marilynnuttall on May 19, 2016
The necklace is lovely however the customs payment of £11 Made this a quite expensive necklace
Heather Reid on Apr 30, 2016
Rickie Rudd on Feb 25, 2016
Nature Lover & Silversmith
My name is Clare Johnston, and I make sterling silver, gold and gemstone jewelry that interprets nature in graceful and elegant forms.
Lila Clare Jewelry is classic jewelry that you can wear everyday, yet still feel special and celebrated. Pieces that look delicate and dainty, but are crafted with such care and attention that they are secure and solid. Jewelry that you want for yourself, and love to give as a gift.
When I make jewelry, I feel energized and connected to my creative self. I infuse this into each piece and it becomes the starting point for your style, for your strength, for your journey. I hope you let me and my work help tell your story.
I’ve had an enduring connection with nature since I was a child and was raised to appreciate the value of handmade work. When I was two, my family moved from the city to rural North Georgia. We lived in a tent while my parents built our house. Logs were our dining chairs and the stream provided water. I remember pressing leaves into the still moist concrete foundation and playing with wood shavings as my father started his fine furniture making business. The countless hours I spent exploring the forest around our home firmly ingrained a love of and respect for nature.
In 2010, I transitioned out of a career in social work and moved to Tucson, AZ. I was drawn to the desert for the striking landscape, warmth and sun. I took metalsmithing classes and began to make jewelry. My relationship with nature continues and translates into the designs. I lost wax cast and hand fabricate (form, hammer, shape, cut, solder) sterling silver, gold and gemstone jewelry that interprets the natural environment in graceful and elegant forms. Lila Clare Jewelry is handmade in Arizona, and reflects my time in both desert and forest habitats.
Lila Clare Jewelry is made to give women simple, classic jewelry that helps them form a deeper connection with themselves and the earth. It is made to give back to my community. It is inspired by nature, and formed from earth’s elements while striving to take very little from the earth. Lila Clare Jewelry is fundamentally an expression of my voice and honors the legacy of making that my parents began on that small mountain in North Georgia.
Owner, Maker, Designer
I grew up in the mountains of North Georgia and my love of nature translates into jewelry design. I make eco-friendly nature-inspired jewelry using recycled metals. I am the owner, designer and maker of all Lila Clare Jewelry pieces.
Iliana assists me with bench work, assembly and various office duties.
Lost Wax Casting
Arizona, United States
Small business lost wax casting company in Arizona. Lila Clare Jewelry designs pieces and sends in the originals to be molded and cast by a local small casting company. Pieces are sent back to Lila Clare for finishing and final jewelry making.
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Items on sale
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently asked questions
Will I be charged tax?
Only if you live in Arizona! Customers in Arizona will be charged 8.1% sales tax.
What if I want to return or exchange?
I want you to be happy with your purchase! I will gladly work with you to find a solution, but have some general guidelines:
Returns and exchanges are accepted if Lila Clare Jewelry is notified within five days of your receipt of the jewelry, and the jewelry is mailed back within seven days of receipt in the condition in which it was received. Worn jewelry may not be returned or exchanged.
Please return your items protected in a box and bubble mailer. Customers are responsible for damage that occurs during return shipping. Return shipping costs are not reimbursed.
Returns for custom orders and sale items are not available.
What if my jewelry breaks?
All jewelry is guaranteed for six months from the time of purchase. In the unlikely event that a piece breaks, simply return the item and it will be repaired free of charge. If your chain breaks within six months of purchase, I will repair or replace it free of charge. If it is more than six months after purchase or you know the break was not the fault of the maker (thanks for your honesty!), replacement chain is $10 plus $4 shipping.
Can I have a different chain or length?
All of my necklace chains are adjustable: the total chain length is 18" and there are loops for clasping at 16" and 18". Lila Clare Jewelry is unable to offer alternate chain types than those pictured. However, I am able to adjust your necklace to a custom length upon request. this is free, when requested at the time of purchase, for lengths up to 20". Over 20" chain lengths are an additional $5.
Different lengths not ordered at the time of purchase are an additional $10 per adjustment, plus $4 shipping.
How do you ship?
I ship via United States Postal Service (USPS) first class mail with delivery confirmation. I would be happy to ship your items via USPS Priority Mail 3 Day or Overnight for the shipping cost. Please select this upgrade to Priority Mail 2-3 Day at checkout, contact me for USPS Express (overnight) options.
Lila Clare Jewelry is not responsible for items delayed by the post office. Once the package is marked "accepted" by USPS, it is not longer in my control. In the unlikely event that you don't receive your jewelry or it is damaged, contact me and we'll work towards a solution.
USPS says my package was delivered, but it's not here.
Rarely a package is marked as Delivered by USPS, but not received by buyer. Please ask neighbors, family members, house mates if they've seen the package & check alternative delivery locations (apt office, porch, etc). Then, if still not located follow the protocol to file a claim with USPS.
1. Best option: Go to your post office branch and talk to the manager. File a complaint in person.
2. File an online report with the USPS https://prd2faq.usps.com/faq/iq/usps/request.do?forward=emailUs
3. File a complaint over the phone by calling 1.800.275.8777.
Please provide me with a copy of your complaint receipt. Once the USPS investigation is complete, and if the package has not been found, I will determine whether or not to refund.
Sales outside the USA & customs charges
I'm happy to ship outside of the United States. :) Please be aware that many countries have customs charges for imports. Each country handles imports and customs charges differently. These charges can vary widely but are most commonly based on the price and type of item, package weight and dimensions, origin country, and the taxes, duties, and fees of the destination country. As a seller, I'm not able to predict or explain these fees. For more info, see: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/5023