SterlingLace

Sterling Lace Creations, Ltd

Center Sandwich, New Hampshire · 0 Sales

SterlingLace

Sterling Lace Creations, Ltd

Center Sandwich, New Hampshire 0 Sales On Etsy since 2010

Announcement   Sterling Lace is the place where you will find intricate hand crafted Jewelry. From fun and funky to graceful and elegant, these versatile designs can go from Friday night’s charity gala to Sunday afternoon with friends to the mid-week business meeting. I hope you enjoy exploring my collections, find something that you fall in love with and make it your very own piece of Sterling Lace!

Announcement

Sterling Lace is the place where you will find intricate hand crafted Jewelry. From fun and funky to graceful and elegant, these versatile designs can go from Friday night’s charity gala to Sunday afternoon with friends to the mid-week business meeting. I hope you enjoy exploring my collections, find something that you fall in love with and make it your very own piece of Sterling Lace!

Amy Underwood

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Amy Underwood

About

From a truck driving wife with a hobby, to a trained Jeweler/Gemologist & Designer working from my own studio, I am a widow learning to live again.

When I fell in love with making chains in 2008, my husband and I were over the road truck drivers. It was a great hobby that I could take on the road with me, to have something to do while we were waiting to get loaded or unloaded. I kept thinking "I could use this color here or add this or that or do this this way...". So many ideas kept popping into my head! My husband was amazingly supportive and helped me find and purchase the equipment I would need to make my own jump rings, and later the equipment for working with PMC.

One day he asked me "What are you going to do with all of these things when you are done making them?" Ummmm Weeeelllll... I... um... "I'll sell them on Etsy!" I said. I thought "Gawd do I have an Etsy account? How do I build an Etsy shop?" So in 2010 I opened my Sterlinglace Etsy Shop along with my Sterlinglace.com website.

Well, life has a way of getting in the way of all of your best laid plans and kicking you in the butt. In November of 2011, we got the news that my Mother in-law had lung cancer. We spent the next month and a half in California with her. She passed away Dec. 7, 2011. On Dec. 30, 2011 my Mum had a massive heart attach and ended up having Quintuple Bypass Surgery. I rushed home (she lived with us in Arkansas) and stayed with her until she recovered. My Mum was amazing! She was recovered enough for me to go back on the road by February! I was home again with her by the end of March and we got her Lung cancer diagnosis in April of 2012. June was tough. Mums chemo and radiation treatments started on the 1st. June 3 was my mums 64th birthday, June 10 my baby boy dog, my little love Bentley, was killed. June 16 was our 11 wedding anniversary and for the first time we were not together. He came home on the 18th and on the morning of the 21st, I woke and found that he had passed away in his sleep. I couldn't breath. I couldn't think, I don't know how I survived. 34 days later on July 24 I turned 41. On July 25 the doctors told us that "the Chemo and Radiation were not having the desired effect on the tumor and they were now doing more harm than good so they were stopping all treatments and there was nothing more they could do". I had not been able to breath since that morning in June and it was just not getting any easier. Mum entered hospice Aug. 1, 2012.

I needed a way to put my Mums mind at ease and let her know that I was going to be ok. I needed a plan. What was I going to do for the next 40-50 years of my life now that my world was coming to an abrupt end? I could have gone back to driving the truck, but it was not something I wanted to do without my husband. It was his dream not mine. It was time to find my dream. They say that if you love what you do then you never have to work another day in your life. I didn't want to work anymore, but I wanted to make my husband and my Mum proud. I walked around that house like a ghost for a long time before it dawned on me. I loved making Jewelry. I had my Etsy shop. I had a little "Hobby Business". It was time to make a go of that and turn it into a full time business. My second thought was "How the heck do I do that? I better go back to school to learn the right way to do what I have been doing!" I talked to my Mum, she loved the idea and we worked out a plan for "After" as we called it. She knew I would need all of the details worked out so I could follow each step without having to think about it. Mum passed away on Dec. 12, 2012.

It was now "After" and my world was over now at an end. Just as my Mum and I had planed, I packed up my entire household and on Dec 22, 2012 my baby girl dog Abby and I moved to Colorado Springs to go to The Jewelry Training Center for almost 2 years of intensive training. In those 2 years I slowly healed and started to breath again. I learned Jewelry Fabrication, Jewelry Repair, some Business Management, Gemology, and Design.

During the summer of 2014 I met a wonderful guy. He is supportive, understanding, kind and funny. I graduated from school in November of 2014 and we moved back east were we are both from to be closer to family. In March of 2015 we (will be) moved into the house we bought in Center Sandwich New Hampshire. My home studio with be up and running full force soon!

I am currently working with Copper Stampings and a color plating process called Klair Nano Ceramic E-Coating and loving it! I enjoy working with Wax and casting, PMC, using my hydraulic press and stakes to form form metal, and this color plating process. Once we are settled in the house and my studio is up and running, I am going to learn pearl stringing and start working with glass as well.

My plans are to post everything I make to my website and my Etsy store as well as set up booths at Laconia Bike Week, and several local fairs and markets. I am also considering going to shops in the area and placing pieces on consignment.

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Shop policies

Last updated on February 12, 2015
The vision I have for Sterling Lace is high quality, top of the line jewelry. I want everything to be the best I can make it; from the jewelry materials, to the boxes and free gifts, to the shipping packaging itself.

Included with each piece of Sterling Lace is a packet of tarnish retarders. Keep one of the black 3M Tarnish-Shield squares in with your necklace and use the free polishing cloth on all of your fine silver jewelry. The silica pack can be kept in your jewelry box or in with your silverware to help prevent tarnish also!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
RETURNS

My commitment to you is that you will love everything about your piece of Sterling Lace or, you can, within 7 days, return it for a full refund! I will do everything I can to make you happy, all I ask is that you let me know the reason why you are returning your piece. Please include a copy of your invoice along with your package. I will notify you when the item is received. Returns will be processed within 2-5 business days.

Please return the piece to:

Sterling Lace Creations, Ltd.
20 Dale Road
Center Sandwich, NH 03227

REPAIRS

If your piece ever needs to be repaired, just contact me and we will set up the return shipping. I will fix the problem and get it back to you as soon as possible, all free of charge!
Payment
NOW ACCEPTING CREDIT CARDS WITH PAYPAL!! You can rest easy because I only use PayPal! Don't worry if you do not have to have a PayPal account, you can use your normal credit card.

All payments are due with in 48 hours of purchase. No Exceptions! If your piece is not paid for with in the 48 hour window your order will be canceled . If you wish to cancel your order PLEASE e-mail me. No hard feelings!

If you live in the state of Arkansas the 6% state sales tax will be added to your order.
Shipping
I ship using USPS Priority Flat rate boxes. Small Boxes are $5.25 and Medium boxes are $12.00 I will combined as many pieces as I can. Please note: if more than 4 items are purchased the Medium box will be used.
At this time I can only ship within the United States due to Customs Regulations!
Additional policies and FAQs
REPAIRS

If your piece ever needs to be repaired, just contact me and we will set up the return shipping. I will fix the problem and get it back to you as soon as possible, all free of charge!

Wholesalers welcome!

If you would like to carry Sterling Lace Creations in your "brick and mortar" store please email me at: Amy [!at] Sterlinglace.com