MintMonarch

Mint

Marietta, Georgia · 53 Sales

MintMonarch

Mint

Marietta, Georgia 53 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(7)

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Welcome to Mint! Everything that you find here is handcrafted and one of a kind. All of this gorgeous jewelry can and should be yours (treat yo'self!)!

Because a lot of the components that I use are artisan or one off finds, most of the items here cannot be duplicated, so if you see it and you love it, buy it while you can. If that's not a financial possibility right now, I got you! Contact me, and we can work out a payment plan.
Please feel free to contact me with any special requests; I'd be happy to make your vision a reality!

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 24, 2017

FREE SHIPPING ON ALL DOMESTIC US ORDERS - Just select 'free shipping' at checkout!
Welcome to Mint! Everything that you find here is handcrafted and one of a kind. All of this gorgeous jewelry can and should be yours (treat yo'self!)!

Because a lot of the components that I use are artisan or one off finds, most of the items here cannot be duplicated, so if you see it and you love it, buy it while you can. If that's not a financial possibility right now, I got you! Contact me, and we can work out a payment plan.
Please feel free to contact me with any special requests; I'd be happy to make your vision a reality!

Rachel Mallis

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Rachel Mallis

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Reviews

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(7)
Anne

Anne on Dec 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I just love how unique these are!

Anne

Anne on Dec 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I just love how unique these are!

rondeau244

rondeau244 on Oct 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Hi this is Susan, I couldn't be more pleased! hand written note and packing were very special. the leather feathers are beautiful. the universe will bless your endeavor. never give up. your art is about you!

Anne

Anne on Jan 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These are exceptionally beautiful. The seller was extremely kind in writing a hand written note and sending along some dyed textiles. Truly went above and beyond. I will certainly return to this shop!

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Updates

In the process of making more leather feathers. It takes a little bit just to make one pair, but it's so worth it for the beauty and uniqueness of each pair.
Decided to keep a pair of my arrow studs because why not? Loving how they look on me! I have two pairs left; will one of them be yours?
When I'm working on a new necklace design, I like to have a live model to make sure that the necklace lays nicely. My little brother just happened to be my model for my river rock necklace. Looks great on him, don't you think?
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About

Passionate about Passion

Mint is owned and operated by me, Rachel Mallis. I am the oldest of four. I am a college student majoring in art. I have been making jewelry since I was ten years old when my late grandmother brought my sister and I to a bead shop to create our own earrings. I was hooked! Jewelry is probably my biggest passion, but I love to create pretty much anything. I also sew, paint, multi-media, revamp furniture, etc... I'll do pretty much anything artistic except drawing. I was not blessed with that particular talent.

The company name, Mint, is an idea that has been bouncing around in my head for a while. Mint is a color that I love, but it's also a flavor and scent that I love. It's fresh and classic but also exciting. My dream is to have everyone living what I call the "Mint lifestyle". Simply, living with a fresh perspective, unique style, love of life, and the confidence to be oneself.

This philosophy is also expressed in the second part of my company name. If you look at the web address, this is MintMonarch.com. Monarch is referring to the butterfly, an inspiration that came from my honorary third sister, Morgan. Morgan was a free spirited, fun-loving, generous, loving girl, and my little sister's best friend. In 2012, Morgan was studying abroad in Indonesia and helping young children there learn English. While on a weekend vacation at the beach, she drowned. It was a hard and devastating time. She left a hole in our hearts that can never be filled. Morgan loved butterflies and had the spirit and beauty of one. Morgan wanted to help, and I do too. This is where I draw inspiration from, from Morgan. Her legacy encourages me to pursue my passions and to spread joy.

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  • Rachel Mallis

    Owner, Operator, Lover Of Shiny Things

    Rachel: 1 part artist, 1 part silly, 1 part cat mom, 1 part blogger. When I'm not creating jewelry, I'm sewing, painting, cross stitching, reading, cooking, singing, or blogging. I enjoy being busy, wearing many hats, and I love to meet new people!

