adrianaallenllc

Adriana Allen Jewelry Collection

Mansfield, Texas
| 10,001 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    As featured in Belle Armoire, Summer 2022, Belle Armoire, Fall 2021, Polymer Week, 2021, Passion for Polymer, May 2020, Polymer Clay Virtual Workshop 2020, 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 20, 2022

As featured in Belle Armoire, Summer 2022, Belle Armoire, Fall 2021, Polymer Week, 2021, Passion for Polymer, May 2020, Polymer Clay Virtual Workshop 2020, 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 10,001
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 -

  • Caroline

    Assistant

Production partners

  • Caroline

    Mansfield, TX

    Caroline is my little girl. I love having at my side and she loves helping mommy, so a lot of love is put in the making of these items we create together.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 4, 2022

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
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.
Please, make sure the item is not damaged and well packaged when you return it, and please, include a tracking number.
In contrast with most online stores, the feedback you leave counts toward the rating of the whole store, not just the item, so please, contact me prior to leaving a negative feedback. In most instances, I will be able to address your complain and make your shopping experience a positive one.
Thank you!
Payment
= Payment Methods =
All payments take place exclusively through ETSY. I do not have any access to the method used to pay or your personal data, beyond name and shipping address.

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.
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. I create many of 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. ETSY tracks both domestic and international orders.

= Pre-transit =

Once I purchase a shipping label from ETSY, I will send the respective item on that day. However, the local USPS does not check parcels if not specifically requested. These are not tracked until they reach a major hub or sometimes not until right before their delivery. Pre-transit means that the order is not being tracked yet, not that it hasn't shipped yet.

= 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.

ETS
The estimated time of shipping, depending on the purchased item, from one week to one month.
I work alone and am dealing with severe chronic pain, in addition to four chronic conditions. I would love to be faster in my work and shipping, but I simply cannot. I apologize for any inconvenience.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

More information

Last updated on May 11, 2022
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

Many of my items are made to order, except one-of-a-kind listings. None of my items is mass produced, manufactured or for resale (as it is the case of many Etsy shops). Handmade work requires time, effort, and a lot of love and hence there is a wait time of 2 to 3 weeks. All one-of-a-kind items are ready to ship in 1 to 3 days.
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

All photos are taken by me. I am not a photographer so generally these fall short of representing the beauty of the real item. Also colors, though very close to reality, may differ in shade and luminosity.

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.