GroundZeroCreations

Paper Strips Tools DIY Kits Tree of Life Jewelry

Winston-Salem, North Carolina
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Announcement    Free domestic shipping for orders $35 or more. Most orders ship in 24 hours. Calculated Shipping is used for items that don't ship free, making shipping less expensive. Jewelry with components or chains specified as .925 sterling silver is purchased from reputable suppliers who guarantee the metal is genuine.

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Free domestic shipping for orders $35 or more. Most orders ship in 24 hours. Calculated Shipping is used for items that don't ship free, making shipping less expensive. Jewelry with components or chains specified as .925 sterling silver is purchased from reputable suppliers who guarantee the metal is genuine.

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About GroundZeroCreations

Sales 5,968
On Etsy since 2014

IT'S ABOUT THE FUTURE

We live in a world and society that is always looking for and demanding perfection. Yet, often the most perfect items rest in the beauty and simplicity of their imperfections. I love to take an item that is not considered perfect, that is ready to be tossed out, or that is flawed beyond repair and turn it into something that becomes a thing of beauty.

In 2013, during a family vacation to Asheville, NC some of us decided to brave the hills and head out to Emerald Village mines. There we did some actual digging and back-breaking scavenging to seek out the coveted emerald. I did some research on polishing stones and purchased the necessary equipment. However, the normal art of polishing didn’t hold an appeal for me. To me, polishing the stone down to a perfect oval or round form with all the blemishes disappearing eliminated much of the natural beauty. I love the beauty of the imperfections for in those very flaws lies the quality which makes them unique. So for that reason, my wire wrapped jewelry isn’t perfectly shaped or perfectly polished. I run the tumbler only long enough to take off the rough edges to ensure people aren’t cut or scratched by them. Pretty soon I had a dilemma on my hands. I had all of these handcrafted pieces of jewelry and nothing to do with them. In March, 2014 I decided to investigate selling some of these pieces online and checked out Etsy.

As I sat at the computer trying to come up with a shop name, I struggled because none of the normal catch phrases for hand crafted or up-cycled products held any appeal for me. I wanted something that would speak to people, that would make people think, make them wonder, and perhaps even question…what’s in the name. Just as I had done when I visited those mines and dug for rough stones instead of purchasing some of the “perfectly” beautiful things in the store, my Etsy shop name needed to reflect my desire to start from scratch – to create something from the ground up (so to speak).

I know many equate the phrase “ground zero” to the horror and devastation of 9/11 and shy away from any use of that phrase. However, just as we refuse to allow an act of terror to cripple our country, I feel we shouldn’t allow it to attach a negative connotation to any day or any phrase. And what is more accurate than Ground Zero to describe building something from the ground up. And therein is the story of the origin of my shop’s name.

My shop also offers tree of life pendants that are made from gemstone chips, quality paper strips, unique light pull chains, and handmade paper rollers for the crafter that enjoys making paper beads. I also offer paper bead kits that make trying out this craft affordable. At Ground Zero Creations you will find an eclectic mix and what is here today may be gone tomorrow.

Trying to work my way into the online market within the world of Etsy does not come without challenges. I am a small fish in a big pond. But after talking with others that have been on Etsy for years without selling more than a few items, I realize that while my success is limited, I see regular improvements.

When I feel discouraged, I remember two important people…my grandmother and God. My grandmother told me as a very young child that I should never let anyone tell me what I could accomplish because that was left for me to decide. And she reinforced it with the statement that any dream was possible if I was willing to work hard enough and long enough to achieve it. And if that isn’t enough, I remember that God tells me he will not give me more than I can handle. So I move through life with joy and purpose, knowing that each product in my shop has a little bit of love rolled into it, love that might be able to touch the life of another for one brief moment and move them to a sense of joy as well.

You can also find me at:
www.facebook.com/GroundZeroCreation
www.pinterest.com/wandalou28
www.craftsfaironline.com

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  • Wanda

    Owner

    A mother, grandmother, and lover of life...I have worked in a multitude of industries and held many jobs. But the most loved activities are spending time with my grand kids and seeing an idea develop into something new.

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Last updated on May 18, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

Gift wrapping is available for jewelry and light pull chains upon request.

Care instructions

Care instructions usually appear within the product description. If you are unable to locate it or need clarification, please feel free to contact me.

Custom and personalized orders

Custom orders are available on request. Delivery and pricing will vary base on the item(s) ordered. Please contact me for more detailed information.

Gift Card Included

If your purchase is a gift and you would like a free card included, please enter a comment in the order section with the recipient's name, the occasion, and the sentiment you would like included on the card.

Can I Ship to Different Addresses

You will need to place orders separately for multiple addresses.

DAMAGES

In an effort to protect the buyer and be fair to all parties, if there are damages to goods or if an item is missing, Ground Zero Creations will make every attempt to reach a fair and amicable settlement with the buyer. To qualify, buyer must inspect the content of the package within 48 hours after receipt of the package. If there are damages or missing item(s), buyer must inform seller within 72 hours after receipt of shipment. Failure to comply to these standards will result in buyer forfeiting any right for settlement.

International Purchases Currency Conversions

While I value my international customers, it can be a bit of a shock to see what you actually pay when you order online from a foreign country. For that reason, if you live outside the USA and wish to purchase, please verify with your bank or credit card company whether there is a currency conversion rate applied to your order. I have no way to control this as it is determined by the laws of your country. For that reason, I do not issue refunds or accept returns based on a dissatisfaction of the final charges to you from your bank due to currency conversions.

SHIPPING DELAYS

Due to the corona virus carriers are reporting many delays in delivery. While Ground Zero Creations always ships promptly, we are not responsible for delays once the package has reached the courier. If you choose to request a cancellation/refund on an order prior to it reaching you, I will be unable to process the request until a) the package has been returned to me in its original condition; or 2) courier has verified the package has been lost in transit. Buyer is responsible for all shipping charges when cancellations and refund requests are received after the package has shipped due to late delivery on the courier's end.