adrianaallenllc

Adriana Allen Jewelry Collection

Mansfield, Texas 6617 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars (2192)

adrianaallenllc

Adriana Allen Jewelry Collection

Mansfield, Texas | 6617 Sales

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Adriana Allen

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Adriana Allen

Announcement    As featured in Polymer Journeys 2019, Polymer Arts Projects - organic, Jewelry Affaire, Polymer Journeys 2016, Belle Armoire Jewelry, Time Out - New York, The Week, The Polymer Arts magazines, and Polymer Studio; Polymer Clay Daily, Taste of Country, Country Outfitter, Craftartedu, Polymer clay planet, Bead and gem, etc.

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Please, take a look at my Policies page regarding shipping, promotions, refunds, polymer clay and other for your information, security, and ease of mind before you place an order. Also, if you are interested, you can learn more about the person behind the name at About and the store's homepage. And if there are still questions that remain unanswered, please, do not hesitate to use the contact form; I will be happy to be of assistance to the best of my abilities.

I wish you a happy day, happy browsing, and happy shopping here and/or other Etsy stores.

Adriana :)

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Last updated on May 15, 2019

As featured in Polymer Journeys 2019, Polymer Arts Projects - organic, Jewelry Affaire, Polymer Journeys 2016, Belle Armoire Jewelry, Time Out - New York, The Week, The Polymer Arts magazines, and Polymer Studio; Polymer Clay Daily, Taste of Country, Country Outfitter, Craftartedu, Polymer clay planet, Bead and gem, etc.

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Please, take a look at my Policies page regarding shipping, promotions, refunds, polymer clay and other for your information, security, and ease of mind before you place an order. Also, if you are interested, you can learn more about the person behind the name at About and the store's homepage. And if there are still questions that remain unanswered, please, do not hesitate to use the contact form; I will be happy to be of assistance to the best of my abilities.

I wish you a happy day, happy browsing, and happy shopping here and/or other Etsy stores.

Adriana :)

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About adrianaallenllc

Sales 6,617
On Etsy since 2009

The best is yet to come

Life will never cease to surprise you if you allow it to. I do not consider myself brave, but whenever life has thrown a new adventure in my way, I have not shied from it. This is how I ended up living and creating in Mansfield, Texas. I am not American. I consider Bulgaria, a small country in Southeastern Europe my home, although I have lived there, but a few years. If every place, where we live, define and mold us, then I must resemble an abstract work of art that combines Spanish, English, French, Swiss, Mexican, Bulgarian, and American influences. Wonder what that may look like? Take a look at the picture on the right; that is me, smiling at life.

My artwork is another of life’s whims, which I have embraced wholeheartedly. It was back in 2007, in the heart of the financial crisis, that I decided to leave behind my successful career as editor-in-chief of a leading international magazine and move to the USA. I had met my husband and it never occurred to me to question what comes first: career or love. I am a hopeless romantic. But if the heart has reasons that the mind cannot understand, it is still bound to slam against reality at some point. The wake-up call for me came when I realized I could not continue my career here. Traditional media was a dying business, I was told, and I needed to find a different outlet of artistic creativity.

Polymer clay provided me with this outlet. I found happiness and peace of mind in kneading the clay, in mixing colors, in giving life to my ideas. My new passion opened my eyes to details of the world surrounding me that I might have never noticed otherwise; it has filled my existence with new colors and shapes that would blend with the background while I was running to reach my next, always next, deadline at the magazine.

I do not know what else life has in store for me. There will be ups and downs, and more than one surprises from which, I would like to believe, I will never shy. I do hope, however, that I will continue to create and for the simplest of reasons: it makes me truly happy.

Shop members

  • Adriana

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photography, Shipping

    It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion that heralds your arrival and prolongs your departure. - Coco Chanel -

Shop policies

Last updated on October 24, 2019

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I am aware that it is difficult to shop online and it always involves a risk that you will not be completely happy with your order. If that is the case, just contact me to let me know you are returning the item and I will refund the item's cost, no questions asked. I do not offer the option of exchanging an item.

Please, make sure the item is not damaged and well packaged when you return it, and include a tracking number for both our security.
I find leaving a neutral or negative feedback without prior attempt to resolve the issue with me a sign of ill will and acrimony. Let's keep Etsy a place of positive vibes.
Thank you!
Payment
= Payment Methods =
You can either use Direct Checkout or PayPal Account Email. All payments take place exclusively through ETSY and/or PayPal, so for further information regarding either payment option, please check their respective websites or contact them directly.

