Announcement Welcome! I am on hiatus until approximately April of 2018 while I work on my MBA. I will still be active, and you can contact me either here on Etsy, at facebook.com/JFrancoisStudios, or Instagram @ JFrancoisStudios
Welcome! I am on hiatus until approximately April of 2018 while I work on my MBA. I will still be active, and you can contact me either here on Etsy, at facebook.com/JFrancoisStudios, or Instagram @ JFrancoisStudios
fourn1jm on Aug 10, 2016
Arrived on time and packaged well. Got them as a gift for my girlfriend and she loved it.
rubychaffins on Aug 2, 2016
Quality,was excalent shipping was fast and my grand daughter got them a week before her birthday, she was so excited, beyond words to explaine, I can't thank you enough!! Absolutely love them again THANK YOU!!
Maylee on Jul 26, 2016
Nice little gem for my bracelet thanks!
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 grew into an interest of cutting stones and the behavior and science behind formulating and manipulating metals.
Beth is a lifelong beader and rockhound. She enjoys beading with just about any media, but gemstones are her favorite.
Together, it was a natural progression to find lapidary and jewelry making. Since they are both students of art as well, it was inevitable to find themselves here, as online jewelry artists.
Here, in this shop, you will find that art. They make this jewelry to satisfy that urge to explore and share the natural world, the science, the geology, the metallurgy, and perceptions of how all those intertwine.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Purchasing Supplies, Photos, Shipping, Web Work, Everything Else Needed To Be Done
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.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Supply Purchasing
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.
Beth and I have a very simple outlook on this shop. We love to make jewelry and cut stones. We'd like to keep each and every piece we make, but to do so would be unrealistic. So that leads us to selling our work.
As long as we're going to do so, we want you to treasure our work 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 are in place to protect all of us.
- Jason and Beth
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
For custom orders (not made to order, but something completely custom) we require a 50% deposit to order materials and cover time before we start to construct your item. The balance is due with shipping before the item is sent. Once work starts, the deposit is non-refundable.
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.
On items between $100 and $399 domestic shipping will be via priority mail with tracking provided. Our preference is to include signature confirmation, and we will contact you prior to shipping to make sure this won't be a problem. International shipping at this cost will be by Priority Mail International. (6 - 10 days, but customs may delay and take longer.)
On items $400 and over domestic shipping will be via priority mail with tracking provided. Our preference is to include signature confirmation, and we will contact you prior to shipping to make sure this won't be a problem. International shipping at this cost will be by Priority Mail Express International. (3 - 5 days, but customs may delay and take longer.)
Shipping upgrades are available upon request. Please contact us with any special requests or timelines. We will do our best to meet your needs.
Ready made items will ship within 3 days, rarely more than 2. Made to order items will ship as soon as they are done, no longer than 5 business days after purchase.
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.
It is illegal to mark merchandise as a gift, misrepresent the price of an item, or otherwise provide false information on the package. We will not misrepresent any package or item.
Refunds and Exchanges
Items damaged in shipping will be partially or fully refunded on a case-by-case basis, depending on the extent and if it is shipped back. Please contact us with any issues. We do want to provide the best customer service possible.
Refunds on custom made (not made to order, but completely custom) will be considered case by case, but are generally not given unless there is a defect in our workmanship or the item was damaged in transit.
Additional policies and FAQs
Disclaimer: All of our items are designed to be worn or used by adults. Because of strict child product laws and liability we DO NOT intend our items to be used by children.