PuccoonRaccoon

Fantastical jewelry for fantastic people

Rochester, New York · 4558 Sales

PuccoonRaccoon

Fantastical jewelry for fantastic people

Rochester, New York 4558 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(1191)

Announcement   Leaves and flowers and dinosaurs, Oh My! Welcome to my shop where I really do make everything here myself. I hope you enjoy my work, and let me know if you have any questions. You'll get an answer straight from the maker ;D (Me!)

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Making jewelry has become a such a focus for me, and now I'm an official self employed, independent jeweler! I'll be doing the normal Etsy biz, but I'm also making custom engagement/ wedding bands, and freelance model making for various companies. I have a lot on my plate, and could not be more excited about it.

Take a gander at my Facebook page to see what I've been up to the last few years, and to watch for sales and announcements :3

https://www.facebook.com/PuccoonRaccoon

I'm also on Instagram!
http://instagram.com/PuccoonRaccoon

(You should totally follow me on both. It's worth it)

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**NOTE** All of my pieces and nose studs are made with genuine precious and semi precious stones. No crystals or other imitations, unless otherwise stated.

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Announcement

Last updated on Dec 11, 2016

Leaves and flowers and dinosaurs, Oh My! Welcome to my shop where I really do make everything here myself. I hope you enjoy my work, and let me know if you have any questions. You'll get an answer straight from the maker ;D (Me!)

>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<

Making jewelry has become a such a focus for me, and now I'm an official self employed, independent jeweler! I'll be doing the normal Etsy biz, but I'm also making custom engagement/ wedding bands, and freelance model making for various companies. I have a lot on my plate, and could not be more excited about it.

Take a gander at my Facebook page to see what I've been up to the last few years, and to watch for sales and announcements :3

https://www.facebook.com/PuccoonRaccoon

I'm also on Instagram!
http://instagram.com/PuccoonRaccoon

(You should totally follow me on both. It's worth it)

>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<

**NOTE** All of my pieces and nose studs are made with genuine precious and semi precious stones. No crystals or other imitations, unless otherwise stated.

>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<l

Jessica Goodenbury

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Jessica Goodenbury

Small Silver and Iolite Nose Stud (3mm Cabochon)
$16.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1191)
Kikki123

Kikki123 on Apr 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love my nose ring! It's perfect. Will order from seller again!

Meghan Martin

Meghan Martin on Apr 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This triangle nose stud is so tiny and cute. It fits perfectly, and I definitely am in love. Will purchase again from this shop! :)

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Updates

HOORAY! I finally added a whole mess of stuff to my Etsy shop! To celebrate their arrival, I'm running a sale all week; 20% off everything in my shop! Use the coupon code NEWITEMSALE at check out.
(Use now through Saturday (11/12) night at midnight EST)
D.C. PEOPLE!! (And from the surrounding area) Now's your chance to see me in person, as I'll be bopping around this weekend at the incredible @craftybastards!! heart_eyes I can't wait to take part in this off the hook show, it's going to be AMAZING.
sparklesstar2Officially available for pre-order!!star2sparkles This 20%off offer will only be available till Sunday night at midnight (6/20 EST)

About

I hope you were looking for something awesome, because that's what you found.

I am a sculptor turned jeweler who got into making jewelry as more of a hobby than anything. At the time I was pursuing a fine arts degree in the hopes of maybe becoming a teacher. My professors would always scold me for working too small and detailed, and not on huge canvases with huge brushes and huge designs. When I got a job as a bench jeweler almost 10 years ago, I knew that this was the medium for me. It's perfect. I've always enjoyed working in 3D, and being able to combine my love for intense detail and sculpture into metal and wax carving makes for a very happy girl indeed.

After years of working in the industry and making other people's designs (like David Yurman...glitzy, but so not my thing) I finally made the leap. I'm self-employed now, so this is my full time job. I do a lot of work making custom engagement and wedding bands for people, and freelance model making on the side. I love making jewelry, and I just can't seem to stop. So, feel free to benefit from my compulsion. I know I do :)

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The purpose of this Etsy shop way back when I first opened it was to share my nose studs with other people, and to help me get established with my own jewelry set up at home. Most people don't realize how many tools are required for metal working, and just how expensive they are. I picked up what I could here and there, and thanks to all of you, I have a pretty decent set up.

So thank you so much for supporting the hand made movement, and supporting me as I make my way. It means a lot!

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Shop members

  • Jessica Goodenbury

    Owner

    I'm 30 years old, and I live in upstate NY with my husband (an incredible photographer) and our 2 lovely kitties. I'm self employed, so this is my full time job(!)

Local

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    Village Gate Square, 274 Goodman St N

    Rochester, NY

    Apr 29

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Shop policies

Last updated on September 6, 2016
Hello and welcome! My name is Jessica. I've been a jeweler for the past ten years, and am absolutely in love everything about it. I love being able so share what I make with people, and Etsy has been such a great way to do that.

