PreciousPastimes

Vintage, Assemblage, Beaded, Crystal & Gemstone Jewelry

Astoria, Oregon · 4152 Sales

PreciousPastimes

Vintage, Assemblage, Beaded, Crystal & Gemstone Jewelry

Astoria, Oregon 4152 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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(1403)

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Jennifer

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Announcement   °¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨° CHRISTMAS 2016 SHIPPING DEADLINES °¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨°
Please note the following dates are provided by the USPS and are not a guarantee.
To avoid disappointment, please order early. My shop will remain open 24/7 during the holidays. Just let me know if I can be of assistance with your order - I'm happy to help!

DOMESTIC:
United States First Class Mail - shipped by Dec. 20
United States Priority Mail - shipped by Dec. 21
United States 1-Day Express Mail - shipped by Noon on Dec. 23
* The delivery estimate provided by USPS for Express Mail is 1-2 business days (usually overnight to most areas) within the United States.
This requires a special trip to the post office, and their deadline is noon (Oregon time).
I work full time, so please contact me prior to purchase to make arrangements ahead of time.

INTERNATIONAL:
International First Class Mail - shipped by Dec. 8
International Priority Mail - shipped by Dec. 10
* Cutoff dates do not take into account time for customs clearance.
There is important shipping information on my "Policies" page.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/PreciousPastimes/policy

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Quality handcrafted jewelry . . . from time inspired, to timeworn, to timeless . . . . .
an eclectic mix of beautiful components, vintage elements, beads, crystals and gemstones.
Elegant, whimsical, romantic, bohemian, rustic, indie, inspirational, and mixed media designs.
Celebrate life's journey with sentimental keepsakes, special occasion mementos, everyday favorites, and wedding party gift sets.
All items are gift boxed and ready for giving, or as a special treat for yourself.

❀ I am honored to have my work featured in Jewelry Affaire Magazine. ❀

Each item is sourced, designed, created, photographed, listed, packaged and shipped by me with much care and attention to detail. I strive to delight my customers with quality, beauty, and a 5 star buying experience.

♥ Go green . . . buy vintage . . . the past makes the perfect present! ♥

♥ COMPLIMENTARY GIFT WRAPPING:
I believe presentation is an important part of buying handmade.
All items are packaged with care in custom decorated gift boxes to compliment each piece.

With so many handcrafted items to choose from on Etsy, I'm thrilled you found my little shop, and I hope you'll add me to your favorites.
Rest assured, my entire home is a non-smoking environment.
Please convo me if I can be of assistance with your order.
Thank you for visiting, and I wish you a blessed and beautiful day! : )
With warm regards, Jennifer
Designer and Artisan
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PreciousPastimes/about

www.facebook.com/PreciousPastimes

* Feedback from one of my lovely customers:
"This was my first Etsy purchase and I couldn't be more pleased with it. The necklace arrived so quickly and the packaging is amazing. I am giving it as a gift and you took all the hard work out of it. Thank you so much!"

♥ Please visit my second shop to find vintage clothing, collectibles, & destash supplies ~ http://Romantiquarian.etsy.com.
Reduce ♥ Reuse ♥ Reclaim ♥ Repurpose ♥ Relove

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 1, 2016

°¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨° CHRISTMAS 2016 SHIPPING DEADLINES °¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨°
Please note the following dates are provided by the USPS and are not a guarantee.
To avoid disappointment, please order early. My shop will remain open 24/7 during the holidays. Just let me know if I can be of assistance with your order - I'm happy to help!

DOMESTIC:
United States First Class Mail - shipped by Dec. 20
United States Priority Mail - shipped by Dec. 21
United States 1-Day Express Mail - shipped by Noon on Dec. 23
* The delivery estimate provided by USPS for Express Mail is 1-2 business days (usually overnight to most areas) within the United States.
This requires a special trip to the post office, and their deadline is noon (Oregon time).
I work full time, so please contact me prior to purchase to make arrangements ahead of time.

