Announcement Quality Handcrafted jewelry by Jill Oberg, featuring semi-precious stones and other natural materials, fresh water pearls, sterling silver and quality natural brass. Visit my facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/jilliandesigns4u
Quality Handcrafted jewelry by Jill Oberg, featuring semi-precious stones and other natural materials, fresh water pearls, sterling silver and quality natural brass. Visit my facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/jilliandesigns4u
toothgirl18 on Aug 17, 2016
Working at something you enjoy doing is so rewarding and satisfying
I have an educational background in interior design and retail merchandising. Both of these skills are utilized in managing and building my Jewelry business, Jillian Designs. I've been designing and selling my jewelry since 2002, it started with family and friends and has evolved into a thriving business. Most of my clientele comes from my on line Etsy shop JillianDesigns4u. It has given me the opportunity to offer my designs around the world, and that is exciting. Jillian Designs participants in a few local boutiques, giving my clients a chance to see the original jewelry designs in person.
I design and make a variety of modern jewelry, including necklaces, bracelets and earrings featuring semiprecious stones, freshwater pearls, sterling silver, natural brass and leather. My jewelry designs are original, limited edition pieces, created using attention to detail and quality supplies.
And this is how it started.....
I've always loved rocks. As a child, walking with my mom, picking agates out of the millions of stones on the gravel road that ran by my house. And now, as an adult, I still come home from vacations with rocks in my luggage.
This love of rocks transformed from road gravel to shiny rocks in jewelry. During college I worked in a boutique shop and fell I love with the sterling silver and semiprecious stone jewelry sold there. I collect special pieces featuring different kinds of semiprecious stones. I was always shopping for better quality jewelry in special boutiques, locally and on every vacation. I thought how great would it be to be able to create my own unique jewelry.
When I started to design jewelry I wanted to use quality materials and semiprecious stones were my favorite. All of my jewelry is crafted by my hands using the materials I love; semiprecious stones, freshwater pearls, sterling silver, leather and high quality natural brass (all nickel and lead free). Every skill I use to create my jewelry has been self taught. Some techniques include: Hand stamping, hammered texture and wire wrap. So much more to learn, each new technique I pick up helps to enrich my designs and keep them looking fresh. It's exciting to develop a new skill to use in my business.
My design style has definitely developed through the years. I actually cringe when I come across some of my early designs. I always try to add new elements to my projects. I strive to keep designs fresh by thinking of inventive ways to combine materials to produce new and interesting designs. I pay great attention to detail when creating and assembling each design to produce beautiful and unique, affordable, quality jewelry.
Opening my Etsy shop opened new opportunities. It's exciting to know that there are many people within the US and quite a few different countries wearing my creations. It gives me a little thrill to know my jewelry is getting astound the world, I only wish I could be as well travelled.
Jewelry is the end result, but there is much more that needs to be done to get my creations ready and available for others to enjoy. As the owner I wear many hats: Supply purchasing, design brain storming, skilled product production, packaging, quality control, marketing, photographing and then office duties (my least favorite). I think it's a small price to pay in order to do what I enjoy and have the control over the end result.
Although I do enjoy working alone, the company of my two dogs, both chihuahua terrier mixes, is always welcome, keeping me entertained.
I love designing jewelry and hope you will enjoy my creations. It's an amazing feeling to have someone admire something I’ve made; and the ultimate compliment to see them wearing a piece that I’ve designed.
My store offers a variety of necklaces, bracelets and earrings many of which feature semiprecious stones, freshwater pearls, sterling silver and natural brass and leather. My jewelry designs are limited editions. When the supply of materials I used for a design is gone I move on to new materials and another new design.
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Owner, Creator, Designer
Sole proprietor of Jillian Design. I've been designing and selling my jewelry since 2002, opening Jilliandesigns4u on Etsy the fall of 2012. I feel blessed to be able to do what I enjoy and the ability to control my work environment.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Sales tax will be added to MN residents orders.
USPS priority shipping USA is 1-3 business days for delivery as a goal, not guaranteed, per USPS. International priority delivery days are varied.
US and Canada orders are shipped with delivery tracking numbers. When USPS shows the tracking number delivered the transaction is considered complete according to USPS and Etsy. I can not be held responsible for packages that are claimed as not delivered when tracking show delivery complete.
PLEASE CHECK THAT YOUR ETSY AND PAYPAL SHIPPING ADDRESS IS CORRECT! I use tracking for your safety and mine, I am not responsible for lost, undeliverable or damaged packages.
Insurance is not included in the shipping rates, unless shipped priority, in the USA. If you would like to add insurance please contact me and I will update the invoice for the additional insurance charges.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Buyers are responsible for any duty or customs charges that may applied to international purchases; Check with your local mail handlers for costs. These costs are not included in your purchase and we have no control over them as the seller. Remember that international orders must travel thorugh customs and could take from 7 to 21 days. Delays from customs can not be controlled.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please contact me within 7 days of receiving your order for refund or exchange. Merchandise must be in original condition for return. I take great care in designing and creating each of my treasures.
Refunds can be issued if you change your mind about a purchase, but you must contact me, within seven days of receiving. The item must be safely returned before a refund or exchange will be given. Merchandise must be in original condition for return. Shipping charges will not be refunded and return shipping cost are the responsibility of the buyer. If you are returning for an exchange, shipping costs for returning to me and the cost of shipping it back to you will be your responsibility. I'm sorry but special request, custom items can not be returned.
JillianDesigns4u is not responsible for items lost, stolen or damaged during transit. US and Canada orders are shipped with delivery confirmation. When USPS shows the tracking number delivered the transaction is considered complete according to USPS and Etsy. I can not be held responsible for packages that are claimed as not delivered when tracking show delivery complete.
Great care is taken in the production and packaging of the merchandise sold to ensure your package arrives safely, although I can not control USPS. If by chance an item you have purchased is damaged in transit or not received please contact me and I will try to work with you for a positive result.
It is important to take proper care of your jewelry. Please avoid exercising or showering with jewelry on, this could cause damage. Everyday wear and tear or loss of the item is not covered in the return policy, sorry.
Note on magnetic bracelets-
Magnets will come apart when pulled, it is how they are designed. Although these magnets clasps are considered to be strong, there is always a chance for a magnetic clasp to come undone. I can not guarantee against loss. I consider the supplies I use to make my creations of the highest quality for their price point. Magnet clasps are popular due to their ease of use, but will come apart when pulled, it is how they are designed. If this is a concern to you, maybe a flip clasp design will be a better choice. Please shop JillianDesigns4u for other leather bracelet designs.