MementoAtelier

Bespoke memorial jewelry & commemorative keepsakes

Queens, New York | 24 Sales

MementoAtelier

Bespoke memorial jewelry & commemorative keepsakes

Queens, New York 24 Sales On Etsy since 2018

5 out of 5 stars (16)

Announcement   Welcome to Memento Atelier! ⇸ Instagram: @MEMENTOATELIER
Home of the original Storyteller Crystal™. Every crystal tells a story; what will yours say?

Carry pets, people, and places with you. I specialize in custom, co-created resin crystal jewelry that honours your life and memories. Each memento is a story you bring with you; it becomes a part of you, and in this way, we keep what we love alive. ♥

10% of all sales donated to Cornell University's FeLV research to benefit sick cats!

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 1, 2018

Welcome to Memento Atelier! ⇸ Instagram: @MEMENTOATELIER
Home of the original Storyteller Crystal™. Every crystal tells a story; what will yours say?

Carry pets, people, and places with you. I specialize in custom, co-created resin crystal jewelry that honours your life and memories. Each memento is a story you bring with you; it becomes a part of you, and in this way, we keep what we love alive. ♥

10% of all sales donated to Cornell University's FeLV research to benefit sick cats!

A. DeLuca

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About

In 2010, I was a pedestrian hit by a car; I should have died, but I didn’t. On the other side of this, waiting for me, was a kitten. My best friend sent me his photo and it was love at first sight; I brought he and his litter-mate sister home as soon as I could.

3 years later, both were diagnosed with FeLV, for which there is no cure. On September 21st, 2018, my beloved King passed on. Using my resin hobby, I made a necklace of his fur: a crystal symbolizing rebirth inside a spent bullet shell representing loss.

I’m still struggling with this loss. My hands are too empty. And so I’ve made my hobby into a shop where I can make memento jewelry for others, hoping that by connecting with others and creating through grief I can find peace.

I created this business because we all have stories. We all have things we're proud of, or want to celebrate, or want to keep alive. I want to help tell your story through a statement crystal just for you, so that when someone asks you about it, you get to tell your story.

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    Self-taught resin artist who captures memories and stories in keepsakes. From my heart to yours, I lovingly craft pieces that incorporate the intention and essence of your story in way that reveres and celebrates your unique life.

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Last updated on Jan 4, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Why are processing and shipping times listed as Unknown?

1. If your order is a ready-to-ship, it's ready to go! I'll have it in the mail to you in a day or two.

2. If your order is custom WITHOUT personal inclusions, I will communicate with you about where I am in the creation process. Custom orders that use inclusions already in my possession usually take 1-2 weeks to make.

3. If your order is custom WITH personal inclusions, I do need to receive those personal inclusions in the mail from you, such as hair or fur, etc, processing time will depend on when I receive your inclusion. Do not send priceless inclusions.

What are "inclusions"?

Inclusions are whatever I preserve within the resin.

I can include almost any solid, as long as it fits. I can include things I already have, such as flowers, crystals, and butterfly wings. I can include mica colours, a variety of glitters, and/or silver or gold flake.

I can also do personal inclusions, which require you to mail me those inclusions. I am not responsible for items shipped to me that are lost in the mail. Please DO NOT send me priceless inclusions. Once they're set in resin, there is no un-setting or re-setting them.

Personal inclusions can be hair, fur, whiskers, teeth, ashes, dried bouquets, wedding lace, etc. I can also do runes, tarot/playing/business cards, etc.

Care instructions

Resin is less fragile than crystal and harder to break, so these resin crystals are durable for daily wear. However, to preserve their beauty, pieces should be worn with care and not during aggressive activities or prolonged exposure to water - showering, swimming, etc. Avoid strikes or blows to the resin. Please do not use heavy commercial abrasives, tarnish removers or ultrasonic cleaners.

Custom and personalized orders

Custom work is where I get the most joy out of what I do, so I'm happy to work with you to create a memorable keepsake. I can help you brainstorm if you want a keepsake but aren't sure what you want in it!

If you don't have personal inclusions, think about what reminds you of the pet or person—what were their favourite things? I can include ribbon, for example, or catnip; I can make crystals look like orange soda or include dehydrated strawberries, re: favourite foods.

In the unlikely situation you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact me prior to posting a review. I will kindly work together with you to rectify any problem. Communication is the only means to ensure buyer and seller satisfaction.

Return & refund policy

Refunds are issued once the returned item is received in its original condition within 14 days of delivery. The refund policy is for the original listing purchased minus the cost of shipping, as shipping is included in the cost of the listing when you purchase the item. When you receive a refund, it will be for the cost of the listing minus shipping. I don't offer refunds for lost or refused mail. Listings from the "Sales & Seconds" section are not eligible for return.

What does "eco-conscious" mean?

I do my best to work with majority ethical and eco-friendly options. All of my natural inclusions are ethical and cruelty-free. My butterflies lived full lives and show the wear of a lived life; they come from the Ethical Butterfly Company. The default resin I use is EcoPoxy (if this is not the case, it is stated on the listing), which is the UV-friendly natural resin choice—it won't yellow or fade over time. I use natural mica pigments and dried flowers. The only "unnatural" inclusions are items such as cards, flake, or glitter, etc.

Other notable notices—

For legal reasons all items sold here are sold as CURIOS ONLY. While all creations are made in what I call sacred space, any text and/or descriptions that mention a magical/spiritual component do not a guarantee or promise a certain effect or outcome. All items are made in my home in New York City, which does have a cat residing within it for those concerned with allergens.