BarefootMaiden

Artisan Crafted Gemstone Jewelry and Hair Accessories

California, United States · 1246 Sales

BarefootMaiden

Artisan Crafted Gemstone Jewelry and Hair Accessories

California, United States 1246 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(836)
Shop owner

Kathy

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Announcement   IMPORTANT NOTE - I had a table saw accident recently and will not be able to make hairsticks for awhile. Thank you for your patience!

Barefoot Maiden creates jewelry and hair accessories for free-spirited women who enjoy wearing earthy gemstones, vintage Swarovski® crystals, mixed metals, and other unique elements crafted into unique designs. Gemstone hairsticks, natural stone pendants, long wirewrapped necklaces, Venetian glass jewelry, animals, birds and much more in a variety of styles.

I enjoy the personal connection I have with my customers. Working directly with the designer means that you can customize ready-made pieces or ask for something all your own. I never send my designs out for manufacturing. Whether it be wirewrapping gemstones, complicated assemblage work, or cutting wooden hairsticks, I do it all here in my studio in Southern California.

When an item is sold through my website (www.barefootmaiden.com) it is removed from Etsy. If you are looking for an item that has disappeared from my shop, please contact me and I will let you know if I can recreate it for you. Email me at: barefootmaiden(@)att.net or click “contact” on my page to send an Etsy convo.

You can also find me online at:
Website: www.barefootmaiden.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/barefootmaiden

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 13, 2016

IMPORTANT NOTE - I had a table saw accident recently and will not be able to make hairsticks for awhile. Thank you for your patience!

Barefoot Maiden creates jewelry and hair accessories for free-spirited women who enjoy wearing earthy gemstones, vintage Swarovski® crystals, mixed metals, and other unique elements crafted into unique designs. Gemstone hairsticks, natural stone pendants, long wirewrapped necklaces, Venetian glass jewelry, animals, birds and much more in a variety of styles.

I enjoy the personal connection I have with my customers. Working directly with the designer means that you can customize ready-made pieces or ask for something all your own. I never send my designs out for manufacturing. Whether it be wirewrapping gemstones, complicated assemblage work, or cutting wooden hairsticks, I do it all here in my studio in Southern California.

When an item is sold through my website (www.barefootmaiden.com) it is removed from Etsy. If you are looking for an item that has disappeared from my shop, please contact me and I will let you know if I can recreate it for you. Email me at: barefootmaiden(@)att.net or click “contact” on my page to send an Etsy convo.

You can also find me online at:
Website: www.barefootmaiden.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/barefootmaiden

Kathy

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Kathy

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(836)
anilov

anilov on Feb 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much, just like I wanted it! My new favourite hair stick. The communication with this seller is excellent, fast responses, and the box arrived here sooner than I expected.

ccassiopee

ccassiopee on Aug 28, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderfull, delicate, exquisite ... this work is a perfect blend of sophistication and creativity !

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About

Artisan Jewelry and Hair Accessories Handcrafted in Southern California

Hi! I’m Kathy, the indie artisan behind Barefoot Maiden.

I have hair. Long hair and lots of it. It likes to be pinned up during hot Southern California summers. Hairsticks I found in stores were outrageously expensive so I made my own. That’s how Barefoot Maiden (formerly The Maiden’s Treasures) began.

It wasn’t long before my neck and ears felt left out. They whined and complained, “Why does hair get all the fancy adornments and we get nothing?” I branched out into necklaces and earrings. You know where this is leading - wrists. I made bracelets for them. When my belly button chimed in with it’s own “embellish me” demands, I had to put my foot down or I’d be pierced in places it would be impolite to mention here. I informed the naval that it was not getting pierced anytime soon but I’d be more than happy to make jewelry for it’s button-holey little friends.

So here we are. I create hair accessories and jewelry in a variety of styles. I do not send designs out for manufacturing - every piece is made one at a time by me. Whether it be wirewrapping gemstones, complicated assemblage work, or cutting wooden hairsticks, I do it all here in my studio in Southern California. Each item is completely and accurately described for you so you know exactly what you’re paying for.

The majority of gemstones I use are hand-selected at gemological shows. Amethyst, turquoise, agate, jasper, quartz, chalcedony, lapis lazuli, aquamarine, and many other stones are in stock as well as coral and pearls. I enjoy finding exotic or unusual stones such as bi-colored agates and garnets.

I often dip into my collection of vintage Swarovski® crystals. Many of these crystals are nearly 50 years old, rare and no longer in production. I also have a beautiful selection of sterling silver, vermeil, and vintage glass from around the world.

Please contact me via email at barefootmaiden(@)att.net or the Etsy convo system if you have any questions or are interested in a private commission. Visit my website at www.barefootmaiden.com to find out more and to view archived designs in the Galleries sections.

I can’t believe you read this far! Shouldn’t you be working or something?

