love fruits and tea, my favorite color is pink, I like to listen to lo-fi and house music and am a spring person - that's all you need to know (•ө•) ♡
In 2021, I found my passion for sculpting.
I was in love with the fat cat from FFXIV and knew immediately: I have to have her!
So I sculpted it.
As the first figure, it wasn't that bad, so I created an Instagram and Reddit profile for the first time to present her to the world. Many of you showed interest and loved it, which motivated me to create more characters.
Crafting Sayo Yukiko was born! (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
My goal was, is and remains
to put a smile on your face with my creations ♥
Each of my creations is designed with all my love and passion, painted by hand and carefully sent to you - so that your new friend is guaranteed to give you a lot of joy! So it can sometimes happen that a figure needs more of my attention.
I do my best to give my creations up for adoption on a monthly basis! ♥
When will there be shop-updates?
Once a month. I always try to release my new products between the end and beginning of the month (28th - 05th). I always announce an exact time early on Twitter!
Do you take commissions?
At the moment I do not accept commissions, but I would still like to open some commission and made-to-order spots in the foreseeable future!
On social media you will first find out when there will be free places!
Which materials do you use for your figures?
All my figures are made of polymer clay, which can be Fimo or Sculpey depending on the handling. Each figure is carefully hand-painted with acrylic paints, varnished with a clear lacquer and embellished with extras depending on the idea.
For my exclusive pins I'm using air dry clay.
How much time do you need for a figure?
It all depends on the size and the details. Some figures need up to a day, while others need several days of my full attention.
I prefer to take more time for a figure so that you are guaranteed to get only the best work from me in your hands. <3
Do you ship to my country? How much is the shipping?
I'm currently sending worldwide. The shipping costs are calculated in the following amount:
Austria € 2.10 - 1 to 3 working days (already 50% off)
Europe € 15.00 - 3 to 7 working days
Worldwide € 20,00 / $ 22.19 - up to 20 working days
! Please note that there may be delivery delays due to COVID-19 !
When will you send my package?
I usually send packages once a week, but no later than 5 business days after receiving your order.
I do my best to hold on to the times, but please have mercy on me if it can be a day later. (｡TωT｡)
After your package is on its way, you will receive an email with your tracking number.
Where can I track my package?
Since I live in Austria, all packages are sent with the Austrian Post. To know where your package is currently located, you can enter your tracking number here.
International - Why do I have to pay customs fees?
Since I have no control over customs costs incurred, you as the buyer are responsible for these fees. International orders can be delayed due to customs - but this is rare.
Why are there lints on my figure?
Since every single figure is 100% handmade, it can happen that small lints occasionally make themselves comfy on the figure during the painting process. I keep my workplace as clean as possible and don't wear lint clothes, but unfortunately it can't be avoided from time to time.
I beg you to only purchase one of my figures if it's not a problem to you! - Thanks! ♥
Returns & Exchanges
Please note that NONE of my figures are refundable!
Nevertheless, it's very important to me that you are happy with your purchase! If you are not completely satisfied with your figure or something broke during transport, please contact me immediately after receiving your figure and we will find a solution together!
Are items reserved in the shopping cart?
Unfortunately not. It's an option I can't change even if I want to.
Unfortunately I can't change it by myself. If you need help translating please contact me!
When are Monthly Collectibles available?
They are available at the beginning of each month along with my adoptables!
What makes them more special than adoptables?
It's monthly a certain minion in a certain theme, which I create in this form NEVER AGAIN! Never more than 10 pieces are created per design. I also let my beans vote on Twitter on some months what will be created next! ♥
How are Monthly Collectibles made?
First, the critter (the base) is sculpted by hand. Then I grind it and mold it with silicone. As soon as the silicone is ready, a figure is cast from a kind of ceramic day after day. Then I'm creating the extras of the chosen theme, which I also sculpt by hand so that each individual figure remains unique. So the number and position of the extras can vary. Last but not least, the figures are hand-painted and provided with clear lacquer - here too I give each individual a special touch. The painting can vary for each figure. I sign them below and give them their number ♥
There are tiny holes in my figure...
Since they are still handmade, it can unfortunately happen that small bubbles arise during drying in the ceramic. I try to 'shake them out' as much as possible, but sometimes it can't be avoided. Even smaller lints - as with the adoptables - may make themselves comfy on the figurine while I paint them.
If your question is not answered, you are welcome to fill out the contact form on the home screen.
I am happy to reply within 8 hours!
(can be later when I'm on vacation)