Unique Artisan Crafted Fine Silver Jewelry
SilvanArts' Shop Policies
About Metal Clay/Fine Silver and my process:
These unique items are made from metal clay. Metal Clay is made from eco-friendly reclaimed silver. The pure silver particles recovered from the photo developing process and mixed with a binder made of water and plant-based organic materials. In raw form, it's malleable like clay. When fired, it becomes a fine [.999] silver piece of metal. Every piece is unique. Every piece is made from raw silver with loving care and attention to every detail from start to finish by hand- they are shaped, sanded, and fired in a kiln at 1650 degrees for hours for maximum strength and durability. They are then hand polished, tumbled with steel shot for more shine, and work-hardened strength, then oxidized and polished by hand again. The finished product is 99.9% pure fine silver that does not tarnish as easily as sterling. Tiny lines and flaws are characteristic of metal clay and add to its artisan feel. No two pieces are ever alike.
The pieces I make that depict leaves and ferns are all made with real plants. The plant or leaf is pressed into the clay or painted with a liquid or paste form of metal clay. The leaf is destroyed in the process leaving it's impression in the silver, and every piece is as unique and different as the leaves themselves.
All other silver components I use are either fine silver or sterling (such as chain and earring wires). I use fine quality semi-precious stones in my pieces.
Please contact me with any questions or requests!
I accept Paypal and credit cards.
**Shipping within the US are shipped USPS First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation and Insurance**. I purchase insurance and tracking for every item shipped. If you have any questions or concerns with an item already shipped, please don't hesitate to contact me.
I am happy to ship to any country in the world, however I am not responsible for fees that the custom authorities in your country may possibly charge. If you are worried about the possibility of customs fees or tariffs please check with your customs authority first before purchasing.
Please be aware that in some countries, customs can delay how long it takes to receive your package. I cannot make any guarantees of how long it will take to reach you. Shipments can take 3 weeks to 1 month to arrive, but may be longer for some locations. Please allow at least one full month for delivery. Most countries take only a week or two, but some countries may have customs delays before arriving. If you are interested in purchasing quick International shipping with a tracking number please message me and it can be shipped by Express Mail International and will cost approximately an additional $34.95-$44.95 USD. Please message me for more information so that I can give you a quote for this.
***I have shipped hundreds of packages to dozens of countries all over the world that have arrived quickly and safely, but please be aware that there is always a risk when shipping something from another country. Please don't hesitate to message me if you have any questions.***
I will ship to the shipping address given via Etsy. Please make sure that this is the address you would like your item shipped to, and that it is correct. I cannot be responsible for an item not making it to an incorrect, non-valid or non-current address. If you would like your item shipped to a different address for a gift please be sure to let me know in the notes to seller or in a message.
Refunds and Exchanges
I truly want you to love your item! If you are not happy with your piece, please contact me within 7 days and we will work out a solution that you will be satisfied with such as exchange or refund. Some custom made items may not be returnable (such as custom made rings), but I will make every effort possible to ensure you are happy with your order. The buyer is responsible for return shipping, and the original shipping is non-refundable.
Last Updated August 13, 2013