FlauntDesignsJewelry

Gemstone necklaces, earrings & European bracelet charms

Dallas, Texas · 4356 Sales

FlauntDesignsJewelry

Gemstone necklaces, earrings & European bracelet charms

Dallas, Texas 4356 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Lin

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FlauntDesignsJewelry is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Thank you for visiting, but Flaunt will be "ON VACATION" until SEPTEMBER 8 to visit family in the UK. If you have queries I am able to answer Etsy "convo's". Orders will resume shipping on SEPT 11th, 2018. See you in the fall!
~ Lin ~

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Last updated on Aug 1, 2018

Thank you for visiting, but Flaunt will be "ON VACATION" until SEPTEMBER 8 to visit family in the UK. If you have queries I am able to answer Etsy "convo's". Orders will resume shipping on SEPT 11th, 2018. See you in the fall!
~ Lin ~

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I’m back to bending and hammering! Creating a new line of dangle hoop earrings in gold and silver, embellished with beads and gemstones; perfect for summer :-)
It takes a while to thread hundreds of tiny seed beads and gems, but I am loving the end results!
Doo-dads and dangles! It's an uncommonly gray, damp day here in north Texas, so I'm making more minimalist mixed metal threader earrings, and ball cluster earring charms for my interchangeable wires...
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About

WELCOME to Flaunt Designs hand made jewelry...

Inspired by life, created by hand.
Nature inspires me; organic forms, color and texture. I love taking little parts of our Earth - shimmering metal, lustrous pearls, a roughly hewn gemstone suffused with inner light and, lately, even hand felted natural wool dyed bright and beautiful colors - and using them in my work. Reassuring and elemental, wearing these pretty stones, metals and natural fibers against our skin is an act that connects us both to the natural world and to our ancestors, who have been adorning themselves in this way for millennia.

I am a "one girl" shop and design and hand craft all my Flaunt pieces. Thoughts become ideas which evolve into sketches, and finally tangible pieces which I create with my own two hands in my home studio near Dallas which, for some reason, the rest of the family refer to as "the spare bedroom". I buy some pre-cast charms, ready cut stones and beads, but source as many as possible from artisans who hand craft them, so that the end product I make is as unique as possible and still supports small production and individual artisans. I happily hammer ear wires on the sweetest, tiniest anvil you've ever met, wire wrap stones, and hand forge clasps, paddles and links. Apologies to my neighbors for the clammer of metal on metal, the smell of solder and of oxidation!

Follow me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/lin_flaunt/ for works in progress, pictures of my sweet puppy, nature and life in general...

I also have a destash jewelry supplies shop at Taurii.etsy.com

Thank you for visiting and allowing me to share my work with you...
~ Lin ~

PS: Rascal the Chiweenie is on mail alert duty only, and does not touch the jewelry. He cheerfully guards our NON-SMOKING household from sequacious squirrels and barmy bunnies:~)

Shop members

  • Lin

    Owner, Designer, Artist, Photographer, Tea Maker, Research Assistant And General Go-fer Of Flaunt Designs Jewelry!

    Born to a resourceful, paintbrush wielding mother, raised in beautiful Surrey, England immersed in history and nature, I was destined to be creative. A move to Texas forced changes upon my life that enabled me to explore that creativity.

  • HANDMADE

    Maker, I Am A Proud Member Of The All Handmade By Me Team. I Design And Make Flaunt's Products By Hand And Am A One-woman Shop.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 14, 2018
Welcome to Flaunt Designs handcrafted jewelry!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
REFUNDS: If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact me within 14 days of receipt of your item/s to discuss. I will refund your purchase price, (less shipping if "change of mind" or non-payment of non-EU importation fees applies), once the item is returned to me in the same condition and packaging in which it was sent, using a postal service with online tracking as I cannot refund lost items. Exceptions to this are CUSTOM orders which may be too unique or personalized for general sale, and EARRINGS (as these come into close contact with pierced skin hence are considered "intimate"). For these purchases please contact me to discuss, and I do reserve the right to not accept these items for refund in some circumstances.

LOST IN TRANSIT: For items lost or damaged in transit, I need to file a USPS claim for reimbursement, and will need customer cooperation to do so. USPS does not consider a domestic package "lost" until 30 days from date of entering the postal system. You may need to fill in and submit an official form to USPS so that I can resend / refund costs. For items stolen from your property after delivery, you the customer must alert your Post Office and / or local police as that is beyond the scope of a seller, and refunds are not given in thees cases as it is the customer's responsibility to provide a safe place for delivery of mail.