Everything that is for sale on here is designed and hand made by me. I take great pride in my work, and try to provide the best I can in quality. Rest assured, I do not use cheap materials. All of my products are nickel and lead free (for reals, I'm allergic to nickel and I wear all my stuff) If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to message me!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
Payment Is due at time of purchase, in the form of PayPal and major credit cards. I have accepted checks and money orders before, but keep in mind that if you mail me one, I will not send the item until the check clears :)

I will reserve items for you, feel free to contact me for the payment terms.

If it is a custom order (engagement ring, wedding ring ect) I will have discussed payment with you, but I ask for a non refundable $50 dollar deposit before I get started, and a 50% non-refundable down payment once the design is finalized and ready for casting. This will cover time spent in research, design, and material loss if you decide to cancel the order once I've started making it. I don't like how cold that sounds, but designing a ring is a lot of work, and payment for that work is part the final ring price. If you cancel the commission, I can't get all that time and effort back. That being said, I will work with you extensively to make just what you want, so hopefully it would never ever come to that!
Shipping
I will ship an item within 2 weeks of purchase, unless I contact you otherwise. Some of my items in the shop are ready to ship, but a lot of them will need to be made to order.

IMPORTANT: Orders are sent to the address you have listed on Etsy. Pleeeeease make sure that it is correct, and if it is not, be sure to convo me immediately!

I'm in NY, so shipping times will vary throughout the country. I ship USPS, priority mail, so the shipping time is usually 2-4 days. Orders to Canada and Mexico are 4-6 days, UK is often 6-12 days, and orders to Australia, China, Japan, ect, will be 10-12+

Orders within the US will be shipped priority, and with $50 insurance. If an order is over $100, I will upgrade the insurance for free.

>>>If you are outside the US, I highly suggest you purchase at least the Registered mail upgrade. This will insure that your package arrive safely. I will be unable claim responsibility for lost or stolen packages otherwise. As soon as they go through US customs and leave the county I can't keep track of them any more :(
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds or exchanges will be discussed case-by-case. Please message me via convo within 48 hours of receiving the piece to discuss this with me. I will work with you in every way possible to ensure that you are happy with your transaction. If you are unhappy with the piece PLEASE message me before contacting Etsy, or writing negative feedback. I take great pride in my work, and want you to be happy with your items. All items in my sale section are final.

>>>For nose studs! If you're ordering a nose stud, be sure to know your size!! It is state law that I am not allowed to accept returns or exchanges on body jewelry due to hygiene issues. I include every measurement I can, and try to accurately show in the pictures the size of the nose studs I offer. These are custom made to order, and even if hygiene wasn't an issue it might be months before someone else was to buy that same nose stud with the same stone, the same gauge, and the same style.

Any items accepted for return must be unused and in their original condition and packaging. Price of shipping will not be refunded, and the buyer is responsible for shipping costs back to the seller (including insurance). If you have any questions about the item for sale, please message me before ordering. I try to fully describe the pieces in the listing, but if I've missed something, or you need additional pictures, don't hesitate to ask.

I cannot accept returns for custom order items. Everyone has different tastes. If you are unhappy with any custom order, let me know! I love making things for people, and being able to make you just what you want is one of the things I love best.
Additional policies and FAQs
INFO ABOUT NOSE STUDS

>>>What is a gauge?<<<
The gauge is the width of the stem that goes into your nose. The two most common gauges are 20g and 18g, Even though it might seem wrong at first, the smaller the number the larger the wire (stem). It's because wire can only get so big before it stops really being wire, but it can get almost infinitely smaller, needing more numbers. If you don't know your gauge, you can call your piercer if possible and see what they pierce at, or take a current nose stud to a piercing shop or jeweler and have it measured.


>>>What's a screw, L, and a nose bone?<<<
~~Screw Shape: This is the one with a loop on the end that you'll see in most of my photos. It's the most popular shape and my personal favorite.
Pros: Very secure, comfortable, and painless to put in and take out. There's also a little extra metal to work with in case it doesn't fit right and you need it adjusted as well.
Cons: Learning how to put one in can be a little tricky at first, and if you have a very small nose or if it fits you a little loosely a some people can have the loop turn and show a bit under their nose. If you have one that does this you may just need it to fit more snugly. Measure you current one in millimeters and we'll figure out what length you need :)
~~ L Shape: A very simple shape that looks like the capital letter L
Pros: Extremely easy to get in and out. Very little metal inside you nose so it's low profile and unlikely to show.
Cons: The ease of getting the stud in your nose means it also easy for it to come out again. If you've had problems losing your studs in the past, you might want a more secure stem.
~~Nose Bone: This is a short straight stem with a tiny fixed ball on the end that you pop through your nose.
Pros: Very very secure, simple design, practically no metal in your nostril so there's nothing to turn or tickle the inside of your nose.
Cons: The ball is meant to be bigger than your piercing, so it can be fairly uncomfortable to get in and out. They're great for people that don't tend to change their nose studs often. You need to make sure your gauge is correct as well. If you're a 20g and you get an 18g, it will be quite difficult to get in into your nose, and if you're an 18g and you get 20g, the stud won't fit snuggle and it can easily come right out. Also you should double check the length you like for the stem. My standard length is 5.5-6mm between the bottom of the stud and the ball. If this is shorter than what you need, it won't go all the way through the piercing (this will make your nose really annoyed with you, causing irritation and bad feelings all around.)


