THINLINEJEWELRY

Thin Line® and Solidarity ® Charm Collections

Fort Myers, Florida | 1918 Sales

THINLINEJEWELRY

Thin Line® and Solidarity ® Charm Collections

Fort Myers, Florida 1918 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars (219)

Announcement   Our exquisite hand-cast sterling silver and hand-worked glass charms are created one by one by skilled professional jewelry artisans. That's why you can count on quality and value from Thin Line® Jewelry. We offer affordable shipping, a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee, and a top notch customer service team.

Thank you for supporting American Small Business!

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Last updated on Jan 4, 2019

Our exquisite hand-cast sterling silver and hand-worked glass charms are created one by one by skilled professional jewelry artisans. That's why you can count on quality and value from Thin Line® Jewelry. We offer affordable shipping, a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee, and a top notch customer service team.

Thank you for supporting American Small Business!

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About

Thin Line® Jewelry Charm Collection

Every business has a story. Here’s ours.

Back in 2007, our founder was building kaleidoscopes in her studio. She worked happily there creating flame-worked glass sculptures for the dreamy liquid filled chambers that would go into her scopes. Then, out of nowhere she contracted the swine flu. It was bad. Sky was incapacitated for an extended period of time, and there were lasting effects. By the fall of the next year, the financial markets, for lack of a better word, crashed. With it, went Sky’s studio and livelihood. If that wasn’t difficult enough, the Epstein Barr virus disabled her then 15-year-old daughter. By 2010, Sky was left with a disabled child, no studio, and no income.

However, during the years before these challenges occurred, the Thin Line® Charm Collection was created. The inspiration for the line was personal. Her father had been military police, and she was, as they lovingly say in those circles, an Air Force brat. After all, her family history included a long line of protectors, so she could be as bratty as she wanted! And she was, but that’s a different story. As an artist and an entrepreneur, her collection of charms were designed to represent the sacrifice that families make when loved ones walk the line as our defenders –and to bring some small comfort for those who are waiting at home for a loved one to return. Anyone who lives this life knows what we are talking about. Nevertheless, because of the complexity of the circumstances in her life, her line of jewelry was literally shelved for nearly two years.

How then, did the Thin Line® Charm Collection become a reality? It nearly didn’t. The launching of the business was a cross between gentle nudging, fateful opportunity, and sheer determination. Let us explain. After coming up for air in late 2011, Sky received an inspirational email from a dispatcher located near Tampa. The email wanted to know, “when will you be selling the Thin Blue Line Charm again?” This question came like a lightening bolt out of the blue (no pun intended!) -and we’d like to send a shout out to Tammy for it. She was our devoted blue line supporter before we were even able to stand on our own two feet. From 2012 through 2015, a team was formed and the Thin Line® grew -and so did the demand for the Thin Line® Charm Collection. In the meantime, the collection was copyrighted and a trademark was secured. Sky did all this from her daughter’s bedside, literally. Slowly but surely, the seas calmed, the boat-steadied -and we worked hard to keep it that way. Or so we thought.

In early 2015, it was discovered that a retired police officer in the Cleveland Ohio area was unlawfully manufacturing, marketing, and distributing part of the Thin Line® Charm Collection. We have to say that the irony was not lost on us. Soon after, another individual connected with the police-firefighter community located in Doylestown Pennsylvania area followed suite. Over the past 3 years, those and many others have relentlessly worked to usurp the Thin Line® Jewelry product line. Our photos, content, products and intellectual property have all been unlawfully manufactured and sold. To say the least, addressing this activity is both disheartening and exhausting; we simply never expected it to be coming from those we serve.

But this is our story. A true story. A story from the heart.

It’s a story about a girl and her dreams. A story about the unpredictability of life, of happiness, love, grief, and disappointment. A story about good and evil.

It’s a story about the Thin Line®.

We want you to know that proceeds from the Thin Line® Jewelry Charm Collection are fundamental to the support of Sky’s livelihood, and essential for the support of her disabled daughter, and her team. Her business is her life. And we thank you for helping us protect it.

The Thin Line® Charm Collection is only available on-line from Thin Line® Jewelry. Reproduction and manufacturing copyrights are solely owned by Thin Line® Jewelry, thus, our products are not licensed to other retailers, not sold in stores, through mail order houses, at fundraisers, or in lodges. If you have received a promotional e-mail for our products, or you see them offline, it is an attempt to unlawfully reproduce and market Thin Line® Jewelry copyrighted products. For authentic Thin Line® Jewelry, find us on Etsy, Ebay, Amazon, or at Thin Line Jewelry dot com.

The unauthorized reproduction or distribution of a copyrighted work is illegal. Criminal copyright infringement, including infringement without monetary gain, is investigated by the FBI and is punishable by fines and federal imprisonment.


What does the Thin Line® symbolize and why is it so popular?

