ratpyan on Jul 23, 2014
This necklace was unfortunately damaged in transit. The seller was extremely helpful and responsive and the problem was quickly resolved.
Anonymous on Jun 2, 2013
Beautiful watch and very god customer service.
From Hobby to Business
My best friend Ann took me to a bead store to make a piece of jewelry and introduced me to a whole new world. I had my first hobby. It was a new world for me full of gemstones and sparkly things I could put together in endless combinations.
Soon I was giving buckets of jewelry away to family and friends. After repeated suggestions, I opened my shop in 2009 and treated it like an extension of my hobby.
I became more serious about my shop in 2011, and started treating it like a business. I never saw myself as a small business owner but that is what I am now.
I design and make all of the jewelry in the shop. I take all of the photographs, list all of the jewelry for sale, and prepare all of the jewelry for shipping after your purchase. It is a one woman show.
Over time my jewelry has evolved too. I started out just with gemstone jewelry. Now I have added seed bead jewelry with kumihimo bead weaving, spiral herringbone, and right angle bead weaving, and bead embroidery. As I continue learning new skills new types of jewelry will appear in the shop. Designed by Val will continue evolving as I evolve as a jewelry designer.
To return to my shop, just click on this link: http://www.etsy.com/shop/designedbyval
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Packager, Shipper
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)