WireExpressions

Wire Expressions™ - Handcrafted by a Wire Work Artisan

Calgary, Canada
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Announcement    ***** SHIPPING INFO - Please allow extra time for your order to arrive. Delays may occur due to higher volumes of mail within the postal service and/or events such as weather. Please take a moment to read through this shop’s policies. https://etsy.me/35x59YF *****

****PLEASE NOTE**** Standard Shipping in Canada does not have tracking unless otherwise stated.


*****Wire Expressions™ specializes in unique wire work gift items for all occasions and sterling silver wire work jewelry for weddings & everyday!

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Last updated on Nov 29, 2022

***** SHIPPING INFO - Please allow extra time for your order to arrive. Delays may occur due to higher volumes of mail within the postal service and/or events such as weather. Please take a moment to read through this shop’s policies. https://etsy.me/35x59YF *****

****PLEASE NOTE**** Standard Shipping in Canada does not have tracking unless otherwise stated.


*****Wire Expressions™ specializes in unique wire work gift items for all occasions and sterling silver wire work jewelry for weddings & everyday!

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About WireExpressions

Sales 2,093
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Wire Expressions Created by a Wire Work Artisan!

❉ About the Artist
I have been bending wire since 2001 - I'm only 29 though ;)
I'm a proud wife and mom of two
I could eat dark chocolate and popcorn all day long!
Coffee and beer are gross to me - I'm a tea & wine gal!
Playing board games fills up my tank.
Sitting on the beach is not my favorite vacation, (WHAAAT?!!) I actually like old places with history, and don't sit still well doing nothing!
Sewing is my other creative hobby.
I'm (trying) to learn Spanish and Dutch. Dutch is not going so well!

❉ What Does Wire Expressions™ Mean to Me?
All items come about as an expression of my creativity; everything is made with wire in some shape or form; and when you purchase Wire Expressions from me, it then becomes an expression as you wear it, use it or give it away. So as you can see the name Wire Expressions fits quite well!

❉ About Wire Expressions™ Design Process
People often ask how I get my designs so symmetrical. Well...lots of practice over many years! I enjoy repetition, not using a jig gives me more freedom as I create, and it is just how my brain is 'wired'. Sometimes an idea comes to me very quickly, and other times I really have to work at it. Often a new idea will have yards of practice wire that ends up in the trash, until it comes out just right.

❉ What Is Sold In My Shop?
In my shop you'll find a mix of jewellery and unique gift items. The jewellery is typically made with .925 Sterling Silver, making it beautiful and long lasting! I often hear the comment "What a clever idea!" I'm a practical person, so I also create non-jewellery gift items that have charm and function. (Non-jewellery items are not made with sterling silver...that's just not practical cost wise!)

Most recently, I added wire writing to my repertoire. This gives me the ability to personalize many things for people! As a girl who never found her name on a keychain... this is fantastic!

❉ What You Can Expect From Me
If I won't wear it or use it....I don't think you would either, so I’ve tested my designs to make sure they are ready for the everyday person. Designing simple beautiful things that anyone can admire or have a little fun with is something that gives me great joy, and I want Wire Expressions to be a good experience for you too!

Enjoy browsing, and send me a convo if you have any questions or even if you just want to say hi!

Cheers!
Kristi

BTW...I am a Proud Canadian...thus the spelling "Jewellery" and not "Jewelry". It's not a typo ;)


© All content in my shop including designs, photo’s and descriptions are copyright Wire Expressions™. Please Do Not Copy designs, use photo's or product descriptions without express written consent of the Designer & Owner. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Thank you for honoring the work I put into making a unique product.

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  • Kristi

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am a Wife, Mom and Wire Work Artisan. This is my hobby that I get to do when my children are asleep! I have been making & selling Wire Expressions™ since 2001. Travelling, camping, sewing, cooking, and board games are some of my other hobbies.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 30, 2022
Welcome to Wire Expressions! I’m a 5 star shop because I value making a quality product, shipping on time, communication & transparency and taking care of my customers to the best of my ability when issues arise. If you have a question about ordering from me, please don’t hesitate to ask! My Shop Policies: etsy.me/35x59YF

❉ ❉ ❉ SHIPPING INFO - People are ordering more online now, which is creating higher volumes of mail in the postal service, please allow extra time. My Standard Shipping does not have Tracking! Upgrade shipping service for tracking. Please see Shop Policies for more details: etsy.me/35x59YF ❉ ❉ ❉

DELAYED PACKAGES: Once your order is in the postal system, it is out of my hands. See my shop shipping policies for more information about how delayed packages are handled. etsy.me/35x59YF. If you have any questions about the shipment of your order, don’t hesitate to contact me!

