Artesserae

Inspired By Form & Color

San Francisco, California · 555 Sales

Artesserae

Inspired By Form & Color

San Francisco, California 555 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(245)

Announcement   Welcome! ♥
▶ Visit my Ready To Ship section to see what ships right away - feel free to ask questions :)

▶ I accept credit card payments through Paypal, Etsy's Direct Checkout, Square and personal check by mail. ★★★ Please note that you do not need to have a Paypal account in order to make a credit card payment via Paypal ★★★ Read more about payment options in my Shop Policy and feel free to contact me for more information.

▶ THE PRODUCTION TIME OF CUSTOM ORDER PIECES is currently 4 days - 4 weeks, depending on the piece. If you would like for a piece of my jewelry to be ready for a specific date, please order well in advance, and feel free to contact me to discuss your time frame.

▶ Sign up for my - very infrequent - newsletter to receive notices about upcoming shows, new work and coupon codes: http://eepurl.com/FeR6T

If you are interested in a custom order, feel free to ask! I love new challenges and would be delighted to hear your ideas and work with you.

All items in my shop are hand fabricated by me.

NEW TO ETSY? This article will guide you through the purchasing process:
http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php

SEND A GIFT DIRECT
Planning a gift for a loved one or a friend? I can gift wrap, include a card and ship directly to them. Simply provide me with the address you would like the gift sent to upon checkout.

Like me on Facebook! - https://www.facebook.com/Boline.Strand.Jewelry

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Announcement

Last updated on Dec 1, 2016

Welcome! ♥
▶ Visit my Ready To Ship section to see what ships right away - feel free to ask questions :)

▶ I accept credit card payments through Paypal, Etsy's Direct Checkout, Square and personal check by mail. ★★★ Please note that you do not need to have a Paypal account in order to make a credit card payment via Paypal ★★★ Read more about payment options in my Shop Policy and feel free to contact me for more information.

▶ THE PRODUCTION TIME OF CUSTOM ORDER PIECES is currently 4 days - 4 weeks, depending on the piece. If you would like for a piece of my jewelry to be ready for a specific date, please order well in advance, and feel free to contact me to discuss your time frame.

▶ Sign up for my - very infrequent - newsletter to receive notices about upcoming shows, new work and coupon codes: http://eepurl.com/FeR6T

If you are interested in a custom order, feel free to ask! I love new challenges and would be delighted to hear your ideas and work with you.

All items in my shop are hand fabricated by me.

NEW TO ETSY? This article will guide you through the purchasing process:
http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php

SEND A GIFT DIRECT
Planning a gift for a loved one or a friend? I can gift wrap, include a card and ship directly to them. Simply provide me with the address you would like the gift sent to upon checkout.

Like me on Facebook! - https://www.facebook.com/Boline.Strand.Jewelry

♥♥♥

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(245)
creaLune

creaLune on Dec 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Thrilled with all three custom pieces! Despite being the Holiday Seasons, Boline took the time and consideration to make sure she designed the pieces with my requests in mind, kindly answer my questions, and offered pictures to illustrate the options. And, as always, execute them to perfection, with high quality components! I decided to share a picture next to the first pendant from Artesserae, which I started wearing on July 25 and haven't taken off until...I took this picture right now ;) I love the "patina" the oxidized finish develops. Thank you Boline!

creaLune

creaLune on Dec 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Extremely happy with my experience from Artesserae! It is always a pleasure to interact and support Boline's work. She is a genuine artist and artisan in the true sense of the terms. Her skills are impeccable and meticulous from prompt, precise and pleasant communication to adequate and beautiful packaging. Thank you so much!

creaLune

creaLune on Nov 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The third piece from Boline, and not the last! Always a pleasure to order from her: kind and accurate communication, honest and knowledgeable advises, and of course, beautiful craftsmanship paired with high quality components and a keen eye for colors and textures! Thank you Boline.

