TheLysineContingency

Science, Natural History, and Literature Themed Funness

California, United States · 12813 Sales

TheLysineContingency

Science, Natural History, and Literature Themed Funness

California, United States 12813 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(2959)

Announcement   ♡♡ ✿✿♥♥♥ GREAT DEALS ON CLEARANCE JEWELRY! ♥♥♥✿✿ ♡♡
Check out the SALE*** section just to the lower left of this message ◣ to find some fantastic stuff! ☀ ☁ ☂ ~Jamison

♥♥♥ All group wedding orders get 10% off! ♥♥♥ Ask me how it works :) ♥♥♥


☼❤☼❤☼ Bulk orders, use coupon codes as follows for discounts:

BULK05 minimum order of $50.00 = 5% off
BULK010 minimum order of $100.00 = 10% off
BULK015 minimum order of $150.00 = 15% off
BULK020 minimum order of $200.00 = 20% off

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 11, 2016

♡♡ ✿✿♥♥♥ GREAT DEALS ON CLEARANCE JEWELRY! ♥♥♥✿✿ ♡♡
Check out the SALE*** section just to the lower left of this message ◣ to find some fantastic stuff! ☀ ☁ ☂ ~Jamison

♥♥♥ All group wedding orders get 10% off! ♥♥♥ Ask me how it works :) ♥♥♥


☼❤☼❤☼ Bulk orders, use coupon codes as follows for discounts:

BULK05 minimum order of $50.00 = 5% off
BULK010 minimum order of $100.00 = 10% off
BULK015 minimum order of $150.00 = 15% off
BULK020 minimum order of $200.00 = 20% off

Jamison Jay

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Jamison Jay

Woolly Mammoth Earrings
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(2959)
Holly Rebello

Holly Rebello on Aug 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This item was just as described and my father loved it!!! The cuff links were the perfect father of the groom gift. Thank you for your help and quick shipping!!

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Updates

Ring boxes in various stages of completion. They should be ready to go this week. Stay tuned for new box listings! stargreen_heartstargreen_heart
Making a new batch of boxes with my little helper, Lola dog starheartstarheart
They're finally back!
After a year of putting off making these time-consuming little pieces, the March of the Dinosaurs charm bracelets are back in stock and available in brass and silver plated.
Get 'em now before they're extinct!
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About

I make antique books into wonderful jewelry and accessories. Don't worry, I don't hurt the book :~}

I've always had a passion for antique books. One of my hobbies (besides hording fossils) is collecting antique encyclopedias and I just knew some day I could make something with them.

I started this business summer of 2011 after quitting my career of many years as a bartender to finish college. Coming home after work at 3:45am and being in class at 8:00am just don't jive and I wanted to work from home. Who doesn't?!

It was really scary at first, but now I create jewelry on my own time. I recently graduated with a degree in philosophy and another in religious studies with honors from the University of New Mexico and moved to sunny central California where I spend my time making the items I love.

It's funny how sometimes things just work out! :)

And yes, the inspiration for my shop name comes from Jurassic Park.

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Places to find The Lysine Contingency's jewelry:

Museums:

The American Museum of Natural History in New York
The Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History
The San Diego Natural History Museum
The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas
The Prairiefire Natural History Museum in Kansas City
The Friends of the New Jersey State Museum Gift Store

Retail Boutiques:

Toad Road in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Sunny Day Salvage in Fairfax, California
Men's Corner in Concord, New South Wales, Australia


Wholesale inquiry? Just ask! Shoot me a convo and we can get you just what you need :)



*I DO NOT use stock backgrounds with blank settings and Photoshop to display jewelry. The picture you see is an actual item, taken in natural light with colors as true as possible. This way, you can see what one of the actual pieces looks like, instead of some imaginary, perfect scenario. Perfectly white backgrounds may look nice, but let's be real folks, that's most likely not what your jewelry is going to look like :)

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Shop members
  • Jamison Jay

    Owner, Designer, Marketer

  • Rex

    Assistant

    Rex is my travel coordinator, assistant, and creative confidant.

  • Ann

    Customer Service

  • Easter

    Shop Cat

    Without Easter, nothing would get done!

Shop policies

Last updated on July 8, 2016
Here at The Lysine Contingency, I make antique books into unique jewelry and accessories. All pieces are made by hand, using only the finest supplies found right here on Etsy. All antique print collages are created by me from the
✿ original ✿ source material and I claim exclusive copyright 2010-16... and beyoooond (said with a Flash Gordon voice).
All "Six Birds" crow in tree images are used with permission of photographer Jackie Jeffries. Viva small businesses and artists with vision! ♥♥♥

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
PayPal, credit cards, and gold doubloons only, please. I will no longer be accepting souls or first born. Too much paperwork.
Shipping
All California state sales have sales tax of 8%. Sorry, I gotta pay The Man :(

★US SHIPPING:

◇ Shipping on all US orders (except custom orders) is usually done within 3 business days of purchase. In the event of weekend, Post Office holiday purchases, or the zombie apocalypse, your order will be shipped the next available business day after the listed processing time (usually 1-3 days).
◇ All US orders are sent 1st class unless a shipping upgrade is made at check-out. Please expect them to take up to 4-5 business days to arrive after shipping date (except for holidays when the mail slows to an unpredictable crawl).

★INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING:

◇ All international orders are shipped first class international within 3 business days of purchase (unless it's a custom order).
◇ International orders can take as little as 7 business days and as much as 30 business days (Monday-Friday). Please expect around 15-30 business days for all international items to be received by your local customs office.
◇ The number you receive in your shipping confirmation email is a CUSTOMS number, not a tracking number. It will only tell you the customs offices your package has passed through on its voyage to you. Please do not be concerned if you notice that your package has been last seen in Los Angeles, California or New York, New York days or even weeks ago. That just means that's where US customs last checked it on its way out of my country. Please don't panic until the package is MIA (missing in action) for four weeks. If that happens, please see the LOST MAIL addendum below.

◇Please Note◇ All international items are subject to customs fees. I will not mark your package as a gift or undervalue your customs form. This is illegal.

For a calculator of your approximate customs fees, please copy and paste this link to your browser window:

http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation/

***LOST MAIL***

►FIRST: Please call USPS for US orders and your local postal service for international orders. You can also go to usps.com with your tracking number and/or customs number for most postal inquires.
Sometimes just calling and asking about a package will shake it lose from the void for some reason.
Keep in mind, I know just as much as you do about your package so your first stop should be USPS. It's in their possession, after all :)
►SECOND: If an item seems lost (is beyond the estimated delivery times stated above), please contact me via Etsy convo AND go to https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/forms/MLNtRcvd.aspx to make a claim on the lost item. If your order is indeed lost, a full refund will be made. You are free to re-purchase the item at any time if you so chose.
Refunds and Exchanges
♡ ♡ ♡ Here at The Lysine Contingency, we pride ourselves on quality, unique, handmade jewelry and accessories. If there is a problem with your order, please CONVO me right away, BEFORE you leave feedback, and I will do my best to make your experience a wonderful one. :~}

♡ Need a repair? No problem! Just send that puppy back within 60 days for a free repair!

♡ Don't like your jewelry or accessories? No problem! Just convo me within 10 days of delivery and you can send that puppy back for a refund, exchange, or store credit (sans the shipping). Buyer pays shipping on exchanges of this kind and only ONE exchange is allowed.

♡ You don't feel your piece is as advertized? Just convo me! We'll work it out!

♡ Was it a custom order? I'm sorry but there are no refunds, returns, or exchanges on custom orders. It takes a lot of time to make a custom piece and you will receive info and pictures all the way through the process for approval.

♡ Broken jewelry? Was your item broken when it got to you or broke within 60 days? Please convo me immediately. I will need a photo of the broken item in order to do a refund, exchange, or store credit.

☼☼ Items MUST be received on my end in the same condition they were sent out in. I will not do refunds, exchanges, or store credit if the item is damaged in the mail on its way back to me. The buyer is responsible for sending the item back in an appropriate packaging (i.e. a box).

✿ Please convo me for the address to send your returns back to. ✿


CUFFLINKS POLICY:

♡✿♡✿ Though all cufflinks are quality tested before being shipped, every once in a while a defective cufflink will squinch by. Please try out your cufflinks when they arrive to you in order to make sure they are in good working order.

♡ Plated Cufflinks: all the cufflinks I sell are made from silver or brass plated base metals unless otherwise indicated in the listing. Base metals are FAR softer and prone to break than steel. All non-steel cufflinks have a 90 day warranty.

♡ Steel Cufflinks: Steel cufflinks are far more sturdy and appropriate for everyday wear than the more fragile plated cufflinks. All steel cufflinks have a 12 month warranty.



✿ The buyer is responsible for reading the item listings carefully and asking any questions via convo about an item before purchase. ♡

PLEASE do not email me. Etsy convos only.
Additional policies and FAQs
✿✿✿✿✿ SUPER IMPORTANT, yo: ✿✿✿✿✿

★ Do not contact me by email, pretty-please. ETSY CONVOS ONLY please. My email address automatically dumps all email that is not from someone in my address book into the trash or junk folders.

★ I will not receive any messages sent to my email.

★ Every product in my shop is for adults only. Small parts and all--nobody wants yer kids to choke :)

Also, I can juggle oranges.

☼❤☼❤☼ Bulk orders, use coupon codes as follows for discounts:

BULK05 minimum order of $50.00 = 5% off
BULK010 minimum order of $100.00 = 10% off
BULK015 minimum order of $150.00 = 15% off
BULK020 minimum order of $200.00 = 20% off

Here at The Lysine Contingency, I make antique books into fabulously bizarre and wonderful jewelry and accessories. All pieces are made by hand, using only the finest supplies found right here on Etsy. All antique print collages are created by me from the ✿ original ✿ source material and I claim exclusive copyright 2010-15...and beyoooond (said with a Flash Gordon voice).
All "Six Birds" crow in tree images are used with permission of photographer Jackie Jeffries. Viva small businesses and artists with vision! ♥♥♥

★ Custom orders: Unfortunately I am not able to take special orders for single pieces. I can however, do custom bulk orders if you buy 5 or more pieces. I super love doing weddings and offer a wicked discount for them. Please convo me with your idea and let's make something special for you!

☆ SAFARI USERS-If you are having a problem with PayPal check-out, ✿ use Firefox ✿. Safari and PayPal aren't good friends :(