ccbaxter4 on Sep 13, 2016
Arrived quickly and beautifully made. A lot bigger than I was expecting (there may well have been a measurement on the site, but I'm not great at visualising things), my fault completely. They're a bit Pat Butcher (English soap opera reference) for my usual taste. But I'm going to use them for my next mad hatters party.
eddiecarlson5 on Sep 13, 2016
Great gift, girlfriend loved it.
alexandrarosenberg10 on Sep 10, 2016
Very cute! Perfectly sized and great wrapping.
Fun Jewelry for the Young and Young at Heart
Hi. My name is Melody.
Born and raised in the Southern US of A, I now find myself in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa (you should see my view!).
To the tune of music in my home studio, I make whimsical handcrafted sterling silver creations. All of my work is handcrafted and formed using traditional metalsmith techniques.
I have always marched to the beat of my own drum which is reflected in the unique and peculiar nature of my work. Graduating with a BA in Art with a concentration in black and white photography, all of my designs emerge from the images I recall from the everyday. Without fail, these images always end up in my sketchbook which is later translated into the metal beauties that you will find in my portfolio. I get much pleasure out of the whole creative process from idea to sketch to completion.
I hope you get as much enjoyment wearing my pieces as I had fun making them.
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Owner, Maker, Designer
I am an American jewelry designer living and working in Cape Town, South Africa.
Thanks for taking the time to check out my shop policies. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Accepted payment methods
If you would like to pay with a credit card and do not have a Paypal account, you can choose the Paypal option at checkout and follow the instructions (this option does not require you to register with Paypal).
♦ Delivery Address
Please be sure that your Etsy address is correct, as this is the address I will ship to. If the wrong address is supplied and the order has been sent out, it is the responsibility of the buyer to supply me with the correct address and pay to re-ship the item. A re-ship and/or refund will only be done once I am in receipt of the original package.
♦ Shipping Prices
South Africa: First item $4.00, additional items FREE
Everywhere Else: First item $6.50, additional items FREE
You will be notified via email when your item has been shipped.
♦ Shipping Times
International Destinations: Please allow 10 days - 3 weeks (excluding manufacture time) for your items to arrive. Please expect delays Nov-Jan each year. Please allow longer for Australian orders and orders to Texas and Florida.
South Africa: Please allow 3-7 business days (excluding manufacture time) for your items to arrive.
Please allow extra time (added to the estimates above) when placing your order if you need something by a specific date. Unforeseen circumstances (ie. postal delays, busy holiday periods, customs clearance, etc) may cause your package to be delayed.
Listings are available in my shop for Express Shipping through DHL Express. DHL Express usually takes 3-5 business days AFTER your order has shipped. Purchasing Express Shipping does not speed up the processing of your order, just the shipping time. Please see "Express" product listings for more info.
International Customers - please be aware that you are responsible for any additional customs/duty when your item arrives in your home country. These fees are at the discretion of your local customs office and are out of my control.
♦ Lost Packages
If your order does not arrive within 5 weeks (not including manufacture time), please contact me.
With all of my transactions being International, please understand that I do not deem a package "lost" until 8 weeks from mailing date. Shipments can be delayed for any number of reasons when crossing borders and I appreciate your patience in these rare circumstances.
Refunds and Exchanges
Unfortunately, these items are non-refundable and/or exchangeable:
+ All custom orders : Due to their unique nature these items are not suitable for resale
+ Post earrings: Due to hygiene reasons
If your item happens to be damaged during transit, please contact me via e-mail and include a photo of the damaged goods.
Additional policies and FAQs
Positive reviews are really important to me and I make every effort to make sure that your shopping experience with OffbeatMelody is a good one! If for any reason you are unsatisfied, please do not use the review page to inform me. Please contact me through my Etsy page, or by email (hello|at|offbeatmelody.com) so that the problem can be resolved :) Thanks so much!
Frequently asked questions
When will my order be processed?
Items are either "Ready to Ship" or "Made to Order". Ready to ship items ship within 1-2 full business days of your order placement. Made to Order processing times vary and take anywhere from 2-5 business days to make. Please see individual listings for specific processing times.
How will my item be shipped?
Your item will be shipped international airmail by the South African Postal Service.
When can I expect to receive my order?
After your order has processed, items take anywhere from 10 days to 3 weeks to reach their international destinations. If you would like a shipping estimate for a particular destination, please message me.
Is gift wrapping available?
Yes! All OffbeatMelody items come lovingly gift wrapped in a signature tin ready for gift giving :)