shelly on Mar 11, 2016
So gorgeous! The best customer service! Thrilled thank you :D
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Thank you for visiting my ETSY shop!
Everything in my shop is 100% made from scratch by me.
I was a professional dancer for most of my life and know the human body as a means of expression. The idea of gesture and the sculptural nature of pose and position is something I translate into jewelry making. The natural world and specifically flowers, such an integral part of the ballet, has been a secondary influence both inspiring the gardener in me as well as a huge source of design ideas. Costume also has influenced my very impetus to create adornments and sculptural embellishments for the body. I was born in Miami and grew up in Central Florida. Being outside and near the water was a daily luxury and indeed I scavenge and gather many items and ideas at the waters’ edge. My father is an architect and a fine carpenter. I grew up amidst constant construction of furniture, boats and house renovations. The making of three dimensional forms was second nature. My sister and mother are painters so art in my background is a given.
Movement, texture, and color guide me as I take into consideration what I want each stone to convey--to be; the centerpiece or a mere afterthought. For instance hands are so vital and we use them to communicate so much none verbal information so I have made rings that are larger than normal and sculptural and draw attention to the hands as tools. Movement, texture, and color have brought me full circle to a substantial new kinetic series of pod necklaces and rings. Dance within the parts that make the whole and sounds by which to move.
I live in Seattle, WA now with my husband, two boys, and 2 cats- (Bella -aka crazy lady & Max-the hunter) and my new yellow lab puppy Maui. My workshop is based in my own home where I am working almost everyday. When I am in need of enrichment I work in my garden which after 7 years is still a work in progress as is life and jewelry making. I spend as much time as I can with my family and during the summer my boys and I are outside as much as possible. In my spare time I love to read, take pictures, and walk on the beach for hours and hours if you let me-my boys usually let me know when my time is up.
I use only fair trade and conflict free diamonds, all of my gemstones are from local wholesalers who I have worked with for many years. I don’t buy stones sight unseen. I have to hold it and turn it in the light-that is how I get inspired. On occasion I will use a heated or enhanced stones to lesson the cost for some customers but it will be written in the item description.
I hope that you find something in my shop that you love as much as I loved making it. Ursula
Ursula Miller Burnham-UmbDesigns
Owner, Maker, Creator
I believe that constant observation, learning, and experimenting are the most important tools an artist can posses.
I love making jewelry and I hope it shows in the care and attention I pay to every detail.
I welcome custom orders. So, please do contact me if you like an item and would like it in another color or size.
Thank you for visiting:)
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Washington residents will be charged 9.5% sales tax on all purchases.
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Already-made items will be shipped within 1 to 2 business days of the order/payment date.
****All domestic orders are shipped first class using the USPS service. Delivery is 3 to 5 business days. I also include a confirmation tracking with each purchase however I am not responsible for lost or delayed items. If you would like to purchase insurance please let me know ahead of time and I will be happy to arrange.
***All Orders are wrapped in a beautiful recycled jewelry box and silk ribbon***
***Custom made items take a bit longer (see item descriptions for details). I use USPS First Class shipping in most cases. Priority or express shipping can be arranged.
***Please email me before placing your order if expedited shipping is needed. If your Etsy and PayPal mailing addresses differ, I will ship to the address you have on file with Etsy.
If you are ordering from outside the U.S. or Canada, please convo me ahead of time to be sure I can ship to your country. Some countries have very strict regulations about shipping silver, precious stones and other valuable materials.
***International orders are shipped via USPS first class international air mail and can take 2-4 weeks to arrive. USPS first class international mail does not include tracking.
***Please note that I cannot be responsible for any delays in delivery due to customs. Items shipped without insurance that get lost in the mail are the responsibility of the buyer, and not me. Orders lost in the mail will not be refunded. The buyer is fully responsible for the risks of international shipping. I recommend upgrading your shipping to include insurance. Please just let me know if you would like to do that and I will arrange for it.
Refunds and Exchanges
To be considered for a full refund Items must be returned in new, unworn condition. Refunds are issued at the discretion of seller unless item is initially defective in which case buyer must contact Seller within 3 business days upon arrival.
REFUNDS POLICY FOR **READY TO SHIP ITEMS**
--Any refunds are issued, minus shipping and handling charges as well as a 10% restocking fee, and will be through Paypal transfer.
- Shipping charges are NOT refundable.
- Customer is responsible for shipping order back via first class with tracking.
RETURN/REFUND POLICY FOR **CUSTOM ORDERS**
RETURN/REFUND POLICY FOR **MADE TO ORDER ITEMS **
RETURN/REFUND POLICY FOR **EARRINGS**
Shipping fees are non-refundable. WORN, CUSTOM ORDERS, MADE TO ORDER, and EARRINGS may not be returned.
********Please, make sure you measure your ring size carefully as rings cannot be ********returned if they do not fit.
Additional policies and FAQs
***Ring size is specified in the item description. Please make sure you know your finger size before purchasing! If you are purchasing a set of stackable rings I would advise getting at least a 1/2 size larger than your normal ring size.
All designs are copyright of Umb Designs and may not be copied without my consent.
Over time, sterling silver will tarnish. To help prevent this, store silver jewelry in a jewelry box or tightly sealed plastic bag. Avoid wearing silver jewelry when swimming in chlorinated water & seawater. To clean and remove tarnish, polish silver gently with a soft polishing cloth or a Polishing Pad. Do not use Silver Dipping Cleaner as it can cause damage to many resins and gems. Many stones can be cleaned by scrubbing gently using a mild dish soap and a soft bristle brush (old toothbrushes work great).