Kathy

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Shop policies

Last updated on July 23, 2016
Welcome to Barefoot Maiden on Etsy!

Read on for information about customizing hair accessories and jewelry, shipping, payment and more.

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ETSY CHECKOUT
If you ever have a problem adding items to your card or at checkout, please contact me and I will assist you. Or, you can purchase the item, selecting "Other" as method of payment and I will send you a PayPal invoice.

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FEEDBACK/REVIEWS
Etsy may send you an email to remind you to leave a review. I want you to know that I am NOT sending this email to you and will never bother you for a review. Leaving a review is optional - I appreciate a personal message just as much as public feedback.

You can stop the reminder emails by clicking “unsubscribe here” at the bottom of the email.

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CUSTOM OPTIONS
Because of a table saw injury to my fingers, cutting long custom length wood sticks is temporarily not available. Some may be shortened though.

Many hairsticks and other jewelry can be customized for you. Length, wood type, metals, and beaded finials can be changed on hairsticks. Send me a message if you have an idea for your hairstick or other jewelry.

Vintage components are limited.

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CUSTOMER APPRECIATION PHOTOS
You can send me photos of yourself wearing hairsticks and jewelry purchased from Barefoot Maiden. I love seeing your beautiful photos! Send them to barefootmaiden [!at] att.net or attach them to an Etsy convo.

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You can also find me online at:

Website: www.barefootmaiden.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/barefootmaiden

Accepted payment methods

Payment
PAYMENT OPTIONS:
Barefoot Maiden accepts payments made with credit cards, e-checks, and United States postal money orders.

PAYPAL: PayPal is secure, easy to use, and you don't need a PayPal account to checkout. You can checkout as a guest and are not required to sign up with PayPal unless you want to. You can use your credit card, e-check or PayPal balance with this method.

MONEY ORDER: For orders in the United States ONLY. You may pay with a United State Postal Service money order. Contact me for details.

ETSY DIRECT CHECKOUT: I've turned Direct Checkout off for the time being due to recurring problems with double billings and slow refunds. If you do not want to use PayPal for checkout, please contact me. I will turn Direct Checkout on for your purchase.
Shipping
SPECIAL NOTE to buyers outside of the USA: VAT and GST are not included in the price of my items. Etsy has added a phrase on listings that implies these fees are included. I am not registered to collect and remit fees for buyers outside of the United States.

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As of January 18, 2016, the United States Postal Service has increased shipping rates again. Apologies to my friends outside of the United States - I can no longer offer flat rate shipping to your locations. To determine the cost of multiple items in one order, please add them to your cart and the total shipping will be reflected there. If you have any questions, please convo me.

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Barefoot Maiden’s hair accessories and jewelry are in collections worldwide, including: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Greenland, Holland, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakstan, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, and United Kingdom.

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UNCONFIRMED PAYPAL ADDRESSES IN THE USA:
A Proof of Delivery Signature Required form may accompany domestic shipments with unconfirmed PayPal addresses.

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Refunds and Exchanges
GUARANTEE:
Your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you’re not happy with your purchase, please notify me right away. Items can be returned for a refund of the purchase price within 7 days of receipt. SHIPPING IS NOT REFUNDABLE.

The item must be in its original condition, original packaging, carefully repacked and insured. Insuring the package protects you - if the post office loses the package you can file a claim. I can only issue a refund when I have the item in my hand.

Please treat your hairsticks like fine jewelry. Crystals and glass will break if dropped on a hard surface. Natural materials on other jewelry may also break if mishandled. It's not a good idea to sit on, lay on, sleep in, or bath in jewelry. Keep wood sticks away from dogs and cats - they like to chew them. Treat your jewels with tender loving care and you will be able pass them on someday!
Additional policies and FAQs
ARE SOME HAIRSTICKS TOO LONG OR TOO SHORT FOR YOU?
NOTE: Longer wooden sticks are currently unavailable due to a table saw accident which damaged a few fingers. I may be able to shorten some sticks though, please ask if you are interested.

I can change the length of the sticks at no additional charge. Simply tell me the length you would like for the stick portion OR the overall length of the entire hairstick (topper and stick combined) in the “Notes to Seller” box at checkout.

FABRICATION:
The finials are firmly secured to heavy duty metal pins and cannot fall off. These pins are very strong and do not bend easily, although I still recommend handling your hairsticks by the stick portion, not the beaded topper.

Please keep your hairsticks out of reach of dogs and children. Chewed wood is the most common reason hairsticks are returned for repair. They are not meant to be worn in the shower or while swimming.

Single hairsticks are available. Please inquire about pricing and availability.

REPAIR:
If you've damaged a topper or wooden stick, please email me and we’ll arrange for it’s return and repair. Please contact me for information regarding pricing for repairs and shipping costs.