EclecticWendyDesigns

Personalized Jewelry in Sterling Silver

Wisconsin, United States · 9813 Sales

EclecticWendyDesigns

Personalized Jewelry in Sterling Silver

Wisconsin, United States 9813 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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(1560)

Announcement   ♥ ♥ MY CURRENT FABRICATION TIME IS 3-7 DAYS ♥ ♥
Please read my policies before ordering, as they will answer a lot of your questions:

http://www.etsy.com/shop_policy.php?user_id=6258277

If you have questions that are not answered by reading my policies or browsing my shop, please feel free to convo me via Etsy's message system!

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♥ You can see my current FONT OPTIONS and DESIGN IMAGES here:
https://img0.etsystatic.com/040/0/5367178/il_fullxfull.522541870_mwbh.jpg?ref=l2

♥ New to ETSY and PAYPAL? This tutorial will help you get started:
http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339

♥ You can read a little more about EWD and me here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/EclecticWendyDesigns/about?ref=announce

♥ Follow EWD on Facebook for previews of new designs and exclusive discounts:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eclectic-Wendy-Designs/60421330218

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Thank you for visiting my little corner of Etsy!
Happy Shopping,
♥ Wendy

All designs, images, and text are the sole property of Eclectic Wendy Designs and cannot be reproduced, copied, or utilized without expressed written consent...plus, it's very bad Karma!

Announcement
Last updated on May 25, 2016

♥ ♥ MY CURRENT FABRICATION TIME IS 3-7 DAYS ♥ ♥
Please read my policies before ordering, as they will answer a lot of your questions:

http://www.etsy.com/shop_policy.php?user_id=6258277

If you have questions that are not answered by reading my policies or browsing my shop, please feel free to convo me via Etsy's message system!

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♥ You can see my current FONT OPTIONS and DESIGN IMAGES here:
https://img0.etsystatic.com/040/0/5367178/il_fullxfull.522541870_mwbh.jpg?ref=l2

♥ New to ETSY and PAYPAL? This tutorial will help you get started:
http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339

♥ You can read a little more about EWD and me here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/EclecticWendyDesigns/about?ref=announce

♥ Follow EWD on Facebook for previews of new designs and exclusive discounts:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eclectic-Wendy-Designs/60421330218

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Thank you for visiting my little corner of Etsy!
Happy Shopping,
♥ Wendy

All designs, images, and text are the sole property of Eclectic Wendy Designs and cannot be reproduced, copied, or utilized without expressed written consent...plus, it's very bad Karma!

Wendy Atkinson

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Wendy Atkinson

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Mother's Day will be here soon! Do you have the perfect gift yet? Surprise her with a personalized necklace set from EWDjewelry!
I'm absolutely LOVING recreating designs in Rose Gold Filled! It is such a beautiful shade of pink!!
All of my yellow 14K GF sets are available with personalization added! If you are interested in this option, please send me a message to discuss setting up a custom order.
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About

Love what you do...

My business started very simply with a pair of earrings that a coworker was wearing. When I admired them, she explained how she had made them. I've always been an artistic and crafty lady but I believe my expression was something along the lines of, "You can MAKE earrings like this?" Little did I know where that day would lead.

Fast forward more than 10 years...yep, that was a decade ago...and I am both grateful and humbled by where I am today. Over the past years, I have studied, learned, practiced, fiddled, tinkered, hammered, sawed, melted, and repeated until I can tentatively call myself a metalsmith. It is with reverence and humility that I work daily to be worthy of the title.

I currently work with sterling sliver and copper using traditional metalsmith techniques. My recent work has been focused on combining pierced and stamped items into meaningful designs. I truly believe that "mama jewelry" can be unique, stylish and well made so I strive to create designs that incorporate names, dates, and personal messages into wearable pieces of art.

As always, thank you for taking the time to learn a little more about me and my work and thank you for taking my little bits of treasure into your lives and loving them as much as I do!

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    I am a jewelry artist currently living outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (by way of Montana, Idaho, Indiana, and New York).

Shop policies

Last updated on January 5, 2016
Eclectic Wendy Designs was born out of a passion for art, a love of beautiful jewelry, and a desire to offer a more unique line of mother's keepsake pieces. All of my items are meticulously crafted by hand using traditional metalworking techniques. Many of my designs feature my own hand drawn images and almost anything in my shop can be customized with names, dates, and personal messages.

As a mom myself, I know how important it is to hold your family close to your heart. As an artist, I believe there is a way to do that with style!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I currently accept payments via credit card, Etsy gift card, or PayPal.

