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Pensacola, Florida | 27,654 Sales

Announcement    Hi friends! For our best prices and our newest designs, check out our new site at shopshinelife.com! Sign up for our enewsletter while you're there for exclusive coupons, giveaways and new item announcements! We can't wait to see you SHINE!

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Last updated on Dec 5, 2019

Hi friends! For our best prices and our newest designs, check out our new site at shopshinelife.com! Sign up for our enewsletter while you're there for exclusive coupons, giveaways and new item announcements! We can't wait to see you SHINE!

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About shopSHINElife

Sales 27,654
On Etsy since 2012

SHINE is my happy place. My answered prayer.

Hi, I’m Hilary. Mama Shine to four blonde-headed, blue-eyed crazies. Wife. Sister. Daughter. Friend. I am passionate about big coffees, chunky babies, organized spaces, good deals and OBSCENE amounts of glitter. I snort when I laugh, my teeth don’t meet, I struggle with self esteem, love cake too much and running not enough. I make goofs on the daily, yet I serve a God who loves me still.

SHINElife is my happy place. My purpose. What began as an after-work / kids-in-bed hobby fueled by chocolate and prayers from our playroom floor, quickly escalated into so much more.

At first, my little "hobby" was an outlet - a very private and personal one. We had recently endured the sudden loss of our son to Trisomy 13 at 20 weeks pregnant. And, two weeks later, a medical diagnosis that I was "unable to have children that would survive pregnancy." The rollercoaster of grief and growing of faith that follows a loss and news like that was overwhelming and transforming all at the same time. At one point, I felt that a piece of jewelry to hold on to would help me stay focused on God's promises, and also allow me to remember and celebrate our son. I had a special angel wing design in mind - something discreet to the world but powerful for me. I didn't want "some charm necklace" off a rack at a store. I wanted to make it - pray and process over it.

That little wing necklace was instrumental in my healing ... and it was noticed by friends. And friends of friends. And friends of friends of friends. I quickly realized that there were so many mamas that understood my loss, and also craved a piece of jewelry to hold and to help them through that same journey of miscarriage and hope for the future. For them, it was powerful and special knowing that the mama making their piece truly understands what they are going through, and is passionate about pouring prayers into their memorial necklace.

In the years following the loss of our sweet son, we endured multiple, multiple miscarriages. Finally, we were pregnant past 20 weeks and the high risk doctor said everything looked optimistic! And then during what I thought was a regular, boring trip to the grocery store at 26-weeks pregnant, I went into labor. We rushed to the hospital where the L&D nurses were able to slow the labor momentarily, then grabbed the NICU doctor to "speak with us." He said, "At this point, your baby has less than a 20% chance of survival." My heart broke all over again in anticipation of another loss.

BUT GOD ...

Fast forward six years, and that little miracle baby is now a petite and FIERCE first grader. We nearly lost that little preemie on multiple occasions, BUT GOD had something in store for her. He not only blessed us with this blondie, but in the years that followed, He sent us sisters for her too. We now have FOUR girls y'all.

When our baby girl was in the NICU, my best friend - my mama - started showing signs of early onset dementia. At just 60-years young; the healthiest, kindest, funniest soul that shined joy on everyone she met began a 5-year battle with the disease. My sweet mom gained her angel wings in February 2015. It's been another journey through grief and growth in my faith, coping with the loss of my very best friend. Through it all, though, I know that we are blessed. We have FOUR beautiful miracle girls here on earth, and an army of angels above - with a Nana cuddling and loving on them until my day comes to join them in heaven.
This is what SHINE is about. Through our crazy journey of love and loss and diagnoses and hope, my husband and I have found healing in creating pieces for others that are in the midst of their own struggles. Designing pieces to inspire hope and encourage hearts of others was the perfect way to process our own life – the good, the bad, the funny and the ugly. And so we created SHINE. To bring goodness out of all. of. this. To show that there is beauty in every story.

