ateliertalaru

Artfully crafted antique assemblage jewelry

Brisbane, Australia · 249 Sales

ateliertalaru

Artfully crafted antique assemblage jewelry

Brisbane, Australia 249 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(136)

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Welcome to L'Atelier de Talaru, one of Etsy's original antique assemblage artisans coming to you all the way from sunny Australia. My designs feature carefully curated genuine antique elements and high quality reproduction components that I have artfully transformed into wearable jewellery for the discerning woman.

Use the sections in my shop to browse current offerings. 'Antique' designs feature original and genuine antique elements, whilst 'Repro' designs feature quality reproduction elements exclusive to L'Atelier de Talaru. If you need clarification on any of my designs or have other questions please ask.

If you like my style, please do visit my other Etsy shops:

Antique French Jewellery and Collectibles:
http://www.lacomtessedetalaru.etsy.com

Make a different impression with my exclusive stamp range at: http://www.empirelinestamps.etsy.com

Spread the assemblage love with my unique fabric designs as cushion covers:
http://www.maisondetalaru.etsy.com

For more about me and what inspires my designs see my website: www.talaru.com

Instagram: @empiredetalaru
Pinterest: @vulticulus

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Last updated on Jul 8, 2016

Want to know about the latest listings before they hit my shop, discount offers and subscriber exclusives? Sign up to my newsletter 'Musings'. I don't spam, only send new and interesting information on occasion. Copy this link to your browser to access the sign-up form: T http://eepurl.com/bYfJwP

Welcome to L'Atelier de Talaru, one of Etsy's original antique assemblage artisans coming to you all the way from sunny Australia. My designs feature carefully curated genuine antique elements and high quality reproduction components that I have artfully transformed into wearable jewellery for the discerning woman.

Use the sections in my shop to browse current offerings. 'Antique' designs feature original and genuine antique elements, whilst 'Repro' designs feature quality reproduction elements exclusive to L'Atelier de Talaru. If you need clarification on any of my designs or have other questions please ask.

If you like my style, please do visit my other Etsy shops:

Antique French Jewellery and Collectibles:
http://www.lacomtessedetalaru.etsy.com

Make a different impression with my exclusive stamp range at: http://www.empirelinestamps.etsy.com

Spread the assemblage love with my unique fabric designs as cushion covers:
http://www.maisondetalaru.etsy.com

For more about me and what inspires my designs see my website: www.talaru.com

Instagram: @empiredetalaru
Pinterest: @vulticulus

Melanie Dooley

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Melanie Dooley

Silver Dove of Peace Earrings with Rhinestones
US$68.00
Solid Silver Slithering Snake Pendant Necklace
US$65.00
Eternity Snake Pendant Necklace
US$85.00
Cross with Serpent Pendant Necklace
US$145.00
Hand Holding Snake Silver Pendant Necklace
US$195.00
Solid Silver Antique Style Ornate Star Ring
US$125.00
Solid Silver Cuffed Hand Earrings
US$95.00
Solid Silver Antique Ornate Star Necklace
US$125.00
Solid Silver Handmade Saint Esprit Ring
US$80.00
Solid Silver Handmade Fleur de Lys Bracelet
US$115.00
Solid Silver Handmade Fleur de Lys Ring
US$75.00
Solid Silver Handmade Winged Cherub Ring
US$60.00
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Updates

Beautiful rare French Art Nouveau button expertly cast in bronze and paired with Art Deco glass beads. I love the bohemian style this lady has ... Very much the delightful forest sprite.
Save 20% off all antique designs. Custom orders excluded.
The serpent has long been a powerful symbol. When I use and wear this symbol it references introspection and renewal. Whatever the serpent means to you, I offer a number of styles with these necklaces. Exclusive to L'Atelier de Talaru.

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About

Bringing the past artfully into the present.

L'Atelier de Talaru is all about appreciating the past in the present. I carefully choose my focal pieces for their historic as well as aesthetic value. Over the decades tastes change and things once loved are often discarded for the sake of trends and fashions. My aim is to take these forgotten treasures and give them a new purpose in a new design.

An old brooch might become a bracelet, an Art Deco locket might be paired with Victorian-era chain to make a necklace. An Art Nouveau match case can be appreciated in a long necklace, or an ancient reliquary will take centre stage in a choker design.

Customers of L'Atelier de Talaru appreciate the authenticity of my chosen components, the harmony of my designs and my attention to detail with finishing of the piece. You will not find loose snags of wire or ill-fitted beads in a L'Atelier de Talaru design. No detail is overlooked and no design is too much work - if it's not 'just perfect' in my eyes, you will not see it for sale.

