UniquelyBYouTiful

Jewelry to celebrate the beauty in being unique!

Lisbon, Iowa · 14 Sales

UniquelyBYouTiful

Jewelry to celebrate the beauty in being unique!

Lisbon, Iowa 14 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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About

The Story Behind Uniquely.B.You.Tiful..

Someone told me one time many years ago that they were surprised that I liked wearing rings and jewelry, seeing as how it would draw attention to my hands. Over the years, I admit, there have been times when I've hidden them away as best as I could to avoid stares or the awkwardness of someone wanting to ask questions but not wanting to seem rude or insulting.

You see, I was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome which left me with most fingers never developing beyond the first knuckle and missing fingernails. They also bear the scars of surgical separation because they were webbed at birth and the resulting skin grafts. ABS also left me with webbed toes (still) on my left foot and to require a prosthetic leg on the right side because my foot didn't develop beyong the ankle.

I had gotten back into beading and making jewelry as a hobby in the spring of 2015 when that comment came back to me. I had put on a newly crafted ring and sat taking pictures of it to share with my family and friends on facebook, In doing so, I also took a moment to look at my hands in those pictures. At first I reconsidered posting the pictures with the ring on my hand... maybe I could just lay it on a surface and that would look better than posting a picture of my scarred hands online.

I felt sad for a moment, remembering the comment, thinking of all the beautiful hand-modeled pictures that I had seen on various websites and in shops. For a moment though, I looked back to the ring and considered the talent that God had given me with these hands. I still had amazing dexterity to handle fine wires, beads and tools and the creativity to make them into something beautiful that I wanted to share. And so, though I had been hesitant at first, I celebrated posting that first picture. My hands are unique and capable in spite of the scars and oddities, and so, Uniquely.B.You.Tiful was born.

So I will continue to craft, and.. I'll share my creations with any who might want them. I want others, young and old who might share my condition or others to know you don't have to hide your hands.. or any part of yourself.. away. You don't have to be ashamed of the uniqueness with which God blessed you. Wear whatever jewelry you want and show it off, celebrate your beauty and set it to flight. Be happy.. be YOU. We're all uniquely beautiful.

****As a way of giving back and helping families affected by ABS, 10% of each sale in my shop will be donated to the Shriner's Hospital to help provide medical and rehabilitative service for children whose families are unable to pay.****

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  • Brittany Moore

    Owner, Creator

    Someone once asked me about wearing jewelry which would draw attention to my disfigured, scarred hands. I want to help others with ABS and similar conditions to know they don't have to fear drawing attention to themselves, we're all beautiful.

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Last updated on December 16, 2015
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Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
It's my goal to offer top quality items and exceptional service so if you are unhappy with your purchase or your item(s) are damaged/ do not arrive please contact me! I will accept items for exchange or refund within 3 days after receipt. Please allow me the opportunity to work with you before leaving neutral/negative feedback.

Refunds will be provided after I have received the undamaged item back. Return shipping costs are the buyer's responsibility. If the item was damaged during shipping, please provide me pictures of the packaging and the damaged item for my records.
Payment
Payment is expected within 7 days of purchase. PayPal is the preferred method of payment, though I'll also accept credit cards, ETSY gift cards and money orders. Special exceptions can be made for using a personal check though require prior arrangements, so please message me first. Please note that checks must be fully cleared through the bank prior to item shipping.
Shipping
All items will be shipped out to you within 1-3 business days of receipt of payment via USPS first class mail. Priority mail is available by request for an additional fee depending on rates. If you are interested in faster delivery, please contact me before buying so arrangements can be made.

Custom work requires an individualized timeline for production, processing and shipping which will be determined at time of request.

Shipping costs are a best estimate based on the weight of the packaged item. I will refund any overage $2 or more once package is shipped if the shipping costs have been overestimated.
Additional policies and FAQs
Gift wrapping:

Wrapping or gift boxes are available for items that will be sent as gifts. Please contact seller at purchase if wanting gift wrapping.

Custom Requests:

I accept custom requests for all jewelry types, so if you have an idea, let me know and I'll see what I can do!

If a listed item isn't in your size or color, I will be more than happy to make it to suit your needs if I have the supplies available.

International Customers:

You will be responsible for any additional tariffs, taxes or duties associated with shipping to your country.

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