ClearCrickCottage

One of a kind Beaded Jewelry by Sherilyn Koss

47 Sales

ClearCrickCottage

One of a kind Beaded Jewelry by Sherilyn Koss

47 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(36)

Announcement   CURRENT STATUS:♥ Regrettably, I must focus on home related issues, and so I will not be taking orders while my shops are "On Vacation."
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If you have received a gift from C.M.R.E. and have questions, or need adjustments,
please leave me a message/convo here, or email me directly:
sherilynj [!at] sbcglobal.net
I will respond as soon as possible.
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Thank you for stopping by- Please sign up to be notified of my return!
If you want to convo me I'll still be checking in, so I'll respond as soon as I can.
In the meantime, please enjoy a look at my sold items. Check out my positive feedback, too. I do like to show off my happy customers. :)

If you have been referred to me by Anne Dodd, please convo me, and I'll get back to you very soon.

I do not expect to return to "open" status until late 2016.
If you have any questions please convo me. ♥
Have a beautiful day!
♥ Sherilyn Koss
clearcrickcottage.etsy.com
clearcrickcottage.blogspot.com
(also:)
clearcrickvintage.etsy.com
clearcrickhollow.etsy.com
www.facebook.com/sherilyn.koss

Announcement
Last updated on Mar 15, 2016

CURRENT STATUS:♥ Regrettably, I must focus on home related issues, and so I will not be taking orders while my shops are "On Vacation."
********************************************************
If you have received a gift from C.M.R.E. and have questions, or need adjustments,
please leave me a message/convo here, or email me directly:
sherilynj [!at] sbcglobal.net
I will respond as soon as possible.
**************************************************************
Thank you for stopping by- Please sign up to be notified of my return!
If you want to convo me I'll still be checking in, so I'll respond as soon as I can.
In the meantime, please enjoy a look at my sold items. Check out my positive feedback, too. I do like to show off my happy customers. :)

If you have been referred to me by Anne Dodd, please convo me, and I'll get back to you very soon.

I do not expect to return to "open" status until late 2016.
If you have any questions please convo me. ♥
Have a beautiful day!
♥ Sherilyn Koss
clearcrickcottage.etsy.com
clearcrickcottage.blogspot.com
(also:)
clearcrickvintage.etsy.com
clearcrickhollow.etsy.com
www.facebook.com/sherilyn.koss

Sherilyn Koss

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Sherilyn Koss

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(36)
Marie Stark

Marie Stark on Aug 25, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This artist does AMAZING work! Her efforts have surpassed my expectations with each piece that she does for me! She is professional, inspiring and creative.

Anonymous on Dec 13, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely incredible bracelet. So beautiful in person with such lovely workmanship and beauty. Super fast shipping, too. Thank you so much, Sherilyn! So happy to have it.

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About

Just make your way through the garden gate...

My name is Sherilyn Koss. I am the sole designer, shop keeper, and grounds keeper here at Clear Crick Cottage. I hope you'll enjoy your visit with me today at the Cottage. Currently I am working on new designs, and reworking old designs, so my shop is a little low on inventory. I hope to have more added very soon. Nearly all of my jewelry designs contain one-of-a-kind (OOAK), artisan made, and or vintage beads, pendants, and other ingredients. Sometimes I also find vintage goodies to resell here. Do enjoy a look around! :) I LOVE questions or comments about my hand fashioned jewelry, contact me anytime.

I am a Self-Representing Artist Jewelry Designer member, SRAJD 3032.

I believe that, in general, beads are unpretentious and naturally lend themselves to everyday wearable designs. Most of my jewelry is based on stringing and or simple wire-wrapping, and the beads I choose inspire my creations. I hope that my customers will want to wear my jewelry for day or dress.

To describe my jewelry designs, I would say they're seldom on trend and a bit eclectic. I especially love to add appealing and remarkable beads into my work. I'm usually reluctant to make dainty or simple designs, and prefer to impart a feeling of substance into my jewelry with generous sized beads, and several strands (plenty of detail). I love and infuse the idea that a unique piece of jewelry could generate lively conversation, evoke sincere admiration, or even render a bit of mystique for the wearer. One-of-a-kind creations are what I'm happiest working on.