I cannot guarantee the security of data which you send by email. Accordingly, please do not send me payment information using email.

= Pricing Policy =
All prices shown on the website are in US Dollars. Prices may change and offers may be withdrawn at any time.

= Order Cancellation =
If you wish to cancel your order placed online, please contact me stating your intention to cancel the order.

It may not always be possible to stop an order from being dispatched, as I endeavor to process orders as soon as possible.
Shipping
= Shipping Policy =

I offer free domestic shipping one orders of 35USD and above.

Regular orders will be shipped through USPS, First class mail. Estimated time of shipment depends on demand. (For custom orders, please, see below.) I create all my items after an order has been received and in the order they have been purchased.

All US orders are shipped with a tracking number for your ease and peace of mind. USPS does not offer tracking on international orders except on Express mail. If you would like to receive your order by Express mail, please contact me, and I will send a USPS quote. (For further information, please, check USPS' official website at www.usps.com.)

= Some additional information =
Please note that I cannot guarantee specific delivery dates and cannot be held accountable for delays in customs clearance.

I am not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen packages that are not insured with the USPS.

Postal insurance is not included in your purchase. If you would like to insure your item, please, contact me before your purchase. Additional fees will apply.

I cannot be held responsible should local customs authorities wish to confiscate any particular item, or charge any import duty on such items. The recipient is responsible for paying the duty.

Please, contact me with any additional shipping requests before purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are experiencing any problems, including being dissatisfied with an item, please, contact me. I put a great deal of time, thought, effort, and love into making my items, because I want my clients to love the pieces they purchase. If you are not happy please let me know.

I am often asked what techniques I use to produce some of the unique effects for my pieces. Please understand that these techniques are the result of a great deal of trial and error and hard work. I consider them my "secret recipes", so please don't be disappointed that I keep them to myself.

I do not offer wholesale and consignment. Handmade work requires vision, craftsmanship, and effort that mass-produced articles do not. I cannot sell on discount the effort and love I put in creating each and every item. Thank you for your understanding!

More information

Last updated on Nov 6, 2018
Frequently asked questions
About Polymer clay

Polymer clay is a relatively new material. It is sold in blocks with a soft consistency similar to play-dough, but once cured, the clay hardens. Depending on clay brand, type of design, and processing, it can be very hard or semi-flexible. Most of the items in my collection such as cuffs and bib necklaces are semi-flexible so they are easy to put on. They are light and comfortable to wear, but quite sturdy. A polymer clay item can of course break, but I use a technique that makes them stronger and more resistant than what you can usually purchase.

Care instructions

My polymer clay items are finished with acrylics, mica powders, and other materials after being cured, and are coated with clear gloss to protect them. In the titles you will see described the colors of the items. A piece described as a copper polymer clay item is not made of copper, it is crafted of polymer clay so as to resemble copper in appearance.
Care is easy. Simply wipe the item with a damp cloth and let dry.

Sizing details

All items, except cuffs that use blanks as support, can be customized, usually at no further cost.

Estimated time of shipping

All items are made to order. The estimated time of shipping is from one to two weeks. Most items ship in a week and are delivered in two to three days. If you need the item faster, please contact me prior to placing an order to find out if I can accommodate your needs. Priority mail applies to USPS service not the time I fulfill the order in.
All items are handmade by me and hence the longer waiting time.
Thank you very much for your interest and understanding!

Earrings wires

I purchase all my earring wires from craft stores. They are nickel-free, but are not specifically listed as hypoallergenic. These earring wires may not be the best option for you if you have very sensitive ears.

I can replace earring hooks with earring clip-ons if requested in advance.

Photos

ll my photos are taken by me, in daylight, on our terrace, with an old Panasonic Lumix. I am not a photographer so generally my photos are short of representing the beauty of the real item.

Transfer image copyright

In my collection you will find several image transfer technique items which were created using my own image transfer technique, but with images that are not my own. In this case, copyright is clearly stated and items were created according to the copyright owner's policy. This allows me to use their image for personal and small commercial use, up to 150 times each item, as long as the image is used for tangible items and is not resold as is.