DesignsbyJenniLyn

Modern & Sophisticated Gemstone & Leather Jewelry

Decatur, Illinois 1552 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (236)

DesignsbyJenniLyn

Modern & Sophisticated Gemstone & Leather Jewelry

Decatur, Illinois | 1552 Sales

Jennifer

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Jennifer

Announcement    Top 5% seller on Etsy!
FREE SHIPPING on USA 1st class orders $35+.

Connect With Me:
www.facebook.com/DesignsbyJenniLyn
www.Instagram.com/DesignsbyJenniLyn

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Current order processing time is 1-3 BUSINESS DAYS for all items. See listings for the most up to date shipping info!

All items come in a branded jewelry box, ready for gift giving! If you order multiple items, more than one item may be packaged safely within the same box. You may request individual items to have their own box in a note to seller upon checkout.

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Leather Jewelry: All leather is purchased from reputable companies right here in the USA and is always ethically sourced.

Small sections of real cowhide (genuine, suede, and top grain varieties) is purchased to create the leather jewelry. Some of the leather is limited and may not return (my suppliers may or may not restock it), so if you see something you like, grab it because it may not come back!

We're proud to let you know we custom design our leather jewelry as well. For perfect cuts we send those designs to a machine to do the hard work. The edges are then hand trimmed and gently smoothed with a thin coating of non-toxic natural clear gel for a clean, finished look, which makes them stand out from similar products on the market.

We are picky about the quality of leather we use. All leather is flexible to some degree, with the stiffness and thickness varying slightly. Leather that holds its shape fairly well is the type we prefer to work with, although you'll naturally get more flex with the suedes and the softer varieties.

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Gemstone Jewelry: Also ethically and sustainably sourced, we utilize just a few choice suppliers who work with small mines around the world who support local communities and families to provide them a means of sustainable income. Small quantities of pre-cut and pre-set gemstones are personally selected and purchased to create all projects.

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Do you have sensitive ears? All ear hooks and posts are nickel-free, but if you have super-sensitive ears and don’t want to take any chances you may message me via Etsy Conversation prior to your order or as a “Note to Seller” in your order that you’d like the stainless steel option (available in hooks only).

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Order processing time is 1-3 business days for most items. This is the time between when you place your order and when it leaves my hands. Pretty quick! If you need your order in a rush, please upgrade to the PRIORITY or EXPRESS shipping options at checkout.

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PLEASE READ ALL SHOP POLICIES PRIOR TO PURCHASING. If you have any questions, please direct your message through Etsy Conversation.
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Shipping Info:
DOMESTIC (USA) ORDERS
USPS First Class Mail: 2-5 days, $4.00 (tracking included)
USPS PRIORITY MAIL: 1-3 days, $8.50 (tracking & insurance included)
USPS EXPRESS MAIL: 1-2 days, $28.00 (tracking & insurance included)

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 13, 2019

Top 5% seller on Etsy!
FREE SHIPPING on USA 1st class orders $35+.

Connect With Me:
www.facebook.com/DesignsbyJenniLyn
www.Instagram.com/DesignsbyJenniLyn

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Current order processing time is 1-3 BUSINESS DAYS for all items. See listings for the most up to date shipping info!

All items come in a branded jewelry box, ready for gift giving! If you order multiple items, more than one item may be packaged safely within the same box. You may request individual items to have their own box in a note to seller upon checkout.

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Leather Jewelry: All leather is purchased from reputable companies right here in the USA and is always ethically sourced.

Small sections of real cowhide (genuine, suede, and top grain varieties) is purchased to create the leather jewelry. Some of the leather is limited and may not return (my suppliers may or may not restock it), so if you see something you like, grab it because it may not come back!

We're proud to let you know we custom design our leather jewelry as well. For perfect cuts we send those designs to a machine to do the hard work. The edges are then hand trimmed and gently smoothed with a thin coating of non-toxic natural clear gel for a clean, finished look, which makes them stand out from similar products on the market.

We are picky about the quality of leather we use. All leather is flexible to some degree, with the stiffness and thickness varying slightly. Leather that holds its shape fairly well is the type we prefer to work with, although you'll naturally get more flex with the suedes and the softer varieties.

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Gemstone Jewelry: Also ethically and sustainably sourced, we utilize just a few choice suppliers who work with small mines around the world who support local communities and families to provide them a means of sustainable income. Small quantities of pre-cut and pre-set gemstones are personally selected and purchased to create all projects.

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Do you have sensitive ears? All ear hooks and posts are nickel-free, but if you have super-sensitive ears and don’t want to take any chances you may message me via Etsy Conversation prior to your order or as a “Note to Seller” in your order that you’d like the stainless steel option (available in hooks only).

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Order processing time is 1-3 business days for most items. This is the time between when you place your order and when it leaves my hands. Pretty quick! If you need your order in a rush, please upgrade to the PRIORITY or EXPRESS shipping options at checkout.

