PaupersBounty

Sweet Sterling Creations, Handcrafted With Love

Toronto, Canada · 2964 Sales

PaupersBounty

Sweet Sterling Creations, Handcrafted With Love

Toronto, Canada 2964 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(1416)

Shop owner

Deborah

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Announcement   CHRISTMAS DELIVERY DEADLINES for regular shipping are: DECEMBER 5 (CANADA/USA), and NOMEBMER 23 (INTERNATIONAL). Orders placed after those dates may not arrive in time for Christmas.

***PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 3 BUSINESS DAYS FOR ORDERS TO SHIP*** Note that I am located in CANADA, and to maintain competitive pricing, regular shipping does NOT include tracking or insurance. If you require these services, please inquire before purchasing for a quote. Thanks!

For the inside scoop including promotions:
-"Like" Pauper's Bounty on Facebook
-Follow me on Instagram (deborah_bowen, #paupersbounty)
-Follow me on Twitter @paupersbounty
-Request to join my mailing list by emailing paupersbounty [!at] hotmail.com with "Mailing List" in the subject line.

FREE STERLING SILVER GIFT with all purchases of $50USD or more (calculated before shipping and other discounts)!

Most of my designs are made as part of limited editions of 20 or fewer (excluding signature pieces; message me if you have questions regarding a specific listing). Items sold through Etsy are normally discounted 20%-35% off their retail prices in order to encourage online purchasing :)

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 21, 2016

CHRISTMAS DELIVERY DEADLINES for regular shipping are: DECEMBER 5 (CANADA/USA), and NOMEBMER 23 (INTERNATIONAL). Orders placed after those dates may not arrive in time for Christmas.

***PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 3 BUSINESS DAYS FOR ORDERS TO SHIP*** Note that I am located in CANADA, and to maintain competitive pricing, regular shipping does NOT include tracking or insurance. If you require these services, please inquire before purchasing for a quote. Thanks!

For the inside scoop including promotions:
-"Like" Pauper's Bounty on Facebook
-Follow me on Instagram (deborah_bowen, #paupersbounty)
-Follow me on Twitter @paupersbounty
-Request to join my mailing list by emailing paupersbounty [!at] hotmail.com with "Mailing List" in the subject line.

FREE STERLING SILVER GIFT with all purchases of $50USD or more (calculated before shipping and other discounts)!

Most of my designs are made as part of limited editions of 20 or fewer (excluding signature pieces; message me if you have questions regarding a specific listing). Items sold through Etsy are normally discounted 20%-35% off their retail prices in order to encourage online purchasing :)

Deborah

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Deborah

Tiny 14K Gold and Rhodolite Garnet Heart Studs
$42.00
Long Sterling Silver Key Necklace
$26.00
Sterling Silver Puffed Filigree Heart Necklace
$22.00
Bali Sterling Silver Ball Ring
$13.00
Tiny Sterling Silver Heart Stacking Ring
$17.00
Sterling Silver Filigree Ring
$16.00
Small Sterling Silver Antique Style Pinky Ring
$15.00
Sterling Silver Pearls and Bubbles Locket
$45.00
Small Sterling Silver and Rainbow Moonstone Ring
$15.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1416)
Kaylee Brunner

Kaylee Brunner on Nov 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Fits exactly how I need it to! I've had it about a month and have worn it every day since. I absolutely love it.

lauriet659

lauriet659 on Oct 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Bought this beautiful ring and absolutely love it! I wear it every day, because it is so light and comfortable, it's like it isn't even there, but it's a little bit of beauty added to my days.

Patricia McClain

Patricia McClain on Aug 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful ring, awesome service. Would definitely recommend.

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About

Sweet Sterling Creations, Handcrafted With Love

Pauper's Bounty jewelry designs are playful and feminine, with particular attention paid to finishing detail, budget, and versatility. The collection showcases adorable, whimsical and slightly unusual sterling silver designs which carry over easily from work to play.

My mission is to create fine handmade accessories that are affordable yet collectible. Sterling silver is my material of choice because it is it not only beautiful, but durable. A piece left untouched for years can be revived with a drop of polish to its original splendor. I incorporate this precious metal with other resilient materials such as select vintage components, Swarovski elements, semiprecious gemstones, and glass, to make unique, high-quality artisan jewelry with price points that can compete with mass-produced retail accessories.

Pauper's Bounty jewellery can be found online at www.paupersbounty.com, as well as at the Blue Banana Market in Toronto, Ontario (250 Augusta Street). This business is a labor of love--most of my designs are made in limited quantities of 20 or fewer--and I hope you will enjoy all of my pretty accessories for literally years to come.


Fun biographical tidbits:

-(My mother loves to share this one at dinner parties:) When I was 2, I developed a serious heart condition and had to be hospitalized intermittently for about a year. I was a cranky and uncooperative patient, but the nurses discovered that they could distract me with beads. Not even a raging fever, vomiting, needles and shaky hands could stop me from beading. When I recovered, the nurses let me take their entire stash of baubles home.

-I currently hold an Hon. BSc. Psychology Specialist degree from the University of Toronto, and graduated from the Etobicoke School of the Arts. I also achieved my ARCT practical level for piano with the Royal Conservatory of Music. Over the last decade, I've worked (mostly simultaneously) as a magazine editor, restaurant reviewer, dating columnist, model, piano teacher, mystery shopper, oil painter and even did a stint with a private investigation firm. I have been practicing jewelry-making and design since I was a child, but was not brave enough to pursue it as a career until 2008.