My favorite artisan glass lampwork beads and pendants come from
Spare Time Designs Lampwork Beads by Anne Dodd, SRA.
If you want to pick your own beads for me to work with, or if you are a designer, here's Anne's gallery: http://www.freewebs.com/sparetimedesigns/
or buy her newest beads at her shop: sparetimedesigns.etsy.com

Curiouser and curiouser? My shop Policies section is filled FULL with information about payment, shipping, beaded jewelry care, design philosophies, wild lengthy ramblings, and much more. :)

Want to know more about me?
clearcrickcottage.blogspot.com

Please drop by Clear Crick Cottage anytime...
my garden gate is always open.

With sincere gratitude for supporting Etsy purveyors and artisans,
Sherilyn Koss
clearcrickcottage.etsy.com
clearcrickcottage.blogspot.com
clearcrickhollow.etsy.com
clearcrickvintage.etsy.com

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Shop policies

Last updated on November 30, 2014
Please scroll down the page for my Policies. :)

Welcome and Hello! I'm Sherilyn Koss, and I am happy to welcome you to Clear Crick Cottage. It's very exciting to be part of this creative Etsy community.

What you see listed here in my shop are not samples (unless otherwise stated), and your purchase is for what you see. I try to provide great photos, but if you still have a question, I can easiily provide more detailed photos, so please ask! :) If you are interested in breaking a set for purchase, you should know up front that I won't break a set if it contains beads by Anne Dodd. BUT, you are welcome to contact me and place a request for something similar, and we can work out the details for something personal for you. Anne can replicate her beads for us, although they are never guaranteed to turn out the same each time (although she is always VERY close!). Earring hook types are simple to swap! just ask. I am happy to work with you to make the set right for you. :)

Please consider that I do not make my own glass beads, nor do I forge my own metals, so I always attempt to credit their creators; I usually work with high quality beads and pendants hand crafted by many very talented artisans. I also work with some of Mother Nature's unique creations for variety, (i.e.- beach glass or natural stone) which may or may not be classified as "high quality" in an official capacity. If I use vintage beads I will always note it. Questions or comments about my designs are always welcome.

Accepted payment methods

Payment
ClearCrickCottage accepts PayPal ONLY.

Your domestic or international payment is due within 3 days of purchase.
Contact me prior to purchase for international shipping costs.

If you are interested in splitting your cost to 2 payments over a 2 month time frame please contact me, and we can work out the details.

If you reside in CA, I must add 9% sales tax to your purchase (Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County Rate). HOWEVER I always provide FREE STANDARD USPS SHIPPING TO ALL CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS.

If you are interested in reselling my work, please contact me.

If you change your mind and decide to cancel your purchase, quickly notify me (Sherilyn) with a convo.
Your purchase will be reversed as soon as possible.

BEFORE YOU BUY FROM CLEAR CRICK COTTAGE, please see my blog for a monthly discount coupon code for this shop!
Become a Clear Crick Cottage Follower, and receive my monthly discount code directly to your email!
www.clearcrickcottage.blogspot.com
Shipping
ClearCrickCottage will ship your purchases within 3 business days of receiving payment. (I attempt lightning fast shipping during the holidays, though!)
Please contact me (Sherilyn) with ANY shipping inquiries.

Shipping:
To USA:
Usually I ship First Class USPS mail WITH delivery confirmation and
**USPS First Class Insurance is FREE**(see explanation below).
OR
Please ask for current best pricing for expedited shipping.

Shipping EVERYWHERE ELSE:
International Buyers, Please inquire.
Please contact me for International rates BEFORE purchasing! I would be happy to locate the best shipping rate/insurance to apply to your total before you pay for your purchase.

If you are over-charged initially for shipping I will ALWAYS refund the difference after mailing your item(s).

***FREE STANDARD USPS SHIPPING TO ALL CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS***
Contact me and I'll remove shipping fees before you pay -or- I'll simply refund the shipping cost to you later after you have paid.

***USPS First Class Insurance IS FREE TO ALL USA DESTINATIONS***
Most of my jewelry contains glass and crystal beads, so I want it to get there safely.
This offer applies to all items combined that ship together under 4 pounds weight.

If you prefer UPS or FedEx, contact me for a price BEFORE purchasing!

I'm always happy to combine shipping for multiple purchases, and less cost.

Your jewelry purchase will be placed inside a sealed plastic, zip-type bag and then into a jewelry gift box with an inner cotton lining. I carefully tie the box with a pretty, simple bow, and then pack it in bubble wrap, and/or clean popcorn, depending on the size of the outer shipping box.

Destash items may be shipped in a padded envelope, unless combined with another boxed purchase. Buyer's shipping cost for Destash Items will most likely be less, depending on item and quantities.

