AKMountaintopMermaid

Oceanic and Earthy Jewelry Handmade in Juneau, Alaska

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Announcement    Hello and welcome to AK Mountaintop Mermaid! If you want more of my unique, one-of-a-kind creations, please visit my main website - www.akmountaintopmermaid.com - for a larger variety of items.

I will be running sales randomly throughout the summer, so be sure to favorite my shop so you don't miss out on some amazing deals! <3

**Please Read Entire Listing Descriptions and FAQs Before Purchase**

I do my best to take accurate photos with good lighting and no filters or photo enhancements. Please keep in mind that the crystals, shells, and rocks that I use for most of my pieces are natural and come from the earth (or ocean) which makes them perfectly imperfect. I try to use as many local, natural, organic materials as possible to create unique pieces that you are guaranteed not to find anywhere else.

If you have any questions or thoughts, please don't hesitate to reach out! Feel free to message me through Etsy, or email akmountaintopmermaid [!at] gmail.com

Thank you for checking out my shop and may high tides and good vibes come your way.
-Jessica @ AKMM

Announcement

Last updated on May 12, 2021

Hello and welcome to AK Mountaintop Mermaid! If you want more of my unique, one-of-a-kind creations, please visit my main website - www.akmountaintopmermaid.com - for a larger variety of items.

I will be running sales randomly throughout the summer, so be sure to favorite my shop so you don't miss out on some amazing deals! <3

**Please Read Entire Listing Descriptions and FAQs Before Purchase**

I do my best to take accurate photos with good lighting and no filters or photo enhancements. Please keep in mind that the crystals, shells, and rocks that I use for most of my pieces are natural and come from the earth (or ocean) which makes them perfectly imperfect. I try to use as many local, natural, organic materials as possible to create unique pieces that you are guaranteed not to find anywhere else.

If you have any questions or thoughts, please don't hesitate to reach out! Feel free to message me through Etsy, or email akmountaintopmermaid [!at] gmail.com

Thank you for checking out my shop and may high tides and good vibes come your way.
-Jessica @ AKMM

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About AKMountaintopMermaid

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On Etsy since 2012

The Birth of a Mountaintop Mermaid in Juneau, AK

I'm pretty new to this Etsy thing, and I think it's an amazing platform for anyone to get their creations out there to the rest of the world, so I'm giving it a shot! Hope you like what you see!

I've been tinkering in jewelry making for a few years now but never really thought about selling my work. A friend told me once that I should open up an Etsy shop, so here I am! My goal isn't to make a living off of my jewelry and crafts, but to simply cover the costs of my creative habit so I can keep creating things that I - and hopefully others - enjoy :)

My main love is making jewelry, but I occasionally get crafty with the paint and canvas, and I love creating things that I find while beach-combing the beautiful shores near my home in Juneau, AK. I love working with gemstones in their natural, raw form, as well as working with wire. I've recently fallen in love with the art of copper electroforming. I'm hoping to get involved with some local craft markets in the future, and possibly expanding to some local shops in my area.

I came up with the name AK Mountaintop Mermaid because it describes me. My heart belongs to the mountains and my soul belongs to the sea.

I'm open to any ideas and feedback, so please contact me if you have anything to share!

Thanks for checking out my shop and may your day be absolutely wonderful! <3

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  • Jessica

    Owner, Designer

    I moved to Juneau, AK from Tennessee to follow my love for the mountains and the ocean. I love this beautiful planet we call home and appreciate everything nature gives me. I also love creating things, which you will find here in my shop! Namaste!

Shop policies

Last updated on November 15, 2020
Hello and thank you for taking a moment to read my shop policies! I will always try my best to make you happy and ensure that you have an enjoyable shopping experience with AK Mountaintop Mermaid.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express 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)
Returns and exchange details
I will always try my best to have accurate pictures and descriptions of my items. If for some reason the item doesn't meet your expectations, you can return the item within 14 days of receipt. Returned items MUST be in their original condition. Refunds will be made once the item is received by me. Shipping charges will not be refunded. Always send me a message before returning an item.
Payment
I accept payment with PayPal and Direct Checkout. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can still pay with a credit card through PayPal. Just click on the PayPal option upon checkout and follow the instructions.

Payment is due at time of purchase. If no payment is received or no response has been made after several convos/e-mails, the transaction will be cancelled and the item(s) will be relisted.

