UncommonFolk

Uncommon trinkets for Uncommon Folk

282 Sales

UncommonFolk

Uncommon trinkets for Uncommon Folk

282 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Quirky wearable trinkets for uncommon folk. Zoom on any photo to enlarge and you will instantly see the care that I put into each and every piece. Specializing in silver, copper, and brass wirework--admittedly mostly BRASS...it's the new silver, yo!--these designs incorporate rare or unusual findings, salvaged vintage treasures, recycled materials, found objects, and gifts from the natural world. Breathe new life into your accessories! Custom orders or requests for similar designs made with different metals and/or stones are most welcome, so please feel free to check out my sold items, as well.

FREE GIFT WRAPPING! Every item in my shop arrives in a natural Kraft Gift Box (tied with string) & can now also be neatly wrapped and/or sent directly to your gift's recipient, UPON REQUEST. Simply message me upon purchase and make certain that you've supplied the correct mailing address. I will also include a personalized note, if requested.
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BANNER PHOTO "Rainbow in the Humboldt Hills" by Kym Kemp http://kymkemp.com/

Announcement

Quirky wearable trinkets for uncommon folk. Zoom on any photo to enlarge and you will instantly see the care that I put into each and every piece. Specializing in silver, copper, and brass wirework--admittedly mostly BRASS...it's the new silver, yo!--these designs incorporate rare or unusual findings, salvaged vintage treasures, recycled materials, found objects, and gifts from the natural world. Breathe new life into your accessories! Custom orders or requests for similar designs made with different metals and/or stones are most welcome, so please feel free to check out my sold items, as well.

FREE GIFT WRAPPING! Every item in my shop arrives in a natural Kraft Gift Box (tied with string) & can now also be neatly wrapped and/or sent directly to your gift's recipient, UPON REQUEST. Simply message me upon purchase and make certain that you've supplied the correct mailing address. I will also include a personalized note, if requested.
Thanks for dropping in!


BANNER PHOTO "Rainbow in the Humboldt Hills" by Kym Kemp http://kymkemp.com/

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About

Uncommon is a State of Mind

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If you're into vintage clothing, you oughta check out my other shop, Hautie Haus, for more uncommon looks! -> https://www.etsy.com/shop/HautieHaus?ref=hdr_shop_menu

For years I twisted wire into enormous sculptures, until my hands literally ached and bled. I felt driven to express myself, in a world where I seemed to have no say.

Often, I would begin a sculpture with a vague idea of where I wanted it to go--yet slowly it would take on a life of its own, gradually morphing into its own living-breathing thing, one epiphany at a time. I'm not even sure where these sneaky lil inspirations come from, to tell the truth...they just pop into my head, seemingly of their own accord. But they are always drenched with hidden meanings and symbolism.

Those are my favorite moments in the creative process and maybe the whole reason I make things. Those mysterious, seemingly-not-my-own ideas make me feel hooked up to a greater consciousness, something much larger and wiser than myself. Cosmic downloads are the greatest high!

So-- I decided to take a break from the heavier steel wires to give my poor hands a rest. They were never really cut out for metalwork, you see--with freakishly long spindly fingers who would probably rather be painting or sewing or somesuch--but I stubbornly insisted that they hammer, twist, and sand anyway. Because, when it comes right down to it--I LOVE METAL!

I love the way it shines. I love the finality of it, its long life, and the way it looks when rendered into different forms. That is why I began to make costume jewelry and when I look at the items in my shop, I realize that not a lot has changed.

I still approach each piece with a vague idea of where I want it to go, but they often take on a life of their own. I never worry about what style it is, or "Will it sell?"... but completely give myself over to the creative process and allow it to take me where it will. It often gets me into mischief and I love that, too ;)

I think that if you're reading this, you might be the same sort of person...someone who isn't afraid to be different, but rather revels in their own unique style and way of doing things. If so, cheers to you! UncommonFolk are my very favorite sorts.