Upon request, ClearCrickCottage will ship to a “giftee's” address and include a hand written gift tag with sentiment, and an upgraded bow with tissue wrap.

Local buyer pick-ups are acceptable, preferably at a mutually agreeable public location (it's a good excuse to go to Starbucks!). :)
Refunds and Exchanges
Please know that I stand behind my handmade jewelry, and if you should encounter any problems with my jewelry at a later time (or if the recipient of your Clear Crick Cottage gift finds any problem) I would be more then happy to address the issue and make it right. There are no time limits for this service at Clear Crick Cottage.

It is my sincere hope that you will love your purchase.
BUT if you decide you aren't happy with it:

Before returning an item, please get prior authorization from me.
Contact me through my shop home page, as soon as possible.

If you are dissatisfied with your purchase for ANY reason, please contact me (Sherilyn) at ClearCrickCottage within 7 days of receiving the item. Let me know if you want a refund, or an exchange. If you are returning earrings, please indicate whether you tried them on. I can be reasonable/flexible with this 7 day time frame, especially during the holidays, so, simply contact me as soon as possible.

All returned items must be insured (at buyer's expense) and return mailed within 7 days of seller authorization. Refunds are for the purchase price, less shipping.

Please understand that I cannot be responsible for lost and or uninsured shipments but if some minor workmanship of your purchase is unacceptable or there is minor damage to the original shipment, please offer me the opportunity to make it right. Don't wait to contact me (Sherilyn) with your concerns.
Additional policies and FAQs
I hope that you love your purchase from ClearCrickCottage!
Once you've received your purchase and our transaction is completed to your satisfaction,
Your public positive feedback at "Your Etsy, Feedback" is greatly appreciated!
I am a designer who depends on YOUR public, positive feedback as "word of mouth" recognition of my care and quality of workmanship. I am personally invested in your purchase, even after you have worn your jewelry many times. Please remember me kindly.

As I stated before, I stand behind my jewelry, and want you to enjoy it for a long time. I'd like to earn your sincere positive feedback and hope that you'll love your purchase from ClearCrickCottage!


Q: "How do I care for my beaded jewelry from ClearCrickCottage?"
A: Please read my very long-winded information below! :)
I'm happy to share advice and past experience with my patrons to help them keep their jewelry looking great for a long time. If you have any comments to share, I'd love to hear them.

HERE ARE MY BEST TIPS TO REMEMBER (in a "nutshell"):
1."Take off the jewelry before you go to bed and or exercise."
2."Bending and twisting are great for us, but not for the jewelry."
3.“Flat storage is good form.”
4. "Shine best with a cloth, and keep inside the provided zip-lock bag."

Not only do I put a lot of heart into my creations, but so do the bead artisans from whom I get my beads and pendants. Please treat our work with kindness and gentle care- I consider that the highest form of compliment. :)

Over the years I had two separate requests for repairs which I think were very complimentary, BUT taught a lesson! These repairs were requested by two ladies who LOVED to wear my jewelry ALL the time...and they even wore it to bed...with their husbands...if you know what I mean. And well, the jewelry didn't survive in one piece. ;) So please learn a lesson from these ladies.
Just remember: "Take off the jewelry before you go to bed and or exercise."

I use Soft-flex wire for all of my beaded jewelry because it’s very strong and will last for years. But like anything else, it can be prone to wear and tear. I have found that the less you bend and twist the jewelry, the longer it will survive (I highly recommend you DON'T put your jewelry in your pocket while you work-out).
Just remember: "Bending and twisting are great for us, but not for the jewelry."

I simply won't use stretchy type plastic for bracelets. It breaks too easily. If you need a custom size or have arthritis concerns, I would be happy to consider your needs and discuss options. Pricing varies. Please contact me for any Specific Needs custom orders; simply contact me through my home page.

STORING your beaded jewelry in a flat location is ideal (as opposed to hanging from a hook or metal bar) for keeping your jewelry in good form. Soft-flex wire can behave badly as a result of hanging for too long. Hanging your beaded jewelry can eventually stretch and weaken the clasp area, and or cause the front of a necklace to become misshapen, or a bracelet to become lop-sided.
Just remember: “Flat storage is good form.”

Keep your sterling silver and pewter shiny by storing it in a dark place, sealed inside the plastic zip-type bag it comes with. If you want to shine your jewelry's metal components, VERY gently buff them with a dry silver polishing cloth (NOT liquids or waxes) and they should shine right up. You can obtain a silver polishing cloth from Walmart or Michaels - they work wonderfully.

