ALFAdesigns

One Of A Kind And Custom Unique HandMade Jewelry

Palo Alto, California · 821 Sales

ALFAdesigns

One Of A Kind And Custom Unique HandMade Jewelry

Palo Alto, California 821 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(537)

Shop owner

Anna

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5 out of 5 stars
(537)
Zel'Dr

Zel'Dr on May 13, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I ordered this necklace as a special order. Anna did a superb job and in a very short time! It is beautiful and can be worn for any occasion. And it looks even better on me then on the picture! Love it! Anna, thank you so much!

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About

Sharing the Beauty of Nature Through Jewelry

I opened my Etsy shop because I absolutely love making necklaces, and I want other women to wear and enjoy them. When a woman tells me she wore one of my necklaces to a party and everybody noticed and complimented her, it really makes my day!

I love handling and looking closely at natural stone beads, admiring their color variations and feeling the pull of their hidden energy. I also love the festive sparkle of crystal beads, and often cannot resist adding them to otherwise "serious" pieces. I believe that rules are made to be broken, so I mix and match different materials and techniques to get the results I want.

Each of my necklaces is unique, the fruit of my creativity that carries the warmth of my heart. This is why I do not repeat my designs, and do not "borrow" designs from others.

I am very happy when somebody first "discovers" my shop. And I am overjoyed when they return for a second or third purchase because they just loved the jewelry they bought from me before. It means a lot to me, and I hope that the beauty and quality of my necklaces, as well as my commitment to outstanding customer service, will make every new customer a repeat customer!

Shop members

  • Anna

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I have spent all my professional life dealing with computers and numbers. Now I am enjoying things less tangible, like the subtle hues of moss agate, or the warmth of Carnelian! And I hope to share this enjoyment with the women who wear my jewelry.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 1, 2018
Welcome to ALFAdesigns, your source for one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry!

All my necklaces are designed and carefully crafted by me, and all are truly unique and one-of-a-kind. I use high quality stringing materials, and make my jewelry in a smoke-free and pet-free house.

I welcome direct orders - please convo me for personalized custom designed necklace that will match your occasion, colors, and other preferences.

It is very important to me that many women can afford to buy and wear my necklaces. This is why I made a considered choice not to use precious metals in my necklaces, so I can keep the price down. However, if you have a skin allergy, or for some other reason need to use gold, vermeil, or sterling silver clasps, please convo me.

Special perks for the returning customers:

If you have already purchased any of my accessories, you forever have special privileges in my shop.

1. You can "reserve" the necklace you absolutely positively have to have, but for some reason cannot purchase right now. I will mark it as "Reserved for ..." and hold it for you for up to 1 month. If at any point you change your mind, just let me know, and I will cancel your reservation.

2. Please convo me before buying, and I will send you a discount coupon code I created just for repeat customers.

I will try to accommodate all reasonable requests so you can enjoy wearing or gifting my necklaces as much as I enjoyed designing and making them.
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Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
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
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Undamaged and unused item may be returned. Please contact the seller before sending the item back for correct address and shipping instructions.

Custom orders and items that were altered per buyers request are not returnable.

The return must be shipped within 7 days after the item is received, according to tracking. I will reimburse the price that you paid, minus my expenses (transaction fees and shipping, if it was paid by me).

Please use the secure packaging, and track your package. The item that was lost or damaged while shipped back will not be reimbursed.

The buyer pays for return shipment.
Payment
PayPal, credit cards, or Etsy gift cards are accepted. Please convo me if you need a special payment arrangement.
Shipping
Inside USA:
FREE shipping for all US orders over $30.
Expedite shipping and insurance are available upon request for an additional fee.
Your necklace, bracelet, or earrings will arrive in a pretty silk bag, ready for gift giving.

When the item is purchased from outside the US, the buyer is responsible for all custom fees and taxes.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you want a pair of earrings and/or bracelet to match your new necklace. I would be happy to make them for you.

Per buyer's request and if permitted by design, the necklace may be shortened, or, in some cases, I can make it longer. The necklace must be paid for before any alterations are made, and the price of alterations will be agreed with a buyer and included into the price of the necklace.

Your necklace will arrive in a pretty silk pouch, ready for gift giving. If you are buying a necklace as a gift and want me to send it directly to the recipient, please convo me if you wish to include a card with your name and a text.

To select a correct necklace's length for the particular purpose you have in mind, please consult this diagram :

https://www.etsy.com/listing/489983300/necklace-length-chart

If you are selecting a necklace to accessorize a specific outfit, here is a way to select a best match:

Turtlenecks – best with longer necklaces

Crew necks – best with short necklaces such as necklace ‘collar’ or bib styles

Scoop necks – fill in the space with multiple strands of beads or larger scale pendants

Strapless – look great with chokers or short pendants, leaving your lovely decolletage bare

Square necks – look for pendants with an angular finish to harmonize with the angular neckline

Asymmetric necklines – look for necklaces that aren’t symmetrical, instead a necklace that has it’s own asymmetry can work, alternatively a long string of different sized and shaped beads can work well.

Halter necks – these create a narrow V neck – so look for a narrow pendant with a sharper end

V neck – ideally a necklace that matches the shape of the V – depending if it’s a wider or narrower V neck.

Collared shirt (button down) – there isn’t much space for anything too wide, so a choker style works if you have a long neck, if not a slimmer pendant that sits above the last open button.

Boat neck – a long string or two of beads is ideal for this neckline.

Cowl neck – this neckline is already detailed and has volume, so either a short and small pendant or a pair of feature earrings instead of a necklace.

Sweetheart – a curved necklace that has width that will balance the open decolletage of this neckline.

More information

Last updated on Jan 5, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

I would be happy to create a custom necklace, bracelet, or earrings in colors, sizes, and materials of your choice. Please convo me with your request.

Sizing details

In many cases, the length of the necklace or bracelet can be changed to suit your preferences. Please convo me with your request.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All ALFAdesigns jewelry arrives pre-packaged in drawstring jewelry bags for convenient storage and trouble-free gifting.

Wholesale availability

If you would like to buy five or more regularly priced jewelry items, please contact me for a special bulk purchase discount.