RoughMagicCreations

Artisan Jewelry & Rustic Home Decor Handmade in Maine

Maine, United States · 453 Sales

RoughMagicCreations

Artisan Jewelry & Rustic Home Decor Handmade in Maine

Maine, United States 453 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Love Maine, handcrafted artisan jewelry, rustic home decor? A taste of boho seasoned with a pinch of magic? You've found the right shop. Come in. Explore. The coffee pot's always on!

All our creations are our own original designs, each individually handmade with love in our studio on the rockbound coast of Down East Maine.

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We Welcome International Orders! For shipping to destinations other than the USA and Canada, please be aware that VAT, GST and any other applicable taxes, duties or fees are not included in your payments to Rough Magic Creations. Thank you!

Have a question or need assistance? Please contact us! We'll be happy to help in any way we can.

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Last updated on Jul 12, 2016

Love Maine, handcrafted artisan jewelry, rustic home decor? A taste of boho seasoned with a pinch of magic? You've found the right shop. Come in. Explore. The coffee pot's always on!

All our creations are our own original designs, each individually handmade with love in our studio on the rockbound coast of Down East Maine.

To receive issues of our periodic Rough Magic Creations Newsletter,
please sign up here -> http://eepurl.com/b4HBLL
(Copy and paste the above link into your browser's address bar.)

We Welcome International Orders! For shipping to destinations other than the USA and Canada, please be aware that VAT, GST and any other applicable taxes, duties or fees are not included in your payments to Rough Magic Creations. Thank you!

Have a question or need assistance? Please contact us! We'll be happy to help in any way we can.

Mollie Ann

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Mollie Ann

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Updates

A lucky find, these vintage glass beads in rustic autumn colors are just right with our hand carved maple leaves - in this boho fall fashion necklace.
African trade beads, handmade of rustic copper and rolled paper beads, bring ethnic tribal flair to these boho dangle earrings. And the earthy palette is just right for Autumn!
Green aventurine gemstones and copper - lovely to work with, beautiful to wear.
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About

Yankee Ingenuity, the "Make Do" Philosophy ...

... and the Spirit of Rough Magic

When my husband Joe and I named our fledgling jewelry design venture "Rough Magic Creations," we were thinking about the materials we would be using in our designs. The "rough" would be Maine's natural treasures - seashells, beach stones, pine cones, birch bark, moss. The "magic" would be fine commercial components - semi-precious gemstones, pearls, crystals, sterling silver.

Soon our concept, based on a line from Shakespeare's play "The Tempest," began to apply equally to the tools and equipment we work with daily to turn something essentially rough into a finished piece blessed with a touch of magic.

Before we discovered Etsy, we had no idea how our "business plan" would change and grow over time. With limited resources to launch Rough Magic, we decided to "make do" and apply some of the famous "Yankee ingenuity" that Joe, being a native Mainer, mastered as a tot at his father's knee.

- Wire? To learn some skills before tackling the more costly sterling silver, I bought a roll of hardware store copper. Ruined the entire roll. Bought more rolls. Ruined them too. Bought more, and more, and more, until I learned to master that wily stuff. And in the process the unexpected occurred - I fell in love. With copper. Yes, I enjoy working with sterling and other metals too, along with gemstones and other beads, but nothing feels quite so at home in my hands as that simple, humble, warm and forgiving hardware store metal.
Nowadays, we also buy copper by the sheet, for our ecofriendly decorative dishes and wall hangings, cuff bracelets, pendants, bookmarks and Christmas ornaments. Add repurposed, upcycled industrials to those "rough" materials.

- Hammer? A geriatric ball peen model, declared useless and discarded by our carpenter.

- Anvil? An ancient (read 19th century vintage) flat iron, the handle already broken off when we rescued it from the "super bargain" bin at a local antique mall.

- Bracelet mandrel? A length of industrial pipe, salvaged from the building supply shop.
And for the cuffs, a couple of potato shaped rocks we chanced upon while beach combing.

- Ring mandrel? Aha! The business end of a turkey baster.

- Files? I raided my manicure set. After all, jewelry making and glam nails are less than compatible.

- Hole punch? A sharp nail (no, make that an entire box of nails) left over from one of Joe's home repair projects.

- Flame bather? Ah ... now that's a trade secret.

As Rough Magic has grown, we've added some wonderful commercial tools to our workshop: a new ball peen hammer (to complement, not replace, the old one), a jeweler's mallet, some "real" files, pliers and punches, professional ring and bracelet mandrels and a set of dedicated wood carving tools for Joe.

