AdornmentsNYC

handcrafted jewelry with a nostalgic vintage touch

New York, United States · 1246 Sales

AdornmentsNYC

handcrafted jewelry with a nostalgic vintage touch

New York, United States 1246 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(276)

Announcement   Adornments NYC – Handmade in New York City: Unique designs created from upcycled vintage filigree, beads and chandelier crystals mixed with modern gemstones, pearls and other treasures... Jewelry with a nostalgic, vintage touch and a modern sensibility.

I hope you will find something to adorn yourself... or someone you adore.

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Announcement
Last updated on Jun 7, 2016

Adornments NYC – Handmade in New York City: Unique designs created from upcycled vintage filigree, beads and chandelier crystals mixed with modern gemstones, pearls and other treasures... Jewelry with a nostalgic, vintage touch and a modern sensibility.

I hope you will find something to adorn yourself... or someone you adore.

I'm a member of The {NewNew} York Etsy Street Team and Men of Etsy.
http://team.etsy.com/profilest/ny.shtml
http://team.etsy.com/profilest/moe.shtml

Looking for a specific type of jewelry? You can browse my shop by categories.
<-- see sections on the left side.

Martin Lopez

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Martin Lopez

Goddess earrings with smoky topaz drops
US$34.00
Iridescent peacock blue teardrop earrings
US$26.00
Amethyst and sterling silver dangle earrings
US$45.00
Lovebirds earrings in Sterling Silver
US$38.00
Spring pastels glass scarab beetle bracelet
US$35.00
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5 out of 5 stars
(276)
facets55

facets55 on Jun 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

very happy with these pretty earrings. fast delivery too! Thank you :)

Deborah Sherer

Deborah Sherer on May 31, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Very pretty and unique. Added appeal is the soft tinkling sound of the milagros and beads. Shipped within a couple of days.

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Updates

New one of a kind tassel necklace in my shop...

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A peek at the before and after of fire polishing vintage metal findings... These beautiful vintage Art Deco castings now have a rich patina and glow that compliments the vintage chandelier crystals... Necklace now available in my shop!

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A new one-of-a-kind necklace - just added to my shop: a luminous citrine nugget as a beautiful pear on the branch of a tree...

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Citrine nugget necklace, pear on a branch
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About

About the Artist...

I am the designer and creator of Adornments NYC handmade jewelry and accessories. I am also a freelance set and costume designer for theatre and opera. The first pieces of jewelry I ever made were for the stage. Some were very realistic period recreations based on paintings and photographs and some were more bold theatrical interpretations. In most cases I started working with found objects, and mostly vintage materials. There is a quality to vintage materials that I love that you don't find in many modern materials, and I quickly became obsessed with hunting down vintage treasures to use in my own creations. I am drawn to not only the intricate details in vintage findings, but also the history that each piece has - it's story. When using vintage materials I like to honor their history, not erase it. I like the patina that vintage metals have - to me they just feel like they have more life to them. I clean them up very carefully and then seal them with museum quality sealers to protect these precious treasures. For me, working with vintage materials is a chance to give them a new life. Sometime I start with old, worn, maybe broken pieces that I take apart and use elements of and sometimes I use vintage "dead stock" that has never been made into anything. I see it as letting these precious little forlorn treasures achieve their destiny. My creations combine vintage chandelier crystals, vintage skeleton keys, vintage filigree, vintage coins and vintage beads. I like to combine them with modern materials including semi precious gems, pearls and other treasures. If I am using something ornate and victorian, I like to combine it with organically or roughly faceted stones, often hung or mounted in a way that is not formal, so that there is a contrast between the intricate and the organic, the old and the new. I often try to make my pieces feel like casual collections that the wearer has had forever - just precious little bits that have been collected over the years. The aesthetic is romantic and nostalgic, but with a clear, modern sensibility. I allow the vintage elements to shine, without being too precious about the way I use them. The combination of intricate victorian elements with modern, even industrial elements and handmade techniques gives my designs a distinct energy and makes them distinctly Adornments NYC designs.

In addition to my creations for real people, I have created custom jewelry and other accessories for imaginary people for various theatre companies including Seattle Repertory Theatre, Santa Fe Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Papermill Playhouse and Goodspeed Musicals. I have also created custom pieces for The Wedding Singer on Broadway, Kinky Boots on Broadway, Teatro Zinzanni, Bumbershoot and for the cast of the Green Day musical "American Idiot" for their performance with Green Day on the Grammy Awards. My jewelry and theatrical creations have been worn by celebrities such as Lynn Redgrave, Anne Wilson, Donna McKechnie and most recently, Madonna on her Rebel Heart World Tour. I have also created custom jewelry collections for the gift shops at both the Smithsonian Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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    Martin T Lopez is the designer and creator of Adornments NYC handmade jewelry.

