LaurelsBench

Organic, handcrafted jewelry www.LaurelsBench.com

Indiana, United States · 1175 Sales

LaurelsBench

Organic, handcrafted jewelry www.LaurelsBench.com

Indiana, United States 1175 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(604)
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Laurel

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Announcement   - - - - For savings up to 60% visit my M A R K d o w n s section - - - -

Organic hand built jewelry focusing on the simplistic beauty of nature.
For more info please visit my website at www.LaurelsBench.com, and follow me on Facebook, twitter and Instagram for special DISCOUNTS, SHOW DATES and EXCLUSIVES!
Instagram @LaurelsBench

Announcement
Last updated on Nov 4, 2015

- - - - For savings up to 60% visit my M A R K d o w n s section - - - -

Organic hand built jewelry focusing on the simplistic beauty of nature.
For more info please visit my website at www.LaurelsBench.com, and follow me on Facebook, twitter and Instagram for special DISCOUNTS, SHOW DATES and EXCLUSIVES!
Instagram @LaurelsBench

Laurel

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Laurel

Flight Test…sterling silver post earrings
US$95.00
Yellow Gold 14k Tiny Tear earrings
US$75.00
Rose Gold 14k Tiny Tear earrings
US$75.00
Tiny Tears...sterling silver earrings
US$35.00
14k yellow gold simple band
US$138.00
14k rose gold simple band
US$138.00
14k yellow gold men's band, wedding band
US$395.00
14k gold beaded band
US$158.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(604)
sharonfran

sharonfran on Aug 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful, elegant!! I will love wearing this necklace!!

Kibby Mitra

Kibby Mitra on Jul 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I bought this as a gift for my daughter and she absolutely loves it! It's a gorgeous one of a kind piece worthy of showing off!

Niomi Carlsen

Niomi Carlsen on Jul 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I LOVE it! It's feminine and sits very balanced on my neck. The stone is a beautiful color. I'm going to be wearing this necklace frequently.

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Updates

A variation on these pressed cocoon earrings, coming soon to the shop!
Beautiful natural diamond ring in 14k yellow gold. See it in person two weeks from today at The One of a Kind Show in Chicago. Dec 3-6 at the Merchandise Mart. Contact me for free passes to the show.

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About

How I got here...

Laurel trained at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, San Francisco, CA in 2004. Her connection with the process was instantaneous, the practice was natural and intuitive.

She spent time working in fine jewelry, setting diamonds and carrying out repair in a traditional jewelry store, as well as production in high end fashion jewelry. In 2008 she secured what seemed to be the dream job: Design Assistant, for a jeweler in NYC. This was a tremendous opportunity and priceless learning experience, but the dream was evolving, and the desire to develop her own work could not be overlooked. In 2009 Laurel's Bench was created.

Using recycled metals, untreated stones and other natural products, Laurel hand builds each piece as a wearable work of art. Simple metal frames compliment the stones, and domed crystals encase delicate, organic specimens. Laurel pays careful attention to detail and often creates unique interest in her chain work and shaded patinas.

During a decade of travel and exploration she has lived coast to coast and in-between, finally ending in North Carolina. She currently lives with her fiancé and their two children just outside of Raleigh, where she is able to spend much of her time creating new work.

"What began as an obsessive love of stone has turned into an outlet I cannot imagine living without" - Laurel Karnecki

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  • Laurel

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Using sterling silver and 14k gold Laurel builds simple, creative settings for her vast collection of natural stones, fossils and minerals. She is a mother of two who works out of her home studio creating pieces inspired by the beauty of nature.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 2, 2016
I love to create, and there's nothing better than a happy customer. Hearing positive feedback and seeing someone love a piece of my jewelry is one of the most rewarding experiences I can encounter. I always appreciate feedback, finding most helpful and constructive, and am constantly trying to better myself and my business.

Laurel’s Bench is proud to be GREEN!

Here are a few examples of how I operate…
My metals are purchased from an eco-friendly manufacturer practicing recovery and waste reduction while the gift boxes I ship with your jewelry are 100% recycled cardboard (made with 77% post-consumer fiber and 23% pre-consumer fiber). When packing orders I re-use collected tissue and paper and I ship in boxes also made from 100% post consumer recycled materials and are recyclable. I’m always trying to find eco-friendly was to improve my business and am proud to operate as I do!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Payment
I accept PayPal or etsy direct checkout
Shipping
I ship USPS first class with delivery confirmation.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want each buyer to be more than happy with their purchase and will gladly work with you to make sure you're pleased with your product in the end.

- - RETURNS - -
Returns must be shipped back within 5 days of receiving item, in original condition, an you must notify me within 2 days of receiving items that you would like to return them. Your refund, less shipping cost and a 10% restocking fee, will be made once I receive the item and have assessed it's condition.

PLEASE NOTE: custom items are non-refundable. If the buyer is unhappy with a custom item once it is received I will do all I can to rework the item (additional costs may apply), but since the item was created specifically for the customer the piece is not something I can return back into my stock. Please contact me prior to purchase with any specific questions about this policy.

- - PAYMENT PLANS - -
I often work with clients to set up payment plans accommodating a buyers needs. Please write me if you would like to set up a plan. An initial deposit is required, and all pieces must be paid for in full within 6 months of the first date of payment. If pieces are not paid for in full within 6 months buyer forfeits all payments made, and the piece becomes available for purchase again at full price.

- - DAMAGE - -
If items are damaged during shipping please email me immediately.

- - REPAIR - -
I offer repairs if items get damaged while the buyer is wearing them, and will visit each repair on a case by case basis to determine cost.


I aim to please!
Additional policies and FAQs
Laurel’s Bench is proud to be GREEN!

My metals are purchased from an eco-friendly manufacturer practicing recovery and waste reduction while the gift boxes I ship with your jewelry are 100% recycled cardboard (made with 77% post-consumer fiber and 23% pre-consumer fiber). When packing orders I re-use collected tissue and paper and I ship in boxes also made from 100% post consumer recycled materials and are recyclable. I’m always trying to find eco-friendly was to improve my business and am proud to operate as I do!