belaurientarts

Belaurient Arts

Plano, Texas · 412 Sales

belaurientarts

Belaurient Arts

Plano, Texas 412 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(103)

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 handcrafted jewelry, you've come to the right place!

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 7, 2018

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 handcrafted jewelry, you've come to the right place!

M.A. Fletcher

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M.A. Fletcher

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(103)
JRenz1

JRenz1 on May 31, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Just as described. very well made!!! Made it just in time for my B-Day!!! Thanks so much.

Nelda Alvarado

Nelda Alvarado on May 8, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

absolutely love this, one of my favorite and wear it all the time, i get a lot of complements on this necklace

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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 May 17, 2018
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

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 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)
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.
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.
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.
Privacy
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

1. Information I Collect

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewelry, for example), if you contact me directly.

2. Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

• as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
• when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
• if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
• as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest toimprove my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

3. Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

• Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
• Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
• Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
• Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

4. Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

5. Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

6. Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

• Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
• Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
• Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
• Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Melanie Fletcher, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at mmfletcher [!at] mail.com.