clevergirl

Modern Silver. Vintage Soul.

1224 Sales

clevergirl

Modern Silver. Vintage Soul.

1224 Sales On Etsy since 2006

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Note from shop owner Thank you for stopping by! Our shop is temporarily paused due to illness and we will reopen Spring 2016. We hope to see you then!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 16, 2016

Thank you for stopping by! Our shop is temporarily paused due to illness and we will reopen Spring 2016. We hope to see you then!

clevergirl

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clevergirl

About

I Captured This Light For You.

ABOUT ME:
I am an artist and "Mama" to an amazing kiddo.

I am never lacking for inspiration in this fascinating, funny, strange, and beautiful world, especially through the lens of autism (my son and I are both autistic).

I find great joy in working with the speed bumps (and occasional road blocks) presented by my body and the world around me. I found my art when my body decided that it wouldn't function behind a desk and on a more traditional schedule and my hands ached for more than a keyboard and the occasional pen and sticky note. That dramatic change opened some unexpected doors, and I walked through one of them and taught myself silversmithing and jewelry design, building on my love of film and photography and playing with light.

Please enjoy the magic & joy I have captured just for you.

ABOUT MY DESIGNS:
My work is a love letter to the jewels cherished by many of our mothers and grandmothers... It is a modern translation, incorporating vintage materials in modern settings for a look that’s all you.

Various forms of plastics (now considered vintage) were once used to replicate rare and exotic natural elements in costume jewelry.

Today, I use vintage plastics (typically Bakelite/Catalin and Lucite) and vintage (and occasionally antique) glass combined with sterling and fine silver settings to create heirloom pieces with a modern edge.

I am most drawn to designing pieces involving contrast- most of the pieces in my line combine a natural and a man-made material (silver and Lucite, example). I love playing with light, and framing it with dark. Many of my pieces with translucent components are created to reflect light in a playful and warm glow.

All settings are handmade from raw materials by me with the assistance of a saw, flame, and various other hand tools.


Please note: We only have one Earth. It's important to me to use primarily reclaimed/recycled raw sterling silver sources, vintage plastics and vintage glass, and other components from ethically aware suppliers, whenever possible. I proudly practice environmentally gentle techniques in my studio.

ABOUT THE NAME: CLEVERGIRL
I strive to be clever in all aspects of my life- whether with "around the house" problem solving or in my creations. The gears are always turning...

**All creations are made, stored, and packaged in a smoke-free, pet-free (due to our allergies) environment...**

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  • Bek M.

    Owner, Maker, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on December 1, 2013
Hello! I am so happy to see you!

Orders typically ship in 3-5 business days.


✽✽✽✽GIFT SERVICE✽✽✽✽ I love shipping gifts direct to the recipient! Please let me know (there is a "message to seller"/comments box during checkout) and I'll include a card from you (please specify what you would like the card to say in the note to seller area during checkout, cards are handwritten and I remove pricing information). Then sit back and relax, I'll take care of the rest.

✽✽KEY: Ordering more than one item from CleverGirl? I wrap each piece a little differently and include a key on your packing slip so you aren't doing the "do these sound like orange earrings to you?" box shakin' mambo...

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✽✽✽✽HOLIDAY SHIPPING✽✽✽✽:
Please see my shop announcements for updates on shipping deadlines.
Depending on your location and the need by date I may be able to ship FedEx or another expedited service. Click here to send me a message with the destination address and your "need by" date. I will reply with your options and pricing:
http://www.etsy.com/convo_new.php?to_username=clevergirl

All orders ship gift wrapped in festive colors of the season.

☛For info about me and my art, please see my profile:
http://www.etsy.com/profile.php?user_id=5009035

☛All creations are made, stored, and packaged in a smoke-free, pet-free environment...(nothing against animals, we love 'em but we don't have any pets due to allergies)**

☛Any questions? Send me a message! I'm here and thrilled to be of service!

Accepted payment methods

Payment
PAYMENT TYPES:
CREDIT CARDS: I accept major credit cards via PayPal (you do not need to sign up for a paypal account to use a credit card via paypal!). If you need assistance with paying via these methods please do not hesitate in contacting me! I'm happy to help!



I do not accept personal checks, bank checks, or money orders at this time. Sorry. I do accept echecks via PayPal.com, but I will not ship orders paid with echecks until they clear. Please keep this in mind if ordering for a specific occasion.

✽✽QUESTIONS?✽✽ I am just a click away! Click here to send me a message:
http://www.etsy.com/convo_new.php?to_username=clevergirl
Shipping
✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪SHIPPING INFORMATION✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪
Orders ship in 3-5 business days. If you have date-specific needs, please let me know!

All orders shipped giftwrapped in colors of the season (dark forest greens, snow whites, and winter berry reds in winter... Sunny yellows, blues, oranges, pinks, etc... the rest of the year.)

If you need faster shipping, please send me a message/"convo" with the shipping address and the "need by" date. I will send you your shipping options and cost. Click here to send me a message:
http://www.etsy.com/convo_new.php?to_username=clevergirl

Please allow 1 business day to prepare orders shipping via FedEx, in addition to transit time. If you need something shipped the same day please send me a message so we can figure out the logistics of getting that sweet treasure to you a little faster.

✈✈✈DOMESTIC SHIPPING:✈✈✈
The shipping listed is USPS Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation. FedEx 2 day and FedEx Overnight are available for an additional charge.

