My Sunset Road
My Sunset Road was founded over 10 years ago as a way for me to share my love of making small works of (metal) art with you. Over the years my passion for creating has continued to be inspired by my many interests, including travel, history, fine art and modern design. As a homeschooling mother of two children I'm constantly being reminded to look at the world with a fresh perspective and I hope that comes across in each of my designs. What I strive for is making the pieces you reach for again and again, your everyday favorites that balance timelessness, creativity and a slight edge.
I am committed to being a socially responsible and eco-friendly business. My designs are made with recycled sterling silver. I also reuse and recycle all of my scrap metal and ship your items in 100% recycled gift boxes and mailers. You can feel good about wearing My Sunset Road pieces!
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Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
I live in the Boston area with my two children and two pugs. I am a full time homeschooler and part time metalsmith. Nature, modern design and a love of history all influence my designs.
Generally I only work in sterling silver, argentium sterling and 14K gold. Some items may have vintage components of brass or copper and this will be noted in the items description. All earwires are sterling. If you have metal allergies and have a question about a specific item please ask!
I realize that the jewelry business is far from eco-friendly so I've done my research and found companies that I can feel good about buying from. My metal supplier has provided socially and environmentally-responsible products and services for over 95 years. All of their metals are recycled from the earth's existing metal supply and is not bought from miners.
Occasionally I use vintage beads and/or gemstones in some designs. The vintage is easy - it's another form of recycling! For my new materials, such as gemstones, I avoid buying from countries whose beads are mainly produced under sweatshop conditions and pay workers below minimum wage. Because of this my materials are a bit more expensive but the superior quality is obvious when stones are manufactured by skilled artisans (you can see the difference in the evenly cut facets and smoothly drilled holes).
Packaging can be taxing on the environment as well, I use only 100% recycled boxes for my jewelry. I'm also happy to have recently switched all of my printing needs (postcards, business cards, etc) to GreenerPrinter.com. Soy-based inks, recycled papers, 100% wind-powered and all of their shipping is carbon free!
Accepted payment methods
If you are paying by check your purchase will be shipped once the check has been received and cleared. This process could take up to a week for out of state (MA) checks.
If paying by PayPal I require payment within 24 hours. If payment is not made within this time I reserve the right to cancel the sale and relist the item. If you are unable to pay within 24 hours please contact me.
I ship via USPS (First Class) multiple times per week. If your item is in stock it will almost always be shipped within 24-48 hours after payment is made. If your item is being custom made it will take anywhere from 1-2 weeks for production + the time for shipping. If you need a custom order sooner than my estimated time please contact me and I will do my best.
All orders over $100 are upgraded to USPS PRIORITY MAIL.
I am happy to provide shipping internationally and have never had an item lost in shipment thus far. Unfortunately I am unable to be responsible for items that are lost or undelivered internationally.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
* Follow me on TWITTER for sneak peeks & private sales: http://twitter.com/MySunsetRoad
* I also have a shop for quality jewelry supplies: http://www.frill.etsy.com
I photograph my work with a macro lens which can make items look larger than their actual size. Please take note of the dimensions of each piece in it's description.
Handcrafted jewelry may be delicate and should be handled with care. Jewelry should not be worn when in contact with chemicals or cleaners and all jewelry should be put on after make-up and hair products. I recommend storing bright sterling pieces in small plastic bags to slow oxidation of silver. Use polishing cloth and soft damp cloth when necessary.