Elena Pacini on Oct 26, 2016
Wonderful ! good item and fast shipment !
caroline danielson on Oct 13, 2016
Perfect companions to my favorite necklace.
jd15051 on Oct 9, 2016
Small and elegant! My daughter first bought me my first pair and I lost one. These are tiny bit different, but love them. Thanks
Living the Cliche
As most creative souls - I was in love with the concept of creating and selling my work. But was that realistic? I have bills, a mortgage, car payment...
I made jewelry for fun, sold to friends and at local craft shows. I had big dreams of selling in galleries, selling at high end art shows, maybe even owning my own shop one day. I worked full time as a waitress in a high end restaurant. I made good consistent money and I believed that was important, but I was very unhappy.
One day I had a co-worker tell me about his father-in-law. He was a successful pencil artist. His work became very popular after his death, but he was poor during his lifetime. Now people make documentaries and books about him.
I mentioned how jealous I was, didn't want to be "waiting tables". He told me I was living the "stereotype". This is what was "expected" of people like me - we wait table and hope for that "big break".
Right then and there I realized that I have control of my life and my future. I can't sit around and hope for a great opportunity, I need to create it. I set goals and began working on achieving them. A few months later, I quit my job and took my jewelry full-time.
It has been 5 years and I opened a brick + mortar shop in October 2011, just off the beaten path in the historic village of Boalsburg, PA called Contempo Artisan Boutique. I love that my community supports handmade and small business. I hope to continue to grow.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, One Man Show - CEO Of Designing, Photography, Marketing And Sales
Contempo Jewelry features nature inspired designs reflective of the lush landscape and colorful foliage of Central Pennsylvania. I specialize in wire working techniques incorporating precious metals, semi-precious stones and freshwater pearls.
Find ContempoJewelry at the following upcoming market!
Mommy + Me Jewelry Making Class
Calder Commons, 520 E Calder Way
State College, PA
Just in time for the holidays! Enjoy a family evening out making earrings and pendants for yourself or for gifts at the Makery in downtown State College. All supplies, tools, instruction and parking validation is included for $25 child/adult combo. Friday, Nov 18th 5:30-7:00pm
I am happy to take on custom orders, bridal orders, restringing and also adjustments.
I can always change a design to suit you, whether it be length, style of earwire or different kind of metal.
All of my products are shipped from a non-smoking location.
I enjoy creating my products and my mission is to provide the best experience for my customers. Stop back often!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
If you're new to Etsy -welcome!!
Here's a guide to help you through the checkout process;
Priority mail is $5.15, express mail is $15.00 and international express mail is $25.00.
I ship only to addresses provided by the etsy invoice. If you wish to have an item shipped elsewhere please be sure to EDIT your shipping address when you send payment! Also, please send me a message that you wish the order shipped to a different address.
If you don't receive the package in 3-5 business days or the tracking is showing an issue, please let me know as soon as possible to try to resolve the issue.
Refunds and Exchanges
No returns or refunds for custom ordered pieces or anything that needs to be ordered from the seller. Returns/refunds are only accepted from my regular online jewelry line.
Additional policies and FAQs
International Buyers - You could be subject to customs tax on anything imported into the UK from Non-EU countries valued at more than £15 including an £8 handling fee from Royal Mail for processing the customs tax. To learn more check here - www.hmrc.gov.uk/customs/post/internet.htm
All jewelry is shipped in a recycled kraft paper box, perfect for gift giving. Free gift wrapping available, please make a note for me. Sizes, colors, stones, ear wires, shapes can all be customized.
Please contact me for any custom orders. I look forward to creating what will work for you.
*Stone and Pearl Sizes*
25mm = 1 inch
12mm = 1/2 an inch
6mm = 1/4 of an inch
Wholesale inquires are welcome.