DarkFlights

Fine Pewter Jewellery and Unusual Art

Tibshelf, United Kingdom | 654 Sales

DarkFlights

Fine Pewter Jewellery and Unusual Art

Tibshelf, United Kingdom 654 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(159)

Announcement   Christmas orders;
If you are not in mainland Britain, please order within the next two weeks to allow enough time for Christmas delivery. Be aware that there are often international postal delays. Sadly, there are no guarantees that, even with early shipping, packages will reach their destinations in time for the holidays.

I have decided to expand my shop to include my art; this will be as originals and prints, and will include landscapes, science fiction and fantasy/surrealist art.

For clarification; all of my jewellery is cast from lead-free pewter. The only other material used on the items, bar the findings (chains, clasps, etc) is copper, which gives some pieces their reddish colour. Copper is known to discolour skin, so a patch test is recommended before purchase. All my findings are lead-free, nickel-free and cadmium-free.

Pewter can change colour and is a soft metal; gentle polishing with a jeweller's cloth or mild metal polish is recommended. It is susceptible to damage if subjected to hard or prolonged/continuous wear. The copper coating of some pieces may also be abraded under hard/continuous wear, revealing the pewter core.

I sometimes run out of brand new packaging and recycle used materials. Please be assured that these have been thoroughly checked and are only used if undamaged and clean. I pack everything with the same care and consideration, whether using new or pre-used packaging.

PLEASE NOTE; I am not VAT registered. I do not charge VAT or sales taxes of any sort. If you are purchasing from another country (I am in the UK) you *may* have to pay VAT/sales taxes, import duties, and handling/customs charges. Please be aware of this when purchasing from my shop. The price displayed in each listing is the price of the item only, postage is added at checkout.

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 2, 2018

Christmas orders;
If you are not in mainland Britain, please order within the next two weeks to allow enough time for Christmas delivery. Be aware that there are often international postal delays. Sadly, there are no guarantees that, even with early shipping, packages will reach their destinations in time for the holidays.

I have decided to expand my shop to include my art; this will be as originals and prints, and will include landscapes, science fiction and fantasy/surrealist art.

For clarification; all of my jewellery is cast from lead-free pewter. The only other material used on the items, bar the findings (chains, clasps, etc) is copper, which gives some pieces their reddish colour. Copper is known to discolour skin, so a patch test is recommended before purchase. All my findings are lead-free, nickel-free and cadmium-free.

Pewter can change colour and is a soft metal; gentle polishing with a jeweller's cloth or mild metal polish is recommended. It is susceptible to damage if subjected to hard or prolonged/continuous wear. The copper coating of some pieces may also be abraded under hard/continuous wear, revealing the pewter core.

I sometimes run out of brand new packaging and recycle used materials. Please be assured that these have been thoroughly checked and are only used if undamaged and clean. I pack everything with the same care and consideration, whether using new or pre-used packaging.

PLEASE NOTE; I am not VAT registered. I do not charge VAT or sales taxes of any sort. If you are purchasing from another country (I am in the UK) you *may* have to pay VAT/sales taxes, import duties, and handling/customs charges. Please be aware of this when purchasing from my shop. The price displayed in each listing is the price of the item only, postage is added at checkout.

Judy Perrin

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About

Dark Flights - from Imagination to Realisation.

Day job after day job, redundancy after redundancy - I was getting very sick and tired of it all. I'd always loved pewter jewellery, but thought that my path lay in illustration. After a few failed attempts at entering the saturated commercial illustration market, I decided to enter the equally saturated jewellery market. After discovering that pewter wasn't as costly to produce as I thought, I was recommended a company in Birmingham that specialised in casting pewter in fine detail, and so began my journey into the world of alternative body wear.
I was very nervous when I dropped off the first batch of sculpts, but Griffin Moulds were incredibly reassuring and handled my pieces with such care, and so I went home and waited.
When the packages from them arrived, my partner and I were stunned at the sheer quality of the casts - every detail I'd meticulously worked into the pieces had been scrupulously reproduced exactly as it had been sculpted. I wasted no time in acquiring EU-compliant nickel-free findings and chains to finish the jewellery off and make it ready-to-wear.
Despite suffering from tremendous nerves, I began to approach local shops and galleries, and was delighted to find that some of them were happy to buy and display the jewellery.
A friend mentioned Etsy, and so here I am - still nervous, still sculpting, and still determined to keep creating beautiful things for people to wear!

Shop members

  • Judy Perrin

    Owner, Creator

    Ever since I was little, I would constantly draw dragons & unicorns. After my BA(Hons) Fine Art, I've worked for bouncy castle firms & artists' studios. And now, so much further along my life's path, I've finally found something to focus on.

Production partners

  • Griffin Moulds Ltd.

    Birmingham, England

    Griffin Moulds Ltd. specialise in centrifugal mould-making and casting techniques, from engineering products to metal and resin figurines, with nearly twenty years' experience.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 11, 2018
Welcome to Dark Flights, purveyor of finely-sculpted metal jewellery. I offer hand crafted pieces cast in the finest English pewter in a variety of fantasy and gothic themes for the discerning alternative buyer. Please read through my shop policies for further information on posting, insurance, etc.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 6 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Refunds and returns are accepted. If a buyer wishes to return an item for any reason, I must be notified of this within 3 calendar days (not excluding weekends and holidays) of the customer's receipt of the item. The item must then be returned to me within a 14 day period, starting from when they first informed me of their wish to return the item. Refunds will be issued within 14 calendar days (not excluding weekends or holidays) upon my receiving the item, and will only include the cost of the item and the original postage costs. Return postage is not refunded.
If the item to be returned has been altered in any way by the buyer or by an agent of the buyer, all returns and refund policies are voided.
Please note; I do not accept returns on earrings for hygiene reasons.
Payment
Payment must be received within seven days of purchase. Items will not be posted until payment has been made in full. I currently do not reserve items. Cancellation of an order can only occur before the item is posted (I usually aim to post an item no later than five days after payment has been received, but often I post on the same/next day).
Shipping
Postage; I aim to post all items within five days of receiving payment for the order. All items sent within the UK are sent via Royal Mail. For posting outside the UK, I will always aim to use the most cost efficient method. If you think that your item has been lost in the post, please contact me via email or through a convo here on Etsy. Please be aware that for items within the UK, Royal Mail recommend waiting fifteen days before reporting an item as lost. Buyers further afield may have to give even more time for their items to reach them before reporting them as lost.

Packing; Most pewter items will come in a gift bag, although some are too large, and all items are packaged in a safe, appropriate manner. Packaging costs are included in the price of postage.

Returns must be notified within 3 days and made within 14 calendar days of receipt of the item (not excluding weekends and national holidays in both buyer's and seller's countries).

All items are sold under the appropriate EU regulations, and have insurance under the Artists Information Company's AIR insurance scheme for public and product liability.

All jewellery items sold are considered unsuitable for children/minors, and for outer wear only, most as decorative jewellery. All other items are for decorative purposes only (included, but not limited to, art, prints, trinket boxes, etc.).

I am required by law to make all buyers aware of all costs upfront; the cost of each item and postage is clearly displayed in my listings. For information about sales taxes/import charges, etc, for your own country and state, please use your search engine to find websites detailing these charges.

My business address; 27 First Avenue, Rainworth, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG21 0BU, England, UK.

Further information on EU and UK consumer laws can be found here;
http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/advice/practice-notes/consumer-contracts-regulations-2013/
Additional policies and FAQs
For questions or further clarification on my policies, please feel free to email me at judyannperrin@gmailcom.