TurtleXIII

Swarovski, lampwork, gemstone, pearls & sterling silver

San Rafael, California · 122 Sales

TurtleXIII

Swarovski, lampwork, gemstone, pearls & sterling silver

San Rafael, California 122 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Elizabeth

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Last updated on Jun 1, 2014

Thanks for stopping by!! Unfortunately I have to temporarily close up shop while I relocate across country. Sign up to receive an email when I return.

Thanks for all your support!!!

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Anonymous on Jul 31, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

These are so pretty! I love them! Thank you for the fast delivery and adorable packaging. Highly recommended.

Anonymous on Jun 17, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

When my two custom earrings arrived I was blown away! You should have seen my face! The two pairs are luxurious and you are awesome! Getting them in the mail today was a welcome surprise! Great work as usual, fast, friendly and open to answering all my questions. A hidden gem on Etsy for sure, but glad I found you/your shop lady!

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About

Sterling Silver Jewelry

My very first attempts at jewelry making where when I was about 15 years old, and my parents gave me a beadweaving class for my birthday. I absolutely loved it! However, I quickly ran out of ideas and time. Oh the life of a teenager.

In college I resumed jewelry design, as a way to relieve stress. But I didn't know how to do much beyond stringing. A few years later my soon to be mother in law taught me to wire wrap links. And a true monster was created! Gifts that year were super easy for my female family and friends. However I soon had more jewelry than even I could wear.

After a few years of praise and encouragement from my husband and friends, I finally decided to start selling my jewelry, and found etsy.

I also work full time as a physical therapist assistant. Being a therapist gives me the opportunity to truly affect someones life, often at one of the lowest points they have ever experienced. The satisfaction of seeing someone go from near death, to walking out of my doors to go home independently is something I cant explain. However, it can also be stressful and disappointing. Creating jewelry gives me a way to always have something beautiful around and relax after a long day of work.

I find it amazing that I can take a single bead and a length of sterling silver wire and manipulate them into a link to create a piece of something useful. The repetition of creating link after link is therapeutic for me as well. I love the stunning sparkle created by swarovski crystals, and the color variations found in gemstones. I also feel grounded and connected to the earth when I work with gemstones. I absolutely love the color of sterling silver, and how it shows off the beads without detracting from their beauty. I tend to gravitate towards the colors of the ocean, as that is my "happy place". You will find lots of blues, greens, greys, and white in my designs.

Welcome to my shop, and don't hesitate to send me questions or special requests!
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  • Elizabeth

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I'm a 30-something wife, jewelry designer, small business owner, physical therapist assistant, and turtle lover.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 13, 2013
I work with solid sterling silver components and genuine swarovski crystals, glass lampwork beads, gemstones, pearls and more. I have started to use silver filled products as well. They are a great value, and offer extra protection, because they have an anti-tarnish coating. All items are clearly marked if they are silver filled, and have an explanation in the listing about the properties of silver filled items.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Full payment is expected within 24 hours of purchase. I am willing to reserve an item for you, for up to 7 days. If you need longer, just convo me and we can work something out.

I accept paypal, major credit cards, etsy direct checkout, and etsy gift cards.
Shipping
Shipping via USPS first class mail, with delivery confirmation. All items are securely packaged to protect the items from damage. Items are usually shipped within 72 hours of receipt of payment.

International customers- if your shipping fees are more than a dollar less than what you paid, I will refund you the difference.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy with your purchase. Refunds/Exchanges will be offered within 14 days of customer delivery. Please convo/email me first with any concerns before returning item. Photographs of all damages are required, and a return of the damaged item are required, before a refund will be issued. Return shipping is at the customers expense.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am always open to custom requests, including taking an item and changing the color/size/etc. Don't hesitate to contact me with questions!!

Custom order policies:
50% deposit is required, after design and materials have been agreed upon and finalized. This deposit is necessary for me to purchase any supplies needed, and is non refundable.
The final 50% will be due at time of completion, with approval via pictures. Items will be shipped within 72 hours of final payment.
Shipping costs will be included in the final listing, so that I can accurately price shipping.

INFO ABOUT SILVER FILLED PRODUCTS
Silver filled items feature a copper core, with a thick electroplated outer layer of sterling silver. This outer layer is hundreds of times thicker than "silver plated" items. It is also finished with an anti tarnish coating. So you get a high quality product, with a real sterling silver outer layer that will not rub off, or tarnish, at a lower price than a solid sterling silver item.