INTERNATIONAL:
International First Class Mail - shipped by Dec. 8
International Priority Mail - shipped by Dec. 10
* Cutoff dates do not take into account time for customs clearance.
There is important shipping information on my "Policies" page.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/PreciousPastimes/policy

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Quality handcrafted jewelry . . . from time inspired, to timeworn, to timeless . . . . .
an eclectic mix of beautiful components, vintage elements, beads, crystals and gemstones.
Elegant, whimsical, romantic, bohemian, rustic, indie, inspirational, and mixed media designs.
Celebrate life's journey with sentimental keepsakes, special occasion mementos, everyday favorites, and wedding party gift sets.
All items are gift boxed and ready for giving, or as a special treat for yourself.

❀ I am honored to have my work featured in Jewelry Affaire Magazine. ❀

Each item is sourced, designed, created, photographed, listed, packaged and shipped by me with much care and attention to detail. I strive to delight my customers with quality, beauty, and a 5 star buying experience.

♥ Go green . . . buy vintage . . . the past makes the perfect present! ♥

♥ COMPLIMENTARY GIFT WRAPPING:
I believe presentation is an important part of buying handmade.
All items are packaged with care in custom decorated gift boxes to compliment each piece.

With so many handcrafted items to choose from on Etsy, I'm thrilled you found my little shop, and I hope you'll add me to your favorites.
Rest assured, my entire home is a non-smoking environment.
Please convo me if I can be of assistance with your order.
Thank you for visiting, and I wish you a blessed and beautiful day! : )
With warm regards, Jennifer
Designer and Artisan
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PreciousPastimes/about

www.facebook.com/PreciousPastimes

* Feedback from one of my lovely customers:
"This was my first Etsy purchase and I couldn't be more pleased with it. The necklace arrived so quickly and the packaging is amazing. I am giving it as a gift and you took all the hard work out of it. Thank you so much!"

♥ Please visit my second shop to find vintage clothing, collectibles, & destash supplies ~ http://Romantiquarian.etsy.com.
Reduce ♥ Reuse ♥ Reclaim ♥ Repurpose ♥ Relove

Jennifer

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Jennifer

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About

❀ Featured in Jewelry Affaire Magazine! ❀

I am a creative spirit, with a degree in design, and a passion for history and the arts.
As an independent artist, I enjoy many aspects of creative expression in my business, including designing and handcrafting jewelry, staging and photography, writing and blogging, customizing packaging, upcycling clothing, repurposing vintage decor, and creating mixed media collage art.

I am proud to be a part of the handmade ethos, and honored that you are shopping with me.
Each piece of jewelry is created with high quality materials and much attention to detail. I spend many enjoyable hours hand aging metal stampings and wire to achieve unique patinas and patterns.
When not in my studio, I am out searching for original objects, unusual chain, costume jewelry bits, vintage textiles, and old beads and gemstones to reclaim and repurpose into my designs.
Part of the pleasure of working with vintage elements - aside from their beauty - is knowing that I am helping to lessen the impact on the earth, as well as providing a connection to the past.

Jewelry is an intimate form of self expression, reflecting different beliefs, traditions and cultures.
I love hearing from my customers when an item has special meaning for them. If I can evoke a positive response in someone, then my work is doubly satisfying.

Precious Pastimes is a one-woman artisan operation located in the small historic town of Astoria, OR.

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    Each item is sourced, designed, created, photographed, listed, packaged and shipped by me with much tlc. I strive to delight my customers with quality, beauty, and an all around positive experience.

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Last updated on Oct 5, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

I believe presentation is an important part of buying handmade, whether it's for a gift or as a special treat for yourself.
I package all of my items with care in gift boxes that are hand decorated to compliment each piece.
Please let me know if you are purchasing a gift that is being sent directly to the recipient, so I can package it appropriately.
I'm always happy to include a gift card with a message upon request.
Just leave your message in the "notes" section when you check out.

