balanced

Artisan Jewellery ▲ Handmade in Ireland

Kildare, Ireland On Etsy since 2008

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balanced

Artisan Jewellery ▲ Handmade in Ireland

Kildare, Ireland | 2,300 Sales

Announcement    ****************** LAST POSTING DATES FOR CHRISTMAS 2020 *********************

TO IRELAND: DEC. 21
TO N.IRELAND: DEC. 19
TO UK: DEC. 18
TO EUROPE: DEC. 12
TO USA: DEC. 7
TO REST OF WORLD: DEC. 7

*** Please note these may be subject to change due to covid-19 restrictions. ***

▲ One of a Kind ▲ Limited Editions ▲ Metalwork Jewelry

▲ All items come gift wrapped, ready for gift giving!
- I am also happy to send items directly to your gift recipient, just let me know at checkout if your purchase is intended as a gift.

▲ If you need adjustments made to any pieces (length size, alternate ear wires, etc.) just let me know! Gold-fill ear wires and stainless steel ear wires are available on request.

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 24, 2020

****************** LAST POSTING DATES FOR CHRISTMAS 2020 *********************

TO IRELAND: DEC. 21
TO N.IRELAND: DEC. 19
TO UK: DEC. 18
TO EUROPE: DEC. 12
TO USA: DEC. 7
TO REST OF WORLD: DEC. 7

*** Please note these may be subject to change due to covid-19 restrictions. ***

▲ One of a Kind ▲ Limited Editions ▲ Metalwork Jewelry

▲ All items come gift wrapped, ready for gift giving!
- I am also happy to send items directly to your gift recipient, just let me know at checkout if your purchase is intended as a gift.

▲ If you need adjustments made to any pieces (length size, alternate ear wires, etc.) just let me know! Gold-fill ear wires and stainless steel ear wires are available on request.

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About balanced

Sales 2,300
On Etsy since 2008

Born to be creative

Like many creatives, I have been creative all my life. It's what I do. It's what I'm good at. And so, I embrace it completely.

My first job was at a very cool local thrift store, where my love of old things grew.
My second job was at a craft store, where my love of crafts grew.
And my third job was at a bead store, where my love of beads got completely out of control.
These were not accidents, I chose these jobs for myself because I had a fondness for them.

But, I always wanted to work for myself. I didn't want to answer to anyone (who does?) and I wanted to do something that I enjoy.
And so I did. Though, I do have to answer to myself and some days that is harder.
I absolutely love what I get to do every day and that I get to do it from my own space. I am very lucky and very grateful.

When I moved to Ireland 14 years ago, I needed something to do. I did not bring any of my favoured materials or tools with me from the states because it was a lot and that seemed ridiculous.

But then, I found Etsy.
And it was the best thing to find. I immediately brought all my supplies over and the rest, as they say, is history.
I love belonging to a community of people just like myself. They get me here. And I get them.
I have met some of the most amazing people here, including many customers who are quite creative themselves.
I am grateful to all of them.

Welcome to my world!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/balanced

Shop members

  • Rachel

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Shop Photographer, Shipping, Marketing

    Self-taught jewellery artist from Northern California, currently based in Kildare, Ireland. I am happiest when my hands are busy and I love what I get to do every single day.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 3, 2020
Hello. :) Thanks for stopping by. I encourage you to read through my shop policies before making your purchase. Just so we don't have any surprises.

More than anything, I want you to be happy with your purchase from my shop and questions and feedback are always appreciated. Please don't hesitate to message me! I am very convo friendly. :)
You can also email me: admin [!at] balancedcrafts.com

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
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
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
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- If you are not satisfied with the item you have received you may return it in its original condition within 14 days of receipt for a full refund (excluding postage costs). Work must be returned, unworn and in its original packaging (I can not accept worn earrings for hygienic reasons).

- I will not accept returns on custom orders, as those should already have been approved.

- If you have any other problems or queries after receiving the item, please contact me asap and I will do my best to help. Should my work require a repair, please contact me at any time.

email: admin [!at] balancedcrafts.com
Payment
- I accept payment by Paypal and direct checkout.

- For custom orders I require a non-refundable 50% deposit to cover supplies and my time, with the remainder to be paid upon completion before the item is shipped. Custom orders are not eligible for wholesale discount.
Shipping
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- All of my items come to you packaged securely and presented in a complimentary gift box. To save on space and shipping costs, like items may be packaged together.

- If you require extra gift boxes, please inquire. This will incur an extra fee.

- WHOLESALE orders will be packaged together in plain packaging, unless otherwise requested. Wholesale discounts are not applicable during storewide sales. Please contact me beforehand if you are making a purchase during one of my sales.

- I ship nationally and internationally by standard air-mail via AnPost unless registered/tracked mail is selected. High value orders will be shipped by registered post automatically at my discretion. Items are shipped 1-5 business days after payment. Orders with standard shipping are sent weekly. Orders with registered shipping are sent every Saturday.

- Delivery times are approximate and not guaranteed by the postal service.

- Shipping usually takes 3-5 business days to the U.S and other long distance destinations, depending on customs, but if your parcel has not arrived within four weeks after notification of delivery, please get in touch ASAP and we'll figure it out!

- Depending on your country of residence, you may also need to pay customs, duties or taxes on your purchase. Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

- If your purchase is intended as a gift for someone, please note that and the address change in the Message to Seller. A small personal note can be included at no extra charge. :)
Additional policies and FAQs
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- Have metal allergies? All my earrings can be made available with alternative ear wires at no additional cost!

- Earring backs are included on all earring purchases.

- If you have a discount card, simply enter the code at the 'coupon code' link during checkout for an immediate discount off your purchase. Coupon codes cannot be used during sales or promotions, or used retroactively on past orders that have not been shipped.

- For jewellery care information, please see this link:
http://balancedcrafts.com/blog/jewellery-care/

- All of my items are created in a smoke-free, pet friendly home.
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Thank you so much for your interest in my work!
I am grateful for your support.

- Rachel Van-Walsh
http://balancedjewelry.com

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More information

Last updated on Nov 29, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

▲ http://balancedcrafts.com/blog/jewellery-care/

Gift wrapping and packaging

▲ All items come gift wrapped, ready for gift giving!
I am also happy to send items directly to your gift recipient, just let me know at checkout if your purchase is intended as a gift.

Wholesale availability

▲ Please contact me for wholesale inquiries.