Brooklyn, New York | 741 Sales


Brooklyn, New York 741 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   A WAYS AWAY is currently in the process of moving from New York to Los Angeles and will open back up in November. If you would like to be notified once the shop opens back up, you can sign up for the mailing list at the bottom of my website:

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Last updated on Sep 16, 2018

A WAYS AWAY is currently in the process of moving from New York to Los Angeles and will open back up in November. If you would like to be notified once the shop opens back up, you can sign up for the mailing list at the bottom of my website:

Thanks for stopping by!


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Hi, my name is Clare. My Etsy shop and handmade business, A WAYS AWAY, was founded in 2011 when I started making jewelry in my tiny studio apartment in Paris, France. Since moving to Brooklyn, NY in 2012, I’ve had more room to experiment with new materials and acquire new skills, which in turn has allowed me to expand my business.

The materials and techniques that I use in my products are largely inspired by the those that my parents and grandparents used in their own work. I love that the materials that I use, the products that I make, with the hands that I was given, are all things that remind me of those I hold most close to my heart.

My upbringing has without a doubt shaped my constant curiosity to seek out the story behind the product by teaching me that the true pleasure lies in the making, not the final result. A WAYS AWAY was born from a desire to explore the past, wander the present and discover the future - or as I like to put it, the "a ways away".

Thank you for stopping by to learn more about the person behind A WAYS AWAY products. You can find me on Instagram @awaysaway. Should you have any questions, you can also contact me directly through Etsy.

Shop members

  • Clare McGibbon

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer, Packager, Shipper

Shop policies

Last updated on July 23, 2018
All of the items in my shop are handmade by me in my little studio space in Brooklyn, New York.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 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)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I prefer to handle refunds and exchanges on a case-by-case basis. I am a reasonable person and presume others to be as well.

If you should ever have a problem with your A WAYS AWAY order, I ask that you please give me the opportunity to make it right. I believe in and stand behind everything I create. Most things I make can be repaired by me; if there should be a problem due to a workmanship issue (I am human and fallible, despite my best efforts) then I will do my utmost to rectify the problem to your satisfaction.

I love my work and want you to love it, too.

Custom orders and sale items are non-refundable. Thanks for your understanding.
I accept payment via Paypal, Credit Cards, and Etsy Gift Cards.

Items will be processed and shipped once payment is received. I will ship to the address on your Etsy order confirmation, in case it varies from your Paypal address.
I am not responsible for packages damaged or lost in transit if insurance is not purchased. If you would like your purchase to be insured, please contact me before paying so that I can adjust the invoice.

Please note that you are responsible for any and all customs and duty charges that may incur if you are ordering and shipping to a location outside of the United States.
Additional policies and FAQs
Items are thoughtfully wrapped and carefully packaged for shipping. I use eco-friendly and salvaged packaging as often as possible to ensure our planet's well being.

Most A WAYS AWAY ceramics are dishwasher safe, although hand-washing is recommended.

You may have noticed that I use brass in a lot of my work. It is a romantic metal with a vintage twist and without the hefty price tag of gold.
If you don't like that tarnished charm like I do, adding shine and luster to your newly acquired brass jewelry is not a difficult task. Besides a thorough rinse in hot water, brass can be easily cleaned by using a mixture of lemon juice/vinegar and salt or a common brass polish.
I carefully source my brass to ensure it is lead and nickel free.

Please keep in mind that the colors of the item(s) you order will vary oh so very slightly from the colors depicted on your screen due to different screen calibrations.