Announcement Here you will find handmade jewelry, charms, gemstone and glass beads, plus a few odds and ends as is typical in an Etsy venue shop. Contact me if you have any questions and I'll respond promptly. Happy handmade crafts and have fun shopping! And by the way, please visit Universal Charm's Facebook page for new Universal Charm listings, favorite crafts, inspirations and more!
Here you will find handmade jewelry, charms, gemstone and glass beads, plus a few odds and ends as is typical in an Etsy venue shop. Contact me if you have any questions and I'll respond promptly. Happy handmade crafts and have fun shopping! And by the way, please visit Universal Charm's Facebook page for new Universal Charm listings, favorite crafts, inspirations and more!
so perfect! thanks for your generosity!
LOVE IT! and love your style
WOW THANK YOU, BEAUTIFUL WORK, thanks for the extra gift too~!
Ani C on Jul 14, 2016
Great earrings and expedient service!
Monstermash323 on Jul 14, 2016
Another great item! Hopefully i get compliments on these as well as previous items!
Monstermash323 on Jul 14, 2016
Awesome! I love your earings! Thanks again! Will definitely shop again!
Creating a New Life with Universal Charm
Long ago, I had a dream. I was going to start a little craft and jewelry shop. I had been beading, collecting stones and shells, investing in tools and inventory as far back as I could remember. I was constantly trying to perfect and learn more about my craft. I was finally about to make it happen when I suffered a major illness that almost took my life and found me having to learn to walk again. Coincidentally, I faced many other trials at the same time and I felt helpless and hopeless about what would become of me. My dream, seemed far, far away.
Looking back, I don't know how I made it through it all, except to say I was surely blessed and I am very grateful! It has been a long recovery and I changed as the result of it. But, as some things about me changed, the constants over my lifetime remained true. I still loved collecting and learning about gemstones, shells and beads. I adored vintage and antique places and possessions and I was more than ever fascinated by Universal energy and spiritualism.
I also learned a lot, during my trials. I was the recipient of great acts of kindness from others. I recall being in awe and charmed by the concept of good "karma." I felt the goodness extended to me, should not stop with me. I do believe, that what one puts out into the Universe will come back full circle. I also choose to believe that perhaps, some of the good energy I had put out out into the Universe myself (when I was well), came back to find me when I most needed it (though I was not motivated by reward when I generated the karma).
Inspired by all this and as a matter of destiny, I decided to name my venture, "Universal Charm." With the naming of my shop I knew, no matter how long it took, I would one day see "Universal Charm" happen. That was well over 10 years ago.
With a powerful name such as "Universal Charm," my shop needed to be more than an impersonal business. I not only wanted those who bought my designs to enjoy what they purchased, I wanted them to feel something special, some additional touch of happiness during the experience. Some kind of human generated "universal charm." And I have remained true to that vow be it with good wish charms or tokens in each package and the purest of good energy and intent.
I still struggle at times for I am human. But I have come into the light, I have created a new life from that broken one. I hope everyone going through tough times will know to hang on. It may take time, but goodness will come back to you. Don't give up or think otherwise.
Yes, "Universal Charm" has come to be. Thanks to my daughters who believed in me and to Etsy for giving me a home to plant my shop. I am whole-heartedly devoted to "Universal Charm" for it celebrates my survival. I have a devotion to the customers who honor me and my shop by shopping there, making this dream possible. I really do my very best to make the shopping experience a happy one. And, as corny as it sounds, I always send my orders out with a wish for good karma for the recipients! That's just how I roll.
Thank you for reading my story.
Nancy, Universal Charm
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I have been through quite a lot in my lifetime and sometimes I am asked how did you survive that? Truly, my creative spirit got me through the times I felt there was nothing else left of me. And my little shop here is a celebration of my survival.
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- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are solely the buyer's responsibility.
Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying.
IS MY PACKAGE LOST? I've been told that the post office doesn't consider first class mail in the USA late or missing until the package hasn't arrived to it's recipient within 10 days of the package being in the postal system.
