Brooklyn, New York · 563 Sales


Brooklyn, New York 563 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

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5 out of 5 stars
JM Seman

JM Seman on Jan 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Awesome earrings. Got both the black and clear ones. It's hard to pick a favorite! Seller was very communicative and friendly.


snobart on Jan 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful ring :) I've already gotten a ton of compliments

Rachel Ann Zeitler

Rachel Ann Zeitler on Jan 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This bracelet is more charming in person than in the photo! Clare is super talented and she has outstanding customer service. I ordered this bracelet for my friend's birthday and unfortunately it got lost in the post. She refunded half my money and added an extra bracelet for me. She paid for priority shipping to ensure it got here before my friend's birthday. If you are thinking of ordering something from Clare, do it!!! I know I'll be ordering more in the future. Two thumbs way up :-)

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Playing around with air dry clay and yarn today

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wall hanging / "PHYLA"
wall hanging / "PHYLA"


Hi, my name is Clare. My Etsy shop and handmade business, A WAYS AWAY, was founded in 2011 when I started making jewelry in my tiny studio apartment in Paris, France. Since moving to Brooklyn, NY in 2012, I’ve had more room to experiment with new materials and acquire new skills, which in turn has allowed me to expand my business.

The materials and techniques that I use in my products are largely inspired by the those that my parents and grandparents used in their own work. I love that the materials that I use, the products that I make, with the hands that I was given, are all things that remind me of those I hold most close to my heart.

My upbringing has without a doubt shaped my constant curiosity to seek out the story behind the product by teaching me that the true pleasure lies in the making, not the final result. A WAYS AWAY was born from a desire to explore the past, wander the present and discover the future - or as I like to put it, the "a ways away".

Thank you for stopping by to learn more about the person behind A WAYS AWAY products. You can find me on Instagram @awaysaway, on Twitter @claremcgibbon, or you should you have any questions, you can also contact me directly through Etsy.

Shop members

  • Clare McGibbon

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer, Packager, Shipper

Shop policies

Last updated on May 27, 2014
All of the items in my shop are handmade by me in my little studio space in Brooklyn, New York.

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 and Etsy Credits
I accept payment via Paypal, Credit Cards and Etsy Gift Cards.

Items will be processed and shipped once payment is received. I will ship to the address on your Etsy order confirmation, in case it varies from your Paypal address.
I am not responsible for packages damaged or lost during transit if insurance is not purchased. If you would like your purchase to be insured, please contact me before paying so that I can adjust the invoice.

Please note that you are responsible for any and all customs and duty charges that may incur if you are ordering and shipping to a location outside of the United States.
Refunds and Exchanges
I prefer to handle refunds and exchanges on a case-by-case basis. I am a reasonable person and presume others to be as well.

If you should ever have a problem with your A WAYS AWAY jewelry, I ask that you please give me the opportunity to make it right. I believe in, and stand behind, everything I create. Most things I make can be repaired by me; if there should be a problem due to a workmanship issue (I am human and fallible, despite my best efforts) then I will do my utmost to rectify the problem to your satisfaction.

I love my work and want you to love it, too.

Custom orders are non-refundable. Thanks for your understanding.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items come thoughtfully gift-wrapped and carefully packaged for shipping. I use eco-friendly and salvaged packaging as often as possible to ensure our planet's well being.

You may have noticed that I use brass in alot of my work. It is a romantic metal with a vintage twist and without the hefty pricetag of gold.
If you dont like that tarnished charm like I do, adding shine and luster to your newly aquired brass jewelry is not a difficult task. Besides a thorough rinse in hot water, brass can be easily cleaned by using a mixture of lemon juice/vinegar and salt or a common brass polish.
I carefully source my brass to ensure it is lead and nickel free.

Please keep in mind that the colors of the item(s) you order will vary oh so very slightly from the colors depicted on your screen due to different screen calibrations.

I love custom projects! I can create custom collections for everything from weddings to birthdays. Please contact me here: for more information.

Oh, and make sure to check out my parent's French vintage shop at