ErinAustin

Handcrafted artisan jewelry for individual style

Eureka, California · 696 Sales

ErinAustin

Handcrafted artisan jewelry for individual style

Eureka, California 696 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(254)

Announcement   Welcome! I am excited to announce that First Class shipping on all domestic orders is now free!

The handmade artisan jewelry I create is influenced by science, nature, and abstraction. Here you will find botanical jewelry alongside geometric pieces, gemstones next to found objects. Many of the items are one of a kind and all pieces are created by me in my private studio with care and attention to detail. Stop back often as I am frequently found at my bench creating something new to share here on Etsy.

Current Shipping Estimates:

Unless otherwise stated in their listing, all items will ship within 1-3 business days. If your item is a gift and you are worried about it arriving in time for a special occasion please contact me about upgraded shipping or free printable card inserts to let the recipient know their gift is on its way. A shipping upgrade does not change the creation time for made to order items.

Holiday Shipping:
The last day to purchase ready to ship items for arrival by Christmas:
Domestic- December 18th
International- November 29th

Please contact me if you have any questions!

My Work has been featured in:

Art Jewelry Magazine
Belle Armoire Jewelry
Riograndeblog.com
Larkcrafts.com
Ring A Day

Find me on Instagram @metalmusing

Wholesale Inquiries are welcome.

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 30, 2016

Welcome! I am excited to announce that First Class shipping on all domestic orders is now free!

The handmade artisan jewelry I create is influenced by science, nature, and abstraction. Here you will find botanical jewelry alongside geometric pieces, gemstones next to found objects. Many of the items are one of a kind and all pieces are created by me in my private studio with care and attention to detail. Stop back often as I am frequently found at my bench creating something new to share here on Etsy.

Current Shipping Estimates:

Unless otherwise stated in their listing, all items will ship within 1-3 business days. If your item is a gift and you are worried about it arriving in time for a special occasion please contact me about upgraded shipping or free printable card inserts to let the recipient know their gift is on its way. A shipping upgrade does not change the creation time for made to order items.

Holiday Shipping:
The last day to purchase ready to ship items for arrival by Christmas:
Domestic- December 18th
International- November 29th

Please contact me if you have any questions!

My Work has been featured in:

Art Jewelry Magazine
Belle Armoire Jewelry
Riograndeblog.com
Larkcrafts.com
Ring A Day

Find me on Instagram @metalmusing

Wholesale Inquiries are welcome.

Erin Austin

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Erin Austin

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(254)
Christine K

Christine K on Nov 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I am so pleased! Erin was able to combine her spider web jewelry with her Christmas ornaments to come up with these two fabulous custom pieces. I know spider web ornaments are unusual, although there's a European folk tale about a spider decorating a poor but deserving person's tree. My family had a spider ornament that was important for sentimental reasons. It was the first ornament put on my sister's tree and her daughters took turns putting it on. My nieces are grown and now will have spider ornaments of their own. Thank you Erin!

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Updates

Black Onyx necklaces new in the Botanical Collection.
New botanical necklaces in a nuetral pallette! Each floral element was hand drawn, sawn, filed, and sanded before being added to the final piece. These ornate necklaces are truly one of a kind!
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About

Contemporary jewelry with a rustic and industrial edge, designed for unique style, and made by me.

I first discovered Metalsmithing and Art Jewelry at Humboldt State University where I studied Studio Art and Botany. I graduated in 2007, but I was so hooked that I continued to take Metals courses at the university over the next year and continue to take workshops whenever I can. I opened a shop here on Etsy at the end of 2008 and have enjoyed every minute of the experience. It's wonderful to be part of a community of makers and to share my craft with the world.

Nature, science, mythology, and history have strong influence on my work. I'm captivated by humanity and our obsession with discovery and creation as well as our relationships with each other and the world around us. I enjoy working in metal because it has a sense of permanence. It is my hope that that permanence paired with the intimate and personal nature of jewelry results in pieces that can be passed from generation to generation. While I enjoy working with traditional materials, found objects and rich textures also excite me, so I'm always looking for new ways to pull together unusual techniques and materials.

