Brightstar109

Brightstar jewellery, as unique as you are

Dalton in Furness, United Kingdom · 224 Sales

Brightstar109

Brightstar jewellery, as unique as you are

Dalton in Furness, United Kingdom 224 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(97)

Announcement   Welcome to my shop. here you will find jewellery inspired by the Mountains that surround me, the seasons and the living Earth. Welcome to 2017, I am looking forwards to introducing new designs as well as variations on some old favourites. Happy New Year.

If you like what I do please please visit me on my facebook page and feel free to drop by and say hello. I love to talk with my customers and I am very friendly

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Brightstar109/117037141644596

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 3, 2017

Welcome to my shop. here you will find jewellery inspired by the Mountains that surround me, the seasons and the living Earth. Welcome to 2017, I am looking forwards to introducing new designs as well as variations on some old favourites. Happy New Year.

If you like what I do please please visit me on my facebook page and feel free to drop by and say hello. I love to talk with my customers and I am very friendly

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Brightstar109/117037141644596

Claire Beach

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Claire Beach

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About

One day at a time

I began jewellery making as a creative outlet, around 8 years ago, having given up writing as a hobby because it clashed too much with my day job. I began with wire wrapping and have been and still am inspired by the amazing aritists around me, some who are my very best friends. It wasn't long before people suggested that I try to sell my jewellery and Etsy was the first place I was directed to.

I am not a good salesperson, always feeling that if someone likes something then they will buy it, but I am learning. It took a good while to learn the ropes and get my first sale but now every sale gives me the same sense of satisfaction and happiness that someone else likes what I do.

I took a course in silver smithing about 5 years ago, originally as a way of learning to solder jump rings closed, but I was hooked within a couple of weeks and now it is my main way of producing work though I am often working on custom wire work pieces, ordered through my website.

I especially enjoy the opportunity to send my work overseas, every piece is very unique and the thought that someone is wearing it, thousands of miles away is a great thrill. I now have my own unique sponsor's mark and my larger pieces carry a full UK hallmark from the Birmingham Assay Office, which makes me very happy.

Shop members

  • Claire English

    Owner

    I'm at my best when I am being creative, whether that is in my day job or making jewellery, or simply finding better ways to make it through the month! I am lucky to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world!

Shop policies

Last updated on October 1, 2012
I love making jewellery with gemstones, it reminds me of playing with buttons when I was a child. They are so individual and each little piece of nature is so completely unique, so that everything I make can only ever truly be made once.

The Name..

I'm a Virgo even though I don't follow astrology I love astronomy. Spica is the brightest star in the Virgo constellation but there is already a jewellery line in Italy called that, so Vir 109 is a fairly bright star in the constellation and it is where the lady's feet are. I quite liked that.

Virgo isn't any particular goddess either, she has been associated with Diana, Aphrodite, Ostara amongst others, that was another plus, a sort of universal goddess figure..my kind of gal!

I enjoy the sparkle and individual pattern of natural inclusions as well as the perfection of AAA cut stones and you can be sure that I hand pick the very best stones for each individual design. I make jewellery in a wide range of styles and for every occasion and my work is constantly evolving.

I am happy to shorten or lengthen chains or bracelets where the design allows. Each piece of jewellery is a one off design that is difficult to re-create, however, if you have particular request please convo me and I will be happy to make you a piece of jewellery just for you.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 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)
I try to make sure my photographs and descriptions are as accurate as possible and my work is very securely and carefully constructed. Although I do not have a policy of offering refunds and exchanges where the fault is not my own, I am more than happy to consider any cases individually.

Please bear in mind that most of my work is one of a kind and very difficult if not impossible to exactly re-create.
Payment
At the moment I am only accepting Paypal.

Please pay in full within 48 hours of making a purchase. If you are having difficulties for any reason, please contact me.
Shipping
Items under $80 will be sent first class airmail unless an upgrade is requested which will be calculated on request eg. Airsure which is express and tracked can cost approximately $10 extra depending on the size of the package.

Uk orders will be sent by Special Delivery if the item is over £50 or standard First Class if the item is under £50. Overseas orders over £50 will be sent by Airsure which is tracked but not signed for. I have been noticing it takes significantly longer for International Signed For Airmail to arrive but if you would prefer to have the parcel signed for please contact me on checkout. Overseas orders under £50 in value will be sent standard first class airmail.


Items will be sent as quickly as possible, sadly, at the moment, I am only able to get to the Post Office on Fridays and Saturdays. Although occasionally I may be able to get there mid week if your item is urgent please let me know by message and I will do my best to get it to you on time.

My jewellery is sent very securely packaged, it is important to me that your purchase reaches you in the condition it left me. I will always get a certificate of posting and although I cannot be held responsible for any items lost or damaged though no fault of my own in the post, I am happy to discuss any problems in order to reach an acceptable outcome for both paties. Insurance and/or an upgrade in shipping is available at extra cost on request. If you require full cover, please contact me to arrange for this.
Additional policies and FAQs
If there is anything you see that you would like made in a different metal or with a different stone or, if you want to discuss a completely new piece of jewellery, please do not hesitate to get in touch. I love making custom orders and enjoy collaborating with customers to produce a piece of jewellery that is completely unique and completely you.