MindaDesign

Quirky Artisan Jewelry by Minda

Sanford, Florida On Etsy since 2014

MindaDesign

Quirky Artisan Jewelry by Minda

Sanford, Florida | 24 Sales

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Last updated on August 18, 2017

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Returns and exchanges
All items are eligible for return for a refund. Buyer is responsible for the return shipping charges, along with Etsy's listing and selling fee(s).
Payment
Payment is is expected within three (3) business days of purchase. If a buyer wishes to cancel an item that has not yet shipped, the buyer will be responsible for the Etsy listing fee and sales fee(s). These will be deducted from the total before a refund is applied.
Shipping
DOMESTIC: First Class mail is used for domestic packages. Domestic shipping is free on jewelry items; non-jewelry items have an individualized shipping fee. If the buyer wishes to upgrade to faster shipping, the buyer is responsible for the extra cost. Please note that once a package has been shipped, seller has NO control over the package, and the seller cannot be held accountable for shipping delays when the package is in the custody of the carrier.

INTERNATIONAL: International shipping is usually not offered since it tends to be very costly, however, contact me if you would like me to quote a shipping fee to your location. Any customs procedures, taxes, declarations and variations thereof will be the responsibility of the buyer.
Additional policies and FAQs
Note: Please see additional FAQs below for much more detailed information. Thank you!

Custom commissions are available. Please see FAQ below or feel free to contact me for details.

I always strive to produce completely unique jewelry that will last a lifetime and beyond. I am only happy when YOU are happy, and thus, I stand by my work by offering a LIFETIME SERVICE with it. Should you need minor readjustments or repairs (resizing chain, cleaning, filing, etc.) I will happily provide you with this service at NO extra cost. All it will cost you is the shipping back to me with the shipping service of your choice, and I will repair and ship it back to you for free using First Class Mail.

However, major repairs (piece has been severely malformed or completely destroyed, stone has been crushed, that is, any repair that cannot be done without recreating the piece entirely) cannot be performed. This is in part due to the fact that every piece I create is unique, and I keep no "blueprints" of my pieces.

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Last updated on Aug 18, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I am always happy to help you with any custom orders. I will work with you, take meticulous notes of your wishes, and typically provide sketches by email until we find a design that you are completely happy with. I am also fond of sending progress pictures to clients as I'm making their piece. I can also provide a list of clients whom I've made custom orders for, so that they may provide testimonials for you, if desired.

Sizing details

Item sizes are always provided in jewelry listings. However, should you find that a piece was not the correct size, please let me know and I will do everything I can to amend the issue. For example, resizing a bracelet or a necklace can be done fairly easily, and that is a service I provide for free for my clients. The only thing it will cost you is a shipping charge with the carrier of your choice, and once I've resized the item, I will ship it back to you for free.

In the unlikely event that the size of an item is incorrect and the item cannot be altered (pendants, etc), I will refund the full amount of the piece to you after you ship it back to me. In this case, Etsy selling and listing fees will NOT be deducted from your refund.

Care instructions

All sterling silver pieces will be shipped with a free sterling silver cleaning cloth. As many of my pieces are oxidized, it is recommended that you do not submerge the piece into a silver cleaning solution, as this will remove the patina. Any non-oxidized pieces can be cleaned with silver cleaners, following manufacturer's instructions. Remember to check if the cleaning solution is safe for any stones in the design.

Copper pieces (except for earring hooks) are treated with a clear, non-toxic spray to preserve their patina and preventing them from turning green, thus prolonging the life of the piece. These can typically we wiped with a clean non-abrasive cloth or washed gently in tepid water and a mild soap, then dried thoroughly.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Gift wrapping and packaging, along with a printed name card for the gift, can be provided at no extra cost. This will typically consist of the piece being wrapped in gift paper, a ribbon, and a little tag stating who it's for and who it's from. Should you wish for more elaborate gift packaging, please contact me and we can discuss options and additional cost.

Wholesale availability

As each every one of my pieces is unique and some take 10+ hours to make, a wholesale option is not typically practical. Earrings are an exception, as these can be made quicker. However, kindly keep in mind that with hand-made and especially wire-wrapped items, no two pairs of earrings will be exactly, mathematically identical.

Metals

I work exclusively with sterling silver and at times, copper. Gold-filled wire may be used sometimes as accents, if so, it will clearly be stated in the listing. Sometimes, solid karat gold accents may be used. I do not work with silver-filled, silver-plated, gold-plated, or any "plated" metals, since I find that solid or precious metals are the ones that will last a lifetime.

Stones, Focals and Accents

I love to work with semi-precious stones, as their natural beauty and uniqueness guarantees that a piece will be one of a kind. I like to hunt for stones that are unusual, often with natural inclusions of a companion material.

I also love genuine Swarovski crystals. At times, I will work with resin or lampwork glass, provided that I find pieces that interest me. =) I've also been known to mix, pigment, and pour my own resins on occasion.

Glass beads are sometimes used as accents. Any materials used will always be clearly stated in the listing.

General Treatments

Oxidized sterling and copper pieces are immersed in a liver of sulfur (sulfurated potash) solution to provide patina. The piece is then immersed into a baking soda solution in order to halt the oxidation. The piece is then washed multiple times, dried, polished with fine (#0000) steel wool, washed again, dried, and polished with a cloth. The washing solution used is always a mild dish detergent and water.

Some items, such as bangles and adjustable rings, are often tumbled with stainless steel shot, which hardens the metal. This will not render a piece completely inflexible, but it will stiffen the wirework. Tumbling does not damage the focal of the piece, as I will only use focals that I know will withstand the tumbling.

Sterling Silver Treatments

Sterling pieces are often oxidized as described in the General Treatments section. Bright sterling pieces undergo no additional treatment.

Their patina will, however, naturally deepen over time due to sterling being 92.5% silver, and usually 7.5% copper (which allows the sterling to acquire patina due to exposure to the elements). Even bright sterling pieces will eventually oxidize over time. Any sterling pieces come with a free sterling cleaning cloth so that you may clean and brighten your piece as needed.

The Care Instructions section above describes the cleaning process for the metals that I work with.

Copper Treatments

Copper pieces are always oxidized as described in the General Treatments section. After that process, the pieces are sprayed with an acrylic spray that dries completely non-toxic. Any focals will usually be covered with masking tape to avoid spraying them.

The reason for this acrylic spray is that copper is a bit harder to polish/clean once oxidized, and I want to preserve the patina and provide a piece that isn't a nightmare to clean.

Copper will also turn green eventually due to exposure to the elements and contact with skin. In order to avoid this for as long as possible, I decided to treat copper pieces with acrylic.

Please note: The ear hook wires of copper earrings will not be oxidized or treated with acrylic.