AlvatonDesignStudio

Alvaton Design Studio unique handmade jewelry+textiles

Alvaton, Kentucky · 0 Sales

AlvatonDesignStudio

Alvaton Design Studio unique handmade jewelry+textiles

Alvaton, Kentucky 0 Sales On Etsy since 2016

Announcement   Thanks for visiting Alvaton Design Studio where beauty, quality, and sustainability meet to complement your personal style with one-of-kind jewelry and textiles!!! Please visit me on Pinterest to see what's going on at the Studio.
http://www.pinterest.com/alvatondesignst/handmade-jewelry-and-the-studio

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 1, 2016

Thanks for visiting Alvaton Design Studio where beauty, quality, and sustainability meet to complement your personal style with one-of-kind jewelry and textiles!!! Please visit me on Pinterest to see what's going on at the Studio.
http://www.pinterest.com/alvatondesignst/handmade-jewelry-and-the-studio

Ginger Annette

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Ginger Annette

About

Alvaton Design Studio Was Founded on Three Tenets: Beauty, Quality, and Sustainability to Create Fabulous Original Jewelry and Textiles.

Why Beauty?
I'm really hoping this one is obvious when you see my body of work! Rather than following the latest fad, my goal is to create timeless loveliness, stand-out pieces with lasting appeal that will enhance your own unique, personal style for years to come. I have personally designed and carefully hand-crafted each one-of-a-kind, original piece of usable artwork. Because of this, you will not go to a party and see someone else wearing the exact same piece of jewelry.

Why Quality?
I don't want to pay good money for something that is going to fall apart after one wearing, and I know you don't either. Alvaton Design Studio strives to use the best quality materials, such as:

*Glass seed beads from Japan (such as Miyuki) and the Czech Republic
*Swarovski crystals and pearls
*Durable name-brand threads, such as Fireline, Nymo, and Silamide, for construction
*Natural stones
*Genuine leather and suede
*Superior metals such as sterling silver and brass

I also aim for excellence by using time-honored methods of construction and reinforcement. Each item is examined with a critical eye before listing. This attention to detail is reflected in the pricing. An old, but true, adage is "you get what you pay for".

Why Sustainability?
Elevating thrifted, cast-off, and found objects into artwork is more than good environmental stewardship, it's just plain old good sense. I endeavor to incorporate at least one upcycled element into each original design, adding to the originality.

I know you will find as much pleasure in ownership as I have found in lovingly designing and creating each handmade article.

NEEDLE AND THREAD IN MY HAND

If you're still reading, you are a curious cat! Here's something a bit more personal.

I love that such a simple tool as a needle in combination with thread can be used to create beautiful and purposeful items. I was introduced to the art of needlework when at 9 years of age I suffered a serious illness. Our neighbor, Anna (a retired schoolteacher and generally fabulous grandma-figure), taught me some of her favorite techniques with such patience and kindness. First, we created a patchwork, gingham "quilt" (using running stitch) for my doll to use in her oatmeal canister cradle. Then, we progressed to embroidery stitches, including cross stitch, stem stitch, lazy daisy, and the ever elusive French knot! In the course of learning to wield a needle I acquired an adoration for attention to detail. Now that wasn't really so unexpected for a perfectionist personality!!! I still treasure those early efforts -- they are memories of Anna and of the seed that was planted in my heart. I have taught myself other embroidery stitches along the way and still delight in learning new ones.

Some years ago, beads caught my eye and over time I checked out all the books from the public library I could find, to learn and hone new techniques to add to my existing repertoire. I enjoy the challenge of mastering a new (to me) form of art. I believe this positive energy is evident in my creative work.

INSPIRATIONS

Nature is inspirational -- God's creation that I see all around me every day is a constant inspiration. The color combinations, textures, and emotions evoked are all elements I attempt to translate in my work.

I am also inspired by antique and vintage craftsmanship -- these enduring pieces speak volumes about timelessness and quality.

MEMBERSHIP

I am a juried member of the Simpson County Guild of Artists and Craftsmen. "Juried" means I had to submit examples of my work to the Guild Committee and the members had to determine that the quality, originality, and creativity of my artwork met their standards for excellence.

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Shop members

  • Ginger Annette

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    And General Dogsbody! I love the process of designing and creating beautiful things. It never ceases to amaze me that with a simple tool or two and a few lovelies or interesting objects, truly breathtaking works of wearable art can come to life.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 1, 2016
Welcome and thank you for visiting my shop!!! Alvaton Design Studio stands for beauty, quality, and sustainability. All of my items are one-of-a-kind, original in design and creation. I make high-quality, elegant jewelry and fabulous textiles with timeless appeal. Juxtaposing unexpected combinations of elements makes my heart sing. I hope you enjoy looking around and find something in my shop you love!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you have any questions, or in the unlikely event there is an issue or concern, please convo me before leaving feedback! I am very happy to do whatever I can to help you in resolving any issue.

I am confident you will be pleased with your purchase from Alvaton Design Studio. If (shock and surprise!!!) you are not satisfied with your purchase, you must contact me within 48 hours of the date of receipt to let me know what the issue is.

All returns must be received within 7 days from your date of receipt and be in original, unused, exactly as it shipped out, condition in order to receive a refund.

Refunds for the full price of the item minus shipping costs will be issued once the item is returned in new condition. ALL shipping costs are the full responsibility of the buyer and are non-refundable.

Refunds will be processed via the manner of original payment, minus original shipping costs and return shipping costs.

Again, please convo me with any (very unlikely) issues before you leave feedback, and I will be pleased to do all I can to make sure you're very happy.
Payment
Alvaton Design Studio accepts all methods of payment allowed by Etsy's Direct Checkout. This includes gift cards, credit cards, and Paypal. Payment is due within 48 hours of the purchase date at the latest. All orders will be cancelled if payment is not received within 48 hours of purchase date, unless otherwise notified.

Please note that a 6% sales tax will be applied to residents of Kentucky.

All costs are listed in US dollars.
Shipping
Your piece of artwork will come beautifully and uniquely gift-wrapped (for giving to someone else or to yourself!) free-of-charge.

All items are shipped in the United States by USPS using Priority Mail shipping and insurance. The shipping price reflects this. Orders ship with tracking delivery confirmation. I will email you with the expected arrival date and tracking number.

If you would like to have an item shipped internationally, please convo me to see if it will be possible.

Items will be shipped ASAP, but please allow additional time for holidays and weekends. I'm pretty quick, so you'll be happy soon!

IMPORTANT***** Please let me know clearly what address you want your item shipped to, especially if the address for Etsy and your form of payment are not the same. Otherwise, there could be unnecessary delays, and that would just be sad...

If any damage occurs in shipping, please contact me immediately. I want you to receive your items in the terrific condition you expect and deserve!
Additional policies and FAQs
Every item in my shop is truly one-of-a-kind, which means that the item in the photo is the item you will receive. NO switcharoo here! If there are any props in the photos, these are not included, only what is listed in the description will be shipped out.