Postal service delays, postal service volume, and inclement weather conditions do occur (as well as customs delays on international orders). Please plan accordingly.


TRANSIT TIME (DOMESTIC US): Most orders shipped via USPS Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation arrive within 2-4 business days of shipping. On extremely rare occasion USPS priority mail may take up to 2 weeks. If you have a specific date in mind please let me know and I will help you determine which shipping method will be most effective for your needs.

✈✈✈INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING:✈✈✈
I ship to "Everywhere Else" except where prohibited by law.

I will offer international shipping, once again, after the winter holidays.

Some destination countries require shipment via USPS Priority International or Registered Mail.

Please check the restrictions for the destination address here: http://pe.usps.gov/text/Imm/immctry.htm before purchasing...

All pieces priced above $50(each piece, not combined) have the shipping cost via USPS Priority International quoted in the listing. If you purchase one item that will ship USPS Priority International, additional items from clevergirl.etsy.com will ship at no additional charge. I will refund any overages >$1 once I ship your package.

For an accurate shipping quote, please send me a message with the destination country and which items are of interest, and I will provide an updated shipping quote, considering custom regulations.... (some items must be sent registered or EMS, according to destination country customs regulation....some items are not permitted)...

Unless otherwise arranged or specified in the listing, your purchase will be shipped USPS First Class International/Airmail. This method does not provide tracking. International orders above $50 typically do include shipping insurance. I cannot be responsible for packages damaged or lost once they are in transit. I am happy to ship any method, upon request, that provides tracking and/or insurance, please contact me with your needs and information and I'll provide a more accurate shipping quote.

The buyer is responsible for all taxes, VAT, fees, customs, etc...

✈✈✈TRANSIT TIME:✈✈✈
Please note that first class international mail (airmail) can take anywhere from 5 business days to 8 weeks (the average seems to be 3 weeks...near major shipping events/holidays packages may take longer to arrive than you are used to).

USPS Priority International typically arrives in 6-10 business days, but may take longer depending on customs processing in the destination country.

Once USPS has your package the delivery time is completely out of my hands.

✽✽QUESTIONS?✽✽ I am just a click away! Click here to send me a message:
http://www.etsy.com/convo_new.php?to_username=clevergirl
Refunds and Exchanges
✽✽✽✽RETURN POLICY✽✽✽✽
Your enjoyment of my art is my primary goal!

✽✽QUESTIONS? COMMENTS?✽✽ I am just a click away! Click here to send me a message:
http://www.etsy.com/convo_new.php?to_username=clevergirl

The beauty of working directly with me before, during, and after a purchase is that I can often customize and adjust many of my items to suit your needs and desires(within reason. I will not duplicate, or attempt to duplicate the work of another artist/craftsperson, corporation, designer, etc..)...

All return requests must be made withing 48 hours of item receipt and the item(s) must be sent back and received within 10 business days. Returned items must be in new, unaltered condition. Shipping charges are not refundable. Returned items are subject to a 25% restocking fee.

Earrings, Sale items, Custom Designs (including ring sizing) are Final Sale. Sometimes designs can be adjusted to make them even more perfect for you- just send me a message and we'll work together!

If you need a package by a specific date please let me know so we can work together to arrange an appropriate shipping speed that will keep us both from biting our nails and stalking the USPS/FedEx/UPS driver while sweating bullets. I do not refund shipping charges in the case of returns. Return mailing costs are the responsibility of the buyer.

✈✈✈During the holiday rush please order early to avoid any weather or service related delays once your order is in the hands of USPS/FedEx or UPS. While it may be sunny and warm here in Florida, many of the major carrier's hubs and routes can be impacted by snow, ice, wind, and technological challenges. I will not refund shipping costs or orders delayed as a result of carrier delays unless the carrier credits the shipping charges.
Additional policies and FAQs
CARE: Wear frequently and enjoy! To protect the metal and the various vintage components I use, I suggest putting on jewelry after perfume and hairspray has been applied. Please avoid immersing translucent bezel set and lenticular pieces in water/fluid. To protect the vintage plastic components and finishes, I do suggest storing them out of direct sunlight when not being worn. Bakelite does develop it's own patina over time, which adds to it's character and individuality. The dark patina applied to some of my silver pieces will change slightly and gradually over time.

SAFETY:
While some of my designs may be whimsical none of them are intended for use by children. Some vintage glass and vintage Swarovski crystals do contain lead. The metal I use does not have lead in it. (sterling is composed of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper) Small pieces and parts of pieces may present a choking hazard to small children.

I am very selective in choosing my materials and always have your well-being in mind. All of my raw silver materials are sourced from reputable sources and most of the raw stock silver I use is made from recycled silver. I am always mindful of our environment and I design my techniques to respect our planet.


Please let me know if you have any questions, I'm here to help! (I also love collaborative creations...Have an idea? shoot me a convo and let's see what we can do together! Not familiar with Etsy's "conversations" system? You can also email me at Bek {"at"} cleverindie.com)
Bek
CleverGirl

NOTE: I do run another shop here on Etsy called
Supply (http://supply.etsy.com) and I am happy to combine shipping should you choose a piece from here and some supplies from there...

Here's my blog!
http://beclever.wordpress.com/

My other usernames here on Etsy are supply and lawnninja....