Hand-crafted jewelry by Marj Moses

Elkins, West Virginia
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About MoondanceArtJewelry

Sales 232
On Etsy since 2013

Art made from Heart + Head +Hand

Bio and Artist Statement:
West Virginia native Marjory Moses has spent her life working, raising a family, and making art in the hills of her home state. Photographer, painter, and metalsmith, she has award-winning pieces in exhibits, collections, and shops in the Appalachian region and beyond. Regardless of the medium in which she works, her art is always influenced by the woods and water, hills and skies, and her artisan jewelry always shows the hand of the maker at work.
IN her own words:
“Modern. Organic. Metal + Stone.
Elegance and rustic charm meet in the materials and fabrication of my artisan-style jewelry. I use quality components: sterling and fine silver, jeweler's brass, bronze, copper, authentic gemstones and cultured pearls. My processes include traditional metal-smithing: hand-forging, sawing, soldering, sanding, and polishing, hand-crafted patinas, stone setting, wire-wrapping, torch-firing, and kiln enamel.I believe that how it's made matters, and strive for quality in my craftsmanship. I'm drawn to simple geometric elements that I like to wear myself, and I like to create pieces that reflect what I see in nature, just as I do in my visual artwork. I bring the discipline and training of my fine art degree to my design work - striving to make each piece of jewelry a little work of art that you will love wearing every day.”

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Welcome and thank you for visiting MoondanceArt Jewelry's shop. Each piece is fabricated by hand by me in my home studio. I strive to craft each piece as if it were a little work of art.
MoondanceArt Jewelry is made of quality metals, gemstones, and findings from reputable dealers world-wide. Unless noted, earwires are .925 sterling silver or 14K gold-filled. I use recycled metals when possible.; I do not use base metals (like nickel) or plated metals. Stones and pearls will be described as they have been represented to us by my dealers. I am very partial to US mined and cut stones. All components are handcrafted from sheet or wire - unless described otherwise - using traditional metal smithing techniques.
I add care instructions and material with each purchase so that your jewelry will stay looking like new as long as possible.
Created in a smoke-free shop following Covid 19 precautions. Jewelry is clean and unworn when sent to you.

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept 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
My goal is to delight you with every purchase. If for any reason you are disappointed in your piece of jewelry, please contact me to see if there is something that can be changed ( re-sizing a chain perhaps?). We do accept returns when you return within 7 days of your receipt of the item, and will refund the cost of the item, minus shipping. The refund will be issued when I have received the item in its original unworn condition. I am sorry I cannot refund if the item show signs of damage or signs of wear, or after seven days.I do include a "Jewelry Care" info card with each shipment and strongly recommend buyers follow the wear recommendations.
We accept PayPal, credit cards, Etsy Direct Payment, and Etsy gift cards for payment. You may use your credit card to make a payment via PayPal even if you do not have a PayPal account of your own.
I initiate fabrication and shipping as soon as payment is verified by etsy. Unless I contact you, in stock items will be shipped within three business days (Monday-Friday). If your order is custom made or made to order, please allow 5 days BEFORE shipping. We ship USPS First Class Mail within the United Sates and Canada unless other arrangements have been made.
Periodically shipping is free; or the shipping cost of the first item is $4.50 plus $.75 for each additional item shipped within the US.
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I will message you as soon as your order has been shipped with your tracking number.
You can be assured that your purchase will be securely wrapped using a bubble wrap padded mailing envelope or box. Earrings are normally carded in a gift box. Bracelets and necklaces are packaged in cotton-lined gift boxes and tied with ribbon, also ready for gifting.
If you wish to upgrade to priority or other expedited shipping, please contact me about the added charge. Small USPS Priority boxes are currently $9.20.
Additional policies and FAQs
My work is produced in a smoke-free environment that has been covid-free. Our best efforts are made to post faithful color photographs, but please be aware that variations may occur due to differences in computer monitors. Please be aware that certain production pieces, like our signature circles and mountain pieces are hand-made to order, and so your design will look slightly different from the photograph.If you would like to see a photo of your piece after it's made and before it's shipped, just add a note with our order.
I would love to work on a custom order for you. Many of my pieces are one-of-a kind, but even repeated designs like the mountain pendants, are hand-drawn and made one by one. I can produce jewelry in some birthstones if they are available. Simply convo me to get the process started. Please note that custom work is generally non-refundable. Please allow 8 weeks lead time. No customs jewelry can be made after Dec. 1 and guarantee Christmas delivery.
If your purchase is a gift and it is to be shipped directly to the recipient, please add a note to me during check-out and I will be happy to include a gift card with your message to your recipient and send you the tracking number when the package has shipped.
You may be assured I never share your contact information with any other person or entity.
After your purchase, I may send you an email occasionally about new jewelry or events; but you may easily opt out of receiving any subsequent messages.

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Last updated on May 18, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Will my jewelry tarnish?

The short answer is "maybe." Sterling silver is 7.5% copper. Copper is the element that interacts with the air and "oxidizes" which we call tarnish. Most of the air we breathe has sulphur in it which also contributes to tarnish. If exposed to the air long enough, most sterling silver and copper will tarnish. Also, some people have a personal body chemistry that causes a tarnishing reaction in metal. To slow the action of oxidation, my silver jewelry is polished then given a coat or two of Renaissance Wax. I include a polishing cloth and detailed wear and care instructions that will tell you how to keep your piece looking like new. Key to this is using a polishing cloth and placing jewelry in a small zip-lock bag after every wearing.