AlexStoneJewellery

Australian designed and handmade

Sydney, New South Wales 241 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars (73)

AlexStoneJewellery

Australian designed and handmade

Sydney, New South Wales | 241 Sales

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About AlexStoneJewellery

Sales 241
On Etsy since 2012

Chaos and Creativity - written by mum-abulous.com

Alex is Mum to three boys aged 9 and under and is the sole proprietor of her own jewellery making business - Alex Stone Jewellery. Her husband, an IT contractor, is working full time as well as building his own software development business.

Juggling two enterprises and three kids is tricky enough but the Stones who emigrated from the UK in 2006, are doing it all without help from the extended family.

Alex is a trained jeweller and silversmith and her work is mostly sleek, streamlined and contemporary. Yet she is not afraid to have fun with the colorful and quirky using beads, buttons and gem stones. Every piece is unique and hand crafted in her home studio. The business began in the UK in 2003 when Alex decided to turn her passion into her livelihood. She quit an unsatisfying position at the National Health Service to study jewellery design and silversmithing. After graduating Alex was awarded a grant from the Princes Trust, which enabled her to set up a studio. Before long she had built up a regular customer base and formed relationships with a number of retailers.

In 2006 Alex and her husband made the huge leap of emigrating to Australia in search of a more easy going lifestyle. It wasn't long before their first son Hayden arrived with Bradley and Bobby following in quick succession. Alex's own dreams went into hibernation as she focused entirely on her young family. Around the beginning of 2012 Alex felt herself itching for a creative outlet, to find herself again. Serendipity paid The Stones a visit. Whilst Adam was sorting through some storage boxes in the garage he uncovered a box of her old stock that she didn't realize she still had. Alex put photos of the rediscovered items on Facebook and people started asking if she was back in business. It was all the motivation she needed to set up a shop once again

Alex currently sells her jewellery at markets across Sydney and Canberra, and through the retailer 'Shop Handmade' in Canberra. Naturally she operates an online store and is happy to ship anywhere in the world. Alex is a self confessed social media junkie, obsessed with sites like Pinterest and these platforms are giving her brand extra legs.

Trying to work at home whilst juggling the needs of young boys is difficult and Alex is the first to admit that the frustration often gets to her. However her extremely supportive husband reminds her that her business is "a marathon not a sprint". Working at a steady pace and not allowing the stress to impinge too much upon her family life is the key to keeping her dreams alive. Whilst she thrives on the creative buzz of the markets she's had to wind her participation back, as she simply did not have the time to produce enough stock. Also, family life has impacted the way she works. In the past she would spend days developing intricate pieces whereas now she generally goes for a bold, streamlined look which are quicker and easier to produce

Eventually Alex would love to open a studio space outside of her home once again where people can watch her in action and where she can teach her art. For now, she's enjoying taking every day as it comes and finding inspiration all around her. She describes herself as being "obsessed with creativity" and driven to make beautiful things.

A great piece about me written by a good friend
http://mum-abulous.com

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    Alex Stone, mother of 3 beautiful boys and the creative person behind Alex Stone Jewellery.

Shop policies

Last updated on 08 May, 2017
Hi, and welcome to Alex Stone Jewellery. Please feel free to browse and should you have any questions about any of my designs, or you would like to have a piece custom made, please message me and I will endeavour to get back to you within 24hrs.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
RETURNS Please email and make contact with us within 7 days of receiving your item if it is faulty or misrepresented and we will gladly accept your return. We can only accept returns of the product in its original condition, undamaged and unused, including the outer packaging. We do care for our customers and we deploy all our effort and attention to provide the service they deserve. If you do have any enquiry or comment, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Payment
Alex Stone Jewellery accepts credit cards, debit cards, Paypal and Etsy gift cards. You can also use your credit/debit card to pay through Paypal without a Paypal account. Payment is due at the time of purchase.
Delivery
SHIPPING Please make sure your shipping address is correct before finalising your order and submitting your payment. Once payment is received/cleared, your order will be processed, and dispatched using Auspost. Once your order is dispatched, you will receive an email with the dispatch details.

FREE delivery for orders over $50 within Australia.

For international orders, any additional customs costs are to be covered by the buyer.
Additional policies and FAQs
Australian manufacture and the environment is important to us, so we use a metal merchant that supplies silver not only recycled and manufactured with the environment in mind, but is also manufactured in Australia. This not only supports our economy but also helps protect our mines and the environment we live in. So in buying yourself a piece of Alex Stone Jewellery, you are also looking after where we live.

We are also available for custom orders. If you have any designs you would like made, please feel free to contact us.