Handcrafted Jewelry in the USA

1207 Sales


Handcrafted Jewelry in the USA

1207 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

TheFamilyJewelsWI is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I will be on vacation until March 3rd. See you then!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jan 19, 2017

I will be on vacation until March 3rd. See you then!

Mary Caldwell

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Mary Caldwell


The Family Jewels

Once upon a time there was a young single Mother with two darling sons. They were very poor and she would get very depressed because they had no money. One day life changed and the Mother got a better paying job. She worked for many years in corporate America, got paid well, raised her boys and survived. But something was missing. She had a good job but it wasn't very fulfilling. She sat in front of a computer all day and dreamed of doing something different. By and by, she started teaching herself to make jewelry. Life changed....

Yes, that is my story. I read books, watched You Tube videos and visited countless websites learning the art of jewelry making. I am left handed and right brained. I am happiest when I am creating jewelry.

Several years ago I added customized glass tile keychains, pendants, dog tags, bracelets, pins, photos, etc. I have had the time of my life creating these precious keepsakes. Each piece is made by hand by yours truly!

I retired on December 2, 2013 and now am a full-time artist! My shop offsets my health insurance costs.

In June of 2015, I was lucky enough to get an article I wrote about my Etsy shop published in a local women's magagine (Queen of the Castle). Here is a link for your enjoyment

I love the Etsy community. Everyone is so talented and willing to share their knowledge.

I hope to continue learning new techniques and adding them to my shop.

I am most grateful to my wonderful customers. They make this all possible.

Virtual Hugs,


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    Owner, Maker, Designer


Shop policies

Last updated on December 20, 2014

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I accept payment via PayPal and Credit Cards..
Welcome to my Etsy bead shop!

I gift wrap all orders and they are shipped in a sturdy box (that can be repurposed by you!).

CONVOS - I try to be respond to all convos within 24 hours.

IS YOUR ORDER COMPLETE? Your order can not be changed once you've checked out - so if you need extras or something custom - please contact me first.

DISCOUNTS & COUPONS - I don't do discounts and coupons. My personal philosophy on selling is that I want to make everything available at the same price to everyone. I could raise prices so I could give discounts to returning customers, but I don't feel comfortable doing that - it just doesn't seem fair to me to have two "classes" of customers. So - what you see is what it costs - for everyone.

SMOKE FREE - My studio is smoke free.

Please feel free to contact me, if not via e-mail, then via phone or convo.

Mary Caldwell - Owner
The Family Jewels
Altoona, WI 54720


FLAT RATE SHIPPING - Pay shipping once, and all additional items ship for a small additional fee.

PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK YOUR ADDRESS - If your order gets returned because of an error in the address - it is your responsibility to pay for the second round of shipping, and nobody wants that! I ship to the address given on the receipt and PayPal confirmation e-mail. If your order is shipping to a residence, please make sure your NAME is in your address as well as your business name - the Post Office is fickle and will sometimes return mail shipped to a residence that doesn't include the resident's name. "Returned to Sender - Addressee Unknown" ruins everybody's day - so please make sure your name is included.

SHIPPING SPEED - Most orders are shipped in 1-3 business days (Monday - Friday, excluding holidays). However, this is basically a one woman show, and this woman occasionally has home, family or health issues that can add a delay. I'll do my very best to keep you informed should something come up.

UNITED STATES ORDERS - I ship using the US Postal Service. You'll receive an e-mail, to your PayPal e-mail address, letting you know when your order has shipped. Orders are shipped via US First Class Mail, which takes 2-7 days in transit after processing.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS - are shipped via US First Class International Mail. This is the most affordable international service, but it does not offer tracking. Delivery time is two-six weeks, although it can be longer throughout the Christmas season.

CUSTOMS DECLARATIONS - All customs forms will be accurately and completely declared as it is a crime to do otherwise. All tariffs and/or duties imposed on international deliveries are outside of my control and are the responsibility of the buyer. Here are customs/duties guides for some of the nations we ship to:


United Kingdom:

Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds and Exchanges

Items in new condition (unused) may be returned for a full refund of the price of the product within 15 days of receipt.


Incorrect items, misspelled items at the fault of the customer will not be refunded or replaced. Please triple check your information before submitting your final purchase.