As well as selling on Etsy I sell regularly at local craft and artisan markets in Melbourne. In fact most of my designs sell locally and never make it online! I do try to show them on my blog, so please do take a look sometime.

Sometimes designs will disappear from my shop when they are bought by local customers - if there is something you really want but can't afford it right now, please do contact me to ask about a layaway. I'll do what I can to help you own the piece you desire.

I can also work with you to transform your own treasures in to a custom design. I'd be happy to work with you to give your family heirlooms a new purpose in a piece made just for you.

If you want to know more about the designer and what inspires me, please do take the time to read my blog, which is updated regularly. You can find the link on this page.

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  • Melanie Dooley

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    As a child I always wanted to travel back in time. Now I search for long-forgotten antique treasures and give them a new lease of life through my designs.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 7, 2016
Welcome to L'atelier de Talaru. Here you will find all the information I hope you will need to ensure that your transaction is smooth and enjoyable.

SIZING: I am happy to re-size any items in this shop for free (within reason - an inch or so) but in some cases a small fee is charged for additional materials.

If you are interested in a size-important piece, such as a bracelet or necklace, cut a piece of string or ribbon and test the length on the wearer.

I size my necklaces by measuring the chain component (minus any pendant or focal piece) from end to end - meaning that I unclasp the necklace and measure the straight length. If the end to end length is 22 inches, then this is the length of the necklace. If there is a further three inch drop from the pendant, this is addition length to the main chain part.

For bracelets, the measurements stated are for the bracelet when laid flat, including the clasp and the clasp tongue/ring. I measure bracelets open. In general sizes between 7 and 8 inches long fit most average wrists.

Earrings are measured from the top of the earwire to the bottom of the piece.

If you purchase an item and then need it adjusted, you will need to send it back to me and the cost of postage for this service is borne by the purchaser.

Either way, just send me a convo if you have any concerns on sizing and I will work with you to make sure the length is what you want and need.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Paypal and direct checkout via Etsy are the payment methods I accept. Payment is required at the time of purchase unless by prior arrangement.

I am more than happy to offer you generous layaway terms should you prefer to pay for a design by instalments. I am quite flexible and can work out a payment plan that suits you and me, however generally these would be maximum four equal payments with one down as a deposit. Other payment terms are negotiable, so please get in touch if there is something in my shop that you might not be able to afford in one full payment.
Shipping
All items ship from Brisbane, Australia. I ship most weekdays, though I only package up orders a few days a week. This means your package may not ship out until 5-7 days after you have paid. If you need a rush shipping please get in touch.

All parcels valued at $100 or over are sent with domestic or international online tracking which is included in the quoted shipping fee. If you want express shipping, it will usually cost an extra $40 (approx) to most overseas destinations.

International tracking is available to selected countries, though not all. If your country does not have a tracking service treaty with Australia then your package will be sent registered post which requires a signature on delivery.


All packages are sent to the address that filters into the Etsy checkout. I won't ask to check your address - I assume it is correct. If you need shipping to another address, such as if you are sending a gift to someone, please tell me. I can also provide a handwritten gift note for you, upon request.
Refunds and Exchanges
I stand by every design I create. I want you to be as delighted with it in the years to come as you are the moment you first open your package. Prior to purchasing an item please carefully read the description and ask any questions you might have before you purchase. Especially as regards length and size - if you are not clear what the sizing means, please get in touch so I can help you out.

Once your item has arrived, should you find anything in the design that is not what you expected or is of concern to you, please contact me immediately so I can rectify the situation.

I describe my designs accurately and thoroughly, with detailed and close-up photographs. I am happy to provide any other information you might need before you make a purchase.

All designs are warranted for faults in workmanship for a period of three months from purchase. This means that if there is something in the construction that stops performing as it was intended, I will fix it for free. If replacements are needed, I will try to use the same components as in the original design, but reserve the right to use alternative but similar components when necessary.

I cannot be held liable for breakages caused through misuse or carelessness once the purchaser starts using the item. For this reason I will only accept a return request within 5 days of the package being delivered. Many of my designs contain antique and vintage components and these can at times be more delicate and fragile than new components. I will always mention any 'quirks' of a design in the listing and include care instructions, if required, with the item when shipped to you. Please take care with your antique assemblage design - treat it like a precious artwork.

When there is a break or construction fault, I reserve the right to repair or otherwise rectify the item at my cost. If you wish to exchange the item you purchased, you can do this upon return of the original item purchased and pay any additional postage.

I will not offer any partial compensation if you are in anyway dissatisfied with an item. If you are entitled to a refund, you can return it for a full refund, bearing in mind the above points regarding return postage costs.

