BellBookAndScandal

Bell Book and Scandal: Book and literary jewellery

Leigh, United Kingdom · 1827 Sales

BellBookAndScandal

Bell Book and Scandal: Book and literary jewellery

Leigh, United Kingdom 1827 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   We are moving house! This means we're taking a short hiatus. Any orders placed after Sunday 2nd September won't be processed until Monday 9th September, and shipped on Tuesday 10th September. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

We rescue unwanted books and turn them into beautiful jewellery!

Once upon a time a woman named Mel went into a charity shop and saw someone had donated a copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Saddened that someone hadn't loved the story enough to keep it, Mel bought it.

This kept happening.

Every time Mel went into a charity shop she came away with another copy of a book she loved, that she couldn't bear to leave behind. Soon she had multiple copies of books she loved, but didn't need.

In an amusing twist of fate, she was pondering whether she should in fact re-donate them back to a charity shop when she had an idea - she would use them to make Christmas presents for her friends.

The first time she sliced a page with the scissors, she felt sick. What kind of monster hacks up a book?

But then it started to feel good. Real good. She made presents for everyone she knew. And then their friends asked if they could get some book jewellery and the idea for the shop was born.

So now Mel goes out into charity shops and deliberately buys copies of the books she knows people love so she can give them a new lease of life.

We don't use brand new books. We're not monsters.

We take custom orders happily! Just tell us your favourite books/characters and what you want and we'll do our best to get it for you. Please bear in mind we are loathe to cut up new books and prefer to use second hand/previously loved books in our work.

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Last updated on Sep 3, 2018

We are moving house! This means we're taking a short hiatus. Any orders placed after Sunday 2nd September won't be processed until Monday 9th September, and shipped on Tuesday 10th September. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

We rescue unwanted books and turn them into beautiful jewellery!

Once upon a time a woman named Mel went into a charity shop and saw someone had donated a copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Saddened that someone hadn't loved the story enough to keep it, Mel bought it.

This kept happening.

Every time Mel went into a charity shop she came away with another copy of a book she loved, that she couldn't bear to leave behind. Soon she had multiple copies of books she loved, but didn't need.

In an amusing twist of fate, she was pondering whether she should in fact re-donate them back to a charity shop when she had an idea - she would use them to make Christmas presents for her friends.

The first time she sliced a page with the scissors, she felt sick. What kind of monster hacks up a book?

But then it started to feel good. Real good. She made presents for everyone she knew. And then their friends asked if they could get some book jewellery and the idea for the shop was born.

So now Mel goes out into charity shops and deliberately buys copies of the books she knows people love so she can give them a new lease of life.

We don't use brand new books. We're not monsters.

We take custom orders happily! Just tell us your favourite books/characters and what you want and we'll do our best to get it for you. Please bear in mind we are loathe to cut up new books and prefer to use second hand/previously loved books in our work.

Mel

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Last updated on July 24, 2018
We rescue unwanted books and turn them into beautiful jewellery!

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Please note that if you choose to return an item you do so at your own cost and we will not refund you for this. We will also not be able to refund you until the returned item has landed safely back with us. We are unable to offer a refund for shipping if proof of postage has been provided.

Please note we cannot accept returns on earrings for hygiene reasons and nor can we therefore offer refunds for them. Items damaged or lost on route need to be compensated by the postal service and you will need to contact them to arrange this.
Payment
Payment is accepted by Paypal, Direct Checkout and Etsy Giftcard.

If you wish to cancel an order, please do so within 24 hours of placing it.
Shipping
As of 29th Jan, we will no longer be supplying items in taffeta bags. This is part of a process to reduce the amount of disposable plastics we're responsible for. Modern taffeta is engineered from numerous fibers, including plastics such as nylon and rayon, and we think there's enough plastic in the world. So we'll be shipping items in recyclable brown envelopes instead.

By the end of 2018, we hope to have replaced our bubble-wrap containing envelopes with fully recyclable ones, too, and we're grateful for your support in this.


All our items are wrapped in decorative paper, before being placed in discreet, recyclable paper envelope. They then ship in padded, bubble-lined envelopes, to help ensure they arrive in perfect condition.

Items are shipped twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Fridays, but if you need an item urgently, drop us a message and we will try and get it out for you sooner. Items ship from the UK, please allow a minimum of ten-fifteen working days for delivery if you live outside the UK, and more at busier times of the year (Valentine's Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mother's Day etc). We cannot control what happens to items once they are posted, be aware they may be held at your local customs office for spot-checking. While this is rare, it will increase delivery time.

Our items are not shipped recorded or registered delivery unless you request it. We will then get back to you with an individual price for this service. We do get proof of postage featuring your address and the date of postage on for every single package. We can make a photo of this available on request for you.

We do not offer insurance on shipped items and nor can we take responsibility for items which incur additional customs charges after we have posted them.

The pricing guide we use to allocate our shipping costs can be found here: http://www.royalmail.com/sites/default/files/RoyalMail_2016_Prices.pdf
Additional policies and FAQs
The jewellery and accessories we make are not waterproofed. We use Judikins Microglaze to seal paper images in cabochons but while this renders them water-resistant, it does not make them waterproof. Please do not expose them to water, rainfall, showers, baths or swimming as we cannot guarantee their integrity afterwards.

Please feel free to request custom items if you see something you like but want to tailor it to your own desires, we love a challenge and will try and accommodate you.
Privacy
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy.

Information I Collect

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewellery, for example), if you contact me directly.


Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

- as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
- when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
- if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
- as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services.

I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.


Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

- Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
- Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies/postal services. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
- Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
- Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.


Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 5 years.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

I will neither store nor process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

- Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
- Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
- Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
- Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Mel Molesworth am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at melpomene [!at] live.co.uk