Sarah Ma on Feb 5, 2017
Honestly the pictures don't do these things justice! They're so much better in person! Nelli was very responsive to all my requests and made sure I got (MORE THAN, if I'm honest) my money's worth. I'll definitely shop here again in the future :)
'MadeintheAttic' was born amongst the dusty books of my attic bedroom where I would spend hours making my creations. I began selling in order to fund-raise for a charity trip to Uganda in 2010. After raising the funds, I found I couldn't stop and have maintained a small jewellery shop on Etsy in my spare time while studying as an English student. I now live and work in Oxford where my jewellery continues to be born out of a love for stories and the romantic feeling of books.
Since those early days of creating in the attic my style has matured and my technique improved as I've perfected the method of covering beads with book pages and fabric. The first few times I cut up a real book to cover beads I winced, but soon came to see the process as giving a fresh life to some of my favourite stories and characters. Having an Etsy shop allows me to send these stories and characters across the world!
I love being contacted by people looking for something a little bit unique and have created bespoke items including many for brides and bridesmaids. Some favourite commissions have included some Sonnet 116 jewellery for a bride and bracelets to commemorate Jesus College Oxford's 40 years of admitting women.
I grew up in the South West of Britain and I now live in Oxford. Having studied English at University, I now have a 'day job' with the University of Oxford. My 'spare time' is spent fuelling my addiction of creating things!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Jewellery is securely packaged. The items are displayed in cellophane wrapping. If you would like it gift wrapped in tissue please request this when you purchase. Any item which might become misshapen in the post e.g. my fabric flower earrings, will be packaged in a sturdy box.
Shipping withing the UK is sent by First Class Royal Mail. I am willing to send items by Recorded Delivery, just contact me for a quote prior to ordering.
International shipping is sent by International Standard via the Royal Mail. For cheaper items, I do NOT use a tracked or signed for service. This service is expensive from the UK to abroad, however a recorded delivery service is available on request should you require this. Message me for details.
Shipping times can vary depending on the country of destination. The Royal Mail list 5-7 working days for arrival to the US - but often this can take longer (perhaps up to 6 weeks) depending on the time of year.
Refunds and Exchanges
If an item is damaged on delivery please contact me.
Unfortunately I will be unable to make refunds on any customised or specially designed items as they are made especially for you!
Additional policies and FAQs
I am very open to any custom orders. Please contact me and I will be very happy to oblige. Note custom items may require an increased price from similar, ready made items in my shop. This will usually be 10-20% more expensive. This is to reflect the extra work required for custom design work.