Forgeron

Jewelry Making Tools, Metal Working Supplies

Sisters, Oregon · 19387 Sales

Forgeron

Jewelry Making Tools, Metal Working Supplies

Sisters, Oregon 19387 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(6743)

Announcement   ALERT! We will be closing our shop on Dec. 9th for Christmas holiday travel. So please order early if you have something in mind so that we have time to get it shipped. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our terrific customers. May your holidays be blessed!

We carry a wide variety of pliers / hammers / soldering / metal working jewelry tools / supplies. Personalized Customer Service. Quality at a reasonable price.
Please add our shop to your favorites and check back often to see what we have added. We are excited to add you as a customer!
We hope to help you become successful whether it is a hobby or a business you have in mind.

I remember how confused I was when I first got started.
• What do I need?
• Where do I get supplies?
• Which tools are best for my needs?
• Where can I find help?

If you are just getting started in jewelry making, please know that if you have a question, we would be glad to help. We believe education is the key to success. I was in education for 14 years (high school librarian) and also selling my jewelry designs on Etsy since 2007 (www.charouellette.etsy.com). My husband is joining me running this shop. He has been a building contractor for years running his own business. We joke that I have more tools than him now! He will contribute his working knowledge of tools, his support and shipping skills.

Need help? Just ask…and if I don’t know I will find out for you…remember I have worked with teenagers and have heard every crazy question there is!

If you need something we don't carry, please let me know. Chances are we can get it for you.

Looking for something at Eurotool? http://www.eurotool.com/
We are a distributor. Feel free to contact me for special orders.
Oregon is a NO SALES TAX state. Order from us and pay no sales tax in the US! International customers please check your customs and duty fees before ordering www.dutycalculator.com.

*Shop hours are Monday - Friday 9am -5 pm pacific time. We ship Monday - Friday (unless a notice is posted or there is a holiday). We are closed Saturday and Sunday for family time. Convos are answered Monday through Friday 9am -5 pm pacific time, so please be prepared if you do not receive a response on Saturday or Sunday as it is impossible for us to be working 24/7. Thanks for understanding!

It is recommended that you read shop policies before purchasing:http://www.etsy.com/shop/Forgeron/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

Here are some of the great treasuries we have been included in:http://www.etsy.com/treasury/search/forgeron

Thanks, Char & John

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 1, 2016

ALERT! We will be closing our shop on Dec. 9th for Christmas holiday travel. So please order early if you have something in mind so that we have time to get it shipped. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our terrific customers. May your holidays be blessed!

We carry a wide variety of pliers / hammers / soldering / metal working jewelry tools / supplies. Personalized Customer Service. Quality at a reasonable price.
Please add our shop to your favorites and check back often to see what we have added. We are excited to add you as a customer!
We hope to help you become successful whether it is a hobby or a business you have in mind.

I remember how confused I was when I first got started.
• What do I need?
• Where do I get supplies?
• Which tools are best for my needs?
• Where can I find help?

If you are just getting started in jewelry making, please know that if you have a question, we would be glad to help. We believe education is the key to success. I was in education for 14 years (high school librarian) and also selling my jewelry designs on Etsy since 2007 (www.charouellette.etsy.com). My husband is joining me running this shop. He has been a building contractor for years running his own business. We joke that I have more tools than him now! He will contribute his working knowledge of tools, his support and shipping skills.

Need help? Just ask…and if I don’t know I will find out for you…remember I have worked with teenagers and have heard every crazy question there is!

If you need something we don't carry, please let me know. Chances are we can get it for you.

Looking for something at Eurotool? http://www.eurotool.com/
We are a distributor. Feel free to contact me for special orders.
Oregon is a NO SALES TAX state. Order from us and pay no sales tax in the US! International customers please check your customs and duty fees before ordering www.dutycalculator.com.

