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Giftbearer

Purchase Tribal Style Jewelry & Support Handmade

Stone Mountain, Georgia · 202 Sales

Giftbearer

Purchase Tribal Style Jewelry & Support Handmade

Stone Mountain, Georgia 202 Sales On Etsy since 2005

5 out of 5 stars
(131)

Announcement   * Holiday 2016 Special! * Spend $150 or more and receive FREE Shipping to your US destination! Just enter coupon code GRANDGIFTFREESHIP2US at checkout. Order jewelry now for the Holidays for someone dear to you or treat your yourself to unique & elegant handcrafted OOAK Southwest style metalwork, Rainstick Necklaces, Softies Bracelets, rough stone beadwoven bezeled jewelry, stuffed fabric earrings, bangle bracelets, Turquoise, Bone, Ceramic, and Glass Beaded jewelry, and much more.

Free giftwrapping available upon request! Just convo and let me know you're purchasing your item(s) as a gift and would like it wrapped and I'll get your package looking pretty and ready to present your loved-one.

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*** If you're looking for supplies check my other shop: http://GiftbearerSupply.etsy.com
to purchase Sterling Silver, Copper, and Brass Wire, Drilled Quartz Crystals, Mandarin Garnet and Tanzanite Rough, Cactus Quartz, Gemstone Cabochons, Masasi Blue Color-change Garnet! Also, new are die cut shapes. Don't miss the large butterflies cut from 100% Cotton fabric! They're sure to be a hit with quilters and mixed media artists! ***

Due to limited accessibility I now go to the post office only once a week for items that include insurance or internationally shipped items.

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 17, 2016

* Holiday 2016 Special! * Spend $150 or more and receive FREE Shipping to your US destination! Just enter coupon code GRANDGIFTFREESHIP2US at checkout. Order jewelry now for the Holidays for someone dear to you or treat your yourself to unique & elegant handcrafted OOAK Southwest style metalwork, Rainstick Necklaces, Softies Bracelets, rough stone beadwoven bezeled jewelry, stuffed fabric earrings, bangle bracelets, Turquoise, Bone, Ceramic, and Glass Beaded jewelry, and much more.

Free giftwrapping available upon request! Just convo and let me know you're purchasing your item(s) as a gift and would like it wrapped and I'll get your package looking pretty and ready to present your loved-one.

************************************************************

*** If you're looking for supplies check my other shop: http://GiftbearerSupply.etsy.com
to purchase Sterling Silver, Copper, and Brass Wire, Drilled Quartz Crystals, Mandarin Garnet and Tanzanite Rough, Cactus Quartz, Gemstone Cabochons, Masasi Blue Color-change Garnet! Also, new are die cut shapes. Don't miss the large butterflies cut from 100% Cotton fabric! They're sure to be a hit with quilters and mixed media artists! ***

Due to limited accessibility I now go to the post office only once a week for items that include insurance or internationally shipped items.

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Copper Wildflower 6 (Apatite) 18 Inch Necklace
$32.00
Copper Wildflower 5 (Variscite) 18 Inch Necklace
$32.00
Carnelian & Kumihimo Earrings
$35.00
Fine Silver Hand Wrought Hoop Earrings
$85.00
Mookite, Serpentine, and Ceramic Necklace
$95.00
Purple, Pink, and Green Gemstone Beaded Necklace
$95.00
Fine Gemstone Beaded Vermeil Bracelet
$95.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(131)
folkinthingsup

folkinthingsup on Dec 24, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

The ring is beautiful and just what I hoped it would be! Pippit was so responsive and shipped it priority to ensure a Christmas arrival! So thankful.

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About

Meet The Artist

I found Etsy several years ago through collaboration with a non-profit organization offering art to benefit disaster relief, and after things started moving I decided to start a shop of my own here.

Introduced to computers later in life, I found the listing format user-friendly, and the name recognition of the site easier to drive traffic to than a free-standing website.

Etsy is a world unto itself and I have formed so many interesting and meaningful collaborative relationships here, learned from, and shared my experience, and connected with others in a whole range of mediums, and on alot of levels.

My love of animals, my Native American racial background, and various causes I've been involved in outside of Etsy have taken me to unexpected places in this diverse comunity.

I'm strongly influenced by nature, political and social issues, and like to use art as a means with which to educate the public on important topics.

Recurrent themes of regeneration, resilience and enchantment show up in a number of forms to take the viewer on a journey of intrigue through the senses.

The interplay of light, color, texture, and sometimes sound draws you into a rich inner world brimming with possibility.

I approach each piece as a living being with a soul. If I can convey this essence to the viewer and have it speak to them on a deeper level then I have done what I've set out to do. I want my work to be more than merely an accessory, but something treasured with special meaning to the buyer, not necessarily in words, but in the same way you know it when it's true love.

In recent years due to my health I've been unable to do the bigger shows, and need to pace my workload from day-to-day, so I compensate by varying and rotating my activities, and doing beadweaving, wirewrapping, and stringing on my bed, and the more stenuous metalwork in the workroom at the other end of the house.

Rather than working on one piece at a time from start to finish it is not uncommon for me to have 5 or 6 works in-progress simultaneously and alternate between them. This creative process allows me to stay inspired and to continually act on fresh ideas as they come to me.

Works-in-progress are kept on pieces of cardboard; little work stations in various areas of the house, so they can be moved around and worked on easily.

Most of my beads are organized by color, size, gem variety, or style in plastic compartment boxes, and my packing and shipping supplies are all close at hand.

I do my best artistic work at night and it's not uncommon to find me beadweaving around a riverstone, buffing and polishing a bracelet, or setting a stone at 2 in the morning.

