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AkulaHopeDesigns

Handmade bangle bracelets and custom jewelry.

New Milford, Connecticut · 3119 Sales

AkulaHopeDesigns

Handmade bangle bracelets and custom jewelry.

New Milford, Connecticut 3119 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(826)

Shop owner

Carrie

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Announcement   HOLIDAY ORDER DEADLINES: Please note the following dates for placing orders in my shop in order to receive them by Christmas and Hanukkah. Thanks!

USPS Domestic First Class Shipping: Saturday, December 17th
USPS Domestic Priority Shipping: Monday, December 19th
USPS Domestic Priority Express: Wednesday, December 21st (contact me for details)
International shipping: Dates vary, but most have already passed.

Current turnaround for orders is 2-5 business days. You will receive an email from Etsy when your order is shipping. If you need an item sooner, please contact me to make arrangements before placing your order. I will do my best to accommodate all rush orders. Expedited shipping is also available for an additional fee.
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Whether you're looking for a casual bangle bracelet for everyday wear or a custom keepsake for your wedding day, I would be happy to make a special piece of jewelry just for you. I specialize in sterling silver stacking bangle bracelets, hand stamped jewelry and wire wrapped gemstone pieces. I love to work hand in hand with a customer to design exactly what you want, so feel free to message me for your own special creation!

Please feel free to browse through my listings or send me a message for a custom design.

Thanks!
Carrie

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RECEIVE COUPON CODES by signing up for my mailing list! Convo me with your email address to be added to the list or sign up on my blog. Please note, like any other online store, there is not always a discount code available.

Also follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Blogger to get updates on sales, coupons, craft show appearances and new designs!

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AkulaHopeDesigns
Twitter: http://twitter.com/akulahope
Blog: http://akulahopedesigns.blogspot.com/

I am a proud member of the Etsy Chatters Team and Handmade Artists' Forum!!!

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In general I offer volume discounts if you would like to order multiples of an item. If the discounted price is not shown in a listing, please convo me for a price!

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 6, 2016

HOLIDAY ORDER DEADLINES: Please note the following dates for placing orders in my shop in order to receive them by Christmas and Hanukkah. Thanks!

USPS Domestic First Class Shipping: Saturday, December 17th
USPS Domestic Priority Shipping: Monday, December 19th
USPS Domestic Priority Express: Wednesday, December 21st (contact me for details)
International shipping: Dates vary, but most have already passed.

Current turnaround for orders is 2-5 business days. You will receive an email from Etsy when your order is shipping. If you need an item sooner, please contact me to make arrangements before placing your order. I will do my best to accommodate all rush orders. Expedited shipping is also available for an additional fee.
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Whether you're looking for a casual bangle bracelet for everyday wear or a custom keepsake for your wedding day, I would be happy to make a special piece of jewelry just for you. I specialize in sterling silver stacking bangle bracelets, hand stamped jewelry and wire wrapped gemstone pieces. I love to work hand in hand with a customer to design exactly what you want, so feel free to message me for your own special creation!

Please feel free to browse through my listings or send me a message for a custom design.

Thanks!
Carrie

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-------------------------------- DISCOUNTS & COUPONS -------------------------------
RECEIVE COUPON CODES by signing up for my mailing list! Convo me with your email address to be added to the list or sign up on my blog. Please note, like any other online store, there is not always a discount code available.

Also follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Blogger to get updates on sales, coupons, craft show appearances and new designs!

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AkulaHopeDesigns
Twitter: http://twitter.com/akulahope
Blog: http://akulahopedesigns.blogspot.com/

I am a proud member of the Etsy Chatters Team and Handmade Artists' Forum!!!

---------------------------------- VOLUME DISCOUNTS ---------------------------------
In general I offer volume discounts if you would like to order multiples of an item. If the discounted price is not shown in a listing, please convo me for a price!

Carrie

Contact shop owner

Carrie

Gold Angel Charm - Jewelers Bronze - Add On
$7.00
Sterling Silver Compass Charm - Add On - Nautical
$9.00
Snowflake Necklace - Winter Wonderland - Silver
$15.00
Sterling Silver Angel Charm - Add On
$11.50
View all 195 items

Updates

A custom wedding day keepsake bangle is in the works!!!
Napping baby = time to fill orders for my wonderful customers!!! I love making the crown cabochon earrings!
Just finished making some charms for a special order going out today!

About

Jewelry Handmade with Love

I originally began to experiment making hand crafted jewelry when one of my favorite bracelets broke, and I ventured to fix it myself. Through my love of making jewelry, Akula Hope Designs was formed. I have studied gemology with the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and many of my jewelry making techniques are self taught. I continually learn new metalsmithing techniques to expand my jewelry making knowledge. I began making handmade jewelry in 2003.

The use of wire wrapping and hand stamping in my jewelry are two of my favorite techniques along with the use of beautiful gemstones. Each piece is unique. I am more than happy to create custom pieces just for you.