I will not pay for repairs to any item performed by anyone other than myself. If you incur repair costs without my agreement I am sorry but I cannot repay you.

In the event that a refund is to be given, it will only be sent to the original account that paid for the item. I absolutely cannot refund to another person or Paypal account as this is potentially fraudulent.

CUSTOM ORDERS: I will not refund the purchase price for any custom orders - whether they're of jewellery designs or jewelry making components. I will send you a photo of the custom order before I ship it, and your acceptance is required at that time. Custom jewelry designs are made to the sizes, lengths and details YOU give to me. I will make what you ask, and if you might have got it wrong I am happy to quote on the cost of making necessary adjustments or additions.
Additional policies and FAQs
Ask me anything - I am convo friendly and will do everything I can to accommodate your request. I am sorry but I do not offer wholesale pricing or other discounts. I've never understood why a person would ask me to lose money so that they can make money. Be fair to everyone and we will all be winners. :-)

It is quite possible that the colours you see on your computer screen will vary slightly from how you see the item in your part of the world, when you receive it. This is common and not considered a fault of my workmanship, or item description. Nor is it the result of deception.

It is impossible to achieve an exact colour match between computers and your real life experience. I can't control all the computers of the world, the light where you live and your eyes, so you might see a variance. Be reasonable and fair. If the colour issue is serious enough that you might consider leaving negative or less than perfect feedback, please get in touch with me and I will arrange to have you return the item for a full refund.

I welcome custom order requests. Why not pick an antique treasure from my other shop www.lacomtessedetalaru.etsy.com and have me make something especially for you?

Please note that my work is sold at local markets in my home town. About 80% of my designs sell locally so you will often see a piece disappear from my shop as it sold locally. Likewise I have a great number of designs that never make it into my Etsy store. As all of my designs are one of a kind, I encourage you to move quickly to secure a listed item or request a layaway if there is something you really can't live without.

More information

Last updated on May 13, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Can I copy the elements from your designs and get them reproduced?

My reproduction elements are proprietary designs and cannot be copied in any way.

Antique elements in a design are not thusly protected and, legally, could be reproduced.

If antique elements in my designs inspire you, I welcome the chance to see what you do with them. I welcome the chance to learn from other artisans, and I do not seek to control the creative expression of others.

Wholesale availability

I don't offer wholesale pricing.

I am an artisan who produces work for the retail market. Most of my work is on-of-a-kind or limited edition and not mass produced.

If I was to discount my work so you can re-sell it, then I make less for you to make more. To me this is not a good business model.

Wholesale only works where something can be produced in bulk and discounts can be offered from the economies of scale that come from mass production.

That's not what I am about.

Custom and personalized orders

I welcome any request to make a customised design. This could mean a completely unique design to your specifications, or an adaptation of an existing design.

If you see something in my shop that seems just about right, but needs a little tweak to make it perfect for you, please get in touch and ask me what can be done. If it's not possible I will say so, but I will consider all such requests.
You might even see something for sale in my other Etsy shop - La Comtesse de Talaru - where I sell antique French jewelry that can be incorporated into an assemblage design. Let me know if there is something in my other shop that you might like, and we can work on a design together.

Sizing details

I try to list measurements in inches and cm/mm. If you are not sure about converting measurements, please refer to this website where you can plug in the values and get a conversion into a measurement you are familiar with: www.onlineconversion.com/length_common.htm

Care instructions

Any design made with vintage and antique elements needs to be handled with care. I will never work with elements that I know are inclined to break. Everything I use in my design is, as far as I can possibly and practically tell, in excellent condition and poses no particular hazards. If something might need a caution, this will be noted in the listing - eg: with book lockets they contain paper that can rip, so be gentle...etc.

I store my own personal jewellery collection in felt-lined drawers or specialist displays that allow designs to hang. I'd advise against plonking all of your jewelry into one box and allowing it all to become entangled. Breakage could then be expected. A little effort and planning with your storage is advised.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All purchases will be gift wrapped to ensure a delightful reception upon arrival. If you are buying as a gift and wish to add a personalised card or note, just let me know and I will do this for no extra charge.

I use sturdy boxes for all of my jewelry designs, and ample bubble wrap and tissue paper. Great care is taken to ensure that your purchase will arrive safe and sound and survive the rigours of our modern postal services.

Can you give me a discount because...

...my dog looked at me the wrong way, the wind shifted or I got a zit.

Sorry but I do not welcome requests for discounts.

To be honest, it really irks me that people love my work enough to want to own something I made, yet don't want to pay a fair and very reasonable price for it.

My work is not expensive. It is heartfelt in inspiration. It is carefully constructed artisan jewelry that has a value. If you want a discount just for the sake of it, then you are in the wrong place.