archdiva

Handmade sterling silver + beaded jewelry goodness!

Illinois, United States · 91 Sales

archdiva

Handmade sterling silver + beaded jewelry goodness!

Illinois, United States 91 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Welcome Friends, old and new!
Each piece of sterling silver and beaded jewelry found here at ArchDiva is handcrafted for you by me -- Lisa, the self-proclaimed ArchDiva of the Flaming Redheads! All this handmade goodness lets you look good while doing good: a portion of each sale is donated to charity. Questions? Convo me. I'd love to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by!
Lisa

Announcement
Last updated on Mar 27, 2016

Welcome Friends, old and new!
Each piece of sterling silver and beaded jewelry found here at ArchDiva is handcrafted for you by me -- Lisa, the self-proclaimed ArchDiva of the Flaming Redheads! All this handmade goodness lets you look good while doing good: a portion of each sale is donated to charity. Questions? Convo me. I'd love to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by!
Lisa

Lisa Currie

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Lisa Currie

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Anonymous on Feb 2, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect! Thank you!

Anonymous on Jul 11, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful necklace arrived today. Thanks so much!

Anonymous on Feb 8, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic, thanks so much!

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About

Look Good While Doing Good

I've been making things off and on most of my life, but working in a day job that has little in terms of tangible results -- health education -- sparked a creative desire to MAKE STUFF in the late 1990s. After meandering around in various crafts, I settled quite comfortably into jewelry making because I've always loved wearing something unique and personal, even if my outfit was otherwise plain. After enough friends and family members said " you should really sell your stuff", I decided it was time to open an Etsy shop!

But what inspired me donate a portion of my sales proceeds to charity? Well, a couple things.

About the time I was opening my shop, I read two separate blog posts that mashed up in my head. First, my favorite sex blogger was gushing about some fabulous sexy items she found here on Etsy (like vibrator cozies! Who knew?). Leading me to consider. "Methinks *I* could make something sexy, too!"

Then a little while later, I read about an independent singer/songwriter who is donating the proceeds from a song she wrote to charity. Leading me to think, "Hmmmm...I could donate, too!".

I quickly identified the organization I wanted to support -- the BACCHUS Network (www.bacchusnetwork.org) has played an incredibly important role in both my professional and personal life, and contributed to improving the health of the students I work with through peer education. And given that sexual health is one of my fave topics, I have even done content editing for their website, www.smartersex.org.

That accomplished, while I was trying to fall asleep that night, my mind meandered over the idea of making something really unique that was connected in some way to the mission of this organization. I realized that a simple abstract depiction of a vulva was very manageable in wire! Then a few days later, I decided to also make sperm and "splooge" pendants in order to also represent male sexuality in the same fun fashion.

So there you go. Inspiration comes from interesting sources.

Please join me in supporting this important cause by making a purchase and wear it in good health!

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  • Lisa Currie

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Shop policies

Last updated on December 15, 2014
Hello!
I make every effort to treat buyers and other sellers with the same respect I would expect in return. I strive to make high quality products at a reasonable price, answer questions promptly, and ship purchases in a timely manner. If you have a question, please do not hesitate to ask!
Lisa

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Payment
Payment options are included on each listing. If payment is not received within five (5) days of purchase and attempts to communicate with the buyer are unsuccessful, the sale will be cancelled and the item will be relisted.
Shipping
Shipping and handling costs can be calculated on the listing. Your item(s) will ship within two business days by first class US Postal Service mail, unless we mutually agree to other means.

I take great care in packing for shipping. All items are wrapped individually and then shipped in bubble mailers. Purchasing insurance is optional, but recommended.
Refunds and Exchanges
I take great pride in my work and I hope that you love the things I make for you. However, if you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason simply notify me by email, send the piece back in new/unused condition and in appropriate packaging within 14 days, and I will refund your purchase price & original shipping fee. Note, however, that I will not refund the price of return shipping.