belaurientarts

Belaurient Arts

Plano, Texas · 367 Sales

belaurientarts

Belaurient Arts

Plano, Texas 367 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(94)

Announcement   Hello, pumpkins, and welcome to the home of creative pandemonium. I never know what I'll be making from week to week, but I can guarantee that it'll all show up here. If you like OOAK jewelry, quirky plush dolls, or cuddly knitted and crocheted items, you've come to the right place!

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 11, 2016

Hello, pumpkins, and welcome to the home of creative pandemonium. I never know what I'll be making from week to week, but I can guarantee that it'll all show up here. If you like OOAK jewelry, quirky plush dolls, or cuddly knitted and crocheted items, you've come to the right place!

M.A. Fletcher

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M.A. Fletcher

Loyal Heart Gold Wire Wrapped Heart Pendant
Loyal Heart Gold Wire Wrapped Heart Pendant
$25.00
Viserion Dragonstone Wire Wrapped Pendant
Viserion Dragonstone Wire Wrapped Pendant
$40.00
Forest Lilies Copper and Jade Floral Earrings
Forest Lilies Copper and Jade Floral Earrings
$18.00
Petite Amuse Bouche Pearl earrings
Petite Amuse Bouche Pearl earrings
$15.00
Snake Eyes cobra pendant
Snake Eyes cobra pendant
$11.00
Spookalicious Hematite Skull Bracelet
Spookalicious Hematite Skull Bracelet
$15.00
Natalya - Cloisonné and Crystal Beaded Necklace
Natalya - Cloisonné and Crystal Beaded Necklace
$22.00
Seahorse Dangle Earrings
Seahorse Dangle Earrings
$6.00
Daisy Chain - Green and White Beaded Bracelet
Daisy Chain - Green and White Beaded Bracelet
$8.00
Red Roses Dangle Earrings
Red Roses Dangle Earrings
$18.00
Ocean Waves Dangle Earrings
Ocean Waves Dangle Earrings
$13.00
Cubic - Crystal Bead Bracelet
Cubic - Crystal Bead Bracelet
$8.00
Love You Honey - Lampwork Glass Bead Necklace
Love You Honey - Lampwork Glass Bead Necklace
$18.00
Amanda - Blue Matrix Stone Necklace
Amanda - Blue Matrix Stone Necklace
$21.00
Equinox - Pink Shell and Crystal Beaded Bracelet
Equinox - Pink Shell and Crystal Beaded Bracelet
$18.00
Winterblossom - White and Pearl Floral Earrings
Winterblossom - White and Pearl Floral Earrings
$5.00
Elizabeta Labradorite earrings
Elizabeta Labradorite earrings
$18.00
Raphael - Gold Chainmaille Bracelet
Raphael - Gold Chainmaille Bracelet
$23.00
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Reviews

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(94)
NowhereChrissy

NowhereChrissy on Jun 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Received a pair in Teal instead because the green were sold out. The change in color actually made me love them more! I am so happy with everything I have received form this store

NowhereChrissy

NowhereChrissy on Jun 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Bought this to wear to a friends wedding. Absolutely gorgeous! I'm already matching it to various work outfits to wear more often.

NowhereChrissy

NowhereChrissy on Jun 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Worn this every day since receiving it. LOVE IT. Received quite a few compliments and made sure to tell them where I got it!

sierrarenee

sierrarenee on Jan 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully made! My son loves it!

castiron

castiron on Dec 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Shipped fast; a great Christmas present to myself.

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About

"Wait...people will pay me to make Stuff™? Whoa..."

I have to start this out with a confession -- I'm not a full time jewelry designer. In fact, my day job is writing, and if you head over to www.melaniefletcher.com you can check out my bibliography. That being said, I was cleaning my craft room in October 2011 when I pulled out a huge drawer full of various beads, findings, et al all jumbled together, and thought, "Hmm, I should clean this out and arrange everything neatly. Oh, wait, I bought these beads for a bracelet -- I'll make that first." Because procrastination is my middle name.