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    Assistant in knocking things over and distracting mommy. Number one in cuteness.

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Last updated on Jan 26, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Care Instructions - Preventing and Removing Tarnish

My items are made to withstand the test of time; however, normal wear can happen. Metals other than gold will tarnish, but there are definitely ways for you to keep your jewelry looking as beautiful as the day you got it! In every jewelry order, I include a polishing cloth. This is great for tarnished jewelry, and is reusable (and easy to use)!
Tarnish is absolutely normal, but there are some ways to slow it down. Wiping your jewelry with a soft cloth after use, storing in an airtight container or bag, storing in a cool, dry place, and not leaving your jewelry in humid areas (such as the bathroom) are some great tarnish preventing options.

Care Instructions - Preventing Damage

My items are made to withstand the test of time; however, normal wear can happen such as tarnish which is covered in another FAQ question. What isn't normal wear and could seriously damage your jewelry though? I recommend you remove your jewelry before working with harsh chemicals (like cleaning agents) or swimming in a pool. I also recommend you put on jewelry as your last step when getting ready, using hairspray and makeup BEFORE putting on your jewelry. Hairspray and makeup will not ruin your jewelry immediately, but over time, the buildup could be quite unpleasant. If you do get makeup and/or hairspray on your jewelry, no worries! You can clean it with a soft toothbrush and a little dish soap.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Whether you request your jewelry to be gift wrapped or not, it will come ready to present as a gift. After all, you deserve something nice too! You will receive your jewelry in an appropriately sized jewelry box with my wax seal on it. Inside the box, you will find your jewelry nestled in pretty mint tissue paper. The box will be sealed with one of my favorite washi tapes. If you do not wish for the box to be closed by washi tape (i.e. If you wanted to slip something else in the box), please let me know. I can include the strip of tape on the side, or not at all if you desire.

Custom and personalized orders

I'd love the pleasure of working on your custom order! Please contact me with your vision so I can make it a reality. Please note that I do require 60% down after the design is confirmed before I can start production. The other 40% is due upon completion before your order is shipped. You will receive photographs upon completion to confirm that you are pleased with the product.

About Copper Jewelry

Copper has been used for thousands of years to reduce joint pain and swelling. People assume that because copper can turn your skin green, it is bad to wear it. On the contrary, it is not the copper that turns your skin green, it is the body chemistry of the wearer in reaction to the copper, and it will wash off. When copper combines with sweat, it forms compounds called chelates, which are harmless. Green deposits occur when chelates are formed faster than they are absorbed. A lot of people look for the green on their skin to tell that the copper 'is working.' Whether you believe copper can help you with pain and swelling or not, it sure is beautiful to look at and is perfectly safe to wear.

Fine Silver vs. Sterling Silver vs. Argentium

Fine Silver (.999) - The purest form of silver, also known as pure silver. While particularly lustrous, Fine Silver is not usually used for jewelry that will receive a lot of wear, because it's not durable and bends easily.

Sterling Silver (.925) - 92.5% pure Silver and 7.5% of another metal. The metal must possess at least 92.5% pure Silver to be Sterling. It is considered a standard among Silver grades and provides strength to ensure that pieces like silver bracelets, rings and necklaces can withstand regular use.

Argentium silver (.935) - A modern sterling silver alloy. Contains more pure silver than sterling and also has certain tarnish resistance properties. Slightly more strong and durable than sterling.

What does 'plated' mean in jewelry?

When you are buying plated jewelry, you are settling for lower quality. 'Plating' is a thin layer of either fine silver or gold placed over a base metal (such as copper, brass, or nickel). Plating is often considered the most cost effective alternative to the more expensive forms of solid silver or gold jewelry. That said, this form of silver or gold is very thin, wears off easily and degrades in appearance quickly. There is not a way to get the silver or gold coloring back once it has worn off. While it may seem like a good purchase at the time, when you buy plated jewelry, you are not buying something that will hold its quality and will always lose value.