*Shop hours are Monday - Friday 9am -5 pm pacific time. We ship Monday - Friday (unless a notice is posted or there is a holiday). We are closed Saturday and Sunday for family time. Convos are answered Monday through Friday 9am -5 pm pacific time, so please be prepared if you do not receive a response on Saturday or Sunday as it is impossible for us to be working 24/7. Thanks for understanding!

It is recommended that you read shop policies before purchasing:http://www.etsy.com/shop/Forgeron/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

Here are some of the great treasuries we have been included in:http://www.etsy.com/treasury/search/forgeron

Thanks, Char & John

Char and John Ouellette

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Char and John Ouellette

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The perfect pair! Disc cutter to cut out our brass textured sheet BR43. Simple easy earrings! Just punch a hole and add ear wires.
As you can see I love and use Wubber pliers! Easy on the hands and less marring on my jump rings. We keep lots of styles in stock.

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Chain Nose Pliers Baby Wubber Jewelry Tool
$22.50

About

"Hey Hon......I've been thinking..."

It's not John's favorite thing when I say "Hey Hon, come here, I have an idea" because it usually means work for him. "Hey Hon, wouldn't a deck over here look great!". "Hey Hon, I have an idea to redo the flower beds with split rail fencing".

"Hey Hon......I've been thinking..."
I think John thought I was nuts when I told him I wanted to start a tools and supplies shop on Etsy. I had been selling my jewelry on Etsy since 2007 and thought maybe I could fund it with my profits. My hours had just been cut back for the upcoming 2011/2012 school year by 25% and it seemed like the perfect time. It made me realize that maybe I wasn't as in control of my future as I thought, and this had been in the back of my mind for quite awhile.

I wasn't quite sure how I would juggle as a high school librarian, my jewelry shop, and another shop and oh yeah, still have a life, so I asked John "If I do this, I'll need your help". He said, "Sure, just do it". I don't think he realized what we were getting ourselves into! The "Man Cave" is now our warehouse, the pool table is our shipping station.

We opened on July 16, 2011 (It's easy to remember because it is our anniversary) with a handful of my favorite smithing tools and hopeful for a sale. We have been so amazed by the growth we have had this last year and by the loyal customers we have gotten to know from all over the world. It is all of you we need to thank!

I knew we had done the right thing the day John said to me..."You know maybe I won't have to pound nails for the rest of my life".... and the added bonus is that I get to work with my best friend every evening.

UPDATE!...As of August 10th, 2012 I was able to say goodbye to my day job at Colton High School and focus solely on our jewelry and tool shops! Thank to all of you who have made it possible!!!

Update #2...as of January 2014 we moved to Sisters Oregon. John retired and is now helping me with Forgeron full time!!!! Yippee!

Check out my first attempt at a BLOG: www.forgerontools.blogspot.com

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  • John & Char Ouellette

    Owner

    John Is a building contractor and Char is a high school librarian/metal smith. Together they are Forgeron, a place where his love of tools and her working knowledge of metal smithing meet!

Shop policies

Last updated on September 20, 2016
Welcome to our shop!

First and foremost we want you to know, we are here to help you. We want to supply you with quality tools and supplies at a reasonable price.

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
We accept payments via PayPal and Etsy Direct Checkout. Please note that I also ship only to the PayPal account address for the protection of both the buyer and seller. If you want your items sent to another address please enter the new address in PayPal and send a note with your order so that I am aware of the correct address.

• All payments (domestic and international) are accepted using PayPal (US Funds via credit cards, bank drafts, or echeck).
• eChecks (via PayPal) must clear before any order will be accepted.
• US Currency only please
• Please pay within 24 hours of placing your order (after placing items in the shopping cart and then checking out, you will need to proceed to PayPal to complete the order payment). If payment is not made immediately I will attempt to notify you by email and convo. If the item is not paid for within two days it will be re-listed.

