chickandcharming

Rustic Gemstone, Pearl, Czech Glass & Chain Bracelets

East Lansing, Michigan · 216 Sales

chickandcharming

Rustic Gemstone, Pearl, Czech Glass & Chain Bracelets

East Lansing, Michigan 216 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(79)

Shop owner

Lori

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Announcement   Welcome to my little shop of bracelets! Each is one of a kind, and I design and create them using gemstones, freshwater pearls, Czech glass, solid bronze and solid brass.

I love all jewelry, but I especially love bracelets because you get to see them all day, floating there at the end of your arm. That's why I make sure to include as many interesting materials in my creations as possible: gemstones with beautiful organic inclusions, Czech glass beads with rustic Picasso finishes, freshwater pearls with unusual shapes, and other unique beads, along with oxidized solid bronze and brass. A uniform strand of perfectly matching stones is never a part of my design process!

I hand-knot my bracelets using strong, flexible Irish waxed linen. This is a more time-consuming method but I think the interesting contrast between the beads and the rustic nature of the finished piece make it worth the extra effort. I hope you do to!

If you don't see what you're looking for, just convo me and I may be able to create the perfect bracelet for you. Since I design each piece one at a time (no assembly lines here!), please keep in mind I that may not be able to exactly re-create something that has already sold from my shop. I have hundreds of different kinds of stone, pearl and glass beads, but usually in smaller quantities to keep creative inspiration up and cookie-cutter design down :-)

Thanks for stopping by – I hope you find something that charms and delights you!

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 5, 2017

Welcome to my little shop of bracelets! Each is one of a kind, and I design and create them using gemstones, freshwater pearls, Czech glass, solid bronze and solid brass.

I love all jewelry, but I especially love bracelets because you get to see them all day, floating there at the end of your arm. That's why I make sure to include as many interesting materials in my creations as possible: gemstones with beautiful organic inclusions, Czech glass beads with rustic Picasso finishes, freshwater pearls with unusual shapes, and other unique beads, along with oxidized solid bronze and brass. A uniform strand of perfectly matching stones is never a part of my design process!

I hand-knot my bracelets using strong, flexible Irish waxed linen. This is a more time-consuming method but I think the interesting contrast between the beads and the rustic nature of the finished piece make it worth the extra effort. I hope you do to!

If you don't see what you're looking for, just convo me and I may be able to create the perfect bracelet for you. Since I design each piece one at a time (no assembly lines here!), please keep in mind I that may not be able to exactly re-create something that has already sold from my shop. I have hundreds of different kinds of stone, pearl and glass beads, but usually in smaller quantities to keep creative inspiration up and cookie-cutter design down :-)

Thanks for stopping by – I hope you find something that charms and delights you!

Lori

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Lori

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(79)
Suzie Lawrance

Suzie Lawrance on Jul 1, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love it!!! The beads are such a pretty shade of blue, it fits perfectly and arrive quickly! Very well made too--I know I'm going to get a lot of wear out of this bracelet! So pleased with this purchase!

Donna Taylor

Donna Taylor on Jun 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Stunning. All stones are faceted jade. Color is subtle and vibrant. This artist has the eye for something a little off the beaten path. Her selection of stones to complement each other makes me breathless especially her method of displaying them in the bracelet. You will fall in love with the bracelet you select from Chick and Charming. I have. Smile

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About

Unique, slightly rustic, casually charming bracelets!

I rediscovered my love of creating jewelry the night before a big family vacation. It was late and I was doing some last-minute packing (translate: all of the packing...), when I decided that I really, really needed a new bracelet that I could wear for the trip. So around midnight out come all of my materials and tools (insert husband's "why am I not surprised" eye roll here). One favorite bracelet later, I was hooked again on playing with all of those fabulous, beautiful beads! And I've been beading ever since.

I'm always curious about why people choose to name their Etsy shops, websites, etc. the names that they do. So, what's up with "chick & charming", you say? A while back I bought my daughter a set of metal stamps for her new "Lucky Pennies" business that she started for her school's Entrepreneur Night. Well, I couldn't resist playing with them too, and began stamping little chicken heads on charms that I then started adding to my bracelets. (Ok, she thinks they look like ducks, but I've grown quite fond of my chick & charming!)

What inspires me when I'm daydreaming about what to create next? While I agree with most people that sunsets and nature walks are beautiful and inspiring, in reality I'm usually pulling out my phone to snap a quick pic of the colors in that awesome shower curtain at World Market, or the peeling paint on the old shed that I pass several times a week, or the cool illustrations in a book my kids got from the library. So many amazing color combinations, so little time to bead them all.

Thanks for stopping by my little shop of bracelets. And thanks for shopping handmade!

Shop members

  • Lori

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on February 7, 2017
Welcome to my little shop of bracelets! If you don't find the information you're looking for in this Policies section, just convo me with your questions.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
chick & charming accepts PayPal, Credit Cards, and Etsy Gift Cards.

Please confirm that your PayPal or Etsy account address is the correct shipping address!
Shipping
I ship via USPS first class mail, with delivery tracking service. Your package will be mailed within 2 business days of payment (unless otherwise noted in Shop Announcements). I will send you a message when it ships. If you prefer expedited shipping please select one of the Shipping Upgrades during checkout.

For international orders, the buyer is responsible for any customs, taxes or other fees that may be imposed by that specific country for incoming shipments. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Packaging: Your bracelet will arrive wrapped with tissue paper inside a pretty little gift box. If your order is a gift for someone I'm happy to include a personalized note card for you - just let me know in the comments at check-out!

Accidents happen! Your chick & charming bracelet is carefully crafted of sturdy materials, but should it ever break I will be happy to restring/reassemble it at no charge. (Offer applies to restringing only. Lost/missing components will be replaced upon request at a reasonable cost.)
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns & Exchanges: I want you to be completely happy with your new chick & charming bracelet! If you’re not, please convo me to see if I can solve the problem. If you’d like to make a return, please do so within 10 days of receiving your item. I will refund your purchase price within 3 business days of receiving your return, provided it is in the same condition and packaging as shipped. Shipping costs will not be refunded. Custom orders are not returnable.
Additional policies and FAQs
Sizing: All of my bracelets are sized to fit an average wrist, and each listing includes the inner circumference of the bracelet when clasped. You can measure your wrist where you like your bracelet to fall (I like mine to hit at the bend in my wrist) and compare that to the inner circumference listed. Remember to allow for a little movement! For example: my (smallish) wrist measures 6 1/4” so I like my own bracelets to have a 6 ½” to 6 3/4” -ish inner circumference.

For most of my items I will be able to adjust the size up or down. Please convo me with any questions on sizing adjustments.

Custom Orders: If you don't see what you're looking for, just convo me and I may be able to create the perfect bracelet for you. Since I design each piece one at a time (no assembly lines here!), please keep in mind I that may not be able to exactly re-create something that has already sold from my shop. I have hundreds of different kinds of stone, pearl and glass beads, but usually in small quantities to keep creative inspiration up and cookie-cutter design down :-)

Please note: I make every effort to have my pictures show very accurate colors and details. However, different computer monitors may cause the colors you see to vary slightly from the actual colors.

Care of your bracelet: As with all jewelry, a few simple steps will keep it looking great: remove when showering, swimming, and when applying lotions or sprays.