WireandWings

Steampunk, fairytale & nature-inspired jewelry

Boca Raton, Florida | 27 Sales

WireandWings

Steampunk, fairytale & nature-inspired jewelry

Boca Raton, Florida 27 Sales On Etsy since 2014

0 out of 5 stars (10)

Announcement   SALE through December 31st! Everything is 20% off - no coupon needed. FREE SHIPPING on all items all the time!

**SHIPPING NOTICE** The window for getting your items before December 25 has closed. Also, we will be unable to ship items between January 9th and 30th, 2019. Items ordered within that window will be shipped January 31st to February 2nd. Thank you for your understanding!

Handmade and custom jewelry inspired by Steampunk, fairy tales & nature. For daydreamers, Renaissance and Medieval lovers. Express yourself!

Your purchase benefits those less fortunate. 5% of the price of each item goes to Kiva (https://www.kiva.org/) which helps someone start a business or go to school, when they would not otherwise be able to do so. Another 5% goes to WaterAid (http://www.wateraidamerica.org/), providing clean water and basic sanitation for people in 38 countries.

All copy, images and designs copyright © 2014-2018 by Wire and Wings, LLC. All rights reserved.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 19, 2018

SALE through December 31st! Everything is 20% off - no coupon needed. FREE SHIPPING on all items all the time!

**SHIPPING NOTICE** The window for getting your items before December 25 has closed. Also, we will be unable to ship items between January 9th and 30th, 2019. Items ordered within that window will be shipped January 31st to February 2nd. Thank you for your understanding!

Handmade and custom jewelry inspired by Steampunk, fairy tales & nature. For daydreamers, Renaissance and Medieval lovers. Express yourself!

Your purchase benefits those less fortunate. 5% of the price of each item goes to Kiva (https://www.kiva.org/) which helps someone start a business or go to school, when they would not otherwise be able to do so. Another 5% goes to WaterAid (http://www.wateraidamerica.org/), providing clean water and basic sanitation for people in 38 countries.

All copy, images and designs copyright © 2014-2018 by Wire and Wings, LLC. All rights reserved.

Mary C.

Contact shop owner

Mary C.

View all 98 items

Reviews

No reviews in the last year
View all 10 reviews

About

Are you bored when you walk into the mall or the jewelry store? Do you have trouble finding pieces that express your personality, and don’t offend your values?

That was me, and that’s why I started making jewelry about ten years ago. Minimalist style is lovely and classic, but it’s not who I am. Also, the Boho pieces I did like were often of poor quality, and mass-produced in third-world sweatshops, both things that go against my core values.

I’m a daydreamer, a lover of books and movies and music. Of science fiction, fairy tales, and all things Medieval and Arthurian. Steampunk and Art Nouveau are my favorite movements (I'm a mass of contradictions!), and I am inspired by nature, the forests, the oceans.

For years, I just bought simple clothes and jewelry that didn’t make me feel special at all, suppressing what I was inside. But then creative expression began seeping through, and finally exploded out of me. Now I can’t keep it in anymore.

Once I started making jewelry and giving it to friends, it just wouldn’t stop. Pretty soon, there was so much, I had to find more people to share it with. There’s nothing like the joy of seeing someone else feeling special and expressing herself by wearing my pieces!

I make great quality jewelry, often with recycled materials, right here in my south Florida studio. And 10% of my sales go to two charitable organizations. WaterAid provides clean water and basic sanitation for people in 38 countries (and counting). Kiva gives those less fortunate a leg up in their businesses so they can feed their families. I believe there is room for all of us and we can all help each other.

I have also learned the joy of teaching jewelry-making to others, especially when they may have thought they were not “artsy” at all because they couldn’t draw. We are all creative, and if you can use a twist-tie, you can make jewelry from just about anything.

So do join me on this journey, because we all deserve to express ourselves and feel special every day!

Shop members

  • Mary

    Owner, Maker

Shop policies

Last updated on April 24, 2017
Welcome to Wire and Wings!

I take pride in doing high-quality work with exceptional materials, so my products are durable, able to be used for many years, and will eventually become heirlooms for your family. I rarely make the same item twice, so whatever you choose will be uniquely yours.

I do primarily custom work, and all my pieces are individually handcrafted by me, so feel free to ask for anything you would like, even if you don’t see it here. If you like a piece but want a different color or metal or size, just contact me and I will create something to your specifications. I can also make jewelry with your found or reclaimed items or old pieces. Just drop me a line. [Browse my gallery site, http://www.wireandwings.com for custom ideas.]

Materials used: Lucite flower beads, Swarovski crystals, nylon-coated or enameled permanently colored copper wire, tribal silver, sterling silver, copper, some base metal findings, and beads of glass and natural stone. There will soon be flower beads made from polymer clay so I can expand my color choices and ensure that I will be able to accommodate your wedding needs. Some pieces are woven using strong nylon beading thread. Many jewelry pieces are strung on nylon and steel beading wire. All materials are of exceptional quality.

