PilulaJula

Original Gemstone Jewelry Handcrafted in Gold & Silver

Texas, United States · 122 Sales

PilulaJula

Original Gemstone Jewelry Handcrafted in Gold & Silver

Texas, United States 122 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Currently offering gemstones, sterling silver and gold components from my studio.
Thanks for visiting!





For jewelry designs not seen here at Etsy please visit me at:
http://www.rubylane.com/shops/pilulajula

For Antique and Vintage Collectibles please visit me here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/evettahill

My buying account:
http://www.etsy.com/people/pibuys

Announcement

Currently offering gemstones, sterling silver and gold components from my studio.
Thanks for visiting!





For jewelry designs not seen here at Etsy please visit me at:
http://www.rubylane.com/shops/pilulajula

For Antique and Vintage Collectibles please visit me here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/evettahill

My buying account:
http://www.etsy.com/people/pibuys

Traci Leonard

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Traci Leonard

About

Once upon a time there was a girl...

As a child of the 70's I reveled in stringing turquoise and bird fetishes onto hooped earrings only to become mesmerized by cutting & molding & casting Sterling Silver into rings and pendants.

In the late 80's when I hung up my shoulder padded power suits and shelved my gold chunky earrings for bohemian casual, I turned to organics.... hemp cord and trade beads; this only lasted as long as my attention span - short -.

One day I dug out an old charm bracelet from my youth and uncovered boxes and boxes of Vintage jewelry from my grandmother - I was inspired to delve into combining Vintage pieces with contemporary components and refashioning charm bracelets into little works of art. I continue to avidly collect Vintage jewelry and charms and frequently incorporate them into my creations.

Having dabbled in so many different mediums where jewelry is concerned, the one thing that has remained a staple in my work is the charm bracelet. My style evolves around unusual combinations of gems and textures; I love all gemstones! The unusual and rare obviously fascinate me but I also enjoy bringing style and new life to more common stones. I love working directly with metal and still do fashion my own hoops, components, head pins and what not, but my real interest lies in the actual combining of components - the thrill of spending hours finding the perfect combinations and assembling them is what keeps me motivated. I have honed my techniques over the years and pride myself on expertly crafted and assembled jewelry.

My inspiration has always been from the beautiful jewelry of years gone by. From antique to 60's vintage I find it all mesmerizing. Studying designs of the past, I am amazed when looking at today's modern jewelry and realizing, it has all been done before. My goal has always been to be unique and stay true to my style. I diligently spend hours striving to offer fresh and cutting edge designs in my quest to drape all women in fabulous jewels.


Pilula Jula is me, Traci Leonard. I started designing handcrafted jewelry in 1977 as a teenager. I have been selling my jewelry online for over 16 years; I love what I do - I truly do - I believe designing jewelry is what I was meant to do. It took me several years of corporate America and then working creatively for someone else before I finally decided to take the big step from part time hobby to a full time business.

I do not mass produce my jewelry nor show it in a multitude of retail venues or street faires/art shows/swap meets etc; I have chosen one gallery in Minnesota to carry my line. By being selective I am able to continue to design high quality jewelry and offer a varied selection to my retail clientele. I try to schedule several Trunk Shows throughout the year where I personally spend a full day promoting my line. I will continue to do this even from out of state. So if you are interested in meeting me, plan to visit at the next Trunk Show! Email me for specifics.

I have cyber-met and worked with some of the most fantastic women (and a few men) over the years - I adore this part of my work and am continually striving to dedicate as much time as possible to my Etsy shop as well as other online venues. Your support and encouragement are so very much appreciated I can't begin to tell you how much it means to me!

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  • Traci Leonard

    Owner, Designer

    I grew up in Big Sky country - in a turquoise & avocado green environment, where you could play outside until the street lights came on. Today I call the Lonestar State home and I spend my days and nights making jewelry, I cherish my colorful life!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 2, 2013
I am so glad you have found me here on Etsy! My goal is to offer you unsurpassed customer service and timeless, beautiful jewelry that you just can't live with out.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Payment
For your convenience, I accept Credit Cards via Paypal & directly through Etsy. If you have any concerns or questions regarding payment please do not hesitate to email/convo me - I am here to help! USPS Money Orders are also accepted and will not delay shipping. Current Pilula Jula or Evetta Hill clients may use Personal Checks otherwise I am sorry but I no longer accept them.

Payment should be made upon purchase unless other arrangements are made.

I do offer Layaway and have a very liberal policy. 20% down with subsequent monthly payments due on an agreed upon day. Typical duration is 3-6 months, I am very flexible and will work with you. Cancelling your purchase will result in forfeiture of any monies down.

Money Orders are to be received within 5 working days unless other arrangements have been made.

Texas residents will pay 8.25% tax on all purchases.

Thank You!
Traci-
Shipping
Shipping within the USA is complimentary, this includes insurance and delivery confirmation.

I prefer to use USPS First Class with Delivery Confirmation. Periodically I will use Priority and if you should prefer it just let me know.

International shipping is typically a lot less than stated and a refund will be given for any substantial overpayment. Reduced shipping is offered for multiple purchases and I can either initiate a revised listing for you to reflect this or refund you the difference. Please email me for countries not listed.

Please do not ask me to alter prices on custom forms, you are responsible for any fees, such as customs incurred by your country, this includes VAT.

Third party insurance is used on many packages so don't be concerned if your package does not show that Insurance was included, unless the insurance is purchased from USPS your package will not reflect it.

Usually I ship every day of the week including Saturday when applicable. If you require special consideration just let me know, I will do my best to accommodate you.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns are accepted within 3 days of receiving your jewelry. Contact me first through CONTACT pilulajula to receive approval & instructions.
Insurance will cover any mishaps that may occur through shipping so you never need worry about that.
Additional policies and FAQs
I guarantee my jewelry for a life time~ using only quality Sterling Silver and Gold components coupled with meticulous craftsmanship affords me this claim. Therefore please purchase with the complete comfort in knowing I will stand behind my designs and repair or re-size or refurbish anything you have purchased from me.

Custom Orders are welcomed and are completed in the order they are received. Certain times of the year are busier than others but I am usually pretty speedy!

I am a one woman show - I do not mass produce nor participate in craft fairs etc. Wholesale Orders are currently not accepted, if an opening should occur I will post it.

Traci Leonard for Pilula Jula Artisan Handcrafted Jewelry™ All design concepts are original and the sole property of Pilula Jula Artisan Handcrafted Jewelry including quirky descriptions which are composed in lyrical Pi-speak ♫ and designed to make you smile! © Copyright 1998-2013 All Rights Reserved.

I take great pride in my work, my greatest desire is to exceed your expectations. Your complete satisfaction enables me to enjoy a very rewarding career - I know it is hard to buy online without seeing something first, that is why I stand behind my work 100% and will guarantee you are ecstatic about your purchase. If you'd like to know more about me please visit my home page and or email me. Your interest and support of my jewelry is so very much appreciated, Thank You!