sleeplessstoryteller

Alternative style from recycled materials.

Langley, British Columbia On Etsy since 2008

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sleeplessstoryteller

Alternative style from recycled materials.

Langley, British Columbia | 551 Sales

Announcement    An eclectic selection of rustic copper and mixed metal designs. Inspired by the natural world and the speculative realm. Treasures from the crossroads between real and surreal.

All new work is either hand-fabricated or electroformed, always with as much recycled metal as possible. Stones are new unless otherwise noted.

Browse for first-generation legacy pieces as well, made with recycled watch parts, computer parts, electronic components, found objects, and more.

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Last updated on 25 Jun, 2020

An eclectic selection of rustic copper and mixed metal designs. Inspired by the natural world and the speculative realm. Treasures from the crossroads between real and surreal.

All new work is either hand-fabricated or electroformed, always with as much recycled metal as possible. Stones are new unless otherwise noted.

Browse for first-generation legacy pieces as well, made with recycled watch parts, computer parts, electronic components, found objects, and more.

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Christine Hart

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Christine Hart

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About sleeplessstoryteller

Sales 551
On Etsy since 2008

Everybody’s got a story ... especially writers

Sleepless Storyteller began as a hobby off the side of a busy writer's desk. I love my work as a copywriter and novelist, but I’ve always enjoyed crafting, painting, and photography.

Right around the time I made the switch from student to office worker, I got tired of being too petite for most rings, bracelets and chokers. I started learning to make my own strung bead jewelry. Later I moved on to wire-wrapping, sawing, polishing, and shaping using files and small power tools. Originally, each piece I made used cold connections exclusively.

After opening my Etsy shop in December 2008, I worked with recycled watches, computer parts, electronic components, and vintage toys. Now, I create electroformed and soldered pieces in mostly copper, with some brass and silver.

In past years I've consigned through alternative boutiques in Victoria, Vancouver, and Florida. I've also been to many markets and festivals which are exciting opportunities to meet customers in person.

These days, I stay focused on selling through Etsy, so you won't find my work in boutiques at the moment. But I am always looking for markets in my Langley, BC area that allow me to get out there and meet wearable art lovers.

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  • Christine Hart

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Located on BC's beautiful West Coast, I create handmade soldered and electroformed jewelry. I also write novels, but that's another story.

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Last updated on 24 Jul, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

Most pieces are finished with microcrystalline jeweler’s wax to prevent tarnish. Some are coated with a hypoallergenic top coat. These finishes finish will wear off over time and metals may darken, particularly when exposed to moisture like sweat or skin oil. A polishing cloth will usually bring back the original shine.

Sleepless Storyteller metals should not be exposed to chemicals or remain submerged in water. Remove your jewelry before washing dishes, bathing or showering, sleeping, swimming, or playing sports.

Custom and personalized orders

I welcome the opportunity to collaborate with my customers to create a truly unique piece of jewelry. In some cases a custom order requires a non-refundable 50% deposit before work begins.

If your requested design requires the purchase of stones or metals not already in my inventory, or if we need to create and review design sketches, the deposit is needed to cover these costs.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Each Sleepless Storyteller order includes a basic cardboard jewelry box, for both protection and presentation.

If your order is a gift and you require a special gift box or wrapping paper, I would be happy to help. But as this is not a standard service I provide, I need a little notice to ensure I can accommodate your request.

Please contact me before purchasing to make arrangements if you prefer any extra packaging.

Wholesale availability

If you own or represent a boutique interested in carrying a selection of Sleepless Storyteller designs, I would be delighted to hear from you.

I have consigned with local BC shops in the past and I am always interested in opportunities to offer my work in a storefront setting.

Ear Hygiene Commitment

If you've read my return exceptions, I'd like to elaborate on the point about intimate items. The item categories I don't accept returns on (apart from custom pieces) are Earrings and Ear Weights.

Many of my earrings are designed to be worn in or with modified piercings. As a modified person myself, I know the high hygiene standards expected in the body jewelry industry. So to guarantee that the earrings I sell have never been worn, I don't accept returns because I can't resell them.

In addition to this section and the return policy above, I include language about this ear hygiene commitment in every earring and ear weight listing.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any and all questions.