I recently finished a 2015 creative challenge, Earring A Day, which had artists creating one single earring everyday for an entire year. Introduced by Victoria Takahashi, with over 20 jewelry artists here on Etsy participating. Take a look at all of the asymmetric earrings available, and mix and match your way to the perfect pair, by typing EAD2015 into the Etsy search bar or visit the single earrings I've created in the Asymmetric Earring section of my shop and click on any of them for a list of participating artists. https://www.etsy.com/shop/ErinAustin?section_id=16556204&ref=shopsection_leftnav_4

For a look at the 2014 creative challnge, 3xR(reduce, recycle, reuse), head over to my blog: http://metalmusing.blogspot.com/p/flickr-3xr-challenge.html

For updates on current work find me on Instagram @metalmusing

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  • Erin Austin

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photography, Marketing, Administration, Sales

    Nature and Science are my muses. My pieces are crafted in a private studio located in northern California. When I'm not at my bench I can often be found digging in the garden. Portrait Photo Credit: Jessica Frint Photography

Shop policies

Last updated on November 29, 2016
Thank you for visiting my shop! All items are handcrafted with love and enthusiasm by my own hands from beginning to end. Jewelry provides an excellent opportunity to express yourself and often becomes a treasured object passed down through generations along with the stories of previous owners. I hope that you can find a little bit of your story in the pieces I create.

To my shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ErinAustin?ref=hdr_shop_menu

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
| TYPES OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED |
I currently accept PayPal, Credit Cards and Etsy gift cards. Don't have a PayPal account? Not to worry, you can make a payment through PayPal using a credit card without setting up an account.

| PAYMENT PLANS |
Payment Plans are available for items over $150. The details of payment plans including durations and number of installments are determined on an individual basis.

| PAYMENT TIME FRAME |
Payment is required before items ship. Ready to ship items ship within 1-3 days of payment. Made to order items may take 1 -2 additional weeks for fabrication. Custom orders may take two or more weeks for fabrication. For more information on custom orders please see the Additional Information section below.

| ETSY SHOPPING GUIDE |
If you are new to Etsy you can check out this handy shopping guide:
http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339

*Updated 9/01/2014 to include Payment Plans
Shipping
| PACKAGING |
All items are packaged in a gift box unless otherwise noted. The gift box is then placed in a sturdy box filled with recycled paper for safe shipping. Receipts are included with each order. Gift receipts are available upon request.

| CARRIER |
Packages are mailed via USPS First Class with tracking/insurance and signature confirmation when possible. Tracking numbers are emailed at the time of shipment.

| DOMESTIC SHIPPING |
First class orders ship free with signature confirmation and insurance within the USA. Priority shipping upgrades are available for a fee.

| INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING |
Customers are responsible for all custom fees. Please check on the fees in your area before making a purchase. In some cases it will be impossible to insure packages going to other countries. In these cases I will be unable to refund lost or damaged packages. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

| SHIPPING TIME FRAMES |
Ready to ship items ship within 1-3 days of payment. Made to order items take up to 3 additional weeks for creation. Please contact me for current estimates.

| LOST PACKAGES |
Please report any packages you suspect have been lost in transit as soon as possible. If a package is not located after an inquiry is opened with USPS an insurance claim will be filed. Insurance claims cannot be submitted until 21 days after shipment for domestic orders and 45 days after shipment for international orders (Italy must wait 60 days). Buyers will be required to complete an affidavit regarding the order. Claims are generally processed 7 - 10 days after the necessary forms are submitted. Successful claims will receive refunds shortly after.

| HOLIDAY SHIPPING |*
The last day to purchase ready to ship items for arrival by Christmas:
Domestic- December 18th
International- November 29th

Please contact me for information regarding custom order deadlines.

