belmonili

Handmade Recycled Upcycled Vintage Jewelry

Pennsylvania, United States · 3783 Sales

belmonili

Handmade Recycled Upcycled Vintage Jewelry

Pennsylvania, United States 3783 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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(710)
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Lucy

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Announcement   Welcome to bel monili, your one stop shop for one of a kind wearable pieces of art using upcycled recycled repurposed vintage jewelry & materials. We offer affordable unique wedding jewelry, bridesmaid gifts, graduation presents, and custom designed jewelry.

***Always free shipping on orders over $10 within the continental US***

I am an approved Etsy Wholesale seller: if you have a retail site or brick and mortar store, please ask me for my linesheet!

Please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/belmonili for the most up to date information on upcoming events (under the "info" section) and special fans-only coupon codes.

Email me at info [!at] belmonili.com with questions or comments...I'd love to hear from you.

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 11, 2016

Welcome to bel monili, your one stop shop for one of a kind wearable pieces of art using upcycled recycled repurposed vintage jewelry & materials. We offer affordable unique wedding jewelry, bridesmaid gifts, graduation presents, and custom designed jewelry.

***Always free shipping on orders over $10 within the continental US***

I am an approved Etsy Wholesale seller: if you have a retail site or brick and mortar store, please ask me for my linesheet!

Please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/belmonili for the most up to date information on upcoming events (under the "info" section) and special fans-only coupon codes.

Email me at info [!at] belmonili.com with questions or comments...I'd love to hear from you.

Lucy

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Lucy

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Updates

Getting ready for the PDP Night Market tomorrow in Pittsburgh, PA!
Making quote bracelets while my sweet baby naps...I wonder what she is dreaming of?
We are all set up at I Made It! For the Holidays Here in Pittsburgh, PA. Can't join us? Shop small with bel monili on Etsy!
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About

Vintage: repurposed, reinvented, reborn.

My name is Lucy Kelly, and I am the owner/artist of bel monili by l.marlane. I hand-craft jewelry and accessories using vintage and re-purposed materials, including vintage earrings, chain, books, buttons, flowers, and much more. Each item I make is uniquely one of a kind, making it an affordable piece of wearable art.

In "real life", I am a speech-language pathologist in my hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. I had the joy of working in a public elementary school for 7 years, and in the summer of 2014 I resigned from my position at the school to pursue more full time dedication to my jewelry business. I am now enjoying my life as an independent contractor, conducting evaluations part time for the birth-three population in my area while I dedicate the rest of my time to my family and my business!

In November 2013 my life changed forever when I got engaged to the love of my life, my high school sweetheart. We split up after high school, but we never lost touch and remained close over the years. Finally, in August 2013, the stars all seemed to align and we got back together again. Now, we are happily making our home in the suburbs of Pittsburgh as newlyweds (married April 11, 2015!) and are thrilled to have welcomed a new love of our lives: Evelyn Agnes was born on January 28, 2016. Affectionately known as "Baby bel", little Evelyn is the moon and stars to us.

HISTORY:
I had the incredible joy and fortune to grow up appreciating art and antiques at my grandmother's knee. When I was a child, my grandmother (Bubbie) had a little antique shop about 5 houses down from our home. This had been her dream: to open a small shop where she could buy and sell the things that she thought were beautiful. Oh, how lucky I was to be able to run down the sidewalk and be in her store! Bubbie would take me with her when she went on "buying trips", where people would call and she would go to meet them and make her selections. I remember people asking her, "how do you know what to buy?", and her answer was invariably, "I buy what I love." I learned at this young age that value is not necessarily measured in traditional dollars, rather it is in how much your heart can connect with something.

Before Bubbie had her antique shop, years before I was a twinkle in my mother's eye, Bubbie was herself an incredibly talented artisan. She had an amazing talent for sewing high fashion clothing items (the collection of 1950s-60s-70s gems she created are second to none) and was an accomplished painter. Bubbie loved painting ceramics and even had a small kiln in their basement. I have a small collection of her works on my bureau today, and these are my most treasured possessions. Bubbie was a true entrepreneur, having a home-based business years before it came en vogue.

Fast forward to 2010, when I had some time on my hands and a lifelong creative spark that was yearning to be ignited into a raging fire of craft. I decided to take a few classes on the basics of jewelry making, and the rest is history. Since then, I have been able to combine my life long love of vintage and antique baubles with my passion for making jewelry. Today I am on a never-ending search for midcentury costume jewelry, enamel brooches, clip-on earrings, and anything else that catches my eye. I would like to think that Bubbie would be proud of me when I get a phone call from one of my "regulars" to come out and see what treasures they have lined up for me.

I invite you to look through my shop and see if you can feel the genuine love I put into each piece. bel monili is my passion, and I would love to share that with you!

