OverTheTop

Handmade Artisan Jewelry by Jan Finnell

New York, United States · 1011 Sales

OverTheTop

Handmade Artisan Jewelry by Jan Finnell

New York, United States 1011 Sales On Etsy since 2006

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Announcement   Handmade, mostly one of a kind jewelry using gemstones, glass buttons, beads and vintage components.

I've worked as a costume designer for many years in New York City and have made accessories for many shows hats, masks, bags, jewelry and other costume and personal pieces. I have been selling online in many venues since 2006, at craft shoes and flea markets. In 2012 I took my first metalsmithing class after years of assembling jewelry in other ways and was hooked on this new craft. I work in sterling, copper, brass and bronze, and am too fond of gemstones (if that's possible).

Check out my other shop for vintage clothing, jewelry, home decor and supplies at
http://www.overthetopoverstock.etsy.com.

Please check out the over 300 Treasuries that I am featured in:
http://www.etsy.com/treasury/search/?search_query=OvertheTop&search_type=treasury

My Steampunk Marionette and Nautilus Necklaces were featured in the March-May 2010 issue of Belle Armoire Magazine.
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Become a fan on Facebook, where I often preview newly made items.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Over-the-Top-of-New-York-Handmade-Bohemian-and-Eclectic-Jewelry/95230248939

And here is my blog:
Blog: http://janfinnell.blogspot.com/

Follow me on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/overthetop/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jan_finnell/
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All images and text at this shop site are the property of OvertheTop and cannot be reproduced or used without permission.
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Announcement
Last updated on Aug 5, 2016

Handmade, mostly one of a kind jewelry using gemstones, glass buttons, beads and vintage components.

I've worked as a costume designer for many years in New York City and have made accessories for many shows hats, masks, bags, jewelry and other costume and personal pieces. I have been selling online in many venues since 2006, at craft shoes and flea markets. In 2012 I took my first metalsmithing class after years of assembling jewelry in other ways and was hooked on this new craft. I work in sterling, copper, brass and bronze, and am too fond of gemstones (if that's possible).

Check out my other shop for vintage clothing, jewelry, home decor and supplies at
http://www.overthetopoverstock.etsy.com.

Please check out the over 300 Treasuries that I am featured in:
http://www.etsy.com/treasury/search/?search_query=OvertheTop&search_type=treasury

My Steampunk Marionette and Nautilus Necklaces were featured in the March-May 2010 issue of Belle Armoire Magazine.
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Become a fan on Facebook, where I often preview newly made items.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Over-the-Top-of-New-York-Handmade-Bohemian-and-Eclectic-Jewelry/95230248939

And here is my blog:
Blog: http://janfinnell.blogspot.com/

Follow me on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/overthetop/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jan_finnell/
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All images and text at this shop site are the property of OvertheTop and cannot be reproduced or used without permission.
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Laying out stones for projects ahead; you can see the landscape jasper and moonstone on their base at the beginning of the project.
Out of the pickle after soldering tags to ring bands. Next step, soldering bands closed and sizing, then polishing and tumbling. Many steps to finishing!
Rings just after coming out of the pickle, mostly all finished except for a prong cut-down, about to be polished and cleaned up before setting stones.

About

Eclectic and Unusual Handmade Adornments

In 2006 I read an article in the New York Post about a woman in New Jersey who had worked in advertising but was now a mother to a small child, looking for a way to use her creativity. She opened a shop on Etsy selling odd ephemera and jewelry and was already successful after only a year. That got my interest. I have been a theatrical costume designer and stylist for over 20 years loved making accessories for my shows. Opening my shop on Etsy in the summer of 2006 was a way for me to finally use some of my huge collection of beads and buttons.

I am drawn to intense color and over the years have made many pieces using the most colorful beads I can find. Theme pieces are also fun, as are pieces that evoke other periods.

I've come a long way since 2006 and have sold thousands of pieces online at half a dozen venues, and have added metal smithing and wax carving techniques in order to add gemstones in addition to colorful vintage and new glass to various metals.

I still work as a costume designer but truly love my Etsy shops. In 2008 I opened OverthetopOverstock on Etsy, where I sell vintage and supplies.

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    Owner, Designer And Photographer, Metalsmith And Maker

    Costume Designer for over 20 years, selling online since 2006 after years of making my own jewelry and accessories for my shows. I'm a native New Yorker working in theater, film and television, studying metal smithing and lost wax carving.

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Last updated on June 16, 2016
I'm a costume designer and illustrator who has always made and sold things - greeting cards, Halloween costumes, jewelry, hats, pillows, etc. I learned to sew at 15 and have been sewing up a storm since then but really love making jewelry - the more colorful, the better. I've made masks, bags, and accessories of all kinds for all of my shows; my style is labor-intensive, fussy and counter-productive to time management but it is very artistically fulfilling. Everything in my shop is dreamed up, shopped for, designed, assembled, photographed, marketed and mailed out by me in a smoke-free, pet-free home and studio. Support handmade!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept credit cards via Direct Checkout and Paypal.

If I have not received payment or heard from you by the end of the following day, the transaction will be cancelled and the item re-listed. Please make sure that your Paypal address is correct to ensure timely delivery!

