WireExpressions

Wire Expressions™ - Handcrafted by a Wire Work Artisan

Calgary, Alberta On Etsy since 2013

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WireExpressions

Wire Expressions™ - Handcrafted by a Wire Work Artisan

Calgary, Alberta | 1,595 Sales

Announcement    ***** COVID-19 NOTICE 2020 ***** COVID-19 and your order - the beauty of buying online, is we don’t need to have face to face contact! I will continue to monitor this situation to ensure that I am doing what I can on my end to provide great service and keep everyone healthy!
DELAYED PACKAGES: Once your order is in the postal system, it is out of my hands. Please note: Canada Post and USPS are stating that due to an increase in online ordering and mandated safety measures for social distancing they are experiencing delivery delays. If your package is delayed please see my shop shipping policies for more information about how delayed packages are handled. If you have any questions about the shipment of your order, don’t hesitate to contact me!
*Thank you for continuing to support small business!*


****EXCITING SHIPPING ANNOUNCEMENT!**** Wire Expressions now offers a shipping upgrade! At checkout, customers can now select to upgrade their shipping to an option with tracking! See Shipping Policies for more details!


*****Wire Expressions™ specializes in unique wire work gift items for all occasions and sterling silver wire work jewelry for weddings & everyday!

Announcement

Last updated on 28 Oct, 2020

***** COVID-19 NOTICE 2020 ***** COVID-19 and your order - the beauty of buying online, is we don’t need to have face to face contact! I will continue to monitor this situation to ensure that I am doing what I can on my end to provide great service and keep everyone healthy!
DELAYED PACKAGES: Once your order is in the postal system, it is out of my hands. Please note: Canada Post and USPS are stating that due to an increase in online ordering and mandated safety measures for social distancing they are experiencing delivery delays. If your package is delayed please see my shop shipping policies for more information about how delayed packages are handled. If you have any questions about the shipment of your order, don’t hesitate to contact me!
*Thank you for continuing to support small business!*


****EXCITING SHIPPING ANNOUNCEMENT!**** Wire Expressions now offers a shipping upgrade! At checkout, customers can now select to upgrade their shipping to an option with tracking! See Shipping Policies for more details!


*****Wire Expressions™ specializes in unique wire work gift items for all occasions and sterling silver wire work jewelry for weddings & everyday!

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Kristi

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5 out of 5 stars
(364)

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About WireExpressions

Sales 1,595
On Etsy since 2013

Wire Expressions Created by a Wire Work Artisan!

❉ About the Artist
I have been bending wire since 2001 - I'm only 29 though ;)
I'm a proud wife and mom of two
I could eat dark chocolate and popcorn all day long!
Coffee and beer are gross to me - I'm a tea & wine gal!
Playing board games fills up my tank.
Sitting on the beach is not my favorite vacation, (WHAAAT?!!) I actually like old places with history, and don't sit still well doing nothing!
Sewing is my other creative hobby.
I'm (trying) to learn Spanish and Dutch. Dutch is not going so well!

❉ What Does Wire Expressions™ Mean to Me?
All items come about as an expression of my creativity; everything is made with wire in some shape or form; and when you purchase Wire Expressions from me, it then becomes an expression as you wear it, use it or give it away. So as you can see the name Wire Expressions fits quite well!

❉ About Wire Expressions™ Design Process
People often ask how I get my designs so symmetrical. Well...lots of practice over many years! I enjoy repetition, not using a jig gives me more freed as I create, and it is just how my brain is 'wired'. Sometimes an idea comes to me very quickly, and other times I really have to work at it. Often a new idea will have yards of practice wire that ends up in the trash, until it comes out just right.

❉ What Is Sold In My Shop?
In my shop you'll find a mix of jewellery and unique gift items. The jewellery is typically made with .925 Sterling Silver, making it beautiful and long lasting! I often hear the comment "What a clever idea!" I'm a practical person, so I also create non-jewellery gift items that have charm and function. (Non-jewellery items are not made with sterling silver...that's just not practical cost wise!)