Processing time

In addition to my design business, I also have a full time job.
Most orders are shipped out within 3-5 business days.
Processing time for custom orders may take longer.
Shipping upgrades are available at check out if you need rush delivery.
Please contact me through Etsy if you have any questions.
I always do my best to answer messages within 24 hours.

Shipping upgrades

If you would like to have your item shipped via Priority Mail or Express Mail, simply choose the shipping upgrade option when you check out.
* Priority Mail:
The delivery estimate provided by USPS is 2-3 business days within the U.S.
* Express Mail:
The delivery estimate provided by USPS is 1-2 business days (usually overnight to most areas) within the United States.
This requires a special trip to the post office, and their deadline is noon (Oregon time) Monday - Friday.
I work full time, so please contact me prior to purchase to make arrangements ahead of time.

Shipping address, insurance and security

All shipping labels are printed electronically using the shipping address you've provided. Please make sure it is correct prior to checking out.
If a package is returned to me as undeliverable, no refund will be given. Additional shipping fees will be required if you want me to mail it out again to a different address.
If you do not have a secure mailbox, please have your package delivered to a work address.
Package theft is on the rise, and it's not just during the holidays.
After your package is delivered to the post office, I am not responsible for items lost, stolen, or damaged in shipping.
For your protection, high value orders will require a signature on delivery.

International shipping and customs information

Import fees, duties, taxes, and tariffs are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyers responsibility.
Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying from a U.S. seller.
THIS IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT FOR UK BUYERS!
You should be prepared for the possibility of paying VAT plus a Royal Mail fee upon receipt.
These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight or shipping company or when you pick the item up. Please do not confuse them for additional shipping charges.
Knowing the prohibited and restricted items to your country is your responsibility as the buyer.

Returns, refunds, and damaged shipments

If I've made a mistake, a full refund of the purchase price and outgoing shipping will be given within thirty days of receipt of returned item.
If an item is damaged during shipment, in order to facilitate an insurance claim I will require photos of the damage before a refund can be given.
If you have changed your mind, I will take the item back and refund your initial purchase price only, not the outgoing shipping.
All custom made-to-order items are non returnable.
Refunds are given only as long as item is received in original condition, including all packaging.
Customers who return items without a tracking number do so at their own risk; items lost or damaged during shipping are the buyer's responsibility.

Vintage assemblage, upcycled elements, and mixed media jewelry

Many of my designs are made up of components that are decades old, or were intended for a purpose other than how we are using them today - this is what makes them unique and special.
Please understand that I cannot warranty antique and vintage items.
This is no different than if you were purchasing a piece from an antiques shop, estate sale or auction.
Vintage elements show obvious age including patina, imperfections, and varying finishes due to the passage of time and usage - this adds to their charm and is part of the appeal of vintage jewelry.
Old age can also make these pieces quite fragile in some cases.
Please keep this in mind before purchasing, and treat your one-of-a-kind treasure with care.

Handmade pledge

Each one of the creations in this gallery has been designed and handcrafted by me with much attention to detail. I use only the best materials, and incorporate old-world style techniques with special details like those found in desirable antique pieces.
As a reputable artisan, I stand behind my workmanship. If there is a problem with your item, please contact me BEFORE leaving a review, and I will work to make it right.
Should the item fail to be in good working order, I will, at my option, repair or replace it at no charge, provided that it has not been subjected to abuse, misuse, accident, or a disaster.
Please understand that I cannot be held responsible for circumstances which are beyond my control.

Wholesale availability

Thank you for your interest in my work, but I don't have a wholesale or consignment program at this time. Each piece is handcrafted by me, and I am not able to produce a sufficient volume to support a discount program.

Copyright and intellectual property policy

© Precious Pastimes 2008 and beyond. All rights reserved.
This shop contains material which is owned by Precious Pastimes.
This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, artwork, images, photographs, and descriptions, and may not be copied, reproduced, or distributed without permission. Written text is not public domain and is fully protected. Copying is plagiarism and considered theft of intellectual property under the law.
All incidents of copyright and intellectual property infringement will be treated seriously and reported to Etsy's Legal Department in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.