BEFORETHEEYE

Hand-Crafted Accessories * Made from Cast off Antlers

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BEFORETHEEYE

Hand-Crafted Accessories * Made from Cast off Antlers

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Announcement    Before the Eye is going out of business due to advancing carpal tunnel. I will be posting all of the products I currently have made. My shop will remain up and custom orders will be considered on a case by case basis. Thank you so much to all of my customers and admirers.
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Announcement

Last updated on Aug 19, 2019

Before the Eye is going out of business due to advancing carpal tunnel. I will be posting all of the products I currently have made. My shop will remain up and custom orders will be considered on a case by case basis. Thank you so much to all of my customers and admirers.
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    About BEFORETHEEYE

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    On Etsy since 2013

    After the antlers have stood strong for one season, they are cast off. Only to grow more striking the next year. Those left behind are what we use for our work. All parts of them are reclaimed and reinterpreted in different forms, to be enjoyed by the new bearer of them.
    The impressive story the material holds, gives each piece meaning and the finished work endures as a token of the wild, a link to nature.


    Responsibly gathering shed antlers has no negative impact on our wild lands and does not harm wild life. We source them from individuals who enjoy foraging for them year after year. Many we have found ourselves or have come from friends, such as one whose family gathers them on their land on the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains.


    Each piece is an original that is carefully made from scratch and by hand. Working with this incredible natural material has been a continual challenge and a satisfying creative outlet.

    Everything around this endeavor is made with pride and care, by us, by hand, right here in the U.S.A.

    It has been a gratifying avenue and we intend to keep things interesting in the future. Thank you so much for your interest and support!


    Name

    The name for this venture comes from the etymology of the word antler. A variation of the Latin word anteocularis "before the eye" may have given rise to the French word andouiller, Old English auntelere, and eventually led to the english word we now know.
    All our work is about the idea of the materials origin in the wild and its transformation into the form now before you, to wear and hopefully enjoy the sight of.

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    • Lauren

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    Shop policies

    Last updated on August 29, 2016

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    Returns and exchanges
    I am willing to work with the buyer if they are unhappy with any of my products. Please contact me to work something out. If your purchase is damaged during shipping, please let me know immediately. If you are not satisfied I will issue a refund. The item must be returned within 30 days and be in its original condition.
    Payment
    I accept direct check out payments, Etsy gift cards and Paypal payments. I do not accept checks or money orders, sorry.
    Shipping
    Please allow 1-3 business days for transaction to be completed. Notification of shipment following payment will be sent via e-mail. All shipments in the U.S. will have tracking and be insured. Shipments in the U.S. will be with USPS priority mail and should take approximately 1-3 business days. International shipments will be made with USPS First Class International Mail, please allow 7-21 business days for delivery.
    Delivery conformation and insurance can be added to international shipments at the buyers expense.

    International buyers, be aware that your order may be subject to searches and seizure without notice. International shipments may be held for review in customs for days or weeks, which I have no control over. The buyer will assume all responsibility. International packages may also be subject to customs duty or import taxes at the buyers expense.

    If shipment is not received, proof from your local post office will be necessary to complete a refund.