Most recently, I added wire writing to my repertoire. This gives me the ability to personalize many things for people! As a girl who never found her name on a keychain... this is fantastic!

❉ What You Can Expect From Me
If I won't wear it or use it....I don't think you would either, so I’ve tested my designs to make sure they are ready for the everyday person. Designing simple beautiful things that anyone can admire or have a little fun with is something that gives me great joy, and I want Wire Expressions to be a good experience for you too!

Enjoy browsing, and send me a convo if you have any questions or even if you just want to say hi!

Cheers!
Kristi

BTW...I am a Proud Canadian...thus the spelling "Jewellery" and not "Jewelry". It's not a typo ;)


© All content in my shop including designs, photo’s and descriptions are copyright Wire Expressions™. Please Do Not Copy designs, use photo's or product descriptions without express written consent of the Designer & Owner. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Thank you for honoring the work I put into making a unique product.

Shop members

  • Kristi

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am a Wife, Mom and Wire Work Artisan. The Artisan is my hobby that I get to do when my children are asleep! I have been making & selling Wire Expressions™ since 2001. Travelling, sewing, cooking, and board games are among some of my other hobbies.

Local

Find WireExpressions at the following upcoming market!

  • Handcrafted Christmas Market at New Horizon Mall
    New Horizon Mall
    Writing Creek Cres
    ROCKY VIEW NO. 44, AB

    Dec 5–6

    Please join us at New Horizon Mall in Balzac Dec 5-6 for one of the very few opportunities to shop from local artisans in person in the Local Calgary area. Free Admission. Held during mall hours. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing. Ask vendors and sanitize hands before handling product. See you there!

Shop policies

Last updated on 28 October, 2020
***** COVID-19 NOTICE 2020 ***** COVID-19 and your order - the beauty of buying online, is we don’t need to have face to face contact! Orders will continue to be shipped while also being mindful of keeping everyone healthy.
DELAYED PACKAGES: Once your order is in the postal system, it is out of my hands. Please note: Canada Post and USPS are stating that due to an increase in online ordering and mandated safety measures for social distancing they are experiencing delivery delays. If your package is delayed please see my shop shipping policies for more information about how delayed packages are handled. If you have any questions about the shipment of your order, don’t hesitate to contact me!
*Thank you for continuing to support small business!*



Thank you for browsing through Wire Expressions™! Each piece is handcrafted using wire in some fashion. I describe my work as classy, simple, and unique! I hope you enjoy!

Please take a moment to read through these shop policies. When you make a purchase through my shop, I assume that you have read and understand my shop policies. I strive for my customers to have a good experience purchasing from my shop. If you are unsure about any item, shipping or my shop policies before you purchase, please contact me, I would rather you be well informed, than disappointed.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Apple Pay Gift card
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
❉ I changed my mind and I'd like to cancel my order.
Please contact me immediately if you wish to cancel. Cancellations can only be accepted if your order is not already in production and/or has not been shipped yet. (Sometimes I do ship same day).

❉ I'm not satisfied with an item I received, Can I return it?
Yes you can with the following conditions:
• Your return is not on the list of items that cannot be returned
• Contact me within 3 days of receiving your item to receive return shipping instructions.
• Return the item unworn/unused, and in its original packaging, postmarked within 3 days of contacting me.
• Orders that were shipped with any FREE SHIPPING promotion will be subject to a 15% restocking fee (except in cases where the item is defective).
• Earrings with ear-wires can be returned but are subject to a $3.50 CAD return fee. (So the earring hooks can be swapped for hygiene reasons). If the earring hook or stud can be removed and replaced on a new pair, I am happy to discuss an earring exchange and waive this fee.

• Return shipping costs and any costs incurred by Wire Expressions as a result of a buyer returning a package or item will be the responsibility of the buyer and refunds or exchanges will only be made once the item has been received by Wire Expressions and inspected to be in the same condition it was shipped in. *****NOTE*****: Shipping from outside Canada: to avoid extra or unanticipated charges, you MUST contact me BEFORE returning your order. See Note below about international returns.

