Handmade Jewelry and Home Decor

Charlottesville, Virginia
100 Sales

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Note from shop owner Thank you so much for stopping by! I'm taking a short break to spend the holidays with my family. I will be checking and responding to messages while the shop is closed. Happy holidays!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Thank you so much for stopping by! I'm taking a short break to spend the holidays with my family. I will be checking and responding to messages while the shop is closed. Happy holidays!

Elizabeth M.

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About MayEvodia

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On Etsy since 2012

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Inspired by...

As a little girl, I remember digging through my grandmothers' jewelry boxes and playing dress-up with all of their beautiful jewels. My maternal grandmother had an eclectic jewelry collection, mixing some very simple pieces with those with sparkling gemstones (some real, some not), while my paternal grandmother tended to focus on much more simple, Scandinavian pieces (she's Norwegian). As a result, I grew to love and appreciate a wide range of jewelry styles, and the jewelry I make reflects that. Because my grandmothers inspired my love for jewelry, my shop is named for them--"May" for my paternal grandmother and "Evodia" for my maternal grandmother.

My jewelry making process is relatively organic. I tend to buy beads that I like and let the beads inspire the design, rather than ordering beads because I have a specific design in mind. Sometimes I sit and sketch for hours to get inspired , and other times I just sit down and "play" with the beads or wire until I stumble upon something that I like. I work with a wide variety of materials, including gemstones, glass, wood, leather, silver, gold, brass, and copper.

In the future, I plan to expand my shop offerings to include more home items. My maternal grandmother in particular, also inspired my love of interior design. And while I have a few pieces in the shop that are home decor related, I hope to expand my home item offerings in the future.

I am so glad to have a way to get my creative energy out , while hopefully bringing a smile to others' faces.

Shop members

  • Elizabeth

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I have always loved making and creating things. After a brief detour as an accountant, I finally decided that I wanted to use my creative energy to make pieces for others to enjoy. Working on jewelry pieces for May Evodia allows me to do that :)

Shop policies

Last updated on April 30, 2022
• Thank you for checking out my shop! I generally design jewelry based on things that I would wear. Since I have a fairly eclectic style, I hope there is a little something for any taste.

• Below is all the important infomation about shopping with May Evodia; please feel free to contact me via Etsy only, with any questions or requests!

• I typically buy beads in small quantities, thus I only produce small quantities of any particular piece at a given time. If you see something in the “sold” section that you like, I may be able reproduce it for you depending on whether I have (or can get) the beads I used to make it. I am also willing to work with you if you have any special requests (I will do my very best to accommodate). Feel free to convo me with any ideas or requests. Please keep in mind that any custom orders will take additional time to ship depending on the availability of materials.

• All jewelry is made in smoke free environment, but I do have dogs.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
• If you are interested in an exchange, I will exchange the merchandise once it is returned to me, so long as the merchandise is in its original condition and is returned within 7 days of receiving the item. Please contact me before sending your item back so I know to expect your package and we can work out any additional amounts that will need to be paid associated with the exchange. Exchange requests should be made within 3 days of receiving the package. Packages that are sent back without warning will not be accepted. All postage associated with an exchange is the responsibility of the buyer, and shipping costs are nonrefundable. Please make sure return packages are well protected and include tracking (insurance is also encouraged). I also reserve the right to refuse an exchange for any reason.

• Please note that exchanges are not available on custom orders.

• If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please convo me before leaving feedback. I value my customer's experience and satisfaction and will make every effort possible to rectify the situation. As a general rule, I do not accept returns. However, if you are truly unhappy with your purchase, please contact me and I'll try to work something out.

• Refunds based off a changed mind, size or color will not be processed.

• For any other refund/exchange inquiries please convo us and I will do my best to find a solution that works for both parties, as each situation can be different.


• I make every effort to list sizes and dimensions in the descriptions. I typically photograph items in a light box or in natural sunlight in order to get a true representation of color and detail (please note that colors can look a little different depending on your computer screen). Please remember that the images are NOT actual size. Please read the dimensions and look at the images closely before you order. This is in your best interest and mine. I want you to be satisfied and overjoyed with your decision and purchase. I appreciate your time and business.
• Payment is due at the time you commit to buy, unless you contact me and other arrangements are made. I'll be glad to reserve an item for you, just click the "Contact Seller" button to the right of the page.

• Payment is accepted through either Etsy direct checkout or PayPal. If you select Paypal, it is not necessary to create a Paypal account. Buyers can purchase via Paypal WITHOUT an account. It's easy and secure. Your credit card information is safe and you are not required to have a Paypal account. Simply complete the transaction thru the Etsy 'check out'. It will take you to the purchase screen and walk you thru the process. If you have any questions please convo me with your concerns.

• Items will not be shipped until payment is received. If payment is not received within 48 hours of the purchase, and no alternative arrangements have been made with me ahead of time, the sale will be canceled and the item re-listed.
Failure to pay will result in a canceled transaction.

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• Most items shipped USPS within one to three business days of payment. If I anticipate any delays I will convo the buyer ASAP. Once an item has been shipped I will convo you. I am not responsible for mailing delays. I will not refund or accept returns due to late arrivals. Larger and custom orders will take more time. Please contact me for options.
Thank you.

• All orders places after 3pm eastern time are automatically considered the next day's orders.

• Sending a Gift? Please let me know if you would like to include a message on the tag!

• I ship to the address on the Etsy receipt so please make sure it is correct.

• For domestic purchases, I ship items using USPS priority mail and typically use the small flat rate boxes. In the event that the total shipping charge exceeds the actual shipping cost, I will refund any excess shipping charges (ex. if you buy three items and are charged $8 for shipping--$6 + $1 + $1--but they all fit into a small flat rate box, I will refund the additional $2 charged in shipping). If your item is a gift or time sensitive you can request the item be shipped EXPRESS at an additional cost. Please convo me with the request PRIOR to making your purchase and I will advise on the cost and timeline, and will update the listing to reflect the shipping upgrade. No guarantees are made by May Evodia on when the item will arrive. Tracking information will be forwarded to buyer. I will do my best to accommodate your needs. Thanks.

•As items are shipped priority mail, $50 of insurance is included. If you require additional insurance, please contact me PRIOR to ordering. Requesting additional insurance/protection is always the responsibility of the BUYER.
Additional policies and FAQs
Additional Policies and FAQs


• Deposits are required on some custom orders. Deposits on custom orders are non-refundable.


• If my jewelry breaks, let me know right away and I will give you some simple instructions on how to proceed, which may involve providing you directions on how to fix it yourself or sending the item back to me to fix the item, depending on the circumstances. In most cases the BUYER will at least be responsible for shipping costs (though I may cover the cost of one way return shipping depending on the circumstances). We will decide together whether or not there will any additional charges (other than shipping) related to the repair.

• Some pieces cannot be repaired because of the nature of damage. I thank you for being so understanding.


• If you are interested in carrying my jewelry in your shop please contact me via Etsy with your store name, location , and any specific products you are interested in.

• I've made my best to portray the colors of jewelry as accurately as possible, however colors will vary with individual monitors and subject to individual opinion. All pictures can be enlarged to show more detail.