ahavacharms

Ahava Charms

Pennsylvania, United States · 8 Sales

ahavacharms

Ahava Charms

Pennsylvania, United States 8 Sales On Etsy since 2012

0 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   I specialize in recycled magazine paper bead, gemstone, and other mixed media jewelry.
Coming Soon: Paper beads as supplies sold per magazine page!

Announcement

I specialize in recycled magazine paper bead, gemstone, and other mixed media jewelry.
Coming Soon: Paper beads as supplies sold per magazine page!

Amanda Greenberg

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Amanda Greenberg

Reviews

No reviews in the last year

Anonymous on Feb 15, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

I love these necklaces. Plus, Amanda was friendly, helpful, and prompt.

Anonymous on Jul 16, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

I love it so much! the lil sparkle beads are a perfect match :D

Shop policies

Last updated on June 6, 2012
Philosophy:
I believe in always doing things full heartedly, top quality, and with love. This is not a hobby, but a way of supporting myself and a form of art to me. I first learned about paper beads from a group of women in Uganda who were in poverty and turned to paper beads to support their families. That is how I look at it and this is my way out of poverty.

General Information:
The paper beads in each piece of jewelry go through a special process. Each page is hand selected, measured, cut, rolled, inspected, hung to be varnished, glazed with 3 coats of varnish, left to dry for 48 hours, and then inspected and smoothed out with sanders and an X-acto. After that, the beads are incorporated into finished jewelry that may include glass, gemstones, wire working, and PMC (Precious Metal Clay) - creating beautiful, one of a kind accessories to be loved by someone special.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
Current payment methods excepted:
Major credit/debit cards, Paypal, check, or money order.

Tax:
I live in PA and so a 6% sales tax is included on each sale.
Shipping
Shipping Method:
I am currently using USPS Priority Flat Rate Shipping Padded Envelopes (12.5 in. X 9.5 in.). With this method, if it fits, it ships. Basically, if you order multiple items, you only pay shipping on the first item and everything else that fits, gets shipped for free.

Estimated Shipping Time:
Please allow up to a 24 hour processing time. Once I receive the order from Etsy, I will prepare the item to be shipped and send an email stating that the item was shipped. USPS states that Priority Flat Rate Shipping takes an approximate 2 days to ship within the US.

I am only accepting sales within the US for now. However, send me a message if you do want something to be shipped to another country and we may be able to work something out.
Refunds and Exchanges
A refund may be issued if an item is damaged in shipment or if you are unhappy with the quality of the item.

Refund Options:
Option 1) You can ship back an item to me and I will repair the item and ship it back. If you keep the packaging in-tacked, you can simply request for the package to be returned to sender (me).

Option 2) You can ship back an item you are unhappy with and I will send an alternative item of your choice of equal or lesser value. If you keep the packaging in-tacked, you can simply request for the package to be returned to sender (me).
Additional policies and FAQs
~ Custom Orders ~
I will accept any custom orders. Message me with the details of what you would like, and I will let you know if I am able to make it for you. Do you have special magazine pages you'd like to preserve as a piece of jewelry, I can turn those into a custom piece of jewelry for you.

~ Layaway/Reserve~
All items are available for layaway or reserve. To reserve an item or put an item on layaway, you must first ask me in a conversation on here. After that, I will edit the listing title and description to show that the item is reserved.

~ To Reserve an item:
You must make a $10 usd NON-refundable deposit and tell me through the conversation feature in my shop. This will reserve an item for up to a week (7 days from the time the deposit is received). The deposit must be received within 24 hours of asking for the reserve or the reserve will be removed from the item listing.

~ To put an item on Layaway:
You must pay a NON-refundable fee equal to 30% of the total cost of the item including shipping. The layaway is available for up to 90 days from the date of first deposit.

~How payment works:
Payment must be done through PayPal. Where it says to send money with PayPal, a deposit or payment can be made to my PayPal address. With this method, you can make payments at anytime and pay off the reserve within the week or the layaway within 90 days.

Be sure to send a note stating the payment plan you would like to use (Reserve for 1 week or layaway for 90 days).

In the item listing, I will make a note of the date and form of payment plan that is being received.

When you have paid the full balance, you can check out through the Etsy shopping cart by checking the option that says "Other" as payment. In doing this, nothing is changed, but the transaction is completed.

*****NOTE: Non-payment results in a cancellation of the Reserve or Layaway and the item will be listed again for sale. *****

*****Also, if you decide to do a Reserve or Layaway, there are NO refunds on deposits. If you change your mind after you have made a deposite/payment, I can not accept a trade for another item. *****

*****An item that is paid for with a Reserve/Layaway can not be returned unless damaged in shipment. *****