SleekStyles

Sleek Modern Jewerly

Illinois, United States · 2567 Sales

SleekStyles

Sleek Modern Jewerly

Illinois, United States 2567 Sales On Etsy since 2009

4.5 out of 5 stars
(435)
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Lara

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Note from shop owner The owner of SleekStyles is out sick. All pending orders have either been shipped or cancelled, per each customer's preference. We apologize for the inconvenience!

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Last updated on Jan 14, 2016

The owner of SleekStyles is out sick. All pending orders have either been shipped or cancelled, per each customer's preference. We apologize for the inconvenience!

Lara

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Lara

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4.5 out of 5 stars
(435)
talleman1282

talleman1282 on Feb 12, 2016

1 out of 5 stars

I never received my item it just says item shipped, when I contacted the seller all I was told is person is sick sorry for the inconvenience, was never informed of this problem or was offered a refund.

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About

Handmade Sleek and Modern Jewelry made just for YOU!

The apprentice watched the master craftsman as he carefully sanded the cedar chest he just finished making. He asked, "Why do you spend so much time on the back of the chest? No one will ever know whether the finish was smooth or not." The craftsman lovingly swept his hand over the chest and muttered, "I will know."

I honestly can't remember a time when I was not creative. Some of my earliest childhood memories are centered around my Dad teaching me to sew clothes for my dolls, and making beads with my Mom with leftover dough and food colors. Used candles meant raw materials for pouring into makeshift molds and little pieces of chalk transformed into stick people with carved faces. I started painting before I learned the alphabet and even today I lose track of time when I hold a paintbrush in hand.

As I grew up and went on to bigger and better things (supposedly), the one constant in my life has always been the love of design and beauty in all its forms. Creativity has been a source of great joy and an escape from the daily grind.

I opened this shop on Etsy in 2009, specifically for my modern jewelry creations. All my handmade jewelry is designed and made by me, one piece at a time, with loving care and attention to detail. I make some items before listing them here, and others are made to order with your specific customizations such as letters, birthstones etc. Over the years I've managed to make a lot of lovely jewelry in my little studio (not having a life helps ;) as does the constant drive to create). Each piece you buy is unique, with its own characteristic touches. Even for popular jewelry designs that I make many times, each piece is made one at a time, so each one will be ever so slightly different. This is not a flaw as much as part of the joy of buying handmade items made by a real person as opposed to a nameless factory. Perfect symmetry is not always the goal... after all we would not have seasons if the earth did not tilt just a bit :).

My style is primarily modern, dainty, feminine and minimalist. I adore pearls, gemstones and crystals, and the stark beauty of designs created in silver, gold, copper and other metals. Love is a constant motif in my creations. Love between moms and babies or children, love between sisters, friends etc. is very special and an important part of our lives. I offer many types of designs using birthstones and initials made with wire or stamped on sterling charms. I love to customize jewelry for my customers. My love of yoga and inspirational messages, and of the beauty of nature, is also evident in my shop. Dainty teardrops, sparkly crystals, glossy pearls, raw gemstones, shiny chains, tiny pendants and delicate wire rings are some of my favorites!

I am happiest when I simply take a piece of wire and maybe some pretty gems and let them transform into whatever form they want to take in my fingers. The world stands still and magic happens :).

Today I am delighted and humbled by the thought that people in all 50 states of this beautiful country, as well as people in many parts of the world, are wearing jewelry that I made. My passion has transformed into a labor of love, and this was all possible because of you, my customers.

I hope some of the joy I feel when I make these comes across to you when you wear these pieces of jewelry! Thanks for stopping by. You can always contact me at https://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?with_id=7314572&ref=owner_contact_leftnav

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  • Lara

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Jeweler

    Creating is as essential to me as breathing!

Shop policies

Last updated on November 26, 2015
Happy Holidays! From now until Dec 20, all orders will be shipped with a complimentary piece of jewelry.

Your satisfaction is my number one priority. I want you to enjoy this jewelry as much as I enjoy making it. Anything I can do to help that, let me know. You can contact me directly via the Etsy convo system http://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?with_id=7314572&ref=owner_contact_leftnav and I will answer your message within 3 business days.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Happy Holidays! From now until Dec 20, all orders will be shipped with a complimentary piece of jewelry.

