It's All Alice's Fault
I love what I do!!! I have always wanted to be a jeweler! I picked up every rock I could find as a child, studied every ring I came in contact with and oooed and ahhhhed over every unique piece I came across. I started making jewelry because a friend of mine introduced me to the process as a hobby! I grew up playing piano and without one I was stuck with idle hands!!! She taught me how to bend and twist and soon I was beading a higher class of macaroni art! After 4 years I now look at the first pieces I did and cringe, but it was a necessary evil to get this far! My friends and family have supported and loved all of my work and that gave me the umph to not give up! What started out as a hobby soon turned into a way to make unique gifts for my friends and has now blossomed into my very own niche in the creative world!
I’ve been asked several times why I would name my creations Rubbish, it always makes me giggle a little bit because they take it as I am cutting my handy work and that’s not the case! I grew up very poor, my mother made a lot of our clothes or they were hand-me-downs, she also made crafts. She was business partners with my Aunt and I can remember her stuffed animals, pillows, cross-stitch, pillow cases, curtains, etc… you name it she made it! Alice was my introduction to thinking creative, she taught me the magic in making something come to life when it looked like it was useless and the ability to appreciate buying something brand new! Anyway… my mother called her crafts “rubbish” and would say it in this glorious English accent and giggle (hypnotizing)!! When I was nineteen she passed away and years later I decided that if I was going to run a shoppe then I was going to integrate her into the details, she is after all the reason I am here! So I call my shoppe Refined Rubbish in honor of the woman who touched my life and gave me wings.
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Owner, Maker, Designer
I’m a single mom with a wonderfully demanding life! I work a 40 hour week and play with Rubbish as a part time job. I love what I do!!!
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Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
ORDERS PLACED THURSDAY-SUNDAY- I don't work on weekends so please keep this in mind in your shipping date. I do answer emails and will do my best for last minute emergencies, but overall I am usually out of town or not near my office Friday-Sunday. Thank you.
WHERE I WILL SHIP YOUR ORDER - Your order will be shipped to your chosen address on Etsy after payment is received. If you have moved, please change your address and delete the old one or your package will have to be forwarded to your new abode.
TYPE OF POSTAGE I USE - All orders will be shipped USPS 1st class mail. This service is for 3-5 day shipping within the United States and a 2-3 week time frame outside the United States.
TRACKING - every purchase can be tracked; Etsy will send you an email once I print the label and you'll have a number to lovingly stalk your items with :) International Customers, sometimes the system gets the tracking for you a little screwy. if you copy and paste the tracking number into Google it will pull up several ways to see where it is. :)
INSURANCE - If you would like to include insurance on your package please visit the section labeled shipping and purchase the selections you would like and I will accommodate you. If your package is damaged or lost and there isn't insurance purchased I will not replace the item.
1ST CLASS PRIORITY MAIL SHIPPING - 1-3 DAYS IN THE U.S. AND 5 DAYS FOR INTERNATIONAL. Please understand that if you did not talk to me about needing it at a certain time and haven't purchased it by 10pm Eastern Standard Time, it's not going out the next day.
OVERNIGHT SHIPPING - Please understand they use that term loosely in the Postal System, they technically have 2 days before they have to refund you or me for not getting it there on time. please check usps.com for all the rules they have on the subject before you go for that option. Also, if you didn't talk to me about needing overnight and purchase your item before 10pm Eastern Standard time, it's not coming the next day.
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Refunds and Exchanges
CUSTOM ORDERS- All sales are final for custom orders.
ALL OTHER ITEMS - There is a 10 day grace period from the time your item reaches you to contact and return the item to me in order to receive a refund or exchange. Please understand I do not refund shipping charges and I will charge a $5 restocking fee per item as well.
BROKEN OR DAMAGED IN ROUTE - Please purchase insurance on your items in order to get a replacement or a refund on broken items due to mailing.
BROKEN OR MALFUNCTIONING PARTS- I will warranty my work up to 30 days, if you have a part not working on your piece please contact me and ship the item(s) to me in order for me to see what needs to be fixed. I will then return them in proper working order. I test everything I make to ensure it's quality. Always contact me with concerns.
Additional policies and FAQs
If for some reason you would like more than one of a certain item please contact me. Most of my items are one of a kind, but if I have the materials required I will be more than happy to accommodate your needs.
Please don't forget to leave feedback after you receive an item!! This is very important to me and I would love to hear your thoughts.
If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase please contact me before leaving feedback and I will work with you to ensure your satisfaction.
Frequently asked questions
Are plug listings for a pair?
Yes each listing is a pair