Chrysalism

Talismanic Adornments for the Bohemian Soul

Boulder, Colorado 25213 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (5827)

Chrysalism

Talismanic Adornments for the Bohemian Soul

Boulder, Colorado | 25213 Sales

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Mylia

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Mylia

Announcement    Our summer collection is live! Follow @_chrysalism_ on Insta for updates ❤

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Hello and welcome to Chrysalism! We create talismanic, earth-inspired jewelry designs to fuel your creative self-expression ❤

Need something custom made just for you? We have a wide variety of crystals, gemstones, and feathers and are happy to work with you to manifest your ideas! Any of our earrings can be made into gauges or tunnel hangers, just send us a message!

Our current production time on made to order items is 1-2 weeks. If you have a specific deadline, please feel free to message us. We will always do our best to work within your timeframe!

Please read our shop policies and FAQ in full before making a purchase, and feel free to contact us with any questions!

Blessings, Love, and Light,
Mylia and Brandon

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Follow us on social media for exclusive discount codes, giveaways, and up-to-date info on our work!:

www.facebook.com/ChrysalismDesigns
Instagram: @_chrysalism_
Ello: @chrysalism
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Announcement

Last updated on Aug 3, 2019

Our summer collection is live! Follow @_chrysalism_ on Insta for updates ❤

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Hello and welcome to Chrysalism! We create talismanic, earth-inspired jewelry designs to fuel your creative self-expression ❤

Need something custom made just for you? We have a wide variety of crystals, gemstones, and feathers and are happy to work with you to manifest your ideas! Any of our earrings can be made into gauges or tunnel hangers, just send us a message!

Our current production time on made to order items is 1-2 weeks. If you have a specific deadline, please feel free to message us. We will always do our best to work within your timeframe!

Please read our shop policies and FAQ in full before making a purchase, and feel free to contact us with any questions!

Blessings, Love, and Light,
Mylia and Brandon

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Follow us on social media for exclusive discount codes, giveaways, and up-to-date info on our work!:

www.facebook.com/ChrysalismDesigns
Instagram: @_chrysalism_
Ello: @chrysalism
Tumblr: chrysalismdesigns

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About

❤ Talismanic adornments, made from nature to nourish your soul ❤

Hello and welcome to Chrysalism! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking time to learn about us and our art!

Chrysalism began in 2011, after my father passed away unexpectedly. In the aftermath, I found myself needing a sanctuary to process my feelings. Creativity is a wonderful healer, and I found solace in my art. A seamstress and artist since childhood, I had dreamed of making jewelry for years, so with my modest inheritance I paid my rent for the year, collected a few supplies, and set up a folding work table in the corner of my kitchen.

At first, making jewelry was just therapy for me, a way to let go and be a part of the universal flow. I planned to return to my previous job waiting tables, teach yoga on the side, and continue jewelry making as a hobby. Soon, it became clear that my designs were resonating with people, and I realized I could devote myself fully to my craft. It was unexpected, empowering, and a little scary- I had never even considered running my own business full time! But through my creative process, I found myself transforming and growing more fulfilled- I could feel this is what I was meant for!

The name Chrysalism arose from that feeling of generating a nourishing space (a chrysalis ❤) in which to creatively transform my life, and from the hope that my art may offer others space to transform themselves through their own self-expression.

Each design I manifest emerges from my desire to send sparks of beauty out into the world where they can inspire and empower my customers to express their most authentic self: unique, vibrant, and radiant. It is my hope that each piece will be carried as a symbolic talisman, to remind of the beauty and power held within each of us.

I use only natural materials (crystals, stones, wood, feathers, leather, shells) and basic metals and alloys (brass, copper, silver), never any synthetic chemical- or petroleum-based materials. I believe in the healing energy of these gifts from the earth and treat every piece with reverence and love. My partner and I spend time with each piece of jewelry we send out, taking time to clear accumulated energies with intuitive rituals utilizing sunlight, moonlight, sea salt, voice, and intention.

In 2014, my love and life partner, Brandon, joined me on this creative journey. He has gradually taken over many tasks, allowing me space to flourish creatively and manifest a more fully realized version of Chrysalism, rather than be bogged down by the minutiae. The two of us now spend 5-6 days a week working in our dedicated studio in the heart of Boulder's arts district (no more kitchen table!). It is hard work sometimes, but so rewarding!

Since our genesis, Chrysalism designs have been worn by Woody Harrelson, Kim Kardashian, Luke Wilson, Margaret Cho, Shiva Rea, and 20,000+ others, and have appeared in Elle Magazine, Bill Nye Saves the World, Zombieland 2, Bust Magazine, Earth Magazine, Yoga Magazine, Buzzfeed, and more!