It's not about what we've been through, it' about what He's done with it.
After a few months of watching what God was doing through SHINE, my husband {now affectionately known as DaddyShine} and I decided to take a huge leap of faith to continue following the path that was unfolding before our eyes – we left our comfortable careers as a marketing manager and a mortgage broker and – Jesus, take the wheel! – jumped in as full time jewelry designers. I know, we thought we were crazy too. It was a very scary step from comfort to the unknown but it’s clear that God was leading us to this place.
Our pieces are designed by my husband and I in our studio in Florida, with the occasional "help" of a babySHINE or two, which you will sometimes notice in the slightly crooked placement of your shipping label or a little extra sparkle stuffing in your jewelry box. Our family has been so blessed to work side-by-side, learning how to function as a family and a business, growing in our faith and finding our purpose - six different silly but passionate personalities driven by one desire: to be the light - or find the light - in the darkness.

With every design in our SHINE collection, you’ll find a combination of lighthearted personality and emotionally heavy experiences. Many tears have been shed and many prayers been whispered over the pieces that come from the SHINE studio. When designing our collection, we create designs that will encourage, inspire, commemorate and celebrate. This is why we’re different than mass manufacturers and even other similar small businesses — it’s all about the heart behind the designs.

SHINE isn’t just a store loaded with sweetness and sparkles, surrounded by chunky babies, cake and chocolate… and the occasional butt naked baby streaking by in nothing but their rain boots and a superwoman cape. It’s a community where life is lived, tears are shared, and hearts can heal. Where I give – but more often get – laughs, love and inspiration. SHINE allows us to live our faith out loud. To find joy in all things and glorify God in everything we do – through the struggles and tragedy and love and grace. We don’t just love what we do, we love WHO we do it for. We can only hope that this is clear in our daily lives, and in our jewelry designs. Every time we are offered the opportunity to help one person smile in a storm, dance in the rain, or simply feel beautiful and loved, the trials we’ve faced that inspired those pieces prove worthwhile – those pieces become the very pieces that encourage YOU, to shine on.

xoxo Hilary

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  • Hilary Brady

    Owner

    Prayer Warrior, Designer, Photographer, Brand Developer ~ with a mission to bring shine to all corners of the Earth

  • Jimmy Brady

    Owner

    Creator, Production & Operations

  • Danielle Metty

    Office Manager

Shop policies

Last updated on September 4, 2019
Find Answers To All Your SHINElife Questions Below.

How do I care for my SHINE?
We want your SHINE to SHINE forever! Here are a few tips to care for your jewelry: we dip your sterling silver jewelry in a layer of rhodium, which should protect your SHINE from typical sterling tarnish. However, to prolong the beauty and protection, you should apply all makeup, hairspray and lotions before wearing your piece, and remember to remove all jewelry before showering, swimming, and exercising. Always keep clean and dry when not in use. When storing your SHINE, you can wrap it in a soft cloth and place in a jewelry box or other sealed container to keep it from oxidizing.
Please do not use any type of cleaner, chemical or polishing cloth to clean your rhodium dipped or 14k gold vermeil jewelry, as these can damage your SHINE {cloths and chemicals can remove the protective rhodium / 14k coating} revealing the raw precious metal underneath and lead to tarnishing!
Jewelry tarnish is the result of a natural chemical reaction between the jewelry and the surrounding environment where the jewelry becomes darkened or discolored. Humidity and individual body chemistry can contribute to the speed and severity of tarnishing. Keep the rhodium or 14k vermeil coating in place through proper care, and tarnish should not occur! 🙌

To clean brass: this may sound crazy, but we have found that rubbing brass with lemon juice {or ketchup} and water, then rinsing, will clean it right up! Please note that oxidation is a beautiful part of brass' natural process and should be expected.

What is your return/exchange policy?
It is important to us that you love your SHINE! Rest assured that we always guarantee that our pieces will be free of major scratches, spots and other major defects. We cannot, however, warrant minor variations of size, shape or color because many of our pieces are handmade and some variations from the sample photos should be expected {it's considered character, not flaw}.

