artofadornment

Art of Adornment - Vintage Inspired Jewelry

Vancouver, Canada · 1418 Sales

artofadornment

Art of Adornment - Vintage Inspired Jewelry

Vancouver, Canada 1418 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Vintage style velvet chokers, lace chokers, satin chokers, Gothic skull necklaces, Victorian cameo brooches, chandelier earrings, Steampunk cufflinks & button covers made in Canada + clearance destash craft & jewelry making supplies. Website: http://www.artofadornment.ca

Ship world wide (details): http://www.etsy.com/shop/artofadornment/policy

Art of Adornment links:
• Main site: http://www.artofadornment.ca
• Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/artofadornment
• Google+: http://www.google.com/+ArtofadornmentCa

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Last updated on Jan 22, 2017

Vintage style velvet chokers, lace chokers, satin chokers, Gothic skull necklaces, Victorian cameo brooches, chandelier earrings, Steampunk cufflinks & button covers made in Canada + clearance destash craft & jewelry making supplies. Website: http://www.artofadornment.ca

Ship world wide (details): http://www.etsy.com/shop/artofadornment/policy

Art of Adornment links:
• Main site: http://www.artofadornment.ca
• Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/artofadornment
• Google+: http://www.google.com/+ArtofadornmentCa

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About

Fashion As Art

Art of Adornment® is an online-only store based in Vancouver BC Canada, and is run by 46-year-old Elaine "Valerian" Barrick, who not only makes all of the products, does most of the shipping, bookkeeping, graphic design, customer service and product photography, and even some occasional modelling. Originally trained as a painter and sculptor, Elaine has been exhibiting her work in galleries and cafés since 1989. Never without an alternative edge, her punk days of the early 1980's ushered her into a lifestyle of what would become the Gothic subculture, touches of which can be seen in her creations ever since.

The transformation from artist into jewelry designer occurred in early 2004, rising from the ashes of Elaine's 12-year career of picture framing (which eventually damaged the tendons in both shoulders due to strenuous physical work). Doctor's orders were the best thing that could have happened to her though. Elaine revived her teenage passion of creating jewelry from new and vintage parts, and hasn't looked back since.

However the "experimental" jewelry of Elaine's teen days is long gone. Now she selects only high quality and skillfully crafted components, many of which she faux-finishes and alters herself. In doing so, she chooses not to "cut corners" to ensure you get an attractive durable product and reliable time-tested professional service. On the other hand, she respects your hard-earned income and does not inflate her prices just to be pretentious. Elaine feels that pricing should reflect the materials, skill and passion put into them, not enormous markups. She believes accessories design AND customer service is an art, and art should be available to everyone!

In her Etsy shop, you will find an introductory selection from the 200+ designs Elaine currently has available, as well as occasional "de-stash" bargains on craft and jewelry making supplies.

More Art of Adornment:
• Ebay: http://stores.ebay.ca/Art-of-Adornment
• Google+: http://www.google.com/+ArtofadornmentCa
• Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/artofadornment
• Tumblr: http://artofadornment.tumblr.com/

Art of Adornment® Reg. TM in Canada & USA of Elaine Barrick

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  • Elaine "Valerian" Barrick

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Arting and crafting since she was old enough to hold a solid object.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 12, 2016
Welcome! Art of Adornment is based in Canada but ships world wide.

**Colour display and item size in photos may vary depending on your screen's settings. See text description under photo for details.
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Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
***FOR DELIVERY TIME SEE "SHIPPING" BELOW***

Please read policies below before purchase. By buying my items you are agreeing to these terms.
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* Credit Card & Bank Debit Payments - Accepted online only via Etsy/PayPal checkout (PayPal registration not required to use card). Ensure address used on Etsy matches the one used during payment.

* Sales Tax - Added during checkout to final total on orders shipped to Canadian addresses.

* Buying Multiple Items - Add items to cart and click "Check Out" when finished shopping to pay for everything in one transaction (saves $$ on shipping costs). Items paid separately ship separately.
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Shipping
**PLEASE PROVIDE A VALID PHONE NUMBER**
[only used for urgent problems or Customs processing, reduces delays]

* I ship worldwide from Canada, usually within 1 business day of payment. Ensure address used on Etsy matches the one used during payment to avoid delays and/or additional shipping charges.

* Tracking & Express Service - Economy service used by default (tracking not available). Tracked/express services start from approx. $10-$50; add an item to cart, then view cart for rates.

* ESTIMATED DELIVERY TIME - economy (default)
- CANADA approx. 2-8 business days
- USA approx. 1-3 weeks
- USA APO/FPO up to 4 weeks
- EVERYWHERE ELSE approx. 1-3 weeks
USA & Overseas: about 80% arrive within 1.5 weeks (within 2 weeks Nov/Dec) via economy, however sometimes delivery is delayed by Customs, see "Customs" below. Need it faster? See "Tracking & Express" above.

* Customs (Non-Canadian Addresses) - Parcel may be held for inspection at your country's border which can cause delays by several days, and in some rare cases by 1-3 weeks (ITALY, ASIA, AFRICA, MID-EAST, SOUTH AMERICA: delays are more likely). This is beyond my control and should be expected, especially during Nov/Dec. Customer is responsible for any import fees charged upon receipt. Also I cannot lie about the item value, mail fraud is a federal offense.

* Multiple Items - To get shipping discount, add all items to cart then use checkout when finished. Items paid separately ship separately. However I reserve the right to split large orders into 2 parcels at my discretion (will not affect discount).

* Excluded Countries - Due to Canada Customs export restrictions I cannot ship to Belarus, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Somalia and Syria.

* Pick-ups - Paid in advance only. I do not have a storefront, so we must meet elsewhere in south Vancouver (Wick's coffee shop in Marpole). Ask for coupon code before purchase to remove shipping charge. Minimum order for pick-ups is $5 +tax.
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Refunds and Exchanges
* Fabric Chokers - Final Sale. Since they are worn at the neck (which contacts sweat, perfume, make-up and other allergens), they can be considered "intimate apparel" similar to gloves and undergarments. Federal health regulations prohibit returns on these items, so to guarantee customers that they have not already been worn, I cannot take them back.

* Damaged/Defective - May be returned for replacement (when possible) or free repair within 30 days of purchase. Fees may apply after 30 days. Sorry, no exchanges.

*Returns - No unauthorized returns. Contact me for RA# and return in original packaging (tissue, pouch, etc.) with copy of receipt within 30 days of purchase. If damaged, please include original bubble envelope, box, etc. as well.

* Refunds - Shipping costs and Final Sale items are non-refundable. Refunds given via PayPal only within 60 days of purchase.
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Additional policies and FAQs
HIGHER QUANTITIES:
Except for craft supplies (which are almost all de-stash/clearance), I may have more available, please ask!

CUSTOM ORDERS:
I can no longer make custom designs from scratch due to heavy workload. But if you see an item you would like to change (different colour stone, more/less beads, etc.) I can usually accommodate. A small design fee may apply.

REVIEWS/RATINGS:
Feedback reviews/ratings should only be left when you feel satisfied with the final outcome of your purchase (after any returns, etc.). So if there is a problem with your order at any stage, please contact me BEFORE rating - I am happy to help!