Chrysalism

Talismanic Adornments for the Bohemian Soul

Boulder, Colorado · 13844 Sales

Chrysalism

Talismanic Adornments for the Bohemian Soul

Boulder, Colorado 13844 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(3186)

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Mylia

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Announcement   We recently returned from the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show and are so excited to share all our new stones and crystals with you! Stay tuned for lots of new designs this spring! ♥

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Hello and welcome to Chrysalism! We create talismanic, earth-inspired jewelry designs to fuel your creative self-expression!

Need something custom made just for you? We carry a wide variety of crystals, gemstones, and feathers and are happy to work with you to manifest your ideas! Any of our earrings can be made into gauges or tunnel hangers, just send us a message!

Our current production time on made to order items is 1-2 weeks. If you have a specific deadline, please feel free to message us. We are happy to work with you to meet your deadline!

Please read our shop policies in full before making a purchase, and feel free to contact us with any questions!

Blessings, Love, and Light,
Mylia and Brandon

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Be sure to follow our social media accounts for exclusive discount codes, giveaways, and up-to-date info on our work!:

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Last updated on Mar 22, 2017

We recently returned from the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show and are so excited to share all our new stones and crystals with you! Stay tuned for lots of new designs this spring! ♥

▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲

Hello and welcome to Chrysalism! We create talismanic, earth-inspired jewelry designs to fuel your creative self-expression!

Need something custom made just for you? We carry a wide variety of crystals, gemstones, and feathers and are happy to work with you to manifest your ideas! Any of our earrings can be made into gauges or tunnel hangers, just send us a message!

Our current production time on made to order items is 1-2 weeks. If you have a specific deadline, please feel free to message us. We are happy to work with you to meet your deadline!

Please read our shop policies in full before making a purchase, and feel free to contact us with any questions!

Blessings, Love, and Light,
Mylia and Brandon

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Be sure to follow our social media accounts for exclusive discount codes, giveaways, and up-to-date info on our work!:

www.facebook.com/ChrysalismDesigns
Instagram: @_chrysalism_
Twitter: @_chrysalism_
Tumblr: chrysalismdesigns

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Last minute Christmas shopping? We've got you covered! Purchase any item from our Ready to Ship section by Tuesday morning with priority mail for expected delivery by Christmas Eve! green_heart
We are still taking Christmas orders! Purchase any made to order item by 11:59 MST tonight for expected delivery by Christmas Eve! If you miss the deadline, have no fear- our Ready to Ship section is full of goodies you can order thru Monday green_heart
We are still taking Christmas orders! Purchase any made to order item on or before Dec. 15th, or any ready to ship item by Dec. 19th with PriorityMail for expected delivery by Christmas Eve! Happy holidays purple_heart
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About

Talismanic adornments, made from nature to nourish your soul <3

Hello and welcome to Chrysalism! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to learn about us and our art!

Chrysalism began in 2011, after my father passed away unexpectedly. In the aftermath, I found myself needing a sanctuary to process my feelings. Creativity is a wonderful healer, and I found solace in my art. A seamstress and artist since childhood, I had dreamed of making jewelry for years, so with my modest inheritance I paid my rent for the year, collected a few supplies, and set up a folding work table in the corner of my kitchen.

At first, making jewelry was just therapy for me, a way to let go and be a part of the universal flow. I planned to return to my previous job waiting tables and create jewelry part time. Soon, it became clear that my designs were resonating with people, and I realized I could devote myself fully to my craft. It was unexpected, empowering, and a little scary- I had never even considered running my own business full time! But through my creative process, I found myself transforming and growing more fulfilled- I could feel this is what I was meant for!

The name Chrysalism arose from that feeling of generating a nourishing space (a chrysalis!) in which to creatively transform my life, and from the hope that my art may offer others space to transform themselves through their own creative self-expression.

Each design I create emerges from my desire to send sparks of beauty out into the world where they can inspire and empower you to be your truest self, unique and radiant!

I use only natural materials (crystals, stones, wood, feathers, leather, shells) and raw / basic metals (brass, copper, silver), never any synthetic chemical- or petroleum-based materials. I believe in the healing energy of these gifts from the earth and treat every piece with reverence and love. My partner and I spend time with each piece of jewelry we send out, taking time to clear accumulated energies with intuitive rituals utilizing sunlight, moonlight, Palo Santo smoke, sea salt, sage, essential oils, music/song, meditation/intention, or anything we feel the situation calls for.

In 2014, my love and life partner, Brandon, joined me on this creative journey. He is a tremendous help with some of the analytical aspects of running a business that my messy artist brain isn’t so good with! The two of us now dedicate 6 days a week to working in our new studio in the heart of Boulder's arts district (no more kitchen table!). It is hard work sometimes, but so rewarding!