But you know, we still keep reaching for those early "make do" tools. Again, nothing else feels quite so at home in our hands.

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As proud members of "Maine Made: America's Best!" we are pleased to tell you that our work is on display in the Maine State Office Building in Augusta.

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  • Mollie

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    What a thrill it is to watch our designs and ideas come to life as we create them with our own hands. There's just something about seeing the "rough" turn into "magic" in our workshop.

  • Joe

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Reader, lover of books and literature. Also known as "Prospero" of ProsperosBookshelf right here on Etsy!

Shop policies

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Last updated on Aug 12, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Further Rough Magic Creations Policies

We value your business and want you to be thrilled with your purchases from Rough Magic Creations!

To ensure that you will be happy shopping with us, please scroll down to read the following details of Rough Magic Creations policies. Your purchase from our shop implies that you have read, understand and agree to these policies.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact us prior to placing your order. Thank you!

Shipping

For lighter packages (up to 15 ounces), we normally ship to US addresses via First Class Mail. (For speedier delivery, you may choose our Priority Mail upgrade option.)
Packages weighing 1 pound or more ship via Priority Mail.



International orders ship via First Class Mail International. Please contact us if you'd like to upgrade to Priority Mail.



Our ready to ship items are normally on their way in 1-3 business days after we receive your order. 
Most made to order items ship in 4-8 business days, although some items may require longer.
 If we are unable to ship on time, we'll let you know and tell you when we'll mail your package.

Returns and Refunds

We're happy to accept returns of most items*, mailed to us and postmarked within 7 days after you receive them. When they come back in their original condition, we'll issue you a refund for the purchase price, excluding shipping.



If you receive an item broken or damaged in the mail, please return it to us, along with photos of the item as you received it and the original packaging. (These photos are required to qualify for a refund.)

*Not Returnable: personalized items, earrings (for your protection), some custom orders.



(EU buyers please note, we abide by EU regulations regarding returns.)

International Orders

Yes! We welcome International Orders!

PLEASE NOTE: For shipping to destinations other than the USA and Canada, please be aware that VAT, GST and any other applicable taxes, duties or fees are not included in your payments to Rough Magic Creations.

Item Sizes and Dimensions

Please read our item descriptions for sizes and dimensions, and contact us if you'd like a different size or need more information.

Custom Orders, Personalized Items, Gift Wrap and Packaging

Custom Orders and Personalization - Yes, indeed! Just tell us in advance what you'd like, providing as much detail as possible, and we'll happily chat about options and possibilities and work with you throughout the process to be sure your item is exactly what you want. (Some custom orders and all personalized items are non-returnable.)

Gift Cards - If you'd like a small gift card enclosed with your order at no additional cost, please tell us what you'd like your card to say in your Message to Seller box when you check out.


Gift Wrap and Packaging - Options are available, depending on the type of items you're purchasing and the kind of wrapping / packaging you'd like. Please contact us for specific information.

Jewelry Care and Safety Precautions

Your items are handmade with love, please treat them kindly. Keep your jewelry away from extreme temperatures and direct sunlight. Gently clean with a soft cloth after wearing, as body oils, dust and other substances may cause damage.

Do not wear your jewelry when showering, bathing or swimming.

Keep your jewelry away from all chemicals, including household cleansers.



Bear in mind that non-oxidized metals will naturally oxidize (change color) over time. To help maintain brightness, clean the metal with a jewelry polishing cloth, avoiding pearls and gemstones.

To prevent injury, do not wear your jewelry when operating machinery or power tools. 


Also, please do not allow babies, small children or pets to play with your jewelry.

Wholesale Orders

For wholesale orders, please inquire, stating your terms of purchase, the item(s) and quantities you'd like and the date the items are needed. 



Please note: We do not sell on consignment, nor do we send free samples of our products for review, market testing or promotions.

Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights

All Rough Magic Creations designs, images and text are protected by Copyright Law, violation of which may result in civil and/or criminal prosecution.



It is illegal to copy any of our images or text by any means or for any reason, without our permission in writing.




It is illegal to request another designer or manufacturer to copy or duplicate any of our designs.



Likewise, please do not ask us to copy or duplicate another designer's item, as doing so is also a violation of copyright law.



Purchase of our items does not transfer copyright to the buyer or any third party, and no license to reproduce our images and/or text is either granted or inferred with the purchase.