How do I purchase an item on Etsy? Follow this link to helpful information:
http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339
* * HELPFUL TIP * *
Here's a handy tip most people don't know. You can get a ton of info on your purchase by going to Your Etsy > Purchases. :)

* Check the status of your order -- (paid, shipped)
* View your receipt -- (cost, shipping address, store info, seller contact info)
* Review item details -- (click the name of the item to see the original listing)
* See important store notices -- (news, shipping times, return policy, etc -- click the Receipt link, then scroll to the bottom)
Shipping
• MAKE SURE to enter the correct address when checking out. We cannot be responsible for orders shipped to an incorrect address. If you have an address that is not in English, please provide an English translation of your address while checking out, before purchasing.

*Items will be shipped 3-5 business days after I have been notified of receipt of payment by PayPal except in the event of custom orders. If you use a PayPal e-check then we must wait for payment to clear before shipping. This usually takes 4-7 days.

• All items will be shipped securely packaged.
. The buyer is responsible for any and all customs fees. We will not falsify customs records. It is not unusual for international shipping to take 4-6 weeks to arrive. Allow longer during the holidays.

DUTIES & FEES:
Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties, customs charges and fees that may be incurred during shipment. We will not falsify information on the customs tag, neither contents nor value. Should buyers wish to check the possibility of duty and custom charges prior to shipment, we recommend using www.dutycalculator.com

UNCOLLECTED PACKAGES:
Depending upon country and postal service, it is possible that your order may be held at the your local post office for pick up rather than delivered straight to your door. This can be done for a variety of reasons including but not limited to when the recipient misses the first attempted delivery and when customs fees are due. While the postal service will leave notice that delivery was attempted, also we strongly encourage buyers to monitor the progress of their order using the tracking information provided.

• An email will be sent letting you know when your package was sent, (including delivery confirmation in the U.S.A.). Please check your junk email if it has not arrived.

• Insurance is optional. We have no control over shipment after it leaves my hands unfortunately, so insurance is strongly recommended. Insurance is an additional fee. Please contact us if you would like the insurance, and we will gladly send you a new invoice. No refunds on uninsured items lost or damaged in transit.
Refunds and Exchanges
We want you to be happy with your purchase.

• Our goal is to bring you a quality product and great customer service. In the event merchandise needs to be exchanged or returned, please contact us (within 5 days of merchandise receipt) and we will do our best to correct any problem. I will accept returns in pristine condition within 7 days for purchase price minus shipping for in-store credit or refund upon approval. There may be a 20% restocking fee for returned items. All items must be returned unused, in pristine condition, in the original un-torn packaging. Money to be refunded will be put into the account to which payment was made. If payment was from PayPal it will be returned to that account. If made from Etsy Direct Checkout it will be refunded to that account.

POWER CONVERSION:
All of our products are warrantied ONLY if used with the proper 115 AC voltage. International customers please be aware of your voltage conversion prior to purchase. Any product damaged due to improper voltage is not warrantied and will be ineligible for a refund.

•Any items used for a piercing (ear hooks, etc.) are non-refundable do to health reasons.

• Custom orders are not eligible for exchange or return due to the special nature of the orders.

We are always happy to answer convos and questions about products, and want you to get exactly what you need, so please contact us with any questions before you purchase. Purchases that are correctly made by us but returned will be refunded your purchase price minus postage.

Thank You!
Additional policies and FAQs
*Shop hours are Monday - Friday 9am -5 pm pacific time. We ship Monday - Friday (unless a notice is posted or there is a holiday). We are closed Saturday and Sunday for family time. Convos are answered Monday through Friday 9am -5 pm pacific time, so please be prepared if you do not receive a response on Saturday or Sunday as it is impossible for us to be working 24/7. Thanks for understanding!

• Feedback is a valuable tool to let me know you have received your order and are happy with it. (Feedback can be found in the YOUR ETSY on the left under purchases). It is also an important tool to let buyers and sellers know they are dealing with a reputable person.

If however, there is a problem with your order, please contact us by Etsy convo (NOT E-MAIL) before leaving feedback and we will do our best to resolve the problem. E-mails may get lost in the junk mail, but Etsy convos will be sure to reach us.

Warnings:
*Please always wear the appropriate eye and respiratory protection, and use safety precautions when using tools and torches.