SisterJoBangles

Upcycled and remade art for spirit, body and soul

Central Coast, New South Wales · 47 Sales

SisterJoBangles

Upcycled and remade art for spirit, body and soul

Central Coast, New South Wales 47 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars
(18)

Shop owner

Jo Hilder

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(18)
Mireille Langlois

Mireille Langlois on 18 Jul, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Cette camisole tunique est vraiment jolie et originale. Merci pour la confection.

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Janet Jepkes

Janet Jepkes on 27 Jun, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Super nice; better than described love it

Janet Jepkes

Janet Jepkes on 27 Jun, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Super nice; better than described love it

Janet Jepkes

Janet Jepkes on 27 Jun, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Super nice; better than described love it

Janet Jepkes

Janet Jepkes on 27 Jun, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Super nice; better than described love it

Janet Jepkes

Janet Jepkes on 13 Jun, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Just as described. quick shipping love the color. thanks Jan

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Tigers Eye Talisman - a strong woman needs serious adornment.

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About

Taking broken and thrown away things, and making them whole and new again.

I'm a long time and enthusiastic second-hand shopper and collector, and much prefer to own things owned before. Every piece carries with it a little of each person who owned it, and I can often feel their presence still with it.

I go out gathering with my senses on high alert - things have a way of calling me! Whenever something second-hand comes into my possession, whether I decide to keep it or pass it on to another, I always imbue it with love and positive intention, so the next person who owns it will be blessed and enjoy owning it. And I never throw these carefully collected things away! What is not donated back to charity is passed on, or transformed and given new life.

I also love gifts from the earth - shells, gemstones, feathers, driftwood - and I use these in my pieces also.

Sister Jo Bangles is my way of giving the many beautifulpieces of ephemera I find all over the place back to the world, slowing down the fashion cycle and keeping them out of landfill and from becoming waste. Upcycling is the future. And every one of my pieces is blessed, and created in a home filled with love, light and creative energy.

I am also a published author, artists and creative coach, with a Stevie Nicks fixation, dreadlocks, and not nearly enough tattoos.

Thanks for visiting my Etsy store! Namaste.
Jo xxx

www.sisterjobangles.com

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  • Jo Hilder

    Owner

    Hi, I'm Jo! I have over thirty years experience in art and making, as well as retail ownership, sales and management. I'm also a published author. Sister Jo Bangles is a new project, so thanks for your support!

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Last updated on 11 Dec, 2016
Frequently asked questions

You state your pieces are upcycled. Where do you source the jewellery components?

I constantly scour markets and op shops, and rely on my community of friends, upcyclers and resellers to provide me with my bits and pieces. I especially watch out for bags and jars of broken jewellry and items deemed unsuitable for sale, which would otherwise be thrown out and end up in landfill. I love purchasing from local op shops and markets as I know my money stays local, and helps support families and enterprise in my area and community.

Once I bring items home, they are carefully disassembled and cleaned/polished. Chains and cords are also salvaged if possible and restored: waxed or polished. Then, I use new wire to remake the elements I've collected into new pieces, then photograph them and list them for sale 😀

Gift wrapping and packaging

My pieces come wrapped in recycled tissue (I often use vintage tissue paper dress patterns) and enveloped in a hand-made recycled paper pocket, tied at the top with twine attached to a recycled card tag stamped with "Made with love by Sister Jo Bangles".

What are your return and exchange conditions?

I am happy to discuss any issues you may have with your piece, so please examine yours early after delivery to make sure it arrived safe and sound. My policy states I prefer to be contacted within 3 days of your delivery, and a damaged item needs to be returned within 14 days.

Your piece is made from recycled, found, second-hand and reclaimed components and will have imperfections such as rubbing, tarnishing, scratches, marks, wear and patina caused by age and use. These are considered part of the beauty of the piece and are not considered damage.

Damage is defined as breakage due to workmanship or components coming loose or detaching. In this instance, I will happily repair your item once returned to me at my expense, by arrangement.