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Shop members
  • Mr. Hammer

    Moral Support

    My darling husband. He is a skilled metalsmith, glassblower, and fellow artist who has been patiently advising me and teaching me all that he knows. He's super cute, too <3

  • Artemis "Squeaky" Peltington-Hammer

    Shipping/General Mayhem

Shop policies

Last updated on November 18, 2015
Hello and thank you for your interest in UncommonFolk! I want to state, right off the bat, that my main policy is to make sure my customers are 100% satified with their purchase. If you're not happy, then I'm not happy! I put a great amount of care into my items and will bend over backwards to customize pieces upon purchase, or send them in a hurry, or whatever needs to be done to make it a pleasant experience for everyone involved. But communication is KEY! If, for any reason, you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, please message me. We can work it out.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Payment
Please pay within 48 hours or your order will be cancelled. If you'd like to cancel your purchase, please message me. As long as I haven't sent it, cancellation is not a problem. If I HAVE sent it, it must be handled as a return.

RESERVED ITEMS- I will reserve an item for 48 HOURS. If I don't hear back from you within 48 hours of reserving the item, I'll give you a quick heads up that the item is back on the market, but the reservation note will be removed. Sorry about that...hate to be a scrooge....I've just had too many people leave me hangin :(

RETURNS MUST BE MADE WITHIN ONE WEEK OF DELIVERY & MUST BE RETURNED UNDAMAGED & UNWORN. Please see Refund Policy below.
Shipping
Items will be sent within 3-4 days of purchase, unless they are made-to-order, which requires 1-2 weeks processing time. I live on the outskirts of town and usually do two shipping runs per week to save on fuel.

Buying insurance is possible upon request, but is not included in normal shipping costs. If you'd like at least $50 worth of insurance, the US Post Office now supplies it for free if you'd like your item sent through Priority Mail. If you wan to take advantage of that, please contact me before purchase, if possible, so I can change the shipping costs. If I don't hear form you, I will purchase First Class shipping + tracking, to help keep the cost down.

I buy tracking with all domestic shipping, but not on international items because of the extremely high cost. (This service is also available upon request, message me before purchase so I can add the necessary amount into shipping costs...I doubly warn you, though...it's gonna be expensive.) I will provide a customs number with your shipping notification, however, which can aid in locating your package should it be lost. I'll offer my help on this end, in the unlikely event that a package disappears enroute.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU'VE GIVEN ME THE CORRECT MAILING ADDRESS UPON ORDERING! Whichever address is attached to your Etsy profile when you submit your order is where I will send your item. I am not responsible for items which were lost because they were sent to an address where you no longer reside. You wouldn't believe how often this happens! So please make sure your mailing address is correct. And if you discover that you've submitted the wrong address with an order, message me ASAP with the correct one.

Also--I feel that I need to mention here...if you provide the WRONG ADDRESS (yes, it's happened...many times) in your buyer's information and the package is returned to me and must be resent, you will be responsible for the extra postage to resend it. So please make sure that you have provided me with the correct ZIP CODE, especially. Double check your info!

If an error is made on my end, I will of course pay any extra cost to get your package to you as quickly as possible. It hasn't happened yet (((knock on wood!))), but I thought it best to put that out there, just in case ;)
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not 100% satisfied, please message me. I will take any **RETURNS for any reason and refund your money, **EXCEPT FOR CUSTOM & MADE-TO-ORDER ITEMS that require your own personal measurements (such as ear wraps in your specs and choices of metals), as long as the item is repackaged carefully and sent back to me **UNWORN WITHIN ONE WEEK OF DELIVERY. So if you realize that something isn't going to work for you after trying it on, please contact me immediately so we can make the necessary arrangements.

You will be responsible for the cost of all shipping, to and from. If the item does not make it back to me, for whatever reason, or is returned damaged, it is not eligible for a refund...so buy TRACKING (it's only $0.80 domestically and well worth every penny) and repackage carefully, preferrably in the box it was sent in.

Exchanges are entirely possible. Just write me and we'll see if we can work something out. Once again, my main goal is to make sure that you're a happy camper! I will take these situations on a case by case basis and try to work out a plan that is fair to both parties involved.

Anything damaged or lost is not eligible for an exchange, so once again, package carefully and BUY TRACKING.
Additional policies and FAQs
Layaway is possible for any item that has caught your fancy. Please message me so we can work out the terms. I'm very understanding and a bit of an incorrigible layaway addict meself , hee hee! ;D

FEEDBACK- I appreciate positive feedback so much..seriously. LIVE. FOR. IT. But if for any reason you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please CONTACT ME before leaving negative feedback. I'd love a chance to remedy the situation first.
Thank you!