Hand~Maiden Design

Columbus, Indiana · 47 Sales


Hand~Maiden Design

Columbus, Indiana 47 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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HandMaidenDesign is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I'm currently closed while I'm working. I hope to return full time with all new creations by fall of 2017. Hope to see you then!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 13, 2017

I'm currently closed while I'm working. I hope to return full time with all new creations by fall of 2017. Hope to see you then!

Aly Cooney

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Aly Cooney


Hand Maiden Design

Etsy stores offer some of the most unique and beautiful creative endeavors to be found in the world of handmade goods. I know you have a lot of choices. I hope you will find something that delights you at HandMaiden Design.

I've always been interested in "making things". Over the past several decades, I've tried several mediums and found jewelry and wearable art to be the most satisfying. I don't have any mystical statement to make about what I do. It's fun. It's play. I enjoy it, and because others often do, I offer it here on Etsy, as well as other venues.

While my store was officially opened in 2008, I didn't keep it stocked or open consistently until November of 2013. I now have much more time to devote to it.

When you purchase from HandMaiden Design you can be sure of several things...

*First, the items found in my shop are all made by me. One person. You may see something similar, but even within my store, you will only rarely see the same item twice. For instance, you'll find several leather wrap bracelets, but they will all be different and in different price ranges, depending upon the materials used.

*I almost exclusively use solid sterling silver, copper and brass. This does affect the price, but it also effects the life of the piece. I want to create things that live beyond me and memories and treasures you can share with your children's children. I fill that gap between costume/trendy/temporary and fine gold and silver and gemstone jewelry. In the materials I offer, I only pass on the best I can find.

* I am dedicated to the details. It matters to me that what looks like leather is leather, that what appears to be silver is solid sterling silver. I will make a component myself rather than purchase something of inferior quality. I enjoy the tiny details that add up to an interesting, unique and well made bit of art to wear. I hope you do too.

*And finally, I'm not happy until you are. Whether you spent big bucks on a custom piece or $9 on a single pair of horseshoe earrings, I want to make sure that you think of me next time you want quality jewelry and I will do all I can to ensure that.

I check my mail every day. If you'd like to make a reasonable offer or get a discount on multiple (but each unique, of course) items for say a wedding party keepsake, please contact me. I am most happy when creating something I know will be loved.

In addition to jewelry, you'll find some overflow of handmade supplies, stained glass, little ceramic components, jewelry beads, parts and findings under "DESTASH". On occasion, there will be finished home decor items as well - hand painted wood eggs, bowls, boxes and beads, greeting cards and one of a kind little delights. I believe there is a duck decoy and a 5 foot, hand painted Hercules club gourd around here somewhere to be listed soon.

There may be other surprises.

In order to keep my offerings as affordable as possible, and to do my part to recycle and reuse, much of my art is created with reclaimed materials. I use everything from rescued sterling silver flat wear to bits of original (mine) illustrations that didn't quite work, to wood bowls and hardware.and have a gaggle of friends who are always on the lookout for the strange and unusual items that have the potential for new life. I often trade and barter for the scraps of stained glass and metals too small for other artists.

I use recycled and up-cycled materials in shipping your order. All finished jewelry is gift packaged - to share or to keep for yourself. I hope you will also recycle the materials used to protect and present your purchase.

I think it was Einstein who said, "Make a living at what you love and you will never work a day in your life".

It's been very true for me. I hope it is for you as well.

Aly Cooney ~ Fall 2014


Shop members

  • Aly

    Owner, Designer, Artist, Rescuer Of Discarded Treasures

    A self taught, mid life career switcher, I play with magic in my garage workshop. I create trinkets that make myself happy, but when they happen to make others smile as well... there's simply nothing more satisfying.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 4, 2014
Thank you for your interest in HandMaiden Design. I know you have many incredible choices on Etsy.

I have been designing unique jewelry, handmade paper items, ceramic and metal beads, home decor and other humble delights for over 20 years. Every item you see is handmade by me unless stated otherwise. I create truly one of a kind jewelry, small ceramic tiles, buttons, bells and beads, hand burned and painted wood bowls and eggs and occasionally stationary items or paper art.

While I reclaim sterling and fine silver, copper and stained glass, and even packaging, all of my materials are of the best quality available. I'm very proud to say that aside from the occasional chain or found item, all sterling, fine silver, copper and brass are solid. Nothing is plated and I make most jewelry findings myself. The exceptions are noted. All solder is lead free.

Rarely do I produce any item twice. Aside from perhaps the simple sterling silver horseshoe earrings, I may created a series of pendants similarly constructed, but all are unique in color, pattern and accents.

I "work tiny". The smallest detail matters to me. From both an aesthetic and practical point of view, I want you to notice the care used in construction and the selection of materials. I want it to last, to be delicate, but not fragile and much care is taken to be sure all edges are smooth, all wire filed blunt and tucked under, all jump rings secure and all finishes sealed.

