HappyTortoiseStudios

52 Sales

HappyTortoiseStudios

52 Sales On Etsy since 2012

0 out of 5 stars
(18)
Shop owner

Jason

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Announcement   Welcome! Thank you for taking the time to view our jewelry. We are in the process of changing our business name and combining this shop into to the one at http://www.etsy.com/shop/FrancoisStudios For current customers, there are no worries with getting orders finished and shipped. We will stay open here long enough to be sure you are all satisfied with your orders.

Announcement

Welcome! Thank you for taking the time to view our jewelry. We are in the process of changing our business name and combining this shop into to the one at http://www.etsy.com/shop/FrancoisStudios For current customers, there are no worries with getting orders finished and shipped. We will stay open here long enough to be sure you are all satisfied with your orders.

Jason

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Jason

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Reviews

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Anonymous on Feb 7, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

These are really special earrings. The black is a little edgy. Love them.

Anonymous on Jan 17, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

These earrings are so beautiful!! Stunningly simple and elegant, and will go with anything. The super fast shipping got them to my door far sooner than promised, I was so thrilled!

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About

The long road to pretty rocks and shiny metal

Jason took an interest in minerals and geology when he first started dating Beth. She had a not-so-modest mineral collection from her Dad displayed in her apartment.

As a life long science geek with an extensive background in applied engineering jobs like nuclear propulsion for the Navy, machine and building maintenance, and other much more boring but similar jobs it was an instant draw.

From there it became a mutual area of recreational study. Some rockhounding, some collecting at shows, membership in a rock club, etc.

That naturally grew into an interest of cutting stones and the behavior and science behind formulating and manipulating metals. And since Beth has been a lifelong beader and student of art jewelry was the next obvious step. Science and art together.

Here, in our shop, you will find that art. We make this jewelry to satisfy that urge to explore and share the natural world, the science, the geology, the metallurgy, and our perceptions of how all those intertwine.

We haven't settled on a voice or niche yet, preferring to explore new techniques and materials. But we do like to share our work.

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Shop members
  • Jason

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photos, Shipping, Web Work, Just About Everything

    Jason came into jewelry through a fascination with stones and geology. What started as a mineral collection, became stone cutting, became an interest in metals, and finally design.

  • Beth

    Maker, Designer, Purchaser

    Beth is a lifelong beader with a passion for gemstones. She does enjoy beads of all types, though, working with just about every medium beads are made from.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 12, 2012
Hello, and welcome! Thank you for visiting our shop, and taking the time to view our jewelry.
Beth and I have a very simple outlook on this shop. We love to make jewelry. We'd like to keep each and every piece we make, but to do so would be unrealistic. After all, we need to make room in our studio and provide a means to replace raw materials. So, that leads us to selling our work.
As long as we're going to do so, we want you to treasure our designs as we do. For us, an integral part of that is making the "business" part of the transaction as smooth and seamless as possible. If you're unhappy with us, you'll likely be unhappy with the pieces you bought. That's no fun, so lets avoid that.
However, we do have to treat this as a business, so please read the following policies. They will be in place to protect all of us.
- Jason and Beth

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
Our accepted method of payments are Paypal and Etsy's Direct Checkout. You can use a credit card with either method.

Washingtion State residents: As we all know from our travels within the state, the new method for sales tax collection is destination based. That means that I have to charge a different rate depending on where you live. Etsy has started a new tax collection tool that overrides my Paypal settings. The new tool is incomplete, and will only allow me to charge one rate. I have it set for the maximum rate in the state (9.5%). If you are in an area where the rate is less, I will refund the over charge. In some states this is not legal, however the WA.gov site has a provision that does allow it for WA.
Shipping
Shipping will be by USPS first class up to 13 ounces, priority mail for more than 13 ounces. For combined shipping, we will either go by the weight of the box or a flat rate box, whichever is cheaper.

We will pay for delivery confirmation on every package. (U.S. only.)

We will ship the items ASAP after the payment clears, but it may be a few days.

On orders going outside the US there may be import taxes, customs, duties, or fees levied by the destination country. It is the responsibility of the buyer to pay any and all of these.

The "everywhere else" shipping is based on the most expensive destination. If the amount we collect is $1 or more (USD) over actual shipping we we refund any extra.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, we will accept returns for up to 10 days from receipt of the item. As long as the item is undamaged we will give a full refund, minus shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions about any items, please email us before you purchase them.

We believe in communication with our customers. Emails will be sent to you for all major steps in a transaction. i.e. when we mail the package(s).

For made to order or made to size items, please allow up to one week for production.