bewareofninja

Custom Geeky Jewelry, Accessories, and Parasols

Woodbridge, Virginia · 2128 Sales

bewareofninja

Custom Geeky Jewelry, Accessories, and Parasols

Woodbridge, Virginia 2128 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Follow Me on Facebook, Tumblr, Deviantart, Pinterest (bewareofninja), and Instagram (bewareofninjaetsy) for coupon codes and general shenanigans.

Shop my geeky jewelry, accessories, and other goodies in person at:
TBD

I work from my pet-free and smoke-free home.

Please see my stationary and planner shop: TheOrganizedNinja

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 17, 2018

Follow Me on Facebook, Tumblr, Deviantart, Pinterest (bewareofninja), and Instagram (bewareofninjaetsy) for coupon codes and general shenanigans.

Shop my geeky jewelry, accessories, and other goodies in person at:
TBD

I work from my pet-free and smoke-free home.

Please see my stationary and planner shop: TheOrganizedNinja

Katherine

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Updates

My new font came in just in time for the Buy 2 Get One Free cuff deal I'm running today.
Look at this beast! 10mm by 2mm (well over an ounce) of sterling silver. I'm glad my wire comes in dead soft or I may not endure and survive forming the cuff. New size options coming soon!
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About

Geeky Accessories with traditional touches.

This is a one woman show, run from my home near the US capital. In addition to doing online sales, I regularly attend anime, comic book and general geek conventions all around Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

I've been crafting and creating art since I was old enough to hold a crayon. I got started making parasols when my friend needed a Kaylee (Firefly) parasol for a costume almost a decade ago and she ended up with extra blank parasols. I started painting geeky designs and haven't stopped since.

I also love to create jewelry, especially those with geeky themes that are hard to find in retail stores. So far I've learned to do metal stamping, custom cutting, soldering and other torch work, chain maille, gemstone setting, and enameling and I'm always looking for new skills to add to my repertoire to create one-of-a-kind designs.

I love to work with customers to collaborate on unique creations, so please don't be shy about messaging me if you have an idea you'd like to see.

My items are made in a pet-free, smoke-free environment. I strive to use environmentally friendly packaging and source materials (including gemstones) from USA-based and fair trade certified businesses.

Shop members

  • Katie

    Owner

    Hi there, I'm Katie (or Kali) and I am the owner of this joint. Also, the designer, painter, seamstress, metal worker, sculptor, and accountant.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 23, 2018
Welcome to my little corner of Etsy!

I love custom orders, so please feel free to message me with an idea if you don't see exactly what you would like in my listings, want a piece of jewelry in a different metal, would like a different chain, etc. I hand make each and every piece and would love to work with you to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

I am normally in my office/studio M-F from 9:30-5:30pm EST and again around 9pm to finish up any paperwork and communications. I will generally answer any conversations or e-mails within a few hours, but there may be a longer delay if I am involved in a complex or messy project or if you message me during non-office hours.

I work in a pet-free and smoke-free environment. My products are packed and shipped in eco-friendly, recyclable materials.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
CANCELLATIONS

I will accept cancellations for a full refund within 24 hours of your purchase. I am happy to answer questions, provide samples or discuss options before you order.

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REFUNDS and REPLACEMENTS

If you have received the wrong item, please contact me right away so I can reship the corrected order. You do not need to ship the incorrect order back.

I will replace items that have a defect I did not notice before shipping if you send me pictures of the damaged product within three 3) days after the package is marked as delivered. ** Slight stamp misalignment, minor tool artifacts, or slight discrepancies in coloring are NOT defects, but merely part of the process of handmade jewelry. Items marked AS-IS in the description are exempt from replacements ** You do not need to ship the defective order back

I will replace items that were damaged in transit if you send me pictures of the damaged product AND the damaged packaging within three (3) days after the package is marked as delivered by the USPS. You do not need to ship the damaged order back.

**Refunds will only be issued in the event I cannot make a replacement**

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RETURNS and EXCHANGES

I do not accept returns on CUSTOM items. If the item is damaged or defective, please see the replacement policy above.

I accept returns on standard MADE-TO-ORDER or READY-TO-SHIP items (those without personalized text) but shipping costs are not refundable. You must contact me via Etsy conversation before returning an item. Items must be returned in new, unworn condition, in the original packaging and must be postmarked within 3 business days of the item being marked as delivered by the USPS. (EU based customers, please refer to EU policies).

I do not allow exchanges.

