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Shop policies

Last updated on January 5, 2012
Thank you for stopping by Carlena Designs! Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the items in my shop, or any of my shop policies.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I take great pride in my work and I want you to be delighted with your purchase. If that is not the case, please return your item within five days of initial receipt. I will refund your payment promptly with the exception of shipping charges. I will not refund a payment until I receive the item in its original condition. Please consider using delivery confirmation and/or insurance, as I cannot replace or repair items that were lost in transit.
Visa, Mastercard, American Express & Discover are accepted securely through PayPal. A PayPal account is not required. Please note that items will not ship until funds are confirmed.
DOMESTIC SHIPPING: Shipping within the U.S. is $3.00 for the first item, and $0.50 for additional items that ship in the same package. Jewelry is shipped via U.S. First Class within 2 business days of placing your order and should arrive within 3-5 business days. Custom orders may require more time, you will be notified when your order will ship.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: Shipping to Canada is $3.00 for the first item and $0.50 for each additional item in the same package, and shipping to "everywhere else" is $3.50 for the first item and $0.50 for additional items. Packages are shipped First Class International. **All international customers are responsible for any duties or taxes from their customs dept.**

International packages generally take 2-3 weeks to arrive to their destination, but sometimes as long as 6-8 weeks, depending on many factors such as distance and customs. Please be aware of this if you need your package by a certain deadline.
Additional policies and FAQs
Caring For and Cleaning Swarovski Crystal Jewelry

Over a period of time, you may find that the crystals you wear appear to lose a little bit of their luster. Most of the things that will take away from the beauty of a crystal are hairspray, lotions, make-up, and even oils from our skin that can mute the brilliance that makes Swarovski crystal jewelry sparkle.

To ensure the lasting beauty of your Swarovski crystal, do not use sonic cleaners, 'jewelry dips', detergents, abrasive cleaners, boiling waters, window-cleaning fluids or commercial jewelry cleaners. Jewelry cleaners usually contain ammonia or alcohol, which can have a damaging effect on the crystal.

An easy and non-abrasive way to get all the hairspray, facial oils and other things off of the surface of your Swarovski crystal jewelry and to restore that incredible sparkle is to make a solution that contains:

•one teaspoon of mild dish soap (do not use an antibacterial soap)
•3/4 cups of warm water
Mix up the solution in a small, clean jar with a secure lid. Drop the jewelry into the jar and shake it up a bit and let it soak for a few minutes. You will only need to leave it in there for one or two minutes, I would not recommend any longer than that. Dip an old, soft toothbrush in the solution and gently scrub jewelry. Rinse well under warm running water and pat dry with a soft, lint-free cloth. Allow to air dry on a soft surface.
Note: This jewelry cleaner can be reused until it begins to look dirty and/or cloudy!
This solution is good for cleaning gold filled, sterling silver, and gemstones including: black onyx, garnet, jade, tiger's eye, hematite, amethyst, and red jasper.
Not recommended for turquoise, malachite, freshwater pearls, lapis.

Caring for Swarovski Crystal Pearl Jewelry

Swarovski crystal pearls are resistant to perspiration, UV rays, perfumes, scratches and will not fade. They can be cleaned using the recommended method above.
Your pearls will look fabulous and last for generations if you care for them properly. Here are a few simple tips for maintaining the luster and beauty of your wire jewelry for years to come.

Do not use cleaning solvents or put them in an ultrasonic cleaner. Do not let your pearls come into contact with hair spray, ammonia, or any alcohol based solvent product. These chemicals can cause damage to the surface of your pearls.

Caring for Sterling Silver Jewelry

Silver will tarnish or discolor if left out in the open. Tarnish is a naturally occurring process caused by oxidation. Tarnish begins to appear as a golden tone, then quickly gets darker. After wearing, your crystal jewelry should be wiped with a soft cloth before storing. This will cut down the tarnish process.

•The easiest way to keep silver bright and minimize the amount of tarnish is to store it in a cool, dry place, (away from moist areas like the bathroom), in an airtight zip lock bag. This will decrease the need for polishing.

•Avoid using liquid silver cleaner or polish on your jewelry. These are very harsh and will strip away your jewelry's finish. Do not use silver cleaners on Swarovski pearls and crystals as the gemstones may loose its luster.
•When getting dressed, it is a good idea to put your wire jewelry on after applying make up, perfume, hair spray or hand lotion. The chemicals in these products can damage silver or gold wire gemstone jewelry. Make your jewelry the last item you put on and the first item you take off.

•Chemicals such as chlorine found in swimming pools and hot tubs can cause a reaction and damage the finish of silver jewelry. Chlorine, salt water, even hard water will eventually leave a film on your jewelry, dulling its color and shine. Always remove your wire jewelry while swimming, bathing or showering.

Custom orders gladly accepted.

MULTIPLES AVAILABLE for all items, even when only 1 is listed. Contact me for more info.

GIFT WRAPPING: Every order comes in a lovely light blue organza pouch. Sending direct to a gift recipient? Let me know and I'll include a note for you on a gift card, and will not include the receipt. Let me know what you would like printed on the note.