Announcement Jewelry made from the heart by me in my little studio in Southern California.
Jewelry made from the heart by me in my little studio in Southern California.
Lynn Powers-Middleton on Jul 10, 2016
Ever since I saw your handmade rustic/urban artifact beads three years ago, I have been coveting them! At the time you were not selling. But after 3 years, I just has to give it a shot & convoed you. And miraculously you convoed back! You promised to find some of your beads you had left and list them for me. True to your word, you did, and now they have a wonderful home with me! A dream come true! Thank you!
luv2cross on Jul 5, 2016
These are one of the most beautiful pairs of handmade earrings I have ever bought. The workmanship is exquisite!
luv2cross on Jul 5, 2016
This is the most gorgeous handmade chain I have ever seen. The seller is an amazing artist!
WildeBeedz on Jun 21, 2016
items as advertised, received quickly in good condition
Handmade artisian jewelry made from the heart in my little home studio in Southern California
Since an early age I was always doing something with my hands...I needed to be creative...and I loved to learn new things. I began by altering a broken rosary from my grandmother....It was coming apart, so I bought a simple jewelry pliers and fixed it. Then I began to look at other beads that I had and started to string those together and giving them away as gifts to my friends.
I stumbled upon Etsy by accident and opened a shop but it remained empty for a full year before I had the courage to put something in it. Since I was an antique dealer by profession, I started out putting in vintage jewelry and findings. I saw the lovely things people where making with my things, and thought, I can do that. So I began to assemble simple earrings. Soon I began to sell my own work and the desire to create and make more and learn more took over.
I have been published several times in Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine, a beautiful publication that I would have never gotten into if it hadn't been for Etsy.
I am currently studying metalsmithing at Long Beach City College, a challenging and demanding course. I want my work to evolve into handmade sterling silver jewelry and custom one of a kind pieces. I have a keen interest in making my own beads and currently am working with polymer clay...who knows where that may lead...I love to learn new techniques and trying out different things and keeping my work interesting and fun both for me and my customer.
The rest of my time is spent writing , playing and studying music. I play the ukelele, guitar and just now started taking drum lessons.
I have a regular yoga practice and love going to the bluff in Long Beach where there is a daily outdoor yoga class with a view of the ocean and the Queen Mary.
I live with my artist husband Giuseppe de Piero is a 1928 Spanish revival home that we renovated, in Long Beach, California.
Creating is my joy and passion. I love my beautiful customers who have kept me going with their words of encouragement...Thank you from the bottom of my (beatn) heart..xxCynthia
My jewelry is all handmade by me. If you like perfect and exact then perhaps my jewelry is not for you...it is funky and organic and sometimes not perfectly matched... one earring may be slightly different than another...one bracelet may be a bit bigger or smaller. It is an organic process and part of the way I make things.
Many times you are purchasing a one of a kind piece...Nothing will ever be made exactly the same way twice....sometimes I will make several of the same piece with variations...this is at my discretion depending on materials at hand and popularity of piece..so if you see something in the sold section, don't hesitate to ask me to make you a custom piece along the same lines...
Thank you buying and supporting the artists on Etsy.
Cynthia @ Beatnheart
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
INTERNATIONAL PURCHASES: I ship First Class International Service...
It can take anywhere from 2 weeks to 4 weeks... Please note i take extra care in packaging when shipping international. Feel free to contact me with your concerns prior to purchase.
Every country's import taxes / duty fees are different and it is up to you to both be aware of your own country's laws as well as your responsibility to pay them. falsifying shipping documents is illegal here in the US so please don't ask me to add a lesser value to these documents than what the piece is actually worth.
tracking and insurance is not included in overseas shipping...It can be added at your request for an extra fee.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you wish to return an item, please contact me as soon as you receive the item... You have 3 days to contact me...the sooner the better. Do not return purchases until you have contacted me and we have spoken about it... Items must be returned within 5 days, intact and with the original packaging. A full refund of the cost of the item will be made, but the original shipping costs cannot be refunded unless the item is faulty or is not as described. Ensuring the safe return of the item is your responsibility, as is the cost, so ship back to me with insurance and a tracking number which you will provide to me via convo on the day you ship...
IMPORTANT...ALL SHIPPING COSTS ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY, AS ARE PAYPAL FEES AND ETSY LISTING FEES IF YOU WISH TO RETURN YOUR PURCHASE....CALL IT A RESTOCKING FEE LIKE THE HUGE COMPANIES DO.
Custom orders are not refundable or exchangeable as they have been made specifically for you. Thank you for your understanding.
Additional Policies and FAQs
If something breaks, contact me first...don't leave negative feedback...I can and will work with you...Don't attempt to fix something yourself!!! Let me know first...
Additional policies and FAQs
custom orders are made especially for you so therefore, cannot be returned or exchanged...