• If an item is damaged during shipping, good quality photo proof is required of BOTH the damaged product AND the packaging. (Please hang onto the item as it may be requested back). A replacement item will be sent once these conditions are met.

Sorry, refunds or exchanges will NOT be issued on the following items:
• Toe-rings or earrings where the part that goes through your ear is part of a continuous piece of wire to make up part of the earring design. (For hygiene reasons)
• Items sold as ‘Final Sale’ or ‘Clearance’
• Personalized, Custom Designed items, or Large volume orders.
• Deposits or Other Fees associated with personalized orders, custom orders large volume orders, or where supplies were ordered in specifically for your order.
• Returns or exchanges will NOT be accepted on special occasion orders after the date of the event.
• Masks - for hygiene reasons

❉ INTERNATIONAL RETURNS - To my US & International Customers: You MUST contact me BEFORE returning or refusing your order. Returns MUST be sent by regular post (ie. USPS) only to the address which will be provided to you. The return must be clearly marked "RETURNED MERCHANDISE" on the outside of the package. Wire Expressions reserve the right to refuse packages sent any other way, as there may be large fees for other carriers to clear the package through customs into Canada. NOTE: orders with upgraded shipping, which are ‘Refused’ or ‘Return to Sender’ will be subject to a $25 CAD restocking fee plus original shipping amount unless you contact me first to get the correct return shipping address.

❉ Once the item is received by me, a refund less applicable shipping or restocking fees will be issued in CAD funds back to your original method of payment. I am happy to answer any questions prior to purchasing if you are not sure about my policies or an item in my shop. I strive to provide a great customer experience and love interacting with my customers!
Payment
❉ What forms of payment do you accept?
All Major Credit Cards, Etsy Gift Cards and PayPal.

❉ Local customers can contact me if you would like to pay by e-transfer and pick your order up to save on shipping.

❉ Orders will not be made or shipped until full payment is received.

❉ Items are listed in Canadian Funds (CAD). Any mention of prices in listing descriptions or through correspondence from me will always be in CAD. Your Etsy browser will automatically convert the listing price to the currency you have selected as your preference. If you are in Canada please set your Currency to $ CAD to avoid paying more due to currency conversion fees on your credit card. (Your currency can be changed at the bottom of your browser).
Delivery
IMPORTANT SHIPPING INFORMATION! Please read all shipping information carefully. If you have any concerns or questions about an order that has already shipped I am pleased to help work it out! Please contact me through Etsy Conversations before posting a review or contacting Etsy.


***** COVID-19 NOTICE 2020 ***** COVID-19 and your order - the beauty of buying online, is we don’t need to have face to face contact! Orders will continue to be shipped while also being mindful of keeping everyone healthy. If for some reason related to COVID-19 I am unable to fulfill your order within it's processing time, I will be in touch with options.
DELAYED PACKAGES: Once your order is in the postal system, it is out of my hands. Please note: Canada Post and USPS are stating that due to an increase in online ordering and mandated safety measures for social distancing they are experiencing delivery delays. If your package is delayed please see my shop shipping policies for more information about how delayed packages are handled. If you have any questions about the shipment of your order, don’t hesitate to contact me!
*Thank you for continuing to support small business!*


❉ What methods do you offer for shipping and how long does it take?
**Canada Post and USPS are stating that due to an increase in online ordering and mandated COVID-19 safety measures for social distancing they are experiencing delivery delays.

** STANDARD SHIPPING **
These orders will be sent by Canada Post Letter Mail. This service does NOT provide tracking, however it is usually fairly quick during non holiday times. Usual standard shipping times: 4-7 business days in Canada. 7-14 business days to USA* from date of shipping. *May take a few days longer due to COVID-19 postal delays.