We have established a yearly tradition of visiting the Tucson and Denver Gem and Mineral Shows, where we get to know the miners and suppliers who work hard to bring us beautiful treasures from inside the earth! Twice a year we bring home a heap of new supplies and a renewed inspiration to create! We are taking the first steps toward learning lapidary work and stone polishing / drilling techniques, so in the future we can incorporate an even wider variety of unique crystals and stones into our work.

We are so grateful that you’ve decided to stop by our shop and read about our journey! Please feel free to message us with any questions or requests you might have!

Blessings, Love, and Light,
Mylia and Brandon

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  • Mylia

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Born and raised in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado, I have always been inspired by the shapes, colors, textures, and patterns of the natural world. I live to create, and find great joy infusing my love of nature into unique wearable art!

  • Brandon

    Lapidary, Assistant, Shipper

    My love, my life partner, and the best studio assistant anyone could ask for! Drilling and lapidary work, jewelry assembly, shipping, crystal cleansing, back rubs, and odd jobs- Brandon is the glue that holds our shop together!

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Last updated on Mar 11, 2017
Frequently asked questions

When will my purchase ship?

Our current production times are stated within each listing. Ready to ship items typically ship within 1-3 business days, while made to order items can take up to 2 weeks to complete. Your estimated ship date can be found on your receipt- we will send it sooner if we are able! :)

If you have a specific deadline, please let us know prior to ordering and we will do our best to accommodate you!

How long does shipping take?

Within the USA:
Estimated 3-5 business days for standard
2-3 business days for Priority Mail
1-2 business days for Priority Express

International:
Typically arrives within 2 weeks, but can sometimes take as long as 6-8 weeks depending on location and customs.

Rush shipping upgrades are available in your cart at checkout. Please take our production times into account when considering shipping options, and remember that the times above are only estimates and not guaranteed.

If you have a deadline, please let us know prior to ordering to ensure timely delivery is indeed possible. We will do our best to work within your timeframe!

Care instructions

To ensure long life for your jewelry, we recommend keeping it dry. While we build our jewelry to last, many of our materials are naturally sensitive to moisture and may tarnish when exposed to water. Additionally, some crystals and feathers are fragile by nature, so please be gentle with your treasures!

Feathers:
Most of our feathers can be rejuvenated with a hair flattening iron on low heat, pressing gently and ironing in the direction of the feather grain. Only the rigid bright red/orange feathers cannot be ironed.

Gauges:
Wipe with a damp cloth to clean, using a very small amount of gentle soap if needed. Wood and horn plugs may be conditioned with a small amount of jojoba or coconut oil. Please do not rinse or submerge.

Custom and personalized orders

We are always happy to work with you to create a variation of an existing item or a new idea from scratch, just for you!

All of our earrings can be converted into gauges or tunnel inserts. Custom gauge sizes and single flare plugs are available upon request.

Payment must be made in full before work will begin on custom items.

Just send us a message to arrange for a custom order!

Can I choose my own stone or crystal?

Yes, of course!

You are welcome to let us know your preferences for color, size, shape, or clarity in the notes to seller during checkout, and we will do our best to select the perfect crystal for you!

If you are still unsure, you can request a photo of our current stock to make sure you receive a stone you resonate with! We only provide photos for paid orders. Just let us know in the notes to seller that you'd like to choose your own crystal :)

Sensitive skin and allergies

If you have sensitive skin, we can create a hypoallergenic version of most designs. We have sterling silver, surgical grade stainless steel, and other hypoallergenic metals on hand to ensure your safety and comfort!

We also carry clip-on earring hooks for customers without pierced ears.

Just send us a message to arrange for a special hypoallergenic order :)

Returns and exchanges

We are happy to accept returns or exchanges. Please contact us within 7 days of delivery to arrange for a return.

Returns must be in original condition and packaging, and must be postmarked within 14 days of delivery.

Upon receiving your return in its original condition, we will either ship you a replacement item (there may be a production time for made to order items), or issue a refund for the cost of the item minus shipping.

Your satisfaction is the most important part of our business, so please don't hesitate to reach out if there is a problem! ♥

International Orders

International orders generally arrive within 2 weeks of shipment, but some may take much longer, up to 8 weeks depending on location and customs.

Please note, UK and other international buyers are responsible for any customs duties or VAT fees which may arise. Customs duties are a tax imposed upon the buyer by their country of residence and are separate from shipping costs. They cannot be predicted, altered or payed by the seller. We are unable to mark packages as a "gift" to bypass customs fees as this is a federal crime in the United States. It is the customer’s responsibility to be aware of their country's tax policies before ordering.

Packages returned due to unpaid customs fees will be issued a refund for the cost of the items only.

Wholesale

Due to limited materials, time constraints, and the complexity of creating handmade art in bulk, we are not currently offering wholesale pricing. Thanks so much for supporting our creative vision!