*Holiday shipping dates are based on USPS First Class shipping estimates and are recommended NOT guaranteed. Please contact me about upgraded shipping before ordering. I am happy to email free printable card inserts to let the recipient know their gift is on its way should an order be placed after the recommended dates above or delayed though USPS after shipping.
Refunds and Exchanges
I stand by my work and I want you to enjoy your purchase as much as I enjoyed creating it. Limited returns and exchanges will be accepted within 15 days of the original purchase. Please read this entire section before making a purchase.

| EXCHANGES |
Exchanges will be accepted within 15 days of purchase. Please contact me as soon as possible if you would like to make an exchange. Items for exchange must be received in new condition with all packaging present before the new item(s) will be shipped. Store credit will be offered for uneven exchanges. All exchanges are subject to a $5.00 restocking fee.

| RETURNS |
Returns are accepted on a case by case basis within 15 days of purchase. Please contact me as soon as possible if you would like to make a return. Items for return must be received in new condition with all packaging present before a refund is issued. Shipping costs will not be refunded. A $5.00 restocking fee will be charged for any returned item.

| SHIPPING RETURNS OR EXCHANGES |
If an item for exchange/return is lost or damaged in transit to me I will not be able to offer the exchange/return. Please add insurance/tracking to your shipment if you are concerned. Items must arrive in new condition with original packaging.

| SALE ITEMS |
No refunds or exchanges are available for items in the SALE section.

|COUPON CODES and other PROMOTIONS|
Only one coupon code or promotion may be used at a time. Coupon Codes can NOT be used in conjuntion with other promotional offers. Coupon codes will not active during other sales events (Ex: Etsy on Sale sales events) where the sales event offers a larger discount than the coupon code.

| CUSTOM ORDERS |
No refunds or exchanges are available for custom orders.

| CANCELLATIONS |
Transactions cancelled before items(s) are created or shipped will be considered returned and are subject to a $5.00 restocking fee.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

*Updated 11/26/16 with promotion information
*Updated 10/20/2013 to include returns
*Updated 9/01/2014 to include information on Custom Orders
Additional policies and FAQs
| MADE TO ORDER and MODIFICATIONS |
Made to order pieces are described as such within their listings and require up to 2 additional weeks for fabrication. Please note: each piece is made by hand so made to order pieces will vary slightly from the item pictured.

Looking for something slightly different? If you see something you like but would prefer it be created with a different metal, hang from a different chain, or have some other small modification, please do not hesitate to send me a conversation and I will do my best to make the changes. Modifications may incur additional charges and may require up to 2 additional weeks for completion.

| CUSTOM ORDERS |
Custom orders are welcome. A 50% deposit is required before work begins. Additional terms for custom orders will be determined on an individual basis before a listing is created. By purchasing a custom listing the buyer agrees to the terms and specifications within the listing. Modifications will not be available after a custom listing is purchased. No refunds or exchanges are available for custom pieces.

| SIZING |
Ring, bracelet, and necklace sizing is available for some pieces. A minimum charge of $10 is required for any sizing. Exact sizing prices will be determined on a case by case basis. Please contact me with any sizing requests before placing an order.

| REPAIRS |
Please contact me with questions about repairs.

| WHOLESALE |
Wholesale accounts are welcome. Please contact me for more information.

| METALS |
I currently work in Sterling Silver, Copper, and Brass.
All of the silver items in my shop, including all posts and ear wires, are .925 Sterling
silver.

More information

Last updated on Nov 29, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

All items are packaged in a gift box unless otherwise noted. The gift box is then placed in a sturdy box filled with recycled paper for safe shipping. Receipts are included with each order. Gift receipts are available upon request.

Custom and personalized orders

Custom orders are welcome. A 50% deposit is required before work begins. Additional terms for custom orders will be determined on an individual basis before a listing is created. By purchasing a custom listing the buyer agrees to the terms and specifications within the listing. Modifications will not be available after a custom listing is purchased. No refunds or exchanges are available for custom pieces.

Sizing details

Ring, bracelet, and necklace sizing is available for some pieces. A minimum charge of $10 is required for any sizing. Exact sizing prices will be determined on a case by case basis. Please contact me with any sizing requests before placing an order.

Lost Packages

Please report any packages you suspect have been lost in transit as soon as possible. If a package is not located after an inquiry is opened with USPS an insurance claim will be filed. Insurance claims cannot be submitted until 21 days after shipment for domestic orders and 45 days after shipment for international orders (Italy must wait 60 days). Buyers will be required to complete an affidavit regarding the order. Claims are generally processed 7 - 10 days after the necessary forms are submitted. Successful claims will receive refunds shortly after. (This answer is based on the policies of the postal carrier and insurance company and may change at any time. Please contact me ASAP if you believe your order has been lost in transit).

Wholesale availability

Wholesale inquiries are welcome. Please contact me for more information.