If you want your jewelry to get a spruce up by me - send me a convo, and we'll talk about the jewelry and how we can get it like new again.

Most of my jewelry CAN survive the occasional water dunk. However, I don't recommend bathing, showering, or swimming in my jewelry. I do know my jewelry has survived these activities before, but I suspect it may wear down the Soft-flex wire more quickly the more often it’s dunked.

CLEANING: If you need to wash your jewelry please use mild dish soap (I use Joy) with cool water, and carefully blot it completely dry with a soft towel, and leave "out" for 24 hours to dry completely between the beads.
Please be careful! Glass beads become VERY slippery when wet and soapy and they'll break if dropped in the sink.
Caution! If your jewelry contains wooden or polymer beads, you really shouldn't dunk or rinse your jewelry in water because it could damage the beads. You can gently use a soft cloth to buff clean or, if you must, a damp cloth can be used if necessary.

If you plan to wash a pendant with bail that is attached with glue, try to avoid getting it wet around the bail, since the adhesion of the glue could be jepardized. A damp cloth will work best.

The most common agents that work against the beauty of your beaded jewelry are sprays, perfumes, and especially lotion and make-up. These substances can dull the pretty surface of your jewelry, and even work it's way in between the beads to reduce their shine and luster. If you let your applied toiletries dry on your skin BEFORE putting on your jewelry, this can help to keep your jewelry clean.

Q: "What if I break my ClearCrickCottage jewely? Can it be fixed?"
A: Of course! I call these "Custom Rework" orders. If you should ever break any jewelry you purchased from me (whether you cracked a bead or the bracelet broke from wear), gather up the beads that are left and contact me! I would be happy to try to remake or rejuvenate an old design with the old beads. Cost would be minimal and include shipping, of course. Wore one of my bracelets forever and now you're bored with it? If the beads are in good shape I can make something different out of them for you, for a reasonable price. Please contact me directly for any Custom Rework orders; simply contact me through my shop's home page.

Q: "I already have a lot of old jewelry I don't wear, can you help?"
A: Yes- I call these requests "Custom Vintage Recreates." I am especially fond of remaking vintage pendants and beads into updated personal designs. We all have that ONE old earring we can’t part with, right? I find that they can be lovingly worked into necklaces or even reused as bracelet charms. I once made an entire set out of one big chandelier earring. This idea is great for brides (something old and something new!). Gram’s beads just sitting there? Maybe one strand instead of three is more your style! True vintage jewelry collectors wince at me, but I feel that if you won’t wear them, you can’t enjoy them! Pricing on Custom Vintage Recreates will vary greatly, depending on the required outcome. If you have a price target, please discuss it with me up front, to determine our course. If you’re interested in working with me on a Custom Vintage Recreate, please contact me through my shop's home page).

Q: "What if I want to break up a jewelry set currently for sale?"
Please Etsy Convo me, because it's possible I'll break up the set for you. I would prefer to work with you first, and make the set right for you (swap earring hooks, or resize). *BUT* if the set is made with lampwork beads by Anne Dodd, I won't usually break up the set. *Don't give up yet though!*- If your heart is smitten with something, I can order some new beads from Anne (they won't be exactly the same, but she's ALWAYS very close - she keeps all her "recipes!") and then I can make something SIMILAR to what you want. Please respect that whomever buys the original set, will want the one-of-a-kind mystique intact! You can leave it to me, and or I would be happy to work with you if you have any ideas for something different on your new jewelry creation. We can work within your price range as well.

Q: "How old do you think a young lady should be to receive a ClearCrickCottage beaded jewelry gift?"
A: I do not recommend my jewelry for young ladies under 12, unless they are VERY responsible. Beaded jewelry is very different from gold and silver chain...it simply doesn't hold up as well to highly active young girls. I realize that special occasions require special jewelry, however please consider the personality of the young lady you are buying for, first.
I should also state here that I will not make custom orders for infants or toddlers NOR dogs or cats. They all prefer to eat beads, not wear them. :)


Additional Information:

I don't smoke, and live in a smoke-free and pet-free home. Unfortunately, sometimes the beads I buy have the scent of cigarette smoke on them, but I always soak and clean the beads well to remove the odor before I use them.

Sorry, I don't sell wholesale or on consignment. I try to price my jewelry as fairly as possible. If you see something you like, but want a more simple design, and lower price point, I invite you to contact me through my shop's home page. It might be very easy to come up with what you want.