We believe the ‘thin line’ represents the treacherous walk between personal and community safety made by peace keepers, military servicemen and women, firefighters, emergency medical services, and dispatchers. We recognize it when they fearlessly join hands as our protectors, and though it often seems unnoticed, we feel it when one makes the ultimate sacrifice. We know that back at home, the families of our protectors must also walk this line. As their loved ones bravely step out into the unknown, a million silent wishes for safe return are quietly spoken. Upon safe return, a million deep sighs of relief can be heard. The Thin Line® Charm Collection is a tangible symbol of love, support, honor, or remembrance, for all men and women in uniform and their families. We hope you will enjoy our heirloom quality products.

Thank you for supporting American Small Business!

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  • Sky

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Multi-Hyphenate, Creative Type

    USAF daughter Sky began her career as a jewelry designer in 2009 while building gallery quality kaleidoscopes. She loves playing with fire, but her true inspiration evolves out of a steadfast fascination for gifts from the heart.

  • Richard

    Treasured Mule

    Serial entrepreneur and basic all around mule, Richard is the work horse behind the scenes at Thin Line Jewelry.

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Last updated on February 7, 2019
Our exquisite hand-cast sterling silver and hand-worked glass charms are created one by one by skilled professional jewelry artisans. That's why you can count on quality and value from Thin Line® Jewelry. We offer affordable shipping, a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee, and a top notch customer service team.

Thank you for supporting American Small Business!
 

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Not thrilled? Returns should not be a hassle. Simply return to us within 30 days for a full refund less shipping. Returns must be in new, unused condition, and in original packaging.

Thin Line Jewelry
Attn: Returns
1749 Braman Ave
Fort Myers, Florida 33901
706-215-1487
Shipping
Unlike many other web sites that have special rules and lots of fine print, Thin Line® Jewelry offers affordable insured shipping on all domestic orders placed on our site, with no minimum order sizes or special exceptions.

Just because shipping is affordable doesn't mean it should take a long time. Thin Line® Jewelry understands that getting your items quickly is important to you, so we make every effort to process your order quickly. When you order from our website via our standard shipping service (USPS Priority Mail), you can expect to receive your order within 2-7 business days. Delivery by USPS Priority Mail includes insurance for up to $100. In the case of a lost package, please submit a claim with USPS directly.

International shipping: USPS First Class International service does not include insurance for lost packages and my not include customs fees. If lost package is a concern in your area, we recommend that you upgrade to USPS Priority International Mail. Thin Line® Jewelry is not responsible for lost packages or customs fees. In the case of a lost package, please submit a claim with USPS directly.

Your order will typically ship on the same day if received before 2:00 pm Eastern, Monday through Friday.

Please note: International orders may incur additional customs fees.
Additional policies and FAQs
A special note to our loyal supporters:
The Thin Line® Charm Collection is only available on-line from Thin Line® Jewelry. Reproduction and manufacturing copyrights are solely owned by Thin Line® Jewelry, thus, our products are not licensed to other retailers, not sold in stores, through mail order houses, at fundraisers, or in lodges. If you have received a promotional e-mail for our products, or you see them offline, it is an attempt to unlawfully reproduce and market Thin Line® Jewelry copyrighted products. For authentic Thin Line® Jewelry, find us here, only on Etsy.

The unauthorized reproduction or distribution of a copyrighted work is illegal. Criminal copyright infringement, including infringement without monetary gain, is investigated by the FBI and is punishable by fines and federal imprisonment.

Thank you for supporting an American owned and managed small business!


Q: Is this an American Owned and Managed business?

A: Thin Line® Jewelry is 100% American Owned and Managed.


Q:
Do your charms fit the Pandora brand bracelet?
A:
Yes, our charms have a high quality sterling silver threaded core and are designed to fit Pandora brand bracelets.

Q:
Why is the silver core of my charm slightly gray?
A:
Occasionally, due to high humidity conditions, the silver will tarnish. To restore original luster we recommend polishing with a silver polishing cloth. Do not soak your charm in liquid silver solution!

Q:
My charm is not perfectly round. What gives?

A:
Our charms are handcrafted in a 1500 degree flame from molten glass. It's a bit like wrapping toothpaste around a rod, but somehow we get it done. Please allow for minor imperfections.

Q:
The line on my charm is not perfectly straight, or looks fatter or thinner than in the picture, or has a little blob where the line meets.

A:
Our charms are handcrafted in a 1500 degree flame from molten glass. It's a bit like wrapping toothpaste around a rod, but somehow we get it done. Each charm is slightly unique. Please allow for minor imperfections.

Q:
What if something is wrong with my product and I am not satisfied?

A:
Please contact us so we can help. Since our goal is 100% customer satisfaction, we appreciate the opportunity to resolve any problems before feedback is left. We would never knowingly disappoint you!

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Please note that your country may charge additional import/customs fees.

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Last updated on Mar 8, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Q: Where can I buy other Thin Line® Charm Collection Charms?

A special note to our loyal supporters:
The Thin Line® Charm Collection is only available on-line from Thin Line® Jewelry. Reproduction and manufacturing copyrights are solely owned by Thin Line® Jewelry, thus, our products are not licensed to other retailers, not sold in stores, through mail order houses, at fundraisers, or in lodges.

The unauthorized reproduction or distribution of a copyrighted work is illegal. Criminal copyright infringement, including infringement without monetary gain, is investigated by the FBI and is punishable by fines and federal imprisonment.