Please contact me if circumstances prevent you from paying in a timely manner before purchasing, or if you have trouble with PayPal (which has been known to happen!).
Shipping
**There are no returns on sale or custom items, and because of hygiene issues, earrings are not returnable.**

If you have a concern or an issue with quality control about your item once you've received it, please email me PRIOR to leaving feedback and we'll work it out, as it's my goal above all else to make you happy with your jewelry.

INTERNATIONAL friends: I ship via First Class and Priority Mail but am happy to add insurance & express mail services. Please understand that if you decline to have these services added I can't be responsible if your package goes awol or is damaged. Please note that I take extra care in packaging when shipping internationally. Feel free to contact me with your concerns prior to purchase.

Every country's import taxes / duty fees are different and it is up to you to both be aware of your own country's laws as well as your responsibility to pay them. Falsifying shipping documents is illegal here in the US so please don't ask me to add a lesser value than to these documents than what the piece is actually worth or mark as a gift.

CUSTOMS CHARGES • FEES AND VAT: International customers are responsible for all customs fees, taxes, and duties associated with shipping to their respective countries. Any customs fees, duties, etc. that may be incurred at the time of delivery would be at the discretion of your country's tax regulations. For any additional information please refer to your local customs agency.

For an estimate of your country's fees, try this link:
http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation/ All items are shipped with indication of their full retail value for customs. I will not ship merchandise as a "gift". Refunds due to unclaimed packages or items declined due to VAT charges are given once I receive your returned international order, *minus the original shipping cost*. Please understand your country's VAT before ordering.

UPGRADE: If you are in a hurry, I can ship via Priority Mail International, which takes 6-10 business days *on average*.

***Regardless of shipping method or destination, OvertheTop Jewelry is not responsible for delays or damages that occur after the package is in the hands of the USPS or FedEx. Customs in many countries open every package and most delays are due to Customs procedures. I cannot be held accountable for the actions of the Customs department in your country.***

Tracking is not reliable on international shipments. If you would like your package insured, please contact me prior to purchase. I cannot be held responsible for lost packages that are not insured. International postage rates more than doubled in 2013.

Due to recent large increases in the cost of shipping items internationally, and in order to keep costs reasonable for international customers, I do not automatically add tracking to international shipments. However, if you would like your package tracked as well, please let me know and I can give you a price quote for this service. While packages over $100 are insured, however, it may be difficult to recover claims of loss without tracking information. In the case of damaged or lost items, the buyer must cooperate with all requests of the insurance company in order to be reimbursed or have the item replaced. Loss or damage of items under $100 is the responsibility of the buyer unless tracking and/or insurance is requested.

After I send a package to you, I check its progress via USPS for shipping within the US. I will send you an email if I notice that they have tried to deliver your package unsuccessfully. This is my policy for packages that languish at your local post office.

Please check your address at Etsy and Paypal to make sure that its correct. If your package is returned to me because of a faulty address, you will have to pay for shipping again.

If you don't pick up your items at your local post office, they will be sent back to me anywhere from two weeks to three months after I ship them. If an item is returned to me, I will send it out to you again at your expense only. If you are too busy to make a trip to your local post office, I suggest having it sent to your work address.

Priority shipping is very expensive, so please allow the maximum time for your purchase to reach you, especially at Christmas.
Refunds and Exchanges
REFUNDS
If you wish to return an item please contact me within 14 days of receipt of the item.

Items should be returned within 14 days. Once the item has been returned to me the full cost including the initial postage cost will be refunded by the payment method you used. {PayPal or Direct Checkout}

The item must be returned in a useable condition. If there is evidence it has been worn or damaged through use the amount refunded may be reduced to reflect this.

WHO PAYS TO RETURN AN ITEM?
The postage cost to return an item is the responsibility of the BUYER unless the item arrived damaged or faulty in which case I will also refund the postage cost to return the item.

Custom orders are not refundable.

I CANNOT issue a refund for rings ordered in the wrong size. I will re-size a ring larger when possible, free of charge, and the customer must pay for shipping both ways.

I take great care to photograph and describe my items so that what you see is what you get, but if I have made a mistake, I will take the item back, on a *case by case basis*. Shipping charges on returns are your responsibility and the item MUST be insured. I regret that I cannot refund a piece that goes AWOL on its way back to me if it is not insured.

There are no returns on sale or custom items, and because of hygiene issues, earrings are not returnable.
Additional policies and FAQs
I must charge sales tax to all packages shipped to NY State addresses as required by law.

RESERVED ITEMS

Reserves are possible for a reasonable period of time, which is no more than five days. I will email you on the fifth day and if I don't hear from you, will un-reserve it by the next morning.

CUSTOM WORK

For custom work, your approval is required before shipping. If visuals have been approved and the item was sent, further changes and shipping are an additional charge. I request half down prior to starting work, and half due at the time of shipment. Your down payment is non-refundable as it is used to order supplies and make your custom piece.

INSURANCE

Insurance can be added to any shipment upon request for generally about $2 or $3. This also includes international shipments. Please contact me BEFORE PAYING for your order if you would like insurance on your package and I will send a revised invoice. I have never had a package go missing but they sometimes do not arrive within the date specified, even via Priority Mail. I am not liable for lost or damaged packages. I usually insure orders with a value over $50 at no added cost but recommend insurance on orders over $50 or OOAK items or if you're worried about the mail situation on your end.