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PLEASE READ ALL SHOP POLICIES PRIOR TO PURCHASING. If you have any questions, please direct your message through Etsy Conversation.
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Shipping Info:
DOMESTIC (USA) ORDERS
USPS First Class Mail: 2-5 days, $4.00 (tracking included)
USPS PRIORITY MAIL: 1-3 days, $8.50 (tracking & insurance included)
USPS EXPRESS MAIL: 1-2 days, $28.00 (tracking & insurance included)

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(236)
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About

I took on a love of art and pretty things at a young age, yet chose a different career path in which to make a living- physical therapy. The little hobby continued on in the background and I began selling my high quality hand made jewelry at a couple shops in my hometown, along with at numerous vendor fairs, before finally opening a shop on Etsy in 2013. While my career continued, so did Designs by JenniLyn. I now stay home full time to raise our little boys and pursue pursue my creative passion.

My little family and I currently live in Decatur, IL. Our house is an old 1880 farm house that the city has grew to develop around and we can see Target out our kitchen window and Walmart and Panera are less than a half mile down the road 🤣. We don’t have any pets because my husband is allergic, love entertaining friends on our deck, and watching a few wild critters habitate our tree filled yard. I’m most happy when with my family. And I love a good cup of hot tea 🍵.

One of the perks about this little business is helping women to feel good about themselves in a genuine, true way- even if it's with something as simple as a piece of beautiful jewelry. It is a joy to create and share my creations with you. Connecting with you in this way makes all the effort well worth it.

Etsy: www.DesignsbyJenniLyn.etsy.com
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/DesignsbyJenniLyn
Instagram: @DesignsbyJenniLyn

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Shop members

  • Jennifer L Gearig

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Jennifer designs and make all of the jewelry at Designs by JenniLyn. She also does all of the purchasing, photography, packaging, and shipping. Managing the Etsy shop and other social media outlets also falls under Jennifer's responsibilities.

  • Mark

    Assistant Administrator, Motivator

    The motivator and encourager behind the Etsy endeavor, Mark is also Jen's amazing husband. He completed the extensive research to open the Etsy shop. He also takes care of the finances. He gets paid with Jen's everlasting love and honor.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 12, 2019
"Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Welcome to Designs by JenniLyn where you'll find high quality handmade jewelry that is perfect for everyday styling! The modern & sophisticated jewelry styles are easy to style and comfortable for all day wear!

It's a pleasure to have been serving the Etsy community since 2013! What started as more of a hobby has now grown into a more sustainable little business. I’ve always enjoyed and appreciated making things with my own hands and creating beautiful artwork and sharing it with others. Designs by JenniLyn is my online jewelry shop which offers a variety of unique and original luxe handmade jewelry creations. Made in small batches with high quality materials, the jewelry style is modern, simple, and sophisticated. Revolving the design process around these elements helps to keep the styles focused, yet still unique and relevant to today's fashion. Designs by JenniLyn embodies styles that are comfortable, easy to wear, and effortlessly chic. Gorgeous natural gemstones, genuine pearls, natural leather and high-quality metals are married together to create pieces of jewelry that are comfortable and very versatile- there is really no other way to wear jewelry!

The elements of my design are inspired by the beauty of nature. Each gemstone is vastly different from the other and their natural characteristics are both regular and irregular. Each piece of leather is different as well, and has it's own story to tell. Most of my stones are in their natural, rough form to represent simplicity, and set in gold or silver electroplating to create an elegant edge.

Because excellent quality is important to me as well, much care is taken to assemble each piece of jewelry. I take pride in my work and I enjoy wearing my creations daily. My hope is that you enjoy them, too, and appreciate the unique beauty of each respective piece.

You are a valued customer, and I love getting to know who passes through my shop!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 3 hours of purchase
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
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Conditions for Returns:

Buyer must first contact Designs by Jenni Lyn via Etsy Conversation with 3 days of receiving the item.

Item(s) must be returned unworn and in their original box(es) and item packaging to qualify for a return or exchange. Adequate postage and insurance is the responsibility of the buyer.

Item(s) must be postmarked and sent out within 7 days of receiving the item(s).

Please allow up to 24 hours for your return to be processed by Designs by JenniLyn.

Other:
Refunds for a special sales event discount will not be given voluntarily or if requested on items purchased just prior to the special sales event.
Payment
Paypal or major credit card only.

Payment is expected immediately. Item(s) will be shipped after payment in full is received. Your order will be processed and sent out within 1-3 BUSINESS DAYS.

Certain states require payment and collection of sales tax.
Shipping
I ship according to the address you submit to Etsy. Please make sure your shipping address is correct and recognized by the postal system when you set up your account or shipping profile.

Items are scheduled to ship within 1-3 BUSINESS DAYS of receiving payment. This is the same for Made to Order Items and Ready to Ship Items. You will receive an automatic message from Etsy letting you know your order has shipped.