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About

Art, music... It is all connected :)

I am a painter and mosaic artist from Denmark. With my long time interest in adornment and through serendipity I have become a jeweler.
Simple and ornate designs and color in any form inspire me, whether from Nature, ancient and modern art or the world around us.

My Scandinavian background has most definitely had a great impact on my interest in historical adornment and minimalist form. Yet, my pieces tend to get quite intricate and labor intensive. I embrace a big challenge and truly enjoy the process of seeing images from my sketchbooks come to life.

My jewelry has been published in a number of Lark books about contemporary art jewelry, see my web site for more information: www.bolinestrand.com

Items purchased in my Etsy store help support my son's music education.
A devoted cellist, he floods my studio and life every day with gorgeous sounds of his daily practice, occasionally rehearsing with a string quartet in the living room or participating in a recital or a concert.
My son graduated from the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, has been a member of the highly acclaimed San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra and now attends San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Amazingly, my lovely Etsy customers have helped my son pursue his music dreams for the past six years!

Thank you, EVERYONE, for your support of my work and most of all, your support of the music education of a young cellist!

--- Boline Strand

All designs, content and images © 2016 Boline Strand.

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  • Boline Strand

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    I come from Denmark, studied painting, mosaic and metalsmithing in Spain and after moving to San Francisco, CA, worked for some years with art and jewelry manufacturing. I have now established a studio where I design and fabricate my jewelry.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 1, 2016
Welcome to my store! ♥ Please read the following messages pertaining to current order~ and payment processing options and order turnaround times:

▶ THE PRODUCTION TIME OF CUSTOM ORDER PIECES is currently 4 days - 4 weeks, depending on the piece. If you would like for a piece of my jewelry to be ready for a specific date, please order well in advance, and feel free to contact me to discuss your time frame.

▶ Visit my Ready To Ship section to see what ships same day or next day - feel free to ask questions :)

▶ I strongly prefer payments through Paypal, although I do accept credit card payments via Etsy's Direct Checkout, Square and by personal check.

★★★ Please note that you do not need to have a Paypal account in order to make a credit card payment via Paypal ★★★

▶ Please be aware that credit card transactions made via Etsy's Direct Checkout can occasionally take up to 48 hours to process. Feel free to contact me for more information.

Browse the shelves with ready-to-ship and made-to-order pieces. If you have questions, feel free to ask :)

A selection of work is available to ship in 1-2 business days; type Ready To Ship in the search field to see what pieces will ship with no delay.
If you are interested in a specific item, please contact me for custom order details and an estimated turnaround time. Thank you!

Installment plans are available. To discuss payment of an order in two-four installments (Layaway plan), feel free to contact me.

Bat Mitzvah and Rosh Hashanah gifts:
When you order a piece of my pomegranate jewelry as a Bat Mitzvah or a Rosh Hashanah gift, I will be happy to include a pretty note card explaining the significance of the pomegranate in Judaism (optional). For more information, please feel free to contact me.

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
  • Other Method
Payment
▶ I strongly prefer payments through Paypal, although I do accept credit card payments via Etsy's Direct Checkout, Square and by personal check.

★★★ Please note that you do not need to have a Paypal account in order to make a credit card payment via Paypal ★★★

▶ Please be aware that credit card transactions made via Etsy's Direct Checkout can occasionally take up to 48 hours to process. Feel free to contact me for more information.

▶OTHER payment options: If you prefer a different payment option, I can send you an invoice via Square, payable online by credit card, or you are welcome to mail me a personal check. Orders will be shipped once I have your cleared payment. Please contact me to use payment options OTHER than Paypal or Direct Checkout.

If you need a little help with the check-out process please visit this link to see how easy it is:) - http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php

A 8.75% sales tax will be added to CA buyers.

Please pay for your order within 12 hours of purchase. If payment is not received within 12 hours, and I haven't received any communications from you with regard to payment, I will cancel the sale after 24 hours or sooner at my discretion, from the date of purchase. This is to prevent unpaid, sold inventory from being taken out of stock for an extended period of time.

