ACharmingHobby

Celebrate your life every day with a jeweled ornament!

Eugene, Oregon · 2 Sales

ACharmingHobby

Celebrate your life every day with a jeweled ornament!

Eugene, Oregon 2 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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DKendra Francesco

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About

Celebrations and Ornaments and Pearls, oh my!

Q: Aren't ornaments just for Christmas?
Not anymore! Most of life's milestones are celebrated. Why not with an ornament that you can show off all year? Look at these suggestions:
- Weddings and baby showers, birthdays and graduations
- Holidays and religious teachings and cultural celebrations
- Mother's Day, Father's Day, Grandparent's Day
- End-of-life memorials
Ornaments are a beautiful way to announce, "This is an important moment in my life!"

Q: Does every ornament have pearls?
A: Almost! Pearls make a fashion statement, whether adorning the body or an ornament. Partnered with sparkling crystals or precious gemstone beads and then draped over a satin ball, pearls make every ornament a fashionable celebration.

Shop members

  • D. Kendra Francesco

    Owner, Designer, Customer Service

    I wear all the hats. I'm the designer, the customer service rep, the owner, the... Name a business function and I do it. Hours (Pacific time): Mon-Fri 9a-9p, Sat 9a-5p; Sun closed.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 29, 2017
Welcome to A Charming Hobby! It's a place of wondrous ornament covers (and full ornaments!) for all of Life's celebrations, of pearls and gemstones, and of other pretty things!

My hours are (Pacific time):
- Monday through Friday 9a-9p
- Saturday 9a-5p
Please allow up to 24 hours for a reply Monday through 5p Friday. Please allow until the following Monday if you contact me after 5p on Friday. I'm unavailable Sunday.

Remember that I'm in Pacific Time, USA, so please take the time difference into account. If you’re uncertain about the time between yours and mine, you can use this to make sure (you'll need to cut-and-paste to your browser):
*** http://www.timeanddate.com/time/map/ ***

DKendra Francesco
A Charming Hobby
1574 Coburg Rd., #196
Eugene, OR 97401
acharminghobby [!at] gmail.com

Payments are available in the following forms:

SECURE OPTIONS
Etsy keeps your payment information secure. Sellers don't receive your credit card information.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or 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 personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I ACCEPT APPLICABLE RETURNS (NOT CUSTOMIZED OR PERSONALIZED)
- Contact me within 14 business days of delivery to you.
- Ship returns back to me within 21 days (postmarked) AFTER notifying me of the return first.
- Return it as I sent it: Original condition so that I can re-sell it, in new bubble wrap and appropriate-sized box. Include tracking from you to me. If the item is not returned in its original condition, you (the buyer) are responsible for any loss in value.
- Applicable: one of a kind and made-to-order
- NOT applicable: customized or personalized

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS CANNOT BE RETURNED
Because of the nature of these items, I can't accept returns for:
- Customized or personalized orders
- Digital downloads
- Sale items

CONDITIONS OF RETURNS
- You must first return the item in order to get a merchandise refund. Original shipping is not refunded.
- You, the customer, are responsible for return shipping costs.
- If you've changed your mind about keeping the item, AND it falls under the applicable returns, notify me within 14 business days of receiving it. Then, repackage the item as I sent it: with the item in storage box, new bubble-wrap, in mailing box, AND with tracking from you to me. Return in re-sellable, original condition within 21 days (postmarked) after notifying me.
- Your refund will arrive after I have the return in my possession. Your refund will be returned on the same card you used.

I ACCEPT APPLICABLE CANCELLATIONS
- You must cancel within 24 hours (even customized / personalized)
- Once the 24 hour mark has passed, the order cannot be cancelled; it is accepted as is
- Your refund will be paid in the same manner you paid

CUSTOMIZED / PERSONALIZED ITEMS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
- Order must be paid in full before I begin the work
- Once order is begun, changes aren't allowed
- If in doubt of what you ordered, please refer to our conversation

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS CANNOT BE CANCELLED
Because of the instant nature of these items, I can't accept cancellations for:
- Digital downloads

I DON'T ACCEPT EXCHANGES
But, I do accept applicable returns. Please see the above.

WHEN TO SEND ME AN ETSY CONVERSATION (CONVO)
Any time you have any questions of any kind, but specifically about:
- Your order
- An item I've listed
- My shop or my items in general
- Creating a custom or personalized order for you
- Damaged-in-transit items (see below)
- Not received (see below)

IF DAMAGED IN TRANSIT
- If the mailing package is damaged when you get it (scratches or general scuffing is not damage), take pictures of it before you open it.
- After opening your package, if the item inside is damaged, take pictures of it.
- Send all the pictures to me via Etsy convo, but hold onto the item AND all of its packaging while I investigate the issue with USPS. If necessary, you may be required to sign an affidavit of damages ahead of the return.

