castocreations

Casto Creations - Elegant Handcrafted Jewelry Designs

Olympia, Washington · 443 Sales

castocreations

Casto Creations - Elegant Handcrafted Jewelry Designs

Olympia, Washington 443 Sales On Etsy since 2005

5 out of 5 stars
(228)

Announcement   I'm back! The shop will slowly be filled up once again with elegant handcrafted artisan jewelry made by me, Megan Casto. Fine silver, sterling, gemstones, natural stone, freshwater pearls, and Swarovski crystals are my favorite materials to create with. Each piece is lovingly crafted for quality, comfort, and beauty.

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Announcement

Last updated on Oct 19, 2015

I'm back! The shop will slowly be filled up once again with elegant handcrafted artisan jewelry made by me, Megan Casto. Fine silver, sterling, gemstones, natural stone, freshwater pearls, and Swarovski crystals are my favorite materials to create with. Each piece is lovingly crafted for quality, comfort, and beauty.

Be a Facebook Fan! :) Copy & Paste this ridiculously long link into your browser:
http://www.facebook.com/CastoCreations#!/pages/Casto-Creations-Jewelry-Designs/233272310833?ref=ts

SUBSCRIBE to my NEWSLETTER - I only send out newsletters a few times a year.
http://castocreations.us1.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8150d482a0f6635135d5b743b&id=494ae8b2bd

~ Questions? E-mail me ~
casto [!at] castocreations.com

Megan Casto

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Megan Casto

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(228)
Cheri Beavers

Cheri Beavers on Dec 31, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This necklace is so beautiful! It's exactly as pictured and so stunning in person. This is my third purchase from Casto Creations and each piece is top quality! Thank you again!

Susan Shelton

Susan Shelton on Jan 13, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Megan made this necklace for me to replace one I had years ago. Although I only described it in email, she pretty much nailed it. Not only that, she replaced it in about a week and I'd been looking for a replacement for over a decade. Great customer service as well! You're the Nordstrom of e-shopping!

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About

Handmade Jewelry by Megan Casto

Officially, my jewelry making started in 2001 after a girls night bracelet making party. But really I've been making jewelry of all kinds since I was a teenager. Remember friendship bracelets? I had boxes of embroidery floss.

My grandma and grandpa made jewelry way back when and they are my inspiration.

My love of combining colors couldn't be solved through painting since I have no artistic skills. Thankfully beads and gemstones provide enough colors to keep me busy.

Each and every piece in my shop is handcrafted by me.

Feel free to also check out my supply shop at www.castogemstones.etsy.com.

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Shop members

  • Megan

    Owner

    Wife and Mother Jewelry Designer officially since 2001 but really since forever Harry Potter Addict

Shop policies

Last updated on November 12, 2012
I strive to provide an outstanding experience for you from start to finish. I want everyone who wears my designs to feel like a princess or a movie star. And you'll be treated as such!

If ordering as a gift I offer FREE gift wrap and a hand written note! Please make a note in checkout with the exact wording you want on your card and what the event is (i.e. birthday, Christmas, graduation, etc.) so that I can select appropriate wrapping paper.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept several forms of payment -

Paypal
Credit Card - via Paypal or Etsy Direct

DID YOU KNOW??? You can use Paypal and your credit card without actually signing up for Paypal.

