Birdie Kistler on Mar 3, 2017
Would not recommend to anyone. Didn't return any of my messages, order was way over the shipping date, and the teeth adhesive was everywhere! The lint from my shirt collected onto the back of the fake teeth where the adhesive had spread. It was gross. Not only that but the first wear and one of teeth fell off!!
Just a weird girl making jewelry for other weirdos and entraced by the idea of what we leave behind in the world that wasn't there before
I am a collector. Of things. All sorts of things, and I change my mind every now and again about the things I'd like to collect.
A few years ago I was most into collecting mourning memorialbilia: funerary photos, Victorian hair art, and mourning jewelry of all kinds. I discovered that on rare occasions Victorians made jewelry from human teeth. I was enthralled. I needed a piece of human tooth jewelry. And I was poor, so it had to be cheap. At the time I couldn't find such a thing anywhere, but people in mid obsession are stubborn so I resolved to make my own.
I bought my first set of extracted wisdom teeth on eBay (a thing they sadly no longer allow) and, after an awkward trip to the hardware store for the appropriate dremel attachments to drill a human tooth I made 3 necklaces and a ring and Extollo Jewelry was born
The name means "to adorn" in Latin and I sorely wish it was easier to spell. Since it's creation I have been lucky enough to do something I love, to send things I made with my hands all over the world, to meet and be inspired by like-minded people and artists, and to learn and learn and learn some more.
My jewelry remains inspired by Victoriana and mourning traditions. It has expanded to include animal bones inspired by the beauty and delicacy of Victorian era hunting trophy jewelry, rosaries inspired by the ritual of my catholic upbringing, pieces that reflect my interest in the occult, and anything else that pops into my head and out of my hands
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Just a weird girl making jewelry for other weirdos and entranced by the idea of leaving something behind in the world that wasn't there before
On a more serious note. I know that some of this stuff is a little morbid. Please be assured that ethical considerations are very important to me. I source these materials with the utmost respect for the well being of humans and animals.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
It usually only takes first class 2-3 days to arrive once it is shipped, but please allow up to 9 days from when you receive your shipping notification email before you start to worry.
International orders: I will ship pretty much anywhere that receives mail. I use first class international mail. It is estimated to take 7-10 days from the mailing date to arrive, and usually does, however once it is out of the hands of the U.S. postal service I have no control or way to track a package. They are very rarely lost but do sometimes get held up in customs. That being said please allow 2 weeks from the mailing date before you start to worry.
I also do not cover customs charges, or fill out customs forms dishonestly. You are responsible for all customs fees associated with merchandise of the value of the item you purchase according to the customs rules of your given country.
Refunds and Exchanges
I do however replace/ offer refunds on items that are lost in the mail, defective, or damaged. If you receive a damaged item I may ask you to return it (I will cover your shipping) before processing a full refund. This is both because unfortunately the world is a dishonest place, and because I am constantly learning, and if something broke I want to know what went wrong.
I also make refund/ returns exceptions in cases when a customer is absolutely unhappy with the item they have received. If you find yourself truly unhappy with you purchase PLEASE PLEASE contact me before leaving negative feedback. Negative feedback may make you feel better if you are upset but keep in mind it affects my livelihood. Many of my negative feedbacks would have been easily avoided if customers would have communicated with me to try to come up with a solution before leaving them. It is my intention to make and sell things that I love and would wear and I want the people who buy my pieces to feel the same way.
Additional policies and FAQs
I get many many messages asking me very specific questions about how I make pieces or how I obtain my materials. I am happy to have a conversation with you about my work, my process, my inspiration, whatever, however I cannot share information about the specific sources of my materials (teeth especially, most other things are found by me) and I cannot sell teeth individually. I also cannot tell you where I buy my findings. I know this sounds harsh but at the end of the day this is a jewelry business, and I want to you to buy my jewelry, not buy my materials and make your own, so please do not take offense to my refusal to answer some of these questions. I am protecting my own business and intellectual property.
Now that that's all out of the way, enjoy my shop and xoxo