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  • Lucy Kelly

    Owner, Designer

    I am on an eternal hunt for all things vintage, beautiful, and feminine! bel monili's items are hand-crafted, one of a kind, and created using vintage pieces including vintage costume jewelry, found industrial objects, crystal, glass, lace...

Local

Find belmonili at the following upcoming markets!

  • Country Living Fair

    Ohio Village, 800 E 17th Ave

    Columbus, OH

    Sep 16–18

    Join us at the Country Living Fair in Columbus, Ohio, at the Ohio Village September 16-18, 2016, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. We promise great shopping, seminars and demonstrations, delicious food, and a chance to meet our editors!

  • Bedford Fall Foliage Festival

    Downtown Bedford, Inc., 124 S Juliana St

    Bedford, PA

    Oct 1–2

    2016 marks our 52nd year for Bedford’s Fall Foliage Festival. Organized entirely by volunteers, this event draws an estimated 70,000 visitors to Bedford over both weekends. There are activities and entertainment for folks of all ages.

  • Bedford Fall Foliage Festival (Weekend 2)

    Bedford Fall Foliage Festival,

    Bedford, PA

    Oct 8–9

    2016 marks our 52nd year for Bedford’s Fall Foliage Festival. Organized entirely by volunteers, this event draws an estimated 70,000 visitors to Bedford over both weekends. There are activities and entertainment for folks of all ages

Shop policies

Last updated on June 13, 2016
Welcome to bel monili by l.marlane! Thank you so much for shopping. Everything you see here is hand-made by yours truly with love.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment can be made via direct checkout or PayPal.

If you choose to pay via PayPal, payment will post to your back statement showing PAYPAL*BELMONILILM.
Shipping
USPS First class shipping is free for all orders within the continental U.S. Items typically ship within 5-7 business days of receiving the order. In the event shipping will take longer, there will be a shop announcement noting details.

All packages are mailed with packing slips that indicate the item(s) purchased and their prices. If you would like your package to be sent without the packing slip (i.e., if you are sending it as a gift), please make sure to indicate "no packing slip" in the "notes to seller" area at checkout.

Orders within the US can be upgraded to Priority Mail for an additional cost. This option is reflected in the shipping options within each listing. This upgrade is a shipping method upgrade, not a faster processing time. If you need to receive your item faster than the stated processing time, please select the Expedited Shipping Time option (when it is available) to ensure that your item will be shipped out within 24 hours of receiving the order.

Insurance is not included, however, if you wish to insure your package you may do so for an additional charge. Please message me before purchasing and I will edit your listing to reflect the insurance charge.

All items are shipped using Etsy shipping; addresses entered by the buyer that are incorrect or not verified by the post office are not the responsibility of the shop owner. If the buyer chooses not to buy insurance, no refund will be given if the item is tracked as delivered yet claimed to not be received. If an item is returned to me as a result of an incorrect or inaccurate address entered by the buyer, the buyer will be responsible to pay the additional shipping cost to re-send the item.
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are final. Each item is hand made, many using vintage components. These items are made with care and quality, however, the buyer must understand that they need to take care with these items as the components are authentic and vintage.

Clean vintage component pieces with a soft toothbrush and mild soapy water, then set on a soft towel to dry. Avoid wearing in the shower, pool, or submerging in water for an extended period of time.

If you experience a problem with your item, please message me and I will deal with it on a case by case basis. Repair may be possible and I will do my best to make the transaction satisfactory.

If the item is damaged during shipping and the buyer did not purchase insurance, the seller will not issue a refund. Buyer has the option to purchase insurance on each item at their request with a notification prior to purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am an approved Etsy Wholesale seller. Please feel free to ask me for my linesheet: I would love to work with you to share bel monili with your customers!

From time to time, I may offer discounts on specific items in the form of a price reduction. In those instances, additional coupon codes or discounts do not apply. Orders placed on sale items that use a coupon code will be cancelled.

More information

Last updated on Mar 19, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Can I customize the quote on the quote bracelets?

Unfortunately we are not able to customize the quote wording at this time. You can, however, personalize your bracelet by adding a unique charm!

Can I request a specific number on the Miner's Tag necklaces?

Due to the high volume of sales and limited availability, we are unable to honor requests for specific numbers on these necklaces. These brass tags are antique and come as-is: we do not stamp them and cannot stamp custom numbers.

Wholesale availability

Yes! bel monili is an approved Etsy wholesale seller. Please contact us to request an invitation to view our wholesale shop. Wholesale buyers must provide their business name, address, website, and EIN/sales tax ID number to receive wholesale pricing.

Care instructions

bel monili items are hand-crafted with love using the highest quality materials. Many of our items are one of a kind using authentiv midcentury costume jewelry components. The authentic vintage nature of these items means that they will at times have imperfections that we feel add to their glamour and charm. Jewelry should not be submerged in water and should be removed prior to vigorous activity such as exercise or play. You can gently clean you bel monili piece using a soft dry toothbrush, adding a tiny bit of mild soap and water if necessary.