branchbound handmade jewelry

Illinois, United States · 2366 Sales


branchbound handmade jewelry

Illinois, United States 2366 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars

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Sarah Louise Walker

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Sarah Louise Walker



Branchbound's Roots

My passion is jewelry; I've always loved looking at it and buying various pieces. When I am down, I buy a necklace. For holidays 9 times out of 10 my friends give me earrings. A few years ago I decided to make my own.

The pieces in my shop are mostly made of lace. I've always loved the look of lace. Though, as you can see, I also dabble in all kinds of materials; from wood to metal to stones to plastic. I love and collect jewelry of all kinds; all types of metal, colors of the rainbow, animals, plants, geometric designs, typography, vintage, antique, modern...I get inspired by anything and everything.

My process begins with the material itself, which is usually lace. I look at it and think, how big is this? What do I want to use it for? How should this lay on the neck or head or wrist? How long will this dangle from the ear? How will that look? Should I add something to it? What colors should it come in? I let their shapes give me ideas for what I want to use it for and how I want the finished product to look.

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  • Sarah Louise Walker

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Shipper, Photographer, Supplier

    I am an artist living in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. I love color and shapes and this shows itself in my work. I use fashion and accessories to express myself, so my shop is a natural extension of this side of my personality.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 15, 2014
Welcome to my handmade jewelry shop! I love to play with new and vintage materials, particularly different kinds of lace that I sometimes hand dye. I also use brass, gold, or silver charms and vintage beads in my work. I love mixing new and old, soft and hard, to make a variety of avant garde yet wearable one-of-a-kind jewelry.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I require payment received in full at checkout. I accept Paypal and credit cards through Etsy.
I have listed prices for combining shipping. I ship all over the world, prices are as listed. I ship everything First Class Mail unless you upgrade to priority shipping. I ship via your Etsy mailing address, so please make sure your address is correct or email me immediately if it's not, otherwise I cannot be responsible for the parcel going to the wrong address. Etsy will email you when your order has shipped with a tracking number if you are in the U.S.

Occasionally international orders get held up in customs, unfortunately there is no way I can tell how long this will take or track it once it is out of my hands. International customers are responsible for all customs fees. I am not responsible for lost or stolen packages. Please use an address that you know is secure for receiving mail or contact me if you need insurance or signature confirmation.

I try to get things out as quickly as possible, but keep in mind that many of these pieces are made to order and I also work a 40 hour a week day job that I commute to and from every day. I'm one person doing all this work, but I still try my best to get things out to you in a timely manner.

If you need something by a certain date please let me know. If you need something by a certain date PLEASE upgrade to priority shipping WHEN you checkout or message me asking if it's possible before you pay. Otherwise I have to contact you to invoice you for the rest of the shipping charge which further delays your order.
Refunds and Exchanges
No refunds or exchanges unless item has been grossly misrepresented, so read and measure carefully. Because of the fragile nature of lace jewelry, as well as issues of sterilization with ear findings, I cannot accept returns.

In the rare instance I do accept an exchange you must pay for return shipping as well as shipping for me sending the exchange item out to you, unless it was 100% an error on my part.
Additional policies and FAQs
All jewelry items come wrapped in a gift box whose size best suits each piece, hand written notes available upon request if it's a gift.

Need a longer or shorter chain? Want something in a different colour? Fewer charms? More? Pieces for your whole wedding party? I will be more than happy to work with you on a custom piece, or even a simple tweak. Just convo me! Please allow up to a week for custom-dyed pieces.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS: As with all jewelry, please handle this piece with care and keep separate from other jewelry. The dye will not run if it comes into contact with water but you should avoid getting it wet as it will lose its stiffness.

I do put items on reserve, however I will only reserve them for 48 hours. After that I require purchase with payment or the reserve is removed.