On a Whim
My shop was started a little over a year ago on a whim. I had these ideas and I wanted a way to share what I love to do with others.
Initially, Practically Whimsical was just going to be a hand stamped necklace business. Then I saw this awesome wreath that I just had to try (my book page wreath) and then I felt like I needed to try it with magazines and see what would happen. I ended up loving them and added them to the shop. Things just kept coming along that I wanted to try out and if they turned out well ... well, they ended up in the shop too!
Now I have this hodge-podge of items that I absolutely adore and so many more ideas in the making! I am hoping to turn my shop into a quirky and unique gift shop where you can find things that aren't found all over the place.
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Info for necklaces only:
-- Each necklace comes with an 18" sterling silver 1.4mm flat cable chain necklace.
-- All necklaces are made just for you, on an order by order basis. Since everything is handmade, one at a time, the spacing, alignment and darkening of the letters may vary along with the distressing and/or antiquing of each piece. I also make all jump rings by hand depending upon how big they need to be for the necklace to look most aesthetically pleasing, so these also may vary from the picture shown. Keep in mind, all of these are actually good things! No one else will have a necklace just like yours because I made it just for you!
-- When you make your order, make sure you fill out the "note to seller" box to let me know the crystal color choice/s, name/s or initial/s you wish to have on your jewelry. If no colors are picked, they will be left up to my imagination! Just remember, I'm a stay at home mom and by the end of a hectic day, you never really know what you'll get for the colors if you leave it up to my creativity! If this happens though, I promise, I will pick amazing color/s for you!
-- Make sure you double check the spelling on any names or initials and your color choice/s before you submit your order because in all of my infinite wisdom, I won't know if there is a problem with what was submitted.
Info for necklaces and bracelets:
-- I NEVER use plastic beads! All beads are either glass or real semi-precious stones and the dyed river rocks are actual real rocks. Plastic beads do not give off the same luster, shine, shimmer and depth as glass or semi-precious stones.
Info for wreaths only:
-- All wreaths are sprayed with a sealant so that they are safe to hang outside.
-- If you would like a ribbon included with your wreath, all tied and ready to go, just include what color you would like in the "note to seller" section of the purchase page!
I would really enjoy to hear your feedback - please take a moment to rate my shop after you receive your order!
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about anything stated or unstated here!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
I ask that all payments are made at the time you make your order - this way, I can get the creative juices going to make your necklace and get it to you or the recipient as soon as possible!
*If no payment is made within 5 business days of the order being placed, the order will be cancelled.
If you are interested in international shipping, please send me a message so that I can create a listing for you with your specific shipping charges. Shipping overseas is possible, but can be pricey - don't be afraid to ask!
**Every necklace is hand packaged in a silver tin, on a bed of shredded paper with a ribbon tied around it - if it's going to be a gift for someone, it's ready to go! Please refer to the pictures for an example, although the color of the shredded paper and/or ribbon may be changed at any time.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
- Sterling silver actually contains a little copper which helps make the silver harder. Due to this, it can tarnish a tad bit over time - tarnishing is when it turns a little darker. A few of things that can cause it to tarnish: exposure to chlorine, hairspray, perfume and cosmetics.
- Keep in mind that sterling silver won't tarnish as fast if you wear it often - your body oils fend off the tarnishing.
- If there comes a time when it does start to darken a little, get a silver polishing cloth and rub the piece till it's shiny! It's really easy and takes less than a minute!
If you ever have any needs (or wants) for a necklace or wreath that isn't listed in my shop, just contact me and we will see what we can come up with together!
Thanks again for visiting Practically Whimsical and I hope you come back again soon!
♥ Julie ♥