Guarantee: We guarantee products against breakage for one year. Simply return (prepaid) any product that breaks within a year of purchase and we will repair or replace it at no charge.

Non-Personalized Items: If your SHINE is not quite what you expected, we are happy to return it for a different item, or issue a full refund within 30 days of the ship date. Your return must be in its original condition and undamaged. If an error occurs on our end, we will of course remake the piece free of charge or issue a refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error {you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.}. To return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button, or contact us for assistance.

Personalized Items: We want your order to be made just the way you want it! We understand that everyone makes mistakes (including us!), therefore, please review your personalization information and spelling carefully before submitting your order. Please contact us before placing your order if you have questions about personalization, as we are not able to accept cancellations or changes to orders once production has been initiated. Personalized items cannot be accepted for return or exchange, unless there is a manufacturing error or product defect. We will pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
For returns, you should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes for us to process your return upon receipt (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days). We will notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.

Prices: Prices are net and subject to change without notice

How can I contact you?
We’d love to hear from you! Please message us on Etsy, or if it’s easier, feel free to email us at hello [!at] shopshinelife.com. We are currently set up to communicate via email / online only at the moment – a policy that we have in place to protect our customers. Keeping all order communication and details in writing reduces the possibility of miscommunication and mistakes ~ not to mention the loud environment would get on the nerves of customers. All of us at SHINElife are mamas and dads that work around our kiddo’s lives – sometimes in the midst of their Dora the Explorer living room dance parties and homework torture {ahem, assignments} – and so telephone customer support is not a good idea. We consider it a blessing that life is loud!

How long will it take to receive my order?
Our SHINE is made to order specifically for you! Depending on the item(s) in your order, production time will vary from 1-2 days {some Quick Ship items} to an average of 2 weeks for other made-to-order designs. Specifically calculated during checkout are our current estimated delivery window(s) available for the item(s) in your cart on our main website at shopshinelife.com. Please know that we always do our best to create as quickly as possible, while also providing you with the highest quality pieces and the most heartfelt attention. During the busy seasons (Christmas, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day) production times can increase up to six weeks. Please reference the delivery estimates provided in your cart, or check “My Account” for a status on your existing order. Never hesitate to shoot us a message if you need any further clarification on order status.

What is your shipping policy?
Our SHINE is made to order specifically for you! Depending on the item(s) in your order, production time will vary. At the top of each product description, an estimated "your SHINE will ship between" date range is noted for your reference. Need it sooner? No problem: RUSH upgrades ARE available for most designs. Please know that we always do our best to create as quickly as possible, while also providing you with the highest quality pieces and the most heartfelt attention.
We know that you would like to have your order ASAP (we love your excitement to start shinin’), and typically the postal system does deliver to our customers with speed and a smile. Please note, though, in rare cases, odd acts of nature, or other unforeseen events may cause delays in estimated postal service delivery times. Unfortunately, until we employ our own SHINE-specific postal force {wearing rhinestone uniforms, of course – y’all keep ordering goodies and maybe this will happen some day}, we cannot be held responsible for any postal carrier delays or lost packages. We will, however, always fulfill our promise to you, in seeing that you will ultimately end up shining.
Please also note that the shipping rates for many items are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies that we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.

Do you ship internationally?
We LOVE sending SHINE to all ends of the earth, but for international orders, please note that you, as the buyer, are responsible for taxes and fees and customs charges for purchasing items from SHINE headquarters in the United States. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations. Please also note that the shipping rates for many items are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies that we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.
I need my order fast, can I rush my order?
Need your SHINE stat? No problem! Just select one of our Expedited or Rush options at checkout and we’ll ship your order at the fastest speed available. {Estimated delivery times available vary based on item(s) ordered and current production volume, and are calculated and displayed for your choosing at checkout.}

Can I see a proof of my piece?
Our personalized items are engraved or stamped or otherwise made to order, so proofs of those pieces are not possible {once it is engraved into metal, we can’t change it}. Our product photos, however, are a great way to see the style and quality of the piece you should expect!

