Laura Beks on Apr 5, 2016
Love! I'd been coveting this pendant for ages, and I'm glad I finally bought one. I've worn it many times already, and I just love how it looks and feels. The craftsmanship seems to be quality, and seller was quick and friendly when communicating with me. I'm happy!
My name is Emily and I like to make stuff.
The Jewelry Sheller all began probably about 12 years ago when I received a craft kit from my aunt and uncle for Christmas. It was a beaded ring kit by the Klutz Company. I began making rings and I was instantly obsessed. The shine wore off and I dropped it for a year or so, and then picked it up again. My family noticed that I had a talent for making these rings and suggested I sell them on a local beach. When I was in seventh grade, I went with my Girl Scout troop to a bead store in a neighboring town. There, I learned how to make bracelets with clasps. I started making anklets for the beach, which then progressed to hemp jewelry (I learned from another Klutz kit), and then started making necklaces.
"The Jewelry Sheller" was one of those cliché ah-ha! moments. I was applying for a young entrepreneur scholarship through the NFIB. The application asked for a business name and up until then, I hadn't had one. In a brief moment of genius, "The Jewelry Sheller" popped into my head and it stuck.
In December of 2010, I started selling online and made my way to Etsy by January 2011. Over these past few years, I have met some of the most creative and generous people who are also a part of the handmade community.
In May 2012, I graduated from Hunter College in New York City and I'll be graduating in June 2012. I was a Media Studies major, concentrating in Documentary Production, and a minor in Art History. Eventually, I would like to pursue a career as a freelance video editor. However, my ultimate goal is to open a café here on Long Island, NY.
Owner, Maker, Designer
Maker, blogger, video editor, avid tea-drinker, professional beach-goer.
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)