Statement Jewelry. Designed and handmade in Greece.

Drama, Greece
730 Sales

Top shop for gifts.

Buyers bought gifts from this shop and gave them 5-star reviews!

blacktropicana is taking a short break

Alexandra Buga

Contact shop owner

Alexandra Buga


No reviews in the last year
See reviews that mention:

About blacktropicana

Sales 730
On Etsy since 2018

Etsy automatically translates most text on the site to your preferred language.

See in original language

Bold. Beautiful. Black.

For as long as I can remember, I always strived for self-expression through creation and communication. Creativity is like an inner flame: once initiated, it never ceases to blaze. And to be able to share your creativity with other people is as blissful as it is self-fulfilling.

I was lucky enough to study two fields that combined the two: Linguistics (communication) and Art Therapy (creativity). And although my academic background offered me a great deal, my path after graduating was still unclear to me. That is when I discovered this wondrous material called polymer clay and instantly fell in love with it.

Polymer clay provides endless potential in terms of shape, texture and color. In a way, it is the perfect material to play around with. And once I got the hang of it, my inspiration exploded: flora, fauna, art, architecture, graphic design, folklore, life. My newfound hobby soon turned into a full time occupation. I came up with a name that perfectly captured its essence: BLACK, representing the energy, strength and empowerment of contemporary women, and TROPICANA as symbol of their uniqueness, playfulness and peculiarity. My dream project was born.

BLACK TROPICANA is a woman-run business, entirely organized and operated by me. I thoroughly mold, cut and shape each piece exclusively by hand, taking all the necessary time needed to reach the highest level of quality. I pack and ship all orders myself, I manage communication and social media, I handle logistics, I take the photos, I update the website (and trying to balance all that with raising my beautiful boy as well!). But most importantly, I put all my effort into bringing jewelry that are special and unique. Like you.

- Alexandra Buga

Shop members

  • Alexandra Buga


Shop policies

More information

Last updated on May 18, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

All the items purchased from this shop are wrapped and packaged in a box. Plastic free. If you have a special request on the packaging, you can contact me and I will be happy to help you.

Custom and personalized orders

If you would like to customize your order please contact me and I gladly will try to make it happen.

Shipping delays & refund

After I drop off your package at the courier or the post office, I am no longer responsible for it. Although it’s rather rare, there might be scanning, processing or delivery delays caused by the postal services, which are beyond my control. Therefore, if a package arrives late, I will not refund it.

Lost & unclaimed packages

I am willing to replace a package if it gets lost and you never receive it, but you will have to cover the new shipping costs. However, if a package is marked “delivered” on the service’s track and trace page and you haven’t received it, it means a delivery note reached you but you didn’t claim the package on time. In this case I will not refund, nor replace it. If such an unclaimed package returns to me, I will contact you and upon your request I will send it back to you, but you’ll have to cover the shipping cost.


If for any reason you want to cancel your order, you must let me know within 24 hours from your purchase. Otherwise I do not accept cancellations.


If you have received your package and you are not happy with the items, you must let me know as soon as possible. Always keep in mind that all my jewelry is crafted by hand and may slightly vary from the product photos, or have minor imperfections due to its handmade nature. This means that each piece is entirely unique and there might be small variations on the patterns or colors. On that basis I will not accept cancelations if your issue with the items is related to the above, or if they’re handled roughly in your possession. For use instructions, please check out Handling & Care.
If you have received damaged items, i.e. earrings with unglued posts (something that rarely happens), let me know and I will happily replace them for you.

Shipping cost & returns

Any item due to be returned must be in its original condition. I will be covering the shipping costs only in the event that I made a mistake with your order.

Shipping time

Shipping within Greece is handled by Speedex. For orders over €35, shipping is free.
Worldwide shipping is handled by Hellenic Post. Delivery normally takes 5-10 working days within the EU and 14-25 days for the rest of the world. Free shipping for orders over €80.
As soon as I ship your items, I will send you a message with a tracking number, so that you’re able to track your order in every step of the way.
Keep in mind all my jewelry is 100% handmade, and therefore a creative process is necessary before shipping. You can check the approximate processing time of each item on the item’s page in my shop.

IMPORTANT NOTE: due to COVID-19, unexpected delivery delays may occur, especially in overseas shipping. Thank you for your patience!

Handling & care

Polymer clay is a durable material. Despite this, it can be damaged if it's handled roughly, i.e. it can break if it’s forcefully bended, or it’s surface can be scratched if it’s grinded with harder materials.
To ensure the longevity of your items, store them safely when you’re not using them, away from the sun or humidity, as well as your other jewelry. When you wear them, avoid direct contact with perfume and make up.
To clean your items from dirt, wipe them gently with a damp cloth, baby wet wipes or rubbing alcohol. If you are going to use the rubbing alcohol, wipe your item very lightly, as it may dissolve the clay. To remove makeup, try cleaning it with a de-make product.