For step by step instructions on paying with a credit card without signing up for Paypal see this topic thread here - (copy and paste into browser)
http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5270327
Shipping
~~~ Shipping Prices Explained ~~~

Shipping for items under $100 is $5.75 within the US. This is for USPS Priority with delivery confirmation. The total postage is $5.25. The remaining $0.50 covers the minimal packaging materials I use as well as tape, paper, and ink for printing shipping labels, and time. I am not trying to make any money from my shipping price.

If you are willing to accept First Class shipping without any delivery confirmation I will refund $2.00 to you. However, with this option you take all liability and if a package is lost I ~will not~ replace it.

Items over $100 will be shipped USPS Priority with Delivery Confirmation AND Insurance. The shipping cost starts at $7.50 and goes up depending on the price of the item.

I cannot take responsibility for lost, stolen, or damaged packages - once a package leaves my hands the United States Post Office is in charge. I will do my best to work with you and the post office to find any missing packages, but unfortunately if the item is not insured I cannot guarantee replacement or refund. Most items I make are one of a kind and are nearly impossible to replicate.

### International Orders ###

All International orders will be shipped USPS First Class unless otherwise stated. Higher end items may require Priority International shipping, which starts at $20. I apologize for the high rate but I cannot track packages or offer insurance unless I ship Priority International. They do not offer tracking with first class.

I cannot be responsible for packages that get stuck in customs, as can sometimes happen. I have absolutely no control over customs agents.

I do NOT, and will NOT, lie on a customs form. Please do not ask. Items will be marked "Other", made in the U.S., and labeled with an appropriate description and value.

Buyer is responsible for all customs fees, duties, and taxes that may apply.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SHIPPING MATERIALS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I use USPS provided Priority shipping boxes and try to recycle as much bubble wrap and/or peanuts as I can. If you prefer brand new materials please include a note at checkout. I always use clean materials even if they are recycled. I do NOT purchase packing peanuts but do not want to throw them away when I get them in my own packages. I encourage everyone to reuse any packing materials they receive. :)

Jewelry comes in a gift box and/or gift bag. If you prefer minimal packaging I am willing to put the jewelry into a small plastic ziplock style bag with bubble wrap padding and recycled cardboard or card stock. Just leave a note at checkout to let me know. :)
Refunds and Exchanges
~~~ Please Note ~~~

Each piece of jewelry I create is unique and hand crafted. My goal is your complete satisfaction. If you have questions or concerns about your jewelry after purchase *please* contact me right away. I will accept returns, for any reason, up to 14 days after delivery. Your purchase price will be refunded via Paypal.

All jewelry is guaranteed to be free from defects in craftsmanship and materials on delivery. Should the jewelry fail and examination reveals it was due to negligence on my part, I will repair or replace the item at no additional cost, if notified within 7 days. You must contact me via e-mail ( casto (at) castocreations (dot) com ) before you return any item.

If you purchased an item as a gift, I am happy to try to resize an item as needed or as the piece allows (you will be responsible for all additional necessary shipping costs) after purchase. Please try to plan ahead and find out the size needed for a gift so I can adjust it before I send it out.

Pieces that are broken due to mistreatment cannot be returned or exchanged. I am happy to fix an item that breaks, within reason and ability, for a repair fee. Custom orders cannot be returned or exchanged; however, I truly want you to be happy with your purchase and will work with you to the best of my ability to make sure your item is as you desire.
Additional policies and FAQs
~~~ Privacy Policy ~~~
Rest assured that all of your information is secure and safe. I will never share or sell your contact information. I am adamant about this - I do not want my personal information shared and I won't share yours.


~~~ Wholesale ~~~

I do accept wholesale orders. Wholesale price is 50% listed retail. Minimum first time purchase is $300. Minimum subsequent purchases are $150.

~~~ Custom Orders ~~~

Can't decide on that perfect gift? I am happy to create a custom piece of jewelry as unique as your special person. I will work with you to design the perfect gift. After a design is agreed upon, I require full payment, including shipping charges. I am happy to send your gift directly to the recipient, along with a lovely gift card (which I will fill out for you with your sentiments).

~~~ Pearl Restringing ~~~
Pearl restringing is done on a per pearl basis. I charge $1.50 per pearl, plus a service fee of $20. I use 100% silk thread (which I pre-stretch) for all my pearl stringing and can match the thread to the color of your pearls (i.e. different colored pearls like blue or green can have matching threads).

~~~ Please Note ~~~~

Sterling silver tarnishes. It's no one's fault. It's the nature of the metal. A simple polishing cloth will keep your sterling bright and shiny. Do not use chemicals when cleaning jewelry that includes pearls or other sensitive gemstones.

When wearing jewelry that utilizes lampwork glass beads please use caution and treat the pieces with care. Lampwork glass is not for children! Each bead is handmade by an artisan. I choose the best Lampwork artists I can find to bring you high quality beads, but they are glass and they are breakable. I cannot replace or repair a Lampwork piece if a bead is broken from wear simply due to the unique nature of each glass bead.

Colors are difficult to represent online as each person's screen may show colors differently. I try to describe the colors of each piece to the best of my ability. If you are concerned about a color matching something specific, please contact me or send me a photo of what you're trying to match. I'll try to work with you to make sure you see the appropriately represented color as best I can.