*Thank you for supporting small handcrafted business!*

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.

Cancellations

Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: within 1 hour of purchase

Payment

❉ Orders are not made or shipped until full payment is received.

❉ Items are listed in Canadian Funds (CAD). Any mention of prices in listing descriptions or through correspondence will always be in CAD $. Your Etsy browser will automatically convert the listing price to your selected currency. If you are in Canada please set it to ‘$ CAD’ to avoid paying more in currency conversion fees on your credit card. (Your currency can be changed in your Etsy browser).

Shipping

❉ ❉ ❉ More details about Returns & Exchanges are below these shipping Policies.

***** IMPORTANT SHIPPING INFORMATION! *****
Please read all shipping information carefully. Standard Shipping does not have Tracking in Canada! Upgrade shipping service for tracking. Once your order is in the postal system, it is out of my control. If you have any concerns or questions about an order that has already shipped I am pleased to help work it out! Contact me through Etsy Conversations if you have questions before posting a review or opening a case with Etsy. Read Shop Policies here: etsy.me/35x59YF. *****


❉ SHIPPING TIMES
Processing time is the time to make & package the order. I usually ship ahead of schedule!
Shipping times vary by listing & begin once the order is at the post office. They are as follows:
*CANADA 4-7 biz days (via Canada Post) *No Tracking with Standard shipping. Tracking Upgrade available in checkout.
*USA 7-16 biz days (via Canada Post) *Includes tracking for orders over $15 CAD
*USA ‘RUSH’ UPGRADE (only available upon request & seasonally as an upgrade Nov20-Dec22) USPS or FedEx 3-8 biz days. **NOTE: This is couriered to Sweet Grass, MT. It is faster than Canada Post, however, I will not issue refunds if it is RTS or ‘Undeliverable’ as these packages are not returned to me. You MUST contact me for the return address in Canada in order to return eligible items.

❉ WHERE DO YOU SHIP?
This shop ships to Canada & USA.

❉ CUSTOMS & DUTY
Wire Expressions is located in Canada. Buyer is responsible to pay any applied customs, tariffs, duty and/or tax set by their country. I am required by customs to declare it as ‘Merchandise’ along with the value. Packages which are refused and/or returned to sender will only be refunded as per the item return policies less shipping or restocking fees and any other fees incurred to collect the package.

❉ DELAYED PACKAGES - WHERE’S MY ORDER?
If your package has not arrived within 7 biz days to Canada or 16 biz days to the USA from the shipped date, please contact me. My policy is then to wait the following additional number of days for it to arrive:
CANADA - 10 additional Biz Days (5 within Alberta)
USA - 14 additional Biz Days for Canada Post (10 additional Business Days for DYK POST-USPS/FedEx upgraded shipping).
INTERNATIONAL - 38 additional Biz Days
*After this total time, if the package has not shown up at your address or back at mine, then your order will be re-shipped as originally ordered to the address on the order (Replacement only, no refunds).
***Peak holiday times, weather, or other postal disruptions occassionally cause delays in shipping speed.***
***Biz Day is defined as Mon-Fri Business Days excluding statutory holidays.***

**WHY DO I WAIT?** Because lost packages are very rare! It is my experience for 9.9/10 ‘where’s my order?’ inquiries show up within days. No one benefits if shipping prices are increased as an insurance to reship items that would otherwise show up a bit late due to the postal service’s handling of mail. Christmas and other high volume shipping times are when most shipping delays occur - please order early to avoid disappointment!


❉ UNDELIVERABLE / INCORRECT ADDRESS
Orders are shipped to the address as it is on the order. If any part of the address is incorrect, your package will likely be returned or ‘delivered as addressed’. If you discover that you provided an incorrect address, please contact me right away so I can try to work with you. If I DO receive the package back, then I can charge you the shipping again to reship it, or refund eligible items less a 15% administration fee.

FYI: I take care of my customers! I’m a 5 star shop for a reason! If your order doesn’t arrive in the time described above or if I make an error, I’ll own it and cover the cost to reship your order! :)


❉ Shipping for holiday’s, peak times & special occasions
Once your order is in the postal system, it is out of my hands, therefore I cannot make guarantees on delivery times. Sorry, refunds or credits are not issued if orders do not arrive in time for special events. Please order early to avoid disappointment.


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❉ ❉ ❉ RETURNS & EXCHANGES DETAILS ❉ ❉ ❉

❉ Please contact me if you wish to make a Return/Exchange. Return instructions will then be provided for eligible returns/exchanges.