All items are carefully packaged in a brand-stamped jewelry box prior to shipping in their original, excellent, new condition. I package all orders myself and ensure that all jewelry and packaging is intact and in perfect condition prior to reaching postal services.

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DOMESTIC (USA) ORDERS:
USPS First Class Standard Mail: 2-5 days, $4.00 (tracking included)
PRIORITY MAIL: 2-3 days, $8.50 (tracking & insurance included)
EXPRESS MAIL: 1-2 days, $23.00 (tracking & insurance included)
Additional policies and FAQs
CONTACT:
Please send messages through Etsy Conversation only.

PACKAGING:
All items come sealed in a small plastic bag (if able to fit) and placed in a jewelry box. If you order multiple items, more than one item may be packaged safely within the same box. You may request individual items to have their own box in a note to seller upon checkout.

FEEDBACK:
Your feedback is always welcomed and encouraged. If you have a problem with your jewelry/order, please contact me before leaving a review so that I may have a chance to help resolve the issue instead of finding out through a review you left for me. Communication is a key factor in great relationships as well as honesty and integrity and I love getting to know and help my customers!

MATERIALS:
Because I like nice things too, I use only high quality materials to create my jewelry: 14k gold filled, sterling silver, genuine gemstones (set in vermeil, or gold or silver electroplating), genuine leather, top grain leather, suede, freshwater pearls. Occasionally, metals such as pewter will be used. All earring posts are nickel and lead free.

CUSTOM ORDERS:
We are not taking any custom orders at this time. Our apologies for the inconvenience!

CLEANING and WEARING:
All pieces are made of high-quality material and if properly taken care of, will last for many years. Over time, all materials are subject to wear and tear. The silver and gold can be cleaned with mild soap and water or with a cleaning cloth or solution for the appropriate metal.

Take care to keep pearls away from harsh substances as it may damage the pearl's surface and decrease luster.

Do not wear sterling silver jewelry or gold vermeil in chlorinated swimming pools as it will tarnish. However, if you accidentally do, it can be polished with the above method or a sterling silver liquid cleaner. (I have learned from experience!)

Please also be aware that natural oils of the skin have the potential to discolor metals over time and frequent wear over time can also cause the metals to wear. Your new jewelry should be able to withstand normal wear and tear (the simple putting on and taking off as well as an occasional tug) and be enjoyed for years to come!

LEATHER JEWELRY:
Much care is taken to select the best high-quality leather. Symmetry is also important to me when it comes to my leather jewelry. All styles were custom designed by me, Jen, on a program on my computer and then sent through a machine for perfect cuts. Each piece is then hand trimmed and edges are smoothed with a non-toxic natural gum for a clean, finished look.

Do not get wet.
Lay earrings flat or hang to store.

REPAIRS:
If your jewelry breaks, contact me for repair. If the repair is minor I will fix it for free. If the repair is more extensive we will discuss details and I will charge a reasonable fee for the supplies and work to fix it. Due to the nature of certain items (such as preset/cut gemstones, since I choose and purchase those through a supplier) I may not be able to fix it myself; if this is the case we'll work on a reasonable solution. Shipping cost remains the responsibility of the buyer.

Repairs only accepted for merchandise from DesignsbyJenniLyn.

WHOLESALE:
I currently do not offer wholesale purchases.

COLLABORATIVES:
I'd love to work with your business to bring more attention to both of us! Please send me an Etsy conversation or contact me via jlgearig [!at] gmail.com, tell me about yourself and your business, and we'll see if we're a good match!

INVOICE:
I include a paper invoice of your order with your shipment. If you are sending your item(s) as a gift, please let me know in a "note to seller" or by using the "mark as gift" option. I use the template that Etsy generates which leaves out the price, and with this option you're able to include a special note if you so desire.
Privacy
Any of your information collected through Etsy (name and address) is used for order processing and shipping only. Sellers also do not have access to any of your credit card or payment source information. Your information never leaves Etsy and is never shared.

More information

Last updated on Feb 17, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Are your ear hooks nickel free?

I use sterling silver and 14k gold-filled ear hooks which are nickel-free. I also recently added nickel-free 18k gold or silver plated options on a few newer styles. But for those extra sensitive ears you may request to have them swapped out for stainless steel, which you can do in an Etsy Conversation or Note to Seller when checking out.

Do you design and cut your own leather?

Yes, I custom create all of my designs. I then send them to a machine programmed to make perfect cuts every time.

Do you cut your own stones?

No, I do not cut and set the gemstones myself. I purchase them through reputable suppliers who ethically and sustainably source the stones, cut, and set them.

Why isn’t all of your leather soft?

Not all leather is soft and I use a variety of leather in my leather jewelry creations. I prefer to use stiffer/firmer genuine leathers when I can for the leather earrings, but I use softer varieties as well such as suede and top grain.