Can I gift wrap my piece?
We take pride in packaging each of our orders in a lovely gift box or bag. Due to the amount of orders that are purchased as gifts, we do not currently include invoices or packing slips with any purchase. Need a gift note? No problem! Just mention the note details in the Order Notes section at checkout.

I'm local, can I just come by your studio and pick it up?
At the moment, we do not offer pickup. Our retailer program has exploded, so you can easily grab SHINE around town! Find our store locator on our main website https://shopshinelife.com/pages/store-locator ! If you have a favorite shop that needs to carry our SHINE, please let them (or us) know!

What forms of payment do you take?
We accept all major credit cards and also accept payments through PayPal. You do not have to have a PayPal account to process your order.

Why was my credit card charged when I haven't received my order?
Due to the personalized nature of our items, your card will be charged as soon as the order is placed, as payment is required before production.

What are your pieces made of?
The materials for each piece are noted in their product description, but all of our jewelry is made of quality materials such as sterling silver, stainless steel, 14k gold vermeil, swarovski birthstone crystals and freshwater pearls.

How do I choose the best size for my ring or necklace?
Don’t know your ring size or necklace length? No problem! Use our printable ring sizer and necklace guide to aid in choosing your new favorite piece! Please find our ring sizer and necklace size guide under our FAQs on our main website. NOTE: PLEASE BE SURE THAT YOU SELECT "PRINT TO SCALE" WHEN PRINTING OUR RING SIZING GUIDE.

Can I exchange my chain for a different size?
Sure! Please send back the unworn chain to us with a note telling us the size you would like along with a self addressed stamped envelope for us to return the new chain. We will contact you for additional payment if there is a need.

The SHINE I purchased last week is now on sale! Do you do price adjustments?
We are happy to offer a price adjustment if the price of the item you purchased drops within 14 days. Just shoot us a message at hello [!at] shopshinelife.com. Please note that we cannot offer price adjustments on special promotions (like site-wide flash sales), including %'s off (e.g., 25%, 40%, and 50% etc.) and $'s off.

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)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
GUARANTEE: We guarantee products against breakage for one year. Simply return (prepaid) any product that breaks within a year of purchase and we will repair or replace it at no charge.
PRICES: Prices are subject to change without notice.
RETURNS: Goods returned prepaid may be accepted for credit under the following conditions: The return was made with prior authorization within 30 days of purchase and the products are resaleable. Merchandise returned as ‘defective’ is subject to inspection before the claim can be allowed.
SHORTAGES/DAMAGES: When you receive your order, please inspect it for any shortage or damage. If you discover either of these, notify the delivering carrier and SHINElife ASAP.
SHIPMENT: Orders ship within 1-2 business days (Monday - Friday). Most orders
are shipped via USPS First Class or DHL for best service and economy. Normal rates apply based on weight, size, and your location.
CUSTOM WORK: We do custom work! If you need a change in one of our stock items, we are happy to work with you! Mail or fax us detailed specifications and measurements and we will quote you. Set up fee for custom pieces is $50.00, artwork fee is $25.00, and a 100 piece minimum is required.
Shipping
Please reference the "ready to ship in" estimate within the product listing's Shipping & Policies tab, and allow the specified amount of time for us to create and ship your order unless otherwise noted, or unless you choose a rush option. PLEASE NOTE - Unfortunately, once shipped we can not control how fast the USPS gets your order to you. We are also not responsible if your package gets lost or takes longer to get to you than USPS guidelines. We are also not responsible for delays due to extreme weather conditions or an unforeseen natural event.

For international orders, please note that you, as the buyer are solely responsible for taxes and fees and customs charges for purchasing items from the United States.