Announcement ALL ITEMS SHIPPED FREE in the USA. New things in my Etsy store almost every day! Some are Etsy Exclusives. We offer US-Made brass filigree and stampings in the vintage style with top of the line finishes at the market lowest price as well as select vintage and beading products. THANKS so much for visiting---come back often!
ALL ITEMS SHIPPED FREE in the USA. New things in my Etsy store almost every day! Some are Etsy Exclusives. We offer US-Made brass filigree and stampings in the vintage style with top of the line finishes at the market lowest price as well as select vintage and beading products. THANKS so much for visiting---come back often!
it's kind of funny how things happen lots of times...i had a co-worker about 30 years ago (about the time i started making jewelry) who had a pin made from this stamping, and i loved it...so happy to come across the stamping again...thanks so much!!!
these look even better in person, so to speak, than in the picture...funny how that works sometime, isn't it? always something tasty at this shop, plus outstanding customer service!!!
love...love...love...love :) lol but, you know, i love renoir, and these cabochons feature bits of his artworks...i can't wait to use these in making jewelry...thanks so much, y'all!!!
The B'sue Boutiques Story
I needed diapers and money for vaccinations, kiddie toys and cute clothes for a little boy. I was tired of cleaning houses.....so.....
I took my love of old, sentimental things and learned how to pick vintage and resell it through the mail. That was back in about 86-87, before the internet. I sold everything from old postcards to depression glass to vintage linens. Eventually I knew I had to specialize....so! I learned the vintage jewelry trade.
I picked jewelry and smalls for big shops in the East and West, and eventually ran ads to sell to everybody, in the ANTIQUE TRADER WEEKLY, for about 8 years. If you have done vintage jewelry for a long time, you might know me already.
I found that you could sell vintage jewelry this way and make a nice little income, one that would buy you into what you really wanted. I wanted to make and design jewelry. I started with 20.00 and baby on my hip (if not on the hip, in a stroller) and after alot of hard work, mistakes and determination, I got what I wanted.
I started out doing table top shows in high schools, fleas, and small trunk shows, then a nice home party business, then actively traveling to do better shows in upscale malls and larger venues, cutting my design teeth on what I learned at the shows and networking with other jewelry makers.
About 1993 I began actively selling my own line of pretty collage jewelry to shops across the US. We had a 300 piece line, seven helpers and 500 store accounts. Eventually that got really old, but I am super glad to have had the experience, as it taught me SO much.
In 1997 I got online, sold one of a kinds, a bit of vintage jewelry, and launched a jewelry supply company. B'sue shares techniques at YouTube under bsueboutiques and we sponsor a large workshop in May here in Ohio.
It all began over 28 years ago!
Thanks for visiting our Etsy store, which is an outlet for B'sue Boutiques and a great place for designers to load up on the best in American-made brass stampings with our own unique NICKEL FREE FINISHES!
I only sell the best, and strongly urge you to purchase things for your work that make it stand out, things of quality. While I sell the best, I also strive to sell at market least, so that US made metal goods---the best in the world---can be available to as many designers as possible.
At B'sue Boutiques, the goal is to make you happy each and every time you come to visit us. It's a joy to meet you and to share what has been learned over all these years. Your success is OUR success!
Assistant, Shipper, Customer Service
This is Javi, who helps us make all our videos now, as well as assists me design jewelry, organize and helps on the shipping desk, too!
Millie always has to be a big part of things. Looks like she's taken over someone's desk!
Dedicated to making your orders ship on time and getting inventory under control, Donna makes a big difference around this place. She also designs jewelry.
Inventory Specialist And The Nice Person On The Phone
Shelley Owens has been at B'sue Boutiques as B'sue's right hand, prop, crutch, caretaker and all around nice person for the last 13 years. Shelley answers the phone during business hours and will always be happy to help!
Jordan is the "baby on my hip" that I dragged to every flea market in the area, back when I started my business. He is now 30 years old, is my office manager and head shipping clerk.
The Shop Workshop
Where It All Begins!
This is where we film our videos now...and where we make most of the jewelry. The Old Messy Workshop still exists....I make the worst messes there!
Rob sets up the computers
What would we do without Rob?
Owner, Designer, Owner Of B'sue Boutiques....what Her Or The Cat?
Brenda Sue got tired of signing her name over and over again, and abbreviated back in 1988... B'sue She will admit to being the owner of B'sue Boutiques. For now. One day, Jordan will be.
Lauren, Jordan, and B'sue
Our Family Business
We're a happy family here at B'sue Boutiques. Here's a photo of B'sue (Mom) Jordan (now smiling and loving his job!) and Lauren, (Jordan's wife). Lauren loads many of our Etsy listings, and NEVER makes a mistake on any order she ships.
Would you like to get some new ideas, a little free instruction? Come and visit the bsueboutiques channel at YouTube! http://www.youtube.com/user/bsueboutiques
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
No checks or money orders are accepted for B'sue Boutiques products. Payment is expected when your order is placed. We do not do layaways or hold merchandise at Etsy. I am so sorry, it's just not possible for us to break packages or make special hold/reserved lots for customers at this time. I know that's something many Etsy customers like, but we've set this store up as a sort of 'backroom-outlet'. The whole idea behind our Etsy outlet is that we offer unusual, vintage, just arrived sample lots or clearance merchandise on a first come, first served basis.
It's fun, though! Since we add new stuff CONSTANTLY, when you come to visit us at Etsy you just never know what you'll find! People love our Etsy shop because it's quick and the deals are delicious. Since we include US shipping free here at Etsy, whatcha see is whatcha pay, no worrying or wondering about high add-on shipping fees.
