VioletVanilla

Happy, retro jewelry for fun ladies! ♥

Johannesburg, South Africa · 577 Sales

VioletVanilla

Happy, retro jewelry for fun ladies! ♥

Johannesburg, South Africa 577 Sales On Etsy since 2012

4.5 out of 5 stars
(125)

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Angelique

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Announcement   Fun accessories for the modern pinup! Brooches, rings, hair flowers, necklaces, watches. Unique, handmade retro jewelry boutique specializing in Vintage, Rockabilly & modern Pinup styles.

You can be assured that everything from Violet Vanilla is original and has identifiable signature elements that make them authentic to Violet Vanilla.

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Last updated on Feb 6, 2017

Fun accessories for the modern pinup! Brooches, rings, hair flowers, necklaces, watches. Unique, handmade retro jewelry boutique specializing in Vintage, Rockabilly & modern Pinup styles.

You can be assured that everything from Violet Vanilla is original and has identifiable signature elements that make them authentic to Violet Vanilla.

Angelique

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Angelique

Updates

Violet Vanilla is now available in two brick & mortar stores in South Africa! At Retrospective in Brooklyn Pretoria & Parkhurst Johannesburg! Or you can still shop online here on Etsy! purple_heart

About

Handcrafted accessories for the strong, independent retro woman.⚓️

Hi, my name is Angelique and I am the face behind the brand
Violet Vanilla.
I’ve loved jewelry and accessories from a young age, like most
girls, my curiosity began while trawling through the shiny trinkets
in my mother’s jewelry box. My interest really piqued when I saw my
grandmothers collection…
She was an antique dealer, opera singer and
all round eccentric lady, with exotic family roots, being a delightful mix of Lebanese, French, British and Dutch, our family always had a deep appreciation for the traditional handmade artistry and object d’art from eras gone by.

Violet Vanilla was the culmination of trying to make sense of being a modern girl with ‘old-fashioned’ taste. Always the oddball and slightly off the wall, Etsy provided the perfect platform to showcase my weird little creations.
Mixing modern and vintage with twists of classy & crazy is the best way I can describe my style. Sometimes it’s quirky; unusual; fascinating; over the top; humorous; and sometimes it’s just downright plain minimalism, but it’s always what feels right to me at the time.
Thanks for your interest, I hope you've enjoyed your tour of Violet Vanilla. :)

♥P.S. Don't talk negatively about others,
instead build one another up with serenity and love.

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  • Angelique Gordon-Stuart

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photography, Shipping

    Born & raised in sunny South Africa. A modern day pinup gal making jewellery from my home studio. I'm happily married & have 3 happy doggies & 1 crazy cat =^..^=

  • Angelique Gordon-Stuart

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photography, Shipping

    Born & raised in sunny South Africa. I'm modern day pinup gal making jewelry from my home studio. I'm happily married & have a happy dog & a crazy cat =^..^=

Shop policies

Last updated on June 27, 2015
Hi there! I'm glad you've taken an interest in my shop! :)
I make all my jewellery by hand, with lots of love, care and thoughtfulness.

All Designs and photos are my intellectual property.

Thank you for stopping by.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
Payment
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS:
You may pay via:
##Credit card
##Debit card
##PayPal

PLEASE SEE THESE LINKS IF YOU ARE A FIRST TIME ETSY BUYER OR IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO MAKE A PAYMENT:

Making your first Etsy purchase:
http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339

Credit or debit cards WITHOUT using Paypal:
http://www.etsy.com/help/article/361

Credit or Debit cards WITH using Paypal:
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2007/how-to-pay-with-a-credit-card-and-create-a-paypal-account/

Money and bank transfers: (Only for amounts over $400)
https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/send-money-online