IF NOT RECEIVED
- Convo me about it after its furthest-out estimated delivery time (in other words, after 21 days in the USA & Canada, and after 30 days internationally; between Nov 15-Jan 10, after 35 days in the USA, and after 45 days internationally)
- If marked "delivered" by the mail carrier, ask neighbors if it was left with them; also ask your carrier which address it was delivered to
- In the meantime, I'll pursue the postal office where it was last seen
- If you think it was stolen, be prepared to sign an affidavit to that effect

PLEASE NOTE:
As the buyer, it's your responsibility to provide a safe place to receive mail. Once an item has been marked as DELIVERED by the carrier, I cannot be held responsible should that item go missing. Suspected mail theft should be reported to your local post office. I'm happy to provide any information needed for the police report and / or USPS mail theft reporting.

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USE OF THESE ORNAMENTS, JEWELRY, AND CHARMS
These items are NOT TOYS.

PLEASE KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13 AND ALL PETS. These items have small pieces that could be a choking hazard. Not intended for children under 13. Not intended for pets at all.

PLEASE KEEP OUT OF AND AWAY FROM LIQUIDS
Don't wear the jewelry or use the charms in liquids, nor dunk/wash the ornaments in any liquid (including but not limited to water, oil and perfume). Liquids will damage the items. Instead, use a soft cloth to wipe them off.
Payment
SECURE OPTIONS
Etsy keeps your payment information secure. Sellers don't receive your credit card information.
- Visa
- MasterCard
- American Express
- Discover
- PayPal
- Apple Pay
- SOFORT Bank Transfer
- iDEAL
- Etsy Gift Card
Shipping
PRODUCTION TIME
This has nothing to do with shipping. Example: if something takes 3-5 days, it means that I'll send it by the 5th day (but, earlier IF possible). For details, see individual items. For custom / personalized items, refer to the conversation between us.

ESTIMATED SHIPPING / DELIVERY TIME FRAME
(POSTAL CARRIER DELIVERY)
USA, Puerto Rico, Canada:
7 - 21 days (Nov 15 to Jan 10 = 2-5 weeks)
Australia, New Zealand:
14 - 30 days (Nov 15 to Jan 10 = 3-8 weeks)

Shipping estimates are based on the USA postal system. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose, the time of year (major holidays are SLOW), and the carriers' schedules.

SHIPPING USPS
I ship through the United States Postal Service (USPS) with tracking and delivery confirmation when necessary:

USA SIGNATURE CONFIRMATION
- Customized and personalized items
- Individual items over $100
- Total purchases over $100

YOUR CURRENT ADDRESS IS IMPORTANT
I'll ship to your listed Etsy address, unless you specifically write to me through Etsy's Conversations (convo) about an address change. USE ETSY CONVO; this is for our mutual protection. Do not use personal email. I'll ship to you, the original customer, at your verified/verifiable address. I don't ship c/o (care of), anonymous gifting, or third party gifting. I don't ship to military bases, prisons or other group-style destinations.

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CUSTOMS AND DUTIES FEES
International customers are responsible for any customs, duties, and VAT fees that may apply. Please check your country's import fee structure before purchase so you are aware of any potential extra costs you could incur. Be aware that your country's Customs agency might delay your package, AND that I cannot make them hurry up. I mark merchandise as merchandise, not as gifts.
Additional policies and FAQs
DIGITAL DOWNLOADS
- Downloads are available once your payment is cleared.
- Patterns are in PDF format; you'll need Adobe reader, free here
(cut and paste into your browser line):
*** https://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/ ***
- If you need help downloading, click on this Etsy article:
*** https://www.etsy.com/help/article/3949 ***

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PRIVACY POLICY
I will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)

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WORK SPACE ENVIRONMENT
- Smoke-free
- Perfume-free
- Pet-friendly (1 cat; short-hair)

More information

Last updated on Aug 22, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Can I get anything / everything customized?

Only select items may be customized because of the materials involved. Those items that can be customized will have the clickable link requesting it.

Aren't customized and personalized the same thing?

- Customized deals with specific bead colors / color combinations used in the way you want them used.
- Personalized is putting names, initials and/or dates specific to you.

Are personalized items returnable?

No.

Are customized orders returnable?

Yes. Use the return protocol as listed above.

What is made to order?

Made to order means that I'll create the item after you order it. The photo is a representation of what you'll receive. Example: If you order the miniature spring purse, I'll create a replica of the photo.

Can I order a customized item in my team colors?

- Generalized team colors, maybe.
- If it's a trademarked or specific-to-the-team design, team logo, color or name, or anything trademarked and/or copyrighted, then NO.