See, I liked making what i called helix bracelets -- long, slender double-stranded wrap bracelets that you could wrap around your wrist, drape around your neck, or even use as a belt if you had a tiny waist. I proceeded to make a helix bracelet in NOLA colors and gave it to a friend, made another one in red glass for myself, then made a nifty little "blood drop" necklace and gave it to my niece. At which point Niece said, "This is gorgeous -- you should be selling these, Auntie Mel!"

I thought about it, and realized how much I really do enjoy making stuff, so I decided to try my luck on Etsy. I started out with a handful of helix bracelets and earrings, and those sold well. I then branched out into steampunk designs, as well as a line of fandom-oriented jewelry, and rounded up the store with funky faux fur crocheted caps and my line of Booze Fairy plush dolls.

And here I am, a year later, with a most beloved clientele and a whole new set of artisan skills. Who'd have thunk it?

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  • Melanie Fletcher

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Melanie Fletcher has been making Stuff™ for the last 35 years. Stuff™ includes jewelry, dolls, quilts, hats, shawls, scarves, miniatures, toys, and stories. She doesn't sleep much.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 16, 2011
Hello, darlings, and welcome to Belaurient Arts! Yes, I'm fully aware that my items run the gamut from jewelry to plush dolls to quilts to knitted items -- specialization isn't my thing, and there's a reason why I like to say that my middle initial stands for Arts and Crafts. I've been crafting for over 30 years, and I'm very happy to have this opportunity to offer my work to the public.

In compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), all items offered for sale by Belaurient Arts are for people ages 13 and up unless specifically marked.

All items come from a non-smoking, pet friendly environment. If you do have a pet allergy, you may not want to order my plushies -- I maintain a clean workshop, but it isn't hermetically sealed and I do have four cats.

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 and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
Payment
Belaurient Arts accepts payments through Paypal, including credit card payments, and money orders. Unfortunately, I cannot accept personal checks.

Layway Policy

Can't quite afford something just now? I will be happy to work with you on a layaway order. The initial payment is 50% down to cover materials cost, with subsequent payments as agreed with the customer.
Shipping
Your item will be shipped to you via USPS First Class or First Class International mail within five (5) business days (weekdays Monday through Friday) after I receive payment. As of 11/17/2011 all shipments will include delivery confirmation. Insurance is extra, and will depend on the price of the piece -- if you want your piece insured, please contact me before ordering so that I can adjust the price.

I pack most small items in ribbon-wrapped gift boxes, ready to give to someone, and ship them in padded envelopes so that you don't have to pay extra for packaging and postage. International orders are double-bagged for added protection. If you want your item to be packed in a box, please add a note to this effect when you order the item.
Refunds and Exchanges
In the event you need to return an item, please contact me at mmfletcher [!at] gmail.com or through an Etsy convo. I will be happy to work out an exchange, return for refund, or rework of the item you have purchased. I appreciate your business and want you to be completely pleased with your purchases.

If you need to ship an item back to me, I do ask that you pay for the shipping back, but your original shipping costs will be refunded to you along with the full purchase price. I will contact you to confirm that your returned item was received within two (2) business days of receipt.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom Orders:

Oh, boy, do I love custom orders! OOAK is my life.

If you would like a place a custom order, I will communicate with you via email or Etsy convo with regards to colors, styles and any other special requests you have. I do need an email address where photos may be sent, so you can approve them before I start work on your order. I do require that you pay the total due up front, with the understanding that if after you have approved the pictures and style, when you receive it in person you don't like it, you can ship it back for rework for free if it is an issue of sizing/defect, for a small fee in the event of color/style change (price negotiable depending on the amount of rework you want, no more than 20% of the purchase price) or a full refund of the purchase price and original shipping.

You will be required to pay for the return shipping.

Feedback:

Who doesn't love positive feedback? It's my policy to leave you positive feedback no more than two (2) days after the completed sale of your item. I ask that you reciprocate and leave feedback once your item(s) arrive. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please don't hesitate to contact me. I will be happy to work with you to resolve any issues you have.

Customer Appreciation Photos:

Egoboo is love. I would be thrilled if you would send a customer appreciation photo to mmfletcher [!at] gmail.com.