PAYPAL PURCHASES: For orders that have been purchased via PayPal, there will be a 50 cent per transaction deduction from refund upon return / cancellation, to cover the non-refundable transaction fee which PP imposes upon sellers.

CANCELLATIONS: I am often able to package and ship items very shortly after I have received the order, hence the short cancellation period. That said, If you request a cancellation on an item which has already SHIPPED, please contact me so that I am aware, as I can suggest options. Customer will need to refuse the package upon delivery and NOT OPEN the package. Pop it back in the mailbox, and USPS should return it to me, albeit slowly. I will refund once the package has been delivered back to me and I have checked that the contents are in the original condition. Shipping will be deducted from the refund. If the package is opened and USPS imposes a new cost to return item to me, this amount will also be deducted from the refund.

INTERNATIONAL RETURNS: Buyers are responsible to check whether their purchase will have import duties and fees payable and to pay those fees to release their package from the postal service. You should get a notification slip through your letterbox if fees are due. If you do not pay the fees your package will be returned to me, but it is by a slow service. Non-EU countries: I will refund the purchase price but NOT the shipping costs upon receipt of the package and verifying that contents are intact and in original condition. This may take many weeks. For EU countries, I refund ORIGINAL shipping costs at standard rate, as per EU distance selling law, but NOT return shipping, and again, only upon receipt of the undamaged, unused item. Pierced EARRINGS and custom items - see above in Section 1.
Payment
Flaunt accepts both PayPal AND major credit / debit cards which should have inbuilt buyer protection.
Texas customers pay 8.25% sales tax at checkout.
Shipping
Orders are shipped to the address on the Etsy invoice or your PayPal account address which buyer selects at checkout. Please make sure this address is correct! If order is to be sent as a gift to a different address, you can manually adjust it for that order.
I use USPS first class or priority mail with online tracking & delivery confirmation. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed, especially at busy times of the year, so please allow time if you've a deadline.

NON-USA BUYERS:
Import duties, taxes, and fees are NOT INCLUDED in the item price or shipping cost, and are the buyer's responsibility. Check local customs office for rates. Returns for change of mind are shipped back at buyer's expense and refunded less shipping costs. Return shipping, if needed, is the responsibility of the customer.

UK RESIDENTS are subject to possible fees, (20% VAT + £8 handling), payable by recipient, on purchases of £15+ from non-EU countries.
**PLEASE** be aware that since Brexit the value of the British pound sterling has dropped significantly against the US dollar, so much smaller value purchases are now subject to UK government importation fees. Check exchange rates!

Customs forms are printed directly from your order, have the full purchase price displayed, and are marked "merchandise" not gift. It is illegal under US law for me to alter or falsify this information.
Additional policies and FAQs
For questions not answered below, contact me!

CUSTOM ORDERS
I prefer to work via photos and Etsy conversations, not Email, unless you are a "Guest" with no Etsy account. I may need a non-refundable deposit to cover material costs if I do not have supplies in stock. **Please Note; I will not copy another artist's work.

METALS...
Sterling silver is 92.5% by weight silver + 7.5% other metal - often copper. Much of the sterling used in my ear wires is reclaimed or recycled metal from the USA, lessening impact on the environment.
Karen Hills tribe handcrafted fine silver from Thailand is 95 - 99% pure silver.
Gold filled is 1/20th by weight layer of 14K gold permanently bonded over a core of base metal. Tarnish resistant, gentle on sensitive skin, it is a fine metal and doesn't flake off like gold plate.

JEWELRY CARE
Over time, sterling silver undergoes a natural oxidation process caused by exposure to air. To remove tarnish, use mild soap, warm water and a soft brush or cloth, or a gentle silver cleaning cloth from Flaunt or hobby stores. Avoid harsh abrasive silver polishes or chemical dips.
Avoid exposing jewelry to bleach or to chlorine in swimming pools / hot tubs or wearing pieces to swim, shower, exercise or sleep. Store gently cleaned, dry jewelry in separate little zip lock plastic bags to protect it from air and avoid entanglement. The worst place to keep jewelry is unprotected in a bathroom; high humidity speeds up tarnish.

FLAUNT..?
According to the Oxford English dictionary flaunt, as a verb, means "to display oneself or one's finery; show off, parade", a word of unknown origin in common use since the 16th century :)