LaVieilleLune

Handcrafted Retro- Victorian Jewelry & Accessories

Kentucky, United States · 419 Sales

LaVieilleLune

Handcrafted Retro- Victorian Jewelry & Accessories

Kentucky, United States 419 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Melanie Rosenzweig

Melanie Rosenzweig on Jul 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I have ordered 9 pairs of earrings from this artist and every pair have been amazing! I'm sure I will be ordering more; since her jewelry is so beautiful, I bought a wall mounted earring holder and will be filling it with her beautiful work!

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My Valentine's day present and newest project -it will soon be the new home of all my jewelry making tools and components - my compact workshop.
But first, it has to be cleaned & reconditioned, before I fill it with everything I use to create my jewelry

About

Handcrafted & Redesigned Vintage Jewelry & Accessories

I've only been selling my creations online since 2010, when I opened my etsy shop, but I've been designing and creating for just about as long as I can remember. Whatever medium I'm working with, one thing that seems to remain constant is that I like taking something old and turning it into something new.
I use a lot of broken and discarded jewelry pieces in my work, and also vintage laces & trims, handbags, and I especially enjoy upcycling used & discarded pieces of furniture into jewelry organizers and home decor items. All of my jewelry display/organizer pieces start from something old or discarded, and are upcycled into something new & unique. I use only high quality hardware, paints, and other components, and pay great attention to getting each and every detail exactly right. Each piece is solidly constructed and made to last & maintain its beauty and functionality for years to come.

My jewelry leans toward classic Victorian style, and I suppose that's because it's a style that I've always been visually drawn to, but also one that seems to work well with creating new designs from vintage treasures & found items. I hand dye my laces & trims, usually through a multiple dye process, to achieve the brilliantly colored lace pieces you'll find in my inventory. I do most everything I am able to do by hand, to give myself maximum flexibility in working a design from start to finish. I set my own stones & jewels, and many of my filigree and setting components are dapt by hand right here in my workshop. I use a lot of vintage and antique components in my jewelry designs, whenever possible, and when not, I try to stick to using reproduction pieces, like high quality lead & nickel free stampings & components made from vintage stamping molds. I usually specify whether an item was made from vintage components or new in my listings, but please, feel free to contact me if you have any questions about one of my items.

Upcycling especially appeals to me, because I hate to see anything pretty go to waste simply because it no longer has any practical use. I think it's a challenge to create something beautiful and functional from a cast-off item, but if you can pull it off, and create something new and unique that will last for years to come, then you've captured the very essence of recycling.

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    Hi. My name is Kim and I'm the sole owner/designer/creator for everything in my little etsy shop.

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Last updated on Jun 20, 2016
Frequently asked questions

How long does it take for my item to ship?

My products are listed ready to ship and I usually ship by the next business day or the day after. Most of my listings state 1-3 business days, but if you need something rushed, fee free to contact me and I'll see what can be done to get it out to you faster. If you're ordering custom items or need custom alterations, I'll give you an estimated ship date when we settle on the details of your order.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Purchases arrive beautifully packaged, but I do have gift wrap available if you need it. Just contact me and request it when you order.

Sizing details

Size variations are usually available in the drop-down menu of each listing. If you don't see a drop-down in a listing and need a different size, just send a message when you order and I'll size your item to fit.

Wholesale availability

Wholesale requests are welcome.

Custom and personalized orders

I accept custom and personalized orders and I'll work with you on payments for large orders over $100. Just contact and let me know what your needs are & we'll come up with something that works for both of us.

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Shipping prices do NOT include VAT or other customs fees. Buyers are responsible for all import duties and taxes that apply. If your country's customs charges a VAT or other import tax/fee, please be prepared to pay it when your order arrives.