-I usually go by my Asian middle name, Bo Wen, among friends and family, even though I was born in Canada.

-I currently live with my husband and son in east Toronto

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  • Deborah

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I was born in Toronto, ON Canada to two composer parents. I attended Etobicoke School of the Arts, and also hold a Psychology Specialist Hon. BSc. from the University of Toronto. I currently create jewellery full-time.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 27, 2015
Pauper's Bounty jewelry designs are playful and feminine, with particular attention paid to finishing details, budget, and versatility. The collection showcases adorable, whimsical and slightly unusual sterling silver designs which carry over easily from work to play.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Money Order
Payment
I accept PayPal, certified (not personal) cheques, and money orders.

***Purchases paid for by eCheck, certified check or money order will be shipped 1-3 business days AFTER the funds have been received and/or cleared.***

FREE STERLING SILVER GIFT OFFER applies to orders of $50USD or more that have been added to your cart and paid for together. The total is calculated before shipping and other discounts, and although there is no choice in what gift you will receive, a different gift will be given on each subsequent order by return customers.
Shipping
I do not use excessively fancy packaging in a continuing effort to keep prices low. Items will come sealed in a clear plastic baggy and kraft box OR organza bag (determined by availability and item size), and mailed in a standard white or yellow envelope (for larger orders). Shipping rates reflect the actual cost of postage + tax, fees and materials delivered via Canda Post (no tracking). Non-US/Canadian customers: please be aware that because my listings are in USD, PayPal deducts an additional conversion fee on my end for all funds received from buyers located outside of the United States.

If you require gift wrapping, please inquire BEFORE purchasing; there is a $2.50 surcharge which includes a small ribbon-tied kraft box AND decorative organza bag with charm. The kraft box may be labelled with a short handwritten message upon request. If you prefer a plain kraft box with no label/company information or business card enclosed, please notify me ahead of time. ***Large/multiple items will NOT fit in my boxes, and will be sent in a decorative, ribbon-tied bag ONLY.*** Items gift-wrapped separately will incur a separate charge per item.

Items will be shipped via Canada Post regular or Light Packet air mail within 1-3 business days of cleared payment (EXCLUDING weekends and holidays). Processing speed depends on the volume of orders I receive both online and locally at the time your order was placed.

ESTIMATED DELIVERY TIMES:
-2-5 business days to anywhere in Toronto
-up to 9 business days to anywhere else in Canada
-up to 15 business days to the USA
-up to 20 business days overseas

**Note that regular shipping does NOT include a tracking number or insurance!** I am not responsible for lost packages unless you purchase insurance, which costs an additional $5-$20 depending on your exact location. Insurance requests must be noted during checkout or through a Conversation, and paid for using PayPal or money order before I will start creating your order. I cannot declare international packages officially lost until 20 business days after mailing.

Faster shipping options that include a tracking number and insurance are available upon request at a surcharge. Please contact me for rates and estimated delivery times BEFORE making a purchase.

If there is an issue with non-delivery to an address from a previous order, I reserve the right to request an alternate address or cancel the sale on subsequent orders. ***I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PACKAGES LOST DUE TO BUYER PROVIDING INCORRECT ADDRESS*** If a lost package is returned to me and the buyer wishes to have it re-mailed, they must pay for shipping anew as I cannot reuse the postage on returned parcels. I also reserve the right to cancel orders where a less than 5-star rating was given without reasonable explanation on a previous purchase. This is my livelihood and I will ALWAYS try to promptly resolve any issues that may arise in a fair and amicable manner; please contact me with your concerns before leaving less than perfect feedback.

Customer is responsible for any handling fees and duties that may be incurred during shipping.
Refunds and Exchanges
If for any reason you are not satisfied with an item, you may return it for a refund of the purchase price (less shipping and handling), replacement, or exchange within 14 days of item receipt. Please note that custom orders--including initial jewelry and rings or chains that are sized to order (vs. what is offered as "default" in the listing)--are NOT refundable barring an error on my end (ex. wrong initials or different item sent), nor can I cancel such orders after I have begun making them because they are just for you and cannot be resold.

The buyer assumes responsibility for return shipping costs. In the event of an exchange for any reason not attributable to a fault on my end, an additional re-shipping fee will apply, as my price points are not high enough to cover double mailings.

Any other issues will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. If you feel that your situation warrants an exception to my policies, please don't hesitate to message me with details.
Additional policies and FAQs
CARING FOR YOUR SILVER JEWELRY: I recommend liquid cleaners specifically designed for silver (such as Hagerty's or Tarn-X, which are available at most jewelers', hardware and department stores)--they quickly restore your pieces to a bright white shine. If your item contains porous stones, shells, or freshwater pearls, be sure to use a Q-tip on the metal only! Sterling silver is best stored in a cool dry place; humidity will speed up the oxidation process (causing it to discolor), but this is easily remedied with a little silver polish or cloth.

FREE, SPEEDY REPAIRS are available for all pieces within 30 days of purchase (unless the item was broken due to negligence or abuse), however the buyer is responsible for return shipping charges, and all original parts of the piece must be included in the returned package.

SPECIAL ORDERS: I welcome small wholesale inquiries (very large orders may be difficult to accommodate due to the limited-edition nature of many of my designs); please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or special requests :)