If you are having difficulty processing your payment please contact me, as I would be happy to help. This article is also very helpful:

http://www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/how-to-pay-with-a-credit-card-and-create-a-paypal-account-746/

Please note that 5% to 5.6% sales tax (based on location) is added to Wisconsin sales during checkout. It may be a bummer but I've gotta pay the tax man!
Shipping
All packages are shipped via USPS with tracking and delivery confirmation included. Costs are calculated based on current postal rates and the weight of the items you are purchasing.

Once items are in your cart, you will be able to select from the following shipping options:

USPS First Class Mail, Domestic, 2-5 business days

USPS Priority Mail, Domestic, 1-3 business days

USPS Priority Mail Express, Domestic, 1-2 business days

USPS First Class International Package Service, Varies (typically 2-3 weeks)

USPS Priority Mail International, 6-10 business days

USPS Priority Mail Express International, 3-5 business days

Delivery time-frames are not guaranteed by USPS so please be aware that your package could take longer to arrive. Additionally, these time-frames are for delivery only and do not change the ship date of your purchase. If you need your order fabricated faster, you must convo me prior to purchase and an additional fee may apply.

While all purchases will leave my hands securely wrapped in pretty packages, I cannot account for what will happen to them once they leave my care. Insurance on higher priced items is strongly encouraged and sometimes required (large custom orders require priority mail shipping and insurance).
My official policy is to wait 30 days before declaring a domestic package lost (60 days for an international package), at which time I will work with you to resolve the issue.

**Special notes for international customers**

Tracking for international packages has improved greatly, however, it is slow to update and sometimes limited. If a package goes missing once it has left the US, it is not possible for me to locate the package. Because of this, I am unable accept responsibility for international packages that are lost. PLEASE consider this prior to purchase as your item will not be refunded or replaced. Additionally, international customers are responsible for any and all customs charges, VAT, duty taxes, and/or service fees, as I do not have control over these expenses. Please do not ask me to mark a package as "gifts" with no value as it is a violation of US law.

UK CUSTOMERS TAKE PARTICULAR NOTE...your country imposes VAT fees almost without fail. These are additional taxes required by your country that you have not paid to me nor can I pay for you. Please consider this before purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
I take great pride in every piece I create so please contact me if there is any problem. I will always do my best to resolve any concerns.

Refunds or exchanges within 30 days of purchase are allowed upon receipt of non-personalized items in original and unworn/damaged condition. All sales are final after 30 days. You must contact me before sending an item back and all refunds are less shipping and handling fees. Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer and cannot be refunded. Items need to be carefully packaged, as they were sent to you. If a piece is returned damaged or is not received, a refund will not be available.

Please note, that items which have been personalized with names and dates are not eligible for return. If you are unhappy with the item you have received or a mistake was made on my part (I'm human so it can happen) please contact me so we can work it out. Any mistakes on my part will be corrected ASAP!

I regret that I am unable to offer an exchange on necklace chains. If the chain you have received is too short, you might consider adding an extension from this section of my shop:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/EclecticWendyDesigns?section_id=6903307
Additional policies and FAQs
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...in no particular order:)

**How long will it take for my order to arrive?
You will find my current fabrication time in my shop announcement and on your purchase receipt. This time frame varies depending on my volume of orders and the time of year but is typically 3-5 business days. Shipping times are in addition to fabrication time and are detailed in my Shipping Policies section shown above. Generally speaking, it is best to order 2 weeks before you need an item in hand.

**Can my order be "expedited"?
If you need your order FABRICATED faster, you MUST contact me prior to purchase. I will let you know if I am able to get you what you need in time. I do my best to honor all requests and have items finished and delivered quickly. I often go out of my way to complete these items, spending evenings and weekends away from my family, so please note that a rush fee may apply. This cost is based on the item you are purchasing (25% of item cost) and the time of year. Please also be aware that I can only guarantee when I will finish the order and have it in the mail. I can never guarantee a specific delivery date, as the package could be unexpectedly delayed by USPS.

**Where do I leave my personalization details?
After you have added the item into your cart, there will be a "note to seller" box where you can leave me a message. This is where all personalization details need to be left.

**Do you have other fonts available?
Yes! You can see all of my current font options here:

https://img0.etsystatic.com/040/0/5367178/il_fullxfull.522541870_mwbh.jpg?ref=l2
https://img1.etsystatic.com/019/0/5367178/il_fullxfull.503150341_4cf1.jpg?ref=l2

Please note that not every font is available for every item. I try to make this as clear as possible but if you have questions just send me a message!

**Can you stamp on the back of my piece?
Usually, but not at the current price of the item. Stamping on the back of an item sounds like a simple thing to add, however, it requires a thicker piece of silver and double the amount of time in fabrication and in finishing. The additional cost typically doubles the price of a personalized charm. If you are interested, please contact me via convo for a price quote.

