Charmed by Cindi

Des Moines, Iowa
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How It All Began

I started training for marathons with my oldest daughter the summer of 2010. She was an incoming Freshman in High School and wanted to try out a new running club that was piloting at her school. It turns out they needed some adult mentors to help out. I haven't ever been much of a runner, but thought that I should give it a try. This would be a great opportunity to spend quality time with her since her three younger siblings take up a lot of my attention.

I ended up joining in June and completed the full marathon in the middle of October. I thought it would be great to check that off the bucket list. Well- she decided that she would like to do it again the following year. I agreed. I really wanted to get a special gift for her coaches for getting us through yet another season of training, so I looked into the supplies to make a few necklaces with a phrase that we would chant before each of our races. It turns out they were a big hit and many of our teammates wanted one as well.

It all snowballed from there. I started creating all types of different pieces for different occasions. I soon became busy enough to where it wasn't just a hobby anymore. I ran another marathon with her in 2012. We trained for our fourth marathon and completed a half marathon during our training. Two weeks before our fourth one, I was told that I was unable to run due to a stress fracture. She ran and completed it and I was honored to be able to place her finishing medal around her neck. I keep saying with each one that I complete that it will be my last and for some reason I keep going back for more. :)

I must say that the art of hand stamping has been wonderful. I am faced with stories of heartbreak and triumphs every single day. It has become incredibly rewarding.

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  • Cindi

    Owner, Designer

    Welcome to my shop! My name is Cindi and I am the shop owner and designer. I am a wife, a mother of four, an artist, runner, and gardener. I love creating unique pieces of jewelry that can tell a story. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Last updated on April 30, 2022
Welcome to my site! I am a stay at home mother of four and started stamping to create a memento for myself, my oldest daughter, and the coaches that helped us train and complete our Marathon. The idea sprung into a part time hobby.

I enjoy making personal items to suit each and every individual's "story". I can create many more pieces that are shown to be advertised. If there is something you like, but don't see, please click on the "request custom item" option.

I use many different metals and they do vary in price. Please make sure to read carefully to make sure you are getting the material of your choice. I use Sterling Silver, Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Antiqued Copper, and Natural Brass.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I do my best to describe everything carefully. Since these are custom orders, I'm sorry, but I can not offer refunds or exchanges unless there is a mistake that is my fault.

However, if you are unhappy with your order for some reason, please contact me so that we can discuss it. I want to make sure you are happy with your order.

* I can only replace the actual necklace (not the charms) if you contact me within 14 days of receiving it if it happens to break. *
I accept PayPal, major credit cards, and Etsy gift cards as payment. Please be aware that I can not start making your custom made piece(s) until I have received payment.

If using PayPal, please make sure you follow through the shopping steps all the way to PayPal's website. If you do not click through to PayPal your order is not complete and your payment has not be made.
Shipping within the U.S.

I ship USPS First Class mail, which usually takes 2-5 days in the United States. If you want Priority or Express mail, there are faster shipping options during the checkout process.

If you would like insurance on your package, please contact me before you order, so that I can add the insurance charges to your invoice. I would be happy to give you an estimate of the charges. I can not be responsible for packages once I leave them at the post office. If you are concerned, please buy insurance for your package.

International Shipping

I will not falsify customs forms. Customs fees/international taxes are the buyers' responsibility. International mailing usually arrives within 2 weeks but could possibly take longer. Tracking services are only provided while the package is in the US.
Additional policies and FAQs
***Please note that each custom piece in hand stamped, one-letter-at-a-time, and imperfectly unique, so there may be slight differences in letter placement and spacing. This is not a defect. It is what gives 'character' to each creation***

Jewelry Care: Silver will tarnish if it's not worn regularly. Keep your jewelry as dry as possible.

If you decide to clean your silver jewelry, please use a polish cloth or pad. Please do not use a liquid silver cleaner, since that will remove the darkness from the letters. It also tends to yellow the sterling silver.