In addition to the ready made items in my shop, I'm delighted to create custom items. I can take a small keepsake or photo and incorporate it into jewelry or other trinkets that you will be proud to own or present as gifts. Please contact me to learn more. We can work together to create something unique and personal. I'm delighted to make a small contribution to your family history by offering something meaningful that you will be proud to pass onto your own children.

Please stop by often to see what's new. I am currently listing items almost daily as I return to Etsy after a long hiatus and catch up on all I have created since I left in 2008 to sell my designs in other venues. I'm also on FaceBook where I occasionally list sales, discounts and coupons.

I hope that like me, you are fortunate enough to do what you love and love what you do.

Aly Cooney
September, 2014

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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I currently accept PayPal, checks, credit and debit cards, money orders and Etsy gift cards. Items are shipped within 3 business days (not counting weekends, or holidays) of received payment. Custom orders or modifications to existing items may require more time, but it will be disclosed when you place your order.

Payment is expected at the time of order. Checks and money orders must be cleared before shipping.

Reserved orders will be held 24 hours for payment unless we have made prior arrangements. Need special consideration? Just ask. We can work something out.

Orders cancelled before shipment are not a problem. Just contact me as soon as possible. Returns and refunds are detailed below.
Your in stock order (and all are in stock unless otherwise noted) will be shipped within 3 business day (not counting weekends or US holidays). Custom/personalized items may require more time, but will be disclosed at the time of order. I typically ship the same or next day, but I cannot guarantee that as a blanket policy. I will do my best to work with you on special shipping requests.

All US purchases are shipped via USPS First Class. If you are a US customer, you have an option to upgrade to Priority Mail at the time of check out. In both cases, you will receive a shipping notice, approximate delivery date and tracking information at the time of shipping. All orders are confirmed received.


I will refund any overages. The shipping quoted is only approximate. You will only be charged the shipping up to the price listed. If it happens to go over, I will cover the difference on lowest cost shipping unless the order is unusually large, in which case I will contact you before shipping.

All international customers will be responsible for duties, taxes and other costs in addition to shipping. All orders outside the US are sent USPS standard. Please convo me if you have any questions.

Please Note - if you do not receive your order and do not contact me within 30 days, any reshipment is at your expense no matter what the reason may be for it not being received. It's important that YOU let ME know your items did not arrive.

Your address must be recognized by the US postal service. No order will be shipped to an address that cannot be confirmed as accurately listed. Please be sure that your PayPal address and your Etsy address agree to avoid delays in shipping.

If your order is defective or damaged, I will refund shipping charges. If you simply don't love it, you can still return it within 10 days for a full refund or credit minus the shipping charges.
Refunds and Exchanges
Cancellation of your order prior to shipping is no problem. Once it's shipped, you are welcome to return it within 10 days if you're not satisfied for a full refund minus shipping costs unless the item is damaged or defective.

Every item in my shop is one of a kind and you will receive the item you see pictured unless otherwise noted. If similar items are listed, be sure to choose the exact one you want.

If you receive your item and decide within 10 days that's it's not what you had hoped, I'm happy to replace the item or refund your money after receiving your purchase unused and in the original wrappings.

Custom orders are non refundable. Modified orders may be, if they are able to be resold as is.

If your item is damaged, you must report it within 10 days for replacement or refund. In the case of replacement, I'm more than happy to pay shipping (and appropriate insurance) for it to be returned (refunded upon receipt of the item in original condition and wrappings) to me as well as for the new item to be sent.

You must report any item not received within 30 days of shipment. I will not be responsible for refunds, shipping returns or replacing items after that time. I need to know early that something is amiss. I need YOU to inform ME that your order did not arrive within 30 days.

Please contact me with any concerns so that we can work them out. I'm not happy until YOU are.
Additional policies and FAQs
I try to use recycled packaging whenever possible. All jewelry items are packaged for gift giving in either handmade cloth pouches or envelopes, unique (some recycled) jewelry cases, or little woven boxes often pictured with my listings. I have a variety of packaging available. Yours may not be exactly as pictured, but I promise it will be interesting.

If you have a special request or would like your item mailed to a third party as a gift, please specify your needs in a "note to seller" or convo me. I'm more than happy to create a custom gift presentation just for you. If there will be additional charges, they will be disclosed at the time of our conversation.

If you'd like to make an offer, I will try hard to honor any reasonable request. Contact me via Etsy mail and expect to hear back within 24 hours. I will consider any reasonable offer. While it's not a bidding venue, I can discount *some* items and am happy to. Contact me with any questions.

I give discounts for multiples, even custom ones, such as matching or coordinated earrings for a wedding party, keepsakes, etc. and I'm open to inquiries and even general conversation.

I can be found at various local markets and festivals in the southern Indiana area and these will be announced here and on FaceBook. Just follow the link on my shop page. Also, be sure to watch FaceBook for sales and discount coupons.

And then visit often. I list far more in fall and winter and it's coming!

September, 2014