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Maybe your wrists are too small...the inconvenience that drove me to design
I originally got into making jewelry, bracelets specifically, as a solution to a problem - my wrists are oddly small and basically every bracelet I liked was too big and slid right off my hand. People consistently commented about the bizarrely narrow width of my wrists, especially because they rest of my upper extremities are totally normal in size...So I started making my own bracelets that were the right size for me to wear and I got a little carried away.
Once I started making jewelry, I couldn't stop. All I wanted to do was try new designs and styles and once I mastered a style I insisted on making it in every color I could get my hands on. It wasn't until my sorority sisters I was sharing house with encouraged me that I considered selling my creations. I had been selling locally to my sisters and friends at school for a while before I was convinced to take the next step and join Etsy as a seller.
My roommates used to joke and call my room the "sweatshop" because I spend all my free time trying new designs and techniques and you can usually find me barricaded behind my desk by a wall of supplies. It became customary for girls to "shop" in my room before we'd go out and pick their favorites out of my steadily increasing supply.
I love seeing my friends wear my designs, and getting sales on Etsy is even better. It's not so much the money, it's that someone out there who doesn't know me, who has never met me, saw my jewelry and loved it enough to buy it and wear it. It's the excitement of making a connection with a stranger, know that you don't know each other, but you share a love of the same bracelet.
A huge philosophy of my shop is quality. It's derived from an experience that was the final straw that drove me to investigate making my own jewelry. I bought a few bracelets from a store that shall remain unnamed and paid a pretty lofty price for them and the first time I wore them out they broke!! I was so distraught, partly because I just doled out a chunk of change for a super lame product but more because I really, really liked those bracelets and now they were headed for the trash can. This experience made me strive for quality and durability right from the beginning. I didn't want to make something, get attached and have it break so my jewelry can take pretty much anything you throw at it.
As I said before I'm constantly flattered by shop sales so you can bet I'll go above and beyond to satisfy my customers! I also love getting custom orders. My friends always ask me to make them bracelets, but I always want to know what they want and what they like. Sisters used to bring me pictures of bracelets and ask me to make them and I loved trying to figure out how to create the design they liked. Custom orders are particularly fun when the customer wants something I never thought of - maybe a unique color combination or design combination. I'm always up for a new challenge.
I hope my shop is a success, but honestly, I'd be doing this anyways so I guess it's not the end of the world. Even if I never sold a single creation, I'd still be holed up in my "sweatshop" working because I love to make jewelry. My roommates always ask how I can work at it for so long and how I do it after a long day of classes or work and I guess it's because it's my yoga. It's my way to relax and get my mind off anything that happened that day. When I'm making bracelets I'm focused on working on that design and I get to leave behind the rest of the world.
SkinnyRist features a wide selection across an array of designs and I am always updating and learning and working to create more so you can count on SkinnyRist to be your go to place for the newest, the hottest, the greatest. My ultimate goal is that you visit my shop and find your new favorite accessory :)
Owner, Maker, Designer
22-year-old pursuing a teaching credential while passionately crafting jewelry on the side. I love cinnamon, bright colors, my dogs, and great books.
All bracelets are made to fit a standard 7.5 in wrist unless otherwise specified. If you need a different size, larger or smaller, please let us know in the note to seller box at checkout. A size request does not need to be made as a custom order.
We do our best to make sure the product you receive is exactly what you wanted, however, because all bracelets are handmade small variations in size or color consistency may occur. We also ask you keep in mind that your computer screen may not display the color exactly as it appears in person.
SkinnyRist strives to create cute, trendy items that you will not only love, but will be able to wear for a long time! Quality is a major priority for our products. Most of all, we want YOU to be satisfied with your product and your experience. Feedback is always welcome and appreciated.
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Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Tracking is not included on most orders because they are sent via standard mail. However, tracking may be available for some larger orders.
SkinnyRIst is not responsible for items that are lost in transit, damaged or delayed due to issues with the postal service.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
Most messages receive a response within 24-48 hours, we do our best to respond as promptly as possible.
Regarding Custom Orders:
*Any modification to a product (not including size) is considered a custom order (ex: color, material, design, etc).
*Custom Orders will only be accepted if they are made via direct message and the custom listing added for the customer is purchased
*Please do not purchase a standard listing and include custom specifications in the "note to seller", sometimes colors and materials requested are not available, we want you to get exactly what you want and the easiest way to do this is through a custom created order
Don't hesitate to contact with messages, questions, etc. I love to get custom orders and I'm happy to collaborate with you to design your new favorite accessory!