A hard but satisfying journey
It was sort of a fluke, really, that I became interested in making jewelry in the first place. A former friend made me a pair of earrings for my birthday; when she told me she had literally made them herself, I was shocked. As I studied the earrings, I thought... That doesn't look so hard... I bet I could do that. And with that, I was off to Barnes and Noble to buy beginner beading books.
Needless to say, it was NOT as easy as I had first thought. There were many failed attempts. But eventually I learned the basics, and the pieces I started making were actually holding up to wear. I shared my idea and examples of my work with family and friends, and they encouraged me to try to sell them on Etsy. By that time, I had more jewelry than I could ever hope to wear or give away as gifts, so I figured, why not, what could it hurt? While most of my first customers were my friends, I did end up selling to a stranger that very first day, which validated my work. I knew then that these weren't just my friends being nice.
And so it began... I started hoarding beads and building up my collection, and I have hundreds of various beads, including gemstones, crystals, bone, horn, wood, seed beads, charms, and glass.
Owner, Creator, Photographer
My name is Charlotte and my boyfriend and I have recently moved to Southern Oregon. Cave Junction, to be exact. It was a big change, since we previously lived in San Diego, but I think it was just what I needed for my creativity to spark!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment is due the same day your purchase is made. If I do not hear from you before the next day, I will relist the item and go through the necessary channels to report such a thing. If for some reason that is a problem, I would prefer you contact me before purchasing; I am not inflexible, and we may be able to work something out. Whether before or after purchase, if you have any questions or troubles at all, please feel free to contact me. I am willing to work with an honest, open customer, so long as I am kept informed throughout.
All orders from California will be charged appropriate sales tax.
If you are ordering more than one item and the shipping appears to be high, please contact me for a shipping quote for the specific items you are considering. If I overcharge you for shipping, I will refund any overage of 1 dollar or more. Combined shipping for items paid for in one transaction only. I cannot combine shipping for orders purchased in separate transactions. The reason for this is because we, as sellers, are charged per transaction; the more separate transactions, the more fees. In an effort to help both of us keep costs down, please purchase all items in one transaction.
Please ensure your paypal and etsy addresses match! The default address is your paypal address, so if you need it sent to a different address, please contact me. If the addresses do not match, there will be a delay in shipping while I figure out where your package is going.
If you would like to upgrade your shipping options, such as upgrading to express, UPS or Fedex please feel free to contact me. I can give you a shipping quote and create a special listing for you, if required. Please note, shipping upgrades are not eligible for free or discounted shipping promotions.
Insurance is also available upon request. If insurance is not purchased, there is very little I or USPS can do to help you if your package is lost or stolen. I can not be held responsible for the mistreatment of uninsured packages.
Shipping supplies may be reused and recycled, but are in very good condition. I am sorry, but local customers CAN NOT pick items up. Items are only delivered via shipping.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
If you would like an item gift wrapped, feel free to contact me. Gift wrap options will change periodically. Basic gift wrap consists of the jewelry in a cotton padded box, which is then wrapped with a matching bow on top. The price for this is 2.50. If you would like something different, or would like to inquire about current options, feel free to contact me.
Items come from a smoke-free home. However, I do own two cats. It will not affect the jewelry, but please keep this in mind if you have severe allergies. I cannot say that I can 100% prevent any allergens from coming into contact with your package.