For EFTs (electronic funds transfer) please see your countries banking policies.
Some money-transfer services such as MoneyGram, ATM Cash for international EFTs will offer a faster service than your bank and have competitive rates compared with the usual wire-transfer fees.
Not all EFTs can be completed online, depending on vendor and destination of the funds, particularly if they are being sent overseas.
http://www.ehow.com/how_6819044_send-money-eft.html

Please pay within 24 hours of placing items from my shop into your cart, in compliance with Etsy's terms of use.
Besides, paying immediately gets your item on board to ship out that much quicker, as items are only shipped once payment is received! :)


LOCAL (South African) BUYERS:
Paypal, Credit & Debit cards, EFT's and bank deposits are accepted.
Please send me a message requesting the 'other' option to be made available to you and I will forward my banking details through to you. :)

LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL ETSY SHOP OWNERS:
I am trade friendly.
See the link below for details:
http://www.etsy.com/teams/13428/needful-things-dark-trading-team/discuss/11172360/
Shipping
WHEN:
Delivery takes 2-3 weeks to get to your address.
I will message you frequently regarding your parcel.
Please ensure that you will be able to receive the parcel at the address
you provide when checking out.

HOW:
I use SAPO - South African Post Office's international registered postal service.
You get a tracking number, and can trace your parcel inside Etsy.
This is the safest and most cost effective option when posting from South Africa to anywhere else in the world.
Items are packaged in a very sturdy little box with protective bubble wrap,
ensuring safety of fragile items.
Each item is thoughtfully presented and packaged into the little box which is decorated with lots of sparkles and pretty paper. :)

CUSTOMS:
Countries have different customs policies, and yours might require you to pay an amount upon collection/delivery of the parcel. This is out of my control, and therefore the buyer is eligible to pay this amount, should anything be charged.

UPGRADES:
If you are interested in upgrading your shipping to 5-7 days couriered, I have an option to purchase DHL shipping, which will cost anywhere from $50-100 internationally, depending on the weight & size of your parcel.

LATE:
If I fail to post your package within the 1-3 days stipulated, I will add a free item into your package as an consolation gift.


MISC:
I am in favor of providing 100% legitimate and ethical International business practices, and will do my best to ensure each customer is treated in a professional and timeous manner.
Refunds and Exchanges
I HAVE A PROBLEM, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
1. Contact me via the Etsy conversations immediately, and I will respond quickly.
(Unless it's a psychological or "I have nothing to wear today" question, I'm not trained for that, haha! :)

THE ITEM DID A 'BREAK-DANCE' DURING SHIPPING:
If my items had a wild break-dancing session inside their box, I will accept an 'honesty' approach~ if the item somehow breaks during delivery, I will send another identical item, on receipt of:
1. A photograph of the broken/damaged item, and/or
2. The item must be returned by the recipient for assessment.

WHAT MUST I DO?
Well if you mean what do you choose between a cat or dog, you might need to look elsewhere... but....
If you are returning the item....
It must be clearly marked and have a delivery confirmation, and make sure to mark that the shipment has been sent back, this is to protect you, the buyer.
Once all of this is done, and if the fault is indeed on my side, I will gladly send another item or cancel the order and refund the money in the case of an OOAK item, minus shipping costs, capish? ;)

THE POST-MONSTER ATE MY PARCEL:
The 'Post-Monster' strikes the most random parcels, and gives no warning...The last I heard, suspects were last seen communicating with the sock-monster gang, you know the guys that steal only one of your socks?
Losses of parcels happen, don't stress, but if that does happen I will be willing to discuss the unfortunate situation with you and come to an amicable agreement... ;)

I WANT TO DRIVE OVER MY ITEMS WITH A TRUCK THEN GET A REFUND:
Please don't attempt this, unless you are a crazy stunt artist and are going to send me the video >WooHoo!!!!!
Any damage due to negligence, man-handled or natural forces are not my responsibility and I sincerely hope you will take good care of your lovely new items:)

HOW DO YOU AVOID OR STALL RECTIFYING MY PROBLEMS?
I don't, unless your problem is something like; "How do I grow potatoes"? :)
Each item is individually assessed in a timely manner.
In some cases, only a partial refund or no refund will be given, at my sole discretion.
If the damaged item needs to be returned, shipping must be payed for by the buyer. This is in line with international online shopping standards. It's the same as when you get a refund at any shop for a broken item, they would never refund your car's gas money... would they?
Violet Vanilla tries very hard to subscribe to being in accordance with fair international online shopping policies for both parties.

