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Last updated on Apr 2, 2018

Hello! I am currently on vacation and will be returning on 4/10. Thank you so much for stopping by my shop!

Liv Landau

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Liv Landau


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What the heck is a Microdermal?

A microdermal is a type of piercing, where a professional implants a tiny piece of metal under your skin. This little piece of metal accepts a small screw, and you can screw jewelry into it!

Right now, I'm one of the few people on the web who offers custom microdermal jewelry, and it keeps me very busy! However, I still manage to go back to my original love of gemstones, wire wrapping, and soldering non-piercing type jewelry like rings and necklaces!

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  • Liv

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Gemstone Jewelry And Custom Microdermals

    My knack for making jewelry began as an obsession with gemstones. I've been making jewelry for almost a decade. It was only natural when I had microdermal implants that I started making jewelry for my piercings, and I wanted to share the love!

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Last updated on January 23, 2014

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Returns and exchanges
If for any reason you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please send the item back and I will gladly offer an exchange or refund equal to the value of the purchase. I'm very sorry but I cannot be held responsible for items that you have lost.

I cannot refund shipping costs, my apologies.

I will accept returns for up to 30 days from the date I shipped your item, or 45 days from the shipping day for international sales.

If an item is damaged in the mail, or during its proper common use, please send back the damaged item, and I will gladly fix it for no extra charge for repair or shipping, or I will refund your purchase price, as you prefer.
Please send payment within two weeks of the purchase.

If paying by check or money order: Please send your payment promptly. If I do not receive payment within two weeks, I will send you a reminder. If another week goes by without response or confirmation of sending, I will cancel the order and report non-payment to Etsy.

If you have any difficulty with payment options, please don't hesitate to reach out to me. I will be happy to assist you.
The standard shipping is via USPS first class mail. This usually takes 3-5 business days within the continental US and up to two weeks for international shipping outside the US. All shipping includes tracking information.

If you are interested in faster shipping options, I will gladly quote you a price and set up a listing for you, please message me before placing your order.

Please note that while the standard USPS First Class shipping is generally very reliable, it is possible for mail to get lost on the rare occasion. I do not have direct control over the actions of the postal service, and I do not assume responsibility for items lost in the mail.

If you are concerned about your order being lost or damaged in the mail, please contact me prior to placing your order and I will gladly add the cost of insurance to your shipping price. If you would prefer a different, or guaranteed shipping service, I will gladly adjust the cost of shipping to reflect this, if you message me before your purchase.

International shipping - I occasionally get requests to mark the items being shipped as gifts, as to avoid being charged custom fees and duties. Etsy shipping labels do not allow me to mark items as gifts, however I will gladly adjust the listed price to reflect the lower wholesale value, minimizing or eliminating your customs costs.
Additional policies and FAQs

Q. Why do some of the microdermal jewelry listings say the jewelry they are best when 'worn occasionally'?

A. There are a number of reasons why some of my jewelry is marked as for occasional wear only. Among some of the reasons:
1 - It's made of two types of metal, soldered together. If you see more than one metal listed in the description of the item, it means that they are soldered together. While this is a strong bond consisting of melting metal, it is possible for the metals to break apart if the item gets worn out or bumped too hard.
2 - The dermal is large, stands high off the skin, or has pointy edges. Since microdermals can be implanted anywhere you've got skin, that means they can be worn in very high-traffic areas of the body that bump up against and catch on items we come in contact with every day, like our clothing, our hair, seat belts, back packs, purse straps, head phones etc... When your jewelry comes into contact with these items too often, it can irritate the implant and eventually lead to the implant growing out of your skin or rejecting.
3 - The dermal is not equilateral in shape. If a piece of jewelry is not equal on all sides, or if it depends on facing a certain direction for the design to look good, there is no guarantee that it will face the way you want it to when screwed in all the way. Because of the random nature of the threading pattern on my jewelry, and the possible 360 degrees of possible directions your implant was put in, there is no way to tell how a piece of jewelry will face. If you plan to wear a piece of jewelry for only a few hours, for a special occasion, then it's safe to wear it screwed in only as far as it takes to face the right way. And when the special occasion is over, change the jewelry to something more standard.
4 - The jewelry is made of more than one material. Some of my jewelry consists of rhinestones affixed to a steel base screw. It is possible for the two different materials to break apart if bumped into hard, or the adhesive gets worn out over time.

Q. Can I buy your jewelry and take it to my piercer to get it put in along with a new microdermal implant?

A. Some of my jewelry is only to be worn occasionally, and is not suitable for regular wear, and not suitable for the healing process. Flat jewelry with no pointy edges, that is thick enough not to be swollen over and not too big and cumbersome are the best options for healing. 4mm round, flat dermals, made of one solid metal, are best for healing. But it is best to consult your piercer and get their approval on dermal jewelry before purchasing it.

Q. Can I change my microdermal jewelry at home?

A. The first time you would like to change your jewelry after the implant is healed, should always be done by a professional piercer.

Subsequent changes can be done at home on your own, depending on your comfort level with your implant. I change mine at home on a regular basis, and have been doing so for a couple of years without any trouble. However, as with any piercing or implant, there is always risk associated with touching your piercing. Regular irritation might cause infection or rejection. Please make sure your hands and jewelry are always clean when touching your implant.