I live with my dog, Carmella, rescued from a local animal shelter, a Green Anole (lizard), and my newest addition to the family, a Ball Python named Velvet.

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    Giftbearer, owned and operated by sole proprietor and jewelry artist Pippit Carlington, specializes in high-end indigenous jewelry drawing inspiration from nature and a variety of cultures close to the earth. With 28 years in the business of making and selling jewelry, the artist has developed several distinct lines and the skills to render a variety of different techniques, using metalwork, beadweaving, fiber, and other mediums.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 11, 2014
Dear Customers (and soon to be),

I hope you will choose my work to meet your jewelry needs for years to come. My goal is that you have a positive experience in my store and that you will come back anytime you have an occasion to buy jewelry for yourself or a gift for a loved-one.

I will make every attempt to make you happy, and to foster a mutually rewarding business relationship. If you are looking for something in particular and don't see it in my store, feel free to start a dialogue with me, as I am very interested in knowing what your needs and preferences are and how I can be of help to you.

If you are not buying I would like to find out what to do to change that. If you are, please let me know what you would like more of.

I appreciate each person who has purchased from me and those of you who have hearted my shop or various items in it and hope to see all of you soon.

Sincerely,

Pippit Carlington

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
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Payment
I accept Paypal (including Credit cards through Paypal), Direct Checkout (including Etsy Gift Cards) , Personal Check, and Money Order, although Paypal or Direct Checkout are preferred.

Prompt payment is appreciated.

Georgia residents please add 8% tax if this is not added automatically with the form of payment you choose at the time of purchase.
Shipping
Shipping Policy

Items are shipped via US Postal Service, (generally items $50.00 and up include insurance), standard First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation (in localities where that is an option), and will be shipped when payment clears my bank account successfully.

I am not able to guarantee insurance or tracking on non-US destinations, as policies between Countries differ, although I do ship internationally.

Any customs fees are the responsability of the buyer. Please familiarize yourself with any restrictions or fees which might be imposed on goods going to your country from the US.

Buyer will receive notification of when item(s) are shipping before or shortly thereafter.

Please note that due to limited accessibility I now go to the post office only once a week. All purchases that include insurance made by Friday 2 pm Eastern Standard Time will go out the Saturday of that weekend. (Post Office Closes at 12:00 noon on Saturday). All purchases made after Friday 2 pm may not go out until the following Saturday.

Please make sure that your "Ship To" address is correct on the Etsy webform, as I cannot be responsible for misdirected items due to discrepancies between differing addresses you've listed on Etsy and Paypal. If you are unsure about the Etsy buying or sign-up form, please contact customersevice [!at] etsy.com to be sure that it is filled out as you intend it.
Refunds and Exchanges
Exchange Policy

Exchanges only for item of equal value; (no refund, and no buyer's remorse), shipping paid for by buyer, and only in the event of manufacturer's defect with reasonable use and wear. (For instance: pearls soaked in harsh cleaners, boxing with your ring on, children playing tug-of-war with your necklace, or wood or leather submerged under water don't qualify).
Additional policies and FAQs
Repair

Although extremely rare, should your piece require repair within 30 days of purchase (provided it has been used in a reasonable manner) it will be repaired at no charge. Customer only pays shipping.

In The Event You Buy Wrong Size

Every effort is made to provide clear size specifications in each listing, however there are circumstances in which either the buyer thinks they need one size but really needs another, or freeform shaped pieces may not be exactly measurable in the usual way. Some items cannot be re-sized due to the nature of the material or construction technique, and some can. If you buy a bracelet or necklace that can feasibly be re-sized I will do so provided the buyer pays shipping. If something is being sized up (larger) which requires an added expense on my end totalling more than a few dollars, please be aware that this cost may be charged to the customer before repairs are completed and item returned to you. If you have any questions as to feasibility of a particular piece's re-sizing, please contact me in advance and I'll see what I can do.

Re-sizing smaller upon purchase is offered free of charge once your payment has been received and has cleared if you see something in my store you want but it is too big, but please inquire in advance of purchase unless the listing says for sure it can be re-sized.

Custom Orders

I welcome custom orders. Please contact me with inquiries and I'll be happy to give you a price quote.

If you inquire about a custom order and don't feel you can afford to pay my quote, please let me know so that I am not left hanging and so that I don't tie up time and resources I have on hand that could be used for other pieces.

I want my customers to be satisfied and will do my best to make your item what you envision. Pre-payment in full is required before work on custom items can be started. Please pay promptly and keep lines of communication open, as I cannot hold these in limbo for more than 7 days. (Please be aware that a custom, order once agreed to, is a legally binding contract).

Please be aware that items that are custom ordered may take as long as 3-6 weeks to complete, as many of my designs are very labor intensive and I may need to special order supplies just for your piece. Things such as a simple one-strand bracelet or necklace, or pair of simple earrings that don't require more than assembly might not take that long if I have all parts in stock.

Layaway:

I will consider lay-away on some of my more expensive pieces to reliable buyers. Installments are non-refundable and such arrangement once begun will constitute a legally binding contract. Please contact me about terms for time-frame if you are interested in arranging a layaway.

To Brick and Mortar Stores/Galleries/Boutiques

Inquiries by stores, boutiques, and galleries are welcome. Please provide a copy of your Tax ID. Consignment will only be considered for stores/galleries in the Atlanta area. Others must meet minimum up-front buying requirements to receive quantity discount. Requirements may vary for different lines of jewelry. I can also create a line of jewelry geared to your store's customer preferences. Please don't hesitate to inquire.

I am particularly interested in forming relationships with stores in the Southwest US that specialize in Southwestern/Native American style jewelry.