I accept Paypal, any major Credit Card or Debit Card, Etsy gift cards, SOFORT, iDEAL, checks or bank transfers through Paypal, and SleekStyles gift certificates.

I also accept Amazon Payments including Amazon gift cards, please contact me if you would like to pay for your order this way. http://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?with_id=7314572&ref=owner_contact_leftnav

I am happy to offer the following coupons for your use:
10% off $50 with coupon 10off50
15% off $100 with coupon 15off100
20% off $150 with coupon 20off150
Shipping
Add as many pieces to your cart as you'd like and pay one low price for shipping everything:

US - $4 for First Class
Canada - $7.50
EU and Australia - $8
Anywhere else in the world - $12
APO/FPO/DPO Addresses - I will refund your shipping charges. Thank you for your service.

Current processing time is 1 week from the day of your purchase.

Every order within the US is sent with delivery confirmation, and you can use the tracking number to check on your parcel. Please note that it typically takes the post office a day or two to update online tracking.

Processing time (time I need to make your jewelry) is listed in each item's description. I am a one-woman shop so my processing time changes depending on how many items I have to make, but rest assured that whatever time is stated on your invoice is what will be met. Shipping time within the US usually takes 2-5 business days for First Class and 2-3 days for Priority and international shipping times vary (about 2 weeks has been my experience). None of these times are guaranteed by the US Postal Office. If you need your order sooner, please contact me at the time of purchase and I will do my best to expedite your order (I will let you know one way or the other).

International Customers: Please note that any customs charges, fees, postal dues, VAT or tariffs levied by your country will be up to you to pay. If you are concerned, please check with your customs office or postal service before your purchase. These fees are not included in your order totals here since Etsy does not have "Import VAT pre-paid" functionality.
SPECIAL NOTE FOR MY DEAR UK BUYERS: Reportedly Royal Mail is being extra vigilant, and even if you did not pay VAT or Royal Mail fee in the past, there is a good chance you will be asked to pay now. At the time of writing this, the amount is 20% of the item price + a Royal Mail fee of £8 and is payable on items over £15 bought from a non-EU country. Please verify current charges with your country's customs office if this is a concern.
Refunds and Exchanges
Buy with confidence! I want you to be happy with everything you buy from Sleek Styles. In all these years of being in business, this has been my guiding principle.

Please contact me asap (within 2 weeks normally, extended to a week after Christmas if you are buying holiday gifts) if you have any issues at all with your order, and we'll set things right together. You can contact me directly via the Etsy convo system http://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?with_id=7314572&ref=owner_contact_leftnav . Let me know if you would like a replacement or a refund. Full refunds will be processed minus the original shipping charge upon receipt of the returned items. My hundreds of customers continue to be thrilled with the artisan jewelry I make for them, and I want you to have the same wonderful experience with shopping here.
Additional policies and FAQs
I send jewelry to you ready for gift giving. My actual packaging changes somewhat based on availability, but usually I use little boxes, sparkly little fabric gift bags, gift tags made of vintage patterned paper, occasionally also cards, ribbons, earrings cards etc. and everything is sent to you securely packaged in a cushioned bubble mailer or stiff box. I am moving more and more towards eco-friendly packaging made in USA. Since my jewelry comes ready for gifting, I don't include prices or invoices unless you ask me to. If you want to me to send directly to your gift recipient just put in their address instead of yours for the shipping address. If you want me to write something special on their gift tag, just let me know.

Thank you for purchasing Artisan Jewelry!

Jewelry Care Instructions:
Sleek Styles handcrafted jewelry is minimal and dainty, and is perfect for your modern lifestyle. This jewelry is handcrafted one piece at a time with utmost care and top notch materials. You can keep your jewelry looking new with the following tips. Genuine sterling silver and plated metal jewelry tarnishes, i.e. oxidizes naturally when it comes in contact with air, and oxidizes even more rapidly with humidity, chemicals, sea salt, water, perfumes etc., and freshwater pearls, crystals and gems can loose their sheen. This oxidization can be removed with commercially available jewelry cleaners or by polishing very very gently with silver polish or with a jewelry cloth. The best way to protect your jewelry is to wipe it clean after each use, and store it in a tightly closed jewelry case or ziploc bag.

My other shops here are supplygirls, spaluxe (on hold due to lack of time), and OurPerfectRomance (opening next year).