I AM STILL LOOKING FOR AN ANSWER:
No, I don't know what that song in your head is called.... ;)
Please send a message with any questions you might have about these policies, don't be afraid to ask, there are no 'dumb questions', only impatient people! :)

PLEASE DON'T READ ME:
You are such a rebel, aren't you... still reading this! hehee!!!
Now by reading this or buying from my shop, it is assumed you have made yourself familiar with Violet Vanilla's terms and conditions and accept them.
Thank you for your patronage.... and your first-born, just kidding about the last part!!!! :) :) :) :)
Additional policies and FAQs
WHOLESALE:
I am a registered seller on Etsy Wholesale, please see my line-sheets here:
https://www.etsy.com/guest-pass/be76201496cec1e6ddfe3684

CONSIGNMENT:
If you are in South Africa I might consider consignment, but I don't really feel so comfortable with the idea.

LONGEVITY:
My items should last very long, taking into account the way you look after them will aid in them lasting long and looking good. I've worn some of my bracelets for +-5years while being active and have not made much damage beyond the usual and expected wear and tear. I try to use strong materials to ensure maximum durability, and do strength tests on all my items after they are made!

DURABILITY:
What is your strength test?
It's simple, I try to destroy the sample item I've made by trying to pull it apart, wear it for a time, drop it, leave it, gnaw at it, you know, just the usual.... ;)

DISCOUNTS:
I do offer discounts and have sales from time to time.
I do however have a permanent discount code for those of you who are smart enough to have read my policies! Its a 5% off anything coupon: "clevercookie" !

COMPETITIONS/GIVEAWAYS:
I have regular competitions on my social media sites! Follow me on either Instagram, FB, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, website and YouTube to find out more!



FAQ'S:

Q: Do you make everything yourself? / Are they really handmade?
A: Yes and yes, but I do make use pre-made components to accomplish some of my my designs.

Q: Do you do custom orders?
A: Yes! I love working with new ideas!

Q: Can you make your rings in sterling silver?
A: Not at the moment, but they might be available soon!

Q: How do I pay you?
A: Through PayPal,its the safest and easiest. Please see:
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2007/how-to-pay-with-a-credit-card-and-create-a-paypal-account/

Q: Do you accept credit and debit cards?
A: Yes!

Q: How do I pay with credit or debit cards without using Paypal?
A: Please see this link:
http://www.etsy.com/help/article/361

Q: I don't trust/like Paypal, is there another way to pay?
A: Yes, but you must select the Paypal payment option anyway then at the bottom of the screen click on "I don't have a Paypal account' Then pay with your credit or debit card.

Q: May I cancel my order if I change my mind?
A: Yes, only if you have not already paid and the item is not already shipped, you may delete the item from your cart, or
if you have already paid, but the item has not shipped.

Q: How long does shipping take?
A: Approximately 2-3 weeks

Q: Do you do trades?
A: Yes, I am trade friendly, but only with other legitimate Etsy shops, in compliance with my team and Etsy regulations. Please convo me first so that I can activate 'other' on my payment options so that we may trade.

Q: Will you ship my order while I make arrangements to pay?
A: No, only once I receive the money will I ship the items.

Q: Can we copy your designs and use your photos, or scam you in any way?
A: If you fit the above description, you probably wouldn't ask, but the answer is no, you may not.

Q: What camera and lens do you use in your photographs?
A: Canon 60D, with 18-55mm lens.