J4JCharms

Washington, United States · 4267 Sales

J4JCharms

Washington, United States 4267 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(707)

Announcement   Welcome to J4J Charms! Your place for unique personalized sterling silver charm jewelry to celebrate the ones you love! And home to the original "Your Child's Handwriting Charm" ™

Other Etsy shops:
www.jonesingforjewelry.etsy.com

Facebook: www.faceboook.com/jonesingforjewelry
Blog: www.jonesingforjewelry.com
Email: carin [!at] jonesingforjewelry.com


Thanks!
Carin Jones

Announcement
Last updated on Jan 24, 2016

Welcome to J4J Charms! Your place for unique personalized sterling silver charm jewelry to celebrate the ones you love! And home to the original "Your Child's Handwriting Charm" ™

Other Etsy shops:
www.jonesingforjewelry.etsy.com

Facebook: www.faceboook.com/jonesingforjewelry
Blog: www.jonesingforjewelry.com
Email: carin [!at] jonesingforjewelry.com


Thanks!
Carin Jones

Carin Jones

Contact shop owner

Carin Jones

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(707)
Jenny

Jenny on May 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love it, thank you Carin!

Richlean

Richlean on Mar 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love it. It is a great heirloom to celebrate my son. It is beautiful and as described.

Linda Lyons

Linda Lyons on Jan 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely LOVE my beautiful memorial charm necklace with my cat's pawprint! Carin went above and beyond! My cat Misha was a polydactyl and had EIGHT EXTRA toes on each of her front paws, and Carin took the time and carefully was able to fit the entire pawprint on the charm. It came out beautifully! Thank you so much J4JCharms!

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About

CHERISHING CHILDHOOD

Growing up I always had a "creative itch." If I wasn't creating something I'd feel lost and unsettled. I frequently had projects spread out through my bedroom for weeks at a time. It wasn't just jewelry, but drawing, painting, scrapbooking, anything and everything!

As I grew that need for creating only strengthened. My friend and I were constantly coming up with new jewelry ideas, and even dabbled in selling at a few local trade shows. It was so much fun for me, but I never dreamed it could be a significant part of my life.

When I entered college, although I really wanted to pursue art, I didn't know how to make it a career, and instead turned to my love of science hoping to find some sort of success. After years of working hard to "make it" as a zoologist and dabbling in jewelry on the side, I realized that the science route didn't quite fit the person I had become. At this point, I turned back to the Art that I had passed up so many years before.

I started up (for the 2nd time) my first Etsy shop www.jonesingforjewelry.etsy.com that focuses on everyday sterling silver jewelry. It took me several tries to really perfect my style and find my niche within Etsy. It was here that I created my first mom charms. Mother's Day 2011 sold a lot of pieces especially considering I only had 3 listings, and about 6 color options.

In the summer of 2011 I realized just how much people loved the charm jewelry, and decided to start a second shop focusing on these pieces. This was when J4JCharms was born. I thoughtfully curated the options adding a rainbow of colors, carefully selected fonts, and a variety of beads and metal charms. I tried to listen to my customer's ideas, and figure out how they will work within the shop. For example, when the shop opened I got several requests for fonts that looked the most similar to a child's handwriting, and so I found a way to offer your child’s actual handwriting instead of a font. This is such a great, unique way to preserve a special memory.

This is just the start of J4JCharms, I have so many ideas up my sleeves, and am always adding new items! Most recently I added the gold-filled items and soon enough I'll be looking to carry items that focus more on the father's in our lives to include: wide leather cuff bracelets, tie tacks, cufflinks, bookmarkers, and more! The success of this shop has made my dreams come true, and have plans to make this my full time career sometime in 2013!

Thank you for reading and following me! Check back soon because we are constantly evolving! Don’t forget to fan Jonesing For Jewelry on Facebook for the most up to date information, special deals, free shipping, and giveaways!

Carin Jones
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  • Carin Jones

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Born and raised in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I am a self-taught metalsmith following her dreams.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 24, 2016
*** HOW DO I SUBMIT MY CUSTOM ITEM FOR PRINTING? ***

PLEASE NOTE ALL ITEMS BELOW DO NEED TO BE SCANNED (with the exception of the silhouette charm). NO PHOTOGRAPHS CAN BE ACCEPTED. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO A SCANNER FREQUENTLY FEDEX/KINKOS OR LIBRARIES OFFER THIS SERVICE. ALSO, IF IT IS AN ITEM YOU DO NOT NEED BACK YOU CAN MAIL THE PHYSICAL ITEM TO ME FOR SCANNING.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU'RE UPLOADING THE ITEM TO ETSY AS DESCRIBED BELOW. I CANNOT ACCEPT ITEMS VIA EMAIL.