Nickel-safe note: Many of the earring posts and wires I use are sterling silver, niobium, or copper, which should all be nickel-free. Sometimes, I will also use certified nickel-free gold- or silver-plated ear wires. I use nylon-coated or enameled, permanently colored copper wire in most pieces, and most clasps and toggles are made by me from this type of wire. I am happy to exchange these for sterling silver or copper upon request. Some components will be made of other metals that are not nickel-free. I will always state the metals used in the findings in the description of the piece so you can make an informed decision about what to buy if you have a problem with nickel.

If you like a piece that contains nickel but have an allergy, convo me and I will make something similar that will be safe for you.

I take pictures of earrings in models' ears, but sanitize them afterward. If you wish, I will replace the earrings with never-worn ones on request.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Refunds and Exchanges:
If you simply are not happy with your piece, let me know within 14 days of your receiving it and I will provide a replacement, store credit, or payment refund, minus a 20% re-stocking fee. Shipping expenses are non-refundable. Custom orders and sale items are not returnable. In case of a custom order cancellation, the 50% deposit is non-refundable, since I do a lot of work and purchase materials up to that point.

Repairs:
I use the best materials available, handcraft every piece individually, and test for strength, so there is rarely any product failure. Please be especially careful to avoid breaking fragile items like Lucite or glass beads, or crushing soft ones like wire. Also, do not jerk a strand that gets caught on something, or the end may come loose, spilling your beads or disfiguring the wire. Treat your jewelry graciously, and it will outlast you. Of course, accidents do happen. I will not accept responsibility for such damage, but I will perform repairs for a small fee plus shipping costs.

*Note: Because of the unique nature of my work, I buy small quantities of most materials so nothing is duplicated. This means repairs may cause a slight change in the design of a piece. Please save any components that come off of the piece to help me reconstruct it.
Payment
All major credit cards, as well as PayPal, are accepted. If you want to pay by credit card, the invoice will be sent through PayPal, but you do not have to have a PayPal account. Just follow the PayPal instructions. If you need a special payment plan, I can work with you - contact me and I will come up with one together. You can place an item on layaway or reserve and I will hold it for you until your payment is complete, per our mutually agreed-upon arrangement. Upon receipt of the final payment, I will ship your item.

I offer a bespoke service for brides, and volume discounts for Wedding and other event packages.

Layaways, reserves, and international orders are welcome! Please convo me with wholesale inquiries for your shop or salon. If you are in South Florida, I may be able to arrange pickup and forego shipping altogether - convo me to make arrangements. Your order will be shipped with insurance and tracking, and shipping will be combined for multiple items. Check my Policies for more details. Shipping to the U.S. and Canada is free for orders $200.00 or more!
Shipping
Shipping to the U.S. and Canada for is free for orders $200.00 or more! Regardless of the destination, items already in the shop will be shipped out within 3 business days of your paid order. Custom orders take longer - see above.

No matter the destination, your order will be shipped via the U.S. Postal Service with insurance and tracking, either First Class or Priority. If you desire a different service, let me know and I will accommodate you. Either way, you will receive a tracking email. On multiple items, shipping will be combined to reduce the cost to you. If you place multiple orders over different days and wish to combine shipping, let me know as soon as possible, since your first items may already have been shipped out.

Keep in mind that international orders can be 3 to 8 weeks in transit depending on location and local customs. You will be responsible for any Customs charges.

Please let me know immediately if anything arrives damaged so I can file a claim. Also, I will see what can be done in the way of repairs, replacement or a refund. See *Note under Refund Policy.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders:
Custom orders are welcome! If you have something in mind, please convo me with your ideas, as well as any pictures or drawings, and color choices. Let me know if a particular piece I have available is close to what you want, and what changes you might like. If your idea is very different, just give me as much detail as you can. Once you actually place your custom order, you will be invoiced 50% of the total. When I receive that payment, I will begin creating your piece. I will send pictures of the completed product for your approval, and once I have that, I will invoice you the final 50%. Payment must be received before the order ships out. If you have a deadline, be sure to pay promptly so your shipment arrives in time.

Please allow 3-6 weeks to complete custom work, depending on the size of your order and the flow of demand. If you need a rush order for an upcoming occasion, convo me and I will make special arrangements for you if possible.

Layaways, reserves, and international orders are welcome! Please convo me with wholesale inquiries for your shop or salon. If you are in South Florida, I may be able to arrange pickup and forego shipping altogether - convo me to make arrangements. Your order will be shipped with insurance and tracking, and shipping will be combined for multiple items. Check my Policies for more details. Shipping to the U.S. and Canada for is free for orders over $200.00!