swimmingwren on Nov 11, 2014
Very nice! Looks just like in the photo.
retiredsealrock on Sep 2, 2014
Beautiful bracelet - very unique and super nice seller!
Experiments in Jewelry and Fused Glass.
I don't sketch or plan most of my collections. I usually end up taking groups of colors, textures, and other materials and seeing how they work with each other. I tend to think of my studio as more of a lab.
I got into fused glass five years ago, when I took a jewelry class in college. I was hooked instantly. I purchased a kiln and ran with it.
Like the rest of my pieces, with my fused glass I group colors and textures. I use a little super glue to hold it all together long enough to get it to the kiln(the glue burns off completely when the glass is fired and the piece turns out clean). Once the kiln is loaded I fire it up and cross my fingers.
Most of the time the result is fabulous. Other times not so much, but that's the nature of the beast.
Some of my pieces are very, very simple, while others are ornate and complicated. It all depends on the experiment I'm running on that day. :) At times I'll try ideas that are completely nutters and off the deep end. Those usually end up being my best pieces.
I get inspiration from everything around me: the music I listen to, the trends of the day, and the Tempe nightlife.
Nerd/Petrolhead/Visual Kei fanatic/AXS fangirl/figure skater/burner. I make shiny things, mostly from other shiny things. I'm narrowing my work down to a more organized aesthetic and focusing on fused glass and assemblage jewelry.
I'm always looking for fun things to incorporate into my pieces. I like to push the envelope with my design aesthetic.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
California and Arizona residents: please be aware that CA and AZ orders are subject to state sales tax rates(6.3% for AZ, 7.5% for CA).
Each piece of jewelry is packed in a pretty kraft pillow box with plenty of tissue paper to keep it safe and protected during shipping. I ship all orders in bubble mailers, or boxes with lots of paper and padding to make sure your order arrives safe and sound.
TRACKING: Tracking is included on all orders over $25, and can be purchased for orders under $25 for an additional $1 in the 'Shipping Upgrades' section of the shop. Tracking for First Class International is not available.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: I will send the customs number and receipt number as soon as your order ships. Full value of the order will be declared on all customs forms. It is the responsibility of the buyer to pay any customs fees or taxes their order incurs. Packages usually arrive within two to three weeks but can take up to seven or eight. Please contact me if you have any questions! :)
Priority Shipping Upgrades: These are purchased separately in the ‘Shipping Upgrades’ section of the Etsy shop. These are additional charges, since it costs more to ship it faster. Since basic shipping is already calculated in, I did reduce the prices of the upgrades so that it comes to the proper shipping total. Prices reflect the new fees being charged by the USPS.
Ships in 2-3 Days in the United States, 6-10 Days Internationally.
Express Shipping Upgrades: Ships overnight in the United States, 2 to 5 days internationally. These are also purchased separately through the ‘Shipping Upgrades’ section.
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Refunds and Exchanges
If you need to return a piece contact me before you send it so I know it's on the way. Please send it back within 21 days, and include your order number so I can expedite your refund. Once I've received the returned package your refund will be issued in full.
If your item arrives damaged please contact me immediately, and I will replace the item if possible. If a replacement cannot be made a full refund will be issued.
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Additional policies and FAQs
-Type of jewelry(fused glass, wire ring, bridesmaid set, etc).
-Deadline/Date needed by
On custom orders of $50 or more a 50% deposit is required so I can purchase the materials needed to create your piece.
I will go above and beyond to make sure you get exactly what you want. :
Customers with metal allergies: I am more than happy to accommodate your metal allergy! Please contact me if you would like me to change out a clasp or earwires. Upgrades to precious metals are a small fee, depending on the cost of the finding, and this often fluctuates with the metals market.
I sell my pieces at The Talented Tortoise in Glendale, Arizona.
If you are interested in selling my items on consingment please contact me! Please not that due to contractual obligations I am unable to sell wholesale or on consignment in the city of Glendale, Arizona.