aeliosdesign

Hand Crafted Eco Luxury Artisan Jewellery & Accessories

Winnipeg, Canada · 858 Sales

aeliosdesign

Hand Crafted Eco Luxury Artisan Jewellery & Accessories

Winnipeg, Canada 858 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(165)
Shop owner

Kat

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Announcement   Original, contemporary & stylish jewelry designs, for modern, unique women & men, hand crafted with all natural materials, semi-precious stones & eco-friendly methods.

All of my pieces are designed and made by me in my workshop, using various metals, wood, leather and semi-precious gemstones.

I welcome custom orders. If you see a design you like, but would prefer different colours (metals or stones), just let me know and I will do my best to accommodate you.

Enjoy shopping! and please feel free to contact me with any questions. Just click here: http://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?with_id=14333621

Thanks for stopping by! Please read my shop policies before making a purchase: http://www.etsy.com/shop/aeliosdesign/policy

To find all of my local events, just click on upcoming events under shop info on the left.

Announcement
Last updated on Feb 6, 2016

Original, contemporary & stylish jewelry designs, for modern, unique women & men, hand crafted with all natural materials, semi-precious stones & eco-friendly methods.

All of my pieces are designed and made by me in my workshop, using various metals, wood, leather and semi-precious gemstones.

I welcome custom orders. If you see a design you like, but would prefer different colours (metals or stones), just let me know and I will do my best to accommodate you.

Enjoy shopping! and please feel free to contact me with any questions. Just click here: http://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?with_id=14333621

Thanks for stopping by! Please read my shop policies before making a purchase: http://www.etsy.com/shop/aeliosdesign/policy

To find all of my local events, just click on upcoming events under shop info on the left.

Kat

Contact shop owner

Kat

Gold Silver and Oxidised Square Bangle Set
US$55.00
Shark Fin Cuff Bracelet - Bronze
US$49.00
Slim Elegant Golden Bronze Bangle Bracelet
US$38.00
Square Silver Bangle Asymmetrical Bracelet
US$20.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(165)
rachdol

rachdol on Aug 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

We love the rings so much-- they were more beautiful than expected. They fit perfectly. Thank you so much!!

sinfulthinking

sinfulthinking on Jun 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Very pretty modern earrings. They are weightless and will go with everything. I love the unique shape. Thanks so much for the wonderful customer service. I will be back soon:)

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About

That feeling of luxury... it's all in the jewellery...

aeliosdesign began while I was living abroad. I was always intrigued by beautiful handmade things and even had plans to be an interior designer or a fashion designer when I was small. I used to re-paint and re-decorate my room about once a year from when when I was 8 until I was 16. It drove my parents a little nuts... In junior high, I began drawing clothing, and with the help of my grandmother - who I miss dearly - patterns were made and dresses sewn.

After university - creative design isn't a real job right? law school, that was the ticket - I decided I wanted to get away from winter. (It's frigid about 6 months of the year here in Winnipeg). On a whim, I moved to Europe and there it all began.

After working in the travel industry, and even teaching English for a while, I discovered the tradition that led to my etsy shop. I was fortunate to live in an area that had a long-standing tradition in jewellery and knife making. Jewellery making was always a part of my life, from collecting beads to work with at little flea market bead shops during family trips to Athens to knotting friendship bracelets in middle school. Here I was able to get more intimate with it and had the chance to observe and learn from a few seasoned metalsmiths for a short time. Though I am mostly self-taught, they often helped me with trouble-shooting.

I eventually opened my own workshop and retail space in a small sea-side tourist town and began to photograph my work and share it on etsy. It is an amazing feeling to know that my designs are now worn by people all over the world from the US to Europe to Australia and Japan!

Life made it so that I had to return home to Canada, and now I make my living in my small home studio sharing my designs locally at art shows, festivals and craft fairs and with the world through the amazing opportunity of etsy.

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  • Kat

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Metalsmith & jewellery artisan officially, I'm also a photographer, customer service specialist, shipper, and a lot of other things. I love making adornments for others to enjoy! I happen to be an espresso addict and a traveler too!

Local

Find aeliosdesign at the following upcoming markets!

  • Scattered Seeds Christmas Craft Sale

    Red River Exhibition, 3977 Portage Ave

    Winnipeg, MB

    Oct 13–16

    Wonderful show packed with great organizers, and exhibitors. http://thescatteredseeds.com/enter-to-win-free-tickets/

  • CRAFTED Show + Sale

    Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd

    Winnipeg, MB

    Oct 28–29

    1 venue • 2 days • 3 organizations • 4 floors • 5 workshops • 50+ artists Creating and elevating the handmade is growing in Winnipeg. In partnership with Manitoba Craft Council and Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association, the WAG is embracing this exciting movement with the second-annual CRAFTED, a juried show and sale that features craft at the Gallery; highlights local artists in Manitoba and Nunavut; and incorporates a philanthropic component that ensures the handmade becomes the hand given.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 6, 2016
Welcome to my shop policies. Tedious but necessary... If you don't find the answer to your questions here, please don't hesitate to convo me http://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?with_id=14333621

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Payment
PAYPAL
If you like something so much that you have to have it, you can use paypal to process your payment. If you have an account, great, but you *do not* need a paypal account to make a payment through paypal. Paypal is a third party transaction processor. You can use your credit card to securely make a payment through them. All of your information is confidential and will never be shared with anyone.
If you have any questions about how this works, I'll be glad to help. Just convo me with your questions.

