MorningDoveStudio Ornament & Adornment

Illinois, United States · 802 Sales


MorningDoveStudio Ornament & Adornment

Illinois, United States 802 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars

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~ Original art giclee and paintings: HelenaNelsonReed/ETSY




Last updated on Feb 17, 2016

Welcome to my Etsy shop!

~ Original art giclee and paintings: HelenaNelsonReed/ETSY




Helena Nelson - Reed

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Helena Nelson - Reed

Vintage Ethiopian telsum amulets, coin silver
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5 out of 5 stars
E Walker

E Walker on Feb 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Something about this necklace really caught my eye. I contemplated buying it for a week but know I wouldn't be happy without it. It's one of my favorite necklaces, for sure. Very beautiful!

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Color, texture, design, unique: most designs handmade by Helena Nelson - Reed

Selling on Etsy allows me to reach a global market, rather than one limited to my geographic region, or those who know my name. Thanks to Etsy, my work now sells to clients and galleries located in places as diverse as Abu Dabi, Dubai, Russia (Moscow), the EU and UK, Finland, Iceland, Congo Basin and Kyoto.

I believe this isn't so much due to my creativity and designs as the fact Etsy allows people in distant places to meet in a common cyber - market place, and products offered

Through Etsy I've been able to slowly build my business to a sustainable level via private label clients and online sales. Designing and selling necklaces is different from selling my art ( which feels very personal), and I enjoy the marketplace atmosphere as well as some nice partnerships and friendships that have resulted.

My husband is supportive of my work, and although not interested in beads or necklaces, helps out in many ways. Shipping and receiving, filling out customs forms, packaging unwieldy items, and teaching me how to use tools for metalwork are just a few examples that make a big difference to somebody running a micro business, like moi!

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Last updated on April 6, 2015
As with most artists, creating is a perpetually renewing source of enjoyment, tactile pleasure, and challenge. The feel of cool smooth shell warming gradually in the palm of my hand, the soft clicking of old bone beads, the warm, honey glow of Baltic amber are simple pleasures of great value. Symbolism inherent in old and new tribal adornment is a tiny window to ancient cultures. With vintage and antique or ancient beads I wonder who made them, wore them, what have these miniature works of art witnessed? Taking these elements and combining them in a way that conveys some of this happiness to another individual also makes me happy. ?

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Paypal and credit card for instant payment, or email for my address and pay by check. Once the balance is paid, I'll ship your purchase. If you need shipping insurance email BEFORE PAYING so I can adjust the amount on your invoice.
Yes, I combine shipping, let me know what items and Ill adjust it for you.

1. I ship Priority Mail in the states, but there are some exceptions, as when sending a large carton of empty wood boxes, which can go regular mail.

2. YES! I ship internationally, email if your country isn't listed as a destination.
Please note that International shipments can be mailed Priority International or First Class Mail ( takes a little longer but haven't lost one yet!) . Priority International has a tracking number, but not all countries scan packages. You may prefer regular First Class International mail, which is just as secure.

3. INSURANCE: This is YOUR responsibility and an option. I don't insure items unless requested or its noted on the listing. Convo me for an insurance estimate, and upon approval Ill adjust your shipping fee ti include it.

4. DAMAGED AND LOST GOODS: I wrap everything as if its being tossed from a 3rd story window, but there's no way of controlling what happens to shipments once they're launched into the postal system, especially internationally. Priority and Express mail allow us to track shipments so if something is lost or broken, I provide any tracking information, dates or address information needed.

5. If your shipment is damaged in transit I am not responsible but will work with you and the USPO in order to track down missing shipments or collecting insurance SEE ITEM 3 !!!!

Refunds and Exchanges
Please take a moment and extend an opportunity for fixing problems before leaving feedback, because its impossible to resolve the issue if I’m unaware of it. Your satisfaction is important me, so contact me asap so we can work together towards a resolution.

I want you happy with your purchases and gladly accept returns postmarked for return within 3 days upon receipt. The items should be returned in the original packing materials, in the same condition as when I sent them.

I reserve the right to retain 10% of the purchase price ( if the item requires cleaning and staging, photographing and relisting)...this decision is made after the returned item is in my hands.

PLEASE: If the returned item smells of perfume, smoke, perspiration, is stained or broken, refund reflects my cost of having that item repaired or cleaned.

The cost of shipping returns are the responsibility of the customer.

If you return more than 3 necklaces, I reserve the right to discontinue selling to you, unless we've discussed the matter before hand and have an agreement. A few individuals purchase necklaces, wear them to an event ( or try to resell them at an event) then want to return them afterward.
Additional policies and FAQs
- Until further notice, I'm not accepting custom or commission work. Summer is on the way and I'd like to enjoy it!

- I don't alter or repair the creations of other designers, sellers, nor repair broken vintage jewelry .

- WHOLESALE : My pricing is determined by multiplying my material costs at the Etsy recommended %, and an hourly wage for designing , creating, listing, and packaging them. If you own a gallery or boutique and are interested in wholesale pricing ( for purchases of $1000.00 or more) please contact me.

I price my creations fairly. Because I haven't the costs associated with brick & mortar stores, traveling the art & bead show circuit, or paying staff and assistants, some of my goods may be priced less than comparable items offered on Etsy.

- TALK TO THE HAND: No deep discounts. My talent, ideas, work, time and materials are worth something. There is no assembly line churning out necklaces. Only me, designing and constructing them one at a time.

- SALES AND SPECIAL OFFERS: In fairness to customers I rarely have sales. Maybe once a year I'll will put a few things up at a reduced price, before dismantling to use in new designs. Some years I don't even do this. The reason for not having sales is that A. My pricing is already more than fair and B. My clients needn't worry that the item they purchased could have been purchased for less if they'd only have waited for the sale.

No lay aways
No payment by installment
No reserved items.
My shop accepts Direct Checkout ( you pay using a credit card) and Paypal, so you can still pay by installment... to the credit card provider instead of me.