Martys Gems

West Rutland, Vermont · 9604 Sales


Martys Gems

West Rutland, Vermont 9604 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Hello Shoppers. Come in, browse and find something wonderful. If you don't see what you want, just ask, I have stock I have not listed and way too much vintage jewelry.


Last updated on Jan 2, 2017

Hello Shoppers. Come in, browse and find something wonderful. If you don't see what you want, just ask, I have stock I have not listed and way too much vintage jewelry.

Margaret Ellison

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Margaret Ellison

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My Shop has 18 years of collecting, repairing and making jewelry and all the components to make more.

I started my history in jewelry when I was a child and my step grandfather gave me my first piece of jewelry he had made. He cut a $20 gold piece in half and made me a lovely brooch. He also made me a birthstone ring. I cherished these pieces until they were stolen when I was an adult and I have been looking for them ever since. I got into making jewelry in 1992 when the craze for long dangly earrings in the Indian fashion was popular and made myself many pairs. I still have some of them. I fell in love with my husband because he created a tool to pick up thousands of seed beads I had dropped onto a shag carpet. Yes, he is a tool and die maker but he can do anything and make anything. He helped me open my first store in town and made shelves and displays for me. My best friend introduced me to vintage jewelry and it has been a long and wonderful relationship. I found so many of the pieces missing stones, and I wanted to fix them. I started buying rhinestones to do this and found that in order to get the ones I needed, I had to buy large quantities, so I started selling the extra on Yahoo. When Yahoo auctions shut down, I had a very lucrative business. It has taken me a while to come back from this setback but thanks to Etsy and my wonderful customers, I am there. I love designing and making my own jewelry and hope you like my efforts. But my true love is vintage jewelry. If you don't see what you like here, check out my site on etsy.


Shop members

  • Margaret Ellison

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    The only person who helps me with my shop is my husband, you can thank him for the fast delivery of your packages as he is the one who goes to the post office every day for me. I would be lost without his help and support.

  • Kayla Barry

    Assistant, Creator, Customer Service

    Kayla is my granddaughter and besides spoon all the painting on jewelry, she designs, sells, and does customer service work for me. She runs the shop for me when I go on vacation.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 1, 2013
Welcome to my Shop. I make beaded works of art that I design from patterns I find. If I use a pattern that is entirely yours I will give you credit on my site. My intent is for all my customers to be very happy with what I make and be proud to wear my designs. I love to try new patterns and will be offering the fruits of my labor on an on going basis. Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have and you can reach me at ellifix [!at] I also design patterns myself and will be selling the Tutorials on my site. I sell rhinestones and beads to help you make your own designs.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
I accept Paypal, money orders and personal checks. Paypal and money orders ship immediately as I mail everyday except Saturday and Sunday. I try very hard to keep my shipping costs at a minimum as I hate over paying for shipping and handling. Please have your payment to me within 10 days if you are mailing your payment. I charge 6% tax to Vermont shoppers only. I do not cancel an order unless you ask me to or if I cannot supply you with what you have asked for.
I ship USPS only. I don't have the ability to get to the UPS or Fed Ex locations easily and the post office needs our help. If you require special shipping, I will try to help but will need extra shipping fees to ship other ways.
Refunds and Exchanges
I believe that you should be happy with your selection and therefore my Refund policy is simple. If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, return it and I will refund your purchase price less shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am always happy to take custom orders and will do my best to get them out to you in a timely manner. I do not do wholesale but have the ability to make more than one on a lot of my pieces. My guarantee is simple, all of my jewelry is guaranteed for my lifetime. Return it and I will repair or replace it free of charge.