▶ CUSTOM WORK / SPECIAL ORDERS:

A 100% deposit is required for all custom work orders. As larger orders are mostly more intricate, time consuming and may require more valuable materials, I require full payment prior to starting work on an order.

There are no returns on custom orders. Unless the custom ordered item(s) is significantly different in materials, look and size from what you ordered (a highly unlikely scenario), the custom ordered item can not be returned. In some cases, I will accept an exchange for an item/items of similar value, but as custom ordered items are generally created to the buyer's personal measurements, taste and other specifications, I would likely not be able to re-sell it - therefore, I don't accept returns on custom orders.

Custom order and Made To Order turnaround time is calculated from the date of your order, meaning: the date of your purchased custom order listing or listing labeled Made To Order and cleared payment

I take pride in my work, do my best to fill orders in a timely manner and consider it integral to the process to keep my customers updated on their custom order process.

LAYAWAY PLAN:

For your convenience, I offer a layaway plan for orders over $300. Please contact me for Layaway terms.
Shipping
SHIPPING OPTIONS:

For domestic (US) shipments, I ship via USPS Priority Mail w/ delivery confirmation

If you need Express mailing, please purchase an Express Mail upgrade in my Shipping Upgrade section or go here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/163389162/mailing-upgrade-domestic-usps-prority?ref=shop_home_active
- OR - let me know before purchasing your items, so I can change the listing's shipping option.

I am happy to change a listing's shipping rate to First Class Mail. This option is less expensive, but the shipping time is somewhat longer. If you prefer the First Class Mail option, feel free to contact me prior to ordering and I will adjust your mailing rate.

Overpaid shipping fees will be refunded through Paypal.

▶ SHIPPING TIME:

All UNITED STATES packages mailed with USPS Priority Mail usually take 2-3 business days, but depending on your location, delivery of your package can take longer.

According to the US Postal Service, mailings with USPS Priority Mail Express takes 2 business days.

I do my very best to meet deadlines and ship orders according to agreements and turnaround estimates. If your order is a custom order or a made-to-order item, please contact me to inquire about the estimated production time.

I am not responsible for delays in shipping and delivery caused by the U. S Postal Service.

I take great care to be sure that your package is sent based on USPS standards and I use the address connected to your Etsy account or your PayPal account.

INTERNATIONAL MAILING:

International shipping rates in all of my listings are for 1st Class Mail.
If you prefer International Priority Mail, the shipping rate will cost $23.95 for orders under $600.
If you need Priority International mailing, please purchase a Priority International Mail upgrade in my Shipping Upgrade section or go here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/162769947/mailing-upgrade-international-usps?ref=shop_home_active
- OR - let me know before purchasing your items, so I can change the listing's shipping option and rate.

▶ CUSTOMS FEES: Buyer is responsible for any and all customs fees implemented by the Customs agency and/or postal service in the recipient's country. VAT, PO Processing fees and other international customs fees are NOT included in orders placed in my shop.

▶ CUSTOMS DECLARATION: Your package's customs declaration will list the item(s) contained in the shipment at the full purchase value. Please do not ask me to declare a lower purchase amount.

For international orders over $600, I recommend shipping with International Express Mail with insurance, a track-able mailing service. Please contact me prior to purchase to obtain an exact shipping fee amount.

While international packages usually take about 7-10 days to reach their destination, arrival of your package can vary depending on your location.
I am not responsible for delays in shipping and delivery caused by the Postal Service.

TURNAROUND TIME:

THE PRODUCTION TIME OF CUSTOM ORDER PIECES is currently 3 days - 2 weeks.
▶ Custom order and Made To Order turnaround time is calculated from the date of your order, meaning: the date of your purchased custom order listing or listing labeled Made To Order and cleared payment.