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MISSING AND DELAYED PACKAGES

- USA -

I get USPS tracking on all shipments and send it with the Etsy shipping notice.

If the USPS has not marked the package as delivered, I will follow up with the postal service and wait five (5) business days to allow them time to locate the package. I highly suggest the customer contact their local post office and ask them to GPS track the package as well. If the USPS cannot locate the package or determines that the package has been destroyed, I will create a replacement item for you.

If the USPS marked the package as delivered, you must contact your local post office to locate the package via GPS. I am not responsible for mail theft, USPS error or Mail Carrier misconduct and you must discuss the issue with your local post office or police department as appropriate. I am happy to provide information to the USPS or police if you need my assistance filling out the appropriate paperwork. Once I have sufficient proof that the appropriate paperwork has been filed, we can discuss a replacement shipment.


- INTERNATIONAL-

Tracking is not universally available across all international borders.

You are responsible for contacting your local customs or mail service if a package is not delivered in a timely manner. I will replace or refund a package if you provide proof that your package was destroyed or declared lost by your local postal service. (EU customers, please refer to EU policies)

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- ADDRESS ISSUES -

Shipping labels use exactly what is entered by the customer, so please double-check your address and other information before completing your purchase. Refunds will not be issued for packages delivered to the wrong address due to customer error.

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Payment
SALES TAX

I am proudly based in Virginia and must collect Virginia and County Sales Taxes (6%) on orders originating in Virginia.
Shipping
I will ship only to the address that you supply upon checkout. We can correct a small typo (such as transposing two numbers in a street address), but the order will need to be cancelled and then repurchased if you need an entirely different address, in accordance with Etsy seller policies.

Processing times on item listings is for the time it takes to lovingly create and package the item. This does NOT include time the package spends in transit, so please consider USPS shipping times when choosing when to order your desired item.

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USA

Items shipped to domestic addresses are shipped USPS First Class Parcel unless otherwise specified or the customer purchases a Priority shipping upgrade. If you would like a different shipping method (FedEx, UPS, or USPS Express/Overnight), please contact me before ordering so I can make you a custom listing with the proper shipping information. Tracking info is sent with the Etsy shipping notice.

During the holiday season, actual transit times for packages may increase although the processing time for orders does not. Please keep this in mind and allow extra time for packages to reach their destination in December and around Valentine's and Mother's Day.

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INTERNATIONAL

International packages are shipped via USPS First-Class Package International Service whenever possible. International shipping may also take a extra 2-4 weeks depending on the country and customs department, so if you are ordering for a holiday or gift please take the extra processing time into account.

International customers are responsible for any customs fees, domestic taxes, or other fees incurred. The shipping cost you pay at checkout is for the shipping label itself and packaging materials.
Additional policies and FAQs
Privacy Policy
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1. Information Collected.

To fulfill your Etsy order, your name, shipping address, email, payment information and order details will be provided to me. You may also choose to communicate information to me via the conversation feature or order notes.

2. How information is used

Any personal information provided to me through the Etsy platform will ONLY be used:
- to facilitate the production and shipping of your ordered item
- to settle disputes
- for record keeping purposes.

This shop DOES NOT keep names, usernames, emails, addresses or other information collected by Etsy for marketing purposes. Any marketing you receive regarding our shop is coming directly from Etsy and is subject to their privacy policy.

3. 3rd party sharing.

- Etsy - I share information with the Etsy platform to comply with Seller and Buyer policies.
- Legal Compliance - 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.

I do not share information with other 3rd parties unless given explicit prior consent.

4. Data storage

- Your personal data may be stored for a period of up to 7 years to comply with USA tax laws.

5. Location and out of EU transfer.

- My business is located in the USA and I comply with their privacy laws and recommended security practices.

6. 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 (such as compliance with USA law) I will 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.

7. Contact

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Katherine Araque-Frick am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at kali [!at] bewareofninja.com. Alternately, you may mail me at the address shown on your receipt.

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Right of Refusal

I reserve the right to refuse any custom order or customization on items. I believe very strongly in equality and social justice and will refuse, cancel and refund any orders that promote intolerance, violence or hatred.

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FAQ:

Do you make the parasols yourself?
I paint the parasols myself and add other embellishments. I purchase the parasol base at wholesale.

Where do you buy your (X)?
I do not answer these types of questions.

Can you do a shipment of X parasols for a wedding?
That really depends on how much time you give me and how much money you are willing to spend. I need at least 1 week for every 5 painted parasols you request. So if you want 50 parasols, you need to request a custom order at least 3 months before your wedding.