Wellsburg, West Virginia · 3899 Sales



Wellsburg, West Virginia 3899 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Anonymous on Aug 24, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Anonymous on Aug 23, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

great item

Anonymous on Aug 10, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

A wonderful Etsy purchase; earrings are beautiful! Fast and easy. Thank you!

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Simply tiny studs...

After deciding to take a break from archaeology to stay at home with my two daughters, I decided I needed an outlet, and it wouldn't hurt to have a little extra source of income if it happened to work out that way as well! I started a few other shops on Etsy (Chromotherapy, Glitter Bits, Ruby's Eventide) all selling a variety of trinkets, mostly resin necklaces and rings. However, with the market highly saturated in this area, I realized that while I did enjoy making these items, they were not selling. I also valued them more than I could possibly sell them for. My oldest daughter, then four, had just gotten her ears pierced. After buying earrings at several "well known" shops in the mall, I was disappointed to find that her ears becamed irritated, and infected, even though the packaging had clearly stated "for sensitive ears". It became easy for me to make her some, that way I knew exactly what type of posts would be against her little ears and that they were safe. I then began to combine my love for historic archaeology and antiques and get into the vintage realm, looking for unique items I could make into earrings. With the advice from a neighbor, "The Mini Mango" was born. I was pleasantly surprised at how well it was received on Etsy. I thought my market would be limited considering I was selling only stud earrings. But, I have found that many people simply prefer or can only wear post earrings and not dangles, so this works for me! I have based my business on Sam Walton (founder of Walmart) and his theories. I try to keep my overhead as low as possible, so I can keep my prices low. However, I put as much love and care into my earrings, as I possibly can. This is reflected in the packaging, and the quality of the earrings. I hope you will take a chance and check out my shop. I guarantee you will not find another earring shop that provides the kind of service you will find here!


Shop members

  • Emily

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hi... I am an archaeologist by degree and I also have my master's in healthcare administration. With three young girls in the house, it is very easy for me to have inspiration for my projects!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 11, 2017
Welcome to Minute.! Simple, classic, earrings.

We specialize in vintage and new unique and TINY stud earrings. Most earrings in my shop are under 10mm in size. The "teeny tiny" collection averages about 4mm in size.

In case you are wondering where our vintage supplies come from, we'll keep that a secret. We will tell you that we get them from suppliers who tirelessly dig through warehouses to find nothing, but the best for us! We get what is called "new, old stock", meaning they were made, but never circulated. So, when we find something we like, we buy as many as we can of those cabochons, since they are limited. However, that is why you will see earrings re-listed, because we do have multiple cabochons for each style. Sometimes we have many...sometimes we only can get a few, it just depends.

Below are my Etsy Shop Policies:

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
Minute. accepts PayPal and major credit cards.
We normally ship USPS, First Class Mail (2-5 days). If you would like an alternative method, please convo us and we can discuss something different. HOWEVER: there is a priority mail listing available for purchase on the left hand side of our shop page. You can just add this item to your cart like you would any other item. This is for customers living within the United States only. International customers must contact us for pricing.

~~~Just an FYI: The earrings are made to order. It takes us several days generally to make them and let them dry. Then they are packaged up, and we usually get to the post office about twice a week. Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery depending on volume of orders and mail time delivery. Thanks!

**IMPORTANT: The seller is NOT responsible for items lost in the mail! Attention international customers: there is no way to track items once they leave the United States! If they are lost outside the United States, that is not my problem. Sorry :(
Refunds and Exchanges
Return your item within 30 days for a full refund, less shipping. Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. Items returned damaged or missing components will not be refunded.

See next section for repairs...
Additional policies and FAQs
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Our earrings are very small. This needs to be kept in mind at all times. When taking the back off and putting it on, EXTRA care needs to be taken. Grab as much of the earring AND the post TOGETHER when pulling the back off. This will help, since they are so tiny. (Not trying to freak you out, just offering some helpful advice to save both you and us the trouble of having to go through a repair). For children, it is best if an adult helps them.

Depending on the style of earring, we may use butterfly clutch or silicone rubber earring backs. If you have a preference just leave us a note in the "message to seller" box.

You may notice extra glue around the post on the back of your earring. This is normal and sometimes necessary to provide a strong bond between the post and the earring itself. Again, due to the tiny size of the earrings, a strong adhesive and extra glue is often required. This should not be a cause for concern. The little size of the earrings does not leave much to hold on to, so a lot of force is put upon them when pulling the earring back on and off. If by chance the post does separate from the earring itself, we will arrange a way to fix it for free assuming is has only been a reasonable amount of time since your order; just contact us.

If it has been months since your order was placed, and the earrings have broken, we can only tell you how to repair them, since we do not know how they were handled or treated. Surely, you can understand.

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If you would like something customized, certain colors, please convo us and we can create a special listing for you. All customized orders are non refundable.