❉ I WILL consider the following Returns:
• Earrings with ear-wires - subject to a $3.50 CAD return fee. Fee may waived if you desire an earring exchange.
• Custom cut/measured supplies. (ie: bulk wire or string ordered by length) - subject to a 20% restocking fee
• Eligible items shipped with a FREE SHIPPING promotion - subject to a 20% restocking fee.
*Restocking fees will be collected except where prohibited by law.

❉ NO Returns or Exchanges permitted:
• Personalized, Custom Designed items, or Large volume orders or deposits.
• Shipping Fees
• Orders shipped via DYK POST (USPS or FedEx) that are Refused, Undeliverable or Returned to the Montana address for any reason. (MUST contact me first for the correct return address!)
• Toe-rings or earrings where the ear wire cannot be removed.
• Items sold as ‘Final Sale’ or ‘Clearance’
• Custom Design Fees
• Digital Downloads
• Items that have been worn or used.


❉ Return shipping is paid by the buyer. Buyer assumes responsibility for the return package.

❉ Original Shipping will not be refunded (except where required by law).

❉ Refunds, less original shipping and any restocking fees will be issued in CAD funds back to your original method of payment. Refunds or exchanges will only be made once the item has been received by Wire Expressions and inspected to be in the same condition it was shipped in.

❉ USA/INTERNATIONAL RETURNS - To my Non Canadian Customers: You MUST contact me to get return address and instructions! Wire Expressions reserves the right to refuse packages that are not returned properly, as there can be large fees to bring the package back into Canada.
**IMPORTANT NOTE!!! Any tracked orders shipped via DYK POST (USPS or FedEx), which are ‘Refused’, ‘Return to Sender’, Returned as ‘Undeliverable’ or Returned to the Montana Address for any reason will not be refunded. If the order is over $50 CAD (not including shipping) and the package can be retrieved I will consider a refund subject to a $25 CAD fee deducted off the order subtotal. Make sure your address is correct, and contact me to get the correct return address and instructions.

❉ DAMAGED ITEMS - Replacements will be made after receiving good quality photo of BOTH the damaged product AND the packaging. (Please hang onto the item as it may be requested back).



I am happy to answer any questions prior to purchasing if you are not sure about my policies or an item in my shop.

Additional policies and FAQs

❉ Personalization NOTE:
***Sometimes customers forget to provide me with the personalization information I need…
***Please turn Conversation notifications on to avoid delays or the cancellation of your order.
If you fail to provide all information needed for personalization, then I need to contact you through the Etsy Convo system or via email (if available).
- In some cases (such as requiring bead colors) I will make the choice for you. First, I will attempt to contact you one (1) time. In my communication to you I will state the action I will take if I do not hear back from you by a specific date. If you do not respond, I will make the choice for you. This will still be shipped within the processing time stated on your order. No refunds or credits will be issued if you are unhappy with the choice I make.
- If I require a name or other very specific information that I cannot choose on your behalf, I will attempt to contact you three (3) times. This may delay shipping of your order beyond the original processing time. If I do not receive a response from you, your order will be canceled and refunded in full.


❉ Cleaning Wire Expressions Sterling Silver Jewellery
All the information you need to know is found here: www.WireExpressions.com/wirecare


❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ADDITIONAL POLICIES & FAQ’s❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉
❉ Notes about the manufacturing process:
Each item is handmade without a jig therefore slight variations in size or shape may occur from one similar piece to another. Tool marks may be slightly visible on some pieces. (i.e. the lettering where the wire folds over itself). This is not considered a defect.


❉ Wire Expressions is manufactured in a smoke & pet free environment.


❉ Wire Expressions contains small parts and may have sharp or rough edges and therefore is not suitable for children.


❉ Wire Expressions is located in Calgary, AB Canada www.wireexpressions.com or for better CAD prices without GST shop wireexpressions.ca


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© All content in my shop including designs, photos and descriptions are copyright Wire Expressions™. Please Do Not Copy designs, use photo’s or product descriptions without express written consent of the Designer & Owner. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Thank you for honoring the work I put into making a unique product.