Tax is charged ONLY on orders from customers living in OHIO, USA (where we are located).
If you need help making your selections, please convo me and let me assist, rather than purchase something and not be sure about it. That's easier for both of us! I am ALWAYS happy to help, and attentive to the email convos sent to me at Etsy. I would rather talk you out of something if you are really unsure, than have you buy it and have to return it.
All Etsy merchandise must be purchased via their cart per Etsy rules. I cannot sell anything from Etsy unless you use the cart. I do not accept anything but PayPal here. Thanks for understanding!
Again, I am unable to take special orders at Etsy at this time or bring things from another venue to make another bargain lot. Once a lot is sold or an item in Etsy stock is sold, there may be no more for Etsy sale. So when you see something you like, go ahead and snap it up!
I really appreciate your business! Happy designing!
So if you purchase something on Tuesday, it will probably ship Wednesday except during peak times, it may go out Thursday. If you buy on Friday, it probably won't ship til the following Tuesday.
At peak ordering times or during staff vacations, there can be small delays, but it is our custom to let you know when we can ship your order when your payment arrives via PayPal, so watch for those email messages!
We use USPS first class and priority mail, depending on the item. All items will have tracking; in some cases we do need to bill for extra shipping (international orders) or insurance (over 100.00). We do not ship any packages overnight.
INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: If your order is over 150.00 or is bulky, we may have to ship it EXPRESS MAIL. This can be rather expensive for you. Please contact me to get an idea of the fees before you make your purchase. The fee charged through our Etsy system is merely an ESTIMATE. If possible, we will simply accept it; but if you have purchased a bunch of heavy chain, etc, we cannot absorb all the extra it may require even to send it to you the cheapest way. SO: we may have to bill you the extra. PLEASE KNOW: NEVER! do we charge to write customs documents, for packing, handling or for packaging materials......ONLY the cost to send you the package. So if we bill you, we need you to understand, international shipping of heavy things can be costly, we aren't trying to gouge you, we just can't pay your postage ticket for you. THANKS BUNCHES for understanding!
There are some countries to which we are completely unable to ship at this time: All African countries except South Africa; we do not ship to Indonesia and Mexico. I may be able to ship to Italy, Brazil and Israel under some circumstances, please contact me before making your order. Please understand that my reasons for not being able to ship to these countries involve theft and fraud or difficulty in getting the packages across borders during times of social unrest; if I decline your order it's because I sincerely doubt it will arrive for you, resulting in your upset and chargebacks to my account as well as potential total loss of merchandise. Thank you for understanding and if you have questions, I will be happy to answer you and explain.
If you are concerned that we may not be able to send goods to your country, just convo me and I will be more than happy to let you know. I have been an international shipper for over 20 years.
DUTIES AND CUSTOMS: Customs fees are your responsibility; I do not have information here to tell you what fees in your country might be. Please contact your post office before ordering as they will be able to tell you what to expect. Customs fees are NEVER part of the shipping fee. Your country's customs clerks will add those, if applicable.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you must return an item, please contact me for instructions. In the event that you purchase something from us and we have erred in some way, a refund that *includes* shipping will be made promptly on the item's return.
Returns made for other reasons (won't work for my project, changed my mind, found it somewhere else) are usually not accepted, but we may be able to work something out if you approach me as soon as the goods are received. No refund of shipping fees can be made in this case. I cannot accept returns on goods that are used in a project, altered in any way, or that have been held in your workshop for any length of time. You must make arrangements promptly or we can't help. Thanks bunches for understanding.
If you will be out of town for some time, please wait to order until you will be at home to receive the package and inspect it promptly when it arrives. I WELCOME ANY AND ALL QUESTIONS, and am delighted to be of assistance. Do not hesitate to ask questions!
We do not swap out Etsy merchandise for merchandise purchased elsewhere. All Etsy merchandise must be purchased via their cart per Etsy rules. I cannot sell anything from Etsy unless you use the cart. I am a stickler for format rules and I treasure being able to sell on this one. Selling outside the Etsy cart results in fee avoidance, and for that you can lose your Etsy store. Please don't ask me to do this as I hate to say no....but, I will have to. Thanks for understanding!
Additional policies and FAQs
We are not wholesalers...but our goods are sold at the bottom of the market, to allow you to enjoy using them. We believe in realistic prices. My goods are different than other stampings on the market because of the finishes placed on them. They are top of the line designer finishes, and several of them can be had from no one else, except B'sue Boutiques. Also they are different because of the type of brass we insist be used when the stampings are made and oh baby yes! there IS a difference. I believe, too, that my trade in this industry is unique because of my deep past experience as an antiques dealer specializing in vintage costume jewelry. I know how the pieces were used back in the day, I understand the provenance of the dies used to make them, the history of this industry in the United States.....and the new ways in which young, new designers might use them today.
I'm not able to guarantee how your project will turn out with the goods you purchase for us or make any guarantees of any kind with costume jewelry findings. Some of these things are vintage and old....like little old ladies, they must be treated with tenderness and care! If you have any questions about them, feel free to ask. Never think your question is silly, or that you are new to jewelry making and feel embarrassed. I would love to explain and help however possible.
Most of our metal goods are made in the USA and finished by the best platers in the US trade. Brass is commonly 85% copper and 15% zinc, although sometimes copper content can be a little higher. There CAN be itsy bitsy traces of lead in any brass product due to the way brass is made. It can barely even be measured! It is rare, however, to find such traces in brass stampings made in the United States, and the brass goods we sell are LEAD-COMPLIANT.
B'sue Boutiques findings and components are not intended for use by persons under the age of 13, nor are the completed jewelry pieces meant to be worn by children.