jennifer garcia on Aug 24, 2015
Organic, pretty & unique - Feel Pretty, Santa Fe - A keepsake you can treasure now!
In 2000 I started working on learning the skill of jewelry design, spending hours in bead shops, taking classes, trying all kinds of designs and soon multiple pieces started to flow out from my kitchen table.
In 2006, I began the jewelry design & fabrication and metal smithing program at SFCC, in Visual Arts. I continue to attend ongoing education in the program as well as apprenticing as a bench metalsmith for a successful Jewelry Designer - Kristin Lora.
Previously, I have always mixed a strong technology background with the unquestionable need to create art. After completing two years of study in Electronic Engineering @ UNR,I joyfully re-located to Huntington Beach, CA to complete my studies in the ‘Art mixed with Tech’ degrees of Commercial Music/Recording Arts & Fine Arts. Following that, I continued to find myself mixing my strong creative urges with technical aspects.
Interestingly, for as much tech as has been in my background, I consider myself & my style much more ‘organic.’ Living in Santa Fe for the past decade has ben such a joy and has a wonderful impact on my style & relationship with jewelry. I am blessed to know & mix with many other jewelers of all levels, have my own studio where I can work anytime and where I continue to be exposed to new styles, techniques & challenges.
I have a deep love for Turquoise (mostly domestic, some rare), fine Silver (of all kinds), Lampwork or ‘Art Glass’ beads & semi-precious Gemstones. One element or combination, of these usually find their way in to most of my pieces.
I've always felt very close to what naturally makes one 'feel pretty,' I hope you find yourself feeling that way as well, in one of my designs! A keepsake you can treasure now.
Owner, Designer, Photographer
I've been creating pretty things, unique things and fun things for about eleven years now. My work is driven by & drawn towards, organic, natural, high quality, hand fabricated, fine jewelry, accessories & metal objects.
Most prominently featuring: my own Metal Art, Custom Silverwork, Art Glass Lampwork beads (from some of the world's finest artists), Thai Karen Hilltribe silver, high quality gemstones - especially turquoise (featuring an incredible collection of rare domestic turquoise cabs for setting & beads of all kinds); as well as Sterling, Bali, fine silver, and other metals.
I do ~Commisioned~ pieces as well as one-of-a-kind custom designs. There are several galleries for you to view & much more in-depth information & background on my materials & my work to be found on http://www.i-feel-pretty.com. My Bio/resume can be found here: http://www.tujaded.com/bio
BUYERS AGREEMENT & POLICY TERMS:
Buyer's Agreement - THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBES THE TERMS ON WHICH THE SELLER - (Holly Sharpe-Moore [David Moore] / 'Feel Pretty Santa Fe' / TuJaded) OFFERS ITEMS FOR PURCHASED: This agreement is valid on all sales on and after (New update) 01/21/11 - whether purchased on: Etsy.com or FeelPrettySantaFe.com website(s).
•Seller [Holly Sharpe-Moore [David Moore] / Feel Pretty Santa Fe / Tujaded ] reserves the right to refuse sales to anyone•
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
We prefer PayPal as a secure method of payment. Once payment has cleared your item will be shipped.
We ship packages with U.S.P.S. Delivery Confirmation & (generally - USPS First Class Mail) for everyone's peace of mind. If you have requested expedited shipping, the delivery method of use will be the fastest available at the time of delivery & tracking information will be passed on to the buyer as soon as available.
Goods & custom Items are to be paid for prior to shipping and within 7 days of transaction. Goods & custom items not paid for will be put up for sale and mediation with the purchaser will be attempted prior to but not negating, a negative rating given to the customer. Contact must be made within 5 days of transaction or buyer will be noted with Etsy, mediation attempted and negative feedback will be left.
Buyer Pays All Shipping & Insurance (if requested) costs. Rush shipping can be arranged.
Convo (Conversation) me with any questions!
• I'm PayPal Verified!! (member in good standing since Jun / 2002) •
YES! I do offer discounted shipping by 'Combining Items.' The additional or combined item fee is usually listed on the individual items sale page, but for larger items or unlisted costs please Covo (Conversation) me for an estimate. I can also provide a refund on shipping for combined purchases after your sale had been completed or estimated; AGAIN please Convo me or put your message in the NOTES section of your purchase
The customer is responsible for providing complete and accurate addresses on their order. Since I usually like to deliver packages with tracking numbers or some type of delivery confirmation, you will need to tell me if I am shipping to a P.O. Box as that limits my tracking options. In some special cases, PO Box shipping is not available.
(If your package is returned to us Undeliverable as addressed, No Forwarding Address or Incomplete Address; you will owe another shipping/handling charge of $3.95 or 1.5 times the original shipping amount - if your shipping was not domestic/US - prior to re-shipment of your package)
Packages refused by customer for whatever reason, will be treated as a return and subject to any associated fees & may not be reshipped.
We cannot replace uninsured items lost in transit! However, at a minimum, all packages will be shipped with "delivery confirmation," and COD is not available.
We will ship internationally on an individual basis. **PLEASE - if you are interested in my items and live outside of the US - contact me and I can estimate your specific costs!
Refunds and Exchanges
ONLY if the goods & item are/is not as described or if they have been damaged in transit will a refund or replacement be considered & made available upon notice from the customer & attempt at mediation.
A restocking fee of 15%, will be subtracted from all refunds unless a defective item cannot be replaced, most of my items are OOAK (One of a kind) creations so this will not apply.
The buyer shall bear the shipping cost and liability of goods returned to us. All sales are FINAL. If repair is needed or future damage has occurred on the item, PLEASE contact me via Convo (Conversations) to see what can be done & negotiated to address the problems.
Additional policies and FAQs
Most of my pieces are OOAK (One Of A Kind), keepsake items & I want them to last, therefore I take pride in sourcing the highest quality materials & components. Since they are hand designed & fabricated it is done so with extreme care & skill. I will NEVER put a piece up for sale that I feel does not meet my own personal standards for quality (which are pretty fierce). I would always, however, like to hear input & feedback from customers & potential customers.