CHILDREN'S HANDWRITING INSTRUCTIONS -
1. Fold a 8 1/2" x 11" into quarters.
2. Set the piece of paper so that it is horizontal (wider than it is tall)
3. Have your child write as large as he/she can with large Crayola marker or "fine point" black sharpie.
4. SCAN the paper and upload it to a convo http://www.etsy.com/convo_new.php?to_username=j4jcharms
** These instructions have been tested to ensure high quality. Deviating from these instructions can affect the print resolution and appearance of your charm.

CHILDREN'S FOOTPRINT/HANDPRINT OR FINGERPRINT INSTRUCTIONS -
Scan your birth announcement, handprints, footprints, or finger print and upload into a convo: http://www.etsy.com/convo_new.php?to_username=j4jcharms

MEMORIAL HANDWRITING INSTRUCTIONS -
SCAN your letter or card and upload it to a convo http://www.etsy.com/convo_new.php?to_username=j4jcharms

SILHOUETTE INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Have the child stand sideways against a plain wall
2. Take a picture of the child from the shoulders up
3. Upload the picture as a .jpg file to a convo http://www.etsy.com/convo_new.php?to_username=j4jcharms

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Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I take payments via Paypal and Etsy's Direct Checkout System.
Shipping
DOMESTIC: First Class Shipping with Delivery Confirmation. You will receive your confirmation and shipping notice via email from stamps.com

INTERNATIONAL: First Class International, Please leave your contact phone number in note to seller used solely as a requirement for customs, all importation taxes and fees are buyer’s responsibility


*** Seller is not responsible for any items lost or damaged during shipping
Refunds and Exchanges
I believe that happy customers are the heart of a good business. If you have any issues with your jewelry please let me know. I will try and accommodate any reasonable requests.

REFUNDS: No refunds will be given after 59 days from payment date. All custom items are non-refundable. Only items that can be re-sold are eligible for returns. In a case where you purchased a full piece (ie. necklace) portions of the piece may be refundable (in the necklace case, a chain, bead and metal charm), but any custom portions of the piece will not be eligible. All refunds are up to the seller's discretion.

SHIPPING: All shipping fees are the responsibility of the buyer. Shipping fees will not be refunded in the case of returns or reimbursed for shipping an item back to the seller.
The shop does not assume the responsibility of lost or damaged items due to shipping.
The seller is not responsible for any duty or import taxes that may be charged by customs departments on international orders.

WATER DAMAGE: Due to the nature of these items they are water resistant. Please use care around water and do NOT swim or shower with them. Items cannot be returned due to water damage.

CHILDREN'S JEWELRY: Although items are made with high quality, they have not been tested for children. Each child is different please use your best judgment when purchasing for young children. Items worn by individuals under 18 years of age will not be guaranteed.

STALE DATED ORDERS: Orders that I cannot get ahold of the buyer within 50 days of purchase can be cancelled (up to the seller's discretion).
Additional policies and FAQs
*************** FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ******************

GENERAL INFORMATION

*** HOW WILL YOU CONTACT ME FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT MY ORDER? *** I will solely use the Etsy conversation system for contacting buyers with questions. It is the responsibility of the buyer to check their Etsy conversations periodically. Communication will not be accepted via email and submissions of handwriting/silhouettes/hand and footprints will cannot be accepted via email. If you have questions about how to use the Etsy messaging system please read here: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/4364?ref=help_search_result#Q2

*** WHAT LISTING SHOULD I PURCHASE? *** The first lines of each listing contain the specifics of that listing. Here is an example of the 12 mm silhouette listing. In this case no chain, metal charm or bead come with this item
THIS ITEM INCLUDES:
(1) 12 mm charm $12
(1) upgrade to silhouette $5
= $17

*** WHAT INFORMATION DO YOU NEED FOR THE PURCHASE? *** Each listing has specifically what you information I need to complete your order. Here is the example for a 12 mm charm necklace

1. **charms** Specify what color, what font, what to print per charm
2. **wire wrapped bead** Please specify which bead number you would like
3. **metal charm** Specify which metal charm you would like
4. **finish** Please note if you would like this item oxidized and hand polished as pictured or bright silver finish (Default is oxidized if buyer does not note at check out)

*** WHERE CAN I FIND THE OPTIONS FOR COLOR, FONT, BEADS AND METAL CHARMS? *** If the listing contains those items, then there are options charts included in the picture listings. You can find the additional pictures by clicking on the small thumbnails below the main picture or scrolling to the right. If you'd like to zoom in to make the options charts larger just click the "zoom" button just below the bottom right corner of the picture.

*** HOW DO I TELL YOU WHICH OPTIONS I'D LIKE FOR MY PIECE? *** Once you add the item you'd like to purchase to your cart. There will be a box on the cart page that says "Note to J4JCharms" Please type in your choices here.

*** WHAT IF I MISS SPECIFYING SOMETHING? *** If you forget to specify something I will contact you via the Etsy conversation system. If there is no response, the item will become stale dated at 50 days, and the seller has the right to cancel the order and refund the money to the buyer.