We've established a yearly tradition of visiting the Tucson and Denver Gem and Mineral Shows, where we get to know the miners and suppliers who work to bring us beautiful treasures from inside the earth. We source our materials with a strong focus on ethically mined and fair-trade minerals. Twice a year we bring home a heap of new supplies and a renewed inspiration to create. We drill many of our own stones and are taking the first steps toward learning lapidary work, soldering, and copper electro-forming, so in the future we can incorporate an even wider variety of unique crystals and stones into our work. In the future, you can expect to see more rare/unique materials and one of a kind power pieces as we dig into our growing collection of crystals and gemstones. You can stay up to date on upcoming collections by following our Instagram account: @_chrysalism_ ♥

We are so grateful that you’ve decided to stop by our shop and read about our journey! Please feel free to message us with any questions or requests you might have.

Blessings, Love, and Light,
Mylia and Brandon

Shop members

  • Mylia

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Photography

    Born and raised in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado, I have always been inspired by the shapes, colors, textures, and patterns of the natural world. I live to create, and find great joy infusing my love of nature into unique wearable art!

  • Brandon

    Lapidary, Maker, Assistant, Shipper

    My love, my life partner, and the best studio assistant anyone could ask for! Drilling and lapidary work, jewelry assembly, shipping, crystal cleansing, back rubs, and odd jobs- Brandon is the glue that holds our shop together!

  • Sam

    Assistant

    When our studio mate Sam isn’t busy running his own creative business (screen printing and wood block carving at samcik.bigcartel.com), he helps us out with jewelry assembly and brightens the studio with his humor and optimism!

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Jul 31, 2019
Frequently asked questions
When will my purchase ship?

Our current production times are stated within each listing. Ready to ship items typically ship within 1-3 business days, while made to order items may take up to 2 weeks to complete. Your estimated ship date can be found on your receipt- we will send it sooner if we are able! :)

If you have a specific deadline, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you!

How long does shipping take?

*Many items are made to order with a production time before we ship- times below are for shipping only* 

US:
Standard: 3-5 business days
Priority Mail: 2-3 business days
Express: 1-2 business days

International:
Typically arrives within 2 weeks from ship date, but may take longer.

Rush shipping upgrades are available at checkout. Please take our production times into account, and remember the listed transit times are only estimates and not guaranteed.

If you have a deadline, please let us know and we will do our best to work within your timeframe!

Care instructions

To ensure long life for your jewelry, we recommend keeping it dry. While we build our jewelry to last, many of our materials are naturally sensitive to moisture and may oxidize when exposed to water. Additionally, some crystals and feathers are fragile by nature, so please be gentle with your treasures!

Feathers:
Most of our feathers can be rejuvenated with a hair flattener on low heat, pressing gently and slowly ironing in the direction of the feather grain. Please do not iron the rigid bright red/orange feathers.

Gauges:
Wipe with a damp cloth to clean, using a very small amount of gentle soap if needed. Wood and horn plugs may be conditioned with a small amount of jojoba or coconut oil. Please do not rinse or submerge.

Custom and personalized orders

We are always happy to work with you to create a variation of an existing item or a new idea from scratch, just for you!

All of our earrings can be converted into gauges or tunnel inserts. Custom gauge sizes and single flare plugs are available upon request.

Payment must be made in full before work will begin on custom items.

Just send us a message to arrange for a custom order!

Can I choose my own stone or crystal?

Yes, of course!

You are welcome to let us know your preferences for color, size, shape, or clarity in the notes to seller during checkout, and we will do our best to select the perfect crystal for you!

If you are still unsure, you can request a photo of our current stock to make sure you receive a stone you resonate with! We only provide photo selection for paid orders. Just leave us a note when you purchase to let us know you'd like to choose your own crystal :)

Sensitive skin and allergies

If you have sensitive skin, we can create a hypoallergenic version of most designs. We have sterling silver, surgical grade stainless steel, and other hypoallergenic metals on hand to ensure your safety and comfort!

We also carry clip-on earring hooks for customers with unpierced ears.

Just send us a message to arrange for a special hypoallergenic order :)

Returns and exchanges

We are happy to accept returns or exchanges. Please contact us within 14 days of delivery to arrange for a return.

Returns must be authorized by us prior to sending. Items must be in their original condition and packaging and postmarked within 30 days of delivery. Buyer is responsible for return shipping unless we've made a mistake, in which case we will of course cover the cost.

Upon receiving your return in undamaged, unworn condition (no visible wear or perfume odor), we will add your replacement item to our work queue or issue a refund for the cost of the returned item.


We're here to help, so please don't hesitate to reach out if there is a problem! ♥

International Orders

International orders generally arrive within 2 weeks of shipment, but some may take much longer, up to 8 weeks depending on location and customs. We thank you for your patience!

Please note, buyers outside the US are responsible for any customs duties or VAT fees which may arise. Customs duties are a tax imposed upon the buyer by their country of residence and are separate from shipping costs. They cannot be predicted, altered or payed by the seller. We are unable to mark packages as a "gift" to bypass customs fees as this is a federal crime in the United States. Please review your country's tax policies before ordering.

Packages returned due to unpaid customs fees will be refunded for the cost of the items only.

Wholesale

Due to limited materials, time constraints, and the complexity of creating handmade art in bulk, we are not currently offering wholesale pricing. Thanks so much for supporting our creative vision!