AmbJewelry

Modern Jewelry from Repurposed Vintage Treasures

Illinois, United States · 639 Sales

AmbJewelry

Modern Jewelry from Repurposed Vintage Treasures

Illinois, United States 639 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Amanda Bleatman

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Amanda Bleatman

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It stated with a button

a dark avocado, vintage Bakelite button to be exact, discovered among it's friends at a small antiques shop in Champaign, IL in the fall of 2008. Upon finding this wonderful treasure, my mom turned to me, button in hand, and said something I've heard all my life, "you have to make something out of this for me." At the time, I didn't fully consider what said until a few days later when I dragged my dad to the local craft store and had him stand there for what probably seemed like an eternity while I sifted through the beading section. As it turns out, not only finding a unique vintage piece inspired me to create jewelry, but the hunt to find the perfect accent beads did as well.
After taking my new companions home, I spent nearly the entire night creating what was sure to be the best necklace I've ever made. Which, at least up to that point in my life, was also the first necklace I've ever made. Thankfully my mom thought the same.
That week, my mom wore the necklace to work. Afterwards, she called me down at school to tell me about the rave reviews. "You know what, I've been thinking..." I'm pretty sure that's what she said, considering that's another one of her notorious lines, "you should start selling jewelry." And that is how Ambjewelry was born. Looking back, everything that went into the first couple of years seems like a blur, spur of the moment decision that I never thought would never pan out to anything significant. However, thousands of beads, buttons, and shows later, here I am living out the wonderful dream of sharing my passion and handmade creations with others who truly enjoy them.

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    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Amanda is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she received her BFA in Painting and discovered a passion for jewelry design and metalsmithing.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 19, 2015
I want you to love your purchase. I take a great amount of pride in my work and I guarantee all of my craftsmanship. Everything in my shop is personally handmade and is either one of a kind or limited edition.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept payments through Etsy direct checkout and paypal. Orders need to be paid for before they ship.
Shipping
All orders are shipped using the United States Postal Service. Currently I ship to all domestic and international locations. For domestic locations, USPS confirms your address. If there is a problem or a question about your address, I will contact you. Most items will be shipped by firest class mail (arrival time is between 2-5 business days). You will recieve a tracking number for your package in your shipping notification. For international destinations, you will also recieve a tracking number for your package. Please make sure your address is correct because there is no confirmation from USPS for your address. Delivery time varies by country. Most destinations in Canada, Australia, and Europe take 1-2 weeks. Other places may take longer going through customs, especially during the holidays (Mexico being one). I can not guarantee a specific delivery time.

If you need your package faster, please check out the shipping upgrades from the drop down menu when you add an item to your cart or at checkout. If you have any questions, need it by a certain date, or have any special requests, please message me.

For most orders, processing time is listed as 1-2 business days. While most orders will still ship the next day, we added an extra day just incase we are busy with other orders or if your order was placed late at night. If you absolutely need a quicker turn around time. Let me know ASAP. I can usually accomodate.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not satisfied with your purchase, I would be happy to refund your payment. Please contact me immediately after receiving your shipment and I will let you know how to proceed with the return.