*** WHAT MATERIALS ARE USED? *** All white metal is sterling silver unless otherwise noted in item description (ex. Copper heart). Bezel set charms are printed on archival quality paper and set under clear glass.

*** IS THERE AN ADDITIONAL COST TO UPGRADE TO CUSTOM PRINTING? *** Any printing that is not one of the standard font has an additional charge. Silhouettes, handwriting, footprints/handprints, fingerprints, kiss prints, custom pet paw prints, nose prints, and any other custom printing is charged $5.00/charm.

*** WHERE CAN I SEE MORE IDEAS? ***
Find more ideas and see how other customers have personalized their
necklaces on my Facebook page (copy and paste into the address bar):
www.facebook.com/jonesingforjewelry

*** CAN I PREVIEW MY ITEMS BEFORE YOU SHIP THEM? *** I am more than happy to preview colors, beads, metal charms together or link you to a similar picture. Unfortunately due to the nature of the charms I cannot send previews of your specific piece for review prior to shipping.

*** WHAT IF I NEED MY ITEM BEFORE THE STANDARD TURNAROUND TIME? *** Please contact me PRIOR to purchasing so I can asses my current load. I will offer to expedite your order through the line if possible.

*** EMAIL CONTACT LIST *** Purchasing this item will automatically enter you into a secure email contact list

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PRINTING/STAMPING INFORMATION

*** WHAT SIZE CHARMS SHOULD I PURCHASE? ***
STANDARD FONTS - Generally I suggest no more than 3 letters in 8 mm charms and 8 letters in 12 mm charms. If the name you'd like to fit is towards the higher end of the range I suggest choosing the Jenna Sue font as it's the most compact. PLEASE NOTE, IN CASES WHEN NAME LENGTH VARIES SIGNIFICANTLY (ie. Eric and Charlotte), IT IS UP TO THE SELLER'S DISCRETION ON FONT SIZE. I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE THE PRINT THE NAMES IN DIFFERENT SIZES ON THE SAME PIECE.
CUSTOM HANDWRITING - Handwriting samples vary significantly. If you'd like me to review your handwriting sample and suggest a charm size. Please scan it and upload it here: http://www.etsy.com/convo_new.php?to_username=j4jcharms

*** HOW DO I SUBMIT MY CUSTOM ITEM FOR PRINTING? ***
PLEASE NOTE ALL ITEMS BELOW DO NEED TO BE SCANNED (with the exception of the silhouette charm). NO PHOTOGRAPHS CAN BE ACCEPTED DUE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO A SCANNER FREQUENTLY FEDEX/KINKOS OR LIBRARIES OFFER THIS SERVICE. ALSO, IF IT IS AN ITEM YOU DO NOT NEED BACK YOU CAN MAIL THE PHYSICAL ITEM TO ME FOR SCANNING.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU'RE UPLOADING THE ITEM TO ETSY AS DESCRIBED BELOW. I CANNOT ACCEPT ITEMS VIA EMAIL.

CHILDREN'S HANDWRITING INSTRUCTIONS -
1. Fold a 8 1/2" x 11" into quarters.
2. Set the piece of paper so that it is horizontal (wider than it is tall)
3. Have your child write as large as he/she can with large crayola marker or "fine point" black sharpie.
4. SCAN the paper and upload it to a convo http://www.etsy.com/convo_new.php?to_username=j4jcharms
** These instructions have been tested to ensure high quality. Deviating from these instructions can affect the print resolution and appearance of your charm.

CHILDREN'S FOOTPRINT/HANDPRINT OR FINGERPRINT INSTRUCTIONS -
Scan your birth announcement, handprints, footprints, or finger print and upload into a convo: http://www.etsy.com/convo_new.php?to_username=j4jcharms

MEMORIAL HANDWRITING INSTRUCTIONS -
SCAN your letter or card and upload it to a convo http://www.etsy.com/convo_new.php?to_username=j4jcharms

SILHOUETTE INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Have the child stand sideways against a plain wall
2. Take a picture of the child from the shoulders up
3. Upload the picture as a .jpg file to a convo http://www.etsy.com/convo_new.php?to_username=j4jcharms

*** STAMPING *** All stamped charms, rings and bangles are offered 1 side stamping only. The number of letters that can fit will vary dependent on size of charms and shape of letters. Please contact the seller for specific names.

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RING INFORMATION

*** HOW DO I KNOW WHAT RING SIZE TO PURCHASE? *** I highly suggest that you have your ring sized by a professional. Frequently stacking rings need slightly higher ring sizes than normal due to the width. I cannot guarantee ring sizing nor can guarantee that any of the rings can be resized.

*** WHAT RING STONES ARE AVAILABLE? *** I do my best to update stone availability in the listings. However frequently stone sizing, cut (faceted or smooth), stone color and even stone can vary. If you would like to know what I currently have in stock please contact me directly.