ElysianTheory

Luxe, small-batch jewelry for the contemporary feminine

Sacramento, California On Etsy since 2015

2,806 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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ElysianTheory

Luxe, small-batch jewelry for the contemporary feminine

Sacramento, California | 2,806 Sales

Announcement    PLEASE NOTE: Due to Coronavirus, I am currently unable to guarantee shipping or delivery dates. Orders may take longer to process and ship than usual. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Thanks for visiting! Check out our website www.elysiantheory.com for many more styles, and our Instagram @elysiantheory_ for behind the scenes sneak peeks, and restock dates!

We're honored to be one of Etsy's Featured Shops! Check out the interview:
https://blog.etsy.com/en/featured-shop-tidy-clutterings/

I work in small batches and periodically release collections of limited edition styles and one-off designs. If something is not shown in my shop, it is currently sold out, and is not guaranteed to be restocked. Only a few listings are made to order and permanently available. Follow us on Instagram at @elysiantheory_ for more information about when restocks will happen, and to see more of our work and inspiration.

Our current processing time is about 7-10 business days on all items, since each item is handmade from start to finish. PLEASE let me know before purchasing if you need an item by a specific date or for an event- if you do not let me know, I can't guarantee that it will arrive by that date. I try my absolute hardest to get items out as quickly as possible, and am SO appreciative of your patience with this one woman operation! Be sure to review my entire shop policies section and read each item’s description thoroughly before making a purchase.

Please send me a direct message for wholesale inquiries and large bulk orders. I work seven days a week to make and ship your orders, as well as respond to messages and emails, so please allow me up to 72 hours to respond! I try to get back to you as quickly as possible, and I thank you for your patience! :)


*Discount does not apply to International orders. If you are a Davis/Sacramento local and prefer in-person pickup, please enter the coupon code LOCAL at checkout!

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 7, 2020

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Coronavirus, I am currently unable to guarantee shipping or delivery dates. Orders may take longer to process and ship than usual. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Thanks for visiting! Check out our website www.elysiantheory.com for many more styles, and our Instagram @elysiantheory_ for behind the scenes sneak peeks, and restock dates!

We're honored to be one of Etsy's Featured Shops! Check out the interview:
https://blog.etsy.com/en/featured-shop-tidy-clutterings/

I work in small batches and periodically release collections of limited edition styles and one-off designs. If something is not shown in my shop, it is currently sold out, and is not guaranteed to be restocked. Only a few listings are made to order and permanently available. Follow us on Instagram at @elysiantheory_ for more information about when restocks will happen, and to see more of our work and inspiration.

Our current processing time is about 7-10 business days on all items, since each item is handmade from start to finish. PLEASE let me know before purchasing if you need an item by a specific date or for an event- if you do not let me know, I can't guarantee that it will arrive by that date. I try my absolute hardest to get items out as quickly as possible, and am SO appreciative of your patience with this one woman operation! Be sure to review my entire shop policies section and read each item’s description thoroughly before making a purchase.

Please send me a direct message for wholesale inquiries and large bulk orders. I work seven days a week to make and ship your orders, as well as respond to messages and emails, so please allow me up to 72 hours to respond! I try to get back to you as quickly as possible, and I thank you for your patience! :)


*Discount does not apply to International orders. If you are a Davis/Sacramento local and prefer in-person pickup, please enter the coupon code LOCAL at checkout!

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Elyse Tolles

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About ElysianTheory

Sales 2,806
On Etsy since 2015

Luxe, small-batch statement jewelry, inspired by the contemporary feminine

Established in 2015, Elysian Theory is a small-batch jewelry brand that blurs the line between sophisticated minimalism and soft femininity. Every piece is slow-made by Elyse Tolles in her Midtown Sacramento studio, and the core value of intentional, high quality craftsmanship is at the forefront of every Elysian Theory design.

Each of our pieces are individually designed, pigmented, sculpted, and detailed by hand from start to finish, and we’re inspired by the contemporary feminine, all things dreamy and ethereal, the juxtaposition of modern design and old-world aesthetics, and the confidence that comes from looking your best. The antithesis to mass produced, fast fashion items, Elysian Theory pieces embody attention to detail and serve as functional art for your ears. No two pieces will ever be exactly alike, and that’s the way we love it.

Founder and maker Elyse Tolles has been exploring the possibilities of polymer clay since 2015, and her work has been a driving force in the recent popularization of polymer clay throughout the US. Elysian Theory designs have appeared in publications such as HGTV Magazine, Bust Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, and Style Me Pretty, and most recently, Elyse was interviewed for San Diego Voyager Magazine, featured in Etsy’s Featured Shops series, and chosen as a finalist in Etsy’s first ever Design Awards, an international design competition.

To learn more about Elyse and Elysian Theory, check out our recent interviews, find us on Instagram at @elysiantheory_ for behind the scenes looks, sneak peeks of new designs, and shop updates!

Shop members

  • Elyse Tolles

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    My name is Elyse. Making beautiful things has always been a huge part of my life, and Elysian Theory is a way for me to share that with others!

Shop policies

Last updated on October 31, 2019
Thank you for visiting Elysian Theory!

Please read all of our following shop policies and FAQs.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
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
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
- I will honor requests to cancel orders within 24 hours of their purchase.

- I will not cancel orders past 24 hours of placement for any reason. This is my standard policy, and I cannot make exceptions for cases of:
1. Failing to tell me that you needed an item by a specific date BEFORE purchasing it
2. Not reading my information on processing times, which can be found in each item description, the shop front page announcement, the confirmation of purchase email, AND the shop policies section.

