Brenda Schardine's Profile

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I have another store here on Etsy: CrochetByBrenda.Etsy.com

I've been making jewelry for a few years now.
It all started with a pair of dolphin earrings... I went nuts trying to find some to match a shirt of mine. This little light bulb went off in my mind and I said "hey, I can just make 'em!"
Well, it kind of snowballed from there! It started innocently enough with me making simple earrings & stretchy bracelets for myself, family & friends. The response was so nice that I finally took the plunge & decided to try selling my creations.
Gotta say I didn't have any luck on that other place that starts with the letter E but I didn't give up! I set up a website of my own after a suggestion from a lady at a local crafts show. It was great for showcasing my designs but not so hot for selling... way too complicated to manage without the proper inventory & shopping cart…

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  • Born on October 13
  • Joined June 10, 2007

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About

I have another store here on Etsy: CrochetByBrenda.Etsy.com

I've been making jewelry for a few years now.
It all started with a pair of dolphin earrings... I went nuts trying to find some to match a shirt of mine. This little light bulb went off in my mind and I said "hey, I can just make 'em!"
Well, it kind of snowballed from there! It started innocently enough with me making simple earrings & stretchy bracelets for myself, family & friends. The response was so nice that I finally took the plunge & decided to try selling my creations.
Gotta say I didn't have any luck on that other place that starts with the letter E but I didn't give up! I set up a website of my own after a suggestion from a lady at a local crafts show. It was great for showcasing my designs but not so hot for selling... way too complicated to manage without the proper inventory & shopping cart software.
Last year I discovered another online selling site from someone I buy charms from and then I REALLY took off running! I now have over 2000 items there. It's great exposure and I do make some sales but I'm looking for a place where the beauty and talent of handcrafters is really appreciated. It's difficult to compete with someone selling cheap jewelry from Asia. Sadly, a lot of customers are more concerned with quantity over quality.

During the day, I'm a medical instrument tech (EEG/EKG) at a local hospital. Basically, I wire up brains & hearts and check the rhythms MUWAHAHAHAHA! It's not as glamorous as it sounds, but it pays the bills. I think that's another reason I love making jewelry so much... in the hard science world of medicine you don't have much opportunity for a creative outlet. Beading relaxes me and the challenge of finding the right materials & coming up with new ideas is stimulating...perfect combo!

Anyway, I love sharing my craft and would greatly appreciate any constructive criticsm from other Etsy folks. Oh, and please feel free to buy from me too while you're at it ;)

Thanks for "listening"

P.S. I have a blog that I use to promote new designs,featured stuff or just to vent...
Feel free to pop in and look around and/or comment

http://oklahomamama.livejournal.com/

The category FUNctional Stuff is filled with useful things like handcrafted beaded lanyards (for ID cards, keycards, etc), keychains and eyeglass chains (you know, those things you put on your glasses so you don't sit on 'em and break them).

I also really love to do custom orders so if you have some ideas, please e-mail me and let's see what goodies we can come up with :)

admin [!at] beads-by-brenda.com
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ATTENTION OKLAHOMA RESIDENTS! I hate to do this, but the law is the law... I have to collect the current 8.5% (increase effective 03 Jan 08) sales tax from ya. This will automatically be added to your shipping costs when you check out through PayPal.
If you choose to pay by money order, please send me a convo and I'll let you know how much the tax is so you can add it to the cost of your purchase.
Again, sorry about this!
My state sales tax permit number is: 856589

CATEGORIES:
I just revamped my categories to make it easier to browse by jewelry type. If you find something you like, be sure to check the other categories too because 9 times out of 10, I've got matching pieces!
If you can't find say, earrings to match a bracelet, please send me a convo and I'll be happy to help :)
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SHIPPING INFORMATION: Most of my items are marked at $2.00 flat rate USPS First Class mail but if you'd like it faster, I can revise the listing to reflect Priority Shipping for only $5.00 flat rate.
NOTE: At this time, all items priced $100 or more will be shipped for FREE by USPS Priority Mail including insurance for my US and Canada customers. Shipping for international customers is reflected in each listing
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INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING:
I've recently revised my listings to reflect available shipping and prices internationally. I went with the lowest rate that is available. This will take longer and I cannot guarantee delivery. If you would like an upgrade to another level of shipping with confirmation and insurance, please send me a message and I can change the listing(s)
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A NOTE ABOUT RECEIPTS: If you would like me to send a paper receipt in your package please let me know. You can also go to your Purchases and view or print a full receipt :)
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RETURN/REFUND POLICY:
In a perfect world, nobody would EVER return one of my designs. However, I know that sometimes things just don't work out.

You may return your item(s) to me at your own expense and I will gladly let you exchange your purchase for an equal amount item(s)
Refunds are only done on a case by case basis and may not be for the full purchase price. I'm always happy to make things right so if you're just really not sure about something you bought from me, please please PLEASE contact me and we can work something out ♥

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alright, Oklahomies (we sound so gangsta LOL)
Here's the updated list... feel free to copy & paste it anywhere you'd like ♥
Oh, and if I missed anyone, let me know & please accept my sincerest apologies :)

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