I OFFER PRIORITY SHIPPING that includes tracking for an ADDITIONAL shipping cost in my "CRAFTS and SHIPPING UPGRADE" section. YOU MUST ORDER priority mail for 2-3 day shipping and you pay the traditional shipping fee (what I charge) on an item PLUS the Priority shipping fee (What the post office will charge me). This is because I still have the same packing expenses to package your order to put into the priority mail envelope/box. Priority mail IS delivered within 2-3 working (M-F) days ALMOST certainly.
THE SHIPPING PROCESS:
I still ship the old fashioned way where I hand write addresses, use postage stamps and go to the post office or mail drop to mail my packages. Once I have an order packaged to go, I notify the buyer that the package has been shipped, though it isn't in the postal system yet. I do this to let you know that your package is about to start the journey to you. Usually, I drop it in a pick-up box or take it to the post office the same day. On occasion, packages will be delayed for a day or two, due to missing a post office pick up time.
As a rule that I rarely have to break, I ship three to four times a week and often the next day after you order. When I mark an order as having been shipped, it means the order is packaged and sealed and ready for the post office, but not necessarily yet in the postal system. It means it will definitely be in the postal system within one to two days and on it's way to you.
TRACKING: I am sorry I don't regularly ship with tracking. I ship first class mail without tracking, because it costs more for me (sellers with prepaid labels get tracking for free or prepaid at a discount from the online postage providers-I don't do enough volume to use such services at this time) and I don't want to raise my shipping prices.
****A NOTE TO MY INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS: I am very sorry I have had to raise my shipping rates yet again, for packages going outside of the USA. I was stunned when it began costing me so much more to ship outside of the country. Even as I've raised my shipping rates, the amount of the increase does not cover all of my shipping expenses. I greatly appreciate my loyal international patrons and I regret very much having to increase my rates so dramatically.
I ship to the United States and Canada and other countries noted in the shipping fee area of the listing pages. If you don't see your country, please convo me to see if I do also ship to your country and what the rates are.
VALID ADDRESS: I prefer only to ship to the addresses provided in your current Etsy, PayPal or Direct Checkout account, but convo me if you need other arrangements. IF your package is a GIFT to be delivered to someone other than yourself, please let me know if you wish for me to tell the recipient of the package that the gift is from you.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please be so kind to advise me of anything you find unacceptable about my products so I can work to become a better artisan. If the reason doesn’t have any part I could improve upon and is personal, just inform me of that merely stating you request a refund for personal reasons.
If you are displeased with any of my handmade or other products, please contact me before you leave any neutral or negative feed back so I may try to correct the situation to your satisfaction. I try very hard to create and offer only satisfactory items.
Neutral and negative feedback are very disheartening to sellers when we are not offered a chance to make things right. This type of feedback reflects upon us unfavorably in a very permanent way, more than many people realize. At this writing I have worked very hard to maintain a 100% positive feeback rating and I ask that you please, help me to keep that score by letting me correct whatever you feel was unsatisfactory about your transaction. Thank you in advance, for understanding.
Additional policies and FAQs
My products are vintage and/or handmade or supplies. Due to this, all measurements are approximate and all descriptions as accurate as possible. Because my products are handmade, they may or may not be the standard measurements of industry made products of the same type. I have included my best appx. measures to help you decide if the sizes are right for your desires or needs. Some items shown may not be the actual item you will receive but are representative of a like item, in design components, design, shapes and colors as identical to the representative photo as possible. Descriptions are based upon information provided to me my by my suppliers or are done to the best of my ability for your consideration. I do not intentionally misrepresent any items, however I cannot be held responsible for inaccuracies where information about items I list, was provided by another source. Should I be in error and educated further and my products erroneous in labeling, I will gladly offer a refund (upon return of the item undamaged within 7 days, buyer pays all shipping).
ELEMENTS of NATURE
Please be advised that all elements of nature may have “markings.” These are natural to the element and are not “flaws.” They should be thought of as features that give each piece a “one of a kind” unique personality. They are proof the item is genuine.
I pride myself on being a reasonable person and welcome all correspondence via “convo” if you should have any questions or special circumstances. Should you, for any reason, be displeased with any of my products or services, please contact me via “convo” with your complaint before you leave any negative “feedback.” If I don’t know of a problem, I can’t make it right for you. I would be most grateful if you’d take the time to leave what I hope to be positive feedback.
Thank You So Much! –Nancy, Universal Charm