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BlueGateStudio

Bohemian style wrap bracelets and crochet jewelry.

San Diego, California · 341 Sales

BlueGateStudio

Bohemian style wrap bracelets and crochet jewelry.

San Diego, California 341 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Shop owner

Kelly

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Announcement   Thanks for stopping by! Leather wrap bracelets and cuff bracelets, crochet jewelry, with an emphasis on beach and southwestern looks in a boho style. Gifts for the special women in our lives!

I welcome all custom orders so if you have an idea or you see elements you'd like to combine in something special, please just let me know.

Announcement

Thanks for stopping by! Leather wrap bracelets and cuff bracelets, crochet jewelry, with an emphasis on beach and southwestern looks in a boho style. Gifts for the special women in our lives!

I welcome all custom orders so if you have an idea or you see elements you'd like to combine in something special, please just let me know.

Kelly

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Kelly

About

The Story of Blue Gate Studio . . .

I have been making things for as long as I can remember. I have dabbled in many different media and have been known to go off on a tangent or two. The one constant has been jewelry making which started out as a practical thing, first making things for me to wear, and then as gifts for family and friends for many years. I did this while being a work-at-home mom, working in a "real job" to help pay the bills. As time went on, my job situation changed greatly with technological advances and I began to look for other avenues for work. My husband encouraged me to try to make what I actually love, my "real world" job and in 2011, I opened my shop on Etsy, named Blue Gate Studio.

I love the handmade concept and the people involved in the handmade world. When an item is handmade, a lot of love and attention goes into that item. When you buy something handmade to keep for yourself or to give as a gift, that love goes along with it. There are stories that go into the different pieces that are very personal to the artist. I also like the fact that when you buy homemade, you are directly supporting that artist and contributing to the local economy. And in turn, most of the handmade artists I know also support the handmade industry so it pays itself forward.

I grew up in southern California and have a love of the beach that is hard to describe. It is my favorite place on the planet to be and provides a lot of inspiration for my work. I have a love of nature in general that finds its way into my work as well.

I take great pride in my work and strive to find the best quality materials possible. The leather I use contains no lead or other dangerous chemicals that harm the environment. Most of the beads I buy come from Etsy sellers and other "mom and pop" businesses that contribute to the local economy. I spend a ton of time online searching for unique buttons and other elements that go into my designs. The things I make are made to be worn every day so I take the time to construct items so that they will last through the wear and tear of daily living. They are things that I love to wear and I hope you will as well!

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  • Kelly

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I'm a married mother of three who has been making jewelry for years, first for myself, then for friends and family, and now for you! I live in San Diego with my family and our two dogs.

  • Biko and Boomer

    Side Kicks, Constant Companions, Comic Relief.

    Biko is our 16 year old basenji who rules the roost, despite his diminutive size. Boomer is our big, goofy, loveable labradoodle who is 8 years old. These guys keep me company while I work at home.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 8, 2012
First off, I'd like to thank you for supporting handmade! When you buy something handmade, you know that you are directly supporting the artist who made it and that a lot of thought, and love went into making the item and it typically shows! To give someone a handmade gift, you pass that love along to them. You can also be sure that the items are unique and the opposite of mass-produced. Also, buying handmade allows you to contribute directly to local economies. So thank you for checking out Etsy and in particular for stopping in at Blue Gate Studio. I hope that you find something here in my shop that you connect to in some way.

I spend a LOT of time searching for the best quality materials to make my jewelry, not only to make items that are beautiful and that will last, but also unique and out of the ordinary. I use leather that is made from top grain hides, and dyed without using lead or other carcinogenic or hazardous materials. It is "green certified" leather produced in the most environmentally safe way possible. It is more expensive than some of the leathers coming from India and China but it is a high quality product and allows me to produce jewelry that I can be proud of. Most of the beads I use come from etsy sellers, and small "mom and pop" businesses in my community and elsewhere, which allow me to in turn, support these small businesses.

I strive to create beautiful pieces that you'll love to wear. If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase, please convo my shop and let me know so that we can reach a mutually acceptable resolution to whatever issue you may have. While I always welcome feedback and encourage you to leave feedback once you've received your purchase, it is customary to discuss any problems you might have prior to posting negative feedback to allow the shop owner a chance to fix the situation. For many of us, our Etsy shop is our primary source of income and we take feedback very seriously!

If you are purchasing something as a gift, please let me know and I would be happy to include a gift card with your personalized message in the package. You can leave a note in the comment section saying if this is the case and what you'd like the card to read.

I welcome custom orders! If you see a bracelet for example that you love but would like a different button, please let me know and in most cases, a custom order can be done so that you get exactly what you want.

Again, thanks for stopping by and please take a look around. Also please check in occasionally as I add new items all the time.

Thanks!

Kelly

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
Payment
Blue Gate Studio accepts credit cards and Paypal for payment. When you go to check-out you will be able to choose the method of payment you'd like. If you want to use Paypal and don't have a Paypal account, it's no problem. You don't need to register with Paypal to use their service. You can pay using your credit card by following these steps:

Step 1: Go to your receipt and click on "pay with Paypal"
Step 2: Click on "Don't have a Paypal account"
Step 3: Follow the steps to complete the credit card information and finalize payment.

If you're new to Etsy or are having any problems, feel free to convo me. I'll be glad to help you!
Shipping
All premade items are generally shipped the day of or day after a sale (depending on postal schedule). In the event an item is custom made, shipping time will vary as some items take several days to make. I ship everything via USPS, first class mail. Most of my packages are small and this is the most economical way to ship. If you prefer a different method, or would like insurance on an item, please let me know and I can let you know what the charges are.

As items shipped internationally must go through customs in the recieving country, the amount of time required to reach buyers may vary considerably.

The "ship to" address is the one that Etsy provides me. If your address is different than what they provide, please let me know at time of purchase.

"Free shipping" offers are for domestic (United States) USPS First Class rates. International buyers and buyers who require expedited shipping or insurance will be charged additionally to cover costs. Please let me know at the time of purchase if you require these services.

Please note that international buyers are responsible for any and all customs or duty charges that may be applied.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are unsatisfied with your purchase you may return item for a refund within 7 days after having received it. Please convo me prior to returning anything. You will be responsible for any return shipping charges. This shop is my primary source of income and I take it very seriously and try to produce the best quality products. If you are unhappy, it is customary to discuss your issues with the shop owner before posting negative feedback, to allow the owner a chance to "right" the situation.
Additional policies and FAQs
All orders shipping to California addresses will be charged the standard CA sales tax.