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Last updated on January 28, 2016
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Martin T. Lopez

I am the designer and creator of Adornments NYC. I make all of the pieces offered here by hand. Most pieces are one-of-a-kind, some designs may be available in small quantities. My designs incorporate vintage and antique beads and findings as well as new materials, including: antique jet, antique filigree, antique crystals, swarovski crystals, velvet beads and flowers, silk cord, semiprecious beads and anything beautiful that inspires me.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/AdornmentsNYC/about

CUSTOM WORK, WEDDING SETS, LARGER QUANTITIES:

I am happy to discuss custom work if you have a special piece in mind - feel free to get in touch! Though many pieces offered are one-of-a-kind, some sold items may also be custom recreated, or multiples may be created, depending on availability of materials used, particularly any antique or vintage elements used. I also take custom wedding orders and can make pieces for the bride, bridesmaids or any other members of the wedding party. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in recreating anything that has sold already or if you want to discuss creating a new design just for you.

SIZING:

I know that one-size-fits-all is a myth and I want to make sure your jewelry fits you well and you are completely happy with your purchase. I make my pieces to be as versatile as possible, but I can make adjustments in size/length if necessary on most items - so feel free to ask. Please read descriptions, particularly lengths of necklaces and bracelets carefully and if you need any further information, please don't hesitate to ask. Many necklaces are adjustable in length via a 2" extender chain, but not all. I can add a 2" extender chain for adjustability upon request. Specifics should be included in each item description.

MENS, UNISEX SIZING:

Some of my designs are unisex - men might prefer or require a longer length, feel free to inquire about sizing if you are unsure. I generally do not include extender chains on pieces for men, just as an aesthetic choice, but can add them upon request.

PENDANT NECKLACE CHAIN LENGTH OPTIONS:

Some pendant and coin necklace listings offer different length options, but if you would like a specific length that you don't see offered - feel free to inquire. I generally use thicker/stronger chains for longer lengths, so if you want a significantly different length, please note that the chain may not be exactly the same as what will be in the original photo. I will chose the best match possible in a suitable chain size unless you have a particular preference.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payments may be made via paypal or any major credit card via Etsy direct checkout - just select your payment preference from your shopping cart.
Shipping
SHIPPING WITHIN THE UNITED STATES:
All orders are shipped via USPS first class mail with insurance. You will receive an email with shipping details and tracking information when your item has shipped. (It may not immediately show tracking details until the post office system has processed the package)

EXPEDITED SHIPPING:
Expedited shipping is now available - just add the item to your shopping cart to see expedited options and prices.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING:
All international orders are shipped via standard USPS – NOT insured. (Due to the significant additional cost in insuring international shipments). If you would like to add insurance to international shipping, I would be happy to add insurance for you - please convo me first and I will give you a revised shipping rate. The customer is responsible for any customs fees and tariffs for international purchases. If you do not choose to add insurance to your order there will only be a customs label number and your package will not be trackable, and I cannot give any refunds if there is any problem receiving the package. For this reason - I recommend adding insurance for international orders.

ORDER CONFIRMATION:
You will receive an email with shipping details when your item has shipped. (It may not immediately show details until the post office system has processed the package) Please be sure that the address you give Etsy upon payment and the address you have saved with Paypal are the same to make sure there are no delays and to insure that your package is sent to the right place.

PACKAGING:
All jewelry is packaged in a craft paper covered gift box. Each piece will be nicely presented, pinned in place to padding, wrapped in tissue paper and tied with a silver ribbon - ready to be gift wrapped should you so desire. The gift box is then packed in a padded envelope. Orders with multiple items are either shipped in a padded envelope or a box, depending on size and quantity of items.

GIFT WAPPING:
gift wrapping is available for purchase - you can find it as a separate listing in my shop. Designs and options may vary by season.

SHIPPING TURNAROUND TIME:
I always aim to ship purchases the next business day after I receive your order, but during busy times it may take 1 to 3 business days to package and ship your order. If you make a purchase on Friday or over the weekend, it will usually ship on Monday. Please allow 7 to 10 business days to receive your items, and longer for International shipping.

If you are in a hurry, particularly if you are choosing one of the expedited shipping options - just send me a convo to let me know and I will make sure to get your package shipped as soon as possible.

Please note that I'm not always at the studio, ready and waiting to package and ship your items, so if you are placing an order with expedited shipping towards the end of the day it may not be possible to ship it until the next business day.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want my customers to be 100% happy with their purchases. If you are not completely happy for any reason, please contact me to arrange an exchange or return. Returns are accepted within 14 days of receipt of your order. I will refund the purchase price, less the shipping charge. The customer must pay for return shipping. Returns must be undamaged and in original gift box packaging.

Contact me as soon as possible should you need to make a return, and if you should receive a package that was damaged in transit.

Unfortunately I cannot accept returns on custom orders.
Additional policies and FAQs
Feel free to contact me about custom orders or customizations!