>>>What do you make them out of?<<<
I make all my nose studs out of solid sterling silver or gold. I never use any plating, and nothing in my shop will ever contain nickel as I am allergic to it ;) I pride myself in the quality of my work, so I would never use inferior materials. This business is my passion, my full time job, and my livelihood so I take it very seriously.


>>>I just got my nose pierced, can I wear your silver studs?<<<
Unfortunately, no. Silver is only for well healed piercings, and you need to leave your original stud in for at least 3 months. This is due to the fact that sterling silver can tarnish through a process called oxidation (a reaction from being exposed to air) A fresh piecing, or an infected/ irritated piercing can hasten the oxidation process and cause various chemical reactions. A side effect to this can be a dark mark left on the surface of your skin.


>>>Your stud left a mark on my skin!<<<
I've only had this happen with 3 customers out of 2,500 (that's like .01%!), so the likely hood of this happening to you is very slim. Let me answer this with some science :D Sterling silver is an alloy. Pure silver is very soft and not commonly used for functional pieces of jewelry other than as accents since it doesn't wear very well. The 925 stamp that you see on rings and things is the mark of sterling silver, and signifies that it is 92.5% silver (I can't stamp my nose studs because they're too small). The other 7.5% consists of mostly copper, added to strengthen the silver and make it easier to work with. This is what's responsible for the greenish grey mark some can sometimes get from silver. People's skin chemistry can vary wildly. The PH levels of your body oils can cause you to react with silver, and this can be especially so with nose piercings. All those oils on your face can interact with silver causing it to tarnish or even leave that pesky mark on your nose. If this happens, try cleaning the stud with warm soapy water, and wear a different stud for a while. The mark should disappear within a few washings. (other chemicals can also cause silver to tarnish, like some soaps and even some sunblocks. Just try to remember what you used if you're having issues, or remove your stud when you're putting things on your face that you don't usually)

>>>How do I clean it if it's tarnished?<<<
I would recommend not using a silver cleaning solution as those can do weird thing to silver sometimes including tarnishing then more (so weird). A good, easy method is using some baking soda tooth paste and an old brush. The baking soda will act as an abrasive but is mild enough that it wont hurt the stone. You could also pick up a polishing cloth that would help shine it up again. I've been seeing them all over these days, you should be able to find them at a Joanne's or Michaels and the like in the beading sections :) Then just regular rubbing or denatured alcohol for routine cleaning to remove bacteria. Also if your nose is infected or irritated, silver can aggravate it, cause a reaction, and the silver to oxidize/ tarnish more. If is happening I would suggest wearing a steel or gold stud if you have one till it heals.

More information

Last updated on Nov 14, 2016
Frequently asked questions

What do you mean by a gauge? (For nose studs)

The gauge is the width of the stem that goes into your nose. The two most common gauges are 20g and 18g, Even though it might seem wrong at first, the smaller the number the larger the wire (stem). It's because wire can only get so big before it stops really being wire, but it can get almost infinitely smaller, needing more numbers. If you don't know your gauge, you can call your piercer if possible and see what they pierce at, or take a current nose stud to a piercing shop or jeweler and have it measured.

What's a screw, L, and a nose bone? (For nose studs)

~~Screw Shape: This is the one with a loop on the end that you'll see in most of my photos. It's the most popular shape and my personal favorite.
Pros: Very secure, comfortable, and painless to put in and take out. There's also a little extra metal to work with in case it doesn't fit right and you need it adjusted as well.
Cons: Learning how to put one in can be a little tricky at first, and if you have a very small nose or if it fits you a little loosely a some people can have the loop turn and show a bit under their nose. If you have one that does this you may just need it to fit more snugly. Measure you current one in millimeters and we'll figure out what length you need :)
~~ L S

What do you make your pieces out of?

I make all my pieces out of solid sterling silver or gold. I never use any plating, and nothing in my shop will ever contain nickel as I am allergic to it ;) I pride myself in the quality of my work, so I would never use inferior materials. This business is my passion, my full time job, and my livelihood so I take it very seriously.

Are you pieces really handmade?

Yes! I turned my love for sculpture into passion for jewelry making. I hand sculpt and carve all my little animals from scratch. I do not buy charms and pretend that I made them, these are the real deal, and only available through me! (unless you see them at a store I wholesale with :P ) If you go to my website (http://www.puccoonraccoon.com) you can find a lot more info and pictures on my process. Follow my on Facebook or Instagram to keep up on my newest pieces and deals on pre-ordering!

I just got my nose pierced! Can I wear on of your pretty studs?

Unfortunately, no. Silver is only for well healed piercings, and you need to leave your original stud in for at least 3 months. This is due to the fact that sterling silver can tarnish through a process called oxidation (a reaction from being exposed to air) A fresh piecing, or an infected/ irritated piercing can hasten the oxidation process and cause various chemical reactions. A side effect to this can be a dark mark left on the surface of your skin.