**Do you have longer chains available?
I currently have 16" and 18" chains as available options for every item. 20", 24", and longer options are available via custom order for an additional charge. If you would like a longer chain on your necklace you can also purchase a chain extension from the add-ons section of my shop:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/EclecticWendyDesigns?section_id=6903307.

**Can you send my package via Priority Mail?
Yes. You can now upgrade your shipping during checkout. PLEASE NOTE that this is a faster shipping method only and does not change the fabrication time of the order!

**I'm purchasing a gift. Can you ship it direct with a card?
Absolutely! I am always happy to include a gift card with your personal message. Please make sure that you include the gift recipient's address when you are checking out with PayPal/Etsy and that you leave me the message for the gift card in the "note to seller" box during checkout. I will make sure that your gift arrives beautifully packaged!

**The piece I want does not have personalization on it. Can it be added?
Maybe! If you take a look around my shop, you might just find exactly what you are looking for. I've been working to offer all of my custom pierced and stamped designs both with and without personalization. If you don't find what you are looking for, send me a convo and I will let you know. If an item is not already personalized there is often a fee for that addition.

**What is oxidation and do I want it?
Oxidation is a chemical process that speeds up the natural process by which silver/copper turns black. After being personalized, most of my pieces are oxidized in liver of sulfur and come out of the solution completely black. Each piece is then sanded and polished until only the oxidation in the impressions remains. This is the proper way to oxidize a piece and it is time consuming. Beware of sellers who state that the letters are "blackened" or "darkened" rather than oxidized. This can mean that they were colored in with a black sharpie rather than oxidized. Oxidation helps personalized details and images "stand out" so for names and dates it is often something you want. Many pieces look great unoxidized. It is a more subtle design and does not photograph particularly well so I do not have very many examples. Any item can be left unoxidized upon request.

**How do I properly care for my jewelry?
Every EWD package includes detailed care instructions for your jewelry. The abbreviated version would be...
~store your jewelry in a sealed bag or jewelry box never in the open air
~make sure it is the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off
~wash it regularly to remove makeup, perfume, body oils, and lotion
~do not sleep or shower in your jewelry
~polish it only with a cloth specifically for jewelry
~always wash the piece after it is polished

**Do you offer your designs in other metals?
Most of my designs are in sterling silver but you will find a few copper pieces and even some gold filled from time to time. I do not work with solid gold at this time.

**Are your pieces SOLID sterling silver?
Yes, yes, and yes! All of my pieces are made from .925 sterling silver NEVER from nickle silver or silver filled. Please beware of sellers with low prices and vague material descriptions. Many large jewelry suppliers are offering silver filled raw materials for the first time ever. If a price seems too good to be true...please check the fine print!

**Can you stamp a {seahorse, bunny, dragon, etc.} on a charm for me?
Maybe. You can see all of my current design images here:

https://img1.etsystatic.com/046/0/5367178/il_570xN.686253891_7gty.jpg

If you don't see what you are looking for send me a convo. It may be something I can add or something that I can cut/pierce into a silver piece.

**Do you accept custom orders?
Yes. If you are looking for something specific or see a piece you like but would prefer it in a different size, color or design, please contact me to discuss creating a custom piece. I accept custom orders on a case by case basis depending on the scope of the item, how close it is to a current design, and my ability (based on work load) to design and create the item. All custom orders require upfront payment and all sales on custom pieces are final.

**Do you offer gift certificates?
Etsy is now offering gift certificates that can be used in my shop! You can purchase them here: http://www.etsy.com/giftcards?ref=promo_a

**Do you offer children's jewelry in your shop?
Unfortunately, no. All of my designs are intended for adults or young adults age 13 and older. US Federal legislation (CSPIA) strictly regulates products for children 12 years of age and younger. As an independent, small business, I cannot afford the testing necessary to meet the federal guidelines of this legislation. If you choose to purchase one of my items for someone under the age of 13, please note you are purchasing a product designed for an adult.

**And my all time favorite...What does "Eclectic" mean?
1. selecting or choosing from various sources.
2. made up of what is selected from different sources.
3. not following any one system, as of philosophy, medicine, etc., but selecting and using what are considered the best elements of all systems.
4. noting or pertaining to works of architecture, decoration, landscaping, etc., produced by a certain person or during a certain period, that derive from a wide range of historic styles, the style in each instance often being chosen for its fancied appropriateness to local tradition, local geography, the purpose to be served, or the cultural background of the client.
Yup...that's me! ♥ Wendy