Privacy

❉ PRIVACY and how Wire Expressions uses your information:
• The personal information that you provide through the Etsy site when placing an order from Wire Expressions will only be used for the purposes of filling your order, this may include communicating with you about your order.
• In the event communication necessary for filling your order is not successful through the Etsy Convo system (ie. you do not respond), I will attempt to email you at the email address provided with your order (if one is available).
• Unless communication is required in regards to your order, you will never receive any other communication from Wire Expressions either via Mail, Email or the Etsy Convo system, unless you specifically request it and then you can withdraw your consent at any time.
• The circumstances in which Wire Expressions may share your data with a third party are:
1. With Etsy to comply with my obligations.
2. With shipping/delivery companies to fulfil your order.
3. To comply with legal or tax obligations.
4. To provide services in which you subscribe to through this shop (such as email newsletters).
• Copies of your order details are retained on Wire Expressions' own secure server for accounting and tax records for as long as required by Canadian law. After this time, this information will be deleted.
• Your order details also remain on Etsy's secure server. Please read Etsy's Privacy Policy for more information about how Etsy uses and stores your information https://www.etsy.com/ca/legal/privacy
• Wire Expressions NEVER sees any of your credit card information that you provide when paying through Etsy Payments, PayPal or Square.
• Wire Expressions reviews shop traffic data through applications such as but not limited to Google Analytics and Etsy Stats. This information is not linked to specific individuals.
• Please read Etsy's Privacy Policy for more information about how Etsy uses and stores your information https://www.etsy.com/ca/legal/privacy
• Buyers who check out using Standalone PayPal can find out how PayPal uses and stores their information here: https://www.paypal.com/ca/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full
• Any questions regarding the privacy of your information can be directed to Kristi at wireexpressions (at) shaw (dot) ca
See this Seller Handbook article for a sample privacy policy you can customize for your shop.

More information

Last updated on Oct 11, 2022

Frequently asked questions

❉ How long will it take to ship?

All personalized orders are made to order. Shipping times will vary, depending on how many you order, how many orders are ahead of yours, and what time of year it is. The shipping time noted in the listing will be my longest expected time to ship (updated regularly). However, I aim to have your order completed ahead of schedule.

❉ Ooops, a name was spelled wrong, what now?

Contact me as soon as you receive the order! I will make it right for you. If I mis-read the name and spelled it wrong, I will ship out a new name pronto - with HUGE apologies! If you made the spelling error, I can only fix it if I have not made that name yet, otherwise I will create a new listing for you to re-purchase the name portion. So, please double check your spelling.
*Note: due to the cost of the chain, only the name portion on necklaces will be remade. I will provide instructions on how to swap the name, or I recommend asking a jeweller to do it. (It's a simple job, I promise)

❉ Why is the price more for more letters?

I figured out the average number of letters in a name, and used this as my base price. The longer a name is, the more materials it uses, and it takes more time and concentration for it to be made right the first time. My pricing formula means that my customers are not paying the highest price ALL the time and only when needed.

❉ I notice that all the names are done in lower case, can I get my name done in uppercase letters?

I can do the FIRST letter upper case. Please state 'Capitalize first letter' if you'd like it that way instead. Otherwise I will make them all lower case letters as that's just my style :)

❉ Does your jewellery contain Nickel?

All my sterling silver is Nickel Free! I have allergies to nickel myself and can confirm that none of the sterling silver contains nickel. From time to time I may use copper, brass or enameled copper in the design piece. The metal content of some of these wires is sometimes unknown to me, however the part that goes through the ear will always be sterling silver.

❉ Will my order come with tracking?

That all depends on what shipping you choose when you check out! The most affordable choice is Standard Shipping which goes by Lettermail with NO TRACKING. Or you can pay a bit extra for TRACKING with the Upgraded Shipping options. My shop Shipping Policies explain these options in more detail. etsy.me/35x59YF

❉ Can I return my order?

If it is a custom made or personalized item, Sorry, there are no returns or refunds once the name(s)/orders have been made for you. (Which could be started same day if there are no other orders ahead of yours). See return policies for more details. etsy.me/35x59YF

❉ I need this shipped right away, can you do that?

Please contact me to see if I am able to ship within your time frame. A rush fee will apply if it means jumping ahead of other orders in the que.

❉ Do you sell Wholesale?

I do not consider wholesale type requests through my Etsy Shop. Please contact me through my website.

❉ What if my package has not arrived?

It is very rare for packages not to arrive. If your package is late and has not arrived within 7 business days to Canada or 15 business days to the USA from the shipped date, please contact me so I know. My policy is then to wait the following additional number of days for it to arrive.
CANADA - 10 additional Business Days
USA - 15 additional Business Days (10 additional Business Days for USPS or FedEx upgraded shipping)
INTERNATIONAL - 38 additional Business Days
After this total time, if the package has not shown up at your address or back at mine, then your order will be re-shipped as originally ordered to the address on the order (Refunds will not be issued).
***Shipping times may occasionally take