Jaclyn High on Jan 14, 2016
Beautiful! Both my sister in laws loved them!
My crafting bud has fully bloomed...
Hi, my name is Alicia! I live with my wonderful husband, Jonathan, in Long Island, NY and designing and creating crafts has always been enjoyable to me. As a young child I first discovered this interest when I would design and sew clothing for my dolls. Growing up, I have also enjoyed other crafts such as scrapbooking and have always loved photography.
When I was planning my wedding I decided to design and construct my own invitations and other wedding stationary. I also created jewelry to wear on the big day. It was at this time when I discovered my true passion for design. I spent countless hours on these projects and my dedication paid off. My guests commented on how beautiful everything came out and many were in disbelief that I created the items myself since everything looked professionally constructed. This positive feedback from others catapulted my interest in design.
After my wedding I became motivated to not only make crafts for myself, but to also create items for others. It was then that I decided to open up my own jewelry business. I wanted to design and create jewelry that was simple, chic, and elegant. I wanted my jewelry line to have the capability of being worn dressed up or dressed down. I also wanted to create jewelry that made people smile. It was at this time that Lakuna Boutique was born. Here we are now and I feel blessed that my mission was accomplished.
Thank you so much for taking the time to learn a little about me! I hope you will enjoy wearing my jewelry as much as I have enjoyed designing and creating these pieces for you!
Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer, Shipping
I have a love for art, photography, travel, cherry blossoms, elephants, and of course jewelry! My inspiration comes from untouched nature hidden in the world around us.
If you would like to learn more about me and how my shop got started please visit my "About" section:
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Accepted payment methods
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At this time I only accept payment in the form of PayPal.
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If you would like to use a credit card you do not need a PayPal account to pay for your items through PayPal. Click on the link below for instructions:
** Please note that payment is required before I can ship your order to you.
** NY Buyers: Please select "Other" as your form of payment (instead of PayPal / Credit Card) and wait for a revised PayPal invoice via e-mail which will include NY state and local sales tax. If the "Other" option is not selected, I will need to issue you a refund and send you a revised PayPal invoice including NY taxes. Thank you!
My current fabrication time is about 5 business days from the date of purchase but I frequently ship items earlier.
At this time I ship to destinations within the United States via USPS First Class Mail and to select countries outside of the United States via USPS First Class International. I provide tracking for both domestic and international orders. Please note that the total shipping cost indicated in my listings includes the cost of shipping, tracking and packaging materials.
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International customers outside of the United States are responsible for any and all fees imposed by the buyer's country, including import taxes and customs duties. Additional charges for customs clearance is the responsibility of the buyer. These fees are NOT included in the shipping cost applied to your order. Contact your local customs office for additional information since individual customs policies vary greatly from country to country. Buyers who refuse items due to not wanting to pay the customs charges will receive a refund for the cost of the merchandise once the item is returned to me. Original shipping charges will NOT be refunded. It can take from two weeks to several months for international shipments to clear customs. If you have not received an international shipment within three weeks of the shipment date, please check with your country's customs.
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Each item will be attached to a jewelry card, packaged in it's own natural kraft gift box and tied up with a blue hand-dyed silk ribbon; perfect for gift giving! If you would like multiple items packaged into one gift box, please make this request in the "message to seller" section during checkout. Items will be shipped to you in a bubble mailer.
ALL of the packaging and shipping materials I use, from the jewelry card to the mailing label, are 100% Eco-friendly. All of the paper products are made from 100% recycled paper, all of the poly / plastic-like products (including the re-usable bubble mailer) are 100% biodegradable, and the hand-dyed silk ribbon and pressed flower are Eco-friendly natural products. Buy from my shop and give the Earth a hug!
** Please note that due to scams I will only send your order to the address on the Etsy invoice.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are unhappy with your order for any reason please contact me within 10 days of receiving your item. I will be happy to provide you with a refund for the cost of the item (minus the shipping cost) once the item is returned to me. If it has been over 10 days please convo me and I will do my best to work something out with you. Please contact me prior to leaving negative feedback as I will work with you to quickly resolve any problems with your order.
If an item is damaged during shipment please inform me within 10 days of receiving the item. I will be happy to send you a replacement for the item provided that you return the damaged item to me.
** Please note that I will not issue a refund for sterling silver and plated items that have tarnished since tarnishing of this metal occurs naturally over time. Please see the "Caring For Your Jewelry" section below for tips on how to treat tarnished jewelry. The below section also provides tips to help in preventing sterling silver from tarnishing in the first place.
Additional policies and FAQs
Sterling silver and plated items will tarnish over time. Tarnishing occurs naturally when silver reacts with substances in the air or on your body containing sulfur. Tarnish does not harm the silver but it changes it's appearance so it is no longer bright and shiny.
There are various solutions to treat tarnished jewelry as well as tips to help in preventing it from happening in the first place. Please see below:
1- You can buff the item with a soft cotton cloth as often as needed to assist in removing the tarnish.
2- You can purchase special silver polishing cloths that contain a tarnish inhibitor.
3- Anti tarnish strips of paper are available for purchase that you could place in a closed container with your jewelry. The paper is designed to absorb the sulfur and to help in preventing the sterling silver from being tarnished.
4- Keep your jewelry in a closed container when not in use so that it is not exposed to the air. Storing your jewelry in a small ziplock bag is ideal.
5- Place your jewelry on last before you leave for the day and take it off first when you arrive back home.
6- Avoid getting cosmetics, lotion and hair spray on your jewelry. This can contribute to tarnish.
7- Do not wear your jewelry while bathing / showering or in swimming pools / saunas.
a d d i t i o n a l . i n f o :
Lakuna Boutique jewelry designs are not intended or suitable for children as they include small parts that could easily be swallowed.
** Please note that Swarovski Crystals and Pearls contain lead and are not suitable for children.