Uncommon Cords & Jewelry; Unique Jewelry Findings

UncommonCords is taking a short break.

Hi all--I have put my shop on vacation. A beloved second home, my family's treasure, was hit by lightning and there was a devastating fire which destroyed almost everything. I'm busy with the aftermath and will be for quite a while.

Hopefully I'll open again in a few months. If you ordered from me you should have received a message about what has happened with your order. If you were hoping to order, you can convo me but it may take a while to get back to you. Although I can't make jewelry, I CAN sell findings (end caps, clasps, etc.) if you know what you want. So don't hesitate to get in touch about those items.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Update--I can't open my shop until the new year, probably. Sorry about that!

This is the old message, which I'm saving for later--DISREGARD THIS for now.
I will be away from my studio and unable to fill orders for a few days. In the meantime, if you want to purchase something, please sign up to be notified that I have re-opened my shop. To see the kind of things I make, you can still browse my SOLD section! Too bad Etsy hasn't figured out an easy way to for me to keep my shop listings on display and be on vacation at the same time.

If you have a cord or jewelry emergency or think you have an order outstanding, and need to get in touch with me, please send me a convo through the Etsy system. I DO get your convos as emails and will respond when I can (the first response will be automated, but then I will actually respond!). If you have ordered something from me and paid for it, it should be on its way. Feel free to contact me via convo.

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UncommonCords' Shop Announcement

Greetings--I am open just temporarily for several custom requests for sterling findings only. I can't make any cords or jewelry for a while yet. So sorry. Thanks for your patience.

Uncommon cords and ropes, individually hand-plied with pure silk or cotton thread by me. Here you can find jewelry with meaning and symbolism, or which is just plain fun and fashionable. Find the perfect necklace cord for your special pendant. I use quality sterling silver or fine silver or gold vermeil or filled on my pieces. Welcome to my shop!

I can work with you to create pieces that can bring meaning to the wearer, and can incorporate a favorite number, special color(s), or other personal preference. Convo me with your ideas. Anniversaries, birthdays, wedding favors, mementos; I've made jewelry for all of these occasions and purposes which symbolizes something unique to giver and/or wearer.

I can make just about any cord in any color you can think of, in cotton or silk or a blend, for your pendants or art jewelry. You can even send me a photo of your pendant, and I can make a custom cord for it. Every cord is individually hand-plied, so each is slightly different. These may be the solution to your beading and art pendant needs--they were for me.

I make cords you won't see anywhere else, all by hand using from two to many hundreds of pieces of thread; silk, cotton, and metallic thread in any color, length and thickness you desire. I figured out how to do this by trial and error, and the method of plying by hand that I finally devised is pretty much a secret.

I've got to have ways to finish off my bracelets and necklaces--so I've searched far and wide and found a pretty good collection of sterling, Bali, and Hill Tribe silver cord end caps and clasps, which I am sharing with you.

Re custom orders--Expect custom orders to cost more and to take a while to get filled (unless you specifically request speed). If I need to make up a new piece of jewelry to fulfill your custom request (rather than, say, modifying an existing piece), I may need to charge more to cover the much greater time it takes me to perfect a custom order. This can be in the $5-$10 range per piece in addition to the normal price of the piece, depending on the difficulty of the order. So if you want a custom listing (special color, style, etc.) please convo me before you purchase, for the exact additional amount I may need to charge you. And expect that I will need lead time of a week or two to get the pieces made up.

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.