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  • Carrie

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I am a former music professional (having worked both on the business side of the industry and as a full time musician). Since leaving NYC, I have pursued new ways to express my creativity. Through this Akula Hope Design was born.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 20, 2015
I originally began to experiment making hand crafted jewelry when one of my favorite bracelets broke, and I ventured to fix it myself. Through my love of making jewelry, Akula Hope Designs was formed. I have studied gemology with the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and many of my jewelry making techniques are self taught. I am currently studying metalsmithing to expand my jewelry making knowledge. I began making jewelry in 2003.

The use of wire wrapping in my jewelry is one of my favorite techniques along with the use of beautiful gemstones. Each piece is unique. I am more than happy to create custom pieces just for you.

***You will note that in many of my item descriptions I offer bits of information on the healing properties of the different gemstones I use. These qualities are given for information purposes only and to give a glimpse of what different cultures believe about these stones. They are not meant for the diagnosis or treatment of medical ailments.***

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Akula Hope Designs accepts Paypal, credit cards, Etsy gift cards or money orders for payment.

All Paypal payments should be made within 48 hours (2 days) of purchase. If a purchase goes unpaid longer than 48 hours, the order will be cancelled.

6.35% sales tax will be collected for orders shipped within Connecticut.

Please note money order purchases will be shipped once payment has been received and cleared.

***International customers are responsible for any taxes or duties that may be assessed by their country's customs.
Shipping
VACATION NOTICE: I will be on vacation Wednesday, December 23rd through Friday, January 1st. All orders placed during this time will be filled by Tuesday, January 5th or sooner. If you have any questions, feel free to message me. I will be checking my account most days. Thanks!

HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES: Thank you for shopping with me this holiday season! The deadline has passed to order anything in time for Christmas.

Current turnaround for orders is 3-5 business days. You will receive an email from Etsy when your order is shipping. If you need an item sooner, please contact me to make arrangements before placing your order. I will do my best to accommodate all rush orders. Expedited shipping is also available for an additional fee.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Please note that international orders may be subject to your country's customs taxes and duties. These charges are the responsibility of the buyer.

*** All of my jewelry is handmade by me, and most is custom made when you place your order. Currently, it is taking 2-5 business days (or less) for regular orders to ship out. If you need a more accurate shipping time, please contact me directly to inquire. Thank you so much for your patience!
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*** All jewelry items come gift boxed ready for giving. A gift note can be included upon request.

I ship all items via U.S. Postal Service first class mail. Tracking information is provided for all domestic packages. Most items are created and shipped out within 3-7 business days (or less). Custom orders sometimes take longer depending on the quantity and/or items ordered. You will be notified when your item has been shipped. If you need your item sooner, please contact me. Expedited shipping is available for an additional charge along with insurance. I cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged packages if you have declined insurance.

Pickup is available for those local to New Milford, CT. Message me prior to making your purchase to make arrangements if you prefer this over having your item shipped. You will be given a coupon code to waive the shipping fee from your order.
Refunds and Exchanges
At Akula Hope Designs, I aim for quality service and workmanship. In general, I do not issue refunds. However, I would like you to be happy with your purchase. Please send me a message within five (5) days of receipt if there is a problem with the item you have received. Issues will be resolved on a case by case basis. Items in questions should be unworn and in the original condition that they were received. Items shipped back to me should be sent with Delivery Confirmation and Tracking as I will not be held responsible for packages lost or not delivered to me during the return shipping. In the event that a return is being authorized, and an item has already been shipped to you, a refund will be executed once the item has been received back by me. Shipping costs are not reimbursable once I have shipped the item to you. Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer.

NOTE: All custom designed or custom hand stamped jewelry is not returnable, as it was created custom specifically for that order.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom Work:
I would be happy to create custom pieces just for you. Please message me or send an Alchemy request if you would like to discuss a custom design or order.

Size:
I clearly state size and length in every listing and do my best to show relative size in a photo. Please read this information BEFORE making a purchase. It's a bummer when a buyer leaves feedback saying 'it's smaller than I thought' or 'it's bigger than I thought' when the error is clearly on their part. So, please read my descriptions clearly. It will save us both a lot of disappointment. If you have further questions or concerns about size, please contact me before making your purchase.

Bangle Bracelet Size Exchange:
All standard size bangle bracelets (S, M, L, XL) can be exchanged for a different size if needed. A $2.75 domestic shipping fee will be charged for me to ship the new bracelet to you. International shipping rates vary by destination. Please message me if you need to exchange a bangle for a different size to arrange the exchange.

Sales & Discounts:
Please visit my store regularly for featured sales and discounts. Note: Volume discounts cannot be combine with other discounts. I will honor the sale or volume discount that gives you the larger amount off your total purchase.

Repairs:
If you feel your jewelry from Akula Hope Designs has become damaged due to our craftsmanship, you may send it back for repair. Each item is handcrafted. If the original item can not be repaired, a similar replacement item will be given.

If damage occurs due to wear or mishandling, the item can be repaired for a fee. Shipping fees are the responsibility of the buyer.

Please contact me prior to shipping any repair items.

Gemstone Properties:
***You will note that in many of my item descriptions I offer bits of information on the healing properties of the different gemstones I use. These qualities are given for information purposes only and to give a glimpse of what different cultures believe about these stones. They are not meant for the diagnosis or treatment of medical ailments.***