Pretty Handmade Jewelry & Whimsical Finds

Connecticut, United States · 129 Sales


Pretty Handmade Jewelry & Whimsical Finds

Connecticut, United States 129 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   ♥ Welcome to Fanny, Manny & Co. Thank you for visiting.
♥ Please read my shop policies before placing an order.

Last updated on Oct 17, 2016

♥ Welcome to Fanny, Manny & Co. Thank you for visiting.
♥ Please read my shop policies before placing an order.

Lois Hughes

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Lois Hughes



About FannyMannyandCo

Hi, my name is Lois and I thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit more about me. I discovered Etsy a number of years ago when I was looking for something special for my daughter's birthday. One look and I was hooked. I loved the concept of handmade and vintage, and have been buying gifts for others (and myself) on Etsy ever since.

I opened my own shop in 2010, selling glass pendants with the kinds of images I have always loved. When I was a small girl, my grandparents had a book called "Tomtebobarnen" by the Swedish author Elsa Beskow. The title translated to "Children of the Forest." Even though I couldn't understand a word of the Swedish, I was transfixed for hours by the drawings which included ethereal älvor (Scandinavian elves) playing seesaw on a twig in the moonlight with little forest children wearing toadstool caps.

That book started my love affair with all sorts of similar illustrations. I’m particularly fond of work by Beatrix Potter, Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, Mary Cicely Barker, Molly Brett and Racey Helps.

Through Etsy, I've learned lots about vintage rhinestones, cabochons, cameos and beads (through the supply shops). I think they're just beautiful. I enjoy creating with them, as well as glass pendants with beautiful images , at a table in our extended kitchen.

Where does my shop name come from? Both of my grandfathers settled in Connecticut after immigrating here from Sweden in the mid-1920's. They married my grandmothers who were the daughters of Swedish immigrants. My maternal grandmother was named Agnes and she married my grandfather who was named Magnus. Magnus' sister lived in Sweden and was named Fanny. Guess who she married? That's right - Manny!

Thank you for your visit.


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Shop policies

Last updated on September 27, 2016
Thank you for visiting FannyMannyandCo. I hope you find something here that will add a little something special to your life or to the life of someone you love. ♥

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
Kindly pay at checkout. I accept credit cards, Paypal and Etsy gift cards.
Your purchase will ship within three business days of purchase. All orders are shipped via First Class mail.

I will ship to the address listed on your Etsy receipt. Please be sure to double check it is the address you want the item mailed to.

Please convo me if you are sending out your purchase as a gift for someone else. I will happily enclose a gift card.

If you are outside of the United States, please be aware that International delivery can be slow. 2-3 weeks is a typical delivery time to most places but it can take even longer. Please be patient.

Customs and import taxes are the responsibility of the buyer or recipient.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want my customers to be happy with their purchase. If there is something you are not happy with upon receipt of your item(s), kindly convo me and we can try to work something out.

Please convo me within seven days of receiving your purchase if you would like a refund. You must mail the item back to me in order to receive that refund. The cost of shipping the item back to me is the buyer's responsibility.

After that time (seven days of receiving your purchase) all sales are nonrefundable.

Custom orders are nonrefundable.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note that none of these items are intended for children due to chocking concerns.

More information

Last updated on Sep 18, 2016
Frequently asked questions

When do you ship?

I mail out items within three business days from the date of purchase. I ship Monday to Friday mornings.

How do I care for the jewelry from your shop?

All of the items in my shop are gentle pieces that should be treated with care. Please do not get your piece of jewelry wet. Take if off before washing your hands, showering and swimming. Please avoid contact with soaps and lotions. Be sure to store the jewelry in a jewelry box or air tight container, especially those created with raw brass.

What can you tell me about raw brass?

A lot of the jewelry in my shop is made using raw brass. This means there is no finish applied to the metal. Raw brass has a nice brightness to it that I like - and I hope you will as well.

Raw brass will patina over time. In order to make the raw brass bright again, you can use Brasso which you can find at your local supermarket or at Home Depot. Be sure to use a gentle hand when polishing with a lint-free cloth and try to polish along the grain of the metal (not in circles). And please be sure to polish only the brass, not any other component of the jewelry!