If you have any questions about PayPal, you can check out their website at www.paypal.com.
Shipping
All items will be shipped USPS since that is the most cost effective method from Alaska, but if you have a different shipping method you would rather use, send me a message and we'll work something out. Please be aware that if you choose to use another shipping method other than USPS, the shipping charge could possibly increase.
Additional policies and FAQs
How To Care For Your Copper Jewelry

All copper will eventually tarnish over time and extended wear, but there's a few things you can do to keep it looking shiny and new...

Don’t expose copper to harsh solvents or chemicals.
Keep free of lotions, perfumes, and other cosmetics.
Keep your copper jewelry dry and out of water as much as possible.

Remove your copper jewelry before showering, bathing, or swimming (chlorine and saltwater can permanently damage copper).

Store your clean, dry copper jewelry in a resealable plastic bag or jewelry case when not in use.

Whenever your piece needs a quick shine, here are a few simple methods you can use...

Give your piece a quick rub with the jewelry cloth I provided you with your purchase (only non-antiqued items receive the included jewelry cloth - if you use a jewelry cloth on an antiqued item, it will rub off the patina and expose the raw, shiny copper). Larger jewelry cloths are readily available at most jewelry and retail stores and are very inexpensive.

Use table salt and vinegar - pour salt and vinegar over your jewelry and gently rub into the jewelry until any grime or tarnishing is removed. Rinse with water and polish with a soft, dry cloth.

Use salt and lemon - pour salt on half of a lemon and rub over jewelry, or pour salt and squeezed lemon juice onto jewelry and gently rub in. Rinse with water and polish with a soft, dry cloth.

Although a slight green tint may occur where the copper is contacting your skin, this is not an allergic reaction, it is completely normal and can happen with any type of copper jewelry. It may also be an indication that your body is slightly acidic. If this happens, simply wash the affected area with soap and water. To prevent skin discoloration in the future you can use clear nail polish to paint the part of your jewelry that is coming into contact with your skin and reapply as needed.

Note: All my rings are coated with a copper specific hypoallergenic sealant to slow the process of oxidization and protect against skin discoloration. Although this sealant will last quite a while depending on how much you wear your piece, there is no metal sealant on the market that lasts forever. Take care of your jewelry with my recommendations listed above, and your copper will take care of you <3

More information

Last updated on Apr 14, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Will My Copper Jewelry Turn My Skin Green?

Although a slight green tint may occur where the copper is contacting your skin, this is not an allergic reaction, it is completely normal and can happen with any type of copper jewelry and with any person. It may also be an indication that your body is slightly acidic. If this happens, simply wash the area with soap and water. To prevent skin discoloration in the future you can use clear nail polish to paint the part of your jewelry that is coming into contact with your skin and reapply as needed.

Note: All my rings are coated with a copper specific hypoallergenic sealant to slow the process of oxidization and protect against skin discoloration.

Wholesale availability

I do offer wholesale on certain items. Please email akmountaintopmermaid@gmail.com for wholesale requests.

Processing/turnaround times will vary depending on what style of item is requested. Please keep in mind wholesale orders will take at least one week or longer for creation given the nature and time-consuming method of copper electorforming.

Care instructions

All copper will eventually tarnish over time and extended wear, but there's a few things you can do to keep it looking shiny and new...

~Don’t expose copper to harsh solvents or chemicals.
~Keep free of lotions, perfumes, and other cosmetics.
~Keep your copper jewelry dry and out of water as much as possible.
~Remove your copper jewelry before showering, bathing, or swimming (chlorine and saltwater can permanently damage copper).
~Store your clean, dry copper jewelry in a resealable plastic bag or jewelry case when not in use.

Sizing details

Ring sizes can vary by 1/4 (quarter) size. I do my best to provide accurate sizes by using two different sizing methods before listing the ring.

Many people find that a variance of a half size or less will still fit comfortably most of the time.

It’s also good to keep in mind that finger size fluctuates slightly based on diet, temperature and activity. The way your ring fits may change slightly over the course of a single day.

Custom and personalized orders

See a design but want a different color or type of gemstone? Chances are I can make that happen! Send me a message with any custom request. Since most of my listings are pre-made items, keep in mind custom orders will take at least one week or longer for processing time given the nature and time-consuming method of copper electorforming.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All my pieces will come in a gift box ready for gift giving. If you'd prefer a gift bag over a gift box, please send me a message upon purchase and I'll accommodate no problem!

If you purchase multiple items, I will combine the items in one larger gift box to reduce unnecessary waste and shipping cost. If you need each item in it's own gift box, that's perfectly fine! Just send me a message upon purchase with your request.