GIFT CARDS
Someone got you an etsy gift card? How lucky you are! You're welcome to use it in my shop. :)

DIRECT CHECKOUT
You can now use etsy's direct checkout service to purchase from my collection! All major credit credit cards including visa, mastercard, american express and discover.

OTHER
The option to pay by 'other' is only available to bearers of gift certificates issued from my shop.
Shipping
Canada Post
I will use Canada Post to ship your order within 3 weeks of receiving payment. If you are located outside of the countries listed, please contact me to find out what shipping will be.
If you are located in Canada, my shipping price is set for the farthest places from me in the country. If you are nearer to Winnipeg than the East or West Coast, I will refund the difference. I can also adjust the listing before you purchase if you prefer (please contact me with your postal code); waiting for the refund is best, as this will be the most accurate.

Pick Up or Drop Off in Winnipeg
If you are in or near enough to Winnipeg, I would be happy to arrange a pick-up so you do not have to pay shipping. I would also drop off for a small fee. Please contact me to arrange this either before you purchase or let me know in the note to seller.

Courier
If you would prefer that I use a courier to ship your item, I would be happy to do so. Please let me know in the message to seller. I will inform you of the additional charge for this, and send a paypal invoice requesting the difference.

Duties and Customs
If there are any additional duties, taxes or customs charged by your country to receive your item, these are your responsibility.

Packaging
I ship all of my items inside of a sturdy kraft paper recyclable box, that is tied with a fabric ribbon. This will come in a bubble padded envelope, along with a small product care card specific to the item you have purchased.

Gifts
If you are purchasing a gift, I can send any item (including gift certificates by email) directly to the gift recipient. If you would like to include a special note I would be happy to do this as well. Please let me know your requirements in the note to seller.

Incorrect Address
If you provide an incomplete or wrong address and the package is returned to me, I will send an invoice for the cost of postage to re-ship the package to you. I will re-send your package once it is paid and you have provided the correct address.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns & Refunds
I take pride in my work, and I craft all of my designs I make for you with great care.
If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase, and return the item within 21 days in original unused condition, I will be happy to provide you with a refund for the purchase price and cost of the original shipping through paypal. I do not refund the cost of return shipping.

Damaged or Lost Items
In the unlikely event that your purchase is lost* or damaged in the post, I will take it upon myself to replace the item.
I kindly request that you return the damaged item to me before I ship out a replacement.

*An item is considered 'lost' if you have not received it within 6 weeks of shipment.

I am flexible, and if necessary, will bend the "rules".
Additional policies and FAQs
Hand Crafted Artisan Jewellery
Please note that all of my pieces are hand made by me. I fabricate all of my items with traditional methods and do not cast entire pieces. For these reasons there may be slight variations, which is the beauty in something hand crafted.

Custom Orders
If you see a design you like, but would prefer a different metal or stone, please convo me and I will do my best to meet your needs. I have a large supply of semi-precious stones on hand, as well as other materials that I use in my designs.
I would also be more than happy to work with you in creating a new design just for you!

Materials
I use all natural materials in my designs. Wood, leather, sterling silver, bronze, semi precious stones, fresh water pearls; all NATURAL, all REAL. You will not find "faux", "simulated", "crystals" or any other fancy words to describe my materials or components.

Recently it has become important to note that my metals are SOLID metals with the same material all the way through. Sterling silver is solid sterling silver, brass is brass and gold is solid gold. You may see silver filled or gold filled for less money; please be aware that these are filled with cheap base metal and then have silver or gold plating on top. It is better quality than simply silver or gold plated, as the finish is thicker, but it is not solid all the way through and is actually 'filled' with base metal.

Eco Friendly Methods
You will see that I state I use eco friendly methods in the creation of my jewellery and accessories. This means:
1. I do not use a chemical pickle to clean my pieces after soldering. I use a solution I mix myself using table salt and wine vinegar. This means that my pieces require extra polishing afterwards, but it is worth it to avoid chemicals that are damaging to our planet.
2. I do not use liver of sulphur to create patinas or oxidisation. Instead, I use a water-based solution made by jax.
3. I do a lot of sawing and piercing of metal. I use natural beeswax to keep my saw blade lubricated instead of the solid blue chemical lubricant on the market.
4. To refinish the wood pieces that I upcycle, I use an environmentally friendly, water soluble, wood stain. I don't use any chemicals at all. I finish the wood with numerous coats of organic olive oil.

Wholesale
If you would like to include items from my collection in your retail space, please convo me so we can discuss this.