Unless yours is a special order requiring some production time, packages are mailed out on the next business day after received/cleared payment.

PACKAGING:

I package all items in a sturdy box, to protect your item(s) from getting damaged in the mail.

If you are giving a piece of my jewelry as a gift, please specify that you would like the item gift wrapped.
If you would like me to include a card to the recipient of the gift, please let me know your wording/greeting and the names of the recipient and the person giving the gift.

For items shipped as a gift, a receipt will not be included. If you need a receipt, it is available through Etsy.
For printable Etsy receipts, log into your account, go to "purchases" and click "invoice" next to the item you need a receipt for.

RETURNED ITEMS SHIPPING FEES:

Shipping on your item(s) cannot be refunded in the event of an exchange or refund. I take great care to be sure that your package is sent based on USPS standards and I use the address connected to your PayPal account if payment is received that way. In the event that you want a different address other than the one connected with your Etsy account - please give me any changes in the "Note to Seller" upon completion of your transaction. Thanks!
Refunds and Exchanges
Exchanges of LISTED ITEMS (ready to ship items) are welcomed up to 1 week after purchase, in their original and undamaged condition. You need to contact me within 3 days with your issue so that I know that the item is being returned and why. You must be responsible for return postage before I can issue a refund minus shipping fees, or a credit toward new merchandise.

If returning an item, to assure that the piece doesn't get damaged in the mail, please return it the way I shipped it, in a box, NOT a padded envelope.

Items not returned within these return guidelines will not be refunded.

CUSTOM ORDER ITEMS such as custom made rings may be returned within 7 days of delivery for store credit only. If your ring turns out to be a wrong fit, I will re-size your ring at no additional charge. Please see the section below as it refers to ring sizes.

CUSTOM ORDERS other than rings: There are no returns on custom orders. Unless the custom ordered item(s) is significantly different in materials, look and size from what you ordered, the custom ordered item can not be returned. In some cases, I will accept an exchange for an item/items of similar value, but as custom ordered items are generally created to the buyer's personal measurements, taste and other specifications, I would likely not be able to re-sell it - therefore, I don't accept returns on custom orders.

CUSTOM MODIFIED ITEMS cannot be returned. If you would like to have an item modified, please be sure to clearly state the changes you would like to have made.

I value friendly, professional and fair business conduct; it is very important to me that you are happy with your purchase. If you find the item just wasn't what you had in mind please contact me regarding an exchange or refund minus shipping costs.

I understand that it can be hard to estimate how a piece of jewelry will look when worn, based on online descriptions and pictures; please be sure to study pictures and descriptions carefully before making your purchase and feel free to contact me with any questions and concerns.
Additional policies and FAQs
▶ RING SIZES:
Feel free to contact me with any questions about ring sizing. Before ordering a ring in my store, please be sure to give me your correct ring size. I use standard ISO ring sizes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ring_size 
The best way to get your correct ring size is to have the sizing done at a jewelry store. Most jewelers are happy to measure your ring size for free.
If a ring purchased in my store is not a good fit, please contact me to discuss the situation and I will re-size the ring for you.
Ring sizes can read slightly different on ring measuring tools from different manufacturers; it is a common issue for jewelers, as we all have ring measuring tools from a myriad of different sources.
If at all possible, it is very helpful if you can ask the jeweler who measures your size to give you the ring size AND the inner diameter of your ring size in either millimeters or inches.
This is to assure that you get a well-fitting ring from the start.

CUSTOM ORDER ITEMS:
For Made To Order or Custom Order items, please allow up to 2 weeks production time, depending on time of year and complexity of the piece.

I will send you a shipping notification once your order has shipped.

Price quotes are based on the current precious metals market and are subject to change. Quotes are good for three days, and will be fixed upon confirmation of order.
The quality and amounts of gemstone beads used in each piece also determine pricing.

As every piece of jewelry is hand made, measurements are approximate and may vary slightly.