After reading all of the Parasol Protectorate novels, and seeing the lovely Grey’s numerous posts with octopus themed jewelry, I decided I needed a pair. However, I don’t have my ears stretched so I decided to look for some fake gauges on Etsy. This is where a new (to me) etsy store came in… Deceptions.


Purple Auqa Tentale Earrings – $18

Teal Innocence Earrings – $14

Shipping:
Shipping was $3, which I found to be quite reasonable.

Packaging:
They arrived wrapped up quite securely in layers of bubble wrap.

Arrival Time:
I ordered on July 27th and I received the earrings on August 19. The turn around time is 7 to 20 days, and when I ordered, it was right when the owner was preparing to graduate from college. She still managed to ship out the earrings to me within the 20 day window and I received them a few days after that.

Communication:
The owner was really nice and responded to my email message letting me know the status of my order, which I appreciated. I contacted her on August 10th around 8pm and got a response back on August 12 at 12:30am, so just a little over 24 hours.

Product:
The earrings themselves are made of non-toxic polymer clay, and hypo allergenic silver earrings and covered in gloss. I was a bit nervous about pulling them apart to wear them the first time, but because they’re quite sturdy, there were no issues. They’re relatively light despite their size, and they’re really comfortable to wear.

Would I order from Deceptions again?
Absolutely! I love my earrings! The tentacles are exactly what I was looking for. They’re so cute. I think I’m going to have to order a pair for Ray, as he’s been looking at the teal pair and likes them.

Products purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

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