NaturalCharm

Lasting Keepsakes Handmade from Your Flowers and Maps

Chicago, Illinois · 180 Sales

NaturalCharm

Lasting Keepsakes Handmade from Your Flowers and Maps

Chicago, Illinois 180 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(46)

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Julie

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Announcement   Custom jewelry, rosaries, and keepsakes (made from your special occasion flowers, petals, herbs, spices, coffee, tea, and sweets), map pendants (featuring your town, a national park, and military bases), and personalized stamped metal jewelry!

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Last updated on Jul 12, 2016

Custom jewelry, rosaries, and keepsakes (made from your special occasion flowers, petals, herbs, spices, coffee, tea, and sweets), map pendants (featuring your town, a national park, and military bases), and personalized stamped metal jewelry!

Julie

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Julie

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About

How Natural Charm Began

My father, Stanley, lost his battle with Carcinoid Cancer on October 24, 2005. At the funeral, the priest gave a rose from the casket spray as a keepsake to my mom, my two sisters and me. I wanted to find a special way to save the flower.

Knowing time was of the essence, I looked into freeze drying or preserving the flower in silica gel. This didn’t seem like the right solution. Then what do I do with this dry flower?

I remembered hearing about some nuns who make rose petal rosaries. That sounded great! After some research into that, I found that it takes at least a dozen roses to complete one rosary and getting the beads wet or exposing them to sunlight could destroy the beads. It seemed like a lot of money to spend on something that could be destroyed so easily. I longed for a way to preserve my flower in a durable way that I could enjoy every day.

After some further research and some experimenting, I created a way to embed crushed flowers into a clay base. The process creates light-safe and waterproof beads that could be enjoyed everyday. That was the answer!

The Christmas after my father died, we decided to give each other handmade gifts. I made a set of jewelry for my mom, two sisters, my aunt and my dad’s cousin. Word spread about the jewelry & I started getting requests to make jewelry for others.

My father unknowingly gave me one last incredible gift, the inspiration for this company. Turning the most tragic time in my life into a company that will create special keepsakes for others has been an amazing journey and has helped me heal the grief.

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  • Julie Pawlowicz

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    A graphic designer by day & crafter by night! Julie is a greyhound momma & font dork. Her shop is inspired by & dedicated to her father who will always be in her heart with every creation!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 21, 2016

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Accepting PayPal, payment through credit card directly through Etsy, and money orders.
Shipping
Items ship via USPS and include tracking when possible. Items come packaged ready to give as a gift in a signature chocolate-brown box & secured with a bow & our logo sticker. Even if you are keeping the treasures for yourself, it is always more fun to open a gift... and you deserve it!

For international orders, all additional customs fees & taxes are the buyer's responsibility.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns will be accepted within 7 days of receipt if the item is damaged in transit or the item is not as pictured/described.

Returns are not accepted for custom orders (stamped with name or date, custom map pendants, orders made from your own flowers).

Please contact me so we can work together to make it right!
Additional policies and FAQs
I LOVE custom orders! They are the heart-strings of the company! Let's work on creating a keepsake that you will cherish for years to come!

Also happily accepting wholesale & consignment opportunities.

I stand behind my work. If there is a problem or flaw, I am happy to fix your item. Shipping the item back to me will be your responsibility, but I will cover the return shipping.