** UPGRADE YOUR SHIPPING **
NEW!!! Upgrade your shipping from Standard Letter Mail to the following:
--> USA - USPS First Class Package or FedEx 3-Day* Service - both options include tracking and faster US Customs clearance. *Only Fed-Ex includes insurance of $100 USD. These upgrades are driven across the US border by a third party courier. Once your order ships, it will take 1-2 days for the tracking to update as the order is couriered across the US border.
Usual USPS Upgraded Shipping times: 4-7 business days *from the shipping date.
--> CANADA - Registered Letter Mail or Expedited Parcel - includes a tracking number and insurance of $100 CDN. This option may require a signature for delivery. (Service used will be at the discretion of the shop owner). Usual Upgraded Shipping times: 4-7 business days *from the shipping date.

If you need your order within a specific RUSH time period please contact me prior to ordering to find out if your order can be shipped in time. Sorry, regardless of service choice, I cannot make guarantees on delivery dates, as I do not control what happens within the postal service.


❉ When will my order ship?
Each order states a processing/'Ships by' time. This is the amount of time it may take to get your order in the mail - this NOT the time to delivery. Typically In stock orders will ship within 1-3 business days. Made to Order, Custom Orders and Volume Order times may vary.


❉ Where do you ship?
Orders ship to Canada & the United States to the address on the order. Before you click order, please double check to make sure it is correct. I'm happy to ship to other countries too, please contact me to get a shipping quote.


❉ What about Customs & Duty?
Wire Expressions is located in Canada. It is your (the buyer's) responsibility to be aware of any customs, tariffs, duty and tax policies set by your own country and to pay all fees and taxes that may be applied to your purchase when it enters your country. Packages which are refused and/or returned to sender will only be refunded as per my return policies less shipping or restocking fees and any other fees incurred by myself to collect the package back.
*****NOTE***** International customers, when you see Etsy's "VAT included where applicable" statement under the price, it does not apply to this shop. Wire Expressions is not registered to collect VAT.


❉ Marked as Gift
Etsy has a 'Marked as Gift' feature for buyers, so that invoices sent do not show prices. I do not normally include a paper copy of your invoice. I am required to mark the customs form as 'Merchandise' and declare the retail value of the package contents. ‘Marked as Gift’ is not a gift wrapping service.


❉ What if my package has not arrived?
It is very rare for packages not to arrive. If your package is late and has not arrived within 10 business days from the shipment date, please contact me so I know. My policy is then to wait the following additional number of days for it to arrive.
CANADA - 10 additional Business Days
USA - 20 additional Business Days (12 additional Business Days for upgraded shipping)
INTERNATIONAL - 35 additional Business Days
After this total time, if the package has not shown up at your address or back at mine, then your order will be re-shipped as originally ordered to the address on the order (Refunds will not be issued).
***Shipping times may occasionally take longer, due to peak holiday times, weather, or other postal disruptions.***
***Business Day is defined as Mon-Fri excluding statutory holidays.***

Why do I wait? It is my experience that 9/10 customers who inquire about a delayed package, have it show up well before the dates I indicate above. While it’s frustrating to wait, I do not want to unnecessarily increase prices to accommodate for having to reship items that would otherwise show up. No one benefits that way. Christmas and other high volume shipping times are when most shipping delays occur.


❉ Undeliverable Mail / Incorrect Addresses
PLEASE make sure your address is correct & complete and that you are able to receive mail at the address provided. Orders are shipped to the address as it is listed on the order. If you move or provide an address or zip code that is incorrect, your package will most likely be returned. The return mail process can take several weeks. When a returned order is received, I will make attempts to contact you (the buyer) to provide a correct & current address where the order can be reshipped to. Cost of re-shipping the order will be at the buyers expense (Free Shipping promotions will not apply on orders that have to be re-shipped).

NOTE: If it’s my error, I’ll own it and cover the cost to reship your order! If it’s yours…I will do my best to work with you to resolve it, but the cost of replacement or reshipping will be up to you to cover. If you choose not to have it reshipped, or if I do not hear back from you after reasonable attempts to contact you, a refund will only be issued for items received by me for the CAD value of the order less original shipping and any applicable restocking fees. Personalized or custom made orders or any other items which are non-refundable according to my return policy will not be refunded if you choose not to have it reshipped or contact with you is unsuccessful.


