AlmostDecadent

Almost Decadent Eclectic Accessories

32 Sales

AlmostDecadent

Almost Decadent Eclectic Accessories

32 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Jeanne McKinnon

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Jeanne McKinnon

About

Unique Accessories that Demand Attention for Women Who Deserve to be Noticed

I first began making my own jewelry when I was in my early twenties and discovered a broken down cuckoo clock in an antique shop. I loved the historic feel of the weathered copper chain, the ornate clock hands, and the individual roman numerals. I made my first pin, for myself, with those salvaged parts, and from that time on, I've made all of my own jewelry.

For years I've worn it myself, given it away to friends and donated to auctions. Then I began doing a few gift shows, trunk sales, and sold pieces in a local Seattle gift shop. This year, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and that gave me time off work and off my feet, so I took the time to set up this Etsy store to show my "babies" to a larger audience. It's been scary and energizing in equal measure.

Today, between repurposed materials and more commercial jewelry making supplies, I have thousands of beads, pearls, ribbons, filigrees, bevels, chains, and tools from which to draw inspiration. Collecting materials is half the fun. I keep it all hidden in plain sight in my dining room, concealed in colorful hand-painted boxes with garishly upholstery lids.

Every piece I make is individual, and begins with gathering the materials that I want to use, then arranging them artfully. There is very little thought involved in the process. Like an author that allows characters to reveal themselves, I find that each piece emerges as I work. They are like my children in a way, each with its own personality.

I like my life simple, but my home and my jewelry are both cluttered with variety and interesting details that make you want to get closer and see more. Friends tell me that when they are wearing one of my necklaces or bracelets, people will ask to see them so that they can examine the individual elements. I love contrast: silver with bronze, old with new, black with white, sparkle with patina, sharp with round, rustically hand made next to carefully faceted crystals. Most of my jewelry is neutral, in shades of black, white, gray, brown, fawn, or champagne, and everything looks perfect with a simple black t-shirt or dress. Some pieces are full of delicate feminine pearls, and others are heavier and more earthy, but all of them are full of movement and curiosity, and all of them reflect that shabby chic vintage appeal of found treasures.

My eclectic jewelry makes a wonderful gift for a woman who loves to be noticed.

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Shop policies

Last updated on March 15, 2015
Selling something I've made is a rather personal experience, sort of like getting nice feedback on one of my children. It's my goal to create beautiful, attention-getting, one-of-a-kind items for you to wear or display. I want you to get lots of compliments, and I also want you to have a great feeling about doing business with me. Thank you for visiting and looking at my work.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
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  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Please pay for your purchase using PayPal. Once your payment is confirmed, I'll prepare your purchase for shipping. I will accept cancellations until your order ships. Washington residents pay 8.9% sales tax. Shipments in the US only, please.
Shipping
I will ship via USPS within two business days. If you need your order sooner, please contact me to make arrangements. Jewelry items will be wrapped in tissue and packaged in a bubble envelope. Gift boxes will be wrapped and packaged in a shipping box. I ship via the US Postal service. If you would like special packaging or gift wrap, let me know and I will try to accomodate your needs.
Refunds and Exchanges
I guarantee that you will love the item you purchase, and believe that you will find it is even more beautiful when you can see it up close and touch it! If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact me within 4 days to let me know of your intent to return. I will process your refund for your purchase price and tax upon receiving the item.

Most necklaces are tied with a silk ribbon so that you can adjust the length. If you'd like the ribbons to look fresh and crisp, stretch them over a hot lightbulb for a few seconds. Many dangling pieces are wire-wrapped for extra security. Earrings are hung on antique bronze niobium hooks. Niobium contains no nickel and is considered hypo-allergenic.

REPAIR
I make every effort to make my jewelry durable. Necklaces and bracelets are strung no multi-strand wire. I hope that it will last forever. Of course tugging children, rubbing metal, hard surfaces striking the glass, and water can all be hazardous to the beads and string. I am available to repair (or restring if necessary) any piece that I made with currently available materials for $10.00 plus the cost of shipping.

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Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy to make custom orders. Many people have special materials or vintage pieces of jewelry that they'd like me to incorporate into something special for them. I'd love to create something unique, just for you, using your color or material preferences. I just ask that you trust me to design something beautiful. Custom Multi-strand Necklaces: $150. Custom Bracelets: $75. I guarantee that my design will demand attention.