- If you're unhappy with your item once it is received, please let me know immediately so I can try to resolve any issue that was a mistake on my part. Due to the nature of these specially handmade items, I do not accept returns or offer refunds on customized items except in the extremely rare case of damage during shipping.

- Buyer must pay return shipping if a return is requested. If you do not contact me within three days of delivery, I will not issue refunds, grant returns, or mail replacements.

- All items are handmade, and therefore some small imperfections/inconsistencies (that fall within a normal range for a handmade item) may occur. Examples of these may include very small bubbles, slight variances of color from what appears on screen, or other small marks that in no way affect the functionality or overall aesthetic appeal of an item. Returns will not be accepted on the basis of small imperfections such as these.

- Much unhappiness can be avoided by reading the description of each item VERY CAREFULLY before purchasing, so that you aren't expecting something different than the product that is offered! Polymer clay is a unique material that can easily be visually confused for ceramic, but feels absolutely nothing like it in person.

- I cannot replace items if they break or are otherwise damaged while in your possession, or with regular use. I am not liable or responsible for replacing lost earrings that fall off and get lost during use. If you lose an earring, please contact me for the option to purchase one single earring to match the lost one.

- Many styles of earrings may be fragile and delicate, and must be handled with care- which means that if you intentionally bend the parts, scratch the surface, or pull roughly on the components attached with jump rings, they will likely break. I will not replace items that have been damaged due to rough handling after they’re safely delivered to you.

- I am not liable for the amount of time the post office takes to scan in an item once I drop it off, or if a package is lost by USPS, and I will not give refunds on this basis. Once an item leaves my hands, I am not responsible for issues that may be caused by USPS, including delayed delivery, lost items, stolen items, etc. Please see the "shipping policies" section for further information.
Payment
Accepts PayPal, direct checkout, and Etsy gift cards.

I will honor requests to cancel orders within 24 hours of their purchase.

I will not cancel orders past 24 hours of placement for any reason. This is my standard policy, and I cannot make exceptions for cases of:
1. Failing to tell me that you needed an item by a specific date BEFORE purchasing it
2. Not reading my information on processing times, which can be found in each item description, the shop front page announcement, the confirmation of purchase email, AND the shop policies section.
Shipping
- My default shipping method is USPS first class mail, and shipping upgrades can be added on during checkout. Current processing time is about 5-7 business days. Shipping usually takes an additional 2-5 business days.

- You MUST let me know an exact date when you expect to receive an item by if you are planning on giving it as a gift. I try my hardest to ship every item in a timely manner, but if I don't hear from you regarding a need-by date, items may take longer to process than the standard processing times listed.

- Elysian Theory is a one-woman operation, and since all of my items are 100% made by hand in small batches, I prefer not to rush the process. Things occasionally get backed up, especially around holidays. When I ship an item, you will always receive an email you to let you know, which includes the tracking number so that the package can be tracked on its way to you.

- I am not liable for the amount of time the post office takes to scan in an item once I drop it off, or if a package is lost by USPS, and I will not give refunds on this basis. Once an item leaves my hands, I am not responsible for issues that may be caused by USPS, including delayed delivery, lost items, stolen items, etc. I will not refund or replace these items.

More information

Last updated on May 27, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Can I request a customized item? What if it's something you don't have displayed in your store?

I generally do not take custom orders for earrings (including changing the colors of existing designs shown in my shop), but if you are a bride looking for custom bridal party earrings or a retailer interested in custom designs for wholesale, please send me a message. I reserve the right to accept customs on a case by case basis, and custom orders may incur extra charges.

Do you offer wholesale?

I take on new wholesale clients on a case by case basis, depending on my current work load. Please send me an email at hello@elysiantheory.com to request my wholesale information.

What's the deal with polymer clay?

Polymer clay is a slightly flexible material when cured, and it can be easily scratched by harder materials such as metal. Be sure to store your earrings carefully away from other metal jewelry (save the box they come in for easy storage)! Unlike ceramic or porcelain, polymer clay will not shatter if dropped, and bends before breaking- but remember that metal parts and pearls CAN be damaged by being dropped. Please take care and keep in mind that each earring is handmade, wearable art.

Makeup or other dirt can be removed from clay components by GENTLY going over dirty spots with a q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol or acetone (if earrings are matte, acetone may be used- if not, use rubbing alcohol).

When can I expect to receive my order?

My default shipping method is USPS first class mail, and shipping upgrades can be added on during checkout. Current processing time for all items is approximately 7-10 business days. Shipping usually takes anywhere from 2-5 business days.

You MUST let me know an exact date when you expect to receive an item by if you are planning on giving it as a gift. I try my hardest to ship every item in a timely manner, but if I don't hear from you regarding a need-by date, items may take longer to process than the standard processing times listed.

My ears aren’t pierced. Do you offer clip-on earrings?

Right now I do not currently offer any clip-on earring styles, although I am working on some that may be released in the future!

How do I care for my earrings?

All earrings are made of polymer clay, which is a water-resistant, super light, slightly flexible material. Pieces are delicate and should not be intentionally bent, pulled, or dropped. Polymer clay is a soft material that can be easily scratched by other metal jewelry- please store in a safe place away from scratchy things.

Raw brass components will tarnish and develop a natural patina over time- moisture increases the tarnish, so keep pieces dry! Tarnish can be polished with a jewelry polishing cloth and/or tarnish remover.

A q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol will remove makeup or other dirt from clay components.