saltwatertea

salt water tea: handcrafted jewelry and crystal candles

Calgary, Alberta · 154 Sales

saltwatertea

salt water tea: handcrafted jewelry and crystal candles

Calgary, Alberta 154 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   S A L T W A T E R T E A ♥ handcrafted gemstone jewelry, crystal candles and sometimes knitwear. All made and designed in my home studio in Calgary, Alberta.

I'd be honoured to do your bridal or bridesmaid jewelry, custom malas or anything else you can think of. Please send a message for details!

For customers living in Calgary - your order is eligible for pick-up from our Brick & Mortar store Greater Goods using the code PICKUPYYC. Please message me upon purchasing to arrange a time.

For anything else, please don't hesitate to send me a message.

You can also find us at www.saltwatertea.com, email me at nicole [!at] saltwatertea.com and follow us on instagram at @saltwaterteajewelry

Announcement

Last updated on 15 Feb, 2016

S A L T W A T E R T E A ♥ handcrafted gemstone jewelry, crystal candles and sometimes knitwear. All made and designed in my home studio in Calgary, Alberta.

I'd be honoured to do your bridal or bridesmaid jewelry, custom malas or anything else you can think of. Please send a message for details!

For customers living in Calgary - your order is eligible for pick-up from our Brick & Mortar store Greater Goods using the code PICKUPYYC. Please message me upon purchasing to arrange a time.

For anything else, please don't hesitate to send me a message.

You can also find us at www.saltwatertea.com, email me at nicole [!at] saltwatertea.com and follow us on instagram at @saltwaterteajewelry

Nicole Bracey

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Nicole Bracey

About

An art degree, a dead-end job and a creative escape.

I graduated from the Alberta College of Art + Design in 2013 with a Bachelor's degree in drawing. I was 21 and ready to take on the art world. After countless job interviews I was finally hired as a gallery assistant for a non-profit artist run centre in Calgary. I was over the moon! There were only two problems: 1 - it was only a summer job and 2 - the pay was awful. During school I had worked at a bar, and because the pay was so low at the gallery, I ended up staying on after graduation as well. The internship ended and I was left working at the bar. Time passed and I ended up being promoted internally three times. By the end of it, I was the assistant manager and working 50-60 hours a week. Now, to be fair the bar wasn't exactly a "dead-end job". It paid the bills and I actually enjoyed my colleagues. But there was no room to be creative - and as a creative person, that felt like a dead end to me.

I had taken some jewelry courses during my degree and while it wasn't my major, I had really fallen in love with it. I had an etsy shop already open from back when I was a fairly unsuccessful vintage seller. I re-vamped it, added my own jewelry and Salt Water Tea was born. Salt Water Tea started out as an escape from my job, but it quickly grew too big to manage work and my business. The choice was crystal clear! I quit my job 11 short months after opening my shop. I brought Salt Water Tea to markets, pitched wholesale to shops and eventually opened my own web store as well, and was able to make a living being creative!

Fast forward to today - Februray 15, 2016. I've just partnered up with two amazing business women (Pam from Crafted and Amelia from Mint & Daisy) and opened Greater Goods Boutique and Tea Bar. Our store celebrates artists, creators and small business people - we sell exclusively handmade or locally designed products, hand-blended teas, baked goods from a local baker and even coffee roasted right here in the city by two very passionate dudes! I'm also a founder of YYC Girl Gang - a Calgary based entrepreneur-networking organization. We blog, we feature and we hold Girl Gang Hangs where speakers speak and entrepreneurs meet.

I'm grateful every day for how far my "side-business" has come. The handmade community was so accepting and empowering and I honestly credit all my success to the support I received from other artists and customers. So, thank you, Etsy customer! Thank you so much for your supportive comments, your "likes" and "follows", your purchases and kind words. I literally couldn't have done it without you.

xx

Nicole

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  • Nicole Bracey

    Owner

    Nicole graduated from ACAD with a BFA (with distinction!) in 2013. She loves all things creative and when not making jewelry you can find her with a set of knitting needles in hand. She's a proud founder of YYC Girl Gang and and even prouder dog mom.

Shop policies

Last updated on 19 January, 2015
Hello, and welcome to Salt Water Tea.

My name is Nicole Bracey, I am a contemporary artist in Calgary, AB. I have a BFA in drawing, and a passion for jewellery making. I make everything at home, in my YYC apartment that I share with my dog, Shyla. I make a great attempt to purchase the majority of my supplies and crystals from local businesses and artisans.

My work is inspired by nature; gemstones are an amazing gift given to us by nature. I am honoured to be able to utilize these gifts in my practice.

My mission is to provide you with unique, handmade jewelry that you can feel good about.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment must be received within 24 hours. I accept paypal, etsy direct deposit and etsy gift card. Cancellations within 12 hours only.
Shipping
Shipping prices include shipping as well as handling (packaging materials etc), however, if it ever costs me significantly less to ship your item I will refund you the difference. If you wish to upgrade to faster shipping and pay a bit more, please message me before or when placing the order.

Please note that it may take up to three business days before an item is shipped. I believe in honesty, and will mark the customs declaration accordingly. YOU are liable to pay for any import fees or taxes required by your government. Shipping via Canada Post. Packages may be reported lost after 6 weeks (as per Canada Post guidelines). After then, we can discuss sending a new one. :) Please don't hesitate to contact me if this occurs!
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds and replacements will be dealt with on a case by case basis. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have a problem with your purchase! :) I am usually happy to fix or replace your item.
Additional policies and FAQs
I strongly encourage you not to wear jewellery to bed, in the water or in any situation where it could cause suffocation or damage. Excessive wear, contact with water and other elements will shorted the lifespan of the jewellery. Please exercise caution when using crystals as a method of natural healing; this is done at your own discretion.

I'm happy to arrange custom orders. If there's something you're considering, but require a change of chain, length etc, please message me!

I'm also happy to make your vision a reality - commissions available, message me!