❉ Shipping for holiday’s, peak times & special occasions
I really wish I could control the weather, the postal workers, and just how many people may be shipping this and that at peak times during the year…I can’t, so I suggest ordering early to avoid disappointment. Since I do not control what happens within the postal service, I cannot make guarantees on delivery times. Sorry, Refunds or credits are not issued if orders do not arrive in time for special events or holidays and items will only be re-shipped after the above time has passed.


❉ Personalization NOTE:
***Please turn Conversation notifications on to avoid delays or the cancellation of your order.
If you place a personalized order and fail to provide all information requested, then I need to contact you through the Etsy Convo system or via email (if available).
- In some cases (such as requiring bead colors) I will make the choice for you. First, I will attempt to contact you one (1) time. In my communication to you I will state the action I will take if I do not hear back from you by a specific date. If you do not respond, I will make the choice for you. This will still be shipped within the processing time stated on your order. No refunds or credits will be issued if you are unhappy with the choice I make.
- If I require a name or other very specific information that I cannot choose on your behalf, I will attempt to contact you three (3) times. This may delay shipping of your order beyond the original processing time. If I do not receive a response from you, your order will be canceled and refunded in full.
Additional policies and FAQs
❉ Cleaning Wire Expressions Sterling Silver Jewellery
All the information you need to know is found here: www.WireExpressions.com/wirecare



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❉ Notes about the manufacturing process:
Each item is handmade without a jig therefore slight variations in size or shape may occur from one similar piece to another. Tool marks may be slightly visible on some pieces. (i.e. the lettering where the wire folds over itself). This is not considered a defect.


❉ Wire Expressions is manufactured in a smoke & pet free environment.


❉ Wire Expressions contains small parts and may have sharp or rough edges and therefore is not suitable for children.


❉ Wire Expressions is located in Calgary, AB Canada www.wireexpressions.com


© All content in my shop including designs, photos and descriptions are copyright Wire Expressions™. Please Do Not Copy designs, use photo's or product descriptions without express written consent of the Designer & Owner. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Thank you for honoring the work I put into making a unique product.
Privacy
❉ PRIVACY and how Wire Expressions uses your information:
• The personal information that you provide through the Etsy site when placing an order from Wire Expressions will only be used for the purposes of filling your order, this may include communicating with you about your order.
• In the event communication necessary for filling your order is not successful through the Etsy Convo system (ie. you do not respond), I will attempt to email you at the email address provided with your order (if one is available).
• Unless communication is required in regards to your order, you will never receive any other communication from Wire Expressions either via Mail, Email or the Etsy Convo system, unless you specifically request it and then you can withdraw your consent at any time.
• The circumstances in which Wire Expressions may share your data with a third party are:
1. With Etsy to comply with my obligations.
2. With shipping/delivery companies to fulfil your order.
3. To comply with legal or tax obligations.
4. To provide services in which you subscribe to through this shop (such as email newsletters).
• Copies of your order details are retained on Wire Expressions' own secure server for accounting and tax records for as long as required by Canadian law. After this time, this information will be deleted.
• Your order details also remain on Etsy's secure server. Please read Etsy's Privacy Policy for more information about how Etsy uses and stores your information https://www.etsy.com/ca/legal/privacy
• Wire Expressions NEVER sees any of your credit card information that you provide when paying through Etsy Payments, PayPal or Square.
• Wire Expressions reviews shop traffic data through applications such as but not limited to Google Analytics and Etsy Stats. This information is not linked to specific individuals.
• Please read Etsy's Privacy Policy for more information about how Etsy uses and stores your information https://www.etsy.com/ca/legal/privacy
• Buyers who check out using Standalone PayPal can find out how PayPal uses and stores their information here: https://www.paypal.com/ca/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full
• Any questions regarding the privacy of your information can be directed to Kristi at wireexpressions (at) shaw (dot) ca